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'The Big Bang Theory' Season 8 News, Spoilers: Sheldon Records Final Installment of 'Fun With Flags'

The previous episode of the hit sitcom "The Big Bang Theory" Season 8 was by far the "most heartfelt episode" of the season so far. Yet the show still never failed to make its viewers laugh.

Too Big Fails

In the last few years we have been regularly treated with the phrase TO BIG TO FAIL. That term was used to describe certain types of financial institutions which, IF they failed, would likely wreck such havoc throughout our economy and...Show More Summary

Can a church be too big to fail?

The designation “Too Big to Fail” usually makes us think of large banks, propped up by taxpayer funds during the 2008 financial crisis. But the central questions it raises—When do we have a responsibility to save an institution? And who should be on the hook to save it?—apply beyond the finance industry. Each of us […]

Kentucky Looks Too Big to Fail After Romp over Kansas at 2014 Champions Classic

Putting a nice bow on a tipoff marathon that featured more than a few blowouts, Kentucky and its extremely talented front line made a statement against Kansas in a 72-40 beatdown at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The statement is that these Wildcats are unstoppable giants. Kansas is a very big, talented team. Show More Summary

Universal Thinks the Monsters Films Are Failing Because They’re “Horror”…

I’ve been truly excited to see the return of Universal Monsters to the big screen, especially now that the studio is thinking mega-franchise with them. But then I saw Dracula Untold, which is the first in the new series. It was so bad that I’ve turned against the ambitious plan. If they can’t even get […]

Here's What Big Oil Has in the Pipes if Keystone Fails

This story originally appeared in the Huffington Post and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. TransCanada Corp., the company seeking to build the Keystone XL pipeline, has teamed up with the world's largest...Show More Summary

The King's Deryni

I've been a big fan of this series for well over two decades and it's always with great pleasure that I return to the Deryni universe. Now 40+ years in the making, Katherine Kurtz's landmark series seldom fails to satisfy longtime fans. Show More Summary

Big Moves the Yankees Could Actually Pull off This Offseason

After failing to reach the playoffs for the second year in a row, the New York Yankees are bound to have a busy offseason ahead of them. The hot stove is upon us and players are already starting to fall off big boards and wish lists across Major League Baseball. Show More Summary

Lost Truck Driver Lands Big Rig On Public Park’s Footbridge, Blames GPS

There’s using technology to help you figure out where you’re going, and then there’s leaning so heavily on your device that you fail to observe the wrongness of those directions even as you’re blindly following them. Where you’ll end up is anyone’s guess, as one truck driver proved by landing his semi in a public park where it definitely was … [More]

Sears Holdings' Proposed REIT Won't Right the Sinking Ship

shutterstock Sears Holdings (SHLD) has failed to impress investors as a growth stock in recent years, so now it's exploring a new income-producing corporate structure that could yield big dividends if it pans out. Shares of the parent...Show More Summary

Big Moves the Baltimore O's Could Actually Pull off This Offseason

The offseason is always an interesting time for Major League Baseball. With free agents on the market and teams looking to deal for talent that could be on the move, the winter hot-stove season never fails to surprise or entertain. The Baltimore Orioles are a team that could be active this winter. Show More Summary

Kim Kardashian's Entire Body Is Naked in this Paper Mag Shoot

Looks like Paper mag's big "break the internet" plan was simple: full-frontal Kim Kardashian. (Sadly her naked photos failed to break the internet on previous attempts, but maybe this time will be different.) Anyway, the very NSFW shots are certainly befitting of a Vogue cover model and Kanye is probably very proud. Read more...

Big Banks Busted Massively Manipulating Foreign Exchange, Precious Metals … And Every Other Market

Currency Markets Are Rigged Currency markets are massively rigged. And see this and this. Reuters notes today: Regulators fined six major banks including Citigroup (C.N) and UBS (UBSN.VX) a total of $4.3 billion for failing to stop traders from trying to manipulate the foreign exchange market, following a year-long global investigation. Show More Summary

Michigan Football: How Wolverines Failed to Meet Expectations in 2014

Instead of sitting comfortably at 8-2 or 7-3, Michigan is stuck in a rut at 5-5 (3-3 Big Ten), fighting for bowl eligibility and searching for a little respect before closing an incredibly disappointing, yet familiar, season under coach Brady Hoke. But it wasn’t supposed to be this way for Team 135—not by a long shot. Show More Summary

Is the U.S.-China Climate Announcement as Big a Deal as It Seems?

last weekNews : James Fallows

Today's news doesn't mean that global climate negotiations will succeed. But it means they're no longer guaranteed to fail.

New rules proposed this week would require the world's biggest banks to hold more capital, in an eff

New rules proposed this week would require the world's biggest banks to hold more capital, in an effort to (begin trying to) put an end to the "Too Big to Fail" dynamic. If this doesn't work we can always smash them. Read more...

Will this plan end the era of "too big to fail"?

Global financial regulators want to force systemically important banks to have a larger capital cushion

Maryland Basketball: Complete Roster, Season Preview for 2014-15 Terrapins

The Maryland Terrapins, making their Big Ten debut this season, will be hoping to rebound from a lackluster 2013-14 campaign that saw them finish with a pedestrian 17-15 mark, missing out on the Big Dance and failing to even qualifyShow More Summary

'Battle Worlds: Kronos' for iPad Review - A Potentially Great Strategy Game that Fails to Fully Deliver

Battle Worlds: Kronos [$9.99 (HD) / Free (HD)] is the iOS debut release for developer KING Art. As a big departure from their previous work, it's surprising how ambitious this game is. The game is a turn based hex grid futuristic war game that focuses primarily on tactical maneuvers, focused fire, and ammo/armor management. With

Sesame Street Is Middle-Aged and Awesome

Big Bird and the gang have ruled children’s television for 45 years, failing to be derailed by Dora the Explorer or Katy Perry’s breasts. Can you tell me how ‘Sesame Street’ got here?

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