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This Viral Video About Hijab-Grabbing Is a Depressing Sign of Our Times

Watch it. Share it. Don't let it happen.<p>The day after Donald Trump was elected president, self-defense instructor Zaineb Abdulla received an influx of calls from Muslim women. The women wanted to learn how to defend themselves against people pulling off their hijabs, she told <i>The Washington Post</i>, …

Self Defense

The Real Toll of the West’s Battle with Fire

Fighting for their Lives<p>“We should be prepared for the possibility… that the terror of the universe has not yet fossilized and that the universe has …

See What Times Square And Wall Street Looked Like 100 Years Ago

Software engineer Dan Vanderkam has embedded a collection of historical photos from the New York Public Library into an awesome interactive map of old New York. If you’re a history nerd, or you just love New York, prepare to waste your entire afternoon (or weekend) on this site.<p>Here’s how it works: …

Madagascar Treasure May Be Notorious Pirate Captain Kidd's Loot

Divers recovered a roughly 50 kg (110 pounds) slab of silver off the coast of Madagascar that some suspect may have belonged to the 17th century …

A Data Nerd’s Guide To Winning Texas Hold ‘Em

Know when to hold ’em, and know when to fold ’em.<p>Do you suck at the mental math of Texas Hold ‘Em? Here’s an interactive cheat sheet that you might want to play around with before your next game. Chris Beaumont, a former software engineer at Harvard’s Center for Astrophysics, has put together a …

7 'Game Of Thrones' Theories So Crazy They Have To Be True

<i>Warning! This post is dark and full of spoilers!</i><p>You know nothing about crazy, Jon Snow.<p>By now most "Game of Thrones" fans have heard about "R + L = J," a theory about Jon Snow's true parentage. Many fans are also aware of various other theories, like how Tyrion may not really be a Lannister. These …

Japanese Army Uses 3,500 Tons Of Snow To Create Massive Star Wars Sculpture For Snow Festival

Some dedicated Star Wars fans in Japan have just created what may be the most epic pieces of Star Wars art that I’ve ever seen.<p>The Japanese Ground …

Germs of the New York Subway: Scores of Mysterious Microbes Found

What’s riding the New York City subway, other than millions of humans each week? Pizza crud, gut germs — and scores of mysterious, unidentified microscopic species, according to a new study from Weill Cornell Medical College.<p>The research, which mapped the fungi, bacteria, and viruses found on New …

Biology

15 Charts, Graphs, And Maps That Will Shape The Future Of Information

The latest, greatest data visualizations<p>We are awash with data, and it keeps piling up: Some analysts estimate the amount of digital information in the world now doubles every two years. The growing tidal wave will require automation—a shift some have called the Industrial Revolution of data—to …

Maps

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Travel<p>An over-planned vacation is a miserable one. At least most of the time.<p>By Benjy Hansen-Bundy4 days agoView More<p>Style<p>Just ask these rising …