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The Real History Behind Game of Thrones (Part one)

<i>Game of Thrones</i> is a series of fantasy books by acclaimed author George R.R. Martin and a highly popular television show on HBO. It is a world unto …

7 Zen Stories That Might Just Give You a Glimpse of Enlightenment

Whether you're new to Zen or a devotee, these stories will be funny, interesting, and instructive.The post 7 Zen Stories That Might Just Give You a …

10 Must-Read Books for August

Pitched between the beach reads of June and July and the high literary controversies of autumn, the month of August is often little more than a break …

12 Hilarious Comics That Nail The Reality Of Parenthood On Its Head

"I thought I had figured out what kids were like and how to parent after the first one, but my daughter came along and proved I had no idea what I …

The story of the most important Cold War spy most people have never heard of

One of the most significant US intelligence operations in modern history took place in the heart of Soviet Moscow, during one of the most dangerous stretches of the Cold War.<p>From 1979 to 1985, a span that includes President Ronald Reagan's "evil empire" speech, the 1983 US-Soviet war scare, the …

What No One Tells You About Depression (but I Will)

Back in 2009, I had my first stay in a psychiatric ward; I was there for a week. At that point in my battle with major depression, my hourly thoughts …

Here's where over 90% of the extra heat from global warming is going and the billions of dollars it's costing us

Scientists estimate that as much as 90% of it is heading straight into our oceans, and that has major consequences not only for marine wildlife but for the world's economy.<p>The average surface temperature around the world has increased by roughly 1.08 degrees Fahrenheit over the last 40 years, but …

Why women can't be chefs at the famous restaurant from 'Jiro Dreams of Sushi'

In a 2011 interview with The Wall Street Journal's Scene Asia blog, Yoshikazu Ono, son of Jiro Ono, the star of 2011's "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" documentary, Yoshikazu was asked why there are no female chefs or apprentices at his father's $300 per person sushi restaurant, Sukiyabashi Jiro. His …

Hidden in Obama’s new climate plan, a whack at red states

Though weaker than both supporters and critics say, the new rules do pack one big punch.<p>I took flak Monday for writing that President Obama’s Clean Power Plan for fighting climate change wouldn’t really change the trajectory of the electricity sector, but now that the plan is public, you can see …

Fossil Fuels

Microsoft Windows 10 installed on 14m devices in first 24 hours

Microsoft claims that Windows 10 was successfully installed on 14 million devices in the first 24 hours after launch<p>Windows 10 has been installed on more than 14 million devices since launching worldwide on Wednesday 29 July, Microsoft has announced.<p>In the first 24 hours after beginning the …

NASA Confirms Liquid Lake on Saturn Moon

PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA scientists have concluded that at least one of the large lakes observed on Saturn's moon Titan contains liquid hydrocarbons, …

Pluto: ten things we now know about the dwarf planet

Photograph: Nasa/Reuters<p>We now know much more about Pluto than before the New Horizons flyby. The image shows Pluto in enhanced colour.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/28/1438087352660/888f6d4f-e758-47b7-9d39-d1bcca89734e-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Nasa/Reuters<p>We …

Solar System

United States Power Grid Attacked Every Four Days — Nationwide Blackout Highly Expected To Happen

When members of the green community are asked why they support renewable energy sources such as solar and wind, they mostly cite that they’re …

How Humans Will Live in Space 5000 Years from Now, According to Neal Stephenson

In the new novel Seveneves, science fiction author Neal Stephenson blows up the Moon.<p>In the new novel <i>Seveneves</i>, science fiction author Neal Stephenson blows up the Moon. The <i>Snow Crash</i> and <i>Cryptonomicon</i> author does so by using a stealthy black hole to disintegrate Earth's luminous satellite.<p>At first, …

George Clooney seeks to expose those who fund and profit from wars in Africa

The Oscar winner has launched a project with US human rights activist John Prendergast to investigate the flow of money in and out of conflict zones<p>Hollywood actor George Clooney launched an initiative on Monday to track down and help bring to justice those funding and profiting from Africa’s …

George Clooney

Mutant Flowers From Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Go Viral Online

Nature<p>Mutant Flowers From Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Go Viral Online<p>July 20 2015 12:00 AM EDT<p>weather.com<p>Four years after the disaster at …

Here's What Happened to the Film Crushes of the Eighties

The 1980s was a decade that brought film viewers a plethora of teen comedies and dramas. John Hughes, Amy Heckerling and others served up the stories …

Why is the Scale of the Universe so Freakishly Large?

“Space is big,” said Douglas Adams. “You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggingly big it is.” But why must this be so? And why does our …

Dark Matter

The Most Beautiful Illustrations from 200 Years of Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales

Maurice Sendak, Lisbeth Zwerger, Edward Gorey, David Hockney, Wanda Gág, Shaun Tan, and more.<p>In his timeless meditation on fantasy and the psychology of fairy tales, J.R.R. Tolkien asserted that there is no such thing as writing “for children.” The sentiment has since been echoed by generations of …

Literature

THE YOUNGEST COVICTED MURDERER IN THE UNITED STATES WILL WALK FREE FOR THE FIRST TIME AFTER 18 YEARS IN PRISON

featured News<p><b>The youngest convicted murderer in the United States will walk free from prison for the first time since he was 12 years old in less</b> …

Here’s a First Look at Disneyland in Shanghai

It's set to open in the spring of 2016<p>Disneyland is coming to Shangai.<p>The Walt Disney Company unveiled plans on Wednesday for its new resort and …

Walt Disney Company

What Happens in Your Body When You Eat Too Much Sugar?

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>You add it to your morning cup of coffee or tea. You bake it into pastries, cakes, and cookies. You even sprinkle it all over your …

The Beautiful Pain of Awakening

The experience of awakening and the process of evolving and ascending to our true divine selves can be a painful and exhausting experience, …

Spirituality