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50,000 Evacuate Hanover While Unexploded WWII Bombs Are Disabled

They are believed to be left over from an Allied forces attack in Germany in October 1943.<p>German authorities in Hanover are evacuating 50,000 residents, or about 10 percent of the city, so experts can safely diffuse five unexploded World War II bombs. The evacuation will begin Sunday, and is …

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Steve Jobs Asked Himself This 1 Question Every Morning to Stay Successful

See why self-reflection in the morning can set your entire day up for success.<p>Have you ever been distracted while driving and then suddenly arrived at your destination, wondering how you even got there? Too often, we go through life on autopilot like this, only to realize later that we've lost …

Health without wealth: eat well for less

Bin the pricey coconut oil, goji berries and acai. Stick to simple ingredients and principles, say our experts Dara Mohammadi and Dr Ali Khavandi<p>A healthy diet is not about Instagrammed asparagus, glowing skin or a feeling of wellbeing – it’s about eating foods that help you to avoid disease. That …

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Welcome to the Dark Net, a Wilderness Where Invisible World Wars Are Fought and Hackers Roam Free

Through the eyes of a master hacker turned security expert, William Langewiesche chronicles the rise of the Dark Net—where weapons, drugs, and information are bought, sold, and hacked—and learns how high the stakes have really become.<p>I. The Back Door<p>His name is not Opsec, but I will call him that …

The Best Fall Foliage Drives in New England and New York

Have you been following the interactive leaf-season map of America? It's getting to be prime time to take a fall foliage drive in New England and across New York State. Here are eight rides Traveler editors love—even the ones who don't know how to drive. (We have a lot of city kids in house.)

A Night to Remember for Phelps and US Gymnasts in Rio: Pictures

The cure for cancer could be as simple as a vaccine

How cool would it be to stop cancer dead in its tracks using a vaccine that would work regardless of cancer type? It turns out that humanity is …

The 10 Most Deserted National Parks in America

There's more attention than ever to national parks, and travelers everywhere are reserving campsites and plotting adventurous itineraries to these …

The collapse of parenting: Why it’s time for parents to grow up

If anyone can be called the boss in modern, anti-hierarchical parenthood, it’s the children<p>For modern families, the adage “food is love” might well …

The Secret to De-Fogging Your Windshield Revealed...By NASA

Science does it again.<p>Winter is here, and for lots of us, that means dealing with a foggy windshield full of condensation when we go to start our cars. In the grand scheme of things, it doesn't take <i>that</i> long for your defroster to clear your windshield, but if you're harried and already late for …

A Harvard psychiatrist says 3 things are the secret to real happiness

Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger is the director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the longest and most complete studies of adult life ever conducted. Waldinger described some of the secrets to happiness revealed by the study in a recent TED talk.<p>The study followed two cohorts of white …

Creationism Whistleblower: ‘Academic Freedom’ Is Sneak Attack on Evolution

When a public school teacher walks into his or her biology classroom, he or she cannot legally teach creationism or intelligent design.<p>In late 2004, …

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Ever wonder what happened to the kid in 'Home Alone'? - Alternative Press

Back in the '90s, Macaulay Culkin was famous for playing Kevin McCallister in the <i>Home Alone</i> movies.<p>After that, Culkin pretty much went off the grid, …

An Outsider Remakes Nashville's Traditional Sound

If Dave Cobb gets excited while you're talking to him about music, he'll grab a guitar from the bank of them he keeps in the chill-out room in his Green Hills home studio and play a riff. It could be from an Elvis song, or one by Led Zeppelin, or his favorite band, the Beatles. It might even be …

Five Mars discoveries that transformed our understanding of the red planet

From ancient lakes to a stripped atmosphere, the planet has given up several secrets in 2015 thanks to the Curiosity rover and teams all around the Earth<p>With a rover trundling over red soil, a spacecraft diving through the atmosphere and teams at work all around the Earth, Mars has given up a …

