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Your Creative Calendar: 73 Things To Do, See, And Hear This April

• <i>Furious 7,</i> opens April 3. The addition of Jason Statham to this franchise hinted at in the final moments of <i>Fast & Furious 6</i> slaps a jetpack onto the …

37 incredible drone photos from across the globe that would be totally illegal today

One of the most interesting ways to utilize drone technology is photography. Photographer Amos Chapple knows this better than most. As soon as consumer drones came on the market, Chapple knew he needed one. After purchasing one and learning how to fly it, he began traveling the globe, photographing …

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Artist CJ Hendry Draws 50 Photorealistic Foods in 50 Days | Colossal

<p>Starting in February, Brisbane artist CJ Hendry embarked on an ambitious drawing project, the creation of 50 food drawings in 50 days, with a new …

The Weird Science of First Impressions

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past five years of working as a journalist it’s that success can come down to the two seconds after you first meet someone.<p>Do you want to be a cryptocurrency millionaire?Don't get your hopes up.VISIT HARD …

The Quiet Revolution Turning Roadsides Into Nature Reserves

Monarch butterflies once coursed through North America in clouds so dense they darkened the sky. Now their migrations have dwindled to an uncertain …

The 11 greatest children’s books

19 Real-Life Ads from the Mad Men Era

Volkswagen, April 11, 1960 Early in Season 1, Don Draper comes across this Volkswagen ad in an issue of LIFE Magazine. H<p>... VIEW MORE<p>LIFE Magazine<p>1 …

America’s Immortal Cereal

The weird, wonderful story behind Corn Flakes, an Object Lesson<p>I was eating a bowl of Corn Flakes in my apartment and I picked out a single flake, looked at it, and wondered what it was. Of course, I could turn the box around and see the list of ingredients. They were Trader Joe’s Organic Corn …

World's most visited palaces and castles

When Do Official Documents Belong to the Public?

Hillary Clinton is hardly the first government officer to try to keep her correspondence private. The fight over her emails echoes battles that stretch back to the inception of government archives.<p>Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email address and server to conduct government business as …

How do you dismantle a nuclear submarine?

When nuclear-powered submarines reach the end of their lives, dismantling them is a complicated and laborious process. Paul Marks investigates.<p>Nuclear submarines have long been a favourite in popular fiction. From movies such as The Hunt for Red October to long-running TV series like Voyage to the …

Cheese changed the course of Western civilization

This is the story you’ll often hear about how humans discovered cheese: one hot day 9,000 years ago, a nomad was on his travels, and brought along some milk in an animal stomach—a sort of proto-thermos—to have something to drink at the end of the day. When he arrived, he discovered that the rennet …

A Social Network Designed to Combat Depression

Social networks aspire to connect people, which is a noble but naive goal. When we uncritically accept connection as a good thing, we overlook …

13 Must-Read Books for April

April showers mean plenty of rainy days to curl up with a good book. If you’re looking for some buzz-y books to add to your reading list, you can’t go wrong with the 13 on this list. From your favorite ’90s scary story teller, R. L. Stine, to a gripping memoir by Ernest Hemingway’s granddaughter, …

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The Internet’s Most-Read Stories, All In One Chart

What does the Internet think about? More than just cats and Kim Kardashian, according to this interactive visualization. Funders and Founders crunched data from Ahrefs Content Explorer, which finds shared content on any topic, to unearth the most-shared articles from each top English-language media …

This is why it’s so hard to tell left from right

Do you ever have trouble telling right from left? For example, you’re taking a driving lesson and the instructor asks you to take a left turn and you pause, struggling to think of which way is left. If so, you’re not on your own—a significant proportion of our population has difficulty in telling …

America's most generous con artist

<b>For decades, Mark Landis donated art to museums and galleries across the US. He was feted as a wealthy collector but the pictures were fakes that he had created himself. He was never prosecuted though - he didn't take payment so hadn't broken any law.</b><p>"It obviously isn't a crime to give a picture to …

These Beautiful Photos Capture Everyday Moments in NYC's Outer Boroughs

Photographer William Meyers documented ordinary life outside Manhattan in the 1990s and 2000s.<p>In the 1990s, photographer William Meyers started leaving his home in Manhattan for the outer boroughs. He'd take the subway to random stops in Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, or the ferry to Staten …

6 important things to know about how your brain learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

I was in the CIA for 25 years — Here's how I explained my job to my kids

"Dad, what do you do?" my 13-year-old daughter Peggy asked about six months after we had settled into our home in North Thailand.<p>She had been observing my strange comings and goings, my home office with its safe, map, and cameras, and my frequent hushed conversations with a variety of visitors. She …

The last places on Earth with no invasive species

Pockets of land and water that are free from ‘alien’ species are few and far between, finds Rachel Nuwer. Yet could we reverse the tide of these pests?<p>When Piero Genovesi received my email, his interest was piqued. Is there anywhere left, I asked, free from invasive species? Genovesi chairs the …

The Complete Fall 2015 Trend Guide

4 cities, 1 season. Let's go.<p>Fashion month has come to a close, and while we had a lot of fun out there on the streets, the real point of all of this, of course, is to look forward to next season. Watching every single runway show from all of the cities has taught us a lot, so here, we rounded up …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

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Exploring The Technology Behind The Head Museum On ‘Futurama’

In the very first episode of <i>Futurama</i>, when Fry is trying to escape Leela and her career chip implanting device, he decides to hide in the nearby head museum, where the heads of prominent pop culture and political figures are kept alive in jars. He has a friendly chat with Leoanrd Nimoy, and runs …

Exposing Asia’s Fashion Empires

The fortunes of many global brands are now in the hands of a few powerful families pondering what comes next for their fashion dynasties.<p><b>HONG KONG,</b> …

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 …

Teenage Jihad: Inside the World of American Kids Seduced by ISIS

On the day he planned to make his sacred journey, or <i>hijra</i>, to the Islamic State, 19-year-old Mohammed Hamzah Khan woke up before dawn at his house in …

Meet the real Don Draper

Ahead of a London exhibition of his work, 101-year-old illustrator Mac Conner tells Hermione Hoby about life as one of the original Mad Men on Madison Avenue<p>The Upper East side of Manhattan can feel like a place that time forgot. Here are the green curves of Central Park, same as they ever were, …