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Frank Gore Expected to Sign with Eagles: Latest Contract Details and Reaction

After spending the first 10 years of his career with the San Francisco 49ers, running back Frank Gore has reportedly decided to move on.<p>According to ESPN's Adam Schefter and Adam Caplan, Gore is set to sign a deal with the Philadelphia Eagles once free agency begins:<p>On Monday, Mindi Bach of CSN Bay …

Byron Maxwell: I’m going to Philly

Getty Images<p>For a team operating during a period when the NFL says that they aren’t supposed to be doing more than expressing interest and exchanging …

Smart Cobb-Packers Deal Shakes Up Receiver Outlook for Rest of NFL

The First Law of Free-Agent Thermodynamics states that for every major signing, there are equal and opposite reactionary signings.<p>Randall Cobb will return to the Green Bay Packers with a four-year, $40 million deal, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. On the surface, it's a modest and not totally …

Catch up on two seasons of 'House of Cards' in nine minutes

The hit Netflix political drama "House of Cards" returns for its third season Friday, and scores of binge-watchers already have their weekends planned.<p>It's been a year since Season 2 landed on Netflix, so you'd be forgiven if you forgot everything that happened to President and First Lady Underwood …

22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.

Books

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

What Makes an Electric Guitar Sound Like an Electric Guitar

A series of happy accidents and analog technologies led to the weird sound effects of the 1950s and beyond. An Object Lesson.<p>There’s an old joke in the technology industry: If a product has a problem, simply sell it as a feature. The electric-guitar-effects industry is no different. Music has often …

Homer Simpson almost discovered the Higgs boson before any scientist

Some may refer to <i>The Simpsons</i> as "genius" but nobody expected this.<p>A new book titled <i>The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets</i> claims that …

Physics

‘Calvin and Hobbes’: America’s Most Profound Comic Strip

The hilarity of ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ was rooted in a 6-year-old boy’s inability to control himself—or the world<p>In 1985, American newspaper readers met an appalling little boy. He taunted his mother (“Prepare for annihilation, pitiful Earth female”), tormented a classmate by telling her he had …

Calvin and Hobbes