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Board game nights are having a moment. Here’s how to join in.

Growing up, everyone in my family received a board game for Christmas. We'd spend the lazy days that followed jumping in and out of mysterious worlds, word puzzles and intricate versions of charades. But as we grew up and moved out, the fading stacks of cardboard began collecting dust, and Netflix …

Board Games

The Masochist's Marathon

The world's top ultrarunners fight to compete in the Barkley Marathons, an ever-shifting race designed by a madman to break their spirits through 100 miles of hellish Appalachian mountains. So far, only 14 people have completed it.<p>A man is begging on the side of a Tennessee mountain. He's crumpled …

One of the largest icebergs ever recorded just broke free of Antarctica

One of the largest icebergs ever recorded — measuring about the size of Delaware and containing a volume of ice twice the size of Lake Erie — has …

These Are the Worst Mosquito Cities in America

New York is the fourth worst city in the country for mosquitoes, according to the latest ranking released by pest control company Orkin.<p>Orkin ranked …

Scientists Sneak A Peek At How Ladybugs Fold Their Wings

Credit: University of Tokyo<p>With the help of high-speed cameras, CT scanners and some nail-art supplies, scientists in Japan have managed to catch a glimpse of the elaborate way that ladybugs fold their wings to tuck them away.<p>The research could have implications for everything from aeronautics to …

National Academy of Sciences

Intention Has the Power to Change Your Life—Here's How

To begin, Patel explained the concept in layman’s terms. “Setting an intention is activating a part of your receptivity. If you were to go out in the …

Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts

No seeds were lost but the ability of the rock vault to provide failsafe protection against all disasters is now threatened by climate change<p>It was designed as an impregnable deep-freeze to protect the world’s most precious seeds from any global disaster and ensure humanity’s food supply forever. …

Global Warming

The 4 Ways You'll Get Hacked

Amid all the news that hackers gave gotten their hands on millions of credit card numbers and contact information from at least five retailers – …

Netflix likely to face slowing subscriptions

Netflix Inc. – purveyor of the hit series <i>House of Cards</i> and <i>Orange is the New Black</i> – has had an outstanding run.<p>The Los Gatos, Ca.-based<p>video-streaming company that offers an "all-you-can-eat" menu of movies, TV shows and original programming over the<p>Internet closed out 2013 with<p>an eye-popping …

Valve Expects Virtual Reality To Be Awesome Within 2 Years

Virtual Reality is coming. As in, actual, good, user-friendly virtual reality. The stuff sci-fi has promised us for decades.<p>Don’t take my word for it. Valve — easily one of the most revered and admired companies in gaming — has gone deep on virtual reality R&D, and they believe that amazing, …

Paramount Pictures 'first studio to phase out physical film'

Paramount Pictures is to become the first film studio to distribute theatrical releases in a purely digital form, phasing out the traditional 35-millimetre film<p>The Wolf of Wall Street, Martin Scorsese's critically acclaimed latest release, is the first film to achieve a digital only release, whilst …

Paramount Pictures

The iPhone 6: Five Features It Must Have To Stay In The Game

Having owned the last three major revisions of Apple’s iPhone and had extensive use of other handsets besides, I believe the iPhone 6 will be one of the most significant launches yet of an Apple iPhone.<p>However, I don’t mean significant as in a feature-laden device that will wipe the floor with the …

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is selling SIM cards for charity

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is taking on a new endeavor, serving as chairman for a new UK-based wireless carrier called The People's Operator. Operational since 2012, the carrier donates ten percent of every phone bill to a charity of the user's choice, as well as setting aside a quarter of …

Sex and the Super Bowl: Is the big game really a magnet for prostitution and human trafficking? http://ow.ly/sJFlB

The 609-day cliffhanger: Sherlock Holmes goes global

During Sherlock’s hiatus, its stars have skyrocketed to fame—and taken the show with them<p>For <i>Sherlock</i> fans, the seemingly endless wait is almost over. …

The seven most common fashion mistakes men make

The unironed dress shirt<p>It’s kind of endearing, actually, to see the sort of guy who wears a tee every day pull out his one grown-up shirt with buttons (usually at his girlfriend’s insistence) for a funeral or a dinner party – it means he wants to show respect. But the curled, misshapen collar …

No One In Australia Wants To Go To Justin Bieber Concerts Anymore

Justin Bieber begins his eight-show Australia tour on Nov. 26, but it doesn't seem like anyone really wants to go. According to news.com.au, many tickets are selling for half their original price, and some don't even have any bids (including seats in the front four rows, priced at $79.00).<p>Alex …

Building a road to open up the riches of Canada's North

<i>This is part of The North, a Globe investigation of unprecedented change to the climate, culture and politics of Canada's last frontier. Join the conversation with #GlobeNorth</i><p>William Dillon Jr. is serious about his job. When visitors approach the construction taking place on the new $300-million …

B.C. real estate firm looks for luxury buyers in China

Sales of high-end properties are on the upswing in the Vancouver region, spurring one of British Columbia's leading real estate firms to search for wealthy buyers by setting up shop in China.<p>Dan Scarrow, vice-president of corporate strategy at Macdonald Realty Ltd.<b>,</b> said he has heard enough …

Missionary Bae jailed in North Korea 'wants U.S. to help him get home': Kyodo

TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. missionary Kenneth Bae, imprisoned in reclusive North Korea for more than a year, said on Monday he wants to return to his family as soon as possible and hopes the United States will help, Japan’s Kyodo news agency reported.<p>Kenneth Bae, a Korean-American Christian …

North Korea

26 must know, should know facts about Canada’s North

<i>This is part of The North, a Globe investigation of unprecedented change to the climate, culture and politics of Canada's last frontier. Join the conversation with #GlobeNorth</i>

Sidney Crosby named captain of Canada’s men's Olympic hockey team

Sidney Crosby is the face of the NHL and hockey in Canada, so it's only natural that he'll be the country's captain at next month's Sochi Olympics.<p>The Pittsburgh Penguins captain, who scored the gold-medal-winning overtime goal against the United States in Vancouver four years ago, got the nod to …

Nunavut is no longer Canada's colony. It needs to end its own deprivation

<i>This is part of</i> The North<i>, a Globe investigation of unprecedented change, to the climate, culture and politics of Canada's last frontier. Join the conversation with</i> #GlobeNorth<p>In May 2012, an obscure Ottawa-based think-tank called the Centre for the Study of Living Standards released a report on …

Is Canada's future in the North? Ian Brown explores

Chapter One<p>Kabloonas on komatiks<p>Editor's note: This is part of The North, a Globe investigation of unprecedented change to the climate, culture and politics of Canada’s last frontier. Join the conversation at #GlobeNorth<p>T he trick to hunting muskox is to find one. Beyond that, the process is quite …

In Burns Lake sawmill stalemate, who is looking out for the workers?

Today, thousands of workers in B.C. will head to their shift in a mill, making wood products or aluminum, rubber or sugar – processes that generate high volumes of combustible dust – and they can rightly question whether their safety is at risk.<p>Two years ago, on Jan. 20, 2012, a catastrophic …

The Hidden Ecosystem Of The Walmart Parking Lot

It’s a world that photographer Nolan Conway spent three weeks documenting in a series called <i>Waking Up At Walmart</i>.<p>Before starting the project, Conway …

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