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21 Brilliant Books You’ve Never Heard Of

Championed by 21 writers you have.<p>Ever come across a book—on a nightstand in an Airbnb, in a box of your mom’s college junk, on a shelf at a friend’s <i>Bachelor</i> viewing party—that’s so energizingly rip-roaring, so envelopingly world-building, that you can’t really believe you’ve never heard of it …

Books

The 19 cheapest cities in Europe to rent an Airbnb

Since millions of Europeans have opened their homes to strangers on the website, we've teamed up with Airbnb to find out the European cities with the cheapest rates.<p>Looking at cities with at least 200 listings, Airbnb found bargains all over the continent in the likes of Slovakia and Poland, as …

European Travel

A Matrioshka Brain Is A Computer The Size Of A Solar System

Imagine a computer the size of a solar system. For power, it would use a Dyson sphere—a solar array that completely surrounds the host star to …

Universe

This Is How Trump Convinces His Supporters They’re Not Racist

From his recent allegation that the Muslim American mother of a fallen war hero was not “allowed” to speak all the way back to his opening …

Ronald Reagan

How nature helps us overcome trauma

Writers have long explored the healing powers of nature. Fiona Macdonald looks at how 21st-Century authors are weaving memoir with landscape in dealing with difficult times.<p>In his book The Moth Snowstorm, Michael McCarthy mentions research carried out in a hospital in the 1980s. Architecture …

Books

12 Travel Map Apps That Beat Google Maps Whether or Not You Have WiFi

Chunky GPS units are a thing of the past. These days, everyone is finding their way by using their smartphones. Although we’ll be the first to admit that we love the industry standard, Google Maps (especially with the new pit stop function), there are a few things that GM just can’t account for. …

Apps

6 Psychology Books That Answer the Big Questions: Today in Critical Linking

<i>To understand how your mind works and how you can improve your decision-making, explore these six psychology and behavioral economics books, each one</i> …

Books

US capitalism in crisis while most Americans lose out

The inequality that is feeding the bitter, divisive and populist politics now sweeping the west<p>Crisis always brings opportunity. And right now, we are having a crisis of capitalism unlike anything experienced during the last four decades, if not longer. The evidence is everywhere – in rising …

Economics

The Strangest Places on Earth (Are Also the Most Sublime)

Technicolor mountains, otherworldly forests, and glow-in-the-dark beaches: These unusual places around the world prove that weird can also be wonderful.<p>Reed Flute Cave: Guilin, China<p>Sadly, magical fairy dust is not the secret behind Reed Flute Cave's glowing interior: Multi-colored lights have been …

National Parks

The 5 Most Beautiful Places In The World

<i>by Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Getty<p>Pinpointing every breathtaking place on the planet could take a lifetime, but we think that these 5 otherworldly landscapes and awe-inspiring natural wonders need to move to the very top of your travel bucket list.<p><b>1. Cappadocia, Turkey</b><p>Cappadocia, an area …

Condé Nast

What if Reality Was Really Just Sim Universe?

(ISNS) -- What if everything -- all of us, the world, the universe -- was not real? What if everything we are, know and do was really just someone’s …

“Sorry we killed your family”: We are the terrorists in the Middle East, and our compliant media will never tell the truth

The real Middle East terrorists? Look in the mirror. We’ll never face it, because the media won’t level with us<p>As the great American lawyer and statesman John Adams noted, “facts are stubborn things.”<p>Anybody paying attention to the facts regarding the U.S. bombing of a Medecins Sans Frontieres …

War

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1. Two people were killed and seven were arrested in a northern suburb of Paris in raids targeting suspects in Friday night's terrorist attacks,</b> though it's not clear whether the alleged leader behind the attacks was among the dead.<p><b>2. The Islamic State says it brought down a Russian passenger plane</b> …

