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November 2015

Climate

Remember Dan Price of Gravity Payments, who gave his employees a $70,000 minimum wage? Here's what happened next.

<i>This</i> post <i>originally appeared in</i> Inc.<p>Before Dan Price caused a media firestorm by establishing a $70,000 minimum wage at his Seattle company, Gravity …

Siblings

Scientists discover the on-off switch for human consciousness deep within the brain - ExtremeTech

By on July 7, 2014 at 7:56 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Researchers at George Washington …

Consciousness

How a No-Tipping Policy Helped This Restaurant Triple Profits in 2 Months

Last Tuesday, the upscale Pittsburgh eatery Bar Marco closed its doors for a different kind of workday.<p>In carpools to Target and on Craigslist runs, …

War

6 toxic relationship habits most people think are healthy

There's no class in high school on how to not be a s----- boyfriend or girlfriend.<p>Sure, they teach us the biology of sex, the legality of marriage, and maybe we read a few obscure love stories from the 19th century on how not to be.<p>But when it comes down to actually handling the nitty-gritty of …

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Extinction

Far below South Dakota, a cave holds pure, promising water

WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK, S.D. (AP) — Hundreds of feet beneath the Black Hills, a team of scientists and researchers snake through dark, narrow and silent corridors of ancient rock to reach their goal: what is thought to be some of the purest water on Earth.<p>The crew of National Park Service …

National Parks

Visiting The Jurassic Coast, I Captured The Majesty Of Nature

I visited the Jurassic Coast to get a true feeling for the history of this land. It did not take long to find myself in the presence of dinosaurs, …

Devon

Trips of a Lifetime: Photos of Condé Nast Traveler Voyages to Egypt, India, Botswana, Morocco, and More - Condé Nast Traveler

Botswana: Bloom of the Southern Desert<p>From the wildlife of the Central Kalahari reserve—including antelope and the black-maned lions that hunt them—to the salt pans of Makgadikgadi and the wetlands of the Okavango Delta, Botswana holds some of the most spectacular vistas on Earth. Not to be missed: …

Stephen Hawking believes he knows how information escapes black holes

Stephen Hawking announced during a lecture at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden on Tuesday that he has potentially solved the Information Paradox. The paradox a conflict between the quantum mechanics and general relativity models that has vexed physicists for more than four …

Why doesn’t everyone believe in God?: The skeptical brain may hold the answer

<b>(akindo via iStock)</b><p>Most Americans who grew up in religious households are still religious. But what about the ones who aren’t?<p>Lala Stone<p>July 5, 2015 2:30pm (UTC)<p>Christopher Obal used to be a Christian. He grew up in Queens, New York, and when he was 5 years old, his parents left Catholicism for a …

Religion

Six ways Google is changing travel for the better - and the worse

Remember when people went on holiday with a suitcase, travel documents folder, guidebook, maps, brochures and camera?<p>Then Google came along.<p>It claims that its latest apps function as a personal “butler”, ridding travellers of the need to carry around heavy cameras, maps, guide books and the things …

The secret sounds in movies and TV

The sounds added to movies, TV and sport often have unusual origins, says William Park, from everyday objects to manipulated animals.<p>You might not have heard the term ‘Foley’ before, but you will possibly have witnessed it – probably in the last film or TV programme you watched – without even …

Top 10 Ocean Views

The high points where land and sea meet provide dramatic vistas of craggy shorelines and pounding oceans.<p><b>Mirador Escénico, San Carlos, Mexico</b><p>This scenic lookout, four miles from San Carlos, gives a peerless view over the Gulf of California, dramatic Tetakawi—a volcanic hill jutting out of the …

You Can (and Should) Bring a Fried Egg for Your Office Lunch

Healthy office lunches have come a long way since the hard-boiled egg. Here are our favorite ways to put an egg on it—from soft-boiled to omelets to, yep, even fried.<p>Healthy office lunches have come a long way since the hard-boiled egg. While we'll always have a soft spot for the perfectly …

Breakfast

2015 Tours of a Lifetime

Travel Photography

Deep in the heart of Big Bend National Park

Awake long before sunrise for other purposes, I decided it was a good opportunity to check on Capella and the kids.<p>I was camped with friends in a West Texas arroyo on a gravel bed just wide enough for two tents. On either side of us were a jumble of limestone boulders and the cliffs they came from. …

Lost City Discovered in the Honduran Rain Forest

In search for the legendary “City of the Monkey God,” explorers find the untouched ruins of a vanished culture.<p>An expedition to Honduras has emerged from the jungle with dramatic news of the discovery of a mysterious culture’s lost city, never before explored. The team was led to the remote, …

Archaeology

Oscars 2015: Winners

Winners from the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday, February 22

The Oscars

Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lopez, and More Actresses Who Define Aging Gracefully

From Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow's Tracy Anderson-toned bodies, to Julia Roberts and Angelina Jolie's luminous complexions, these stars prove that age is just a number. Here, a look at 15 actresses who have been in the spotlight for decades—and look as if they haven't aged a day.

5 Sky Events This Week: Moon Hits Bull's-Eye and Cosmic Crab

A bull jumps over the moon, and a crab recalls an ancient explosion this week for stargazers.<p>Overhead in the heavens, the moon hits the celestial bull's-eye this week, while sky-watchers hunt down a distant crab.<p><b>Moon meets green giant.</b> After darkness falls on Monday, December 1, look for the waxing …

Men more likely to help women if she wears high heels, study finds

The Université de Bretagne-Sud in France found that the height of a woman’s heel exerts a powerful influence over men’s behaviour<p>Scientists have already proven that high heels change a woman’s gait, making her take shorter, more ladylike strides, while encouraging an alluring swing of the hips.<p>But …

Once Thought Extinct, North America's Rarest Mammal May Bounce Back

The black-footed ferret is returning to prairies, but it still faces steep challenges.<p>The black-footed ferret, North America's rarest mammal, is returning to the western prairie 35 years after being declared extinct.<p>The comeback trail for Mustela nigripes began in 1981, when a ranch dog with a dead …

#theLIST: 10 Celebrities with a Signature Style

If isn't brokenwhy fix it? We're highlighting celebrities who prove that their good style comes down to consistency.<p>If isn't broken—why fix it? We're highlighting celebrities who prove that their good style comes down to consistency.

Gwen Stefani

How DNA Is Reshaping How We See Ourselves—and Our History

Many of our traits and decisions are shaped by our ancestors, author says.<p>In her early 20s, Christine Kenneally discovered something about her Australian forebears that upended her sense of identity and family history. In her new book, <i>The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History</i> …

'Solar Sneezes' May Trigger Auroras Around Venus

European spacecraft Venus Express catches glimpse of lights while using Venusian atmosphere to brake its orbital speed.<p>TUCSON—Green-tinted northern lights may bloom even on Venus, astronomers said on Tuesday, reporting the first hints of auroras unleashed deep within the atmosphere of the …

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014

The Story Behind this Incredible Mountaintop Northern Lights Photograph

Conveying the grandeur of the Aurora Borealis is a serious challenge for a photographer. How are you supposed to capture the splendor of the event, …

The Storyteller’s Kit: The Gear You Need to Tell Stories with Your Photography

Gear does not make the photographer, allow me to state that for the record before we dive in here. A talented artist can make an image with whatever …