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We Know Why Obama Changed U.S. Policy Toward Cuba. But Why Did Cuba Change Its Policy Toward the U.S.?

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

6 self-editing tips to strengthen your writing

<i>Editor's note: This was one of the top viewed stories of 2015. We're rerunning it as part of a look back at the articles that captivated our readers</i> …

15 Top WordPress Themes and Plugins for Writers

Whether you’re a book author, journalist, freelancer or even just a blogger who’s serious about writing, you need to have...The post 15 Top WordPress …

US gun control,Gun crime,US crime,US news,Aurora shooting,Charleston shooting,Virginia Tech shooting 2007,Fort Hood shootings,Columbine,Gabrielle Giffords,Newtown shooting<p>Mass shootings remain an almost exclusively American phenomenon among advanced countries. These nine rocked the country and …

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Experimental simulation of quantum particles travelling through time

Lead author and PhD student Martin Ringbauer, from UQ’s School of Mathematics and Physics, said the study used photons – single particles of light – …

How To Dramatically Improve Your Memory

Memory isn’t about stuffing your head with facts; it’s about honing your creativity. Here’s how.<p>Ever wandered into a store and quickly realized you’ve forgotten what you need? Or been introduced to someone and forget their name by the time they walk away?<p>Don’t worry; you’re not alone. A 2007 survey …

Quantum Experiment Shows How “Time” Doesn’t Exist As We Think It Does (Mind-Altering)

In Brief<p>The Facts:<p>John Ioannidis, an epidemiologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine, published an article titled "Why Most Published …

Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum …

Here's the real reason why marijuana is illegal in the US

From the 1600s to the late 1800s, hemp (a cannabis plant containing very little THC) was harvested on U.S. soil to create materials such as rope, paper, and clothing.<p>In 1619, the Virginia Assembly decided to require farmers to grow hemp for these purposes, according to PBS. Hemp was also used as …

This Is What The End Of European Democracy Looks Like

Underlying the question of whether European leaders and the Greek state will be able to come to terms amid the financial crisis is one even more fundamental: Is there room in Europe for democracy?<p>In January, Greek voters elected a government on a platform of anti-austerity, one that argued further …

The Senate's experiment with cannabis

Hardliners on Judiciary open up to research on medical pot<p>Obamacare. Gay weddings. Now pot?<p>As progressives celebrate a couple of big wins in Washington – the Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act and legalizing same-sex marriage – another issue has remained firmly stuck at the national …

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Author of 'Lies My Teacher Told Me' claims American textbooks have been lying about the Civil War

For example, one of the best-selling US history textbooks, "The American Journey," states that even though "Lincoln and the Republicans had promised not to disturb slavery where it existed," many people in the South didn't trust them and feared they would "not protect Southern rights and …

Big Bang Nixed --"Our Universe Evolved from the Black Hole of a Collapsed 4-D Star" (Today's Most Popular)

The event horizon of a black hole — the point of no return for anything that falls in — is a spherical surface. In a higher-dimensional universe, a …

The real reason marijuana is illegal in the United States

Hemp was once a key component of U.S. agriculture. A wave of xenophobia would doom us to a senseless war on drugs<p>It is hard to imagine a time when most pharmacies carried cannabis and farmers were required to grow hemp, much like they are given incentives to grow corn these days, but that is a …

This 8-step process will change the way you read forever

Other luminaries who have lived a thousand lives include SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who believes that reading is the fastest way to learn.<p>The members of Chromeo spend most of their time in the library, while business magnates Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger frequently spend entire days …

America is addicted to war: Terror, drugs and the existential threats that define us

On issues foreign and domestic, we view everything as a “war.” Our reliance on the term is myopic and destructive<p>War on drugs. War on poverty. War in Afghanistan. War in Iraq. War on terror. The biggest mistake in American policy, foreign and domestic, is looking at everything as war. When a war …

