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Kicking the Habit: 10 of the Best Books on Addiction

“Not the Opium-eater, but the opium, is the true hero of the tale, and the legitimate centre on which the interest revolves.” Such was the way Thomas De Quincey viewed his relationship with opium nearly two hundred years ago. In some ways, little has changed since.<p>The ten below are some of the best …

Floating Rubbish Bin That Cleans Oceans

Two Australians, Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski, created the Seabin, a floating rubbish bin that can collect plastic bottles, paper, oil, fuel, and …

The Most Moving Personal Essays You Needed To Read In 2015

In no particular order, here are just a few of the many fantastic personal essays we published across BuzzFeed in 2015.<p>Jenny Zhang responded to a white poet’s use of a Chinese pen name with a deeply personal and far-sighted look at the publishing industry’s failure to see excellence when it comes …

How 3-D Printing Body Parts Will Revolutionize Medicine

Welcome to the age of bioprinting, where the machines we've built are building bits and pieces of us.<p>A device the size of an espresso machine quietly whirs to life. The contraption isn't filled with fresh, pungent grounds but, instead, spoonfuls of opaque, sterile goo. Its robotic arm moves …

Face-to-Face With Ancient Civilizations

Changing Planet<p>After a full day of academic talks during the opening of the 2014 Dialogue of Civilizations conference, top archaeologists from around the world put aside their PowerPoint presentations and flew out from Istanbul to distant Adıyaman in far southeastern Turkey to begin the itinerant …

DREAM, a Kayaking Film Full of Surprises

Director Skip Armstrong’s new film <i>DREAM</i>, featuring a fledgling paddler, portrayed by pro Ben Marr, who imagines what it would be like to an accomplished river god, inspired the jury at the 5Point Film Festival to create a new award category: Pure Joy. Check it out to see why. Below Armstrong shares …

High CO2 Makes Crops Less Nutritious

Climate change could increase deficiencies in zinc and iron, new study suggests.<p><b>This story is part of National Geographic's special eight-month Future of Food series.</b><p><b>Crops grown in the high-CO2 atmosphere of the future could be significantly less nutritious, a new study published today in Nature</b> …

Q&A: Polio's History—and Why It's Again Becoming a Threat

Poverty and war have helped spur cross-border outbreaks.<p>After more than half a century of increasingly successful efforts to eradicate polio, the paralyzing and sometimes fatal disease is staging a comeback and crossing international borders.<p>This week, the World Health Organization issued a …

Everything is Connected | Chapter 5: Tribal Parks

Changing Planet<p>The mythical green Sea Serpent adorns the Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks uniforms. As Joe Martin explains, “It reminds us of all the creatures that fly and walk in the world, and the laws of nature by which we all live and die.”<i><br>Photograph by Gleb Raygorodetsky.</i><p><i>Like other indigenous First</i> …

The Words "Boko Haram" Have Become Nigeria's National Synonym for Fear

One Nigerian official's wish for Boko Haram: "Find them, kill them."<p>Learning yesterday that American officials have been dispatched to Nigeria to aid in the search for a group of kidnapped schoolgirls, I was reminded of a revealing interview I conducted, or tried to conduct, in Abuja, the Nigerian …