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The remains of a 19th century colliery building have been uncovered at a mine

Ruined remains of a 19th century colliery building have been uncovered at an opencast mine.<p>The building was discovered during surface mining work at …

Archaeology

Why is Parmesan cheese not vegetarian?

<b>Vegetarians across the land will know just how much it hurts to have to turn down Parmesan cheese, aka Parmigiano-Reggiano, in restaurants.</b><p>This hard …

Italian Food

Mystery of how deep-diving whales avoid the bends may have been solved

Scientists have found clues in the lungs of marine mammals that hint at why the creatures are able to traverse the depths of the ocean without …

Marine Mammals

I Am the One Woman Who Has It All

As an inhabitant of planet Earth, I’ve heard a lot of people ask “Can women really have it all?” and other people respond “You can have it all, just not all at the same time.” Well, guess what, everyone? You’re wrong! I <i>do</i> have it all. Me! I have all of it.<p>I have two kids <i>and</i> the unspoken pressure to …

Breast Feeding

PSA: There’s a new fake Flash Player installer for Macs, and it’s nastier than usual

Macs are not immune to malware, but they are pretty well-protected. By default, macOS won’t allow unrecognized apps to be installed, and it needs the user to agree to override this. Even when they are installed, sandboxing limits the damage that can be done, which is why most Mac malware is …

Operating Systems

Stephen Colbert Mocks Melania & Trump's Hand-Holding Moment By Making A Brutal Comparison

On Tuesday's episode of <i>The Late Show With Stephen Colbert</i>, the host mercilessly took President Trump to task for his awkward interactions with his …

Donald Trump

American Cities Are Fighting Big Business Over Wireless Internet, and They’re Losing

<b>Big business is quietly trouncing cities in the fight over the future of the internet.</b> The results of an obscure, bureaucratic battle inside the U.S. …

Net Neutrality

'Are You Disappointed That I Haven't Died?' – A Conversation with a Terminally Ill Woman

"I sleep a lot, almost as if my body can't really be bothered with the whole staying awake thing."<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Germany</i><p><i>Jasmin Schreiber is a journalist and writer based in Berlin, currently training to offer care to the terminally ill. Her work won't involve medically</i> …

Empathy

How the Trump Show Gets Old

A big slump in season two is a hallmark of the president’s entire career. This time the “show” is the White House, and his response will affect the world. So what are we in for?<p>On September 20, 2004, the director of the Museum of Television & Radio in Los Angeles welcomed a packed crowd to an …

Donald Trump

Pulitzer Prize Winner Andrew Sean Greer Shares How He Wrote An Award-Winning Novel

The author of Less reveals his secret: "The nervous breakdown happened before I wrote the book, which made the writing much easier"<p>With his tremendous fifth novel, Andrew Sean Greer has landed the big fish. Last week, Greer was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for <i>Less</i>, an unforgettable comic …

Books

These are the fastest-growing jobs in every state

Production, teaching and business/financial operation jobs are among the fastest-growing occupations by state in a new study.<p>Now these are growth …

Demographics

The 9 mistakes people making when buying, ordering, and drinking gin — and what to do instead

Whether you've been a fan for years or have only recently picked up on the craze, there's no denying that gin has taken the drinks world by storm.<p>However, from knowing what to buy to ordering the right thing at the bar, there's a lot to know about the juniper-based spirit.<p>To get some answers, …

Alcohol

Sean Hannity Kept Getting Deals on Properties Previously Owned by a Fraudster Specializing in Foreclosures

The TV talker has said that self-proclaimed fixer Michael Cohen had been helping him with real estate matters.<p>The modest 3-bedroom brick house at …

Real Estate

Lax vetting on Trump nominees begins to frustrate senators

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump's pick to lead Veterans Affairs skids to a halt, senators from both parties are voicing frustration that the White House is skipping crucial vetting of nominees and leaving lawmakers to clean up the mess.<p>That sentiment was evident Tuesday on Capitol Hill …

Donald Trump

Your fear of looking stupid is making you look stupid

According to psychological research, the greatest emotional need is security.<p>Who doesn’t want to be liked?<p>Yet, trying to be liked and living in …

Self-improvement

Connect Your Smartphone To Your Car Using Kiwi 4 Vehicle OBD

PLX Devices has once again taken to Kickstarter to raise the required funds it needs to take their Kiwi 4 OBD in car connectivity kit to market. The …

Gear & Gadgets

Gmail’s biggest redesign is now live

Snoozing, nudging, hover actions, and a new sidebar — it’s a mobile app on the web!<p>The world’s most popular email service is getting a big overhaul today. Google is making official the changes we saw leaked earlier this month, with email snoozing, nudging, and confidential mode making their debut …

Google

Swedish archaeologists uncover brutal 5th century massacre

Archaeologists in Sweden have uncovered startling evidence of a massacre more than 1500 years ago, when the inhabitants of a small village were struck down in their houses or as they fled along the street, and their bodies left to rot where they fell – with their treasures including beautiful …

Archaeology

A Guy With Literally Zero Science Background Was Just Made Head Of NASA

Non-Scientist Jim Bridenstine is new head of NASA<p>A man who’s vastly unqualified for the job was just made the head of NASA because President Donald …

Civil Rights

Dark chocolate consumption reduces stress and inflammation: Data represent first human trials examining the impact of dark chocolate consumption on cognition and other brain functions

Data represent first human trials examining the impact of dark chocolate consumption on cognition and other brain functions<p>Findings from two new …

Neuroscience

How To: Create Your Own Search Engine for More Privacy & Zero Trust Issues

While there are a variety of privacy-focused search engines available like StartPage and DuckDuckGo, nothing can offer the complete trust offered by …

Linux

Watch Trump struggle to answer a simple question about Syria

President Donald Trump held a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday afternoon. Soon after the presser began, a reporter asked Trump about his musings on withdrawing US ground troops from Syria — a point he and Macron had discussed in private before.<p>Having watched …

Middle East

How Poetry and Math Intersect

April is both National Poetry Month and Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month, so a few years ago science writer Stephen Ornes dubbed it Math …

Mathematics

The Mystery of the 'Dog Suicide' Bridge

Overtoun Bridge in Scotland is kind of like the Bermuda Triangle of bridges, specifically for dogs with a death wish.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i>.<p>"I've walked the bridge," says Jenna, 20, from Glasgow. "The first time I reached a point, and it was as if the air got thinner and my …

Pets

How To Be A Better White Person

I am asked, frequently, by people who happen to be white and also happen to read my work (or perhaps happened to listen to me speak) how to be a …

Secret Service

Everything You Should Know Before Renting Your First RV

If you’ve never rented an RV for a vacation, you might want to consider this unique method of travel. Renting an RV offers the fun and flexibility of …

Rental Housing

You're cleaning out your car wrong

As winter comes to a close, the spring showers have finally washed off the dirt on the outside of your car. It’s just too bad they can’t clean out …

McDonald's

8 Big Lies About Sugar We Should Unlearn

While we can all agree that sugar isn’t exactly a health food, there’s a lot of misinformation about how sweet stuff should factor into your diet — …

Diabetes

The top 12 cryptocurrencies and what they are—and aren’t—good for - MIT Technology Review

Bitcoin (BTC)<p>Launched: 2009 Market value: $163 billion<p>The strengths: The original crypto­currency, Bitcoin is the largest and most popular blockchain …

Cryptocurrency