- A mystery space plane just broke an orbital record – and we STILL don’t know why it’s there
- Why Do We Cry?
- Watch and weep as a little girl tells a robot she loves it
- China keeps finding millions of people who never officially existed
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- 10k steps? Keep walking
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Conspiracy theories abound.
The absinthe drinker via Pablo Picasso
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People cry to express a range and degree of emotions—from happiness after acing a tough exam to grief after the death of a friend. Some wear their hearts on their sleeves and shed tears at the slightest provocation; others clam up and remain dry-eyed in emotional situations. Crying can even evoke seemingly contradictory behaviors—think “tears of joy.” What provokes this complex behavior in the first place?
Commentary: You will either weep for joy or weep for humanity’s future. But you will weep.
1. A 1920s Abandoned Star-gazerA university observatory built in 1920 on Hanover Drive in East Cleveland. Its last owner was sent to jail for fraud before he could turn it into a luxury home.More info & photos found here. 2. A Fake Town That Became RealAgloe w
Feeling smug when you clock 10,000 steps each day? Not so fast: While that target has widely been hailed as a goal to beat cardiovascular disease, a new study suggests upping it to 15,000 steps. UK researchers who studied 111 postal workers in Glasgow found profound differences in the health markers for those who were on their feet the longest each day, the New York Times reports.
Opioid addiction and dependency is a real-world problem.
From the first to the fifth centuries AD, Britain – though not officially Scotland, which lay beyond the frontier at Hadrian’s Wall – was part of the Roman Empire. It was situated at the empire’s westernmost periphery, which was probably a contributing factor in a number of attempted power grabs.
The effort to reduce American slavery to a benign, romantic institution is a deeply rooted tradition.
The government saw Red when looking at William Gropper’s painting of the United States.
Suggested Readings: Conversations with Slavers, Reviving a Lost Language, and Springtime in the Wild
A new study suggests that yielding to nature may be the right choice more often than we’re willing to admit.
New research shows the mortality of middle-aged whites continues to rise
A glory moment for the Third Reich came when the Germans captured Stalin’s son Yakov. Yakov was captured near Smolensk in July 1941. | Operation Barbarossa: Unseen Second World War photographs by Field Marshal Wolfram von Richthofen
Source: A glory moment for the Third Reich came when the Germans captured Stalin’s son Yakov. Yakov was captured near Smolensk in July 1941. | Operation Barbarossa: Unseen Second World War photographs by Field Marshal Wolfram von Richthofen – News
“Like finding a needle in a haystack.”
Selling fish on Saturday afternoon, Lexington, Holmes County, Mississippi Delta, MississippiPhotographerMarion Post WolcottCreatedNovember 1939
We’ve only just scratched the surface.
You walk into a room, and the door suddenly slams behind you. You hear gas hissing. A sinister eye stares hungrily at you from a hole behind you while you
English researchers have discovered a way to keep growing stem cells indefinitely, allowing them to mass-produce blood.
Enjoy better health and experience the benefits of walking for fun and fitness. Here are four reasons you should consider walking, and seven helpful tips. Walking for Exercise Walking is easier on your body than exercise that is more vigorous, such as running and competitive sports, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t good exercise. Walking can be […]
In just 30 hours, a superfit reality TV producer went from the top of his game to the precipice of death. What happened next would teach him everything about grace, resolve, and the power of love.
THE WINNER-TAKE-ALL SOCIETY How More and More Americans Compete for Ever Fewer and Bigger Prizes, Encouraging Economic Waste, Income Inequality, and an Impoverished Cultural Life. By Robert H. Frank and Philip J. Cook. 272 pp. New York: Martin Kessler Books/ The Free Press. $25.
WHAT do Boris Becker, Alan Dershowitz, Diane Sawyer, Michael Jordan, Elle Macpherson and John Grisham have in common? According to Robert H. Frank and Philip J. Cook, they are all beneficiaries of “winner-take-all markets,” in which the top performers tend to monopolize pay and prestige, leaving little in the way of either gain or glory for the vast numbers of also-rans — the equivalent of a third world in the professions, with a few wealthy oligarchs and a miserable majority.
I’m gearing up for my freshman year of college, and I’m trying to decide which language to study. I’d like to pick the language that will be most useful and practical in the years ahead. If you had to pick just one, which would you recommend?
As someone who took six years of Latin, I am not sure I am the best source for information on what language will be useful and practical, but I’ll give it a try.
Deadly heat stress could threaten hundreds of millions even if climate targets reached March 27, 2017 3.00pm EDT
georgia-okeeffee: Little House with Flagpole via Georgia O’Keeffe