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John Krasinski following up A Quiet Place with sci-fi thriller Life on Mars

<i>A Quiet Place</i> has been one of the year’s biggest surprises, both at the box office and in the hearts of critics and fans (96% on Rotten Tomatoes). …

Action Movies

A Quiet Place Monster Has Alien Origin: The Backstory Behind the Horror Hit

Can you hear me now?<p><i>Spoiler warning: This story contains plot details for A Quiet Place.</i><p>John Krasinski's taut new horror film, A Quiet Place, uses …

Horror

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Yoga

Deaths of farmworkers in cow manure ponds put oversight of dairy farms into question

JEROME, Idaho — Alberto Navarro Munoz had been working on the farm for only two weeks when he encountered one of the most gruesome hazards that a dairy worker can face. His tractor tipped over into a pit of cow manure, submerging the Mexican native under several feet of a "loose thick somewhat …

The 7 Best Movies Coming to Netflix in August 2017

From explosive new documentaries to bonafide Wachowski classics, Netflix is offering plenty to stream throughout the dog days of summer.<p>Dozens of …

Los Angeles

14 science fiction, fantasy, and horror books to read this August

Space opera, vikings, and epic fantasies<p>Summer is in full swing, which means that there’s plenty of time to grab a book and head outdoors to enjoy the sun and warm weather — at least here in Vermont, where the outdoor temperatures haven’t quite topped 90 degrees yet.<p>I helped cover San Diego …

GOP momentum grows for more modest plan to overhaul Obamacare

The Senate rejected a proposal Wednesday that would have repealed major parts of the Affordable Care Act, but Republican leaders were growing more confident about their chances of passing a more modest overhaul of the health-care law later this week.<p>Republicans appeared to be ­coalescing around a …

Health Care

Comic From India Calls Donald Trump 'America's Arranged Marriage' On 'Conan'

Nailed it.<p>Comedian Vir Das killed it on “Conan” Tuesday night, summing up America’s relationship with Donald Trump in the most perfectly funny way.<p>Das, from Mumbai, India, pointed out that most Americans didn’t vote for the president in November, yet they’re stuck living with him.<p>“To you Americans, …

Donald Trump

The best ways to store marijuana: Containers, ideal conditions and more

So, you've figured out how to get a medical card for marijuana, or just walked into a legal recreational pot shop. You've settled on how and where to …

NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe just sent back breathtaking new images of the gas giant

A probe the size of a basketball court has taken unprecedented new images of Jupiter.<p>NASA's $1 billion Juno spacecraft, launched in August 2011, took five years to reach and settle into orbit around the gas giant, which is more than 415 million miles from Earth.<p>The probe has so far photographed …

Astronomy

How good is the new Ghost in the Shell?

The 1995 anime is a cult classic and one of the most acclaimed science-fiction films ever. So is there any point in turning it into a mega-budget blockbuster? Nicholas Barber thinks so.<p>The Japanese anime Ghost in the Shell isn’t just one of the most acclaimed science-fiction cartoons ever made, …

Science Fiction