Why Did 60,000 Antelope Drop Dead Over Four Days?

September 3rd, 2015

When 60,000 critically endangered saiga antelope dropped dead in central Kazakhstan in June, it had to have been a major bummer for the veterinarians who had just arrived to study the herd. Those wildlife vets have since become detectives, trying to unravel an Agatha Christie-worthy puzzle. Now they think they have a culprit, but it’s a baffling one.

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Moghul: The Muslim world is broken

September 3rd, 2015


Toddler’s image stops us in our tracks

September 3rd, 2015


Facebook number: Great or scary?

September 3rd, 2015


Was Tom Brady ambushed?

September 3rd, 2015

Football, baseball, soccer and virtually every sport on the planet have one thing in common: They all have rules that are supposed to protect the integrity of the game. When rules get broken, everyone loses.


The spirit of being and looking ‘fresh’

September 3rd, 2015

Silver Spring, Maryland, seemed like Candy Land when my mother, sister and I moved to Astoria, Queens, in 1977. My father, who was a professor at Howard University in Washington, D.C., had run his relationship with my mother into the ground. He wound up moving to New York after my parents split, and I’m pretty sure that our arrival in Queens was connected to the idea of being able to maintain a fairly consistent, real-time relationship with pops.


Cop faked attack, shot his own car

September 3rd, 2015

A police officer lied when he said somebody shot at his patrol car, causing it to crash and catch fire, said Millis, Massachusetts, police Sgt. William Dwyer on Thursday.


The making of the best film of all time

September 3rd, 2015

On September 5, 1941, “Citizen Kane” was released widely across the United States.


An Architectural Tour of Trump’s Towers

September 3rd, 2015

Before Donald Trump signed his name to today’s Republican party pledge, he put his name on buildings. Lots of buildings. Sure, presidential candidates have owned real estate before. But no other candidate has been such an ostentatious developer of a real estate empire, with so many gilded phallic structures built in his likeness.

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Prosecutor seeks death penalty in church shootings

September 3rd, 2015

A prosecutor in South Carolina said Thursday she’ll seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof, accused of killing nine people during a prayer meeting at a historic African-American church.