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14 eye-popping images that will make you fall in love with Portugal

Portugal still feels like a dream. As I made my way across the country earlier this year, the image of dark green hills dotted with castles and …

European Travel

Porn website xHamster sends UK visitors to petition against Snoopers' Charter

A porn website that has taken umbrage with the Investigatory Powers Bill is urging everyone that visits its site to sign a petition calling for the recently-passed legislation.<p>Visitors to xHamster from the UK are being greeted with a pop-up message that asks them if they're aware of the new …

20 Best Movies of 2016

NOW PLAYING<p>20 Best Movies of 2016<p>By<p>In 2016, Hollywood showed us a world where black lives matter, a musical had meaning, young filmmakers could strut …

Black Lives Matter

Psychedelics can treat anxiety and depression, but there's a catch

Jan Hoffman writes about recent research into the effects on psychedelics such as psilocybin on anxiety and depression: "About 80 percent of cancer …

See Colorized Photos of a Peaceful Pearl Harbor in the Months Before War

Caption from LIFE. Anti-aircraft gunner aims machine gun.<br>Carl Mydans—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>1 of 20<p>With 75 years having passed since …

NGC 4696: Ravenous Supermassive Black Hole Creates A 'Cosmic Oddity'

A team of astronomers have, using the Hubble Space Telescope, captured a stunning new image of the spiral galaxy NGC 4696 — a "cosmic oddity" located …

Einstein's Age Of Extremism

To see the effect that xenophobia, anti-intellectualism and populist rage can have on a nation's culture, we need look no further than the life of Albert Einstein.<p>Germany in Einstein's lifetime had never been particularly hospitable to Jews, but by the early 1920s, German Jews like him were being …

Physics