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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 …

Religion

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 …

Self-improvement

Five discoveries taking science by surprise

If you thought dying of loneliness was just an old wives' tale, or that genetic inheritance is fixed – think again. Michael Brooks on science's most unexpected findings<p><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, …

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 …

Higgs Boson

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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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 …

Airplanes

Tommy Morrison, former world heavyweight champion, dies at 44

Former manager Tony Holden says boxer, who tested positive for HIV in 1996, died on Saturday in Nebraska<p>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 …

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 …

Chemistry

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

Former Patriots tight end might have been one of the NFL's all-time greats, but he could never escape drugs, guns and a life of violence<p><i>This story,</i> …

Crime

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)