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Unlikely Emcees: The Muslim Hip-Hop Artists Bridging Worlds

Will Transhumanism Change Racism in the Future?

<i>A future transhumanist? -- CCO Public Domain</i><p>Despite decades of progress, racism and bigotry are still prevalent in the United States. Often, they even dominate the news in American media, like during the Baltimore riots or the Ferguson shooting. Movements like Black Lives Matter remind us that the …

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Nick Lichtenberg (@Nicklich) | Twitter

<b>Nick Lichtenberg</b> Retweeted<p>These Hillary Clinton supporters are REALLY #<b>WithHer</b>: http://cbsn.ws/2eHuhCs pic.twitter.com/q0xPicWMFc<p>21 replies 54 …

Here Are the Best Wildlife Photos of the Year

Nature, 1st prize storiesA Bornean orangutan climbs over 30 meters up a tree in the rain forest of Gunung Palung Nationa<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Tim Laman<p>1 of …

Nature

Why one feminist woman is voting for Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders

It was easier to write about Hillary Clinton when I hated her.<p>I spent much of the 2008 Democratic primary season furious at both Clinton and the …

Middle-class

Watch Samantha Bee Call Donald Trump a “Scrotum-Faced Carnival Barker” in ‘Full Frontal’ Clip

Samantha Bee is a <i>Daily Show</i> alum, but given the quality of her new show, <i>Full Frontal</i>, her comedic chops have surpassed those of most of her peers. In …

Comedy

10 Of The Scariest Scientific Theories Known To Man. These Are Terrifying.

<b>1. False vacuum</b><p>This is, in short, a scientific hypothesis that our universe is actually in a false phase state as part of a larger universe, like if …

The Wild Ideas You Missed While Donald Trump Was Talking

Trump’s not the only Republican making dubious claims. He’s just the only one we’ve paid attention to.<p>After five Republican debates, most Americans know about Donald Trump’s provocative beliefs, like his desires to end birthright citizenship, stop Muslim immigration and kill families of suspected …

Government

I am a white person against Trump: White people need to stop laughing and start taking responsibility

Trump provided me lots of entertainment. Only now do I realize his racism isn’t funny, and that I need to own it<p>I’ll admit it, when I found out Donald Trump was running for president, I laughed heartily and unconcernedly. For a solid two months, actually. I woke up laughing, I had my coffee …

Donald Trump

Best space photographs of 2015

Astronomy

‘The Bible Calls for Killing Nonbelievers’: Atheists Ask Major Hotel Chains to Ax Bibles From Guest Rooms — Here’s Their Fiery Argument

A national atheist activist group is doubling down on its quest to remove complimentary copies of the Bible from hotel rooms across America, calling on the hospitality industry to “be more hospitable to non-Christian and nonreligious clientele by offering ‘bible-free’ rooms.”<p>Photo credit: …

Hospitality

15 Breathtaking Astronomy Images Highlighting the Cosmic Beauty of Our Universe

Since 1995, Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) has been serving up daily doses of cosmic beauty through breathtaking photos of our fascinating universe. Maintained by Robert Nemiroff (MTU) and Jerry Bonnell (UMCP), two professional astronomers who met at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the …

Cosmology

Polar Obsession Photos

See images of Arctic and Antarctic landscapes and wildlife, like polar bears, penguins, leopard seals, and more, and buy prints, from National Geographic.

My Emancipation From American Christianity

I used to think that it was just me, that it was my problem, my deficiency, my moral defect.<p>It had to be.<p>All those times when I felt like an outsider in this American Jesus thing; the ever-more frequent moments when my throat constricted and my heart raced and my stomach turned.<p>Maybe it came in the …

Faith

Obama jokes his way through annual turkey pardon

‘Time flies, even though turkeys don't,’ the president quips.<p>A lighthearted President Barack Obama on Wednesday spared a pair of blubbery birds from becoming Thanksgiving dinner in the annual White House turkey pardon.<p>“As you may have heard, for months there has been a fierce competition between a …

