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'Finding Dory' But Losing The Thread

The first line of <i>Finding Dory</i> is "Hi, I'm Dory," but it might as well be, "Awww!" That's the sound your theater will make when it gets its first glimpse of the baby blue tang fish, her big anime eyes half the size of her body, before she ages into the forgetful and freckled bundle of joy whom Ellen …

Animation

What's Next for Game of Thrones?

<i>Game of Thrones’</i> season five finale shook up the game in a big way.<p>The field of contenders for the Iron Throne has been whittled down, and fan …

TV Series

Imperial Assault: Joining the Dark Sidekick

<b>Matt</b>: Initially, I didn’t spot the mistake. Enthusiastically firing out a message that proposed a date for a day of Star Wars: Imperial Assault, I …

BMX

6 Things John Oliver Should Tackle Next

In the first season of John Oliver’s acclaimed show <i>Last Week Tonight</i>, the comedian proved he has a knack for bringing the world’s attention to …

Trans-Pacific Partnership

Philippines Honors Commandos Killed Fighting Rebels With Day of Mourning

Flags flew at half-mast across the Philippines on Friday as the entire country observed a national day of mourning following the violent deaths of 44 …

Asia

Live, From Iceland: It's A Hamburger

They call it "The last McDonald's hamburger in Iceland." Purchased more than five years ago, it has been displayed in the Na­tional Mu­seum of Ice­land. Now a webcam has been devoted to the hamburger (with a side of fries), among the last sold by the American company in the country.<p>The McDonald's …

McDonald's

Researchers Discover An Ancient Replica Of Our Solar System

The finding is good news for the search for intelligent alien life<p>Deep within the bowels of our Milky Way Galaxy, there is another solar system that is like a miniature replica of our own. Except this planetary system is just a tad older — by about 7 billion years.<p>Using images and data collected by …

Universe

The Trouble With Disney's Teeny, Tiny Princesses

Disney has taken a lot of flak for perpetrating sexist stereotypes in its princess movies. In today’s competitive, every-moment-counts child-rearing …

Hayao Miyazaki

Julia Roberts Will Produce and Star in 'Batkid' Movie

Miles Scott captured the world's attention in November 2013 when the then-5-year-old stormed the streets of San Francisco as Batkid, fulfilling his Make-A-Wish Foundation dream of becoming Batman as he battled leukemia in real life. Apparently, he also caught the eye of Oscar-winning actress Julia …

San Francisco

Watch A 300-Movie Montage That Reveals the Formula For Basically Every Movie Trailer Ever

Spoiler: Things start quiet, then there’s a lot of shouting and quick cuts!<p>The rhythm of the movie trailer is governed by a very specific formula. Things start off slow and quiet, with wide establishing shots of landscape and ponderous slow pans over the familiar faces of the film’s stars, with …

Huckabee Serves Up 'God, Guns' And A Dose Of Controversy

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is currently considering jumping into the race for the Republican presidential nomination. But if you're looking for a clear sign of his intentions, you won't find it in his new book, <i>God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy</i>.<p>The book is less a policy blueprint than Huckabee's …

Huckabee

Students who survived Mexico’s night of bloody horror accuse army and police

Two who escaped death in the attack on students in Guerrero last September testify to the murderous role of state forces<p>Uriel Alonso Solís is an affable 19-year-old, the oldest of five children from a poor <i>campesino</i> family. But his grittiness shows through as he recounts the terrible night his …

Mexico
Comics

WWE Raw Clowns NBC's Shilling For The NFL

Buried in last night's episode of <i>WWE Raw</i> was a brief but funny dig at NBC and the NFL.<p>You might remember Al Michaels and Chris Collinsworth …

NFL

6 Cooking Techniques You Need to Know

<b>Technique 1: Slow Roast</b><p>This hands-off method (the oven does the work) gets the most flavor out of vegetables and ensures an even, fork-tender finish …

Onions

LIST: The 100 Best Childrens Books of All Time

Where the Wild Things Are (Buy here)By Maurice Sendak. The adventure that has inspired generations of children to let<p>... VIEW MORE<p>HarperCollins

Harper Collins

The Incredible, Disappearing Job

Last year, at the Society for Neuroscience conference, I gave a talk on how to find work. I expected 20 or 30 people to attend–after all, it was just …

Oxford University

See the Final Moments Before Boston Bombing Suspect Was Arrested

6:02.14 p.m. Tactical Police Officers converge on the house where 19-year-old Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Sgt. Sean …

Massachusetts State Police

10 Biggest Food and Weight Loss Stories of 2014

I can’t believe it’s been a year since I compiled my last round-up, but it’s that time again! As a research junkie, I think this year’s crop of …

Holistic Medicine

13 Sequels That Were Almost As Good As (Or Better Than) the Originals

The Godfather: Part II The Godfather Part II starred Al Pacino as mobster Michael Corleone and Robert De Niro as his fat<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Paramount

Robert DeNiro

Hae Min Lee, Team Player: The Serial Murder Victim's Lacrosse Heroics

<i>Originally published at Lacrosse Magazine.</i><p>It's been 16 years since Kristina Mahone scored her first goal for Woodlawn High, but the memory remains …

U.S. Air Force

Every Move Is Being Watched in 'The Americans' Season 3 Trailer

Life was complicated enough for Philip and Elizabeth Jennings, undercover Russian spies living normal suburban lives on "The Americans."<p>But in season 3 of the FX drama, the couple (played by Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell) will have to confront the most difficult task set before them - to recruit …

Let's uncover the mysteries in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer

A long, long weekend ago, in a galaxy called the Milky Way, we got our first glimpse of <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>.<p>It is a teaser trailer in the purest sense of the word. Although we saw glimpses the franchise's future in motion, we didn't get any details about characters or plot or settings. That …

5 Must-Have Gadgets for Every Traveler's Go-Bag

One reason smartphones are great is because with all the tools that their apps pack, the handheld devices have whittled down the gear you have to lug …

Gear & Gadgets

Over at FiveThirtyEight, Reuben Fischer-Baum has put together an interactive graph of every NFL team

Over at FiveThirtyEight, Reuben Fischer-Baum has put together an interactive graph of every NFL team's cumulative point differential over its …

NFL

Fatal New York police shooting stokes new criticism

It was what they call a "vertical patrol," the kind of police activity that generally falls to rookie cops assigned to scour the city's high-rise housing projects from rooftop to basement, including the often poorly lit stairwells.<p>The patrol on Thursday night was no different than most until a door …

11-Year-Old Japanese Hockey Wunderkind Is The Truth

The kid dangling and destroying the competition above is Aito Iguchi, an 11-year-old who plays for Japan's Saitama Junior Warriors. Truthers out …

Japan

What Pizza Hut’s Radical New Menu Actually Tastes Like

Getty Images (4)<p>Getty Images (5); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images; Tara Johnson for TIME<p>Getty Images (1); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images …

Low Fat

George Lucas Explains How Hollywood Became So Brainless

In a recent interview with Charlie Rose, George Lucas opened up about how Hollywood has deteriorated.<p>While he created two of the biggest franchises ever in Star Wars and Indiana Jones, Lucas criticizes what he sees as a move toward brainless blockbusters and sequels. Lucas and Steven Spielberg have …

Movies

And Now, Your Most Horrifying Stories Of Being Caught Masturbating

I'm gonna tell the <i>Price Is Right</i> story now, because I don't think I've ever told it in full, so here goes (deep breath): I had just transferred to a …

To This Day