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Arundhati Roy: ‘The point of the writer is to be unpopular’

Arundhati Roy does not believe in rushing things. With her novels, she prefers to wait for her characters to introduce themselves to her, and slowly develop a trust and a friendship with them. Sometimes, however, external events force her hand. One of these was the election of the divisive Hindu …

Books

Amazon and Microsoft back campaign against California privacy act

Amazon, Microsoft and even Uber have joined Google and other tech titans in actively opposing the California Consumer Privacy Act. As <i>The Verge</i> saw in the state's disclosure records, the three giants contributed a significant amount of money to a campaign pushing back <i>against</i> the initiative: Amazon …

Cambridge Analytica

Italy’s New Euroskeptic Government Schools Macron and France in Immigration Battle

Last week, France’s youthful and dapper president Emmanuel Macron swaggered into a battle of wits with the inexperienced and much-mocked lugnuts who …

Europe

The wind in my hair: one Iranian woman’s courageous struggle against being forced to wear the hijab

Masih Alinejad unties her hair, and a sea of corkscrew curls cascades down her shoulders. It looks amazing, but the significance of Masih’s hair isn’t looks – it’s politics. Masih is an Iranian activist who has spent her life fighting for women’s rights in her country through one simple battle: a …

Cherry Blossom

A New Look Inside Theranos’ Dysfunctional Corporate Culture

Alan Beam was sitting in his office reviewing lab reports when Theranos CEO and founder Elizabeth Holmes poked her head in and asked him to follow …

Genetic Engineering

The 100 Best Fantasy Novels of All Time - Unbound Worlds

<b>1.</b><p>Dubbed the “Nigerian Harry Potter,” Okorafor’s YA crossover novel of a Nigerian-American girl with albino skin and a deep well of magical talent is …

Books

10 things I learned by writing 2000 words a day and 60000 in a month

So the story goes like this, One day I decided that I need to have my own blog.So before launching my website, I decided that I must write 30 …

Discovery suggests humans lived in Philippines much earlier than believed

A team of researchers and archaeologists has dug up stone tools and a nearly complete rhino skeleton on a Philippine island, which may suggest that humans arrived there long before the date scientists originally estimated.<p>In annual excavations since 2014, the researchers found 57 stone tools on the …

Archaeology

10 Mermaid Books Perfect For The Beach

A Novel<p>Reeling from a dramatic break-up with her boyfriend of nine years, Lucy, a burned-out graduate student, heads out to Los Angeles to house-sit …

10 things you’ll be surprised to learn about dinosaurs

<i>Steve Brusatte is a paleontologist at the University of Edinburgh and a specialist on the evolution of dinosaurs. He has a new book out called The</i> …

Dinosaurs

Kevin Hart 'hurt and in complete disbelief' after longtime friend is charged in extortion plot against comedian

Kevin Hart has said he's "hurt" and in "complete disbelief" after a longtime friend was charged with extortion.<p>Jonathan Todd Jackson allegedly tried …

Condoleezza Rice eloquently sums up the Kanye West controversy – here’s what she said

Former State Department Secretary Condoleeza Rice was asked to weigh in on the controversy over the tweets from rapper and entertainer Kanye West in support of President Trump, and she offered some very eloquent thoughts on the subject.<p>Rice was speaking with Maria Bartiromo on Fox News’ “Mornings …

A Framework That Will Help You Tell Amazing Stories

There is a class of entertainment that is underrated, in spite of its external success: stories about telling stories. Hit shows like <i>How I Met Your</i> …

This Is How Much You Need to Make to Afford the Average Home in Each State

There are a lot of things standing in the way for first-time homebuyers, including just figuring out what you're supposed to be doing, whether a …

What Being a Sex Worker Taught Me About Men

On top of intimacy, emotional labor, and ethical sex.<p>Like most women, I’ve been sexualized more times than I can count, both with and without my permission. I’ve been told by bosses to wear a skirt next time—the shorter the better. Like nearly every woman I know, I’ve sat down in a coffee shop with …

How To Be An Ethical Hacker to Fight Against Cybercrime

This course will give you the tools to recognize potential security threats and prevent them from happening.<p>We’re living in challenging times when it …

‘Children Of The Whales’ Season 2 Release Date: ‘Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau’ Manga Resumes Netflix Anime

The ending of the 'Children Of The Whales' anime definitely leaves an opening for a second season, but when will the 'Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni …

How to Write a Short Story from Start to Finish

by Joe BuntingI’m working on a new short story. However, it’s been a while, and I’m feeling out of practice, like I have to figure out how to write a …

23 Science Books That Are So Exciting They Read Like Genre Fiction

Some of the greatest nonfiction books about science read like novels. They borrow tropes and narrative tricks from science fiction, fantasy, horror, …

8 Breakfasts You Can Make Ahead and Enjoy All Week Long

We’re not the first to note that breakfast is an important meal. But with so little time between waking up and heading to work, preparing an <i>actual</i> …

JK Rowling created an army of liberals – now they are turning against her

“I just think she wrote many beautiful things in Harry Potter, but she doesn’t live up to them in real life.”<p>Alice’s magic wand is made of pine, and …

Books

9 subtle signs that you're talking to a psychopath

For years, scientists have known that psychopaths' brains are different from normal ones. Brain scans show reduced activity in areas that regulate impulses, emotions, aggression, and morality.<p>But since you probably don't have brain scans at your disposal, there are some other ways to tell if you …

Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of February 2018

It’s been five years since a cosmic incident known as The Ring of Fire transported the modern day town of Grantville, West Virginia, through time and …

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies – what digital money really means for our future

Digital currencies such as bitcoin have caused a financial frenzy. Alex Hern explains what they are – and whether this is the end of ‘real’ money<p><b>What is a cryptocurrency? Is it like bitcoin?</b><br>In a word, yes. Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency, and is still the biggest, but in the eight years since …

Bitcoin

15 Short Story Collections Everyone Should Read

Great literature in small portions<p>Last December, a short story by Kristen Roupenian called 'Cat Person' went viral. It was a reminder of the power the form can wield, and a great advert for literature in an era dominated by other mediums.<p>Short stories, of course, have the added advantage of being …

Sentencing in Rapper 6ix9ine's Child Sex Case Delayed Because He Failed His GED

As part of the plea deal rapper 6ix9ine took after pleading guilty to the use of a child in a sexual performance on October 20, 2015, the rising star …

Criminal Sentencing

White House’s Kelly slams teacher who disparaged troops: ‘I think the guy ought to go to hell’

White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly offered a blunt reaction Wednesday to a Southern California teacher’s disparaging comments about American troops.<p>Speaking on Fox News Radio, Kelly, a retired four-star general, listened to Gregory Salcido’s viral classroom rant — in which the high school …

Los Angeles

‘Alien’ manuscript from 15th century decoded using AI

Scientists have harnessed the power of artificial intelligence to unlock the secrets of an ancient manuscript that has baffled experts.<p>Discovered in …

My Grandmother Was Italian. Why Aren’t My Genes Italian?

Maybe you got one of those find-your-ancestry kits over the holidays. You’ve sent off your awkwardly collected saliva sample, and you’re awaiting …