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11 Nonfiction Books About Science That Will Explain The Weird, Wonderful World We Live In

Science! In many ways, we live in a thrilling era of scientific discovery. Some scientists are making breakthroughs in gene-editing and recycling …

Books

Fox, Ben Affleck & Matt Damon Win Hot Package On Multi-Million Dollar Theft Of McDonald’s Monopoly Game

<b>EXCLUSIVE</b>: Fox is poised to win the hot lit property in the marketplace at the moment, a giant Happy Meal that everyone wanted. Ben Affleck is …

Ben Affleck

Yabbadabba-What? These Aren't The Flintstones You Remember

One of the freshest reboots in the world of comic books is based on a kids show that debuted back in the '60s: <i>The Flintstones</i>. But this isn't the "modern Stone Age family" you might remember from your childhood.<p>Writer Mark Russell says he's gotten a lot of raised eyebrows in reaction to his version …

Stone Age

Fried Pickle Po' Boy

The classic po' boy sandwich gets recast with fried pickles as the star, satisfying pickle fanatics and vegetarians alike.<p>Special equipment: a …

Deep Frying

Tsundoku: The art of buying books and never reading them

<b>Do you have a habit of picking up books that you never quite get around to reading?</b><p>If this sounds like you, you might be unwittingly engaging in tsundoku - a Japanese term used to describe a person who owns a lot of unread literature.<p>Image Copyright @ellafsanders @ellafsanders Report<p>Prof Andrew …

Books

Graphic Novel in Running for Man Booker Prize for First Time

LONDON — A graphic novel has made the longlist of the Man Booker Prize, Britain’s most prestigious literary award. The nomination marks a major breakthrough for the format.<p>Nick Drnaso’s “Sabrina,” a work that Zadie Smith called “the best book — in any medium — I have read about our current moment,” …

Books

The sadistic British officer who was worshipped as a living god in India

<b>John Nicholson’s fearsome image led to his veneration as a great god and the formation of a religious cult.</b><p>It does not fall to many of us to be …

Northern Ireland

Marvel Announces ‘What If?’ Spider-Man Became The Punisher More

Marvel Comics announced Monday the resurrection of its ‘<i>What If?</i>’ line of books, featuring never-before-seen takes on Spider-Man, Thor, the Punisher, …

This Is the Only Way to Eat Corn This Summer — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

This Book About the Anatomy of DC Heroes and Villains Looks Absolutely Gorgeous

Ever wanted to know what the inside of Superman’s eyeball looks like? Well, now you do, in stunningly beautiful detail.<p>Coming this September, <i>Anatomy</i> …

Mexican Street Corn (Elote)

"When we tried elote (Mexican street corn) for the first time, we basically thought we'd died and gone to heaven,” say Adrian Harris & Jeremy …

Mexico

Under The Radar: Five 2018 Rap Albums From Black Thought, Wale And 03 Greedo

With the seemingly nonstop rush of new music constantly being released on iTunes, Spotify, Tidal, and Soundcloud, it can feel like some truly fantastic, underground hip-hop slips through the cracks. After all with big names like The Carters, Kanye West, and Drake taking up all the air in just the …

This $14 Face Mask Completely Transformed My Skin

While I've never suffered from severe acne, my skin has always been prone to breakouts. And with my history of picking and prodding (I'm a …

The best science fiction and fantasy to read this month

<b>The Freeze-Frame Revolution</b> (Tachyon), by Peter Watts, is a delicious morsel of hard science fiction. The short novel follows the crew of a construction ship who have spent 66 million years traveling across the galaxy building interstellar wormhole gates for humanity. The group is held in suspended …

9 Really Long Classic Novels You Should Finally Get Through This Summer

With nothing on the agenda but sun and fun, vacations offer the perfect time to read lengthy books you'd never get to tackle otherwise. On the list …

What If? 15 Great Alternate History Books and Series

What if Europeans never came to America? What if Germany won World War II? What if there were magicians during the Napoleonic War? Or zombies during …

Slow Cooker Sausage Breakfast Casserole

1. Spray a 6 quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Layer 1/2 of the potatoes on the bottom of slow cooker.<p>2. Top with half of the sausage, mozzarella …

NES Classic Edition back in stock in June

Nintendo expects the system to last through the year<p>As promised, Nintendo is bringing back the NES Classic Edition after a brief discontinuation period. The mini-console will be available at stores beginning June 29, the company announced on Twitter.<p>“This system and the SNES Classic Edition system …

10 of the Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2018

It’s undeniably good to curl up with a book when the weather is spiteful, as it is to tote one along to the beach—but what about spring book season? Is spring the underdog of reading periods, not yet the subject of clichés and best-of lists but yet arguably the best time to get into a new title? …

Books

Review of: Gilgamesh: A New English Version, by Stephen Mitchell

“The Oldest Story in the World” is the apt subtitle to the “Introduction” of <i>Gilgamesh: A New English Version</i>, Stephen Mitchell’s bold interpretation …

8 Underground East Coast Rappers You Should Know

Sometime around 2008, Roc Marciano and Ka started a movement. That was the year Ka released the underrated <i>Iron Works</i>, and two years later Roc gave …

You can finally customize your Nintendo Switch without any damage [Sponsored Post]

Judging by the number of views on every AP article about Mario or Pokemon, it's easy to tell that there are a TON of Nintendo fans amongst AP's …

107 free online courses from the best colleges in the US — including Princeton, Harvard, and Yale

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Coursera was founded by two professors at Stanford University. Shutterstock/MintImages<p>Every year, US News & Reports releases its ranking …

Online Education

With 5 Quick Clicks, You Can See All the Data Facebook Has on You (I Was Truly Stunned by What I Found)

It takes just five short steps to download the entire archive. You probably want to do it immediately.<p><i>(Update: Facebook says it's changing how you can access and change your privacy settings. Details are here.)</i><p>Tough times for Facebook--and they're only getting worse. The FTC is investigating, the …

Deleting Facebook is easier said than done

Over the past few days, Facebook has come under intense scrutiny due to its previous relationship with Cambridge Analytica, a data-science company that secretly culled information from 50 million Facebook users. This has raised questions not only about the social network's role in the data harvest …

Social Media

PlayStation 3 Phat owners have a month left to claim ‘OtherOS’ class action settlement

You could be leaving $65 on the table ...<p>Playstation 3 owners — and by this I mean owners of the phabulous Phat PlayStation 3 — have one month left to collect up to $65 as one of the longest and silliest controversies in the console’s history winds down.<p>The settlement was reached in October 2016, …

This app uses machine learning and AR to teach you how to draw

For some people drawing comes naturally. But, if you’re anything like me, your stick figures look like misshapen horrors for whom death would surely be a relief. Enter Sketch AR: the AI-powered app that aims to make you a better artist regardless of your current skill.<p>The idea is pretty simple: you …

The true story behind Veronica, Netflix’s ‘scariest movie ever’

The Spanish film has 100% on Rotten Tomatoes<p>Netflix has dropped a new Spanish horror movie, <i>Veronica,</i> which has been described as the “scariest movie …

How to get a world-class education for free on the internet

As crucial as a university degree has become for working in the modern economy, it is not the only route forward into a wildly lucrative and satisfying career—just ask famous dropouts Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Dell, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg.<p>In the future, a single bachelor’s degree in a …

Get your free Madden codes, all 16 of them

Electronic Arts<p>So I previously promise to systematically post codes for free copies of the Madden game (PS4 and Xbox One versions) at the bottom of …