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Here’s the First Look at the New Satanic Monument Being Built for Oklahoma’s Statehouse

We got exclusive access to the controversial statue of Baphomet.<p>In January the Satanic Temple announced plans to erect a monument glorifying the Dark Lord on the front lawn of the Oklahoma Statehouse. An Indiegogo campaign was launched with what seemed like a somewhat lofty goal of $20,000, but by …

Salvador Dalí’s Rare 1975 Illustrations for “Romeo and Juliet”

The greatest literary classics tend to attract a plethora of visual art and graphic tributes. But the highest convergence of text and image happens when an influential artist reimagines an influential piece of literature — take, for instance, Picasso’s 1934 drawings for a naughty ancient Greek …

Steven Spielberg to direct BFG film from Roald Dahl book

<b>Steven Spielberg is to go back behind the camera to direct a new film of The BFG, Roald Dahl's much-loved children's book about a "Big Friendly Giant".</b><p>The Jaws and Close Encounters director will begin shooting in early 2015.<p>First published in 1982, the book tells of an orphaned girl named Sophie …

Doctor Who's Matt Smith set to regenerate … as American Psycho

Talk about a regeneration: Doctor Who star Matt Smith is to follow his four years as the Time Lord by playing Bret Easton Ellis's sadistic creation Patrick Bateman in a new musical adaptation of American Pyscho.<p>Smith, 30, will lead the new musical as the yuppie banker – famously played by Christian …

US Libya raid: Was it legal?

<b>The statement made by the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, that the kidnap of Abu Anas al-Liby complied with United States law is correct - but that will not stifle criticism that the seizure was a flagrant breach of international law.</b><p>Mr Kerry's confident assertion will, no doubt, have been …

Arctic Monkeys: "We're a gang again"

<b>Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner and Matt Helders talk about their new album AM, how the Olympic opening ceremony nearly got in the way and why the band are a gang again.</b><p>It is only two years since Suck It And See shot to the top of the UK album charts, but the boys from Sheffield have had no time for a …

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Breaking Bad spin-off prequel announced

<b>US network AMC has announced a Breaking Bad spin-off prequel, based around the character of lawyer Saul Goodman.</b><p>Better Call Saul will see Bob Odenkirk reprise his role as the crooked criminal lawyer in the one-hour show, AMC and Sony Pictures said.<p>It added the spin-off would "focus on the …

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Monkeys Understand Basic Forms Of Wealth

When the money is water, "wealthier" monkeys take more risks. Which makes them a decent model for human behavior.<p>Much like their human cousins, wealthy primates are more likely to monkey around with their money, says a new study on how monkeys perceive wealth and risk.<p>Currency means little to a …

Why You Love Your Parents' Music

We have a "reminiscence bump" for the music our parents liked in their 20s--which they probably played around the house when we were kids.<p>People can often remember things from early in life better than more recent events, in what's called the "reminiscence bump." Other than explaining BuzzFeed's …

Why Futurama Was The Greatest Show About The Future Ever Aired

R.I.P. Futurama, we'll miss ya<p>The first time I saw <i>Futurama</i>, the long-running (but off-and-on) animated series from <i>Simpsons</i> creator Matt Groening, I was a kid watching it on summer afternoons at my grandmother's house. I don't think I'd ever laughed that hard--not at its colossally influential older …

How Money Worries Can Scramble Your Thinking

There's no question that dealing with mortgages, car payments and other bills takes up time and energy. But having a tight budget may also zap our ability to think clearly, scientists report Thursday in the journal <i>Science</i>.<p>In a series of clever experiments involving farmers in India and shoppers in …

Vibrating pen checks your spelling as you write

Spell-check can be pretty frustrating, but it's become an invaluable feature in word-processing programs. For jotting down notes with a pen, though, …

Embryonic stem cells could help restore sight to blind

Scientists have shown that light-sensitive retinal cells, grown in the lab from stem cells, can successfully integrate into the eye when implanted into blind mice. The technique opens up the possibility that a similar treatment could help people who have become blind through damage to their retinas …

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Dead people gave nearly $600K to campaigns since 2009

WASHINGTON — The dead can't vote, but they can give money to politicians.<p>Thirty-two people listed on federal campaign records as "deceased" have contributed more than $586,000 to congressional and presidential candidates and political parties since Jan. 1, 2009, according to a USA TODAY analysis of …

New 'Doctor Who': It's Peter Capaldi

The Scottish-born actor becomes the 12th actor to play the British sci-fi icon.<p>And the sonic screwdriver goes to Peter Capaldi.<p>The Scottish actor was named the new star of the British sci-fi franchise <i>Doctor Who</i> on Sunday during a live broadcast on BBC America. He will replace the departing Matt …

Snowden Case Illustrates Decline In U.S.-Russia Relations

U.S.-Russia relations hit a new low this week, when Moscow ignored U.S. requests and gave temporary asylum to a man who leaked classified documents on U.S. government surveillance programs.<p>Many in Congress are complaining that the Edward Snowden case is just the latest example of how the Kremlin is …

Why the Incas offered up child sacrifices

<i>These children [to be sacrificed to the mountain and other gods] would be collected from all over the land and would be carried in litters together … They should be very well dressed, paired up female and male.</i><p><b>Juan de Betanzos, 1551</b><p><i>Human nature would not allow them to kill their own children … if</i> …

10 Common Foods That Can Be Poisonous

Winners of the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

<b>First Place Winner: Dig Me River</b><p>It's finally time to announce the winners of the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest! Out of more than 15,500 entries, this year's first place winner is Wagner Araujo for this energetic black and white shot of the Brazilian Aquathlon (swimming and …

Travel Photography

Louis C.K.’s 10 Funniest Moments

Louis C.K. struggled as a stand-up comic for 15 years, telling the same inane jokes. Then he became a father. One night onstage, he called his …

Doctor Who: Capaldi favourite to be unveiled as Smith's successor

The BBC will exterminate weeks of fevered speculation on Sunday when it reveals the identity of the next Doctor Who in a live Time Lord extravaganza.<p>The Thick of It actor Peter Capaldi and Luther's Idris Elba are both lead contenders to replace Matt Smith as the 12th Doctor for the eighth series, …

15 of the Best Travel Photos Taken With an iPhone

There are many ways that Apple's iPhone has transformed our lives. It has put a previously unimaginable array of technology in our pockets - everything from a global positioning system to a video editor. One of the many industries it has changed in the process is travel photography. As the quality …

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Jaw-Dropping Plant Sculptures from Mosaiculture International 2013

From June 22 to September 29, 2013, the Mosaïcultures Internationales Montréal 2013 – Land of Hope (MIM2013) will be on display at the Montreal …