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The Grueling Life of a Long-Haul Trucker

12,000 miles a month, surprisingly clean truck stop showers, and dogs riding shotgun — inside the cab with an American road warrior<p>Long-haul trucker Josh Giesbrecht lives a strange and solitary life, spending weeks on the road at a time while hauling cargo from point A to point B, covering vast …

This Face Changes the Human Story. But How?

Scientists have discovered a new species of human ancestor deep in a South African cave, adding a baffling new branch to the family tree.<p>A trove of bones hidden deep within a South African cave represents a new species of human ancestor, scientists announced Thursday in the journal <i>eLife</i><i>.</i> <i>Homo …

The Terror and Tedium of Living Like Thoreau

When you’re alone in a cabin in the Alaskan wilderness, the simplest question becomes the most complicated: How do you fill a day?<p>A couple of years ago, I woke to three birds circling over my body, barking. I’d been sleeping in a bivouac, a kind of raincoat for a sleeping bag, camped in the tundra …

Mother And Child Behind Bars: The Women Of Afghanistan's Prisons

In 2010, photographer Gabriela Maj was working on a project about an artist in Afghanistan when one of her editors suggested she take a look at Afghan women's prisons. Maj recalls: "He said, you know there are all these stories kind of floating, kind of bubbling up in the international media about …

How Edward Snowden Inadvertently Helped Vladimir Putin's Internet Crackdown

Edward Snowden's exposés of the National Security Agency's global surveillance sparked calls to roll them back around the world. But in Russia, where he claimed asylum, Vladimir Putin's censors seized on his revelations to justify unprecedented control over the internet — and expand the Kremlin's …

Stephen Hawking: Black Holes 'Are Not The Eternal Prisons' We Once Thought

Stephen Hawking, who once stunned the scientific community by saying that black holes emit radiation, expounded on another groundbreaking theory on Tuesday.<p>"The message of this lecture is that black holes ain't as black as they are painted. They are not the eternal prisons they were once thought," …

10 young entrepreneurs who didn’t let age hold them back

There was a time when the phrase ‘young entrepreneurs referred to people like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, who founded Microsoft and Apple respectively at ages 23 and 21. Mark Zuckerberg co-founded Facebook at 19. Following this trend, entrepreneurs are getting younger and younger. So young, in fact, …

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The fortune-teller of Kabul | May Jeong

For centuries mystics have channelled the hopes and fears of Afghans. With the nation in turmoil, their services are as popular as ever. But can they survive the latest crackdown by religious hardliners?<p>Last November, Abdullah Sharifi visited a spirit medium. By his own admission, Sharifi was the …

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Everything to know about United's departing CEO

A federal investigation into a 2013 closure of several automobile lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge has had an unexpected result: The …

How Britain came to revere Elizabeth II

The steadfast sovereign is the nation's longest-reigning monarch.<p>How Britain came to revere Elizabeth II<p>The steadfast sovereign is the nation’s longest-reigning monarch.<p>Published on September 8, 2015<p>Scholars say the first king of a united England was an Anglo-Saxon warrior named Athelstan, crowned …

Tesla Has A Fresh $1 Billion — And Lots of Ways To Spend It

Tesla Motors Inc. just raised about $1 billion in new capital, riding a remarkable burst of investor exuberance. New Tesla shareholders will now get to see just how fast the auto business gobbles up money.<p>After it pays off a $452.4 million federal loan, Tesla says in a filing today that it will …