Why did the Ancient Egyptians stop building pyramids? - Alien UFO Sightings

The Egyptians stopped building their most prominent structures with the beginning of the New Kingdom, but why? What was the cause that led to the …

3 Mind Hacks To Boost Your Motivation

The question I am always asked by the unmotivated is <i>“how do others become motivated?</i>” Motivation is created by both internal and external …

A nearby black hole just erupted for the first time in 26 years and scientists are ecstatic

But on June 15, astronomers detected something signaling that it had woken up.<p>Now, scientists around the world are using highly sophisticated instruments to learn as much as they can about this mysterious beast of nature before the black hole returns to its slumber, which will be soon.<p>Black holes …

How Physics Will Change—and Change the World—in 100 Years — NOVA Next | PBS

One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein had only just published his revolutionary new theory of gravity, atomic nuclei were entirely mysterious, and …

How do we justify the horrible things we’ve done?

<i>Gerald Caplan is an African scholar, former NDP national director and a regular panelist on CBC's</i> Power and Politics<i>.</i><p>How do humans justify the terrible deeds we commit? This question perplexed the Globe's Konrad Yakabuski in his column last week on slavery in the United States and the murder in …

Why Bernie Sanders Will Become the Democratic Nominee and Defeat Any Republican in 2016

Bernie Sanders is down by just 8 points in New Hampshire and has gained tremendous momentum in Iowa. If the Vermont senator wins both the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary, the odds will favor him getting the Democratic nomination. What was once thought of as a long shot is becoming a reality, …

The Islamic State One Year Later: Who's Winning the War?

Islamic State's Projection of Territory Under Its Control by 2020<p>June 29 marks the first anniversary of the proclamation of Islamic State (IS). It has been a busy year. After conquering an area covering over 80,000 square miles and including a population of approximately 10 million people, IS has …

NASA: "Black Holes are Dark Matter Concentrators"

"While we don't yet know what dark matter is, we do know it interacts with the rest of the universe through gravity, which means it must accumulate …

Bernie Sanders & Cornel West: The radical alliance that could change everything

As the democratic socialist from Vermont tries to do the impossible, the firebrand academic could help<p>Senator Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign is already enjoying success that few could have predicted. Bernie is a big deal. Well, OK, if you're a white progressive he's a big deal. Otherwise, …

We debunked 6 of the craziest myths about the US military

While the military keeps trying to debunk Jade Helm 15 rumors, there are plenty of other military myths that have gotten ridiculous.<p>WATM has covered Army and Marine Corps-specific myths before. Here are 6 more urban legends from around the Department of Defense.<p>The Army has 5,117 aircraft — which …

“The face of racism today is not a slaveowner”: Eric Foner on the past and present of white supremacy

South Carolina is hardly alone in refusing to confront the burdens of history, celebrated historian tells Salon<p>During the past generation or two, the way educated Americans, and especially historians, have come to understand the Civil War and Reconstruction has dramatically changed. Whereas it was …

Islamic State reported to destroy historic tombs in ancient city of Palmyra, Syria

A top Syrian antiquities official announced today that<p>Islamic Statemilitants have destroyed a pair of important historic tombs at the ancient city of Palmyra, according to a report by the Associated Press.<p>The destroyed sites include the grave of the Shiite saint Muhammad Bin Ali and the Sufi …

Fox News host compares opponents of the Confederate flag to ISIS

Indeed, in a Wednesday video posted on the Fox News website, Starnes compared the anti-Confederate campaign to the jihadist group Islamic State (also known as ISIS) in the Middle East, which has been demolishing historical artifacts and sites.<p>"You know who else has been doing some cultural …

ISIS is facing one of its most serious setbacks yet

According to an intelligence brief from The Soufan Group, ISIS is experiencing losses around its "capital" of Raqqa, representing both an operational and symbolic setback for the group.<p>Although ISIS has continued to expand and hold onto territory in Iraq, the militants have come under increasing …