- Engineers create plants that glow
- China’s Selfie Obsession
- News media offers consistently warped portrayals of black families, study finds
- Dirty Money: A Corrupt Bank And Its Powerful Protectors
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- Humans Are Threatening the World’s Supply of ‘Fossil’ Groundwater
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- Clarence Beavers, Last of a Black Paratroop Unit, Dies at 96
Imagine that instead of switching on a lamp when it gets dark, you could read by the light of a glowing plant on your desk.
Meitu’s apps are changing what it means to be beautiful in the most populous country on earth.
Source: China’s Selfie Obsession
Major media outlets overrepresent black Americans as poor, welfare dependent, absentee fathers and criminals, and portray white families as sources of social stability.
Blatant forgery. Snarling guard dogs. Shredded evidence. An incendiary cache of leaked documents reveals the farcical scramble inside one of the world’s dirtiest banks to conceal incriminating informa
In 1937, this son of a book-keeper and dressmaker moved from Minnesota to Portland, where he chronicled soon-to-be demolished 19th-century buildings – developing a vision that would influence countless photographers to come
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OK, we’re now onto two books which may offer some tips on how to live our lives on a daily basis. Number three on your list is Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright.
Robert Wright is probably best known for a book called The Moral Animal. He’s an excellent writer—sceptical, very intelligent and with a background in evolutionary psychology as well as the history of religion. He looks at Buddhism from his own western, secular perspective and from his practical experience of meditating, going on retreats, and so on.
The unit, known as the Triple Nickels, was trained for combat but assigned in 1945 to fight fires ignited by Japanese balloon bombs in the Northwest.
On a recent trip to Nova Scotia, Canada to investigate the cemetery where many of the victims of the Titanic were buried, a chance conversation in a bar in Halifax, brought up a fascinating island lying abandoned just in the harbour, called McNabs Island. I was told that this island was home to the
“You can imagine a situation where instead of giving different types of drugs for different tumors, we can just say, ‘Here is the treatment. It’s universal.’”
New psychology study finds people of higher intelligence to be much less physical than non-thinkers. You can take the utilized Need for Cognition Test yourself here to see if you’re a thinker.
Mainstream writers do not discuss online sex and porn for fear of touching unseen landmines that offend readers. It is part of a phenomenon that I call the hush-hush norm. There are permeable bound…
Source: The Hush Hush Norm
This is a compilation of ten of the most debated and outrageous cases of women and their cons, crimes, and lies. Some of these cases were highly reported o
London-based tattoo artist Mike Boyd has become well-known for his awesome abstract and cubist-inspired tattoos
Most people consider the start of US history to be 1776, but nothing could be further from the truth. There …
A moving letter written by a Malaysian-born teenager qualified her for eight Ivy League schools.
German sub sank American merchant marine ship offshore, NY, during WWII…this memorial for those sailors who got to shore…seldom noticed, this is very close to where people line up to take ferry boat to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
Aristotle argued for the cultivation of virtuous friendships built with intention and based on a mutual appreciation of character and goodness.
The street artist Dran, born in Toulouse in 1979, is frequently called The French Banksy. These two artists share a critical view of society, power figures and are not afraid to expose their beliefs publicly. My father wanted me to work with him in construction, but since my arms are too thin to hold a hammer, I dedicated myself to the drawing, said the artist.
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Henry Ford believed that a square dancing renaissance would counteract what he saw as the unwholesome influence of jazz on America.
How German POWs populated small-town America during World War II.
“Where do you want to go for dinner?” my husband asked, popping into my office as I finished up an email. “Yep,” I replied. He snorted. “And you think I’m a bad listener.”
There are so many ways to be a terrible listener. It’s just so easy. Like me, you can be easily prone to distractions, whether it’s email or the deluge of thoughts in your head. The latter is particularly relevant for people who struggle with social anxiety, says Joel Minden, a licensed clinical psychologist. “Instead of listening, they spend too much time worrying about others’ judgments.”
Medical marijuana has NO public health risks and should not be withheld from patients, WHO declares after months of deliberation
Within the rote exercise of authors’ acknowledgments, truths about family, struggle, pride and terror manage to seep out.
Home can be a slippery concept. But psychologists have long understood that it plays a huge role in self-identity and emotional well-being.
Two of the world’s most impressive mosques are in Dubai, the Jumeirah Mosque, and in Abu Dhabi, the huge Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, touring both mosques.
‘A wise woman once told me, ‘If you got hate in your heart, you gotta let it out,” Melisa Johnson, the creator of Miss Havisham’s wrote. ‘By far, our favorite way to release it is by stewing over a scalding cup of tea.’ Available in blue, aqua, or yellow, each cup comes with a saucer and a strong dose of brutal honesty. The phrases include ‘Kindly fuck off,’ ‘We hate your baby,’ and other classics.
Professor Reads Out His Own Terrible ‘Rate My Professor’ Reviews In Class, And People Are Now Sharing Their Hilarious Reviews
Pretty much everything gets a review these days. It’s not just restaurants and movies anymore, but things like hospitals, pretty much every single product on the market, and of course your own performance at work. We all are under scrutiny like never before.
A 50-year-old drug that is commonly used to treat tapeworm infections is found to contain a molecule that can protect against Parkinson’s disease.
“Quite a powerful finding.”
The UAE became the first nation on Earth to create a government position for the development of AI. Meet the new Minister for Artificial Intelligence.
And how much money they’ve taken from the telecom industry.
1. The Floating Cabin of your dreams Claudius Schulze’s first attempt to get around Hamburg’s rising rent prices was a treehouse. He was met, however, with the gargantuan might of German building regulations, which led him to discover how much simpler it would be to build on water, where anyone