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NASA Photo of Sahara:  Richat Structure, Mauritania

NASA Photo of Sahara: Richat Structure, Mauritania

NASA Richat Structure, Mauritania, Western Sahara Desert “Richat Structure, Mauritania This prominent circular feature in the Sahara desert of Mauritania has attracted attention since the earliest space missions because it forms a…

Arabs without God

Arabs without God

By Brian Whitaker, author of Arabs without God In the midst of sectarian turmoil in the Middle East, one section of Arab society rarely gets much attention: those who reject religion entirely.…

Lauren Bacall’s Best Lines

Lauren Bacall’s Best Lines

via “Layla Raymanova” “here’re Lauren Bacall’s (1924-2014) best lines from the movie TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT.” Little-known fact: Lauren Bacall and former Israeli president Shimon Peres are first cousins, both with…


Harvard confirms antique book is bound in human skin

Harvard University scientists have confirmed that a 19th century French treatise in its libraries is bound in human skin, Harvard University said this week, after a bevvy of scientific testing. Arsene Houssaye’s “Des destinees de l’ame” (On the destiny…