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Clayton Kershaw Had Something Else Up His Sleeve

I’ve become atypically interested in Clayton Kershaw‘s second arm slot. You know, the one where he drops from being so over the top. It is, …

Clayton Kershaw

Why we fell for clean eating

The oh-so-Instagrammable food movement has been thoroughly debunked – but it shows no signs of going away. The real question is why we were so desperate to believe it. By Bee Wilson<p>In the spring of 2014, Jordan Younger noticed that her hair was falling out in clumps. “Not cool” was her reaction. At …

The guarantee that underscores how dominant this MLB juggernaut is

It has been a dream ride for the Dodgers, an extraordinary trip through the first 107 games of the season. So maybe that’s what Magic Johnson was …

Neal Huntington's vapid platitudes

The Pirates lost to the Reds again on Wednesday night and are now 1-8 against the worst team in the National League Central. They have lost eight of …

Andrew McCutchen

Forget velocity, the curveball's resurgence is changing modern pitching

Terrifyingly beautiful, like summer thunderstorms and whitewater rapids, the curveball of Astros pitcher Lance McCullers can be found at the …

How Shadow of War will test your skill in breaking fortresses

For those who miss <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> and <i>The Hobbit</i> movies, Warner Bros.’ games based on the J.R.R. Tolkien universe of Middle-earth are the next best thing. In fact, I find that the stories in the Shadow of Mordor and Shadow of War games are truly Tolkienesque in quality.<p>And that’s why Warner …

J.R.R. Tolkien

How to unlock Netflix to watch every movie and TV show using these secret codes

With this simple trick, Netflix users can unlock a whole new world of content.<p>Netflix users are already in treat with a wide range of movies and TV …

Giant Arecibo telescope faces closure

After 53 years, many discoveries and starring roles in movies, funds for the Puerto Rico observatory are under threat<p>It has helped guard our planet from the threat of wayward asteroids, studied some of the most remote bodies in the cosmos and been used to make countless invaluable astronomical …

Linksys made a gaming router with Killer networking built in

Speed is everything for gamers, so Linksys is hoping to up the game when it comes to wireless speeds. It's unveiling a new router today, under the bewildering name "WRT32X," that builds in Killer networking — a brand of wireless tech often found in high-end gaming machines that's meant to …

Wi-Fi

Simple chess variant strips down an ancient classic

Fewer pieces, smaller board, easy moves<p><i>Rex</i> is a simple chess variant that strips the original game down to three-piece types played on a five-by-five board.<p>Created by designer Michael Davies — whose previous work includes nuclear war comedy <i>ICBM</i> — <i>Rex</i> is designed to be played in short bursts. The …

Trump Questionnaire Raises Concerns About Retaliation Against Energy Department Staff

Among the queries included in a questionnaire sent by President-elect Donald Trump's transition team to workers at the Department of Energy is a request for an inventory of all agency employees or contractors who attended meetings or conferences on climate change. Another question asks for a …

Ed Markey

Trump gets comfy in the Washington swamp

Donald Trumpis about to become the biggest alligator in Washington, so it should be no surprise that he has lost interest in draining the swamp.<p>Thanks to constant repetition by the candidate, one of the campaign applause lines that Trump fans learned by heart and loudly repeated whenever their hero …

Donald Trump

The Story Behind Jared Kushner’s Curious Acceptance into Harvard

This story was co-published with The Guardian.I would like to express my gratitude to Jared Kushner for reviving interest in my 2006 book, “The Price …

College & University

Virtual toilets reveal the souls of video-game companies

People need toilets, or the poop starts piling up, so video games that are supposed to simulate human environments need toilets to attain willing …

Stunning Discoveries Have Scientists Confirming the Existence of God

By Vandita | We Are Anonymous<p>Can science — which approves reason and evidence, and denounces faith and religion — really prove or disprove the …

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

Self-improvement

This Video Shows How a Four-Rotor Wankel Engine Works

As you may have heard, YouTuber Rob Dahm is building an outrageous third-generation (FD) Mazda RX-7 featuring a four-rotor Wankel engine. It’s an engine layout that has never been used in a production car before—every factory rotary vehicle has come with only two, at most three, rotors in its …

Engineering

Hear Pink Floyd Performed in the World’s Most Powerful Reverberant Space

1<p>SHARES<p>This video is a couple of years old, but if you’re 17 billion miles from Earth, it will probably be new to you.<p>On December 31, 2013, guitarist …

Guitar

The 155 Craziest Things Trump Said This Election

They used to be called gaffes, until he won the nomination. A highly subjective list of “Trumpisms.”<p>It all started on June 16, 2015, when he announced he’d run for president of the United States. “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best,” Donald Trump told the crowd gathered at …

Government

Lung Cancer Vaccine Gets FDA Approval — And You’ll Never Guess Who Made It

CIMAvax treats non-small cell lung cancer, which accounts for 80 to 85 percent of diagnoses.<p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently …

Bob Dylan songs that changed the course of history (an incomplete list)

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Bruce Springsteen inducted Bob Dylan into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he said: "Bob freed your mind the way Elvis freed your body. He showed us that just because music was innately physical did not mean that it was anti-intellectual."<p>Dylan's influence on music cannot be overstated: …

Bob Dylan

19 Beautiful Bookstores You Need To Visit In America

Bookshop road trip, anyone?

Vin Scully of the LA Dodgers leaves Richie Benaud in his wake

The baseball post-season is in full swing, with the LA Dodgers among the teams in action Monday. Last week, one of that club’s iconic figures retired, but he was neither pitcher nor batter. He was the team’s broadcaster and announcer, Vin Scully, who has hung up his microphone at a mere 88 years …

Bakersfield: the parallel-universe town where Donald Trump is still surging

As the Republican fought to salvage his campaign in New York, eager Trump loyalists joined the likes of Ben Carson and Joe Arpaio in California<p>A dark day for Donald Trump’s presidential hopes did yield at least one chink of light: he can be mayor of Bakersfield, California.<p>The Republican nominee …

Watching Canada’s Biggest Rock Band Say a Dramatic Goodbye

Rock and roll has always been in love with death. It’s the genre of the so-called Twenty-Seven Club, the genre of “I hope I die before I get old.” It’s Jimi Hendrix up late in London, Janis Joplin at a hotel with a needle, Keith Richards doing anything anywhere—the music is defined by its proximity …

Thailand's Biggest Buddha

The golden Buddha statue at the Wat Muang Monastery is the tallest in Thailand, and the ninth-tallest in the world.<p>It is said that those who touch …

Muay Thai

Scientists are talking about a fifth force of nature. What are the other four?

Some scientists are speculating that they’ve observed hints of a fifth fundamental force of nature. That’s awesome, but it doesn’t mean a thing if you don’t know what fundamental forces are. But get this: You interact with the four known forces of nature every single day.<p>The four forces are …

Physics