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This Map Shows Where Your House Was on Pangea

The view might have been a little bit different<p>Earth has changed a lot over millions of years, but real estate is forever. That's the idea behind software engineer Ian Webster's tool which allows users to find where their home address would have been on the ancient mega-continent Pangea.<p>The tool …

Earth Science

In lost interview, Stanley Kubrick explains the ending of 2001: A Space Odyssey

Fifty years since it was first screened, <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i> continues to cause confusion and debate. Stanley Kubrick’s epic film reimagined what …

Stanley Kubrick

Meet The “Kratom Warriors” Who Say This Plant Will End The Opioid Epidemic

Is kratom the answer to the opioid crisis — or the start of a new one?<p><b>By the time Courtney True</b> found the Reddit thread about kratom in December 2016, she hadn’t touched an opioid for 48 hours. She was in bad shape — stomach cramps, diarrhea, jitters, hot sweats, cold sweats, and body aches that …

kratom

Japanese hermit forced to give up his remote island paradise after nearly 30 years living naked and foraging for food

Masafumi Nagasaki was living in a state of perfect bliss, spending his days wondering naked and alone on a Pacific island, watching baby turtles hatch from eggs and foraging for food.<p>That is, until reports of his ill health prompted police to take him away from his Robinson Crusoe-like existence …

Japan

Time to implement a simple idea that could save our planet: stop eating meat

<i>By Paul Stapleton</i>Two recent studies reported in the news, plus a weather event here in Hong Kong, point to a possible dire outcome for the world, but …

Climate Change

13 Mind-Blowing Dystopian Novels We Think You’ll Love

May the odds be ever in your favor.

A blockbuster gene-editing tool has been linked to cancer — here's how worried you should be

Earlier this week, reports linking the blockbuster gene-editing tool CRISPR to cancer in two studies sent investors scrambling to pull out of companies working on the technology, which is being studied for use in everything from food to medicine. The tool's precise cut-and-paste approach to gene …

New studies point to climate change's affects on global corn crops and vegetables—and it's bad

While our current administration lines the pockets of old men, the rest of the earth continues to heat up. Humanity is facing major obstacles as a …

10 Books You Pretend To Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books - but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it's …

7 Gmail tips every emailer should know

Google overhauled Gmail with a new look and a host of new features including Smart Compose, and you can get the new Gmail right now. While the new additions are appreciated, Gmail has a number of oldies but goodies that you may have overlooked. Here are seven such features that make Gmail …

Apps

This Surprising Costco Newcomer Has Sold 1,000,000 Times in Less Than 60 Days

We're so curious to try it for ourselves.<p>Up until recently, unless you were making your own, veggie burgers were mostly frozen patties made from soy, …

Why the pharmaceutical industry is giving up the search for an Alzheimer’s cure

Thanks to modern healthcare and improved living standards, life expectancy is predicted to surpass 80 years in most parts of the world by 2050. That’s the positive.<p>The negative is that will push the number of people in the world over the age of 60 to more than 2 billion, which in turn will make …

Dementia

This Osteoporosis Drug Has a Surprising Side-Effect. Scientists Say It Could Cure Baldness

Researchers may have discovered a new cure for baldness using a drug initially intended to treat osteoporosis.<p>Scientists from the University of …

Slip Into Sigur Rós' Beautiful 'Liminal' Mixtape

Liminal space can be both a beginning and a transition — it's the threshold that floats between worlds. When you just need to drift into nothingness from the aches of daily life, that unending quality makes for good ambient music, no?<p>After a few albums that could almost be called pop, Sigur Rós has …

See 30 Amazing Places in North America

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>From stunning natural vistas to grand urban landscapes, from Canada to the Caribbean, these breathtaking photos transport you across the continent.<p>Home to nearly 600 million people, North America's immensity is matched only by its diversity. Simmering volcanoes, dazzling …

National Parks

15 Apartment Soundproofing Tips without Renovation

Unless you’re one of the lucky ones who lives far out in the country, noise pollution is almost always a problem. From vehicles driving past your …

13 Stunning New UNESCO Geoparks You Cannot Miss

If you’re looking to travel to a place that inspires a sense of wonder, these new geoparks may be the answer. A Geopark is a UNESCO-designated area …

Here's why you should always check your hotel room for bedbugs, and how to do it

• <b>When you're traveling, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) told INSIDER you should check for bedbugs everywhere you stay.</b>• <b><br>That's because</b> …

Atmospheric Black Carbon Density

Black carbon, or soot, is formed from the burning of fossil fuels and biomass and lingers in the atmosphere for days or weeks before being deposited …

Underrated Wide Receivers 101

W henever I’m about to play against one of the top receivers in the league, I always get a reporter or somebody who asks me if I’m going to prepare …

NFL

Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

I'm a millionaire who creates zero jobs. Why do I pay less tax than you? | Morris Pearl

Our tax code is deliberately designed to reward money over work, and the corporate tax cut financially rewards companies for moving money and jobs overseas<p>In 2013, just a few years after the 2008 financial crisis, I was part of BlackRock’s Financial Markets Advisory Group working for the Greek …

Finance

World's Cheapest Space Explorer Plans to Build Lunar Structures

India, which sent an orbiter to Mars at about 1/10th the cost of NASA’s Maven probe, is examining how to build habitations on the moon.<p>“ISRO, along …

Surprise! Cutting emissions doesn’t just help polar bears, it saves people, too.

More stringent climate regulations could save as many as 153 <i>million</i> lives, according to a study published this week in Nature Climate Change. The …

Global Warming

One-fifth of Americans are responsible for half the country's food-based emissions

And the emissions might not come from where you think.<p>There’s no such thing as a truly average American. With more than 300 million people, it’s impossible for one person to perfectly embody the average or median for a set of variables, especially something as personal as what we eat. But usually …

A judge asks basic questions about climate change. We answer them

California is a hotbed of climate change activism, so it perhaps wasn’t a surprise to see the cities of San Francisco and Oakland sue the world’s largest oil companies last year for allegedly knowing about the dire consequences of global warming while seeking to downplay or deny it.<p>More striking is …

Climate Change

Abandoned Olympic Venues From Around The World Or Why It’s The Biggest Waste Of Money Ever

The Rio Olympics is the 28th Summer Olympic games. The first one took place in Greece in 1896 and since then the event has been held in 19 different …

Rio Olympics

Banksy’s Back in New York City

The last time he made work in New York City, Banksy, the famous street artist, had trouble finding locations. “Most of the empty lots I planned to …

Astronaut Scott Kelly’s DNA Changed in Space

Identical twin astronauts Mark (left) and Scott Kelly are subjects of NASA’s Twins Study (via NASA)<p>Nature: 1, nurture: 0.<p>After spending nearly a year …

Countdown to the Kirkland Museum Opening

The new Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art will officially debut on Saturday, March 10. But it's already a Mile High landmark, one of the most …