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Eagles RB DeMarco Murray: 'It's a fresh start for everyone'

PHILADELPHIA -- DeMarco Murray personifies what went wrong with Chip Kelly’s final season as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.<p>Kelly signed …

NFL

What to Know About Meat and Cancer

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Nutrition

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting

Massive open online courses have opened up classes from top-tier universities to students around the world. Here are some of the more unique offerings.<p>Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a …

examines

The Internet Is Going Crazy Over Photos That Could Prove Jon Snow Is Alive

New paparazzi pictures appear to show actor Kit Harington on the set of <i>Game of Thrones</i> in Belfast, Ireland, raising questions about the characters …

TV Series

6 awkward conversation topics for Obama, Xi

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Washington on Thursday for his first official state visit, and his interactions with President Barack Obama are sure to include some awkward conversations.<p>Xi will be welcomed to the White House at two dinners -- a smaller dinner on Thursday …

China

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Extinction

'Black Mass' review: Depp revels in mobster role

Turns out the thing Johnny Depp's career needed was simple. He needed to play a type of role relatively new to him, even if it's relatively familiar to the rest of us.<p>Some scenes in the solid, vividly acted gangster picture "Black Mass" come from real life, or something like it. These trade off …

Emmys 2015 predictions: Our bets on who wins

<i>The 2015 Emmys take place on Sunday for Los Angeles, and EW’s television experts Lynette Rice and James Hibberd are here to make predictions. Ahead,</i> …

How Johnny Depp Transformed Himself to Play Whitey Bulger

During production, Depp bore such a striking resemblance to Bulger that he reportedly scared some local residents Warner Bros.

Johnny Depp

6 takeaways from the Republican presidential debate

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump finally took some punches, Carly Fiorina grabbed control, Jeb Bush woke up and Marco Rubio and Chris Christie elbowed their way into the fray on a crowded stage. Everyone else just tried to crash the party.<p>The CNN Republican debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on …

Government

Are Bosses Necessary?

A radical experiment at Zappos may herald the emergence of a new, more democratic kind of organization.<p>Deeply strange reports have been emerging from the Las Vegas headquarters of Zappos, until recently the world’s happiest shoe store. This spring, by order of the CEO, Tony Hsieh, the company …

Why Betting on Fantasy Sports Is Legal But Betting on Regular Sports Is Not

Are you breaking the law by betting on daily fantasy sports?<p>With very few exceptions, betting on sports is illegal in the U.S. It’s happily allowed …

Fantasy Sports

How 'Human' Is This Newly Discovered Species?

The discovery of a new human-related species, named <i>Homo naledi</i>, has thrown the evolutionary biology world for a loop. The newfound species<i>,</i> uncovered …

Evolution

Apple Refused to Give iMessages to the Government

Apple recently declined to turn over iMessages to the Justice Department as part of a criminal investigation involving drugs and guns, according to …

Privacy

Why Boosting Poor Children’s Vocabulary Is Important for Public Health

One key difference between low-income and affluent babies: the number of words to which they’re exposed.<p>Air­on Pate is boun­cing off the walls.<p>The not-quite-2-year-old is wait­ing with his mom Domi­n­ique and broth­er Aiden, 4, to be seen at a fed­er­ally sub­sid­ized clin­ic for low-in­come wo­men …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Bill Clinton

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Black Holes

Pablo Escobar’s Favorite Hitman Is on Facebook and Spilling Dirt

Popeye Vásquez admitted to killing about 300 people as a righthand man to Pablo Escobar. Now he’s out of prison, on Facebook and Univisión, and …

Lafayette theater shooter bought gun legally, police say

<b>(CNN) —</b> John Russell "Rusty" Houser methodically shot 11 people in a Lafayette, Louisiana, movie theater using a handgun he legally purchased from an Alabama pawn shop, authorities said Friday.<p>Houser stood up Thursday evening in the theater where the comedy "Trainwreck" was showing and fired off …

justicesystem

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

Joyce Carol Oates to Grads: Be Stubborn and Optimistic

Greetings and congratulations to the Class of 2015 of NCCC on this festive commencement morning, and to President Klyczek, trustees, administrators …

Stephen King

Mellody Hobson to Grads: Set Your Sights High

What an amazing day! Congratulations to the USC Class of 2015 and to all those who celebrate and champion them!<p>I want to start by asking all the …

Storytelling

Stephen Colbert to Grads: You Are Your Own Professor Now

Good morning. Oh, what a day. What a lovely day. It’s a pleasure to be addressing the Wake Forest graduating Class of 2015. I want to start by …

Wake Forest University

Chris Matthews to Grads: 'Make Them Say No. Never Say No to Yourself'

President Donahue, Christian Brothers, other members of the faculty, my friend Frank Howard, graduates and families of the class of 2015. By the way, …

Henry Viii

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …