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21 Books You Don’t Have to Read

And 21 you should read instead (technically 20 books—Adventures of Huckleberry Finn did not fare well).<p>We've been told all our lives that we can only call ourselves well-read once we've read the Great Books. We tried. We got halfway through <i>Infinite Jest</i> and halfway through the SparkNotes on</i> …

Literature

10 Vegetable Garden Plans & Layout Ideas That Will Inspire You

Are you ready to plant your garden, but are feeling a little unsure of how to lay it out?<p>Well, it seems everyone faces that dilemma each year. The …

Gardening

The Mind is Flat by Nick Chater review – we have no hidden depths

You probably think you have beliefs, desires, fears, a personality, an “inner life”, maybe even a subconscious. Poppycock, says Nick Chater, a behavioural psychologist. All that stuff is folk nonsense. The brain essentially just makes everything up as it goes along – including what we fondly think …

Consciousness

7 Books with Unusual and Unconventional Formats

When you crack open a book, you generally know what you’re getting yourself into, format wise. A story divided into chapters made of indented …

Books

Crocodile Mummy Genes Confirm an Ancient Egyptian Hypothesis

'Two thousand years later, we use DNA and show that they were absolutely right.'<p>Wildlife researcher Evon Hekkala, Ph.D., from the American Museum of …

Ancient History

Artificial Intelligence May Have Cracked Freaky 600-Year-Old Manuscript

Since its discovery over a hundred years ago, the 240-page Voynich manuscript, filled with seemingly coded language and inscrutable illustrations, …

Artificial Intelligence

Top 10 books about the body

We can’t live without them, but we are sometimes unkind to our bodies. We eat the wrong things, drink, smoke, don’t exercise. Or we don’t eat anything, or we do too much and carelessly break our bones. But our bodies are incredible, adaptive, functional, beautiful. We can heal by ourselves, we can …

Books

How to Make Truly Great Vegetable Stock

Vegetarian and vegan cooking should celebrate vegetables rather than forcing them into a meat-shaped box. I’ll take “oh damn, I didn’t know I liked …

Food

First-Ever Drone Swarm Attack Has Struck Russian Military Bases, Sources Claim

We knew this day was coming.<p>Ever since technological advancements made drones possible, people have warned of the potential dangers of weaponised …

Russian Military

Would child sex robots stop pedophilia — or promote it?

Some say the devices could provide a safe outlet for individuals who are sexually attracted to children.<p>Sex robots are nothing if not controversial. Some say they perpetuate pornographic representations of women and fuel misogyny by suggesting that consent isn’t required for sexual activity. Others …

Robots

It took the kidnapping, rape, and death of a white woman to bring down the KKK

How power, sexism, and male impunity toppled a grand wizard<p>On the night of March 15, 1925, Madge Oberholtzer received an urgent telephone call. It …

Democratic Party

14 Easy, Sweet Loaves to Ease You Back Into Baking

Reader, I’d be remiss if I didn’t fess up to spending holiday-induced down time consuming episode after episode of <i>The Great British Bake Off</i>. The saccharine episodes go down easier than a basket of well-baked scones and before I knew it, I found myself elbow deep in season 3. Somewhere between the …

11 Unputdownable Books To Help Get You Through The Rest Of Winter

Winter isn't just coming anymore — she is here and ready to show the east coast <i>exactly</i> what she is made of. If you find yourself in the path of this …

This Incredible Virus Attacks Brain Cancer And Actually Boosts Our Immune System

The first therapeutic virus to pass the blood-brain barrier.<p>A study attempting to show that viruses could be delivered to brain tumours has delivered …

Cancer

These Natural Alternatives to Xanax Are Proven to Be Effective By Scientific Community

Anxiety has reached epidemic proportions in the United States with over 40 million people affected. Anxiety disorders cost the U.S. more than $42 …

Depression

The men behind the US's deadliest mass shootings have something in common — and it's not mental illness

As America confronts a growing list of catastrophic mass shootings a troubling trend is emerging.<p>Nine of the shooters on this list of the top 10 most deadly mass shootings in modern America committed violence against women, threatened violence against women, or disparaged women.<p>According to the …

Guns

10 Myths About Birth Control You Need to Stop Believing Right Now

You don't want to get this wrong.<p>Modern birth control is amazing. It helps women take control of their reproduction, plan ideal periods, and manage …

Women's Health

Scientists Have Mathematical Proof That It's Impossible to Stop Ageing

We're sorry.<p>Just in case you were banking on science coming up with a way to let you hold onto your youthful looks forever, we have some …

15 High-Protein Vegetarian Recipes That Aren't Just Salads

Because who said vegetarians just eat salad?<p>October 31, 2017<p>Whenever someone transitions to a vegetarian diet, the thing they often wonder is “what …

Healthy Eating

Pan de Muerto (Day of the Dead Bread) Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> This insanely delicious bread is traditionally made in the last days of October …

Nasa scientists reveal which plants you need in your bedroom to fight colds and insomnia

Nasa scientists have revealed which plants you should have in your bedroom to tackle insomnia, colds and stress.<p>While you shouldn’t expect sticking a …

Gold Star Dad and Retired Colonel Andrew Bacevich Sounds Off on Trump’s Real Military Scandal

The real questions about what the president is doing are being drowned out by what the president is saying.<p>President Donald Trump’s “ham-handed …

Donald Trump

Artificial wombs are coming. They could completely change the debate over abortion.

If a fetus can be transferred to a fabricated womb, can the right to abortion survive?<p>There’s a scientific development on the horizon that could upend the abortion debate: artificial wombs.<p>The research remains preliminary, but in April a group of scientists at the Children’s Hospital of …

Opinion: 9 books about financial markets you really should read

Earlier this week I wrote (again) about the importance of understanding financial market history. This prompted a few people to ask for some of my …

Stock Markets

9 High-Protein Breakfasts You Can Make in a Muffin Tin

If there's one thing I've learned from Pinterest, it's that you can make just about anything in a muffin tin. And it was a pretty amazing discovery …

Breakfast

Security Experts Identify 12 Likely Triggers of War as the Planet Warms

Climate change isn't just causing glaciers to melt, sea levels to rise and forests to set fire. It has becoming increasingly evident that Earth's …

Climate Change

The immigrant novel, 2017: Lisa Ko’s ‘The Leavers’ shines a light on ugly truths

The immigrant novel is a staple of American literature — after all, the American immigrant story is as old as the country itself. Classics like Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle” and “My Ántonia” by Willa Cather helped define whole eras of our history; first- and second-generation authors, including …

Ice Cores Dating From The Black Death Challenge The Concept of 'Natural' Lead Levels

No such thing?<p>The Black Death tore through Europe in the years 1346–1353, killing as many as 200 million people as the deadliest plague known to …

Harvard

Australia's beautiful Great Barrier Reef can 'no longer be saved'

Australia's Great Barrier Reef is one of the natural wonders of the world - but its days are numbered.<p>Although the country's government has invested …

Great Barrier Reef