Covid: Japan Town Builds Giant Squid Statue With Relief Money

Noto, which is known for its flying squid, hopes the giant statue will draw back tourists.

China’s Dark New ‘Blind Box’ Craze: Live Pets

Online vendors are offering to send customers a mystery live animal by mail. The result: a wave of dead animals and public fury.

Are Men-Dominated Offices the Future of the Workplace?

As workers start trickling back into the office, men and women may not return to their desks equally. This could impact gender equality and advancement in the workplace.

The Trump Decision Shows Facebook Can’t Hide Behind Its Fake Court

The Oversight Board is supposed to help Mark Zuckerberg avoid making hard decisions. With Trump, it sent the decision right back to him.

How to Replace Meat

We don’t need fake ‘meat’; there are better solutions.

Why Lumber Prices Are So High and What It Means for Home Building Costs

As the pandemic crushed the US economy last spring, sawmills shut down lumber production to brace for a housing slump. The slump never arrived and now there isn't enough lumber to feed the red-hot...

How to Be Excellent

Plato and Aristotle can help you resist conventional worldly success, direct your energy and find your own highest calling

Supersonic Planes Are Coming Back (And This Time, They Might Work)

How Much Energy Does Bitcoin Actually Consume?

It’s a trickier question than you might think.

Your Dog Is Even Smarter Than You Think

Epistemic status: highly suggestive. There's a revolution going on and you're sleeping on it. A combination of surveys and bayesian estimates[1] leads me to believe this community is interested...

What Is the Facebook Oversight Board?

The panel of about 20 people, including academics and political leaders, upheld the company’s ban of former President Donald J. Trump.

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I Thought My Family in India Was Safe. Now, I’m Terrified

Here’s what it feels like to watch my country collapse from 8,000 miles away.

Stranger Attacks Asian Women With Hammer in New York

Police are investigating after a stranger attacked two Asian women with a hammer in New York leaving one with a deep cut on her head.

This Slow Travel Company Specializes in Flight-Free Holidays

Now the idea of avoiding planes is more appealing than ever, both for health and environmental reasons.

One of the World's Poorest Countries Has One of the World's Lowest COVID Death Rates

Donald Trump’s ‘Social Media Platform’ Has Launched and It’s Just a Blog

After months of promising his own social media network for banned posters, former President Donald Trump on Tuesday launched a new section of his website that’s essentially just a WordPress blog.

Should We Cancel Political Parties?

Throughout the world, traditional political organizations are increasingly seen as dysfunctional. But can democracies live without them?

COVID-19 Pandemic May Produce Dramatic Changes in Life Expectancy, Birth Rates and Immigration

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is reducing life expectancy, decreasing birth rates and slowing down immigration. These changes may produce concerning trends in populations globally.

Canadian Beavers Chomp Down Town's Internet

And, meanwhile in Canada...

We Used Spotify's New Play-Count Feature to ID the Best Deep Cuts in Pop History

Now that the streaming service lists the play counts for every song on every record, let’s celebrate some underloved tracks that deserve more spins than they get.

Napoleon Bonaparte’s Belongings to Be Auctioned

More than 300 objects relating to emperor are being sold by French auction house Osenat, marking the 200th anniversary of his death

Why US English Is a History Lesson for the British

Why Do People in Relationships Cheat?

A new study breaks down the reasons—they’re complicated

Bill Gates and Melinda Gates' Divorce Is Making QAnon Freak Out

Bill Gates is one of the conspiracy cult’s most-hated villains, and they have some theories about the split.

New Technology Has Enabled Cybercrime on an Industrial Scale

A decentralised dark economy makes cybercrooks more effective and harder to catch | International

How I Traveled to Mogadishu (2017)

Travel to Somalia isn't actually that difficult, it's just scary. Last year, I travel to Mogadishu en route to every country in the world.

Inside India's COVID Hell

Why We Gloss Over Great Ideas – And Invest in Bad Ones

Research shows people rarely assess the value of their own ideas accurately – and often jettison the best ones. But there are ways to avoid this mistake.

They Told Their Therapists Everything. Hackers Leaked It All

A mental health startup built its business on easy-to-use technology. Patients joined in droves. Then came a catastrophic data breach.

The Noor

A spectacular short film of Siberia's Lake Baikal in winter, shot using a DJI Mini drone.

Spycops Inquiry It Is Time to Put History in the Witness Box - and the Mitting (Spycops) Inquiry Needs to Start...

Impossible Foods Clears Legal Battle Over the Ingredient That Makes Its Meat ‘Bleed’

The contested ingredient is supposed to make Impossible Burgers “taste like meat.”

Emily Ford Hiked 1,200 Miles in the Dead of Winter

In March, Emily Ford became the first woman to complete Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail in winter. She’s also become an unintentional ambassador of the outdoor industry’s quest for inclusivity.

Is "Catch Me if You Can" a True Story? This Book Suggests It Isn't

Frank W. Abagnale Jr. is famous for cons documented in the blockbuster “Catch Me If You Can.” But science writer Alan Logan says the real grift is Abagnale’s entire story.

Haunting Photos Reveal a Massive Abandoned Town of Disneyesque Castles

What was supposed to be a luxurious urban development for wealthy foreigners has become an eerie half-finished ghost town in Turkey

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You Should Update Your iPhone and iPad to iOS 14.5.1 Right Away

The update includes security fixes for bugs that are actively being exploited.

Volocopter Prepares for Takeoff

Getting from the airport to central Paris in just a few minutes by air is what Volocopter says its battery-powered electric air taxis will do. The countdown to the first flight in a real...

Mexico City: Metro Train Bridge Collapse Leaves Several Dead

A bridge in the Mexican capital has collapsed. A metro train was passing over at the time. Emergency services are working to rescue victims.

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