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Science Has Finally Explained Why Old-School Hip-Hop Heads Hate Modern Rap

Hip-hop’s generation war has raged almost since its inception. In fact, hip-hop itself grew out of New York teens’ rebellious need to reject their parents’ staid funk and disco tunes and establish their own sound. However, since then, every subsequent generation of rap fans has demeaned and …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Seychelles for sale: Island nation to protect marine wonders in exchange for international debt relief

It sounds like a far-fetched concept from a movie - an ecological project which sees a remote country trade some of its unspoiled "terrain" for a financial aid package that is backed by four of the planet's most significant economies and a world-famous film star.<p>But the plan which is currently …

Annihilation is a sci-fi stunner: EW review

Annihilation<p>typeMoviegenreSci-fi and FantasypublisherFSG Originalsrelease date02/23/18performerNatalie Portman, Gina Rodriguez, Jennifer Jason Leigh, …

Science Fiction

'Nightmare cruise' docks in Melbourne after major brawl

The retired teacher had told his relatives that one family group had been the cause of the disturbances.<p>"From the moment they got on all they did was …

UFC

One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase's class for 
tutoring. I'd e-mailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home 
is math—but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She 
e-mailed right back and said, "No problem! I can tutor Chase …

Teaching

After Florida, Betsy DeVos Thinks We Need To Talk — About Arming Teachers

As education secretary, Betsy DeVos is in a singular position to respond to America's most recent mass shooting in a school setting. And in an …

Education

Dozens Of Dog Food Brands Recalled After Euthanasia Drug Found

<b>BALTIMORE (WJZ) —</b> After an investigation reportedly uncovered a drug used for euthanizing animals inside various brands of dog food, a massive recall …

Pets

13 Upcoming Horror Movies That Prove That 2018 Will Be A Scary Year But In A Good Way

There is something about horror movies that simply draws us towards them. I mean, think about it. All these movies do, or at least attempt to get us …

Tessa Thompson

Grammys defends itself about women representation

NEW YORK — After a few missteps, The Recording Academy is reassuring its members that it is not lagging behind the music industry when it comes to …

Neil Portnow

Four Australian mammals deemed under greater threat of extinction

Status of northern hairy-nosed wombat, central rock-rat, numbat and Christmas Island shrew upgraded in latest threatened species list<p>Four mammals – including the northern hairy-nosed wombat and the numbat – have been upgraded to endangered or critically endangered on the updated Australian …

Endangered Species

Netflix Buys Sci-Fi Thriller Extinction from Universal

Netflix has acquired sci-fi thriller Extinction after Universal ditched it from its slate.<p>The Lizzy Caplan (Cloverfield) and Michael Pena …

Michael Pena

Call Me by My Name: Danai Gurira Writes About the Importance of Identity for Glamour Magazine

Fun fact: There was about a decade of my life that I didn’t like to be called by my given name. I’d spent most of grammar school feeling burdened by …

Danai Gurira

The issue is not mental health. The issue is the guns.

Don’t tell me the issue is mental health. Save the nonsense about “good guys” with weapons somehow being the answer. The truth is this: There would have been no tragic shooting Wednesday in Parkland, Fla. , if a troubled young man had not gotten his hands on a military-style assault rifle and as …

Guns

The art of arguing lost in the social media era

The art of arguing is being lost in the social media era where debates often erupt into short outbursts rather than considered discussion, according …

Australian Universities

Pet Food or Human Food: Is That Safe to Feed Fido?

The fur parents among us would surely note that tasty food isn't merely the domain of humans. Every morsel of food prepared in a house occupied by a dog is sure to attract that dog's attention. But feeding dogs "human food" always gives one pause—sure, they might want it, but should they really,</i> …

Pets

Helicopter Parents May Slow Prefrontal Cortex Growth

When parents do what kids can do for themselves, their brains don't develop right.<p>By<p>Feb 14 2018, 2:44 PM<p>Parents who want their kids to grow up to …

Parenting

‘Parks and Rec’ ladies reunite for Galentine’s Day

A post shared by aubrey plaza (@plazadeaubrey) on Feb 13, 2018 at 2:05pm PST<p>Galentine’s day is about celebrating your lady friends.<p>“Happy happy …

Aubrey Plaza

What We Thought We Knew About Africa and Slavery Might Not Be Right

• <b>Circumstances More Complex Than Most Report</b>• <b><br>Defiant Immigrant Dad Leads ‘CBS Evening News’</b>• <b><br>Sinclair Wants News Directors to Pay Into PAC</b>• <b><br>Joy Reid ‘a</b> …

Journalism

Israeli police recommend indictment of Netanyahu on corruption charges

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime ­Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be indicted in two corruption cases on suspicion of accepting bribes, fraud and breach of trust, police recommended Tuesday, ramping up pressure on the leader who has served more than a decade in office.<p>After more than a year of …

Israel

Bill Gates: It's 'scary to me' that technology can empower small groups to do great harm

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates revealed what scares him about the advance of technology in an interview with Axios.<p>"There's always the question how …

Bill Gates

Here's why you don't like new music any more

Every week, Spotify and Apple Music are flooded with a slew of new, zeitgeist-defining albums that are yours for the streaming. Why, then, after a …

Alanis Morissette

JK Rowling created an army of liberals – now they are turning against her

“I just think she wrote many beautiful things in Harry Potter, but she doesn’t live up to them in real life.”<p>Alice’s magic wand is made of pine, and …

Books

Fantasy, Games and Depression Therapy

The following is a guest post written by social psychologist Dr. Jordan LaBouff. Fantasy has always been important for me. Since my elementary school …

The new space race: how billionaires launched the next era of exploration

The launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket into deep space has fired dreams of a new era of 21st-century discovery<p>Scientists and aerospace veterans, many of them still in awe at the cascade of smoke and fire, the roar of a 20-story machine hurtling into the sky, and the sight of a billionaire’s …

Space Travel

Here's your first peek at the "Scandal" and "How to Get Away with Murder" crossover event, and it's even fiercer than we imagined

Thank <i>goodness</i> for Shonda Rhimes, am I right? Seriously, I can’t imagine a world without <i>Grey’s Anatomy</i> or <i>Scandal,</i> and I wouldn’t want to. So when it …

TV

Cardi B Says People Of Color Run The World, And Brings The Receipts

Cardi B may not have much time progressive labels like “feminist” or “activist,” but she’s definitely an outspoken advocate for social equity whether she intends to be or not. She proves as much in her interview with <i>I-D</i>, bluntly stating her strongest-held conviction about the power of hip-hop …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Social norms elicit activity in distinct brain regions

Social norms elicit activity in distinct brain regions, according to a meta-analytic study published in the journal Human Brain Mapping. “My research …

Psychology

Six Things You Need to Know Before You See Marvel's 'Black Panther'

Marvel Studios kicks off the new year in a big way with the release of "Black Panther."<p>Directed by Ryan Coogler and featuring Chadwick Boseman as the titular superhero king, "Black Panther" is easily one of the most anticipated superhero movies yet. But before you order your tickets, here are six …

Marvel Universe

WWE Raw: Can Seth Rollins Salvage His Road To WrestleMania?

With Jason Jordan out of action on WWE Raw, what can Seth Rollins do to ensure he has a prominent spot on the card at this year’s WrestleMania?<p>WWE <i>Raw</i> …

Seth Rollins

7 things to do instead of shouting at your kids

Swore you'd never be a 'shouty mum' but yell on a regular basis? You're not alone. Top parenting experts offer some alternatives<p>The reasons we shout …

Parenting