10 for Today

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The History of Video Gaming Consoles

• Email<br>• Facebook<br>• Twitter<p>The full series on the history of gaming consoles<p>More Video<p>Most Popular in Past 24 Hours<p>Video by Topic<p>Popular …

Gaming

Mosul from above - a 360 video

Extraordinary BBC footage allows you to join the pilots of the Iraqi army as they fly over Mosul, fighting the militants of the so-called Islamic State.<p>BBC journalist Joe Inwood and Nafiseh Kohnavard from BBC Persian spent a week on an air base just south of Iraq's second city.<p>They captured the …

Islamic State (ISIS)

How tap dancing was made in America

Imported from immigrants but assembled in America.<p>The Nicholas Brothers, Savion Glover, Fred Astaire, and many others are known for the magic they created with their feet — and it wasn’t wine.<p>Tap dancing is an easily recognizable form of music. Similar to the improvisation in jazz, tap dancers also …

Music

Reinventing the electric car with Lucid Motors

Lucid Motors is a startup focused electric cars, and the company revealed the design of its first car, the Lucid Air, at the very end of last year. The luxury sedan looks like a natural competitor to Tesla’s Model S, but the company has a view of the direction of the industry that makes its car …

Autos

Caroline Kennedy on JFK: I miss him every day

<b>(CNN) —</b> Had he lived, John F. Kennedy would turn 100 years old on May 29. To commemorate his birth, Kennedy's daughter and grandchildren put together a video message honoring the former President.<p>Caroline Kennedy, his only living child and a former ambassador to Japan, said on CNN's "The Lead with …

John F. Kennedy

Watch The Sounds of Dakar

Travel

Science Explains Why Stinky Cheese Tastes So Good

I love some good stinky cheese. Stinky cheese can often carry a pungency so strong that consuming it takes on a perverse appeal. I realize this affection can be difficult to rationalize for skeptics.<p>Ask different people how they feel about certain stinky cheeses and you’ll see a wide array of …

Food

73 Questions With Priyanka Chopra, From Her Purse Must-Haves to Where She Sees Herself in 10 Years

On a balcony overlooking New York City—and with a cheese plate in hand—Priyanka Chopra joined <i>Vogue</i> for a rapid fire round of 73 Questions. The actress’s tell-all ran the gamut of fun facts, from her favorite Tupac Shakur song to the items she’s never without (hot sauce and hand cream top the list). …

Priyanka Chopra

Watch: Rosie the Riveter is a feminist icon, but she didn’t start out that way

The original message to women was far more complex<p>Though now a ubiquitous symbol of female empowerment, Rosie the Riveter was not originally …

Feminism

Miley Cyrus’ Realest Moments Yet

Why We Lie: The Science Behind Our Deceptive Ways

This story appears in the June 2017 issue of <i>National Geographic</i> magazine.<p>In the fall of 1989 Princeton University welcomed into its freshman class a young man named Alexi Santana, whose life story the admissions committee had found extraordinarily compelling.<p>He had barely received any formal …

Psychology

Alone on the Open Road: Truckers Feel Like ‘Throwaway People’

EFFINGHAM, Ill. — The vast Petro truck stop here is a neon-lit, blacktop oasis at the crossroads of America. It beckons big-rig drivers with showers, laundry machines, a barber shop, even a knife store. “Professional drivers only,” reads the sign above the tables of the Iron Skillet restaurant, …

Trucking

What Does It Mean When ISIS Claims Responsibility For An Attack?

It's a simple, frequently recurring phrase: "The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack." But it raises some questions: Is the claim credible or just an empty assertion, and if it's true, what does "responsibility" actually entail?<p>Experts who closely follow the Islamic State say …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Who are the victims of the Manchester terror attack?

All of the victims among the 22 who were killed in the attack on the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester have been named.<p>Among them are parents who were coming to greet their children after the concert and take them safely home, as well as excited youngsters attending their first ever concert.<p>The …

Manchester Arena

Warby Parker Grew to $250 Million in Sales Through Disciplined Growth. Now It's Time to Get Aggressive

Warby Parker's founders are doubling down on deep tech and retail stores to vault their beloved startup into the next phase.<p>If Wes Anderson made a movie about startups, Warby Parker's New York City headquarters would be the set.<p>Neil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa, the bespectacled and boyishly handsome …

Trends

The End of Sand

It’s one of our most widely used natural resources, but it’s scarcer than you think.<p>The final event of last year’s beach-volleyball world tour was held in Toronto, in September, in a parking lot at the edge of Lake Ontario. There’s a broad public beach nearby, but few actual beaches meet the …

