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Atheist Presidential Candidate: Religion Is Literally Killing Us

All around the world, religious terror is striking and threatening us. Whether in France, Istanbul, London, or the USA, the threat is now constant. We can fight it all we want. We can send out our troops; we can chip refugees; we can try to monitor terrorist’s every move. We can even improve trauma …

Dialogue amid more protests nationwide

<b>Atlanta (CNN) —</b> Black Lives Matter protests continued Monday, resulting in more arrests and meetings between officials, movement leaders and the public.<p>Atlanta police arrested protesters who were blocking traffic near the upscale Lenox Square mall in they city's Buckhead neighborhood.<p>Black Lives …

Law Enforcement

The US Has Screwed Up in the Muslim World for 36 Years

Beginning with the Carter Doctrine, the US has aggressively injected itself into the Muslim world but with little to show for it besides a record of …

Geopolitics

The secret life of a transgender airman

<b>Transgender people are banned from serving in the US armed forces, yet an estimated 12,800 do, the vast majority in secret. Jane, a master sergeant in the Air Force, has hidden her gender identity from the military for 25 years. She hopes a policy review announced last year will allow her finally</b> …

LGBTQ

Newly released CIA documents detail torture tactics after Sept. 11; Bush voiced unease about treatment of detainees

Nearly 900 pages of previously classified<p>CIAemails, interrogation reports and internal investigations revealed disturbing new details about the CIA’s use of torture after the Sept. 11 attacks.<p>They include an internal CIA memo dated June 7, 2006, that says President<p>George W. Bushexpressed unease to …

Cybercrime

President Obama at Women's Summit: This Is What a Feminist Looks Like

President Obama stood firm in his feminism at the United State of Women Summit on Tuesday afternoon, a daylong convening hosted by the White House to …

Now will our politicians take climate change seriously?

Rising temperatures are now affecting countries' ability to wage war, writes Richard Galustian, with Britain's new Type 45 destroyers left without …

Mediterranean

Apache Helicopters Are Now Literally Raining Hellfire on ISIS in Iraq

Burn, baby, burn.<p>5.8K<p>SHARES<p>The U.S. military has put one of its stalwart weapons into play against ISIS in northern Iraq and the results have been …

Military

The election isn't just a vote. America's very soul is in the balance

Donald Trump’s response to the Orlando shootings was so heinous that it spurred Barack Obama to make his most passionate defense of our values yet<p>Barack Obama didn’t need to give a speech on the Orlando shooting Tuesday, having already addressed it in solemn voice the day before. But following a …

The Long and Not-So-Illustrious History of Presidential Kids at Harvard

Getting in is easy part. It’s staying in that’s hard.<p>When she applied to Harvard, Malia Obama was clearly ignoring the advice of her father, who told <i>People</i> last fall that he was trying to steer her away from “some name-brand, fancy school.” What she clearly wasn’t ignoring were the odds: Over the …

Malia Obama

​Is Police Corruption Inevitable in the War on Drugs?

The black market for drugs creates all sorts of twisted incentives for agents of the law.<p>Last week, police in Pennsylvania pulled over a car carrying three men and apparently $2 million worth of weed. Among the 247 pounds of pot and $11,000 in cash in the vehicle, investigators also found a law …

Corruption

Eco housing: thinking outside the box

The best architects are building today’s eco homes, which means they are both beautiful and virtuous<p>In the wake of the Paris accord, perhaps 2016 will be the year when “green” is finally the new normal, in everything from lunch menus to homes. Yet top architects have for years been proving that …

The New Outbreak of Reverse Victimization

I can't sleep. I have been thinking about the recent outbreak of what I call "reverse victimization." This is a recent phenomena whereby white, mostly Christian, privileged Americans feel that they are being put upon when minorities and other diverse groups are afforded either equal rights or other …

5 reasons why anxiety is so difficult to cope with (and what you can do about it)

If we aren’t careful, we can makes things worse. Here are some effective ways to keep your emotions under control<p>Have you ever had a friend or family member tell you to “just get over it” when you felt sad or worried? If getting rid of negative emotions is so easy, why is it that more than 21 …

