Amanda Buxton

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Stephen Colbert Goes to Great Lengths to Grill Comey in Mock Senate Hearing

No one invited Stephen Colbert to former FBI director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, but that didn’t stop him from …

Berkeley Biologist: "CRISPR Gene Editing Will Cure Genetic Disease"

The End of Genetic Disease<p>CRISPR-Cas9, the world’s best gene editing tool, has lent itself to a plethora of research and experiments. Scientists owe …

Your Summer of Reading Begins With This Epic List of June's New Scifi and Fantasy Books

It’s June! The days are longer, the nights are warmer, and the amount of new science fiction and fantasy books that will soon be available is truly …

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The physics of Casper the Friendly Ghost: why can’t he open the door?

Twitter spent the holiday weekend debating the science behind the animated spirit. These are some of the questions haunting cartoon buffs<p><b>Name:</b> Casper the Friendly Ghost.<p><b>Age:</b> 78. Casper was created in 1939 by American illustrators Seymour Reit and Joe Oriolo.

The Dystopian Novels Every Woman Should Read After The Handmaid's Tale

Sales of George Orwell’s dystopian classic <i>1984</i> surged on Amazon after Donald Trump was elected president last November. A debate raged as to whether …

9 Addictive YA Reads

<i>Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.</i><p><i>It</i>’<i>s Not Like It’s a Secret</i> by Misa Sugiura<p>“Well-paced, brimming with drama, and utterly vital. <i>(Fiction. 14-18)</i>” Sugiura debuts with an angst-y coming-of-age narrative set at the intersections of identity, family, and first love. Read …

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He told us who he was: The L.A. Times discovers Donald Trump’s vileness — why was any of it a surprise?

<b>(AP/Evan Vucci)</b><p>Mainstream media are shocked to discover the president is a mendacious bigot. Were they not paying attention?<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>April 5, 2017 8:59am (UTC)<p>To great acclaim and praise, the Los Angeles Times has made a great discovery. In the opening salvo of a four-part series of essays …

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Debate over opioid treatment hits home in Trump country

<b>Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania (CNN) —</b> By the time he landed at Bowling Green Brandywine treatment center in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, Kurt Farmer was living out of his car and had overdosed twice in three weeks. He was resuscitated by Narcan, a nasal spray that reverses the effects of opioids. …

Can Mike Pence ever keep it in his pants? Stephen Colbert investigates

If you were one of the millions of people confused AF by yesterday's insane reveal about Mike Pence's dining preferences, you are not alone.<p>Stephen …

This Tiny Fish Uses Giant Fangs to Inject Heroin-Like Venom Into Would-Be Predators

Nature is savage.<p>Scientists have discovered a chemically unique venom in small tropical fish known as fang blennies. Unlike most venomous creatures, …

3 Examples Of Rampant Sexism In The Non-GMO Movement

When it comes to GMOs, consumer attitudes vary, though they’re not as polarized as the pro and anti sides make them out to be. Though polls funded by anti-GMO groups claim 9 in 10 people want these foods labeled, only 1 in 6 respondents in a recent Pew Research Center study said they “care a great …

10 Questions for Creating Believable Fictional Characters

How Do I Create Believable Characters?<p>Updated May 14, 2018<p>Creating complex, ​well-rounded characters requires time thinking about how your characters …

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman review – nice dramatic narratives, but where’s the nihilism?

With its chatty gods and gentle giants, Gaiman’s good-natured version of the mythos lacks brutal tragedy at its heart<p>Any retelling of a tale from times long past must be an interpretation, a translation into language and concepts that the present audience understands. The original myth may have …

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Movie Review: To Walk Invisible - Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

<i>To Walk Invisible</i><p>by Sally Wainwright<p>BBC Wales<p>Monday night, The Bitches gathered around our TV sets to watch <i>To Walk Invisible</i>, a PBS drama about the …

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How Nan Talese Blazed Her Pioneering Path through the Publishing Boys’ Club

Not only is Nan Talese the revered editor of authors such as Ian McEwan and Margaret Atwood, but as the wife of Gay Talese, she’s also one half of one of publishing’s most glamorous and mysterious couples. Evgenia Peretz charts Nan’s career and roller-coaster marriage—just as her husband plans to …

Top 10 books about fathers

From Shakespeare to Seamus Heaney, the author selects his favourites from a tradition where the most interesting characters are very often absent<p>Until recently, I did not seek out books about fathers. Perhaps because, until two-and-a-half years ago, I had a father of my own who seemed as good a …

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Irish Fiction

<b>HIMSELF</b><br>By Jess Kidd<br>375 pp. Atria, $26.<p>Kidd’s debut novel is a variation on a theme long favored in Irish fiction, the quest for truth by someone whose origins have been concealed. When an insouciant car thief named Mahony receives an unexpected letter telling him more than he ever knew about how …

Will It S'more? with Jimmy Fallon, Rhett & Link (Good Mythical Morning)

I Did Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Workout. It Nearly Broke Me.

Pumping iron with RBG’s personal trainer is no joke.<p>In the early hours of Nov. 9, as stock markets began to rally on the news of Donald Trump’s upset win, there was another dramatic spike afoot. Interest in the bone density and cholesterol levels of an 83-year-old woman from Flatbush, New York, was …

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