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thrilling new details about ‘american horror story: hotel’ are here

including lady gaga<p>Book your reservation and start packing your bags now because the premiere date for the fifth season of Ryan Murphy’s <i>American Horror Story</i> has been set for October, 7 2015, accompanied by a fancy new logo for the series.<p>Much like previous seasons, Murphy has been tight-lipped …

Why aren't there more grandparents in books?

Roald Dahl gives a prominent place to grandparents, but JK Rowling ignores them. Where are all the grandparents in fiction?<p>If you look through your bookshelves, you’d be hard pushed to find many scenes with grandparents in them.<p>Unless you’re a fan of <b>Roald Dahl</b> – which, let’s face it, all sensible …

Prince: Record Contracts Are "Slavery"

The Purple One surprises 10 attendees at the National Association of Black Journalists with an impromptu sit down chat about streaming services, #BlackLivesMatter, and why he’s teaming up with Jay Z. “Record contracts are just like … I’m gonna say the word, slavery.”<p>CHANHASSEN, Minnesota — The room …

Elsa the Lioness: The Spirit of Born Free on World Lion Day

Changing Planet<p>There is a moving moment in the film Born Free, when Elsa the lioness walks across an African savannah towards the couple who hand-reared her. She had spent a week trying to fend for herself in northern Kenya. As she approaches them, they see that their experiment hasn’t worked: She …

Protecting Indigenous Peoples’ Rights, Conserving Biodiversity

Changing Planet<p>On August 9 the world will commemorate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. This year the focus is on health and wellbeing. That topic engages me particularly as a conservationist working in the Amazon. The Bolivia program of WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) …

Biodiversity

14 Out-Of-This-World Photos Of Friday's Blue Moon

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Why Do Glowing Sharks Glow?

There are about 550 species of shark in the oceans. Around twelve percent of them glow.<p>These luminous fish belong to two groups: the kitefin sharks and the lanternsharks. They are little creatures, no bigger than 50 centimeters long, and they feed on small fish, squid, and crustaceans. They also …

Zoology

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Travel

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On the Charts: Big Sean 'Blessed' to Be Number One

On the strength of smash singles "I Don't Fuck With You" and "Blessings," Big Sean's <i>Dark Sky Paradise</i> soared to the top of the Billboard 200, giving …

Music

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Language

Miniature Street Art Installations Take Over London

Street artist Slinkachu's idyllic scenes play out in puddles and street cracks.<p>Street artist Slinkachu’s work is best viewed under a magnifying glass: a lady swings on a matchstick, children play in the pool made from melting popsicle juice, and a couple crosses a river of Sprite. In an upcoming …

Art

People Are Harassing Government MPs With Hilarious Apple iMessages

MPs are linking their work emails to Apple devices. UPDATE: attorney general George Brandis de-links email from work account.<p>It effectively means anyone can send an iMessage to Mr Brandis, who has been leading the government's controversial mandatory metadata collection efforts.<p>A list of government …

Why Is Marvel So Fascinated By A Teenage Spider-Man?

Peter Parker is essentially the original teen hero in many comic readers eyes - the balance between his teenage life and the great responsibility of …

This 'Saved by the Bell' Reunion Is the Best Thing Ever

Zack, Kelly, Slater, and Jessie look ... exactly the same?<p>Last night, Jimmy Fallon made magic happen: He reunited the cast (or most of the cast—where are you, Lisa Turtle?!) of <i>Saved by the Bell.</i> Actually, he went beyond a reunion: Jimmy actually brought Zack, Kelly, Slater, Jessie, and even Mr. …

Beverly Hills

Measuring This Brain Region Could Predict Depression And Anxiety Years Before It Hits

We all encounter challenges and obstacles in life, such as divorce, death, illness and unemployment. But while some people are highly resilient and able to cope with these stresses, others struggle deeply, and may experience anxiety and depression as a result.<p>So why is it that some of us thrive in …

See How Subway Systems Have Evolved in the Last Century

Brooklyn Rapid Transit Co., 1058, 1910-20s (from a portfolio of 20 Ferrotyped gelatin silver prints)<br>© Photographer Unknown—Courtesy of Stephen Bulger …

Zero Stroke Was A Mental Illness That Affected An Entire Country

Have you spent a day busily procrastinating by playing tetris, gone to bed and dreamed of playing tetris? If so you might just have the faint echo of …

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Knows The Meaning Of Life

There aren't many people I would trust to have a valid answer to the question "What is the meaning of life?" but astrophysicst Neil deGrasse Tyson …

Review: In American Sniper, Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper Are Right on Target

His father, taking young Chris out shooting, observes the boy’s instant expertise with a rifle and says appreciatively, “You got a gift. You’re gonna …

Nicki Minaj on Black Artists Speaking Out: 'Look What Happened to Kanye'

Speaking out for the first time about the spate of police violence against unarmed black men this year, Nicki Minaj calls the unpunished killing of …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Best Science Fiction And Fantasy Books Of 2014

This was a crazy good year for books. There was mind-expanding science fiction —including William Gibson's return to the future! — along with …

Archaeologists Have Dig Licenses Revoked After "Million Mummies" Claim

A team of archaeologists from Brigham Young University in Utah have had their excavation license revoked by the Egyptian Antiquities Ministry after …

Why 19th Century Scientists Believed That Life Originated In Space

The Panspermia Hypothesisholds that life on our planet traces its origins to space—say, a microbe-laden meteorite landing on primordial Earth. The …

Behold Your Next Desktop Wallpaper: NuSTAR's First Picture Of The Sun

This new shot of the sun shining through in high-energy x-rays is so ridiculously gorgeous it's actually making us angry.<p>This is officially the first …

A solar flare peaked at 7:28 p.m. EST on December 19, and the NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory caught this stunning image of it. Image: NASA/SDO

Video Shows Moments Before Police Shooting Near Ferguson, Missouri

A man was shot and killed by a police officer Tuesday in Berkeley, Missouri, authorities said -- sparking new unrest in a region already reeling …

Here's How to Fix Your Cracked iPhone Screen

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