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Oscars 2016: 'Spotlight,' 'The Revenant,' 'Mad Max' Win Big

Epic storytelling and grand cinematic visions won big during a surprisingly edgy, entertaining and often political Academy Awards ceremony Sunday …

Mad Max

Opinion: Ignoring other minorities not a proper way to address diversity issue at Oscars

Opinion: Ignoring other minorities not a proper way to address diversity issue at Oscars<p>Comedian Chris Rock hosts the 88th Oscars on Feb. 28, 2016 in …

Native Americans

The Past, Present, and Future of Zika

Why it’s unique in the landscape of mosquito-borne viruses in the Americas<p>The mosquito-borne virus Zika didn’t come out of nowhere, but it kind of feels that way, given how rapidly it’s spread both through the Americas and through public consciousness over the past month or so.<p>And now, after an …

Public Health

Armistice Day 2015: My grandfather's secret World War Two past

My grandfather's modesty about his wartime heroism puts the Snapchat generation to shame<p>I was 13 years-old before I first asked my grandfather what he did in the Second World War. Charged with finding a veteran to interview for a history project at school, and armed with the knowledge he’d been a …

D Day

The “awww!” response to cuteness isn’t just biological, it’s philosophical

Cute kittens and cuddly toys aren’t the highest form of aestheticism, but one Stanford professor, Sianne Ngai, believes “cuteness” is a concept worth studying. And so Ngai, a professor in literary and cultural theory, has developed a philosophical argument about what counts as cute.<p>Cuteness has …

Cute

It's Guy Fawkes Day — here's his signature before and after he was tortured

It's Guy Fawkes Day!<p>On this day, the UK celebrates the foiling of a plot to kill King James I in 1605 by lighting fireworks and, in a morbid twist, burning an effigy of poor Guy.<p>It's easy to forget that this celebration has grim roots. Guy Fawkes was part of a Catholic plot to kill a Protestant …

How Saoirse Ronan Became the Most Well-Adjusted Child Star Ever (And an Oscar Contender)

When she was 13, Saoirse Ronan got an Oscar nod for Atonement. Now she’s 21 and delivering a glorious performance in Brooklyn. Better yet, the former …

People who worry incessantly about failure could be better off than those who don’t

For everyone who’s ever been told that they worry too much—here’s some deeply satisfying news for you.<p>Worrying may be a good thing.<p>At least, it is when you’re facing the risk of bad news. In a recent study published in the journal Emotion, researchers tracked 230 California law school graduates as …

Obama apologizes to head of Doctors Without Borders for strike on hospital

President Obama apologized to Doctors Without Borders on Wednesday for an airstrike that killed 12 aid workers and 10 patients in Afghanistan, even as the White House withheld U.S. support for an international inquiry the relief group says is needed to investigate an attack that may qualify as a …