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Illusion of Choice: The Myth of Free Will

<b>Before we begin I want you to wink.</b><p>Did you choose to wink your left or your right eye? Or did you choose at all?<p>If I asked you to explain the …

China’s Growing Debt Problem Isn’t Quite What It Seems

By Malcolm Scott Malcolm Scott and Cedric Sam Cedric Sam<p>August 24, 2016<p>China’s debt pile is huge and – more worryingly – growing fast. And credit …

New Zealand's ONLY Mens Lifestyle Magazine

M2 June 2018 - LATEST ISSUE!<p>May 25, 2018<p>A new age of droning has begun. Thanks to DJI’s latest Mavic drone, it feels like the sky’s now the limit! A …

Victorian poverty proves pertinent in Forgotten Tale at The Photographers' Gallery

For years, artists and writers have been inspired by the destitution of the Victorian poor. Works such as Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist and Jack of London’s The People of the Abyss have come to define an era synonymous with slums, street urchins, prostitutes and gangs. Now, one young artist has …

Scientists install 'memories' in DNA of human cells

Scientists have managed to record histories in the DNA of human cells, allowing them to recall past “memories.” The advancement could prove vital for …

French tiny house L'Odyssée has a different take on the living room

Small spaces may not seem like much to work with at first, but creativity can actually shine more when there are constraints, as opposed to having …

Turkey strikes ISIS, Kurds in northern Syria

<b>(CNN) —</b> Turkey's military bombarded ISIS targets in northern Syria for the second consecutive day Tuesday after mortars from Syria struck two Turkish border towns, a senior Turkish official and state media reported.<p>On Tuesday, two mortar bombs struck a residential area in Karkamis, a Turkish town …

Middle East

You could fit the entire human race into a sugar cube — and 13 other facts to put the universe into perspective

It's full of exploding stars and immortal jellyfish and it's been kicking around for almost 14 billion years.<p>Here are 14 awesome facts to put it all into perspective.

Story behind heartbreaking dog meme will make you cry even harder

For the past week, people have been sharing this dog comic like crazy:<p>The comic, which was published by Übertool, features a dog thanking its owner for the love it has been given in its life before being put down.<p>The man behind Übertool, Mark Gavin, told BuzzFeed News that he got the idea for the …

Pets

The Unromantic Origins of 11 Wedding Traditions

Few modern events are surrounded by as much mythology as the “traditional” American wedding. Unfortunately, some of these so-called traditions are …

Great Depression

An Ex-Scientologist Is Pissed And Is Spilling ALL Tom Cruise's Secrets

Tom Cruise's name wasn't always just tabloid fodder...<p>It used to be a name attached to the next balls-to-the-wall action flick. But those days are …

5 Technologies for 2031

Today, in 2016, we have largely mastered the virtual world of information. By 2031, we will have begun to master the physical world as well. Related …

Algorithms

19-Year-Old College Student Cuts Out Her Tongue as Offering to Hindu Goddess

In a shocking incident that occurred recently in India’s Madhya Pradesh state, a 19-year-old college student sliced off her own tongue as an offering …

India

Gene-modified soil bacteria promise eco-friendly computing

You normally need non-renewable elements or minerals to create nanowires. However, the US Navy's Office of Naval Research may have a better solution: the life living in the dirt under your feet. Its sponsored researchers have crafted nanowires from genetically modified Geobacter, a bacteria you …

R2-D2 Actor Kenny Baker Dies at 81

The Guardian reports that Kenny Baker, the 3′ 8″ actor best known for playing R2-D2 in the first six <b>Star Wars</b> films, has passed away at the age of 81.<p>…

Japanese Trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Following the new <b>Rogue One: A Star Wars Story</b> trailer <b>released last week</b>, a Japanese trailer has debuted online featuring some new bits of footage and …

7 Incredible Things That Happen Once You Learn To Enjoy Being Alone

We live in a world of constant contact—a place that’s losing sight of the importance of being alone. Offices are abandoning cubicles in favor of shared desks and wide-open common spaces, and rather than sitting at their desks working independently, school children are placed in groups. It seems …

Fail-Safe Nuclear Power - MIT Technology Review

In February I flew through the interior of a machine that could represent the future of nuclear power. I was on a virtual-reality tour at the …