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Jon Stewart's first hosting gig after The Daily Show is WWE SummerSlam

Jon Stewart will be the celebrity guest host of WWE's annual SummerSlam event, which is happening this Sunday at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. <i>USA Today</i> was first to report the appearance, which will be Stewart's first major entertainment gig since his final show as <i>The Daily Show's</i> anchor earlier this …

WWE

Watch The Emotional Moment A Judge Recognizes The Accused As A Former Classmate

Courtroom cameras captured the bittersweet moment that a south Florida judge realized the burglary suspect in front of her was a former middle-school classmate.<p>Arthur Booth, 49, was in Miami-Dade Circuit Court for a bond hearing Thursday when Judge Mindy Glazer asked him if he had attended a nearby …

Clocks to read 11:59:60 tonight as time lords add leap second

Software could crash and markets suffer as a leap second is added to world time at midnight tonight<p>Airlines, trading floors and technology companies are braced for chaos today as world timekeepers prepare to add a leap second to global clocks.<p>Immediately before midnight dials will read 11:59:60 as …

Bad education: what films shouldn’t be shown in schools?

Photograph: PR<p>100% medically accurate ... according to the trailer.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/24/1435136733221/48fe95fa-ceec-4c83-8279-34057e629dd5-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: PR<p>100% medically accurate ... according to the …

Bernie Sanders: “I’m not a great fan” of Benjamin Netanyahu

<b>(Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)</b><p>The Vermont senator is the lone presidential candidate to voice his displeasure with the Israeli government<p>Zaid Jilani<p>June 16, 2015 8:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Earlier this week, NPR host Diane Rehm bizarrely asked Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), …

Bernie Sanders

How sexually confusing moths could save your clothes from holes

Museum tricks male moths into thinking other males are females in bid to stop them reproducing as it wages gender warfare on cloth-eating insects<p>Sexually confusing moths might not seem the obvious solution to protecting your cashmere but it could be the most effective way to prevent insects from …

Moths

Anish Kapoor Redecorates Versailles’ Gardens

The British-Indian artist is causing a stir at the royal château with large modern sculptures on the famed ‘tapis vert’<p>“IT’S VERY SHOCKING!” an elderly Frenchwoman cries as she interrupts her promenade down the main axis of the Gardens of Versailles to point out a massive boulder, spray-painted a …

Sculpture

The 20 fiercest international football rivalries

El Salvador

Women Scientists Are Tweeting "Sexy" Photos Of Themselves At Work To Shut Down Sexism

Not a great statement to make at a conference honoring women in science.<p>BuzzFeed News has reached out to <i>Vagenda</i> magazine for comment on its original tweet.

St. Louis

Boeing's 787 Dreamliner Does A Near-Vertical Takeoff

Talk about showing off.<p>Boeing posted a clip on YouTube of its 787-9 Dreamliner passenger jet taking off and rising at such a steep angle that it appears to be nearly vertical, like a rocket. The company said in the description that the maneuver was a rehearsal for the Paris Air Show, the industry …

Air Shows

Paedophiles ‘most likely to be left handed’

Superficial facial flaws among indicators that could mark out man as child abuser as well as his dominant hand, researchers discover<p>Paedophiles are most likely to be left handed and have attached earlobes, a new study has found.<p>“Superficial” facial flaws – which might also include malformed ears or …

5 reasons George W. Bush is still one of the worst presidents ever

<b>(AP/J. Scott Applewhite)</b><p>New poll data suggest a majority of Americans now hold a favorable opinion of W. Here’s what they’re forgetting<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>June 7, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on The Daily Dot.<p>George W. Bush is trending on the Internet for a surprising reason. A …

Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president: as it happened

Full coverage of the Fifa media conference in Zurich after Fifa's president stands down after 17 years following the latest corruption scandal<p>Latest<p><b>Warner compares England using Beckham to Qatar bribery: live</b><p>05.10<p><b>Bloomberg</b> reports that Fifa sponsors Cola-Cola, Budweiser and Adidas AG have joined …

Corruption

Egyptian court acquits 17 charged for protest at which activist killed

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court on Saturday acquitted 17 people of violating a strict protest law earlier this year at a march commemorating a 2011 uprising, judicial sources said, a rare decision since Egypt introduced the statute in late 2013.<p>The demonstration in January caught the world’s …

These guys are painfully wrong about Islam: 3 things that every anti-Muslim zealot needs to admit

