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Lin-Manuel Miranda does not want to host the Oscars

Lin-Manuel Miranda may grace the stage to accept the award for Best Original Song at Sunday’s Oscars, but don’t expect him to emcee the awards show …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda on hosting the Oscars: 'It's not a thing I would ever want to do'

Lin-Manuel Miranda has revealed fans are unlikely to see him as an Oscars host, after he admitted he would rather be "the guy writing the opening …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

WATCH: Lin-Manuel Miranda Shakes His Hips to Win Dance Contest in Hilarious Moana Extra

Lin-Manuel Miranda has five Tony awards, two Grammy awards, one Emmy award and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. But his greatest prize might be a dance …

This D.C. public school thrashed Betsy DeVos on Twitter after she criticized its teachers

Betsy DeVos’s first weeks as education secretary have not gone smoothly. First, she was blocked from entering a Washington D.C. public school, and …

Vermeer: the artist who taught the world to see ordinary beauty

Johannes Vermeer was so obscure he was barely even known when he died, let alone forgotten. But the French avant-garde rescued him – and showed us his calm, unpretentious genius<p>Johannes Vermeer is such a quiet and introspective artist that it took hundreds of years for anyone to notice he was a …

Art

After considering reversal, Trump says he will keep federal LGBTQ protections intact

That said, the administration could still add provisions that hinder the rule to bar discrimination.<p><i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Calling Peter Thiel.<p>Well, maybe not, as it turns out, since the influence of the Silicon Valley investor — a “proud” gay man — on the Trump administration seems almost nil …

Mike Pence

It took 3 years for George W. Bush to hit 50% disapproval. Trump is there after 8 days.

Trump reached majority disapproval faster than any president in modern history.<p>Nearly every modern president has, at one time or another, reached the point at which at least 50 percent of the country disapproved of his job performance as president. For Donald Trump, though, that moment has come …

Donald Trump

Self-professed Oscars geek Lin-Manuel Miranda reacts to his first nomination

Lin-Manuel Miranda is one step closer to an EGOT.<p>The <i>Hamilton</i> creator and musical mastermind has already won an Emmy, two Grammys, and three Tonys — …

The 12-Year-Old Who Fought In the Civil War

When the American Civil War broke out in 1861, John Clem decided to enlist in the Union Army. There was just one problem: The Ohio resident was just …

Unique Pictures of Malia and Sasha Obama Life at the White House

A view on Malia and Sasha Obama childhood at the White House. The two girls that American people have seen growing up, left the presidential house on …

Photography

Trying To Protect My Son From The Anxiety I've Passed On To Him

I’ve struggled with "bad thoughts" my whole life — and while I can't stop my son from having them too, I can show him how to live fully.<p><b>When my older</b> son Griff was 3 1/2 years old, he would not eat food without very strict parameters. For his third birthday, he’d received a singing birthday card, a …

Can History Prepare Us for the Trump Presidency?

Twenty-one historians explain which moments in history are closest to this one—and what we can learn.<p>The 45th president had already broken many norms when he took the oath of office: Donald Trump is the first commander in chief never to have served in public office or the military; he enters the …

Political Science

Scientists have invented a tool that lets smartphones analyze DNA, and it could usher in a new era of healthcare

The discovery that all life is underpinned by a genetic code has changed our understanding of everything in biology. And, yet, given that DNA is thousands of times smaller than a human hair, most of the applications that involve its use have remained restricted to sophisticated labs.<p>No longer. Over …

Genetics

Here’s How Trump’s Anti-Abortion Rule Will Affect Women Worldwide

Women’s rights and health advocates expect the president's decision to reinstate the "global gag rule" will increase dangerous abortions around the world.<p>President Donald Trump has reinstated the controversial “global gag rule” — a policy reversal that women’s rights and health advocates fear will …

15 Feminist Protest T-shirts That Also Support Women's Causes

This Saturday, January 21, hundreds of thousands are expected to descend upon the capitol to participate in the Women's March on Washington. What started as a single Facebook post...

Feminism

Three-parent baby born to infertile couple in world first

A “three-parent” IVF technique has been used for the first time to allow an infertile couple to have a baby.<p>The successful birth, announced this week by doctors in Ukraine, potentially offers hope for thousands of British couples who are struggling to conceive.<p>The baby boy is thought to be the …

Samsung may have 'leaked' its Galaxy S8, and boy does it look gorgeous

There's a couple of things we can guess about Samsung's upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S8, but there's very little in terms of actual, official …

This official video shows how all Disney Pixar films are connected, and it's blowing our minds

While there have been rumors and theories about it, Disney Pixar have CONFIRMED that their movies are connected and it’s blowing our minds.<p>We’ve seen …