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To hit climate goals, Bill Gates and his billionaire friends are betting on energy storage

The world needs radical new energy technologies to fight climate change. In 2016, Quartz reported that a group of billionaires—including Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma, Mukesh Ambani, and Richard Branson—launched Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) to invest at least $1 billion in creating those …

Clean Energy

I Was a Cocaine Kingpin's Ride-or-Die

"When he came home, I would wake up and help him count the money."<p><i>The</i> <i>crack era</i> <i>of the 1980s and 90s was a uniquely</i> <i>vicious time in American life</i><i>. With gun violence at historic levels, it was a free-for-all on the streets, with drug lords fueling an overdose epidemic on one hand and horrific gang</i> …

The code in 'The Matrix' comes from sushi recipes — and 21 other surprising movie trivia facts you won't believe are true

That dog is a savage

Brendan Fraser Felt 'Depressed' & 'Reclusive' After Alleged Groping From HFPA Boss

A new GQ profile addresses the question "What ever happened to Brendan Fraser?"<p>The now 49-year-old actor was everywhere in the '90s and early '00s -- "The Mummy" movies, "George of the Jungle," "Encino Man," "Gods and Monsters," "The Quiet American," and Best Picture Oscar winner "Crash." Then his …

Golden Globes

Seal Reportedly Under Criminal Investigation For Sexual Battery After Calling Oprah ‘Part Of The Problem’

A criminal complaint has reportedly been lodged against Seal just days after he blasted Oprah on social media.<p>Just days after <i>Fox News</i> reported that …

Russian Dirt on Clinton? ‘I Love It,’ Donald Trump Jr. Said

The June 3, 2016, email sent to Donald Trump Jr. could hardly have been more explicit: One of his father’s former Russian business partners had been contacted by a senior Russian government official and was offering to provide the Trump campaign with dirt on Hillary Clinton.<p>The documents “would …

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: How Rian Johnson and the VFX Team Created the Porgs, Snoke, and More

Johnson went old and new school for the adorable Porgs, the sinister Snoke, and the return of the Jedi master.<p>For his first time out with the “Star …

US restricts visas for Cambodians 'undermining democracy'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced Wednesday it will restrict visas for Cambodians "undermining democracy" in the Southeast Asian …

Congressional Republicans are helping Trump with a big cover-up

And even they don’t know what it is.<p>For nearly a year now, congressional Republicans have been helping Donald Trump cover up something shady in his personal finances and doing so without having any real idea what it is that’s being covered up. The specter of “collusion” — whatever that means …

Donald Trump

Why Rashida Jones Changed Her Mind About Porn

<b>In 2015, you produced a documentary about young pornography performers, ‘‘Hot Girls Wanted,’’ that was eventually turned into a new Netflix documentary series. But in 2013, you wrote a pretty strident essay in Glamour against the ‘‘pornification’’ of everything, where you recount using the hashtag</b> …

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The 13 best TV episodes of 2017 (so far)

We’re currently living in another golden age of television — there’s so much good TV right now that you could remove yourself from society, hole up …

John Kasich says cultural erosion helped Trump rise

WASHINGTON — On a breezy spring morning, Ohio Gov. John Kasich decides to ditch the black SUV in favor of walking about a mile from the CBS studio, where he has just been on <i>Face the Nation</i>, to his next interview about his new book at USA TODAY's bureau.<p>A videographer from TMZ Sports is waiting at …

Government

Poor kid

Available on iOS & Android only.<p>Tag<p>This is sensitive<p>Attribute original poster<p>We remove posts that include copyright or trademark infringement. If …

The Predator: Latest Cast Members Revealed In New Image

<i>The Predator</i> is currently in production, and director Shane Black has tweeted another image from the set of the sci-fi action reboot. Following last month's cast shot, this new picture gives us a first look at three more characters.<p>It shows Alfie Allen (<i>Games of Thrones</i>), Augusto Aguilera (<i>Chasing</i> …

We Are Chicago review

<i>We Are Chicago</i> is a game with a message, and it never let me forget it.<p>Developer Culture Shock Games is a studio set on "giving a voice to underrepresented people," per its founder, Michael Block. Block enlisted a multiracial collection of residents of Chicago’s North and South sides to create a …

Culture Shock

In 'Disney Infinity' video game, the 'Star Wars' universe can be upended, if you like

Pretend, for a brief moment, that new<p>"Star Wars: The Force Awakens"villain Kylo Ren isn't so bad. Perhaps he's good after all.<p>Welcome to the world of "Disney Infinity," where fans and players can remix the "The Force Awakens" to suit their imagination.<p>J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars" vision isn't confined …

Here’s What Your Voice Tells Others About You

People judge you by your voice in many ways.<p>Via Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior:<p>The result: speakers with higher-pitched …

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