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Bill Murray proclaims himself Cubs-fan-in-chief

Barack Obama maybe be a devoted White Sox supporter, but Chicago’s other team, the Cubs, now have a presidential fan–or at least one that has held court before the White House press corps.

The New Yorker is endorsing Hillary Clinton

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton just got another endorsement this weekend, from the New Yorker magazine.

More than 70 people were killed when a train derailed in Cameroon

At least 70 people were killed and 600 injured after a packed train derailed between two major cities in Cameroon on Oct.

The science behind why we dress up

Fashion guru Tim Gunn felt out of place at the James Beard Foundation Food Conference in New York—”like a mongrel at the Westminster Kennel Club,” he said at the Oct.

Quiz: Science finds most men misread whether a woman is sexually interested. Do you?

Is she interested? That’s the question scientists just asked a bunch of men. Researchers at the University of Iowa had men look at photos of women and rate their perceived sexual interest on a scale of -10 (extremely rejecting) to 10 (extremely interested).

The genius and stupidity of corporate America are on display when companies rebrand for new countries

When Coca-Cola was first sold in China, some called it “bite the wax tadpole.” To others, it was “female horse fastened with wax,” or “wax-flattened mare.” These inscrutable names were the unfortunate result of shopkeepers’ makeshift translations—they used any set of Chinese characters that sounded vaguely like “Coca-Cola.” Coca-Cola quickly regained control over their brand and publicized a new, official translation: Kĕ kŏu kĕ lè in Pinyin, the official Romanization system for Standard Chinese (可口可乐 in Chinese simplified characters).

Science shows the richer you get, the less you pay attention to other people

No one can pay attention to everything they encounter. We simply do not have enough time or mental capacity for it.

Scientists explain how happiness makes us less creative

Corporations intent on making employees more engaged and creative are focusing on happiness as the answer.

If your shampoo says “organic” on the label, it probably doesn’t mean anything

The term “organic” is used broadly on shampoo, makeup, mattresses, even dry cleaning. But is your mattress as organic as your apples?

The scariest thing about the zombies on “Walking Dead” isn’t gory death—it’s eternal life

As you’ve no doubt noticed (unless you’re one of them), the zombies have taken over: the walking dead are on your TV, on your commute, and—to widespread ambivalence—in the East End of London.

How much did Britain cover up its brutal campaign against Kenya’s Mau Mau?

There are two essential elements to any good media story about history. The first is a secret cache of documents which promise to transform our understanding of a particular episode.

“If you want to see Leslie Jones naked, just ask”: On SNL, the comedian strikes back at online trolls

Leslie Jones would be perfectly justified in removing herself from the internet, after a particularly heinous series of racist, mysogynistic, and otherwise abusive attacks on her by online trolls.

Maritime archaeologists accidentally discovered 40 ancient shipwrecks at the bottom of the Black Sea

A group of maritime archeologists studying sea levels in the Black Sea have uncovered 41 shipwrecks this year as a “complete bonus.” The Black Sea Maritime Archeology Project has been trawling the seabed to understand how quickly the water level rose after the last Ice Age, 20,000 years ago.

Donald Trump probably won’t like this “Saturday Night Live” debate satire, either

Tom Hanks, playing the Fox News anchor and debate moderator Chris Wallace, introduced Saturday Night Live‘s spoof of the third US presidential debate as “a lot like the third Lord of the Rings movie—you don’t really want to watch, but you’ve come this far.” Indeed, in an election season that many have called “beyond satire,” the NBC sketch comedy show keeps valiantly trying, with Alec Baldwin playing Republican Donald Trump and Kate McKinnon playing Democrat Hillary Clinton again tonight (Oct.

AT&T is expected to buy Time Warner today in a deal worth over $80 billion

AT&T has reached a formal agreement to buy Time Warner, according to the Wall Street Journal. The deal is expected to be announced later on Saturday in the US.

It’s not looking good for Europe’s mission to Mars

Better luck next time, guys. A joint European/Russian mission to Mars appears to have failed, after NASA released images showing what looks like a crash site where the Schiaparelli spacecraft was supposed to have landed.

What total confidence looks like, in one photo

Both US presidential contenders Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were invited to a charity dinner Oct.

Four philosophy professors in the US support Donald Trump

The typical Donald Trump supporter is a white male without a college degree. But while education level marks a strong dividing line between voters for the Republican presidential candidate and his opponent Hillary Clinton, there are certainly Trump supporters who buck the trend.

The dream of a fully connected future is starting to look like a nightmare

For as long as there’s been an internet, its evangelists have assured us increased connectivity will yield a brighter future.

This MIT Media Lab-engineered “smart crib” is designed to quiet a crying baby in under a minute

Swaddle, Side-stomach, Shush, Swing, Suck. This five-step baby calming technique has made pediatrician Harvey Karp a celebrity among parents desperate for better ways to quell their newborn’s crying fits.