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Silicon Valley will destroy your job: Amazon, Facebook and our sick new economy. An Amazon River legend says that its famous pink river dolphins sometimes become shapeshifters and assume human form to seduce unwary travelers and lure them to a magical city called Encante.

Silicon Valley will destroy your job: Amazon, Facebook and our sick new economy

The catch is that this city is underwater. Photos: The ridiculous mansion that Ukraine’s president abandoned and is now a museum. Editor’s note: When the revolutionaries of the Maidan, Kyiv’s central square, toppled president Viktor Yanukovych in February, he fled the country, leaving behind a 140-hectare (330-acre) estate, Mezhyhirya (or Mezhgorye in Russian), complete with a zoo, a vast mansion, several guesthouses, lakes, fountains, a dock with a faux Spanish galleon, a large collection of classic cars, and more besides.

Photos: The ridiculous mansion that Ukraine’s president abandoned and is now a museum

Seven months on, the estate continues to function as a museum for curious tourists and a wedding site for local couples. The Case for Trailer Parks. Houses made in a factory are a cheap and energy-efficient way for poorer Americans to become homeowners—plus, these days, the mass-produced units can be pretty spiffy.

The Case for Trailer Parks

Employers Worried About Critical-Thinking Skills. How does an employer measure critical-thinking skills?

Employers Worried About Critical-Thinking Skills

That’s a pressing question, considering that every company on the planet needs employees who can analyze information in a way that’s ultimately good for the bottom line. But how do you tell which employees have the right aptitude? According to The Wall Street Journal, employers have wildly different methods of evaluating their employees for critical-thinking skills. Pirate Bay Blockade Set For Icelandic Expansion. The fledgling ISP block against The Pirate Bay in freedom-friendly Iceland is already looking like the thin end of the wedge.

Pirate Bay Blockade Set For Icelandic Expansion

After securing an injunction against ISP Vodafone, music rightsholders will now press for injunctions against several of Iceland's other top service providers who have refused to voluntary block the site. In common with many countries around Europe, the movie and music industries in Iceland have been working hard to cut down on copyright infringement online.

To this end copyright groups including the local equivalents of the RIAA (STEF) and MPAA (SMAIS) have targeted the leader of the usual suspects, the notorious Pirate Bay. 100-year-old notebook found encased in Antarctic ice is part of Robert Scott's expedition team. A photography notebook owned by George Murray Levick, a member of British explorer Robert Scott's 1910-1913 Terra Nova Expedition in the Antarctic, was found by conservationist specialists from the Antarctic Heritage Trust.

100-year-old notebook found encased in Antarctic ice is part of Robert Scott's expedition team

(Photo : Antarctic Heritage Trust) Robert Scott was a British explorer who died with his several of his companions on his second expedition to the Antarctic due to starvation, exhaustion and the extremely cold weather. More than 100 years after his death, an artifact from his ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition of 1910-1913 has emerged. Chasing Bayla - Michael Moore's quest to save the right whale. Thirty meters,” Dr.

Chasing Bayla - Michael Moore's quest to save the right whale

Michael Moore called out. Moore braced himself against the steel of the Zodiac’s platform tower as the boat closed in on the whale in the heaving Florida waters. Through the rangefinder, he could see the tangled mass of ropes cinched tightly around her. It was impossible to tell where the ropes began and where they ended. We are PhD students at Harvard Medical School here to answer your questions about biology, biomedical research, and graduate school. Ask us anything! : IAmA. ELI5:How did "zzz" become associated with sleeping? : explainlikeimfive. New Evidence of the NSA Deliberately Weakening Encryption. Gabriel Chan's answer to Who would win in a fight between squadrons of F-15 and MiG-29? Online.wsj. Second Life Creator Philip Rosedale Is Building a Virtual World Where Your Avatar Mirrors Your Facial Expressions.

Philip Rosedale is telling me about his new company, but I can’t stop myself from looking down at my hands.

