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Neanderthals for Trump: How our primitive brains are ruining American politics

<b>Donald Trump, Caveman. (Reuters/Nati Harnik/AP/John Raoux/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Donald Trump’s appeal isn’t just ideological but biological. “Political Animals” author Rick Shenkman explains<p>Bill Moyers<p>April 19, 2016 8:15am (UTC)<p>The historian Rick Shenkman is editor and publisher of the …

The Worst Possible Online Dating Profile

As an experiment, Cracked writer Alli Reed composed a fictitious but truly <b>awful online dating profile</b>. Her goal was to to create a persona that was …

Why There Are No Atheists at the Grand Canyon

Any fool can feel religious around the holidays. When the entire Judeo-Christian world is lit up — literally — with celebrations of faith, family and …

A Two-Minute History of Perverts

Alex and Xander of Science of Sin have created a video called the “Two-Minute (incomplete) History of Perverts” which focuses on Western attitudes …

Inside The Largest Simulation Of The Universe Ever Created

A giant supercomputer is making massively detailed models of the cosmos.<p>Imagine being asked to solve a complex algebra problem that is roughly 95 percent variables and only five percent known values. This is a rough analogy perhaps, but it paints a fairly accurate picture of the task faced by …

Decline and fall: how American society unravelled

In or around 1978, America's character changed. For almost half a century, the United States had been a relatively egalitarian, secure, middle-class …