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Alex Jones Flew Into An Unhinged Rant After The U.S. Missile Strikes On Syria: ‘F*ck Trump’

While there were many who criticized and condemned Donald Trump’s decision to strike Syria on Friday night, none can compare with noted Trump supporter Alex Jones. The Infowars host has firmly been in the corner of Trump since his election, but the second strike on Syria by the president since 2017 …

Globally Top-Respected Experts on Middle East Warn Syrian War May Produce WW III

Abdel Bari Atwan, the retired editor-in-chief (1989-2013) of the pan-Arab newspaper <i>Al Quds Al Arabi</i> and author of widely respected books on the …

Why this economist thinks public education is mostly pointless

Spoiler alert: We disagree.<p>I’m not a libertarian, but I love debating libertarians.<p>Case in point: Bryan Caplan. Caplan is an economics professor at George Mason University and the author of a new book, <i>The Case Against Education</i>. In that book he makes a bold argument: Public education is waste of …

Education

Time To Make Life Hard For The Rich

It is time for polite, respectable, rational people to start saying what has become painfully obvious: It is time to stop respecting the rich, and …

Income Inequality

Trump Says Sun Equally to Blame for Blocking Moon

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Attacking the media for its “very unfair” coverage of Monday’s solar eclipse, Donald J. Trump said on Saturday that the sun was equally to blame for blocking the moon.<p>“The fake news is covering the eclipse from the sun’s side instead of the moon’s side, but if you …

Fake News

11 plant combos you should grow side-by-side

Nasturtium + Cucumber<p>'For me, companion planting is about bringing pollinators and beneficial insects to your garden to improve biodiversity,' says …

Donald Trump was bailed out of bankruptcy by Russia crime bosses

Horton’s analysis comes from piecing together information in three <i>Financial Times</i> “deep reports.” One of these focused on Sergei Millian, the head of …

Neuroscience and Buddhism Agree: Consciousness is Everywhere

A new theory in neuroscience suggests consciousness is an intrinsic property of everything, just like gravity.<br>The theory, called Integrated …

The Oasis of Palmyra | Paul Veyne

Audio brought to you by curio.io, a <i>Lapham’s Quarterly</i> partner<p><b>T</b>he Greco-Roman city of Palmyra is perhaps the most extraordinary site archaeologists …

Ancient History

'Lost' Austrian film predicting rise of nazism restored and relaunched

City Without Jews premiered in Vienna in 1924. Now the original version, lost for 90 years, has been saved from decay<p>It is the end of the first world war, inflation is soaring and the inhabitants of a German-speaking city are starting to turn on each other. Politicians are quick to find a …

Make Your D&D Characters Easier To Manage With These Online Resources

The internet is a central part of modern life. We shop there, we talk there and we watch cat videos there. Many <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> players play there, …

What Genghis Khan Could Teach Trump

Revered by the likes of Chaucer and Jefferson, the Mongol leader is dismissed today as merely a ruthless barbarian. So why did he succeed in the …

Controversial gene-editing technique injected into cancer patients in China

Latest use of technology seems to avoid use of embryonic cells, may spur international race<p>Experiments in China with a controversial gene modifying …

The Trippy Life of the LSD Manufacturer Who ‘Helped Create the 60s’

Augustus Owsley Stanley III was the LSD chemist and audio maestro who not only created the Grateful Dead's "Wall of Sound" and inspired the band's dancing bear iconography, but also created the drugs that sparked the "spirit of that era."<p>Though not a household name, Augustus Owsley Stanley III, …

8 inexpensive earth homes almost anyone can afford

1/9<p>Nakuru Project Orkidstudio<p>Many people dream of building their own home, but the financial cost and environmental toll of starting from scratch can …

Exploring the best hiking locations in British Columbia

Beautiful British Columbia. It’s not just an opinion, it’s actually the slogan on the license plates of cars registered to the stunning Canadian …

Hiking

How the 4-7-8 breathing technique could help you fall asleep

From bedtime aromatherapy to pre-sleep yoga, our Sleep Sanctuary series shares some top tips to help you get a good night’s sleep.<p>In this video, we show you how to utilise the 4-7-8 breathing technique. Pioneered by the US sleep expert Dr Andrew Weil, the technique works by calming the mind and …

Himmler's diaries reveal schedule of massages and mass murder

Newly discovered diaries have revealed the schedule of Heinrich Himmler, the man who planned the Holocaust, which suggests he was more concerned about what he had for lunch than his role in the Nazi massacre of at least six million people.<p>The documents, uncovered by German newspaper <i>Bild</i>, had been …

Grow your own by all means, but don’t dream that self-sufficiency is the answer | Corinna Hawkes

Last week, Monty Don mocked The Good Life. He was right – we should both cultivate and buy our food<p>When I lived in the French countryside, I started a vegetable garden. The farmer next door came round with his huge tractor and ploughed up a plot on the sloping field in front our house. I lugged the …

Digestion

Breakthrough solar cell captures carbon dioxide and sunlight, produces burnable fuel

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have engineered a potentially game-changing solar cell that cheaply and efficiently converts …

7 Money Lessons From the Super Rich

Here's what they know that you may not.<p>Contrary to popular belief, many of today’s multi-millionaires were not born into wealth. The recent U.S. …

Investing

Happy birthday, Aldous Huxley!

"You shall know the truth," Aldous Huxley once said, "and the truth shall make you mad."<p>You'd be hard-pressed to find a quote more emblematic of the late English author, who was born 122 years ago today. Best known for his dystopian novel "Brave New World," Huxley predicted some of the most …

A Cornell economist who studies luck says the more you acknowledge good fortune, the better off you are

“Luck is not a subject you can mention in the presence of self-made men,” the writer E.B. White once observed. Indeed, many accomplished people bristle at the suggestion that chance played a role in their success, preferring to attribute their achievements to talent and hard work alone.<p>Yet even in …

Tim Cook

If you’ve always wanted to try meditation, use this guide to get started

Hugh Jackman, Katy Perry, Oprah Winfrey, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan and many other big names swear by it.<p>We’re talking meditation — a practice that’s usually done daily and involves sitting quietly for 20 to 30 minutes to calm and observe the mind.<p>But for what purpose?<p>“To intentionally cultivate …

Meditation

The 7 biggest problems facing science, according to 270 scientists - Vox

Science is in big trouble. Or so we’re told.<p>In the past several years, many scientists have become afflicted with a serious case of doubt — doubt in the very institution of science.<p>Explore the biggest challenges facing science, and how we can fix them:<p>Academia has a huge money problem<br>• Too many …

Social Sciences

EU finance ministers get tough with Italian bank trying for third bailout

EU rules forbid troubled Tuscan bank Monte dei Paschi from receiving state aid, but its collapse would cause a political crisis for prime minister Matteo Renzi<p>The idea of modern banking was born in Siena in 1624, when the Medici Grand Duke decided to guarantee accounts held at Monte dei Paschi, the …

Investing

I Was A Cop In A Country With No Guns: 6 Startling Truths

Over the first eight months of 2015, American police killed 776 people, while British police killed exactly one. American police are eight times as …