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The Most Unexpectedly Religious Film of the Year

I went to see “A Quiet Place,” John Krasinski’s new thriller, with absolutely no anticipation of finding theological or spiritual themes. I just …

John Krasinski

Scientists Genetically Engineered Flies to Ejaculate Under Red Light

2018-04-27T11:30:00-04:002018-05-01T12:57:27-04:00tag:theatlantic.com,2018:50-559007The threat of a flu pandemic clouds even his legendary optimism, so he's launching an initiative to prevent one.<p>Last April, <a href="https://staffprofiles.bournemouth.ac.uk/display/mbennett">Matthew Bennett</a> …

Biology

Secret London: 16 more odd sights you never knew were there

Not Exactly Rocket Science

After 10 years, the blog is shutting down.<p>by Ed Yong<p>Here's where to find us, and new RSS feeds to make it easier to keep up with the latest posts.<p>by Erika Engelhaupt<p>We're moving! Here's where to find us.<p>by Erika Engelhaupt<p>It’s about the astonishing partnerships between animals and microbes.<p>by Ed …

Biology

Here's an Easy Two-Minute Trick to Calm Your Racing Mind

<b>Obsess much? Here's a way to stop the cycle (and basically tell your brain to STFU).</b><p><i>By Amanda Schupak</i>, SELF<p>Photo: Kyle Ericksen/WWD<p>Replays of awkward interactions, missed opportunities and embarrassing regrets distract us during the day and keep us up at night. Think about how many times you've …

Florence: An Itinerary for a Timeless City

Florence: hub of the arts, birthplace of the Renaissance, popular tourist destination, and heart of Tuscany. She is a city of history, with seemingly endless surprises to be discovered within her mazes of streets. Here are some must see sites for any visitor's itinerary!<p><b>1. The Academia</b><p>The Academia …

Secret London: 14 odd attractions you never knew were there

Love, Sex, and Dating as a Neo-Virgin

Abstaining from sex when you know what it feels like is a lot harder than if you'd never done it at all.<p>I had a very happy, idyllic childhood. Even though I had Baptist ministers for parents, they weren't frightening or hardcore. They were very loving. I was an only child—my parents tried for 13 …

Bishop Barron on Dante and the Spiritual Journey

How we made the Eurostar

‘We had whole meetings devoted to how hot the water has to be to make a decent cup of tea’<p>Roger Kemp, project director, Alstom Transport<p>I was based in Paris, overseeing the trains, and my remit was simple: just make it happen. There was a very positive feeling: “Yes we can! Yes we can!” But so many …

Trains

St Thomas Aquinas invented the greatest intellectual gag of all time

But the Angelic Doctor also made a serious point about the danger of using analogies to speak of God<p>Firing up Twitter this morning, I was greeted by …

Catholicism

17 Simple Rules for Getting Organized and Decluttered

What would it take to get your life decluttered and organized? That might be a tall order for many of us, but the truth is, we could do it in bursts …

25 hidden iPhone features that are really, truly hidden

How many times have you seen posts on tech sites about “hidden iPhone features” and thought to yourself, <i>these tricks aren’t really hidden at all</i>. We’ve even had a few articles here on BGR with tips that were indeed unknown to most users, but the savvy iOS device owners out there were undoubtedly …

12 Great Reasons to Study Abroad

Insights into the advantages of studying abroad from the College Tourist Spring Team<p>1. <b>Roslyn Kent</b> - University of Calgary<p>Studying abroad means that you can learn how to integrate yourself into a new city, environment and even culture. By living somewhere completely different than your home, you're …

5 Horrifying Mistakes You Can Make When Ordering Food In Italian

It's always a little funny listening to someone speak English as a second language. Their pronunciation of certain words and the roundabout sentences they use to express themselves seem adorable if not harmless. But how do we sound when speaking a second language? In many cases our mistakes are …

Italy

Hate Mornings? 6 Small Changes That Will Fix Everything

The first few minutes of your morning are the most important of your day and can set the tone for positivity and productivity. Ideally, you have an …

What Amadeus gets wrong

The beloved film of Mozart’s life and death triumphed at the Oscars 30 years ago. It distorts the truth but we are right to remember it as a classic, argues Clemency Burton-Hill.<p>It is 30 years since Amadeus swept the board at the Academy Awards. Miloš Forman’s 1984 film of Peter Shaffer’s 1979 …

Mozart

13 Powerful Women Mystics Who Helped Shape Christianity

They were on a mission from God.<p>The women mystics of Christianity lived courageous and often radical lives. They pushed their bodies to the extremes of survival, challenged societal norms and, occasionally, died for their faith. They were rebels and renegades who helped shape Christianity as we …

Books

News from the Vatican - News about the Church - Vatican News

06/04/2018<p>Vatican Museums offer new dawn tours<p>06/04/2018<p>Pope's prayer intention for April: ‘For Those who have Responsibility in Economic …

The Mediterranean Coast's 10 Best-Kept Secrets

<i>By Michelle Schuman for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>Ibiza, Nice, the Amalfi Coast. These Mediterranean gems are popular for good reason: gorgeous beaches, incredible food and that worlds-away feeling. But they can also be a little, well, crowded. Here's where to enjoy the Mediterranean Coast's …

The Bermuda Triangle: Whatever became of the myth

Seventy years after the disappearance of five planes in the Atlantic, Giles Milton investigates one of the world’s most enduring aviation mysteries<p>The message picked up by the control tower was as bizarre as it was alarming. “Everything looks strange,” said the pilot. “It looks like we’re entering …

Fort Lauderdale

How to Clean Up Your Messy iPhone Photo Library

Benjamin Lowy—Getty Images Reportage for TIME<p>Benjamin Lowy—Getty Images Reportage for TIME<p>Benjamin Lowy—Getty Images Reportage for TIME<p>Benjamin …

Behind Closed Ovens News, Video and Gossip - Jezebel

Welcome back to Behind Closed Ovens, where we take a look at the best and strangest stories from inside the food industry. This week, we bring you …

The Long, Slow End for CSI

The crime drama, once the most popular thing on television, went out Sunday night after steadily declining ratings and a series of reboots.<p>One of America’s most beloved TV shows in recent years, <i>CSI: Crime Scene Investigation</i>, ended its 15-year run on Sunday night with a feature-length special, …

Politically Correct “Lord of the Flies”

By the time Ralph finished blowing the conch, a large crowd had formed.<p>“Well, then,” he said, clearing his throat. “First rule: we can’t have everyone talking at once.”<p>Jack was on his feet. “We’ll have rules!” he yelled excitedly. “Lots of rules!”<p>Ralph explained, “We need to have ‘hands up,’ like …