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Neil DeGrasse Tyson's best quotes may make you fall in love with science all over again

But deGrasse Tyson also has a serious side, which he reveals time and again in his books, shows, Twitter page, and popular science articles.<p>Often, deGrasse Tyson's humor strikes a serious chord that not only makes us laugh but also think. As a popular science educator, deGrasse Tyson is out to …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit

In 1908, Indian revolutionary Taraknath Das wrote to Leo Tolstoy, by then one of the most famous public figures in the world, asking for the author’s support in India’s independence from British colonial rule. On December 14, Tolstoy, who had spent the last twenty years seeking the answers to …

5 Korean Novels You Should Read Now

South Korea is becoming a major player on the world’s literary scene, beginning with last year’s London Book Fair, which spotlighted Korean literature. In particular, the country’s literary scene is making a name for itself with dark, transgressive fiction by female writers, some of which might not …

Books

A group of middle-aged whites in the U.S. is dying at a startling rate

A large segment of white middle-aged Americans has suffered a startling rise in its death rate since 1999, according to a review of statistics published Monday that shows a sharp reversal in decades of progress toward longer lives.<p>The mortality rate for white men and women ages 45-54 with less than …

Biomedicine

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

Geography

Watch Tool Cover 'No Quarter' Dressed as Led Zeppelin

Monster Mash gig in Tempe on Halloween marks band's first and only gig of 2015<p>Tool's only scheduled tour date of 2015 – a headlining set at Tempe, …

Guitar

Terror returns in 'Outlast 2,' confirmed for fall 2016

<i>Outlast</i> was one of the most horrifying games of 2013 -- and perhaps of all time. Our review called it a "perfect nightmare" of gore, mental strain and tense sound design, and the <i>Whistleblower</i> DLC, which followed in 2014, was similarly heart-pounding. Just two days before Halloween 2015, independent …

‘No Man’s Sky’ release date announced, potential price revealed for PS4

Those looking forward to Sony and Hello Games’ upcoming PS4 exclusive, No Man’s Sky , have been patient and the limits of this patience will be …

No Man's Sky

Beyond a three-way in 3-D: The awkward delights of “Love,” Gaspar Noé’s gorgeous real-sex movie

A French bad-boy filmmaker grabs headlines with real sex and a male orgasm comin’ atcha. But there’s more to “Love”<p>Gaspar Noé is a French filmmaker (although he’s originally from Argentina) who very much belongs to the ambitious, pretentious, self-reflective art-cinema tradition of his country. He …

Home Improvement

It’s a Girl For the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge: Pictures

Cambridge

15 Stripped-Down Photos That Expose the Problems Women Face Today

Their naked bodies do all the talking.<p>In this compelling photo essay, photographer Liora K uses the power of the female form to fight back against the violations she sees to women's rights — attacks on abortion rights, limits to birth control, rape-victim blaming, and unequal pay, to name a few.<p>She …

Feminism

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

The Internet’s Most Thoughtful Hipster Has Put Together the Ultimate Wes Anderson Megamix

If there’s one thing director <b>Wes Anderson</b> is known for its his incredibly meticulous approach to filmmaking. That extends not only to his distinctive visual style, but also the the well-researched, perfectly crafted soundtracks that accompany his films. Well, break out your best corduroy jacket and …

Sufjan Stevens Comes to Grief

Carrie & Lowell, his most challenging album yet, captures the subtle reality of loss.<p>You have to be careful, listening to Sufjan Stevens’s new album. One minute, the finger-picked guitars and lullaby vocals blend pleasingly into the background. The next, you might catch a line of lyrics and realize …

Sufjan Stevens

We Happy Few is very British, very psychedelic and very scary

Compulsion Games' <i>We Happy Few</i> has a striking BioShock-esque art style, a terrific <i>Brave New World</i>-inspired premise and survival mechanics akin to <i>Don't Starve</i>. But after playing it for about 20 minutes at PAX East, I don't know yet if it's fun.<p>Neither does Compulsion, though — and that's totally …

Dystopia

It Follows review – sexual dread fuels a modern horror classic

David Robert Mitchell’s tale of a fatal curse that can only be transmitted to an unwitting lover taps into primal anxieties so effectively you can’t help but be traumatised<p>A friend confessed to me recently that this was the only film to have given him, in adult life, a proper wake-up-sweating …

What Did Cavemen Think About Lust?

<i>Part 1 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Seven Deadly Sins<p><b>About Christopher Ryan's TED Talk</b><p>Christopher Ryan says that human beings are sexual omnivores and hopes that a better understanding of sexual fidelity may end discrimination, shame and unrealistic expectations.<p><b>About Christopher Ryan</b><p>In their book</i> …

TED Talks

Scientists, General Public Have Divergent Views On Science, Report Says

U.S. adults see various science-related topics much differently than do America's top scientists, with the two groups expressing widely divergent views on the safety of genetically modified foods, climate change, human evolution, the use of animals in research and vaccines, according to a new …

Biology

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

The Brain

From “The Bronze” to “Blue is the Warmest Color”: The buzziest film festival sex scenes of the past five years

Here are some of the erotic moments that stunned critics and festival attendees the most<p>Last night's Sundance opening night film “The Bronze,” a comedy about a retired Olympic gymnast, is already generating major buzz for its intensely raunchy sex scenes, which feature two gymnasts making love as …

15 impossible videos of babies and toddlers escaping from cribs

This is a thing on YouTube. Parents using crib monitors, or videotaping kids with other devices, to understand how their babies manage to get out. I …

New Theory Suggests That We Live In The Past Of A Parallel Universe

Whether through Newton's gravitation, Maxwell's electrodynamics, Einstein's special and general relativity or quantum mechanics, all the equations that best describe our universe work perfectly if time flows forward or backward.<p>Of course the world we experience is entirely different. The universe …

Dark Matter

Photographer captures the beautiful chaos of parenting

Parenting is filled with precious moments. Of course, sometimes it's hard to appreciate those moments when you're scraping gum out of your kid's hair.<p>…

Best of the Best in Photos 2014, Part 1

Aphex Twin Answered Questions From Skrillex, Hot Chip, Caribou, Nicholas Jaar, More

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of electronic music magazine <i>Groove,</i> the publication had 25 electronic musicians submit a question for Aphex Twin/Richard D. James, whose 2014 album <i>Syro</i> was his first in 13 years. Artists like Skrillex, Caribou, Apparat, DJ Koze, Nicolas Jaar, Hot Chip and more …

No Man's Sky warps into The Game Awards with a new trailer

<i>No Man's Sky</i> made its latest appearance at The Game Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada tonight.<p>Like last year's debut trailer, this year's video explored some procedurally generated worlds — though these were much more detailed and included planet hopping with a spaceship, flora, fauna, animal life and …

Church: Mormon founder Joseph Smith wed 40 wives

<b>(CNN) —</b> The founder of the Mormon church, Joseph Smith, wed as many as 40 wives, including some who were already married and one as young as 14 years old, the church acknowledged in a surprising new essay.<p>Smith's marital history had been the subject of frequent historical debate, but until recently …

Internet Arcade Makes 900 Classic Games Playable for Free in Browser

No quarters needed.<p>The Internet Arcade has made roughly 900 coin-operated arcade games from the '70s, '80s and '90s available to play for free in web …