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Meet Noodle, The Adorable Labrador Puppy Saved From Drowning By Sailors

Like Marley and Me only better. And at sea.

Saving a dog in Naples sea - L'emozionante salvataggio di un cane nel mare di Napoli

Italy

The White House is prepping for a single weather event that could cost $2 trillion in damage

On October 29, the White House's National Science and Technology Council released its strategic plan to prepare for an extreme weather event in space that could destroy satellites, spacecraft, and vital telecommunications systems.<p>Many of these electrical systems depend on one another, which is a …

America's wars have introduced thousands of words to English usage in the US

Speech, much like the world, is in a constant state of flux. The way that wars alter the world, they also modify the way we speak and redefine the way we think.<p>As troops have invaded nations, slang too has invaded our vernacular.<p>As early as the Civil War, military reporter R.W. McAlpine wrote about …

It's time to start talking about a US recession

We're talking about "recession."<p>On the whole, the torrent of US economic data has been pretty good since 2009, which is when the last recession ended. From the labor market to the stock market, the trend has been growth.<p>Lately, however, Wall Street pros from Citi's Willem Buiter to Societe …

Elizabeth Warren just delivered the realest talk on race by any American politician

The progressive favorite talks about the “dark underbelly” of “how America built a great middle class”<p>Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren just further burnished her progressive credentials with a thorough and explicit telling of racial injustice in America, focusing on what she called three …

12 Small Ways To Travel More This Year

We often trick ourselves into thinking of travel as a big-time event -- and the truth is, you're not always going to have thousands of dollars to fund a plane ticket, hotel room and dozens of meals out. But you <i>are</i> always going to have wanderlust, and there <i>is</i> a way to cure it without breaking the …

Author Robert Stone, Known For 'Dog Soldiers,' Dies At 77

National Book Award-winning author Robert Stone was on the fringes of the utopian counterculture of the 1960s — but he preferred to write about what happened when that dream went sour.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>The novelist Robert Stone once said his subject is America and Americans. The America …

There's Nothing Sketchy About This 'Outline'

Rachel Cusk is better known in England than in America; her sharply satirical books about the tolls of family life play better across the Atlantic than here in our often puritanical culture, with its bias towards domesticity. In her controversially bitter memoirs, including <i>A Life's Work</i> and</i> …

You might have to work forever: The honest reality about Social Security and retirement

Many of today’s workers won’t be able to retire at a traditional age and maintain standard of living. So now what?<p>Just 30 years ago, most American workers were able to stop working in their early sixties and enjoy a long and comfortable retirement. This “golden age” of retirement security reflected …

These 'Almost Famous Women' Won't Be Forgotten Again

In <i>Almost Famous Women</i>, writer Megan Mayhew Bergman takes us into the compelling lives of independent, inventive women at the margins of history. These are fictionalized accounts of real-life, risk-taking women who have largely been forgotten, and now are re-imagined by Bergman in her new book — a …

To Sua Ocean Trench Is Your New Happy Place In Samoa

We've seen some amazing secret beaches in our day, but nothing quite blows the mind like a giant aquamarine swimming hole on a Samoan volcanic island.<p>... Right?<p>To Sua Ocean Trench -- whose name literally means "big hole" -- is a 98-foot-deep hole on the Samoan island of Upolu. Intrepid adventurers …

Before The Internet, Librarians Would 'Answer Everything' — And Still Do

Before Google there was — that paragon of accuracy and calm — the <i>librarian.</i> The New York Public Library recently came upon a box of questions posed to the library from the 1940s to the '80s — a time capsule from an era when humans consulted other humans for answers to their daily questions and …

A Long Way Gone

• <b>Author:</b> Ishmael Beah<p><i>My new friends have begun to suspect I haven't told them the full story of my life.</i><i><br>"Why did you leave Sierra Leone?"</i><i><br>"Because there is a war."</i><i><br>"You mean, you saw people running around with guns and shooting each other?"</i><i><br>"Yes, all the time."</i><i><br>"Cool."</i><i><br>I smile a little.</i><i><br>"You should tell</i> …

