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Meet the Evangelicals Who Believe They Can Raise the Dead

Dead Raising Team (DRT) is a team of evangelical Christians who boast that they can raise people from the dead with their prayers. Tyler Johnson, the …

Sri Lanka

The Real Planet of the Apes – The Liberian Island Inhabited by Chimpanzees Formerly Used in Animal Testing

Believe it or not, a real-life Planet of the Apes does exist in an isolated area located deep in the jungles of West Africa. It’s home to dozens of …

Elderly Care Home in Germany Uses Therapy Alpacas to Make Residents Happier

Just looking at the picture of an alpaca will make you want to pet the adorable creature. So it comes as no surprise that the camel’s super fluffy …

Long-Term Care

Hundreds of Indians Fast to Death Every Year in Ancient Santhara Ritual

Fasting is a common religious practice in several cultures across the world, but few are as hardcore as ‘Santhara’. The exacting ritual is a part of …

Hinduism

Seth Cohen Is on a Mission to Meet Every Other Seth Cohen in the World

New York resident Seth Cohen is on an epic quest to track down and meet every single one of his namesakes in the world. The project, he says, isn’t …

Social Media

U.S. helped imprisoned Cuban spy artificially inseminate wife | Reuters

HAVANA (Reuters) - The United States helped a Cuban spy imprisoned in California artificially inseminate his wife back in Cuba, a goodwill gesture while Washington and Havana were engaged in secret talks on restoring diplomatic ties, U.S. officials said on Monday.<p>Gerardo Hernandez , one of the …

Dutch Architect Turns Fictional Bridges on Euro Bills into a Reality

When Austrian designer Robert Kalina came up with the design for Euro banknotes in 2002, he deliberately created fictional bridges that represent …

Bridges

Essay Writing

We asked a few writers and editors to choose some of their favorite stories of the year in specific categories. Here, the best in essay …

What Happens to Your Identity When You Don’t Speak to Anyone for 27 Years

Anyone who reveals what he’s learned, Chris told me, is not by his definition a true hermit. Chris had come around on the idea of himself as a …

Soyuz: The Soviet space survivor

As Nasa’s Orion capsule prepares for its maiden flight, our space columnist pays tribute to its Russian rival, which has run like clockwork for nearly 50 years.<p>"It’s much too small and tight,” complains Dutch European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Andre Kuipers of the Russian Soyuz spacecraft. …

The Hitler Myth

Historic attachments to heroic leadership combined with a mastery of propaganda techniques to mesmerise Germany into acceptance of the charismatic …

Travel Posters from A Pre-Castro Cuba

Viva Cuba!<p>12.21.14 6:45 AM ET

Why monsters haunt Christmas in Europe but not America

The worst isn’t the screams or the snow or the mind-numbing blare of “Night on Bald Mountain” on repeat. It’s the cowbells: a rusty jangle that means the Christmas monsters are coming.<p>Until Jan. 6, demons, witches and monsters haunt Europe.<p>The season of terror actually begins on Dec. 5, the eve of …

Horror

The 33 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World

Can't wait until the world ends and EVERYTHING looks like this.

34 Lost Cities Forgotten by Time

It’s hard to imagine how an entire city can get lost but that’s exactly what has happened to the lost cities on this list. There are actually many …

Bones Tell Tale Of Desperation Among The Starving At Jamestown

"First they ate their horses, and then fed upon their dogs and cats, as well as rats, mice and snakes."<p>So says James Horn of the historical group Colonial Williamsburg, paraphrasing an account by colony leader George Percy of what conditions were like for the hundreds of men and women stranded in …

GIF Artists Imagine Souvenirs From Imaginary Places

Neverland, Gotham City, and Castle Greyskull become refrigerator decals in this awesome GIF set from Martin Feijoó, Miguel Sousa, Sara Enriquez, and Snack Studio.<p>Souvenir magnets are the kinds of tchotchkes that make you remember the 75 degree Hawaiian weather while you grab the almond milk from …

Singapore’s Frightening Theme Park Dedicated To Chinese Mythology

Forget Disneyland, if you want to go to a theme park which will utterly confound you, best head over to Pasir Panjang Road in Singapore where you'll …

Frozen in time: Stunning photos reveal breath-taking beauty of trees encased in ice and snow in Western Russia

• <b>Incredible photos were captured by Russian photographer Sergey Makurin in the Ural Mountains</b>• <b><br>Temperature drops to a chilling -35C in the remote area</b> …

Free Printable 2015 Calendar

Today's Takeaways: The Best Books of 2014 | The Takeaway | WNYC Studios

In honor of one of our favorite pastimes, we're devoting a special hour to books and authors who made our year, including interviews with Helen …

Books

Jesmyn Ward on How Books Can Make Us Better People

The acclaimed author talks about writing and the fight for black lives.<p>Jesmyn Ward, National Book Award-winning author of <i>Where the Line Bleeds</i>, <i>Salvage the Bones,</i> and <i>Men We Reaped</i>, is the greatest American storyteller of my generation. Of course, the greatest American storyteller of my generation is …

Idaho Man Using Pet Tiger To Hunt Deer

Nov 25, 2014 at 8:34 pm<p><b>IDAHO FALLS –</b><p>Winter campers, Tom and Mellisa Elbert, received a shock when they saw a Siberian tiger chasing a deer through …

The 22 Most Exciting Literary Debuts Of 2014

These are the voices in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that kept our eyes glued to the page. *Ranked in no particular order*

10 authors of color to read in 2015

Your book list is going to get a bit longer.<p>For 2015, we want to shine a light on a few diverse authors whom everyone should know. Though not …