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15 Words You Need to Eliminate From Your Vocabulary

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Literature

365: One Animated Film, Shot One Second a Day, Over One Year

Back in September, we highlighted an animation that humorously imagined David Bowie and Brian Eno's collaboration on the song, “Warszawa,” which …

There is only one major news site that both pro-Israelis and pro-Palestinians read

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>One reason the views on the latest Israel-Hamas conflict are so polarized is that people on each side of the opinion divide get their news from different places. Few things illustrate this as well as the map above, compiled by Gilad Lotan, the chief data scientist at …

Israel

The 50 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Movies

Part five of our series covers sci-fi and fantasy movies. Of all our sections, this was the most difficult to create: not because we argued over the …

Associated Press News

Americans Think the Afghanistan War Was a Mistake, Just Like All the Other Wars Since 1950

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The war in Afghanistan is now more unpopular than at any point since its start, according to a new …

Chinese stealth drone takes first test flight

China has tested its first stealth combat drone, state media has said, citing online photos of an aircraft resembling a shrunken US B2 bomber and hailing the advance toward Western-level technology.<p>Photos and video of the tailless delta-wing drone flying were posted on the websites of <i>People's Daily</i> …

In Pakistan, Thousands Protest Against U.S. Drone Strikes

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Pakistan to protest U.S. drone strikes inside their country.<p>Reporting from Islamabad, NPR's Philip Reeves reports protesters blocked an important road used to carry supplies to NATO troops in Afghanistan. Philip filed this report for our Newscast …

Germany 'should offer Edward Snowden asylum after NSA revelations'

Writing in Der Spiegel, more than 50 high-profile Germans add to increasing calls for Berlin to welcome NSA whistleblower<p>An increasing number of public figures are calling for Edward Snowden to be offered asylum in Germany, with more than 50 asking Berlin to step up it support of the US …

Articles about bach basics on Dwell.com - Dwell

Classic or contemporary, these titles are guaranteed to appeal to burgeoning bookworms of the modernist sort.<p>Two Washington, D.C.–based writers balance life in the city with a low-key vacation spot.<p>It may be hard to believe, but Buffalo, New York, was once a pinnacle of high-tech innovation, even …

New Zealand

Daft Punk: the midas touch

It is a peculiar experience meeting the most famous faceless musicians in the world. Daft Punk are certainly well known. Eight years after their last …

Does Prozac help artists be creative?

Twenty-five years after pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly unleashed Prozac on the red-braced 80s, SSRIs are still the world's most popular …

Iain Banks posts new message to fans about his terminal cancer

Scottish novelist Iain Banks has offered a "huge thanks" to the thousands of fans who have poured out their love for his writing since he – in his …

Mississippi man cleared of sending ricin letters claims he was framed

The celebrity impersonator accused last week of sending poison-laced letters to Barack Obama and other politicians has said he thinks he was …