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15,000 mosques are going green

Morocco is looking ahead to a bright future. Literally.<p>The government is installing energy-efficient lights and solar technology in more than 100 mosques in 2016 and plans to expand the program over the next five years to include 15,000 state-funded mosques. That represents nearly 30% of all …

Renewable Energy

Listen to “Westworld” Versions of Radiohead, the Cure, More

From a new EP of music from the HBO series, performed by composer Ramin Djawadi<p>Yesterday, WaterTower Music released a new EP featuring music from Season 1 of HBO’s new show “Westworld.” Among the music on the show are covers of notable songs performed by Ramin Djawadi (who also scores “Game of …

28 Underused Words You Really Need To Start Using

From absquatulate to vituperative, via Word Warriors.<p>For more underused words, visit the word warriors site.

Etymology

Emilia Clarke Had an Uncontrollable Gigglefest Meeting Matt LeBlanc

He asked her that famous question...<p>Emilia Clarke, <i>Games of Thrones</i> prankster, found herself next to Matt LeBlanc—a.k.a. <i>Friends</i>' Joey Tribbiani—last week on <i>The Graham Norton Show</i>. Graham asked her if she got a chance to talk to him backstage, and that's when her massive crush on him became obvious. …

Watch Adele Call Out a Fan Mid-Concert For Recording Her Performance

"You can enjoy it in real life."<p>Adele really wants you to live in the moment—especially when you're watching her live. During a concert in Verona, Italy during her 25 tour, the pop star stopped mid-show to scold an audience member who was preparing to record her performance on video.<p>"Can you stop …

Music

David Schwimmer Took on James Corden in a Brutal Rap Battle

"Millennials, let me introduce you to this guy. His name is David, he was famous in '95."<p>On Thursday's episode of <i>The Late Late Show</i>, David Schwimmer aka Ross Geller joined James Corden for a Drop the Mic rap battle, and while he certainly gave it his all, he pretty much got murdered. James started …

James Corden

*Captain America: Civil War’*s Most Impressive Digital Effect Is Being Used to Subtly Beautify Hollywood

The uncanny valley grows ever wider.<p>The most jaw-dropping special effect in Marvel’s <i>Captain America: Civil War</i> had nothing to do with Spider-Man’s web-slinging prowess or Scarlet Witch’s reality-bending skills. No, it was the sight of a digitally de-aged <b>Robert Downey Jr.</b> playing a very young Tony …

Comics

Fifth Harmony covers Elle King's 'Ex's and Oh's'

When pop radio stars collide.<p>For BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge, the women of Fifth Harmony covered Elle King’s hit rocker “Ex’s and Oh’s.”<p>“We wrote it as …

Grammys 2016: Don Felder says he wasn't invited to Glenn Frey tribute

Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey, who died in January at 67, received a stirring tribute Monday night at the Grammys. Frey’s fellow Eagles co-founders …

16 actors you probably didn't realize were in the 'Harry Potter' movies

When it comes to "Harry Potter," everybody knows the film's leading trifecta: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson.<p>But what about the dozens of other witches, wizards, and muggles who graced the screen throughout the series? While you were watching Harry and his friends fight dragons and …