The New York Times stopped the clock on two weeks in March when there were high-profile attacks that commanded headlines — and attacks in places where they have become almost routine. In that period, they counted 247 men, women and children cut down by Islamist extremists in mass killings carried out at soft targets in six countries.
How an olympian got his start at a facility hand-built by his father.
In the last two weeks, the font of digital secrets has doxed millions of Turkish women, leaked the DNC emails which suggested the site was colluding with the Russian government, and fired off some seriously anti-Semitic tweets. It’s… weird.
Earning 1% interest on a checking account is practically unheard of. Through Aspiration’s Summit account, you're able to make 100x more than what you’d normally make with a big bank checking account.
The spooky director's home is full of oddities, from silicone life-size statutes of literary giants to giant blaster guns. It's frickin' awesome.
After last week's crazy, Trump-tastic Republican Convention, Democrats hoped that this week's Democratic National Convention would be tame in comparison. Luckily for media hungry spectators, it looks like that won't be the case.
People come together with the game, but not through force — they find each other, go outside, and the spark of human interaction just shows itself. It adds something without creating limits.
In an investigative report by the Four Corners TV program, the unsettling conditions in Australian teen prisons are revealed.
Donald Trump, apparently concerned that the Democratic convention is stealing the spotlight this week, held a press conference Wednesday morning and things got weird.
In their tempered devotion to Justin Bieber, his fan men expose a vacillating portrait of contemporary masculinity. They have an ambivalent relationship with Bieber’s latest incarnation — one that’s manly but contrite, angsty but staid, artsy but still a little douchey.
If you're brave enough (and can find your way out to McMurdo Station, Antarctica) you might be able to get yourself a quick tour under the ice.
Well, mostly bottles. The creator, Thomas Kim, also used a few disposable platters, a stepping motor and rectifier circuit.
If you plan on reporting from Russia, you should come prepared to be monitored by the government. Just ask reporters, dissidents and activists in the country, whose tales of surveillance and harassment range from "badly written spy novel" to terrifying.
The new hit Netflix series definitely a strong "ET" vibe going on, but that's not the only classic sci-fi/coming-of-age story it references.
Emo is having a moment right now, so obviously it’s time to dust off your archived August 2002 issue of Seventeen and re-read the teen fashion mag’s infamous, hilarious, and occasionally educational guide to the emo lifestyle.
We've posted enough videos of whales to vouch that they are magnificent and friendly creatures.
Elon Musk's self-described "Master Plan" seems to be a master plan that will increase shareholder value, not ease transportation.
Facebook's $2 billion purchase of VR company Oculus left some scratching their heads. Bloomberg sat down with Mark Zuckerberg to figure out why.
Massive flooding and landslides struck Nepal this week, killing dozens. The flooding also eroded enough of the riverbank on the Tinau river that a suspension bridge collapsed into the river.
Let me cut straight to the chase here: Yeah, there’s a cockroach that gives birth to live young, and, yes, it produces a “milk” that scientists want humans to drink.
Last week, we found out which country was the most rectangular (congrats, Egypt!). This week — which country is the most, uh, circular?
You know that road trip you’ve been talking about all summer? Now’s the time to go. And we’ve done all the legwork for you to make sure it’s awesome. Shotgun!
There are some interesting insights to be gleaned from this map how many people smoke regularly in different areas, but the fact that northern California and Colorado lead the way is not one of them.
Darude, real name Ville Virtanen, was asked in a Reddit AMA today about his authority on the meteorological phenomena and whether he had experienced one during his 41 years of untz-untz-untz-making on Earth.
A good trailer by no means equals a good movie, but this really did give us the heebie jeebies.
Thirty-five years after he tried to kill a president, John Hinckley has won his freedom.
In the future according to coworking companies, we won't just be working at our offices — we'll be living there.
These bone conduction Bluetooth headphones use vibration technology to transmit audio without blocking your ears.
The decision was announced at the start of a pretrial motions hearing for Officer Garrett Miller, who was the next scheduled officer to stand trial.
Harley the cockatoo honestly does not give a crap about your cool cup pyramid. He will take that thing down piece by piece and stomp on your dreams. But we just can't stay mad at him.
"Centre" vs "center." "Aeroplane" vs "airplane." Charting how American English spellings have become the standard spelling over the last century.
In a surprise video presented to Tuesday's audience at the DNC, a super-sized version of Hillary Clinton broke through a virtual glass ceiling of former presidential men. The graphic was very cheesy, but in a glorious way.
Three of the former Libyan dictator’s top officials are living comfortably in Britain despite being wanted in Tripoli for allegedly embezzling millions from the collapsed state — and the UK authorities have done nothing to help investigate.
In a recent paper, researchers from the University of Maryland discovered an asymmetry in the recovery of circadian rhythms after a travel disruption. Our brains have pacemaker cells that drive our natural rhythms.
Michelle Obama's comment during her DNC speech that she woke up every morning in a building built by slaves has sent certain sections of the commentariat into a tizzy. Still, we didn't quite expect Bill O'Reilly to go full-on "benevolent slavery."
A new study from the Institute of Bee Health, published by Proceedings of the Royal Society B, finds that a common insecticide —presumably created by humans — suppresses the male honey bee’s ability to produce sperm.
Despite its connotations of absence, “minimalism” has been popping up everywhere lately, like a bright algae bloom in the murk of postrecession America.
The iconic brand is struggling. How did we get here, and what happens next?
How an eccentric liberal member of the House plans to take down Marco Rubio.
When Assange says, “We keep secret the identity of our sources,” he often means precisely that: No one, not even him, knows who they are.