Hillary Clinton Says She'd Let The Banks Fail

"Yes. Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes."<p>In her first appearance on Stephen Colbert's "Late Show," Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton took a firm stance against America's big banks.<p>Clinton stopped by to chat about various aspects of her campaign, including her staunch support for a stable middle …

We spoke with some of the astronomers who discovered the 'alien' megastructure to find out if it's fact or fiction

And while some are saying that this star could be harboring a giant structure built by an advanced alien civilization, the scientists behind the hype are saying otherwise.<p>Business Insider recently spoke with two of these astronomers to find out what's really going on and if this structure really is …

Universe

Leah Remini Is Talking To ABC About Tom Cruise And She’s Not Holding Back

Leah Remini has taken on the role of Scientology whistleblower since she left the “church” in 2013. She’s openly discussed what she witnessed during her many, many years there, including why she left. And she isn’t even close to being finished. In an upcoming interview with ABC’s <i>20/20</i>, Remini is …

Leah Remini

Spacecraft diving deep into Saturn moon's erupting water jet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Cassini spacecraft is about to get an icy shower as it orbits Saturn.<p>On Wednesday, Cassini will storm through a jet of water vapor and frozen particles erupting from the south pole of Enceladus, one of Saturn's many moons. The spacecraft will zoom within 30 miles of …

Astronomy

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Psychology

Jurassic World was wrong: velociraptors looked like this

Smallish and covered in feathers, the velociraptor was not nearly as scary as Steven Spielberg made out<p>The menacing, sinewy velociraptors portrayed in the Jurassic Park film franchise were completely wrong, scientists have discovered, after finding a relative of the dinosaur with huge feathery …

Dinosaurs

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

Criminal Justice

How realistic is ultra-long-distance space travel? - podcast

Astronomy professor Chris Impey joins Ian Sample to discuss a future in which humans no longer view earth as their only home planet<p>In this edition of Science Weekly Ian Sample is joined by <b>Chris Impey</b>, professor of astronomy at the University of Arizona, to discuss a future in which humans could …

President Obama’s senior space science adviser just said "Mars matters" — here are 5 undeniable reasons why he's right

<b>"Mars matters."</b><p>The summit, which is happening from May 5 through 7, features discussions about current and future NASA efforts on the journey to Mars.<p>So, why does Mars matter to Bolden? Several reasons. Here are a few of the ones he mentioned on Tuesday:<p>"Because its formulation and evolution are …

Stephen Hawking

How To Make Objective Decisions When You're Emotionally Invested

Objectivity is one of those traits we all like to think we have. After all, the best course of action in any given situation is to consider the facts …

Leadership

'Impossible' Space Engine May Actually Work, NASA Test Suggests

It's really starting to look as if an "impossible" space propulsion technology actually works.<p>Researchers at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston …

Space Travel

NASA may have discovered the secret to faster-than-light travel

In fact, NASA scientists didn't exactly discover speeds faster-than-light (FTL), they sort of stumbled upon it. Researchers at the space agency were …

The Epic Descent Into a Money-Fueled Corruption Pit

While nine in 10 Americans agree there's too much corporate money in politics, Doug Hughes alone decided to carry out a life-endangering mission to expose Washington's descent into a money-fueled corruption pit. And his mission was a success. Even a week out, especially as initial questions around …

Lava Lake on Moon of Jupiter Revealed in Remarkable Detail

The two mirrors of an Arizona telescope reveal heat rising from the horseshoe-shaped Loki lava lake on the moon Io.<p>For the first time ever, researchers on Earth have been able to capture detailed images of the heat rising from an active volcano on another body in the solar system.<p>Using its twin …

Astronomy

Ex-U.S., Russian brass: 'De-alert' nukes or risk disaster

Amid all the talk about a new Cold War, here’s one hard, cold fact: Nearly 25 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Washington and Moscow still have nearly 2,000 atomic bombs ready to fly at a moment’s notice to destroy each other.<p>And that so-called hair-trigger alert is now sparking new …

Geopolitics