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“Stranger Things 2” Review: Biking Toward the Queasy Horror of Adolescence

“Stranger Things 2” is indeed the correct title of the new installment of the series created by Matt and Ross Duffer for the thorough enjoyment of Netflix subscribers who swoon to pop Americana of a nineteen-eighties vintage. As with last year’s introductory season, a Spielbergian sense of wonder …

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017 - MIT Technology Review

Reversing Paralysis<p>Scientists are making remarkable progress at using brain implants to restore the freedom of movement that spinal cord injuries …

Astrophysicists Turn GPS Satellite Constellation into Giant Dark Matter Detector - MIT Technology Review

The Global Positioning System consists of 31 Earth-orbiting satellites, each carrying an atomic clock that sends a highly accurate timing signal to …

Dark Matter

Syria’s Kurds march on to Raqqa and the sea

Kurdish expansion plans putting the group on a collision course with neighbouring Turkey<p>Syria’s Kurds have revealed plans that could ultimately redraw the northern part of the country by linking the Kurdish region of Rojava with the Mediterranean Sea, in a move that will infuriate neighbouring …

Namibia's Caprivi Strip: Unspoiled Africa safari destination | CNN Travel

Synthetic Spider Silk for Sale in a $314 Necktie - MIT Technology Review

We were promised carbon-nanotube space elevators, nanorobots that would mend us from the inside out, bulletproof vests made from spider silk, and so …

The Neuroscience of Trust

Companies are twisting themselves into knots to empower and challenge their employees. They’re anxious about the sad state of engagement, and rightly so, given the value they’re losing. Consider Gallup’s meta-analysis of decades’ worth of data: It shows that high engagement—defined largely as …

AI Software Learns to Make AI Software - MIT Technology Review

Progress in artificial intelligence causes some people to worry that software will take jobs such as driving trucks away from humans. Now leading …

Artificial Intelligence

Is sugar the world’s most popular drug? | Gary Taubes

It eases pain, seems to be addictive and shows every sign of causing long-term health problems. Is it time to quit sugar for good?<p>Imagine a drug that can intoxicate us, can infuse us with energy and can be taken by mouth. It doesn’t have to be injected, smoked, or snorted for us to experience its …

Sugar

This is the most dangerous time for our planet | Stephen Hawking

We can’t go on ignoring inequality, because we have the means to destroy our world but not to escape it<p>As a theoretical physicist based in Cambridge, I have lived my life in an extraordinarily privileged bubble. Cambridge is an unusual town, centred around one of the world’s great universities. …

Stephen Hawking

Jonathan Safran Foer: technology is diminishing us

Have you found yourself checking email at dinner, or skipping from book to screen, unable to focus? The closer the world gets to our fingertips, the more we stand to lose<p>The first time my father looked at me was on a screen, using technology developed to detect flaws in the hulls of ships. His …

India unveils the world's largest solar power plant

Images have been released showing the sheer size of a new solar power plant in southern India.<p>The facility in Kamuthi, Tamil Nadu, has a capacity of 648 MW and covers an area of 10 sq km.<p>This makes it the largest solar power plant at a single location, taking the title from the Topaz Solar Farm in …

Why Apple Is Getting into the Energy Business

Memo to CEOs who don’t consider themselves in the electricity business: You may not be in the power business today, but you’re more than likely to be in it tomorrow. Consider Apple, hardly a byword in the energy business. This summer, the company applied for federal licenses to sell directly to …

World Wildlife Fund

Electric Cars Are About to Dent Global Gasoline Consumption - MIT Technology Review

Gasoline is like some kind of drug: we know it’s bad for the planet, but we just can’t give it up. Now a number of voices from the energy industry …

Oil

Rating the English Proficiency of Countries and Industries Around the World

In the aviation industry, miscommunication can be fatal. More than 1,000 deaths in plane crashes have been due to communication failures, often between crews that speak English and crews that don’t.<p>Since 2001, English has been the international language of pilots and air traffic controllers, and …

