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The Mystery of Jupiter’s Swirling Colors Is Finally Solved, Scientists Say

The answer was buried way below the surface.<p>A new study has finally offered an explanation for Jupiter’s trippy colors and unusual swirls. These …

Astronomy

How Your Brain Tricks You Into Believing Fake News

Sitting in front of a computer not long ago, a tenured history professor faced a challenge that billions of us do every day: deciding whether to …

Critical Thinking

Why we hate using email but love sending texts

They both allow us to stay in touch, but while email often attracts ire, text messaging is more popular than ever. Is the way we choose to communicate saying more than we might think?<p>Around 15 years ago, I was working at my part-time job at an electronics store at the mall. One of my colleagues …

Text Messaging

The terrible 'what if': how OCD makes every day a matter of life or death

OCD is often called the 'doubting disease' because deep down, the sufferer knows the thoughts are irrational.<p>The first time I thought someone contaminated my food was at the Paramus Park mall food court when I was 12. As the employee handed me an extra gooey Cinnabon nestled in crinkly tissue, I …

Mental Health

This is what the life of an incel looks like

"Then when I started going online, I realized there is literally an epidemic of men just like me.”<p>“When I go outside I’m paralyzed with anxiety and fear. I know the traditional psychological methods of addressing this, but the fact is I need that one person to help."

Incel

Pope Francis changes Vatican's death penalty stance saying church will fight for it to be abolished worldwide

Pope Francis is changing the Vatican's stance on the death penalty, with the Roman Catholic Church declaring inadmissible in all cases.<p>The Catechism …

Pope Francis

How to Use Flipboard for Research

Whether you’re researching where to invest your bonus check, world politics, or what wine pairs well with brie, Flipboard is not only there to help you discover what you need to know, but also to help you save and organize everything you uncover as well. Follow these steps to make your next …

Social Media

Sudan overturns death sentence for teen who killed her husband after he raped her

A Sudanese court has overturned the death sentence for teenager Noura Hussein, who killed her husband after he raped her, in a case that has put a spotlight on forced child marriage and marital rape in the African nation.<p>Her legal team told CNN on Tuesday that Hussein, now 19, has been given a …

Amnesty International

The untold good news story of America today

<b>Political bickering has long been a roadblock to getting big things done in the US but a grassroots movement getting few headlines could yet herald a new American age of change.</b><p>A green giant in a loin cloth would seem an unlikely indicator for what some describe as a revolution under way in the …

Entrepreneurship

If Your Hamstrings Are Crazy Tight, Open Them With These 18 Stretches

Tight hamstrings go hand-in-hand with running, biking, or sitting at a desk all day. Aside from not being able to jump into a full split on a whim (you know you want to!), tight hamstrings can cause hip, lower back, and knee pain. If you stretch your hamstrings regularly, they will open up! Add …

We Don’t Know Why Stephen Colbert Is Tweeting About His Peonies, But We Love It

Truth: We've never passed by a peony we didn't love want to post on Instagram. Apparently, Stephen Colbert feels the exact same way.<p>Yep, the host of</i> …

The inside story of how ABC fired Roseanne Barr

How does the most popular new TV show in America get canceled in a matter of hours?<p>On Tuesday we found out. All it takes is a few derogatory tweets by a star, in this case Roseanne Barr, and a few conference calls by network executives.<p>Executives at ABC and its parent company, Disney, decided early …

Roseanne Barr

When Your Mind Is Racing With Stress, Try Thinking About These 6 Things To Calm Down

Have you ever felt so incredibly stressed out that your mind refuses to stop racing, no matter what you try to do? Whether you're in a rough patch …

John Oliver Slammed The Royal Wedding & Showed His True Feelings About The Queen — VIDEO

One of American late night television's British hosts didn't get as excited about the event of the weekend as you might have thought. In fact, it …

