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A 31-Year-Old Is Tearing Apart the Heritage Foundation

On a Thursday evening at the end of August, a respectable, older crowd waited in the ballroom of the Double Tree in Wilmington, Delaware, to hear Jim …

Modern GOP is still the party of Dixie

<b>George Wallace, Rand Paul (AP/Erik Schelzig)</b><p>How the South poisons American conservatism and sabotages our politics<p>Kim Messick<p>October 12, 2013 6:00pm (UTC)<p>In two earlier articles (here and here), I argued that the Republican Party’s extremism can be traced to its increased dependence on an …

Is sugar really toxic?

Consumption is as high as it’s been at any point in history — and we may be poisoning ourselves<p>Ferris Jabr<p>July 15, 2013 10:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Our very first experience of exceptional sweetness—a dollop of buttercream frosting on a parent’s finger; …

Plight of the sea turtles

“I LEFT in 1980 with only three dollars in my pocket,” recalls Li Sanqi. He was one of the first allowed to study overseas after the dark days of the …

Sea Turtles

America Is Not Doomed

On this July Fourth weekend, it’s worth taking a step back. There’s a great deal of dyspepsia about the state of America, much of it inspired by the …

16 Two-Ingredient Cocktails Anyone Can Make

Drinks so simple, even a BABY could make them! Not recommended for babies under 21.

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“Game of Thrones,” inspired by true events

<b>(HBO/Helen Sloan)</b><p>The Starks and Lannisters are flights of fancy, but the world of Westeros is lifted directly from the history books<p>Steven Lloyd Wilson<p>June 15, 2013 4:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on Pajiba.<p>In the interests of not kindling another salvo in the eternal war between those …

How we do it: Maybe monogamy isn’t natural!

<b>(langhoff99 via Shutterstock)</b><p>From incest to sperm competition and polyamory, anatomy — not social arrangements — explain how a species mates<p>Robert Martin<p>June 15, 2013 5:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “How We Do It: The Evolution and Future of Human Reproduction”<p>It is tempting to assume that mating …

Lynda Obst: Hollywood’s completely broken

When you stopped buying DVDs and started streaming on Netflix, Hollywood’s economics changed. So did the movies<p>Lynda Obst<p>June 15, 2013 7:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Sleepless in Hollywood.”<p>I was driving west in a classically horrible L.A. morning commute on my way to Peter Chernin’s new office in …

Confessions of a Playgirl editor

A former insider dishes on the magazine’s unmentionable gay fans, absurd photoshoots and bizarre reader mail<p>Tracy Clark-Flory<p>June 16, 2013 12:00am (UTC)<p>Blue vein meatroll, liver turner and purple-helmeted warrior of love. These were just a few of the words on the "13-page thesaurus of synonyms for …

Edward Snowden: "Hero or Traitor"?

I was amused this evening to catch a glimpse of a CNN show asking this question, as if either characterization is correct. In my judgment, based on what I know from the media thus far, Snowden is neither a hero nor a traitor, but he is most certainly a criminal who deserves serious punishment.<p>I say …

The gaming headset that (literally) shocks your brain to attention

Foc.us says a couple minutes of electricity to the head can improve your gaming.<p>SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Earlier this week, Ars showed up at a demo day for …

PRI

Authorities in Boston have started gathering up hundreds of items at memorial sites for the victims of the marathon bombings. With rain in the forecast, all the running shoes, notes, pictures and other personal tokens left in remembrance of those killed and injured are being taken and put into …

Sir Martin Rees on Star Trek: 'How post-humans could colonise other worlds'

Will we ever be able to cross the universe with the ease of the Enterprise? Astronomer Royal Martin Rees explores the science behind the fiction<p>The best <b>science</b> fiction, from H G Wells onwards, can nourish everyone’s imagination. It can widen the perspective of astronomers too – that strange breed …