The Planet-Saving, Capitalism-Subverting, Surprisingly Lucrative Investment Secrets of Al Gore

The former vice president has led his firm to financial success. But what he really wants to do is create a whole new version of capitalism.<p>“When i left the White House in 2001, I really didn’t know what I was going to do with my life,” Al Gore told me this summer, at his office in the Green Hills …

The Artists Who Paint Dinosaurs

The strange beauty of paleo art<p>I have a theory about why kids love dinosaurs. You might think it’s their size, their ferocity, the number and sharpness of their teeth. It is all of these things, but it is something else, too.<p>Dinosaurs are remote from us in time. They belong to an alien realm. They …

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‘Beyond disgusting,’ says journalist Matthew Keys of his hacking conspiracy conviction

By Justin Wm. Moyer<p>Justin Wm. Moyer<p>Reporter covering breaking news<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The crime seemed minor — maybe more like a prank. In December 2010, someone changed an article about tax policy on the Los Angeles Times Web site. Many of the changes didn’t make sense — references to “Chippy 1337” …

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Putin celebrates 63rd birthday with ice hockey game and seven goals

<b>(CNN) —</b> Not the kind of guy to miss a flattering photo op, Russian President Vladimir Putin put his skates on for his 63rd birthday and took to the ice.<p>The leader, famous for posing shirtless on horseback and in other unashamedly macho situations, played in a hockey game Wednesday night alongside …

Tumbling 'Hedgehog' Robot Will Roll Around On A Comet

Unlike the Philae lander, this one bounces around on purpose<p>This year, mankind landed softly on a comet for the first time ever. Things didn't go quite as planned—the Philae lander wasn't able to secure itself to the surface of the comet—but the mission has still managed to return a wealth of …

7 Of America's Most Eerily Beautiful Lava Tubes

You can actually walk through the once-fiery depths of Mother Nature.<p>For most hikes, the destination -- whether it be the top of a dramatic cliff or the foot of a tall waterfall -- is the reward.<p>But then there are lava tube hikes, where passing through and exploring the mysterious and alluring …

How Edward Snowden Inadvertently Helped Vladimir Putin's Internet Crackdown

<i>What follows is an edited excerpt from Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan's new book,</i> The Red Web<i>, which hits bookstores Sept. 8.</i><p>In the 1990s the global nature of the Internet meant wires. When a user got connected, he could send his e-mail or visit a website anywhere in the world. In the 2000s the …

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Apple's electric car is real, and it's almost ready for testing

Apple is definitely working on a self-driving car project, and according to some new documents, Project Titan appears to be further along than anyone thought.<p>Rumors of Apple’s car project first starting surfacing at the beginning of this year, with an announcement not expected until 2020 at the …

Japan Fires The World's Most Powerful Laser

Remember: watt is the unit of power<p>Researchers at Osaka University are claiming to have fired the most powerful laser in the world. The 2-petawatt (two quadrillion watt) pulse lasted just one picosecond (a trillionth of a second).<p>For a rough comparison, in 2013, a 50 kilowatt (50,000 watt) laser …

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The Verge Review of Animals: the slow loris

The Primate of the Flowers<p><i>This column is part of a series where Verge staffers post highly subjective reviews of animals. Up until now, we've written about animals without telling you whether they suck or rule. We are now rectifying this oversight.</i><p>The slow loris’s large, glossy eyes make it look a …

Corvette Z06: Power, perks and an intoxicating roar

Ignore the part about zero to 60 in 2.95 seconds. Instead, check out the price.<p>The new Corvette Z06 starts at $80,000. Fully loaded, it costs $110,000.<p>That's a lot. But because this 650-horsepower Vette is packed with power and perks, and has the chops to keep up with and even beat McLarens, …

Meet The New King Of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah died Friday and was quickly succeeded by his half brother, former Crown Prince Salman. Both men come from the country's massive ruling family, the House of Saud, and over the last few decades have been important figures in Saudi Arabia.<p>But who is the man who will now …

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Eric Clapton about Jimi Hendrix death

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