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The man who created a $2bn ice cream firm in his kitchen

<b>The BBC's weekly The Boss series profiles a different business leader from around the world. This week we spoke to Justin Woolverton, the founder and chief executive of ice cream brand Halo Top.</b><p>Just a few years ago Justin Woolverton was pleading with US supermarkets to keep his reduced calorie ice …

Sleepy in Songdo, Korea’s Smartest City

The hardest thing about living in an eco-friendly master-planned utopia? Meeting your neighbors.<p>Three years ago, 35-year-old Lee Mi-Jung followed her husband from the small coastal city of Pohang, best known for its steel industry and fish market, across the South Korean peninsula to Songdo. Billed …

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Millennial beats veteran Democrat

<b>A millennial candidate has shaken up the US Democratic Party by defeating the incumbent congressman for his seat.</b><p>Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28, defeated political veteran Joe Crowley, 56, on Tuesday night in their party's congressional primary in New York City.<p>Mr Crowley, a 10-term Democrat, had …

The boys on the ice

In 1868, seven young Scottish stowaways on a ship bound for Canada were subjected by the crew to acts of sadistic cruelty.<p>Two of them died after being abandoned on floating ice.<p>Over 150 years their story was forgotten by all but their families. Only now are efforts being made to commemorate …

North Atlantic

The World’s Largest GMO Study Was Launched By Russians In 2014. Then It Disappeared.

“The basic idea is to create doubts in people’s minds, whether about Big Agriculture, or chemtrails, or anything else.”<p><b>In late 2014,</b> an obscure Russian group called a press conference in London to announce the launch of the “world’s largest international study” — a three-year, $25 million …

Did Science Miss Its Best Shot at an AIDS Vaccine?

In the late 1980s, Burt Dorman was ready to get out of the vaccination game. A biophysical chemist, he’d spent years running a successful company …

Why bribes usually don't buy votes for politicians

<b>What prompts a voter in India to cast her ballot in favour of a candidate? Typically, her choice would be influenced by the candidate's identity, ideology, caste, performance or ethnicity.</b><p>Cash bribes to voters are also widely thought to influence the voting choices of the poorest and most …

Grave of the Fireflies: The haunting relevance of Studio Ghibli's darkest film

<b>Japanese animation giant Studio Ghibli is renowned for light-hearted classics like My Neighbour Totoro but 30 years ago it released Grave of the Fireflies, a war anime with a powerful message that still reverberates.</b><p>Based on Akiyuki Nosaka's 1967 novel and directed by the legendary Japanese …

Anime

The hidden secrets of India's world record-breaking 'fairy cave'

<b>The world's longest cave in sandstone was recently discovered in India's north-eastern state of Meghalaya. Soutik Biswas joined a group of speleologists for a glimpse of this unique cave.</b><p>"If you get lost inside, you may never be able to find your way out," warns Brian D Kharpran amiably, jabbing …

Meghalaya

Egypt’s exquisite temples that had to be moved

If Abu Simbel had not been saved, places like Vienna's Historic Centre, Cambodia's Angkor Wat and other Unesco World Heritage sites might only live on in history books.<p>Deep within the interior of the Great Temple at Abu Simbel, carved into a mountainside in southern Egypt's ancient Nubian Valley, …

World without humans: Stunning pictures show the 'post-apocalyptic' places where nature has fought back

From an abandoned church filled with leaves and moss to empty buildings covered in plants, these pictures could show a world without humans.<p>The …

World's fishing fleets mapped from orbit

<b>It's another demonstration of the power of Big Data - of mining a huge batch of statistics to see patterns of behaviour that were simply not apparent before.</b><p>Computers have crunched 22 billion identification messages transmitted by sea-going vessels to map fishing activity around the globe.<p>The …

Wildlife secrets of Nigeria's last wilderness

<b>The world's rarest chimpanzee has been captured on camera in the remote forests of Nigeria.</b><p>The Nigeria-Cameroon chimp was seen at various locations within Gashaka Gumti National Park, raising hopes for its future survival.<p>Conservationists also recorded the first sighting in the country of a giant …

Wildlife

'Guns and survivalists, but no school until I was 17'

