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The Vocabularist: When is a theory 'just a theory'?

<b>A Lancashire headmistress attracted fury with a tweet in which she said "evolution is not a fact; that's why it's called a theory".</b><p>In ancient Greece <b>theoroi</b> meant something like "observers". They were envoys sent by city-states to consult oracles, to give offerings at famous shrines or attend …

Charles Darwin

What's the Point of Being Human? The Best Answer So Far

The point of being human is to push the envelope of being human. This is worth remembering when times are tough and we lose confidence in ourselves. No other creature on earth has the capacity to redefine itself. We do. How humans gained this ability remains a totally mystery. Looking at physical …

11 Surprising Facts About Coffee Every Caffeine Addict Should Know

Turns out there is an optimal time to drink it.<p><b>1. Most energy drinks don't contain as much caffeine as a Starbucks coffee.</b> Don't believe anyone who tells you those expensive energy drinks have more bang than a cup of coffee. A 16-ounce Monster has about 150 milligrams of caffeine — half the amount …

Coffee

The Best Dystopian Novels Written Before Orwell’s 1984

<b>10 interesting works of dystopian fiction that predate George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four</b><p>George Orwell‘s <i>Nineteen Eighty-Four</i> (1949) is perhaps the …

Mountaineering Legend Chris Bonington: Sir'd, But Never Shaken

Sir Chris Bonington, the famous British mountaineer, was knighted in 1996. Now 80, he led the first successful ascent of Annapurna’s treacherous South Face, in 1970. It took two months for the team to put climbers Dougal Haston and Don Whillans atop the 26,545-foot peak, and without Bonington’s …

Writing

14 Walled City Wonders Photos

Medieval walls simultaneously serve as barriers of defense and examples of historically significant architecture. In constant restoration, these breathtaking structures invite visitors to explore the grand castles, charming squares, and city shops within. Whether they surround abandoned sites, such …

Is it time to stop reading books by white men?

Attempts to correct unthinking prejudice with pro-active steps are always met with backlash. Science fiction author K.T. Bradford’s now-notorious “No …

Photographer Chris Forsyth Explores the Overlooked Architecture of the Montreal Underground

As his latest project, the Montreal Metro Project is photographer Chris Forsyth’s visual<p>As his latest project, the <i>Montreal Metro Project</i> is photographer Chris Forsyth‘s visual exploration of his home city’s subway stations, shot in October 2014. Shooting long-exposure shots of the stations when …

Architecture

Articles about brooklyn renaissance on Dwell.com - Dwell

Thanks to a group of young Brooklyn architects, an immigrant neighborhood untouched by gentrification gets low-income housing...<p>In her book Parisian Views, critic Shelley Rice hauntingly evokes the dislocating effects that the near-complete reconstruction...<p>A cramped apartment in a prewar apartment …

New York Times

Niobe Thompson’s CBC series dives deep into the origins of humankind

Whether or not you've been following CBC Television's epic series <i>The Great Human Odyssey</i>, the concluding episode to anthropologist/producer Niobe Thompson's deep dive into the origins of our species offers insights enough for any hominid to chew on.<p>The series draws on recent archeological and …

Photo by @gordonwiltsie MountaineerJared Ogden treks on a knife's edge in the Cirque of the Unclimbables, Northwest Territories, Canada. #Mountains #TeamTravelers # #Mountaineering #Canada #WildernessCulture #Climbing #OurLonelyPlanet #NeverStopExploring

13 Beautiful Portraits That Show What Porn Stars Really Look Like

Photographer Roger Kisby's honest images will change how you see porn actors.<p>When most people think of porn stars, they picture big, blonde hair and fake DD boobs on a woman, a scraggly mustache on a guy. But photographer Roger Kisby set up a booth at the Adult Video News Awards this year hoping to …

August Ames

Yosemite free climbers top all records with El Capitan ascent

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — Two climbers reached the summit of El Capitan on Wednesday, completing a herculean and what some believed to be an impossible free climb 3,000 feet to the top of a smooth granite cliff known as the Dawn Wall.<p>Tommy Caldwell, 36, of Colorado and Kevin Jorgeson, 30, of Santa …

Convicted crew of doomed South Korean ferry file for appeal

SEOUL (Reuters) - Eight of the 15 surviving crew members of a South Korean ferry that capsized in April have filed for appeal against their convictions on negligence charges in the country’s worst maritime disaster in more than four decades.<p>The eight crew members, who had been given prison …

South Korea