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God Is a Sadistic Internet Troll in the Delightful French Satire ‘The Brand New Testament’

Director Jaco Van Dormael’s film provides a delightfully funny take on religion—and features the iconic Catherine Deneuve shacking up with a very …

The New Measure of Relationship Health

It may be psychological hair-splitting, but positive psychologists believe that there’s a difference between being <i>satisfied</i> and feeling that you are</i> …

10 unbelievably funny comedians that you can't end 2016 without falling in love with

We can all pretty much agree 2016 has been a long emotional rollercoaster ride into the darkest timeline. We lost so many icons this year, endured an …

Comedy

13 Cognitive Biases That Really Screw Things Up For You

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of processing power, you would think our judgment would be highly accurate, but that's far from the case.<p>Our judgments are often inaccurate because the …

This Gorgeous Bookstore Is Said to Have Possibly Inspired Parts of Hogwarts

elYou've got a new place to add to your Harry Potter travel list. A magical bookstore in Porto, Portugal, called Livraria Lello seriously looks like every book-lover's dream. Not only is it absolutely gorgeous, but it also resembles the famous Hogwarts staircase in Harry Potter.<p>According to AFP, …

Harry Potter

If You Have One of These 7 Traits, You're More Intelligent (Says Science)

What does it mean to be intelligent? How does one know if you're smarter than the average? Well, if we went by the Merriam-Webster definition, it …

Psychology

The 20 Best Rock Albums of 2016

Here’s a brief list of what could plausibly be considered “rock” in 2016: digitally manipulated sound fragments, free-jazz freakouts, emo spoken-word, octogenarian baritone, a song that sounds like a vintage Disney soundtrack, and warped variants on all manner of light ’70s sounds—plus, of course, …

30 Books You Need to Read to Earn 'Well-Read' Status | Inc.com

<i>What books should one read to feel well-read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Cristina Hartmann, writer who abandoned a career in law, on Quora:</b><p>For anyone who wants to attain the vaunted …

Literature

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Greg Gage is a neuroscientist.<p>You wouldn't know it by looking at him, though. There's no long, white lab coat. And he doesn't speak in scientific jargon that's difficult to understand.<p>That's because Gage is on a mission: He wants to make neuroscience accessible to everyone.<p>"In order to be able to …

Starfinder hopes to do for space opera what D&D has done for fantasy

Have starship, will roleplay<p>Much like the cult classic <i>Firefly</i>, players will have to find a crew, find a job and keep on flying.<p>But there’s a twist.<p>"You can call it science fiction if you want," publisher Erik Mona told Polygon earlier this year. "But I call it ‘science fantasy.’ I’ve always been …

Science Fiction

Neil Gaiman and Fox are making a new show that totally sounds like Sliders

Back in March of 2015, Netflix and Fox Searchlight got together to produce a one-hour sci-fi pilot film called <i>Parallels</i>, about a mysterious building …

Pluto's frozen heart may hide underground ocean that flipped planet over

Evidence is mounting for an ocean at Pluto, buried beneath its frozen heart.<p>Scientists said on Wednesday that Pluto might have rolled over on its axis eons ago, the result of tidal forces with jumbo moon Charon. The extra weight of an underground sea is the most likely explanation, they said.<p>These …

Solar System