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Inside the Fight to Save the World’s Dying Languages

The world’s languages are disappearing at an unparalleled rate—but the Endangered Language Alliance will not let them expire quietly.<p>Kaji Sherpa …

The 25 most ruthless leaders of all time

But while we can argue the validity and virtue of certain political agendas, the callous methods by which some leaders attain their goals are less up to interpretation.<p>After all, no matter how a historian tries to spin it, ordering a tower to be constructed out of live men stacked and cemented …

World History

8 weight-loss routines to get your body fat under 10%

Now that you've made some headway in the gym, you want to start honing in on the details, like dropping your body fat percentage. How hard could it …

European churches say growing flock of Muslim refugees are converting

Anecdotal evidence suggests rising pattern of Muslims becoming Christians, with some churches conducting mass baptisms<p>A growing number of Muslim refugees in Europe are converting to Christianity, according to churches, which have conducted mass baptisms in some places.<p>Reliable data on conversions …

Religion

15+ Rare Photos Of Victorians Proving They Weren’t As Serious As You Thought

If you've ever looked at pictures from the Victorian era then you've probably noticed that nobody is smiling. Everybody looks so serious that it …

How Animals Think

A new look at what humans can learn from nonhuman minds<p>For 2,000 years, there was an intuitive, elegant, compelling picture of how the world worked. It was called “the ladder of nature.” In the canonical version, God was at the top, followed by angels, who were followed by humans. Then came the …

Consciousness

How to Know When You Need to End a Friendship

<i>By: Lodro Rinzler</i><p>Friends are essential in life, yet there are times when we need to reassess how certain people contribute to our personal growth and happiness.<p>True friendship is essential to our spiritual journey, yet there are times when we may need to discern who actually is a true friend and …

Meditation

How to Turn Off Your Weight Gain Hormones | Women's Health

Here's a mind-bender: Being overweight often has nothing to do with calories or exercise. For a huge number of us, the problem is misfiring hormones. Research is still catching up with this paradigm shift, which has yet to be comprehensively studied. But seeing how this revelation has helped my …

Symbols on T-shirt help wearer overcome language barriers | CNN Travel

Language

Your Hitler analogy is wrong, and other complaints from a history professor - Vox

Why historical comparisons are usually bad political arguments.<p>On my office wall hangs a brilliant drawing. It is the now-famous Obama-Washington hybrid that graced the cover of the New Yorker on January 26, 2009. Obama's (then-unwrinkled) face peers sternly from beneath a powdery white George …

11 Pictures That Sum Up What It's Like When Your Dog Is Your Only Friend

Your dog will always have your back. He truly wants nothing more than to just chill with you all day, every day, all the time, every day and <i>not</i> just …

8 Easy Ways to Kill Bad Habits, According to Research

Bad habits; we all got’em. You know what they are. You know you should stop. But… it’s hard. In fact, sometimes you feel downright powerless. And …

Self-help

We're on the verge of seeing cancer in a drastically different light

One early-stage cancer company, Loxo Oncology, hopes to eventually sequence the tumors of its patients and use that data to find out what drugs their disease would respond best to. With this kind of tool, the type of cancer someone has (breast cancer vs. lung cancer, for example) wouldn't matter so …

Cancer

Amazing pencil portraits of Japanese celebrities look as lifelike as photographs 【Pictures】

This Twitter user doesn’t need lights and cameras when he’s got good pencils and <b>unbelievable talent</b>.<p>You might not have noticed, but we only …

Anime

One of the best boardgames ever is on Steam, and it's great

Twilight Struggle, once called "the best boardgame on the planet" by FiveThirtyEight.com with only mild hyperbole, is the king of period-specific …

Shackled skeletons could be ancient Greek rebels

A trove of shackled skeletons unearthed in a mass grave near Athens may have once belonged to the followers of a tyrant who sought to overthrow the leader of ancient Greece.<p>"These might be the remains of people who were part of this coup in Athens in 632 [B.C.], the Coup of Cylon," said Kristina …

Archaeology

Turns Out, Growing Weed Is Really Bad for the Environment

The plants use up tons of water and dirty fossil fuels.<p><i>This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>Americans smoke a lot of weed.<p>It’s a little tricky to get a handle on the actual numbers—there’s that whole “illegal” thing in a lot …

Like being there: Walking through an ancient Roman town

The development of new technologies and techniques, combined with the increasingly interdisciplinary approach of archaeological investigation, are …

Archaeology

Mexico announces arrest of presumed Beltrán Leyva Cartel leader | Fox News

National Security commissioner Renato Sales on Monday announced the arrest of the presumed leader of the remnants of the Beltrán Leyva drug cartel, which has fragmented in recent years after the capture or killing of its principal capos.<p>Sales, the National Security commissioner, said alleged cartel …

Body found in case of missing American woman on Catholic pilgrimage, Spain says

A suspect in the disappearance of an American woman who vanished from a famed Christian pilgrimage route in Spain in April led authorities to the body of a woman and was arrested on Friday, a Spanish security official said.<p>The arrest and discovery of the body came after about 300 Spanish law …

Leader of al Qaeda belittles leader of ISIS as not worthy

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a blistering new message, the leader of al Qaeda denounces the leader of ISIS as the illegitimate leader of a phony caliphate.<p>Exposing a glaring hostility between the two jihadi groups, Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of al Qaeda, openly attacks ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi for …

Islam

The 5 Times America Elected Donald Trump

If you can't believe that Donald Trump is still the GOP front-runner, then consider this: America has elected the likes of The Donald before. There …

Political History

These Are the 10 Deadliest Snipers in History. #1 is Simply Terrifying.

Extreme marksmanship has been a part of war ever since firearms became the tools of choice. There are just some people who can do things with a rifle …

The world's on the brink of a mass extinction. Here's how to avoid that.

The world's animal and plant species are going extinct at a rate 1,000 to 10,000 times faster than they did before humans came along. If trends continue, we could lose one-third of all species by the end of the century. A variety of birds, frogs, fish, mammals — gone.<p>Those grim statistics come from …

Book Reviews: Disney in the Time of World War II

Throughout the U.S. war effort, Walt Disney saw to it that the studio did its part, fully cooperating with government, but also initiating its own …

Animation
LGBTQI

Photographer Gets Beaten by Baltimore Police, Gets Up and Keeps Shooting Protests

Baltimore photojournalist J. M. Giordano of the <i>City Paper</i> has been on the front lines of protests in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death in police …

Justice

Climber Had Camera Rolling When Earthquake and Avalanche Struck Everest

German climber Jost Kobusch had his camera rolling at the Mount Everest basecamp when the 2015 Nepal earthquake struck this past weekend. His footage …

Mountaineering