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The European soccer transfer market, explained

Have you ever wondered how the transfer market works in soccer? Wonder no more. Here's what you need to know.<p>We'll start with a disclaimer: nobody really understands the transfer market. Sure, you can get all the terms down, make yourself familiar with the details, try your hand at being skeptical …

Surveys Dramatically Underestimate Homophobia

Using a technique for eliciting confessions, researchers find there are more people who don't like gays—and who have had same-sex experiences—than commonly measured.<p>Americans are much more homophobic—and much more likely to have had a same-sex experience—than surveys done using traditional methods …

Age of Internet Empires: One Map With Each Country's Favorite Website

Facebook, Google, and—a newspaper?<p>Two researchers, Mark Graham and Stefano De Stabbata, at the Oxford Internet Institute have depicted the world’s “Internet empires” in a map, below. The map shows each nation’s most popular website, with the size of nations altered to reflect the number of Internet …

Obama Shaken by Boehner’s Support

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Aides to President Obama said today that he was “visibly shaken” after receiving support from House Speaker John Boehner for his Syria campaign, adding that the Speaker’s vote of confidence was “making him rethink the whole thing.”<p>An aide to Mr. Obama, speaking on …

Eisenhower 1954, Obama 2013

In April, 1954, President Eisenhower was being pressured to take military action in Vietnam, where the French were losing a symbolically important battle at Dien Bien Phu and were about to be driven out of what was then their colony. At a press conference that month, Eisenhower acknowledged the …