15+ Couples Recreating Their Old Photos Prove That True Love Is Forever


Getting older is something that nobody can avoid (except for vampires. Obviously). It happens to us all. But love never grows old. Well ok, maybe it does for some, but not for the loving couples in these pictures.

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Drone Captures Wedding Photos Like You’ve Never Seen Before

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Epigenetics Has Become Dangerously Fashionable


For the past few years, social scientists have been buzzing over a particular topic in molecular biology—gene regulation. The hype…

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A Very Personal Problem


Now personalized genetic medicine offers tests to avoid dangerous drug reactions—yet doctors are reluctant to use them

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Why Are Ski Towns Seeing More Suicides?


On a sunny morning in late February, Tom, a 57-year-old ski bum in Telluride, Colorado, walked up Tomboy Road, a popular hiking route that winds above the north side of town. An avid athlete and sk…

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European data suggests the gig economy helped create Trump, Sanders

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22 Things You Owned in the ‘90s That Are Worth a Fortune Today | Mental Floss


Hopefully you never took any of your toys out of the packaging.

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Surprising mechanism of acid reflux damage identified by researchers

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Dr. Stuart Spechler and Dr. Rhonda Sousa, both with UT Southwestern and the Dallas VA Medical Center, co-direct the Esophageal Diseases Center at the Dallas VA Medical Center.
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The “acid” in “acid reflux” may not be the direct cause of damage to the esophagus as previously suspected, according to researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Dallas VA Medical Center.

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The Same River Twice

The Same River TwiceStenothermal Waters and the Remorseless Flow of TimeOutside, May 1986, Reprinted from THE FLIGHT OF THE IGUANA Spillover-cover(1988).I’VE BEEN READING Heraclitus this week, so naturally my brain is full of river water.Heraclitus, you’ll recall, was the Greek philosopher of the sixth century B.C. who gets credit for having said: “You cannot step twice into the same river.” Heraclitus was a loner, according to the sketchy accounts of him, and rather a crank. He lived in the town of Ephesus, near the coast of Asia Minor opposite mainland Greece, not far from a great river that in those days was called the Meander.

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‘The Girlfriend Experience’ Is the Best Film About the 2008 Financial Collapse


A look back at the 2009 film, with its TV adaptation already making waves

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A Critic’s Critic Quits His Day Job


The anxiety-plagued supercritic George Scialabba begins his next chapter.

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Lilith: Ancient Demon, Dark Deity or Sex Goddess?


In some sources she’s described as a demon, in others she is an icon who became one of the darkest deities of the pagans. Lilith is one of the oldest known female spirits of the world.

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Physical activity is ‘magic bullet’ for pandemics of obesity, cardiovascular disease

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In an editorial published in the current issue of Cardiology, professors from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University have evaluated the totality of evidence and conclude that regular physical activity bears the closest resemblance to a “magic bullet” to combat the worldwide epidemic of obesity and cardiovascular disease. The statistics […]

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The Coming Horror of Virtual Reality


Could the unnerving immediacy of V.R. cause us psychological harm?

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“Portrait of Georgia O’Keeffe, by Alfred Stieglitz, 1918

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Austin, Indiana: the HIV capital of small-town America


In Austin, widespread drug use led to the single largest outbreak of HIV in the United States. Jessica Wapner asks if a new approach to public health can rescue the town.

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Death Cafe set to open in London to ‘help people engage with dying’


Dying for a coffee? There is a place with caffeine and mortality on the menu

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10 Street Artists You Should Know


1.) AboveWith unpredictable weather conditions and improvised workspaces, street art isn’t that easy to do. In fact, it’s extremely difficult, and that’s precisely why these artists deserve so much respect. Over the last couple of years, we’ve featured many great street artists here at theMET. All of them have different styles and approaches, but they all share one thing in common – their art has left us with a lasting impression. In this post, we pay tribute to these incredibly talented artists. Regarding the piece on top, Above says: “When I was in Lisbon, Portugal three months ago, I would walk by this homeless lady who was begging for money everyday. I found it sadly ironic that just six feet away there was an ATM machine where people were literally lining up to withdraw money. With an obvious visual clash of ‘Rich’ and ‘Poor’ being in such a close proximity evoked me to make this stencil, ‘Stealing from the Rich, and Giving to the Poor.'”2.) BanksyBanksy is the gold…

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New study maps rate of New Orleans sinking

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The Wonderful Village Without Roads That You Wish You Never Had To Leave

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World’s loneliest plant is a relic of the dinosaur age


With no surviving mate, this plant is probably the rarest in the world.

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Multicellular life was caused by the same gene that suppresses cancer, study suggests

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13 Things I Found on the Internet Today


1. Spiffy 70s Suits Ideal for ‘bring your kid to work’ day. Found on Grooveland.   2. Japan’s Ivy Rebel 60s Style Subculture The Miyuki-zoku were devotees of classic American […]

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Eske Willerslev Is Rewriting History With DNA


The world-renowned geneticist scrutinizes ancient DNA for clues to the earliest chapters in the human story.

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Magic Mushrooms ‘Lift Severe Depression’

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Eased symptoms in all 12 patients in clinical trial.

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Longform Reprints: Playboy Interview: George Carlin by Sam Merrill


This interview is part of The Playboy Interview: Funny People, a new ebook anthology that also includes conversations with Woody Allen, Tina Fey, Eddie Murphy, and more.

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Neuroscientists have recorded the brain activity of a man at the exact moment he ‘saw God’

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Study: States are losing out on billions of dollars by keeping pot illegal

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They’re throwing away $20.5 billion in state tax revenue alone.

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Dogs Test Drug Aimed at Humans’ Biggest Killer: Age

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A drug that lengthened the lives of laboratory mice is being tested on dogs as scientists look for alternatives to treating one disease at a time.

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What existed before the Big Bang?


Video: Maybe there was a universe before the Big Bang.

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Jade Doskow’s Lost Utopias is a look at the past sites of World’s Fairs.

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Excavation finds early Shakespeare theatre was rectangular


Foundations of the Curtain, where Romeo and Juliet and Henry V were possibly first staged, uncovered in Shoreditch

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Weird Skeletons Discovered In The Basement Of An Old Home In London


In 2006, a sealed basement was uncovered beneath a London orphanage. Inside were hundreds of large crates that collectively contained thousands of nightmarish artifacts, otherworldly specimens and mysterious diaries. The items ranged from strange to disturbing and you can see some of them in the pictures below. But be warned! They’re pretty creepy.

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17 Of The Most Underrated National Parks In America


Move over, Yellowstone.

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Does power really corrupt?


An argument about whether powerful people behave better or worse than others is shaking the world of experimental psychology. Matthew Sweet investigates

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Ouch! An Interview with Entomology’s King of Sting


Justin Schmidt’s book chronicles—in excruciating detail—the stings he has collected to understand insect socialization

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There’s No Such Thing as Free Will


But we’re better off believing in it anyway.

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E-Cigarettes: What Vaping Does to Your Body


E-ciggs’ are growing in popularity, and now evidence is beginning to emerge on what they do to people’s health.

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Morning Cup of Links: On the ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Set | Mental Floss


Gdet the week started right with these links!

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