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Watch for Mars and Spica before dawn

In late November and early December, 2017, get up before morning dawn – say, around one and one-half hours before sunrise – to see the planet Mars …

A drug cartel put a bounty on his head. He barely escaped from a car trunk at the border.

As the white sedan rolled through the border, officially passing from the United States into Mexico at the Naco Port of Entry in Arizona, the car’s trunk thumped open and a man struggled out.<p>Handcuffed and duct-taped, still twitching from repeated cattle prod zaps, he bolted for Mexican customs …

Crime

Where You Can Legally Smoke Weed in the USA, Mapped

Earlier this week, we published an article on how a pop-up weed dinner is coming to a city where, technically, it's illegal to consume or sell weed …

Cauliflower Garlic Bread Defies All Logic

We lost our minds.<p>GET THE RECIPE HERE.<p>I had zero expectations for this bread. No one in the Delish test kitchen did. I thought it'd be just another …

Breakfast

Psychologists studied 5,000 genius kids for 45 years — here are their 6 key takeaways

Follow thousands of superbright kids for four and a half decades, and you learn a thing or two about how to raise a high-achiever.<p>One of the biggest takeaways: Even kids with genius-level IQs need teachers to help them reach their full potential.<p>Since it began in 1971, the "Study of Mathematically …

Sorry, scientists. Religion is here to stay.

In 1966, just over 50 years ago, the distinguished Canadian-born anthropologist Anthony Wallace confidently predicted the global demise of religion …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Solange Thanks Family During BET Awards Acceptance Speech Following Beyonce’s Twins Arrival

<b>Solange</b> took home the Centric Award at the 2017 BET Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 25. The “Cranes in the Sky” songstress, who turned 31 on …

15 Things You Never Knew About John Carpenter's 'The Thing'

Can you believe it's been 35 years since "The Thing" first terrorized moviegoers?<p>The film didn't make a huge splash when it first debuted, but over the years it's developed a massive fanbase and come to be regarded as one of the greatest horror movies ever made. To celebrate this big anniversary, …

Construction

Friend Of Late ‘Toy Story’ Writer Reveals What May Be Andy’s Heartbreaking Backstory

A Pixar writer called it "fake news," but Mike Mozart stands by his story.<p>Two days after the friend of a late “Toy Story” writer revealed a previously untold and devastating story about Andy’s dad, a Pixar writer lashed out on Twitter calling it “utterly” false.<p>Let’s back up. This week, Jonathan …

Toy Story

Princess Diana's doctor admits his failings led to death of patient

The former private physician to Diana, Princess of Wales has admitted a catalogue of serious failings which led to the premature death of a top City banker.<p>Dr Peter Wheeler, who officially identified Diana’s body after she was killed in Paris, and has treated the Prince of Wales and the Duke of …

Dismay, anger in France at vandalism of De Gaulle's tomb

PARIS (AP) — French politicians are reacting with anger and dismay after the tomb of France's wartime hero and former President Gen. Charles de …

France

Fraught Racial Dynamics in the ‘Bachelorette’ Premiere

Another season of “The Bachelorette” is upon us, and The New York Times is here for the right reasons. Our resident obsessives will be following Rachel Lindsay’s love journey, starting with unpacking all the cultural signals jammed into Monday night’s premiere. Can we steal you for a sec?<p><b>AMANDA …

Beverly Hills

Beyoncé’s Push Party Had A Better VIP List Than Any Other Baby Shower

The Carter Twins are getting ready to make their big debut, and Beyoncé's family and friends spent the weekend celebrating the expecting mama with a …

Over 100 students walked out of a commencement speech in protest of VP Mike Pence

Vice President Mike Pence's commencement address to the University of Notre Dame Class of 2017 didn't go as smoothly as he probably would have liked …

Beyoncé's Baby Shower Included a Destiny's Child Reunion

The Carter Family Push Party was incredible.<p>As Beyoncé's due date gets ever closer, her friends and family are celebrating the imminent arrival of the new Carter twins. Following Beyoncé's Mother's Day celebrations, her friends and family attended the Carter Family Push Party on Saturday, which …

