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Mexico’s 500-year jungle dwellers

The Lacandon Maya lived deep in the jungles of southern Mexico with limited outside contact until the turn of the 20th Century, when loggers and missionaries began to arrive.<p>I first met Daniel Chankin in the highland town of San Cristobal de las Casas in the Mexican state of Chiapas.<p>Daniel, a …

Mexico

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Diplomacy

Story of cities #31: Skopje plans for the future by fixating on its ancient past

Macedonia’s capital was rebuilt after the 1963 earthquake with a cutting-edge modernist vision. Now, critics say the hollow Doric columns and clumsy statues of ‘antiquitisation’ are transforming the city into a mini-Las Vegas<p>Read more articles in the series here<p>“Changes like this usually happen …

Architecture

The Secrets Behind the Koch Brothers: Inside the Remarkable New Book That Details Their Dirtiest Deeds

Jane Mayer's new book, <i>Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right</i>, has already revealed many previously unknown facts about the Koch brothers in particular. For instance, reporting in the book forms the bulk of her latest New Yorker essay, showing that …

Middle-class

“The Stupidity of Belief”: The Inner Politics and Nature of Mankind Have Not Changed in 7,000 Years | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>Oh, How primitive we are still!</i><p><i>Around 1600, when Europeans began to use the methods of learning that are now called scientific, Galilleo peered at</i> …

The Lies of Neoliberal Economics (or How America Became a Nation of Sharecroppers)

<i>CHRIS HEDGES: So, we spoke in previously about the parasitic quality of the banks, hedge funds and the speculative class that has in essence</i> …

Middle-class

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Best Inexpensive Telescopes

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Telescopes

The Messy Truth About Erin Brockovich

The iconic litigator was arrested this weekend for drunkenly handling a boat.<p>The last time most of us heard about legal crusader Erin Brockovich, she …

Solar System Facts: A Guide to Things Orbiting Our Sun

The solar system is made up of the sun and everything that orbits around it, including planets, moons, asteroids, comets and meteoroids. It extends …

How the Armenian Genocide Shaped the Holocaust

Nowhere was the debate over what was going on in Turkey to the Armenians more heated than Germany—and the conclusions drawn would change history.<p>One …

The divine inspiration of Jim Jones: Inside the mind of one of history’s deadliest cult leaders

Before Jonestown, before “Flavor Aid,” the People’s Temple leader found God in a Philadelphia-based religious sect<p>July 2015 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the arrival of Jim Jones’s Peoples Temple to California, and in September, it will be half a century since the death of a nearly forgotten …

Religion

The Last Kingdom: 'This is the making of England'

Patrick Smith speaks to Bernard Cornwell and the team behind the BBC's new Game of Thrones-esque historical drama<p>It was inevitable that the success of Game of Thrones would inspire sagas cut from the same bloody cloth. HBO's swords-and-sorcery epic, adapted from George RR Martin's novels, has been …

The Universe And Your Place In It

The Decline of the American Actor

Why the under-40 generation of leading men in the U.S. is struggling—and what to do about it<p>Is it time for American actors to take a hard look in the mirror? Earlier this year Michael Douglas mused darkly to a magazine interviewer, “I think we have a little crisis going on amongst our young actors …

Mad Men

Stephen Hawking Explains The Origin of the Universe

The Origin of the Universe, a lecture, by Stephen HawkingAccording to the Boshongo people of central Africa, in the beginning, there was only …

Physics

What can we do to save the Universe from certain death? – Michael Hanlon

We are doomed. Our best efforts to reproduce, to conserve, protect and survive will, in the end, come to nought. We could sort out climate change, …

Universe

Neil deGrasse Tyson Defends Scientology—and the Bush Administration’s Science Record

The acclaimed astrophysicist and cosmologist also discusses his big bone to pick with Whiplash, why he’s intrigued by The Walking Dead, and Indiana’s …

Where are all the normal atheists? TV’s non-believers always let me down

For years I’ve been watching atheists on TV, searching for someone like me<p>Toward the end of Tuesday night’s "CNN Special Report: Atheists: Inside the World of Non-Believers<i>,"</i> David Silverman, the president of American Atheists, explains why he recently launched AtheistTV: “Religion is harmful, …

Religion

10 ways America can stop terrorizing its citizens (and the rest of the world)

We refuse to think of ourselves as barbaric, and yet our War on Terror is exactly that. It’s time we put it to rest<p>Dear American Patriot,<p>I wish I knew your name. I’ve been thinking about you, about all of us actually and our country, and meaning to write for a while to explain myself. Let me start …

Political Science

Before War on ISIS, There Was America's Second Barbary War

Two hundred years ago, the U.S. declared war on an Islamic power enslaving its citizens and ransoming them for millions.<p>An Islamic state where …

World History

Book Review: Seriously Dangerous Religion: What the Old Testament Really Says and Why It Matters

I had lunch today with two friends, both of whom are involved in apologetics ministries. We discussed the biggest weakness among evangelical …

Theology

11 Economic Lessons to Make You a Smarter Shopper For Black Friday

When you hit the stores this weekend, remember three things: Shopping is a sport, this is its Super Bowl, and retailers are better at playing it than you.<p>The first and last rule of prices is that nobody knows what anything is worth. Shoppers are guided by shallow clues ("this is cheaper than that") …

Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley

Untouched by Western journalists except in the presence of American troops, Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley was once the most violent part of the …

5 new lows for Wal-Mart — just this month

Whether it’s lying about taxes or abusing animals, the retailer has proven it’s capable of just about anything<p>Profiting off its new uniform policy. Faking a state sales tax. Abusing animals to promote soda. These are just some of the ways the world’s largest private employer has stooped to new lows …

Jews and Non-Jews Need to Repent for the Sins of the U.S. and Israel

We all have a collective responsibility to atone for the actions of the U.S. and Israel in the coming weeks.<p>You don’t have to be Jewish to repent for …

America’s middle-class defeat: How Canada shamed the wealthiest nation on earth

Want to understand what’s causing the decay of American dream? Take lessons from our friends to the north (UPDATED)<p>A few summers ago, I spent six weeks in Canada, as part of a 10,000-mile Great Lakes Circle tour. From Pigeon River on Lake Superior to Kingston on Lake Ontario, I drove and camped my …

11 kinds of Bible verses Christians love to ignore

The Good Book contains passages about rape, murder and slavery that Evangelicals conveniently refuse to acknowledge<p>Some Bible-believing Christians play fast and loose with their sacred text. When it suits their purposes, they treat it like the literally perfect word of God. Then, when it suits …