R. L. Keck

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9 Nonfiction Books Every Harry Potter Fan Should Read, From 'The Royal Art Of Poison' To 'Witches Of America'

You don't have to be a Ravenclaw to have a natural curiosity about the world around you. So while you wait for that Hogwarts letter that's a decade …

Books

NASA Climate Scientist Warned Us About Warming 30 Years Ago

Climate science marks a troubling anniversary this week: in June of 1988, NASA scientist James Hansen told Congress that global warming had already …

Climate Change

Tom Hanks saves Shakespeare through the magic of improv

Leave it to Tom Hanks to save the day by combining Shakespeare and improv.<p>As reported by <i>The Orange County Register</i>, Hanks was performing in a …

Tom Hanks

Earliest full-length portrait of Queen Elizabeth I revealed - showing her as studious and shy young woman

She came to be known as the Virgin Queen, the commanding female monarch who defeated an Armada and launched Britain on its imperial adventures.<p>But in this portrait Queen Elizabeth I appears to be little more than a diminutive and shy young woman.<p>Discovered by Philip Mould, the BBC historian and art …

Queen Elizabeth II

Ninja loses 40k Twitch subscribers after taking a mere two-day break

Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has shown the brutal and fickle side of making a living on Twitch, revealing how he lost 40k subscribers after taking a break …

Ninja

The Surprising Finds At King Arthur's Legendary Castle

Recent research at Tintagel Castle (in Cornwall, England) has uncovered some fascinating finds. In addition to ceramics from what’s now Turkey (and maybe Cyprus) and glassware from the Iberian peninsula, archeologists from English Heritage working at the site have just uncovered a stone from the …

Archaeology

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is defending a controversial plan to crowdsource Beyond Good and Evil 2 art

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has defended a plan to crowdsource art and music for Ubisoft‘s highly anticipated game <i>Beyond Good and Evil 2</i>. Earlier this week at E3, Gordon-Levitt pitched the idea as a way for fans to contribute to the game, working through his production company HitRecord. But critics …

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

A minimum-wage worker can't afford a 2-bedroom apartment anywhere in the U.S., report finds

The economy's booming. Some states have raised minimum wages. But even with recent wage growth for the lowest-paid workers, there is still nowhere in the country where someone working a full-time minimum-wage job could afford to rent a modest two-bedroom apartment, according to an annual report …

Housing

20 Art History Terms to Help You Skillfully Describe a Work of Art

Like any creative field, art history has its own language. While this reality can be overwhelming for aspiring art historians, having a handy <b>glossary of art terms</b> can make analyzing a work of art a lot less intimidating.<p>In this list, you'll find 20 words that will help you discuss art with ease. …

Art

The Armour of an English Medieval Knight

English medieval knights wore metal armour of iron or steel to protect themselves from archers and the long swords of opponents. From the 9th century …

Ancient History

The Stanford Prison Experiment was massively influential. We just learned it was a fraud.

The most famous psychological studies are often wrong, fraudulent, or outdated. Textbooks need to catch up.<p>The Stanford Prison Experiment, one of the most famous and compelling psychological studies of all time, told us a tantalizingly simple story about human nature.<p>The study took paid …

Psychology

Charitable giving in US tops $400 billion for first time

NEW YORK (AP) — Fueled by a surging stock market and huge gifts from billionaires, charitable giving in the United States in 2017 topped the $400 billion mark for the first time, according to the latest comprehensive report on Americans' giving patterns.<p>The Giving USA report, released Tuesday, said …

Dell Technologies

There’s actually lots of evidence of Trump-Russia collusion

The untenability of the “no collusion” talking point.<p>“In all of this, in any of this, there’s been no evidence that there’s been any collusion between the Trump campaign and President Trump and Russia,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday at his weekly press conference. “Let’s just make that …

Donald Trump

Fallout 76 sparks more fan anxiety about direction of series

Fallout is in crisis<p><i>Fallout</i> may be one of the biggest AAA gaming franchises around, but over the last few years the post-apocalyptic series has found itself in turmoil. What started out as a gritty narrative-driven role-playing game has, with the release of 2016’s <i>Fallout 4</i>, transformed into more of …

Fallout 76

How our colonial past altered the ecobalance of an entire planet

It brought riches to Britain and many other European nations; played a major role in enslaving more than 10 million Africans; and created the first global markets in cotton, tobacco and sugar. But now colonialism has been accused of having an even greater influence. It is claimed that it changed …

