Comedian and best-selling author Tony Hawks is embarking on his greatest adventure yet - moving from city life in London to deepest Devon in the West Country. You can take the man out of the city, but is the countryside ready for him? Comedian and born-and-bred townie Tony Hawks is not afraid of a challenge - or indeed a good bet. He's hitchhiked round Ireland with a fridge and taken on the Moldovan football team at tennis one by one.
"A relaxing and interesting read."
The aim of the book is entertainment - and surprise - but there will be a fair bit of erudition and incidental education along the way. (Why is it a troop of baboons, but a shrewdness of apes?). We discover the oldest words, the newest, the longest, the shortest, the most frequently used, the costliest (yes, words can come with a price attached), the funniest, the most fatal, the most unusual...
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Neuroscience has demonstrated that meditation has tangible and significant benefits for both body and mind.
The coming revolution in genetic engineering will be exciting to some, frightening to others, and challenging for all. If not adequately addressed, it will also likely lead to major conflict both within societies and globally.
The iPhone could become a new tool in genetic studies.
Evolutionary biologists are trying to attack bacteria in a new way.
Winston Churchill steered Britain through its darkest hours during World War II. He was one of the 20th century's greatest orators, and the speeches that he painstakingly composed, rehearsed, and delivered inspired courage in an entire nation. Churchill's output was prolific; his complete speeches alone contain over 5 million words.
"Uplifting and motivating"
The historic nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 negotiators announced on July 14 is a transformative event for the Middle East, a victory for U.S. nonproliferation strategy, and will surely be one of U.S. President Barack Obama's most consequential foreign policy achievements.
The European Union is an unparalleled historical experiment in governance. There is no other example in modern times of such an intensive effort to establish a peaceful, prosperous political community beyond the nation-state.
On a wall facing dozens of cubicles at the FBI office in Pittsburgh, five guys from Shanghai stare from "Wanted" posters. Wang Dong, Sun Kailiang, Wen Xinyu, Huang Zhenyu, and Gu Chunhui are, according to a federal indictment unsealed last year, agents of China's People's Liberation Army Unit 61398, who hacked into networks at American companies-U.S. Steel, Alcoa, Allegheny Technologies (ATI), Westinghouse-plus the biggest industrial labor union in North America, United Steelworkers, and the U.S. subsidiary of SolarWorld, a German solar-panel maker.
CFR Senior Fellow Max Boot, Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies Director Richard Betts, RAND Senior Political Scientist Rick Brennan, Georgetown Professor Daniel Byman and Brookings Fellow Jeremy Shaprio, and former U.S. Special Envoy to Afghanistan Peter Tomsen debate the lessons of Afghanistan and Iraq.
Solar power has been declared a winner before, only to flounder. It's easy to remain skeptical today, given that solar power accounts for less than one percent of the global energy supply. But it is also expanding faster than any other power source, with an average growth rate of 50 percent a year for the past six years. This time really is different: solar power is ready to compete on its own terms.
The Russian millennials who will inherit Vladimir Putin's political system won't upend it. Drawing on hours of conversations with Russia's future leaders, Ellen Mickewicz explains why they will uphold the status quo.
We have a problem - not a problem from hell, but one that claims to come from heaven. That problem is sometimes called radical, or fundamentalist, Islam, and the self-styled Islamic State is just its latest iteration.
Self-control is not just a puritanical virtue. It is a key psychological trait that breeds success at work and play - and in overcoming life's hardships.
You think you know about Islam. But, did you know that Islam teaches that Muslims must wage war to impose Islamic law on non-Muslim states, or that American Muslim groups are engaged in a huge cover-up of Islamic doctrine? These and other "politically incorrect" facts are revealed by Robert Spencer in The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades).
"An eight hour rant"
In my quest to explore the unknown frontier inside my own body, I stumbled upon one of the most intractable problems facing science.
Albert-Laszlo Barabasi traces the fascinating history of connected systems. Understanding the structure and behavior of networks will forever alter our world, allowing us to design the "perfect" business or stop a disease outbreak before it goes global.
World politics is entering a new phase, in which the great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of international conflict will be cultural.
In this issue: "Facebook Instant Articles Just Don't Add Up for Publishers" by Michael Wolff; "Probing the Dark Side of Google's Ad-Targeting System" by Tom Simonite; "Artificial Intelligence That Makes Your Smartphone Smarter" by Rachel Metz; "Self-Charging Phones Are on the Way, Finally" by Rachel Metz; "Smartphones (and Motorcycles) Fuel Hyperlocal E-Commerce in India" by George Anders; "Inside India's Phablet Revolution" by George Anders; "Is Now a Good Time to Meet Your New Virtual Assistant?" by Will Knight; "Inside Amazon's Warehouse, Human-Robot Symbiosis" by Will Knight; "How to Stop Virtual Reality from Making You Want to Puke" by Rachel Metz; "Automated Vehicles: One Eye on the Road, Another on You" by Will Knight; "Teach Your Fitness Band to Track Biceps Curls and More" by Rachel Metz; "The Great Cancer Test Experiment" by Antonio Reglado; "When a Fetus's Test Finds a Mother's Cancer" by Anna Nowogrodzki; and "Should Babies Have Their Genomes Sequenced?" by Anna Nowogrodzki.
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In this issue: "How Homo sapiens Became the Ultimate Invasive Species": Many human species have inhabited Earth. But ours is the only one that colonized the entire planet. A new hypothesis explains why. "In Search of Alien Jupiters": Two rival teams of astronomers are racing to capture unprecedented images of giant planets around other stars. What they find could change the future of planet hunting. "Hidden Hearing Loss from Everyday Noise": Jackhammers, concerts and other common noisemakers may cause irreparable damage to our ears in unexpected ways. "Researchers Find That Frequent Tests Can Boost Learning": Too often school assessments heighten anxiety and hinder learning. New research shows how to reverse the trend.
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In this issue: "Broken", by Amy Davidson; "Underworld", by Monte Reel; "The Children of Strangers", by Larissa MacFarquhar; and "I Can't Go On!", by Joan Acochella.
Looking back at the same-sex-marriage debate.
Greece dares Germany and the EU.
Carly Fiorina is running for president. This run seems quixotic to some, understandably, but Fiorina is making waves on the trail.She is drawing crowds and creating chatter. She is developing a particular reputation as an articulator of conservative ideas.
How environmental extremism is destroying California's Central Valley.
The nuclear deal is Iran's win and the world's loss.
Donald Trump and the American id.
Republicans should acknowledge the power of cultural arbiters.
Stand-up comedy is colliding with progressivism.
The August 10, 2015 issue of National Review.
As U.S. President Barack Obama concluded his trip to Kenya, at the top of his agenda was the country's ongoing fight against the Somali-based jihadist militia, al Shabab. The group remains a threat, but it has evolved, and the United States should help ensure that the Kenyan government's response follows suit.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, back in late January, hosted a prayer rally on the LSU campus. There was a considerable amount of scrutiny on the event, entitled "The Response: A Call To Prayer For a Nation In Crisis", due to the anti-gay, anti-abortion dominion theologians who organized and paid for it. The event's leaders insisted that it wasn't about elevating elected officials or candidates.