With the Super Bowl right around the corner, Amurrka once again becomes an Onion article about itself by celebrating, of all things, television advertisements. Because Super Bowl ads, right?! Well one group has banked on the fact that people will click on something titled “Shocking Super Bowl Commercial 2015? by creating this very odd, fake commercial […]
While the weather outside is frightful for most of us, baseball season is quickly approaching, with only three weeks separating us from the start of spring training and the promise of warmer days ahead that comes with it. This closeShow More Summary
Xiaomi is a rising star in the world of smartphones, and despite the fact that it has yet to launch in the likes of the UK it is doing remarkably well for itself. The company is also known for its devices selling out obscenely quickly, and the newly announced Mi Note is no exception — having sold out in three... Show More Summary
The news leaked out quite quickly. First, Alan Gross was released. Hours later, President Obama scheduled an announcement on changes to Cuba policy. Rumors promised that it would be big. Then, the White House fact sheet appeared, embargoed until the hour of the speech. Show More Summary
WordsByDerz You’veprobablyheardbynowthatKlayThompsonwentabsolutelybonkerslastnight againsttheSacramentoKings.Withhisteamtied58-58twominutesintothethirdquarter,Klaydrovethelane,roseupandknockeddownaturnaroundjumper.WatchingthatshotagainnowislikewatchingadifferenteraintheNBA:therewillnowalwaysbe“Pre-37”and“Post-37”.
Quick, what are the most important technologies in the world right now? If your first thought was something like the computer or cellphone, we get it. But the fact is that a lot of the most important inventions, the ones that underpin our lives, are largely invisible. Here are some of the most life-changing ones. Read more...
Anonymous messaging apps, including Yik Yak, Whisper and Secret, have become a disturbing element of the cyber landscape. These anonymizing apps are quickly becoming a fact of life for schools, parents, children and many other groups in our present day social media scene. Read More
Our fact challenged Treasurer, Joe Hockey raised some eyebrows when he suggested that we need to reform Medicare because children born today might live to 150. He got some support from University of New South Wales faculty of medicine dean Peter Smith, who cited the increase in life expectancy over the last century, from 55/59 […]
Jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math are growing faster than in any other sector. In fact, STEM jobs are expected to expand 1.7 times more quickly than non-STEM professions between 2008 and 2018, according to estimates by the US Department of Commerce. Show More Summary
UFC Fight Night: Boston continues a star-studded January of highly-anticipated fights as it features a main event of Conor McGregor vs. Dennis Siver, along with a co-main event clash featuring top lightweights Benson "Smooth" Henderson...Show More Summary
A few quick observations of quarterback Tom Brady and how he played in the New England Patriots' 35-31 victory over the Baltimore Ravens: In the spirit of accountability, let's start with the fact that Brady should have absolutely been...Show More Summary
Despite the fact that the Al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front quickly claimed responsibility in an online posting for the Tripoli twin suicide bombing that targeted the Omran cafe in the mostly Alawite neighborhood of Jabal Mohsen on...Show More Summary
Here in the new year, millions of Americans will try to cut back on sugar or drop it altogether. It’s a noble effort because sugar is devoid of nutrients, except for calories, which it has in spades. Quick fact: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports each of us consumes 31 five-pound bags of sugar [...]
THE PEOPLE WANT NEW ENERGY 9 TO 1 Republicans Want More Wind/Solar Energy Too, So What’s the Hold Up? Kevin Mathews, January 4, 2015 (Care2) “…[A] new poll shows that the energy divide is not nearly so black and white – in fact it might...Show More Summary
Olivia Wilde had a rather quiet 2014 at the movies thanks to the fact that she recentlyhad a baby with fiance Jason Sudekis - though It looks like she got back to work rather quickly at the tail end of the year. From the looks of this first photo from The Lazarus Effect, however, she might have wanted to take a little more time off. Show More Summary
Back when I first joined the USCF, in 1972, you had to wait months to find out your new rating after you played in a tournament. Nowadays, if the tournament directors do their job quickly enough, you can find out overnight. In fact, Michael Aigner found out even before I did! When I logged onto […]
Eddie Redmayne is getting a lot of Oscar buzz for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking. In fact, he's quickly becoming one of the most respected actors of his generation. But he apparently did not put those skills to use when he auditioned for The Hobbit! [ Photos: See What The Cast Of The Hobbit Movies Looks Like Out [...]
When it comes to car shows and events in the UK, a few may pop into your head pretty quickly. Goodwood, Silverstone, Autosport International…in fact we’ve personally covered Goodwood Festival of Speed for the past couple years as well as Silverstone Classic in 2013, among others. Show More Summary
UFC 182 kicks off a brand new year of events for the largest mixed martial arts promotion in the world, and fans get to witness two of the baddest heavyweights on the planet go to battle on Saturday. Former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will attempt to wrestle away UFC gold from the pound-for-pound best Jon Jones. Show More Summary
"You may have recently read about user acquisition costs. In light of this fact, the biggest spenders in mobile advertising have found cross-promoting their users to be a highly effective strategy."...