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The 20 Best Comedies On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: April 13th</b><p>Comedy in film can be strange and varied. Comedies can be difficult to compare, because sometimes you’re in the mood for something cerebral, and other times you just want to watch people get punched in the nuts. Luckily, we have Netflix at our disposal to help us figure out …

Entertainment

A man in the UK has contracted the first case of untreatable 'super-gonorrhoea' after an encounter with a woman in south-east Asia

The first case of untreatable super-gonorrhoea has been reported in the UK.<p>A man contracted the sexually transmitted disease, believed to be the first case in the world to resist antibiotic treatment, after "sexual contact" with a woman in Southeast Asia.<p>The man's case was described in a report …

South-east Asia

What Was the Vietnam War About?

Was America’s war in Vietnam a noble struggle against Communist aggression, a tragic intervention in a civil conflict, or an imperialist counterrevolution to crush a movement of national liberation? Those competing interpretations ignited fiery debates in the 1960s and remain unresolved today. How …

Geopolitics

How to speak puppy: a visual guide to doggy body language

From tail height and posture to pricked ears and eye contact, vet and clinical animal behaviourist Kendal Shepherd reveals what your dog is trying to tell you

Pets

The 50 best audiobooks of all time

If you love to read, but haven't had the time to sit down with a good book lately, consider listening to an audiobook. Today's audiobooks can be downloaded right to your phone, and make the perfect listening companion for your commute, workout, or anytime your hands are busy but your ears are …

Books

Why the real defenders of the second amendment oppose the NRA

The students of Stoneman Douglas, Florida, are the fiercest opponents the NRA has seen in some time. They are the ones truly standing up for the US constitution<p>In any debate about guns in America, there’s one aspect that’s seemingly inescapable: the moment when the National Rifle Association (NRA) …

Guns

There’s a New Secretary of State. Who Cares?

Sorry, Washington. The world doesn’t need you anymore.<p>Rex Tillerson’s sudden departure as secretary of state—alongside that of Gary Cohn last week as head of the National Economic Council—removes from the White House two of the only remaining pragmatists trusted by the rest of the world. With their …

Rex Tillerson

Anthony Bourdain Cringes When Travelers Make These 3 Mistakes

There are two types of people in this world, according to Anthony Bourdain: travelers and tourists. You don't have to be an avid fan of his …

28 Facts About Christopher Nolan Movies That'll Make You Want To Start A Marathon Right Away

Christian Bale's active dislike of his uncomfortable Batman outfit helped his performance as he was always pissed while wearing it.

Climate change is a disaster foretold, just like the first world war

“The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our life-time.”<p>The mournful remark supposedly made by foreign secretary Sir Edward Grey at dusk on 3 August 1914 referred to Britain’s imminent entry into the first world war. But the sentiment captures something of our …

Military Spending

15 Real Movie Moments That Actually Happened On Camera

When movie magic doesn't work.

I would have been a school shooter if I could’ve gotten a gun

At the lowest point in my life, I almost did the most horrible thing imaginable.<p>I grew up in a very chaotic and violent household. My mother tried to take care of my brother and me, but she, too, was a victim of my father, a violent and evil man. My stepfather was not much better, replacing the …

Mental Health

Here's how much US troops were paid in every American war

Think it's hard making it month to month in the barracks on just an E-1 pay? Well, the recruits who won America's earlier wars had to make ends meet with much, much less to draw on.<p>See how much troops made in each conflict, both in their own currency and adjusted for inflation:<p>Author's note: The …

Military

Wreckage of aircraft carrier, USS Lexington, sunk in WWII found in Pacific

A team led by billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen says it found the wreck of the USS Lexington, an aircraft carrier that was sunk in 1942’s Battle of the Coral Sea with the loss of more than 200 sailors.<p>In a tweet and an announcement on his website, Allen said the ship had been found Sunday …

Military

Two Museum Directors Say It’s Time to Tell the Unvarnished History of the U.S.

