Why Getting Drunk and Making Resolutions on New Year’s Are Profoundly Religious Acts

If you Google the question, “Why do people make New Year’s resolutions?”, you’ll find all sorts of reasons: There’s a psychological appeal in setting goals; the ancient Romans used to offer resolutions to the god Janus, for whom ...
Posted by Pamela Hogle

The top 10 most viewed fact-checks of 2013

As 2013 comes to close, it's time again to share our most popular fact-checks from the past 12 months. Topics ranged from government surveillance to the national debt to the Obamas' family vacation. The following are the 10 fact-checks that ...
Posted by Pamela Hogle

The Russian-Saudi Showdown at Sochi

Last summer, Saudi intelligence chief Prince Bandar reportedly offered Russian President Putin a deal: if Russia abandons Syria, Saudi Arabia would protect the Sochi Olympics from Islamic terrorists. Putin is said to have angrily rebuffed the ...
Posted by Pamela Hogle

Facebook still leads social media, but sees slower growth among young users

This is not your father’s Facebook. It’s your grandfather’s. New data from the Pew Center for Internet and American Life released Monday show that Facebook’s strongest growth over the past year has come from users over the age of 65, as ...
Posted by Pamela Hogle

U.S. Names Domestic Test Sites for Drone Aircraft

The Federal Aviation Administration will authorize test sites for drone aircraft in upstate New York, New Jersey and at least eight other states, the agency said on Monday, preparing for a time when unmanned aircraft of various shapes and sizes ...
Posted by Pamela Hogle

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