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How a filmmaker finally infiltrated Scientology for HBO's explosive documentary

"I turned it down," he told Business Insider recently at HBO's New York City offices. Like many filmmakers who wanted to investigate Scientology, the uncertainty of doing it without getting bogged down in an expensive legal battle turned him off of the project.<p>What was different was the involvement …

7 Scientific Self-Help Books That Will Transform Your Life

I’m one of those weirdos that prefers reading non-fiction books over fiction books any day of the week — especially when it comes to books about …

Five insights challenging science's unshakable 'truths'

<b>1 | Lifestyle can change genes</b><p>We have come to think that if something is "in our genes", it is our inevitable destiny. However, this is a gross oversimplification. We have each inherited a particular set of genes, but the outcome of that inheritance is not fixed. Our environment, diet and …

What God does to your brain

The controversial science of neurotheology aims to find the answer to an age-old question: why do we believe?<p>When neuroscientist Andrew Newberg scanned the brain of “Kevin”, a staunch <b>atheist,</b> while he was meditating, he made a fascinating discovery. “Compared with the Buddhist monks and Franciscan …

7 Zucchini Recipes You'll Make All Summer Long

<i>Whether you're in the mood for healthy soup, a savory summer side or a sweet snack, these zucchini recipes have you covered.</i><p><b>1. Sautéed Zucchini & Cherry Tomatoes</b><p>This side dish of crisp zucchini, burst cherry tomatoes and meltingly sweet red onions sautéed in olive oil is one of those dishes where …

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Report: Dodgers prospect Alex Guerrero could miss five weeks after his teammate bit off part of his ear

Dodgers prospect Alex Guerrero could miss up to five weeks after the plastic surgery he endured to fix a piece of his ear that was displaced when veteran catcher and Class AAA Albuquerque teammate Miguel Olivo bit the infielder during a dugout altercation on Tuesday, according to an ESPN.com report.<p>…

Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight: Stolen Passports Deepen Mystery

U.S. officials are working to find out as much as possible about two apparently stolen passports connected with the missing Malaysia Airlines jet …

Tommy Morrison, former world heavyweight champion, dies at 44

Tommy Morrison, a former heavyweight champion who gained fame for his role in the movie Rocky V, has died. He was 44.<p>Morrison's former manager, Tony Holden, said his longtime friend died on Sunday night at a Nebraska hospital. The family would not disclose the cause of death. Morrison tested …

What exactly is fire?

Fire is essential and something we often take for granted, but what precisely is it? James May answers this burning question.<p>Fire is just a particularly vigorous oxidation process, one that you can understand even if you weren’t paying attention in chemistry lessons at school, as indeed James May …

Aaron Hernandez: Inside Dark, Tragic Life of Former Patriots Star

<i>This story, “The Gangster in the Huddle” originally appeared in September 12, 2013 issue of Rolling Stone.</i><p>The first text pinged him around nine that …

Jose Fernandez caught Troy Tulowitzki's line drive, yes he did

Great reflexes, great response.<p>You know you made a great play when the guy who hit the ball has to double-check that it actually happened:<p>That's a bewildered Troy Tulowitzki asking "did you catch that?" and Jose Fernandez confirming "yes I did" with a grin. Badass.<p>(via GameReax)