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I Kissed Christianity Goodbye: Four Stories About Leaving Religion

Deconversion isn’t easy. There’s backlash from family—confusion, anger, shame. It’s something I think about during the holiday season, especially. …

Reading List: 6 Great Sci-Fi Stories About Robots

<i>Hilary Armstrong is a literature student at U.C. Santa Barbara and a Longreads intern. She recently shared six stories for the science-fiction</i> …

Science Fiction & Fantasy

When he will be gentled, I call him little starfish.<p>I can curl myself around him like an ammonite, and call him little names, and he will smile. Arms …

Revenge, ego and the corruption of Wikipedia

<b>Robert Clark Young, aka "Qworty" (Wikimedia/Facebook/Salon)</b><p>The unmasking of a writer who took extraordinary advantage of online anonymity to pursue old vendettas<p>Andrew Leonard<p>May 17, 2013 6:05pm (UTC)<p>In the wee hours of the morning of January 27, 2013, a Wikipedia editor named "Qworty" made a …

The Astronauts You Should Start Following on Twitter

As astronauts travel to the stars, they’re sharing their experiences via Facebook and Twitter.<p><b>When astronaut Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) returned to Earth from the International Space Station on Monday, he brought home something unique: more than 800,000 Twitter followers. Over the past five</b> …

Opinion: Despite Changes, Mount Everest Is Changeless

A climber who scaled Everest 30 years apart ponders a changing mountain.<p><i>Editor's Note: This piece is adapted from the last chapter of the new National Geographic book The Call of Everest, available wherever books are sold.</i><p><b>Last spring I spent a month at Mount Everest Base Camp for a photographic</b> …

NASA Announces Brightest Lunar Explosion Ever Recorded

Changing Planet<p>A boulder-sized meteor slammed into the moon in March, igniting an explosion so bright that anyone looking up at the right moment might have spotted it, NASA announced Friday.<p>NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office is reporting the discovery of the brightest impact seen on the moon in …