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Diane Duane's Young Wizards Is The Fantasy Book Series Everyone Should Be Reading

Diane Duane’s <i>Young Wizards</i> series is a truly great fantasy universe. It’s so perfect, I actually don’t want anybody to adapt it for TV or movies. …

B&N Bestsellers in Science Fiction & Fantasy: October 2015

For over a decade, Jim Killen has served as the science fiction and fantasy book buyer for Barnes & Noble. At the end of each month, he’ll be sharing …

Science Fiction

Does The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 mark the end of appointment cinema?

Film,Culture,Science fiction and fantasy,The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2,Film industry,Business,Fifty Shades of Grey,Marvel,DC Comics,Star Wars,Star Wars: The Force Awakens,Harry Potter<p>Studios once filled their festive rosters with Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies, but are being forced to …

The 8 Most Beautiful Places in Massachusetts You Didn't Know Existed

By: <i>Erik Christensen</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/peragro</i><p>If you're into the great outdoors, nay... the greatest outdoors, then Massachusetts is where you need to be. Period. Everybody knows about the "always-on-vacation" Cape Cod, the crazy foliage in the Berkshires, and the photo-friendly coastline along Cape …

2-Ingredient Never-Fail Cream Biscuits Recipe

These two-ingredient biscuits have one of the lowest effort-to-greatness ratios of any recipe I can think of. They take practically no effort or practice to pull off, yet produce some of the lightest, tenderest, tastiest biscuits around.<p>Why It Works<p>Self-rising flour is softer than standard wheat …

Wild horse genome reveals hidden costs of domestication

Captive breeding has helped preserve the last breed of wild horse on Earth, but it has also altered the Przewalksi horse's gene pool.<p>The world’s last …

Wild Horses

Rugby World Cup 2015: talking points from the weekend’s matches

Photograph: Peter Cziborra/Reuters<p>Simon Zebo proved too hot for Romania to handle at Wembley.<p>84<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/e7cb49fa719f2275973c99c927f9f1ff8c51d461/118_0_3450_2072/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Visionhaus/Corbis<p>South Africa’s Eben Etzebeth is tackled by Michael Stanley and Motu Matu’u of …

Can You Really Catch Madness From Your Cat?

You are a vast and complex ecosystem, a bipedal rainforest that is so much more than the individual brainy primate you probably envision. There are …

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The Best Carne Asada Recipe

We can all agree on a few things here: Great <i>carne asada</i> should taste, first, of the beef. It should be buttery, rich, and juicy, with a nice charred, smoky flavor from the grill or broiler. It should also be tender enough that you can eat it in a taco or burrito, but substantial enough to be served …

What do real Italians think about New York's Italian food?

An ocean away from home, Ombretta Bellomi is making her way across a roundabout in Manhattan, walking towards a brunch date with friends. Her long, dark, curly hair and bright fuchsia dress betray a sunny disposition.<p>But just as the Italian architect from Verona is about to step on to the final …

Italian Food

Pancake Recipes For All Your Breakfast Needs

YUM.<p>There are a few foods that make us swoon, but pancakes are definitely one of them. Despite their simplicity -- they're made with nothing more than common items we have stored in our pantry -- they bring us happiness like only the most perfect of foods can (such as chocolatey brownies and …

Our Best Doughnut Recipes

Whether you serve them for breakfast or dessert, we've got doughnuts to satisfy any sweet tooth.<p>1 of 19<p>Sour Cream Doughnuts<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 19<p>Sweet …

You Need This One-Skillet Breakfast Pasta in Your Life

Some mornings call for quick, light breakfasts — smoothies, yogurt with fresh fruit, a granola bar on your drive to work — but once the weekend rolls …

Make French toast casserole to feed a crowd (or just feed yourself for days)

<i>Take the flavor of French toast and turn it into a breakfast casserole! Try this tasty, crowd-pleasing recipe from Donatella Arpaia, perfect for feeding a few people, or portion it out so you can save for later!</i><p>Cinnamon French Toast Casserole with Whipped Ricotta<p>Megan O. Steintrager / TODAY

Breakfast

The East German Death Strip Is Now a Beautiful Nature Reserve

The Iron Curtain divided Europe for more than 40 years and is one of history’s most iconic barriers. What began in 1945 as a simple barbed wire fence …

Cold War

Where Dinosaurs Roam: Abandoned Theme Park Eerily Reclaimed by Nature

Travel<p>Where Dinosaurs Roam: Abandoned Theme Park Eerily Reclaimed by Nature (PHOTOS)<p>By Stephanie Valera<p>September 14 2015 12:00 AM EDT<p>weather.com<p>A …

Is Serena Williams the greatest women's tennis player? Rank the top 10

Serena Williams fell short of winning the Grand Slam when she lost in the U.S. Open semifinals on Friday. Williams still has 21 career Grand Slam tournament singles titles, trailing Steffi Graf (22) for for the most since the Open era began in 1968. If you include the non-Open era, Margaret Court …

Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer at heart of 'great' debate

NEW YORK -- When the smoke cleared after the final Grand Slam event of the year, the landscape in men's tennis was bathed in a clear, pleasant light …

Tennis

Novak Djokovic not settling after U.S. Open win

Novak Djokovic could not find his keys.<p>Alone in a parking lot outside Arthur Ashe Stadium at about 2 a.m. Monday, a handful of hours after beating Roger Federer in the U.S. Open final for his third major title of 2015 and 10th overall, there stood Djokovic, unable to unlock the car he'd been using …