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TV station says Orlando shooter called during seige

The gunman responsible for the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando apparently called a local TV station during the bloody siege to announce his allegiance to the Islamic State, News13 reports.<p>Authorities previously said Omar Mateen made two calls to 911 during the attack early Sunday morning. …

Utica Greens Are The Dopest Meal You Can Make With "Greens" In The Name

We do this thing in my house where we arbitrarily shoehorn green things into the family diet, generally in quantities insufficient for any real …

A Still-Growing El Niño Set to Bear Down on U.S.

The current strong El Niño brewing in the Pacific Ocean shows no signs of waning, as seen in the latest satellite image from the U.S./European Ocean …

A 2016 TV Preview

A guide to the returning hits and new shows on network, cable, and streaming services<p>2015 may have spawned the phrase “Peak TV” thanks to an onslaught of shows in every format imaginable, but 2016 isn’t going to offer much respite. In the coming months, terrestrial networks, premium cable, and …

12 recipes that will let you eat well for the rest of your life

As a kid I’d watch my dad as he’d throw (his unit of measurement) some olive oil, onions, garlic, lemon, and olives into a pan to make a quick pasta. …

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The Great Filter theory suggests humans have already conquered the threat of extinction

It's difficult to not be pessimistic when considering humanity's future prospects. Many people would agree that it's more likely than not that we'll …

We already knew the Earth was not the center of the universe, but now we know exactly where it is.

Scientists have mapped more than 8,000 galaxies to find the Earth's official address, and it turns out the universe is even bigger than we …

The Gene Hackers

A powerful new technology enables us to manipulate our DNA more easily than ever before.<p>At thirty-four, Feng Zhang is the youngest member of the core faculty at the Broad Institute of Harvard and M.I.T. He is also among the most accomplished. In 1999, while still a high-school student, in Des …

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How ISIS Spread in the Middle East

And how to stop it<p>“It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition: that it must be lived forwards.” This observation was made in 1843 by the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in a journal entry, but it might have been …

This Physicist Says Dark Matter May Have Killed Off The Dinosaurs

We can't see it or feel it. But as Lisa Randall says, dark matter may explain a lot about our universe--including the dinos' demise.<p>As every astronomy buff knows, dark matter is pretty elusive stuff.<p>We can't see it. We can't hear it or feel it, and we certainly can't smell or taste it. Even with …

The 6 Essential Tequilas and Mezcals for Your Home Bar

At some point, a long time ago, someone somewhere designated clear spirits as the right stuff to drink during the summer months. Sure, the clean, crisp flavors of vodka and gin make ultra-refreshing cocktails, but the rich, bold flavors of unaged tequila and mezcal likely had something to do with …

These Burgers Are So Epic They Deserve Gold Medals

Labor Day is upon us guys, and you know what that means: it's the last major grill out of the season. Sad we know, but also the perfect excuse to grill <i>big</i>.<p>Before we can even utter the word hamburger, the weather will get a chill in the air and all our steaks, chicken and burgers will go from …

Loving Dad Creates Adorable Lunchbox Meals For His Two Children

<b>Loving parents</b> creating amazing lunchbox art get the thumbs-up around these quarters–just check out New York City-based lawyer Gamene and graphic …

Map: Over 200 Bars In NYC Worth Drinking At

The designers over at Pop Chart Lab have put together a sharp-looking, albeit somewhat arbitrary map of over 200 "distinguished" New York bars, …

GM's Mark Reuss says America deserves a new wagon

There may be hope yet for the American wagon. Fox News spoke to the new head of product for General Motors, Mark Reuss, and asked him what kind of car he thinks GM should be making.<p>"I still think no one's offered a really good, affordable wagon in the United States. You know, mainstream, fun, …

This Thanksgiving Be Thankful You Are Not An Asshole Truck

<i>How's my driving?</i> the "Swift" truck's rear end quaintly asks. Fuck you<i>.</i> <i>That's</i> how's your driving. Tractor trailers, semis, trucks, whatever you want …

Best Ever Barbecued Ribs

This go-to recipe for classic barbecued ribs embraces what we refer to as our "oven-cheat" method -- a technique that'll get you ultra-tender meat …

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