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J.K. Rowling Honored Muhammad Ali By Quoting The Man Himself

The reactions and tributes to Muhammad Ali just keep pouring in one day after his death at the age of 74. It’s perhaps not all that surprising to see that Ali touched the lives of athletes like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Connor McGregor, and The Rock. However, it’s also important to remember that Ali’s …

Social Activism

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Study Skills

After Cuba: The Only 3 Countries That Have No Relations With the U.S.

Why is one of them Bhutan?<p>On Wednesday, the United States and Cuba announced that they would reopen embassies in each other’s capitals, thus restoring diplomatic relations for the first time since 1961. The agreement doesn’t mean that Washington-Havana ties will go back to where they were before …

North Korea

Is Greece doomed? These are the 3 questions everyone is asking

Greece is in the ugliest situation imaginable: dead broke, humiliated in front of its European partners, destined to make spending cuts that leaders …

11 Foods Nutritionists Always Keep in their Refrigerators

Add these to your grocery list, stat.

Nutrition

You are when you eat

<b>(CNN) —</b> We have all heard the age-old weight loss advice to eat less and exercise more. But a number of recent studies suggest that the key to dieting success is not just in how many calories you eat, or don't, but in when you eat them.<p>"There has been so much energy on what we eat and on …

Weight Loss

The simple idea that could transform US criminal justice

Municipal court in the US works like this: the accused stands with his attorney in front of the bench, looking up at the judge on high. The accused is effectively invisible, a bystander to the back-and-forth between judge, prosecutor and defence attorney, who speak in jargon that ordinary people do …

New Jersey

The myth of universal beauty

Would you have been beautiful in another era? David Robson discovers that attractiveness is more malleable and subjective than we might imagine.<p>The plus-sized comedian Dawn French would be unlikely to describe herself as a sex symbol, but was she simply born at the wrong time? “If I had been around …

Social Media

Breakup app delivers the ugly truth so you don't have to

Let's face it, breaking up with someone is a messy, awkward, business. But, good news: Now you can end your relationship the lazy way with an app …

Apps

40 Things that Wouldn’t Have Happened Without Jaws

As the original summer blockbuster turns 40, we look back at its impact on pop culture—for better and for worse.<p>If you’re afraid of the ocean generally or sharks specifically, odds are good that your fear can be traced back to June 20, 1975. It was on this day that <i>Jaws</i> swam menacingly into more …

Solar Storm Strikes Earth, Spawning Low-Latitude Aurora

Space<p>A serious solar storm has been battering Earth's magnetosphere, in the wake of a series of solar flares that erupted from a highly active sunspot over the last few days.<p>The flashes of electromagnetic waves from the flares reach Earth in just a few minutes, but enormous bursts of charged …

Astronomy

Black like her: Is racial identity a state of mind?

The civil rights activist in Washington state who has come under fire for her disputed racial identity said she was stepping down as president of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter.<p>The civil rights activist in Washington state who came under fire for her racial identity said she was stepping down.<p>By Amy …

Rachel Dolezal

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Siblings

Why Gossip Can Save Your Life

We have always been told that all the best things—booze, chocolate, television, grilled cheese <i>in extremis</i>—are bad for us. And so it is gratifying …

Psychology

What Motivates Terrorists?

It’s an important question. But is it the best one to be asking?<p>One of the most frequently asked questions about terrorism is also the most intractable. Why? Why do they do it? Why do people join terrorist groups and participate in acts of terrorism?<p>There are as many answers to this question as …

Art collector Frans Broersen finds inspiration in North Korean paintings

On his seven trips to North Korea, Dutch art collector Frans Broersen saw a lot of what he calls "rubbish," the sort of kitschy and predictable – though skillfully executed – Communist tropes associated with Pyongyang's paranoid dictatorship and the artists forced to toil for it. "You can buy the …

Art

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes