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How Deep Does Vladimir Putin's FSB Have Their Hooks Into Hillary Clinton?

Earlier in the month I posted on the subject of who will be the guaranteed winner in November. That winner, I concluded, is Vladimir Putin:<p>As …

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The great misconceptions of the First World War

Eleven leading historians explode some major myths that have clouded our understanding of the Great War over the past 100 years...<p><i>This article was</i> …

A Final Solution? Nazi Policy Towards the Jews

A Satanic conspiracy designed from the beginning to eliminate European Jewry? Or ad hoc responses aimed at replenishing Nazi zeal and producing …

Domus Aurea In Its Full Glory Shown Via Superb 3D Animations

Beyond the ambit of military triumphs, the Romans were known for both their architectural and engineering prowess. And sometimes such scopes of …

The cult of memory: when history does more harm than good | David Rieff

It is a truism that we must remember the past or else be condemned to repeat it. But there are times when some things are best forgotten<p>As a reporter in the Bosnian war, in 1993 I went to Belgrade to visit Vuk Drašković, the Serb nationalist politician and writer who was then leading the mass …

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Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people? | Ian Sample

A series of experiments has produced incredible results by giving young blood to old mice. Now the findings are being tested on humans. Ian Sample meets the scientists whose research could transform our lives<p>On an August morning in 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray sat in a conference room at the Veterans …

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12 Cheap Smoker Hacks for Your Summer Cookouts

For penny pinchers, apartment dwellers and, well, everyone else, smoking food at home is now within reach more than ever before. With hacks to transform even gas grills into wood-fire-infusing devices, inexpensive oven <i>and</i> stovetop solutions, plus handheld toys that can manage to smoke ice <i>without</i> …

“Vanity capital” is the new metric for narcissism, and analysts say its value worldwide is greater than Germany’s GDP

Last month, Bank of America Merrill Lynch released the compellingly titled report, “Vanity Capital: The global bull market in narcissism,” which put a price tag on the amount we spend globally on products and services that enhance our appearance or prestige. That price tag is huge: $4.5 trillion, …

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The Wedding Sting

How a police department tried to save a failing Rust Belt town by luring all the local drug dealers to one party<p>There was a drug deal going down that night in rural Michigan. It was September 4, 1990, just after sunset in the town of Owosso, population 16,360. There, about 90 miles northwest of …

Meet The Weather Underground’s Bomb Guru

In an excerpt from his new book about 60s-era radicalism Vanity Fair special correspondent Bryan Burrough delves into the disastrous Village townhouse explosion caused by the Weather Underground, and introduces the man who became the group’s “bomb guru” in its wake.<p>Ever since 9/11, the threat of …

This Site Visualizes Your Death

And your birth, plus everything in between.<p>Ever wonder how you fit into the teeming swarm of humanity, statistically? Now in beta, Population.io is a great new site designed by Benedikt Groß (previously featured on Co.Design for his typeface made up of satellite imagery) that visualizes your place …

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The mind-bending effects of feeling two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology

Mother’s Little Anti-Psychotic Is Worth $6.9 Billion A Year

The best-selling drug in America isn’t what you think—and it’s a whole lot more powerful than you’d expect.<p>Quick: what’s the top-selling drug in the …

Schlotzsky's Adds Gluten Free Bun & Protocols

Adding gluten-free friendly options to menus is a big restaurant-industry move this year. Udi's Gluten Free is definitely reaping the rewards too. In …

What it took for Elon Musk’s SpaceX to disrupt Boeing, leapfrog NASA, and become a serious space company

<i>This story has been corrected.</i><p>The Space Exploration Technology rocket factory is a large, white hangar-like building near Los Angeles international airport, with a parking lot filled with late-model motorcycles and Tesla electric cars. The vast metal structure once churned out 747 fuselages for …

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The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech

If your image of a computer programmer is a young man, there's a good reason: It's true. Recently, many big tech companies revealed how few of their female employees worked in programming and technical jobs. Google had some of the highest rates: 17 percent of its technical staff is female.<p>It wasn't …

Tasty Yummies Health Snacks | Soft Pretzel Bites Recipe (Vegan option)

We go to Disneyland a lot, we have season passes, it is just up the road and it’s magical – so duh, why wouldn’t we? Disney is super gluten-free …

How to Cook Flat Bacon

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: A trick for making pretty, flat bacon -- no big wrinkles of fat in sight -- from our test kitchen manager Derek Laughren.</i><p>You can't cook bad bacon. Well, …

The Fading Memory of South Asia's Partition

The survivors of the largest mass migration in history are dying. One organization is scrambling to record their stories.<p>This week, Indians and Pakistanis have been showering the night sky with fireworks, singing patriotic songs, and memorializing national heroes in observation of their respective …

The Law-School Scam

For-profit law schools are a capitalist dream of privatized profits and socialized losses. But for their debt-saddled, no-job-prospect graduates, they can be a nightmare.<p>David Frakt isn’t easily intimidated by public-speaking assignments. A lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve and a defense …

USB 'critically flawed' after bug discovery, researchers say

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1099000/1099384_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524676271_b677eba2374d19f35babc8407be70565<p><b>Cyber-security experts have dramatically called into question the safety and security of using USB to connect devices to computers.</b><p>Berlin-based …

UK set to defy EU by requiring collection of phone and browsing records

The UK government is set to pass emergency NSA-style measures requiring telecom companies to retain records of all web activity and phone calls in Britain for up to two years. That's happening over fears of radicalization of UK Muslims, heading in waves to the Middle East to fight in Syria and …

Vermeer's paintings might be 350 year-old color photographs

<b>Tim Jenison</b>, a Texas-based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in the art world: 
How did Dutch master Johannes Vermeer manage …

We could travel to new worlds in NASA's starship Enterprise

The Board Game of the Alpha Nerds

Before Risk, before Dungeons & Dragons, before Magic: The Gathering, there was Diplomacy. One writer enters international competition to play the …

A wrinkle in time: Finding the ice age in urban Los Angeles

Just beyond the traffic and palm trees of Wilshire Boulevard, hidden beneath the shadows of nondescript office buildings, lie the tar-slicked bones of many thousand long-dead creatures.<p>These unfortunates found themselves mired in the sticky bitumen of La Brea's tar pits tens of thousands of years …