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Short film 'American Male' explores how men are taught homophobia and toxic masculinity

A lot of things probably come to mind when you think about the word "masculinity." Maybe crushing a beer can over your head and hazing rituals. Maybe …

Masculinity
Liberal Media

StarCraft Universe, a massive MMO-like RPG built in the SC2 editor, is now in open beta

People have been asking for World of Warcraft-only-StarCraft since the first ten boar corpses were returned for 50 copper. Rather than waiting on …

Starcraft

Republicans in Cleveland Deny Climate Change as Arctic Snow Turns Pink

Donald Trump’s reported top pick for energy secretary, oil and fracking billionaire Harold Hamm, declared on the Republican National Convention stage …

Global Warming
Donald Trump

It Doesn't Seem To Make Sense that We Can Read This, But Science Explains Why

Tihs artlice amis to porvdie cliarty reagdring why it is poslisbe taht we are albe to raed wrods, eevn wehn the letrtes are julbmed.<p><b>Re-worded:</b> This …

Play Pokémon on a Game Boy Advance rebuilt in Minecraft

You can create a lot of things in <i>Minecraft</i> - including, it seems, other games. One canny crafter has gone above and beyond though, using the sandbox …

Game Boy Advance

See Which Health Supplements Aren't Backed By Science

There are a lot of fad diets and articles out there that tell you which commonplace and obscure supplements you should be adding to your diet. But …

UK weather presenter squeezes multiple 'Harry Potter' puns into 70-second forecast

LONDON — When it comes to puns, UK weather presenter Sian Welby is a total machine.<p>The Channel 5 forecaster has previously filmed weather updates …

Crime

The world didn’t end as predicted

A NEW theory warning Mercury passing in front of the sun is linked to the Bible’s prophecy of destruction and could signal the end of the world was …

Astronomy
Republicans

Tracking climate change? Use the daily highs

Above, examples from Las Vegas illustrate the issue, but aren’t part of the original paper. Source: NWS WSFO, Las Vegas. NV.<p>HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (April …

Climate Change

Thailand is used to hot Aprils, but not this hot!

BANGKOK (AP) — Animals at Bangkok's zoo are being fed special frozen fruit pops. People are flocking to shopping malls just to soak up the air-conditioning. Authorities are telling people to stay out of the blazing sun to avoid heat stroke.<p>April in Thailand is typically hot and sweaty, but this …

Weather

Fast-food workers face a respect gap

Mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, ketchup, onion and pickle.<p>Though I haven't worked at Burger King for 30 years, I reflexively rattled off those ingredients to my husband as we watched a recent news report showing fast-food workers picketing for higher wages. And with pride I recalled carefully layering …

Burger King

Windows users should uninstall Quicktime immediately, Trend Micro warns

Do you by chance have Quicktime installed on your PC? If so, Trend Micro strongly recommends that you ditch it as soon as possible. The site recently …

Did comets kick-start life on Earth? Chemists find missing piece of puzzle

The origin of life on Earth has been a matter of intense debate throughout human history. Even today, scientists don’t know whether the molecular …

Creationist Lawmaker Says Noah’s Ark Was Found, Rocks Prove God Created Earth

A Bible-thumping Louisiana politician doesn’t just hate evolution, he says refusing to teach creationism is akin to slavery.<p>BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — …

The Invisible Catastrophe

‘It just seems like a beautiful day in Southern California,” Bryan Caforio said.<p>It was late January in Porter Ranch, an affluent neighborhood on the northern fringe of Los Angeles. Caforio and I sat at a Starbucks overlooking an oceanic parking lot crowded with shoppers. The air was still, dry, 70 …

Oil & Gas Industry

'Prison Architect' turns the prison industrial complex into an endless game of Sim City

See How Oil Drilling Created an Earthquake Crisis in Oklahoma

In the last few years, Oklahoma has become one of the most seismic places on the planet. Last year, there were almost 6,000 earthquakes, 900 of which …

U.S. Geological Survey
Climate Change

Meteorologist rains Batman V Superman puns down on viewers

Sian Welby was hailed as a wordplay enthusiast after sprinkling a forecast with <i>The Force Awakens</i>-related puns last year. The video of that weather …

Comic Books

19 Pieces Of Non-Human DNA Found In Human Genome

Eight percent of your DNA is alien, in that it’s made up of non-human, viral fragments. In fact, viral fragments are often hiding within the genome …

What we’re doing to the Earth has no parallel in 66 million years, scientists say

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>If you dig deep enough into the Earth’s climate change archives, you hear about the Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, or PETM. And then you get scared.<p>This is a time period, about 56 million years ago, when something mysterious happened — there are many ideas as to what …

Climate Change

Photos of Halden Prison

Anders Breivik motioning in court.AP<p>Norway's prison system is known as one of the most humane in the entire world.<p>But that hasn't stopped right-wing extremist Anders Breivik, who killed 77 people in Norway in 2011, from suing the state for alleged violations of his human rights at Oslo Prison.<p>At …

Human Rights

Rachel Maddow: Donald Trump chose to visit cities with recent racial unrest

MSNBC host says violence at Trump rallies is not an accident, and notes Chicago, St Louis and Cleveland have been sites of unrest over police killings<p>A video by MSNBC host Rachel Maddow proved popular this weekend on the web. Much like a recent video by HBO host John Oliver, Maddow’s target is …

Donald Trump
Canada

These 9 countries spend a greater share of money on science than the United States

We've heard the trope that the United States is falling behind in science. But what evidence do we have for this — what do the numbers say?<p>Well, the …