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Dog Cognition: How Do Dogs Perceive The World?

Dogs and humans share one of the strongest bonds between two different species on Earth. The connection has grown so deep, it’s literally become coded into our genes. And a wave of new research is shedding more light on these all-important dog-human relationships and what our furry friends are …

Pets

Are You a Delusion?

When our ancestors looked into the night sky they were captivated by the heroes and villains who lived there. They traced lines around star clusters and projected wonderful characters onto them. They told stories about how these sky beings passed their stories down from generation to generation.<p>The …

Spirituality

17 Badass Women You Probably Didn’t Hear About In 2015

Badass woman alert.<p>Captain Rahmani receives threats from the Taliban, who disapprove of her career and ambition. But she says she is "deeply committed" to encouraging other young women to become pilots.<p>In 2014, Boko Haram kidnapped hundreds of schoolgirls in Chibok, a town in Nigeria. The …

Atheist Santa Billboard Urging People to 'Skip Church' Causes Uproar

A billboard urging people to skip church on Christmas is causing a stir in a North Carolina town.<p>The sign was put up by the activist group American …

Religion

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Goldie Taylor—Cop Used Whiteness as His Weapon to Rape Black Women

A former Oklahoma City cop thought his badge and his race would protect him as he sexually assaulted woman after woman. An all-white, mostly male …

2,400-Year-Old 'Bong' Found In Ancient Burial Mound

In a vast and ancient burial site in the Caucasus Mountains of southern Russia, archaeologists have discovered what appear to be 2,400-year-old solid …

The 15 Best Philosophical Movies of The 21st Century

8. Gone Baby Gone<p>Ben Affleck’s best film (and don’t let anyone kid you about Argo, which is good but not this good), Gone Baby Gone is an exploration …

Ben Affleck

3 Spiritual Practices For Anxiety-Packed Moments

Modern life brings more stress than ever, and a natural reaction to stress is anxiety. It's a multidimensional response that originates, physically speaking, in the lower brain, where the fight-or-flight response resides -- an inheritance shared by almost all animals. The second dimension of the …

Mindfulness

A Cop Faces Charges Of Serial Rape, Yet His 13 Black Accusers Are On Trial

The woman said she was high and walking alone when the cop stopped her. He searched her, she said, finding a crack pipe, which he told her to smash. Then he drove to her house and raped her on her own bed, keeping his gun belt on during the ordeal, she testified.<p>The witness is one of 13 black women …

Justice

‘Star Wars’ and the Fear of a Black Planet

Some fans have voiced their displeasure at the diversity of the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but it serves as a cultural corrective to the …

Messy People Are Really Just Productive Geniuses, According To Science

<i>By Caithlin Pena</i><p>When we were just kids, we were led to believe by society that a messy room equals a messy mind. To put it simply: Clean your room or you're grounded.<p>I confess, I'm a bit of a neat freak, but only because dust triggers my allergies. And I like organizing my things because I have the …

Creativity

Why men are threatened by smart women

Men, do smart women threaten your masculinity? A new study suggests they might — and that you might not want to date them because of it.<p>While men say …

Psychology

Atheism deserves better than Richard Dawkins: “Secular fundamentalism” is actively hurting the movement

The public intellectual confuses religion for the religious, and nonbelievers would be unwise to follow his example<p>Richard Dawkins, the British biologist and prominent atheist, has found himself in a firestorm of controversy over recent comments about Muslims. Back in July, Dawkins took to Twitter …

Religion

6 Mental Habits That Will Wear You Down

Do you struggle with self-doubt and self-defeating habits?<p>Do you want to feel more confident about yourself and what you have to offer?<p>Do you focus …

Psychology

Mindful Sex

Meditation and sex might not be the two things you’d most naturally associate. One involves sitting alone in silence while the other is rather more …

6 Moves to Do in the Morning for TONS of Energy | Women's Health

Exercise 1 Constructive Rest and Breath Awareness<p>Lay on your back with your knees bent and your feet hip-distance apart. Place one hand on your heart and one on your belly. Breathe fluidly into your belly and chest, and focus on your on the breath. Feel your stomach and chest as it rises and falls. …

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 …

Breast Cancer

Sex education struggles to keep pace with online porn

<b>In an age when "extremely violent and sadistic imagery is two clicks away" school sex education is struggling to keep pace, a study suggests.</b><p>Pornography can distort children's attitudes to sex said Deputy Children's Commissioner Sue Berelowitz.<p>Urgent action is needed to develop children's …

Private Schools

The First Couple’s Post-Racial Bootstraps Myth

<i>President Obama speaks at Morehouse College commencement in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)</i><p>First lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama …

'Vicious cycle' in brain keeps obesity going - Futurity

BROWN (US) — In rat brain cells, obesity blocks the production of a hormone that …

Health

DMX Has a Bone to Pick w/ Oprah Over Drug Interview

<b>DMX</b> says the <b>Oprah Winfrey Network</b> tricked him into spilling his guts during a recent interview -- in which the rapper came off as erratic and strung …