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Was Council of Nicaea Church Just Found Under a Lake?

In the past week, scientists announced the discovery of ancient Roman ruins underneath the surface of the lake in Iznik, Turkey. But this was not …

Orthodox Christianity

Donald Trump Warns That Defamation Lawsuit Could Turn Into 21 Mini-Trials

In a court brief filed late Friday, the President also tells the judge to pay special consideration to the burdens of his office.<p>On Friday night, …

Donald Trump

Are you a well-meaning white parent who perpetuates racism?

I was having a mid-morning breakfast at Whole Foods in Jackson, Mississippi, when a young white mother I knew from around town walked up wearing workout clothes and pushing her youngest daughter in a stroller.<p>“I wanted to tell you that after I read the story you ran in your newspaper about …

World News

7 WTF Revelations From the ‘Criminal Information’ at the Center of Paul Manafort’s Guilty Plea

In conjunction with Paul Manafort’s guilty plea Friday before the federal District Court of Washington, D.C., Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed 76 …

Paul Manafort

Jeff Sessions Is Acting Like Donald Trump's Thomas Becket

In 1162, King Henry II of England made Thomas Becket the Archbishop of Canterbury and the leader of the English Catholic Church. Becket, one of …

Donald Trump

North Carolina didn't like science on sea levels … so passed a law against it

When North Carolina got bad news about what its coast could look like thanks to climate change, it chose to ignore it.<p>In 2012, the state now in the path of Hurricane Florence reacted to a prediction by its Coastal Resources Commission that sea levels could rise by 39in over the next century by …

North Carolina

Report: Everybody in the White House Considers Trump an Idiot

President Trump.<p>It is relatively easy to get White House staffers to leak mind-blowing anecdotes about President Trump’s various derangements, and …

Donald Trump

Trump's bad week: President's men turn against the president

WASHINGTON (AP) — On one of the worst days of his presidency, Donald Trump was chatting aboard Air Force One when the conversation took a detour into gallows humor.<p>Trump was returning from a rally in West Virginia just hours after two former members of his inner circle were found or pleaded guilty, …

Donald Trump

IRS Unlocks The 'Door' For High-Income Savers

For years, there’s been a debate raging in the financial planning community surrounding something that’s colloquially become known as “The Back-Door Roth IRA.” Some practitioners (including myself) have been advocates of the planning strategy, which involves a two-step process that effectively …

Roth IRA

Sculpt Strong, Sexy Abs Without a Single Crunch

Crunches are awesome, said no one ever. Not only are they downright boring, but there are also more effective moves that will help you get the abs you desire. Think beyond the basic crunch and opt for exercises that work multiple areas instead. With that said, taking a full approach vs. targeting a …

Workouts

Trump was right. The rest of the G7 were wrong | George Monbiot

In arguing for a sunset clause to the Nafta trade agreement, this odious man is exposing the corruption of liberal democracy<p>He gets almost everything wrong. But last weekend Donald Trump got something right. To the horror of the other leaders of the rich world, he defended democracy against its …

Donald Trump

Trump’s legal memo to Robert Mueller is a recipe for tyranny

A clear and present danger to the rule of law.<p>Essentially all presidents sooner or later end up commissioning lawyers to put forward an expansive view of presidential power, but those lawyers take pains to argue that they are <i>not</i> making the case for a totally unchecked executive whose existence …

Donald Trump

"Uniquely Human" Muscles Found in Apes Contradict Key Evolutionary Dogmas

"These are unverifiable 'just-so stories."<p>In his 1863 book <i>Evidence as to Man’s Place in Nature</i>, Thomas Henry Huxley raised hell by arguing that …

‘Don’t be evil’ removed from Google’s code of conduct, except one line

Back in 2015 when Google reorganized and made Alphabet its parent company, the Silicon Valley giant almost wholly dropped its “don’t be evil” business-wide mantra for “do the right thing.” Now, in its latest code of conduct, the text has been completely removed except for a single inclusion at the …

Codes of Conduct

Major U.S. Mass Shootings From 1949 to 2018

A mass shooting today at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, claimed 10 people, Governor Greg Abbott said. Ten others were injured. A suspect was …

America is plagued by a chronic misunderstanding of slavery and white supremacy

A recent study from the Southern Poverty Law Center traces our ignorance to our schools, and provides a path to solving this problem.<p>Several years …

High School

How American Racism Influenced Hitler

Scholars are mapping the international precursors of Nazism.<p>“History teaches, but has no pupils,” the Marxist philosopher Antonio Gramsci wrote. That line comes to mind when I browse in the history section of a bookstore. An adage in publishing is that you can never go wrong with books about …

Culture

This Is the Unhealthiest Vegetable You Can Eat, According to Harvard Scientists

Is corn bad for you? What about peas? They are vegetables, after all… These are the diet questions we find ourselves asking. And we're not the only …

Russia says Syrian 'chemical attack' was staged

<b>Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said a reported chemical attack in Syria was staged by foreign agents.</b><p>A spokesman for Russia's defence ministry accused the UK of being involved in staging the attack.<p>The US and France say they have proof it took place and, alongside the UK, are …

A huge crack provides evidence that Africa is slowly splitting into two

By Laura Geggel<p>A piece of East Africa is expected to break off the main continent in tens of millions of years. And if you need any proof, look no further than Kenya’s Rift Valley, where a giant, gaping tear opened up following heavy rains and seismic activity, according to Face2Face Africa.<p>The …

The Best Time to Buy an International Plane Ticket, Based on 1 Million Airfares

Last weekend we shared the results of CheapAir.com’s 2018 Airfare study. In the study it looked at 917 million different airfares and made some …

Are aliens real? Grim discovery raises doubts about existence of extraterrestrial life

The universe could be a more lonely place than we ever imagined.<p>A new study has cast doubt on the existence of alien life after discovering that a …

Supernovae

The Milky Way’s Center Is a Cornucopia of Black Holes

Astronomers have detected evidence of a handful of the likely thousands of light-gobbling objects in the middle of the galaxy.<p>For the last few years, Chuck Hailey has had the center of the Milky Way hanging in his office at Columbia University. The picture, pinned above his desk, shows a bright …

There's Mounting Evidence The African Continent Is Splitting in Two

A huge crack has appeared in Kenya, and it's growing.<p>A large crack, stretching several kilometres, made a sudden appearance recently in south-western …

A neuroscientist explains why reality may just be a hallucination

Anil Seth, professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, explains the link between perception and reality. Seth believes reality as we know it comes from activity of our brain. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Anil Seth:</b> How do we know that we experience …

A huge new Stanford and Harvard study proves that US inequality isn’t just about class

For decades, an increasingly loud chorus has claimed that economic inequality is primarily driven by class, with other possible reasons for disparities, such as race, playing a lesser role. They say that it is counterproductive to focus on inequality between races—instead, it is better to consider …

Income Inequality

21 Facts That Will Remind You How Complex The Universe Really Is

"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."

Universe

Ancient Humans Had Sex With More Than Just Neanderthals, Study Shows

There's another mysterious species in our ancestry.<p>We rarely portray Neanderthals, our close relatives, as telegenic. Museum exhibits give them wild …

Dentists keep dying of this lung disease. The CDC can’t figure out why.

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.<p>Cleve R. Wootson Jr.<p>General assignment reporter covering national and breaking news<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Seven of the patients were dead, and two more were dying of a rare chronic, progressive lung disease that can be treated but not cured.<p>It’s estimated that about 200,000 people …