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Dr. Jane Goodall Is Now Teaching an Online Course on Conservation, Animal Intelligence & Activism

Back in June, we mentioned that the great primatologist and anthropologist Dr. Jane Goodall was gearing up to teach her first online course on environmental conservation, ...

Roald Dahl's Widow Says Charlie From 'The Chocolate Factory' Was Originally Black

Dahl’s widow revealed the surprising scoop on the BBC earlier this week. (Image credit: Ronald Dumont/Getty Images)

'The Taking Of K-129': How The CIA Stole A Sunken Soviet Sub Off The Ocean Floor

Author Josh Dean describes how the CIA worked to secretly resurface a sub that the Soviet Union considered lost. Their cover story involved eccentric billionaire ...

Joanna Goddard Hasn’t Set An Alarm In 7 Years

The ‘A Cup of Jo’ founder takes us through her busy A.M.

Dear Selena Gomez, Sharing Your Struggles Has Given Us Strength

Because of you, more people are talking about lupus and getting access to resources and support

Self-Aggrandizing, Interminable 'Mother!' Mixes Fantasy And Reality

Writer-director Darren Aronofsky’s new film is set in a large country house where a young woman, played by Jennifer Lawrence, finds herself under siege by ...

Harry Dean Stanton, A Supporting Actor Who Became A Star, Dies At 91

Stanton’s weather-beaten face was a fixture on TV and in movies for more than a half-century. He became a cult hero in Repo Man and ...

Buffalo dreams

‘Other people would probably think I’m mad, but everything starts from somewhere.’ Consumed by the idea of bringing American bison (commonly called ‘buffalo’) to his ...

The 13th-century revolution that made modern poetry possible

In the 13th century, English poetry changed dramatically. There were no battles, no pamphleteering, or Ezra Pound-style polemics, and no warring factions. Yet by the ...

Harry Dean Stanton (RIP) Reads Poems by Charles Bukowski

Variety is reporting tonight that Harry Dean Stanton has died in Los Angeles, at the age of 91. He’s best remembered, of course, for his ...

Marie Curie Invented Mobile X-Ray Units to Help Save Wounded Soldiers in World War I

These days the phrase “mobile x-ray unit” is likely to spark heated debate about privacy, public health, and freedom of information, especially in New York ...

The Counterintuitive Reason You Shouldn't Say 'Sorry'

It’s not having its intended effect.

MINI: Continued Growth by Sticking to a Plan

A MINI is one of those cars which over the years, almost 60 since introduced, has probably achieved notoriety equal to other iconic automobiles such ...

BMW: Maintaining Its Relevance as a Luxury Performance Brand

BMW Group Canada has enjoyed success in this country since the brand opened its doors back in 1986. In Canada, 2016 was a banner year ...

Violence Against Nurses Is A Serious Problem, But Hospitals Are Basically Policing Themselves

We have to do more to protect the people who care for us.

Don't Read This Review Of Darren Aronofsky's Compelling, Confounding 'Mother!'

Critic Chris Klimek thinks you should go into this film about a poet (Javier Bardem) and his submissive wife (Jennifer Lawrence) cold — just be ...

We are dead stars

You might have heard that we are made of ‘star stuff’, but what exactly does that mean? In this collaboration between The Atlantic and the ...

In Frederick Wiseman's 'Ex Libris,' The New York Public Library Gets Checked Out

The prolific documentary filmmaker’s latest project goes behind the stacks to offer a comprehensive, multi-faceted — and overdue — examination of the NYPL as an ...

Talking gibberish

The study of languages has long been prone to nonsense. Why is linguistics such a magnet for dilettantes and crackpots? By Gaston Dorren Read at ...

Free Courses on Design from the Famous California Design Firm IDEO Start This Week

A quick fyi: This week, the famous California design firm IDEO has launched two free courses–a 7-week Introduction to Human-Centered Design and a 4-week course on Prototyping. ...

Who Painted the First Abstract Painting?: Wassily Kandinsky? Hilma af Klint? Or Another Contender?

Kandinsky, Untitled, 1910 Many painters today concentrate on producing abstract work — and a fair few of those have only ever produced abstract work. But ...

An Australian Tobacco Plant May Help Us Finally Eliminate Polio

It could lead to a less-risky polio vaccine that doesn’t require the actual virus to work.

Why Hillary Clinton Is Into 'Alternate Nostril Breathing'

The technique is easy AND effective.

Man Posts Touching Note for Thief of Prized Skateboard

A Nebraska man wrote a heartfelt note to the person who stole his skateboard and the internet feels his pain. The board was precious and ...

2018 Ford Expedition

The Ford Expedition had big shoes to fill when it was first introduced in the late 1990s as the successor to the Ford Bronco. After ...

Man Booker Prize Shortlist Features George Saunders, Mohsin Hamid And Ali Smith

The 2017 nominees for the U.K.’s top literary prize include a hefty dose of marquee authors, such as Paul Auster. But the list also features ...

'This Is Their Film': Angelina Jolie Tells A Story Of Khmer Rouge Survival

Jolie’s new film, First They Killed My Father, is based on a memoir by Loung Ung, who was 5 years old when the Khmer Rouge ...

Don’t look away

Photography came of age amid the wars and atrocities, as well as the humanitarian aspirations, of the modern world By Jeremy Adelman Read at Aeon

The most wonderful words in science: ‘We have no idea… yet!’

If you could fast-forward some 1,000 years and peek into a college science textbook from the year 3000, what would you see? I doubt you’d ...

When Roald Dahl Hosted His Own Creepy TV Show Way Out, a Companion to Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone (1961)

In an odd twist of history, two of the wisest and weirdest children’s writers of their generation also happened to have both been fighter pilots ...

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