Language Learning

The slopes, the powder and the prices make Japan a worthy ski trip

You don’t have to go to Japan to ski, eat sushi and soak in geothermal hot springs. But if you want deep powder without lift lines for $40 a day, the best sushi and ramen in the world in intimate, family-run restaurants and a naked soak in a 105-degree spring with a view of the volcano that is …

Skiing

The shocking murder of Spain’s most flamboyant politician | Giles Tremlett

The brazen killing of Isabel Carrasco scandalised the nation. But when police began to investigate, they uncovered an even darker story of power, corruption and betrayal.<br>By Giles Tremlett<p>• Help fund our journalism by becoming a Guardian Supporter.<p>On 12 May 2014, just after 5.15pm, two well-dressed, …

Elections

Diwali, Festival of Lights, Celebrated in Pictures

Pakistan

Over and over again, the military has conducted dangerous biowarfare experiments on Americans

On September 20, 1950, a US Navy ship just off the coast of San Francisco used a giant hose to spray a cloud of microbes into the air and into the city's famous fog. The military was testing how a biological weapon attack would affect the 800,000 residents of the city.<p>The people of San Francisco …

Oman Faces Unnerving Future With Economy And Ruler's Health Faltering

After landing at Muscat International airport in Oman, an often overlooked corner of the Middle East, planes rumble along the tarmac towards the aging terminal. On the way, passengers can look out at a vast construction site on the edge of the airfield. The new terminal should be a welcome …

The Past and Future of Tribes in Oman

Since Sultan Qaboos bin Sa’id came to power after the overthrow of his father in 1970, and the establishment of what can be described as the rule of …

Touring Oman

• Part 1: How I Got My $40,000 for $3,000<br>• Part 2: Flight Review: Emirates First Class• <b><br>Part 3: Touring Oman</b><br>• Part 4: Flight Review: Etihad Business …

Soros to invest $500 million to help refugees and migrants

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Billionaire George Soros is pledging to invest up to $500 million in startups, established companies, "social impact …

Climate change 'significant and direct' threat to U.S. military: reports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The effects of climate change endanger U.S. military operations and could increase the danger of international conflict, according to three new documents endorsed by retired top U.S. military officers and former national security officials.<p>Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier …

Sea Level

Toxic chemicals in household dust linked to cancer and infertility

Scientists find scores of harmful chemicals in indoor dust including phthalates linked to developmental problems in babies<p>Household dust harbours a cocktail of toxic chemicals that have been linked to an increased risk of a range of health hazards, from cancer to problems with fertility, …

Airbnb listing in Japan reveals travel destination with exclusive use of huge private island

Sleep in a <b>traditional Japanese house</b> while surrounded by <b>rice paddies, beaches, tree-houses, zip lines and a lighthouse</b> on your very own private …

How to Make Yourself Work (When You're Not in the Mood)

How to beat procrastination and get things done even when you don't feel like working.<p>Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they're tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction. They avoid all day the work that is right in front of them, …

Procrastination

A woman who left her job to travel the world at 35 explains what it was like to break free of the corporate world

She had an established career as a sourcing coordinator at luxury fashion brand Burberry, a good salary, and her own apartment in London.<p>But it wasn't enough.<p>"All I could think of was visiting remote places, traveling to my favorite destinations, and exploring my passion for photography and …

New in Travel: inside South America's first luxury sleeper train set to travel through one of the highest rail routes in the world

Travellers in Peru will soon have a lavish new way to experience the country as the first luxury sleeper train in South America launches next year. If that’s not enough to pique your interest, the travel and hotel company Belmond has released some images that show off the designs for the new …

South America

Viaggio in Oman: cosa fare nella “Svizzera della penisola arabica”, dove mare, montagne e deserto sono a portata di mano (FOTO)

Trovarsi in una chiesa cattolica in un Paese arabo. Si può partecipare, se si vuole, a un rito religioso celebrato da un sacerdote. Con la tolleranza …