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It's Official: The Universe Is Dying Slowly

The most comprehensive assessment of the energy output in the nearby universe reveals that today's produced energy is only about half of what it was …

Universe

World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Index 2015: Countries with the highest proportion of women in further education

A Barbadian athlete celebrates victory at the 2015 Pan Am Games.Reuters<p>The World Economic Forum released its annual Global Gender Gap index on Wednesday.<p>One of the crucial factors in ensuring that the gap between the genders closes as fast as possible is education.<p>So we took a look at the countries …

Gender

The Stigma of Mental Illness

We are excited to announce that the Encyclopedia of Mental Health, Second Edition is now available on ScienceDirect! This essential encyclopedia …

Mental Health

Luke Cage, explained | Polygon

Jeremy Corbyn has presided over Labour's worst week ever. Until next week

Week by week, Labour is becoming more of a fringe irrelevance to the British public<p>The Labour Party has just had its worst week ever. Worst week ever, that is, since last week. And worst week ever, probably, until next week.<p>A crisis reveals all your weaknesses. Disrupting the normal run of events, …

United Kingdom

BBC Question Time 'Zebra' Woman Explains Why We Shouldn't Call Isis 'Islamic'

A BBC Question Time audience member gave a strong argument on why the term "Islamic State" should be shunned, asking: "If I call myself a zebra, do …

Zebra
Searing

The Top 10 Things That We Should Be Informed About in Life

<i>This piece originally appeared on Quora: What are the top 10 things that we should be informed about in life?</i><p>I’m 30 years old. I wish I could travel …

We created Islamic extremism: Those blaming Islam for ISIS would have supported Osama bin Laden in the ’80s

Jingoists conveniently forget the West’s Cold War strategy was to arm the Islamic extremists that became al-Qaida<p>History takes no prisoners. It shows, with absolute lucidity, that the Islamic extremism ravaging the world today was borne out of the Western foreign policy of yesteryear.<p>Gore Vidal …

Political Science

Paris attacks: Terrorists could have used PlayStation4 to plot

American and French officials say the terrorists appeared to have been highly sophisticated in their planning and used encryption to stop their plot being discovered<p>Terrorists plotting the terror attacks could have exchanged encrypted messages on games consoles to hide their conspiracy, it has been …

What Higher Consciousness Really Means, How We Attain It, and What It Does for the Human Spirit

“At such moments, the world reveals itself as quite different: a place of suffering and misguided effort … but also a place of tenderness and longing, beauty, and touching vulnerability. “<p><i>“[Leonardo da Vinci’s] unique brain wiring … allowed him the opportunity to experience the world from the</i> …

Where's the outrage over mass rape in war-torn South Sudan?

In recent mouths, numerous reports have confirmed the staggering level of mass rape in South Sudan, Africa's newest nation.<p>The United Nations, for example, accuses the South Sudanese army of gang rape and torture, including burning girls alive.<p>The African Union report on South Sudan's war, which …

Africa

Science Finally Explains Slackers

There’s a neurological reason for apathy and laziness, according to new research. Inefficient connections between certain areas of the brain may make …

Oxford University

Ukraine calls Soviet deportation of Muslims 'genocide'

Ukraine's parliament has passed legislation recognising the World War II deportation of Tatars - a Muslim minority in the Crimean peninsula - as "genocide".<p>Soviet dictator Josef Stalin ordered the 1944 deportation of some 180,000 Tatars for their alleged collaboration with advancing Nazi Germany …

Russia

20 of the best books by the most influential thinkers in business

Since 2001, the Thinkers50 organization has hosted what the Financial Times has dubbed the "Oscars of management thinking," an award ceremony for the top 50 management thought leaders whose work has most affected the business world.<p>From elite business-school professors to insightful career coaches, …

Self-improvement

Indian Woman Whose Arm Was 'Chopped Off By Saudi Arabian Boss' Gives Emotional BBC Interview

An Indian maid who says her arm was completely severed by her Saudi employer has spoken of the moment she woke to find she was permanently …

Saudi Arabia

Network of artificial neurons learns to use language

A network of artificial neurons has learned how to use language.<p>Researchers from the universities of Sassari and Plymouth found that their cognitive …

Ten of the most badass upcoming documentaries

A lot of great documentaries have come out this year. <i>Dior and I</i>, <i>Amy</i>, <i>Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck</i>. While they’ll undoubtedly go on to land award season nods or at least a Netflix playback, there are thousands more underdogs toiling to be seen. All of the documentaries mentioned below will be, rather …

10 New Truths Great Leaders Know That Most People Don't | Inc.com

Like any other field, leadership goes through trends and changes--and if you want to be successful, you need to stay on top of them. Old-school leadership is just that, and what we do today is very different. To understand leadership, you need to be able to separate historic thought from current …

Leadership

On gender equality, there are the Nordic countries and then there’s everybody else

Is a wife’s primary role to look after her husband? Would you prefer a man or a woman as a boss?<p>A YouGov survey of 24 countries asked a wide range of questions on attitudes to gender. They found that the Nordic nations were the most positive on gender equality when answers were collated and …

Gender Equality

Articles about 6 reading nooks we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

Rugs don't just belong in cozy mountain lodges—as proven by a new summer collection from Brooklyn dealer Aelfie.<p>If your manuscript is far from being illuminated, it’s time to drop the task at hand and find a new lamp to read by.<p>From repurposed shipping containers to cabin retreats, we look at a …

San Francisco

You Are Not Just Your Brain

For some time now, I've been skeptical about the neuroscience of consciousness. Not so much because I doubt that consciousness is affected by neural states and processes, but because of the persistent tendency on the part of some neuroscientists to think of consciousness itself as a neural …

Consciousness

The Simple Proof of God

I believe in God. I pray daily and would like to think my faith is strong. I do not have to mentally think through or wrestle with the concept of God's existence on a daily basis in order to believe, I just accept that it is truth and move on.<p>However.<p>My grandpa's death caused quite a ruckus in my …

Faith
Radiation Therapy