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Power Ranking MLB's Best Offenses for 2017 Ahead of Spring Training

Last week, we broke down how all 30 MLB pitching staffs stacked up, with the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals rounding out the top five.<p>Now, it's time for a look at the offenses, and there's no shortage of compelling questions in need of …

Tampa Bay

How ISIS Returned to Syria

After nearly a decade of sponsoring jihad in next-door Iraq, Assad lost a third of his country to the same proxies.<p><i>This is the final chapter in a</i> …

What You Need to Know First to Understand the Russian Revolution

“Now that the lush and prosperous years had come to Russia, the last thing she needed was war; they should have just said a Requiem Mass for that …

Want to understand how Trump happened? Study quantum physics

The past decade will be remembered as the period when the global underclass revolt snowballed into a movement with political bite. From Occupy Wall Street to Brexit to Donald Trump’s election, these post-financial crisis years have featured many unsynchronized awakenings that are forcing a …

Geopolitics

49 Underrated Books You Really Need To Read

Under-read, overlooked, and forgotten books that everyone will love.<p>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.<p>Also: Just because you've read one of these doesn't mean everyone has. Stay classy. Yay books!

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Fantasy Sports

America's Most Scenic Roads

The T-shirts all say: <i>I survived the road to Hana</i>. It can take more than two and a half hours to travel the 52 miles from Kahului to Hana, as you …

Rhode Island

From Don DeLillo to Julian Barnes, here are the books you should be reading in May

From fiction to non-fiction; returning giants to writers on the rise; the recent Pulitzer-winner to the boys of summer, here’s what the National …

Fantasy Baseball 2016: Early-Season Buy-Low, Sell-High Trade Advice

Two weeks is too soon to panic. At least that's what worried fantasy baseball managers tucked down the standings will try to remember before blowtorching their rosters.<p>It's human nature to fret when things go poorly. When a lineup that seemed perfect before Opening Day can't buy a hit, even an …

Fantasy Baseball

The Message of Islam vs. The Gospel of Jesus

<b>Editor’s note</b>: Click here to learn how you can partner with TGC to provide gospel resources to the Middle East and North Africa. All donations toward …

Gravitational waves explained

A century after Albert Einstein rewrote our understanding of space and time, physicists have confirmed one of the most elusive predictions of his …

LIGO

Noma's taste of tomorrow: creating the future of food

One autumn afternoon in 2015, Danish chef René Redzepi is thinking hard about his restaurant's place in the world, both philosophically and …

Bjarke Ingels

Commercial drones are flying off the shelves and into the hands of armed groups

In the wrong hands, sometimes a toy can become a weapon.<p>Commercial drones are fast becoming a favorite gadget of armed non-state actors and terrorist …

What Are Gravitational Waves, and Why Should You Care?

<b>The short answer:</b><p>Gravitational waves are an important prediction of Einstein's general theory of relativity, published a century ago. Because this theory changed the way we understand the nature of space, time, and gravity, it also fundamentally changed our perception of how we fit into the …

Physics

Ranking the 15 best relief pitchers in Major League Baseball for 2016

Wade Davis? Aroldis Chapman? Craig Kimbrel? Find out who our top ranked reliever is heading into the 2016 season.<p>It is time to wrap up our 2016 …

Domestic Violence

Video: A physicist puts his “life on the line” for the love of science

Explaining complex theories of physics to the average person is tough, so physicist Andreas Wahl took another approach: performing a death defying stunt.<p>Wahl wanted to explain Newton’s second law of circular motion and how objects with a centripetal force (which compels them to travel in a curved …

Physics

Picks to click: Breakout pitchers for 2016

Last year, I ran through my picks to click on the mound in 2015. There were a couple of hits -- thank you Danny Salazar, Kyle Gibson and Nate Eovaldi …

Baseball

50 Best Albums of 2015

Kendrick fought the power, Adele soared higher, D’Angelo shocked the world and more<p>50<p>By<p>As the curtain falls on 2015, it might be hard to remember any …

How Technology Will Transform Retirement

Get ready for a new array of devices and services that will make it easier to work, stay healthy, live at home and remain connected to friends and family<p>By<p>Joseph F. Coughlin<p>For the next generation of retirees, the question that will trump all others will be a simple one: How do you add life to …

Retirement

How to defeat ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> <i>CNN Opinion asked a range of contributors for their take on last week's attacks in Paris and how the war on ISIS must change if the U.S. and its allies want to defeat it. The opinions expressed in these commentaries are solely those of the authors.</i><p>Fareed Zakaria: What does ISIS want?<p>The …

Islam

These are the Netflix tricks every user needs to know

Streaming services are gaining more and more popularity with Internet users, with Netflix being a top choice in many countries. However, not all …

The Planet-Saving, Capitalism-Subverting, Surprisingly Lucrative Investment Secrets of Al Gore

The former vice president has led his firm to financial success. But what he really wants to do is create a whole new version of capitalism.<p>“When i left the White House in 2001, I really didn’t know what I was going to do with my life,” Al Gore told me this summer, at his office in the Green Hills …

São Paulo

We are at war with an imaginary Islam: Lies, propaganda and the real story of America and the Muslim world

American propaganda exaggerates the power and moral depravity of the Islamic enemy, in the service of our empire<p>The United States is at war with a very different, mythic Islam of its own making that has nothing at all to do with this Islam of the Qur’an. To make sense of that conjured threat, …

Political Science

Transcript: Read the Speech Pope Francis Gave to Congress

Pope Francis addressed a joint meeting of Congress in a historic speech Thursday morning.<p>Here’s a full transcript of his remarks.<p>I am most grateful …

Christianity