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8 Devastatingly Dark Female-Led Detective Shows

In the wake of the fantastically dark and delightful <i>Killing Eve</i>, which premiered on BBC America this month to critical and commercial success, we’ve …

TV

Queen Elizabeth Zinged President Trump in a Nature Documentary

Her Majesty has still got it.<p>Good news: they finally made a <i>Planet Earth</i> for royalists. ITV taped a series of walks and talks between Sir <b>David Attenborough</b> and <b>Queen Elizabeth II</b> for a documentary called <i>The Queen’s Green Planet.</i> The clips available for preview largely focus on the two 91-year-olds …

Queen Elizabeth II

We Now Know When ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Will Take Place

One of the hardships on writing for a show with a young cast, like <i>Stranger Things</i>, is explaining why Eleven is four inches taller than the last time we saw her, for instance, or why Dustin’s voice is cracking every other word. The best way of getting around the nightmare that is puberty: time …

TV

A neuroscientist explains why reality may just be a hallucination

Anil Seth, professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, explains the link between perception and reality. Seth believes reality as we know it comes from activity of our brain. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Anil Seth:</b> How do we know that we experience …

Consciousness

The social fabric of 1968 … reimagined for the age of the pussyhat

Paris of 50 years ago is the go-to reference on spring runways… and with youth protests erupting again, it’s not hard to see why<p>This May marks half a century since the student protests in Paris, and while those taking to the streets in 1968 might have been more concerned with overthrowing the …

Downing Street

Masked protesters take to the streets of London for annual Anonymous march

Thousands of anarchist protesters wearing Guido Fawkes masks marched on the streets of central London on Sunday night.<p>The annual Million Mask March, where protesters wore the sylised mask popularised in the cult film V For Vendetta, saw Westminster grind to a virtual halt.<p>Groups of people chanted …

A History of Sexual Abuse Discovered at an Elite New York City Girls’ School

Manhattan’s Brearley School is the latest elite private school to acknowlege a history of sexual abuse, according to the New York <i>Times.</i><p>A new report …

New York City

‘The Matrix’ Code’s Hidden Meaning Has Been Revealed, and There’s Something Fishy About It

Production designer Simon Whiteley got the idea from his wife's cookbook.<p>If you’ve ever wondered what that green text in “The Matrix” really meant, …

Amazon Alexa chief: Saturday Night Live spoof of Echo speaker is actually ‘kind of spot on’

When Saturday Night Live spoofed Amazon’s Echo smart speaker with a version for the “Greatest Generation,” it turns out they might have been on to …

New York Times

A Michigan University Is Offering the First-Ever Degree in Marijuana Studies

Students at a Michigan university might have to do a double-take when they look over the school’s degree options. After all, what college lets …

Cannabis

UN moves staff after mobs kill five in Malawi vampire scare

Workers relocated from southern districts hit by vigilante violence Lynchings followed ‘stories of blood sucking and possible … vampires’<p>The United Nations has pulled staff out of two districts in southern Malawi where a vampire scare has triggered mob violence in which at least five people have …

Africa

This Ancient Primate May Be Responsible For Genital Herpes in Humans

Thanks, Nutcracker Man.<p>Our ancestors have been catching herpes since before we were human. The infection is quite common today; the World Health …

Public Health

Residents say tests find toxic chemicals after plant fire

Tests detected toxic substances in soil, water and ash samples taken from residents' property miles away from a Houston-area chemical plant that flooded during Hurricane Harvey, caught fire and partially exploded, according to a class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday.<p>The 15 residents named as …

This Is the Most Popular Salmon Recipe on Pinterest

It's no secret that salmon is a favorite among many home cooks. It's healthy, it's versatile, and it's readily available. The most popular iteration …

Seafood

Is the US solar industry about to tear itself apart?

<b>The US solar industry has seen dramatic growth in the past few years, but a request for a rare trade action has led to a fierce fight over the future of the industry - and one that wouldn't exist without the presidency of Donald Trump.</b><p>Phil Brodhagen runs a solar installation company in Colorado …

Solar Power
Wildlife

Navajo tribe says ready to sue Trump over changes to Utah monument | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Navajo Nation will sue the Trump administration if it tries to reduce the size of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, its top lawyer told Reuters on Thursday, ahead of the release of a broad government review of such sites across the country.<p>FILE PHOTO: Bears Ears, …

Forests

Border Patrol Arrests Parents While Infant Awaits Serious Operation

When 2-month-old Isaac Enrique Sanchez was diagnosed with pyloric stenosis, a condition that causes vomiting, dehydration and weight loss in infants, his parents were told that their son's condition was curable. The problem was that no hospital in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas had a pediatric …

Immigration

Puerto Rico is without power for the 5th day in a row — here's why that's a huge problem

The island is almost entirely without electricity in the wake of Hurricane Maria, which barreled across the US territory nearly a week ago.<p>Within hours of touching down as a Category 4 storm on Wednesday morning, Maria wiped out what remained of Puerto Rico's already vulnerable and storm-ravaged …

Puerto Rico

Do Animals Murder Each Other?

Watch a wildlife show on television, and you'll likely see at least one scene of an animal killing another, whether it's a brown bear catching salmon …

Animals

Monster ‘Fatberg’ as Massive as a Blue Whale Backs Up London Sewer

Here’s a riddle for you: What’s made up of oil, grease, wet wipes, fecal matter, and condoms, smells like death, and frequently plugs up the sewers …

New York City

'A great project for all Egyptians': Egypt to repair synagogue in city of eight Jews

Many welcome Egyptian government’s decision to restore the Eliyahu Hanavi in Alexandria, but some question the motives<p>Alexandria’s historic synagogue has very few visitors. In a city once home to almost 25,000 Jews, Alexandria’s Jewish community is now said to number fewer than eight people, most …

Human Rights

20 Ways to Put That Bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar to Work

Yes, you've had apple cider vinegar (or ACV, if you prefer) in your cabinet for years, but it's currently having a moment. Whether you're drinking it …

Food

12 Healthy Sandwiches That Belong in Every Lunch Box

If you're trying to master the art of meal prepping, one of the best places to start is with your lunch meals, especially if you're a sandwich-lover. …

These Are the Most Disturbing Movies You Can Stream for Free

Sometimes, streaming is good for when you just want to curl up with a feel-good movie and let your cares and concerns just melt away. These ten …

Entertainment

New York unveils first bridge in 50 years

Referred to as America's most ambitious modern-day building project, the first new bridge in New York in more than 50 years opens Saturday. The Tappan Zee also opens under budget and on time.<p>Referred to as America's most ambitious modern-day building project, the first new bridge in New York in …

Recipe: How to Make Spicy Watermelon Sorbet

In the U.S., sorbet is treated like an afterthought, an offering for diners avoiding dairy. But in Mexico, where markets overflow with plump peaches, ripe avocados, crimson papayas, and fragrant pineapples, sorbets shine. As chef Fany Gerson, of New York City’s frozen treats shop La Newyorkina …

Ice Cream

8 new movie trailers you need to watch from this past week

The only thing you should be concerned with this weekend is the season finale of <i>Game of Thrones</i>. Okay, and there’s this fight everyone seems to be …

Construction

Watch From Space as Lightning Lights Up the Moon's Shadow During the Eclipse

Where did you watch the eclipse? I thought I had a pretty good view, standing on a 180-foot terrace overlooking a forest with the city skyline in the …

Meteorology