Becoming Alpha

• <b>Author:</b> Aileen Erin<p><i>One stupid party. One stupid boy. One stupid kiss. And my life was virtually over.</i><p>Tessa McCaide has a unique talent for getting into trouble. Then again, it isn’t easy for a girl with psychic visions to ignore what she sees. Luckily Tessa and her family are leaving California and …

The World Is Flat 3.0

• <b>Author:</b> Thomas L. Friedman<p>This Independence Day edition of <i>The World is Flat 3.0</i> includes an an <b>exclusive preview</b> of <b>That Used to Be Us:</b> <i>How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back</i>, by Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum, on sale September 5th, 2011.<p><b>A New Edition of</b> …

The Omnivore's Dilemma

• <b>Author:</b> Michael Pollan<p><b>One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year</b><p><b>Author of #1 New York Times Bestsellers In Defense of Food and Food Rules</b><p>What should we have for dinner? Ten years ago, Michael Pollan confronted us with this seemingly simple question and, with <i>The Omnivore’s</i> …

How Gary Hart Tried to Change Military History

In 2011, the former presidential candidate and four others—including me—prepared this memo for President Barack Obama. The president has yet to respond.<p>In his January/February <i>Atlantic</i> cover story, I write about politicians' reluctance to reform the military:<p>In the spring of 2011, Barack Obama asked …

A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe

• <b>Author:</b> Michael S. Schneider<p>The Universe May Be a Mystery,<br>But It's No Secret<br>Michael Schneider leads us on a spectacular, lavishly illustrated journey along the numbers one through ten to explore the mathematical principles made visible in flowers, shells, crystals, plants, and the human body, …

The Most Amazing Science And Technology Images Of The Year

We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure<p>Each week at <i>Popular Science</i>, the staff scours the web for the most amazing images from the realms of science and technology. We liked this year's weekly gallery images so much that we compiled our favorite visualizations, …

Who needs modern self-help gurus when a 19th-century novelist had it all worked out? Fortify yourself for the first Jane Austen day with quotes from her novels – and let us know the ones we have missed<p>It’s no longer universally acknowledged that “a single man in possession of a good fortune must be …

Watch These 5th-Grade Girls Send A GoPro Into Space

For years, enterprising students have been launching GoPro cameras into space and posting the results online. The most recent group of students to send a GoPro skyward comes from The Baldwin School, an all-girls school in Pennsylvania.<p>One of 10 schools chosen by edtech company Instructure to get a …

What It’ll Take To Put Humans On Mars, Visualized

Last week, NASA successfully flight-tested its new Orion spacecraft, the first step in the project the space agency says will eventually take humans to Mars. The reason for the test was to see how this new spacecraft would hold up in the extreme conditions it would face on a trip to Mars. But, as …

What does the Guardian bookshop's 2014 bestsellers list tell us about our readers?

Each year, at around this time, we embark upon the strangely fascinating task of compiling the list of bestselling books through the Guardian bookshop over the previous 12 months. What we end up with is always a top 10 that varies wildly from every other UK book retailer, and a unique insight into …

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher review – Hilary Mantel's new collection

Short stories have a way of turning innocent readers into exacting aestheticians. Their brevity invites us to engage with them as formal structures in a way that novels generally don't. We judge them as artefacts even as we consume them as narrative, and consciously or not, we demand all kinds of …

The bleak beauty of Dead Water and Hungry Law, Kershope and Bloody Bush, transcends politics in the Debatable Lands<p>Although this book is pegged to a particular political and historic event – the recent Scottish referendum – it has virtues and insights that transcend the circumstances of its …

The Moor: Lives, Landscape, Literature – review

Rough, wild, cruel and semi-savage: the early reviewers who used these words of <i>Wuthering Heights</i> were also thinking of the landscape in which the novel is set. In popular mythology, moors are a bogland, a badland, an undiscovered bourn from which travellers risk failing to return. The final image …

The Old Ways by Robert Macfarlane – review

"A Journey on Foot", reads the subtitle, but this is the story of many journeys. Fifteen of them are made by Macfarlane himself, along paths in the British Isles and, further afield, in Spain, Palestine and Tibet. He invokes, as he goes, hundreds of previous walkers, and hundreds of pathways – …