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Snakes versus dragons: how we filmed this sequence for Planet Earth II

Cameraman Richard Wollocombe reveals what it took to capture the stand-out sequence of Galapagos racer snakes hunting baby marine iguanas en masse<p>We filmed this sequence over a period of two years, in two trips to Galapagos of about 18 filming days each, adding up to around 400 hours of field time. …

BBC

34-Year-Old Asks For Big Piece

A report released Monday by the Food and Drug Administration stated that the majority of peanut butter sold in the United States contains trace …

Humor

The making of an All Black: how New Zealand sustains its rugby dynasty

A country of just four million is home to arguably the most dominant team in sport. But how do the All Blacks remain at the pinnacle more than 100 years after the ‘Originals’ established their supremacy?<p>‘A death in the family’<p>His full title is Sir Graham Henry, but everyone calls him Ted. Even …

Rugby Union

Tech Distractions Blamed for Rise in Traffic Fatalities

The messaging app Snapchat allows motorists to post photos that record the speed of the vehicle. The navigation app Waze rewards drivers with points when they report traffic jams and accidents. Even the game Pokémon Go has drivers searching for virtual creatures on the nation’s highways.<p>When …

Autos

What It Would Take to Set American Kids Free

“Play freely at your own risk,” a well-known sign at Tokyo’s oldest adventure playground, Hanegi Playpark, reads. All three elements—play, freedom, risk—are in ample evidence at Kodomo Yume Park, a newer addition to the city’s play infrastructure. There’s an open space where young kids are building …

Parenting

The Japanese Museum of Rocks That Look Like Faces

In Chichibu, Japan, two hours northwest of Tokyo, there’s an odd museum; perhaps the only one of its kind. It’s called the Chinsekikan (which means …

Japan

How Exercise Might Keep Depression at Bay

Exercise may be an effective treatment for depression and might even help prevent us from becoming depressed in the first place, according to three timely new studies. The studies pool outcomes from past research involving more than a million men and women and, taken together, strongly suggest that …

Depression

A river of lost souls runs through western Colorado

<i>UNNATURAL CAUSES | SICK AND DYING IN SMALL-TOWN AMERICA: Since the turn of this century, death rates have risen for whites in midlife, particularly women. In this series, The Washington Post is exploring this trend and the forces driving it. Read the other stories in this series here.</i><p>LA PLATA …

Women's News

Holloways: Roads Tunneled into the Earth by Time

<i>Sunken lane in Normandy, France (photograph by Jean-François Gornet/Flickr)</i><p>Appearing like trenches dragged into the earth, sunken lanes, also called …

An American Tragedy

The election of Donald Trump to the Presidency is nothing less than a tragedy for the American republic, a tragedy for the Constitution, and a triumph for the forces, at home and abroad, of nativism, authoritarianism, misogyny, and racism. Trump’s shocking victory, his ascension to the Presidency, …

Politics

The evolution of Arsenal’s Mesut Özil earns comparison with Bergkamp

Often criticised for being too languid and casual, Özil’s reinvention as a playmaker who has added striker’s runs looks intriguingly transformative<p>Basking in the glow of the masterpiece match-winner that was the talk of Europe this week, Mesut Özil made his way serenely, contentedly, back towards …

Soccer

Nation’s Still-Undecided Voters: ‘Help, We Can’t Get Our Car Seatbelts Off’

WASHINGTON—Growing increasingly panicked while struggling with the safety devices, the nation’s still-undecided voters reportedly shouted for help …

Politics

The Irrational Downfall of Park Geun-hye

President Park Geun-hye is deep trouble. The stories have been out for a few days now, and even the English-language papers have caught on. Park's …

Why I’m leaving Westworld

When I first came to Westworld, I had big dreams.<p>I wanted to live like a real cowboy, except with on-demand laundry and access to hair gel. I wanted …

Westworld

Loss Haunts A Tribe Called Quest’s First Album in 18 Years

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — On March 22, at 3 a.m., Q-Tip and Phife Dawg were on the phone. The two rappers — lifelong friends from Queens and half of the influential hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest — were “yucking it up,” Q-Tip recalled, and talking about a project few people outside their inner …

