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19 Incredible New Books You Need To Read This Spring

~Spring~ into reading a new book!

Books

Michaelmas: The Day the Devil Spit on Your Blackberries

It’s time to eat as many blackberries as you can find and stuff in a pie. After September 29, those celebrating the feast of Michaelmas warn you not to eat them.<p>On the list of forgotten holidays, Michaelmas falls somewhere below Arbor Day and the winter solstice. But just as American Popemania is …

U.S. Supreme Court

Every Solar System Image You’ve Ever Seen is Wrong. Till Now.

So which one are we (we human beings, I mean)?<p>Infinitesimal<p>String scale<p>Nanoscale<p>Subatomic scale<p>Atomic<p>Molecular<p>Mitochondrial<p>Cellular<p>Microscopic<p>Minuscule<p>Tiny<p>Lilliputian<p>Small<p>Medium<p>Bulky<p>Large<p>Immense<p>Massive<p>Giant<p>Mammoth<p>Colossal<p>Leviathan<p>Vast<p>Galactic<p>Cosmic<p>Universal<p>Well, it depends on who’s asking. To a …

Astronomy

Charon: A Dark Moon With a Dark Past

Something is rotten in the state of Charon, Pluto’s giant moon. OK maybe not rotten, exactly, but it’s just not…right.<p>Before the New Horizons spacecraft took a tour of the Pluto system in July, scientists guessed they might see a few interesting features on Charon — things like craters, and more …

Solar System

Google's Eric Schmidt has these 9 rules for emailing

<i>This post is in partnership with Time. The article below was originally published at Time.com.</i><p>By Eric Schmidt<p>Communication in the Internet Century …

Insider’s Guide to Darjeeling

Tea reigns in <b>Darjeeling</b>, where life is marked by the four harvest seasons: first flush in spring, the second flush in June, monsoon season (yes, it’s a tea season) July-August, and the autumn flush from October into November.<p>British author George Orwell<i>,</i> born in a town west of Darjeeling, was a …

27 Bizarre And Beautiful Chickens

<b>Cock-a-doodle-oo-la-la.</b>

Birds

Who Were the Ancient Bog Mummies? Surprising New Clues

Ongoing research suggests at least two 2,000-year-old corpses had traveled before their deaths.<p>Cast into northern European wetlands, bog bodies have long appeared as opaque to archaeologists as their dark and watery graves. But new clues are coming in the centuries-old mystery of their origins.<p>Over …

Could Giant Viruses Be the Origin of Life on Earth?

The ancestors of modern viruses may have laid the groundwork for cellular life as we know it.<p>Chantal Abergel and Jean-Michel Claverie were used to finding strange viruses.<p>The married virologists at Aix-Marseille University had made a career of it. But pithovirus, which they discovered in 2013 in a …

Godzilla: the early years - in pictures

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The complete guide to working out before work

Life inevitably gets in the way of your gym date. That’s why people who exercise in the morning are more likely to stick with it, Barbara Brehm, a professor of exercise and sport studies at Smith College in Massachusetts and author of the recently released textbook, <i>Psychology of Health and Fitness</i>, …

Fitness

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Um, Did You Know That BuzzFeed Has An All-Cats Newsletter?

It's called "This Week in Cats." It is EXTREMELY important.

Pets

This Woman Had Her Face Photoshopped In Over 25 Countries To Examine Global Beauty Standards

Through her work, Esther Honig hopes to discover if a global beauty standard actually exists.<p>Esther Honig, a freelance journalist based out of Kansas City, sent an unaltered photograph of herself to more than 40 Photoshop aficionados around the world. "Make me beautiful," she said, hoping to bring …

Sri Lanka

23 Reasons Moms Are The Best

As if you had doubts.

cheer

Cracking Mystery Reveals How Electronics Affect Bird Migration

From a glitch in a bird experiment, scientists gain startling insight into the effects of weak broadband waves.<p>In the spring of 2005 Henrik Mouritsen was stumped. Mouritsen, a professor of neurosensory sciences at Germany's University of Oldenburg, had just launched an ambitious investigation into …

17 Movie Posters Improved With Animation

This should be the future of all movie posters, IMO. Thanks to this awesome Imgur user for creating the poster art.

Universal Pictures

21 Types Of People You'll See On Cinco De Mayo

"I LOOOVE GUACAMOLEEEEEEE!"

Cinco de Mayo

How to Set Up a Remote Desktop and Control Your Computer from Anywhere

Desktop computers aren't <i>just</i> antiquated behemoths quietly gathering dust in your parent's house. They also offer an often overlooked processing …

No Forgery Evidence Seen in "Gospel of Jesus's Wife" Papyrus

Scientists find no evidence of fakery in an ancient papyrus scrap saying that Jesus had a wife.<p>Did Jesus have a wife? A controversial papyrus scrap making that suggestion dates to the eighth century A.D., assert a series of just-released scientific reports, which may point to earlier Christian …

21 Stages Of Running Late To Work

It's all fun and games until someone hits "snooze" too many times.

Reddit

11 Scenarios Where Certain Disaster Was Avoided

It could have ended in total disaster, but right at the last split second the crisis was averted.<p>In the following eleven scenarios the outcome seems …

20 Weird Animals That Prove Evolution Was Drunk

Evolution, we need to talk.

Nature

10 Passive Aggressive Posters For The Irritating Moments In Your Life

Now with added kittens!

Posters

17 Most Vicious Puppy Attacks Ever

Warning: the following may contain graphically cute images. Viewer discretion is advised.

Reddit

19 Cats Who Have Absolutely Had It

If you're feelin' cranky, then these cats are your spirit animals.

Reddit

Accused of killing two white girls in South Carolina, George Stinney Jr was tried and electrocuted at the age of 14 in just 83 days. As a judge ponders whether to quash the verdict, Karen McVeigh speaks to the families involved and wonders if his name will ever be cleared http://gu.com/p/3nk7t/fb