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Heroic vandal massively improves Facebook's bus shelter adverts

Facebook, bruised by the Cambridge Analytica scandal and fifteen years of unmitigated dickery, is currently in the process of trying to rehabilitate its image.<p>As the saying goes, you can’t polish a turd, but god knows Zuckerberg is willing to try. In the UK, Facebook’s weapon of choice in its …

Fake News

Can You Find the Perfectly Camouflaged Snow Leopard Hidden on This Mountainside?

There’s a good reason it’s so difficult for photographers and film crews to capture the elusive snow leopard in the wild. The animal’s not only a …

I had dinner with Steven Seagal, and I'm not surprised by the latest accusations | Cassie Lane

When I was asked by my modelling agent to attend a work dinner I had no idea I would be eating with Seagal, accompanied by eight buxom blonde women<p>Steven Seagal looked me square in the eye. “I studied karate when I was very young,” he said in a gravelly whisper, responding to my query as to why he …

This gun looks just like an iPhone

It might look like a bulky old-generation square iPhone to most people, police included, but the device in the image above is a weapon. One that …

21 Incredible New Books You Need To Read This Fall

Turn over a new (autumn) leaf with these exciting reads.

Books

Fireworks Safety Tips

• Most serious injuries happen on July 4th, so set off your explosives on the day before or the day after.<br>• Be sure to set off at least one firework as a …

Theranos corrects tens of thousands of blood tests, voids 2 years of Edison results

As regulators decide on sanctions, Theranos faces criminal charges, COO departs.<p>After federal regulators threatened to revoke Theranos’ license to …

Woman Follows GPS, Drives Car Into Canada's Georgian Bay

Following directions from her car's GPS, a 23-year-old Canadian woman drove straight into a frigid Ontario bay earlier this week.<p>The woman, who was …

Let this sink in: The Republican Party has chosen a birther as its presidential candidate

<b>Barack Obama, Donald Trump (Reuters/Yuri Gripas/Kamil Krzaczynski/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Remember this, no matter what Trump now says, his entire political existence is built on bigotry<p>Sean Illing<p>May 5, 2016 11:59am (UTC)<p>This is happening, people. This is really happening. Donald Trump will be the …

This Mental Trick of Olympic Athletes Can Radically Increase Your Productivity

Top athletes use this simple but powerful technique to perform at their best. So can you.<p>This summer in Rio de Janeiro, we're likely to see awe-inspiring displays of physical prowess. What we're unlikely to see is the mental work that goes into those jaw-dropping accomplishments.<p>Everyone knows that …

How to Get Stronger by Greasing the Groove | The Art of Manliness

To become a defter tennis player you have to practice tennis. To become a better chef, you have to practice cooking. To become a more masterful piano …

Exercise

Has Stephen Hawking Just Solved a Huge Black-Hole Mystery?

Stephen Hawking may have just solved one of the most vexing mysteries in physics — the "information paradox."<p>Einstein's theory of general relativity …

Inflamed

The debate over the latest cure-all craze.<p>Several years ago, I fell at the gym and ripped two tendons in my wrist. The pain was excruciating, and within minutes my hand had swollen grotesquely and become hot to the touch. I was reminded of a patient I’d seen early in medical school, whose bacterial …

Medical Research

How Humans Ended Up With Freakishly Huge Brains

Author: Ferris Jabr. Ferris Jabr Science<p>Date of Publication: 11.28.15.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>There it was, sitting on the mantelpiece, …

Here's The Most Popular Halloween Candy In Each State

Do you live in a Candy Corn state or a Kit Kat state?<p>Americans will spend between $2.1 billion and $2.6 billion on candy this Halloween. But what's the best kind of buy if you're passing it out to trick-or-treaters and party guests?<p>Well, perhaps it all boils down to geographical preferences. …

The 54 Best Romantic Comedies of All Time

There is no “best” romantic comedy. Something is funny when someone laughs, or romantic when their heart swells, for better or for worse, and we have no right to say why one of these should top another. Your uncle, or cube-mate might say, “That’s stupid. <i>Breakfast at Tiffany’s</i> is obviously the best …

Pictures of the Week 9.24.15

12 Stunning Never-Released Images From Disney’s Animation Studio

Didier Ghez's They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney's Golden Age gathers rare and previously unseen images from four of Disney's trailblazing artists in the studio's formative years.

Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens

We’ve adapted our reading habits to fit our screens, but at a cost.<p>Thanks to technology, we’re reading more than ever—our brains process thousands of words via text messages, email, games, social media, and web stories. According to one report, the amount people that read tripled from 1980 to the …

Technology and The Evolution of Storytelling

by John Lasseter<p>It is such an exciting time to be a filmmaker.<p>I do not believe the notion that the cinema is dying or dead because it’s amazing what …

Rats Taught to Detect Land Mines in Cambodia

Africa

Why You're Pretty Much Unconscious All the Time

Your body has a lot of nifty parts, but it’s the brain that’s the <i>it</i> organ of the summer. The brain’s all-the-rage moment is mostly a result of the …

The strange expertise of burglars

How do you break into a house without breaking a sweat? David Robson delves into the “flow state” of professional robbers – and finds how to beat them.<p>At first, it feels almost too easy. Against the gentle rustling of leaves, I walk through the back gate, across the lawn, and open the door, all of …

Go underground with the workers who dig NYC's subterranean tunnels

Since 1872, Union 147— or the Sandhogs, as they're popularly known — has worked underground to excavate and construct most subterranean infrastructure projects for the city, clearing and blasting million-year old bedrock and creating tunnels for various uses.<p>Beginning with the foundations for the …

Archaeology

5 Surprising Star Wars Facts, Straight From 1977

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Improve Your Running Stamina With Progression Runs

Progression runs were once called the Kenyan secret. They're great for building stamina, mental strength, and teaching the body to run increasingly faster at the end of a race. A progression run is a run with structured pace increases from beginning to end. The distance and pace will vary based on …

Marathons