Paul Pearson

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Pulitzer-winning political cartoonist scorches Fox News: They’re why ‘we can’t discuss things like adults’

According to one Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, those who mourn for the days of civilized political discussion need look no further than Fox News …

Donald Trump

This Map Shows How Low States Education Spending Has Gotten

State policymakers who discover that they put less of a premium on education than Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad may want to rethink their budgets …

Bashar al-Assad

They Won't Schedule My Interview Unless I Answer This Question

Dear Liz,<p>I replied to a job ad that looked very appealing. The job is a marketing manager position. I showed the job ad to my sister, who’s an HR person. My sister said, “The job sounds almost too good to be true. It might not pay anything.”<p>I got a quick email auto-response that said the company …

Employment

5 Tricks for Learning a New Language as an Adult

Children can pick up new languages like it’s no big deal, but adults have to really work to get even the basics. While it may seem daunting, it’s not …

Language Learning

An executive at a $12 billion biotech startup said it's possible the company will go public in the next 3-4 years

Diana Yukari/Business Insider; photos courtesy Samumed<p><b>Samumed, a San Diego-based biotech is one of the highest valued healthcare startups in the US</b> …

Biotechnology

Mapping Palestine Before Israel

A new open-source project uses British historical maps to reveal what Palestine looked like before 1948.<p>The Palestinians recently protesting in the Gaza Strip called their demonstration “The Great Return March”—that’s a reference to a desire to return to the land from which they were expelled in …

Israel

One man is replacing guns with sex toys in photos of GOP politicians

Politicians toting and admiring guns for photo-ops have always carried some Freudian undertones.<p>Now, those Freudian undertones are being made …

Rand Paul

The Beginner's Guide to Pissing Off Conservatives

(Image by Mary Livermore (public domain, life plus 70 years)) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>Let's begin with the question, <i>what is</i> a …

Dining Rooms

Aboriginal astronomy can teach us about the link between sky and land

Recently, astronomers have been calling for a “dark sky reserve” in Central Australia – minimising artificial light to make it a reclaimed area for astronomical observing. There are already 12 international dark sky reserve sites around the world, but it would be the first of its kind in …

Astronomy

How 'seculars' falsely blame the Two Nation Theory on 'Hindu nationalists'

Share Email<p>And whenever they mention the intolerance or bigotry of the Muslims they make sure to generalize the matter and always slip in allusions …

India

This Is the Healthiest Dinner You Can Eat, According to a Thyroid Expert

It's no secret that your body's overall health and wellness is largely dependent on your thyroid. The little butterfly-shaped gland at the base of …

Wellness

The Onion’s Brutal Israel Commentary Goes Beyond Satire

The country's leading humour publication has taken a stance on the Israel-Palestine conflict in a way that most "real" newspapers haven't.<p>On Monday, as the United States celebrated moving its Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, thousands of Palestinian protesters were shot by the Israel …

Israel

18 Extremely Mesmerizing GIFs That Explain How The World Works

Prepare to be pleasantly surprised.<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

GIF Animations

Belly fat linked to vitamin D deficiency

A new study reveals that individuals with higher levels of belly fat and larger waistlines are more likely to have lower vitamin D levels.<p>Currently, …

Wellness

#SayHerName: 100 Years Ago, Mary Turner Was Lynched

<i>Editor’s Note: This story contains graphic descriptions of a lynching, which some may find triggering.</i><p>Mary Turner was eight months pregnant when she …

Black History

Earliest Version of Our Alphabet Possibly Discovered

The earliest example of our alphabet — a possible mnemonic phrase that helped someone remember "ABCD" — has been discovered on a 3,400-year-old …

Archaeology

Evolution of the English Alphabet

Matt Baker, the creater of the Evolution of the English Alphabet chart, traced the English alphabet all the way back to Proto-Sinaitic in 1750 BCE. …

Linguistics

Where Do Ancestry.com And 23andMe's Source Datasets Come From?

<i>Where do the source datasets come from for DNA-based heritage tests like Ancestry or 23andMe? Whose DNA was used to define each heritage or ancestry group? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the</b> …

Genealogy

17 Smart Jokes That'll Probably Hurt Your Brain A Little

Are you smart enough to understand them?<p>A blonde walks into a bank in New York City and asks for the loan officer. She says she's going to Europe on business for two weeks and needs to borrow $5,000. The bank officer says the bank will need some kind of security for the loan, so the blonde hands …

Comedy Central

44 "Frasier" Jokes That Prove It's Still The Smartest TV Show

"Copernicus called, and you are not the center of the universe."

Jokes

Chuck Grassley wants Supreme Court justices to move out of the way for Trump's picks. Now

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, makes crystal clear what the Republicans' ultimate agenda is. They'll put up …

Mitch McConnell

20 Facts That Will Shatter Your Conception Of The World

Ever wonder what vibrators were actually invented for?

Kim Jong-un

This atheist went off after a preacher accused scientists of lying about the sun

Matt Powell, a young pastor, preached that evolution is not real and that scientists are seeking to hide information. However, Hemant Mehta of The …

Atheism

10 Surprising Facts About The Kumbh Mela

Kumbh Mela is one of the fairs that is organized once in every 12 years in Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain, and Nashik, turn by turn. Hindus from various …

Hinduism

This Freed American Slave Founded an African Capital

When the sailing ship anchored in the sheltered estuary of the Sierra Leone River, Thomas Peters and his fellow passengers had finally arrived in …

Black History

Were You Meant to Be an Astronaut? Try Passing NASA's Project Mercury Intelligence Test

From left: Wally Schirra, Deke Slayton, Gus Grissom, Christopher Craft of the Mercury Operations Division, Gordon Cooper, Scott Carpenter, John …

Space Exploration

'Avengers: Infinity War' - James Gunn Reveals What Groot Told Rocket at the End (Spoiler!)

That last “I am Groot” reveals a lot more of the relationship between “Guardians of the Galaxy” characters Groot and Rocket Raccoon<p><i>(Note: This post</i> …

Marvel Universe

There's No Such Thing as Being Right or Left-Brained, And 9 Other Brain Myths We've All Heard

We don't only use 10% of our brain.<p>However long you've been alive, chances are you've heard a completely incorrect "fact" about the brain. The human …

The Brain

Thousand years of Tibetan masterpieces revealed for first time

They are some of the greatest treasures of Tibetan Buddhist culture: ancient murals showing the life of the Buddha and the secrets of meditation. Many are hidden in remote monasteries or temples whose walls are crumbling, but a remarkable project has recorded the paintings before they disappear for …

Murals

John William Draper - Chemist and Photo Pioneer

John William Draper (1811-1882)<p>On May 5, 1811, American philosopher, physician, chemist, historian and photographer <b>John William Draper</b> was born. He …

University of Pennsylvania