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Has the Kepler Space Telescope Discovered an Alien Megastructure?

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope is tasked with finding small, rocky worlds orbiting distant stars. However, exoplanets aren’t the only thing Kepler can …

NASA’s Hubble, Chandra Find Clues that May Help Identify Dark Matter

Using observations from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have found that dark matter does not slow down when …

Hubble Space Telescope

10 Quotes From a Sioux Indian Chief That Will Make You Question Everything About “Modern” Culture

Luther Standing Bear was an Oglala Lakota Sioux Chief who, among a few rare others such as <b>Charles Eastman</b>, <b>Black Elk</b> and <b>Gertrude Bonnin</b> occupied the …

Spirituality

The Holocaust film that was too shocking to show

“In the spring of 1945,” says the narrator, over bucolic springtime shots of the German countryside, “the allies advancing into the heart of Germany came to Bergen-Belsen. Neat and tidy orchards, well-stocked farms lined the wayside, and the British soldier did not fail to admire the place and its …

World History

Nicki Minaj on Black Artists Speaking Out: 'Look What Happened to Kanye'

Speaking out for the first time about the spate of police violence against unarmed black men this year, Nicki Minaj calls the unpunished killing of …

Rap & Hip-Hop

These Were The Year's Most Controversial TV Episodes

Television soared in 2014, offering audiences a year full of diverse storytelling, remarkable new shows, continually impressive old shows and some unforgettable performances.<p>Yet this year also gave us some rather contentious episodes that set the Internet ablaze and spurred a chain reaction of …

For a Pain-Free New Year's Day

The best way to prevent a hangover is not to drink. The second best is to trust in science.<p>In 2006, a man walked into an emergency room in Glasgow, Scotland, complaining of blurred vision and a splitting headache that had lasted for nearly a month.<p>Doctors were stumped at first—the man had no …

Lose Your Belly Fat

Your step-by-step plan for making your gut disappear<p>There's a secret every trainer in Hollywood knows, and it's one you should know, too: "The fastest way to look like you've packed on 20 pounds of muscle is to lose 10 pounds of fat," says Alan Aragon, M. S., the <i>Men's Health</i> Weight-Loss Coach and …

Nutrition

The 10 Best Books We Read All Year - PAPER

<i>Believe it or not, we didn't spend all of 2014 watching dancing divas on YouTube but actually read quite a few worthwhile tomes. Below, we select our ten favorite books of 2014.</i><p><b>1. The Martian by Andy Weir</b><br>Started as a serial blog and then the hardback came out this year. A timely tale about being …