Matthew McCarty

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Fox planning 'Magic: The Gathering' movie with 'X-Men' writer

<i>Magic: The Gathering</i> kicked off the trading card game craze way back in 1993, by turning collectible cards into powerful magic spells and fantastic creatures used in a deep, strategic game. Even today, the franchise rakes in money with a never-ending series of expansion sets and tournaments, and it …

10 worst right-wing moments of the week — white Santa edition

Megyn Kelly feels VERY strongly about Santa’s ethnicity, while Donald Trump loses it, again, over birtherism<p>One is only left to scratch one’s head and wonder why, why, why? Why was it so important to Fox host Megyn Kelly to repeatedly look into the camera and tell America’s children that Santa is …

Mary Wollstonecraft, feminism, and the nature v nurture debate

I did wonder what Mary Wollstonecraft would have made of Raymond Blanc's Twitter comment about the 'female tears' that were ruining his enjoyment of the Great British Bake Off. As Ruby Tandoh so eloquently put it:<p>What are "female tears", anyway? Are they more fragile and delicate than male tears? …

North Korea publicly executes 80, some for videos or Bibles, report says

As many as 80 people were publicly executed in North Korea earlier this month, some for offenses as minor as watching South Korean movies or possessing a Bible.<p>South Korean newspaper JoongAng Ilbo reported that the so-called criminals were put to death in seven cities across North Korea on Nov. 3, …

A Russian Man Nailed His Testicles To The Pavement As A Protest

Warning: graphic images. Pytor Pavlensky carried out the stunt on the country's Police Day national holiday.<p>A naked artist, looking at his balls nailed to the Kremlin pavement, is a metaphor for the apathy, political indifference, and fatalism of contemporary Russian society.

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

Mexico clown convention rejects cartel killing link

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1022000/1022096_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524688105_f70ef931fd492d5f3f1ffea6738bb406<p><b>Clowns gathered at a convention in Mexico City have denied any of their colleagues were behind the killing of a former drug cartel leader last …

Mexico clown convention condemns fancy-dress drug cartel killing

Delegates to a three-day Latin American clown convention in Mexico City have distanced themselves from the murder last week of a drug lord by a hitman in fancy dress, insisting no genuine member of their profession would have committed the crime.<p>Convicted drug trafficker Francisco Rafael Arellano …

Google Autocompletes The World’s Opinion Of Women–And It’s Not Pretty

Here’s one easy way to determine how rampant sexism is across the globe: run a Google search. To prove that masses of Internet users have worrying opinions on what women should–or cannot–do, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) tested the search …

Finding Tim Tebow: Where Is He, and What Is He Going to Do Next?

Tim Tebow hasn't been spotted on radio or television for weeks. He's done no interviews. He's just about disappeared from Twitter. There have been sporadic sightings, mentions on TMZ and blips across various social media, but he is talked about in the same way people swear they saw Tupac in Vegas. …

NFL

Yeti DNA: has the mystery really been solved?

Tales of the yeti, the "Abominable Snowman" of the Himalayas, have been recorded for centuries. Mountaineers tell of coming face-to-face with a hairy, ape-like creature that walks on two legs. There have been blurred photos and even the odd shaky home video. But no one has ever come close to …

Sex Positions That Won't Break Your Artificial Hip, According To Science

A motion capture study explores the range of hip motion required for sexual activities.<p>These are questions you try not to think about when your graddad gets his hip replaced, but when you get an artificial joint, some hip-shaking activities become a little more risky. Like, uh, dancing. Or sex.<p>As a …

New evidence that sports supplement “Craze” contains a meth-like synthetic drug that’s never been tested on humans

If you’re in the mood to experiment with a powerful synthetic drug, pick yourself up a tub of Craze, bodybuilding.com’s 2012 pick for pre-workout supplement of the year. You “have NOT Experienced Workout Energy Like <i>This</i>,” promises the supplement’s maker.<p>There’s a very good reason for that: There is …

Ann Arbor

The Folly of Empire

The final days of empire give ample employment and power to the feckless, the insane and the idiotic. These politicians and court propagandists, …

Cyclone Phailin is half the size of India and strengthening quickly as it heads for land

<b>New forecast:</b> Cyclone Phailin is set to become the strongest India has ever seen<p>An atmospheric beast is forming in the Bay of Bengal and heading straight for India. Cyclone Phailin—pronounced <i>pie-leen</i>; it’s a Thai word for “sapphire”—has exploded from tropical storm strength to potentially the …

Weather

A Judge Gave The Former Mayor Of Detroit An Absolute Pasting While Sentencing Him To 28 Years In Prison

Before handing down the sentence today, Judge Nancy Edmunds of Michigan's Eastern District completely eviscerated him.<p>Kilpatrick's journey to this moment began in December 2010 when a Federal grand jury handed down a 38-count indictment against Kilpatrick, his brother, his best friend and one other …

The Secret Factor in China's Housing Bubble? Mistresses

The practice of buying apartments for lovers—common among wealthy men—may have serious consequences for China's economy.

North Korea's luxury ski resort opens for business

The secretary general of North Korea's ski association views the sprawling alpine landscape before him with unabashed pride. Facing a strong, cold wind, he points to a dip in the rugged, tree-covered mountains and says the sunrise is a sight of unmatched beauty, worthy of the nation's supreme …

Concern for health of Greenpeace activists detained in Russia

Some of the 28 Greenpeace activists and two journalists being detained in Russia while awaiting piracy charges are being kept in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day, while others are held in "extremely cold" cells, according to the head of Greenpeace.<p>Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace International's …

What doctors definitely won't tell you

Some months ago, we saw the launch of a print version of the alternative medicine magazine What Doctors Don't Tell You. This immediately inspired some other publications with a similar format. As with any publication that spreads information about human health and medicine that generally …

Chasing the black holes of the ocean

According to researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Miami, some of the largest ocean eddies on Earth are mathematically equivalent to the …