Military Aircraft

Trump rules GOP race in New Hampshire, Sanders by 1 over Clinton

Donald Trump leads the race for the Republican nomination in New Hampshire, while Bernie Sanders edges Hillary Clinton among Democrats.<p>That’s according to the latest Fox News poll, released Wednesday, and conducted since Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris.<p>Trump leads with 27 percent of New …

Dalai Lama: Religion Without Quantum Physics Is an Incomplete Picture of Reality

His Holiness on emptiness and entanglement.<p>Ever since Copernicus published <i>On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres</i> in 1543 to outline his heliocentric cosmology and thereby kick start modern scientific inquiry, an uneasy truce has existed between science and religion. Although Copernicus wasn't …

Hinduism

Physicists Say Consciousness May Be A State Of Matter: The Non-Physical Is Indeed Real

I'm in!<p><b>“Looking for consciousness in the brain is like looking in the radio for the announcer.” –</b> Nassim Haramein, director of research for the …

This bizarre experiment just produced the best evidence yet of the universe's 'spooky' side

Well, almost.<p>The idea is part of quantum mechanics, a theory of physics that describes how the cosmos works on the tiniest of scales. Specifically, scientists are squirming over a bizarre phenomenon of quantum mechanics called "entanglement," where one particle can instantly influence another — …

Quantum Mechanics

Scientists discover the on-off switch for human consciousness deep within the brain - ExtremeTech

By on July 7, 2014 at 7:56 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Researchers at George Washington …

Consciousness

8 Reasons Why Introverts Are Irresistibly Attractive

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to take away.<p>– Antoine de Saint-Exupery<p>When I was …

The Large Hadron Collider could be about to find a parallel universe

Scarily, the Large Hadron Collider could be on the verge of finding an, actual real parallel universe.<p>But – unlike in sci fi – it won’t mean that we …

Scientists at Large Hadron Collider hope to make contact with PARALLEL UNIVERSE in days

GettyCollision course: Large Hadron Collider could discover parallel universe<p>The staggeringly complex LHC ‘atom smasher’ at the CERN centre in …

Physics

U.S. Troops Vs. Boko Haram’s Child Soldiers in Cameroon

As Washington prepares to deploy up to 300 American troops to fight Boko Haram, it’s important to remember they’ll be up against kids.<p>IKOM, Nigeria — …

Africa

Australians Are Disgusted At The American Response To The Oregon Gun Massacre

In 1996, a gunman opened fire at a popular tourist destination on the Australian island of Tasmania. Using a semiautomatic rifle, he killed 35 people.<p>…

Proof That the Human Body is a Holographic Projection of Consciousness

We will also specifically explore the exact mechanism behind this principle, and provide scientific evidence so let your rational mind be at ease.The …

Bill Nye Begs Lawmakers to Stop Trying to Control Women's Bodies and Actually Look at Facts

"I know nobody likes abortion, OK. But you can't tell somebody what to do."<p>If <i>Bill Nye the Science Guy</i> were still on the air, the world might be a slightly saner place. Luckily, Nye weighed in on abortion and a woman's right to choose in a short but powerful video on knowledge forum Big Think. The …

Pope Francis electrifies Congress with speech laying out bold vision for US

Republicans and Democrats united in praise for pope, who called on Congress to transcend division and act on climate change, immigration and poverty<p>Pope Francis in the US: share your photos, videos and stories<p>Pope Francis has electrified Congress with a call for action on climate change, …

Christianity

Ben Carson: Charles Darwin Came Up With the Theory of Evolution Because He Was Influenced by Satan

At LGF we’ve written several times about GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson’s rejection of the scientific theory of evolution in favor of …

Neuroscience's New Consciousness Theory Is Spiritual

"Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality" -Carl Sagan<p>It appears that we are approaching a unique time in the history of man and science where empirical measures and deductive reasoning can actually inform us spiritually. Integrated Information …

Consciousness

The Unknown Universe – 10 questions still confounding cosmologists

We still have a long way to go when it comes to untangling the mysteries of the Universe. Stuart Clark takes a look at some of the most perplexing …