Kirsten Valgardson

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What four films define you? (No, really)

<b>Sean O’Neal:</b> This week, yet another movie-based personality quiz overtook Twitter—specifically, Film Twitter, that loosely defined consortium of …

Blade Runner

‘Deadpool 2’ trailer offers one of the best superhero meta-punchlines ever

“So dark. You sure you’re not from the DC Universe?”<p>Those are the latest words from Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds — who else?), as he’s being beaten with vicious fists and insults by Cable (Josh Brolin) — and they’re perhaps the best meta-punchline ever delivered across the superhero cinematic …

Comics

Ratings: The Originals Returns Up, Criminal Minds Flat With Finale

<i>The Originals</i> opened its fifth and final season on Wednesday with 1 million total viewers and a 0.4 demo rating, up from both last season’s Friday …

TV

The final Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer sure looks a lot like The Lost World

We may be more than two months away from <i>Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom</i>’s June 22 debut, but the foolish, hubristic engineers behind it have already …

Jurassic World

Rainy Day Recipes for When You’re Not Planning to Leave the House

Time to get cozy with comfort food favorites.<p>Although we’d rather the weather be beautiful all the time, there’s still plenty to love about a rainy …

Cooking

How To Actually Deal With Intrusive Thoughts, According To Experts

Ever lie awake at night and surprise yourself with a thought that you just can't shake? Dealing with stressful thoughtscan feel super isolating, but …

Mental Health

Diamonds Buried Within Rare Meteorites Reveal Existence of "Lost Planet"

In 2008, astronomer Richard Kowalski looked into a telescope in Tucson, Arizona, and spotted an asteroid called 2008 TC3 barreling through the …

Earth Science

Mosquito Repellent: 5 Flowers and Herbs to Keep Pests Away

Mosquito repellent plants are garden heroes: colorful flowers and herbs with natural fragrances that chase away buzzing insects even as their …

Gardening

Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro roast Trump in a blockbuster 'SNL' cold open

Donald Trump and his henchmen— er, <i>administration</i> had a busy week after the home, office, and hotel room of Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen were …

Comedy

Sensational Recipes to Celebrate Spring

Fast, fun, and easy ways to brighten up your weeknight suppers and spring parties alike.<p>Now that April showers are finally giving way to May flowers, …

Cooking

Marvel Movie Club: 4 things to remember about Doctor Strange

<i>As we count down to the long-awaited uber-team-up</i> Avengers: Infinity War <i>(out April 27), EW’s Marvel Movie Club is preparing by revisiting the entire</i> …

Marvel Universe

If You Thought Quantum Mechanics Was Weird, Check Out Entangled Time

Where the future influences the past.<p>In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and …

Quantum Mechanics

15 Body Language Hacks That’ll Instantly Make You More Impressive At An Interview

Being successful is not something everyone can achieve. Not for the lack of trying, of course. Sometimes, it's just the way you walk, talk or behave. …

Self-help

Google futurist and director of engineering: Basic income will spread worldwide by the 2030s

As it becomes apparent that artificial intelligence will replace ever-more jobs in the coming years, a growing number of politicians, nonprofits, and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have started thinking about how we'll cope with a world in which not everyone can — or needs to — work.<p>Basic income …

Singularity

17 Lazy Girl Jokes That Will Make You Laugh — If You Have The Energy To Look, Anyway

"I have plenty groceries in this house, it would be lazy as hell to order dinner." *opens Grubhub*

Computer Science

What is vitamin B12 and what are the symptoms of a deficiency?

Our bodies are remarkably adept at absorbing, storing and using vitamins and minerals. But sometimes our diet and lifestyle can make it more difficult to get enough of certain nutrients – which is where deficiency comes in.<p>Lack of sunlight can lead to a deficiency in vitamin D, for example, which …

Vitamins

How Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Can Treat Social Anxiety Disorder

Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is commonly treated with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), a form of therapy that first became popular in the 1980s …

Cognition

'Legion' Just Name-Dropped a Hugely Important Marvel Alien Race

Fairly early in this week’s episode of <i>Legion</i>, team scientist Cary Loudermilk name-dropped one of the biggest and most important alien civilizations …

Comics

Chris Pratt & Ryan Reynolds Gave 'A Quiet Place' the Best Reviews (Then Got Adopted)

"A Quiet Place" was a big hit over the weekend, and two superheroes gave their superblessings.<p>"Deadpool" star Ryan Reynolds was at the premiere of "A Quiet Place" with his mom and Blake Lively, and then saw the film again. He loved "A Quiet Place" so much he got himself fake adopted by …

Emily Blunt

'Avengers: Infinity War' star Zoe Saldana slams 'elitists' who look down on Marvel movies

Actress Zoe Saldana is no stranger to superhero and sci-fi films, and she thinks "elitists" who look down on them should consider what those movies mean to young children.<p>In an interview with Net-A-Porter, Saldana called out people in Hollywood who think actors in Marvel movies and other sci-fi …

Marvel Universe

Chris Pratt couldn’t stop making Tom Holland laugh on set for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Chris Pratt is a funny guy. He’s so funny that apparently he made it hard for Tom Holland to work on the set of Avengers: Infinity War.<p>By bringing …

Comics

This New App Will Help You Identify the Plants and Animals You See in Nature

Learn the difference between a poppy and a windflower.<p>New app Seek is giving curious outdoorsy types an easy way to identify the plants and animals …

Machine Perception

Chewbacca's Age Is Revealed in 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Official Trailer

This trailer is so much better than the previous one. Should we thank Ron Howard and his reshoots?<p>"Solo: A Star Wars Story" has been a troubled story so far, with the director switcheroo so late into production. Fans appeared to lower their expectations for this standalone, but the official trailer …

Movies

Here’s Why You Should Visit The Beach Regularly, According to Science

When you’re on vacation on St. Simon’s Island, sitting by the water in Hilton Head, or Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, it’s easy to feel like you don’t …

Beaches

Substance that gives birds mysterious power to see Earth’s magnetic field discovered by scientists

The “sixth sense” birds use to visualise Earth’s magnetic field has been demystified, as two teams of scientists claim to have identified the source …

Earth Science

Why Cats "Chirp" and "Chatter": Science Explains the Difference

Here's what your cat's trying to say.<p>Cats are always trying to tell us something in what sounds like a kitty version of the language from <i>The Sims.</i> …

Pets

Elon Musk Wants You to Watch This Documentary About the Dangers of A.I.

For years, Elon Musk has offered dire warnings about the potential dark future of artificial intelligence. Now, Musk is turning up the volume of his …

Artificial Intelligence

Many Canadians are recycling wrong, and it's costing us millions

Reduce, Reuse and Rethink <i>is a CBC News series about recycling. We're looking at why our communities are at a turning point and exploring ways to</i> …

Sustainability

18 Inexpensive Beauty Hacks That'll Change Your Life

<i>Submissions have been edited for length and clarity.</i>

Skin Care

Want to Know if Someone is a Psychopath? They Need 1 Thing Really, Really Badly

Psychopaths seek rewards to an extreme degree.<p>How do you know if someone you know is a psychopath? As <i>Inc.</i> colleague Jessica Stillman writes, for a definitive answer you'd need to assess the individual based on a long list of scientifically validated traits like lack of empathy, egocentricity, and …

Psychology