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Qual foi a primeira colônia a se tornar independente?

ME-141_PeR-42-B<p>TdF sugeriu – Mauro Turpin<p>Foram os <b>EUA</b>. As 13 colônias inglesas que compunham o país declararam independência da Grã-Bretanha em <b>1776</b>. …

Is bacon dangerous? The science behind food trends

Is fat really bad for you? Should we consume less salt? And what’s wrong with gluten, anyway? A science writer and a consultant cardiologist separate fact from fiction<p><b>The great diet food con</b><p>Have you ever wondered why people on diets seem to be on and off them forever? Or why it’s really only people …

Nutrition

The mistake we all make... and the simple experiment that reveals it

A simple experiment questioning people’s response to a picture reveals a common error that hampers our decision making. In an extract from his new book, psychologist Richard Nisbett reveals the ‘mindware’ to help us think smarter<p>Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. At the age of 19, he …

Psychology

The 10 Most Underrated Films of All Time According to Science*

*Science = my opinion.<p><b>Empire Records (1995)</b><p>This movie opened to terrible reviews, but has since become a cult classic, so if you haven't seen it, consider this is your wake-up call. Centering around one epic day at a record store (#RexManningDay), each character brings something different to the …

Tom Hanks

Hear Paul McCartney and Kanye West's Emotional Ballad 'Only One'

The surprise new track is the first in what rapper's rep calls "a prolific musical collaboration between these two legendary artists"<p>D'Angelo …

The best films of 2014 – readers' picks

From book adaptations to chilling thrillers, here are your picks of this year’s best<p>• Our critics’ top 10 • Video: 2014 in review<p>Earlier in the year, we asked for your favourite films of the year so far, and you came out in droves in support for The Lego Movie and Under the Skin. This time round, …

The Roots, Perry Farrell Set for David Byrne, Talking Heads Tribute

Rufus Wainwright, Sleigh Bells' Alexis Krauss and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons also top initial lineup for Carnegie Hall charity concert<p>The Roots, Perry …

10 Cheap Ways To Make Your Kitchen Look Expensive

Little details go a long way.<p>1. Update hardware.<p>Hardware can completely change the look of a piece of furniture and it can do the same for your cabinets. Replace drawer and cabinet pulls for an new unique look that instantly updates your entire space.<p>2. Use lighter colors.<p>A light color on the walls …

Sense: A gadget to change the way we sleep

James Proud’s sleep monitoring device is a step beyond those on the market, sensing a range of environmental factors to help you get a better night’s sleep<p>■ See more from the 20 innovations for 2015 series<p>British entrepreneur James Proud, 23, presents a white sphere the size of a tennis ball …

The 17 best drone videos that gave a whole new perspective to 2014

Drone photography came into its own this year.<p>Quadcopters with cameras got better and cheaper, turning more people into drone hobbyists and professional aerial videographers. Drones were used for cityscapes, nature walks, concerts, real estate listings, disaster surveys, Olympic sports—even …

Music Videos

Why cats never became man’s best friend

Dog lovers will find it baffling that cats are the world’s most popular pet. After all, they’re passive-aggressive, emotionally unavailable, and known for their chilly independence—traits that at most qualify felines for the role of “man’s best frenemy.”<p>It turns out, though, there’s an evolutionary …

Pets

Fortune.com

• 1. To license Fortune articles, excerpts, or headlines for republication in various media (including books, eBooks, film, web, newsletters, …

Print Media

Photographer Creates Clever Pinhole Headgear to Capture Unique Selfies

They say <i>you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.</i> But whenever ‘they’ said that, photographer Ignas Kutavicius clearly wasn’t listening. Case in point: …

15 Reasons Why Vinegar is the Ultimate Cleaning Solution

The secret fix to most household messes was already in your kitchen cupboard.<p><b>1. Kitchen Surfaces and Utensils</b><br>Vinegar has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that make it a good choice for cleaning in the kitchen. Mix equal parts white vinegar and water, then pour it into a spray bottle. Use …

