Shawn Burner

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How L.A.'s 1984 Summer Olympics Became the Most Successful Games Ever

It's almost showtime for Sochi, which may or may not have its shit together by the time the opening ceremonies start. While it's too late for Sochi …

Lady Gaga On Love and Lies

After one of the most tumultuous years of her life, pop's biggest star is still white-hot and burning bright. Bazaar quizzes her on the secrets of her survival—and finds out why nobody puts Gaga in a corner. See photos from her exclusive March cover shoot, and starting February 18th at 9pmEST, in …

How the Catholic Church Got in Bed with Mussolini

A new book makes a compelling case that the Catholic Church should pay penance for its support of Mussolini and the rise of Italian Fascists.<p>In 1995, …

Will Smallpox Reemerge in Siberia as Corpses Thaw from Climate Change?

In an article primarily about the potential folly of holding onto stockpiles of smallpox virus for research purposes—a now-eradicated plague that …

Virus Jumps 1.6-Billion-Year Species Barrier

The mystery of colony collapse disorder in honeybees has a remarkable new suspect – a plant virus that has made a spectacular jump across 1.6 billion years of evolution to infect insects.<p>The potential hive killer is tobacco ringspot virus, named for the discoloured circles it forms on infected …

J.J. Abrams Defends 'Believe's' Showrunner Shake-ups

"The truth about doing a television show is, it's public and everyone knows the show's out there so you have a new idea that doesn't quite work or …

Television Critics Association

Why Can't Some Men Grow Facial Hair?

<b>By Zoe Fu, University of Texas at San Antonio</b><p>Facial hair is a symbol of virility and wisdom (not to mention a wonderful enhancement to a male body). …

Why Do Hollywood Movies Cost so Much to Make?

<b>By Nathan B. Lawrence, Lawrence University</b><p>Film is a big business. According to the Motion Picture Association of America’s Annual Report, movies rake …

Soaring Above the World from a Bird's Perspective

<i>Proud Wanderer</i> is a creative series by nature and animal photographer Howard Lau, aka HOWLD, that captures the exquisite motion of birds in mid-flight. In the series, Lau creates sensations that viewers are soaring high up in the sky alongside each bird. He provides us with a rare opportunity to …

Birds

The 7-Minute, Full-Body Workout That Really Works (It's Scientifically Proven!)

We are busy, busy people—but I'll bet all of us can carve out seven minutes somewhere in our days, right?<p>The newest issue of <i>American College of Sports Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal</i> takes all the newest exercise research and boils it down into one seven-minute workout. The 12 high-intensity …

How Fit Are You?

To run at your full potential, you need to target all areas of fitness—including flexibility, balance, and mobility.<p>CORE STRENGTH<p>A strong core—the muscles in your abdominals, back, and glutes—gives you stability, power, and endurance. “If your core muscles can’t support your pelvis, it will drop, …

New Jersey

Hotel Workout: Men's Health.com

Donkey Kick<p>Repetitions: 15 each leg<br>Rest: 30 Seconds<br>Sets: 2<br>Get down on your hands and knees and kick your right leg back and up as high as you can. Finish by arching your back and pulling your knee to your chest. Repeat on the other side.<p>Boot Slappers<p>Repetitions: 8<br>Rest: 30 Seconds<br>Sets: 2<br>Stand with …

'Penny Dreadful' Trailer Brings Horror To Showtime

Showtime debuted the trailer for its newest sexy horror drama, "Penny Dreadful," at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Thursday (Jan. 16).<p>Featuring Eva Green, Timothy Dalton and Josh Hartnett, the show is set in Victorian London and pulls characters like Dorian Gray, …

How electricity helps spider webs snatch prey

Spider webs actively spring towards prey, thanks to electrically conductive glue spread across their surface, Oxford University scientists have …

Physicists come together to explore mechanics of collective motion

Researchers hope to cast light on the intelligence of groups by taking a lead from starlings and sardines<p>Despite what management gurus may say, it is not always necessary for a group to have a leader. Acting almost like a single body, a group may very well do without one.<p>Indeed, there are plenty of …

The Treadmill Originated in Prisons

<b>by Cassie Arnold</b><p>Exercising on a treadmill often feels like torture, and that’s not exactly a coincidence.<p>In 1818, an English civil engineer named Sir …

Etymology

Is a Dog's Mouth Really Cleaner Than a Human's?

Comparing a dog's mouth with a human's mouth is sort of like comparing apples and oranges—really filthy apples and really filthy oranges. Both …

HBO's Looking Is 'Very Different' from Queer as Folk, Promises 'Contemporary' Eye on Gay Lives

HBO’s new comedy series <i>Looking</i> (premiering Jan. 19) may be about a trio of gay friends, but it’s no <i>Queer as Folk</i>, the producers maintained at the …

More than three quarters of large carnivores now in decline

<b>Three quarters of the world's big carnivores - including lions, wolves and bears - are in decline, says a new study.</b><p>A majority now occupy less than half their former ranges according to data published in the journal, Science.<p>The loss of this habitat and prey and persecution by humans has created …

Wildlife

The Mississippi River Is A Land-Making Machine: Dredgefest 2014

<i>For the last four years, the Dredge Research Collaborative has been looking at dredging and erosion control as a form of often unacknowledged</i> …

Five Reasons Why Alfred Hitchcock Was an Unsung Architectural Genius

From the wall of apartments in <i>Rear Window</i> to the Golden Gate Bridge in <i>Vertigo,</i> Alfred Hitchcock was nothing short of obsessed with architecture and …

How Many Humans Would a T-Rex Need to Eat Every Day to Survive?

If Jurassic Park taught us anything, it's that humans are easy prey for T-Rex. But just how many human beings would such a dino need to chow down on …

Antarctic penguins forced up 100-foot ice walls, study shows

Warmer temperatures are forcing emperor penguins to make gravity-defying journeys out of their traditional breeding grounds<p>Emperor penguins are having to struggle up 100-foot walls of ice as warmer temperatures force them out of their traditional breeding grounds, a study has shown.<p>The …

Why We Binge-Watch Television

As a society, we’re more distracted than ever. So how is it that streaming hours of complicated TV dramas at a time is becoming our preferred method …

5 Historical Manias That Gripped Societies, Then Disappeared

“Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.” …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Why Some Civil War Soldiers Glowed in the Dark

By the spring of 1862, a year into the American Civil War, Major General Ulysses S. Grant had pushed deep into Confederate territory along the …

Suburbia's Carbon Footprint Is Four Times The Size Of Urban Residents', Study Finds

How you contribute to global warming depends a lot on where you live.<p>Congrats, city-dwellers! Your carbon footprint is just half the size of the national average. But… too bad, all the suburbs surrounding your city cancel out the effects of your greener lifestyle. At worst, households in the …

Carbon Emissions