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DIIV Drop New Single "Dopamine"

DIIV: "Dopamine" (via SoundCloud)<p>Sometime this year, DIIV will release their new album <i>Is the Is Are</i> via Captured Tracks. Today, they've shared a new song called "Dopamine". It's available now on iTunes. Listen above.<p>Find DIIV's tour dates, including stops with Ride, here.<p>Watch DIIV do "(Druun Pt. …

New Singles

10 Stocks With High Return on Invested Capital -- and Why You Should Care

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- In today's environment where technology is driving major business disruption, individual investors should give serious …

GOLDMAN: Here are 19 great stocks shoveling tons of cash to their investors

Dividends and share buybacks help increase value for people holding a stock, and there's a lot of money to be had as companies shovel record amounts of cash back to shareholders.<p>In a note to clients Thursday, Goldman Sachs' Amanda Sneider gave insights into a lot of the firms's investment …

Investing

Virgin America Inc - :VA - Stock Quote & News - TheStreet

Richard Branson and James Dyson have publicly expressed contrasting opinions over the impact of Brexit on British businesses.<p>Oct 2, 2017 10:32 AM …

Religious Fundamentalism: A Side Effect of Lazy Brains?

Insights from neuroscience suggest that the brain tends to automatically accept rather than reject beliefs, oftentimes independent of how logical …

Learn Something, Dimwit: Here's a Super Easy Trick to Write Chord Progressions in Every Key

Electric Guitar

Philosophers explain the meaning of the Kierkegaard quote that comforts Joe Biden

In an emotional interview with TV host Stephen Colbert, US vice president Joe Biden mentioned that he’d found solace in the writing of Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard. He said that his wife, Jill Biden, had taped a Kierkegaard quote to the mirror, which read “Faith sees best in the dark.”<p>The …

Joe Biden

9 horrible things the Christian right does because “God” said it was OK

Hobby Lobby isn’t alone. Evangelicals routinely manipulate the Bible’s teachings to serve their political agenda<p>Christians may be a super majority in the U.S. They may control the U.S. Congress and, as we all were reminded recently, the Supreme Court. But that hasn’t stopped Bible believers from …

Religion

Netflix announces it will air a movie about American Atheists founder

July 9, 2015 by Dan Arel<p>Netflix has announced the production and exclusive distribution rights to The Most Hated Woman In America, the story of …

Religion

Pickup artist: Women with short hair are committing self-harm, should be monitored by authorities

Rape legalization advocate Roosh V wants state intervention for a serious problem: Girls with pixie cuts<p>Roosh V, the founder of a "pickup artistry" website popular among men's rights activists, made headlines several months ago when he advocated decriminalizing "the violent taking of a woman" on …

Depression

Why the Cheryl birthday problem turned into the maths version of #TheDress

Confused by Albert, Bernard and Cheryl? This is why mathematicians were too<p>Can you solve the maths question for Singapore schoolkids that went viral?<p>How to solve Albert, Bernard and Cheryl’s birthday maths problem<p>Like most mathematicians I love a logic puzzle. When I saw the Cheryl birthday problem …

Mathematics

Rand Paul is already doomed: The simple reason why he will never, ever be president

The Kentucky senator is spectacularly ill-suited to win the Republican nomination. Here’s why<p>William F. Buckley Jr. once famously said that Republicans should nominate the most conservative candidate who can also win. The test has proven a surprisingly accurate predictor of the party’s presidential …

Republicans

There is No Problem with Atheism

CNN published an opinion piece yesterday: Deepak Chopra: The problem with atheism. I could not help but to read it, just as you have to slow down to …

Evidence-Based Medicine

A college math professor brilliantly pranked his students and won the internet

A math and computer science professor at Biola University in California had the best April Fools' Day prank of 2015.<p>The resulting YouTube video, which is going viral on Reddit, shows a lecture that professor Matthew Weathers gave to his class with a projector. At the end of his lecture, he pulled …

Computer Science

Ted Cruz goes ballistic over “radical” idea that gay people should enjoy equality

