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The best unique experiences in Antarctica

As Christmas approaches us once again, the winter sun holidays are as popular as ever. However, for many travellers, this time of year signals the …

Luxury Travel

A Loophole in American's 24 Hour Cancel Rule That Can Bite You

Last year American switched to offer 24 hour refunds when purchasing travel a week or more in advance and eliminated the commitment to offer 24 hour …

Victims 'told not to report' Jehovah's Witness child abuse

<b>Children who were sexually abused by Jehovah's Witnesses were allegedly told by the organisation not to report it.</b><p>Victims from across the UK told the BBC they were routinely abused and that the religion's own rules protected perpetrators.<p>One child abuse lawyer believes there could be thousands of …

Jehovah's Witnesses

The First Timer's Guide to Island Hopping in the Caribbean

With its white sandy beaches, swaying palm trees, and laid-back lifestyle, the Caribbean has long been a much-loved destination for world travelers. …

Caribbean

25 Free Things to Do on Your Next Visit to Los Angeles

Tourists flock to Los Angeles for a behind-the-scenes peek at the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, but there’s so much more to this SoCal city beyond …

A global collaboration to create "artificial organisms" just went live

by Patrick Caughill November 17, 2017 Artificial Intelligence 10154<p>The Brain Code<p>Mindfire, a new foundation with the goal of “decoding the mind” to …

Q&A: Indonesia's native faiths and religions

Since its independence in 1945, Indonesia has proudly guaranteed religious freedom for its citizens. The problem is the fact that the freedom is …

How socialism helped to seed the landscape of modern religion

For most people today, socialism is associated with a secular or atheistic worldview. Since the October Revolution of 1917, most socialist regimes …

Socialism

Atheist Stanford Biologist Robert Sapolsky Explains How Religious Beliefs Reduce Stress

Let’s put aside for a moment the question of whether, or which, religion is “true.” If you think this question is answerable, you are likely already …

The 10 Most Popular Treehouses Right Now, and How Much They Cost to Rent

The views are epic.<p>If the typical hotel stay is too passé, consider staying somewhere extraordinary during your next vacation—like a treehouse.<p>No …

Forget Machu Picchu: Seven newly accessible wonders of the world

If visiting the world's most ancient temples and monuments—Angkor Wat, Machu Picchu, Chichen Itza, Petra—inspires your inner Indiana Jones, just …

Far right concocts fake news about Texas church shooter

<b>Devin Patrick Kelley (Getty Images)</b><p>The antifa revolution the far right predicted never happened, so it’s trying to make up wilder conspiracies<p>Matthew Sheffield<p>November 7, 2017 12:59pm (UTC)<p>To most people, this past Saturday was just a regular weekend off from work. In far-right circles, however, …

Finally, You Can Access these 7 Incredible Wonders of the World

There are no shortage of beautiful sights to see in this world of ours. From the dazzling canals of Venice, Italy, to the ancient ruins of Machu …

I’m an atheist, but I had to walk away from the toxic side of online atheism

By Chris Stedman<p>When I was invited to discuss atheism on “The O’Reilly Factor” four years ago, I initially wanted to turn it down. However, I ultimately realized it was a chance to show Fox News viewers a different side of atheism on a network where atheists are usually talked about rather than …

For irreligious evangelicals, Christianity is about politics—not God

Growing up, I was what today you’d call an evangelical Christian. As a child, I went to Bible camps; as a young adult, I attended a Christian college. Today I teach psychology at a science-supportive college that identifies with an “ever-reforming” religious tradition—but also with an evangelical …

Religion

The Paris Dream Trip (Part 2): When to Travel

<b>When to Travel</b>(This article is part 2 of 8 in <b>The Paris Dream Trip)</b>You've all seen it: in a B (or C) movie, a dapperly dressed man with darts of …

France

AI image recognition fooled by single pixel change

<b>Computers can be fooled into thinking a picture of a taxi is a dog just by changing one pixel, suggests research.</b><p>The limitations emerged from Japanese work on ways to fool widely used AI-based image recognition systems.<p>Many other scientists are now creating "adversarial" example images to expose …

Machine Learning

Cheapest Michelin-star meal in the world costs a mere $1.50

Most Michelin-starred restaurants are on the pricey side, although you do hear of the occasional food truck that earns a star. But this food cart in …

'Exvangelicals': why more religious people are rejecting the evangelical label

Concerned about the rightwing stereotypes linked to the term, many say they no longer identify with it – especially after the 2016 election<p>“I don’t identify myself with that term any more,” Boz Tchividjian said recently. He was talking about being “evangelical”, the movement his grandfather, the …

Can Science Prove God Doesn't Exist? Vastness of Space Suggests There Is No Almighty Creator

<i>This article was originally published on</i> The Conversation<i>. Read the original article.</i><p>Scientists now know that the universe contains at least two …

15 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Argentina

Argentina is one of the most awe-inspiring countries in the world, with dramatic glacial landscapes, legendary tango performances, impressive wine and food scenes, and of course, cities like Buenos Aires. Now, thanks to the recent drop in value of the Argentinian peso—plus the new tax refund …

Richard Branson Introduces an Adult-Only Cruise Line, Virgin Voyages

He’s tackled airplanes, trains, music, cell phones, and even outer space, but business magnate Sir Richard Branson hasn’t hit the high seas -- until …

Sailing

Namibia for beginners – 7 days of breathtaking views

While South Africa is the most popular country in Africa, Namibia on the other hand, is an untamed beauty without the crowd of tourists, compared to …

Snooze Your Way From San Francisco to L.A. With This New Sleeper Bus

Combining hospitality with transportation, Cabin allows travelers to get some shut-eye while being shuttled from point A to point B.<p>Every day, some 48,000 people make the trek from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Here to make the trip a little more comfortable—and efficient— is Cabin, a new …

San Francisco

Pastor Greg Laurie: “There’s No Such Thing” as an Atheist Relief Organization

November 2, 2017 by Hemant Mehta<p><b>Greg Laurie</b>, a pastor from California, told his congregation at Harvest Christian Fellowship that if they were good …

Guide to Hawaii’s most beautiful beaches: Everything you need to know

Content<p>1. The top 10 beaches in Hawaii<br>2. Which island has the best beaches?<br>3. Are Hawaiian beaches warm?<br>4. Best beaches for surfing<br>5. The best …

TripAdvisor Apologizes for Deleting Review Detailing Rape at Mexican Resort

The travel website TripAdvisor has apologized to a Texas woman for repeatedly deleting her review of a Mexican resort that detailed how she had been raped there by a security guard.<p>TripAdvisor issued the apology to the woman, Kristie Love, 35, after The Journal Sentinel of Milwaukee published an …

The World's Most Breathtaking National Parks

When you think about a national park, what comes to mind: mountain peaks that dwarf the body and mind, brilliant blue lakes, a dense alpine forest? …