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99 “Twin Peaks” Facts That Will Blow Your Effing Mind

"My log has something to tell you."<p>When Lynch told him the title of the show, Badalemnti remarked, "David, that's something I read when I was in grammar school. You can't use that title!" Not much longer after that, the show became <i>Twin Peaks</i>.<p>The town of Twin Peaks actually had to be re-created and …

TV

The 11 Best Sci-Fi Novels From the 21st Century You Likely Missed

Great doesn't need to mean old.<p>People tend to look to decades past for examples of great science fiction—the works Philip K. Dick, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke. But the 21st century is living in its own golden age of sci-fi. Along with film and TV adaptations, novels like <i>Cloud Atlas</i>, <i>The Road</i>,</i> …

Required Reading: Succulents, The Ultimate Guide

Since the once-humble succulent is still having its day (read: decade), we were delighted to learn that longtime succulent grower, gardener, and …

Interesting Facts About Every Country in the World, The Limits of Humanity, and The Year in Search

In this week’s all-video buffet, we’re looking back over 2016's highlights and depths, theorizing over the limits of human space travel, even in the …

Swimming Pools

Don't Panic, but Physicists in Australia Just Proved Reality Doesn't Exist

Quantum physics is weird.<p>Get ready to have your mind blown. According to an experiment led by two physicists in Australia, reality doesn’t exist. …

Game of Thrones epic U.S. concert tour announced

A <i>Game of Thrones</i> live concert experience is coming to a city near you.<p>HBO’s fantasy hit is launching a major nationwide tour produced by Live Nation …

33 Feminist Films Every Girl Should See In Her Lifetime

Because nothing is more important than girl power.

Feminism

Shatner: I'd play Captain Kirk again, but I won't be asked

The Enterprise's original captain urges fans to write to J.J. Abrams if they'd like to see the two Kirks onscreen together.<p>To many, William Shatner's Captain James Tiberius Kirk is the face of the Star Trek franchise. On Thursday night the actor said he'd be "open" to playing the role again, but …

Science Fiction

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 21 – The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S Kuhn (1962)

The American physicist and philosopher of science coined the phrase ‘paradigm shift’<p>Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996) did not invent the concept of scientific revolution, but he gave it a special meaning and created a phrase – “paradigm shift” – so popular that it received the ultimate accolade: no fewer …

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When Anton Yelchin met Anthony Hopkins: An Oscar winner becomes a mentor to a 12-year-old actor

<i>In 2001, Anton Yelchin,</i> <i>who died early Sunday,</i> <i>co-starred in "Hearts of Atlantis" with</i><p>Anthony Hopkinsat the age of 12.<p>Anton Yelchin is trying to hold back his tears. But it's a losing battle. His blue eyes well up. His voice cracks. The 12-year-old has been reeling with pain and fear since the …

Stephen King

Star Trek Actor Anton Yelchin Killed at 27 in Freak Car Accident

brightcove.createExperiences(); Actor Anton Yelchin, who appeared in the <i>Star Trek</i> films and <i>Terminator Salvation</i>, died early Sunday morning in a …

Star Trek

Lin Manuel-Miranda Creates #HamOfThrones Meme Mash-Up

How does a bastard, orphan, son of [NO IDEA] and a Stark, dropped in the middle of a forgotten spot at The Wall by providence, impoverished, in …

21 Movies From The '80s You Need To Show Your Kids

These are treasures everybody should have on their must-see list.

Animation

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 15 – The Double Helix by James D Watson (1968)

An astonishingly personal and accessible account of how Cambridge scientists Watson and Francis Crick unlocked the secrets of DNA and changed the world<p>Jim Watson was just 24 when, in collaboration with Francis Crick, he decoded the structure of DNA, “the molecule of life”. This was a 20th-century …

Literature

This Is the Best Exercise to Erase Your Belly Pooch, Says Science

Start planning a goodbye party for your tummy.<p>In the weight-loss game, not all fat is created equal. And if you're trying to lose that belly pooch you just <i>know</i> is hiding a six pack, stomach fat is a particularly stubborn beast.<p>But never fear: A recent study just found that one workout is …

Exercise

Astronomers observe the bright flash from a star's explosion for the first time

For the first time ever, astronomers have captured the bright flash of a shockwave blasting out from a dying star, NASA reported. The brilliant sight, known as a "shock breakout," was seen by NASA's Kepler probe — a space telescope designed to search for planets outside the Solar System. Kepler was …

5 Tips for Tackling Hormonal Acne

We’ve all been there: A huge blemish pops up and lasts for so long that it feels like you’re practically in a relationship. If you find yourself in …

LA-Based Designer Jess Hannah Makes Minimalism Luxurious With J. Hannah Jewelry

Amidst an ever-changing jewelry landscape and an oversaturation of impersonal pieces without a message, J. Hannah Jewelry stands out like a shining, hopeful beacon, calling us home with simple, clean silhouettes and a reverberating significance. Designer Jess Hannah imbues her line with an …

Jewelry

Bernie Sanders’ campaign just released a video that will give you goosebumps

BERNIE SANDERS IS A self-described democratic socialist and progressive who is calling for a political revolution to bring people together and take …

Infographic: 8 ways to improve your brain power

Where’s that sharpness you once had? It’s time to get back in the game and improve that brain of yours. How? Simple, just follow these simple …

Here are the powerful Mexican drug cartels that operate in the US

Virtually the entire US illicit-drug market is controlled by seven Mexican cartels, according to the US Drug Enforcement Administration's 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment Summary.<p>The DEA report notes that there are no organizations at this time with the infrastructure and power to challenge …

12 Clothes That Prove Embroidery Is the Coolest DIY-Inspired Trend

We used to think the easiest way to elevate your everyday duds without piling on the accessories was to scout pieces with embellishments. Last season — and even now still — that was fringe, sequins or gems. But lately, we’ve been spotting a different “<i>e”</i> amping up clothes in the coolest way …

Infographic: These are the cleanest cities in the world

WANT TO TRAVEL BUT DON’T WANT to get your hands dirty? Well, first off, maybe traveling’s not your thing. But second, you could always head to some …

'Twin Peaks' will air on Sky as part of big new Showtime deal

In its bid to deliver high quality programming, Sky often inks deals with US networks to bring popular TV shows to the UK. Its tie-up with HBO, for example, allows millions of Brits to watch new episodes of <i>Game of Thrones</i> and <i>Veep</i> soon after they air in America. Today, the UK broadcaster announced …