The most stylish looks from Pippa Middleton's wedding

Prince George of Cambridge

See Prince George and Princess Charlotte at Pippa Middleton's Wedding

Cuteness overload.<p>Forget the bride for a second—Prince George and Princess Charlotte are the <i>true</i> stars of Pippa Middleton's wedding. The little royals have arrived at St. Mark's Church to take part in their aunt's nuptials, and they look too cute to handle.<p>George, 3, is a page boy and Charlotte, 2, …

Pippa Middleton recycles diamond earrings originally commissioned for Duchess of Cambridge's wedding as she weds James Matthews

Pippa Middleton's wedding has been dubbed the 'society event of the year', and all eyes are on the Duchess of Cambridge's younger sister as she weds wealthy financier James Matthews at St Mark's Church in Englefield. The bride was the epitome of English country elegance as she arrived in a …

A TV Show About 'El Chapo' Guzman Is a Univision Hit, and It's Coming to Netflix

On May 5, Mexico’s most infamous drug trafficker sat in a blue jailhouse overall in a New York court, his beauty queen wife waving from the public …

Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria Is Giving Kate Middleton a Run for Her Money

Dressing like a princess doesn’t always mean ball gowns and tiaras. Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria has long displayed a refined personal style, but during her visit to Japan this week, she turned heads in an especially chic series of understated daywear looks. Continuing her work as an advocate …

"Glitter Boobs" Are Music Festival Season's Sparkly New Alternative to Wearing a Shirt

Who needs clothing when you have glitter?<p>When you're surrounded by thousands of sweaty humans while partying it up in the middle of the desert, you want to be able to wear as little clothing as possible—which might just explain the hot new "fashion" trend sweeping the music festival circuit this …

The Next Step in Human Evolution Won’t Be Confined to Our Bodies

Flash of Brilliance<p><i>“Intelligence is the passenger, Biology is the driver.” – Karl Schroeder</i><p>Remarkably soon after the Earth formed 4.5 billion years …

Biology

This photo of Earth between Saturn's icy rings is absolutely spectacular

Nerding out about space stuff is a regular thing around these parts, so we’re super excited to share this wonderful new photo of Earth between …

Read Serena Williams' Moving Message to Unborn Baby

Serena Williams recently revealed on Snapchat last week that she was 20 weeks pregnant. The news was initially met with some speculation – Williams …

Serena Williams

As government shutdown looms, Trump stumps for building the wall

President Donald Trump pushed for the construction of a wall along the Mexico-America border Monday as the deadline looms for a government funding bill that could come down to funding for the construction project.<p>In a set of two tweets sent over the course of three hours, Trump advocated for the …

Donald Trump

Death by intravenous “turmeric”: Naturopaths circle the wagons and the chair of the Naturopathic Medical Committee of California looks for dirt on conventional medicine [Respectful Insolence]

Yesterday, I wrote about the case of Jade Erick, a 30-year-old woman whose death was caused by naturopathic quackery. It’s not entirely clear if it …

Medicine

Here's how much money doctors actually make

Not all doctors take home the same amount of money. Orthopedists — doctors who treat bone and muscle problems — make the most on average. Pediatricians, or those who take care of children, earn the least. And white doctors take home significantly more than their equally qualified peers of color, …

Michelle Obama Sports Her Natural Hair and the Internet Is Losing It

The former FLOTUS let her curls free.<p>Throughout the eight years of her husband's presidency, Michelle Obama wore her hair relaxed, straightened and blown out as First Lady. We've seen her sport the pin-straight lob, the pulled-back updos and wavy tresses, but we've never seen her hair in its …

Michelle Obama

One Woman's Immortal Cells Have Saved Hundreds of Thousands of Lives

Imagine this: you’re a physician at one of the most renowned medical institutions in the world. A patient comes in with a very aggressive form of …