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Once zealously controlled by a religious sect, a small town tries to rehab its image — with beer

The religious leader predicted many an apocalypse in his time as the head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There was supposed to be one in 2005. Then it was delayed until 2012. Scratch that; 2016.<p>Each time, the destruction was to be the same. Earthquakes. Fire. …

Religion

It turns out ripe and unripe bananas have different health benefits — here's what you need to know

Andrew Burton/Getty<p><b>A photo featuring bananas at different levels of ripeness has garnered nearly 2,000 comments on Instagram.</b>• <b><br>Users began debating</b> …

Nutrition

These 5 Houseplants Are Like "Living, Breathing Antidepressants"

Sometimes, all you need to lighten your mood is a touch of nature in any space, especially when you call a bustling city home. While Stanford …

Mental Health

The 10 Best Hikes You’ve Never Heard Of

These backpacking trips in the United States deserve John Muir Trail-level hype and Narrows-style recognition — but no one knows yet. Ditch the …

Hiking

Idaho mass stabbing: Suspect accused of targeting 3-year-old's birthday party

<i>Update: Authorities say the 3-year-old who was celebrating her birthday has died from her injuries. The suspect, 30-year-old Timmy Kinner, has been</i> …

Los Angeles

10 apocalyptic TV shows that make the end of civilization binge-worthy

What does “the end of the world” really mean? Is it an end to humanity altogether, or simply the end of humanity as we know it?<p>Television has a long …

TV

12 fantastic science fiction and fantasy novels that you should check out this July

Distant planets, fantasy adventures, and more to add to your reading list<p>Robots are a regular staple in science fiction, from Isaac Asimov’s book <i>I, Robot</i> to the latest episode of <i>Westworld</i>. So while I was at an event in Boston, I picked up <i>Generation Robot: A Century of Science Fiction, Fact, and</i> …

Science Fiction

The Muslim Evil-Eye Amulet Discovered in a Jerusalem Parking Lot

A fascinating little amulet found in Jerusalem is a reminder of the long worldwide obsession with warding off the evil eye.<p>Every few months, it …

Archaeology

24 of the world's most incredible natural phenomena

National Parks

Kim Jong Un ends visit to China with a message for the US

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended a celebratory visit to China's President Xi Jinping on Wednesday with tea, praise, handshakes -- and a message for the US.<p>Amid lingering questions over Pyongyang's willingness to denuclearize and an escalating trade war between the US and …

North Korea

Meet the Selkies: Scotland’s Shape-Shifting Seal Fairies

Todd Calgi Gallicano has breathed new life into ancient myth with his Sam London books, a series about a boy who discovers that creatures of folklore …

San Francisco

Stonehenge builders used Pythagoras' theorem 2,000 years before Greek philosopher was born, say experts

The builders of Britain’s ancient stone circles like Stonehenge were using Pythagoras' theorem 2,000 years before the Greek philosopher was born, experts have claimed.<p>A new book, Megalith, has re-examined the ancient geometry of Neolithic monuments and concluded they were constructed by …

Archaeology

Lose Up to 14 Pounds in One Week on the French Soup Diet

When diet researchers in Paris recently began tracking the food choices of locals, they quickly learned that French women eat a lot of soup. And …

Nutrition

The Mysterious ‘Jumping Gene’ That Appears 500,000 Times in Human DNA

Its segments make up 17 percent of our genome, but scientists are only just starting to understand what it does.<p>For years, Miguel Ramalho-Santos tried to convince researchers in his lab to study a segment of DNA he personally thought was quite extraordinary: LINE1. It’s repeated half a million …

Biology

How to fertilize your garden organically

In gardening, whether you’re talking about pest control or fertilization, “organic” generally means natural. The word “organic” refers to “organic matter,” the linchpin of organic gardening and, traditionally at least, all good gardening. “Organic matter” is material derived from what is or was …

Gardening

People Find Creepy Warehouse Full Of Bags — And Can't Believe What's Inside

There were nearly 7,000 of them 💔<p>Four years ago, when officials in Vietnam entered a warehouse they suspected was being used by a wildlife tracker, …

Wildlife

The top 10 stories that shaped the world

The writers, critics and academics voted these as the most influential and enduring works of fiction. Here they explain why.

Literature

10 Secret Ingredients That Can Help Your Garden Grow

All of these pantry ingredients help your garden grow.<p><b>Make flowers bloom like crazy with baking soda</b><p>If there were an award for most versatile of …

Cleaning

What does running do to your brain?

Research from Sweden shows how running can defuse at least one important biological stress pathway<p>It may seem obvious – as you push on through a long run, veering wildly between sensations of agony and elation – that running can have a huge effect on your state of mind. It is an intuitive idea that …

The Brain

12 Stunning Images That Won The Nature Conservancy 2018 Global Photo Contest

This was the year for the Nature Conservancy to break a record, with more than 57,000 submissions of astonishing, nature-related photos from 135 countries to its ever-more-popular contest.<p>The 2018 winners unveiled over the weekend include extraordinary photos of animals, humans and landscapes …

Nature Photography

How to use weeds to read soil

The weeds in your yard are trying to tell you something.<p>There's no such thing as a good weed. That’s something you learn pretty quickly in a …

Gardening

When to use a hyphen, an en dash or an em dash | Articles | Writing & Editing

As experienced writers and editors, many <i>PR Daily</i> readers harbor a dislike for the hyphen.<p>It’s a punctuation mark that’s supposed to help writers …

This Quantum Theory Predicts That The Future Might Be Influencing The Past

No, seriously.<p>One of the weirder aspects of quantum mechanics could be explained by an equally weird idea – that causation can run backwards in time …

Quantum Physics

Unwanted Sterilization and Eugenics Programs in the United States | No Más Bebés | Independent Lens | PBS

Coerced sterilization is a shameful part of America’s history, and one doesn’t have to go too far back to find examples of it. Used as a means of …

Monticello Officially Recognizes the Rest of Thomas Jefferson’s Children

Our founding father, my 6th great-grandfather, had 6 children with his slave Sally HemingsWhen my brother Frank and I visited our great aunts Mary …

The 10 Most Underrated National Parks in America

There are 59 national parks in the United States. These are the hidden gems.<p>There are 59 national parks in the United States — each more majestic and …

National Parks

Mind Molding Psychedelic Drugs Could Treat Depression and Other Mental Illnesses

Psychedelic drugs have inspired great songs and works of art. But they may also have potential for treating disease like depression and PTSD by …

Psychedelic Drugs Reshape Cells to "Repair" Neurons in Our Brains

Psychedelics could show the way to a new generation of medicine.<p>Psychedelic drugs like LSD, DMT, and psilocybin (the chemical in magic mushrooms) …

Neuroscience

8 Foods That Lower Your Blood Sugar and Can Save Your Life

It sounds dramatic, but it is no exaggeration: Balancing your blood sugar could be a matter of life and death. Chronic high blood sugar levels can …

The Surprise Message on a Priceless Ancient Artifact

Vatican City<p>Just because scholars have analyzed ancient Greek pottery for centuries doesn’t mean they’ve uncovered all their secrets.<p>A researcher announced Thursday the discovery of hidden messages in some artifacts that casts new light on the creative process behind some of the most important art …