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How This Algorithm Detected The Ebola Outbreak Before Humans Could

Nine days before the World Health Organization announced the African Ebola outbreak now making headlines, an algorithm had already spotted it. …

Robin Williams’ Daughter Zelda Writes A Heartbreaking Letter About Her Father’s Passing

Zelda Williams, the 25-year-old daughter of Robin Williams and the subject of Williams’ final post on Instagram — released a statement about her father’s suicide yesterday, and it is funny and thoughtful and sad and hopeful, which is exactly what you might expect from the daughter of Robin Williams.<p>…

Russell Brand: Robin Williams’ divine madness will no longer disrupt the sadness of the world

The manic energy of Williams could turn to destruction as easily as creativity. Is it melancholy to think that a world that he can’t live in must be broken?<p>• Simon Jenkins on a clown that couldn’t be fixed<p>I’d been thinking about Robin Williams a bit recently. His manager Larry Bresner told me that …

The 200 Best Tracks of the Decade So Far (2010-2014)

Every time we pause to look at the last however many years of music, things seem stranger and harder to pin down. Not the music itself, necessarily, but rather how it reaches us and finds its way into our lives. In 2010, Pitchfork had been regularly using Twitter for just over a year. Streaming …

Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds

A new study which found that readers using a Kindle were "significantly" worse than paperback readers at recalling when events occurred in a mystery story is part of major new Europe-wide research looking at the impact of digitisation on the reading experience.<p>The study, presented in Italy at a …

Africa's Multi-Level Floating Hotel with an Underwater Room

The Manta Resort is a beautiful, multi-room hotel that sits on the Indian Ocean island of Pemba. The spectacular getaway offers not only a place to rest your head for the night, but also some truly breathtaking views from its unique, underwater room. The floating structure, made of local hardwood, …

Map Of The Developing Human Brain Shows Where Problems Begin

A high-resolution map of the human brain in utero is providing hints about the origins of brain disorders including schizophrenia and autism.<p>The map shows where genes are turned on and off throughout the entire brain at about the midpoint of pregnancy, a time when critical structures are taking …

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

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Scientists Track a Great White Shark Across the Atlantic for the First Time

Tagged off Florida, the mature female is now closing in on the U.K.'s Cornish coast.<p>Ever since researchers tagged a great white shark nicknamed Lydia off Jacksonville, Florida, in March 2013, they've been keeping a close eye on her. Their vigilance was rewarded this past weekend when the 14-foot …

Amber Rose, Iggy Azalea, Waka Flocka Flame and Ed Sheeran Recreate the 'Mean Girls' Call Scene

This is almost too good to be true. I would watch the entire movie re-made with this cast! Waka’s “Boo you whore<i>?</i>” is everything.<p>MTV you are getting …

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Ed Sheeran Releases The Music Video For "I See Fire"

Dear Ed Sheeran, Here Are 13 Reasons Why You Are Deservedly 'Sexy'

Ed Sheeran, we have a bone to pick with you.<p>On Wednesday (November 20) it was revealed that Ed had joined a long list of good-looking men like Idris …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Fiji for first-timers: how to choose an island

Fiji is blessed with so much turquoise water, white sand beaches, jungle rivers and authentic culture that it almost seems unfair. Whether you're looking for a decadent resort, family getaway or backpacker adventure, these islands have it all.<p>Wherever you go, expect the warmest welcomes the world …

By The Numbers: America's Best Value Destinations

For a domestic vacation that won't break the bank this year, check out these 50 affordable hidden gems. Hotel search trivago.com has compiled a list of the best value destinations on home turf for 2014. Based on the yearly average overnight price of a standard double room, combined with the …

What The Internet Would Look Like As A World Map

The world of the Internet mirrors the real-world in myriad ways: there are members (we call them populations), websites (destinations to visit), acquisitions of companies (redrawn political boundaries). So what if the Internet could be visualized like our global politics?<p>That’s exactly what …

Drake: High Times at the YOLO Estate

Drake is worried that his waterfall is too loud. He rises from a wicker armchair and walks toward a control pad in the corner of his flagstone patio. …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like "I feel a bit …

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25 Documentaries Every Arts & Culture Lover Needs To Watch Right Now

We've all sat in front of our Netflix accounts, tirelessly sifting through film and television genres like "Dark Biographical 20th Century Period Pieces" and "Quirky TV Shows Featuring a Strong Female Lead," never quite finding that perfect piece of cinematography. Defeated by your own streaming …

Watch: A Captivating Time-Lapse Of Snowflakes Forming In Midair

What does a snowfall look like? Not as it floats down from a gray sky to land upon an outstretched tongue, but as it grows from a single molecule? It looks like some kind of crystal flower, blossoming from a singularity in space-time.<p>Backed by a soft piano nocturne taken from Aphex Twin, Russian …