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Interesting facts that make you think twice

The world is a fascinating place, and it's full of weird and interesting facts that you might have never realized were true.<p>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 …

Mosquitoes

Copenhagen's morning traffic isn't what you'd imagine in a big city

The phrase "rush hour" typically conjures a mental image of cars and trucks lined up bumper-to-bumper, honking and frustrated at their immobility. …

Never tell a woman to “smile”: An earnest plea to the good men to sit down, shut up and listen

Not being that jerk who whistles at women is not enough. All men have a responsibility to fight street harassment<p>A woman waits at the bus stop, having just received some bad news. A man tells her to smile because she's "too pretty not to."<p>A man walks close to a woman on the street and whispers to …

Feminism

Here Are 50 Bob Ross Quotes That Will Make Today Better

October 29 is Bob Ross' birthday. The late painting instructor, famous for his storied, 11-year run as the host of "The Joy of Painting," would have turned 73 years old in 2015, were he the immortal personification of happiness born from a pristine canvas in 1942 with the sole purpose of teaching …

Art

This new tool will make astronauts' lives a lot easier

There’s a great scene in <i>Apollo 13</i> where a group of NASA engineers are dumping out boxes of materials that can be found on the spacecraft, which is in …

3D Printing

How the US government helped McDonald’s climb out of its sales rut

Last week, while basking in the glow of (finally!) having a positive sales quarter, McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook noted that the growth was driven, at least in part, by a simple recipe change: putting butter, instead of margarine, back in Egg McMuffins.<p>“Customers appreciated the change and we …

McDonald's

I'm white in Barcelona but in Los Angeles I'm Hispanic?

"You're not white, where are you from?"<p>This is how I was greeted a few months ago by a young Black man I interviewed in Los Angeles for a story I was working on.<p>Having lived in the United States for more than six years, the question did not surprise me, as it was not the first time I had to answer …

Los Angeles

This bizarre experiment just produced the best evidence yet of the universe's 'spooky' side

Well, almost.<p>The idea is part of quantum mechanics, a theory of physics that describes how the cosmos works on the tiniest of scales. Specifically, scientists are squirming over a bizarre phenomenon of quantum mechanics called "entanglement," where one particle can instantly influence another — …

Quantum Mechanics

La prima casa galleggiante e riciclabile al 100%: realizzata da un italiano

Tunisia, 19 morti in attacco a museo, c'è almeno 1 italiano | Prima Pagina | Reuters

TUNISI/ROMA (Reuters) - Sono almeno 19 i morti, tra cui almeno un italiano, nell’attacco compiuto oggi da militanti a un museo nel centro di Tunisi, vicino alla sede del Parlamento, ha detto oggi il premier tunisino Habib Essid.<p>Funzionari di polizia fuori dal Parlamento oggi a Tunisi. …

Cara Delevingne nel trailer italiano di Città di Carta, dall'autore di Colpa delle Stelle

Dopo l’assaggio di ieri, ecco che arriva il trailer italiano di <i>Città di Carta</i>, in originale <i>Paper Towns</i>, la pellicola ispirata al romanzo di <b>John …

iCub è un bambino robot parlante e senziente, tutto italiano.

Sembra una fiaba, un film di fantascienza, invece è tutto vero: <b>iCub</b> è un bambino robot, interamente sviluppato dall’<b>Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia</b>. …

Il design italiano a Tokyo

Patricia Urquiola firma il flagship store giapponese di Molteni&C<p>Sorge nel conosciutissimo <b>quartiere di Minami Aoyama</b>, che confina con i giardini del …

Cenerentola ancora primo al boxoffice italiano

Le fiabe vanno di nuovo di moda (o forse non sono mai passate di moda): <i>Cenerentola</i> è ancora primo al boxoffice italiano, incassando alla seconda …