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Glenn Beck Says if This Happens, It’ll Make the Great Depression ‘Look Like a Picnic’

Glenn Beck has been warning for years that the financial situation of the United States is unsustainable. On Friday, he delved deeper into what the world could look like in the event of an economic collapse.<p>“My kids ask me all the time, ‘Dad, what do you mean? What do you mean money is going to …

Great Depression

Why knuckle cracking makes a popping sound, and why it might be beneficial

When muscle joints are pulled apart there forms a tiny cavity filled with gas which then collapses, creating a popping noise.<p>The wince-inducing sound of knuckles cracking is caused by a small bubble building up in the fluid of the fingers then ‘popping ‘, scientists believe, and it could even be …

Research

Scientists Can Now Read Your Memories

Researchers have mapped rats’ memories, and humans could be next.<p>Scientists may have cracked the code of memories by successfully tracing how they …

The Brain

How to Spot and Disarm a Narcissist

How often have you met someone new and been won over by their charm? Or perhaps there's a rising star at work who seems to do everything right and knows just what to say, never missing a beat in his or her flawlessness. Or maybe you have a friend who always seems to get his or her needs met through …

Behold, atheists' new Ten Commandments

What if, instead of climbing Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments from God, Moses had turned to the Israelites and asked: Hey, what do you guys think we should do?<p>Considering the Hebrews' bad behavior in the Bible, what with the coveting of neighbors' wives and murdering their own brothers, …

“We’ve gone through everything we’ve gone through alone”: A human trafficking survivor speaks out

Research scientist and trafficking survivor Kate Price tells Salon about her path to becoming an activist<p>Kate Price was sold for sex when she was just a girl. Born to a poor family scarred by generations of violence, Price was first abused in the back of a family member's bar; she was too young to …

What Science Says About Being In Your 30s

Popular culture and Internet listicles often portray the 30s as life's best years. Free from the financial and personal insecurity of the 20s and not yet approaching the midlife challenges of the 40s and 50s, the 30s are said to be the best of both freedom, and responsibility. But what does science …

13-year-old boy missing for four years rescued by police

Police in a Georgia town found a missing 13-year-old boy behind a false wall inside a home, and made five arrests including the boy’s father, authorities said on Saturday.<p>WSB-TV in Atlanta said that in 2010 the father refused to return the boy to his mother in Florida after he came to Georgia for a …

Bill Cosby and drugging: My 34-year-old secret

EXCLUSIVE: I’d known about his dark side since that night in 1981. I had no idea what to say about it — until now<p>“Did I ever drug you?” Bill Cosby joked when I entered his dressing room at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, California, in February 2005. He was performing at the venue, and it was …

New nuclear weapons needed, many experts say, pointing to aged arsenal

Two decades after the U.S. began to scale back its nuclear forces in the aftermath of the Cold War, a number of military strategists, scientists and congressional leaders are calling for a new generation of hydrogen bombs.<p>Warheads in the nation's stockpile are an average of 27 years old, which …

North Korea

Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown resigns

Darren Wilson has has handed in his notice, saying he hoped it would restore calm to the fractured community<p>The white police officer who killed Michael Brown has resigned from the Ferguson Police Department, nearly four months after the confrontation that fueled protests in the St. Louis suburb and …

Justice

Florida dad fights wife, courts to keep daughter from alleged abuser

A Florida father is nearly out of options in his desperate effort to protect his 8-year-old daughter from her 17-year-old half-brother, who he claims to have witnessed sexually assaulting her — yet who still regularly visits the girl in their mother's home.<p>"It was the most horrific thing I had ever …

Citing security concerns, Darren Wilson resigns from Ferguson police force

Darren Wilson, the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager in August, has resigned from the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, his attorney, Neil Bruntrager, confirmed to CNN Saturday night.<p>In a telephone interview with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wilson said he resigned after …

Shia LaBeouf art show collaborators speak out about his alleged rape

Two artists who collaborated with the actor Shia LaBeouf on an art project called #IAMSORRY have spoken out about his alleged rape during the performance earlier this year.<p>In an interview with Dazed magazine, LaBeouf wrote that a woman had raped him during one performance of the piece at a Los …