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Anne Rice Just Changed Everything You Thought You Knew About Vampires

When you think of vampires, chances are you think of Anne Rice’s Lestat—gothic, beautiful, tortured, romantic, everything that has practically …

U2 at 40: From teenage dreams in a kitchen jam to the top of rock's hierarchy

<b>It started in a kitchen, and they never thought it would come to this... or did they?</b><p>Four decades to the day since a cluster of innocent Irish schoolboys with cheap instruments crammed into a back room in Larry Mullen Jr's parents' home, U2 sit on top of the rock hierarchy.<p>Those "misfits", as their …

A Realistic Overview of What It Means To Go Gluten-Free – And If You Should Try It

To say that gluten-free has been a trend of the past few years has been an understatement. What was once a little-known protein found in wheat has …

How To Squeeze In Meditation When You Have Absolutely No Time

For eight years, I lived in a quiet, peaceful neighborhood surrounded by nature. I lived right by the beach in California and went on silent …

Why refilling your water bottle is more unhygienic than licking a dog toy - and what to use instead

A human can go more than three weeks without food. But water? A week is the absolute maximum we can last without it.<p>Being composed of roughly 60 per …

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Space exploration will spur transhumanism and mitigate existential risk

When people think about rocket ships and space exploration, they often imagine traveling across the Milky Way, landing on mysterious planets and even meeting alien life forms.<p>In reality, humans’ drive to get off Planet Earth has led to tremendous technological advances in our mundane daily lives — …

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Pakistan treating 2 brothers who become paralyzed each night

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The two brothers have come to be known as the "solar kids" and their case has completely mystified Pakistani doctors.<p>Aged nine and …

Brazil Amazon dam project suspended over concerns for indigenous people

Licensing process for São Luiz do Tapajós dam stalled after Funai report demarcated Sawré Muybu land around river, where Munduruku people live<p>Plans to build a huge hydroelectric dam in the Amazon have been put on hold after Brazil’s environmental agency, Ibama, suspended the licensing process over …

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Google, NASA's quantum computer is 100 million times faster than yours

Unless you too own a quantum computer, Google and NASA likely have you beat, but there is a caveat.<p>Google and NASA announced at an event at NASA's …

Dilma Rousseff's fate as Brazil president could hinge on her political enemies

At the centre of the impeachment crisis is the PMDB party, which after decades in the background has been making a play for its own claim to the throne<p>For 25 years, Brazil’s biggest political party has made and broken governments, patiently profiting from patronage without ever taking an …

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We’re destroying our kids — for nothing: Too much homework, too many tests, too much needless pressure

We have our kids in an achievement race — it’s bad for their health, and not the way they learn<p>My own awakening to the toxicity of the achievement race came the way it does to many parents: via years of trying to keep up with it.<p>I sensed the problem in my home before I could name it. My daughters, …

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12 Stunning Never-Released Images From Disney’s Animation Studio

Didier Ghez's They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney's Golden Age gathers rare and previously unseen images from four of Disney's trailblazing artists in the studio's formative years.

The world's most colorful cities have no need for an Instagram filter

Most cities are colorful: They have different districts, interesting people, and unique stories. But let's drop the metaphor and focus on real …

A Blood Supermoon Rises Around the World: Pictures

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Uncovering Long-Forgotten Treasures in an 18th-Century French Château