Beaches

When the Patient Is a Gold Mine: The Trouble With Rare-Disease Drugs

With a flagship treatment that helps fewer than 11,000 people, how is Alexion making so much money?<p>Kerry Owens, a doctor in Oklahoma City who …

Medicine

My Father Was a Spy Who Helped Keep the Cold War From Heating Up

As we enter into a murky new Cold War 2.0 with Russia, his story has lessons for us about the human cost of conflict.<p>Former CIA chief of the Counterintelligence Center Gus Hathaway remembered the morning he saw barbed-wire along the boundary line of East and West Germany. The night before, on Aug. …

Cold War

An America's Cup for the Masses---Sort of

Bermuda<p>The 35th edition of the America’s Cup, which gets under way Friday on this mid-Atlantic island’s Great Sound, figures to be a wide-open competition with as many as four boats seen as possible winners.<p>That may be the strangest characteristic of what has long been one of the strangest …

Sailing

A germaphobe's guide to airports and airplanes

I am a germaphobe, and when it comes to traveling, my instincts fly into overdrive.<p>This wasn't always the case. Five years ago, I came back from from …

Hacking

Manchester Arena: Eyewitnesses describe blast horror

<b>Witnesses have described scenes of chaos and horror following the fatal blast at the end of a concert by US pop star Ariana Grande at Manchester Arena.</b><p>Manchester incident: Latest updates<p><b>Andy</b> was in the arena's foyer waiting for his wife and daughter when he was thrown to the ground by the force of …

Terrorism

Manchester Arena Suicide Bombing: Random Acts of Kindness Follow Attack

MANCHESTER, England — As a dramatic red-sky dawn washed over Manchester early Tuesday, many residents were oblivious to the tragedy that struck this proud northern English city just hours before.<p>Those early-to-bed didn't learn until morning that a suicide bomber had targeted an Ariana Grande …

Terrorism

Nuclear warfare and the technology of peace

The atom captivated the world in 1939.<p>Since the discovery of the neutron in the early 1930s, the international scientific community had been racing to unlock new elements and further understand the immense power trapped inside the smallest, most basic building blocks of life. Enrico Fermi, the man …

North Korea

Ray Spencer Didn't Molest His Kids. So Why Did He Spend 20 Years in Prison for It?

Matt and Katie accused their father of sexual abuse. Then they started to question their memories.<p><i>This article was published in partnership with</i> <i>The Marshall Project</i><i>, a nonprofit news organization covering the U.S. criminal justice system.</i><p>On Christmas Eve in 2004, Katie Spencer Tetz, a …

Crime

This is what happens when you get struck by lightning

Sometimes they’ll keep the clothing, the strips of shirt or trousers that weren’t cut away and discarded by the doctors and nurses. They’ll tell and retell their story at family gatherings and online, sharing pictures and news reports of survivals like their own or far bigger tragedies. The video …

Lightning

When Your Child Is a Psychopath

The condition has long been considered untreatable. Experts can spot it in a child as young as 3 or 4. But a new clinical approach offers hope.<p>This is a good day, Samantha tells me: 10 on a scale of 10. We’re sitting in a conference room at the San Marcos Treatment Center, just south of Austin, …

Psychology

Why Roger Moore, one of the last true Englishmen, was the greatest James Bond

I'm heartbroken at the death of Roger Moore. He was my Bond. Not Fleming’s Bond, as Bond is in the books, but the nicest Bond and Bond as he ought to be. With a charming, witty performance, Moore established himself as the quintessential English gentleman. The heir to David Niven.<p>He wasn't a one …

Film (UK)

Forget velocity, the curveball's resurgence is changing modern pitching

Terrifyingly beautiful, like summer thunderstorms and whitewater rapids, the curveball of Astros pitcher Lance McCullers can be found at the …

Baseball

Fitted tees, shorty shorts: Sending the wrong message to girls?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sharon Choksi, a mom of two and an entrepreneur, grew so frustrated with the clothing options offered for girls that she co-founded a business, Girls Will Be, which provides empowering shirts and shorts so girls can live their active lives and still feel good about what they wear.<p>The …

Gender

Indie bookstores always have the best book recs. So we asked them what to read this summer.

If you want a really good book recommendation, go to the critics, by all means — but don’t neglect your local independent bookstore. Booksellers have to stay on top of an enormous volume of books, and they have a unique perspective on what’s selling to whom. And really good independent bookstores …

Books