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Who are the Amish? ′TTIP threatens our way of life,′ say Berlin protesters. German retiree Maud Kellerhals has never been to a demonstration in her life.

′TTIP threatens our way of life,′ say Berlin protesters

But on Saturday, the 79-year-old former school secretary from Berlin decided to make an exception. She marched through the city, together with many thousands of other people. My Mom Grew Up in a Utopian Colony in Iowa. Bridge over Mill Race, the canal that stretches through the Amana Colonies in Iowa.

My Mom Grew Up in a Utopian Colony in Iowa

(Photo: Carl Wycoff/CC BY 2.0) From my hometown of Toronto the drive to Amana, the dismantled utopian colony in Iowa, is 13 hours. I made it often in childhood, stuck in the backseat of my parent’s car, running batteries dead in my portable tape player, wondering if the long trip to a weird religious community was worth it. Majority of mathematicians hail from just 24 scientific ‘families’ INTERFOTO/D.

Majority of mathematicians hail from just 24 scientific ‘families’

H. Teuffen/Mary Evans Picture Library. Ask the Maasai Warrior Tribe : IAmA. The Case Against the Media, by the Media. For decades, the pollsters at Gallup have been asking Americans if they trust their media.

The Case Against the Media, by the Media

In 1974, the year Woodward and Bernstein brought an end to Richard Nixon’s presidency, 69 percent of them did. In a poll released last year, that number was at a historic low. Today, the only institutions Americans have less faith in than television news (21 percent) and newspapers (20 percent) are Congress and “big business.”

That’s pretty damn low — humiliatingly low, especially for a group of people who fancy themselves members of “the Fourth Estate.” The people who hate Hillary Clinton the most. Vanessa Dell In 1996, the New Yorker published “Hating Hillary,” Henry Louis Gates’ reported piece on the widespread animosity for the then–First Lady.

The people who hate Hillary Clinton the most.

“Like horse-racing, Hillary-hating has become one of those national pastimes which unite the élite and the lumpen,” Gates wrote. “[T]here’s just something about her that pisses people off,” the renowned Washington hostess Sally Quinn told Gates. “This is the reaction that she elicits from people.” Michelle Goldberg is a columnist for Slate and the author, most recently, of The Goddess Pose.

It might seem as though nothing much has changed in 20 years. ELI5: How do technicians determine the cause of a fire? Eg. to a cigarette stub when everything is burned out. : explainlikeimfive. Thats some cool geometry. ELI5: Why does cold water leave us gasping for air? : explainlikeimfive. Is Your Nervous System a Democracy or a Dictatorship? How does the architecture of our brain and neurons allow each of us to make individual behavioral choices?

Is Your Nervous System a Democracy or a Dictatorship?

Scientists have long used the metaphor of government to explain how they think nervous systems are organized for decision-making. Are we at root a democracy, like the U.K. citizenry voting for Brexit? A dictatorship, like the North Korean leader ordering a missile launch? Small Monday Morning Dump. A few psychological "hacks" to enhance your social life. 7 Excel tricks every office worker should know. Businessinsider. Mppriv/Thinkstock When news of the truck killings in Nice, France, broke last week, I started seeing variations of the same sentiment on Twitter and Facebook: Is this the worst year ever, or what?

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(“Dear 2016,” one meme asked. “Y U No End Soon?”) Terror attacks, Zika, Brexit, police shootings, Syria, Trump, record-hot temperatures, the losses of Prince and David Bowie—this has been one unrelenting turn around the calendar. Uk.businessinsider. What It Was Like To Buy And Own A Car In The USSR. The Cheapest Generation. In 2009, Ford brought its new supermini, the Fiesta, over from Europe in a brave attempt to attract the attention of young Americans.

The Cheapest Generation

It passed out 100 of the cars to influential bloggers for a free six-month test-drive, with just one condition: document your experience online, whether you love the Fiesta or hate it. Young bloggers loved the car. Young drivers? Not so much. The First Lesson of Marriage 101: There Are No Soul Mates - Christine Gross-Loh. Research shows that practically every dimension of life happiness is influenced by the quality of one’s marriage, while divorce is the second most stressful life event one can ever experience.

