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Mushroom cloud on Mars captured by Mars Orbiter Mission

The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on November 5, 2014 has spotted a mushroom cloud on the …

Mars Orbiter

Can you identify this ‘UFO’?

The four-second clip, filmed from 80 metres above California’s Silicon Valley, appears to show a small white object streaking across the screen at an …

Paranormal

How Steinbeck Used the Diary as a Tool of Discipline, a Hedge Against Self-Doubt, and a Pacemaker for the Heartbeat of Creative Work

“Just set one day’s work in front of the last day’s work. That’s the way it comes out. And that’s the only way it does.”<p>Many celebrated writers have championed the creative benefits of keeping a diary, but no one has put the diary to more impressive practical use in the creative process than <b>John</b> …

Literature

Forget 21st Century skills - revive 18th Century skills

A mantra (that has now turned into an empty trope) among educators who need a serious sounding phrase to rattle around in conferences and reports is …

British Philosophy

Diply

Diply is a leading social entertainment publisher that creates captivating content for millennials. We are a ComScore Top 10 Lifestyle property with …

Top 10

Search for Alien Life Should Consider All Possibilities, Experts Say

The hunt for signs of life on planets beyond our solar system should cast as wide a net as possible, some researchers stress.<p>Scientists scanning the …

Don’t be fooled by the health food delusion

Print<p>British Columbians live about as long and as well as any people in the history of the world. Why then are we constantly looking for a tiny extra …

It’s Time to Vacate the Speaker’s Chair

This year began with an election on whether John Boehner should continue as the Speaker of the House of Representatives. A number of brave House …

‘Tent City’: Photographer Provides a Glimpse at Life Inside a New Jersey Homeless Camp

Located in Lakewood, New Jersey, Tent City has become home for over 100 people living outside the boundaries of social norms. The camp has been a …

New Jersey

Ask Us Anything: Are Aphrodisiacs For Real? [Video]

Short answer: You'd be better off with a little Marvin Gaye<p>If you’re in the market for a natural aphrodisiac--and steering clear of herbal supplements the FDA has learned are laced with Viagra--you’ve got options. A research review from 2011 listed 34 plant species that have produced amorous …

Federal Rule To Extend Medical Leave To Same-Sex Spouses In All States

Legally married spouses in same-sex couples soon will be able to take unpaid time off to care for a spouse or sick family members even if they live in a state that doesn't recognize same-sex marriage.<p>The final rule issued by the Department of Labor takes effect March 27. It revises the definition …

Same-Sex Couples

Gay rights groups to rally against Colorado religious liberties bills

Gay rights organizations and a coalition of supporters are expected to rally Monday at the state Capitol against two bills they say give businesses a …

LGBTQI

Wingnut begs people to stop buying Girl Scout cookies because they promote “future lesbians of America”

Kevin Swanson would like you to know that selling Thin Mints will earn your daughter her Lesbian Badge<p>Earlier this week, religious right pundit and full-blown wingnut Kevin Swanson begged his listeners (for at least the second time!) to do the impossible: Stop buying Girl Scout cookies. As if the …

LGBTQI

LGBT Legal Groups Seeks Statewide Ruling In Alabama's Federal Court Marriage Case

Groups seek order forcing officials across the state "to issue marriage licenses without regard to the sexual orientation or gender of the applicants." [Update: The state's attorney general opposes the request.]<p>WASHINGTON — Several LGBT legal groups have gone back to federal court in Alabama, …

LGBTQI

10 Easy Pieces: Heirloom Seeds for Spring

The writer Michael Pollan advises: “Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.” To that, we would like to add: Don’t grow …

The Super Elixir - The Super Elixir with Caddy, 300g

"It is an investment but it's cheaper than a good face cream," says supermodel Elle Macpherson of The Super Elixir's greens-based supplement powder. …

Coyote finds old dog toy, acts like a puppy

A photographer spotted a coyote as it trotted into her yard and explored a toy left in the snow. What she managed to capture on camera is the beauty …

Pets

How to Hike the Appalachian Trail

This time last year, I quit everything to attempt a six-month backpacking trip along the Appalachian Trail. I’d learned of the AT only a few years …

Hiking

Mont Blanc, the Grand Canyon and even a Florida beach: The most beautiful but DEADLY tourist destinations around the world

• <b>Despite many attempts to experience nature up close, thousands of fatalities face explorers annually</b>• <b><br>New Smyrna Beach in Florida is the deadliest for</b> …

Grand Canyon

Utah’s 10 most unbelievable views

Out in the USA’s wild west, the state of Utah has some of the country’s most incredible views – unreal sunsets, magical rock formations, majestic mountains and more. Whether you’re gazing up awestruck at red-rock cliffs from a raft bouncing along the Colorado River or hiking down into the grand …

National Parks

HRC and Marriage Plaintiff Jim Obergefell Deliver People’s Brief to Supreme Court | Human Rights Campaign

Today, HRC delivered its historic "People’s Brief" -- with 207,551 signatories calling for full nationwide marriage equality -- to the US Supreme …

LGBTQI

Giants ask Supreme Court to support gay marriage

The San Francisco Giants are going to bat for gay marriage.<p>The Giants, along with the Tampa Bay Rays and football’s New England Patriots, have signed on to a legal brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to end state bans on same-sex marriage.<p>The brief says “inconsistent” state marriage laws impose an …

LGBTQI

Obama Administration Files Supreme Court Brief Backing Nationwide Marriage Equality

President Barack Obama's administration has filed a brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to legalize gay marriage nationwide, Bloomberg reports:<p>The …

Apple asks Supreme Court for marriage equality across the U.S.

Apple was among a group of almost 400 companies which yesterday filed a so-called “friend of the court” brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that same-sex couples should have just as much of a right to marry as anyone else.<p>Interestingly, the brief doesn’t just focus on moral or ethical …

Some Thoughts on Hope, Cynicism, and the Stories We Tell Ourselves

To live with sincerity in our culture of cynicism is a difficult dance — one that comes easily only to the very young and the very old. The rest of us are left to tussle with two polarizing forces ripping the psyche asunder by beckoning to it from opposite directions — critical thinking and …

Great Depression

Stephen Fry, God, Evil and Critical Thinking

<i>by David Glass</i><p>Stephen Fry’s recent outburst against God generated a huge amount of discussion, much of it critical but some rallying to his defence. …

Faith

4 eating habits that could boost your critical thinking

Although it's rarely given the attention it deserves, the food choices that you make every day affect your critical thinking skills, and determine whether you can make important decisions when it really counts.<p>There's no magic pill that will make you a great critical thinker. However, you can make …

Nutrition

The combination of critical thinking and hope

Hope without critical thinking leads to naïveté and critical thinking without hope leads to cynicism. To survive, we need both.<br>An interesting new …

Critical Thinking