The cold-blooded murders of NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos have sparked a lot of hot takes, but perhaps none so bold and drastically wrong than the one offered by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who cast the blame squarely on "four months of propaganda, starting with the president, that everybody should hate the police." He said black leaders, in particular, have contributed to "an atmosphere of severe, strong anti-police hatred in certain communities." Giuliani went out of his way to be clear that he's not blaming a handful of bad apples.
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There's a surprisingly rich body of research about swearing. Academics have studied the prevalence of accidental obscenities on live TV, the frequency with which nurses are sworn at by patients, and, naturally, the significance of swear words in Quentin Tarantino films.
Everything good — including the first season of Serial — must come to an end. The good news is there are hundreds of great, interesting podcasts out there that aren't Serial.
It used to be that the TV series Americans were able to consume were all pretty much produced right here in the US.
Loyola University law professor Justin Levitt tried to quantify the epidemic of voter ID fraud that's forcing so many states to pass restrictive voter ID laws.
The most talked about sketch from last night's Saturday Night Live hosted by Amy Adams was a long, winding parody on Serial, the podcast about a 1999 murder in Baltimore.
Today, you might already know, is the winter solstice. That means for people living in the Northern Hemisphere, it's the longest night of the year.
Two New York City police officers were reportedly shot and killed on Saturday. Here's what we know so far.
Stem-cell scientist Haruko Obokata has resigned from her position at Riken research institute after being unable to replicate her "breakthrough" STAP technique for making stem cells, the BBC reports.
In almost any other country, having the United States accuse your government of hacking into a major American corporation would be a cause for concern.
One of the stranger aspects of the modern human-pet relationship is that many cat owners recreationally dose their pets with a psychoactive drug.
So you're a recent college grad who just blasted your resume to a thousand employers, and none of them is calling you back?
The metric system is far superior to the bizarre system of feet, miles, pounds, and gallons used in the United States. The whole rest of the world seems to get this.
See that cup of coffee you grabbed this morning? That delicious, life-sustaining beverage comes from coffee beans.
Friday at midnight, 80s pop queen Madonna dropped a new song and announced her new album, Rebel Heart.
After the Sony hack, North Korea's gotten a lot of attention for its belligerent foreign policy. But it's also worth remember that, as a result of the Kim dynasty's misrule over the last 60 years, the North is unbelievably, crushingly poor.
If you want people to consume less water, there are roughly two ways you could do it. One is to raise the price of water, and the other is to simply mandate that everyone cut back on their water consumption.
In 2010, on a nerdish whim, Ivan Oransky — a medical editor and physician — co-founded the website Retraction Watch with his journalist friend, Adam Marcus.
David Letterman hates holiday music, according to his band leader, Paul Shaffer, quoted in the New York Times.