“History matters because it has contemporary consequence,” declared historian Jennifer Guiliano, explaining to an audience how stereotypes affect …

Black History

This Is Why Mahindra Can Build Tiny Jeeps

I was at the Detroit unveiling event of the Mahindra Roxor yesterday, and, like many people, I was pretty delighted with what I saw. I was delighted …

12 big blockbuster movies you may not realize are on Netflix — and a few on Hulu too

While Netflix's catalog of movies has decreased dramatically in recent years to focus on television, the streaming service still offers plenty of big, blockbuster movies that users may not know is available.<p>From recent hits like "Beauty and the Beast" and "Doctor Strange" to classic …

Movies

11 TV shows that are off the air, but people wish there were one more season of

Netflix has managed to breathe new life into a number of TV shows thought dead, including "Arrested Development," "Gilmore Girls," and "Full House." And networks have done the same, rebooting classics like "Will & Grace" and "Roseanne."<p>But there are still shows that fans wish had one more season — …

TV

19 Essential Classics to Read Before You Die - Signature

If one-stop shopping for the classics appeals to you, look no further than this box set. It features eighty books celebrating a wide range of classic literature from drama to poetry, and fiction to history, and includes works from Walt Whitman, Edgar Allan Poe, Joseph Conrad and many …

19 Supporting Characters Who Are Honestly Way Better Than Their Respective Main Characters

All we want is a web series of Bob Loblaw's Law Blog.

TV

27 fascinating maps that show how Americans speak English differently across the US

In a country as vast as the United States, you're hardly ever going to find a consensus on how to say something.<p>Do you drink soda, or do you call it pop? Do you wear sneakers, or tennis shoes? The answers vary depending on where you ask the question.<p>Linguists Bert Vaux and Scott Golder surveyed …

Linguistics

We did the math to see if it's worth buying a Powerball ticket ahead of Wednesday's $460 million jackpot drawing

The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday evening's drawing is up to $460 million.<p>That is a pretty big chunk of money. However, taking a closer look at the underlying math of the lottery shows that it's probably a bad idea to buy a ticket.<p>Consider the expected value<p>When trying to evaluate the outcome of …

Powerball

Fusion GPS fights back over dossier ‘conspiracy theories’

Fusion GPS, the research firm responsible for the “Steele dossier,” defended itself late Tuesday against what it called “mendacious conspiracy theories” spun by Republicans and President Trump, saying its critics were simply “chasing rabbits” to punish it for exposing Trump’s links to Russia.<p>The …

Donald Trump

21 popular TV shows that critics hate, but normal people love

For many TV shows, it seems like not that much. In fact, some of the most critically panned TV shows on the air are the most loved by audiences, and have big ratings.<p>We already collected a list of some new fall TV shows from 2017 that critics hate (but normal people love), and noticed huge …

TV

George Clooney Will Star in and Direct 'Catch 22' Series

At long last, George Clooney is ready to do another series, albeit a limited one.<p>After years of concentrating on movies, the actor is switching things up. He has signed on to both star in and direct a "Catch-22" adaptation, Deadline reports. The project, which is based on Joseph Heller's 1961 novel …

South Dakota

Artificially Intelligent Drones Become Terrifying Killing Machines in Dystopian Short Film

In preparation for this week’s UN Convention on Conventional Weapons in Geneva, Switzerland, the Future of Life Institute has released a disturbing …

Science Fiction

This Renewable 'Instant Coal' Could Be The Fuel of The Future

It's highly efficient.<p>The world is shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy in a big way right now, but a group of scientists has come up with …

Soviet submarine officer who averted nuclear war honoured with prize

Vasili Arkhipov, who prevented escalation of the cold war by refusing to launch a nuclear torpedo against US forces, is to be awarded new ‘Future of Life’ prize<p>A senior officer of a Soviet submarine who averted the outbreak of nuclear conflict during the cold war is to be honoured with a new prize, …

War

A 21-year-old created a genius replacement for nutrition labels — and it reveals a better way to decide what's healthy

What's black-and-white, clunky, and impossible for 90% of Americans to read?<p>A standard nutrition label. The receipt-size panels are unwieldy things, sometimes listing up to 25 different food components at time. This makes sizing up the healthiness of a bag of chips or a box of crackers a tall order.<p>…

Nutrition