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3 things from the book '1984' that seem especially chilling today

Even the literary critic Irving Howe, a longtime supporter of Orwell, had thought it possible that <i>1984</i> would have "little more than 'historic interest" for future generations.<p>Yet instead of fading away, Orwell has enjoyed a new surge of global popularity. The passing of the historical context of …

Utah may declare pornography a 'public health crisis'

State Sen. Todd Weiler (R) recently introduced a legislative resolution that would recognize a range of "societal harms" from the pornography "epidemic."<p>"I'm hoping this will start educating people that pornography is actually addictive, that it's harmful to families and relationships," says …

Human DNA makes mice grow bigger brains

If most of our genes are the same as those of chimpanzees, how’d we humans evolve such big brains?<p>New research shows it’s possible to pick out key …

Biology

Feminism has gone Too Far

Apparently a guy called Peter Lloyd has for some reason gone to the trouble of writing a book that Christina Hoff Sommers wrote several years ago. I …

There is No God (And You Know It)

Somewhere in the world a man has abducted a little girl. Soon he will rape, torture, and kill her. If an atrocity of this kind not occurring at precisely this moment, it will happen in a few hours, or days at most. Such is the confidence we can draw from the statistical laws that govern the lives …

Big-Bang Work Brings Big Prize

Somewhere around 13.7 billion years ago, a massive explosion threw matter around in all directions, and the universe was born. At least, that is what …

Scientists: We're 'very close' to finding another Earth

Scientists looking for signs of life in the universe -- as well as another planet like our own -- are a lot closer to their goal than people realize.<p>That was the consensus of a panel on the search for life in the universe held at NASA headquarters Monday in Washington. The discussion focused not …

What Happens To Your Body When You Get Drunk And Stoned At The Same Time?

The science of the spins<p>The intoxicating effects of alcohol and of marijuana have been widely studied, but their combined effect—getting "cross-faded"—is woefully underexplored scientific territory. Here's a look at what we know about how pot and booze together affect the brain.<p>First, the basics: …