John Acton

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How Should Atheism Be Taught?

The endowment of the country’s first college chair for the study of the subject draws attention to the complexity of nonbelief in America today.<p>Louis J. Appignani, an 84-year-old living in Florida, tells a compelling story about his conversion to atheism. Despite attending Catholic schools from a …

Religion

This Awesome Periodic Table Shows The Origins of Every Atom in Your Body

We are made of starstuff.<p>Here’s something to think about: the average adult human is made up of 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (7 octillion) …

Obama and Putin to Meet on Sidelines of United Nations General Assembly

An all-star star lineup of world leaders was taking the stage at the United Nations on Monday, but all eyes will be on the sidelines for the first meeting between the estranged U.S. and Russian leaders in nearly a year.<p>President Barack Obama and his Moscow-based counterpart Vladimir Putin will come …

How To Eliminate 90% Of Your Regret And Anxiety By Thinking Like A Roman Emperor

Do you know what Steve Jobs, John D. Rockefeller, Amelia Earhart, and Ulysses S. Grant have in common?<p>They each possessed the talent of turning …

France Prepares To Bomb Syria In Retaliation For Refugee Crisis

<i>Filed under 'what the f##k?',</i> French President Francois Hollande is preparing for air strikes in Syria in a somewhat mind-numbing approach to to stem …

Middle East

The Rock makes every board game better

We all know Dwayne Johnson is a skilled wrestler and an acclaimed thespian. But have you heard that he can ride a sandworm?<p>Were you aware of his natural ability to leverage capital and influence markets?<p>Did you know that, in addition to having Samoan heritage, his First Nations ancestors once …

Gareth Bale freekick jinxed by Tal Ben Haim witchcraft

Israeli defender uses ancient magic to curse Bale's freekick<p>Gareth Bale would have been disappointed to see his freekick late in the game against Israel disappear over the bar, and more so that his team managed only a 0-0 draw. But there were shenanigans afoot.<p>The Real Madrid forward lined up the …

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains a fake Mars mission so well it almost hurts

If you aren't excited for the film adaptation of "The Martian," a bestselling sci-fi novel by Andy Weir , this new video starring Neil deGrasse Tyson …

Mars Mission