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Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon': 10 Things You Didn't Know

There are hit albums, and then there's <i>Dark Side of the Moon</i>. Pink Floyd's eternally popular song cycle has sold more than 15 million copies in the …

Indie Music

12 Incredibly Useful Things You Didn’t Know Google Maps Could Do

Some of the best features of Google’s mapping app are among the hardest to find—until you know where to look.<p>Google Maps is great for just getting around. But don’t be fooled: The app is much more than a glorified Garmin. Maps has all sorts of powerful features and time-saving shortcuts that aren’t …

A New History of the First Peoples in the Americas

The miracle of modern genetics has revolutionized the story anthropologists tell about how humans spread out across the Earth.<p>Europeans arriving in the New World met people all the way from the frozen north to the frozen south. All had rich and mature cultures and established languages. The …

Anthropology

The 9 most cringe-worthy moments in ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ history

“Curb Your Enthusiasm” returns to HBO Sunday after more than six years off the air. A lot has changed in the world since we left Larry (and Leon) in Paris, but it’s a pretty safe bet that the new season of “Curb” will have plenty of awkwardness. In preparation, we put together a list of the …

Sunken 8th continent reveals its buried secrets

A journey to plumb the remote ocean depths has revealed that Earth does indeed have an eighth continent.<p>A nine-week voyage took scientists from around the world to drill and explore the seafloor off New Zealand and Australia. They found evidence of land-based fossils, revealing that the ancient …

Billionaire Paul Allen Finds Lost World War II Cruiser USS Indianapolis in the Philippine Sea

USS Indianapolis in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in 1937. US Navy PhotoSeventy-two years after two torpedoes fired from a Japanese submarine sank cruiser USS</i> …

15 recent movies that are way better than critics say they are

And even the worst movies will usually have some defining bit that stands out. After all, who still doesn't get a little excited at the thought of pod racing from Phantom Menace, a literal Alien vs. Predator grudge match, or a tornado flying through New York filled with sharks!<p>This is what critics …

10+ Unique Photos of The Eclipse You Really Need to See

Wowowowow.<p>If you're currently residing somewhere in the continental United States, chances are you were able to glimpse at least a partial solar …

27 of the Best Books to Read This Fall

Featuring new books from Hillary Clinton, Esther Perel, Jennifer Egan, and Celeste Ng.<p>Fall weather is reading weather. Everyone thinks so, including literary heavyweights like Jeffrey Eugenides, Salman Rushdie, and Isabel Allende, who have new books coming this season. Whether you're searching for …

Books

This map corrects everything you thought you knew about the world

Maps have a way of distorting our perception of the world. But AuthaGraph is trying to bring us back to reality with a new map that accurately …

Global Warming

The Confederate General Who Was Erased

There's a reason you won't find many monuments in the South to one of Robert E. Lee's most able deputies.<p>Some years ago, I went to a conference in Charleston. During a free moment, I strolled down to an old marketplace where I browsed the shops — all of which, it seemed, specialized in Confederate …

The Eclipse Hunters

Monday's total eclipse will be the first for many Americans. A hardcore group of enthusiasts, who structure their lives around the phenomenon, says: Welcome to the club.<p>On the morning of August 11, 1999, Kate Russo and her boyfriend were traveling on a bus from Belfast to Paris when they found …

Apple discontinues iPod Nano and Shuffle, updates iPod Touch models

Say goodbye to the tiny music makers of 2005.<p>You'll see no mention of the iPod Nano or iPod Shuffle on Apple's website anymore. Today, the company …

Chester Bennington's Wife, Talinda, Speaks Out About Her Husband's Death: 'Now He Is Pain Free'

In the week since Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington died at age 41, tributes from those closest to him have been steadily rolling in, including a …

The most popular music artist in every state, according to Pandora

Big artists like Drake have seen great success in releasing streaming-only albums. "More Life," Drake's streaming-only "playlist" LP, set streaming records and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard album charts in March.<p>And with streaming now counting for the majority of revenue in the US music …

The Allman Brothers Band's 25 All-Time Greatest Songs

<i>Guitar World</i> celebrates the timeless music of the Allman Brothers Band with this comprehensive overview of their 25 all-time greatest songs. For the …

Helpful Hints for Amputation | Roundtable

The Battle of Gettysburg, fought 150 years ago this week, saw the deaths of more Union and Confederate soldiers than in any other Civil War battle. …

The 20 Best World War II Movies Ever Made

From war-torn romances to bloody battles, these are the best films that depict the horrors of war—and the humanity at the center of the conflicts.

Steven Spielberg

The First Alexa Skills to Enable on Your New Amazon Echo

So, you bought an Amazon Echo during Prime Day, but you’re not sure what to do with it other than ask it silly questions, set timers, and roll a …

8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

Happy Thursday! Today we’ve rounded up yet another set of eight paid iPhone apps that are completely free to download right now for a limited time. …

Sint Maarten jet engine blast kills New Zealand woman

<b>A New Zealand woman has died on the Caribbean territory of Sint Maarten after the blast from a powerful jet engine knocked her to the ground.</b><p>The incident happened at the famous Princess Juliana International Airport, which is just metres from the beach.<p>Beachgoers can walk up to the airport fence as …

The Enormous Ice Sheet That Broke Off of Antarctica Won’t Be the Last to Go

The stunning visual of an Antarctic ice shelf the size of Delaware breaking off into the ocean has struck wonder and worry in those all across the …

Ernest Hemingway's long-lost Los Angeles visit

Lots happened in L.A. last night. Lives ended. Lives began. Couples fought, couples made up. A recently transplanted Manhattan-ite said, "All my friends are here!" I probably fell asleep with a book on my chest.<p>Eighty years from now, what record of these events will survive? Partly that depends on …

Video walkthrough shows off the most important new iOS 11 features and tricks

Apple’s iOS 11 is finally official, which means you can already try it out for yourself if you’re comfortable with running the first iOS 11 betas …

23 Books Guaranteed To Give You That Summer Feeling

"The locations alone make you want to pack up and travel all summer long."<p>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Books

D-Day: Here's how the Allies began to reclaim Europe from the Nazis

On June 6, 1944, Allied forces crossed the English Channel and began to reclaim the European mainland.<p>That day, 74 years ago, marked a turning point on the western front and in World War II.<p>The following images give you some idea of what those American, British, and Canadian troops saw when they …

Military

Field Day Lit: The Best New Books from the World of Sports

The Zen of Building the Best Team in Baseball and Breaking the Curse<p>Tom Verducci<p>It may have taken 108 years and overcoming a billy-goat-related curse, but the Chicago Cubs finally broke through last year and won their first World Series since 1908. This <i>New York Times</i> bestseller from famed sports …

Books

The 20 Best Music Documentaries On Netflix

Rock and roll icons, pop stars, and the power of music are among the subjects of these fascinating films.<p>Photo: Everett Collection<p><i>Justin Timberlake +</i> …

Jimmy’s ‘Expenses’ Start To Grind Him Down On ‘Better Call Saul’

A review of tonight’s <i>Better Call Saul</i> coming up just as soon as I rent a toupee from the toupee store…<p><i>“We can make it zero.” -Jimmy</i><p>One of the most surprising parts of <i>Better Call Saul</i> — for both the audience and for the people writing the show — is how lovable Jimmy McGill turned out to be. Saul …