Chile's bishops resign en masse over sex abuse cover-up

VATICAN CITY (AP) — In the biggest shake-up yet in the Catholic Church's long-running sex abuse scandal, every active Chilean bishop offered to resign Friday over what Pope Francis said was their "grave negligence" in investigating abuse and protecting children.<p>The bishops announced at the end of …

Pope Francis

Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers on Russia probe's paper anniversary in Best of Late Night

It's been a year since Robert Mueller began his Russia investigation. Stephen Colbert has at least one gift idea.<p>It's been one year since special counsel Robert Mueller started investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. And late-night comic Stephen Colbert has some definite gift ideas …

Donald Trump

Net neutrality clings to life in big win by Senate Democrats

Democrats in the Senate squeaked out a major victory in their effort to save Obama-era net neutrality protections.<p>A vote on a resolution to turn back the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net neutrality passed the Senate Wednesday with a final tally of 52 in favor and 47 against. …

Net Neutrality

A broken idea of sex is flourishing. Blame capitalism | Rebecca Solnit

In this world, women are marketed as toys and trophies. Are we surprised when some men take things literally?<p>Since the Toronto bloodbath, a lot of pundits have belatedly awoken to the existence of the “incel” (short for involuntary celibate) online subculture and much has been said about it. Too …

Feminism

Late-Night Hosts Tear Into Michael Cohen's Alleged Russia Ties

Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers and James Corden tried to make sense of the latest news regarding Trump's personal attorney.<p>Trump and his …

What About “The Breakfast Club”?

Revisiting the movies of my youth in the age of #MeToo.<p>Earlier this year, the Criterion Collection, which is “dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world,” released a restored version of “The Breakfast Club,” a film written and directed by John Hughes that I acted in, more than …

The Breakfast Club

How Trump Is Shaking Up the Book Industry

America’s literary bubble is rethinking its identity.<p>Donald Trump’s election victory plunged America’s elite, liberal and coastal circles into an identity crisis, as journalists and pundits who had been so sure of a Trump loss grappled with charges of insularity and willful disregard. They penned …

Books

I Posted A Huge Note For The Thief Who Stole My Bike. Then My Doorbell Rang

Okay, it was a big note. Armed with yellow paint, I crafted an 8-by-3-foot cardboard sign and hung it across the entire front of my landlord's …

Yes, This Is Going to Be Worse Than Watergate

In 1973, there were still some independent-minded lawmakers in the Grand Old Party. Today, not so much.<p>Something changed last weekend, did it not?<p>The …

The Latest: State Dept. says Putin re-election 'no surprise'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local):<p>3:20 p.m.<p>The U.S. State Department says …

Welcome to the World's Oldest Surviving Doll Hospital

Travel<p>Nestled among Lisbon's busy storefronts, Hospital de Bonecas gives dolls of all kinds a new lease on life.<p>"Every day people ask if we keep [the] Bride of Chucky," says Manuela Cutileiro, a certified “doll surgeon” at Hospital de Bonecas. Established in 1830 in Lisbon’s bustling Praça da …

How Black Friday Sales Madness Came to the U.K.

Before 2010, Black Friday didn’t exist in Britain. Now, the yearly retail sales bonanza is almost as ubiquitous in the U.K. as it is in the United …

The Push to Make French Gender-Neutral

Can changing the structure of a language improve women’s status in society?<p>“My homeland is the French language,” author Albert Camus once wrote—and many French people would agree. That’s why any attempt at changing the language is often met with suspicion. So the uproar was almost instantaneous …

Linguistics

How The World Forgot To Sleep

Both sides of the pillow have become irritatingly warm. It's now light outside as your mind races with thoughts of work, thinking about thinking and …

Mind

The Last of the Iron Lungs

Martha Lillard spends half of every day with her body encapsulated in a half-century old machine that forces her to breathe. Only her head sticks out …

The remarkable story of the world's first brain surgery... on a bear

In 2012, the conservation charity Free The Bears approached Romain Pizzi with an unusual patient. One of the most innovative wildlife surgeons in …