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19 Pieces Of Non-Human DNA Found In Human Genome

Eight percent of your DNA is alien, in that it’s made up of non-human, viral fragments. In fact, viral fragments are often hiding within the genome …

The Red Circle

• <b>Author:</b> Brandon Webb & John David Mann<p><i>The Red Circle: My Life in the Navy SEAL Sniper Corps and How I Trained America's Deadliest Marksmen</i><p><b>Now including an excerpt from The Killing School: Inside the World's Deadliest Sniper Program</b><p>BEFORE HE COULD FORGE A BAND OF ELITE WARRIORS... HE HAD TO BECOME …

SEAL of Honor

• <b>Author:</b> Gary Williams<p>Lt. Michael Patrick Murphy, commander of Navy SEAL Team 10, posthumously received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroic actions on 28 June 2005 during a fierce battle with Taliban fighters in the remote mountains of eastern Afghanistan. Michael was the first recipient …

The Psychopath Test

• <b>Author:</b> Jon Ronson<p><b>In this madcap journey, a bestselling journalist investigates psychopaths and the industry of doctors, scientists, and everyone else who studies them.</b><p><i>The Psychopath Test</i> is a fascinating journey through the minds of madness. Jon Ronson's exploration of a potential hoax being …

Down the Rabbit Hole

• <b>Author:</b> Holly Madison<p>The shocking, never-before-told story of the bizarre world inside the legendary Playboy Mansion—and, finally, the secret truth about the man who holds the key—from one of the few people who truly knows: Hef’s former #1 girlfriend and star of The Girls Next Door<p>A spontaneous …

Proof of Heaven

• <b>Author:</b> Eben Alexander, M.D.<p>A SCIENTIST’S CASE FOR THE AFTERLIFE<br>Near-death experiences, or NDEs, are controversial. Thousands of people have had them, but many in the scientific community have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those people.<p>A highly trained neurosurgeon …

1491 (Second Edition)

• <b>Author:</b> Charles C. Mann<p>In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492. <br>Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled …

This Tiny House Comes Shipped to You in a Box

And then you can even pack it up again, if you've got the travel bug.<p>If you've got perpetual wanderlust, the POD-iDladla could be your perfect home. Designed by South African architect Clara da Cruz Almeida, this simple, portable house packs up into a 24-square-meter "pod" and ships from place to …

'Go Set A Watchman' by Harper Lee: EW Review

We gave it a <b>D+</b><p>Given the ugly racial plot twists in Harper Lee’s <i>Go Set A Watchman</i>—Atticus is a card-carrying member of the KKK!—it’s somehow fitting …

The Writing Assignment That Changes Lives

Why do you do what you do? What is the engine that keeps you up late at night or gets you going in the morning? Where is your happy place? What stands between you and your ultimate dream?<p>Heavy questions. One researcher believes that writing down the answers can be decisive for students.<p>He …

Goal Setting

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Danny MacAskill releases breathtaking Isle of Skye tricks video

Watch footage of trials rider Danny MacAskill risking life and limb on the Isle of Skye's notorious Cuillin Ridge<p>Danny MacAskill's has made a name for himself as one of the world's most fearless trial cyclists by documenting his exploits in a succession of YouTube videos since 2009.<p>It all started …

Walrus mass on Alaska beach - in pictures

Pacific walrus unable to find sea ice on which to rest in Arctic waters are coming ashore in record numbers on a beach in north-west Alaska. Females give birth on sea ice and the animals use it as a diving platform to reach snails, clams and worms on the shallow continental shelf, but climate …

12 Stunning Photos Show Dozens of Mountaineers Climbing One of the Tallest Peaks in the Alps for a Very Special Reason

A Swiss company that produces mountaineering and trekking equipment recently commissioned a series of pictures to celebrate the first ascent of the Matterhorn ridge in the Alps — and the images are stunning.<p>Shot by photographer Robert Boesch,the pictures show dozens of mountaineers make the …

DIY: Noticeably Improve Your Macro Photography with a Cheap Plastic Cup

Hand-held macro photography presents a lot of challenges, but three of the most prevalent are: subject movement, camera shake, and harsh shadows. …