Do a Google search on “flying car” today and up will pop a picture of a vehicle that is indeed flying but looks more like a cross between a pontoon boat and a drone than a car. That’s not surprising since Google founder and Alphabet (Google’s parent...
The assembly lines stopped whirling years ago. Now weeds blanket the factory grounds. Like so much in this country destabilized by political and economic turmoil, the General Motors plant here in one of Venezuela’s largest cities no longer functions. It stopped producing cars in late 2015. What...
Elton John canceled his concerts in April and May at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas after contracting a “rare and potentially deadly” bacterial infection while on tour in South America. The star’s team released a statement Monday saying John became “violently ill” during a flight back to Britain from Santiago, Chile. Show More Summary
A Filipino lawyer filed a complaint Monday with the International Criminal Court accusing Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte of crimes against humanity and mass murder — charges stemming from his war on drugs, which has left thousands dead. The complaint, filed with the court in The Hague, blames...
At one time, there had been a general consensus within the archaeological community that humans had arrived in North America no sooner than the end of the last ice age. Aleš Hrdli?ka, first curator of physical anthropology at The Smithsonian Institute and founder of The American Journal of...
Techmoan looks back at one of the odder bits of tech that video game maker Atari created. The Atari Video Music was an analog device that could produce a lightshow on your TV using your stereo system as its input. While it wasn’t a hit, the Atari 2600 was their next release.
NOT THE WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS DINNER. Samantha Bee event will be broadcast on Twitter. “The teens who run our social media accounts said we should do this, and honestly, I was about three margaritas in at the time, so I guess it’s...Show More Summary
Ta-Nehisi Coates’ bold 2015 book exploring race in America is set to make its debut on the Apollo Theater stage. On Wednesday, the Harlem theater announced Coates’ award-winning Between the World and Me will be adapted into a multimedia performance for the Apollo’s 2017-2018 season. Show More Summary
Looking to reclaim influence in debates over taxes, regulation and environmental policies, a key bloc of Democrats who typically align with business interests are revamping their leadership, with Assemblyman Adam Gray (D-Merced) at the helm. The informal caucus — commonly known in the state Capitol...
Life is built on memories, and some of the best memories are formed through friendships with your closest girlfriends. And although many memories are made in mundane moments, they’re also created somewhere a bit more special: on vacation. So...Show More Summary
The Hill reports: White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Thursday deflected blame for the firestorm surrounding Michael Flynn, saying the ousted national security adviser received his security clearance from the Obama administration. Show More Summary
I think that’s why white privilege is such a tough nut to crack among white folks. We’re the heroes of the stories we tell about ourselves, and admitting to hitting the racial and economic lottery drains the narrative of a certain amount...Show More Summary
We could be missing a third of U.S. children exposed to lead.
Naturally, being a conservative, white, heterosexual male living under threat of having his privilege stripped away, Peter Heck finds pro-LGBTQ groups very threatening.
HRC launched a website -- HRC.org/Trump -- chronicling the Trump Administration’s unprecedented attacks against the LGBTQ community. The timeline, which will continue to be updated, spotlights efforts to undermine the LGBTQ community...Show More Summary
(PLOS) The Tibetan people have inherited variants of five different genes that help them live at high altitudes, with one gene originating in the extinct human subspecies, the Denisovans. Hao Hu and Chad Huff of the University of Texas, Houston, and colleagues report these findings in a new study published April 27, 2017, in PLOS Genetics.
We’ve known for a long time that Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) is full of moxie, but, if this is any indication, the 78-year-old has no intention of stopping her parade of badassery. In an interview with Yahoo News’ Bianna Golodryga, Waters was asked for her reaction to President Donald Trump’s tax plan. “We don’t know what it means... Show More Summary
Akintunde Ahmad has established some great friendships on campus as a student at Yale University, and he wanted to bring together some of his closest peers to capture the beauty of their bond. So he hired professional photographer Vivian Dang to take images of him and eight of his black male friends. Show More Summary