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Anti-Trump Republican Launching Independent Presidential Bid

"Millions of Americans are not being represented by either of these candidates," wrote CIA vet Evan McMullin in announcing his candidacy.<p>Evan McMullin, a CIA veteran and chief policy director of the House Republican conference, announced Monday that he's launching an independent presidential …

76 Incredibly Beautiful Shots From The Original "Star Wars" Films

A true masterpiece.

19 Science Fiction Shows And Movies To Binge On While The Blizzard Has Trapped You Inside

Winter Storm Jonas pretty much has the East Coast stuck inside this weekend, which means that you’re probably sitting in front of your television …

Science Fiction

As Kate Middleton's Lotus Flower steals the show, which royal family owns the best tiara?

Battle of the bling! As Kate's Lotus Flower steals the show at the state banquet, which royal family owns the most beautiful tiara?<p><b>Kate wore the</b> …

A 17-Year-Old Artist Created This Incredible Map Of Literature

Martin Vargic's intricate cartography is basically porn for book lovers.

51 Favourite Photos from Astronaut Scott Kelly's First Six Months in Space

Commander Scott Kelly is halfway through his year in space today. While his body is slowly degrading into a mess of bulging eyeballs and atrophied …

12 psychological tricks to winning people over

When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you …

10 Tricks for a Perfect Summer Cookout in Three Minutes

Summer is in full swing, which means it’s time to head outside for some fun in the sun. And you know what that means: hamburgers, hot dogs, …

The future of humanity

I have seen countless science fiction movies and documentaries about the future of humanity. None of them were as inspiring, beautiful, and realistic …

Astronomy

Anti-Gay Congressman "Almost Drowns" Swimming With Hunky West Point Cadets

Illinois anti-gay Congressman Aaron Schock spent some time this week playing commando with several hunky West Point cadets.<p>“Challenged by cadets at …

The First Successful Demonstration Of Brain-To-Brain Communication In Humans

For the first time ever, neuroscientists have demonstrated the viability of direct — and completely non-invasive — brain-to-brain communication in …

Need To Know: A More Perfect Union Speech + Queer As A $2 Bill + Papa Joe Simpson Must Be Squealing + Jennifer Lawrence's Naked Ambition + MORE!

Download Video as MP4<p>ABOVE: Veep Biden gives 'em hell on the subject of unions on Labor Day.<p>LGBT leader alleges rape during reparative therapy as a …

​I Can't Stop Looking at These Photographs of Secondhand Mirrors

"I search craigslist for photos of mirrors for sale and post them here," writes the author of this self-explanatory yet ineffable Tumblr, and that is …

These Model Flying Ships Are Whimsical But Also Really Real

You can spend a lot of time on model-building or paper airplane folding, but Italian architect Luigi Prina does both. His flying models hang from the …

Bands

Silk Road's Downfall Killed the Dream of the Dark Net

It's a dark time on the Dark Net. This Tuesday the FBI shuttered Silk Road, a drug market that operated for more than two years with impunity. The …

These Breathtaking Cliffside Walkways Will Give You Vertigo

Humans have been scrambling up mountainsides for thousands of years, using some seriously precarious walkways to reach their destinations far above …

This iodine clock reaction happens so fast it looks like magic

The iodine clock is a common chemistry experiment in which two clear liquids are mixed together to produce a dark, opaque color. But as you'll see in …

WATCH: Two Cute Guys Demonstrate Every Awkward Kiss In Three Minutes

Ethan and Mark are a too-cute couple who decided to film themselves mastering every awkward kiss known to man. There’s the piggy-back kiss, the …

The Eiffel Tower Totes Went Gay For Nelson Mandela

<i>Photo: @ThyHee</i><p><b>PHOTOS</b>: In celebration of Bastille Day on Sunday, the Eiffel Tower was aglow in rainbow, which many interpreted as an homage to the …

Sleek and Sexy Bus Concepts from the Future that Never Was

Our mass transit future looked much cooler in the mid-20th century, with these slick bus designs. Just imagine taking to the roads in these …

Read the story that launched Warner Bros.' new alien invasion movie

Warner Bros. just optioned a huge alien-invasion movie, based on a novel that hasn't been published yet. But you don't need to wait to get your first …

The 100 Most Controversial Articles on Wikipedia Around the World

You can probably guess off the top of your head the most controversial English-language Wikipedia articles—those topics that inspire extensive …

Target Recalls 150,000 Giada De Laurentiis Lasagna Pans Because Lasagna Should Not Result In Lacerations

From knives to food processors, there are plenty of things in the kitchen that <i>could</i> cut you, but lasagna pans have historically been low on the …

How My Love Of Diet Pepsi Vanilla Almost Got Me Ejected From Walmart

If our readership understands anything, its fanatical devotion to one product and an almost equally fanatical need to make stores follow their own …

WATCH: Willam Belli Throws A Roller Rink Party In New Video For “RuPaulogize”

Former <i>RuPaul‘s Drag Race</i> contestants, Willam Belli and Sharon Needles, team up for “RuPaulogize.” Willam finally turned the term, which she coined in …

The explosive that goes off with the touch of a feather

Nitrogen triiodide is expensive to make. It's also useless in any practical sense. But it's cool to watch — just the touch of a feather and it …

The Oddest Soviet Ads From The Late 19th And Early 20th Century

<i>Mad Men</i> reintroduced us to the American advertising aesthetic of the 1960s, but they don't hold a candle to the visual wonder (and occasional oddity) …

Flooding In Illinois Leaves Site Of Original McDonald’s Underwater

(WGN)<p>In addition to the many people driven out of their homes or stranded by flood waters in Illinois, recent storms have wreaked havoc on a piece of …