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Sweden distributes 'be prepared for war' leaflet to all 4.8m homes

Defence pamphlet shows how population can prepare in event of attack and contribute to country’s ‘total defence’<p>The Swedish government has begun sending all 4.8m of the country’s households a public information leaflet telling the population, for the first time in more than half a century, what to …

Fake News

I watched an entire Flat Earth Convention for my research—here’s what I learned

Shifts in who has power to spread information have led to a resurgence in fringe ideas.<p>Speakers recently flew in from around (or perhaps, across?) …

Flat Earth Society

How does Avengers: Infinity War end in the comics?

We don’t know about the movies, but let’s crack open a book<p><i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> is big. Really big. And it’s leaving audiences with one burning question: What happens next?<p>We can’t say what’ll happen in the yet-to-be-titled <i>Avengers 4</i>, which is now a year away. But we do know how Marvel handled …

Marvel Universe

Why I Left The U.S. 20 Years Ago... And Why I Won't Be Coming Back

In hindsight, growing up in white, middle-class suburbia in 1980s America was kind of like being brainwashed. I grew up believing that having money was an objective to strive for and that life was a ruthless competition. I worked hard in school and got a good job because that was what was expected …

United States

'We're doomed': Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention

The 86-year-old social scientist says accepting the impending end of most life on Earth might be the very thing needed to help us prolong it<p>“We’re doomed,” says Mayer Hillman with such a beaming smile that it takes a moment for the words to sink in. “The outcome is death, and it’s the end of most …

Climate Change

Elon Musk Just Sent an Extraordinary Email to Tesla Employees

A detailed look at a new email from Elon Musk teaches some important lessons.<p>Tesla, the electric auto manufacturer led by Elon Musk,is getting ready to enter a new phase of activity as it ramps up production of its mass-market intended Model 3. In an email recently obtained by automotive website …

Tesla

Michael Goolaerts' death raises question as to why so many cyclists suffer heart attacks

Belgian cyclist Michael Goolaerts, who died of cardiac arrest during the Paris-Roubaix race, was just the latest rider to die of a heart attack. This …

Are aliens real? Grim discovery raises doubts about existence of extraterrestrial life

The universe could be a more lonely place than we ever imagined.<p>A new study has cast doubt on the existence of alien life after discovering that a …

Supernovae

12 fitness myths that are doing more harm than good

1/<p>Myth: For any real benefits, you need to hit the gym for at least an hour or sweat it out several times a week in a fitness class.<p>Truth: For better …

Scientists just came up with a way to control your dreams, and it sounds a lot like 'Inception'

A technique to induce lucid dreaming has been independently verified for the first time and might be even more effective when combined with others. More than half the participants lucidly dreamed during the trial, a record-breaking success rate in just a week without using external …

Consciousness

How an overweight 40-year-old became a top ultra-athlete

After shortness of breath from climbing the stairs at home, Rich Roll, the author of "Finding Ultra," decided to change his lifestyle. Dropping 60 pounds in six months, this out-of-shape dad became an ultra-endurance athlete at 39. <i>Following is a transcript of the video.</i><p><b>Rich Roll:</b> Ultra-endurance …

Toxic management cost an award-winning game studio its best developers

How the $36 billion video game industry burns out its best employees<p>In 2012, on a light-drenched stage amid screams and cheers, <i>Star Trek</i> actress Zoe Saldana announced Spike Video Game Awards’ game of the year: <i>The Walking Dead</i>. The win was a huge coup for its relatively small developer, Telltale …

The Walking Dead

The Lazy Man’s Guide To Free Cryptocurrency | Upcoming Airdrops

Don’t feel like moving, or reading an entire article while feeding your face..<p>But still want free coins? Say no more fam, we got you.<p>This is the lazy …

So You're Smart, But You're Not Rich? This Eye-Opening New Scientific Study Tells You Why

Could there be a reason? Yes, it seems there could.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Don't you look at rich people and find too many of them, well, dull?<p>Don't you listen to rich people and think: "What have they got that I …

