Jamie

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London In 1927, Recreated Shot For Shot

You might remember this remarkable short film by Claude Friese-Greene, showing the London of 1927 in colour. Well, someone only went and recreated it …

Dr. Orbell's Unlikely Quest: New Zealand's Bush Moa

<i>How a New Zealand physician’s boyhood dream led to the rediscovery of a lost species</i><p>Cryptozoology—literally meaning “the study of hidden animals”—is …

A Hive of Mysterious Danger

This essay was a first place winner in the 2010 Editors’ Prize.<p>The full text of this essay is not currently available online.<p>If you we re to remove …

Required Reading from Journalism Professors

Below, six syllabi from journalism professors on what you should be reading.<p>“The purpose of this course is to teach students how to write publishable …

23 Signs Your Pet Is Actually Your First-Born Child

The United States birth rate just hit a record low, as more and more twenty- and thirty-somethings are putting off the parenting phase of their lives. But make no mistake, they're still spoiling, coddling, primping and using baby-talk. It's just directed at ... furrier companions. Have pampered …

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It’s no secret I love flowers – in my apartment, on my desk, or as a pattern on my dress. Pressing fresh flowers is a great way to preserve their natural beauty, and by decorating your phone case with them, you can showcase their vivid colors and add a little touch of nature to an otherwise …

I worked on the US drone program. The public should know what really goes on

Whenever I read comments by politicians defending the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Predator and Reaper program – aka drones – I wish I could ask them a few questions. I'd start with: "How many women and children have you seen incinerated by a Hellfire missile?" And: "How many men have you seen crawl …

Secrets Of The Hammersmith And City Line

Geoff Marshall, the Guinness World Record holder for visiting all stations on the Underground in one day, turns his eye to the little-known features …

You Are Not So Smart podcast 014: How stories can change beliefs and behaviors

YANSS: RSS | iTunes | Download this episode | Stitcher<p><i>You are Not So Smart is hosted by David McRaney, a journalist and self-described psychology</i> …

The Art of the Christmas Truce

A tradition forged in Europe during World War I finds modern expression everywhere from South Sudan to Colombia.<p>Ninety-nine years ago today, something strange happened on the Western Front: It fell silent. World War I had only just erupted that summer, but the fighting had already proven fierce, …

Dr Who and the Daleks recap: the non-canon version with doddery Doctor

'I don't know where we are' – Dr Who<p>Today, as you might have noticed, is the Day of the Doctor. Doctor Who's 50th anniversary is here, and it's an event on an unprecedented scale. A special episode – an extended, all-star, 3D special episode – is being shown around the world tonight, on TV and in …

Doctor Who: 50th anniversary - GuardianWitness

Should I Use an Alternative Keyboard Layout Like Dvorak?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I keep hearing about how great alternative keyboard layouts like Dvorak or Maltron are, but I'm not really convinced that I need to …

Ergonomics

Dispelling some Medieval armour myths (with cool pics)

This might spring to mind when you think of medieval armour<p>This is a really awful modern reproduction, this is why people think medieval armour was …

American Spirit: A History of the Supernatural [rebroadcast]

Incredible Colorized Slides of Africa from 1896

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, naturalist and taxidermist Carl Akeley led a series of expeditions to Africa to collect specimens for the Field …

We really nailed it with the @shutterstock swag this year! #HOWlive

Sleep Facts: 12 Things We Learned At The Harvard Corporate Sleep Health Summit

Sleep has been called the "third pillar" of health, along with nutrition and exercise, yet according to the CDC, 35 percent of Americans report getting fewer than seven hours of sleep a day. Meanwhile, the typical nightly recommendation for an adult is 7-8 hours.<p>We feel the effects of sleep …

Challenging 'It's not as good as the book'

The Weeklies

In the Denver suburbs, as in much of the U.S., the Great Recession turned formerly stable families into the new homeless—and left many living in …

Empathy

Why Is American Health Care So Ridiculously Expensive?

It would be nice to say that high prices are a bug of our medical system. But they're a feature. They're part of a choice we've made.<p>The U.S. medical system is absurdly expensive. You knew that already. But you probably didn't realize just how absurdly expensive it is compared to other …