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How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

Obama unveils $215M 'precision medicine' initiative to study genes, disease

The White House on Friday unveiled a $215 million program to study genes of a million Americans in various stages of sickness and health, with the hope of gaining vast new insight into diseases and how to cure them.<p>The Precision Medicine Initiative, which President Barack Obama announced in his …

Anthropologist Seeks the Roots of Terrorism

<i>Editor's note (11/16/15): Following the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, Scientific American is republishing the following article, which</i> …

Our Favorite Outdoor Spaces

(Image credit: Shay Spaniola)<p>It may be a little chilly, but that doesn't mean we can't dream of beautiful outdoor spaces — and beautiful weather to …

Outdoor Spaces

10 Unusual & Beautiful Details to Steal for Your New Bathroom

(Image credit: Fine & Country)<p>Thinking about renovating? If you want your new bathroom to really stand out, consider incorporating one of these …

Bathrooms

7 Tips from Edgar Allan Poe on How to Write Vivid Stories and Poems

There may be no more a macabrely misogynistic sentence in English literature than Edgar Allan Poe’s contention that “the death… of a beautiful woman” …

Literature

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Key Players in Both Parties Reject Obama's Economic Optimism

Key voices in both parties are rejecting the optimistic way President Barack Obama is describing the current state of the American economy, illustrating an important divide that could impact both the president’s last two years in office and the 2016 campaign.<p>In a statement on his website Tuesday …

Cameras at the ready! Are you 2015's best wildlife photographer?

<i>"Freeze Frame," 2013;</i> Photo: Etienne Francey/Wildlife Photographer of the Year<p>Wildlife photography has the power to transform the way people view the …

Nature Photography

Photographer spent 14 years documenting the world’s oldest and rarest trees

For the past 14 years, San Francisco-based photographer Beth Moon has been traveling the world, finding the oldest, most majestic trees, and …

Humans transform into portraits of animals using only body paint

In ‘Florida Wildlife Series’, artist and body painter Shannon Holt takes one piece of art – the human body – and turns it into another. Using the …

Shooting Chauvet: Photographing the World’s Oldest Cave Art

<i>Stephen Alvarez photographed the cave of Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc for the story “The Origins of Art” that appears in the January 2015 issue of</i> National Geographic <i>magazine. Here, he chronicles his experience shooting some of the world’s oldest cave art, under extremely challenging circumstances.</i><p>*****<p>At …

How to Develop a Daily Writing Habit

A Guide to Keeping Your New Year‘s Resolution<p>One of my New Year’s resolutions for 2014 was to write daily. I’m happy to report that I only missed a …

American Video Artist Bill Viola Has Been Reinventing Reality For The Past 40 Years

“Time makes my art possible,” insists Bill Viola. He defines his art as “sculpting time”, where time is the basic material of film and video as the artist goes about creating events or experiences that will unfold, captured on a strip of tape or celluloid. In his hands, time may be stretched, …

18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

Genealogy

The 25 best European city breaks for autumn 2018 and where to stay

Our experts offer a guide to the top 25 destinations for a city break in 2018, including what to do and where to stay in Venice, Amsterdam, Florence, Lisbon, London, Barcelona and Reykjavik.<p>Italy<p>Rome<p>Rome's mild Mediterranean climate is a persuasive draw for visitors from the cool north, but the …

European Travel

Rush Limbaugh: Republicans will “throw in” with Obama because of his race

<b>Rush Limbaugh (Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com)</b><p>“His race, by the way, is a clear factor in this. Let’s not kid ourselves.”<p>Luke Brinker<p>January 5, 2015 9:32pm (UTC)<p>Since the Republican takeover of the House of Representatives in 2010, American politics have been largely defined by stalemate. At every …

Republicans

12 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal.<p>These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal. This piece originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.

17 Impressive Dining Room Makeovers

Make over your dining room with these easy tips, clever ideas, and fabulous design inspirations.<p>Make over your dining room with these easy tips, clever ideas, and fabulous design inspirations. This piece originally appered on CountryLiving.com.

Interior Design

Meet Ted Cruz's Twitter whisperer

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Josh Perry is a lanky, 26-year-old from Nederland, Texas with a good job on Capitol Hill and a healthy adoration for Taylor Swift. And every day, he pretends to be Ted Cruz on the Internet.<p>As Cruz's in-house digital strategist, it is Perry's job to channel the freshman senator …

16 Potential Candidates to Watch for in 2016

The door to the 2016 presidential campaign hasn’t been formally opened yet but the line of potential contenders is already crowded and getting longer all the time. It’s shaping up to be a wide-open race, especially on the Republican side but plenty of members from both parties are stepping up to …

Best Tours in Europe 2014

From Traveler Magazine's 2014 Tours of a Lifetime<p><b>Iceland: Winter Wonderland</b><p>Forget hibernation; Icelanders enthusiastically embrace winter. Here’s your chance to see why: Hike the rugged coast of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, snowshoe over the Blue Mountain lava fields, watch for orcas, and scan the …

Get Lost in Gorgeous Conceptual Flood Maps of the World's Supercities

Rio, Cairo, Tokyo, and more get remixed in this series of technicolor topographies from Chaotic Atmosphere.<p><i>Map of Tokyo, 2014. Images via</i><p>The colorful remixed cityscapes in <i>Flowing City Map</i>, an image set from Istvan, a.k.a Chaotic Atmosphere, are more than just remixed renditions of the world's urban …

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The most eagerly awaited non-fiction of 2015

Three years ago, a well-known literary agent told me that biography was on the way out. Sales were down, he said, and advances with them, and in the near future, he believed they would be written hardly at all. I remember flinching at this doom-laden announcement: I was about to start work on my …

The 15 political questions for 2015

Hillary 2.0, wide-open GOP field will dominate politics next year.<p>Hillary Clinton, who is expected to unveil her second presidential campaign early next year, is poised to become the dominant political figure of 2015. What we don’t yet know is how seriously she’ll be challenged for the Democratic …

The 9 Best Wines and Spirits to Start Drinking in 2015

For a new year’s resolution you might actually keep, here are 9 wines and spirits to try out in 2015. I asked a group of sommeliers, mixologists and writers what they want to imbibe more of in 2015 — and what they would like to see more consumers try as well. One trend that stands out — it may be …