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  • Chart of the day
  • August 17 2015, 5:32 PM

Parents keep naming their babies after 'Game of Thrones' characters

Parents keep naming their babies after 'Game of Thrones' characters

Can baby say Daenerys?

  • News
  • August 17 2015, 5:29 PM

Watch the deleted scenes from 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

Watch the deleted scenes from 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

There are three deleted scenes, some of which are moderately disturbing.

  • News
  • August 17 2015, 4:46 PM

Anish Kapoor criticizes Chicago mayor for calling China's 'Bean' replica "flattering"

Anish Kapoor criticizes Chicago mayor for calling China's 'Bean' replica "flattering"

"I am astonished at your statements about the Chinese copy of the sculpture Cloud Gate as that of an act of flattery," wrote Kapoor.

  • Number of the day
  • August 17 2015, 4:05 PM

How many people were gored to death by bulls in Spain this summer?

How many people were gored to death by bulls in Spain this summer?

Seven people have been gored to death by bulls in Spain since the beginning of July.

  • News
  • August 17 2015, 3:59 PM

Survey says Republicans have happier marriages than Democrats

Survey says Republicans have happier marriages than Democrats

Self-identified Republicans are more likely to be married and less likely to be divorced than self-identified Democrats. Republicans also say they are more satisfied with their marriages on average.

  • Frisbee of the day
  • August 17 2015, 1:40 PM

Watch this lethal Frisbee rip through cardboard and other materials

Watch this lethal Frisbee rip through cardboard and other materials

It would be the perfect gadget for James Bond if James Bond liked slacklining with his buds at the University of Vermont.

  • Chart of the day
  • August 17 2015, 11:50 AM

Half of young British people don't identify as straight

Half of young British people don't identify as straight

1 in 2 young people in the UK are not 100% heterosexual.

  • News
  • August 17 2015, 10:35 AM

Illuminate your dark apartment with this solar mirror

Illuminate your dark apartment with this solar mirror

Lucy is a solar mirror that redirects sunlight to the dark corners of your home.

  • News
  • August 14 2015, 5:30 PM

FDA has approved OxyContin perscriptions for 11-year-olds

FDA has approved OxyContin perscriptions for 11-year-olds

OxyContin is a long-release version of oxycodone, an opioid that effects the brain in a manner similar to heroin and is very addictive.

  • News
  • August 14 2015, 3:44 PM

Everbright is a bigger, badder Lite-Brite for grown-ups

Everbright is a bigger, badder Lite-Brite for grown-ups

It's designed to boost workplace productivity through creativity.

  • Music video of the day
  • August 14 2015, 2:39 PM

This music video is a screencaptured break-up you can watch on your phone

This music video is a screencaptured break-up you can watch on your phone

Awkwaaard.

  • News
  • August 14 2015, 1:13 PM

Baby Jupiter discovered in nearby solar system

Baby Jupiter discovered in nearby solar system

We may have found a relatively close solar system similar to our own.

  • News
  • August 14 2015, 12:36 PM

Man arrested for violating restraining order after liking ex-girlfriend's Facebook pictures

Man arrested for violating restraining order after liking ex-girlfriend's Facebook pictures

It happens more often than you'd think.

  • News
  • August 14 2015, 11:50 AM

Man dies trying to fast like Jesus

Man dies trying to fast like Jesus

The Christian from Zimbabwe died after 30 days of his intended 40 day fast.

  • News
  • August 14 2015, 11:04 AM

Kurt Cobain solo album to be released in November

Kurt Cobain solo album to be released in November

Universal Music is putting out an album of previously unreleased music from Kurt Cobain.

  • News
  • August 13 2015, 5:23 PM

Are you dead? Check the US Social Security's "Death Master File" and find out

Are you dead? Check the US Social Security's "Death Master File" and find out

See how many times your name has been born and has died, when your name was trending, and how popular your name is among dead people overall.

  • News
  • August 13 2015, 4:22 PM

US Department of Justice says banning homeless from sleeping in public is unconstitutional

US Department of Justice says banning homeless from sleeping in public is unconstitutional

The US Department of Justice filed a statement of interest in a case in Boise, Idaho, where an ordinance banning sleeping or camping in public places has effectively criminalized homelessness.

  • News
  • August 13 2015, 2:18 PM

New Zealand considers updating their flag to cut out colonial references

New Zealand considers updating their flag to cut out colonial references

A government-appointed committee has picked 40 flags out of 10,292 that were submitted by members of the public, many of whom would prefer a flag that didn't reference colonialism.

  • News
  • August 13 2015, 1:39 PM

'Straight Outta Compton' screenings will have extra security in some US theaters

'Straight Outta Compton' screenings will have extra security in some US theaters

Universal has offered to reimburse cinemas screening the NWA biopic who wish to provide extra security in the midst of racial tension and a history of cinema shootings.

  • News
  • August 13 2015, 12:27 PM

Australian artist grows third ear on arm

Australian artist grows third ear on arm

Eventually the artist's audience will be able to hear through the ear, he hopes.

  • Study of the day
  • August 13 2015, 11:17 AM

Early humans probably used both sounds and gestures to develop language

Early humans probably used both sounds and gestures to develop language

Researchers asked volunteers to make noises to convey the meanings of different words without using body language or even facial expressions.

