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These tiny fish can survive in volcanoes and they’re the stuff of nightmares

No matter how technologically advanced we are, we keep discovering wondrous and frightening new forms of life. Just recently, a team of scientists …

Scientists Discover Vast Water Tank 600 Thousand Kilometres Beneath The Surface Of The Earth

For a long time, the dominant theory about how water came to be on this Earth supposed that water was brought to Earth by icy comets that crashed …

Mexico blames human rights laws for El Chapo escape

Security camera footage shows drug lord escaping from his cell<p>Mexico's government has released security camera footage showing how Joaquin "El Chapo" (Shorty) Guzman, the fugitive drug lord, escaped by crawling though a hole in the floor of his cell's shower.<p>The 60 sq ft cell was completely covered …

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What Ever Happened To The Boozy Cake In 'To Kill A Mockingbird'?

To mark this week's release of Harper Lee's long-awaited second novel, <i>Go Set a Watchman,</i> why not try an old-fashioned cake from Alabama, featured prominently in Lee's classic first novel, <i>To Kill a Mockingbird.</i><p>In it, Scout Finch's neighbor, Maudie Atkinson, is known for her Lane cakes and guards her …

23 Writing Websites to Improve Your Writing

1) Storyfix The absolute authority on story structure, written by author Larry Brooks (<i>Note: I</i> <i>highly</i> <i>recommend</i> <i>Larry’s ebooks on writing</i><i>. Read my</i> …

A Stanford professor asked 24 volunteers to spend 2 weeks in prison and the results were catastrophic

During the summer of 1971, 24 volunteers living near Stanford University were interviewed, selected, and arrested.<p>They'd all responded to a simple newspaper ad calling for male college students whom, it said, would get $15 a day to participate in a "psychological study of prison life" that …

Scientists link DNA variations to major depression for the first time

'The beginning of a trail that can lead us to clarifying the underlying biology of depression'<p>For the first time, researchers have identified two genetic variants that predispose humans to major depressive disorder, according to a study published in <i>Nature</i> today. The finding is specific to Han …

Children With Mental Health Problems Are Also at Risk as Adults

Having psychiatric problems in childhood is challenging enough, but new evidence suggests that these problems can lead to issues as an adult—even if …

Are Literary Contests Worth It? The Blunt Instrument on When and How to Publish Your First Book

<i>The Blunt Instrument</i> <i>is a monthly advice column for writers. If you need tough advice for a writing problem, send your question to</i> …

A deadly task: writing about a fictional virus when you're a deskbound novelist

Write what you know. Has there ever been a more out-of-fashion adage? Today, the thing is to “write difference”, and to leave your experience behind. Roxane Gay has argued in the New York Times Book Review that this may even signal that you’re a good person – or that you want to be: “To write …

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Writing tips from big-time novelists

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Washington state pulled down $65 million in first-year tax revenue from marijuana

The revenue was generated by cannabis sales of more than $260 million from June 2014 to June 2015, according to data released by the Washington State Liquor Control Board, which oversees the distribution of cannabis.<p>Voters in Washington state, as well as in Colorado, approved measures legalizing …

Songs That Heal: Preserving A Thousand-Year-Old Tradition

Only six people in the world know how to do what Sergio Pacheco is about to do.<p>A middle-aged man who rarely smiles, Pacheco stands in the middle of a crowd on the National Mall, wearing a feathered headdress, beaded necklace and wrinkled dress that's been hand painted with a large, maroon bird on …

How Would Greek IOUs Work?

Greece is running out of money fast, and a bailout deal with lenders is still elusive. The option of paying pensions and salaries with IOUs — which is now being talked about — is a plan Athens could implement immediately, but it’s one that’s full of pitfalls down line, experts say.<p>Here’s how those …

How Does the Eurosystem Work?

A Greek exit from the eurozone would be a social, political and economic cataclysm. It would also make a mess of the Eurosystem, the carefully constructed central-banking arrangement that underpins the 19-nation currency union. What would happen to it if one country fell out? We’ll step through the …

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Greece’s Five Possible Future Currency Arrangements

Greece is poised between remaining a member of the eurozone or leaving it. In fact, there are five possible future currency arrangements for Greece. Find out what they are over the jump.

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Foreign Tourists Anxious About Access to Cash in Greece

Foreign bank accounts exempted from withdrawal limits, but some ATMs run short of cash<p>ATHENS—Joseph Ng, a businessman from Singapore who arrived in Greece on Friday for a two-week vacation, popped his card into an ATM at Alpha Bank in central Athens. After an anxious wait, the machine dispensed …

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What Would Grexit Look Like?

Once a theoretical fear of euro-pessimists, Grexit—a Greek exit from the eurozone—may be soon upon us. The euro was designed to be an irrevocable currency; there is no procedure in its rules or treaties for a country to stop using it. So precisely what would happen is highly speculative. But let’s …

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