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Whites More Optimistic Than Blacks On Race Relations In The U.S.

In a <i>Morning Edition</i> interview, NPR's Steve Inskeep asked President Obama if he thinks America has become more racially divided during his administration.<p>"No, I actually think that it's probably, in its day-to-day interactions, less racially divided," Obama replied, later saying that this year's …

New Year's Eve Partying Could Wreck Your Immune System

A new study in the journal <i>Alcohol</i>, led by Loyola University Chicago's Dr. Majid Afshar, asked 15 testers — with a median age of 27 — to drink, depending on their weight, between four to five vodka shots. (Consuming that much alcohol in such a short period of time certainly constitutes binge …

Nine People Have Been Found Dead in a Mass Murder in Canada

The bodies of nine people, including two children, have been found at three separate crime scenes in the Canadian city of Edmonton, Alberta in what …

Official: Sonar detects AirAsia jet wreckage

<b>(CNN) —</b> Indonesian searchers battled bad weather Wednesday in their efforts to find more remains from AirAsia Flight QZ8501, a day after the first signs of debris were spotted.<p>There was conflicting information about whether any parts of the plane had been located underwater.<p>One search official told …

10 AirAsia Flight QZ8501 questions

<b>(CNN) —</b> The discovery of debris from AirAsia Flight QZ8501 means investigators have taken a big step toward answering the questions haunting the families of those aboard the doomed plane. What are the key questions, and what might come next?<p><b>What caused the plane to crash?</b><p>It's the million-dollar …

Why does guilt increase pleasure?

Feelings of guilt can make our temptations feel even more seductive. So could we be healthier and happier if we just embraced a little bit of vice, asks David Robson.<p>This year, my New Year’s Resolutions are going to take a somewhat different form to those of previous Januaries. I’m forgoing my …

Psychology

What Social Psychology Says About Darren Wilson And Michael Brown

What does it mean for a black teen to seem "like a demon"?<p>This week, a grand jury elected not to indict a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager.<p>Transcripts show officer Darren Wilson testifying that even though Michael Brown was unarmed, killing him was justified …

Psychology

Sex and art: Why men like straight lines and women like polka-dots

A new book explains why men and women like different types of art - and design them differently, too. Here, it's author Gloria Moss explains all - and reveals how our preferences have a direct impact on how we work and shop<p>How many times have you stopped to ask yourself who designed your yogurt …

Crowd Chanted ‘Jump, Jump, Jump’: Suicidal Man Dies After Crowd Goaded Him To Jump Off Building

A man has died after jumping off the fifth floor of a building last Thursday in Johannesburg, South Africa. The man, who appeared to have been …

Men Got the Whole Bible, and All Women Got Was This Red Tent

Lifetime has made the story of Jacob's wives and daughters into a two-part mini-series. Retelling the Old Testament through the eyes of women is noble—but fraught.<p>The men of The Bible are many: Adam, Cain, Abel, and Noah; Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; Moses, Aaron, Joshua, and Caleb; Ezekiel, Isaiah, …

Scientists as Hollywood heroes

Interstellar’s protagonists spend a significant portion of the movie’s 169-minute running time giving mini-lectures – sometimes with props and a …

GEORGE W. BUSH: 'When Jeb Beats Hillary ...'

Jeb Bush has insisted he has yet to make a decision whether to run. But his family members have been more than willing to publicly encourage him.<p>In an interview on Fox News' "Hannity" set to air Thursday evening, George W. Bush declared he would still be friends with Clinton's husband, former …

4 Steps To Become More Decisive | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I hate making decisions. I always envy those who say, “I just knew this was the house for us,” or “to me that was a sign, so I just broke up with …

Walt Disney Company

LOL: Jon Stewart Mocks Noah Critics on 'The Daily Show'

Even before it opened, <i>Noah</i> was raising the ire of moviegoers who felt that <b>Darren Aronofsky</b>‘s take on the classic Bible story wasn’t “literal” enough. …

War Horse's Jeremy Irvine to star in gay rights film Stonewall

Independence Day director Roland Emmerich to helm film about LGBT rights and the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York<p>• Jeremy Irvine - video interview<p>War Horse star Jeremy Irvine is to headline a film about the Stonewall riots in New York.<p>The historical drama, titled Stonewall, is a passion project for …

The female gaze: how being watched affects your morality in adventure games

Telltale's <i>The Wolf Among Us</i> makes me nervous. Not because, as Bigby Wolf, I'm under scrutiny from my fellow Fables and constantly tensed for a fight. I just don't want to piss off the girl I like.<p>Bigby charges his way through <i>The Wolf Among Us</i>, busting into taverns and apartments like a wrecking …

Sharing joysticks: how video games are opening up to LGBT themes

Once confined to cameo roles, gay characters are now edging into the video game spotlight. Is the community ready and what can developers do to help?<p>On the screen we see two combat-hardened soldiers, men who have fought alongside each other, who have become comrades and friends, and who are now …

Footage from cancelled Star Wars game shows Darth Maul in action

Details of yet another canned Star Wars game has emerged, as footage of an unreleased Sith game turns up online.<p>LucasArts has a long and reviled …

Gorgeous and Rare Illustrations for Alice in Wonderland by John Vernon Lord

<i>“Words mean more than we mean to express when we use them,”</i> Lewis Carroll once wrote in a letter to a friend, <i>“so a whole book ought to mean a great deal more than the writer means.”</i><p>Perhaps due to its timelessly whimsical nature, <i>Alice in Wonderland</i> — the umbrella title given to Lewis Carroll’s …

Associated Press News

10 Mind-Bending Implications of the Many Worlds Theory

In quantum physics—the scientific study of the nature of physical reality—there is plenty of room for interpretation within the realm of what is …

Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Dave Filoni Looks Back at Season 6 and the Show's Final Episodes

Our wrap up discussion with The Clone Wars supervising director on the show's final storylines.<p>Star Wars: The Clone Wars has come to an end, with the …

Gandalf's Sword Has Been Spotted In The Iron Throne From "Game Of Thrones"

Redittor NoMoreHodoring has discovered that Sean Bean and dragons aren't the only things Game Of Thrones and Lord Of The Rings have in common.

TV Series

Government approves medical marijuana research

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration handed backers of<p>medical marijuanaa significant victory Friday, opening the way for aUniversity of Arizonaresearcher to examine whether pot can help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress, a move that could lead to broader studies into potential benefits of …

23 Things You Don't Have To Apologize For In College

Sorry, don't be sorry.

Universal Pictures

Lord Helix Makes A Most Unexpected Return In 'Twitch Plays Pokémon'

It's not what you're thinking. Heck, it's probably not what you're expecting, either. The latest run of 'Twitch Plays <i>Pokemon</i>'—which has thousands of …

Colossal 'Hole' in Space Could Be Link to Universe Beyond Our Own

Leave this world, travel 6 billion–10 billion light years toward the Eridanus constellation, and you’ll run into a giant cosmic wall of nothingness.<p>A …