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Comic-Con trailer roundup: Star Wars, Superman, and a whole lot of zombies

This past week San Diego Comic-Con attendees got a look at some of the biggest projects Hollywood is working on — and that meant a whole lot of trailers. The behind-the-scenes reel for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> and the new <i>Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice</i> trailer were no doubt the biggest hits, …

Movies

These tiny fish can survive in volcanoes and they’re the stuff of nightmares

No matter how technologically advanced we are, we keep discovering wondrous and frightening new forms of life. Just recently, a team of scientists …

Foods That Are Making You Fat

Whether you jumped on the healthy eating bandwagon for the rapid weight loss or long-term health benefits, we're sorry to say, you <i>can</i> have too much …

Mysterious Mountain On Pluto's Moon Has Scientists 'Stumped'

A new close-up photo of Charon, one of Pluto's moons, revealed a mysterious feature that has scientists puzzled.<p>The image taken by the New Horizons spacecraft shows what appears to be a massive depression or pit with a mountain rising from its center.<p>“The most intriguing feature is a large mountain …

Solar System

Reddit's secrets are being leaked by the company's former CEO

[drama intensifies]<p>Former Reddit CEO Yishan Wong is feeling salty about his former employer, and he's letting the world know it. In the wake of Ellen Pao's resignation last Friday, Wong accused co-founder Alexis Ohanian of planning controversial changes to the site and then throwing Pao under the …

Internet
Literature

Here's How People Are Reacting To The First Chapter Of "Go Set A Watchman"

"Go Set a Mute Button."

Books

Vacuuming Your Stomach Is the Easiest Way to Get Flat Abs

It's the new crunch!<p>Crunches are <i>so</i> 2000 and late — especially now that everyone's doing a simpler, safer abs exercise: Stomach vacuuming.<p>Stomach vacuuming has nothing to do with your Dirt Devil — and seriously, don't try that at home. Instead, it's actually a breathing exercise that activates and …

Literature
Hayes
Security

This Is How Many Calories You're Actually Burning When You Work Out

Because the treadmill lies.

Sony Pictures: Inside the Hack of the Century, Part 1

<b>By Peter Elkind</b><p>June 25, 2015, 6:00 AM EDT<p>Above video by Sinelab<p><b>A cyber-invasion brought Sony Pictures to its knees and terrified corporate America.</b> …

Kim Jong-un

You're Probably Recycling Wrong

An expert explains how to do it smarter, and why some materials muck up the sorting process.<p>Maybe you’ve found yourself mystified by the symbols and rules of recycling. Counterintuitively, the single-stream system—which allows residents to toss any and all recyclables into one bin—hasn’t cleared up …

This Is The Absolute Easiest Way to Invest for Retirement

Stay on track by keeping things simple.<p>Most people know they need to save for retirement, but many are intimidated by the complexity of the investing …

Investing

Radical Farmers Use Fresh Food to Fight Racial Injustice and the New Jim Crow

<i>Two participants in Project Growth and Soul Fire Farm’s manager, Jonah Vitale-Wolff, admire vegetables they harvested and prepared for lunch. Photo</i> …

Sustainability

After Years Without a Grocery Store, Greensboro Neighbors Are Building One Themselves—And They’ll Own It

This article is presented as part of New Economy Week, five days of conversation around building an economy that works for everyone. Today’s theme is …

Activism

Scientists Target New Painkillers From Spider Venom

Ingredients in venom could lead to new, nonaddictive treatments for chronic pain<p>Scientists in Australia, home to some of the most poisonous creatures on Earth, have made an important discovery about spider venom that eventually could lead to a new class of painkillers.<p>Spiders use their venom to …

Biology

How It Works: Death By Black Hole

A quantum quandary<p>As you fall feet first across an event horizon—the point where nothing can escape the black hole’s gravitational pull—you don’t feel anything change. But eventually, gravity is so much stronger at your feet than your head that you’re stretched apart, like Play-Doh, until you snap. …

Quantum Mechanics

The Battle for New Orleans

The Big Easy goes hard-core to combat blight. But can that save the Lower Ninth Ward?<p>Mitch Landrieu looked around New Orleans when he became mayor in 2010, and got angry. The thousands of houses still abandoned and rotting in the city, five years after Hurricane Katrina? The thousands more empty …

New Orleans

The Best Travel Watches of 2015

There’s only one thing about traveling that I dread: setting my watch to the local time.<p>After the usual ordeals of travel—security, boarding, deplaning, baggage claim—the last thing I want to do is tinker with my wristwatch as I attempt to hail a cab (or catch a train) in an unfamiliar place. So I …

Watches

Why Saying This Four-Letter Word Can Transform Your Productivity

A neurochemical shift happens in your brain when you say “done” at the end of even the smallest tasks.<p>Perfectionists are often reminded that “done is better than perfect.” But it turns out there’s another reason we should all try to create more “done” moments in our workdays.<p>Saying the word <i>done</i> can …

Time Management

5 Things to Look Forward to in 'Game of Thrones' Season 5

The night may be dark and full of terrors, but -- thank the gods -- starting soon it will also be full of new "Game of Thrones" episodes. GoT Season 5 premieres Sunday, April 12 on HBO, and there are dozens of things we're excited to see from the mix of George R.R. Martin's books, "A Feast for …

TV Series

Rolling Stone and UVA: The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Report

An anatomy of a journalistic failure<p><i>A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: Last November, we published a story, 'A Rape on Campus' [RS 1223], that centered around a</i> …

Alex Garland Is Not God

“What is a director? Tell me what a director is.”Alex Garland poses this rhetorical challenge while sitting at the bar of West Hollywood’s London …

Blade Runner

Meet The Weather Underground’s Bomb Guru

In an excerpt from his new book about 60s-era radicalism Vanity Fair special correspondent Bryan Burrough delves into the disastrous Village townhouse explosion caused by the Weather Underground, and introduces the man who became the group’s “bomb guru” in its wake.<p>Ever since 9/11, the threat of …

To This Day

Apple Watch: the definitive review

The Apple Watch is an extraordinarily small and personal device. It is designed to participate in nearly every moment of your day, but almost never directly interact with anyone else. It knows when you’re wearing it. You can talk to it. You can poke it — and it can poke back.<p>Every so often, the …

Smartwatches

Billie Holiday: A Singer Beyond Our Understanding

Most artists belong to their times, but Billie Holiday, born 100 years ago Tuesday, fits in the present. In a way, she died before her time, just as the country was beginning to talk about race, drugs, feminism and misogyny — all of which converged in her life.<p>Her death in July 1959 was only …

Billie Holiday

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads for a limited time

Are you looking for some awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps for free? Well you’ve come to the right place, friends, because we’ve got the best of the …