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The Electoral College Made It Possible For Us To Abolish Slavery

The Electoral College is a racist system that helped slave states, and that’s why it should be abolished. That’s one of the many talking points the …

Samsung’s new monitors have a better reason to be curved than TVs ever did

CES is just a week away, but if manufacturers keep going at their current pace of announcements, they're going to have nothing new to reveal on the show floor. The latest is the CH711 monitor from Samsung, a sleek, curved model designed for gaming that uses quantum dot technology for what Samsung …

Electronics Industry

Simple breath test can detect cancer and 16 other diseases

Ancient Greek physicians figured that our breath was a strong health indicator, but researchers from the Israel Institute of Technology have proven just how true that is. They developed a device that uses nanoparticles to identify 17 different diseases, including lung cancer and Parkinson's …

The 3-day detox that’ll jump-start your mind and body

Kelsey Patel knows your pain—literally.<p>Like many, she cycled through a range of jobs that were so demanding (at one point, she worked at the US …

Out of This World! The Most Amazing Space Discoveries of 2016

2016 has been a bountiful year for space science. Before the calendar runs out, here's our list of the biggest space stories and events of the past …

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Now you can take your most outlandish gift idea and 3D print it into existence

If you want to put something personalized on your gift list this year, there are more options than mugs printed with family photos.<p>How about custom make-whatever-you-can-imagine, through 3D printing?<p>Shapeways, a major online marketplace for 3D-printed products, allows users to upload unique designs …

3D Printing

Silence is beautiful, unsettling, and one of the finest religious movies ever made

Martin Scorsese’s film keenly understands Shūsaku Endō’s novel and challenges believer and nonbeliever alike.<p>Shūsaku Endō’s novel <i>Silence</i> (first published in Japanese in 1966 as <i>Chinmoku</i>, then translated into English in 1969) is slippery and troubling, a book that refuses to behave. It flatters no …

Theology

A Newbie’s Very Basic Guide To Landscape Photography

NOTE: All images Copyright Scott Bourne – All Rights Reserved<p>I haven’t always been a bird photographer. I’ve done my share of landscape photography. …

How Social Isolation Is Killing Us

My patient and I both knew he was dying.<p>Not the long kind of dying that stretches on for months or years. He would die today. Maybe tomorrow. And if not tomorrow, the next day. Was there someone I should call? Someone he wanted to see?<p>Not a one, he told me. No immediate family. No close friends. He …

Psychology

Trump's tax plan could knee-cap a bunch of huge companies

Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) both have plans that would lower the corporate tax rate from 35% (where it has been sitting since John F Kennedy was president) to 15% (Trump's plan) or 20% (Ryan's).<p>This sounds wonderful, but there's some fine print. Not all companies are going to have …

Finance

Scientists Have Figured Out Where The Rarest Diamonds on The Planet Form

Isolated pockets of liquid metal.<p>Not all diamonds are created equal - the most sought-after gems are both extraordinarily clear and large, and for …

Geology

Sweden is so damn good at recycling, it ran out of trash

Sweden, a nation with a long history of green leadership, gets a significant portion of its energy from burning household waste.<p>But a self-described …

Sustainability

Are You Fueling Stress and Anxiety, or Are You Practicing Freedom?

Constant access to phone, email, texts, tweets, and a 24 hour news cycle keeps us connected and up to date. And this access can keep our nervous systems vigilant.<p><b>We are capable of putting ourselves on alert first thing in the morning and keeping ourselves there until we fall asleep (if we can fall</b> …

Mindfulness

Why You Should Try Meditating While Running (and How to Do It)

Yes, you can get your Zen on while getting miles in. Here are nine tips for making your next run extra-serene.<p>I’m running down Kelly Drive in Philadelphia on an unseasonably warm fall day, my purple sneakers softly thudding against the ground. As I run, I notice a young boy skateboarding on the …

Meditation

Quantum Gravity Research Could Unearth the True Nature of Time

Theoretical physicists striving to unify quantum mechanics and general relativity into an all-encompassing theory of quantum gravity face what’s …

Awake and Demented

Dementia. “What’s that word?” my mother asked my sister the other day, when the nurse accidentally left her chart in plain sight.<p>“Oh, that’s the name …

The Plus Factor: How to throw a high-vibe, booze-free holiday party

<i>This week on The Plus Factor, we’re focused on the super-buzzy, high-vibe party scene—and how to create a mystical, memorable, and totally</i> …

Tim Ryan Is the Perfect Politician for the Age of Anxiety

Tim Ryan is not going to be House Democratic Leader in January.<p>Still, in running a civil, high-profile campaign for the position, the 43-year old …

Mindfulness

Group braves danger delivering health care to rural Kenya

<b>Lamu, Kenya (CNN) —</b> The eastern coast of Kenya is riddled with danger. Once a sought-after tourist destination, today people are being warned to stay away because of threats by Islamist terror group Al-Shabaab. Others are fleeing the area for good.<p>But Umra Omar keeps going back.<p>In the remote area …

Africa

The lesson of Hanukah is actually an empowering management principle

Hanukah, the Jewish festival of lights, is an annual reminder of abundance. For eight days in early winter, families and friends gather around a menorah each night to light candles and chant blessings to commemorate small miracles.<p>The holiday celebrates a miracle that occurred during the …

Chamber of Commerce

Why did the chancellor stump up £7.6m for Wentworth Woodhouse?

The home to which Philip Hammond donated money in the autumn statement is the UK’s largest private house<p>It was one of the few surprises in Philip Hammond’s autumn statement: a £7.6m pledge to save what he described as one of the UK’s most important historic houses – Wentworth Woodhouse near …

Philip Hammond

There may be water far deeper in our planet than previously thought

Researchers are surprised to learn that there may be water deeper within the Earth than previously thought. Two scientists from The University of …

How My Dinner Guests Last Night Exemplify the Democrats’ Continuing Immigration Insanity

In the spring of 1918, Germany and the Central Powers staged a final massive offensive that threatened to overwhelm British and French forces along …

Donald Trump

Scenes From Underground

Caves and tunnels have always been part of human life. We've grown more adept at shaping these underground shelters and passages over the millennia, and today we dig for hundreds of reasons. We excavate to find both literal and cultural treasures, digging mines, and unearthing archaeological …

Winston Churchill

PRICELESS! Trump Calls Out Hillary Lackey Stephanopoulos During Interview for Donating to Clinton Foundation

October 29, 2016 by Jim Hoft<p><i>Guest Post by Joe Hoft</i><p>Donald Trump and Melania Trump held and interview with George Stephanopoulos from ABC News. …

Whoa. Chicago Tribune writer: Democrats should tell Hillary to step aside

I’m old enough to remember when there were widespread theories in the mainstream media (and among bloggers from both sides of the aisle) about how …

Government