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Jon Hamm Had A Run-In With Donald Trump And Bill O’Reilly That Brought Out The Don Draper In Him

<i>Saturday Night Live</i>‘s after-parties have a reputation of being a wild, celeb-packed time. Interesting things happen when famous folk rub elbows with other famous folk as Saturday night morphs into Sunday morning. <i>Mad Men</i> star and reliable SNL host Jon Hamm shared a fascinating tidbit about a strange …

One Step Closer To A Functional Fusion Reactor

Although the vacuum chamber in the British fusion reactor JET has a wall made of solid metal, it can melt if it gets hit by a beam of runaway …

Spot the Flaw in a Politician's Argument With This Guide to Logical Fallacies

Humans are biased. We remember things that confirm our beliefs more than things that don’t. And every day, we’re presented with new information and …

Critical Thinking

Russian fighter jet flies five feet from US spy plane

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A Russian Su-27 fighter jet flew within five feet of a US Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft on Monday over the Baltic Sea, according to a US official, an encounter that was assessed to be "unsafe."<p>The Russian plane was armed and flew "erratically," the official added, …

Major Events and Eras in American History

What shaped America as we know it?<p>The United States of America is a relatively young nation in comparison to European powerhouses like Britain and …

North America

The Latest: Trump family flies to Camp David

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's first visit to Camp David (all times local):<p>12:50 p.m.<p>President Donald Trump is spending Father's Day weekend at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland.<p>It is Trump's first visit to the rustic hideaway that presidents before him have …

Donald Trump

“No one cares”: House Republicans look the other way after Sessions testimony

With every development in the congressional probes into Russia’s alleged ties to President Donald Trump’s team, Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) goes through the same routine with reporters.<p>Asked what he thought of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday, Mast …

Donald Trump

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana's Secrets - Graphic: Marijuana's Moment

*2002-12 data not available. **in Oregon as of July 1, 2015. †treated like a minor traffic violation<p>John Tomanio, NGM Staff; Shelley Sperry. Art: Bryan Christie Design. Sources: Greenwave Advisors; Marijuana Policy Project; Monitoring the Future Survey, 2013; National Survey on Drug Use and Health; …

Study proves adults can learn 'perfect pitch' - Futurity

Some people, like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, come by perfect pitch naturally. For the rest of us, learning the skill is possible. It just takes …

US Senate blocks blocks measure to extend surveillance bill

The US senate has blocked a measure to extend spy agencies’ bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records. The vote of 54 to 45 failed to reach the 60 threshold which was needed.<p>The result came after the Senate narrowly blocked the “USA Freedom Act” a bill that would have ended the bulk data …

Controversial documentary An Open Secret reveals paedophilia in Hollywood

“What you see in the film is the tip of the iceberg” says producer Gabe Hoffman on An Open Secret, the documentary from Oscar-nominated director Amy Berg about child sex abuse in Hollywood<p>A revealing new documentary about the sexual abuse of children within Hollywood is hoping to lift the lid off …

Sociology

Harry Shearer — voice of Ned Flanders, Mr. Burns — leaving 'The Simpsons'?

Actor Harry Shearer, known as the voices of Ned Flanders, Mr. Burns, Mr. Smithers, Seymour Skinner and so on, seems to be leaving “The Simpsons,” he says.<p>In two late-night tweets from Shearer’s verified Twitter account, the long-time cartoon series actor implied he was done.<p>Brooks is the co-creator …

Notre Dame women finally beat Stanford, head to NCAA Elite 8

OKLAHOMA CITY — Lindsay Allen normally focuses on setting others up.<p>On Friday, the sophomore point guard turned into a scorer, dropping in a career-high 28 points to help top-seeded Notre Dame defeat Stanford 81-60 in the NCAA women's Sweet 16.<p>Allen entered the night averaging just under 10 points …

College Sports

Science explains why hipsters grow beards

Men might be growing beards to appear more attractive to women and more dominant to other men, a study on monkeys suggests<p>Scientists think they may have solved one of the great mysteries of the age. Why <i>are</i> so many of today's men growing beards?<p>The answer, according to The University of Western …

David Ortiz goes nuclear on those who think he's a cheater — and he makes some good points

David Ortiz has some haters.<p>He plays for the Boston Red Sox, a team that's loathed outside of its own fan base. He is cocky, he flips bats, and a lot of people think he takes too long to run the bases after a home run. But most importantly, in a sport where cheating is a sin that is second only to …

Baseball

With home runs dwindling, 30 is the new 40 for baseball’s sluggers

Whether it's steroid testing, all those power arms in the bullpen or a lower strike zone, baseballs just aren't flying out of the park like they did a decade or two ago.<p>Sluggers who came of age in the days of 50, 60 and 70 home-run seasons have been forced to recalibrate what's a successful power …

Nuclear leak caused by 'wrong type of kitty litter,' confirms government report

Some — but not all — kitty litter can be used to stabilize nuclear waste<p>A yearlong investigation by the US Department of Energy has confirmed that a major accident at a nuclear waste storage facility was caused by the wrong type of kitty litter. Last year, a single 55-gallon drum of waste material …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Sergey Brin once asked a lawyer he wanted to hire to write a contract for him to sell his soul to the devil

The company has since ditched the riddles, but its overall hiring ethos has remained the same.<p>Ultimately, Google has always sought out employees who are "smart creatives." It wants people that can combine their technical expertise with imagination and inventiveness.<p>Ken Auletta includes an anecdote …

Silicon Valley

Notre Dame gets No. 1 seed again, faces tough bracket

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame's path in the NCAA Tournament as it attempts to make it to its fifth straight Final Four won't be easy.<p>The Oklahoma City Regional includes fifth-ranked Baylor (30-3), perennial power Stanford (24-9), which is ranked No. 14, a Miami (19-12) team that beat the Irish …

College Sports

Homer Simpson 'discovered the Higgs boson'

Homer Simpson predicted the mass of the Higgs boson particle 14 years before it was discovered, a writer claims<p>Homer Simpson predicted the mass of the Higgs boson in a 1998 episode of The Simpsons, according to a science writer.<p>In The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace episode, Homer is shown in front of …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Britain faces £200bn oil loss

$50 oil prices could lead to the early decommissioning of North Sea facilities and the loss of 6bn barrels of oil<p>In a stark warning to the Government over the future of the North Sea, one of the oil industry’s leading figures, has warned that 6bn barrels of oil reserves – a third of what remains …