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6 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter

The reason these are the best of Netflix's many "brainy" entries is they all share a multifaceted approach — looking at the economics, social, and cultural angles of each problem while also keeping us tied to a single, compelling narrative.<p>Six incredible, stimulating documentaries, all streaming on …

Putin is already looking for an exit strategy in Syria

Now the Russian president could already be on the lookout for an exit strategy to prevent his gains from turning into a liability.<p>Putin certainly realizes that some 30 Russian combat jets won't be able to change the course of the war, and allow Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces to win. His …

Why is Africa so poor while Europe and North America are so wealthy?

(AFP Photo/Handout/NASA )<p>A few years ago, two economics professors, Quamrul Ashraf and Oded Galor, published a paper, “The ‘Out of Africa’ Hypothesis, Human Genetic Diversity, and Comparative Economic Development,” that drew inferences about poverty and genetics based on a statistical pattern.<p>The …

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Here’s everything we know about how to talk about climate change

Talking about climate change is harder than it sounds. (Imagine a game of charades in which you must suddenly convince your friends they’re in …

How ecotourists actually make things worse for wildlife

Sometimes it seems humans just can't do anything right. The well-intentioned, conservation-minded people who spend millions of dollars a year on ecotourism might be making the very critters they're trying to preserve more vulnerable to predators.<p>That's the warning from a group of ecologists working …

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Best RPG Games for iPhone and iPad

Role-playing games are so wide in variety that it's hard to pick only a handful to feature, but when it comes to finding a game that you can sink an …

American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition

• <b>Author:</b> Neil Gaiman<p>First published in 2001, American Gods became an instant classic—an intellectual and artistic benchmark from the multiple-award-winning master of innovative fiction, Neil Gaiman. Now discover the mystery and magic of American Gods in this tenth anniversary edition. Newly updated …

Longer life for humans linked to further loss of endangered species

As human life expectancy increases, so does the percentage of invasive and endangered birds and mammals, according to a new study.

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

10 reasons to get off Facebook and into nature

I USE MY work as an online media professional to justify my constant presence on Facebook. It’s partially true; I do need to be on social media …

Evil clown stalks Northampton, England

Steve Scoles reports for <i>Northampton Herald & Post</i>:<p>The sinister clown that has been appearing on Northampton's streets made another visitation last …

How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love

<i>“Find something more important than you are,”</i> philosopher Dan Dennett once said in discussing the secret of happiness, <i>“and dedicate your life to it.”</i> But how, exactly, do we find that? Surely, it isn’t by luck. I myself am a firm believer in the power of curiosity and choice as the engine of …

19 Songs That Will Make You Feel Like You're Outdoors

If you're trapped inside on a beautiful day, this is the next best thing to being in the great outdoors.

The World’s Coolest Coming Of Age Traditions

a href=”http://www.haixia.edu.cn”>Hai Xia<p>Though coming of age traditions vary drastically from culture to culture, nearly every society designates …

10 Shocking Facts About the Slave Trade

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Star Wars Starter Black Label Hat Collection

Posted in Style<p>Since its inception in 1971, Starter has experienced its fair share of ups and downs on the fashion scene. With the rise of snapback …

10 Great Bands You've Never Heard

From Earl Sweatshirt to Divine Fits, the sounds of summer you need to have on your beach mix.<p>Not long after he took the stage Friday at the Gorge …