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What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

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John Wall breaks down, dedicates win to 6-year-old cancer victim

John Wall broke down in tears during his postgame interview over something much more important than a double-overtime win over the Celtics:<p>Miyah Telemaque-Nelson, a young fan of Wall's, passed away Monday of Burkitt's Lymphoma at the age of 6. Wall met Telemaque-Nelson back in March and helped her …

This US Navy ship is now armed with a drone-killing laser beam

The US Navy now has a ship in the Persian gulf armed with a “laser gun.” That’s how the US Chief of Naval Operations described it, in passing, to a Congressional hearing back in March.<p>The Laser Weapons System, as it’s officially called, has been mounted on the USS Ponce, which is a kind of floating …

You can now play Super Smash Bros. on a TI-83 graphing calculator

We truly are living in the future.<p>Nintendo is about to release “Super Smash Bros. for Wii U” next Friday, but why wait to see your favorite Nintendo mascots duke it out in stunning high definition when you can play one of the most addictive fighting games of all time on a low-definition graphing …

Kobe Bryant All That's Left of NBA's Greatest Draft Ever

Kobe Bryant now stands alone, the last member of a storied 1996 NBA rookie class, trying to stave off the fate that has befallen every one of his draft-day peers.<p>Working off two serious injuries, the 36-year-old Bryant—who was drafted 13th overall—should be a relic of yesteryear, a living, …