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This Video of Ben Carson Explaining the Brain Is Mind-Blowing

There is much that is impressive about Ben Carson. His rags-to-riches personal history. His medical accomplishments as a neurosurgeon. He is a best-selling author and a public speaker who draws substantial fees for his appearances. In the TV movie based on his life, Cuba Gooding Jr. Show More Summary

These Photos Capture the Heartbreak of Europe’s Refugee Crisis

Photojournalist David Maurice Smith has been on the front lines of the refugee crisis for a year and a half, bearing witness to a great migration of war-weary people seeking safer grounds. He covered the Syrian exodus while in Jordan, where more than 600,000 Syrian refugees are now living. Show More Summary

How to Fix Our Broken World—in 17 Bullet Points

As the United Nations convenes in New York this week for its 69th General Assembly, one of the most prominent items on the schedule is to formally sign off on its brand-new Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs, which have been in the works for a few years, are basically a to-do list for all the world's governments from now until 2030. Show More Summary

Carly Fiorina Makes a Lot of Stuff Up About Everything

During last week's Republican presidential debate, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina described the doctored Planned Parenthood sting videos that have spurred the ongoing effort by congressional Republicans to defund the women's health care provider. Show More Summary

Lizz Winstead's Tinder Parody App Helps You Find a Different Kind of "Douchebag"

Leave it to Daily Show co-creator and former head writer Lizz Winstead to give Tinder a feminist makeover. Hinder, her new app that parodies the popular hookup platform, is both funny and, you know, not funny. It's simple enough: Swipe...Show More Summary

15 Years On, Conservatives Are Still Trying to Kill the Abortion Pill

When the Food and Drug Administration approved the first abortion pill in the United States 15 years ago this September, the politics of the decision were so fraught that the agency wouldn't even name the officials behind its decision. Show More Summary

China Says It Will Start the World's Biggest Carbon Market By 2017

On Friday, Chinese president Xi Jinping will announce that China will start the world's' largest carbon trading system by 2017, according to a statement released Thursday night by the White House. The announcement allows China to implement...Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren Tells Stephen Colbert "The Game Is Rigged"

On Wednesday night, Stephen Colbert hosted yet another political star on his new CBS show, this time chatting with Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Colbert used the opportunity to push Warren about why she isn't running of president, as seemingly every other politician with even the slightest bit of name recognition is giving it a go for 2016. Show More Summary

The 10 Most Important Lines From Pope Francis’ Historic Speech to Congress

In a powerful speech to a joint session of Congress Thursday morning, Pope Francis pushed the United States to confront several political issues that tend to divide Republicans and Democrats, including immigration, climate change, the Iran deal, Cuba, poverty, and the death penalty. Show More Summary

What Coca-Cola Is Doing With Its Money Right Now Is Actually Kind of Genius

Coca-Cola has had a bad summer. Last month, the New York Times revealed that the soda giant funded scientific research suggesting that people who want to lose weight and improve their health should focus on exercise instead of cutting...Show More Summary

The VW Scandal Is Just the Beginning

The story was originally published by Slate and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The Environmental Protection Agency should have listened to Ron Weasley's dad. In the Harry Potter books and films, ArthurShow More Summary

Los Angeles Unveils a New Plan to Help the Homeless—and It Just Might Work

Tucked behind clusters of ritzy downtown high-rises, Los Angeles' skid row is famous for its countless tents and makeshift shelters. They house thousands of the city's homeless, and the numbers have been increasing for years: According...Show More Summary

Ben Carson: The World Was Created in Six Days. Literally.

Ben Carson, one of the top-tier contenders in the GOP presidential primary, has long been known as an ardent creationist. He has debated prominent scientists who defend evolution, and it's no secret that his advocacy of creationism springs from his deep faith in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, a Christian religion established in the mid-1800s. Show More Summary

Here's How Much Pollution Volkswagen's Smog Scandal Produced

The story was originally published by Wired and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Volkswagen isn't going to get away with this. You don't (allegedly!) fake emissions data for a few million cars and just walk away. Show More Summary

The Biggest Cyberattack Against the US in Recent History Just Keeps Getting Worse and Worse

On the eve of Chinese President Xi Jinping's first state visit to Washington, D.C., the Obama administration released alarming new numbers about one of the biggest computer hacks in American history—traceable, officials say, to China—a...Show More Summary

Gay People, Liberal Nun Fail to Embarrass Pope at the White House

Pope Francis survived his visit to the White House this morning without anyone flashing boobs at him. That news might come as a surprise to conservatives, who for the past week have been attacking President Obama for indecorously inviting LGBT activists and a liberal nun to attend the pope's speech at the White House. Show More Summary

For Refugees Stranded at Croatian Choke Point, EU Agreement Brings Little Relief

On Monday, a 19-year-old Syrian named Yazan was constantly on the move, racing through four European countries in less than 24 hours. On Tuesday, he sat marooned for hours in southeastern Croatia, watching a crowd of refugees try toShow More Summary

At TechCrunch Shindig, Pot Startups Aim to Disrupt Silicon Valley

At San Francisco's annual TechCrunch Disrupt conference on Monday, rapper Snoop Dogg unveiled a media company that will provide users with "all they need to know" about pot. "It gives me proud honor to say that Merry Jane will be the...Show More Summary

California Clamps Down on Secretive Political Donations

Even as the Federal Election Commission remains paralyzed when it comes to addressing the rising tide of dark money flowing into elections, California regulators took another step last week to crack down on secretive money in state elections. Show More Summary

Obama, the Pope, and the President Of China Are Teaming Up To Save the World

Something big and strange is happening in the United States this week. Three wildly different world leaders, with divergent personalities, agendas, and backgrounds will be in the same country at the same time, fighting for the same thing...Show More Summary

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