The First Lesson of Marriage 101: There Are No Soul Mates - Christine Gross-Loh

Yet nearly half of all married couples are likely to divorce, and many couples report feeling unhappy in their relationships. Instructors of Northwestern University’s Marriage 101 class want to change that. The goal of their course is to help students have more fulfilling love relationships during their lives. In Marriage 101 popular books such as Mating in Captivity and For Better: The Science of a Good Marriage are interspersed with meaty academic studies. Students attend one lecture a week and then meet in smaller breakout groups to discuss the weekly topics, which range from infidelity to addiction, childrearing to sexuality in long-term relationships. The ship in 'Star Trek: Discovery' was likely inspired by vintage concept art. Fans who hoped for casting news may have been disappointed by SDCC's Star Trek panel, which focused on the 50-year history of the franchise.

The ship in 'Star Trek: Discovery' was likely inspired by vintage concept art

However, we did get one exciting teaser for the new TV series: a clip of its starship, the U.S.S. Discovery. The upcoming series is titled Star Trek: Discovery, and the panel revealed a couple of interesting tidbits about how it compares to previous series: the first season will unfold "like a novel" instead of focusing on episodic storylines, and showrunner Bryan Fuller emphasized the importance of diversity and a progressive political message in the show. Super-hard metal 'four times tougher than titanium' Image copyright VOLKER STEGER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY A super-hard metal has been made in the laboratory by melting together titanium and gold. The alloy is the hardest known metallic substance compatible with living tissues, say US physicists.

The material is four times harder than pure titanium and has applications in making longer-lasting medical implants, they say. Uk.businessinsider. Quora. Uk.businessinsider. Company Town - Curbed. First, centuries back, came the forests: occupying almost all of the land-mass we now know as Michigan by the time it was founded in 1837. Uk.businessinsider. Future - The reasons why exhaustion and burnout are so common. A few years ago, Anna Katharina Schaffner became the latest victim of the exhaustion ‘epidemic’. It began with a kind of mental and physical inertia – as she put it, a “sense of heaviness” in all that she did. Even the most mundane tasks would sap her of all her energy, and concentrating on her work became increasingly difficult.

Edward Snowden’s New Research Aims to Keep Smartphones From Betraying Their Owners. In early 2012, Marie Colvin, an acclaimed international journalist from New York, entered the besieged city of Homs, Syria, while reporting for London’s Sunday Times. She wrote of a difficult journey involving “a smugglers’ route, which I promised not to reveal, climbing over walls in the dark and slipping into muddy trenches.”

Despite the covert approach, Syrian forces still managed to get to Colvin; under orders to “kill any journalist that set foot on Syrian soil,” they bombed the makeshift media center she was working in, killing her and one other journalist and injuring two others. Syrian forces may have found Colvin by tracing her phone, according to a lawsuit filed by Colvin’s family this month. Syrian military intelligence used “signal interception devices to monitor satellite dish and cellphone communications and trace journalists’ locations,” the suit says.

Location Privacy and Smartphones Concept art for the Introspection Engine. Edward Snowden’s New Research Aims to Keep Smartphones From Betraying Their Owners. Republicans Need To Chill: Life In The United States Is Really Good On A Historical Perspective. The US GDP continues to grow to unprecedented heights (Federal Reserve). That being said, the percentage of the world economy that the US economy represents has been declining since World War 2. Connected Toys Are Raising Complicated New Privacy Questions. Talking toys have come a long way since the original Furby. Now they’re connected to the Internet, use speech recognition, and are raising a host of new questions about the online privacy and security of children. What do we use our hands for today (and why does it matter)? You need hands, Max Bygraves sang, to hold someone you care for. Master AI and jumpstart your tech career with this 10-course bundle.

Thousands of fMRI brain studies in doubt due to software flaws. Zephyr/Science Photo Library. History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places. The unstoppable TI-84 Plus: How an outdated calculator still holds a monopoly on classrooms. While popular phones, laptops, PCs and music players have changed significantly in the last 10 years, the TI-84 Plus has remained more or less a constant. In the ruthlessly competitive world of technology, where companies rush the latest gadget to market and slash prices to stay competitive, the TI-84 Plus is an anomaly.

