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The Colorado 'Killdozer' Rampage Is Finally Getting Its Own Movie

Upcoming documentary 'Tread' will take an inside look at the man and his armored machine, which was outfitted with nearly impenetrable steel and a few automatic weapons.<p>The bizarre 2004 "killdozer" incident that again proved real life is crazier than any movie is becoming an actual movie, Deadline …

Foxconn set to drain 7 million gallons of water from Lake Michigan every day

Last year’s announcement that Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn had picked Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin to build its $10 billion manufacturing campus was …

How to Delete Your Facebook Account in 5 Easy Steps

Want to take the plunge?<p>People around the world are deleting their Facebook accounts this week in the wake of a privacy scandal involving recent U.S. …

Hey Trump, This Is Why the Civil War Happened

I asked historians to respond to Trump's question: "Why was there a civil war?" Here's what they told me.<p>In an interview with conservative journalist Salena Zito airing on Sirius XM on Monday, Donald Trump, the president of the United States, asked: "Why was there the Civil War?" This was part of …

Mastodon Bone Findings Could Upend Our Understanding of Human History

Paleontologists have dug up a 130,000-year-old mastodon skeleton that looks like it was smashed apart by humans. But they found it in America, where people were not supposed to have arrived for another 100,000 years.<p>How could that have happened?<p>The researchers say they think early humans must have …

Anthropology

Bannon’s Views Can Be Traced to a Book That Warns, ‘Winter Is Coming’

WASHINGTON — Stephen K. Bannon has read the book three times. He still keeps a copy of it — one that’s creased and copiously underlined — in a library with the rest of his favorites at his father’s house in Richmond, Va.<p>The book, “The Fourth Turning,” a 1997 work by two amateur historians, Neil …

Italian eyewear startup Quattrocento offers ‘paper try-on’ service

Lots of online eyewear retailers offer to send you a selection of frames to try on at home before you buy, a model made popular by Warby Parker in the U.S. and GlassesDirect in Europe. However, although sending you the exact same frame as you intend to purchase has largely solved the conversion …

The Story Behind the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Album Cover

It was 50 years ago today that the <i>Sgt. Pepper’s</i> <i>Lonely Hearts Club Band</i> photo shoot took place.<p>Thursday marks the 50th anniversary of the taking of …

12 Important Career Lessons Most People Learn Too Late in Life

Here are the 12 best career lessons everyone should take to heart early in their careers.<p>If there's one thing we all have in common, it's that we all make mistakes along the way (and hopefully learn valuable lessons from them). But if you're smart, you'll learn as much as possible from the mistakes …

These amazing photos document the iconic Summer of Love in San Francisco

100,000 hippies descended on San Francisco in 1967. Jim Marshall captured it all.<p>The summer of 1967 in San Francisco was a magical time and …

San Francisco

Trees toppled at Ghana waterfall during storm, killing 19

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — A rainstorm toppled trees onto people at Ghana's Kintampo Waterfall, killing at least 19, most of them students who were visiting …

Africa

8 Reasons Why You're Having Joint Pain

“Oh, my aching joints” is more than a cliché. Tens of millions of Americans suffer from joint pain that can sometimes be debilitating. If you have …

25 Recipes for Super-Satisfying Sandwiches

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>Portable, infinitely variable, and just so darn satisfying, the sandwich is, in my opinion, about as close as you'll get to a perfect food. All you need is bread (or some sort of bread equivalent) and a little creativity when it …

Cinco de Mayo, explained: how a Mexican battle cry became an American holiday

The day was originally a symbol of Mexican resistance. But it’s changed a lot over time.<p>On Saturday, many Americans are celebrating a holiday they likely know almost nothing about.<p>I’m speaking, of course, of Cinco de Mayo, which is Spanish for May 5. Although the day is supposed to celebrate …

Three Delicious Coleslaw Recipes

Chef and runner Marcus Samuelsson gives this side a healthy makeover.<p>​<p>​<p>With little mayo and loads of cabbage, fiber-rich slaw is a surprisingly nutritious powerhouse, offering vitamins C and K, folate, and minerals like calcium and iron. “The tang reminds me of pickles I’ve loved since I was a …

15 Grilled Burger Recipes for Memorial Day

Walk into any Memorial Day cookout and you're likely to find burgers on the grill—few foods are as synonymous with grilling. At its heart, a great burger is an exercise in simplicity. All you really need is beef, salt, pepper, and fire. Once you've got the base down it's time to start experimenting …