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The 19 craziest entries from Buzzfeed's Style Guide, illustrated with gifs

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John Oliver takes on the lingering presence of legal LGBT discrimination in the US

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Ken Burns speaks on the centrality of slavery in the American Civil War

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Japan can no longer afford to give every new centenarian a silver sake cup

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Who was Khaled al-Asaad and why should we remember him?

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Watch the deleted scenes from 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

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Quote of the day: Stephen Colbert on suffering: “Acceptance is not defeat."

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20 new words from the Oxford Dictionary, illustrated
20 new words from the Oxford Dictionary, illustrated

20 new words from the Oxford Dictionary, illustrated

From hangry to butt-dial.

Solarpunk wants to save the world
Solarpunk wants to save the world

Solarpunk wants to save the world

Solarpunk is a literary movement, a hashtag, a flag, and a statement of intent about the future we hope to create.

What's the difference between a religion and a cult?

What's the difference between a religion and a cult?

Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of people who know what they're talking about. Today, we speak to theologians and psychologists about worship, fanaticism and blurred lines.

Will Artificial Intelligence get high?
Will Artificial Intelligence get high?

Will Artificial Intelligence get high?

We spoke to researchers at the Rensselaer AI Lab and the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology about whether machines will experiment with mind-altering substances or fall victim to addiction.

Why does it take so long to get a doctor's appointment?

Why does it take so long to get a doctor's appointment?

Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of people who know what they're talking about. Today, we wonder why must we wade through so much red tape just to be seen by a doctor.

Hip-hop historian Dan Charnas hopes "gangsta rap doesn't come back"

Hip-hop historian Dan Charnas hopes "gangsta rap doesn't come back"

We spoke to the author of 'The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-hop' about moguls, the culture of the 90s and how now it's "the activists who are doing the work, not the rappers."

Study author: Trauma survivors pass on damaged DNA to their kids

Study author: Trauma survivors pass on damaged DNA to their kids

We talked to researcher Rachel Yehuda about how Holocaust survivors' gene mutations can be passed down to future generations.

How young is too young to be prescribed Adderall?

How young is too young to be prescribed Adderall?

Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of people who know what they're talking about. Today, we talk to mental health professionals and an intervention specialist about medicating for ADHD.

Are graphic warning labels effective at keeping people from buying cigarettes?

Are graphic warning labels effective at keeping people from buying cigarettes?

Hopes&Fears talked to several public health advocates.

Designer Siki Im on nineties kids, tech nostalgia and the paradox of youth
Designer Siki Im on nineties kids, tech nostalgia and the paradox of youth

Designer Siki Im on nineties kids, tech nostalgia and the paradox of youth

The German-born fashion designer talks about "Kids," how not to abuse punk rock, and the paradox of harnessing your past without living in it.

Elon Musk's Hyperloop, by the numbers

Elon Musk's Hyperloop, by the numbers

The Tesla founder’s commute revolutionizer has been described as “a cross between a Concorde, a rail-gun and an air hockey table”.

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City

How to shake someone who's tailing you

How to shake someone who's tailing you

You never know when you might be followed. This is how to lose that nefarious character that's hot on your heels.

The time zone rebels of the world
The time zone rebels of the world

The time zone rebels of the world

A geopolitical hot mess, meet the areas whose time zones are completely fucked.

What are the penalties for public nudity in cities around the world?

What are the penalties for public nudity in cities around the world?

We look at the potential maximum penalties for letting it hang out.

Culture

J.J. Fad, the girl group cut out of the 'Straight Outta Compton' story

J.J. Fad, the girl group cut out of the 'Straight Outta Compton' story

The group's frontwoman discusses the new NWA biopic.

Who are these people? True Detective Season 2 character guide for the hopelessly confused

Who are these people? True Detective Season 2 character guide for the hopelessly confused

There's too many characters. Catch up before this Sunday's season finale.

From vrrrramp to snikt: exploring sci-fi's most iconic movie sound effects
From vrrrramp to snikt: exploring sci-fi's most iconic movie sound effects

From vrrrramp to snikt: exploring sci-fi's most iconic movie sound effects

Foley artists work hard to fabricate sounds for cinema—an incredible process that’s birthed some of the most profound audio in pop culture.

Future

Clone ethics: What shouldn't you do with your clone?
Clone ethics: What shouldn't you do with your clone?

Clone ethics: What shouldn't you do with your clone?

Do clones have souls? How about human rights? Hopes&Fears consults bioethicists, psychologists, twin specialists and theological experts on the ethics of doing stuff with/to your clone.

All the ways hackers will try to kill you in the future
All the ways hackers will try to kill you in the future

All the ways hackers will try to kill you in the future

In the wake of recent hacking scares, thefts and attacks, we take a look at all the ways hackers will potentially kill you in the future. Don't panic.

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I hid Illuminati symbols in broadcast news graphics because I was bored
I hid Illuminati symbols in broadcast news graphics because I was bored

I hid Illuminati symbols in broadcast news graphics because I was bored

An anonymous 3D graphics designer talks about hiding Satanic and "Freemasonry" conspiracy symbols in the broadcast news just because he could.

I didn't shower for a week and got a staph infection, but I'm a lucky idiot
I didn't shower for a week and got a staph infection, but I'm a lucky idiot

I didn't shower for a week and got a staph infection, but I'm a lucky idiot

Hopes&Fears challenged a friend not to bathe or groom herself for a week. This is her story.