This Is a Great Camera for First-Time DSLR Buyers

So you’ve been taking pictures with a point-and-shoot or your smartphone for a couple years, and you’ve decided it’s time to upgrade to something more serious. But the high-end...

How Anne Frank’s Family Found a Place to Hide

When the Frank family first moved to the Netherlands, as Nazi power began to rise in Germany, they hoped that they had found an escape from a homeland in...

This Week in Health: Flesh-Eating Bacteria and the Perks of Coffee

This week brought the harrowing yet inspiring story of a woman who survived an infection from flesh-eating bacteria. It also provided the bottom line on coffee at last. (You’re...

Lost, Fargo, Sopranos and Other Creators on How Twin Peaks Influenced Them

Television history is divided into two eras: before Twin Peaks and after. In 1990, David Lynch and Mark Frost managed to create a surreal show built on a scaffolding...

How Video Game Makers Create Hyper-Realistic Worlds

Tommy Francois creates worlds. Virtual worlds, where gamers can do most of what they can’t do in real life. If you’ve ever wondered how today’s games look so realistic,...

This Overlooked Game of Thrones Character May Hold a Major Key to the Series’...

Warning: This post contains major spoilers for Game of Thrones. She may only have a handful of scenes in the Game of Thrones‘ TV show, but in George R.R. Martin’s...

U.S.-Made Airplanes Deployed in Libya’s Civil War, in Defiance of U.N.

American military hardware is being used to undermine official U.S. policy in Libya, TIME has learned, as the United Arab Emirates has deployed warplanes manufactured in the U.S. in...

This Skier Created the Ultimate Low-Budget Selfie Drone

Nicolas Vuignier is perpetually reinventing the wheel. As a professional skier and filmmaker, he is in two professions in which ingenuity thrives. Last year, he tied his iPhone to...

Let’s Teach Veterans to Code

1. Let’s modernize the GI Bill so returning vets can learn to code. By Andrew Zaleski at Backchannel 2. Reducing food waste isn’t just good for the planet. It’s good for...

See the Cities Where You Can Be Happier With Less Money

Would you be happier with more money? Only up to a point, and that threshold depends on where you live, shows new research provided by Gallup to TIME. In...

This Is Why Women Outlive Men

1. This is why women outlive men. By Richard G. Bribiescas in Nautilus 2. Military genius doesn’t win wars. By Cathal J. Nolan at Aeon 3. There are diseases hidden in ice, and...

This Week in Health: Sleep Better, Cure Hiccups and Beware of Ticks

This week’s health stories brought good news for people who have trouble sleeping. It’s possible to get better rest by using these 6 natural remedies—without ever popping a sleeping...

You’re Not Too Old To Learn Something New

1. No, you’re not too old to learn something new. By Mojgan Sherkat at University of California, Riverside 2. Should law enforcement treat gangs like terrorist organizations? By Frank J. Cilluffo and...

Coal Mine Explosion in Iran’s North Kills At Least 21 Miners

(TEHRAN) — A large explosion struck a coal mine in northern Iran on Wednesday, killing at least 21 miners and trapping several others as rescue teams worked frantically through...

See Which Cities Eat the Healthiest

Did you eat healthy all day yesterday? That’s the question that Gallup asked more than 350,000 Americans across 189 communities to rank them by how well they eat. Naples Fla.,...