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June 2014

The Tinkerbell Fairyfly, also known as Tinkerbella nana, is one of the Top 10 New Species of 2014. Photograph by Jennifer Read. To see the full list of species, visit science.time.com.

10 Phrases Great Speakers Never Say

Want to ruin a presentation in seconds? Just drop in one of these sentences.<p>While it's really hard to immediately win over a crowd, it's really easy for a speaker to lose the room within the first few minutes of a presentation.<p>To make sure you don't lose your audience, here's Boris Veldhuijzen van …

Public Speaking

Why the Ultimate Italian Sandwich Took 2 Years to Create

Why did it take 2 years to create the perfect Italian sandwich? We spoke with its inventors—Court Street Grocers' Eric Finkelstein and Matt Ross—to find out<p>Meat-sandwich lovers are in luck—restaurants from Roman Candle Baking Co. in Portland, Oregon, to Publican Quality Meats in Chicago are doing …

Silicon Valley (TV Series)

AP: 4 in 5 Americans live in danger of falling into poverty, joblessness

This photo taken Friday July 12, 2013, shows Renee Adams, left, posing with her mother Irene Salyers and son Joseph, 4, at their produce stand in Council, Va. Debra Mccown / AP<p>Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, …

Obamacare Enrollment Hits 8 Million

President Barack Obama announced Thursday that over 8 million Americans have signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.<p>Obama …

Health Care

Rush-Hour Bomb Kills 71 People at Bus Station in Abuja, Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria - A bomb at a crowded bus station on the outskirts of Abuja killed at least 71 people during Monday morning's rush hour, police said.<p>Body parts and blood were strewn across the station after the first such attack near the Nigerian capital for two years.<p>"I was waiting to get on a bus …

Impressive 3-Storey Treehouse Built as a Labor of Love

In 2004, Tereasa Surratt and David Hernandez purchased Camp Wandawega, his childhood getaway, with the intention of preserving its old buildings and cabins. Surratt's father christened the newly-obtained property by hanging a rope swing on the giant elm located in the center of camp. Sadly, he …

Build Your Own Mini-Movies In Google Docs With Story Builder

Part of the “Gone Google” initiative, Story Builder promotes the creative collaboration features of Google Docs.<p>If Hall and Oates hadn’t worked together to find the perfect lyric, fans might have been singing about a mangobbler. Thankfully, the songwriting duo worked it out and gave us the catchier …

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

Mother Takes Adorable Portraits of Her 10-Month-Old Baby and Their Rescue Dog

Not since Tokyo-based mother Aya Sakai's photos of her son and their French Bulldog, have I seen such a cute pairing like this! Meet Zoey and Jasper. Lifestyle photographer Grace Chon recently turned the camera on her 10-month-old Chinese-Korean baby Jasper and their 7-year-old rescue dog Zoey, …

Cute

The 11 Most Intense Celebrity Couples of All Time - PAPER

<i>Photo via Getty Images.</i><p><b><br>4) Jack Nicholson and Anjelica Huston</b><br>Their on-again-off-again relationship lasted 16 years, ending in 1989 when Nicholson knocked up a woman 12 years his junior. This, after Huston, whose nick name for Nicholson was, ahem, 'the hot pole,' had begged him for years to have …

Where everyone in the world is migrating—in one gorgeous chart

It’s no secret that the world’s population is on the move, but it’s rare to get a glimpse of where that flow is happening. In a study released in Science, a team of geographers used data snapshots to create a broad analysis of global migrations over 20 years.<p>The study was conducted by three …

Africa

The Jaw-Dropping Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead

You might not come out on top if you weigh the pros and cons of storm chasing, but there are definitely pros beyond feeling like a bada** and a deep …

Discovery of new dwarf planet hints at other objects in solar system

Planet-hunters scouring the heavens have found thousands of distant worlds around other stars, but astronomers may have overlooked one lurking much closer to home.<p>Scientists searching for glimmers of light beyond Pluto say they've discovered a new dwarf planet — and that its movements hint that an …

The Short, Serendipitous Life & Untimely Death Of Antisocial Photo-Sharing App, Rando

Almost exactly a year ago I wrote a piece about a new photo-sharing app called Rando built by a London app & design studio, ustwo, which had a colourful app release history (including the popular, psychedelic game Whale Trail). What was really exciting about Rando was not that it offered yet …

Judge strikes down Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage

<b>DETROIT</b> -- Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, a federal judge said Friday, striking down a law that was widely embraced by …

Both Parties in Denial Over Resolving Urban Poverty

Back in the 1990s, Demo­crat Bill Clin­ton and Re­pub­lic­an Jack Kemp each offered his party a soph­ist­ic­ated, em­path­et­ic un­der­stand­ing of …

Snowden: Big revelations to come, reporting them is not a crime

Edward Snowden made a surprise appearance on the TED stage in Vancouver today, by Beam telepresence robot from "somewhere in Russia".<p>Snowden, in his …

Google, Intel, Microsoft help build climate change tools

The Obama administration is tapping the expertise of corporate giants like Google, Microsoft and Intel to use federal data to develop tools that will help communities adapt to climate change.<p>Google plans to create high-resolution drought mapping for the mainland United States as part of a White …

UK's new 12-sided £1 said to be the world's most secure coin

The UK is planning to introduce a new 12-sided £1 coin that it says will be the hardest in the world to fake. Pending approval, the dodecagonal prism will replace the current cylindrical design, and will feature a number of security measures to prevent counterfeiting. The Royal Mint, a …

The Pentagon Spent $2.7 Billion on an Intelligence System That Doesn't Work

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Here's another item for the (long) list of spectacular waste in the Pentagon's budget: a …

Winners of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Part I

The Sony World Photography Awards have announced the winners of their Open, Youth, and National Award competitions today. The winners were selected from over 70,000 entries submitted by photo enthusiasts and amateurs from across the world. Overall winners and the judging of the final categories are …

Articles about jonathan adler and simon doonans shelter island vacation home on Dwell.com - Dwell

For design mavericks Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan, a challenging site that slopes toward the sea yields a unique opportunity...<p>For design mavericks Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan, a challenging site that slopes toward the sea yields a unique opportunity...<p>Though I've become quite fond of them, …

Vacation Homes

The Internet tsunami: 8 big insights on what it disrupts next

The disruptions that the Internet has unleashed on society have only just begun. Learn what the next stages will bring over the coming decade.<p>The …

Who Was Carl Sagan?

The famed scientist, and celebrity, had a lot more going on than just hosting a television series.<p>It was almost like a dispatch from another planet: the invitation to the young astronomer to leave Brooklyn and visit the lakes and gorges of upstate New York.<p>"A letter shows up in my mailbox from Carl …