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LeBron James wants to wear 'I can't breathe' shirt for Cavaliers' game in Brooklyn

James hinted that he might wear a shirt to pay tribute to the deceased Eric Garner when the Cavaliers take on the Nets in Brooklyn, just miles from where Garner's death happened. He was inspired by Derrick Rose wearing one on Saturday.<p>LeBron James was impressed that Derrick Rose wore an "I can't …

Eaten Alive's Paul Rosolie: I Was Swallowed by an Anaconda to Save the Amazon

Sure, it’s sensational – allowing an anaconda to eat you for lunch – but naturalist Paul Rosolie had a much grander reason for shooting Sunday’s <i>Eaten</i> …

Brain-to-brain technology allows for partial 'mind control'

Humans could be much more efficient communicators if they could bypass language altogether and directly transmit thoughts, ideas and instructions …

8 ways shows like “Law & Order: SVU” mess with your head

Research suggests people who watch these programs are more likely to overestimate the incidence of crime in America<p>In the United States there is only one kind of show that consistently beats out Sunday night football for ratings: crime dramas.<p>NCIS, a police procedural about a team of special agents …

14 Places You're Probably Pronouncing Wrong

Are you <i>sure</i> you booked a trip to Mon-tree-awl? Or are you instead headed to Muhn-trawl?<p>Pronouncing the correct name of a city or country can make it sound like a whole new place. Accurate accentuation can also really help you jive with locals.<p>Study a few place names you may have been saying wrong …

NFL, union at odds over Peterson

Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson refused to appear Friday at a scheduled disciplinary hearing with the NFL, a league official told …

Who Invented the Brownie?

The other day, I was eating a brownie. A really good brownie. And I thought to myself, “Who invented this? I would like to kiss that person.” So I …

How to debunk falsehoods

Fed up with futile internet arguments, a bunch of psychologists investigated how best to correct false ideas. Tom Stafford discovers how to debunk properly.<p>We all resist changing our beliefs about the world, but what happens when some of those beliefs are based on misinformation? Is there a right …

Critical Thinking

pretzel parker house rolls

There are kitchen discoveries that lead to nothing but trouble. The first time I caramelized sugar, I knew I was ruined. Why would anyone want to eat …