Brandon Thomas

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Kansas freshman has big shoes to fill

Cliff Alexander comes out of nowhere.<p>It's a funny thing to say about a 6-foot-9, 240-pound teenager who spends most of his time on the court dunking …

Basketball

Parts of The Last of Us Movie to be 'Quite Different' to The Game

"What are the most important beats that we can't lose? Start with those, and cut everything else out."<p>The Last of Us creative director Neil Druckmann …

Photo Gallery: Here's a look back at our best photos of Andrew Wiggins at KU Sports: http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/mar/31/best-andrew-wiggins/

Notebook: Wiggins ‘loved’ year at KU; Black wary of first foe

Photo Gallery<p>Kansas and Eastern Kentucky basketball practices<p>Images from a day of practices and press conferences prior to the Jayhawks' Friday …

Discover Naadir Tharpe's Hidden Talent and His Secret About Andrew Wiggins

Kansas' Naadir Tharpe is the floor general on a Jayhawks team loaded with young talent. The junior point guard from Worcester, Mass. has helped lead the team to its 10th consecutive Big 12 regular-season title.<p>Bleacher Report went one-on-one with Tharpe in Lawrence, Kan. and captured the fun and …

Find out Wayne Selden Jr.'s Embarrassing 'Freshman Moment' at Kansas

Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. is one of the top freshmen in the entire country, and he has shown that throughout his first season.<p>Selden has been instrumental in the Jayhawks 10th straight regular-season Big 12 title and is looking to continue his success in the upcoming NCAA tournament.<p>Bleacher …

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Watch Behind-the-Scenes Footage of Raptors Players Reacting to Rudy Gay Trade

<i>"You've just gotta laugh so you don't cry, you know?"</i><p>Throughout the poignant footage of the Toronto Raptors locker room following news of the Rudy Gay trade, no words resonate more as we're exposed to an emotional side of the game that we don't typically see.<p>As Aaron Gray slowly walked around the …

Perry Ellis, Joel Embiid lead No. 13 Kansas past New Mexico

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Joel Embiid had just picked up his second foul, and like so many other games this season, he knew he was going to be spending the …

New Mexico

Why it's time for brain science to ditch the 'Venus and Mars' cliche

As hardy perennials go, there is little to beat that science hacks' favourite: the hard-wiring of male and female brains. For more than 30 years, I have seen a stream of tales about gender differences in brain structure under headlines that assure me that from birth men are innately more rational …

Bitcoins: Widely known and widely misunderstood

Back in the 1980s, when I lived in Nairobi, foreign residents had a simple way of obtaining Kenyan shillings.<p>They'd write a check in, say, U.S. dollars on their U.S. bank accounts to the Indian man who owned the ice cream store down the block. He'd pay over shillings at the current black market …

Bitcoin

Charles Manson Today: The Final Confessions of a Psychopath

In California’s San Joaquin Valley, about halfway between Bakersfield and Fresno, on the outskirts of the fly-infested, windblown, stink-soaked, …

Hatch: 'Something to shoot for'

LOS ANGELES -- Austin Hatch, a 19-year-old Michigan Wolverines recruit who survived two plane crashes that killed both of his parents and two …

Los Angeles

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Basketball

America’s angriest white men: Up close with racism, rage and Southern supremacy

Up close with small-town white rage, with bitter, scary men who feel left behind by economic and cultural change<p>Michael Kimmel<p>November 17, 2013 12:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era”<p>Who are the white supremacists? There has been no formal survey, …

Andrew Wiggins talks about life before he was a hoops phenom (VIDEO)

Kansas small forward Andrew Wiggins will be the focal point of this year’s college basketball season. When Wiggins committed to Kansas in May, he …

10 New Wearable Tech Innovations That Are Blowing Our Minds

Did you know that one of the most popular trends in tech right now is fashion? Crazy, huh? More known in Silicon Valley as “Wearable Tech,” the trend has been exemplified by Google Glass but showing up all over the place, is taking the world by storm. From health, to privacy, to straight-up …

A new way of thinking about how the brain works

My book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>, is out now, and is available at a discount price from Amazon and the <i>Guardian</i> bookshop. (And here's a lovely review by Vaughan Bell, who calls it "a concise, solid grounding in neuroscience… remarkably lucid… balanced and entertaining".) When I …

The Loveliest Short Story You Will Read Today Was Published on Craigslist

"Missed Connection" stays with you.<p>Lucas Jackson/Reuters, Chris Heller<p>Craigslist: that scourge of the newspaper industry, that den of lust, that middleman responsible for an untold number of bedbug crises.<p>Or, Craigslist: the Internet's simplest and most ingenious disruptor, a digital equivalent of …

Will liberals stand up to “corporate school reform”?

<b>(Lissandra Melo/Shutterstock)</b><p>For too long, they’ve assumed that schools can be “fixed” without tackling social and economic inequality<p>Lois Weiner<p>August 3, 2013 2:30pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Jacobin.<p>An eloquent call to “reclaim the conversation” challenges leading liberal educators …