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Who Is The Buddha? - The Story of Siddhartha Gautama

The Buddha, or Siddhartha Gautama, was born around 567 B.C.E., in a small kingdom just below the Himalayan foothills. His father was a chief of the …

Body Mass, Inflammation, and Cognition – What is the Strongest Link?

Body mass index (BMI) has been linked to inflammation, and systemic inflammation has been linked to decreased cognition. Now, a new study directly …

What You Need to Know First to Understand the Russian Revolution

“Now that the lush and prosperous years had come to Russia, the last thing she needed was war; they should have just said a Requiem Mass for that …

Archaeologists Discover "Head Statues" On Easter Island Actually Have Bodies Underground

I've always considered the head statues on Easter Island to be a great wonder of the world; however, I've never actually thought to learn more about …

Mark Hamill Is So Obsessed With Collecting He Made an Entire Show About It

Being Luke Skywalker, the Joker, and the Trickster would probably suck if you didn’t love pop culture. Thankfully for Mark Hamill, pop culture has …

Mark Hamill

Mysterious Moon Images That Cannot Be Explained

<i>Modern science says: ‘The sun is the past, the earth is the present, the moon is the future.’ From an incandescent mass we have originated, and into</i> …

Blasters in 'Rogue One' Aren't Like Other Sci-Fi Guns

Han Solo trusted his blaster more than anything in the original <i>Star Wars</i>, and there’s a very particular reason why his weapon, and all blasters — …

Star Wars

What triggered tsunamis that demolished Bronze-Age civilization?

The historic eruption of the Greek volcano Thera in about 1650 B.C. triggered massive tsunamis and led to the end of the dominant civilization in the Mediterranean. Now, researchers say these destructive tsunamis may have been generated by the flow of volcanic material into the sea, challenging …

Hearing Chewbacca Speak English on the Empire Strikes Back Set Is So, So Weird

All we ever get out of Chewbacca in the <i>Star Wars</i> movies is grunts and growls, his shyriiwook language untranslatable to us but understood by Han and …

Did You Notice These ‘Doctor Strange’ Easter Eggs And Vaudeville Joke?

<b>The video above contains spoilers for Doctor Strange.</b><p>Marvel’s <i>Doctor Strange</i> (our review here) was tracking to earn a surprising $73 million during its domestic opening this weekend, but it exceeded even that number, earning $85 million domestically. Its worldwide total is now over $325 million, …

Comics

The Story of Luke Skywalker's Lightsaber Could Still Happen

Maz Kanata told Han Solo that how she came to posses the famous Skywalker family lightsaber was a story for “another time.” And because the journey …

Luke Skywalker

What is the Electoral College?

1797 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia <i>(Photo: NYPL Digital Collections)</i><p>Voters will not elect the President when they show up to the polls on …

Benedict Cumbercat Cares for All of His Family's Foster Kittens Like a True Gentleman

Ellen Carozza doesn’t remember the exact moment she realized her cat was an amazing cat-daddy.<p>The kitty, appropriately named Benedict Cumbercat …

David Duke Had A Giant White Supremacist Meltdown At The Louisiana U.S. Senate Debate

Former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke had a bloody meltdown during the Louisiana U.S. Senate Debate. This clip starts off with a chip on Duke’s shoulder against moderator John Snell as Duke angrily shouts, “Let me rebut! Let me rebut!” Well, this escalated quickly regardless of context, which we’ll …

Taxes

Infinity Hunt: Tracking Down Marvel Studios' Infinity Stones

<i>SPOILER WARNING: This article contains spoilers for “Doctor Strange,” in theaters now.</i><p>In addition to character cameos and shout outs to the events of …

What ‘Supergirl’ Can Learn From ‘Smallville’

There’s a scene in the current season of the CW show <i>Supergirl</i> in which Lena, the sister of the incarcerated Lex Luthor, detonates explosives at …

Comics

Rumor Mill: Luke Skywalker's Surprising Look in Star Wars: Episode VIII Detailed

Some spoiler type information about Luke Skywalker and his Star Wars: Episode VIII attire may have been revealed.<p>Be warned that if you do not want to …

Luke Skywalker

Wonder Woman trailer debuts with Gal Gadot as title hero

Diana Prince goes to war in the new official trailer for <i>Wonder Woman</i>.<p>The film, which takes place during World War I, begins around the time of <i>Batman</i> …

Gal Gadot

How Lucasfilm Feels About The Han Solo Movie Breaking A Few Star Wars Rules

1 year ago<p>When you're dealing with an established brand that's as valuable as <i>Star Wars,</i> nobody would be surprised if they learned that Lucasfilm was …

The definitive guide to Denver International Airport’s biggest conspiracy theories

Sinister sculptures and secret bunkers. Swastika-shaped runways and murals that point to a New World Order takeover or alien invasion.<p>And what about …

Airports

We need to go to this cat yoga class immediately

Cat lovers and yogis alike, listen up, because we have the best news for you. Cat yoga is a thing now, so you can say goodbye to downward-facing dog, …

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 gets Halloween makeover in Weird Trailer

When the <i>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2</i> trailer dropped earlier this month, it didn’t feature the scary, long-haired girl from the <i>Ring</i> movies, a bunch …

Marvel Universe

This Blue Alien Planet Is Not at All Earth-Like

The alien planet HD 189733b is a beautiful blue dot in a sea of inky blackness, just like Earth. But that's where the similarities between the two …

The Legend (and Truth) of the Voodoo Priestess Who Haunts a Louisiana Swamp

The Manchac wetlands, about a half hour northwest of New Orleans, are thick with swamp ooze. In the summer the water is pea-green, covered in tiny …

Washington State

The spooky history of how cats bewitched us

Witches have always liked cats. Sure, they’ve been known to hang out with a wide variety of creatures, including lambs, hornets and crabs. But felines are their favorite consorts, according to an academic analysis that tallied up animal “familiars” from 200 historic English witch trials.<p>Is anybody …

Pets

Did the Loch Ness monster move to Alaska? People can't tell what's in this video

Does the Loch Ness Monster have an American cousin?<p>Video released by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management showing a strange figure swirling and floating in the Chena River in Fairbanks, Alaska, has many wondering if Nessie has an American relative — or maybe made the trip overseas herself.<p>Craig McCaa …