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Conspiracy Theories Reignite After Manson Death

In July and August of 1969, followers of charismatic cult leader Charles Manson brutally murdered nine people, including eight-and-half-months …

14 Netflix Series And Movies That Will Totally @#$%&! You Up

If Black Mirror wasn't enough for you, here are some picks with more nightmares, disturbing visions, and very weird plots.<p><i>This post was translated from Portuguese.</i>

Entertainment

Get Ready to Cry Over This Adorable Panda Bear Going on an Incredible Journey

Sincerely. Prepare yourself to get misty or have your cute aggression flare up, because this Tile commercial featuring a stuffed panda bear is deeply …

The Danger of President Pence

Trump’s critics yearn for his exit. But Mike Pence, the corporate right’s inside man, poses his own risks.<p>On September 14th, the right-wing pundit Ann Coulter, who last year published a book titled “In Trump We Trust,” expressed what a growing number of Americans, including conservatives, have been …

Tens of millions loaned from Russian to Trump campaign manager

Richard Engel, NBC News chief foreign correspondent, talks with Rachel Maddow about his reporting on a previously undisclosed $26 million dollar loan …

Science says IQ may be the best predictor of your potential to excel at work — and no one wants to hear it

"The key for us, number one, has always been hiring very smart people," Bill Gates once said in an interview. "There is no way of getting around that in terms of IQ, you've got to be very elitist in picking the people who deserve to write software."<p>Gates was talking specifically about Microsoft, …

Psychology

11 new movie trailers you need to watch from this past week

You know what movie launches this weekend, don’t you? It’s the sequel you wanted to see for years. Starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, <i>Blade</i> …

Blade Runner 2049

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Universal Pictures

Trump Is Making Canada Great Again

While America closes its borders, its northern neighbor is poaching some of the best tech talent in the world.<p>It’s no secret that the United States has long dominated cutting-edge technologies, from personal computers and biotech to smartphones and social media. One big reason: America’s track …

Students

9 new trailers you should watch this week

Last weekend, I burned through <i>Neo Yokio</i>, which is the new love-it-or-hate-it must-watch series on Netflix. It's a six-episode anime voiced by a ton of big stars, but the most important thing to know is that it comes from Vampire Weekend leader Ezra Koenig. And I suspect that if you like Vampire …

Darkest Hour

Here's 13 Things That Make People Dislike You Immediately, According to Science

Ugh.<p>Everyone's got a story about how they thought a certain friend was mean the first time they met, but realised later that he or she is actually …

Psychology

The Autocratic Element

Can America recover from the Trump administration?<p>Like many people, I’ve lately been preoccupied by the mayhem-makers of the radical right, and by those in power who abet their work. But even as Nazis were invading Charlottesville, Virginia, in August, I found myself worrying about a more subtle, …

The First White President

The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy.<p><b>It is insufficient</b> <b>to state</b> the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate exception, Trump’s predecessors made their way to high office …

Watch: These two wealthy students murdered another boy “for the thrill of it”

And Clarence Darrow saved them from hanging<p>The case involved a brutal killing with no apparent motive, by the sons of two of the wealthiest families …

Seth Meyers Attacks Trump on Charlottesville: “He Is Not a President”

“You can stand for a nation, or you can stand for a hateful movement. You can’t do both. And if you don’t make the right choice, I am confident that the American voter will.”<p>On Monday night, late-night comedians took a moment to offer earnest responses to the tragedies that occurred in …

Donald Trump

Seth Meyers: 'This weekend was the lowest yet' for Trump presidency

Calling it the “lowest” moment of Donald Trump’s presidency, Seth Meyers joined those criticizing the president for his delay in condemning the …

Spooky: Racist From Old Anti-Fascism Film Sounds Just Like Trump

Here is a treasure that we might have to start showing in schools.<p>It is a 1947 anti-fascism educational film called “Don't Be a Sucker,” in which an …

In summer, Toronto the Good becomes Toronto the Even Better, thanks to its many patio drinking and dining options

I can still see it, a dirty snowdrift with cigarette butts and a mitten frozen into it. It was one of my last sights before leaving Toronto one frigid February morning a decade ago to move to San Francisco. I'm generally glad to have left Toronto's extreme, often histrionic weather.<p>There is one …

Toronto

Being a stock-picker is harder than it sounds

The rise of passive investing, which its advocates prefer to call low-cost investing , is the most dominant trend in the markets during the past decade. Sure, exchange-traded funds (ETFs); smart beta; factor investing; environmental, social and governance (ESG); impact investing; and other themes …

‘Extraordinary flim-flammery’: Rachel Maddow connects the dots on 'ugly audit' of Trump finances

The “Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC broadcast an in-depth look at why President Donald Trump has yet to begin preparing a legal defense for his …

How to avoid RESP penalties if your child quits university

Parents may dream of giving their children the best possible postsecondary education by setting up an RESP account, but if your son or daughter decides school is no longer in the cards, prepare for a big tax hit.<p>With lucrative government grants and tax-sheltering benefits, a Registered Education …

11 Amazing Feats the Gene-Editing Tool CRISPR Just Made Possible

The CRISPR//Cas9 gene editing tool has quickly earned a reputation as a revolutionary technology, and its merits support the clout. This year has, in fact, seen so many CRISPR-related breakthroughs that it’s worthwhile to take a step back and take in all of the many accomplishments.<p>1. This week, …

Genetics

'State news crossed with a school announcement': Seth Meyer's mocks Kayleigh McEnany's Trump News gig

Late Night host Seth Meyers dumped all over President Donald Trump’s low-production value Trump News posted on the president’s Facebook page which — …

Coca-Cola collaborated with the Nazis in the 1930s, and Fanta is the proof

The not-so-sweet history<p><i>“The onset of the Second World War confronted the Coca-Cola Company with an acute irony. For all their dogged efforts at</i> …

Jerry Seinfeld Tells Norm Macdonald ‘The Greatest Jew Joke I’ve Ever Heard’ — Watch

But there's a catch: you might not get it.<p>They weren’t in cars getting coffee, but on Friday night Jerry Seinfeld and Norm Macdonald had a funny — …

One way to deconstruct a movie, using There Will Be Blood as an example

Evan Puschak takes us behind the curtain at the Nerdwriter a little bit and shows us that one way to deconstruct a movie is by counting the number of …

Movies

Watch Cage The Elephant cover Daft Punk and Julian Casablancas’ ‘Instant Crush’

The track features on the Nashville band's forthcoming stripped-back live album 'Unpeeled'<p>Cage The Elephant have shared a live performance of Daft …

Male apes are natural sexual harassers

A new study has revealed the extent to which male apes use sexual intimidation to control their mates. This could extend to our most familiar primate …

'Archer' meets 'Kingsman' in hilarious video

It's spy versus spy in this animated short where a disagreement can only be settled the Archer way -- with a drinking contest. Check out this parody made especially for San Diego Comic-Con.<p>Ever wonder what would happen if a clueless American spy like Archer met the very skilled British Kingsman …

Animation

This Yale biologist has a fascinating theory of how women changed human evolution

Richard Prum, the author of "The Evolution of Beauty," explains how who a female chooses to mate with can change the common traits that men show. Over time, women can change the evolutionary definition of maleness. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>I'm Richard Prum. I'm the William Robinson</i> …