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Jack-O’-Lanterns: Another Joy Brought To You By Immigrants

Jack-O’-Lanterns: Another Joy Brought To You By Immigrants

The commonplace Halloween object has roots in 17th century Irish folklore — not pumpkins and candy.
The Quran Has More In Common With The Bible Than You Think

The Quran Has More In Common With The Bible Than You Think

From violence toward outsiders to depictions of Jesus, the central texts of Christianity and Islam are both similar and different in ways you wouldn't believe.
New Study Reveals The Most Murderous Mammal

New Study Reveals The Most Murderous Mammal

While the phrase “most murderous mammal” may bring to mind the lion, the tiger, the bear, or of course the human being, the animal that in fact holds that distinction is none other than the meerkat. According to a new report published in Nature, the meerkat, more than any of...
Being Like Hitler A Good Thing, According To Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte

Being Like Hitler A Good Thing, According To Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte

In general, basic diplomacy means not openly comparing another political leader to Hitler. Basic political foresight means not openly comparing yourself to Hitler. And yet, that is precisely what Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has done. On Friday, Duterte made a speech in his hometown of Davao City, where he discussed...
What We Loved This Week, Sept. 25 – Oct. 1

What We Loved This Week, Sept. 25 – Oct. 1

Italy's festival for ugly people, footwear of the famous, Paris in 1952, rescued from the Holocaust, and surprising vintage restaurant menus.