André 3000

An Email History of the 2001 iPod Launch

<b>From:</b> <i>Lynn Fox[SMTP:LFOX@</i><i>APPLE.COM</i><i>]</i><b><br>Sent:</b> <i>Friday, October 19, 2001 6:45:30 PM</i><b><br>To:</b><i>slevy@newsweek.com</i><b>Subject:</b> <i>Update</i><p><i>Hi Steven,</i><p><i>Since we haven’t hooked up via</i> …

Email

Flying for 10 Months Without a Layover

The common swift is a bird shaped by and for the air. In flight it looks like a crescent moon, with just a hint of head and a tail that, when spread, echoes the curve of its wings.<p>Scientists have now confirmed that it can spend up to 10 months in the air without landing. Only when it makes a nest …

TrueHoop Presents: Golden State's Draymond Green problem

<i>This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's October 31 NBA Preview Issue. Subscribe today!</i><p><i>Editor's note: This story contains explicit language.</i><p><b>ALL IN</b> …

Sports

The Scouting Tools of the Pros: A Controller and a Video Game

LONDON — Before his first few appearances as a teenage striker for Arsenal, Alex Iwobi used to cast his eye over the names of the opposition team, trying to identify his direct opponent.<p>In most cases, he would find himself up against a player he had never faced. His manager, Arsène Wenger, and …

VHS Tapes - Were they as bad as we remember?

Mostly luck, not an accident

<i>(This essay is based on my keynote talk at</i> <i>Techstars</i> <i>FounderCon on October 18, 2016. I’ll post the video once it’s up.)</i><p>The United States Census of 1880 …

London Is Still Paying Rent to the Queen on a Property Leased in 1211

Earlier this October, at a ceremony at the Royal Courts of Justice, London paid its rent to the Queen. The ceremony proceeded much as it had for the …

London

How do we respond to threats after our endorsement? This is how

What is the correct response to these threats? Today, I offer you a few.<p>As someone who has spent a career in the business of words, it’s unusual to …

Your Phone’s on Lockdown. Enjoy the Show.

The comedian Dave Chappelle used to hate when fans would pull out smartphones during his act, record the performance and then post it on YouTube and social media before the show had even ended. To him, the fans seemed more interested in getting the perfect shot than in appreciating his stand-up …

The Measurement That Would Reveal The Universe As A Computer Simulation

If the cosmos is a numerical simulation, there ought to be clues in the spectrum of high energy cosmic rays, say theorists<p>One of modern physics’ most …

Science

The Ballad of Ol' Rip, the Horny Toad That Wouldn't Die

Gather round to hear the tale of Ol’ Rip, the lizard who beat death! Well, at least once. After being entombed in stone for 31 years, Ol' Rip emerged …

Weird

Infantino’s jetsetting contrasts grimly with migrant worker’s Fifa case

A $5,000 legal challenge over exploitation of workers building for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar pales next to the value of private flights accepted by Fifa’s president<p>In the grim scheme of things, it is the modesty of the sum that gets you. With the formal backing of the Netherlands Trade Union …

FIFA

The High Sierra forest is dying, and you can't count the loss in dead trees

Some years ago — almost 20, actually — my wife and I made it a habit to leave the city in August and head for the High Sierra. Our destination has always been a lake edged by cabins, 60 miles east of Fresno, just south of Yosemite and just north of Sequoia.<p>We’re gone for only a week, but that …

Canada

Ancient Cannabis 'Burial Shroud' Discovered in Desert Oasis

For the first time, archaeologists have unearthed well-preserved cannabis plants, which were placed on a corpse some 2,500 years ago.<p>Archaeologists are hailing the discovery of an "extraordinary cache" of cannabis found in an ancient burial in northwest China, saying that the unique find adds …

Archaeology

Schools Learn Expensive Lesson on Class Size

Many states spent billions to shrink student-teacher ratios but now seek cheaper ways to improve performance<p>A generation ago, a landmark experiment conducted in Tennessee found that shrinking the number of children in kindergarten and first-grade classrooms led to improved test scores.<p>You can guess …

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