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Why you’re wrong about communism: 7 huge misconceptions about it (and capitalism)

<b>Karl Marx, Gordon Gecko</b><p>Most of what Americans think they know about capitalism and communism is total nonsense. Here’s a clearer picture<p>Jesse Myerson<p>February 2, 2014 12:00pm (UTC)<p>As the commentary around the recent deaths of Nelson Mandela, Amiri Baraka and Pete Seeger made abundantly clear, most …

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Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

4,000-year-old erotica depicts a strikingly racy ancient sexuality

Two clay plaques, small enough to hold in your palm, depict couples copulating in remarkable detail. Dating from the early second millennium BCE, the Old Babylonian period, they come from a 300-year window when mass-produced terra cotta plaques were popular, including those that exhibit sexual acts.

In case you missed it… Your 60-second guide to heresy

<b>Thousands were burned at the stake for heresy in the 11th and 12th centuries. But what were their crimes, and how did these individuals – often known</b> …

Huawei’s ‘phablet’ takes off globally, doesn’t seem so crazy after all

China’s emergence as a global tech player is a continuing trend in consumer electronics, and the rise of China’s Huawei is a prime example.<p>The company wants to be a global brand in tech products and will continue to expand its presence in the U.S. market, Colin Giles, executive vice president at …

Kate Moss: her most stylish moments

There are so many great Kate moments, but I don't think she has ever looked sexier than she did at the opening of the Mario Testino exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in January 2002. As always with Kate, it's not really about the dress, it's about her. It's about a woman to whom having …

A First Look At How Beats Music Plans to Take on Spotify, Google, and Apple

The launch also marks Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers’s year at the company.<p>Near the end of the workday Friday, an office manager at a startup in San Francisco’s industrial Potrero Hill neighborhood scurried to grab a chilled bottle of sparkling wine. The company was commemorating its App Store …

And Now For a Young Kanye West Rapping in 1998

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>If Chicago rapper Cap 1 thought that distributing a video of himself rhyming with an unknown …

Lena Dunham: 'People called me fat and hideous, and I lived'

Lena Dunham had a panic attack last night. The actor/writer/director/producer started to tot up her advancing years, and before she knew it, she was measuring out her grave. "I thought, in two and a half years I'll be 30, then 10 years from that I'll be 40, then 10 years from that I'll be 50." She …

How baby boomers screwed their kids — and created millennial impatience

<b>Lena Dunham and Laurie Simmons in "Tiny Furniture" (Submarine Entertainment)</b><p>Ambitious but easily distracted, Gen Y wants to be good but can’t stick to anything. It’s their parents’ fault<p>Simon Sinek<p>January 4, 2014 2:45pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others …

Chicken Soup for the Chilly Soul: 20 Comforting, Warm Recipes

Try one of these comforting chicken soups, from classic chicken noodle to khao soi.<p><b>Like sweaters, chicken soup is a warm, wintry comfort.</b> Chicken soup, however, is infinitely tastier. Check out our wildly different takes on chicken soup in the slideshow, and decide which style you're going for …

No easy start for Chile’s Michelle Bachelet | Financial Times

Michelle Bachelet, Chile’s president elect, might well be excused for thinking she’s under fire from a new Triple Alliance.<p>In the next few days she …

The Most Unprecedented Thing About Janet Yellen

When my colleague Rana Foroohar returned from her interview with new Fed Chair Janet Yellen, I couldn’t decide what to ask her about first. How fast …

How the giant squid was finally caught on camera

Back in January we reported on the first ever on-camera glimpse of a living giant squid in the wild. The feat was a news sensation, and no wonder as …

Blue Blood Helps Octopus Survive Brutally Cold Temperatures

Wildlife<p>A <i>Pareldone charcoti</i> octopus caught near the South Orkney Islands. Photograph by Armin Rose<p>The characters from the <i>Great Gatsby</i> aren’t the only blue bloods in the news lately.<p>Researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Germany have found that a specialized …

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Shark Nearly Chokes To Death On Moose, Is Saved By Canadian Bystanders (PHOTOS)

In case you were wondering, it is indeed possible for a shark to bite off more than it can chew.<p>As evidence, we submit this Greenland shark, which two good samaritans recently rescued from choking to death on a moose. One of the men, Derrick Chaulk, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation he …

Incredibly Close Details of Creatures Below the Sea

Along with his beautiful glowing portraits of a bobtail squid, underwater photographer Todd Bretl has been hard at work documenting the amazing world that exists below the surface of the sea. His extensive collection of up-close and personal portraits will have everyone quickly falling in love with …

Nature

These Are Some of the Most Otherworldly Creatures You'll Find on Earth

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How A Fish Unleashed Its Evolutionary Potential And Went Blind

I’ve been to fancy restaurants where dozens of cooks toil away in the kitchen. They have their own quirks and varying degrees of skill but they all produce the same plates of food—those dictated by the head chef. He or she ensures that their recipes are followed to exacting specifications. I’ve …

Bone Worm Mating Revealed: Males Have “Penis” on Head

<b>Thousands of feet under the sea, bone worms give new meaning to the song “It’s Raining Men.”</b><p>These frilly pink creatures live on whale carcasses in harems that make free lovers of the 1960s look tame—up to 607 males cohabitating with a single female.<p>That’s only possible space-wise because the males …

Starfish Spot The Way Home With Eyes On Their Arms

Most starfish have eyes on the tips of their arms. They’re hard to see and even if you spot them, you might not recognise them as eyes. But they can see you (as long as you’re not moving too fast).<p>The starfish in the top image is an Indo-Pacific species called the blue star (<i>Linckia laevigata</i>). …