Texas Instruments released the graphing calculator in 2004, and continues to sell it today. ELI5: How do we know exactly that the bee population around the world is decreasing? How do we calculate the number of bees to begin with? : explainlikeimfive. Here's a huge list of useful websites to help you have more fun, learn new stuff, and get more done. Favorget it and you won't regret it! "Sing, goddess, the anger of Peleus’ son Achilleus and its devastation, which put pains thousandfold upon the Achaians..." Uk.businessinsider. Quora. How Tech Giants Helped After The Bastille Day Attack (And A French App Didn't) When you pay $80,000 to become an Architect  Fewer allergies: A possible upside of thumb sucking and nail biting. Follow me on Twitter @drClaire. Europe Builds a Network for the Internet of Things. Will the Devices Follow? With much industry fanfare last month, Dutch telco KPN announced that it had completed nationwide coverage of the Netherlands in a wireless Internet of things network.

Like a traditional cellular network, but with far lower costs and energy requirements, KPN’s network can connect sensors monitoring everything from rail switches at Utrecht Central station to depth sounders at the Port of Rotterdam and baggage handling at Schiphol Airport. A spate of similar Internet of things (IoT) networks are going up in France, Germany, South Korea, and elsewhere across the globe. Still, it remains a question whether enough fee-paying devices will connect to cover the cost of building this infrastructure (see “$32 Billion Buyout of ARM Is a Giant Bet on the Internet of Things”).

So far, KPN has contracts inked to connect 1.5 million devices, according to Jacob Groote, the executive in charge of mobile services at KPN. History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places. Ultra high quality native 4k wallpapers. Better Than Opioids? Virtual Reality Could Be Your Next Painkiller. Not so far in the future, your doctor might prescribe playing a few games in virtual reality to ease aches and pains, rather than popping a pill. Captain of Her Soul. Augmented Reality Showdown: Pokémon Go vs. Ingress. Rocket Slides and Monkey Bars: Chasing the Vanishing Playgrounds of Our Youth.

Researchers find more aggressive behavior in city birds than rural ones. Millennials will spend £53,000 on rent before age of 30, thinktank says. Life and loss on Methadone Mile - The Boston Globe. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert join forces for RNC coverage. Uk.businessinsider. The Purge Begins In Turkey. 9 Ways Police Have More Protections Than You Do When They're Arrested. History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places. 5 Views on What Basic Income Should Be and Why It Matters. History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places. History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places. Spiral depiction of global warming - GIF on Imgur.

Inspiring Websites That Teach You To Code. Hula-hoop skills 10/10 - GIF on Imgur. These are all the pictures I have found of my grandfather in our family album. Unethical physiological life hacks. Your Therapist Is Typing... Tourism changing as fears of terrorism broaden. Opposites attract—unless you're in a relationship. Up to 70% of people in developed countries 'have seen incomes stagnate' The US has cut off the path to citizenship for India and China’s most exceptionally talented people — Quartz. The 7 biggest problems facing science, according to 270 scientists. Eat, Pay, Love. Explicit cookie consent. The Decline of Social Mobility in America. Learning to code as a 30-year-old kid with Apple’s Swift Playgrounds. Quora. Learn to read russian in 15 minutes. Favorite & forget. Interview with Putin Foreign Policy Advisor Sergey Karaganov. How China is rewriting the book on human origins. Showdown Now Looming Over the South China Sea.

The best rated steakhouses in every state. The right way to ask for something. Quora. The Cost of Diane Arbus’s Life on the Edge. Spirit Weavers Gathering — All-Women's New Age Celebration. Quora. ELI5: The theory that black holes can be used for time travel. : explainlikeimfive. The most awesome images on the Internet. Found this in the woods today. Sleeping with a Gentrifier — The Bold Italic. Incompetent People Too Ignorant to Know It. Man sneaks into Fukushima's Red Exclusion Zone and shows a town untouched since March 2011 that has never been seen by the public. Psychologist Jean Twenge Talks To Shankar Vedantam About Her Research On Narcissism and Millennials.