Second Life Creator Philip Rosedale Is Building a Virtual World Where Your Avatar Mirrors Your Facial Expressions

With palms up, I watch with fascination as I slowly wiggle my fingers and form the “OK” sign. How to Get Free Repairs Without a Valid Warranty. I had a mobile phone that got borked about a month after the warranty gave out.

How to Get Free Repairs Without a Valid Warranty

Without a warranty, the frontline CSR's and their managers "couldn't" do anything, so I was stuck with a phone whose battery might last six hours with a full charge and with which connecting to wifi was a 50/50 proposition. So I emailed the phone provider's "CEO" (those email addresses are always to "executive customer relations").

A day later, some guy at a center in North Carolina called and offered me a slightly better device, so I was happy...until I received the device. China’s Submarines Add Nuclear-Strike Capability, Altering Strategic Balance - WSJ. Rand Paul just gave one of the most important foreign policy speeches in decades. Sen.

Rand Paul just gave one of the most important foreign policy speeches in decades

Rand Paul just gave one of the most important speeches on foreign policy since George W. Bush declared war on Iraq. But instead of declaring war on another country, Paul declared war on his own party. Or, at least, its entire approach to foreign policy. In his address last night at the Center for the National Interest — a think tank founded by Richard Nixon — Paul gave, for the first time, a comprehensive picture of how he thinks about foreign policy. Eugene Borisenko's answer to Why do most Russian last names end with "ev", "ov", "sky", or "in"? Please Do Not Leave A Message: Why Millennials Hate Voice Mail : All Tech Considered. The phone company Vonage reported a drop in voice mail retrievals over the past year. Many of those ignoring voice mails are millennials. iStockphoto hide caption itoggle caption iStockphoto The phone company Vonage reported a drop in voice mail retrievals over the past year.

The Appearance of Being Earnest—Vol. 2, No. 4—The Appendix. The French confidence man who took credit for what one nineteenth-century paper called “the most gigantic swindle of our time.” It’s 1879. The courtroom in Santiago is full. The tables and benches and sidelines hold a defendant, his accomplice, the lawyers for all sides, the justice of the Chilean Supreme Court, and onlookers. The trial had dragged on for two years. Theverge. This week's Avengers; Age of Ultron trailer was a surprise reveal for everyone — chief among them Marvel itself, who decided to combat a poor-quality leak by publishing the full HD version one week earlier than expected. There's a lot to glean from the trailer if you care to go frame by frame, but the definite centerpiece is Iron Man in a major public fight with the Hulk.

Trailers are notorious for taking dramatic scenes out of context for sake of, well, drama. But it ultimately doesn't matter why the Hulk and Iron Man are fighting. The War Nerd: How do you deal with wannabe jihadis? An upgrade to business class. By Gary Brecher On October 24, 2014 KUWAIT CITY—It’s been a busy week for Canada’s home-grown jihadis. Monday, October 20: Martin Rouleau, a French-Canadian convert to Islam, ran down two Canadian soldiers with his Nissan Altima, then led the RCMP on a chase that ended when he rolled the Nissan, came up out of the wreck waving a kitchen knife, and got himself shot to death “like he wanted to.” Wednesday, October 22: Michael Zehaf-Babeau, also Quebecois and a recent convert, shot a soldier standing guard at a war memorial then ran into Parliament, firing as he ran, until he was shot dead by the Sergeant-at-Arms. How to Write a Sentence - The New Yorker. Well, here you are, looking at this, trying, hoping, floundering, scrabbling, wishing, dying to find out the mystery of “how to” write a sentence.

Or possibly you have tried write sentence and failed utterly. Never mind and never fear. I am an, thankfully, expert of sentences. Americans Show Distrust of Medical Profession in Survey. WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are less trusting of the medical profession than people in many other countries -- even though they often like their own doctor, a new report finds. The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia. Can William Gibson Predict the Future? NPR: Look At This: This is Color. Assange: Google Is Not What It Seems. In June 2011, Julian Assange received an unusual visitor: the chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, arrived from America at Ellingham Hall, the country house in Norfolk, England where Assange was living under house arrest.

