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The history of Hanukkah: How the 'miracle of the oil' sparked the Jewish Festival of Lights

Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish festival also known as the Festival of Lights, see Jews around the world light one candle on a nine-branched menorah - or 'hanukiah candelabrum' - each day.<p>The holiday begins on the 25th day of Kislev, which is the ninth month of the ecclesiastical year on the Hebrew …

Hanukkah

Citizen solutions: things you can do now to prepare for the worst under Trump

Trump’s campaign was light on policy details, so activists have already organized everything from classes to safe houses to prepare for what may happen<p>Fears for how Trump’s America will unfold have spurred activists to start organizing aggressively and creatively for his presidency, from starting …

San Francisco

Transgender Woman Shot to Death in Virginia

Another transgender woman of color has been murdered: Noony Norwood, who was shot Saturday in Richmond, Va., and died in a hospital the next day, …

The Absurd Acrobatics of a Space Shuttle Landing

Although NASA's space shuttle is five years retired, it doesn't make its engineering or flying skills any less impressive.<p>Today NASA's space shuttles only collect dust in museums across the U.S., but in their prime they were the man-made behemoths of space. But perhaps as impressive as their …

The US Military's Secretive X-37B Space Plane: 6 Surprising Facts

Photo Credit: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center<p>Slide 1 of 13<p>Introduction<p>The U.S. Air Force's X-37B space plane has been zipping around Earth since …

You Won't Believe How Many People Haven't Heard Of The Holocaust

How Holocaust denial first took root and where it's flourishing today.<p>A 2014 survey revealed something shocking: Only about half the world’s …

Here's How Automakers Camouflage Their Secret Test Cars

You've seen covered up cars in spy photos, but do you know how they got that way?<p>Even though it happens often, automakers really don't want the public to see their new cars before they're officially revealed. However, those cars need to be tested in the real world, so automakers have to do their …

Automotive Industry

Tube man death match: An indie game 'so stupid' it works

All good indie games should involve a fight to the death...between two wacky waving inflatable arm-flailing tube men.<p>"It's so stupid, but it doesn't know it's stupid. It thinks it's Mortal Kombat!"<p>That's the summary of Inflatality -- a console game that takes the kind of inflatable tube men you …

Mortal Kombat

Ancient Alien Artifacts From Egypt Found In Jerusalem And Kept Secret By Rockfeller Museum

Alien and UFO hunters are puzzled with claims of significant ancient Egyptian artefacts discovered in Jerusalem house of famous Egyptologist Sir …

European Union
European Union

Two Men Who Identify as Women Become First ‘Transgender’ Nominees for U.S. Congress

Two men who identify as women have become the first “transgendered” individuals in the nation to be nominated for U.S. Congress.<p>Misty Snow, 30, is …

More middle schoolers are dying of suicide than of car crashes

The suicide rate among U.S. middle school students doubled from 2007 to 2014, surpassing for the first time the incidence of youngsters ages 10 to 14 who died in car crashes, a federal report released on Thursday said.<p>The rise in middle school suicides, from an annual rate of 0.9 per 100,000 to 2.1 …

Public Health

Here Is An Easy And Fun Way To Explain What LGBTQ Means To Kids

The latest episode of our favorite queer web series for kids is tackling the LGBT acronym and explaining it in a way that is accessible and entertaining for kids.<p>During the next few weeks of “Queer Kid Stuff,” creator Lindsey Amer is breaking down each letter of “LGBT.” In the above video, she …

LGBTQI

Appalling new PETA ad compares rape victims to animals

On Wednesday, animal rights organization PETA released a new ad seemingly depicting women sharing their experiences with sexual assault.<p>"One man held …

Feminism

Ex-gay therapists have a silly new name for the same old shame they peddle

It’s all shame no matter what therapists call it.<p>The country’s leading ex-gay professional organization has a new plan for rebranding the harmful, …

Gay Ugandans Say Police Use Torturous Method to 'Prove' Homosexuality

It was early in the morning when Jackson Mukasa was awakened by the chants outside his Kampala home.<p>"The homos are in there!" the crowd yelled, banging spoons on metal cooking pots.<p>Mukasa, a 21-year-old gay man living in the Ugandan capital, was terrified.<p>"We opened the door, and there were police …

LGBTQI

New HEMI Kits Help You Put New V8s Into Pre-1975 Mopars

Restomodding Chrysler's muscle cars (and Jeeps) has never been this easy.<p>FCA went to SEMA bringing some very good news:<p>Mopar's geniuses came up with some kits retailing for $1795, which allow you to pair modern 5.7 or 6.4-liter HEMI engines with model year 1975 or earlier vehicles. What's more, …

Sports Cars

Woman accusing Trump of raping her at 13 cancels her plan to go public

The woman known as Jane Doe pulled out of a Los Angeles press conference where she was expected to reveal her identity, citing death threats<p>A woman who is suing Donald Trump for allegedly raping her as a child abandoned a plan to speak publicly on Wednesday, citing death threats.<p>The woman, known by …

Donald Trump

Buy Carroll Shelby's Personal Mustang Shelby GT350H, Potentially Clone Shelby Himself?

Mr. Shelby himself owned this 1966 Mustang Shelby GT350H. Buy it, and launch an unsettling, unethical experiment in human cloning.<p>This week at the Mecum auction in Dallas, Texas, buyers will have the chance to bid on an original 1966 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350H, owned by none other than Mr. Carroll …

Sports Cars

Chevy Built a Four-Cylinder Camaro Just for Autocross

It's only a concept, but we really like where Chevy is headed with this 2.0-liter, 275-HP Camaro.<p>Chevy will now sell you track-ready 1LE versions of its V6- and V8-powered Camaros, but no such package is offered for the four-cylinder model. For SEMA though, Chevy took its 2.0-liter Camaro and …

Sports Cars

16 Easy Ways To Support The Transgender People In Your Life

"My parents told me that they loved me no matter what."<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Transgender

The Deadly Ancient Math Problem Computer Scientists Love

Learn the secret of the Josephus problem and maybe you'll be the lone survivor.<p>Flavius Josephus, a Jewish-Roman historian from the first century, tells the story like this: A company of 40 soldiers, along with Josephus himself, were trapped in a cave by Roman soldiers during the Siege of Yodfat in …

Listen to the Glorious Sound of this Ferrari 458-Powered Toyota 86

Ryan Tuerck's outrageous Ferrari-powered Toyota drift machine is nearly complete. Hear it roar.<p>Ever since the Scion FR-S (now Toyota 86) was first announced, tuners have been looking for ways to give it more power. Turbocharging, supercharging, and even a few engine swaps have been tried. But we …

Sports Cars

Chevy Will Debut the 10-Second 2017 COPO Camaro at SEMA

Chevy's development car runs a 10.685 second quarter mile at 125.73 mph, and they haven't finished tuning it yet.<p>You know how Dodge has the Drag Pak Challengers and Ford has the Mustang Cobra Jets? Well, GM has the COPO Camaro for that exact same reason: Accelerating in a straight line very quickly …

Sports Cars

Apple ‘refused this guy an iPhone 7 refund unless he proved he wasn’t Saddam Hussein’

<b>A customer with the surname Hussain was allegedly refused a refund on his iPhone 7 unless he proved he was not Saddam Hussein.</b><p>Sharakat Hussain, 26, …

SpaceShipTwo Drop Test Set for Tuesday

Virgin Galactic plans to conduct the first glide test of the second SpaceShipTwo on Tuesday, Nov. 1. It will be the first flight of the spaceship and …

Space Travel