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The ‘grieving’ orca mother? Projecting emotions on animals is a sad mistake | Jules Howard

And so, the killer whale known as J35 is back to her old self. She is no longer carrying the dead body of a calf she held aloft in the water for more than two weeks. Her so-called tour of grief has ended, to the relief of a global audience who had become wrapped up in this heart-wrenching animal …

Emotions

Yuval Noah Harari: ‘The idea of free information is extremely dangerous’

Yuval Noah Harari is an Israeli historian who has written two bestsellers: <i>Sapiens</i>, which examined the course of early human history, and <i>Homo Deus</i>, which speculated on where we might be heading as a post-human species. His new book, <i>21 Lessons for the 21st Century</i>, is an exploration of the …

Fake News

The Real Science Behind the Megalodon

Apparently, this dead horse still needs beating: The megalodon is <i>definitely</i> extinct. But <i>The Meg,</i> a summer sharkfest blockbuster set to premiere on …

Habitats

The generation that grew up on Stephen King is taking him back

The author is going through a cinematic renaissance, thanks to directors who grew up as fans.<p>Stephen King is one of mainstream fiction’s great …

Horror

How to Make Money as a Writer in 2018 [Infographic]

When you tell people you’re a writer, one of two things will happen. Either they instantly assume that you earn big bucks or they give you that look …

The Best Kind of Breakfast to Eat, According to Metabolism Experts

If there’s a discussion that we have often at <i>Cooking Light</i>, it’s about whether breakfast is really so important. Readers constantly ask: Will …

Demonized Smartphones Are Just Our Latest Technological Scapegoat

As if there wasn’t enough angst in the world, what with the Washington soap opera, #MeToo, false nuclear alerts, and a general sense of apprehension, …

We’re three million miles closer to the sun in January than we are in July. So why isn't it hot?

It turns out proximity is pretty inconsequential.<p>There’s something about the geometry of space that’s never quite made sense to me. I know that the axial tilt of the Earth is the reason we have seasons, but if a slight angle away from the sun can make me see my breath in winter, why does being …

Astronomy

H. G. Wells versus George Orwell: Their Debate Whether Science Is Humanity's Best Hope Continues Today

In the midst of contemporary science's stunning discoveries and innovations – for example, 2017 alone brought the editing of a human embryo's genes, …

20th Century

The Sexiest Books You'll Ever Have The Pleasure Of Reading

A few years ago, people around the world were completely incapacitated by a literary phenomenon. I saw rows of mothers reading the book in chaise …

Books

Harlequin Romance Excerpts About Office Encounters

Dave strode up to Jessica. He asked her how her weekend was, and deep, deep within her she knew that her response would be “It was good.” Then, out of nowhere, even though her brain was yelling at her to stay quiet, she felt a powerful urge to ask him how his weekend was, too.<p>They entered the …

Elevators

Neal Stephenson on magic, technology, and the lure of long books

One of Justin Trudeau’s and Barack Obama’s favourite writers teams up with Nicole Galland for ‘The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.’<p>If any writer should be …

The Fourth Industrial Revolution Is About Empowering People, Not The Rise Of The Machines

The world is changing. There’s no way around this fact.<p>The Fourth Industrial Revolution is now. And, whether you know it or not, it will affect you.<p>Billions of people and countless machines are connected to each other. Through groundbreaking technology, unprecedented processing power and speed, and …

Artificial Intelligence

5 Ways To Make $1000 Without Leaving Your Home

$1000 a month may seem like a lot to earn as a side hustle. However, it isn’t when you break it down into simple tasks that need to be completed with a dollar amount attached to it.<p>$1000 can be made in the following ways:<p>4 products or services sold for $250 each<br>• 10 products or services sold for $100 …

55 Freelance Businesses You Can Start For Free Tomorrow Morning

Thinking about becoming a freelancer? You’re not alone.<p>Many people around the world are sidestepping their fears, ditching the 9-to-5 lifestyle, and setting out to make money on their own off of their skills and passions. Now’s the perfect time to do so – the demand for creative freelancers has …

Small Business

Love gaming? This Iowa university has created the perfect major for you

Cyndi Wiley predicted a few raised eyebrows when she pitched a new major at Grand View University that focused on computer gaming.<p>"I expected a lot …

Gaming Industry

Universities finally realize that Java is a bad introductory programming language

CS 106A is Stanford University’s introductory programming course. The module – which is also available to view on YouTube – introduces the fundamentals of coding in an accessible way, and lays the foundations for future growth.<p>Throughout its existence, the course was taught using the Java …

Kurt Vonnegut’s Greatest Writing Advice

Today, if you can believe it, makes it ten years since we lost one of the greatest American writers—and, no matter how he tried to deny it, one of …