Insects

Neil DeGrasse Tyson's best quotes may make you fall in love with science all over again

But deGrasse Tyson also has a serious side, which he reveals time and again in his books, shows, Twitter page, and popular science articles.<p>Often, deGrasse Tyson's humor strikes a serious chord that not only makes us laugh but also think. As a popular science educator, deGrasse Tyson is out to …

Middle School

“It’s unacceptable to give religious privilege only to those who believe in the supernatural”: The Satanic Temple challenges the religious right

Smart political theater or real religion? Satanic Temple’s leader on the group’s challenge to religious privilege<p>A small sect called the Satanic Temple has been giving the religious right fits by insisting that religious freedoms granted to Christians should apply to Satanists too. Is the group …

Religion

Not Voting for Hillary If She Is the Nominee Is "Cutting Off Your Nose to Spite Your Face"

H.A. Goodman's column "I'm a Bernie Sanders voter who will not support Hillary Clinton: Here are ten reasons why" makes incredibly little sense. He clearly doesn't understand our founding fathers, unfortunately there we no founding mothers, set up a system of government in which to move forward …

Ted Cruz: Atheists shouldn't be president

Last week, Ted Cruz dismissed an entire group of Americans from running for president: atheists.<p>When asked if a fear in God is an important quality for president at the National Religious Liberties Conference in Iowa on Friday, Cruz said, "Any president who doesn't begin every day on his knees …

Religion

The Common Core math quiz that has everyone outraged isn't about Common Core — it's worse

A bafflingly graded third-grade math quiz caused a firestorm on Reddit last week and has spread across the internet, causing several people to question Common Core math standards and the teacher's implementation of them.<p>The quiz is on some of the most fundamental aspects of basic whole-number …

Mathematics

Man Who Was Never Born Fathers a Child

A couple had a child with fertility assistance, but later found out that the child’s blood type did not match either parent. A paternity test, using …

Genetics

The philosophical problem of killing baby Hitler, explained

On Friday, the New York Times Magazine decided to tweet this for some reason:<p>Given certain assumptions, this isn't a hard question. Assume that going back in time merely eliminates Hitler, and that the sole effect of that is that the Nazi Party lacks a charismatic leader and never takes power in …

Great Depression

The Neuroscience of Bass: New Study Explains Why Bass Instruments Are Fundamental to Music

<i>Photo by Sebastiaan term Burg via Wikimedia Commons</i><p>At the lower range of hearing, it’s said humans can hear sound down to about 20 Hz, beneath which …

New 'Assassin's Creed' leaps forward to 1860s London

<b>(CNN) —</b> The "Assassin's Creed" video game franchise has transported players back through time from the Third Crusade to the American Revolution, chronicling the rivalry between the Assassins and the Templars.<p>But the developers of the eight main action-adventure games and countless side games had …

England

The stars are disappearing before our eyes. So I went to find the darkest skies left.

Of the 10,000 or so nights I've spent on this planet, I've never seen a completely dark night sky.<p>This doesn't make me unusual. In virtually every city across the United States — and increasingly, around the developing world — street lamps, outdoor signs, and car headlights are shining 24 hours a …

Los Angeles

This Is The #1 Mistake Parents Make When Arguing With Kids

How do you deal with out of control kids?The authors of the bestseller How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk have some great …

Self-help

Funny Pictures – October 18, 2015

Best excuse ever.<p>Airport Security.<p>Condition…<p>Canadian at the Kansas City ALCS game.<p>My Pug Marching as Slimer in the Spooky Pooch Parade.<p>As an American …

Kansas City

North Dakota launches a billboard war with comedian John Oliver

Comedic pundit John Oliver has got a battle of the billboards on his hands in North Dakota.<p>The British funny man declared his love of the state’s …

North Dakota

Funny Animal Comics

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'Ronnie Pickering!': Britain's angriest motorist becomes a meme

LONDON — By some strange twist of irony, Ronnie Pickering — a.k.a. the furious motorist who went viral Monday for repeatedly screaming "Do you know …