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Florida Man Forcefully Baptized 11-Year-Old Boy in Filthy Pool Because God Told Him To

July 30, 2016 by Hemant Mehta<p>If you want to get baptized, fine. Find a pastor and have at it.<p>But forcing others to get baptized? That’s messed up. …

10 easy ways you can tell for yourself that the Earth is not flat

The evidence is right in front of you.<p><i>This story was originally published on Smarter Than That in 2008. We are republishing a lightly edited version on</i> Popular Science <i>in light of recent interest in the subject.</i><p>Humanity has known Earth is round for a few millenia, and I’ve been meaning to show more …

Flat Earth Society

‘The extraordinary years have become the normal years’: Scientists survey radical Arctic melt

A group of scientists studying a broad range of Arctic systems — from sea ice to permafrost to the Greenland ice sheet — gathered in D.C. Wednesday to lay out just how extreme a year 2016 has been so far for the northern cap of the planet.<p>“I see the situation as a train going downhill,” said Marco …

Global Warming

Black Lives Matter: The Racist Reflexes of Police Officers Who Draw Their Guns

Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were shot to death by police officers this week. Both were calm. Both were compliant. Both were African American. …

Devastating aerial photos of toxic waste all over the world

Industrial pollution has been a huge problem for many countries and is one of the primary sources for environmental contamination. Photographer J. Henry Fair has found a new way to bring attention to the severity of toxic waste by taking beautiful, yet disturbing, abstract aerial photos of …

Pollution

Muslims Attack Istanbul Music Event, Upset That It Took Place During Ramadan

June 18, 2016 by Terry Firma<p>Yesterday, a listening event at an independent record store in Istanbul, where Radiohead fans were celebrating the …

Belgian authorities charge 3 after sweeping anti-terrorism raids

BRUSSELS — Belgian authorities on Saturday charged three people with terrorism-related crimes after a sweeping round of security raids that prosecutors said was connected to an imminent threat of attack.<p>Belgian leaders convened on Saturday to discuss the terrorism fears after 40 people were …

Fun Fact: Lots of California Isn’t Metering Its Water

The villain in Greg Keyes' 1996 fantasy novel <i>The Waterborn</i> is a voracious river god who devours his tributaries. The book's hero, a young warrior …

Snorkeling

Before the Hobbits There Were Smaller Hobbits

In a landmark discovery on the Indonesian island of Flores, scientists have found bones from tiny hominins that pre-dated the famous hobbit by 600,000 years.<p>On September 2nd, 2003, a team of researchers led by Mike Morwood unearthed an incredible skull on the Indonesian island of Flores. It was …

Humanity

What is 'regressive left' and who are its examples?

Plate tectonics just a stage in Earth’s life cycle

Earth’s plate tectonics could be a passing phase. After simulating rock and heat flow throughout a planet’s lifetime, researchers have proposed that …

Economists give strong critique of neoliberal doctrine ushered in by Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s<p>A strong warning that austerity policies can do more harm than good has been delivered by economists from the International Monetary Fund, in a critique of the neoliberal doctrine …

Economics

Why leaving Islam is not like leaving other religions

Audio<p>Toronto author Ali Rizvi says when a Muslim leaves Islam behind, it can also mean leaving behind their family and familiar cultural …

Nitrogen compounds from fertilisers and animal waste drifting over industrial regions is combining to form fine particulate pollution, report finds<p>Farming is the biggest single cause of the worst air pollution in Europe, a new study has found, as nitrogen compounds from fertilisers and animal waste …

Pollution

Professor: flight was delayed because my equations raised terror fears

An economics professor says his flight was delayed because a fellow passenger thought the equations he was writing might be a sign he was a terrorist.<p>American Airlines confirmed on Saturday that a woman expressed suspicions about a University of Pennsylvania economics professor, Guido Menzio. She …

Equations

The Non-Fine-Tuned Universe: The Astronomical Failure of the Cosmological Argument for Theism

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly took this photograph of a sunrise over the western United States and posted it to social media on Aug. 10, 2015. Kelly …

Most of Greek bailout money went to banks: study

Only 5 percent of international bailout money for Greece was used to kickstart the country's languid economy, a new study has found. The rest was …

Many dinosaurs packed suitcases and left Europe, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than 100 million years ago, something curious happened.<p>Massive herds of dinosaurs started fleeing Europe, and scientists are not sure exactly why.<p>Evidence of a large-scale migration was discovered by scientists at the University of Leeds while using a global database of fossil records …

Astronaut Captures Gorgeous Image Of Volcanic Eruption In Russia

The smoking mountain<p>Astronaut, noted photographer, and current ISS resident Tim Peake took this gorgeous picture of an plume of ash and gas billowing out of an erupting volcano earlier today.<p>The star of the shot was identified on Twitter as Klyuchevskaya Sopka or Klyuchevskaya volcano, located on …

Get Free Housing Designs From A Pritzker Prize-Winning Architect

Befitting its reputation for socially driven architecture, Elemental—the Santiago, Chile–based firm of this year’s Pritzker Prize laureate, Alejandro Aravena—has made plans for four of its low-cost housing designs free to the public.<p>In doing so, the firm is making good on its mission to use …

You Just Travelled Thousands of Miles Through Space in The Time It Took to Read This

This is what 850 km per SECOND feels like.<p>It's one of the most fundamental contradictions of life on Earth - we're sitting on a planet that's …

We are living in the Anthropocene age, in which human influence on the planet is so profound – and terrifying – it will leave its legacy for millennia. Politicians and scientists have had their say, but how are writers and artists responding to this crisis?<p>In 2003 the Australian philosopher Glenn …

Anthropocene

This mind-boggling study shows just how massive sea level rise really is

As our planet continues to warm, coastlines worldwide will retreat inland — in the long run, maybe by a lot. That means some coastal cities, in places like Florida — where Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders debated precisely this topic on Wednesday night — stand to lose quite a lot of land where …

Sea Level

India's big move into solar is already paying off

India's massive bet on solar power is paying off far earlier than anticipated.<p>The price of solar power has plummeted in recent months to levels rivaling that of coal, positioning the renewable source as a viable mainstream option in a country where 300 million people live without electricity.<p>Solar …

Planned Parenthood gunman: I'm on "righteous crusade"

Confessed Planned Parenthood gunman Robert Dear says the November shooting spree that killed three people and wounded nine was part of a "righteous …

Planned Parenthood

First Cologne, Now Sweden: How Left-Wing Apologism Is Fueling Right-Wing Populism

LONDON -- In recent days, how many of us gasped at photos of emaciated Syrians in the besieged town of Madaya? In light of this tragedy, the post-Cologne fence-building and anti-refugee postulating around Europe must surely be even more alarming. The Syrian humanitarian crisis remains as desperate …

Too many Muslim men are misogynists

If the West carries on admitting large numbers of migrants it must insist they respect our values<p>I was not surprised by the mass sexual attacks against German women during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Cologne. Shocked by the scale and the audacity of them, yes, but not remotely surprised. When …