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A colossal asteroid will cruise by Earth today, and you’ll actually be able to see it

The asteroid known as Florence is going to make a relatively close shave of Earth today, speeding past our planet closer than it has since the year …

How to access free and legal copies of English and American classic literature online

Add up all the textbooks and calculators that students need to buy and September can be rough for American parents and their children. While schools require purchases of the latest textbook editions each year, parents can acquire some books that never go out of date—and cost nearly nothing.<p>Many of …

Literature

With four years to live, she found hope in an ancient therapy

Researchers may have found where Amelia Earhart died

Just days ago, news broke of a never-before-seen photo that investigators said could be proof that aviator Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, crash-landed in the Pacific 80 years ago. And now, there’s another theory: According to a National Geographic exclusive, researchers may have …

A Common Epilepsy Drug Can Fix Abnormal Brain Activity in Alzheimer's Disease

Yes!<p>For the first time, researchers have shown that a common epilepsy drug can normalise disrupted brain activity in patients with Alzheimer's …

Sometimes Pop Culture Really Is the Gateway to the Occult

For decades, Christian groups have warned that beloved fantasy franchises like Dungeons & Dragons and Harry Potter can lead impressionable youths astray. We spoke to some witches who can confirm this is true, though by no means a bad thing.<p>For many far-right Christian groups, the pop cultural …

These Modern Witches Want to Cast a Spell on You

Modern witchcraft combines feminism, self-help, and wellness. But is there more to it than pretty crystals, stunning Instagram pictures, and …

Julio Iglesias has secret love child, DNA test proves

Julio Iglesias has a secret son as a result of an 1975 affair with a Portuguese ballerina, according to a DNA test.<p>It has confirmed a long-running paternity claim by a 40-year-old man in the Spanish city of Valencia.<p>Javier Santos and his mother first alleged in the early 1990s that he was conceived …

The gorilla that loves to look at smartphones

After a photo taken at Louisville Zoo went viral, Kelly Grovier looks at moments of connection between species.<p>According to the Book of Isaiah, an era of peace will eventually dawn when “the wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion …

Gorillas

TBI in middle age may raise dementia risk

Middle-aged adults who experience a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury may be at significantly greater risk of developing dementia in later …

'A Ghost Story' Is the Weirdest Movie About Death You'll See This Year

We talked with director David Lowery about eating pie, missing places instead of people, and his fantastic new film.<p>In the first 15 minutes of <i>A Ghost Story</i>, the main character C (Casey Affleck) dies. Don't worry, this isn't a spoiler—after all, if you've seen a shred of the marketing around David …

The Atomic Structure of a Key Alzheimer's Protein Has Been Revealed

Enormous Possibilities<p>For the first time, scientists have revealed the chemical structure of one of the key markers of Alzheimer’s disease, capturing …

Five-year-old boy 'beaten to death in Catford park after losing his trainer'

A five-year-old boy was battered to death in a park by his mother's boyfriend who flew into a rage after the child lost one of his trainers, a court heard.<p>Marvyn Iheanacho, 39, is accused of causing Alex Malcolm fatal head and stomach injuries during a violent assault on the evening of November 20 …

Learn How to be Positive with Visualization Meditation

The human brain is a pattern-making machine. It associates all of our actions with either failures or successes. If you never take the time to be …

A Dirty Little Secret Spell

It happens now and then. You learn about somebody's dirty little secret. So let's say you find out that nice man across the street--the perfect …

How Mindfulness Could Change Your Career

October 17, 2016<p>Here are three of the many ways in which adopting this effective form of meditation can improve your experiences at work, in both …

Mindfulness

Consciousness

<b>Consciousness</b><p>Explaining the nature of consciousness is one of the most important and perplexing areas of philosophy, but the concept is notoriously …

Autism Phenome Project (APP)

Welcome to the Autism Phenome Project Home Page<p>History<p>Autism is a complex and still poorly understood disorder. It has genetic and environmental …

Those Who Dared To Discover: 15 Women Scientists You Should Know

15 Trailblazing Female Scientists to Discover this Women's History Month <br>For centuries, women have made important contributions to the sciences, but …

This Creepy 100-Year-Old Ouija Board Was Found Inside a Wall

A construction worker in an undisclosed location was tearing open a wall in a old house when he found something terrifying: after removing the cover …

Paranormal

Suicide bomber 'blew himself up because of stress', says Ibrahim Abdeslam's family

Mother of three brothers linked to Paris attacks gives extraordinary interview in which she says her suicide bomber son did not intend to kill<p>The mother of Paris suicide bomber Ibrahim Abdeslam - whose two brothers are also suspects - has said her son "did not mean to kill anyone" and his family …

Six million workers paid 'less than the living wage'

<b>Almost six million workers in the UK are paid less than the living wage, a study suggests.</b><p>The data showed a "worrying trend" of part-time, female and young workers being most likely to earn below the figure, researchers found.<p>The living wage, promoted by the Living Wage Foundation, is currently …

Uncovered: The secret journals of a 1920s British woman

Thursday January 23, 1941<p><i>I want, I need a husband. Thousands of other lonely, frustrated females must be feeling the same way – why should I think that I am to be luckier? Because I intend to try to find one. One must tackle the problem positively, gather together one’s assets, accept one’s debits</i> …

Literature

The Best Con Man You've Never Heard Of

Largely forgotten by history, George Graham Rice was known as the “Jackal of Wall Street.” He preyed on the wealthy and the poor, and racked up …

The woman who gave birth for Hitler

In 1936, Nazi supporter and school graduate Hildegard Trutz was recruited as one of Germany’s racially ‘pure’ women, chosen to sleep with SS officers …

Meditating Can Physically Restructure the Brain!

You may think of meditation as an esoteric practice with little to no grounding in reality. However, a number of recent studies have found that …

Mindfulness

The Slow Death of Free Speech in Britain (America, You're Next!)

Freedom of speech no longer exists in Britain. The land that gave the world the Magna Carta, the Levellers, and John Stuart Mill—three of the key …