‘It’s never going to be easy’: Former kidnapping victims explain what the long healing process will be like for 13-year-old Jayme Closs

Barron County Sheriff’s Department via AP, Barron County Sheriff’s Department/Facebook Jayme Closs, 13, has been found alive in rural Wisconsin nearly three months after a man allegedly murdered her parents and kidnapped her. Former kidnapping victims Elizabeth Smart and Katie Beers said Jayme has a long, challenging healing process ahead of her. They said the […]

Physics can explain the fastball’s unexpected twist, new study finds

Enlarge / Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw delivers the pitch during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox in Game Five of the 2018 World Series at Dodger Stadium. (credit: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) The fastball is, as its name implies, the fastest pitch in major league baseball, reaching speeds in excess of […]

‘Explain this censorship’: Facebook removes Guardian writer’s video on British colonial crimes

Guardian columnist George Monbiot is the latest to decry Facebook’s increased censorship after a video he made, on the crimes of European colonialism, was taken down by the tech giant. In his tweet, following the removal of the video Monbiot wrote: “Here’s our video about the airbrushing of colonial history, that @facebook has gone and […]

Trump takes a minute to explain the obvious: It's the president's job to talk to foreign leaders

Apparently seeking once again to dispel his opponents’ scorn over his diplomatic practices, US President Donald Trump has tweeted out a video address. In it, he explains that world leaders sometimes meet and it’s a good thing. It takes Trump just under a minute to state something that only needs spelling out in the craziness […]

‘I want my daughter to have a future’: Returning Syrian refugees explain urge to come back home

As the Syrian Army moves closer to regaining control over the last remaining militant-occupied areas, a growing number of refugees are returning to begin rebuilding their lives. RT asked some of them why they are coming home. Between January and October of last year, 700,000 Syrians returned home from abroad, according to UN data. One […]

Experts explain why Michael Cohen would make the surprising decision to break up with his lawyers — and if he’s signaling he may be ready to flip

AP Photo/Seth Wenig Experts reacted to news that President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer Michael Cohen was breaking up with his legal team. They explained what rationale could be behind the surprise parting of ways, and if the split means it is more likely Cohen will soon agree to cooperate with prosecutors. Cohen is under criminal […]

Could dark matter atoms explain a recent observation?

Early this year, a project called EDGES managed to take the Universe’s temperature at a time when the very first stars were forming. The results were somewhat confusing in that the Universe’s regular matter seemed to be much cooler than we’d expect, based on the energy it had shortly after the Big Bang. If the […]

Watch Christopher Nolan Explain the Structure of ‘Memento’

Memento wasn’t Christopher Nolan‘s first film, but it was the film that put him on the map. In a vintage interview, Nolan breaks out the chalkboard to break down the complex narrative structure of Memento. Christopher Nolan Memento Video Just in case you need a refresher, Memento is Christopher Nolan’s 2001 mystery film starring Guy Pearce. Pearce […]

Avengers Infinity War: Writers explain THAT Captain Marvel scene ‘The best chance of hope’

WARNING: Spoilers ahead for Avengers: Infinity War. The character, played by Brie Larson, will make her debut in next year’s Captain Marvel solo movie, before popping up in Avengers 4. The post-credits tag on Infinity War saw Nick Fury using a communication device to make contact with the hero – real name Carol Danvers – […]