Jack Candido

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86 Books Barack Obama Has Recommended During His Presidency

After an eventful and historic run, Barack Obama’s final term as president comes to a close on January 20. One of the legacies he will leave behind …

Books

The 18 Best Fiction Books Of 2016

Read 'em and weep. (And laugh, gasp, nod, shout "YASSS," and so on.)<p>Each year, when best-of lists start popping up all over promptly on Dec. 1, it feels too soon. Really? We’re saying goodbye to the year already? It’s barely 11/12ths over!<p>For 2016, many have been wishing it gone for some time …

Books

Neil deGrasse Tyson's 6 favorite books

I have aspired to write a book as influential to others as this book was to me. I read it in ninth grade, and it did what Gamow, a nuclear physicist, …

Books

SchröDinger's Cat Behaviour Has Been Filmed in Atoms For The First Time

An atomic cat state.<p>Physicists have filmed atoms entering a Schrödinger’s cat-like state in unprecedented detail, revealing what it looks like when …

Why filmmaker David Lynch says Transcendental Meditation is the secret to success

David Lynch says he hasn't missed a day of Transcendental Meditation since he started practicing it 43 years ago.<p>The director and writer behind the cult TV series “Twin Peaks” and movies including "Mulholland Drive" was in Los Angeles recently to lend support to<p>Georgetown UniversitySchool of …

Meditation

Britain's crumbling colonial heritage laid bare in shocking pictures

From former colonial splendours of the Raj to whaling stations in the South Atlantic, they are far-flung and fast crumbling outposts of Britain’s centuries-old overseas heritage.<p>The dilapidated and decaying legacies range from mansions and parks that were the pride of imperial India and Burma to …

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Uncomfortable viewing: the seven-hour trailer for a 30-day film

OK, here is the elevator pitch: We are on a beach. The sea just visible on the right-hand side of the frame. Low camera angle. Black and white. Ghostly flickers superimposed over the main image. A synthesiser chord on the soundtrack. Nothing happens for about 12 minutes. Then we see a black dot and …

Star Wars

How liberals invented segregation: The real history of race, equality and our Founding Fathers

Even for reform-minded Founding Fathers, “separate but equal” was more important than “all men are created equal”<p>Edward Coles had a lot on his mind. In July 1814 he was private secretary to James Madison and spent his days managing the president’s business at a time of war. The United States had …

Don’t write like you think ‘writers’ write

Just a quick one today. Why is this so hard to do?…<p>“Relax, stop thinking, write with your lightning fingers, write like you think and speak and …

Creative Writing

13 Ways To Start A Story

If you want an audience's attention, you have to get them interested - you have to get them to care about what has happened to someone. If you don't, …

Books

Why Obama Will Go Down as One of the Greatest Presidents of All Time

Already missing our former POTUS.<p>Something is dawning on us—it’s almost too soon for us to admit, but it’s there, a half-considered thought only now blooming in our brains. Maybe we dismiss it with one of those quick cognitive fly swats. <i>Nah, too early to say</i> or <i>I hate that guy.</i> But the truth is …

Great Depression

David Foster Wallace’s Perfect Game

“Tennis” is a wonderful word in the sense that it never really existed. That is, although the game is French to the core—not one but two of France’s early kings died at the tennis courts, and the Republic was born on one, with the Tennis Court Oath—the French never called it that, tennis. They …

Nato and Russia to discuss Ukraine

<b>Nato and Russia are to meet to discuss the Ukraine crisis, which has severely strained relations since Moscow's annexation of Crimea in 2014.</b><p>The Nato-Russia Council will convene in the next two weeks to discuss the peace process in eastern Ukraine, as well as the situation in Afghanistan.<p>But Nato …

Stunning photo series celebrates contemporary childhood without technology

Growing up with no smartphones, no Netflix, no Snapchat? To many these were the good ole days.<p>Those childhoods of yesteryear are alive and well today …

Never-Before-Seen Images Reveal How The Fukushima Exclusion Zone Was Swallowed By Nature

Polish photographer Arkadiusz Podniesinski travelled to the site of the Fukushima nuclear disaster last month to see the location with his own eyes. …

Humans Should Edit Genes to Survive In Space, Scientist Says (Video)

To brave the conditions of microgravity, thin air and harsh ionizing radiation for any length of time, humans may need to borrow genes from some of …

Chernobyl: Haunting photos of abandoned ghost towns 30 years after the nuclear disaster

The 1986 Chernobyl disaster was the worst nuclear power plant accident in history. The accident was a result of a mismanaged test at the Soviet …

Get Inspired By Stanley Kubrick's Rare 'Notes on Filmmaking'

In 1960 Stanley Kubrick was still early in his career, but he already had clear <i></i>thoughts on the art of filmmaking. We can learn from this rare glimpse …

Former Residents of a Fukushima Ghost Town Return Home in Emotional Photo Series

In town of Namie in Fukushima, Japan, a girl poses in a school gym; outside of the frame of French photographers Carlos Ayesta and Guillaume …

Fukushima

How the West gets Muslims wrong in video games

Muslim blood is cheap.<p>It’s easy to depict Muslims as the villains in video games these days. How we show Muslims in video games is slanted in a way that reflects the storytelling biases of Westerners who don’t follow Islam. And the voices and perspectives of a minority group that consists of more …

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5 Pieces of Free Post Production Software for Photographers

Free software. In the past, this phrase to many of us suggested, poor quality, clunky and inefficient. Time have changed however and in the …

Software

‘Apotheosis’ Time-Lapse Captures the Northern Lights During a Solar Maximum

Our sun goes through a solar cycle with an average length of 11 years, and the period of greatest solar activity during each cycle is called the …

Flexible spinal cord implants will let paralyzed people walk

Doctors dream of helping the paralzyed walk through implants that stimulate their spinal cords, but current technology makes that impossible; these stiff, unnatural gadgets usually end up damaging or inflaming nervous tissue over time. Swiss researchers may have just solved this problem once and …