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6:48 pm
Sat August 30, 2014

The Other Rock History

Singer Ian Curtis on stage in 1980 with Joy Division, whose song "Transmission" is among those explored in Greil Marcus' book The History of Rock 'N' Roll in Ten Songs.
Rob Verhorst Redferns

Originally published on Sat August 30, 2014 8:43 pm

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Animals
6:34 pm
Sat August 30, 2014

When Wildlife Documentaries Jump The Shark

Discovery Channel identifies the shark in this promotional image as the "Shark of Darkness." And in the "documentary" by that name, supposed scientists describe how this monster "submarine" shark is over 30 feet long. But submarine sharks aren't real, and the documentary is fake — an important fact critics say is easy to miss.
Chris Fallows Discovery Channel

Originally published on Sat August 30, 2014 8:22 pm

This summer's Shark Week on the Discovery Channel was the highest-rated in the special's 27-year history. But that success has also brought complaints.

The network has been criticized for pushing entertainment at the cost of science, with "documentaries" that advance dubious theories — or are entirely fake. Discovery Channel has aired specials about everything from mythical monster sharks in Louisiana's rivers to long-extinct Megalodons supposedly still swimming the seas.

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Middle East
5:29 pm
Sat August 30, 2014

Saavy PR Campaign Has Lured Many To Fight In Syria's Civil War

Originally published on Sat August 30, 2014 6:37 pm

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Sports
5:29 pm
Sat August 30, 2014

Len Elmore: Black Athletes Need To Speak Out About Ferguson

Originally published on Sat August 30, 2014 8:00 pm

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Business
5:29 pm
Sat August 30, 2014

Beware: Your Uber Ride May Come With A Side Of Oversharing

Originally published on Sat August 30, 2014 6:37 pm

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