Now that the regular season is coming to an end, a fair amount of the 2015 NFL draft order is set in stone. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tennessee Titans are at the top of the board, and both are in need of a franchise quarterback. Whether...Show More Summary
Entering Sunday’s action, only four men in NFL history have run the ball for more than 96 yards from scrimmage. Lamar Miller made it five in the third quarter against the Jets. One play after the Dolphins Defense stoned the Jets on fourth down, Miller took the ball from Ryan Tannehill and eluded a couple…
We had the pleasure of visiitng the bustling town of Burford in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds during our visit in 2012. The beautiful honeycolored stone struck us as very beautiful. While the main high street of Burford is very busy (it’s...Show More Summary
By the end of 2013, Pope Francis had landed on the cover of Rolling Stone, was Time magazine's Person of the Year
A Transformation A schoolboy was playing truant in the street when he saw an old woman grinding an iron pestle on a stone. Being curious, the boy asked the old woman what she was doing. "I am going to grind this pestle into a needle to sew cloth with," answered the old woman. Show More Summary
Oops. Well, not really "oops" as in I disobeyed the abusive overlords but you see the issue. Did something deteriorate over the last 48 hours? No. Just the authority of the branding. Besides, who the heck picks Boxing Day as a deadline? The only question is whether the beer is worthy of my attention. Show More Summary
ASHE SCHOW: The Year Of Campus Sexual Assault That Wasn’t: The story did not turn out to be as advertised. Jackie, who told Rolling Stone she had a date the night she was allegedly gang raped, made up the story about the man who supposedly took her to the frat party — even creating fake […]
FACTS ARE STUBBORN THINGS: Cathy Young: The Crusade Against “Rape Culture” Stumbles. “The Rolling Stone account of a horrific fraternity gang rape at the University of Virginia, which many advocates saw as a possible ‘tipping point’—a shocking wake-up call demonstrating that even the most brutal sexual assaults on our college campuses are tacitly tolerated—has unraveled […]
December has not been a good month for the feminist crusade against the "rape culture." The Rolling Stone account of a horrific fraternity gang rape at the University of Virginia, which many advocates saw as a possible "tipping point"—a...Show More Summary
YouTube host Tom Scott (previously) celebrated the recent winter solstice by taking a trip to Avebury, an ancient stone structure in Wiltshire, England, to discuss the concept of Ley lines, a perceived alignment of ancient historical and geographical sites. The Avebury henge is actually larger than its better-known sibling, Stonehenge. It’s basically a hipster version […]
YouTube host Tom Scott (previously) celebrated the recent winter solstice by taking a trip to Avebury, an ancient stone structure in Wiltshire, England, to discuss the concept of Ley line, a perceived alignment of ancient historical and geographical sites. The Avebury henge is actually larger than its better known sibling, Stonehenge. It’s basically a hipster […]
Why do pigs dig for black truffles even though someone takes the tasty treats away before they can eat them? Why do people pay over $300 for three ounces of the rare black mushrooms? Could both be doing it because truffles give them a high that’s a...
Featuring Emma Stone lip-synching, Daniel Radcliffe rapping and a whole bunch of other celebrities reading mean tweets about themselves
Scientists have discovered the oldest stone tool found in Turkey, proving that humans migrated from Asia to Europe earlier than was previously thought. The findings, published in the journal Quaternary Science Reviews, show that humans moved from Asia to Europe about 1.2 million years ago. Show More Summary
An early human dropped a stone tool on a floodplain in what is now Turkey about 1.2 million years ago. Today, its discovery is helping scientists pinpoint when humans began their move from Asia to Europe. The quartzite flake, described in Quaternary Science Reviews, is "the earliest securely-dated artifact...
This 1.2 million-year-old stone tool found in Turkey shows that the ancestors of humans, Homo erectus, were hanging around in Turkey long before we evolved. Something about the region has long been attractive to us. Over a million years after this tool was made, humans built some of the world's first cities in the same area. Read more...
“Christmas Card to Grace Hartigan” by Frank O’Hara (1926-1966): There’s no holly, but there is the glass and granite towers and the white stone lions and the pale violet clouds. And the great tree of balls in Rockefeller Plaza is public. Christmas is green and general like all great works of the imagination, swelling from […]
Emma Stone grabs some wine from a shop in the West Village before heading to work on Wednesday (December 24) in New York City. The 26-year-old actress braved the rainy weather with the help of an umbrella holder. Emma will be taking a break from her Broadway show Cabaret next month to travel to Los [...]
The Paleolithic diet, or caveman diet, a weight-loss craze in which people emulate the diet of plants and animals eaten by early humans during the Stone Age, gives modern calorie-counters great freedom because those ancestral diets likely differed substantially over time and space, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Kent State University. Their […]
As we head into the final Sunday of the 2014 regular season, only one potential playoff team has its January destiny set in stone. The New England Patriots clinched home-field advantage in the AFC following the Broncos' loss Monday night, giving Bill Belichick the option to rest his starters. After that? Anarchy. Show More Summary