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Why doesn’t everyone believe in God?: The skeptical brain may hold the answer

Most Americans who grew up in religious households are still religious. But what about the ones who aren’t?<p>Christopher Obal used to be a Christian. He grew up in Queens, New York, and when he was 5 years old, his parents left Catholicism for a very different form of Christianity. While they didn’t …

'Fallout Shelter' On iOS Is The Best Waste Of Time I've Played All Year

Bethesda’s first ever E3 press conference came with one honest surprise. Everything else was good to see, but expected: <i>Dishonored 2,</i> <i>Fallout 4</i> (even with the 2015) release date, <i>Doom</i> and <i>Elder Scrolls Online:</i> all cool, but no true surprises. Right in the middle of the <i>Fallout</i> announcement, however, …

Mobile Gaming

How Improv Helps Television’s Best Comedy Writers

The best comedy lives in the moment, and improvisation is as in-the-moment as it gets. Improv proves you can create great comedy on the spot by …

Over Game Delays and Remakes? Welcome to Consoles in 2015

Fed up with game delays? Remakes replacing new games? An overall lack of content? Too bad. You'd better get used to it.<p>As "next-gen" game consoles …

'Louie' Season 5 premiere recap: Potlucks and getting lucky

Louis C.K. has so far delivered on his promise to make Season 5 of FX's critically acclaimed comedy <i>Louie</i> more "laugh-centric," playing for chuckles …

TV

13 features we'd like to see in iOS 9

Apple will reportedly focus on under-the-hood improvements, mainly for the sake of refining and polishing the current experience on its mobile devices.<p>According to 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman, Apple is placing a big emphasis on bug fixes and performance enhancements to make everything run faster and more …

11 Great Independent Movies That Play Like Extended Twilight Zone Episodes

6. Triangle (Christopher Smith, 2009)<p>The third feature film by UK director Christopher Smith, Triangle is a remarkably fun and underseen little …

Science Fiction

Netflix orders sketch comedy series from Bob Odenkirk and David Cross

The Mr. Show duo is back<p>Netflix has grabbed a new comedy series from two big names: Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, the duo behind the classic HBO sketch series <i>Mr. Show</i>. They're beginning production on a Netflix series, titled <i>With Bob and David</i>, that'll include four half-hour episodes and an hourlong …

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

Humanity

How Anyone Can Become a Good Public Speaker

What qualities are needed to be a public speaker? I have observed the following attributes common to most successful …

PS4 and PS3 Consoles Getting Spotify App Today

Xperia smartphones to follow.<p>Sony has announced its new co-venture with Spotify - dubbed PlayStation Music - is now available on PlayStation 4 and …

Playlist

The 20 Best Comedies On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: February 21st</b><p>Comedy in film can be strange and varied. Comedies can be difficult to compare, because sometimes you’re in the mood for something cerebral, and other times you just want to watch people get punched in the nuts. Luckily, we have Netflix at our disposal to help us figure …

Pick up a slick case for your iPhone 6, 6 Plus, Note 4 or Nexus 6 for just $5 on Amazon

Personally, I’ve always preferred a slightly bulkier case to keep my iPhone safe, but I know there are plenty of iPhone owners out there who want …

The true story of Grand Theft Auto is a tale worth telling

Soon after the BBC announced its intention to make a film about Grand Theft Auto, I read a few tweets and comments expressing disappointment about the planned production.<p>Some are underwhelmed that the film, due in the fall, will tell the story of <i>the making</i> of the GTA games, rather than providing a …

Beyond Tina Fey: Women in Comedy You Should Be Paying Attention to Right Now

For a long time, people dismissed funny women. It used to be extremely difficult for a woman to have a successful career in comedy, and most people’s …

Scenes from Just Cause 3's destructive playground

Avalanche Studios took to PAX East today to show off more screenshots from <i>Just Cause 3</i> during a hosted panel on the game, but it still didn't show off the game in action.<p>Roland Lesterlin, game director for <i>Just Cause 3,</i> said they're not showing in-game footage yet because they want to do things "the …

