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What is heaven?

When a family member or a friend passes away, we often find ourselves reflecting on the question “where are they now?” As mortal beings, it is a …

Theology

The Library of Alexandria Is Long-Gone – And All Around Us

The Library of Alexandria was completely destroyed nearly 2,000 years ago leaving no physical trace behind – but its formative scholarship and …

Ancient History

Oops! Federal officials divulge secret info about Native American artifacts

<b>A cliff dwelling preserved for millennia by the dry high-desert climate was included in a March 20 lease sale for oil and gas companies in southeast Utah. Officials from the federal Bureau of Land Management published confidential information online about locations and descriptions of almost 900</b> …

Forests

You Have to See This Incredible Footage of Welsh Coast Bioluminescence

<b>When Kris Williams headed down to the beach in Anglesey,</b> an island off the north coast of Wales, early in July, he planned on capturing a stunning …

Nature

Marijuana for arthritis: Latest research, patients’ experiences and best strains

Although arthritis is thought to be a disease of 65-year-olds and older, you’ll be surprised to learn that it can affect people of any age, and …

Pain

The Lost Dogs of the Americas

Before Europeans began to colonize the Americas about 500 years ago, the land, north and south, was populated with people who had been here for thousands of years. And their dogs.<p>The devastation visited on the native human inhabitants of North and South America is well known. Whether their dogs …

Anthropology

How the Narcissist Hurts You Using Cognitive Empathy

What if I told you that empathy could cause horrible – even unspeakable – physical and emotional pain?<p>“But Kim, isn’t empathy the glue that holds …

Empathy

For The First Time, Scientists Tracked a Wolf Leaving The Radioactive Chernobyl Zone

It could be carrying mutant genes.<p>The Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986 left a landscape that was highly toxic, but in the 30 years since we've seen …

Wildlife

What Happens To Your Brain When You're Dehydrated? The Results Can Be Kind Of Scary

We all know that drinking water is literally the best thing we can do for our bodies. It helps us regulate our internal body temperature, digest our …

Wellness

Link between autoimmune disorders and psychosis confirmed in new study

People with autoimmune disorders, a collection of diseases where the body’s immune system attacks its own cells, are more likely to have psychosis, …

Autoimmune Diseases

Dried-Up Grass Reveals the Secret of Stonehenge's Circle

An exceptionally dry summer — and a watering hose that was too short — helped archaeologists clear up a centuries-old mystery surrounding Britain's Stonehenge monument: Did the ancient stones make a complete circle in ancient times?<p>The dried-up grass around Stonehenge suggests that they did. A …

Archaeology

Tiny Edens: What you can find in a medieval monastery's garden

<i>By Danièle Cybulskie</i><p>Spring is finally here, and with it that deep, human urge to dig in the dirt. In the Middle Ages, gardening was an essential part …

A debate over plant consciousness is forcing us to confront the limitations of the human mind

The inner life of plants arouses the passions of even the mildest-mannered naturalists. A debate over plant consciousness and intelligence has raged in scientific circles for well over a century—at least since Charles Darwin observed in 1880 that stressed-out flora can’t rest.<p>There’s no doubt that …

Consciousness

It Was America’s First English Colony. Then It Was Gone.

Magazine<p>Two decades before Jamestown, settlers arrived in what is now North Carolina. What happened to them is a mystery, but there are some clues.<p><b>From the English</b> ship <i>Hopewell</i> anchored off the coast of what is now North Carolina, Governor John White watched with elation as a column of smoke rose …

Archaeology

May 2018 Full Flower Moon Spiritual Meanings That Every Zodiac Sign Should Be Excited About

The end of May is no doubt an exciting time. There are Memorial Day celebrations to attend, not to mention a general buzz of anticipation as we …

About the kind of people who believe in conspiracy theories

The internet is full of wild-eyed insinuation. Seemingly accidental events are not actually accidental. A few powerful people have hatched plots to …

Israel's Self-Flying 'Cormorant' Whisks Wounded Soldiers to Safety

Five men in white overalls lifted the stretcher off the ground, one of them taking care to lay a clear plastic IV bag that’s connected to the patient …

Historical Colorized Pictures Show Native Americans at the White House for Citizenship in the 1920s

These incredible photographs were colorized by British colorization specialist Royston Leonard. The remarkable pictures show the group during the …

What is the Nordic diet? (And why should you start eating it?)

<b>(CNN) —</b> You are probably familiar with the Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains and olive oil. The diet has been associated with a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease, cancer and Type 2 diabetes, as well as a reduced risk of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's …

Nutrition

The Four Agreements: A Review

<i>The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom</i>, by Don Miguel Ruiz, is a wonderful book for stress management and personal growth. It's …

Evolution of the English Alphabet

Matt Baker, the creater of the Evolution of the English Alphabet chart, traced the English alphabet all the way back to Proto-Sinaitic in 1750 BCE. …

The last of the samurai – in pictures

A collection of rare photographs of samurai presented by Daniella Dangoor is being exhibited at The London Photograph Fair. Most photographs purporting to be of samurai are actually not and were taken after 1877, when the samurai system was abolished. These images are of genuine samurai, taken …

Samurai

How to Trigger the Self-Healing Mechanism of Your Subconscious Mind

Self-healing is possible thanks to the power of your subconscious mind. Let’s learn how to use this power.<p>Unless you’ve been reading up on the …

What Happens After Death? New Theory Suggests Consciousness Moves To Another Universe?

A book titled “<i>Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe</i>“ has stirred up the internet, because …

Correction: West Coast Volcanoes-Q&A story

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — In a story May 12 about West Coast volcanoes, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Hawaii was part of the "Ring of Fire," a Pacific Ocean area prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions due to subducting tectonic plates, and that the eruption of Kilauea had experts …

Washington State

How Genghis Khan Worked

About 34 miles (54 kilometers) outside Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia, an immense armor-clad warrior on horseback looms over the …

The Connection Between Sugar and Depression

Image by Brook Lark<p>Food can have many effects on your mood and emotions. When you’re hungry and want food, you can be grumpy, upset, or even angry. …

Newsletter

INNOVATIONS IN<p>Scientists are beginning to unravel a mystery that has long vexed philosophers.<p>Christof Koch is chief scientist and president of the …

Consciousness

The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere just hit its highest level in 800,000 years, and scientists predict deadly consequences

We have a pretty good idea of what Earth's atmosphere has looked like for the past 800,000 years.<p>Humans like us — <i>Homo sapiens</i>— evolved about 200,000 years ago, but ice-core records reveal intricate details of our planet's history from long before humans existed. By drilling more than 3 kilometers …

Nearly 200 dead horses found on Navajo land in Arizona

<b>(CNN) —</b> Approximately 191 feral horses have been found dead in a stock pond on Navajo land in northern Arizona, according to Navajo leaders, who attributed the death to ongoing drought and famine.<p>"These animals were searching for water to stay alive. In the process, they unfortunately burrowed …

Navajo Nation