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10 more depraved lessons I learned reading Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged”

The objectivist classic is brimming with historical revisionism, faulty economic theory and dubious sexual politics<p>Ayn Rand's <i>Atlas Shrugged</i> can teach us a lot about the vaunted American ideal of pompous, adolescent selfishness. The primary message of the book can be boiled down to the general theme …

11 science fiction adventures to escape into this Thanksgiving holiday

Here’s the scene: your family is coming in from all parts of the country for the big day. It’s great to see everyone, but you honestly would rather deal with them through Facebook this year. You need a quick and easy way to escape the crowd, so you power up your e-reader and jump into a new …

We read all 20 National Book Award nominees for 2016. Here's what we thought.

Every year, the National Book Foundation nominates 20 books — five fiction, five nonfiction, five poetry, five young adult — for the National Book Award, which celebrates the best of American literature. And every year (okay, every year since 2014), we here at Vox read all 20 finalists to help you …

Books

The Ars Technica science fiction bucket list—42 movies every geek must see

...and nine bonus stinkers from which you should run away screaming.<p>Here at Ars, we're always making lists (just like Liam Neeson). Lists of science …

Ghosts of Salem – Whining in the Echo Chamber

<i>The Alarming Resurgence of Violence against Witches — And How to Stop It</i><p>As we prepare for the festivities of Halloween, it’s important to remember …

Human Rights

Christian missionaries in Aleppo crucified and beheaded

“At several steps on their path to death by beheading and crucifixion last month, 11 indigenous Christian workers near Aleppo, Syria had the option …

3 Stretches You Should Do Every Day To Keep Your Back Healthy & Pain-Free

Having worked as a physical therapist in a sports medicine clinic for years, I've successfully treated many athletes dealing with back pain. And as a …

W.E.B. Du Bois and the Bahá’í Faith

Recently the AAIHS held a workshop at the University of Pennsylvania where the contributors to its forthcoming anthology, <i>New Perspectives on the</i> …

Obama On UFOs: President Tells Jimmy Kimmel 'I Can't Reveal Anything'

You can't blame a guy from trying, over and over again.<p>On his show Thursday, late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel asked President Barack Obama to come clean about UFOs. The president responded with a series of tongue-in-cheek remarks, which can be seen in the video above.<p>Last year, Kimmel …

10 Things You Might Not Know About A Christmas Carol

<b>1.</b> Dickens was inspired to write <i>A Christmas Carol</i> in 1843 after he spoke at a charity night to raise money for the Manchester Athenaeum in England—an …

Massive Turquoise Trade Network of Ancient Pueblos Revealed

About a millennium ago, the ancestral Pueblo Indians in the Chaco Canyon in northwestern New Mexico obtained their precious turquoise using a large …

Archaeology

Two-Faced Cats: How Do They Get That Way?

At 15 years old, Frank and Louie was famous for its genetic mutation.<p><b>The famous two-faced cat, Frank and Louie (sometimes called Frankenlouie), passed away this week at the ripe old age of 15. The Massachusetts feline held the Guinness Book of World Records title for the longest lived Janus …

When Sacred Texts Say Terrible Things

Many sacred texts contain problematic passages (i.e. passages which endorse morally repugnant ideas and practices). For that matter, so do the founding documents of many secular intellectual traditions. Aristotle was a racist and sexist, for example (<i>Politics</i> 1260a13, <i>Politics</i> 1327b20-33).<p>Some …

Amazing Family Tree Ideas

Looking for something special to spice up your home decor?<br>Genealogy or study of family lineage is a quite popular hobby around the world. Have you …

Holy Grail found (thanks to Crimewatch appeal)

Who needs King Arthur or Indiana Jones? West Mercia Police tracks down the cup of Christ (possibly)<p>It is a quest which inspired medieval ballads, Hollywood blockbusters and – best of all – a Monty Python film but now a British police force can claim to have recovered the Holy Grail.<p>West Mercia …

Jack the Ripper: has Bruce Robinson solved the world's most famous crime?

After 15 years of research, the director of Withnail and I tells Mick Brown he believes he has cracked the most enduring mystery in British criminal history<p>'I honestly think,’ Bruce Robinson says, ‘I’ve nailed the horrible f***er.’ He points to the photograph on the desk. A Victorian gent. …

Shakespeare’s kitchen discovered in dig

Archaeologists find hearth and cold storage pit while digging up bard’s home in Stratford-upon-Avon<p>Archaeologists have found Shakespeare’s kitchen during a dig at the bard’s home in Stratford-upon-Avon.<p>A hearth and cold storage pit, fragments of plates, cups and other cookware were also found …

February 2016

5 Things you need to know about Archangels

Who are these mysterious beings that God created?<p>September 29 is the feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, the only archangels mentioned by …

Fears of a mass BUBONIC PLAGUE outbreak in Russia: Thousands given emergency vaccinations after boy contracts the disease

• <b>A ten-year-old boy caught the Bubonic Plague while skinning a marmot</b>• <b><br>He was hunting with his grandfather and cut himself with a knife</b>• <b><br>Authorities have</b> …

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Clues to your personality appeared before you could talk

Long before you could express yourself with words, you were giving away the signs of your adult temperament. Christian Jarrett explains how.<p>Your personality has been sculpted by many hands. Your genes, your friends, the schools you attended, plus many other factors, will all have played a part in …

Nine Things That Dog Trainers Want You to Know [Part 2]

<i>Read Part One here.</i>The longer I do what I do, the harder it is to ignore what I see in the human/canine interaction scenarios of the general dog …

'How could our country lie so completely?': meet the North Korean defectors

They send pamphlets and DVDs in balloons over the barbed-wire border. Can these defectors inspire others to make the same dangerous journey to the South?<p>One day, when he was 25 years old, Park Sang-hak was strolling around a huge square in the North Korean port of Wonsan. It is a drab place, with …

North Korea

What High Heels Looked Like Throughout History

In the words of Marilyn Monroe, "I don't know who invented high heels, but women owe him a lot."<p>An instant pick-me-up for any outfit, imbuing their wearer with confidence and giving her a figure-flattering boost, high heels have been an integral component of every woman's wardrobe for centuries. …