Trump Administration to Polluters: Earth Is Doomed, So Go Hog Wild

Have at it! By Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images. Historically, the Trump administration has never given people the impression that it believes climate change is an urgent, significant threat to the planet and its inhabitants. For one thing, Donald Trump has claimed...

/ September 28, 2018

Here’s the Artist Behind the Viral ‘KAVANOPE’ Poster That’s Everywhere Right Now

The contentious confirmation hearings for judge Brett Kavanaugh drew to apparent close in Washington, DC, this afternoon, with the Senate Judiciary Committee voting to advance president Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee to the full Senate, despite a last minute request...

/ September 28, 2018

Less Than 10 Percent of Chinese Middle Class Invests in Crypto, Study Shows

Less than 10 percent of the Chinese middle class are investing in cryptocurrencies after the government ban, according to a recent study cited by Technode Thursday, September 26. The report called "2018 White Paper on the New Middle Class" was...

/ September 28, 2018

Adults have talked nonstop about Bert & Ernie’s sexual orientation, but what do kids think?

  Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter Screenshot All hell broke loose after our sister site, Queerty, ran an exclusive interview with a gay former writer for Sesame Street who said he wrote the characters Bert and Ernie as...

/ September 28, 2018

The EPA is making some alarming changes to its science and health divisions

With the human drama unfolding at this week’s astonishing Senate Judiciary hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, it’s easy to lose sight of the latest changes at the Environmental Protection Agency. But what’s been going at EPA could also...

/ September 28, 2018

Jeff Flake said he wants a delay on the Senate’s Kavanaugh vote. Here’s what it means.

Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination has hit a snag in the United States Senate, the day before Republican leaders reportedly planned to start voting on his confirmation on the Senate floor. Those plans have now been thrown into doubt. Sen....

/ September 28, 2018

A Mysterious Mayan Megalopolis Has Been Discovered Hidden Beneath a Guatemalan Jungle

Researchers have discovered an ancient Mayan megalopolis deep within the tropical forest of northern Guatemala after scanning the site with an advanced form of light detection and ranging technology known as LiDAR. The scans are the work of the Pacunam...

/ September 28, 2018

Popes who were actually terrible people

Generally speaking, being elected as pope is a lifetime appointment, which means that you only really have one chance for things to go disastrously wrong. Unless, of course, you're Benedict IX, who somehow managed to be pope three times over...

/ September 28, 2018

Can Turkey and Germany restore their broken relationship?

Turkey's president is in the middle of a three-day state visit to Germany, but the leaders of the two countries have not seen eye-to-eye on many issues recently. It's a critically important tour for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as Turkey...

/ September 28, 2018

Introduction to the Blockchain: the basics

Source: https://twitter.com/distledger/status/689893568278691840 Have you heard about the blockchain before? You know, that awesome new technology everyone is making a big deal about? Although you may still ignore what makes it so special technically, you simply know that it is another...

/ September 28, 2018

Friday One Sheet: Tied Up For THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT

Lars Von Trier's serial killer miniseries, The House That Jack Built, that got condensed into a feature has a monochrome-palette set of character posters that recall the advertising campaign for Von Trier's last large opus, Nymphomaniac. Indeed, design studio The...

/ September 28, 2018

Complaint by an American Woman: Serious Allegations Against Cristiano Ronaldo

September 28, 2018  08:19 PM The goal of Ronaldo's lawyer is to have the non-disclosure agreement between his client and the Portuguese soccer star declared null and void. Editorial Note: This is an abridged version of the story in the...

/ September 28, 2018

Bizarre weapons that actually existed

Also from the annals of 12-year-old you, here's a weapon that wasn't exactly lethal, except maybe in the sense of "silent but deadly." The "who me?" bomb wasn't supposed to kill anyone, though those who found themselves assailed by one...

/ September 28, 2018

Ana Mendieta’s Estate Sues Amazon Studios, Claiming Its Remake of a Horror Classic Rips Off the Late Feminist Artist’s Work

The estate of Ana Mendieta has filed a suit in Seattle federal court against Amazon Studios. At issue are scenes in one of the streaming giant’s upcoming films, Suspiria, that appear to draw heavily on the Cuban American artist’s work. Director...

/ September 28, 2018

Hackers may have accessed 50 million Facebook accounts in a new security breach

Hackers may have accessed as many as 50 million Facebook user profiles without those users’ permission, Facebook said today. Facebook says the hackers took advantage of a “vulnerability in Facebook’s code” that gave them access to special “digital keys” that...

/ September 28, 2018

The Shadowy Arms Trade: A Look Back at a Questionable Tank Deal

September 28, 2018  06:31 PM The tanks were first deployed three summers ago. In early August 2015, they rolled along Yemen's N1 highway, heading north to Al Anad Air Base. Their orders were to help government troops beat back the...

/ September 28, 2018

In ‘Bisbee ’17’, Descendants Portray Their Own Ancestors’ Explosive Labor Fight

In a version of the famous union ballad, “I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night,” Paul Robeson, Pete Seeger, and Joan Baez sing: “The copper bosses killed you Joe.” The line refers to Joe Hill, musician and activist, who...

/ September 28, 2018

Abbas and Netanyahu present competing visions of peace, and Trump, at UN General Assembly

Both Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly on Thursday in New York. While Netanyahu spent most of his speech boasting of Israel’s raid on an alleged secret...

/ September 28, 2018