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The nominations for the 2015 Academy Awards were announced this morning. “Boyhood” received a total of six nominations, including best picture, best actor in a supporting role (Ethan Hawke), best actress in a supporting role (Particia...
A view is seen from the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) in Sao Sebastiao do Uatuma in the middle of the Amazon forest in Amazonas state January 10, 2015. Photo by Bruno Kelly/Reuters Last August, construction began deep in the Amazon rainforest...
“Gangnam Style” — at over 2 trillion views on YouTube, if for some reason you haven’t seen (or heard) this K-pop sensation, go ahead and click through. We’ll wait. Slightly more forgivable, although only less so, is...
Courtesy McGovern Institute for Brain Research/MIT For a parent, the diaper has a short life and a simple mission. Once removed from the baby’s bottom and disposed of in the diaper pail, the typical diaper has served its purpose. But it turns...
U.S. Senator-elect Joni Ernst, who is a Lt. Colonel in the Iowa Army National Guard, will deliver the GOP’s response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday. Photo by Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via Getty...
WASHINGTON — Renewing a push for paid leave for workers, President Barack Obama on Thursday will call on Congress, states and cities to pass measures to allow tens of millions of workers to earn up to a week of paid sick time a year, the White House...