  • News
  • August 12 2015, 5:20 PM

Study: having a baby sucks more than divorce, unemployment, and death of a partner

Study: having a baby sucks more than divorce, unemployment, and death of a partner

Sorry mom, sorry dad.

  • News
  • August 12 2015, 3:48 PM

Periscope hit 10 million users, but there's a better way to measure its success

Periscope hit 10 million users, but there's a better way to measure its success

Users collectively watch 40 years of content daily on mobile devices alone.

  • News
  • August 12 2015, 2:45 PM

Replica of Chicago's 'Bean' in Chinese parking lot is not a replica, says Chinese media

Replica of Chicago's 'Bean' in Chinese parking lot is not a replica, says Chinese media

The Chinese piece is apparently not a replica, but was inspired by oil that's extracted from the region, since, you know, oil looks like a 40 foot tall metallic, bean-shaped bubble.

  • Video of the day
  • August 12 2015, 12:22 PM

Watch Billy Corgan (dressed as a nun) and Marilyn Manson sing 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun'

Watch Billy Corgan (dressed as a nun) and Marilyn Manson sing 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun'

Well, actually, "Nuns Just Wanna Have Fun."

  • News
  • August 12 2015, 11:37 AM

North Korea vice premier executed at Kim Jung-un's request over policy disagreement

North Korea vice premier executed at Kim Jung-un's request over policy disagreement

North Korea's vice premier Choe Yong-gon has been executed by the orders of Kim Jon-un after the two men disagreed over a policy regarding forestation, according to reports from South Korea.

  • News
  • August 12 2015, 11:05 AM

Russia threatened to ban Reddit over weed thread

Russia threatened to ban Reddit over weed thread

The Russian government has threatened to block Reddit if one particular thread that gives tips for growing cannabis isn't removed.

  • News
  • August 11 2015, 4:38 PM

Patti Smith's 'Just Kids' will be a Showtime mini-series

Patti Smith's 'Just Kids' will be a Showtime mini-series

“A limited series on SHOWTIME will allow us to explore the characters more deeply, enabling us to develop stories beyond the book and allow a measure of unorthodox presentation," says Smith.

  • News
  • August 11 2015, 3:56 PM

California labor laws can no longer use the word "alien" to refer to immigrants

California labor laws can no longer use the word "alien" to refer to immigrants

Senator Tony Mendoza, who proposed the bill, wrote in a statement that "alien" is "commonly considered a derogatory term for a foreign-born person and has very negative connotations."

  • Video of the day
  • August 11 2015, 2:54 PM

The unreleased 1994 'Fantastic Four' is streaming (for now)

The unreleased 1994 'Fantastic Four' is streaming (for now)

The 1994 film was made without the intention of ever being released.

  • News
  • August 11 2015, 1:42 PM

Christopher Guest is making a new movie, 'Mascots', for Netflix

Christopher Guest is making a new movie, 'Mascots', for Netflix

The Netflix original movie will premier in 2016.

  • News
  • August 11 2015, 11:59 AM

Fish oil reduces the long-term risk of developing schizophrenia, study finds

Fish oil reduces the long-term risk of developing schizophrenia, study finds

A new study found that consuming omega-3 poly-unsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in the form of fish oil capsules reduced the likelihood of developing schizophrenia among those at-risk.

  • News
  • August 11 2015, 11:48 AM

Interns sue Olsen twins for working unpaid, 50-hour weeks

Interns sue Olsen twins for working unpaid, 50-hour weeks

The interns didn't even receive college credit.

  • News
  • August 10 2015, 6:21 PM

State of emergency declared in Ferguson

State of emergency declared in Ferguson

Activists Cornel West and DeRay McKesson and have been arrested.

  • Study of the day
  • August 10 2015, 4:14 PM

Parents' math anxiety affects kids' performance more than genetics, study finds

Parents' math anxiety affects kids' performance more than genetics, study finds

A new study finds that children of parents with anxiety around math who provided frequent homework help were learned less math over the school year and grew to be math-anxious themselves.

  • News
  • August 10 2015, 2:26 PM

HIV could be eliminated by 2030, scientists say

HIV could be eliminated by 2030, scientists say

Researchers are calling it the "90-90-90" endgame.

  • Quote of the day
  • August 10 2015, 1:51 PM

Trump: "I will be phenomenal to the women."

Trump: "I will be phenomenal to the women."

"I would be the best for women, the best for women's health issues," Trump said during a Monday interview on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe.'

  • News
  • August 10 2015, 12:22 PM

Target will remove gender-specific signs for kids toys

Target will remove gender-specific signs for kids toys

Target announced that in several sections of their stores, they will omit signage that suggests that certain products are for people of a particular gender.

  • Map of the day
  • August 7 2015, 4:01 PM

This map shows Manhattan's lack of affordable neighborhoods

This map shows Manhattan's lack of affordable neighborhoods

While Manhattan's average residence is more expensive than it's ever been, some neighborhoods are getting cheaper with time.

  • Study of the day
  • August 7 2015, 3:09 PM

Even this study funded by the butter industry says butter is bad for you

Even this study funded by the butter industry says butter is bad for you

Food industries fund self-serving studies all the time. But funding a self-harming study is pretty hard to do.