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What's Next for Karl Ove Knausgaard?

By Ane Farsethås December 15, 2015<p>From the paperback edition of <i>My Struggle, Book 2</i>.<p><i>Readers in the U.S. await the fifth volume of</i> My Struggle—<i>but in Norway, Karl Ove Knausgaard has moved on. With the money from</i> Struggle<i>’s sales, he’s established his own publishing house, devoted to promoting new</i> …

Paris Review - Salman Rushdie, The Art of Fiction No. 186

Interviewed by Jack Livings<p>Issue 174, Summer 2005<p>Salman Rushdie as a boy in Bombay.<p>Salman Rushdie was born in Bombay in 1947, on the eve of India’s independence. He was educated there and in England, where he spent the first decades of his writing life. These days Rushdie lives primarily in New …

10 Facts About Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl

In 1947, the seemingly everyday, innocent thoughts of a teen girl were published. But they weren’t so everyday: they were the thoughts of Anne Frank, …

20 Latin Phrases You Should Be Using

You’d probably be surprised by how much Latin you actually already know. Hundreds of words—like <i>memo</i>, <i>alibi</i>, <i>agenda</i>, <i>census</i>, <i>veto</i>, <i>alias</i>, <i>via</i>, <i>alumni</i>,</i> …

18 Amazing Active Vacations You Can Actually Afford

There’s something about using our vacation days that makes us loosen up—way up—on our otherwise healthy habits. Whether we’re downing margaritas and …

Hiking

15 Surprising Words That Are Probably Onomatopoeic

Over the centuries, linguists have put forward dozens of different theories attempting to explain how human speech—developed long before written …

M.I.A. and Surkin's Gener8ion Share "The New International Sound Pt. II" Video

Today, French producer Surkin's Gener8ion project released a new EP called <i>The New International Sound Pt. II</i>. It features the previously shared eponymous M.I.A.-featuring single, and today, that track got a new music video. Directed by Inigo Westmeier, it features footage of the 36,000 students …

Music Videos

Inside Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's radical management experiment that prompted 14% of employees to quit

On March 24, Zappos' 1,500 or so employees got a memo from CEO Tony Hsieh.<p>"This is a long email," it began. "Please take 30 minutes to read through the email in its entirety."<p>It concerned the retailer's transition to "Holacracy," a manager-free operating structure that is composed, in theory, of …

Here’s How We Can Reinvent the Classroom for the Digital Age

When I was in elementary school, about 50 years ago, teachers used to stand in front of a class of 40 or 50 children and write on a blackboard with …

Pedagogy

12 Egg Experiments Every Young Scientist Needs To Try

If coloring Easter eggs isn't your thing.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Has the Most Ferocious Lawyer in America Defending Him

Judy Clarke, the publicity-shy anti-death-penalty attorney, has defended the Unabomber, Susan Smith, and Jared Loughner, and successfully spared them capital punishment. Mark Bowden provides an in-depth portrait of her startling career.<p>We do not often think of a defense lawyer as someone who wars …

Diplo's Major Lazer Share New Track "Lean On", Featuring MØ and DJ Snake

Diplo's Major Lazer have released a new track called "Lean On", featuring "Turn Down for What"'s DJ Snake and MØ. It's presented as a cartoonish lyric video which you can check out below.<p>Diplo has said that the new Major Lazer album has guest spots from Gwen Stefani, Pusha T, Travis $cott, Ellie …

Major Lazer

Samosas (Fried Potato-Filled Pastries)

Make the dough: Pulse flour, butter, and salt in a food processor into pea-size crumbles. Add water; pulse until dough forms. Divide into 12 balls; …

Recipes

14 Reasons WWI Happened (And Four Things That Could Have Stopped It)

<i>For the past few years, Erik Sass has been covering the events that led to World War I exactly 100 years later. Here's a look back at how we got here.</i><p>…

Geopolitics

Leap Motion's Gesture Control Finds Niche Uses in Medicine, Art and Augmented Reality

We first became acquainted with Leap Motion back in 2012. The company makes a small device about the size and shape of a pack of gum that uses …

Researchers Close In on the Dream of a Safe, Portable Brain Scanner

If research on the human brain is to come close to meeting the lofty hopes many researchers and government bodies have for it, one thing is going to …

Staggering Promise of Exponential Technologies in a Succinct 5-Minute Video

Have you ever wanted to explain exponential technology to someone—but didn’t know where to start? We’ve got a video for you. Watch Peter Diamandis …

Power To The Health Data Geeks

A computer programmer and a kid in a Batman suit walk into a pancake house ...<p>Like all great health care breakthroughs, it happened at the International House of Pancakes. - Dave Vockell, CEO, Lyfechannel<p>It sounds like a joke, but it really happened, and now the programmer — Dave Vockell — has a …

Google set to launch a health-tracking platform called Google Fit

Not to be left behind by Apple, Google could soon launch its own health-tracking platform for mobile devices. <i>Forbes</i> reports that the search giant is working on a new service, tentatively called Google Fit, which will pull in data from third-party fitness wearables and health apps and combine them …

Smell-O-Vision Is Coming To An iPhone Near You

Photo: Courtesy of oNotes.<p>Ever look at one of the hundreds of brunch, cupcake, or flower Instagram photos on your iPhone and wished you could get a …

MIT can now track a heart rate through a wall with Wi-Fi signals

Parents could watch their baby’s heart rate from another room without using any kind of wearable device or special sleeping pad with a new …

GAMIFYING REHAB

Visual Touch Therapy uses conventional video game aesthetics in conjunction with range-of-motion exercises and hand-eye co-ordination challenges to …

Leap Motion grows up with applications in augmented reality and physical therapy

When the Leap Motion controller came out last summer, my colleague Stacey Higginbotham was somewhat skeptical. It was lacking in compelling apps and …

FTC may soon turn its regulatory gaze toward data-collecting health apps

The Federal Trade Commission recently said it would crack down on the sharing of information about children by mobile apps, and now we see indications that it will turn its regulatory gaze toward apps that collect health data.<p>In late February and early March, the commission conducted a small study …

On Income Inequality: A French Economist Vs. An American Capitalist

Picture a cozy cafe. At a small table, an economics professor from Paris is chatting with a wealthy businessman from New York.<p>As they sip coffee, they discuss economic history, and often nod and agree.<p>Then, as they stand to leave, each states a conclusion drawn from their conversation. But what …

Contact Lenses with Infrared Vision? Ultra-thin Graphene Opens Up The Possibilities

Seeing the infrared spectrum has a number of applications that go beyond the nighttime war games glamorized in adventure flicks. Doctors can use the …

Will Peek's Mobile Eye Exam System Take a Bite Out of Developing World Blindness?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 90% of the world’s 285 million visually impaired folks live in developing countries. The vast …

Cheap Mobile Eye Exams For Rural Poor Made Possible With Smartphones

The World Health Organization estimates some 90% of the world’s visually impaired folks live in the developing world. Most suffer from correctible …