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The pig on your plate

That pigs are smart and sensitive is not in doubt. How can we justify continuing to kill them for food? By Barbara J King Read ...

Enter a Huge Archive of Amazing Stories, the World’s First Science Fiction Magazine, Launched in 1926

If you haven’t heard of Hugo Gernsback, you’ve surely heard of the Hugo Award. Next to the Nebula, it’s the most prestigious of science fiction ...

How Insomnia Shaped Franz Kafka’s Creative Process and the Writing of The Metamorphosis: A New Study Published in The Lancet

Whatever else we take from it, Franz Kafka’s nightmarish fable The Metamorphosis offers readers an especially anguished allegory on troubled sleep. Filled with references to ...

Some Vegetarian Diets May Actually Be Harming Your Health

Pay attention to your plate.

Netflix Shows Are Sparking Conversation About Mental Health. But Is It Helping?

Awareness is good. But it has the potential to backfire.

London Literally Stank In The Summer Of 1858 — Just Ask Dickens And Darwin

In One Hot Summer, historian Rosemary Ashton follows Charles Dickens, Charles Darwin and Benjamin Disraeli through an unpleasant couple of months — as the River ...

Animated life: living fossil fish

In 1938, the South African museum curator Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer set out on a quest to preserve an unusual fish given to her by a local ...

Step Inside A Movie Projection Booth To See What's Changed Since Film

Before digital projectors in movie theaters, projectionists had to quickly move from one film reel to the next. NPR takes a look at what’s changed ...

Psychopaths have feelings: can they learn how to use them?

Psychopaths have long captured the imagination. The names of famous psychopaths, such as Jeffrey Dahmer and Ted Bundy, evoke a morbid curiosity. The crimes committed ...

An Archive of Iconic Photos from the Golden Age of Jazz: William Gottlieb’s Portraits of Dizzy, Thelonious, Billie, Satchmo & More

If you’ve seen the most famous photographs of Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Frank Sinatra, Django Reinhardt, or nearly any other jazz legend from ...

Hunter S. Thompson Chillingly Predicts the Future, Telling Studs Terkel About the Coming Revenge of the Economically & Technologically “Obsolete” (1967)

Image  via Wikimedia Commons Half a century ago, Hunter S. Thompson got his big journalistic break with a book called Hell’s Angels: The Strange and Terrible ...

The Best Sheets For Hot Sleepers

Sweaty sheets, be gone 🙅

As An Eating Disorder Therapist, I'm Worried After Seeing Netflix's 'To The Bone'

It plays out a lot of tired old stereotypes about people with eating disorders.

#EbonyOwes: 99 Problems And Money Is One

A number of writers, editors, photographers and illustrators are still waiting to be paid by the magazine for work that was published in February. The ...

Pain in the machine

Evolutionarily, pain exists to warn of potentially harmful and dangerous things in the environment, allowing us and other creatures to learn, respond and ultimately survive. ...

Actor Martin Landau Of 'Mission: Impossible' Dies At 89

Martin Landau has died at 89. He was a character actor best known for roles in Crimes and Misdemeanors, North by Northwest and Ed Wood.

Moderation may be the most challenging and rewarding virtue

Three centuries ago, the French political philosopher Montesquieu claimed that human beings accommodate themselves better to the middle than to the extremes. Only a few ...

Watch A Single Life: An Oscar-Nominated Short About How Vinyl Records Can Take Us Magically Through Time

In 2015, the Dutch animation studio Job, Joris & Marieke, got an Oscar nomination for this delightful animated short, “A Single Life.” It’s a two ...

Download 200+ Belle Époque Art Posters: An Archive of Masterpieces from the “Golden Age of the Poster” (1880-1918)

Europe at the end of the nineteenth century and beginning of the twentieth: what a time and place to be alive. Or rather, what a ...

More Than 100 People Overdosed On Synthetic Marijuana In One Pennsylvania County

The drug is far more dangerous than real cannabis.

How 'To The Bone' Glamorizes Connection Over Eating Disorders

When Netflix released 13 Reasons Why in March of 2017, public response was mixed. Many believed the series glamorized suicide

'Game of Thrones' Season 7 Premiere: 'Shall We Begin?'

‘Dragonstone’ saw the disparate plot threads of HBO’s hit series pulling together as Daenerys Targaryan returned to Westeros to claim the Iron Throne. (Image credit: ...

Academy Award-Winning Actor Martin Landau, Known For 'Mission: Impossible' Dies At 89

Landau, known for film roles in North By Northwest and Ed Wood, died Saturday. His portrayal of Rollin Hand in the 1960s TV show Mission: ...

Why Michelin Decided to Reinvent the Wheel

MONTREAL, Quebec—Based on crude diagrams rendered on ancient clay tablets, the earliest known use of the essential invention we call the wheel, was likely a ...

For July, 3 Romance Heroines Who Want It All

So many romances explore what we’d do for love — but as summer heats up we’re bringing you three heroines who’d do a lot for ...

Alvin Ailey Dance Troupe Brings Dance Education To Paris' Underserved Communities

When the famed Alvin Ailey dance troupe tours, they do community outreach. This summer they’re in Paris, holding classes for disadvantaged, young dancers.

The 'Unlikely Hikers' Instagram Shatters Stereotypes Of Outdoor Fitness

“If you hike, you are a hiker.”

Goop Tried To Defend Vagina Eggs And The Internet Had A Field Day

An organic, gluten-free, moon-charged field day.

Lawrence Osborne Doesn't Care If You Like His Characters In 'Beautiful Animals'

“Likable characters are usually completely forgettable … ” he says. “We love villains … because they show us these disturbing complexities.” His sun-drenched summer novel ...

'Lady Macbeth' Turns Sound And Fury Into Victorian Noir

It’s not Shakespearean but the no-nonsense leading lady of the new movie Lady Macbeth lives up to her name. (Image credit: Courtesy of Roadside Attractions)

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