Is Kim Jong Un the Last Bad Bond Guy?

Is Kim Jong Un the Last Bad Bond Guy?

The morning of July 1 last summer began like any other for Peter Hahn, a 74-year-old who had come to do extraordinary things in a place that he would never call godforsaken but which, nonetheless, is. Tumen, China, sits on the border with North Korea; it’s a gritty city of 140,000, more than half of which is ethnically Korean.

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Will ‘Parks and Recreation’ Be the Last Great NBC Comedy?

Will 'Parks and Recreation' Be the Last Great NBC Comedy?

The departure of Parks and Recreation Tuesday night marked an even greater loss for TV than one might think. The show had an undeniably good run—seven seasons, with perhaps a slight quality dip in the middle before it rebounded for a grand sendoff. But its finale means there are now only three comedy programs currently broadcast by NBC: About a Boy, Marry Me and Undateable, not one of which is a crown jewel in the network's roster.

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A Sprinter’s Fight to Prove She’s a Woman

A Sprinter's Fight to Prove She's a Woman

In a matter of two months, Dutee Chand went from being hailed as India's "sure shot Olympic medalist" to studying to become a train ticket collector. It all began last summer, a few days before a team of more than 200 Indian athletes was set to leave for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Chand, the 18-year-old 100m national champion sprinter, was dropped from the list.

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Internet slang meets American Sign Language

Internet slang meets American Sign Language

As language evolves, the powers that regulate language tend to shift. Just look at the Oxford English Dictionary, who added terms like “duck face,” “lolcat,” and “hawt” to their prestigious lexicon this past December.

But how do these new, internet-laden turns of phrase enter the sign language community? Was there a way of expressing “selfie" in ASL, was there a sign for “photobomb?” Our simplistic question turned into a larger conversation about the nature of communication.

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Stone Age Britons Were Eating Wheat 2,000 Years Before They Farmed It

Stone Age Britons Were Eating Wheat 2,000 Years Before They Farmed It

Scientists have recovered cultivated wheat DNA from an 8,000-year-old submerged site off the British coast. The finding suggests hunter-gatherers were trading for the grain long before they grew it.

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It’s So Cold You Could Walk Across Lake Erie

It’s So Cold You Could Walk Across Lake Erie

Let's make this clear right away: In no way is it a good idea to trek from United States to Canada via Lake Erie, which is currently a frozen wasteland of ice, wind, and snow. But perils aside, is it possible? Especially considering that, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 95 percent of Lake Erie is now covered by ice.

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