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Why Are There No New Major Religions?

The story of one imprisoned prophet illustrates the difficulties of getting a “baby religion” off the ground.<p>Cipinang prison stands like a huge fortress in East Jakarta, its massive walls and guard towers separating the city’s bustling traffic from the criminals held within its gates. I visited in …

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Is The New York Times vs. The Washington Post vs. Trump the Last Great Newspaper War?

Breaking story after story, two great American newspapers, The New York Times and The Washington Post, are resurgent, with record readerships. One has greater global reach and fifth-generation family ownership; the other has Jeff Bezos as its deep-pocketed proprietor and a technological advantage. …

A scientist calculated the nutritional value of a human being

There are lots of reasons why cannibalism isn’t a good idea.<p>For one, most cultures would consider it unethical, even if there was no actual killing involved. For another, it can make you pretty sick. The Fore tribe of Papua New Guinea practiced cannibalism as part of a preservation ritual for their …

5 Trips That Are Better Taken Solo

There's no question that travelers are still hitting the road on their own. According to the Visa Global Travel Intentions Study, one in five …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b> At least 131 people have been killed in a landslide in Guatemala, and hundreds are still missing.<p><b>2.</b> ISIS militants have blown up the ancient Arch of Triumph in Palmyra, Syria.<p><b>3.</b> The teen retailer American Apparel has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.<p><b>4.</b> Militants claiming loyalty to ISIS say they …

8 Tips to Help You Come Home with Great Travel Photos

In this article I will talk about travel photography and how you can take great images of everything when you travel. I’m not talking about camping …

See Some of the Over 200 Newly Discovered Himalayan Animals

Channa Andrao, a vibrant blue ‘walking’ dwarf snakehead fish, was discovered in the Lefraguri swamp in West Bengal, rais<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Henning Strack …

5 Things Happy People Never Forget

Ever wonder why other people seem happier than you?You take a look around and notice that people are smiling and laughing, and things seem to be …

Sugar: Can we trust industry?

<b>Imagine a kilo of sugar - the large bag that you might buy in a supermarket.</b><p>It's a lot, isn't it? But that's exactly how much sugar the average adult consumes in a fortnight. Teenagers have even more.<p>This is the reason why the sweet stuff is the new frontier in the campaign to get people to live …

The Proper Way to Eat Hot Dogs, According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council

Attention America: you're probably eating hot dogs the wrong way, which is pretty embarrassing when you consider how much you love them.<p>The National …

I Can’t Go On!

What’s behind stagefright?<p>Sara Solovitch, in “Playing Scared: A History and Memoir of Stage Fright” (Bloomsbury), says that while she was a good pianist as a child, she fell apart—sweating, trembling—when she had to play for an audience. She got through the Eastman School of Music’s preparatory …

The Boxer and the Batterer

They say when you get hit and hurt bad you see black lights — the black lights of unconsciousness. But I don’t know nothing about that.—Muhammad …

What to look for during the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight

The fight of the century, between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, takes place in Las Vegas on May 2 and will draw in millions of fans—including old-timers who had all but given up on the sport and a new generation of fans who probably haven’t seen such a high-profile fight in their …

Craft Brewers Are Running Out Of Names, And Into Legal Spats

Columbia? Taken. Mississippi? Taken. Sacramento? El Niño? Marlin? Grizzly? Sorry, they're all taken.<p>Virtually every large city, notable landscape feature, creature and weather pattern of North America — as well as myriad other words, concepts and images — has been snapped up and trademarked as the …

Michael Brown Sr. and the Agony of the Black Father in America

Thanksgiving at the Brown house, with family, friends, ham hocks, a little football, and an empty chair.<p><b>It is Thanksgiving</b> at Mike Brown's house, three days after a grand jury declined to bring charges against the policeman who killed his son and his city exploded in riots. His wife, Calvina, and …

Navy database tracks civilians' parking tickets, fender-benders, raising fears of domestic spying

A parking ticket, traffic citation or involvement in a minor fender-bender are enough to get a person's name and other personal information logged into a massive, obscure federal database run by the U.S. military.<p>The Law Enforcement Information Exchange, or LinX, has already amassed 506.3 million …

Big Bang Discovery Opens Doors to the "Multiverse"

Gravitational waves detected in the aftermath of the Big Bang suggest one universe just might not be enough.<p>Bored with your old dimensions—up and down, right and left, and back and forth? So tiresome. Take heart, folks. The latest news from Big Bang cosmologists offers us some relief from our …

Why Do Zebras Have Stripes? To Create Optical Illusions

They look awesome. But mostly, they mean less being eaten by flies and lions.<p>Why zebras have stripes has long been something of a mystery. We have a pretty good idea they're used as protection, but the exact mechanism isn't totally understood. I mean, why would evolution pick out <i>that</i>? The black on …

What The Heck Will Google Do With These Scary Military Robots?

Let’s see, we have a company that already knows everything about us, has possibly the world’s largest computer network, has recently built one of the biggest artificial-intelligence teams in the world–a company so powerful that it feels the need to soften its dominance with the informal motto, …

How successful people make themselves luckier

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you know why.<p>Unfortunately for some people, that second day never occurs. For lucky people, though, the second day—the day you know why—is often described as a personal epiphany. The most successful people have a clear …

USA Today joins media boycott of White House's official photos

A mini-revolt by news organisations against White House press restrictions gathered momentum Monday as USA Today joined other media shops to have declared a boycott on officially issued photographs.<p>“We do not publish, either in print or online, handout photos originating from the White House press …

How Scientists Are Learning To Shape Our Memory

The next treatment for trauma could be spotless minds.<p>Roadside bombs, childhood abuse, car accidents—they form memories that can shape (and damage) us for a lifetime. Now, a handful of studies have shown that we’re on the verge of erasing and even rewriting memories. The hope is that this research …

Photo Series Compares the Body Types of Elite Athletes

From lean and svelte to muscular and defined, the myriad of body types are practically endless. Whether mesomorph, ectomorph, or endomorph, we all …

Half Of The World's Richest People Come From Just 2 Families

Here's a fact that will make any liberal cringe.<p>Seven of the 12 richest people in the world have names ending in Koch, Walton or Adelson, according to a new calculation by Bloomberg Markets magazine.<p>Of course, extreme wealth gives you a lot of political power. Here's how these folks wield their …

Have an orgasm instead of doing a crossword, it's better for your brain, says scientist

Orgasms could be better for our brains than doing a crossword or a Sudoku puzzle, an academic has claimed.<p>The sexual climax gives the whole brain a good workout, rather than just one area of it, Professor Barry Komisaruk said.<p>The sensation can, moreover, block pain and could therefore be used to …

The 15 Greatest Masterpieces At The Louvre

The grand art museum houses 35,000 masterpieces, from prehistory to contemporary works. But with over 600,000 square feet of exhibition space, navigating the enormous museum can be overwhelming if you don't know what to look out for.<p>Christine Kuan, the chief curator at Artsy, selected 15 must-see …