Michael Davis

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Ancient Chinese breakfast going global

We arrived in China in 2012 in a blur of excitement and exhaustion.<p>In less than three months, I accepted a job in Shanghai, married my …

This science fiction novel is a perfect antidote to U.S. election season

Malka Older's Infomocracy is a realistic picture of a future global democracy.<p>Sometimes you need to escape from the news by plunging into a …

Hippocrates

Hippocrates was born on the Greek island of Kos in the 5th century BCE, and he became the most famous physician in antiquity. He established a …

Ancient History

Doctors 3D-print 'living' body parts

<b>Custom-made, living body parts have been 3D-printed in a significant advance for regenerative medicine, say scientists.</b><p>The sections of bone, muscle and cartilage all functioned normally when implanted into animals.<p>The breakthrough, published in Nature Biotechnology, raises the hope of using living …

Neutrinos continue run of odd behavior at Daya Bay

Results could hint at errors, sterile neutrinos, or something even stranger.<p>Late last week, the Daya Bay experiment in China released a new set of …

16 Great Unsung TV Shows of the Past Few Years That Everybody Should Watch

We’re living in a goddamn Golden Age of television. But there’s also way too much TV to keep track of, and a few shows get the lion’s share of …

Publishing Articles to WordPress with Workflow on iOS

For the past two years, I've been publishing articles and linked posts on MacStories via Python. This inelegant solution was my only option to automate the process of publishing directly from Editorial (most recently, 1Writer): when it comes to writing on iOS, I'm too fussy to accept primitive copy …

How All 50 States Got Their Names

<b>Alabama</b><p>iStock<p>Before Europeans landed on American shores, the upper stretches of the Alabama River in present-day Alabama used to be the home lands of …

Jesus’s crucifixion: not exactly a selling point in the ancient world

If you’re living in the Mediterranean world of the 1st century and you want to promote your religion, a “crucified god” is not your headline. Yet …

Theology

I recently had the pleasure of speaking to Julian Calverley, a talented and professional landscape photographer who also happens to take stunning …

Why You Shouldn't Ignore The Video Mode on Your Camera

There has been a certain reluctance amongst some photographers to accept the fact that video is here to stay on stills cameras. It’s understandable, …

Review: Pixelmator for iPad out now, a desktop-class photo editor for a mobile device

<b>Note</b>: The app is still rolling out worldwide. Check back soon if the links don’t work for you!<p>Announced during Apple’s October event, Pixelmator for iPad ($4.99) is an important stepping stone in the iPad’s history. The Mac app is regularly featured by Apple as an exemplar app in the Mac App Store …

These 6 Essential Composition Skills Can Turn You Into a Really Good Photographer

Composition isn't just about knowing where to place elements in a frame. It isn't just about finding lines that lead to your subjects, or identifying …

"The last supper" Artist : Boutros Al Maari © Posted by Humam

The American Who Gave His Life to Chairman Mao

On the dictator's 120th birthday, Sidney Rittenberg—whose life story entwines with the turbulent history of the People's Republic—describes his interactions with the man who still dominates China 37 years after his death.<p>From 1944, when the 23-year-old Sidney Rittenberg first arrived in China with …

Event Driver: 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint

This 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint was delivered new to Milan in 1960 and was prepped for historic rallying 42 years later. It’s been upgraded to …

Associated Press News

Supreme Court to hear case on separating church and state

WASHINGTON — When Susan Galloway, who is Jewish, and Linda Stephens, an atheist, complained about the Christian prayers at town board meetings in Greece, N.Y., they were told they could "leave the room or just not listen," Galloway said.<p>"We felt like outcasts," Galloway said. "We are not …

Jesus

Atheism starts its megachurch: Is it a religion now?

<b>(Artur Bogacki via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>The non-religious Assembly is perhaps the fastest growing church in the world — and it’s coming to a mall near you<p>Katie Engelhart<p>September 22, 2013 10:59am (UTC)<p>Organized Atheism is now a franchise.<p>Yesterday, The Sunday Assembly—the London-based “Atheist …

2014 Cadillac CTS: The Standard Of The World?

Having just picked up a Chrysler 300C, I would have told you that it’s the last American luxury car on sale today. Now I’m not so sure. Despite …