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26 Books Every 'Spiritual But Not Religious' Seeker Should Read

If you're on a spiritual quest, these books will open you up to wonder.<p><i>"There are things you can't reach. But</i><p><i>you can reach out to them, and all day long.</i><p><i>The wind, the bird flying away. The idea of God.</i><p><i>And it can keep you as busy as anything else, and happier."</i><p>-- "Where Does The Temple Begin, Where …

Sebastião Salgado: my adventures at the ends of the Earth

He has spent his life taking epic, mind-swarming photographs of gold mines, oil fields and genocide. But now Sebastião Salgado is turning his lens on the planet’s last undamaged places<p>Hundreds of people are swarming up ladders, scaling the cliff-like sides of a gargantuan, man-made pit. Is it a …

The Secret to Creating a Really Good Bad Guy

Becca and I are welcoming Susanne Lakin today, who is a writing coach, author and editor all rolled into one. Susanne is our go-to expert for all …

70 Questions to Boost Your Critical Thinking

In each step of the RED Model of Critical Thinking, the key is to ask questions. Asking questions helps us look more deeply at the issue, break it …

The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List by The Observer

Alonso Quixano, a retired country gentleman in his fifties, lives in an unnamed section of La Mancha with his niece and a housekeeper. He has become …

Stigma about mental illness steers medical students away from psychiatry

Mental illness is a major public health problem in the United States. Suicide alone takes the lives of 38,000 Americans each year, more than double …

Winter Classics

9 New Spins on Classic Winter Adventures<p>Ready for a change this holiday season? Switch it up by exploring one of these nine destinations that pair new scenery with classic winter adventures.<p>Tour Skating<p>Stockholm, Sweden<p>The appeal of sea skating is simple enough: Where else can you skate for hours …

Why Interstellar Should Be Taken Seriously -- Very Seriously

A few of my closest friends are physicists. In fact, when I went to see <i>Interstellar</i>, I made sure one of them was at my side. My physicist pal and I loved the movie, and to us (especially the physicist) the physics of the story were merely a layman's version of the real thing, but that was the right …

Stem Cells Hold Promise for Skin Disease Treatment

Possible Fix for Debilitating Illness Involves Making Fresh, Genetically Compatible Skin<p>Scientists have used stem cells to make fresh, healthy human skin in a laboratory dish, offering a new route for treating a group of debilitating skin diseases.<p>The latest research is another advance in the quest …

Stem Cells

Dig This: New Dinosaur Species Discovered in Museum After 75 Years

A British scientist didn't have to trek through the desert to discover a new dinosaur species. In fact, its fossils were already stored in a Canadian museum. It's called <i>Pentaceratops aquilonius,</i> a smaller cousin of <i>Triceratops</i> that was about the size of a buffalo. Nick Longrich might have also …

Dinosaurs

Visualizing the most neglected disease: Mental illness

<i>By Amy VanderZanden, special to Humanosphere</i><p>Mental illness is one of the leading causes of disability around the world – and has been for at least …

#ClimateThanks, Not a Moment Too Soon

Today, as Thanksgiving approaches and we reflect on what we are grateful for, thousands are taking to Twitter to celebrate the climate movement with a simple message rarely heard in this doom and gloom issue: Thanks. The message of #ClimateThanks, which has reached millions by now, embodies a …

Chart: Which country has the world's largest army throughout history?

Martin Vargic made a very interesting chart that shows what the world's largest army was throughout history, from 2500 BC until now. He split up the …

World History

Dunlop-Slazenger factory is a relic of Sydney’s industrial era and now a blank canvas for street artists

WHILE Sydney’s inner city sprouts more and more high-rise buildings devoted to shoebox apartments, one disused footwear factory endures.

Documents Reveal How the NSA Cracked the Kryptos Sculpture Years Before the CIA

It took more than eight years for a CIA analyst and a California computer scientist to crack three of the four coded messages on the CIA's famed …

Michael Brown's mother: 'This could be your child'

Michael Brown's mother says hearing that a grand jury had decided not to indict the officer who killed her son felt like getting shot.<p>"We heard this and it was just like, like I had been shot. Like you shoot me now -- just no respect, no sympathy, nothing," Lesley McSpadden told CNN's Sunny Hostin …

Scientists discover Earth’s ‘Star Trek’-style invisible shield

A team of scientists led by the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered an invisible “Star Trek”-style shield that blocks so-called “killer electrons” 7,200 miles above Earth.<p>The electrons, which travel at near light-speed, are capable of damaging space electronics and can put astronauts in …

Landmark shots from the history of photography go on display

<b>Key images from the history of photography are to be displayed at the Science Museum, where one of the UK's first photography exhibitions was held.</b><p>Drawn by Light will showcase the archives of The Royal Photographic Society, which holds one of the world's most important photography collections.<p>Among …