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Who cleans up after hurricanes, earthquakes and war?

Natural disasters can reduce entire cities to rubble, leaving streets littered with debris, bodies and toxic material. Modern warfare’s devastation also brings the hidden dangers of unexploded weapons, landmines and booby traps. Who clears up the wreckage of natural and man-made catastrophes and …

Sustainability

Content Marketing Conversations: Jay Acunzo’s 6 Questions for Exceptional Marketing

Jay Acunzo, a former digital media strategist at Google and head of content at HubSpot, is also a gifted speaker—which was apparent during his keynote speaking slot at Content Marketing World this year. His talk there in 2016 earned the highest audience evaluations, which is why the founder of the …

3 Powerful SEO Tips to Help Curators Find Your Content for Flipboard Magazines

No matter what you write about, a portion of the people who arrive on your blog do so as a result of conducting a search. You can enhance that traffic, and in turn the number of people who add your content to their Flipboard Magazines, by being savvy about search engine optimization (SEO). These …

How to View Uranus Without a Telescope as It Nears Earth Tonight

From about 1.7 billion miles away, Sky-gazers will have a good chance of seeing the icy planet Uranus Thursday night — without the help of a …

Astronomy

This is the face of the average American politician

BBC Future created a composite face of all members of the US Senate and House of Representatives. Here’s what it tells us about US politics in 2017, and how the Democrats and Republicans differ.<p>Take a close look at this face. Who do you see?<p>We’d call him a clean-cut, middle-aged white man. He looks …

Behavior

R&B's Changing Voice: How Hip-Hop Edged Grittier Singers Out of the Mainstream

Lower-register pipes once thrived on the airwaves, but rap caused a paradigm shift. Artists and producers reflect on how we got here, and what's …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Imagining the Future Is Just Another Form of Memory

Humans’ ability to predict the future is all thanks to our ability to remember the past.<p>“Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia.” This is a line from John Green’s young-adult book <i>Looking for Alaska</i>. It’s pretty, and melancholy, and very popular on Tumblr. It’s also scientifically …

The Brain

These 5 financial heroes are improving vulnerable people’s lives

Money can be confusing, and the vast majority of us don’t have nearly enough of it — or at least not as much as we’d like. That’s why those folks who …

Hurricane Harvey

10 Companies That Are Getting Creative With Cryptocurrency

The question entrepreneurs need to be asking now are: When will this technology come to the masses?<p>A lot of buzz is circulating in the financial and technology space over cryptocurrencies. Whether or not you're bullish on investing in bitcoin and altcoins, it would still be wise to invest in …

Bitcoin

The New Golden Age of Studio Science-Fiction is Upon Us

From heavyweights like James Cameron to indie darlings like James Gray, studios are risking it all to make science-fiction great again.<p>“Blade Runner …

Movies

Tony Fadell, Co-inventor of the iPod, Gets Back at Silicon Valley

Tony Fadell is at the Grove, a spectacularly beautiful country estate outside of London. The event is Founders Forum: the ultra ­exclusive …

Silicon Valley

Mapping the Great Barrier Reef with cameras, drones and NASA tech

New and old technologies reveal what's killing Australia's great marine wonder.<p>This is part of our series, "Rebooting the Reef," on efforts to save one of the world's greatest natural wonders.<p>Richard Vevers, a British underwater photographer, was horrified when he returned in 2015 to a colourful …

Oceans

Gloria Steinem on Harvey Weinstein's Downfall, Hugh Hefner's Death, and the Patriarchy's Endless Last Gasp

Oct 12, 2017<p>At the beginning of Gloria Steinem's career, she filed all her stories in person. There was no email, no internet, no Google Drive. She delivered her work face-to-face.<p>Once, she dropped off her piece at a prominent New York-based magazine, and her editor gave her a choice: "Either I …

Feminism

Museum of Illusions in Vienna: Pictures

Vienna

The private life of Sgt. La David Johnson, the slain soldier ensnared in a Trump controversy

