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Believer or atheist: which one are you?

Take this simple Observer quiz to find out whether you are a true atheist or whether your faith is not as strong as you thought<p><b>Do you believe in God? How confident are you in your view? Let’s put your belief (or lack of it) to the test.</b><p><b>Read aloud the following statements. Don’t just think about</b> …

Faith

The DNA of a Boy Sacrificed by The Inca Suggests a Lost, Ancient Lineage

Scientists can only find three modern people that match his DNA.<p>Researchers have sequenced the genome of a young boy who was sacrificed as part of an …

South America

Science Shows How Crossing Your Arms And Legs Can Hugely Change Your Brain

The human brain is fascinating and mysterious. It rules our very existence.<p>We can participate in a number of actions and activities to enhance our …

Artificial Intelligence

Ninja or Saiyan, who tops the list of the 15 most powerful male anime heroes?

These are the <b>most powerful anime heroes</b> as chosen by fans outside of Japan. Who will claim the top spot and does <b>your favorite</b> make the list?<p>Heroes …

Anime

10 Pieces of Native American Wisdom That Will Inspire the Way You Live Your Life

Years ago, my little brother and I were playing cowboys and Indians.As the older brother, I dictated the play session (of course), so I decided that …

Spirituality

What is the Shape of the Universe?

If you could somehow manage to step outside of the universe, what would it look like? Scientists have struggled with this question, taking several …

The Eye Floater Phenomenon: Between Science and Spirituality

In the mid-1990s, I met a man named Nestor living in the solitude of the hilly Emmental region of Switzerland. Nestor has a unique and provocative …

Mars's Largest Moon Is Slowly Being Torn Apart

The moon is caught in a cosmic chain reaction that will ultimately end in its demise<p>Mars's largest moon, Phobos, is gradually being pulled toward its home planet, caught in the tractor beam that is Mars's gravity. Phobos orbits Mars faster than the planet rotates, and as such, the moon is caught in …

Astronomy

They want a clash of civilizations: After Paris, we need grown-ups, not apocalyptic warriors

The Democrats need to aggressively differentiate between their mature response to ISIS vs. the GOP’s childish one<p>It's a step too far to say that the Paris attacks are going to completely reshape the 2016 elections, but still indisputable that national security concerns are going to weigh more …

National Security

Economic Segregation and Inequality in Europe's Cities

These are not just American problems.<p>Americans are well aware of the growing economic inequality playing out in major U.S. cities. So you can forgive them for assuming that things are always much better in European cities, with their larger welfare states and long histories of social democracy. …

HPV Through Oral Sex Could Become 'Leading Cause Of Mouth Cancer', Experts Predict

Human papilloma virus (HPV) passed through oral sex could soon overtake smoking to become the leading cause of mouth cancer among men and women, …

Manhunt for suspected Paris killer underway as his brother talks

DEVELOPING -- As the manhunt unfolded for a suspect in the Paris massacre Monday, his surviving brother said he had no idea where the fugitive was hiding.<p>Police were seeking the suspected attacker Salah Abdeslam, 26, and any possible associates. Officers set off explosions in Molenbeek, a suburb of …

Human Rights

Leading Harvard professor offers new theory on how humans came to exist

A Harvard professor has offered a new theory on how and why humans came into existence. While many scientists will argue that the mass extinction of …

The urban ultimatum: what should our future cities be like?

The landscape has changed radically in the decade that LSE Cities’ Urban Age programme has travelled the world – but the questions it explores are more important than ever, writes Deyan Sudjic<p>Outside the echo chamber of religious fanaticism of all descriptions, this is not a moment in which the …

Urbanism

‘Some weapons’ missing from US Army facility in Massachusetts after break-in – FBI

The FBI has confirmed an unknown number of weapons are missing after a burglary at the US Army Reserve center in Worcester, Massachusetts. All law …

7-Year-Old Girl's Death Ruled Homicide After She Disappears from Football Game and Her Body Is Found in a Creek

A 7-year-old girl was found dead in a creek on Saturday after she went missing while watching a peewee football game with her mother.<p>Gabriella Doolin …

Why Dogs Will Eat Anything But Cats Are Fussy as Hell

Anyone who’s watched a cat throwing up after munching on grass knows that our feline friends aren’t natural plant eaters. So you might be surprised …

Three science ideas you'll be hearing more about in 2016

Who said scientists can't be world-famous celebrities? Earlier this month, nearly $22 million in Breakthrough Prizes were handed out to the world's top researchers in physics, the life sciences and mathematics. The $3 million Breakthrough Prizes, at twice the dollar amount of the Nobel Prize, are …

Better sleep may be the key to treating depression, anxiety and schizophrenia

We are only beginning to unravel the genetic and biochemical basis of mental illness—a vague term including conditions as diverse as anxiety, depression, and mood and psychotic disorders. With millions of people suffering from such conditions, it is crucial that we find ways to improve diagnosis …

Mental Health

CIA's Brennan: Paris attacks not likely a 'one-off event'

CIA Director John Brennan said on Monday that officials had "strategic warning" about the terrorist attacks in Paris that claimed the lives of more than 130 and injured hundreds more, also saying that Islamic State likely has more operations in the pipeline.<p>"It’s not a surprise this attack was …

Terrorism

Over a Thousand Mormons Are Leaving the Church Because of Its New Homophobic Policies

"We don't want to support them because they don't support us."<p>The Mormon church's recently updated guidelines stating they don't allow same-sex people or their children in the church (unless their children turn 18 and admit that gay marriage is wrong) has caused at least 1,500 Mormons to resign …

NASA Just Released A Breathtaking Photo Of Southern India Taken From Space

All that glitters is South India.

The Best Science-Fiction & Fantasy of 2015

The end of 2015 marks the completion of this blog’s first year of existence, and what a year to start with: we can’t remember the last 12-month …

DNA Reveals Mysterious Human Cousin With Huge Teeth

A new genetic analysis suggests that the recently discovered Denisovans lived in Eurasia for millennia.<p>The analysis of a fossil tooth from Siberia reveals that a mysterious people known as Denisovans, discovered a mere five years ago, persisted for tens of thousands of years alongside modern humans …

Did The FBI Transform This Teenager Into A Terrorist After Reading His Emails?

How the case of conflicted teenager Mohamed Mohamud — convinced by the FBI he was bombing a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon — could determine whether the American government is allowed to spy wholesale on its citizens.<p><b>On Nov. 4, 2010,</b> a small cell of al-Qaeda operatives …

Are 'Treescrapers' the Future of Dense Urban Living?

A vertical garden tower just won a significant award for architecture. Is it time to start taking these designs seriously?<p>Passive House designers are the Fremen of the architectural world. They look at buildings the same way that <i>Dune</i>’s noble desert tribe thinks about water. For the Fremen, the …

ISIS Propaganda Videos Praise Paris Attacks, Threaten Washington

ISIS has released propaganda videos celebrating the attacks in Paris and threatening to carry out another in Washington, D.C.<p>In one of the videos, a purported Algerian member of the terror group addresses the United States, saying, "like France we will strike in its center in Washington," according …

Terrorism

Our Greatest Weapon Against ISIS Is Compassion, Not Justice

In the wake of the Friday the 13 terrorist attack in Paris, the biggest threat to us now is not further attacks from ISIS (ISIL, DAIISH), but our leaders giving in to fear and anger by ramping up military and security. These decisions are often rash, with no long-term strategy, and result in the …

Human Rights