The Texas senator loses it over the “radical” idea that gay people should enjoy equality<p>As I've written previously, Ted Cruz has cemented his status as the most rabidly anti-gay contender for the Republican Party's 2016 presidential nomination, claiming the hallowed ground once occupied by the …

LGBTQI

Atheist churches gain popularity in Seattle

Sunday in Seattle is not just a day for stained glass or crosses. A faint reverberation of Van Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl" also infuses the …

Religion is a pyramid scheme: Scientology and the lasting lesson of “Going Clear”

Alex Gibney’s new documentary is more than an exposé. It’s an urgent reminder that salvation is big business<p>In America, salvation is big business, and he who dies with the most souls wins. Plenty of lives are wrecked along the way, but no matter. When consumer capitalism meets religious yearning, …

Religion

Rand: I Don’t Believe in ‘Gay Rights’

Michelle Phan goes beyond YouTube with Icon multi-channel network

Online star teams up with Endemol Beyond for new lifestyle network, which will also be available on other video services and social networks<p>YouTube star Michelle Phan is launching her own online video network, Icon, which will cover beauty, fashion, food and other lifestyle topics – but not just on …

Advertising

Whoops: Indiana’s anti-gay ‘religious freedom’ act opens the door for the First Church of Cannabis

In a classic case of “unintended consequences,” the recently signed Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in Indiana may have opened the door for …

Religion

Indiana may clarify 'religious freedom' law after widespread backlash

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says he would support legislation to "clarify the intent" of a new state law that has attracted widespread …

LGBTQI

President Ted Cruz’s dystopian America: The scorched hellscape of a climate-denying White House

Welcome to the nation of Ted Cruz’s dreams — and the planet’s nightmares<p>Ted Cruz -- adamantly, and against all logic -- does not believe in climate change. It's an untenable position to hold in 2015, when the world's scientists are more certain than ever that global warming is happening and that …

Clean Technology

Why Consciousness Exists: Douglas Rushkoff on Science, God, and the Purpose of Reality

What to make of the fact “that something wonderfully strange is going on in the dimension we call reality.”<p><i>“If we ever reach the point where we think we thoroughly understand who we are and where we came from,”</i> Carl Sagan wrote in his magnificent meditation on science and spirituality, <i>“we will have</i> …

Phil Robertson Of 'Duck Dynasty' Reveals Bizarre Atheist Rape And Murder Fantasy

"Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson delivered a bizarre speech in which he created a hypothetical scenario about an atheist being forced to watch his "little atheist daughters" get raped and then having his penis hacked off and shown to him.<p>Speaking at a Christian event in Florida on Friday, …

Religion

The Muslim Call Girl Who’ll Marry You First

An hour with London escort Kamillah is $450. But for $100 more, she’ll enter into a nikah mut’ah—a temporary marriage that some Shia say makes sex …

1 in 4 Americans Don't Believe in God; Lack of Trust in Local Churches Cited as a Reason Why Adults Are Leaving the Faith

Barna Group has released its 2015 study on the state of atheism in America, and has revealed that one in four unchurched adults in the country now …

Free PDF: Advanced Quantum Thermodynamics (is a subject I know very little about)"

Dave Ng writes, "My new book is Advanced Quantum Thermodynamics (is a subject I know very little about) collecting my science humor and creative …

Cory Doctorow

Number of Americans Who Say They Have No Religion Hits Record High, Survey Finds

New data analysis on the 2014 General Social Survey conducted by NORC and the University of Chicago has found that although Americans are abandoning …

Pew Research Center

The cult of CrossFit: How the workout can bring out the best (and worst) of faith

For some, March Madness isn’t on television screens and basketball courts, as it is on sweat-stained rubber mats, lines of pull-up bars and racks of barbells. This week marks the end of the CrossFit Games Open — a five-week competition that allows accountants and nurses, lawyers and middle managers …

Workouts

Nick Jonas Talks Marriage Equality (While Wearing Very Tight Pants)

1. We can all thank French magazine <i>Têtu</i> for putting Nick Jonas on its cover, with special praise being sent to whomever chose those skin-tight pants. …

LGBTQI