<b>There can't be many people with a doctorate from the University of Cambridge who never got a single school-age qualification.</b><p>But Tara Westover's story is more like something from another era, than a tale of modern America.<p>Tara grew up in rural Idaho, in a family of survivalists who saw schools as …

University of Cambridge

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These amazing street photos show 20 years of New York’s gritty glam era—through one woman’s eyes

From 1975 to 1994, Carrie Boretz chronicled city life<p>There are no smartphones in Carrie Boretz’s photos of New York — no stooped screen-ward gazes, …

Lakes of mercury and human sacrifices – after 1,800 years, Teotihuacan reveals its treasures

When archaeologists found a tunnel under Mexico’s ‘birthplace of the gods’, they could only dream of the riches they would discover. Now its wonders – from jewel-eyed figures to necklaces of human teeth – are being revealed to the world<p>In 2003, a tunnel was discovered beneath the Feathered Serpent …

Archaeology

The Body Language of Power

Angela Merkel<p>The Body Language of Power<p>In a world of bullies and machos, Angela Merkel keeps ending up on top. Andreas Kluth, our editor-in-chief, …

The Woman Behind Indonesia's Hypnotic Terrarium Cakes

Iven Kawi’s back has been hurting lately. It’s been like this for a few months now, ever since her work has gotten more demanding. She and her husband have co-managed Ivenoven out of their modest kitchen in Lippo Karawaci in Tangerang, a city in Indonesia, since January of 2014. It’s a business …

9 Tips For Storing Leftovers Like A Boss

👌👌👌<p>BravissimoS via Getty Images<p>Storing leftovers properly can mean the difference between a tasty meal and a couple of days with your head in the …

Don't Overthink, Just Do (The Overthinker’s Guide To Taking Action)

Balancing thought and action will always be a challenge for many people.<p>When you spend too much time picturing what a project is going to be like, too much time thinking about how awesome it will be… and too little time actually making the thing, you make no progress.<p>With respect to goals, …

What the Controlled Chaos of Burning Man Reveals About Cities

Every year, for the past 26 years, something truly remarkable happens: an entire city appears out of the desert. I’m speaking, of course, of Black …

How A Russian Con Artist Is Running A Multibillion-Dollar Scam

One of Russia's most famous conmen ran a pyramid scheme that earned him billions of dollars before he was jailed for fraud. Now he lives in hiding, but that hasn't stopped him targeting Nigeria.<p>ABUJA, Nigeria — The realization that she’d made a catastrophic gamble came in the form of a letter …

40 maps that explain North Korea

North Korea is one of the world’s most important countries. Its large military, advanced nuclear program, and deep hostility to the United States means that the rogue regime has the potential to plunge the world into the worst fighting since World War II. Recent tensions — North Korea firing an …

15-Minute Dinners to Ease Back into the School Year

You might not want to believe it, but it’s happening! Summer is quickly coming to an end and the kids will be off to school in NO time. That means it’s time to break the Instant Pot and slow cooker out of hibernation for easy plan-ahead meals. And, for those days where it just doesn’t happen (hey, …

What Does It Mean To Be Charming?

Recently, I had lunch with my colleague David. Afterwards we went to pick up his dry cleaning. Walking into the dry cleaners was like walking into …

This Is the Least-visited Country in Europe and It's Absolutely Gorgeous

The micro-nation is only 23.6 square miles.<p>There are a seemingly endless number of destinations and attractions to visit in Europe, both for …

Russian fighter came within 15 feet of U.S. Air Force jet

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Russian fighter jet came within 15 feet of a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance plane over the Black Sea this week in what the Pentagon is calling an "unsafe" incident, U.S. officials say.<p>"On January 25, 2016, a U.S. RC-135U flying a routine route in international airspace over the Black Sea …

This glorious NYC storm photo has been compared to an impressionist painting

Photographer Michele Palazzo woke up extra early to capture this stunning image of the Flatiron building in New York during Storm Jonas<p>As Storm Jonas battered the US east coast with heavy snow and high winds, one plucky photographer went out in search of the perfect photo.<p>Michele Palazzo’s …

Here's Everything You Need to Know About the Iowa Caucuses

Even in America’s convoluted political system, the Iowa caucuses stand out as being mysterious to the average non-Iowan.<p>But with the Hawkeye State …