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4 Astounding Archaeological Discoveries in the Holy Land

Hebrew goes back very far in the Holy Land. The earliest inscription believed to be in Hebrew, discovered in 2008 at the Khirbet Qeiyafa …

The propaganda films that saved Walt Disney’s cartoon empire

In 1941, Walt Disney’s problems were piling up. His third animated film, <i>Fantasia</i>, was meant to “change the history of motion pictures”—but ended up nearly bankrupting the studio. The film came with a revolutionary surround-sound system—“Fantasound”—that needed to be installed in every theater it …

This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

Americium could save your life.<p>Thanks to high school, we've all got a pretty good idea about what's on the periodic table.<p>But whether you're looking …

The Jamie Weinstein Show

June 7, 2018<p>Neera Tanden opens up about the Trump administration, the internal battles within the Democratic Party, and much more.<p>May 30, 2018<p>Few …

The Pulpit Money Changers and Con-Artists.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) <b>Jesse Duplantis, fake Evangelist and Bible con man, says God told him to believe for a new jet that just happens to cost $54 …

Five Reasons the Sexual Revolution Has Been a Disaster

Hegel famously wrote that the owl of Minerva flies only at dusk, meaning that history’s unfolding is most plainly seen in retrospect. With all due …

‘Willingness’ To Impact The Election: IG’s Clinton Report Is Loaded With Bombshells

6:16 PM 06/14/2018<p>The Department of Justice’s internal watchdog released a much-anticipated report on the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s …

The Papadopoulos Case Needs a Closer Look

Is the former campaign adviser accused of misrepresenting his subjective state of mind, not objective reality?<p>Congress should be taking a very hard …

U.S. State Department

Imperator: Rome is Grand Strategy on a Scale We've Never Seen Before

Conquering the ancient world with legions, trade, and demographic management.<p>The year is 304 BCE, and a scrappy Italian city-state called Rome has …

War

10 Books You Pretend To Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books - but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it's …

The Essential Reading List: Dystopian

Every month in 2018, we’re offering an essential reading list by genre. Those we’ve put together so far include:<p>This month, we’re covering one of the …

Literature

The 100 Best Fantasy Novels of All Time - Unbound Worlds

<b>Part I: 1.–25.</b><p>Dubbed the “Nigerian Harry Potter,” Okorafor’s YA crossover novel of a Nigerian-American girl with albino skin and a deep well of …

Books

Space Opera is the funniest science fiction novel I’ve read since Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Eurovision in spaaaaaaaaaace!<p>Many authors attempt comedy in science fiction, but few pull it off. Alongside very funny works like John Scalzi’s <i>Redshirts</i> and Terry Pratchett’s entire <i>Discworld</i> series, the pinnacle of hilarious science fiction is Douglas Adams’ <i>The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,</i> …

The best recent science fiction and fantasy novels – reviews roundup

Autonomous by Annalee Newitz; Blackfish City by Sam J Miller; The Wolf by Leo Carew; The Silenced by Stephen Lloyd Jones and The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S Buckell<p><b>Autonomous</b> (Orbit, £8.99) is the debut novel from Annalee Newitz, a science journalist and co-founder of the SF …

Science Fiction

30 Weird Products On Amazon That Are Mind-Blowingly Useful

Plenty of products exist on Amazon to simplify your life and make chores easier to stomach. But then there's the other stuff — the weird and utterly …

15 Adult Books Like 'A Wrinkle In Time' To Read If You Grew Up On The Childhood Classic

With <i>A Wrinkle in Time</i> taking the box office by storm, you should have already dusted off your old copy and re-read it in anticipation of seeing the …

13 Items on Amazon People Are Going Absolutely Nuts for Right Now

The best of the best.<p>It’s hard to know when you order something online if what you’ll be getting is the real deal or a cheap whisper of what you were …

Shopping

These secret Netflix codes unlock hidden show and movie categories

The recommended content on your Netflix account comes from a complicated algorithm analyzing your viewing history.<p>And unless you are sharing your …

Documentaries

This beautifully designed 'dumb phone' can only make calls and send texts — and it might be the key to curing our addiction to apps

The Brooklyn-based startup Light has set an impossible goal of getting people to put down their smartphones.<p>Light launched in 2014 and a year later debuted its first product, the Light Phone. It could only make calls and tell the time, and the company described it as a "quite a smart 'dumb' …

Apps

Review Roundup

Saturdaaaaaaaaaaaay!<br>Woo!<br>I mean, who really doesn’t love Saturdays, in general? Sure, there’s not always the best Saturdays, but overall, it’s …

Rise To Storyteller Legend By Mastering These 3 Epic GM Tips

<i>GM Tips, hosted by the talented veteran Game Master Satine Phoenix, is our show to help Dungeon Masters and Game Masters improve their craft and</i> …

“Oh My God, This Is So F---ed Up”: Inside Silicon Valley’s Secretive, Orgiastic Dark Side

Some of the most powerful men in Silicon Valley are regulars at exclusive, drug-fueled, sex-laced parties—gatherings they describe not as scandalous, or even secret, but as a bold, unconventional lifestyle choice. Yet, while the guys get laid, the women get screwed. In an adaptation from her new …

18 science fiction and fantasy books to read this January

Start off your year with a good book (or two)<p>It’s a brand new year, and that means that it’s time to dust off the reading list and take a look at what’s coming ahead.<p>In the last days of 2017, I finally found some time to catch up on Brian K. Vaughn and FIonna Staples’s brilliant comic <i>Saga</i>. I’ve …

20 Great Scifi Movies You May Have Missed in 2017 (But Shouldn't Have)

If nothing else, 2017 has been a truly great year for science fiction and fantasy films. While many have been major motion pictures that no one could …

6 Sci-Fi Books You Need to Read ASAP

Not too long ago, if someone asked me if I liked sci-fi novels my immediate answer would be no. However, after reading the books on this list and …

Why we need a 21st-century Martin Luther to challenge the church of tech

It’s 500 years since Martin Luther defied the authority of the Catholic church. It’s time for a similar revolt against the hypocrisy of the religion of technology<p>A new power is loose in the world. It is nowhere and yet it’s everywhere. It knows everything about us – our movements, our thoughts, our …

Martin Luther

The End of Football

By 2050, the National Football League (NFL) will be like the Barnum and Bailey Circus of today. Bankrupt, closed, irrelevant, morally passe.<p>In the …

Starfinder is here, and it’s fantastic

Paizo’s newest role-playing game is more than just Pathfinder in space<p>Paizo Publishing, the creators of the popular Pathfinder universe, were on hand at this year’s Gen Con to celebrate the release of Starfinder, a spacefaring role-playing game and only its second major tabletop RPG. The team …

Quantum Weirdness Has Been Tested Beyond The Particle Scale For The First Time

Yes!<p>A small tweak on a definitive experiment in quantum physics has allowed scientists to observe for the first time exactly how molecules behave as …

Modern Diplomacy - Modern Diplomacy

South Asia13 hours agoCrunch time in Pakistan Terrorism1 day agoISIL continues to pose a ‘serious challenge’ worldwide<p>Trending<p>Americas2 days agoTrump …

Al-Qaeda