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NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

WATCH: Louisiana Tech loses 87 yards on one play in the most comical fashion

The Bulldogs surprisingly didn't get a first down after this<p>Well, this is one of the most amazing negative plays college football has ever produced. …

Exclusive: CNN witnesses US Navy's drone-killing laser

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the sometimes hostile waters of the Persian Gulf looms the US Navy's first -- in fact, the world's first -- active laser weapon.<p>The LaWS, an acronym for Laser Weapons System, is not science fiction. It is not experimental. It is deployed on board the USS Ponce amphibious transport ship, …

Wondering why LeBron isn't an MVP finalist? Game 2 vs. Celtics is your answer

Being the best player in the world, maybe even the best player ever, doesn't make him the MVP<p>On Friday night it was announced that LeBron James was …

Theoretical Physicists Suggest There's a Portal Linking The Standard Model to Dark Physics

Um, what?<p>Theoretical physicists have put forward a new hypothesis that aims to connect the world of visible physics to the hidden forces of our …

A Bizarre Physics Law Is Making Superfluid Helium Behave Like an Actual Black Hole

"It points to a deeper understanding of reality."<p>Of all the laws of physics, this is arguably one of the strangest - scientists have discovered that …

Why it's hard to be a Kevin in France

<b>What happens when you have a name that seems perfectly reasonable in your home country, but raises a sympathetic smile when you're abroad? BBC Europe Correspondent Kevin Connolly has been finding out the hard way.</b><p>There is a theory called nominative determinism, much beloved of students of …

Sociology

Mr. Bean gets recut as a scary villain but still ends up being hilarious

Ah, how could we ever forget Mr. Bean?<p>Rowan Atkinson's beloved character is famed for saying very little, but that's just to accentuate the his …

3D Size Comparison of Everything in the Universe is Awe-Inspiring

Like a cross between the opening credits of <i>Contact</i> and the Simpson’s Universe couch gag, this video gives us an ever expanding look at how the …

Universe

The True Cause of All Middle East Conflicts

The two major powers in the Middle East are Saudi Arabia, an Arab population ruled by a Sunni majority, and Iran, a Persian population ruled by a …

Middle East

“Every Country in the World”–Two Videos Tell You Curious Facts About 190+ Countries

From Wendover Productions--a Youtube channel dedicated to explaining how our world works, from travel, to economics, to geography--comes a two part …

The Best Horror Movie Every Year Since 'Psycho'

In 1960, Alfred Hitchcock adorned the poster for his latest movie with a very clear message: “It is <i>required</i> that you see <i>Psycho</i> from the very …

1910 Fairground Organ Plays Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and It Works Like a Charm

First built in Paris by Charles Marenghi in 1910, the organ above quickly found a home in a Belgian restaurant. And there it remained for many years …

Bohemian Rhapsody

Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Kurt Vonnegut’s Incensed Letter to the High School That Burned Slaughterhouse-Five

If you've kept up with Open Culture for a while, you know that Kurt Vonnegut could write a good letter, whether home from World War II, to high …

Literature

How To Cure Your Hiccups In 15 Seconds Or Less

<b>by Kirsten Howard</b><p>It was for a very different reason that I walked into the doctor’s office that morning. I was after some antibiotics for a chest …

New 3D Map of the Universe Features a Whopping 1.2 Million Galaxies

The astronomical map you see here doesn’t depict stars, <i>it shows galaxies—</i>1.2 million of them, to be exact, a new record for astronomers. This …

John Cena Defines Patriotism Brilliantly in This Remarkable Ad for Fourth of July

"To love America is to love all Americans."<p>It's a simple proposition—and an urgent one this Fourth of July, when the U.S. has rarely seemed more …

16 of the best graduation speeches of all time

While certainly there's room for debate (was Stephen Colbert's speech at Northwestern really better than the one he gave at Knox College?), we've culled the best-of lists to put together a guide to our favorites.<p>From Steve Jobs to Toni Morrison, Kurt Vonnegut to John F. Kennedy, here are the …

College & University

The Most Popular Netflix Show in Every Country

Ever notice how TV characters seem to love coffee, yet their cups are often (quite) conspicuously empty? If so, you’re not alone. Media professor and …

TV

The Mathematical Explanation for Why You Can't Catch a Falling Dollar Bill with Your Fingers

Here’s a really interesting mathematical explanation on how the “catch a dollar” trick works. You know the trick: a person holds a bill vertically …

This Darkly Clever Billboard for a Funeral Home Leaves Toronto Motorists Aghast

This billboard, which went up this week next to the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto, is provocative in the extreme—blatantly urging drivers to text …

Krishna’s Butter Ball – A Precariously Perched 250-Ton Boulder Defying the Laws of Physics

For over 1,300 years, this large rock has been confounding the locals of Mahabalipuram, a beach town near Chennai, in Southern India. The mysterious …

How to Cash in on Your Old Gadgets

Time to spring-clean your tech<p>If you’re like most people, there’s a good chance you’ve got a drawer or closet where you stash unused electronics. …

What You'd Have to Make to Be in the Top 1%

Today's map comes from the Economic Policy Institute. At one end of the spectrum, the 1% in Connecticut earns at least $677,608 per year. In …

Black Mirror

Video Of The Day: The Evidence Of Evolution You Can Find On Your Own Body

It turns out that one of the few things in life that just hasn’t evolved is Americans’ understanding of human evolution.“Forty-two percent of …

Biology

Black hole smashup generated yottawatts of power

Yottawatt \YOT-ah-wat\ n.: <br>1 million billion billion watts<p>That’s a lotta watts. And a lot more — 3.6 x 1049 watts, or 36 septillion yottawatts — …

Black Holes

John Oliver demolishes Trump, finally: Here’s why his self-funded, business-savvy, tough-talking campaign is a lie

<b>"Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" (HBO)</b><p>The “Last Week Tonight” host debunks claims made by Trump and his fans to expose his flimsy yet dangerous appeal<p>Scott Timberg<p>March 1, 2016 12:59pm (UTC)<p>For a political comedian who came up through “The Daily Show,” John Oliver has been oddly silent – for …

A Brilliant Physicist Explains Gravitational Waves to Colbert

We all understand that the discovery of gravitational waves was a really big deal, but do you really understand what they are, why they’re important, …

FALSE: Earth in a 'Cradle of Clouds' Photograph

CLAIM<p>A photo taken by the Hubble Telescope shows the earth in a "cradle of clouds." See Example( s )<p>EXAMPLES<p>Collected via e-mail, February 2016<p>This …