Garnet Miller

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How many Greek legends were really true?

<b>The culture and legends of ancient Greece have a remarkably long legacy in the modern language of education, politics, philosophy, art and science. Classical references from thousands of years ago continue to appear. But what was the origin of some of these ideas?</b><p><b>1. Was there ever really a Trojan</b> …

Second Clip from THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE

SHERLOCK Returns in January!

Jennifer Lawrence 'told to diet' to save career

Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence was told to diet or risk her career in Hollywood, the Hunger Games star has revealed.<p>Interviewed in Harper's Bazaar magazine, Lawrence said she was labelled "fat" and encouraged to lose weight by producers.<p>"It was just the kind of shit that actresses have to go …

The Silver Chair doesn't sit right as the next Narnia film

The Chronicles of Narnia movies were greenlit in the wake of huge success for Harry Potter at multiplexes, but have never quite lived up to the success of their more modern counterparts. Might it have been different if Tilda Swinton's fabulously evil White Witch had not been killed off at the end …

A waitress at a Red Lobster in Tennessee posted this photograph of a receipt left from her customers with a special, racist note written in the total portion.

65<p>the color of the pen looks different, and it looks like completely different handwriting style...<p>16<p>Yea, this looks suspect.<p>14<p>It's Tawana Brawley …

Autistic Student Offered $86,000 to Leave California Public School

Heather Houston, mother of 21-year-old autistic, diabetic, and mute David Swanson, has been offered $86,000 from Northern California public school …

Child poverty in Britain is causing 'social apartheid'

Britain risks "sleepwalking into a world where inequality becomes so entrenched that our children grow up in a state of social apartheid", according to a leading charity.<p>In a damning report to be published next week, the National Children's Bureau finds that, in many respects, child poverty is now …

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Lee Thompson Young Dies at 29

Lee Thompson Young, who starred as the lead in Disney Channel’s <i>The Famous Jett Jackson</i>, has died in a suicide. He was 29.<p>Los Angeles Police …

What Do I Tell My Blond Son About Being Black?

“I think we should teach him to use his privilege to his advantage.”<p>It’s Sunday morning, July 14, 2013. My husband and I are talking, have been …

Terrifying Close Encounters with Sharks

Beach Nightmares<p>Loving all the Shark Week coverage? How about some reality: Victoria Kezra presents some scary run-ins.<p>08.10.13 4:45 AM ET<p>Landov; …

Jane Arrives in Asgard in New 'Thor: The Dark World' Clip from D23 Expo – /Film

With D23 in full swing, Disney seized the opportunity to show off a new clip from <i>Thor: The Dark World</i>, due out in theaters this fall. Stars <b>Tom</b> …

Heightened Concern After First Reported Case Of Human To Human H7N9 Bird Flu Transmission

A new report published August 6 in the journal <i>BMJ</i>, likely details the first human-to-human case of transmission of the deadly H7N9 bird flu in eastern China.<p>Based on reports thus far, the virus first killed a 60 year old man who was exposed to live poultry followed by his 32 year old daughter, …

Researchers Finally Ask Henrietta Lacks's Family If They Can Study Her Cells

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It's taken 62 years, but researchers finally asked Henrietta Lacks's family for consent to use her …

'Fatberg' dead ahead! 15 tons of slime and wet-naps clog London sewer

A 15-ton "fatberg," caked with grease and fortified with wet wipes, was extracted from London sewers — in the nick of time — by an expert team of sewage flushers from the Thames Water company.<p>Had the titanic mass gone undiscovered, a company press officer told NBC News, "We could have had sewage …

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Will Obamacare Mean Fewer Jobs? Depends On Whom You Ask

Of all the contentious claims about the Affordable Care Act, few have been more contentious than over the impact it's having on employers.<p>It's hard to pick up a newspaper or turn on a television without seeing a story about some boss cutting workers' hours or saying he won't be doing any more …

Burning Man Festival Gets OK to Expand

The Burning Man festival is already North America’s biggest outdoor arts festival, and now the free-spirited Nevada event will be getting another …

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Pope Francis Discusses Gay Catholics: 'Who Am I To Judge?'

Gay people should be integrated into society instead of ostracized, Pope Francis told journalists after his weeklong trip to Brazil. Answering a question about reports of homosexuals in the clergy, the pope answered, "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to …

31 Stunning Pictures Of American National Parks

The National Park Service oversees 401 areas throughout the U.S. and U.S. territories and has nearly 300 million visitors each year.<p>You don't have to be a hiking fanatic to enjoy these places. You can swim, kayak, bird watch, walk, bike, drive, camp, or just relax in the country's national parks.<p>We …

Hamburger Trivia: Everything You Ever Needed To Know

Happy National Hamburger Day (again)! We hope everyone has eaten their burger today in celebration of our favorite food holiday. (If you haven't, step away from the screen and go eat one right this minute.)<p>We know we just recently celebrated our favorite food with National Burger Day on May 28th, …

Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomy of an artist

If Leonardo da Vinci’s uncannily accurate studies of the human body had been published in his lifetime, they would have changed the course of science, says Alastair Sooke.<p>One day, probably during the winter of 1507-08, <b>Leonardo da Vinci</b> found himself chatting with an old man in the hospital of Santa …

Drinking Coffee Linked To 50 Percent Lower Risk Of Suicide

The newest excuse to defend your caffeine addiction.<p>Good news for those of you already reaching for your umpteenth cup of coffee of the day.<p>According to a new study by the Harvard School of Public Health, subjects who drank two to four cups of coffee daily were 50 percent less likely to commit …

Stephen Hawking tells how doctors offered to turn off life support in 1985

Prof Stephen Hawking has said he became so ill while writing A Brief History Of Time that doctors offered to turn off his life support machine, it …

America's legendary drives

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …

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Don't Expect Christian Bale In The Big Batman / Superman Movie

According to the press release, Bats' big return to the big screen alongside the Man of Steel will release summer 2015. That will position it to go head-to-head with Marvel's highly-anticipated "Avengers" sequel due out May that year.<p>We don't know much about the film — other than two suspected …

Study Finds Only 28 Percent of Millionaires Think They're Rich

If you had investments worth a million dollars, would you consider yourself rich? How about $5 million? Well, hold on to your wallet because a new …