To most of the country, Sgt. La David Terrence Johnson was an American service member killed in action in West Africa.<p>But to his family and in his community in Miami Gardens, Fla., Johnson was also known as “Wheelie King,” a nickname he earned for riding his bicycle on one wheel. He rode a lot, …

Donald Trump

Last-Minute Trips to Catch the Fall Foliage

An Indian summer on both coasts has kept leaves on the trees later than usual, and since the possibility of foliage-ending snow is never far from our …

Blue Ridge Mountains

Best Short Ombré Hair - 14 Celebs Who Nail the Short Ombré Look

Miley Cyrus<p>Two thumbs up for ombré that's more dip-dyed tips than gradual fade. (Love the combo of chestnut brown and snowy platinum, too.)<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>Ciara<p>The gorgeous ombré with chunky amber blonde highlights frames the singer’s face just so.<p>Advertisement - Continue …

Hair

How to Succeed in Mobile Today: A Conversation with the French Market

Flipboard has seen over 25 percent audience growth in France since the beginning of this year. We have a local curation team as well as local advertising representation in the French Market. To deepen our brand relationships, we recently partnered with CBNews, a leading advertising and marketing …

9 Spooktacularly Good Halloween Audiobooks for Families

Halloween brings many fun traditions for families to share in together: pumpkin carving, getting decked out in costumes, telling ghost stories. It’s …

Halloween

These People Were Misdiagnosed With Bipolar, Borderline Personality, And More – Before Finally Learning They Have ADHD

BuzzFeed News spoke to adults who learned that they have ADHD after being misdiagnosed for years with conditions including borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder, with life-changing results.<p>A noisy pub is not the ideal place to try out a new medication. But the first time Sonja (who …

ADHD

CVS Taps A Design Legend To Reinvent The Prescription Label. Next Stop: The Pharmacy

Inspired by service-design overhauls at companies such as Disney and Carnival, CVS is hoping to rethink the entire pharmacy experience.<p>Deborah Adler has had a story book career in design. In 2004, she was a grad student at SVA in New York, looking around for a thesis project when she saw her …

Pharma

Finding bits and pieces of people’s lives in a fire-ravaged neighborhood

Even though there’s nothing left to rescue, the search and rescue teams have come to Coffey Park.<p>The flames are out, the fire trucks are gone, the grieving residents keep their distance. The search and rescue teams go to work.<p>With crowbars on their shoulders and long poles in their hands, the …

California

Dark chocolate is now a health food. Here’s how that happened. - Vox

The Mars company has sponsored hundreds of scientific studies to show cocoa is good for you.<p>A year after James Cadbury, the 30-something great-great-great-grandson of the British chocolatier John Cadbury, launched his luxury cocoa startup in 2016, he introduced an avocado chocolate bar.<p>Cadbury …

Research

LeBron, Kyrie and the complicated history of black fathers and sons

James is used to getting the big piece of chicken, but Irving didn’t need another father figure<p>CLEVELAND — An NBA locker room is one of the ultimate …

Parenting

Lego is finally celebrating the women of NASA with their very own set

Some of NASA’s most influential women have finally been immortalized in an iconic toy set.<p>Today (Oct. 17), Lego announced that it would start selling its “Women of NASA” collection on Oct. 28 in New York and Nov. 1 globally. The set includes 231 pieces, which can be used to build models of the …

Lego

What the future holds for fitness technology

<b>(CNN) —</b> Swarms of drones follow you while you run, recording video of your workout. Sensors hidden in your T-shirt track your heart rate and how many calories you're burning. Your sunglasses log your miles and respond when you ask, "How's my pace?"<p>No, you and those sci-fi gadgets aren't starring in …

Wearable Tech

Meet the Women Who Play Men at the Opera: Secrets of the ‘Trouser Role’

‘We all have masculine and feminine in us,’ says Elizabeth DeShong, one of a group of women playing five lead male characters at New York City’s Metropolitan Opera.<p>Having played animals onstage, the concept of merely switching genders isn’t quite as complicated to American mezzo-soprano Elizabeth …

Gender