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The Essay That Helped Bring Down the Soviet Union

Fifty years ago this Sunday, this paper devoted three broadsheet pages to an essay that had been circulating secretly in the Soviet Union for weeks. The manifesto, written by Andrei Sakharov, championed an essential idea at grave risk today: that those of us lucky enough to live in open societies …

Human Rights

11 Thriller Novels That Could Be The Next 'Sharp Objects' TV Show

HBO's <i>Sharp Objects</i> has captured TV viewers' attention this summer, but all fans know that the limited series will eventually come to an end. That …

Books

Game Of Groans: The All-Time Sexiest Shows In HBO History

The best part? No commercials.<p>Photo: HBO ; Illustration: Dillen Phelps<p><b>Girls</b><br>The series that inspired thousands of think pieces, <i>Girls</i> was obviously a …

Sex and the City

Hidden smartphone codes for Android and iOS

Roughly 77 percent of Americans use a smartphone, according to a Pew survey, but phones still hide secrets that most people might not know about. …

Codes

This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

Americium could save your life.<p>Thanks to high school, we've all got a pretty good idea about what's on the periodic table.<p>But whether you're looking …

Chemistry

15 Most Mind-Bending Sci-Fi Movies To Watch On Netflix

There are few film genres as wide and diverse as science fiction. Some of the most popular movie franchises in Hollywood--Star Wars, Marvel, Jurassic World, The Terminator--have their roots in sci-fi, while on TV, shows like <i>Westworld</i>, <i>Altered Carbon</i>, and <i>Black Mirror</i> show that audience's interest in …

Science Fiction

Amazing Winners of ‘Drone Awards 2018’ Reveal the Best Aerial Photos of the Year

Celebrating the art of drone photography, the inaugural Drone Awards attracted the attention of photographers from 101 different countries. And with over 4,400 submissions, the expert jury had their hands full in deciding who would win the grand prize. In the end, it was French photographer Florian …

Photography

This Cat Named Dog Works At The Fish Market And People Love Him

This is Dog, a cat who lives in Hai Phong, Vietnam.<p>View this photo on Instagram<p>Dog's Vietnamese name is Chó, and he's 3 years old.<p>Lê Quốc Phong<p>Dog's …

Vietnam

Here Are All of Our No. 1 Story Picks from This Year

<i>All through December, we’ll be featuring Longreads’ Best of 2014. To get you ready, here’s a list of every story that was chosen as No. 1 in our</i> …

Every Netflix secret category for porn, revealed

If you want to find porn on Netflix, we’ve already done the hard work for you. Here are our guides to the sexiest movies and TV series on Netflix. …

Critically-Acclaimed

Single-family rental units have never been easier to buy

Online platforms like Roofstock, OwnAmerica bring institutional tools to mom and pop landlords<p>Roofstock CEO Gary Beasley was browsing through his company’s website while on a flight to New York when his neighbor leaned over and asked what he was looking at. Beasley explained that Roofstock is an …

Real Estate

If You Download These 5 Apps, You Probably Don't Need a Travel Agent

Confession: I love planning a vacation almost as much as I enjoy actually being on vacation. From scouting out the best hotel deals to reading up on …

Apps

Every Tiny Speck of Light in This Image Is a Galaxy

To help us grok the immensity of the cosmos, the European Space Agency has released a remarkable image of space in which every point is an entire …

Universe

I'm Bill Browder. Here's the Biggest Mistake Putin Made When Trying to Get Access to Me Through Trump

I wasn’t watching the Donald Trump–Vladimir Putin press conference from Helsinki. But when my phone started burning up with messages, I knew …

Russia

Why 96 million plastic ‘shade balls’ dumped into the LA Reservoir may not save water

In 2015, the world watched as a video of 96 million “shade balls” getting dumped into the Los Angeles Reservoir went viral. The purpose of the balls: …

Los Angeles

Tensorflow Vs Keras? — Comparison by building a model for image classification.

Yes , as the title says , it has been very usual talk among data-scientists (even you!) where a few say , TensorFlow is better and some say Keras is …

Deep Learning

22 Design Decisions That Were Most Definitely Not Thought Through

TFW good intentions aren't good enough.

Doorhandle

The 24 Rules for Success Left Behind by a Legendary Wall Street Banker

14. "Have some fun—but not all the time!"<p>Richard Jenrette, who co-founded the investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in 1959, spent four …

Wall Street

Jill Greenberg Establishes Alreadymade, an Online Directory of Women Photographers

While women account for 85% of consumer purchasing power, they are woefully underrepresented behind the camera, creating the images behind …

Feminism

Everything you ever needed to know about investing, scribbled on cocktail napkins

Warren Buffett once said “there seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.” Those words, of course, can …

Investing

50 Charming American Towns You Haven't Heard of But Should Visit ASAP

Hit the roads less traveled.<p>When you plan a vacation, most people tend to go to more popular places, right? It's usually cities they've read about or towns and attractions that have been recommended by friends and family. But that's about to change, because there are plenty of small towns in …

New England

The Best Free DVD Rippers

Too many DVDs lying around? Need a way to turn them digital? You can turn them into digital files with the right software. These three programs will …

Software

Incredible Bioluminescent Sea Sparkles Cause a Glowing Shore in Wales

No, your eyes are not deceiving you. The glowing sea isn't the result of Photoshop, but some of nature's smallest organisms. Captured off the coast of North Wales by photographer Kris Williams, the phenomenon is caused by <b>bioluminescent plankton</b>. Though typically found in the warm waters of the …

Wales

Why you might want to wrap your car key fob in foil

DETROIT – Given that the best way to store your car keys at night is by putting them in a coffee can, what's an ex-FBI agent's advice to protect cars from theft during the day?<p>Wrap car fobs in aluminum foil.<p>“Although it's not ideal, it is the most inexpensive way,” said Holly Hubert, a …

Los Angeles

The Best Nature Documentaries on Netflix Will Make You Worldlier

Unfortunately, in Los Angeles, there aren't a lot of green spaces that aren't luxury golf courses, so as odd as this might sound, I often turn to …

Nature

10 hidden gems on Netflix that should be in your queue right now

There are a lot of TV shows and movies that don’t get the amount of attention that they deserve. Let’s see if we can turn that around with these 10 …

Entertainment

'I was shocked it was so easy': ​meet the professor who says facial recognition ​​can tell if you're gay

Progress makes people uncomfortable. When the first monkeys walked, other monkeys probably said, 'This is outrageous!'<p>Kosinski received emails from people confused about their sexuality who hoped he'd run their photo through his algorithm<p>If you basically accept we’re just computers, then computers …

Machine Learning

Take a film directing course online for less than $20 and learn how to make your own movies

The director is the most important person working on a film set. They define the style and structure for the movie and act as the ultimate decider …

Steven Spielberg

You Won't Believe These 25 Netflix Documentaries Are Real

Once you're done binge-watching <b>Queer Eye</b> season two (and bawling your eyes out), you might be in the mood for an addictive, fascinating look at other true events. With so many amazing documentaries on Netflix, covering everything from true crime to sushi chefs, there's no shortage of entertainment …

Entertainment

The Last Line of Defense in Motorcycle Safety Is on Sale

Your leather jacket and abrasion resistant jeans might save your ass if you go down in a slide (quite literally), but they’re just as useless against …

Motorcycles