<b>(AP/Fiona Hanson/HBO/Janet Van Ham)</b><p>Bill Maher & Richard Dawkins continue to disparage a religion that, in all honesty, they know little about<p>Qasim Rashid<p>May 23, 2015 1:15pm (UTC)<p>As a practicing Muslim, I don’t believe Islam is above criticism. I do believe that Islam backs free speech. I also …

Religion

Goodbye Xavi, you're still the greatest

Prime Xavi would still dominate today. Don't compare him to Pep Guardiola.<p>In the season he suffered his first and only major injury, a 25-year-old version of Xavi Hernández wasn't handed back his place in Barcelona's team when he got healthy. He was an unused substitute in the 2006 Champions League …

Explore the epic, abandoned Communist headquarters hidden in the Bulgarian mountains

Dubbed the Buzludzha Monument, after the mountain it was built on, the structure became the headquarters for the Bulgarian Communist party. Finished in 1981, it was only used for eight years before it was abandoned when the Iron Curtain fell.<p>While many in the government would like to restore the …

Communist Party

ISIS Are the Biggest Islamophobes

In response to Pam Geller, the writer had his own “Draw your favorite Islamophobe” contest. Some conservatives drew ISIS. And they’re right.<p>This is a …

The 8 most elite special forces in the world

They go where other soldiers fear to tread, scoping out potential threats, taking out strategic targets, and conducting daring rescue missions.<p>These really are the best of the best.<p>Although it's extremely difficult to rank these forces relative to one another, there are some units that rise above …

Special Forces

'Gundam: The Origin' Tops The New York Times Manga Best Seller List

The latest entry of Yoshikazu Yasuhiko’s popular manga, Gundam: The Origin, has topped the New York Times manga best seller list.<p>Considering that Gundam: The Origin is facing off against big and popular titles like Naruto and Attack on Titan it’s interesting to see the manga take the top …

Don’t forget how the Soviet Union saved the world from Hitler

By Ishaan Tharoor<p>, Reporter<p>In the Western popular imagination -- particularly the American one -- World War II is a conflict <i>we</i> won. It was fought on the beaches of Normandy and Iwo Jima, through the rubble of recaptured French towns and capped by sepia-toned scenes of joy and young love in New …

Russia

How Konami accidentally made P.T. the coolest game of all time

Konami is trying really, really hard to make you forget that P.T. ever existed. That plan is backfiring.<p>In the wake of <i>Silent Hills'</i> cancellation, Konami has done virtually everything in its power to scrub <i>P.T.</i>'s existence from the face of the planet. First, it quietly revealed plans to remove the …

How to supercharge the way you learn

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

Language Learning

Jon Stewart Grills Judith Miller on Iraq, She Blames the Clintons

The Daily Show faced off against the disgraced New York Times journalist who rang the bell for the Iraq War on his program. Things got heated.<p>The …

The Muslims Are Coming…to the Subways!

Last fall, a certain bigot put up anti-Muslim posters in the subways. Starting next week, we get our revenge. With laughs.<p>How do you respond to a …

How to install ‘Netflix for pirates’ on an iPhone 6 without jailbreaking

In case you happen to be a fan of the torrent streaming service called Popcorn Time, often referred to as “Netflix for pirates,” you should know …

Chelsea v Manchester United: Eden Hazard is the brilliant riposte to claims Jose Mourinho simply parks the bus

Chelsea vs Manchester United, Premier League - The midfielder showed yet again why he should be a certainty for all the player of the year awards<p>Deep into injury time, Eden Hazard was withdrawn from this hugely significant <b>Premier League</b> game here at Stamford Bridge, his work done, his goal scored, …

How Popcorn Time snuck a torrenting app into Apple's 'walled garden'

Dubbed the "Netflix of Pirating", popular BitTorrent client Popcorn Time made its debut on the iPhone screen last week with an off-the-books iOS …

7 ways the UK ruined the US for me

About 3 years ago, I moved to the UK to pursue a Master’s degree. I was only there for a year before I moved back to the United States, but I’ve …

“The Daily Show” skewers hipster Christians in pitch-perfect correspondent segment

<b>(Comedy Central)</b><p>Meet Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz who has both believers <i>and</i> Beliebers<p>Colin Gorenstein<p>April 16, 2015 5:54pm (UTC)<p>Beware, the future of Christianity looks like this: plaid button-ups, skinny jeans and smartphone-accessible bible verses. But rest assured, it's "super, super, super …

Comedy