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This Battleship Probability Calculator Will Help You Win the Classic Board Game

For most of us, the board game Battleship involves a little bit of strategy and a lot of luck. You either blindly bomb your competitor, painstakingly …

Photographer Doug Rickard Searches for ‘Hood Fight,’ ‘Crackheads Gone Wild’, and ‘Passed Out White Girl’, Explores the Dark Side of Urban America

Doug Rickard, the founder of well-known photography websites American Suburb X and These Americans, is a California-based artist and curator …

‘Mom, let’s meet in the future’: Chinese sci-fi writer cryogenically freezes her brain in Arizona lab

Here’s your dose of weird news for the day — and, yes, it comes from China. No surprises there.<p>A Chinese science fiction writer, who died in May, has had her brain cryogenically frozen at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation in Arizona, according to a report by People’s Daily Online before the …

Goodfellas Was Released 25 Years Ago—Read TIME's Original Review

When the now-classic <i>Goodfellas</i> was released nationwide 25 years ago on Sept. 21, 1990, it wasn’t the only mob movie on the block.<p>As Richard Corliss …

7 major movies Bill Murray turned down — or just didn’t pick up the phone for

And it turns out there are a lot of roles Bill Murray had in his grasp.<p>In the new book "The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray," author Robert Schnakenberg looks back on the legend's career in glowing, but brief, snippets, including those projects he turned down. In some cases, he "passed" on roles …

Bill Murray

Quotes From Socrates That Are Full Of Wisdom

If you’ve ever fallen in love, you would know how good it makes you feel. It’s an exciting and at the same time terrifying sensation. You might be …

Snapshots: Saint Étienne's urban doodler with a sense of humour

The street artist known as Oak Oak uses the urban elements of his home town of Saint-Étienne, an old industrial town in France, to create humorous, site-specific art. “What I like about street art is that you can find somewhere to draw anywhere and it is a surprise for the people who find it,” he …

Street Art

Angelina Jolie to direct story of the man who declared war on elephant poachers

Angelina Jolie is to direct Africa, the true life story of a fossil hunter drawn into a violent battle with elephant poachers, according to the Hollywood Reporter.<p>Kenya-born Richard Leakey was best known for his discovery of the bones of early hominids when he was appointed to take on hunters amid …

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HTC again tipped to be making the next Nexus tablet

October is fast approaching and with it, the promise of not just Android L but of the next Nexus device. While there is still some uncertainty …

'A peaceful, selfless man': Wife of captive Alan Henning begs ISIS to let him go

The wife of British hostage Alan Henning pleaded Saturday with ISIS to release him, describing her husband as a "peaceful, selfless man" who was only in Syria to help people in need.<p>"I cannot see how it could assist any state's cause to allow the world to see a man like Alan dying," Barbara Henning …