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11 Horror Movies for People Who Don’t Like Scary Movies

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Banksy Exhibit Inspires Ex-Drug Addict To Change His Own Life Through Art

An artist is crediting Banksy's works with turning his life around.<p>Jamie Scanlon, who uses the moniker "JPS," is a graffiti artist in Weston-super-Mare, England, with difficult backstory. Though he loved creating art in his younger years, he stopped practicing his craft after starting college.<p>"I …

Streetwear

Hotel Rooms Of Their Own: These 12 Writers Will Pen Letters To Guests

“It’s a kind of living anthology,” says author Alexander Chee, who invited the writers to the hotel’s NYC location for a literary overnight<p>In some ways, the Ace Hotel was never supposed to be a hotel at all: Alex Calderwood, the man who dreamed the place up in the ’90s, imagined that it would be a …

Bertrand Russell’s Ten Commandments for Living in a Healthy Democracy

Bertrand Russell saw the history of civilization as being shaped by an unfortunate oscillation between two opposing evils: tyranny and anarchy, each …

The Birth of a New Civil Rights Movement

2014 was an epochal year for social justice. 2015 could be even more dramatic.<p>The shattering events of 2014, beginning with Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri, in August, did more than touch off a national debate about police behavior, criminal justice and widening inequality in America. …

10 architecture and design exhibitions we're looking forward to in 2015

Our 10 must-see exhibitions opening around the world in 2015 include showcases of African architecture, Postmodern design and "definitive"</b> …

This Week In Pictures: Faith In Practice Around The World, December 28 - January 3

Humans express their faith in a multitude of ways. These photos capture the diversity within faith practices that happen in our world in the span of just one week.<p><b>Kabul, Afghanistan: December 28</b><p>Afghan children learn to read the Quran, Islam's holy book, at a local Madrassa, or seminary, in Kabul, …

101 Masterpieces: Moby-Dick

5380565974001<p>Herman Melville had everything a young author could dream of. By the age of 30, he’d traveled the world and written five books, …

We should encourage the creative bloom of graffiti

When you lift the lid on New York's thriving street art scene, you will quickly notice Australians have been at the vanguard of one of the more …

Bletchley: the women's story

Behind the great men at 'The Park' was an army of girls, and now their stories are told in a new book. By Sarah Rainey<p>The girl on the scarlet bicycle was a familiar sight to the residents of Fenny Stratford, Buckinghamshire, in the early Forties. Every day she would sail past the terraced houses on …

Inside The Secret eBay Lab Changing Real-World Shopping

America’s most prominent technology firms have all built reputations for futuristic thinking through secret, ancillary Silicon Valley labs.<p>Google has GoogleX, its facility dedicated to self-described “moonshots” like internet-projecting balloons and self-driving cars. Seattle-headquartered …

Top 10 Tasteless Ads

This 30-second spot features a Quizno's employee named Scott being sexually harassed by a toaster oven. A toaster oven that talks like Barry White. …

Where the internet zooms.

Good ole Al Gore may have invented the internet, but the country where he served as Vice President under Bill Clinton for 8 years is far from the fastest. According to IT consulting firm Akamai, these are the best countries to plug in if you feel the need for speed.

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Hubble's Iconic 'Pillars of Creation' --Were They Destroyed 6,000 Years Ago by a Supernova? (Holiday Feature)

The pillars are only a small portion of the extensive nebulous region imaged in far-infrared by ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory, which shows cool …

God is on the ropes: The brilliant new science that has creationists and the Christian right terrified

<b>Charles Darwin (Wikimedia/WDG Photo via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>A young MIT professor is finishing Darwin’s task — and threatening to undo everything the wacky right holds dear<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>January 3, 2015 2:00pm (UTC)<p>The Christian right’s obsessive hatred of Darwin is a wonder to behold, but it could …

Thermodynamics

The Smithsonian now lets you see 40,000 pieces of art online

The Smithsonian vowed that it would open up its digital collection by early 2015, and it's clearly not wasting time as it delivers on that promise. Both the institution's Freer and Sackler galleries have posted over 40,000 pieces of global art online, all of which can be used for non-commercial …

A Very Short History Of The Internet And The Web

2014 marked two important anniversaries in the evolution of information technology. Forty-five years ago (October 29, 1969), the first ARPAnet (later to be known as the Internet) link was established between UCLA and SRI. Twenty-five years ago (March 1989), Tim Berners-Lee circulated a proposal for …