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The GIF Is Dead. Long Live the GIF.

Inside the internet's long, doomed quest to replace its most iconic and flawed filetype.<p>November 5, 1999, was Burn All GIFs Day. Had you visited its homepage that Friday, you would have seen the movement's game plan laid out as plainly as its name: "On Burn All GIFs Day, all GIF users will gather …

Ben Carson’s Past Faces Deeper Questions

In harsh light of presidential politics, parts of his inspirational biography are questioned<p>The day after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed in 1968, Ben Carson’s black classmates unleashed their anger and grief on white students who were a minority at Detroit’s Southwestern High.<p>Mr. Carson, …

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True Detective: Yellow King Theory

George R. R. Martin Reacts to Fans Freaking Out Over 'Red Wedding'

We've seen the funny, the angry and above all, the shocked reactions that <i>Game of Thrones</i> fans had while watching Sunday's bloody "Red Wedding" …

Christians should abandon Christianity

The author of “The Idolatry of God” says religion’s become a commodity — and a distraction<p>"The Idolatry of God: Breaking Our Addiction to Certainty and Satisfaction" by Peter Rollins<br>Howard Books, 2013<p>For Peter Rollins, Belfast native and leading writer and thinker in the Emergent Christian …

Stephen Colbert, Alan Cumming Remake ‘Accidental Racist’ for the Accidental Homophobe

In an homage to the unified hatred the Brad Paisley<b>–</b>LL Cool J collaboration "Accidental Racist" brought about, Stephen Colbert decided to remake the …

The Science of How Your Mind-Wandering Is Robbing You of Happiness

<i>“The main thing is to get what little happiness there is out of life in this wartorn world,”</i> Clare Boothe Luce advised her young daughter, <i>“because ‘these are the good old days’ now.”</i> And yet most of us are conditioned to escape into the past, into the future, into our to-do lists — to wander off …

Major Archaeological Find Reveals Ancient History of Iraq and Home of Biblical Abraham

A major archaeological find has thrown new light on the history of ancient Iraq. A team has uncovered an amazing structure that was once an …

'The Science of Cats' Will Tickle Your Whiskers

Perusing cat pics is the Internet's favorite pastime, but what do we really know about our four-legged feline friends (other than their uncanny …

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