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Bend it like Beckham: The most beautiful free kicks in World Cup history (VIDEO).

This World Cup has already seen its share of standout goals. From Lionel Messi’s amazing side-step around the Bosnia and Herzegovina defense, to …

Universities can’t fulfill the myth, but they can’t become vocational schools either

Universities come with a mythical mission. But they don't fulfill it.<p>Is it time to rethink higher education? I'm someone who went through the system …

The Scientific Debate On Global Warming In One Chart

The next time someone tries to tell you that there's a legitimate scientific debate about man-made global warming, point them to this chart.<p>It was created by James Powell, an MIT-trained geochemist, longtime Oberlin professor, and former member of the National Science Board (under Presidents Reagan …

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Watch Warpaint Perform "Love Is To Die" On "Conan"

Last night, Warpaint kicked off the North American leg of their spring tour with an appearance on "Conan." They performed "Love Is To Die," off their new self-titled album.<p>Also below, watch the band's performances of "Elephants" and "Love Is To Die" at last year's Pitchfork Music Festival …

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Dark Souls 2: tips for beginners and returning masochists

In my review of <i>Dark Souls 2</i>, I argue that this third iteration of From Software's Souls series is the most approachable yet. But it's still a Souls game; it's still got a lot of quirks to learn, strategies to master and secrets to uncover.<p>Whether you're fresh to <i>Dark Souls</i> or a returning fan who …

The Tea Party’s perverse leftist fantasy

<b>(AP/Timothy D. Easley/Reuters/Adrees Latif/AP/Tony Gutierrez)</b><p>It’s an oddly lefty movement, looking to push change from the outside. Why can’t liberals build anything like it?<p>Sean McElwee • Conner Kennedy<p>March 11, 2014 5:13pm (UTC)<p>The left has spilled pages of ink and innumerable pixels wondering …

Watch out, “Cosmos”! The Holy Inquisition is not happy with you

<b>Neil deGrasse Tyson (AP/Richard Shotwell/Salon)</b><p>The religious right attacks Neil deGrasse Tyson’s “agitprop for scientific materialism”<p>Andrew Leonard<p>March 11, 2014 5:41pm (UTC)<p>If you are the kind of Christian liable to get upset when scientists deploy their annoying facts to prove crazy stuff like …

Popcorn Time: Piracy made easy, but no less illegal

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>Movie lovers be warned: Just because the complex world of torrents has been simplified, that doesn’t make it legal<p>Sarah Gray<p>March 11, 2014 5:00pm (UTC)<p>"Downloading copyrighted material may be illegal in your country. Use at your own risk." This is the warning you'll see when you …

UFC Rankings for Each Weight Division Following UFC Fight Night 37

Alexander Gustafsson reminded everybody why he's the top contender in the light heavyweight division with a win over Jimi Manuwa at UFC Fight Night 37.<p>The Swedish fighter took Manuwa down in the first round and asserted his dominance on the ground. Then he showed he wasn't afraid to stand and trade …

Georges St-Pierre Teases Return to MMA, Still Training Every Day

Georges St-Pierre is still enjoying life outside the cage, but the competitive itch might just be starting to get back to the former welterweight champion.<p>Or maybe not.<p>Speaking to reporters in Brazil (h/t MMA Fighting's Guillherme Cruz), St-Pierre opened up on what he's been up to and where he is …

NAGA Fighter Loses Grappling Match in Disgusting Fashion

One unlucky man’s run in the North American Grappling Association (NAGA) tournament came to a smelly end over the weekend, after his opponent allegedly farted in his face.<p>MMA and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fans are familiar with the omoplata technique, a shoulder lock typically used for either submitting …

The Universe in pictures: The best space photos of 2013.

Phil Plait writes <b>Slate</b>’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of <i>Death from the Skies!</i> Follow him …

Exoplanet: Direct photo of a planet challenges formation theories.

Remember just the other day when I wrote that most planets orbiting other stars are found indirectly, and getting a direct picture of one is really …

Landslide: Astonishing video of Malaysian tin mine collapse.

In what shouldn’t come as a surprise, I am fascinated by huge disasters. I loved watching overwrought end-of-the-world movies as a kid (I still do) …

2013: The best of Bad Astronomy.

The end of 2013 marks my first full year writing for <b>Slate</b>. It’s been a lot of fun for me, to be honest. The folks behind the scenes have been …

Cosmos: Carl Sagan's classic program is updated and terrific.

As I write this, the world premiere of the new, updated version of <i>Cosmos</i> just aired. I’ve been waiting for this a long, long, time—I first wrote …