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What Motivates Terrorists?

It’s an important question. But is it the best one to be asking?<p>One of the most frequently asked questions about terrorism is also the most intractable. Why? Why do they do it? Why do people join terrorist groups and participate in acts of terrorism?<p>There are as many answers to this question as …

How to supercharge the way you learn

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

Language Learning

The Virtue of Being Short

Taller does not mean healthier. It's more likely the opposite.<p>If you've ever had a tall man stand in front of you at a concert, blocking your view, and wished that he would have a heart attack, the odds were against you.<p>Tall men are less likely to develop heart disease than are short men, according …

Neil Patrick Harris' best moments from the 87th Academy Awards

From an opening line calling out the Oscar's whitewashed nomination pool to closing the show with a prescient recap bit, Neil Patrick Harris …

24 maps that will change the way you see the world

It’s incredible how much information you can convey with a single map, and the internet age has given us the ability to create maps to convey all …

Geography

Europe's Philae Lander Makes Historic Touchdown on Comet

Space

21 Maps Of Highly Segregated Cities In America

Just how bad things are can be determined through analysis of 2010 Census data.<p>The average black person lives in a neighborhood that is 45 percent black. Without segregation, his neighborhood would be only 13 percent black, according to professors John Logan and Brian Stults at Brown and Florida …

Robo Brain Project Wants To Turn the Internet into a Robotic Hivemind

Robo Brain isn’t exactly feasting on the internet. That implies a level of choice, or agency. What’s happening to Robo Brain is closer to force-feeding, as researchers from four different universities regularly cram its cloud-based computational system with data collected from the internet. So far, …

Robotics

24 Mind-Blowing Movie and TV Plot Twists

Admit it: you were fooled by the big plot twist in "The Sixth Sense" the first time you saw it. There's no shame in that; when the movie was released 15 years ago this week (on August 6, 1999), most viewers were fooled, too. What's more, they enjoyed being fooled.<p>That's what a good plot twist does …

Top 25 Informative Maps That Teach Us Something Uniquely Different About the World

<b>Population of Southeast Asia Compared to the Rest of the World</b><p>Maps can be great guides for more than just finding routes for traveling. They often provide insight on the rest of the world. Taking a look at certain maps can be incredibly informative, especially when comparing the standing of …

South-east Asia

Mind-Blowing Alternate Endings to Famous Movies and TV Shows

In part two, Jack O'Brien invites Cracked writers Soren Bowie, Cody Johnston, Michael Swaim, and director Abe Epperson into the studio to offer their …

26 Innocent Things That Will Make You Feel Filthy

Mind, meet gutter.

The Big Bang May Not Have Spawned The Universe After All

Our universe might actually be the result of the collapse of a four-dimensional star.<p>According to a new paper posted on Arxiv, the Big Bang may not have been what we think it is. In fact, there may have been no Big Bang at all--our universe may have come from an entirely different source.<p>The Big …

Try This Laundry Trick To See If You're Using Too Much Detergent

<i>For 20 years, Bruce Lubin and his wife Jeanne have been collecting tips and hints to save time, money, and make everyday tasks easier. Their book "Who Knew?"by TeleBrands includes thousands of money-saving secrets for cooking, cleaning and other tasks around your home.</i><p>As you move from room to room, …

The fury of our sun captured in never-before-seen detail

Normally it's harmful to stare at the sun, but for researchers at the NJIT’s Big Bear Solar Observatory, that's their job. Stripping away the danger with its New Solar Telescope (NST), the team used its newly-equipped spectrometer to help capture the clearest images of the sun's atmosphere to date, …

The 11 Nerdiest Jokes on Futurama and What They Mean

(Image: Fox)<p><i>Futurama</i> is a funny show, but there's also a lot of good science in it. The Geek Twins, Maurice and Nigel Mitchell, rounded up 11 great …

I Never Want to Stop Watching This Incredible Vine Compilation Video

Some blessed, benevolent soul who we only know as YouTube user Eric S has gone and created what will undoubtedly be the best 11 minutes and 38 …

BioShock Infinite's creator on forced baptisms, meaningful violence and "The End"

Ken Levine is watching you.<p>Well, only sometimes and only the few of you who want to be watched, watched while you watch the ending to his <i>BioShock Infinite</i>.<p>People recording their reactions to video games and uploading them to YouTube is something relatively new, at least to Levine, but he loves it; …

The Best of ‘Inside Amy Schumer’s First Season

The reason why <i>Inside Amy Schumer</i> seemed to work since the show premiered, and the reason why the entire first season ended up being a success, is …

Top Ten Nudie Games

A Tactical Apron For Chefs Who Take Their BBQ Very Seriously

For some, barbecuing is simply a means to heat food that involves the opportunity to play with fire. For others, it's as serious an operation as open …

How to Control Your Android Without Looking at It

It's getting dangerous just to walk and text at the same time much less do so behind the wheel of a car. But with Siri being just slightly less …

'Star Wars' Filibuster Animation: Patton Oswalt's Epic 'Parks & Rec' Rant Finally Animated (VIDEO)

An outtake from Patton Oswalt's "Parks And Recreation" guest appearance in which he improvises an eight-minute pitch for the next "Star Wars" sequel blew the Internet's mind last month.<p>Now, we finally have a real idea of what that ridiculous film might look like.<p>Watch the animated version of …

Star

Latest<p>Get Ready to Grab These LEGO 'Avengers: Infinity War' Sets Starting at Midnight<p>Avengers: Infinity War 03/02/2018 03:48 pm<p>Avengers: Infinity …

Star

Latest<p>Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 25th Anniversary Complete Series With Movie Set Announced<p>Power Rangers 10 hours ago<p>Power Rangers<p>Batman and …

Power Rangers

'The Office' Blooper Reel: Two Hours Of Hilarious Outtakes From The Series (VIDEO)

Having a hard time letting go of "The Office" after last night's finale? Then why not drag it out for another two hours with the ultimate blooper reel?<p>Here's two hours of bloopers from seasons two through eight. (Note: if the image gets stuck at 11:40, skip forward to 22:00... there seems to be a …

Food Serving Sizes Are Ridiculous

15 Autocorrects That Are Totally Hilarious (PICTURES)

Some mistakes are meant to be kept secret, hidden for only you to know. But, others are meant to be mocked, ridiculed, and laughed at for the benefit of others. And these autocorrect fails are definitely the latter.<p>Check out 15 hilarious Damn You Autocorrects and let us know which one had you …

Celebrities Reading Mean Tweets About Themselves Is Still The Greatest Thing Ever

Jimmy Kimmel brought back this wonderful segment last night. It will never get old.