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The generation gap is back – but not as we know it | Brigid Delaney

There is an ideological conflict brewing between ‘woke’ millennials and an older generation, a conflict where neither understands the other<p>For a while there, in the first part of the new millennium, the generation gap was pretty much assumed to be dead.<p>People in their 40s shopped in the same …

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I Was Queen Elizabeth's Maid of Honor at Her Coronation 65 Years Ago—Here's What It Was Like

<i>Six decades ago, Lady Anne Glenconner was a 19-year-old young British woman working for her mother's ceramics business before being selected as one</i> …

The 9 Greatest TV Shows Of All-Time, According To Rotten Tomatoes

The Wire and The Sopranos aren't on there<p>If you think it's difficult for movies to get the coveted 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, then spare a thought for long-running TV shows.<p>To recap: RT aggregates the scores of numerous critics, so it's a measure of consensus, and puts those shows that are …

From prudish Victorians to arrows in the eye – 10 things from history everyone gets wrong

This week we were told that rats didn’t spread the plague, the Aztecs weren’t wiped out by smallpox and ‘whipping boys’ may never have actually existed. So what other ‘facts’ are historically suspect?<p>You wait years for a historical theory to be debunked and then three come around at once. So far …

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Trump Signed 96 Laws In 2017. Here Is What They Do And How They Measure Up

<b>Updated at 11:02 p.m. ET</b><p>When President Trump signed the $1.5 trillion tax cut bill on Friday at the White House, he made a bold claim — that his "legislative approvals" were off the charts. "No. 1 in the history of our country," he said, citing 88 as the number of bills he had signed into law.<p>The …

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Our family tree may be a lot messier than we thought

The story of human evolution goes something like this: humans evolved in Africa 300,000 years ago and about 70,000 years ago, a small group moved to …

Game of Thrones: How They Make the World’s Most Popular Show

By <b>Daniel D’Addario</b>/Belfast | Photographs by <b>Miles Aldridge for TIME</b><p>The battle for Westeros may be won or lost on the back of a lime green mechanical …

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The Weird, Mystic Pull of Southwest England

Go ahead, say their names: Avalon and Tintagel. Believe deeply enough, and they might emerge from the mouth as through an enchantment-induced vapor, as though borne on the breath of a dragon. (Especially after at least four people have corrected your pronunciation of Tintagel: Be gentle with that …

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How Do Eggs Get Their Shapes? Scientists Think They've Cracked It

One of nature's most efficient life-support systems is the egg. Eggs evolved over 300 million years ago as vertebrate animals adapted to living on land. And since then, they've taken on numerous shapes, especially among birds.<p>Biologists have long wondered why there are so many shapes, and what …

Sea Cow Baby Boom Is Good News for Great Barrier Reef

The slow-moving herbivores are rebounding in Australia thanks to an abundance of seagrass.<p><b>By John Pickrell</b><p>It’s rare to hear good news about Australia’s ailing Great Barrier Reef, but some of its larger animals are surviving against the odds.<p>Populations of dugongs—a relative of the manatee—have …

100 Characters From 100 Different Movies Count Down From 100 to 0 in 100 Seconds

Film buff Thor Cromer (a.k.a. “ThorC1138“) has created a compilation video of 100 characters from 100 different movies counting down from 100 to 0 in …

Why Netflix’s Sense8 Cancellation Is So Heartbreaking

The news follows Netflix founder Reed Hastings’ comments about wanting the company to strive for bigger, bolder content.<p>On Wednesday, Netflix company founder and CEO <b>Reed Hastings</b> spoke publicly about wanting his company to “take more risk” and “try more crazy things” when it comes to …

Hilarious Moms Explain Why Bathing Suits Are Total BS

Wearing a bathing suit to the beach or while you swim in the pool shouldn't be that big of a deal, but unrealistic standards of beauty and pressure …

Adam Wingard Will Helm ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ For Legendary, Warner Bros.

Adam Wingard is set to direct the long-anticipated <i>Godzilla vs. Kong</i> for Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment. This is the next in a series of …

Narwhal Tusk Mystery Solved by New Drone Video

Narwhals are sometimes known as the "unicorns" of the ocean because of the long "tusks" that protrude from the animals' heads, but scientists have long been stumped about the function of this mysterious appendage — until now.<p>Drone footage of wild narwhals has revealed that the whales use their …

James Cameron on Disney's Pandora and why the 'Avatar' sequels are taking so long

Walt Disney World has treated guests to the Tomorrowland, Neverland, and now the famous theme park is inviting fans to visit the land of "Avatar."<p>"Pandora - The World of Avatar" opens to the public this weekend at Disney's Animal Kingdom park in Orlando, Florida. The colorful attraction, replete …

Wonder Women! Gal Gadot and Lynda Carter United at L.A. Premiere of Wonder Woman

Having one Wonder Woman light up the screen is exciting, but having two join forces on the red carpet? That’s gold.<p>Gal Gadot turned heads as she …

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15 photos of Hailey Baldwin, the world’s sexiest woman

15 photos of Hailey Baldwin, the world’s sexiest woman<p>If there’s one thing you should do today, it’s follow Hailey Baldwin on Instagram (if you …

Royal Trouble! Prince George Sobs After Getting Scolded by Kate at Pippa Middleton's Wedding

There are usually a few tears at a wedding, and Pippa Middleton’s nuptials to financier James Matthews on Saturday were no exception.<p>Prince George, …

Why Did a Third S.N.L. Cast Member Silently Leave the Show Last Night?

S.N.L. didn’t know what to do with Sasheer Zamata right up to the very end.<p>Last week news spread across trade publications that long-time <i>S.N.L.</i> cast members <b>Bobby Moynihan</b> and <b>Vanessa Bayer</b> would be leaving the show after this week’s finale. Don’t cry for Moynihan, he already has a new CBS sitcom …

The Search for a Second Earth Just Got A Bit More Interesting

So, you’ve probably seen tons and tons of new stories about Earth-like planets around nearby stars. That’s mostly because over the past few years …

Here are the Best Liars in the Animal Kingdom

From sneaky squid to blue jay impressionists, deceit abounds in the animal kingdom.<p>Nature is brutal, and some creatures have evolved their own sneaky ways of surviving, from mimicking other animals to taking advantage of dutiful parents.<p>Weird Animal Question of the Week decided to take an honest …

7 of the Most Beautiful Towns on the French Riviera

In the southeast of France, yacht-strewn shores, cliffside towns, and sleepy fishing villages simmer underneath the Mediterranean sun.

8 Things to Know About Solange's Super Secret Guggenheim Performance

Leave it to Solange Knowles to make one of the world’s most famous art museums her own personal space for an intimate performance with a powerful …

Relive The Rock's best Saturday Night Live moments

Getting caught between a rock and a hard place is never fun, unless you’re wedged next to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and the metaphorical wall of …

Mamma Mia movie musical sequel is happening

It’s time to return to Kalokairi.<p>Universal has announced plans for a sequel to the smash hit big screen musical <i>Mamma Mia!</i> Almost exactly a decade …