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Catching up with Turner Barr of Around the World in 80 Jobs

<b>AY: Can you tell us a little about yourself? What’s your background and how did you get into going all around the world?</b><p><b>TB:</b> My name is Turner Barr. I …

South-east Asia

For the rivers: Reflections on the 2013 Kumbh Mela, India

The Kumbh Mela, believed to be the largest gathering of humanity on Earth, is a Hindu festival hosted every three years in a rotation of four …

Hinduism

US forced to disclose names of indefinite Guantánamo detainees

The Obama administration has been forced to disclose for the first time the names and nationalities of the 46 Guantánamo detainees marked for indefinite imprisonment without trial.<p>Of the 166 men still being held at the prison camp in Cuba, the <b>US</b> government assigned four dozen to a legal limbo where …

Barack Obama

Let This Robot Teach You How To Be Less Awkward

MIT builds a virtual person to help people practice talking to other people, which already sounds like an awkward situation.<p>If you think you're awkward in social situations, and would like the solution to that problem to be as awkward possible, try this: have a robot coach you on how to interact …

Why Men Die Younger Than Women: The 'Guys Are Fragile' Thesis

The 19th century just lost its last living man.<p>Jiroemon Kimura, of Kyotango, Japan, was born in April 1897, lived right through the 20th century and died last Wednesday. He was 116. According to Guinness World Records (which searches for these things), he was the last surviving male born in the …

Documenting the Undocumented

One hot early morning last July, archaeologist Jason De León and his team were collecting artifacts in an empty stretch of the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona. The study area, about 55 miles south of Tucson and 40 miles north of the Mexican border, is traversed by hundreds of thousands of …

Immigration

The Human Voice May Not Spark Pleasure In Children With Autism

The human voice appears to trigger pleasure circuits in the brains of typical kids, but not children with autism, a Stanford University team reports. The finding could explain why many children with autism seem indifferent to spoken words.<p>The Stanford team used functional MRI to compare the brains …

Does a supermoon have a super effect on us?

A supermoon’s pull of gravity creates higher-than-usual tides. But gravity doesn’t affect a human body as much as it does an ocean tide.<p>The term</i> …

Top 21 under-the-radar destinations

From Canada’s Yukon wilderness to the mountaintops of India, these unconventional holiday destinations will lead you off the beaten path and onto an adventure all your own.

Arunachal Pradesh

Five travel startups pave a cleaner way to trip planning platforms

Trip planning can begin as soon as the idea of destination starts to sprout inside the traveler’s mind. It involves not only booking a hotel or …

PAVE

5 Delicious (and Healthy!) Iced Tea Combinations

To upgrade summer's coolest brews, lose the sugar and stir in these extras instead.<p>Sugar Buster = Black Tea + Cinnamon

Nutrition

The Ultimate 'Office' Blooper Video

The Scranton gang lives on in an epic gag reel<p><i>The Office</i> ended its nine-season run last night, and now its fans are wondering what they'll do without …

Comedy

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

What It's Like To See Through Google Glass

But now it's time to reveal what it looks like to actually see through Glass.<p>Google Glass and Android game developer Laura Ockel recently recorded a video of the user interface shown through the Glass device. Ockel and her company, Tesseract Mobile, are also the developers behind the unofficial …

Social Media

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Playlist

Hungry Planet: What the World Eats - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gallery/2013/may/06/hungry-planet-what-world-eats<p>720<p>Californian photographer Peter Menzel visited 24 …

Photography

What Famous Bands Eat & Drink Backstage Visualized

Henry Hargreavesthe talented conceptual photographer responsible for recreating the Last Meals Of Inmates On Death Row is back with another …

David Foster Wallace's Legendary Graduation Speech Is Now An Awesome Short Film

Novelist David Foster Wallace gave a speech called "This Is Water" to the 2005 graduating class at Kenyon College.<p>The speech, which has become legendary, discusses how meaningless daily routines take over our lives and that we have to choose how we think, and what we pay attention to.<p>"This Is …

David Foster Wallace

Home

If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Clever Negative Space Animals

Negative space designs are very hard to create, but designer George Bokhua is a specialist in negative space. He designed this minimalist serie of …

Graphic Design