Chris Carlson

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Fact Check: First Presidential Debate

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton went head-to-head Monday night in the first presidential debate.<p>NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, live annotated the debate. Portions of the debate with added …

Hillary Clinton

Arrival is a soulful sci-fi instant classic

Director Denis Villeneuve successfully merges hard sci-fi and real emotion in one of the best films of the year<p>Early on in Denis Villeneuve’s new film <i>Arrival</i>, it becomes pretty clear that for an alien-invasion movie, it’s actually not all that interested in aliens. As 12 mysterious spacecraft land …

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Love Vs. Lust

Meet Karina Farek - an amazing animator and illustrator, who likes deep sea fish, werewolves, anime, Billy Joel, and cold weather. She recently …

Three of the Meanest Board Games You’ll Play (That Aren’t Diplomacy)

<i>Diplomacy</i> is an epic game of negotiation and strategy, but it is unbelievably brutal (partly because it takes so long). If you’ve spent hours …

Board Games

20 More Word Usage Mistakes Even Smart People Make

We’ve covered 20 pitfalls of English before, but there are plenty more to look out for. Here are another 20 word usage mistakes that can trip you …

Tom Hanks

No Mario's Sky Has Relaunched Due to Copyright Claim

It's fun to stay at the DMCA.<p>It hasn't taken Nintendo's lawyers long to clamp down on No Mario's Sky, the indie game which brings together No Man's …

White Christian America is dying

Robert P. Jones is the founding CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI). His new book, “The End of White Christian America,” has been called “quite possibly the most illuminating text for this election year.” He kindly answered some questions about the book via email. Below is a …

Religion

Scientists Have Just Uncovered a Major Difference Between DNA And RNA

Time to update the textbooks.<p>A new study has shown for the first time that RNA - the older molecular cousin of DNA - splits apart when it tries to …

Genetics

Man seeks restraining order against God

An Israeli man has petitioned for a restraining order against God, claiming the almighty has been particularly unkind to him over the years and that …

2200-Year-Old Mosaic that Says “Be Cheerful, Live Your Life” Found in Turkey

Photograph via The History Blog A rare ‘skeleton mosaic’ dating back to the 3rd century BC was discovered in the southern province of Hatay, Turkey …

America Becomes What Its Founders Feared

Alexander Hamilton once remarked, “The People, sir, are a great beast.” During American presidential campaigns, it is obligatory to celebrate "the …

2006: a space oddity – the great Pluto debate

Long known as the ninth planet, Pluto was downgraded in 2006, sparking a scientific spat that raises basic questions about how we understand the universe<p>Imagine that you have nurtured an ambition for 25 years to head up an expedition to the last unexplored planet in the solar system. You’ve worked …

Astronomy

The Long-Lost Psychedelic Japanese Cartoon ‘Belladonna Of Sadness’ Has Finally Been Found

Animation has long been the cinematic medium most conducive to psychedelic experimentation; once film was divorced from reality and the people who made it could do anything, many chose to do everything. In the grandly trippy tradition of such fine films as <i>Yellow Submarine</i>, <i>Fritz The Cat</i>, and <i>The</i> …

Anime

Wait … is that a rule? Ten everyday grammar mistakes you might be making

Before their workshop at the NGV Art Book Fair in Melbourne, writing studio the Good Copy shares some tips<p>Should you use italics for movie titles? Do you put full stops inside or outside quotation marks? Is the Oxford comma for all lists … or just some lists? Should that ellipsis have had a space …

Grammar

How to love from a safe and balanced distance

Love shouldn’t hurt. It shouldn’t feel like it’s your lifeline – that you will fall into a million pieces if someone else doesn’t do what you want …

This Methodist Church Is Marrying Two Gay Men In An Act Of Civil Disobedience

The pastor and bishop performing the ceremony risk being defrocked. The wedding comes weeks before church officials decide whether to repeal a ban on same-sex weddings.<p>Risking their careers, a pastor and bishop of the United Methodist Church told BuzzFeed News they will marry two gay men in North …

Snacking In Shakespeare's Time: What Theatregoers Ate At The Bard's Plays

<i>Editor's note: This week, to mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, we will be running a series of stories examining the links between food and the Bard.</i><p>"Life ... consists of eating and drinking," quips <i>Twelfth Night</i>'s over-indulging Sir Andrew Aguecheek. It seems that …

Small Space Gardening: A Kit to Grow Windowsill Herbs

Inspired by their life in a tiny apartment, Chicago-based designers Nick Behr and Sarah Burrows devised a space-saving way to grow herbs—without a …

The Foolproof Steps to Making a Perfect French Omelette at Home

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>I've been learning about omelettes for as long as I can remember. When I was four, my family went down to Boca Raton or Fort Lauderdale or one of those chintzy Gold Coast places to visit my …

NASA's Cassini Reveals The Full Glory Of Saturn's Rings

Saturn is remarkable in a number of ways; among all the planets we know of, it’s the <i>least</i> dense, and also the only one with a spectacularly visible set of rings.<p>Composed of icy, dust-like material, these rings aren’t solid, but made up of particles that pass each other, sticking together briefly …

Astronomy

US elections 2016: ‘The system is rigged, the government coin-operated’

A few years ago, CBS News conducted a poll about Americans’ perception of government. The headline of the resulting story: Alienated nation: Americans complain of government disconnect.<p>The first sentence reads: “Americans see their leaders in Washington as overpaid agents of wealthy individuals and …

Middle-class

10 Amazing Anime Movies of 2016

In 2016 there is no question but that the medium of anime is about as mainstream as it is going to get in the West, although Anglo countries lag …

Scientists Stored These Images in DNA—Then Flawlessly Retrieved Them

Who needs memory cards when you have DNA? A team of scientists has been able to store images within the life-defining molecules then retrieve them …

A Storm Is About to Hit Scott Walker's Wisconsin

And it will likely be of the usual shitstorm variety.<p>MADISON, WISCONSIN—Snow blew in mighty squalls all morning over the waters of Lake Monona, into which we lost Otis Redding 49 years ago this coming December. All morning, citizens scrambled through the freshening snow into the four local offices …

How a Street Artist Secretly Painted an Urban-Scale Mural in Cairo

All over the world street artists have become famous by surreptitiously adding swabs of paint or wheatpaste to city walls. But the most remarkable …

What the Slaughter of Christians in Lahore Says About the Global Jihad

We cannot pretend that the extremism driving jihadist terror around the world has nothing to do with Islam.<p>LONDON — At least 72 people were killed …

Why Japan's Elderly Are Committing Crimes to 'Break Into Prison'

What if you could get free food, free shelter, and unlimited health care in exchange for freedom?<p>While for most of us, prison is less than alluring, …

You'll Never Think About The World's Population In The Same Way Thanks To This Map

There are currently 7.3 billion humans bumbling around and living their lives on Earth. That’s a crazy amount of people considering the world …