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13 Things About Language That Will Leave You Speechless

Without language, we would ~literally~ be reinventing the wheel ALL THE DAMN TIME.<p>Mark Pagel, Ph.D., is an evolutionary biologist who has made a career of applying the mathematical tools of his trade to the evolution of language and human culture. BuzzFeed Science spoke with Pagel about his …

These Are America's Coolest Ghost Towns

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Scientists Put Shamanic Medicine Under The Microscope

In an unlikely collaboration with Amazonian shamans, medical researchers seek a cure for autoimmune disease.<p>Ten years ago, Mark Pischea, then a 42-year-old political consultant and father of five from Williamston, Michigan, was rushed to the hospital with severe stomach pain.<p>Pischea was diagnosed …

Immune System

Bulgarian Photographer Captures Amazing Moments Traveling The World

Nikolay Pandev, or Nick Pandev, as he calls himself, is one of the very few Bulgarian photographers, who have been featured on National Geographic. …

The Tree of Languages Illustrated in a Big, Beautiful Infographic

<i>Click image, then click again, to enlarge</i><p>Call it counterintuitive clickbait if you must, but Forbes' Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry made an intriguing …

a glimpse into a little-known south dakota pacifist community

David Vasilev photographed the children of the sequestered Hutterite community.<p>David Vasilev found a beautiful anomaly in the Dakotas. It was while photographing the Lakota tribe in the Great Plains of South Dakota that he was told of the German-speaking Hutterites, a community of pacifists with …

Is Human Morality a Product of Evolution?

A new book explores the link between ​​social collaboration and ​behavior​​ that makes our species unique.<p>Nearly 150 years ago, Charles Darwin proposed that morality was a byproduct of evolution, a human trait that arose as natural selection shaped man into a highly social species—and the capacity …

Evolution

Frozen Charlotte: The creepy Victorian-era dolls that slept in coffins and were baked into cakes

Antique dolls can be rather creepy. But antique dolls kept in coffins or served up in puddings and cakes for ravenous young children are <i>definitely</i> …

How falling in love can help you learn a language

When the writer Lauren Collins set about learning French, she had no idea how it would change her life. Rebecca Laurence takes a look at the benefits and pitfalls of bilingual relationships.<p>Cologne, Germany, 1970: Carol, a sparky red-headed Englishwoman catches the eye of a handsome Tunisian man …

Language

Why the nude still shocks

A new exhibition explores art’s long fascination with the naked form. Why do representations of the human body continue to cause controversy? Sam Rigby finds out.<p>The nude has fascinated artists and viewers alike for centuries – even today it continues to be a subject that triggers debate and …

Wales

Everything You Can Do With a Can of Chickpeas

After a good knife and a heavy skillet, the most heavy-duty workhorse in my kitchen isn't a piece of equipment at all; it's a can of chickpeas.<p>Yes, if I have the time I'll cook a big batch of dried chickpeas, with their far superior beany broth, and freeze them into single-serving portions. But …

17 Crab Recipes For When You Want to ‘Treat Yourself’

These crab recipes are the best excuse we have for buying the really good stuff.<p><b>From soup to fritters to pasta</b> these are the recipes that make crab season worth the wait.

Yes, You Do Need Another Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

<i>You know you love your great aunt's banana bread, but you probably don't know why you do. In Modern Comfort, Ashley Rodriguez from Not Without Salt figures out what makes our favorite classics work, and then makes them even better.</i><p><i>Today: We interrupt our regularly scheduled content to bring you the</i> …

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27 Seriously Underrated Books Every Book Lover Should Read

You've read Harry Potter 12 times now. Put it down, and read these instead.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Sex on the beach: a brief history of Cannes and erotic cinema

From the topless starlets of 1960s to Gaspar Noé’s pornographic entry this year, there has always been plenty of flesh at Cannes – on screen and off. As the red carpet is rolled out, Peter Bradshaw awards his own Palme Phwoar<p>The posters, the trailers, the teaser trailers, and the teaser-posters are …

Red Carpet

27 Low-Carb Versions Of Your Favorite Comfort Foods

Cheese is better than bread, anyway.

World Cafe Next: Monophonics

<b>Set List</b><p>Sound Of Sinning<br>• Lying Eyes<p>There is a quote on the website of our <i>World Cafe: Next</i> band this week, Monophonics. It's from Al Bell, the legendary one-time head of Stax Records: "One of the best live soul bands I have ever seen!"<p>Actually, Al only got it half right. There are many more sides to …

Arugula, Ricotta and Smoked Mozzarella Pizza

Recipe courtesy of<p>Show:<p>Episode:<p>Total:25 minPrep:10 minCook:15 min<p>Yield:4 to 6 servings<p>Level:Easy<p>Nutritional AnalysisPer ServingCalories455 …

30 Super-Easy Healthy Dinners That'll Help You Lose Weight

You'll be counting down the minutes 'til you can make these healthy dinner recipes!<p>When you get home after a long day at work, it can be so tempting to grab takeout or heat up a frozen meal instead of making dinner completely from scratch. After all, you might feel like you don’t have time (or the …

Living in: The world’s happiest places

The world’s top five happiest countries, all of which fall in northern Europe, have cities that delight residents with old town charm, cultural offerings and easy access to nature.<p>If, as Tolstoy wrote in Anna Karenina, happy families are all alike, what about happy countries?<p>The World Happiness …

European Travel

Strangers to Ourselves

Welcome to alternative rock’s <i>Chinese Democracy</i>. Modest Mouse’s sixth studio album is the Washington state band’s first full-length work of new songs …

Talib Kweli: Why Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Parks and Rec’ Joke Is Important

Talib Kweli is always on the lookout for rising talent, so when it came time to recruit emcees for his <i>Prisoner of Conscious</i> track “Push Thru,” he …

To Get the Most out of a Trip to Israel, Do These 11 Things

It's a tad ironic that the road navigation app, <b>Waze</b>, was developed by two young guys from one of the smallest countries in the world - Israel. Just over 250 miles long and 70 miles wide at its widest point (9 miles wide at narrowest), Israel can be covered in a matter of hours. But, you'll want to …

Archaeology

32 Exhilarating Moments Every Runner Lives For

You didn't know we were racing, sir, but I just won.

Why I Hope My Ex Was A Once-In-A-Lifetime Kind Of Love

By Kelsey Hau,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1w2iM8l<p>Yesterday I ran into a friend I hadn’t seen in awhile. As we did our quick five-minute …

The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, just announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted 173,444 entries from 171 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted images with us, …

Be Alone

By Jamie Varon,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1DnXd9x<p>Loneliness has a way of being sobering, cleansing, and purifying. Many times, we fashion our …