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How To Tell If You Are Possessed by a Demon, Reveals Exorcist

Certainly, you likely don’t believe in the possibility of demonic possession and think it’s the stuff of Hollywood movies. But it may also be that …

Horror

New project aims to prevent deforestation in Zambia by turning women into entrepreneurs

A group of young volunteers have discovered an inventive way to prevent deforestation in remote areas of Zambia – by encouraging women to become …

Sustainability

Is Los Angeles Prepared for the Next 'Big One?'

I remember my first one. It was an early Santa Monica morning when my bed started shaking. Having moved to Los Angeles a few months prior, I knew …

5 Qualities of Fascism: Is the U.S. Anywhere Close?

The word "fascism" is a favorite insult for many, especially in light of the current political climate. If you aren’t already calling them Hitler, …

Why Islamists Are Sex Obsessed

Sexual freedoms have become a litmus test between open societies and closed ones, and too many Muslims around the world are headed in the wrong …

Religion

Only one in eight jihadists returning to UK is caught and convicted

Just one in eight of the 400 British foreign fighters who have travelled to Syria and since returned home has been successfully prosecuted.<p>Figures disclosed by the Home Office show that only 54 fighters from the UK suspected of having fought in Syria and Iraq have been convicted of an …

Terrorism

Professor: flight was delayed because my equations raised terror fears

American Airlines says woman expressed suspicion about University of Pennsylvania economics professor, who was solving a differential equation<p>An economics professor says his flight was delayed because a fellow passenger thought the equations he was writing might be a sign he was a …

American Airlines

Atheists More Tolerant of Islam Than Christians

On a recent episode of Real Time with Bill Maher, New Jersey senator Cory Booker remarked on the problem of violent extremism. Maher countered by …

Religion

Egypt official blames ‘Tom and Jerry’ cartoons for violence in the Middle East

CAIRO — Add this to the list of reasons for violence and extremism in the Middle East.<p>"Tom and Jerry" cartoons.<p>That’s what the head of Egypt’s State Information Service declared in a speech this week at Cairo University. And, oh yes, in case the audience didn’t take him seriously about his theories …

Middle East

Why Did the Genetic Code of All Life on Earth Suddenly Stop Evolving?

Around 3,000 million years ago, something stopped the genetic code from growing.<p>All life on Earth exists thanks to a universal genetic code. This biological rulebook tells our cells how DNA should be translated into life-supporting proteins, without which we couldn't survive.<p>Even though the genetic …

Genetics

Six maps that will make you rethink the world

We don’t often question the typical world map that hangs on the walls of classrooms — a patchwork of yellow, pink and green that separates the world into more than 200 nations. But Parag Khanna, a global strategist, says that this map is, essentially, obsolete.<p>Khanna is the author of the new book …

Globalization

Evolution makes scientific sense. So why do many people reject it?

Child psychology studies have identified a natural human bias toward the theory of intelligent design, and pose a solution: teach evolution earlier<p>Evolution is poorly understood by students and, disturbingly, by many of their science teachers. Although it is part of the compulsory science …

Biology

11,000-year-old pendant with etched design found in England

One of England’s oldest artworks turned up last year on a tiny piece of stone.<p>An engraved shale pendant unearthed at Star Carr, a site under …

Archaeology

Our national dress is the shalwar kameez, not the niqab

<b>Through fear of the sword or through promise of eternal torment they spread their regressive ways. Over time we found another reason to abhor each</b> …

Pakistan

These 7 maps explain the Middle East

Geographically, it's the region that stretches from the eastern Mediterranean and southern Turkey to the Iran-Afghan border.<p>The region, however, is far more complex than lines on a map. It can also be defined based on ethnic and religious bloodlines.<p>In the modern Middle East, the Arab world …

Middle East