D. Reyes

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Putin’s Revenge

Humiliated by the 1990s, Russia’s strongman is determined to win Cold War 2.0. He may be succeeding.<p>Twenty years before Vladimir Putin began his ingenious campaign to influence the U.S. presidential election, his predecessor as Russia’s president stood on a dark street near the White House. In his …

Russia

Brain, Mind, Body And The Disease Of Addiction

The standard definition of drug or alcohol addiction is that it's a chronic, incurable disease of the brain.<p>In a comprehensive report on the topic, published last month, the surgeon general gives this familiar definition a more positive spin. He eschews the "cure" word and focuses instead on the …

Consciousness

The Continued Unravelling of the Middle East: A Deep Dive into History

<i>Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announcing the creation of the Islamic State, June 30, 2014</i><p>The political constellation of the Middle East has been, until recently, relatively durable for the better part of three-quarters of a century. Except for the division of the British mandate of Palestine between Israel …

Looking Back at Manhattan's Street Art Mecca, 10 Years Later

Before being swallowed by condos, Eleven Spring Street was a five-story work of art.<p>In December 2006, nearly 100 street artists converged on a building at the northeast corner of Spring and Elizabeth Streets in Manhattan. For one weekend, they turned it into a must-see destination, plastering the …

Tommen and Bran from "Game of Thrones" spend every waking minute together IRL

It’s a well documented fact that <i>Game of Thrones</i> stars Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner are the *best* of friends — they even have matching <i>Game of</i> …

These 15 Street Art Murals Will Make You Want To Visit Upfest 2017

Beautiful.<p>A new book documents the colorful history of Europe’s largest live street art festival.<p><i>Upfest II</i> chronicles the last four years of the “Upfest” event, which started as a small gathering in the Bedminster neighborhood of Bristol in southwest England in 2008.<p>It’s since mushroomed into a …

What your brain looks like on God: spiritual experience triggers same areas as sex and gambling

Religious and spiritual experiences activate the same brain reward circuits as love, sex, gambling and drugs, a new study shows.<p>Researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine scanned the brains of 19 Mormons when they were reading religious texts and reported feeling 'close to the spirit.'<p>…

Brain Imaging

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is one world leader who could tame Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the US presidential elections sent Japan’s stock market into a temporary tailspin. It scared a populace well familiar with the Donald’s constant Japan-bashing and talk of America walking away from its military commitments unless Japan coughs up more yen. His …

Japan

Ikea Re-Created a Syrian Home in Its Store to Shoppers' Surprise

Shoppers at Ikea's Norwegian flagship store in Slependen must have been shocked when they happened upon a showroom that didn't look at all like the retailer's typically sleek and minimalist rooms. Instead, this particular showroom had cinder block walls and scarce cooking supplies — the replica of …

Red Cross

Watch how Adele reacted when she spotted a bat during a concert

Adele was performing in Mexico this week when an unexpected visitor - a bat - appeared to be mounting an impromptu stage invasion.<p>The singer, 28, spotted the mammal flying close to the stage, before settling somewhere in the audience.<p>Adele responded by flapping around like a bat, while yelping: …

The Difference Between Fear and Intuition

Have you ever been in the butterflies-in-your-stomach early phase of a new, emerging love? If so, then you can relate to my dear friend, who asked me for advice this week. She's just beginning a new relationship and as love blossoms, she's unsure of where it's heading.<p>When I heard the questions on …

Can your city change your mind?

The design of our spaces can heal us, hurt us, and alter the way we think<p>All these consequences have been recorded scientifically, and it’s becoming evident that the way physical spaces are designed can have a measurable impact on the human brain. Architecture, interior design, and even city …

The Brain

How to keep from losing your cool when your job is driving you crazy

It would be a helpful thing to have in real life, so that every time you were dealing with a challenging situation, you could press "pause" and have the space to figure it out.<p>'SBNRR' is kind of like that. Time doesn't really stop (sorry), but the technique does give you the chances to recognize …

Everything We Know About Game of Thrones' Seventh Season... So Far

The last season of <i>Game of Thrones</i> marked an unprecedented turning point for the series, as the show moved on from mostly adapting the content of …

TV Series

Apparently A-List actors are trying to bribe their way on to "Game of Thrones"

While we might expect this from fans and obsessives (okay, we’d totally do it, too), it seems that A-list actors are trying to bribe their way on to</i> …

