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Google's AI has written some amazingly mournful poetry

Artificial intelligence can control self-driving cars, beat the best humans at incredibly complex board games, and fight cancer; but one thing it …

The History of Pizza, in Eight Slices

Pizza has come a long way from its ancient origins. In the latest installment from PBS’s Idea Channel on YouTube, host Mike Rugnetta takes viewers …

So Hot Right Now: 11 Chilies You Should Know

Over the past decade, I've watched with joy as America has finally figured out what I (and the rest of the world) have known all along: Spicy food rules. New hot sauces are debuting almost weekly; Mexican, Thai, and Korean cuisines are as mainstream as the hamburger. I love it. As a certified …

Mario Batali & Katie Parla's Guide to Eating in Rome

Hint: There's plenty of cacio e pepe.<p>When Mario Batali tells you he likes your food blog and asks if you can meet for breakfast, your answer is obviously yes. So began Batali’s friendship with food journalist Katie Parla (he even wrote the forward to her new cookbook, <i>Tasting Rome,</i> out this month). …

19 of America's most surreal travel destinations

From massive underground caves to rainbow-clad natural formations, the country is teeming with breathtaking spots that leave travelers in awe.<p>We've put together a collection of 19 such sights to visit in the US, from the world's largest gypsium dunefield to shimmering ice caves hidden within a …

Lunar New Year 2016 in Pictures

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20 destinations you must visit in 2016

1. Park City, Utah<p>Park City has always provided an excellent base for exploring Utah’s best ski areas and enjoying the epic quantities of light, fluffy powder snow for which the state is renowned.<p>This season the resort town, chock full of lively bars and restaurants, becomes an even better hub for …

How Jane Vonnegut Made Kurt Vonnegut a Writer

Kurt Vonnegut, at age twenty-two, didn’t know what to do with himself. It was autumn, 1945. He was back from Europe, having survived the firebombing of Dresden as a prisoner of war, and he had convinced the love of his life, Jane Cox, to marry him. Beyond that, he had no positive ideas, only …

The blind woman who switched personalities and could suddenly see | The Star

That’s when Waldvogel began doubting the cause of B.T.’s vision loss. It’s unlikely that a brain injury of the kind that can cause cortical blindness …

The Brain

Best Trips 2016

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. Whether it’s Botswana's Okavango Delta or Brazil's beaches, these 20 go-now destinations will get you packing.

Travel Photography

50 trips everyone should take in the US in their lifetime

America has been called a lot of things: beautiful, majestic, wild, and great. It's all those and more.<p>Whether you're driving down the Pacific Coast Highway, whale watching in Cape Cod, or embracing your inner child at Orlando's Disney World, the US is full of incredible surprises.<p>From the East …

National Parks

Life-changing trips: 17 places that can reshape your world | CNN Travel

Travel

Photos: What using the toilet looks like around the world

While in some parts of the world “improved sanitation” means getting a high-tech Toto toilet—self-cleaning and with a heated seat amongst other comforts—for a large part of humanity, it means having a toilet at all. According to the latest data from UNICEF—the United Nations Children’s Fund—2.4 …

Venezuelan Hot Sauce Has a Secret Ingredient: Ants

Tourists visiting Kumarakapay, a remote village in Venezuela’s Gran Sabana region, a vast grassland area within a national park, are in for a spicy treat. Villagers there make a unique hot sauce called <i>kumache</i>. As the National Geographic video shows, making the sauce is a lengthy process, starting …

Nature

Men of Wehrmacht: German soldiers during WW2: Part 2

THE FIGHTING SPIRIT OF THE GERMAN SOLDIER<p>The War was lost for Germany once it became a War of attrition with the Soviet Union and America--a war with …

German Soldiers. WEHRMACHT. Rare Images: Part 5

A German 50 mm anti-tank gun hits a T-34 tank<p>The humn side of the Wehrmacht. A German officer feeds a squirrel<p>A German V-2 rocket on the …

Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Over the past decade, we have learned how our brains are hardwired for emotional contagion. Emotions spread via a wireless network of mirror neurons, which are tiny parts of the brain that allow us to empathize with others and understand what they’re feeling. When you see someone yawn, …

Dr. Seuss' Raunchy, Forgotten WWII Cartoons Are Coming to TV

They were boozy, they were sex-laden, they taught soldiers a thing or two about life.<p>It was 1943, the thick of World War II, and the U.S. Army Air Force First Motion Picture Unit needed to lift spirits and shed light on military behavior. So they turned to professionals: <i>It's a Wonderful Life</i> …

Mind control still sounds like the stuff of sci-fi movies. But it’s coming closer, with implants that can help people with paralysis and, further off, devices to send thoughts between humans<p>Ahundred electrodes are pressed tightly against my scalp and a mixture of salt water and baby shampoo is …

Neurophilosophy

Listen kids, not everyone is a winner

<b>(CNN) —</b> My son never played T-ball. And I absolutely refused to sign him up for the 6-and-under soccer and football leagues. All those kids running around like maniacs decked out in the latest sports gear, with lunatic parents screaming like they were at the Super Bowl, and well-meaning but …

Kent State

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Stephen Colbert on Learning to Accept the Deaths of His Father and Brothers: 'I Love the Thing That I Most Wish Had Not Happened'

Stephen Colbert has revealed that the joy he uses in his comedy comes from the darkest place in his life – the tragic deaths of his father and two …

70 Years Since the Dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Japan

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How Dick Cheney Looked on 9/11

On October 13, 1806, Hegel, the German philosopher, looked out his window and saw Napoleon ride by on a horse. “I saw the Emperor—this world-soul—riding out of the city on reconnaissance,” he wrote that night, in a letter to a friend. “It is indeed a wonderful sensation to see such an individual, …

This Woman Dated and Recorded Her Interactions With 54 Married Men as Part of an Art Project

London-based photographer Natasha Caruana dated over 54 married men in a span of just nine months in hopes of getting a better grip on what an affair …

Interview with Nude/Portrait photographer Milosz Wozaczynski

Fine-art, nude and portrait photographer. Born in 1975 in Szczecin, currently living in United Kingdom. Self-taught photographer. In his work he …

Why is Russia sending bombers close to U.S. airspace?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Russian bombers intercepted by U.S. fighter jets off the California coast on July Fourth could be seen as having raised a metaphorical middle finger to the United States.<p>"Good morning, American pilots. We are here to greet you on your Fourth of July Independence Day," they said, …

The Bitter Story of One of the Korean War's Last American Deaths

Fellow Marines keep watch over their wounded comrade at Easy Med hospital in Panmunjom, Korea, on the night before the a<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Michael …

13 Surprisingly Common Mistakes That Make Your Writing Look Bad | Inc.com

When you write a pitch, report, blog post, or company statement, how certain are you that you're using words correctly? Sure, you use a spell-checker, but that catches only spelling mistakes and the simplest of grammar goofs.<p>You need to do better because misusing any of these common phrases will …