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18 Gmail settings that will change how you think about your inbox

Make your inbox more efficient and effective with these easily overlooked options.<p>When it comes to managing email, you need every advantage you can get.<p>Google recognizes this. The company has packed Gmail with dozens of advanced options that can save you time and add powerful possibilities into …

Google

Patrick Aryee’s gets up close and personal with some of the world’s biggest creatures in his new three-part series. Episode one airs on Sky1, Wednesday 13 June, 9pm

Biologists Have Discovered an Underwater Octopus City And They're Calling It Octlantis

I, for one, welcome our cephalopod overlords.<p>At the end of last year, scientists discovered a small octopus city – dubbed Octlantis – a find that …

Zoology

Why Mongooses All Give Birth on the Same Day

These small, sleek mammals have some intriguing quirks in the animal kingdom—like male childcare.<p>"The motto of all the mongoose family is, 'Run and find out,'" author Rudyard Kipling explains in his 1894 book <i>Rikki-Tikki-Tavi</i>.<p>In true mongoose fashion, then, we decided to investigate these …

Animals

The worst thing about living in each state

1/<p>ALABAMA: It's home to "the worst poverty in the developed world."<p>Justin Sullivan/Getty<p>Part of a 2017 United Nations study on poverty and human …

Demographics

These photos were taken at just the right moment. And the results are stunning.

Most times, our cameras miss the glorious moments brought to us by Mother Earth.<p>The rainbow fades behind the trees before we can find our phones. The …

Great white shark Hilton, 1,326-pound real life 'Jaws,' spotted off Gulf Coast

A real life "Jaws" named Hilton was spotted in the Gulf of Mexico just west of the Florida Keys this week. The great white shark, a Twitter celebrity with more than 22,000 followers, was tagged by OCEARCH —a non-profit organization that researches great white sharks and other apex predators.<p>OCEARCH …

21 Creatures From The Deep Sea That Will Absolutely Give You Nightmares

*Shudders.*

10 Weather Myths Everyone Gets Wrong

Let's get the difference clear between 'weather' and 'climate'.<p>Not everyone is a weather enthusiast. But ever since I was old enough to start forming …

A major climate boundary in the central U.S. has shifted 140 miles due to global warming

A boundary that divides the humid eastern U.S. and the dry western Plains appears to have shifted 140 miles to the east over the past century due to global warming, new research suggests.<p>Scientists say it will almost certainly continue shifting in coming decades, expanding the arid climate of the …

Climate Change

'Xennials' were born in the early '80s — here are all the ways they're different from the millennials they were supposed to be

If you were born between 1977 and 1985, you're officially a member of the microgeneration known as xennials.<p>The term was coined by Sarah Stankorb in a 2014 Good magazine article to describe a group that straddles Gen X, born between 1965 and 1980, and millennials, born between 1981 and 1996, …

The internet's worst-case scenario finally happened in real life: An entire country was taken offline, and no one knows why

LONDON — For years, countries have worried that a hostile foreign power might cut the undersea cables that supply the world with internet service.<p>Late last month, we got a taste of what that might be like. An entire country, Mauritania, was taken offline for two days because an undersea cable was …

Native women are going missing at epic rates. A 19-year-old wants you to know why.

<b>Some college students spend their spring break partying in the Caribbean. This student walked 80 miles in four days to help Native American …

What will happen when Earth's north and south poles flip

Earth's magnetic field is what protects our planet from harmful space radiation. But our protective shield might soon go into a transformation that could threaten the lives on Earth. This video shows what will happen when Earth's magnetic poles flip. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Did you …

This new lynching memorial rewrites American history

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of my first thoughts when I arrived in Montgomery, Alabama, and encountered the spring heat was this: How did enslaved men, women and children endure day after day?<p>It was an odd thought, given that I'm a Southerner, and heat, certainly not spring heat, wouldn't ordinarily be …

Black History

Cutest baby animals from around the world

The entrepreneur who says there's a 'war on normal people' is running for president on a platform of giving nearly every American $1,000 each month

Andrew Yang has spent the last 18 years in the startup world.<p>Most recently, he is the founder of Venture for America, a nonprofit that puts new college graduates in new businesses in emerging American cities. His experiences have led him to one major conclusion: Millions of Americans stand to lose …

Sex Workers Are Canaries In The Free Speech Coal Mine

Marginalized groups often act as "patient zero" for regressive new laws, and a new bill that cuts away broad protections for online speech is no different.<p>You may not have noticed, or you may be pretending you didn’t notice, but Congress last week voted to reverse decades of legal protection for …

The greatest ever female rap tracks – ranked!

<b>10. Foxy Brown – I’ll Be</b><p>This 1996 refixing of René & Angela’s 1985 electro-R&B hit I’ll Be Good remains Foxy Brown’s only UK Top 10 single from her Ill Na Na album, but what a single it is. Its nostalgic revival of soul music cemented a production trend, and helped to propel its guest rapper – a …

Rap & Hip-Hop

A Very High Percentage of Young People Aren't Sure the World Is Round

Which is pretty sad when contemplating the future of the planet, whatever ​shape you think its is.<p>This week, the online pollster YouGov released a survey of 8,215 American adults who were asked if they believe the Earth is flat, a ridiculous and obviously false conspiracy that has become a weirdly …

Flat Earth Society

Largely Forgotten Osage Murders Reveal A Conspiracy Against Wealthy Native Americans

Members of the Osage Indian Nation became very wealthy in the 1920s after oil deposits were found on their land. Then local whites began targeting the tribe. <i>Originally broadcast April 17, 2017.</i><p>Transcript<p>DAVE DAVIES, HOST:<p>This is FRESH AIR. I'm Dave Davies in for Terry Gross. Our guest David Grann's …

Sociology

25 Animal Facts That Sound Fake But Are Actually Totally True

They don't teach you this stuff in school.

How Far in Advance Should You Book a Flight for the Best Price? The Answer Might Surprise You

Hunting down the cheapest airfare isn’t an exact science, but you don’t want to be either too early or too late. Unsurprisingly, there are plenty of …

Generation Z probably has no idea what these 28 things are

So far, Generation Z is shaping up to be a largely inspirational crew — they're fierce activists, proponents of sustainable, plant-based food, and more interested in curating their social media pages than sneaking alcohol out of their parent's liquor cabinets.<p>For all the advancements we know …

A Revival of the 'Green Book' for Black Travelers

The Post-Racial Negro Green Book questions whether it’s safe yet for black people to travel around America freely.<p>The streets of Sacramento, California, have erupted in protests ever since police there shot and killed Stephon Clark, an unarmed African American, on March 18. Last week, Louisiana …

Large crack in East African Rift is evidence of continent splitting in two

A large crack, stretching several kilometers, made a sudden appearance recently in south-western Kenya. The tear, which continues to grow, caused …

Teaching Your Dog "Off"

10 steps to teaching your dog to leave anything alone.<p>When they fill out their evaluation forms at the end of a six-week course, my clients …

What are the smartest animals in the world and how do we know?

There are many members of the animal kingdom that rival our own wits.<p>No other member of the animal kingdom can ace an algebra test or write an A+ essay. But that doesn’t mean other species aren’t highly intelligent. Several members of the animal kingdom have impress cognitive chops and cerebral …

San Diego Zoo

The Enduring Friendship of Wolves and Humans

In their new book, The First Domestication: How Wolves and Humans Coevolved, Raymond Pierotti and Brandy R. Fogg set out to explain how wolves and …