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7 hours ago

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson files for divorce from wife of two years

Russell Wilson has filed for divorce from his wife of over two years.


1 day ago

The end of typing? Speech recognition technology is getting better and better.

I’m not typing this article. I’m dictating it to my iPhone as I walk down the busy city street on the way to my office in the West Village. Admittedly the iPhone’s speech-recognition features went [sic] meant for composing full-length articles for publication. Sorry, that should have been “weren’t.” Some…


2 days ago

Why we need a maximum wage

The debate about rising economic inequality that’s been building since the financial crisis of 2008 has approached a boiling point in recent weeks thanks to the publication in English of French economist Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century. The book has already received a rave review by Paul Krugman in the New York Review […]


2 days ago

Whales or dinosaurs: What are the biggest, heaviest, longest animals ever?

In 1841, in the early days of paleontology, the notoriously cantankerous anatomist Richard Owen, the man who would later coin the term “dinosaur,” stood before his colleagues at the Geological Society of London to announce the discovery of an enormous extinct reptile. The monster was represented by only a smattering…


3 days ago

A Loch Ness Monster sighting on Apple Maps is prompting an overall increase in sightings.

If it’s on Apple Maps, it must be real. Nessie enthusiasts found the smudge above in one of Apple Map’s satellite photos of Loch Ness a few months ago, and now reported sightings are on the rise. The smear appears to be about 100 feet long and is located at…


6 days ago

Mike Tyson shows he can pitch

Former heavyweight champion of the world Mike Tyson throws out the first pitch at a Pirates game.


1 week ago

Kepler-186f: Earth-size planet in the habitable zone.

I have some cautiously exciting exoplanets news: Astronomers have announced the discovery of a planet that is very nearly the same size as Earth and orbiting its star in the habitable zone-that is, at the right distance from its star to have liquid water on its surface. We don’t know…


1 week ago

Alan Thicke, Tanya Thicke On ‘Unusually Thicke’ And Returning To TV

Most of the TV-viewing public knows Canadian actor Alan Thicke as Dr. Seaver from “Growing Pains.” As of late, he’s come to be known as “Robin Thicke’s father.”

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