Jim Carrey Facts: 29 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the 'Dumb and Dumber To' Star

Believe it or not, Jim Carrey has graced the big screen for over 30 years.<p>Carrey started off as a stand-up comic in Canada, but veered towards TV and film a few years after his move to Hollywood. The actor landed a variety of roles in no time, and Carrey's big break came in the early '90s on the …

Hard Rock, Harder Times: AC/DC Return Without Two Key Members

Multi-platinum blues-rock band opens up about moving on without Malcolm Young and Phil Rudd<p>The first bad sign came even before AC/DC started …

'Serial': the new podcast that's already a cult phenomenon

Never has a podcast collected a loyal cult following in such a short amount of time like <i>Serial</i>.<p>The nonfiction series, which unravels a story …

Christopher Nolan Addresses 'Interstellar' Plot Holes

The science in "Interstellar" has been a hot debate topic since the movie's release last week. Some scientists have been highly critical of its "bad science"; others, like Neil DeGrasse Tyson, have praised the film for getting black holes, gravity, and relativity right.<p>Now, director Christopher …

This House Is Not for the Faint of Heart

But someone really does live there.<p>If someone suggested that you take up residence in a home perched precariously on a rock pillar, you'd probably balk. Sure, you can't beat the sweeping mountain views, but the phrase "don't look down!" doesn't really inspire a comfortable, welcoming vibe.<p>But for …

5 Things We Learned From Jimmy Page's SiriusXM Interview

Led Zeppelin's guitarist and producer explained the origins of the 'Houses of the Holy' album title and gave more detail on his upcoming solo …

Android Circuit: Galaxy S6 Details, Lollipop's Slow Rollout, Nokia's Android Ambitions

Taking a look back at the week in news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit highlights a number of stories including the Samsung Galaxy S6 leak, reviews of the Nexus 9, will Nokia return with an Android handset, Android Lollipop is available (and needs a bug fix for the power …

Beating the Drop: Gen Y's Obsession with EDM and Instagram

For the past few years or so, I've been in a tortured love affair with the two most vociferous presences in my life: music and social media. While the first is proclaimed dying, broken, or simply dead-broke, the latter is gaining ground at a lightning-fast-4G-LTE-triple-play speed. Despite this …

Social Media

Bono Defends Spotify: 'Let's Experiment. Let's See What Works'

"I'm a spoiled rock star," the singer says. "I'm the wrong spokesperson for this, but if I were starting a band now, aged 17 or 18, I would be very …

Hear Smashing Pumpkins' Guitar-Saturated Rager 'One and All'

The track will appear on the band's upcoming record, 'Monuments to an Elegy'<p>Smashing Pumpkins kick off their latest single, "One and All," with a …

The Science of Conquering Your Greatest Fears

Many things scare me: the huge rock at the bottom of Boulder Garden on Colorado’s Gunnison River that has flipped my kayak numerous times; the chutes off the stormy top of the Big Sky tram; sullen men with clubs who lurk in Kenya’s Ngong Hills (I met them a while back).<p>Can a scientist in an …

The Brain

Bill Murray's 5 Most Underrated Movies

When he's not Ghostbusting<p>Despite Bill Murray's reputation as a freewheeling comedian who loves nothing more than to crash unsuspecting civilians' engagement photo shoots and bachelor parties, there's more to the 66-year-old star than just cooler-than-cool ridiculousness. For every <i>Stripes</i>,</i> …

Bill Murray

5 Health Myths That Aren't True

<b>The truth:</b> Digestion and exercise both need your blood, but as long as you’re not gunning it like Michael Phelps after chowing down, you’re fine. “As with any exercise immediately after eating, you might feel somewhat uncomfortable after a big meal, but it’s very unlikely you’d be completely …

How Politics Breaks Our Brains, and How We Can Put Them Back Together

I’m ly­ing in the met­al coffin of an MRI ma­chine, listen­ing to what sounds like jack­ham­mers and smelling my own breath go stale. My head is …

Barack Obama