Michael Szalay

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This horrifying story will make you question whether Andrew Jackson should be on the $20 bill

I still remember my first $20 bill.<p>It was a gift from an uncle on my 8th birthday. I'll never forget the crisp feel of the paper, the distinctive shape of the letters and the portrait of our wild-haired seventh president Andrew Jackson. Even for our dull green US currency, it stood out next to the …

Native Americans

Muslim Police Chief Refuses Pledge Of Allegiance, Fellow Officer Takes Action

Japan's 'comfort women' battle spills into the US

<b>Tokyo, Japan -</b> With an ideological ally in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right-wing activists have been emboldened to press forward their agenda not only against the domestic media and many in Japanese society, but also the United States as well.<p>These activists never completely disappeared after World …

Researchers Think There's A Warm Ocean On Enceladus

Saturn's moon Enceladus is a mystery. From Earth it looks tiny and cold, and yet it's not a dead hunk of rock. Passing spacecraft see trenches and ridges, similar to Earth's, and in 2005 NASA's Cassini mission spotted ice geysers streaming from its south pole.<p>"The moon is actually alive in a …

In Japan, It Soon May Be Illegal Not To Take Vacation

It’s to combat what the Japanese call “death by overwork.”<p>Wake up at 7:30, commute to work, spend 13 hours in the office, run for the last train home, eat, and crash into to bed. The next day, rinse and repeat. Welcome to the insane working hours of a Japanese “salaryman” during crunch times at …

March 2015

Mars One mission: five Britons shortlisted for one-way trip to Red Planet

Hannah Earnshaw, Maggie Lieu, Ryan MacDonald, Alison Rigby and Clare Weedon are the British names put forward to become the first humans to step foot on the Red Planet<p>Five Britons have been shortlisted for a one-way trip to Mars as they hope to become the first humans to step foot on the Red Planet.<p>…

10 truly bizarre Tea Party bills: From nipples to militias to religious zealotry

<b>A still from Matt Rosendale's ad "Rifle Shot" (YouTube/Matt Rosendale)</b><p>The Montana Legislature is now controlled by some far-right loons. You won’t believe what they’re trying to pass<p>Eric Stern<p>February 17, 2015 9:30pm (UTC)<p>Here are the 10 most bizarre Tea Party bills currently being debated in the …

Tea Party

Why Artificial Intelligence Will Not Obliterate Humanity

It's not smart enough to turn sinister<p>Elon Musk is terrified of artificial intelligence (AI). The founder of SpaceX and Tesla Motors predicts it’ll soon be "potentially more dangerous than nukes," and recently he gave $10 million toward research to "keep AI beneficial." Stephen Hawking has likewise …

Artificial Intelligence

No, Islam Isn’t Inherently Violent, And The Math Proves It

Despite recent attacks in Paris and Copenhagen, Westerners face very little risk from Islamist terrorists.<p>There is a widely held belief in the United …

Advanced German Volume Training

Here's what you need to know...<p>German Volume Training has a reputation for adding rapid size to new lifters. It's a series of ten sets of …

Extreme Sports

CNN anchor: Americans’ rights ‘do not come from God’

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo<p>In a heated debate over same-sex marriage with Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Thursday, CNN morning anchor Chris Cuomo …

Happy Birthday, 'Pale Blue Dot!' Famous Space Photo Turns 25

One of history's most iconic photos turns 25 years old Saturday (Feb. 14).<p>On Feb. 14, 1990, NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft took a family portrait of the …

Benefits of a Vegan Diet and Why the Human Body Was Designed to Be Vegan

The human body was not designed to consume meat and definitely not dairy, but rather for a plant friendly vegan diet. We have over 30 dissimilarities …

Retro 1980s Skiing Weekend is Real Life 'Hot Tub Time Machine'

Movies about skiing have not generally fared well at the box office (think <i>Aspen Extreme</i> and <i>Frozen</i>), but 2010’s <i>Hot Tub Time Machine</i> was a surprising success for the genre. The best (and only) comedy about time travel and skiing, it grossed more than $50 million domestically by celebrating dated and …

Skiing

The 100 Laws of Muscle

There is no perfect training program. In fact, very intelligent, very successful coaches often disagree with one another. That means you're going to …

The Simplest Way to Build More Muscle

Follow these rules to maximize your gains, starting today<p>Muscle growth is an incredibly complex process, including actions by as many as 70 genes and a list of hormones you'd need a graduate degree in endocrinology to fully understand. Your body simultaneously speeds up the mechanisms that …

The Case Against In-Your-Face Atheism

An atheist counsels his fellow non-believers on how not to talk to people of faith.<p>When I began my blog on the Atheist Channel ofPatheos, I thought …

How Will You Work Out When CrossFit Is No Longer Hip?

I have, on more than one occasion, unwittingly tuned into a midnight infomercial only to see a beefy male instructor flex as he pulls two high-resistance bungee ropes down into a squat on his gleaming silver Bowflex. Just five easy payments, the infomercial promises.<p>And yet, does anyone actually …