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The Distinction Between Slavery and Race in U.S. History

The history of the Electoral College is receiving a lot of attention. Pieces like this one, which explores “the electoral college and its racist …

Video game that trains you to become a better coder

Coding becomes easier playing this video game<p>4 Shares<p>Understanding machine language is the most popular language of the 21st century. In other words, …

10 U.S. Presidents Before And After Their Terms In Office

Barack Obama turns 55 today. Running one of the largest, most prosperous and most powerful nations in the world as the President of the United States …

33 Books Millennials Need to Read Before Turning 30

To lay the foundation for a fulfilling career, turn to these classic titles.<p>Your 20s are a time for figuring out who you are and what you want from life.<p>While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the …

Books

8 documentaries that will make you smarter about money

The wealthiest, most successful people continually self-educate, which is why most of them spend so much time reading.<p>If the classic finance books don't work for you, there are other ways to get smarter about money.<p>Here, we've compiled eight documentaries that will keep you entertained <i>and</i> teach you …

The blind woman who switched personalities and could suddenly see

It had been more than a decade since “B.T.” had last seen anything.<p>After suffering a traumatic accident as a young woman, doctors diagnosed her with cortical blindness, caused by damage to the visual processing centers in her brain. So she got a seeing eye dog to guide her and grew accustomed to …

You Are Not Just Your Brain

For some time now, I've been skeptical about the neuroscience of consciousness. Not so much because I doubt that consciousness is affected by neural states and processes, but because of the persistent tendency on the part of some neuroscientists to think of consciousness itself as a neural …

Consciousness

Here's why humans bury their dead

The ancient Greek Cynic philosopher Diogenes was extreme in a lot of ways.<p>He deliberately lived on the street, and, in accordance with his teachings that people should not be embarrassed to do private things in public, was said to defecate and masturbate openly in front of others.<p>Plato called him …

14 Pieces Of Truth All Introverts Want To Tell You Out Loud

We love being introverts most of the time, but we also feel misunderstood. This article is a concise list of what all introverts want to say to …

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 …

16 Best YouTube Channels To Start Learning Web Development

Want to be a web developer but <b>not sure where to start</b> or<b> which programming language to begin with</b>? There are plenty of resources you can fall back on …

10 Mind-Blowing Books That People Who Love Thinking Can't Miss

Poverty Inc.: Finally A Film Exposes A Deeply Flawed Industry

Filmmakers love an industry exposé: <i>Gasland</i>; <i>Super Size Me</i>; <i>Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room</i>; <i>Inside Job</i>; <i>Capitalism: A Love Story.</i> The list of “independent” filmmakers who attack a particular industry — or sometimes all industries — is a long one. But (I ask, exposé-like) are they truly …

With CodinGame, Learning To Code Becomes A Game

French startup CodinGame just raised $1.6 million from Isai for its innovative code learning platform. As the name suggests, CodinGame is all about games — not game development, not gamification, just plain games. The logic behind each exercise is tied to an actual game so that you get visual …

Learning

Ancient DNA reveals 'into Africa' migration

<b>An ancient African genome has been sequenced for the first time.</b><p>Researchers extracted DNA from a 4,500-year-old skull that was discovered in the highlands of Ethiopia.<p>A comparison with genetic material from today's Africans reveals how our ancient ancestors mixed and moved around the continents.<p>The …

Brains of Introverts Reveal Why They Prefer Being Alone

Human faces may hold more meaning for socially outgoing individuals than for their more introverted counterparts, a new study suggests.<p>The results …

Following In Ancient Rome's Footsteps: Moral Decay, Rising Wealth Inequality

<i>If you want to understand why Rome declined, look no further than the moral decay of ruling Elites.</i><p><b>There are many reasons why Imperial Rome declined,</b> …

20 Most Thought-Provoking Quotes About Philosophy

A great philosophy is essential for a great life. These thought-provoking quotes will inspire you to sharpen your philosophy

Our forgotten slavery horror: The shameful, untold history of America and the Cuban slave trade

As Cuba opens, it’s time to recognize our proxy role in Cuba’s slave trade, and the Monroe Doctrine’s real purpose<p>Stephen Chambers<p>September 27, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>From the streets of Ferguson to the South Carolina statehouse, the legacy of slavery in the United States has taken on a new urgency in …

17 Out-of-Place Artifacts Said to Suggest High-Tech Prehistoric Civilizations Existed

According to the conventional view of history, humans have only walked the Earth in our present form for some 200,000 years. Advanced civilizations …

9 tripped-out sci-fi technologies in 'The Martian' that NASA really uses

The movie is based on the best-selling recent novel by Andy Wier and explores the story of Mark Watney, a man marooned on Mars, and his struggle to survive.<p>While the premise is science fiction, much of the NASA equipment and technology featured in the film is scientifically accurate.<p>Here's a …

Earth's 6th mass extinction has begun, and there are no signs that humans will be spared

Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival of a species.<p>While this is not a straightforward exercise, research so far indicates that the odds are not in our favor.<p>Limitations of diversity<p>Life on Earth can be traced …

26 Things Introverts Are Sick And Tired Of Hearing

Yes, I'm totally fine with NOT going out.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

21 Quotes By Zen Master Taisen Deshimaru

Taisen Deshimaru was one of the first Zen masters of the West. He established a retreat/monastery in France after deciding that French philosophy has …

The Ten Most Important Books to Expand Your Brain

Books suck. No question about it, almost everyone who writes a book is a crappy writer.<p>And this is a good thing.<p>It's because the writer spent his life getting GOOD at what he was writing about. He didn't spend his life being good at writing.<p>He didn't spend his life typing. He ran a country. Or …

How to design websites developers won’t hate

The process of designing a website interface feels similar to designing a mobile app interface. But development is vastly different between these two mediums. When designing a mockup, you’ll want to consider the potential pitfalls and drawbacks of each feature.<p>This is especially true of newer CSS3 …

Web Development

What scientists found deep inside a cave challenges ideas of human evolution

Elliot Ross/National Geographic<p>Deep inside the Rising Star cave system, 30 miles northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa, there's a hidden chamber …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

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7 Social Situations All Introverts Fear

Some of us are social butterflies, happily flitting from person to person in social gatherings and loving every minute of it. But not everyone is so …