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The Sunday Funnies - PAPER

<br/>Saturday Night Live perfectly skewers Justin Bieber's <a href="http://bit.ly/1tKRemc">confusing/upsetting/sexy/confusing/what-is-happening-to-us-all</a> Calvin Klein underwear ads. Can Kate McKinnon's Justin Bieber just go ahead and replace actual Justin Bieber? [<a …

Justin Bieber

How Big Are The Biggest Squid, Whales, Sharks, Jellyfish?

A few years ago, Carl Zimmer and I ran a workshop on science writing, where we talked, among other things, about explaining science without talking down to your audience. It apparently left an impression on Craig McClain, a marine biologist and blogger who was in the audience. “I made a comment …

Why we've all fallen head-over-heels for the 36 questions that promise true love

A simple questionnaire, which claims it can make two strangers fall in love, has taken the world by storm. Claire Cohen explains why we're so drawn to the idea of eliminating risk where our fragile hearts are concerned<p>When <b>Mandy Len Catron</b> fell in love, she probably hoped for a few well wishers – …

Huge asteroid to 'narrowly' miss Earth

Space rock code-named 2004 BL86 set to pass Earth on January 26 in 'near miss' and won't be seen again for next 200 years<p>Amateur stargazers will have a once-in-a-decade opportunity to see an asteroid a third of a mile wide “narrowly” miss Earth on January 26.<p>The space rock, code-named 2004 BL86, is …

Prominent North Korean Defector Shin Dong-hyuk Changes His Story

SEOUL — A North Korean defector, whose dramatic escape from a brutal prison camp was the subject of a bestselling book, has changed key parts of his story and on Sunday apologized for misleading people. "Escape from Camp 14", written by former Washington Post journalist Blaine Harden, brought Shin …

South Korea

Driver pinned between 2 semi trucks tells of terrifying crash

<b>(CNN) —</b> On the foggy, icy Oregon interstate, Kaleb Whitby plowed into the back of a jackknifed semi truck, flipping his pickup.<p>Then the real horror came: the sight of another tractor-trailer zooming straight toward him.<p>"When I saw those lights coming, I knew he was going to hit me," Whitby …

Tractor-Trailer

Hundreds Of Elderly, Sick Yazidi Captives Freed By ISIS In Iraq

ISIS reportedly freed the captives because they were likely slowing the militants down.<p>However, Reuters estimated that the number of freed captives was much higher, saying there were about 350.<p>Many of the former captives were ill and showed signs of abuse and neglect, according to the AP. The group …

What to Eat When It's Really Cold Out (Really, Really Cold)

Yes, it's cold out. Maybe even too cold to go out for dinner. But wait till you read what the first man to cross Antarctica by dogsled had to eat before you start complaining.<p>Yes, we know you're cold. Sure, we agree that you'd "literally" be risking frostbite by going out to eat. And we totally get …

Slow Cookers

Stephen Fry Marries Elliott Spencer

The proof is in the picture!<p>Stephen Fry announced on Twitter that he wed partner Elliott Spencer, posting a photo chronicling one of their first …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

Delaware shooting occurs near unoccupied Biden home

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Saturday night a vehicle drove near Vice President Joe Biden's residence in Delaware and fired multiple gun shots, but the vice president and his wife, Jill, were not home at the time, Secret Service spokesman Robert Hoback told CNN.<p>The incident occurred around 8:28 p.m.<p>"A vehicle drove …

Secret Service