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Rare Photos of Black Activism from the 60s

'North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South' spotlights moments in the fight against discrimination, focusing on areas of the country where the struggle for civil rights has been ignored by the history books.<p><i>All photos courtesy of Getty Publication</i><p>When it comes to 1960s civil rights …

You have until Election Day to watch the stunning climate change documentary starring Leonardo DiCaprio for free

Leonard DiCaprio hosted a National Geographic documentary about climate change, and it's free to watch until midnight on Tuesday, November 8.<p>Mixing together the science of our damaged planet and the guy who fought the bear in the movie "The Revenant" seems like a bit of an odd choice.<p>But the …

Costa Rica has gone 76 straight days using 100% renewable electricity

Costa Rica is pulling off a feat mostcountries just daydream about: For two straight months, the Central American country hasn’t burned anyfossil fuels to generate electricity. That’s right: 100 percent renewable power.<p>This isn’t a blip, either. For 300 total days last year and 150 days so far this …

A Problem for Merkel and Germany

The state election in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania gave the right-wing populist party Alternative for Germany a significant boost. It is a challenge …

Blood Orange Vegan Jelly with Toasted Almond Sorbet

<i>Naturally sweetened blood orange vegan jelly is topped with a toasted almond milk sorbet in a decidedly adult take on the childhood favourite, ice</i> …

Flooding of Coast, Caused by Global Warming, Has Already Begun

NORFOLK, Va. — Huge vertical rulers are sprouting beside low spots in the streets here, so people can judge if the tidal floods that increasingly inundate their roads are too deep to drive through.<p>Five hundred miles down the Atlantic Coast, the only road to Tybee Island, Ga., is disappearing …

Climate Change

8 Websites That Will Change the Way You Book Travel

Photo courtesy Pexels.com<p>These tools are what the pros use to stretch their miles, find deals, and have the best airport experiences possible.<p>For …

Temperatures, sea levels and carbon dioxide all hit milestones amid extreme weather in 2015, major international ‘state of the climate’ report finds<p>The world is careening towards an environment never experienced before by humans, with the temperature of the air and oceans breaking records, sea …

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Constant Multitasking Is Damaging Millennial Brains, Research Shows

And their employers are making things worse.<p>You probably know that multitasking makes you less productive not more so. Neuroscientists, psychologists, and efficiency experts have been telling the world for years that since the brain can't actually pay attention to more than one thing at a time. …

These 5 mind-melting thought experiments helped Albert Einstein come up with his most revolutionary scientific ideas

One of Einstein's most defining qualities was his remarkable ability to conceptualize complex scientific ideas by imagining real-life scenarios. He called these scenarios Gedankenexperiments, which is German for thought experiments.<p>Here are a few thought experiments that demonstrate some of …

How Childhood Trauma Can Contribute to Developing Cancer as an Adult

A landmark study from the 90s had identified the consequences of adverse childhood experiences on adult health. But today, it's still not used enough in clinical practice.<p>In 1998, Carol Redding's life was in a tailspin. She'd just gone through a breakup and was starting to lose control after what …

There's a simple reason why one kind of trip gives you the worst jet lag — and you can use it to make your next trip a breeze

Taking a long trip can occasionally feel like playing Russian Roulette with my body. Sometimes I recover quickly and barely seem to notice the time difference, and other times I'm exhausted for days.<p>No matter how long it lasts, jet lag is never fun, and researchers still haven't found a "cure" for …

8 of the world's coolest telescopes that are changing the way that we look at the universe

We went from believing that Earth was the center of a star speckled universe, to being able to observe a seemingly endless number of galaxies full of trillions of stars and planets that stretch back in time billions of years.<p>And as astronomy evolves, so do the instruments we use to peer deeper and …

Scientists say that the world is losing so many species that we're putting ourselves at risk

In 2010, the UN Environment Programme estimated that 150 to 200 species of plants, insects, birds, and mammals go extinct every 24 hours, which was believed to be nearly as much as 1,000 times the "natural" rate.<p>And now, according to a new study published in Science, we are losing so many species …

Dandyism, race and masculinity collide at The Photographers' Gallery

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Eating More Cinnamon Could Improve Your Ability to Learn New Things

Bring on the chai and sticky buns.<p>Cinnamon has long been a spice staple of kitchens everywhere, giving a subtle kick to rolls and breads and other …

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The coolest thing to do for $20 in every state in the US

A few years ago, $20 seemed like a lot of money. However, these days, $20 can feel like nothing at all. You might spend $20 on your monthly gym membership or a movie ticket, sans popcorn.<p>Luckily, there are still some things to do in the U.S. for $20 or less; you just need to know where to go. Here …

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg intensifies criticism of Trump: 'He is a faker'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's well-known candor was on display in her chambers late Monday, when she declined to retreat from her earlier criticism of Donald Trump and even elaborated on it.<p>"He is a faker," she said of the presumptive Republican presidential …

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33 sickened in apparent mass drug overdose in New York City

NEW YORK (AP) — More than two dozen people were sickened in an apparent mass drug overdose on a New York City street corner, sparking warnings from …

Will This Toxic Algae Bloom Eat Florida?

A thick, toxic guacamole-like algae is choking Florida’s beaches—and experts say we’ll only see more of it in the years to come.<p>When you think about …

Neuroscience Reveals the Nourishing Benefits That Silence Has on Your Brain

Here's what happens to your brain when it's surrounded by the noise of nothingness.<p>When's the last time you sat in total, utter silence? While it's not easy to find true peace and quiet, there's now evidence you may want to find more opportunities to embrace noiselessness throughout your day.<p>We …

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These Photos Will Change The Way You Look At Strangers

December 2013. I was on a photography trip to Bikaner, in the deserts of Rajasthan, India. Near the busy train station, I saw a man I wanted to …

A Better Kind of Happiness

Nearly two and a half millennia ago, Aristotle triggered a revolution in happiness. At the time, Greek philosophers were trying hard to define precisely what this state of being was. Some contended that it sprang from hedonism, the pursuit of sensual pleasure. Others argued from the perspective of …

A shopper’s manifesto: These three simple questions are the key to quitting fast fashion

Some years ago, the food advocate Michael Pollan, author of <i>In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto</i>, succinctly summed up the best advice he could offer on how a human should eat: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” It’s so simple you’d hardly think it need be stated, and yet the global rise …

The Doomed Hitomi Telescope Had a Spectacular View of the Universe As It Died

It viewed a monster tangle of galaxies known as Perseus.<p>The Hitomi X-ray astronomy satellite, which met its untimely end in March, didn't die in vain. It turns out that, in the five weeks or so that it was alive and whole up in space, Hitomi managed to do some pretty amazing science.<p>The view it …

Photos of Berlin's Brutal 'Bike War'

Just like Destruction Derby—but with bicycles.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Germany</i><p>The Berlin Bike Wars are what happens when grown-up punks play around with old bicycles and welding machines. It's a battle between crusts, fought every May atop their own creations at the Carnival of …