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Piers J. Sellers, Climate Scientist and Space Station Astronaut, Dies at 61

Piers J. Sellers, a climate scientist who flew to the International Space Station three times in NASA’s shuttle program, became a leading figure in the agency’s scientific research initiatives and continued while terminally ill to devote himself to the challenges posed by global warming, died on …

7 of the Craziest Predictions for the Future, From the Past

Back in 1992, in a special issue of TIME devoted to predicting what to expect in the new millennium, writer Lance Morrow waxed philosophical about …

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The 12 best “SNL” moments of 2014

For obvious reasons, “The Beygency” is on this list<p>2014 was a year of change for "Saturday Night Live," whether they can shake off these growing pains remains to be seen. This year saw the departure of longtime cast member and head writer Seth Meyers — replaced by his Weekend Update successor Colin …

The Dark Origins of 11 Classic Nursery Rhymes

In the canon of great horror writing, Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Bram Stoker, and Mary Shelley tend to dominate the craft. But …

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See How Much Benedict Cumberbatch, Reese Witherspoon, and More Stars Look Like the Real People They’re Playing

The holiday movie season has once again brought a flurry of biopics, which has us wondering: How much do these movie stars really look like the people they’re playing? From the dead ringers to the, um, generous adaptations, here are 19 of the season’s biggest stars, side by side with the real …

The Flash Facial Phenomenon: How to Get Better Skin in Less Than 10 Minutes

A transformative facial sounds like a great way to close out 2014. But for those of us staring down the home stretch of a whirlwind year or a last-minute dash for the airport, the chances of fitting one in before New Year’s Eve may be slim. In this case, consider the latest wave of fast, easy, and …

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Responded Perfectly When An Actor Called His ‘Modern Family’ Character ‘Gay Blackface’

“Blackface” is an incredibly racist gesture that gained popularity in the early 1800s when white performers would don the makeup in order to propagate highly offensive stereotypes, specifically for entertainment. Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s portrayal of Mitch on ABC’s hit comedy <i>Modern Family</i> does not …

What 'The Interview' Accidentally Taught Us About Digital Film Distribution

In the end, Sony couldn’t have come up with a better marketing campaign for The Interview if they tried. The Seth Rogen/James Franco feature was originally destined to be forgotten nearly as soon as it was released, sandwiched somewhere between Pineapple Express and This is The End in terms of …