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A death-defying ride along Scotland’s Cuillin Range

A death-defying ride along Scotland’s Cuillin Range | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
Danny Macaskill takes on Scotland’s Cuillin Range – with a twist. He tackles the 13km-long range on two wheels.
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BBC - Capital - The man with 16 million fans

BBC - Capital - The man with 16 million fans | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
Yemeni influencer Hashem Al-Ghaili has created a massive online following by spreading his love of science with fans around the world.
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Q&A: our plastic addiction is out of control. How can we consume less?

Q&A: our plastic addiction is out of control. How can we consume less? | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
Our air, water, salt and seafood are contaminated by plastic and the impact on our health is unknown. While we wait for the findings, here are ways to reduce plastic use
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The surprising ingredients behind common foods

The surprising ingredients behind common foods | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
Some of our daily staples are made of strange things that enhance their taste or their looks, or make them cost-effective.
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How smartphones and social media are changing Christianity

How smartphones and social media are changing Christianity | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
Many Christians are turning to apps and memes to express their faith instead of churches – and it's raising intriguing questions about the future of the world's largest religion.
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What if the internet stopped working for a day?

What if the internet stopped working for a day? | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
For many people, going without the internet even for a few hours is unthinkable. But if it did stop working, the impact might not be what you'd expect.
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Should children ban their parents from social media? - BBC News

Should children ban their parents from social media? - BBC News | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
Parents are recording their children's lives through social media. But what will their children say about all those pictures when they get older.
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We probably just heard a message from aliens, scientists say

We probably just heard a message from aliens, scientists say | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
Scientists have heard hugely unusual messages from deep in space that they think are coming from aliens. A new analysis of strange modulations in a tiny set of stars appears to indicate that it could be coming from extraterrestrial intelligence that is looking to alert us to their existence. The new study reports the finding of specific modulations in just 234 out of the 2.5 million stars that have been observed during a survey of the sky. The work found that a tiny fraction of them seemed to be behaving strangely.
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Think before you overshare. Yes, it can get you fired

Think before you overshare. Yes, it can get you fired | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
Is social media cramping our freedom of expression?
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Too hot to handle: What not to wear in the office

Too hot to handle: What not to wear in the office | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
Many workers in the northern hemisphere are battling the heat as they head to the office – but that’s no reason to dress for the beach. Here are five fashion fails to avoid
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7 Important Reasons to Unplug and Find Space

7 Important Reasons to Unplug and Find Space | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
We need to be reminded again and again: Technology has a power-off button. And the wisest of us know when to use it. Consider again, some of the Important Reasons to Unplug Our Technology.
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The builder who changed how the world keeps time

The builder who changed how the world keeps time | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
Britain introduced daylight saving time 100 years ago – and was quickly followed by countries worldwide. Love it or hate it, there’s a stubborn British campaigner you can thank.
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Why do the British say ‘sorry’ so much?

Why do the British say ‘sorry’ so much? | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
The British are famous for how frequently they say ‘sorry’ – even when they’re not at fault. But does the data hold up this stereotype? And is apologising so often really that bad?
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Penzance wins first plastic-free status award to help clean up beaches

Penzance wins first plastic-free status award to help clean up beaches | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
Surfers Against Sewage charity lauds town after community beach cleans and businesses reduce single-use plastics
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38m pieces of plastic found on uninhabited Henderson Island – video report

38m pieces of plastic found on uninhabited Henderson Island – video report | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
Henderson Island in the South Pacific Ocean is believed to be one of the world’s worst polluted places
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Kicking a Bag Habit

Kicking a Bag Habit | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
California just passed the first statewide bag ban in the nation. Even if you don’t live in the Golden State, you can still help wean your town off plastics.
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The gruelling, six-hour commute of Beijing’s workers

The gruelling, six-hour commute of Beijing’s workers | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
High rental costs in China's capital have forced workers to travel for six or more hours a day to work. Danny Vincent follows one young mother on her long daily journey
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Do Brits and Americans really understand each other?

Do Brits and Americans really understand each other? | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
Sure, they share a common language. But there’s a lot more to it. We put them in a room together to find out if some of the most popular phrases could be deciphered. Hilarity ensued.
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The American student who gave Cambodian children a chance to get clean - BBC News

The American student who gave Cambodian children a chance to get clean - BBC News | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
An American student found a way of supplying Cambodian villagers with cheap soap - by recycling the waste from fancy hotels.
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This is what to do if you’ve been sacked

This is what to do if you’ve been sacked | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
Broadcast it on Facebook? Your next move will set the stage for a comeback. Here's what to do and how to do it.
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The real risks – and benefits – of everyday pleasures

The real risks – and benefits – of everyday pleasures | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
It can feel impossible to interpret health information – but these simple statistics should help you put your lifestyle choices in perspective.
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No pets, no kids, no flights: how readers are reducing their carbon footprint

No pets, no kids, no flights: how readers are reducing their carbon footprint | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
Poll by Guardian and partner papers finds Europeans pessimistic but proactive before crunch Paris climate talks
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Texting Isn’t the First New Technology Thought to Impair Social Skills

Texting Isn’t the First New Technology Thought to Impair Social Skills | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
When Alexander Graham Bell introduced the telephone, skeptics worried about how it might affect people’s interactions
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The immortalist: Uploading the mind to a computer - BBC News

The immortalist: Uploading the mind to a computer - BBC News | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
While many tech moguls dream of changing the way we live with new devices, one Russian internet millionaire is looking for a way to make humans immortal.
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People get happier as they approach 70, study finds

People get happier as they approach 70, study finds | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
Research, which has tracked 3,000 people from birth, finds rising feelings of wellbeing at this stage in life
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