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20 fascinating facts that make you think twice

Luckily, the folks over at Reddit have a collection of true facts about life, and we've combed through them to find our favorites.<p>From a creature that can survive the harsh vacuum of space to the odd state sport of Maryland, you're bound to learn something that makes you think twice.<p><i>Note: A shorter</i> …

Reddit

25 Moments That Changed America

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Ancient History

23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

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How Many TV Series Can Your Brain Take?

With hundreds of scripted series to watch on TV and streaming services, some viewers are having a hard time keeping track of dozens of characters and complex story lines<p>By<p>John Jurgensen<p>John Jurgensen<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@johnjurg<p>jjurgensen<p>John.Jurgensen@wsj.com<p>“Game of Thrones” fan …

TV

Inside The Bizarre World Of Scientific Research

Not all brilliant discoveries happen in MIT’s cutting-edge labs or Google’s over-the-top offices. In his new series <i>Ways of Knowing</i>, photographer Daniel Stier documents a less-glamorous setting for innovation: the scientific research institute. What he found tucked away in basement laboratories and …

Science

Dinosaurs on screen: fact or fantasy?

Critics of new film Jurassic World say that the prehistoric creatures look wrong. But how much do we really know about dinosaurs – and when it comes to portraying them on screen, does it matter anyway?<p>If you ever feel the urge to see well-intentioned dinosaur wrongness in all its glory, take a trip …

Paleontology
Donald Trump

Lonely Planet's best places in Europe 2015

Europe is a magical miscellany of peoples and places, and the range of destinations can be overwhelming if you’re planning a trip. To narrow down the choices, we asked our team of Europe-based editors and authors to pick a list of 10 destinations looming large in their travel plans right now.<p>This …

European Travel

13 Apps That'll Teach You Something New Every Day

Superfood for your noggin.<p>The buzz around "brain-training" apps like Elevate, Lumosity, Peak, and others recently came into question after a 2014 study by the Stanford Center on Longevity doubted the effectiveness of brain games to improve your cognitive abilities.<p>The study concluded that …

Apps

The education of Airbnb’s Brian Chesky

<b>By Leigh Gallagher</b><p>Photograph by Michael Lewis for Fortune Magazine<p>June 26, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT<p>How the home-sharing site’s co-founder hacked leadership …

Startups

How Sweden became the startup capital of Europe

Stockholm is the second most prolific tech hub in the world on a per capita basis, behind Silicon Valley. How did that happen and where does it go from here?<p>When Apple, the Silicon Valley veteran that revolutionised the music industry by unbundling the physical album and allowing individual digital …

Watch 'Game of Thrones' mysteries explained (or disproved) with science

Sure, works of fiction are hardly subject to the rules of science, but the folks behind <i>It's OK To Be Smart</i> set out to explain many of the enigmas surrounding <i>Game of Thrones.</i> In the PBS digital short that awaits after the break, topics like the plausibility of Daenerys' dragons, winters that last a …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Enhancing the Feeling of Space: The Cresta Residence Designed by Jonathan Segal FAIA

There are those who say that “Less is more” and then, there are those who express their dissatisfaction and state that “Less is never more—less is …

The Best New Buildings Of The Year

The festival took place October 2nd - 4th at Singapore's Marina Bay Sands, which was also once a WAF Award-winning design.<p>These 29 incredible designs were winners in their respective categories, which included Housing, Villa, and Office. Among the winners are repurposed public spaces, brand-new …

The Tesla Fire Is A Textbook PR Problem - And They Should Fix It

The sole person in the car escaped without harm, and emergency responders eventually extinguished the fire. But it’s not good for any company when consumers see an incriminating photo. All those millions of potential Tesla drivers tend to see is fire + Tesla = something bad happened.<p>The kicker came …

Week in pictures: Viper losing its charm?

Sports Cars

2014-2015 New Cars: The Ultimate Buyer's Guide

Quick Reviews of Every Car You Can Buy<p>Despite generally booming sales so far this year, the auto industry continues to find itself in a state of transition. Fuel economy is on the rise, as are the capability, popularity, and affordability of alternative fuel vehicles like electric cars and plug-in …

Alfa Romeo

Tesla's Elon Musk defends Model S electric car after fire

Tesla Motors Chief Executive Elon Musk moved Friday to put out the financial fire that resulted from when one of the electric car company’s expensive Model S hatchbacks burned up on a roadway near Seattle this week.<p>Writing on Tesla’s website, Musk explained how a big chunk of metal that fell from a …

Koenigsegg planning hypercar with one horsepower per kilo

If this seems crazy (and awesome), that's because it is. According to <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i>, Koenigsegg is planning a car called the One:1 – as in, one horsepower per pound <i>kilogram</i>. Head honcho Christian von Koenigsegg describes this new hypercar as a "money-is-no-object venture" for a dealer in …

Audi RS3 spy shots foreshadow an ultra-hot hatch

Not all vehicle prototypes and mules require heavy camouflage – sometimes they can be hidden in plain sight. That's probably what Audi was hoping for while testing its new RS3 wearing S3 duds, but thanks to some visual and audible telltales, our spy photographers were able to recognize this as a …

Autoblog Green

Tesla told some reservation holders not to expect their Model 3 until 2019<p>The biggest Mini is a relative term.<p>At least it's a real, functioning car as far as we can tell.<p>Emissions from 'gliders' dwarf those from Volkswagen's dieselgate scandal.<p>Bloomberg creates a Tesla Model 3 Tracker to measure …

Elon Musk: Tesla S Fire Would Have Been Worse In A Regular Car

On Thursday I wrote about how the Tesla communications team was handling the recent Model S crash that resulted in a fire near Seattle.<p>The post received some criticism from those who felt I was unduly hard on the PR department, which I said had taken too long to give straightforward answers to …

The Top 100 Websites For Your Career

Last year we inaugurated our first-ever list of the best websites for your career. We took nominations from readers and combed through some 700 sites in order to compile our list of the top 75. This August we put out another call for nominations and got a flood of 2,000 comments, emails and tweets …