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Military History

The Ben Carson I knew is gone

<b>(CNN) —</b> I'm not angry about Dr. Ben Carson's latest comments about President Barack Obama for one reason only; they've instead pushed me into a state of mourning as I watch the continued diminishment of a man who had long been a living, breathing icon of Black History Month all by himself.<p>I no …

Ben Carson

Flash Mob "One Day More" (Les Mis...with CC subtitles) - West Des Moines Schools - Welcome Back

Les Miserables

Bear and Cubs Found in New Jersey Family's Swimming Pool

Tim Basso of Rockaway, New Jersey, found a mama bear and her five clubs taking a dip in his family’s swimming pool Tuesday.<p>He told News 12 New Jersey …

New Jersey

Plastic roads may put asphalt to shame

The days of putting up with crumbling asphalt streets might just come to an end. Construction company VolkerWessels has revealed plans for recycled plastic roads that are both more sustainable <i>and</i> more practical than old-fashioned blacktop. Besides reusing material, they'd last about three times …


The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher

When kids can get their lessons from the Internet, what's left for classroom instructors to do?<p>Whenever a college student asks me, a veteran high-school English educator, about the prospects of becoming a public-school teacher, I never think it’s enough to say that the role is shifting from …


Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars - "UPTOWN FUNK" (Sung in CARTOON Voices!)

Bruno Mars

The best document scanners for the iPhone

Do you need to be able to scan documents while on the go in order to stay productive at work? If so there’s no need to cart around your laptop …

This Single Protein Influences How Your Brain Copes With Stress

Scientists have discovered that a single brain protein can make some people more vulnerable to depression than others.<p>New research has suggested that …

The science of Interstellar: 5 TED-Ed Lessons to help you understand the film

Thanks to physicist Kip Thorne’s influence, the latest space-travel film <i>Interstellar</i> features some remarkably scientifically accurate depictions of …

Stronger Earthquakes Predicted for Bay Area—and They Could Come Soon

A new study improves tremor forecasting of major northern California faults.<p>California's Bay Area could face bigger earthquakes—in the near future—than previously predicted, scientists warn in a new study based on the most comprehensive monitoring and analysis to date.<p>In particular, four faults in …

Reddit Goes Bananas Over Little Boy's Curious Request

Sometimes, it only takes a piece of fruit and a hungry kid to create a new meme.<p>A curious and hungry young boy named Carter knocked on his neighbor's …

These World Cup Posters Are A Must-See For Any Soccer Super Fan

Brazilian artist and graphic designer Cristiano Siqueira pulled out all the stops when creating these incredible World Cup team posters for an ESPN campaign celebrating the tournament, which begins on June 12.<p>Each of these posters illustrates one of the 32 teams that will be heading to this year's …

World Cup Images of Brazil - more stunning photos

<b>With less than 12 hours until the opening match, World Soccer brings you some more atmospheric images as Brazil prepares to host the world.</b>


How simple ideas lead to scientific discoveries


This Is Water by David Foster Wallace Full Speech

David Foster Wallace

A 360TB disc that holds data for more than 1 million years?

A major breakthrough in storage technology could dramatically change our perception of data preservation.<p>In the future, we might be able to save our history to a glass storage medium that could potentially outlive humankind. The new type of memory also touts mind-blowing specifications, such as …


Can sustainable eco houses become mainstream?

Well-heeled consumers will never find it hard to splash out on sustainable mod-cons, but is concept truly scaleable?<p>The eco home that Max O'Flaherty designed – which won his firm a coveted EU award at the Royal Institute of British Architects annual awards last month – nearly didn't get built at …


Disruptive innovation is key for a sustainable economy

New ideas, collaborations and business models will help transform systems. We need a centre for innovation, writes Sissel Waage<p>Disruptive innovation is in vogue – for good reason. Businesses need to stay ahead in an environment of continual evolution and change.<p>The trends of change are many and …