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What If? 7 Iconic Examples of Unbuilt Architecture Throughout History

It is something that architects must grapple with from their first day of university to the final day of their career: What value can be placed on buildings that are never completed in the real world? While many projects do not survive the perilous journey from drawing board to construction site, …

Could We Build Our Own Dyson Sphere?

Many readers have openly questioned why the behavior of the light from the star KIC 8462852 is so unusual, and they centered on the sci-fi theory of a Dyson Sphere of alien superstructures encircling the star in order to harness its energy. But if anything, a Dyson Swarm—a loose collection of a …

Who Will Win the Nobel Prize for Literature?

<b>UPDATE:</b> Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich has won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature.<p>The Nobel Prize for Literature will be awarded on Thursday. …

Muslim Guest Gets Brutally Honest About Islam During MSNBC Appearance

Philosopher and neuroscientist Sam Harris joined fellow author Maajid Nawaz in an appearance on MSNBC on Thursday to discuss their new book, “Islam and the Future of Tolerance,” with both accusing some on the left of refusing to address realities surrounding Islamic extremism.<p>“The challenge we’re …

Religion

A Rare Glimpse Inside The Gorgeous Homes Of 29 Artists

Context shapes how viewers interpret objects, no doubt about it. Observing a painting in a museum strikes a reverential chord, seeing the same one in a commercial gallery speaks to commodification, and if hung on the walls of a restaurant (like Mark Rothko’s murals for the Four Seasons) an …

The World's 7 Most Haunted Places

In this July 23, 2013 photo, sand fills an abandoned house in Kolmanskop, Namibia. Kolmanskop, was a diamond mining town<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Jerome Delay—AP<p>1 …

35 Actually Terrifying Scary Movies to Watch for Halloween

And how to watch these classics right now.<p>The changing season means many things—fall foliage, chunky knit sweaters more pumpkin-flavored items than any sane person could possibly desire—but it also means it's almost Halloween, and so it's time for scary movies. Thanks to streaming video services, …

Horror

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Hair<p>Without buzzing it all off or, god forbid, combing it over.<p>By Adam Hurly1 day agoView More<p>Editors' Picks<p>It’s time to justify that Prime …

Lifestyle

Banned Books

<i>Are you reading something you shouldn’t? Says who? A new photo series by photojournalist Kimberly Butler reveals how to see these #BannedBooks in a new light.</i><p>The genesis of an idea. As this project started to take shape, people began asking, “How did you come up with this idea?” I never really gave …