GTA 5 Online Heists Adding Three New Multiplayer Modes

Team up or hold up - your choice<p>Developer Rockstar Games has announced a number of new multiplayer gameplay modes for Grand Theft Auto Online …

Grand Theft Auto

11 Powerful Chrome Extensions to Try Out

Power up your browser for increased productivity and easier surfing with these useful extensions we’ve rounded up just for you.<p>ZenMate<p>I’m neither an expert nor a fan of using proxy servers to access geo-restricted content like Hulu and Pandora, because I’ve found them to be unstable and hard to set …

Software

This 20-Year-Old Amy Poehler Pilot Is the Stuff of Comedy Nerd Dreams

Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy’s biggest superstars performing early in their …

Aziz Ansari Remembers 'Parks & Rec' Producer Harris Wittels In Heartfelt Letter

After Amy Poehler paid tribute to "Parks and Rec" producer, writer and guest star Harris Wittels on Thursday night, her co-star Aziz Ansari took to Tumblr to pen a heartfelt letter to the 30-year-old co-executive producer. Wittels, who "Parks" fans will also recognize as the animal control guy, was …

Comedy

Can Standup Comedy Make You a Better Public Speaker? An Inc. Investigation | Inc.com

After eight minutes of watching Matt Ellsworth's standup routine, I knew what we were in for.<p>Before Ellsworth stepped down from the stage to rejoin us at our table, his comedy coach, David Nihill, turned to me and smiled. "We have a lot of work to do," he said.<p>Let me back up. Nihill had sworn that …

Comedy

Apple: what do you do after becoming the world’s most profitable company?

Its quarterly results stunned the tech industry – and its Chinese competitors, who have now been eclipsed in their home market. But reaching the financial pinnacle creates some questions – and even problems – of its own<p>When Apple became the most profitable company in history last week, analysts …

Tim Cook

Spotify Mercy Killing Sony's Music Unlimited On PlayStation

Everyone questioned the effectiveness of Sony using their own music service for the PlayStation, ditching established players in the scene for their own product. Now, they’re rectifying that mistake with a new partnership with Spotify, which will effectively kill Sony’s Music Unlimited.<p>Music …

PlayStation

Twitter Jokes and the Philosophical Origins of Humor

How Thomas Hobbes and Immanuel Kant would have explained why tweets make us laugh<p>In its nearly nine years of existence, Twitter has grown to encompass an array of communities and subgenres. There’s media Twitter, weird Twitter, black Twitter, dad Twitter, and brand Twitter—each with distinct and …

“Babies are selfish”: Louis C.K. expounds on why babies cry on planes in comedy special sneak-peek

Ah yes, a Louis C.K. special is coming soon<p>Louis C.K. has an upcoming comedy special, "Live at the Comedy Store." And today the comedian dropped the following morsel on the Internet to pique our interest. Well the sneak-peek bait worked (at least for me).<p>Naturally, even in a brief five-minute clip …

This Charming Tiny House Has Everything You Need (And It Travels With You!)

The interior looks surprisingly comfortable.<p>The tiny house trend is still going strong, but even though these homes help families minimize living costs and are often dolled up in bright colors, most of us remain skeptical about how long we could actually stay in one (even if it tries to entice us …

Chris Pratt and Chris Evans line up superpowered Super Bowl bet

They may have taken on the forces of darkness in their respective superhero films, but now Chris Pratt and Chris Evans may have to take on their hardest task yet: humiliating themselves after their American football team lose in the Super Bowl.<p>Thanks to some escalating trash-talk on Twitter, the …

NFL

How Hannibal Buress Evolved From Jokes To Storytelling–And Became One Of Comedy’s Most Respected Voices

One of the hottest comics right now, and a ubiquitous TV presence, Hannibal Buress talks to Co.Create about how he’s steered his career.<p>Hannibal Buress is everywhere. He’s on the breakout hit <i>Broad City</i> and the sublimely strange <i>Eric Andre Show</i>; he was in last summer’s Seth Rogen movie, <i>Neighbors</i>, and …