Adam Burton

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60 Books Every Outdoorsman Should Read

Some old things refuse to die out. Outdoor books refuse to perish. The ones here refuse to go away because they are quite legitimately masterpieces, …

Man Booker Prize 2017: The Shortlist

The shortlist for the Man Booker Prize 2017 – the UK’s most prestigious literary honour – was revealed earlier today. First handed out in 1969, the …

8 foreign language books that every English speaker needs to read

ENGLISH SPEAKERS can be bad at reading books that were originally written in other languages. Only 2 or 3% of the books that are published in English …

So You Want to Read The ’80s: Here’s Where to Start

I first read this book as a school assignment. Needless to say, I had a badass teacher. The story of Harry is an ageless one — a person brought into …

16 of the best historical documentaries to watch on Netflix in 2017

While every moment that leads up to the present could be considered history, there are certain events throughout time that truly stand out among the …

The 11 Best Science Fiction Movies and Shows on Netflix This Month

Sci-fi TV on Netflix has almost never looked this good.<p>Disney’s decided to grace Netflix with some of its best and biggest movies in the last year by …

Science Fiction

32 Favorite Books of High Achievers | Inc.com

Inspiration, escape, and ideas for self-improvement often come in the form of a good book. Here are the top picks of more than two dozen high-achieving executives.<p>1. <i>Tiny Beautiful Things</i> by Cheryl Strayed<p>"[E]very single piece of advice she gives is infused with honesty--simple, sometimes brutal, …

Self-improvement

What is the historical evidence that Jesus Christ lived and died?

How confident can we be that Jesus Christ actually lived?<p>The historical evidence for Jesus of Nazareth is both long-established and widespread. Within a few decades of his supposed lifetime, he is mentioned by Jewish and Roman historians, as well as by dozens of Christian writings. Compare that …

Theology

New Mathematical Equation Shows How Fast Humans Are Wrecking Earth

By Robin Scher<p>It is impossible to predict the future. What we can do is extrapolate a vision from our current body of scientific knowledge, mixed …

Climate Change

15 Humor Books That Are Capable Of Literally Making You Laugh Out Loud

From short stories and poetry, to comics and memoirs!

Disposable Americans: U.S. health care system is condemning thousands to early death

The merciless attacks on low-income health care programs can be a death sentence<p>In his report, "This is how American health care kills people," Ryan Cooper tells the story of 29-year-old Matthew Stewart, who required emergency surgery for hepatitis-induced liver damage, but learned that only about …

Celebrate Poetry Month: 28 Breathtaking Poetry Books to Read Now

Yehuda Amichai<p>When Itzhak Rabin, Yasser Arafat, and Shimon Peres were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1994, as part of his acceptance lecture, Rabin read from Amichai’s poem, “God Takes Pity on Kindergarten Children.” In addition to the effects of war on children, Amichai’s poetry also …

Literature

3D image of Antarctica offers clearest picture yet of ice coverage

Since 2010, the European Space Agency's CryoSat satellite has circled the Earth and monitored the state of the polar sea ice, along with the ice …

Global Warming

What Happens to Your Brain When You Stop Believing in God

It's like going off a drug.<p>My belief in God didn't spontaneously combust—it faded. I lost my virginity at 16. I stopped going to church. I snuck out past curfew. As punishment, my mom made me memorize Bible verses, and I recited them like recipes.<p>I wasn't the only kid who stopped believing. A …

Noam Chomsky: Is it fair to worry about Trump staging a false flag terrorist attack?

<b>Noam Chomsky (Getty/William B. Plowman)</b><p>Chomsky warns of scapegoating vulnerable people in an interview: “That can turn out to be very ugly.”<p>Jan Frel<p>March 27, 2017 7:16pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>It's March 2017, and the political process and the media in the U.S. are a …

The 11 Best Sci-Fi Novels From the 21st Century You Likely Missed

Great doesn't need to mean old.<p>People tend to look to decades past for examples of great science fiction—the works Philip K. Dick, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke. But the 21st century is living in its own golden age of sci-fi. Along with film and TV adaptations, novels like <i>Cloud Atlas</i>, <i>The Road</i>,</i> …

Science Fiction

16 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; or maybe it's simply that they're easy to be around. You just like them.<p>But scientists generally aren't satisfied with answers like that, and they've spent years trying to pinpoint the exact factors that draw one person to …

10 best anime shows to watch on Valentine’s Day

<b>By NICK CREAMER</b><p>As perhaps the most unabashedly feast-or-famine holiday around, Valentine’s Day is a time for either treasured memories with loved …

6 chilling books with troubled narrators

<i>English writer Joanne Harris recommends six works of fiction narrated by unsettling characters.</i><p><b>The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks</b> (Simon & Schuster, $15).<p>…

100 Years Of Infographics From National Geographic

A new tome from Taschen explores why National Geographic‘s approach to information design has changed little since the 1800s.<p>The fact that <i>National Geographic</i> continues to be a collector’s item when other print magazines are struggling—there’s even a popular eBay guide for selling them–is testament …

Was the 2016 U.S. election democratic? Here are 7 serious shortfalls.

Since the Cold War, more and more nations have held elections that may be highly competitive — but still don’t meet the minimum standards for being free, fair and democratic. The 2016 U.S. presidential election included some of the same violations of democratic norms and procedures often found in …

Political Science

8 more small things you do that people use to judge your personality

The list got a fair amount of traction, so we decided to research even <i>more</i> ways people draw inferences about your personality.<p>The following eight items are drawn from the original Quora thread, "What are the really small things that tell a lot about a person's psychology and personality?," as well …