23 Secrets Supermarket Employees Won't Tell You. Korea's Sooam Biotech Is the World's First Animal Cloning Factory. Billionaire Businessmen Buying Up Mega-Ranches - WSJ. The shame of poor teeth in a rich world – Sarah Smarsh. I am bone of the bone of them that live in trailer homes. I grew up next to Tiffany ‘Pennsatucky’ Doggett, the hostile former drug addict from the prison TV drama Orange Is the New Black. Netflix, A Love Story - The New Yorker. Ten Simple Tips to Make Food Taste Better. North Carolina locals question benefits of Apple's $1 billion server farm. Interview: Suki Kim, Author Of 'Without You, There Is No Us'

In the summer of 2011, American journalist Suki Kim got a job teaching English at the elite, all-male Pyongyang University of Science and Technology in the North Korean capital. Kim, who was born in South Korea and immigrated with her family to the U.S. at age 13, is a fluent Korean speaker and secretly took notes during her six months at the university in Pyongyang. [ELI5] Why is 0 plural? Like 0 seconds or 0 apples. : explainlikeimfive.

Learn to Pick Locks for Fun and an Increased Understanding of Security. The Best Day to Buy Airline Tickets - WSJ - WSJ. How the world loved the swastika - until Hitler stole it. Non-Gold Safe Haven Assets. Men's Journal Magazine - Men's Style, Travel, Fitness and Gear. Last Chance U: College Football's Incredible Off-The-Grid Farm System. How The Internet Of Things Market Will Grow. IamA Former SR-71 Pilot and Squadron Commander, AMA! : IAmA. In The Not So Distant Future, Glow-In-The-Dark Trees Could Replace Street Lights. Interview: Ed Norton, Actor In 'Birdman' This App Can Scan and Solve Math Equations Instantly. Startups Anonymous: Student entrepreneurship seems rigged… The man with the golden blood.

World's Best Cities By Conde Nast Traveler. Inside the contradictory world of Thought Catalog, one of the Internet’s most reviled sites. SameRiverTwice. How to Tap Your Network and See Everything That Happens On It. 22% of Workers Would Rather Die Early Than Run Out of Money. Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928 by Stephen Kotkin review – personality proves decisive. Gran spends nearly £4,000 to protect her house against wi-fi and mobile phone signals. Exploring The Epic Chess Match Of Our Time. How safe is mouldy food to eat? Living with your best friend. ELI5: What the hell makes mattresses so damn expensive? : explainlikeimfive. Cleaning the air with roof tiles. Download Free Excel Templates to Manage Time, Money or Productivity.

The Introverted Face. Sanjay Sabnani's answer to Which warrior was the most dangerous in single combat in the history of the world? Feds Getting Ready for Executive Action on Immigration. Inside Hollywood's Shocking Blackface Problem. Searching the Personal Archives of Washington ‘Post’ Editor Ben Bradlee for More Evidence. How to Plant Ideas in Someone's Mind.

Tim Cook, in his own words, on why the iPad has a bright future. Enjoy the long-awaited return of Marcel the Shell. How to Cover Your Tracks When Snooping on Someone's Phone or Computer. 32 Cities Want to Challenge Big Telecom, Build Their Own Gigabit Networks. Family Business - The World's Oldest Family Companies. Le pool Lifehacker Go Bag Show and Tell. Answer to Will President Obama leave office after two terms, as per the Constitution? A Black Female Journalist Quits Media, Decries Newsroom Racism. Britain's changing firearms laws. Virali Modi's answer to I feel so lonely. I have this constant feeling that nobody's checking on me. What should i do?

China's growth slowest since global crisis, annual target at risk. Hong Kong has too many poor people to allow direct elections, leader says. Poor kids who do everything right don’t do better than rich kids who do everything wrong. The Look Of Power: How Women Have Dressed For Success. The True Cost of YouTube's Library of Everything. Ian Peters-Campbell's answer to What does it feel like to be poor? Q&A about 'Impenitente' (English version) So much for the Chinese government liking Apple’s new security measures. The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia.

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Raymond K. Cunningham, Jr.'s answer to What is everyday life like for an average citizen in North Korea?