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Thierry Bornier’s Breathtaking Photos of China Will Stun You into Silence

Former fashion CEO Thierry Bornier quit his job and moved to Yunnan, China. The rest is magic.<p>Thierry Bornier is a French landscape photographer living in Yunnan, China. His photographs have been published by National Geographic and he has won numerous awards for his breathtaking aerials. But …

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Ford Recalls 91,000 Cars Over Fuel Pumps, Dangerous Windows

Ford issued a recall today for more than 91,000 vehicles in North America due to a fuel pump issue the automaker said could potentially cause some vehicles to stall.<p>The fuel pump control module is at risk of failing, which Ford said in the recall notice could cause the engine to not start or "stall …

6 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter

The reason these are the best of Netflix's many "brainy" entries is they all share a multifaceted approach — looking at the economics, social, and cultural angles of each problem while also keeping us tied to a single, compelling narrative.<p>Six incredible, stimulating documentaries, all streaming on …

Fact: Science is True For You Too

It's funny how often people's response to a new piece of research is “well I don't believe that”, or “that's not true for me”.<p>Sometimes this response …

Atheism 101: Introduction to Atheism and Atheists

<b>Atheism Basics for Beginners:</b><p>There are a lot of resources here about atheism for beginners: what atheism is, what it isn't, and refutations of many …

Illusionist Penn Jillette Has a Message for Secretive Atheists Who Are Concealing Their Secular Worldview

Penn and Teller, the popular comedy and illusionist duo comprised of entertainers Penn Jillette and Raymond Teller, have a message for secretive atheists and agnostics who are concealing their non-belief from friends and loved ones.<p>They released a video Friday as part of the Openly Secular …

Atheists don’t need faith, any more than we need religion | Julian Baggini

Religion is on the decline in the UK, but any attempt to suggest that non-believers simply have a different kind of faith is misplaced. Our values are rooted in everyday joys<p>Religion is on the decline, with nearly half of us in England and Wales – and more than half in Scotland – saying we have no …

The gene's still selfish: Dawkins' famous idea turns 40

<b>As The Selfish Gene notches up 40 years in print, BBC News asked Richard Dawkins whether his most famous book is relevant today (answer: yes), whether he has any regrets about public spats over religion (no), and whether he is quitting Twitter (sort of).</b><p>"I'd so much rather talk about this than …

'GOD' for Atheists (and an Expanded, Scientific Definition of God for Everyone Else)

As many celebrate the Christmas season and the coming of a New Year, maybe there's a way we can, indeed, bring atheists and theists and the disparate factions and religions together on our little planet.<p>And, instead of focusing on the old definitions of "God", that many reject, or on how …

Stunning New Images From Mercury MESSENGER Spacecraft Released Ahead Of Crash

NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft is out of fuel and expected to crash into Mercury this week.<p>“At the end of this month, we will lose our battle with solar gravity and we’ll come in at 3.9 kilometers a second, which is about 8,700 miles per hour," Helene Winters, MESSENGER project manager, said in a …

New analysis may explain why the Earth and the moon are so chemically similar

It's a lunar mystery that has lingered for decades: If the moon is made of material from another planetary body that crashed into Earth, why is its chemical fingerprint so similar to that of our planet?<p>Nobody is 100% sure how the moon was created, but the giant-impact model is the most widely …

3 Warren Buffett habits we should all adopt

Warren Buffett has grown from a boy who at 7 years old roamed the streets of Omaha selling bottles of Coca-Cola for a nickel to a man who now sits atop the Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA) empire he created, with over $525 billion in assets.<p>Are you curious to know what habits enabled him to get there? …

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