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This free online encyclopedia has achieved what Wikipedia can only dream of

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy may be the most interesting website on the internet. Not because of the content—which includes fascinating entries on everything from ambiguity to zombies—but because of the site itself.<p>Its creators have solved one of the internet’s fundamental problems: How …

Humanities
Urban Agriculture

Why The Press Was Wrong About Changing Drugs Laws Based On Human Rights

A landmark report by politicians, calling for a more liberal drug regime based on human rights, had one detail that attracted particular …

Rights & Freedoms

8 Things You Need To Know About Yourself Before Starting A Business

If you want to be in business, you need to know yourself first. Do you know these 8 things about yourself?

How DNA detectives are helping solve the rise of superbug

DNA sequencing could be the key to quickly and cheaply identifying pathogen strains, as well as tracking routes of transmission and monitoring mutations<p><i>This piece was first published on The Conversation</i><p>It is now 12 years since the first set of genetic instructions in a human was sequenced. Many of …

Microbiology

Five Minutes With Entrepreneur Leslie Mallart, Founder, Dubai Confidential

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Founded by 36-year-old Leslie Mallart, Dubai Confidential is a lifestyle website geared towards helping expat women “discover and explore hidden …

Entrepreneurship

Go to 'social media bootcamp' so you can stay on top of digital trends

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>StackSocial More than ever before, brands are turning to social media platforms, like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and even Snapchat …

Public Relations

Scientists created a magnetic wormhole that could transform the way we use MRI machines

Ripped from the pages of a sci-fi novel, physicists have crafted a wormhole that tunnels a magnetic field through space.<p>The idea of a wormhole comes from Albert Einstein's theories. In 1935, Einstein and colleague Nathan Rosen realized that the general theory of relativity allowed for the existence …

Physics
South Asia

Pelvic Floor Exercise is the New Kegel

Even men are getting in on the idea that a tight pelvic floor is essential to overall health.<p>A kegel exercise renaissance is underway. Except we …

26 Books Every 'Spiritual But Not Religious' Seeker Should Read

<i>"There are things you can't reach. But</i><p><i>you can reach out to them, and all day long.</i><p><i>The wind, the bird flying away. The idea of God.</i><p><i>And it can keep you as busy as anything else, and happier."</i><p>-- "Where Does The Temple Begin, Where Does It End?," by Mary Oliver<p>A growing number of Americans -- young …

Books

US sees big surge in close calls with drones

The unmanned craft flew about five to 10 feet (1.5-3 meters) above the plane, the captain wrote afterward to NASA's Aviation Safety Reporting System.<p>He said the event lasted just one to two seconds, and the silver or blue drone appeared to be of the hobby or home-built type.<p>"We notified ATC (air …

Drones

NASA releases incredible closeup images of Saturn’s moon Dione

NASA has released a series of stunning images taken during the Cassini spacecraft’s last close flyby of Saturn’s moon Dione.<p>The images show a pockmarked landscape looming below the spacecraft. Cassini passed 295 miles above Dione’s surface at 2:33 p.m. ET on Aug. 17, its fifth close encounter with …

Astronomy

How to optimise your brain's waste disposal system

New research suggests that body posture during sleep may affect the efficiency of the brain’s self-cleaning process<p>The human brain can be compared to something like a big, bustling city. It has workers, the neurons and glial cells which co-operate with each other to process information; it has …

Neuroscience

9 Ways to Cheer Yourself Up in 30 Seconds

Because who has time to be bummed out?<p>Soaking up the sun in the great outdoors. A sweaty cycling session. Watching a funny movie. These are all sure to put a smile on your face. The problem? They take some time. And let’s be honest: Sometimes you need a pick-me-up ASAP. Happy people have a lower …

What Are The Least Essential Organs In The Human Body?

Asking for a friend.<p>There are two schools of thought when it comes to ranking organs in terms of their utility or lack thereof. According to one theory, the least essential parts are those that come in pairs. Giving up an eye or ear wouldn't be too bad, the thinking goes, so long as you keep the …

Hubble sees a cosmic couple

Inside the Modern Safe Room: How Homeowners Today Are Fortifying Their Houses Against Burglars, Terrorists, and Hurricanes - Dwell

There are two schools of thought in modern panic room design. One of these is well represented by Gaffney’s firm, as well as by SAFE ("Strategically Armored & Fortified Environments"), a Los Angeles–based company run by the husband-and-wife team of Al and Lana Corbi. Gaffco and SAFE both primarily …

Mad Max

Do Animals Blow Their Noses?

They might not reach for a hanky, but some animals—including primates and dogs—have their own devices for clearing nasal passages.<p>Why does a gorilla have such big nostrils? Well, have you seen the size of those fingers?<p>That’s the perfect joke for this Saturday’s Weird Animal Question of the Week, …

National Parks

6 Smart Snacking Habits That Can Help You Lose Weight

<b>BYO Snack</b><br>If you hit the corner store or the vending machine when hunger strikes, you're limited to the options there—and even if you pick something healthful like nuts, the portion size can be much larger than you necessarily want or need. Combat this by planning ahead and bringing your own …

Nutrition

'Citizenfour' on Edward Snowden records a gripping moment in history

Citizenfour<p>Starz/Anchor Bay, $22.98; Blu-ray, $26.99<p>An unexpected, last-minute entry into last fall's festival circuit, Laura Poitras' documentary ended up landing on a hefty number of critics' year-end best-of lists and won the Academy Award for documentary feature. Shot mostly in Hong Kong in …

Cat lovers petition for their pets to have equal status with dogs in 'hit-and-run' cases

Thousands of cat lovers have signed up to a petition calling for it be made illegal to run over a cat and not report it.<p>More than 12,000 people have …

18 Organizing Ideas That Make the Most Out of Your Cabinets

Get ready to put those doors to work.<p>No matter how much storage space you have (or don't have) in your kitchen, these ideas will help your cabinets live up to their potential — and then some.

Why Magnetars Should Freak You Out

<i>Paul Sutter is a research fellow at the Astronomical Observatory of Trieste and a visiting scholar at The Ohio State University's Center for</i> …

Physics