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The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

University of Michigan

22 Places All Book Lovers Must Go

Travel by the book.

10 Crazy Uses For Animal Venom

When snakes and spiders try to kill us but wind up helping<p>All it takes is a pinch on the leg from a sting or a bite, and you could be dead within minutes. Venom, whether it’s from reptiles, insects, fish, mammals or arthropods, is extremely potent, but it’s not always deadly.<p>Venom has evolved …

Puerto Rico

Absinthe Is Back: The Green Fairy Returns

Absinthe was a 19th century bestselling spirit, before the wine industry besmirched its reputation. Now the green stuff is back, along with many …

Rubber Band Power: 7 Stretchy DIY Toys

The humble rubber band opens up a whole range of possibilities for fun DIY projects. These rubber band toys make great gifts, particularly for geeky kids or partners who appreciate the homemade touch.<p><b>Rubber Band Car Launcher</b><p>You can use the explosive energy stored in a stretched rubber band to …

'I'm Back!': Untold Tales of Michael Jordan's 1st Return to the NBA 20 Years Ago

For all of the reasons Michael Jordan is the most celebrated athlete ever in basketball and branding, here's another one: He himself wrote arguably the most effective press release in the history of sports. And he only needed two words to do it.<p>Sometimes in life, less is more.<p>NBA agent David Falk …

Basketball

Lincoln’s final hours: Moment by moment, inside Ford’s Theatre and the home where the president died

It was a scene of horror and disbelief, yet those who were there recall feeling inspired to live worthy of the man<p><i>The collective sense of what had occurred was of a sadness too noble not somehow to inspire, and it was truly in the air that . . . we could at least gather round this perfection of a</i> …