Emperor Xi's China Is Done Biding Its Time

A Q&A with former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, who is going to school on the Chinese president.<p>Mao Zedong once insisted that "the people, and the people alone, are the motive force in the making of world history." Then again, he's also the guy who said that poverty is good, a world war is …

China

A study of more than 100,000 people has found that one food group is closely linked with cancer

If scientists told you there was a single lifestyle factor that may best predict whether you get cancer, you'd want to know, right?<p>Researchers in France may have found just that. After studying more than 100,000 adults for years, they found that eating processed food was more closely linked with …

9 Secret Shortcuts of People Who Are Good at Everyday Math

Even in an age of smartphones, crunching numbers quickly — and getting good at it — can give you snappy, useful answers to pressing real-life math …

Mathematics

Angry Burger King customers lose it as Whopper is used to make point about net neutrality

Okay, so imagine net neutrality is a Burger King Whopper.<p>The chain tricked customers into thinking they’d adopted the new rule by creating fast and …

Net Neutrality

The Single Worst Way to Respond to Customer Complaints (and How to Avoid It) | Inc.com

Exceptional customer service is critical to keeping your business humming. Getting there can involve all kinds of strategies, but the real key is to grasp that most difficult customer- service experiences involve reactance theory. Wrap your head around this one principle and you might see your …

Customer Service

Compression ignition engines are a big breakthrough—we got to try one

It's called Spark Controlled Compression Ignition, and Mazda made it work.<p>IRVINE, Calif.—Despite rumors to the contrary, the internal combustion …

Engines

A hotel booking site has revealed the things you should always ask for at hotel check-in to get 5-star treatment without paying for it

Staying in a nice hotel is a rare luxury for most of us, meaning that you'll want to make the most of it when you do.<p>With this in mind, travel experts at Hotels.com have shared some tips and tricks for scoring lesser-known freebies or upgrades that'll make your stay that little bit more …

Hospitality

Steve Jobs Knew How to Write an Email. Here's How He Did It | Inc.com

Undoubtedly, Apple co-founder and visionary Steve Jobs wrote several thousands of emails throughout his life. Relatively few of them have been shared with the public, and most of those are short responses to customer complaints.<p>But there are a few trails out there that show the skillful way Jobs …

U.S. Supreme Court

Xiaomi's 50-inch Mi TV 4A offers 4K HDR for just $375

By now, you should be familiar with Xiaomi's obsessive focus on quality and value for money. That's what allowed the brand to swiftly rise up the …

‘The Lowest White Man’

I guess Donald Trump was eager to counter the impression in Michael Wolff’s book that he is irascible, mentally small and possibly insane. On Tuesday, he allowed a bipartisan session in the White House about immigration to be televised for nearly an hour.<p>Surely, he thought that he would be able to …

Michael Wolff

"You Can’t Make This S--- Up": My Year Inside Trump's Insane White House

Author and columnist Michael Wolff was given extraordinary access to the Trump administration and now details the feuds, the fights and the alarming …

Donald Trump

88 very British phrases that will confuse anybody who didn't grow up in the UK

Every language has a few phrases that don't always translate well -- and the British English has some absolute corkers.<p>The team at the Business …

20 Common Things People Realize When They Quit Drinking Alcohol

Of all the culturally conditioned behaviors we’ve mindlessly adopted, alcoholism is one of the most curious. We know it is highly detrimental to …

Alcohol

Here Are Rotten Tomatoes' Best Reviewed Movies of 2017

If you’re looking to close out 2017 by watching the best reviewed movies released this year, Rotten Tomatoes has more than 100 options to choose from.<p>…

Rotten Tomatoes

The MicroSlice V1 | a Tiny Arduino Laser Cutter

Introduction: The MicroSlice V1 | a Tiny Arduino Laser Cutter<p>About: A passionate make of things. I spend my time developing new ideas and looking for …

Arduino

10 excellent comics that flew under the radar in 2017

Some are obvious masterpieces, and some are better than they have any right to be.<p>Comic book news this year was dominated by which major characters …

Graphic Novels