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Hillary Clinton Tried to Calm Democrats at Key Moment for Health Reform

It was September of 1993, and former President Bill Clinton was a couple weeks away from addressing a joint session of Congress about his …

A Quidditch game... for muggles only

Quidditch is a much-loved sport played by witches and wizards in the Harry Potter series, and now an adapted version of the game is one of the fastest growing team sports in the UK.<p>The BBC's Mike Bushell has been to Oxford, home of the reigning European Quidditch champions, to find out more about …

Pop Culture Dreamcatchers

The TARDIS from <i>Doctor Who</i><p>The Horde from The World of Warcraft<p>Rainbow Dash from <i>My Little Pony</i><p>Captain America<p>The Mandalorians from <i>Star Wars</i><p>Laura of …

Why Are There Only 28 Days in February?

<i>Thirty days hath September,<br>April, June, and November.<br>All the rest have 31,<br>Except for February,<br>Which got the short stick because it's cold and no one</i> …

How Slaves Shaped American Cooking

Slaves planted the seeds of favorite foods they were forced to leave behind.<p>Growing up on Sapelo Island, Georgia, Cornelia Walker Bailey never thought of red peas as anything special. Sapelo, a barrier island about the size of Manhattan, has about 50 residents, primarily descendants of African …

Thanks to Climate Change, West Nile Virus Could Be Your New Neighbor

Invasive species aren’t just species — they can also be pathogens. Such is the case with the West Nile virus. A mosquito-borne virus identified in …

Why Are Conservatives So Freaked Out by Gays?

The push in Arizona to legalize discrimination didn’t come out of nowhere. It was a response to the imaginary belief in the “homosexual agenda” of …

Cassini Photo: Stunning New Views of Saturn’s Hexagon Storm

Wildlife<p>NASA this week released the highest-resolution view yet of the unique, six-sided jet stream circling Saturn’s north pole—known as “the hexagon.” This movie (click image to run), made from images obtained by Cassini’s imaging cameras, is the first to show the hexagon in color filters. …

Rare Weather Phenomenon Fills Grand Canyon with Fog

What an awe-inspiring sight! A few days ago, on Friday, November 29, The Grand Canyon was taken over by a rare weather phenomenon that filled the entire canyon with a thick layer of fog. The occurrence, called a temperature inversion, caused everyone, including rangers, to flock to the rim to take …

The Respectful Rappers Tumblr Everyone Loves Is Racist and Stupid

If your first exposure to black people is through rap music, chances are you might be in a little over your head. That’s certainly what happened to …

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Meet Flint: An Adorable Pomeranian That Will Melt Your Heart

As far as pet photography goes, it doesn't get much cuter than this. Flint is a happy-go-lucky Pomeranian that's just as sweet and good-natured as he first appears. As his owner Robin Yu tells us, “I don't think I've ever seen him grumpy. You can wake him up from sleeping and he's still his …

Christmas for the Cats

Kelly Angel's cats put up with her filthy language. Their forbearance deserves a reward. Of course you should <b>spend money on/for your cats!</b> You cannot …

Sneak peek: AG's Art of Illustration book

<i>Editor-in-chief Chrissie Goldrick reflects on a new book celebrating AG's long association with natural history illustrators.</i><p><b>I WAS GIVEN</b> the role of …

Why Blowjobs Are More Intimate Than Sex

Kim Jong Un Purges No. 2, Jang Song Thaek

The demotion of the North Korean leader’s second in command is a sign of deep turmoil in Pyongyang’s snake pit.<p>Jang Song Thaek, often described as …

A Red Fox Dives Headfirst into Snow in Search of Food

In this stunning video from the Discovery Channel Series “North America”, a red fox dives headfirst into the snow to search for his next meal. While …

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Dogs Terrified Of Walking Past Cats, A Dramatic Compilation

Very few things can come between a dog and its owner. Dogs have faced down cars, burglars, and even bears in order to protect humans. Yet there is one obstacle that continues to confound them: cats.<p>Cats are capable of stopping a dog dead in his tracks no matter how badly he wants past. If a cat …

Perfectly-Timed Photo of a Tree Frog Riding a Beetle

Aside from National Geographic's photo contests, the Sony World Photography Awards is one of our favorite photo competitions to write about. For years now, we've showcased their standout entries and announced their winners. Open to students, amateur photographers and professionals, the competition …

10 Things You Never Noticed About The Wizard of Oz

Did you ever notice that Dorothy was eating a donut when she broke into "Somewhere Over the Rainbow?" I never did. But there are quite a few tiny …

Creative Eye Makeup Illustrations by Tal Peleg

Israeli makeup artist Tal Peleg, aka Scarlet Moon, uses eyeshadow and eyeliner to do more than simply shade in her eyelids. Instead, the creative makeup genius turns eyelids into her own personal canvas for clever mini paintings. She takes the small patch of skin that surrounds the eye and …

25 Best Battles in DC Comics History

We look at the greatest fights throughout DC's colorful history.<p>Superhero comics, by nature, are filled with a great many battles of epic …

Fantasy-Inspired Portraits of Beautifully Surreal Women

New York-based photographer Zhang Jingna (aka zemotion) has embarked on a year-long project known as <i>Motherland Chronicles</i>, in collaboration with California-based illustrator Tobias Kwan (tobiee), that features a number of stunning portraits of women in elaborate costumes. Inspired by photographers …

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Pope Francis calls for powers to be stripped from Vatican

Pope Francis says "excessive centralisation" complicates the Church, in his first "apostolic exhortation", but avoids controversial issues such as women priests and abortion<p><b>The Pope</b> has outlined his vision for the future of the Catholic Church, call for powers to be stripped from the <b>Vatican</b>, …

Suicide of elderly French couple stirs euthanasia debate

The discovery of letters left by an elderly couple who checked into a luxury Paris hotel to commit suicide has reopened the debate in France about the right of individuals to choose to die.<p>Georgette and Bernard Cazes, 86, were found lying peacefully holding hands on a bed in a room at the Lutetia …

Android has secret camera features, but Google won't let you use them yet

Buried deep inside Google's mobile operating are hidden two features that would make for a far more refined Android photography experience. Raw image …

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13 Fascinating Facts About Bees

Sure, you know that bees pollinate our crops and give us honey. But there's so much more to these buzzing insects than that.<p>1. Their sting has some …

13 of the Weirdest Geek Tattoos Ever

We’ve all seen plenty of geek tattoos before, but every now and again you run across one that really stands out not for its quality, but for its …