The strange comfort of At Home With Amy Sedaris

Maybe winter is already taking its toll on you — have you checked? Short days, dry air, too many people in Burlington Coat Factory, all the interesting coffee flavors double in price. These things take a toll on the body. Luckily, At Home With Amy Sedaris, a new Tuesday night …

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A Crazy Supernova Looks Like a New Kind of Dying Star

In September 2014, astronomers saw a dimming point of light in a small galaxy half a billion light-years away. It looked like an ordinary supernova—a dying star that exploded and whose light was now petering out. But the following January, Zheng “Andrew” Wong, a student intern at Las Cumbres Observatory …

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Gift Guide: 12 Things for the Neat Freak

All of these things are perfectly beautiful. All of these things have designs that exhibit an understated elegance. All of these things will help your loved one keep everything tidy, organized, and just so. All of these things are items they can display proudly on their office desk or in …

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What Climate-Conscious Cities Can Learn From Each Other

This story originally appeared on CityLab and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In many ways, Essen is the envy of cities trying to move past their industrial days. Once the steel and coal center of Germany, Essen’s economic success in the early 20th century was evident in the dust blanketing the city …

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'Justice League' Reading List: 5 Comics to Check Out Now

After much fanfare, Justice League is finally in theaters, complete with Wonder Woman, Batman, The Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg. It’s a jam-packed two hours, but it can still leave people wanting more. For those looking to go—in the parlance of the tagline—”all in” with the film’s heroes, the DC Comics …

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