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Driver to deputy: 'No wonder you people get shot'

Confederate flag-burning events spark outrage

A conceptual-art project that includes plans to burn and bury Confederate flags in 13 mostly Southern states on Memorial Day has drawn the ire of groups such as the Sons of Confederate Veterans that consider the events disrespectful and divisive.<p>The planned flag burnings and burials also raised …

Are Two Giant Black Holes About to Collide?

A flickering quasar may be signaling that the most colossal of cosmic smashups could be just a few years away.<p>A collision between two giant black holes is the most titanic smashup astronomers can imagine. Nobody’s ever seen it happen—but if a new report in <i>Astrophysical Journal Letters</i> is correct, …

20 Latin Phrases You Should Be Using

You’d probably be surprised by how much Latin you actually already know. Hundreds of words—like <i>memo</i>, <i>alibi</i>, <i>agenda</i>, <i>census</i>, <i>veto</i>, <i>alias</i>, <i>via</i>, <i>alumni</i>,</i> …

George Lucas doesn't care about the new Star Wars trailer

The creator of the <i>Star Wars</i> movies hasn't seen the trailer for the new <i>Star Wars</i> movie. In an interview with <i>Page Six</i>, George Lucas was asked what he thought of the promising 88-second teaser for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>. "I don't know anything about it," he replied. " I haven't seen it …

26 Pictures That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

The universe, man... THE UNIVERSE.

Figuratively shiny: A Firefly video.

<i>Firefly</i> went off the air more than a decade ago now,* but even with the movie <i>Serenity</i> there’s been a Mal-shaped hole in the hearts of fans, including …

Six Words: 'Must We Forget Our Confederate Ancestors?'

<i>NPR continues a series of conversations from The Race Card Project, where thousands of people have submitted their thoughts on race and cultural identity in six words.</i><p>Jesse Dukes does not have Confederate ancestors. But in the time he has spent writing about Civil War re-enactors, he has met many …