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Seventh-day Adventists put faith over science and reason. I know this first-hand | Ryan Bell

I have little doubt that Ben Carson’s fundamentalist views are ingrained in him and won’t change. This is deeply troubling in a presidential candidate<p>With Ben Carson’s surge in the Republican race for the White House, the world is suddenly fascinated by Seventh-day Adventists.<p>A small, American-born …

Religion

Hear She & Him Wistfully Sing the Beach Boys’ ‘God Only Knows’

Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, who record together as She & Him, recorded a wistful, quivering cover of the Beach Boys‘ “God Only Knows” for a recent …

Music

The World's First Vegan Butcher Shop Is Set to Open in Minneapolis

Turkeys everywhere finally have a reason to be thankful this Thanksgiving, as Aubry and Kale Walch plan to open the first-ever <b>vegan meat market</b>. Grub Street announced the news earlier today after the duo reached their <b>$50,000 Kickstarter</b> goal. The new shop, slated to open its animal-friendly doors …

Game-Changing Pumpkin Hand Pies

These fun and easy pumpkin hand pies by Andrew Zimmern can be frozen before frying, so you always have them on hand.<p><i>These fun and easy pumpkin hand</i> …

Dwell

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How NASA Will Send Humans To Mars

NASA scientists are tackling a big challenge: building capsules that will take humanity to Mars.<p>It’s official: NASA’s Orion project, which will send humans to Mars, is a success. A test flight on Friday morning was successful; NASA’s command center called it “the most perfect flight you could ever …

Space Exploration

J.K. Rowling’s New Harry Potter Story Is Quite a Tease

The first of J.K. Rowling’s new Harry Potter 12 Days of Christmas ‘series’ has landed — but the author didn’t make it easy to get to.<p>Having surprised …

Books

Hobbit holiday homes you can stay in around the world

As The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies hits UK cinemas, we take a look at the best Shire-like abodes you can rent for your next holiday

Free Yourself From "Six-O'Clock Panic"

Today, around six o'clock, millions of us are going to do exactly the same thing.<p>We're going to open the fridge and stare into it. Then we're going to open the freezer and stare into it. And then we're going to open the pantry and stare into it.<p>And then we're going to realize there's <i>absolutely</i> …

Here’s A Moving Tribute To The Sad Dads Dragged To One Direction Concerts

Illustrator Creates Doodles That Interact With Their Surroundings

French art director and illustrator David Troquier, who goes by Troqman, has an impressive sense of humor. He creates scrapbook doodles and places …

42 Dutch Oven Recipes for Braises, Bread, and More

Is your Dutch oven collecting dust in a corner? It's time to dust it off and give it some love with one of these 42 hearty recipes.<p>Dutch ovens are made to last—seriously, Le Creuset has a lifetime guarantee—and can take the heat of the oven and a long simmer on a stovetop. That's why these heavy, …

In pictures – Rosie Barnes' son Stanley and his world

Photographer Rosie Barnes took portraits of her autistic son when he was younger to explore the way he perceived the world around him

6 Common Juice and Smoothie Mistakes to Avoid

Making green juice & smoothies is easy: Just toss it all in a blender, right? Uh, no. Avoid these 6 mistakes for the best shakes of your life<p>Whether you think of them as breakfast, a mid-afternoon energy boost, a hangover cure, or a lifesaving necessity, it's hard to deny that green juices and …

The ‘Starring Adam West’ Trailer is Here to Remind You That Even Batman Had Bad Credit

Every couple of months or so, I end up at some party where a group of nerds debates who the real ‘Batman’ is. Is it Christian Bale? Michael Keaton? I don’t know, and it’s probably my least favorite conversation, next to food justice/something your cat did/Israel. The trailer for <i>Starring Adam West</i>, …

8 Lesser Known, but Very Useful, Apple Mac Utilities

Your Mac comes with a bunch of Apps pre-installed, neatly organized in the Applications folder. You’ve got the iWork suite, AddressBook, iCal and some other useful applications. Also in there is another folder called Utilities.<p>You might have used a few of the applications within it, but there’s …

United front: breasts without the airbrush

The shocking thing about Laura Dodsworth’s pictures of 100 women’s breasts isn’t the flesh on show, or the many shapes and sizes, but the realisation that images of unairbrushed, non-uniform breasts seem to be so rare. “We see images of breasts everywhere,” says the 41-year-old photographer, “but …

Apple Loop: iPhone 6 Expectations, iWatch Predictions, And Maybe The iPad Air 2

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, and preparing for the big event on Tuesday, this week’s Apple Loop covers the impact that a larger iPhone will have on your pocket, why you think you need to upgrade, adventures in the world of the iWatch, a potential surprise from the …

Competitors expected to miss deadlines as Apple floods Chinese shipping channels with iPhone 6

Earlier this year we reported that Apple had ordered a record number of iPhone 6 units for the upcoming launch of the next-gen device. According to TechCrunch, the number of devices being shipped from China is so high that Apple is actually causing shipping delays for other companies.<p>Just how bad …

HTC reportedly pulls the plug on its smartwatch

These days it seems like nearly every smartphone maker also has a smartwatch under its belt? Motorola? Sure. LG? It's got two. Samsung? We don't even need to go there. HTC has generally seemed content to avoid the fray, but according to a report from <i>Pocket-Lint</i> it wasn't because they wanted to. The …

Apple Employees 'Set Low Expectations' For iWatch Battery Life

Ahead of the expected debut of Apple's wearable at Tuesday's media event, Jessica Lessin of <i>The Information</i> (via <i>Business Insider</i>) has shared some hints on what the device's battery life might be like. According to her report, employees familiar with the device have "set low expectations" for its …

Yahoo buys photo ad network Luminate, shuts it down

Yahoo is continuing their buying binge in a bid to strengthen its core online advertising offerings.<p>Fresh off their $240 million purchase of mobile analytics standout Flurry in late July, and 13 other companyies so far this year, Sunnyvale-based Yahoo bought interactive photo ad network Luminate …

Deadmau5 Sends Cease and Desist to Disney Over ‘Infringing Video’

<b>UPDATE: Disney has responded to Deadmau5’s complaint. “Disney vigorously protects its trademark rights, and we oppose Mr. Zimmerman’s attempt to</b> …

Internet

19 Medicinal Trees - Preparing for shtf

There are many common trees in North America that can be used as medicine and unlike medicinal herbs, tree medicines can be used year round. Being …

How to Remove a Tick: An Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

The arrival of summer — and along with it all sorts of outdoors activities — also ushers in the arrival of ticks. This guide covers what to do in the …

Five Ways To Sleep Outside Without A Tent

Tents are wonderfully effective, but also large, heavy and fragile. Can you really go camping without one? Turns out, you really don't have to …

An Expert’s Guide to Sex in the Outdoors

Ever since Adam and Eve, men and women have performed the most natural of acts al fresco. It’s fun! It’s surprising! When you’re camping there’s not much else to do after dinner!<p>But how to do it well? There are so many inconveniences waiting to spoil your assignation, and unless you know some very …