Surreal Painted Postcards from a Post-Apocalyptic World

A surreal post-apocalyptic wasteland of skeletons and flying sharks composes a group show at Modern Eden Gallery.<p>An unconventional scene depicting flying swordfish reeled in by the bony hands of skeleton fishermen is filled with stringent detail by Sandra Yagi, one of four artists brought together …

See Jimmy Kimmel's Hilarious New Video of Parents Eating Halloween Candy

Unsatisfied with ruining their kids' Halloween just once, <i>Jimmy Kimmel Live</i> shared a second video packed with parents telling their children they ate …

It's As Healthy To Eat Bugs As It Is To Eat Steak, Study Says

<i>By Amanda MacMillan</i><p>Think nothing can take the place of a juicy, perfectly cooked burger? Try a plate of fried grasshoppers.<p>Okay, so they won’t exactly taste the same — and it may be tough to even stomach the thought of munching on bugs. But experts say that nutritionally speaking, they’re a good …

The Truth Behind The Ketogenic Diet

The Ketogenic Diet has risen to fame lately as being an easy to follow, "cure all" diet... but is it just another fad or is there some actual science …

Nutrition

Dystopias are fantastic in fiction. But do you really want to live in one?

Just a few days until the election, and a writer's thoughts naturally turn to dystopias.<p>Yes, dystopias — those stories where everything has gone to hell, hopefully in a compulsively readable way. Science fiction is the home genre of dystopian literature, and any knowledgeable student of the form …

A Rumored ‘Bowl’ Is Making ‘Game Of Thrones’ Fans Super Excited

<b>[The post is dark and full of spoilers for Game of Thrones season seven.]</b><p>If you’ve been meaning to travel to Seville, Spain — not that it’s worth the hassle; they don’t even have a Chipotle — now’s the time to do it. Many key members of the <i>Game of Thrones</i> cast are en route to or have already been …

TV Series

Game of Thrones season 7 rumours, trailer and cast news

Season seven of Game of Thrones is upon us, with the first episode being broadcast in the UK on Monday 17 July – but how much do we know about what's going to happen?<p>While a large number of alleged spoilers for Game of Thrones season seven were posted online in 2016, we've avoided listing any of …

Decapitate and Freeze Now. Figure Out Immortality Later

In Moscow, the cryonics wonks of KrioRus will put your body on ice for $36,000, just your head for 12 grand.<p>By Josh Dean | November 2, …

Putin declares 10-hour 'humanitarian pause' for Aleppo

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russian President Vladimir Putin has unilaterally declared a 10-hour "humanitarian pause" for Aleppo on Friday, a senior Russian official said Wednesday.<p>"A decision was made to introduce a humanitarian pause in Aleppo on November 4 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (3 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET)," chief of …

Middle East

Billion dollar investment set to entice tourists to the 'Galapagos of Russia' in the Siberian wilderness

It seems a very unlikely place for a US$11 billion investment in tourism, but that is exactly what is about to happen in the wilderness of Siberia. The vast sprawling region of Russia is one of the most sparsely populated places on earth and still, perhaps, best known for the notorious penal labour …

The Simple Logical Puzzle That Shows How Illogical We Are - Facts So Romantic

In the 1960s, the English psychologist Peter Wason devised an experiment that would revolutionize his field. This clever puzzle, known as the “Wason …

KKK Paper 'The Crusader' Backs Trump; Campaign Rejects It

The Donald Trump campaign rejected an uncomfortable backer Tuesday after the official paper of the Ku Klux Klan warmly embraced the Republican presidential nominee.<p>The Crusader, a quarterly journal that bills itself as "The Premier Voice of the White Resistance," issued a full-page spread …

10 Dark Illustrations That Show the Struggles Of People With Mental Illness And Disorders

In his magnificent series of illustrations for Inktober, the artist Shawn Coss decided to portray the dark side of mental illness.

Mysterious green light 'fireball' spotted in Japan sky

A mysterious green light recorded travelling at speed over Japan has attracted the attention of curious UFO watchers.<p>The green object was captured by a Nippon TV affiliate weather camera in eastern Japan and released by NHK to add to the spooky sightings on Halloween night.<p>So have the little green …

Beyond Alien: the disturbing psychedelic artwork of HR Giger

His most famous design terrorised Sigourney Weaver onscreen but a new book shows a fascinating legacy of mythological worlds filled with haunting creatures

Sigourney Weaver