Anthropocene

US suicide rates increased more than 25% since 1999, CDC says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Suicide rates increased by 25% across the United States over nearly two decades ending in 2016, according to research published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Twenty-five states experienced a rise in suicides by more than 30%, the government report finds.<p>More …

Mental Health

Actually the baker in Supreme Court Masterpiece ruling lost, it only looked like he won

The Supreme Court's ruling on the Masterpiece case isn't the victory that proponents argue. Justice Kennedy signaled Colorado's rules will stand a future challenge if it avoids anti-religious bias.<p>Despite headlines trumpeting a win for the religious baker who declined to make a same-sex wedding …

Same-Sex Couples

Cost plunges for capturing carbon dioxide from the air

Pulling carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air and using it to make synthetic fuel seems like the ultimate solution to climate change: Instead of adding …

Carbon Dioxide

The heat is back on high: May smashes US temperature records

WASHINGTON (AP) — Record heat returned to the United States with a vengeance in May.<p>May warmed to a record average 65.4 degrees in the Lower 48 states, breaking the high of 64.7 set in 1934, according to federal weather figures released Wednesday. May was 5.2 degrees above the 20th century's …

Global Warming

There’s A Genius Street Artist Running Loose In The Streets, And Let’s Hope Nobody Catches Him (30+ New Pics)

Tom Bob (previously here) refuses to simply <i>live</i> in the world. He's reshaping it. Creating clever street art on common objects in the urban landscape, …

United Arab Emirates

Before and After D-Day: Color Photos From England and France

American troops in England before D-Day, May 1944.<br>Frank Scherschel—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images<p>1 of 25<p>It's no mystery why images of unremitting …

D Day

Playing Nintendo as a child can make you smarter, research says

What an easy childhood we had: long before we started having discussions about heightened aggressive or antisocial traits in children, or about parents limiting the time their kids were allowed to game, we were free to play Nintendo day and night without anyone worrying about our mental capacity or …

Retrogaming

YouTube’s top creators are burning out and breaking down en masse

‘This is all I’ve ever wanted. Why am I so unhappy?’<p>Three weeks ago, Bobby Burns, a YouTuber with just under one million subscribers, sat down on a rock in Central Park to talk about a recent mental health episode. One week ago, Elle Mills, a creator with more than 1.2 million subscribers, uploaded …

Internet

Is this the home of the Holy Grail?

Although there are hundreds of claimants vying for the illustrious title of Holy Grail, Valencia, Spain’s Santo Cáliz invariably tops the list.<p>It is difficult to enter the Valencia Cathedral without feeling a sense of awe. Upon crossing the threshold, I was greeted with the echoes of a Gregorian …

Archaeology

Trump exposes the hypocrisy of Christian Republicans

Three recent news items:<p>● At the Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said: “We see moral relativism becoming more and more pervasive in our culture. Identity politics and tribalism have grown on top of this.” Ryan went on to talk about Catholic social doctrine, with …

Donald Trump

After Teacher Wrote 'Invite Me to Your Harvard Graduation' More Than 2 Decades Ago, Student Did So

An Arizona teacher didn’t know a note to one of her sixth-grade students, more than two decades ago, would one day come full circle.<p>Christine Gilmer, …

Middle School

‘Solo’ Just Made ‘The Force Awakens’ A Whole Lot Creepier

Doesn’t Qi’ra remind you of someone?<i>Star Wars</i> has a type. She’s twenty-something, pale, brunette, and as of the 2012 Disney purchase, British. Since …

Star Wars

Artist Creates Meticulously Detailed Ink Drawings of Architecture Around the World

Thailand-based Japanese artist and self-described “dream traveler” Emi Nakajima crafts intricate drawings of buildings around the world. Rendered in ink, each piece conveys Nakajima's knack for realistically reproducing an array of architectural details.<p>Nakajima's awe-inspiring works of art …

Drawing

Teacher corrects White House letter with 'many silly mistakes,' sends it back to Trump

GREENVILLE, S.C. — In 17 years of teaching English composition in South Carolina public schools, Yvonne Mason had seen these blunders many times before.<p>Redundancies. Faulty capitalization. Lack of clarity and specificity.<p>But Mason wasn't grading a student paper. She was reading a letter she …

Donald Trump

Leaked White House video is the latest proof that Donald Trump should not tweet without supervision

On Saturday morning, the President of the United States came at the <i>New York Times</i> on Twitter (again), calling them “WRONG” and accusing them of using …

Donald Trump