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11th Leg from Phoenix to Tulsa

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How Do We Get Our Drinking Water In The U.S.?

Before you take a gulp of water, try to mentally trace where that water that just gushed out of your taps has been: How did it go from that weird-tasting raindrop to the clear, odorless water that is sitting in your glass now?<p>Safe drinking water is a privilege Americans often take for granted — …


Four neuromyths that are still prevalent in schools – debunked

It’s not true that you only use 10% of your brain, nor can you categorise students by ‘learning styles’ – let’s cut this nonsense from classrooms<p>It is no surprise that many teachers have an interest in neuroscience and psychology since areas such as memory, motivation, curiosity, intelligence and …

The Brain

Many Refugees Facing Eviction in France Worked With British and American Forces

WHEN THE BULLDOZERS ARRIVED, the refugees had already moved their shacks and damp sleeping bags to other crowded areas of the refugee squat known as …


17 Foods That Should Absolutely Be Taco'ed

All that's left to do now is secure some A+ tortillas.<p>The only thing standing between you and a 24/7/365 taco diet is infinite choice in fillings. These recipes get it. Now all you'll need is stacks on stacks on stacks of perfect tortillas.


DJ Shadow Gifts Monstrous New Song, 'Swerve'

Legendary DJ-producer set to drop new album next year<p>DJ Shadow has shared his first new solo cut in over a year, "Swerve," a surprise holiday …

10 TED Talks That Will Help You Be a Better Parent


TED Talks

Motorhead's Lemmy: 20 Essential Songs

From Hawkwind to Probot, via several decades' worth of Motörhead madness, here's the late metal icon at his gruff best<p>20<p>By , , , , ,<p>Grizzly, …

Rock & Roll

9 spices that just might save your life one day

Not only is cinammon a powerful antioxidant, it may be able to prevent blood clots and even cardiovascular disease<p>If salt and pepper are all you are using to put some zip in your food, you are not only missing out on adding flavor to your meals, but maybe opportunities for a healthier, longer life. …

Alternative Medicine

You Might Never Upload Your Brain Into a Computer

Many futurists predict that one day we'll upload our minds into computers, where we'll romp around in virtual reality environments. That's possible — …

Top 10 Best Movies


Top 10

Order, Disorder, and Oneself: French Polymath Paul Valéry on How to Never Misplace Anything

“Disorder comes of putting things in places you have laboriously thought up or finally discovered after a series of experiments, calculations, deviations, and successive swerves from your natural bent.”<p>Anyone who has experienced the profound satisfaction of alphabetizing a bookshelf or organizing a …

Mental Health

Picasso on Success and Why You Should Never Compromise in Creative Work

<i>“Imagine immensities. Pick yourself up from rejection and plow ahead. Don’t compromise,”</i> Debbie Millman advised in her magnificent meditation on what it takes to design a good life. But how does one resist compromising one’s creative ideals when straining to meet the practical essentials of …

Astronomers have spotted something in space that looks like it could have been made by aliens

"Aliens should always be the very last hypothesis you consider, but this looked like something you would expect an alien civilisation to build," Jason Wright, an astronomer from Penn State University in the US, told The Atlantic.<p>The star, KIC 8462852, is located about 1,500 light-years away between …

Penn State

How to Get Started With Voluntourism

<b>Updated February 2017</b> — While monetary contributions to charitable organizations are always welcome and effective, oftentimes people want to invest …

Costa Rica

This Rawsome Vegan Life

28 May 2015<p>Sooooo it's going down FOR THE FOURTH TIME! I think the fourth time anyway. Pretty sure we've done four (well, three as of this moment) of …

Slavery myths: Seven lies, half-truths, and irrelevancies people trot out about slavery—debunked.

A certain resistance to discussion about the toll of American slavery isn’t confined to the least savory corners of the Internet. Last year, in an …

Black History

Democratic congressman explodes at 'misogynist' Republicans during tense Planned Parenthood hearing

The popular-but-divisive organization has found itself at the center of a political firestorm after an anti-abortion group posted a series of undercover videos featuring Planned Parenthood executives and affiliates discussing the use of aborted fetuses for research.<p>Planned Parenthood has repeatedly …

Planned Parenthood

How To Become A Genius

Whether you’d like to admit it or not, you probably have an average IQ. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to increase your intelligence.<p>You probably think you’re pretty smart. Most people believe they’re smarter than the average American, according to a study from YouGov. Yet when it comes to IQ, …

The Brain

Way Out West: How Flying Lotus, Kamasi Washington, and Brainfeeder Are Bringing Jazz Back to the People

An LA electronic label is making jazz cool to people who don’t listen to jazz—an impossible dream for most jazz labels. How did we get here?<p><i>Thundercat, Kamasi Washington, and Flying Lotus, image by Lia Kantrowitz</i><p>You’re listening to a jazz record. There are the frantic, slightly irregular drums; the …


Cool Slaw in Boner Police 3

Cool Slaw is a movie star made of coleslaw and he's the star of a terrible new movie called Boner Police 3.<p><i>Like this comic? Check out Ryan Cook's website.</i>


'How Dare It Make Me Feel So Much': The Spell of F. Scott Fitzgerald

Author Ron Carlson was an unassuming, baseball-playing college student until a Fitzgerald story turned him into an impassioned English-major library vandal.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b><p><b>Ron Carlson:</b> When I was an undergraduate …

Paul Kelly: 'The words are never easy. It's still a beast to wrestle' - interview

The Australian singer-songwriter on his new song cycle Conversations with Ghosts, that takes poetry as its inspiration<p>He might be hailed as one of Australia's greatest lyricists, but Paul Kelly is often relunctant to discuss his songs. He's downright rhapsodic, however, about Five Bells, the …

Electronic Music News Blog, Live DJ Sets, Events

Electronic Music

George Orwell’s Letter On Why He Wrote ‘1984’

In 1944, three years before writing and five years before publishing 1984, George Orwell penned a letter detailing the thesis of his great novel. The …

Why Is a Music Genre Called 'Americana' So Overwhelmingly White and Male?

The genre seeks to represent and celebrate a national identity, but in the process, it erases the history and diversity of its influences.<p>On Friday, Bob Dylan will wrap up the Americanarama Festival of Music, his six-week U.S. tour alongside an all-star cast of colleagues, including Wilco, My …

Jorge Luis Borges’ 1967-8 Norton Lectures On Poetry (And Everything Else Literary)

Like most literary geeks, I've read a lot of Jorge Luis Borges. If you haven't, look into the influences of your favorite writers, and you may find …

Fear and Loathing in Modern Media: Hunter S. Thompson on Journalism, Politics, and the Subjective

An iconoclastic hero of the written word, <b>Hunter S. Thompson</b> (July 18, 1937–February 20, 2005) endures as the godfather of “gonzo journalism” — that once-radical, now-ubiquitous style of New Journalism that does away with claims of capital-O objectivity and instead inserts the author into the story …