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Eazy E = MC² and Other Hilarious Mashup Portraits

What do Sade and Drake have in common? The artist Justin Hager draws it out.<p>80s TV stars meet 90s rappers in the sketches that have made Justin Hager infamous. Hager's mashups of words and illustrations are unexpected, sometimes vulgar, but always thought provoking. For the artist's first LA solo …

Leah Remini on Her Challenging Childhood in Scientology: I Was Cleaning Hotel Rooms at Age 13

Leah Remini is now one of the most high-profile and outspoken critics of the Church of Scientology, but when she was first introduced to the …

Religion

A group of middle-aged whites in the U.S. is dying at a startling rate

A large segment of white middle-aged Americans has suffered a startling rise in its death rate since 1999, according to a review of statistics published Monday that shows a sharp reversal in decades of progress toward longer lives.<p>The mortality rate for white men and women ages 45-54 with less than …

Biomedicine

The Wrong Way to Legalize Marijuana?

Ohio may be on the brink of creating America’s first marijuana ‘monopoly.’<p>On the surface, Ian James sounds like any other idealistic marijuana advocate: He’s critical of the war on drugs, he touts the economic and tax benefits of legalization and uses the familiar rebuttal against the “think of the …

Cannabis

7 Tips to Improve Your Memory

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

Top 10

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Psychology

Tinder vs Vanity Fair is today’s best dumbest fight on the Internet

Sometimes the Internet just drops a magical gift into your lap when you’re not even looking. This is just such a moment, thanks to our good friends at Vanity Fair and Tinder.<p>In brief: Vanity Fair wrote a story about how apps are killing dating. Tinder had a meltdown on Twitter.<p>What is beautiful …

Relationships

Artist Turns Historical Photos into Colorfully Whimsical Composites

In a continuation of her <i>Dancing with Costica</i> series, Australian artist Jane Long has created more imaginatively surreal compositions by digitally restoring, colorizing, and manipulating black-and-white photos captured over 50 years ago. The series came about when Long was looking for a way to brush …

Art

The mistake we all make... and the simple experiment that reveals it

A simple experiment questioning people’s response to a picture reveals a common error that hampers our decision making. In an extract from his new book, psychologist Richard Nisbett reveals the ‘mindware’ to help us think smarter<p>Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. At the age of 19, he …

Psychology

Does owning a gun make you safer?

The United States has the most heavily armed civilian population in the First World; our homes contain enough firearms for every man, woman and child.<p>Why do so many Americans own guns? The main reason, according to surveys, is protection. Advocates argue that guns in the home both deter crime …

Guns

Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people?

A series of experiments has produced incredible results by giving young blood to old mice. Now the findings are being tested on humans. Ian Sample meets the scientists whose research could transform our lives<p>On an August morning in 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray sat in a conference room at the Veterans …

Alzheimer's Disease

Americans sharply divided on same-sex marriage after supreme court ruling

49% say officials with religious objections should be able to refuse licences Republicans say religious rights should come first, Democrats say gay rights<p>The supreme court’s ruling last month legalising same-sex marriage nationwide has left Americans sharply divided, according to an Associated …

LGBTQI

Obama, Putin congratulate each other for Iran deal

<b>Moscow (CNN) —</b> Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama spoke on Wednesday, congratulating each other on reaching a nuclear agreement with Iran.<p>The Kremlin issued a statement following a telephone conversation between Putin and Obama, a call the White House also …

Middle East

Mobility Exercises You Must Do if You Train Hard | Men's Health

A SEAL trains under extremely high loads and grueling conditions like swimming while pulling a weight through the pool or fast roping from a helicopter.<p>The result is a body with compromised movement and mobility, explains Kechijian. If he or she continues to work out with a jeopardized frame, the …

Australian government to strip extremists' children of citizenship | Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Australian government will be able to strip the children of extremists fighting overseas of Australian citizenship under controversial legislation introduced into parliament on Wednesday.<p>Details of the so-called Allegiance to Australia bill were unveiled as the mother-in-law …

North Africa

Fallout 4 Revisits Our Cold War Nightmare Shelters

A look at the many doomsday bunkers featured in Popular Science over the years<p>At 10:10 AM Eastern Daylight Time, the world ended. The announcement came through a news broadcast in a video trailer for Fallout 4, the latest in a long-running series of post-apocalyptic video games. True to form, it …

‘Look ... It’s My Name on This’: Obama Defends the Iran Nuclear Deal

In an interview, the U.S. president ties his legacy to a pact with Tehran, argues ISIS is not winning, warns Saudi Arabia not to pursue a nuclear-weapons program, and anguishes about Israel.<p>On Tuesday afternoon, as President Obama was bringing an occasionally contentious but often illuminating …

Go ahead, tick off the Saudis (and the Israelis, too)

In his second term, President<p>Obamahas demonstrated a real knack for ticking off putative American friends. First, he annoyed Israeli Prime MinisterBenjamin Netanyahu, who registered his complaint by promptly taking it to Capitol Hill. Now (apparently) he has irked Saudi Arabia's King Salman, who …

Middle East

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

Physiology

The paradox of millennial sex: More casual hookups, fewer partners

Millennials may have popularized hookup culture and the notion of "friends with benefits," but social scientists have made a surprising discovery about the sex lives of these young adults — they're less promiscuous than their parents' generation.<p>The average number of sexual partners for American …

Demographics

Science says hip-hop is the pinnacle of American music

They boiled it down to just three distinct periods in which a particular genre captured our ears and our hearts.<p>According to their findings, the genre that has the biggest impact is hip hop.<p>Press Association reports via Yahoo UK that the researchers - hailing from Queen Mary, University of London …

Rap & Hip-Hop

How friendship became a tool of the powerful

Corporations and governments have co-opted the idea of the ‘social’ for their own ends. Is there anything we can do about it?<p>Imagine walking into a coffee shop, ordering a cappuccino, and then, to your surprise, being informed that it has already been paid for. Where did this unexpected gift come …

Psychology

Pushing the limits on the fringe

Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and Mike Huckabee are launching, with no holds barred.<p>Carly Fiorina says environmentalists created California’s drought. Mike Huckabee’s urging would-be recruits to boycott the military until President Barack Obama leaves office. Ben Carson compared gay marriage to …

Government

As police killings show, the African American community needs more change

The terrible images are sharp and clean, and they seem to show what common sense says has been happening all along: A white police officer — unnecessarily and unlawfully — took aim and killed an unarmed black man. For once, the white officer was quickly charged with murder.<p>What happened to Walter …

Justice

How to Negotiate Nicely Without Being a Pushover

We all want it both ways: to get what we want from a tough negotiation and to walk away with our relationship intact. The good news is that kind of outcome is possible. But how exactly do you drive a hard bargain while also employing soft skills? How do you advocate for what you want without …

The Woman Who Woke Up in the Future

Naomi Jacobs went to bed a 32-year-old woman and woke up believing she was a teenager again. After temporarily losing 17 years of memories from a rare form of amnesia, Jacobs wrote a memoir about piecing her life back together.<p>Naomi Jacobs was a 32-year-old single mother living in Manchester, …

Mind