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Let The Games Begin

Let The Games Begin

NBC is proud of showing every Olympics competition live online, and many on TV. So, it makes the decision to air Friday’s opening ceremony via tape delay a seemingly unnecessary provocation to followers accustomed to a see-it-immediately world. The ceremony, narrated by Matt Lauer, Hoda Kotb and Meredith Vieira, was delayed by one hour on […]

The Madman and the Cathedral

The Madman and the Cathedral

There are hundreds of magnificent cathedrals across Europe, so why do streams of visitors journey to a Madrid suburb to see an unfinished cathedral being built largely with discarded materials and without blueprints by an eccentric, elderly man? My wife, two friends and I decided to see for ourselves, leaving behind the museums and tapas […]

Donald Trump Goes Tweet Nazi

Donald Trump Goes Tweet Nazi

 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign on Tuesday inadvertently tweeted a promotional photo featuring what appeared to be Nazi German soldiers superimposed on the U.S. flag alongside the controversial real estate magnate’s face. The gaffe, which Trump’s campaign blamed on an intern, was the latest setback for the TV show host who lost business deals […]

Are Ocean Animals Getting Bigger?

Are Ocean Animals Getting Bigger?

The animals in the ocean have been getting bigger, on average, and not by chance. That is the finding of a huge new survey of marine life past and present, published in the journal Science. It describes a pattern of increasing body size that cannot be explained by random “drift”, but suggests bigger animals generally […]

Anti Valentines Movement In Asia Sells Fear & Hate

Anti Valentines Movement In Asia Sells Fear & Hate

Valentine’s Day has taken off across Asia over the past few decades, embraced by the continent’s booming youth population as well as chocolate and gift-card companies. But the holiday, a relatively recent import from the West, often clashes with conservative cultural forces and, increasingly, anti-capitalist sentiments. Below, a look at how some in India, Japan, […]

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