Race to the Center of the Earth is an extreme, nonelimination competition series that pits four teams of three contestants against one another in a nonstop adventure across the globe. Teams start from different corners of the Earth and race to be the first to reach the remote location that holds the $1,000,000 prize.
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For one beautiful night, #fartgate actually united all of Twitter
There is so much that divides us. Science has somehow become partisan; truth itself is up for debate; America is split down the middle when it comes to deciding whether or not literally asking a foreign leader to interfere in an election is an impeachable off…
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Humans are an unknown in California's new earthquake warning system
When a big earthquake struck Mexico City in September 2017, Allen Husker, a seismologist at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, ducked under his desk. The nearby temblor hit before the school's early warning alarm bells could even start blaring. But…
When a big earthquake struck Mexico City in September 2017, Allen Husker, a seismologist at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, ducked under his desk. The nearby temblor hit before the school's early warning alarm bells could even start blaring. But… [+8636 chars]
Disney Plus: Every show, movie and original available to stream -- and when - CNET
Disney has nearly 500 movies and 7,500 TV episodes on its $7-a-month streaming service. What's there and what's coming?
Disney has laid out a vast catalog of new and classic movies and shows to stream with the launch of its Netflix competitor, Disney Plus. At launch Tuesday in the US, Disney Plus included nearly 500 movies and 7,500 episodes of TV, spanning Star Wars, Marvel, … [+38436 chars]
Disney Plus: Every show, movie and original available to stream -- and when - CNET
Disney is going to have 500 movies and 7,500 TV episodes on its $7-a-month streaming service. What are they?
Disney has laid out a vast catalog of new and classic movies and shows you'll be able to stream with the launch of its Netflix competitor, Disney Plus. At launch Tuesday in the US, Disney Plus will include new Star Wars, Marvel and Pixar as well as a trove of… [+39695 chars]
AI ethics is all about power
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At The Common Good in the Digital Age, a tech conference held in Vatican City recently, Pope Francis urged Facebook executives, venture capitalists, and government regulators to be wary of the impact of AI and other technologies. “If mankind’s so-called techn… [+32605 chars]
14 Native Owned Beauty And Skin Care Brands To Fall In Love With
Beautiful products that emphasize respect for the earth and wellness traditions, and the people behind them.
It’s no secret that despite a call for diversity and representation, global beauty standards remain unshakably eurocentric. And no one knows this better than Native women. In asking women to be “real” or authentic, brands and businesses evade culpability by … [+12957 chars]
What To Know About The Crisis In Bolivia
Socialist President Evo Morales resigned after a disputed election and calls from the military that he leave, raising more concerns about democracy in the region.
A tumultuous year for Latin American politics took another sharp turn on Sunday when Bolivian President Evo Morales, the region’s longest-serving leftist leader, suddenly resigned amid massive protests and pressure from the armed forces following last month’s… [+14652 chars]
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NASA discovers water vapor — and maybe more — on Jupiter’s moon Europa
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NASA has confirmed that one of Jupiters 79 moons has water vapor above its surface — and possibly even a liquid water ocean — providing more evidence to scientists previous predictions that the moon has the ingredients necessary for life. Scientists were ab… [+2122 chars]
The best alternate history games, from Wolfenstein to Fallout
Alternate history has long existed as a tool for film and television, and video games are no different. These are some of the coolest alternate history games you can play right now, including Wolfenstein: The New Order, Freedom Fighters, Assassin's Creed III,…
They say those who dont learn their history are doomed to repeat it, but what if they could change it, instead? Alternate history stories are incredibly popular in television and film, as well as in video games, where the most absurd concepts often lead to th… [+8795 chars]
Taking Virtual Reality for a Test Drive
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Reality being what it is right now, doesnt an alternative sound tempting? Thats what I was thinking the other day, in my apartment, when I adjusted the Velcro straps on my Oculus Quest, a chunky virtual-reality headset made of black plastic, rubber, and a few… [+33924 chars]
World Ice Theory and the Supernatural Imaginary of the Third Reich (2017)
World Ice Theory and the supernatural imaginary of the Third Reich.
At a séance on the night of February 26, 1933, the clairvoyant Erik Hanussena close friend of Nazi stormtrooperspredicted next days Reichstag fire, which helped justify the Nazi imposition of martial law. In the mid-1930s Adolf Hitlers second-in-command, Depu… [+11335 chars]
The Innocent Pleasure of Trespassing
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The Life of NHL Dentists
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The Humanoid Stain: Art lessons from our cave-dwelling ancestors
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In 1940, four teenage boys stumbled, almost literally, from German-occupied France into the Paleolithic Age. As the story goes, and there are many versions of it, they had been taking a walk in the woods near the town of Montignac when the dog accompanying th… [+28500 chars]
The violence paradox: Is violence actually declining?
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The Violence Paradox PBS Airdate: November 20, 2019 NARRATOR: It is an epic story, spanning all of human history, MARTA MIRAZÓN LAHR (University of Cambridge): This man was shot at a distance, twice, with arrows. LYNN HUNT (University of California, Los A… [+88507 chars]
GPT-2 Neural Network Poetry
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An Overview of Cryptography
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Inca Road System
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The Fight for the Reindeer
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In bad winters, when reindeer cannot reach lichen on the ground, reindeer herders in Scandinavia ski into the woods and knock down dead limbs—for Miriam Lanta, it’s fun work, although the reason is not. A single reindeer can consume eight pounds of lichen a d… [+46294 chars]