Chinese Tourists Cram China’s Biggest Pool


‘It’s a matter of survival’: the black Americans fighting for gun rights

In a climate of Black Lives Matter protests and the growing white backlash, some African Americans feel the answer is not gun control but to arm themselves


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Washington, D.C. Mormon Temple – Kensington, Maryland

The tallest Mormon temple in the world soars above the Beltway.


What Happens to the U.S. Midwest When the Water’s Gone?

The Ogallala aquifer turned the region into America’s breadbasket. Now it, and a way of life, are being drained away.


Ruby Bridges, the first African-American to attend a white elementary school in the deep South, November 14th, 1960.

Study tracing ancestor microorganisms suggests life started in a hydrothermal environment


China’s about to rewrite human DNA using a revolutionary tool for the first time

Next month, Chinese researchers will edit adult human DNA using the revolutionary CRISPR/Cas-9 tool , commonly known as CRISPR, for the first time anywhere in the world.


A photographer hung out with the KKK in Tennessee and Maryland. Here’s what he saw.


Photographer Peter van Agtmael goes inside the world of the KKK


Philip Holt photographs American Greek life in his series “The Future of America.”



Donald Trump, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton at launching of Rainbow Coalition’s Wall Street Project at the WTC – 1996

Beyond Resveratrol: The Anti-Aging NAD Fad

Whenever I see my 10-year-old daughter brimming over with so much energy that she jumps up in the middle of supper to run around the table, I think to myself, “those young mitochondria.” Mitochondria are our cells’ energy dynamos.


Camping like an Alien

When NASA tests habitation on Mars, they do it at a station in the Mojave Desert. This is a landscape that was chosen to be most representative of another planet and it’s also where Andrea Zettler, American sculptor, installation artist, and investigator of social practice, set up her sci-fi 


How dinosaurs hopped across an ocean

Ancient land bridges may explain how animals navigated breakup of continents


Meth, Strippers & a Missing Teen: FBI Investigates Oklahoma Sheriff

An Oklahoma sheriff allegedly let his son deal meth from his police car, rounded up women for stripteases—and covered up a missing-persons case.


A Sweet (Smelling) Bed Bug Control Option


There may be a way to trap bed bugs using their own pheromones
Jason Tetro

The mere sight of a bed bug spells trouble. These small insects with a hunger for human blood have spread worldwide over the last decade and are now at epidemic levels in America. They have even trumped cockroaches as the number one pest in the country.

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The FBI, My Husband, and Me


What I know now about Ted, whose photographs documented the 1960s, and about J. Edgar Hoover’s attempts to label him a Soviet spy
In 1969, Ted Streshinsky shot this photograph on Telegraph Avenue during the People’s Park demonstrations in the UC-Berkeley campus. (Courtesy the Streshinsky family)By Shirley StreshinskyJune 6, 2016

After Ted died in 2003, and I was finally at home and alone following the daze of formalities, I found myself methodically going through all of the pockets in his suits and jackets and coats. Borderline delusional, I know. But I thought he might have left me a note. Something he had forgotten to tell me, even though I’d been with him all those last hours and weeks and months, and the 36 years before that.

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Clean eating and dirty burgers: how food became a matter of morals | Life and style | The Guardian


The British have long associated delicious food with depraved indulgence, and now we have virtuous meals that are good for the soul. Is either attitude really healthy?


What high heels say about the massive gap between the rich and the poor

A new study proves “The Devil Wears Prada” was exactly right.


The basic reason why there just isn’t enough decent housing for the poor

Scientists Say A Mystery Species Bred with Ancient Humans in Distant Past

A new study of the genomes of Australasians has revealed sections of DNA that do not match any known hominin species.


An excruciating story of American addiction

cravings — seem to go on forever.


Zen And The Art Of Uber Driving

John Koopman used to write for a newspaper. Now he’s an Uber driver: “Thanks to Uber, I am not poor. I am just … nobody.”


Can’t quit saying “um” and “ah” like Barack Obama and Kim Kardashian? Just learn how to use them better


2,000-year-old toilet paper gives us a whiff of life on the Silk Road in China

Pit stop analysis shows ancient travelers were often thousands of miles from home.



 10 Reasons You Should Definitely Get a Cat



Mencken in the Middle

Whatever side of the aisle you’re on, H.L. Mencken is as relevant as ever.



Ai Pioppi: An Amusement Park Built by One Man


Technology changes how authors write, but the big impact isn’t on their style


Morning Cup of Links: The Fear of Alien Encounters | Mental Floss

Great links to start a great week!



A Blast From The Past |[history fun facts]

by Mike Dash


Reconstruction of 12,000 year old funeral feast brings ancient burial rituals to life

One of the earliest funeral banquets ever to be discovered reveals a preplanned, carefully constructed event that reflects social changes at the beginning of the transition to agriculture in the Natufian period


 These 10 Photos Were Taken Moments After Assassination

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Edward Snowden’s designed a phone case that warns if you’re being spied on

Notorious whistle-blower Edward Snowden has helped design an open-source smartphone device that warns people when their phone’s antennae are transmitting information.


The KickassTorrents forums are alive and kicking

Just a few days ago, KickassTorrents was dealt a blow when Artem Vaulin was arrested and the site seized by feds. Of course, it didn’t take long for mirrors to spring up, keeping KAT online in new …

Source: The KickassTorrents forums are alive and kicking

Ice cream advertising near Berlin, ConnecticutPhotographerRussell LeeCreatedOctober 1939


How rope was made 40,000 years ago

Rope making tool from mammoth ivory from Hohle Fels Cave in southwestern Germany, ca. 40,000 years old.

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Hank Williams – My Son Calls Another Man Daddy.mp3

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Ah, indoor volleyball!


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