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Decoding the Secrets of an Ancient Maya Cave

When archaeologist Holley Moyes first poked around Belize’s Actun Tunichil Muknal cave, the massive amount of bat feces impressed her. Sure, the …

13 Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix That'll Actually Blow Your Mind

We live in an age where it's taken for granted you can plop down on the couch and have instant access to hundreds, if not thousands of streaming …

Beyond Harry Potter—10 of the Best Fantasy Book Series

When I was in the third grade, my teacher began reading the <i>Harry Potter</i> series to us out loud in class every day. I was enthralled by the story of …

Harry Potter

How Augustine’s Confessions and left politics inspired my conversion to Catholicism

Shortly before Easter 2014, my family visited me in the United Kingdom, where I was studying Christian theology. I rode the train to meet them in …

Faith

Teaching a Class With Big Ability Differences

1. Start Slow<p>Experiencing comprehensive student-centered instruction for the first time makes some kids uneasy. I’ll never forget the high school …

Earth - The strange link between the human mind and quantum physics

"I cannot define the real problem, therefore I suspect there's no real problem, but I'm not sure there's no real problem."<p>The American physicist Richard Feynman said this about the notorious puzzles and paradoxes of quantum mechanics, the theory physicists use to describe the tiniest objects in the …

Quantum Mechanics

What became of the Christian intellectuals?

As I write these words, American pundits and political junkies are struggling to come to terms with some curious, even alarming, developments. Donald …

Time in Different Cultures

<b>Attitudes to time</b> may differ between different <b>cultures</b> in often quite significant ways. For example, being late for an appointment, or taking a long …

Greg Jackson's top 10 books to make you a better person

Don’t be put off! Works by WG Sebald, Roberto Bolaño and Wallace Shawn and others can help us to see ourselves more clearly and understand life better<p>“If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life,” wrote Thoreau, …

Top 10

The 100 Best Science Fiction Movies - IGN

There’s something special about a great science fiction movie. Whether its vision of human progress is bleak or optimistic, whether it’s realistic or …

Neuroscience confirms that to be truly happy, you will always need something more

What’s the sign of a life well lived? If you were to judge by LinkedIn resumes alone, you might be impressed by prestigious job titles and accolades. But in person, the importance of these formal achievements quickly fades away. Regardless of career success, there can be something very dispiriting, …

Physicists Have Created a 'Black Hole' in The Lab That Could Finally Prove Hawking Radiation Exists

Will Stephen Hawking get his Nobel prize?<p>Some 42 years ago, renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking proposed that not everything that comes in …

Bright flash of light marks incredible moment life begins when sperm meets egg

Human life begins in bright flash of light as a sperm meets an egg, scientists have shown for the first time, after capturing the astonishing ‘fireworks’ on film.<p>An explosion of tiny sparks erupts from the egg at the exact moment of conception.<p>Scientists had seen the phenomenon occur in other …

Seven Zen Stories That Could Open Your Mind

For centuries, Zen masters have used stories and koans, or paradoxical riddles, to help students realize their true nature. These stories are often …

Meditation

That Old Timey Accent

Aside from being black and white, American movies from the ’30s & ’40s stand out because of the Transatlantic or Mid-Atlantic accent. How Stuff Works …

The Sunday Hangover

It’s been a rough couple of nights. Get a greasy sandwich and give your brain a rest. it’s time to kick back with some of our favorite videos and …

Taylor Swift and Mick Jagger sing Satisfaction in Nashville during 1989 World Tour

After surprising fans with an on-stage cameo from Steven Tyler during the first of her two Nashville concerts, Taylor Swift welcomed another rock …

7 Tips for Developing Your Personal Philosophy

Jim Rohn was broke at 25 and a millionaire by 31. How does an Idaho farm boy make it to Beverly Hills? This is how…<p>At 25, there was nothing in my …

Leisure, the Basis of Culture: An Obscure German Philosopher’s Timely 1948 Manifesto for Reclaiming Our Human Dignity in a Culture of Workaholism

“Leisure lives on affirmation. It is not the same as the absence of activity … or even as an inner quiet. It is rather like the stillness in the conversation of lovers, which is fed by their oneness.”<p><i>“We get such a kick out of looking forward to pleasures and rushing ahead to meet them that we</i> …

This Is How You Get Free Hot Water; DIY Water Heaters

• Home<br>• ><br>• DIY<br>• ><br>• This Is How You Get Free Hot Water; DIY Water Heaters<p>posted 3 years ago<br>Categories: DIY<p>There are a variety of ways to heat water. Typically, …

Controversial New Painting of Separation of Church and State

Jon McNaughton is a highly controversial artist -- to say the least. His paintings range from landscapes of the Italian countryside, to images of Jesus holding the Constitution or a nuclear bomb detonating behind President Obama while he plays golf.<p>But Jon McNaughton may have just released his most …

Introducing Bernard Lonergan's Philosophical Proof for God

Introducing Bernard Lonergan’s Philosophical Proof for God<p><i>(NOTE: This it the first of a three part series on Bernard Lonergan's philosophical proof</i> …

DIY Signal Flares You Can Make At Home...Super Cheap, And Easy To Make

These homemade, DIY, signal flares are a cheap, and easy to make survival item.. Put them in your “bug out bag”, or take them with you when you go …

Understanding Obamacare at the Supreme Court

<b>Struggling to understand the intricacies of the Affordable Care Act lawsuit ruled on by the Supreme Court? We break it down to the basics.</b><p>The Affordable Care Act became law in 2010, and ever since has been the subject of legal and legislative battles.<p>Now, the Supreme Court has decided on King v …

What is a Wormhole?

A wormhole is a theoretical passage through space-time that could create shortcuts for long journeys across the universe. Wormholes are predicted by …

Quantum Mechanics

Spooky Physics Phenomenon May Link Universe's Wormholes

Wormholes — shortcuts that in theory can connect distant points in the universe — might be linked with the spooky phenomenon of quantum entanglement, …

Want to Build a DIY Star Wars-themed Drone? These People Did

There’s something that connects Star Wars fans to drones and we can see why. For lovers of airborne action who also love sci-fi, these rugged flying machines are just the thing.<p>Below you’ll find the latest builds from drone enthusiasts, but we’re also looking forward to seeing your own DIY projects …