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Foods You Had No Idea Were Named After People

The Daily Meal | Posted 07.29.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Whenever a new food item is invented or discovered, it needs to be named. Some people, if they're feeling scientific, go with a variation of a Latin origin. More literal-minded folks just name it whatever's closest to what the product is (see "meatloaf.")

Three Reasons Why Evolution Will Never Convince a Creationist

Jennifer G. Bird | Posted 04.08.2014 | Religion
Jennifer G. Bird

To be honest, I think that we need to have a very different kind of a conversation about "origins" than what was had Tuesday night. I think that the entire conversation needs to be focused on what the Bible is and is not.

Is It a Bug? A Star? No, Wait, It's a Particle!

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 03.09.2014 | Science
Sidonie Sawyer

I know it's not always easy to grasp all the scientific gibberish and savant stories about particle acceleration, protons, matter/anti-matter, and the so-called "God particle" that we often read about in the press.

WATCH: Ever Wonder Where Museums Get Those Prehistoric Heads?

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

Ever wonder about the origins of those incredibly life-like busts of our prehistoric ancestors on display in natural history museums? As it turns ...

Who's Behind It? Tracing The Origins Of The 99 Percent Movement

Turnstyle | Posted 01.09.2012 | Impact
Turnstyle

By: Robyn Gee Photo Credit: Denise Tejada/Turnstyle News Protesters gather in front of City Hall in San Francisco. "We are the 99 percent" is now a...

The Air That Gave Us Life

Mary Daily | Posted 12.17.2011 | Los Angeles
Mary Daily

I will never be a true Californian. Now I know that for sure. For on the roads of Alabama, during a week in my Alabama hometown, I found something I'd been missing -- a grounding, a connection, a visceral familiarity.

Cultivating Knowledge and Crops: Women Are Key to Sustainable Agricultural Development

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 10.17.2011 | Impact
Danielle Nierenberg

Women account for 75 percent of the agricultural producers in sub-Saharan Africa, but the majority of women farmers are living on only $1.25 per day, according to researchers from the Worldwatch Institute.

Hawking and the Multiverse

Victor Stenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Victor Stenger

Thanks to Stephen Hawking's notoriety, at least more people will now have heard that science has plausible answers to how the universe came about naturally without the need for a creator.

Is God Real? Yes, No, Maybe So

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Clay Farris Naff

As a culturally generated metaphysical entity, God is real. If that sounds flimsy, consider: money is real in exactly the same sense.

Splurge on Yourself: The Season's Luxe Holiday Indulgences

Felicia C. Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Felicia C. Sullivan

Consider Black Friday and Cyber Monday warm-up for the Olympic games that are the holiday season. Holidays at this time of year, bring about frenzy, mania and anxiety over finding the perfect gift.

Ralph Anspach: Monopoly Game's Creator Spent Decades Fighting Corporate Owner

Wall Street Journal | MARY PILON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Ralph Anspach, an 83-year-old economics professor, spent decades locked in a real-life battle with Monopoly and its corporate owners. The campaign den...

Origin Sins

David Horton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Horton

The messenger is the message I suppose. Mindless promotion of religion by short-sleeved-nylon-shirted-sweaty-underarmed, tie-clasped, comb-overed, sta...