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21 striking photos of ballerinas, what dreams are made of

Oct. 1 is World Ballet Day — a day to celebrate some of the most skilled and graceful dancers on the planet.<p>On Thursday five of the world’s leading …

Russian Scientist Injects Himself with 3.5 Million Year Old “Eternal Life” Bacteria

A group of Russian scientists believe that the secret to eternal youth might actually lies in the permafrost of Siberia. They’re experimenting with a …

Permafrost

Scans suggest Queen Nefertiti may lie concealed in King Tut's tomb

New scans give 'further evidence' that Egypt's lost Queen Nefertiti may lie concealed in King Tutankhamun's tomb<p>High-resolution scans suggest the tomb of Ancient Egypt's boy-king Tutankhamun contains passages to two hidden chambers, including what one British archaeologist believes is the last …

3 Men Suffocate, Die While Looting Ancient Tomb in China

Three men have died and others were incapacitated while grave robbing an ancient tomb in China. The three men died of suffocation in the airless …

Those Violent Muscle Jerks That Happen Just As You’re Falling Asleep Have A Name And You Can Stop Them

Today in Body Weird: If you have a sudden, jarring muscle spasm-type jerk right before you fall asleep, that weird sensation that makes you feel like you’re falling, you are not alone. It’s a very common occurrence and now it has a name — actually, it has two. Hypnic jerks, or sleep starts, happen …

American Deaths From Gun Violence vs. Terrorism, in One Chart

In his speech last night, after the gun rampage at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, President Obama made an unusual request:<p>“I would ask news …

The cosmic bucket list: 11 things to see in the universe before it dies (in 22bn years) | Chris Lintott

Photograph: AP<p>An image from the Cassini spacecraft shows the planet Earth, annotated with a white arrow, lower right, below Saturn’s rings.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/3/1435925275905/0ce36928-90a9-4f32-b22d-067de11a37ac-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: AP<p>An image …

Bizarre Giant Hexagon on Saturn May Finally Be Explained

The huge, mysterious hexagon at Saturn's north pole may finally have an explanation.<p>The bizarre hexagonal cloud pattern was first discovered in 1988 …

The Incredible Pencraft of Jake Weidmann, the World’s Youngest Master Penman | Colossal

<p>When in school, artist and penman Jake Weidmann watched as his classmates typed their notes in laptops. Weidmann instead took the old-fashioned …

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A Dark Reading List for Your Inner Teen Goth

Happy birthday to one of the godmothers of gothic entertainment, Anne Rice. Before the era of <i>Twilight</i> and its sparkly undead, the best-selling author …

27 Free Writing Contests: Legitimate Competitions With Cash Prizes

When I was about 12, I saw an ad in a magazine for a poetry contest that sounded fancy and impressive, something like “International Library of …

Know Your Stuff: The 110 Best DIY Tips Ever

For Popular Mechanics' 110th anniversary, we decided to do something special: We dived into our archives to find the 110 best, handiest, and most helpful tips ever printed in PM. It's more than a century of DIY wisdom. (You can read the introduction to the project here.)<p>For <i>Popular Mechanics</i>' 110th …

This Digital Library Contains Every Phrase That Could Ever Be Uttered

In his 1939 essay, “The Total Library,” the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges imagined a library that held not just every book ever written, but …

Open Library of Humanities

About this Journal<p>The <i>Open Library of Humanities</i> journal publishes internationally-leading, rigorous and peer-reviewed scholarship across the …

129 Digital Citizenship Links on 22 Topics

<b>Here’s a long list of websites to address Digital Citizenship topics you teach in your classroom:</b><b>Avatars</b> <br>to promote digital privacy• Avatar 1–a …

Cyberbullying

Prescribing heroin for addiction: Some untapped potentials and unanswered questions - Stephen Wakeman, 2015

Drug Addiction

Mental As: How illicit drugs and alcohol affect a person living with mental illness

Stronger versions of illicit drugs, such as crystallised methamphetamines or 'ice', are causing increased difficulty in the treatment of patients, …

Mental Health

Literature

On the 250th anniversary of Laurence Sterne’s death, Ian Campbell Ross looks at the engagement with mortality so important to the novelist’s …

Paris Review - Writers, Quotes, Biography, Interviews, Artists

An inventory of the meaningful life.

<i>“One can’t write directly about the soul,”</i> Virginia Woolf observed in her diary. <i>“Looked at, it vanishes.”</i> The same could be said of the soul of art, or perhaps of anything of substance and complexity — to write or speak about the meaning of a painting or a poem or a symphony is to flatten and …

Literature

Arts

Harvard

The Quiet Revolution of CRISPR - Facts So Romantic

<i>CRISPR’s not on the cusp of anything.</i>WikicommonsHow many diseases could humans treat if the DNA in troublesome cells could be edited within the body? …

Clinical Trials

The Rumpus.net

<i>is it loyalty that keeps us / from tossing what’s not useful?</i><p><i>Nothing seems fixed or stable anymore except ongoing instability.</i><p>Clinton Crockett Peters …

A monthly review of the arts & intellectual life

Philosophers' Mail

A year ago we asked ourselves a question: could philosophers write the news? The experiment is complete. The team behind the Philosophers’ Mail is …

Reassessing Woodrow Wilson, Crusader President

From Hannah Arendt to Mary Wollstonecraft, here’s what our staff and writers are reading this week.<p>Beardie-weirdies, nihilists, and radicals: a look …

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For those of us growing up at the tail end of the twentieth century in the United States, football was something performed by Joe Montana, Bruce …