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The 100 coolest works of architecture in the world

For those who want to brush up on their architecture knowledge, we've compiled a ranking of the 100 coolest buildings and structures on the planet.<p>These include old and new pieces of architecture all over the world, including museums, wineries, religious spaces, skyscrapers, transportation hubs, …

Architecture

Father and Daughter Fight to Keep the Child They Had as a Result of Incest

The couple had their baby in Spain, where incest isn't illegal.<p>A father and daughter are fighting Spanish social services to keep the daughter they had as a result of incest. In Spain, incest between two consenting adults is legal. And the couple, from Majorca, Spain, say they are being victimized …

MSPs Forced To Discuss Legalising Incest Thanks To Technicality

The Scottish Parliament has been forced to hold one of its most bizarre ever debates after one man put forward a petition to legalise incest.<p>Richard …

Should Incest Between Consenting Adult Siblings Be Legalized? Experts Sound Off

Responding to a German ethics panel's suggestion of de-criminalizing sex between adult siblings, a group of psychologists and experts joined HuffPost Live this week to discuss whether or not it was appropriate for criminal laws to ban sexual taboos such as incestuous relationships.<p>"I suppose I take …

Meet The Political Party Trying To Make Incest And Necrophilia Happen

There are people out there, the youth wing of the Swedish Liberal People’s Party argues, who want to have sex with their siblings (provided that they are at an age of consent). There are also people out there, this same group wants you to know, that would like to have sex with the dead. And you …

What's Up With the Rise of Incest Porn?

Sites like PornHub and GameLink are reporting steep rises in the number of searches for incestuous porn plots. Why?<p>Anyone who's browsed for porn on an even semi-regular basis probably would prefer their browser history never be seen by another pair of human eyes. I think most of us, in the throes …

Liberal MP Defends Comments Linking Homosexuality To Incest And Bestiality

"If I find homosexuality gross, should it be illegal?"

Ted Cruz Embarrasses Sierra Club President In Global Warming Hearings

Sen. Ted Cruz embarrassed Sierra Club President Aaron Mair during Senate hearings Tuesday, as Mair was repeatedly unable to answer straightforward questions about global warming. Under cool, calm, respectful questioning from Cruz, Mair was repeatedly flustered and created long, embarrassing periods …

What Every Successful Person Knows, But Never Says

Ira Glass is the host and executive producer of the popular National Public Radio show, <i>This American Life.</i><p>Each week, <i>This American Life</i> is broadcast to more than 1.7 million listeners across 500 different radio stations. For Glass, who is featured in almost every episode, the show has led to a wide …

Self-improvement

The Burden of Atheism

July 25, 2015 by Domyo Burk<p>Lately I’ve been working on a book on meditation. It’s involved extensive research into other spiritual traditions and …

8 Zen Master Stories That Illustrate Important Truths

By Claudia Azula Altucher,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/126MBGX<p>You probably heard some of these, maybe all. I thought about stories that touched …

A Zen Master Explains Death and the Life-Force to a Child and Outlines the Three Essential Principles of Zen Mind

“Zen practice … requires great faith, great courage, and great questioning.”<p>If death is so enormous a mystery that we remain unable to wrap our grownup minds around it, despite comfort from our great poets and consolation from our great philosophers, how are tiny humans to make sense of it all? …

Meditation

10 Rules to Live By From a Zen Master

Two Israeli soldiers killed as Hezbollah missile hits vehicle on Lebanon border

Two Israeli soldiers were killed when a military vehicle was hit by an anti-tank missile fired from inside Lebanon amid rapidly mounting tensions on the country’s northern border with Lebanon and Syria.<p>Four soldiers were reportedly wounded and the vehicle was set on fire in the incident, which took …

The Drone Defender

Meet the lawyer fighting for freer skies, one lawsuit at a time.<p>Twenty-nine floors up, inside a conference room of the New York law office of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, Brendan Schulman is hovering a drone in front of my face. It’s a Blade Nano QX—barely 2 inches tall—a four-rotor, …

Watch an Analog Optical Illusion of a T. Rex Come Alive

YouTuber Brusspup handcrafts his own optical illusions.<p><b>A version of this post originally appeared on The Creators Project Netherlands.</b><p>It takes a while before you realize you're not really here to watch an animation—or stuck in a film strip. That's what it feels like to look into the optical …

ObamaCare Slaps States With $15 Billion In New Costs

Thirty-six states that rely on private managed care programs to provide medical services to all or some of their Medicaid recipients are facing an added ObamaCare tax.<p>According to a report by Milliman consulting actuaries, states that contract with Medicaid managed care plans face up to $15 billion …

Why does guilt increase pleasure?

Feelings of guilt can make our temptations feel even more seductive. So could we be healthier and happier if we just embraced a little bit of vice, asks David Robson.<p>This year, my New Year’s Resolutions are going to take a somewhat different form to those of previous Januaries. I’m forgoing my …

Self Control

The question atheists cannot answer…

CEO/Founder<p>How long will Facebook continue to get away with the "oops, our bad!" excuse? First it was the Russian ads during the 2016 election, then …

5 Creative Ways to Cook with Spaghetti Squash (There Will Be Funnel Cake)

Stop! Don't douse that spaghetti squash with marinara sauce—try one of these recipes, instead.<p>Here's the thing about spaghetti squash. We don't actually want it to be spaghetti-like. We'll just use plain ole spaghetti for that one; there's no use trying to re-fashion squash to act like pasta.<p>And …

Court Reverses Rulings In Four States, Upholds Marriage Bans

A circuit court reversed federal rulings legalizing gay marriage in Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky on Thursday.<p>Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton, who wrote the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals' majority opinion, said the court does not have "a sweeping grant of authority" that allows it to determine …

Key role of fathers rediscovered

FROM the tiniest microbe to the origins of the universe, it sometimes feels as if every subject generates a vast tide of scientific study, with …

Stir-Fried Rice Noodles (Char Kuey Teow)

1 tbsp. dried shrimp paste<p>3 dried chiles de árbol, stemmed, torn into pieces, and soaked in boiling water for 5 minutes, drained<p>3 tbsp. peanut oil<p>2 …

Recipes

10 Quick Sauces for Fish

Here, 10 great sauces that will take any fish dish over the top.<p>Now that you know how to masterfully score and season fish fillets, thanks to this …

Intelligent People All Have One Thing In Common: They Stay Up Later Than You

There’s an electricity in the moon. A pulse, a magic, an energy. A bewitching entrancement unlike that of the sun.<p>The moon is for things unseen, …

9 DIY Jams to Make Now

Right now we’re in the midst of a bounty of summer fruits. Sadly, it won’t last forever. Here are nine sweet and tart jams to make now.<p>Right now …

Refreshingly Simple Watermelon Recipes for Summer

Watermelon is as intimidating as it is delicious. It's the ultimate summer fruit, yet its refreshing charm can be diluted by the sheer obstacle of dealing with one. Lugging it, chopping it, storing it—it's so daunting.<p>The hulking melon, like most things in life, is always scarier before you dig in. …

How Self-Replicating Spacecraft Could Take Over the Galaxy

Forget about generation ships, suspended animation, or the sudden appearance of a worm hole. The most likely way for aliens to visit us — whatever …

Singularity

Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind For More Than $500M

Google will buy London-based artificial intelligence company DeepMind. The Information reports that the acquisition price was more than $500 million, and that Facebook was also in talks to buy the startup late last year. DeepMind confirmed the acquisition to us, but couldn’t disclose deal terms.<p>The …