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Watch this! The must-see TV shows of 2017

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Kindergarten teacher allegedly shot to death by mother-in-law while her children were home

Cobb County, Ga. – A kindergarten teacher was allegedly shot and killed by her mother-in-law with her children in the home.<p>Investigators were called …

Review: 'Warcraft' a visual spectacle

It can be hard to tell orcs apart at first. The fictional giants of the "Warcraft" video game franchise all have mean faces, protruding tusks and …

We Were Styled Professionally For The First Time And Looked Fierce AF

Four regular guys walk the runway for the first time after they dramatically transform their wardrobe with the help of a professional men’s stylist.

How Contact Lenses Can Cause A Major Change To Your Eyes

We already know dirty contacts cause almost 1 million cases of keratitis, or corneal infections, every year in the United States. Now, a new study …

Why Are Stethoscopes Still a Thing?

They were invented when doctors still used leeches.<p>There are few technologies more symbolic of western medicine than the stethoscope. Medical schools often gift them to new med students along with a white coat when they start their studies. As far as medical tools go, it's a fairly versatile and …

Physicists Confirm That Time Moves Forward Even in The Quantum World

The future's all we have.<p>For the first time, an experiment has confirmed that the laws of thermodynamics hold true even at the quantum level – which …

Life as a Condition of Cosmology

<b>Trigger Warnings: Bayesian Probability and the Anthropic Principle!</b><p>Once upon a time I was involved in setting up a cosmology conference in Valencia …

Grantland

Live from the World Series of Poker.<p>A trip to the Iditarod.<p>On the journey of 24-year-old Jose Fernandez, the Cuban defector turned Major League …

Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

Helen DeWitt · Diary: On Being Stalked

This may be completely unnecessary. Or it might not. The Women’s Freedom Center of Brattleboro, Vermont has advised me to leave at once for my …

Read a Spooky Excerpt of Haruki Murakami’s New Novel

One Saturday night, Tsukuru and Haida were up talking late as usual when they turned to the subject of death. They talked about the significance of …

A Guide for the Perplexed: Mapping the Meaning of Life and the Four Levels of Being

<i>“Never to get lost is not to live, not to know how to get lost brings you to destruction,”</i> Rebecca Solnit wrote in her sublime meditation on how the art of getting lost helps us find ourselves, <i>“and somewhere in the terra incognita in between lies a life of discovery.”</i> But the maps we use to …

Here Are All The IMDB Top 250 Movies Currently Available On Netflix Streaming

We’re regularly outlining the best of Netflix’s ever-changing streaming options around here, because let’s face it: the Netflix “recommended” list might as well be your mom filling out an old Columbia House order form for you.<p>Well, one Redditor had the brilliant idea to cross-reference all of …

The 50 Best Documentaries Streaming on Netflix 2014

One thing Netflix is quietly doing very well is streaming some of the best documentaries of the last few years. Nearly all of our favorite …

How To Make a Magnetic DIY Frame for Artwork...in 10 Minutes

I'm on a DIY framing kick right now, and dealing with all the artwork I've accumulated in the past year. I've also discovered rare earth magnets, …

Slightly More Than 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism

My personal picks for must-read nonfiction from 2013.<p>Each year, I keep a running list of exceptional nonfiction for The Best of Journalism, a weekly email newsletter I publish. The result is my annual Best Of Journalism Awards. I couldn't read every worthy piece published last year and haven't …