Are we ready to view our own wars without clear winners or losers?
“When a man is plunged up to his neck into the caldron of war,” Vasily Grossman writes in “Life and Fate,” his epic novel of the Russian experience during World War II, “he is quite unable to look at his life and understand anything; he needs to take a step back. Then, like someone who has just reached the bank of a river, he can look round: Was he really, only a moment ago, in the midst of those swirling waters?”
Gavin Long killed three Louisiana police officers. He also claimed membership of a strange and increasingly African American extremist movement
Source: The Washitaw sovereign citizens: where the Baton Rouge gunman found a home | US news | The Guardian
It’s been six months since Australia’s Great Barrier Reef experienced its worst coral bleaching event on record in March , when more than 93 percent of the reef turned white due to unseasonably warm ocean temperatures.
Source: Most of the Great Barrier Reef above this line is now dead – ScienceAlert
The idea of a person turning into a dangerous animal has been part of folklore ever since folklore was invented.
Source: 8 Historic Accounts of Werewolves | Mental Floss
What callous burials, as evidenced by skeletons, in the Sonoran Desert say about violence that happened there thousands of years ago.
Source: Ancient burials suggest a history of blood feuds, brutality and revenge – The Washington Post
When it comes to machine learning frameworks, Google’s Tensorflow is clearly the most popular option right now, but with CNTK, Microsoft also released its own..
Source: Microsoft launches the next version of its deep learning toolkit into beta | TechCrunch
This article was previously published on Prevent Disease.com and written by Dr. Marianna Pochelli. Too much research has been devoted to the science of stress, depression, and the connection to disease and not enough to the biology of joy. If a greater emphasis was placed on why we don’t go to doctors when we are feeling optimistic, happy, and joyful, there would be less value and importance placed on the emotional states that coincidentally generate more money for those manufacturing medication. There are many ways to experience pleasure in our brains and happiness might be the one emotion that
Source: This Is What Happens To Your Brain When You Experience Happiness
There are countless Native American legends describing prehistoric giants, flood myths, lost civilizations, cataclysms, the star people, and other mysterious beings who belonged to some remote and
Source: Legends of Mount Shasta: “The Abode of the Devil” Part 3 – Prehistoric Traditions of Giants and Mysterious Beings, Part One | Ancient Origins
When it comes to productivity, the little things make all the difference. Quit sabotaging yourself with these bad habits.
Source: 10 Bad Habits You Must Eliminate From Your Daily Routine
Why is no one studying “sexual friendships” among women previously ignored, like single moms?
Source: Straight Girls Do Kiss on Campus, but What About Those Who Don’t Go to College? | Alternet
You only have to glance at the range of items in the upcoming sale of the largest collection of Marilyn Monroe ephemera ever offered at auction, to see that her fingerprint can still transform the most prosaic of objects more than 50 years after her tragic death. While it wouldn’t be a true Marilyn
Source: Marilyn Monroe’s Diet Plan, Lipsticks and her Most Intimate Belongings are Up for Auction
The trolleys that rolled out of Worcester’s Pullman-Standard factory in 1944 and 1945 are still rolling, seven decades later, along Boston’s most scenic commute.
Traveling back in time on the Mattapan trolley – The Boston Globe
Here’s the evidence that’s puzzled doctors for 150 years.
Source: Can You Solve The Mystery Of Edgar Allan Poe’s Death?
As Obamacare premium prices rise, many are asking why the U.S. doesn’t have universal health care in the first place. The reasons may surprise you.
Source: Three reasons the US doesn’t have universal health coverage
The astronomical community is reacting with measured skepticism to a new paper making bold claims.
Source: Have We Detected Hundreds of Signals From Extraterrestrial Life? | Mental Floss
As our readers know, in our project, the 20th century in color every year usually consists of two parts: the USSR / Russia and the rest of the world.1976 – a golden time of our childhood, the ea
Source: 1976 year in color. Life in the Soviet Union 40 years ago | English Russia
Interesting Civil War facts, including causes, effects, women, African Americans, famous battles, and more.
Source: 101 Interesting Facts about the Civil War
A rare specimen shows a prehistoric chain of chowing down
Source: The Turducken of Fossils – Scientific American Blog Network
Asian cars (Korean and Japanese) are most reliable. Buick shocker: No. 3 overall. Tech complexity turns off some owners.
Source: Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars — with plenty of surprises | ExtremeTech
Napoleon Hill is the grandfather of self-help authors, inspiring the likes of Oracle founder Larry Ellison, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, and performance coach Tony Robbins. His 1937 book “Think and Grow Rich” is one of the top-selling books of all time, with around 100 million copies sold worldwide. The simple reason it’s sold so well is because his practical insights into how successful people carry themselves — primarily based on his many months spent interviewing the industrialist Andrew Carnegie — are timeless, straightforward, and useful
Source: 14 habits of exceptionally likeable people | The Independent
Assisted suicide, my family, and me. Every story has a beginning. This one starts in late 2001, when my father-in-law fractured three of his ribs. Harry was a retired physician, and after a thorough workup that he insisted on, it turned out that his bone density was severely compromised for no immediately apparent reason. Further tests eventually revealed the cause: He had multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow.
Source: My Right to Die – Mother Jones – Medium