Jonathan Baker

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Pedophile Barred From Leaving Australia as Sex Tourism Law Takes Effect

MELBOURNE, Australia — An Australian law barring registered child sex offenders from international travel had an immediate impact when it took effect on Wednesday, stopping a convicted pedophile and turning him away from Sydney Airport.<p>The law — which government officials have called a “world …

Julie Bishop

Everything you need to know about beef cuts in one chart

Beef cuts don’t have to be intimidating.<p>Whether it’s chuck, brisket, rib, loin, round, plate, or flank, the most important thing you need to know is …

This soul-crushing video of a starving polar bear on dry land shows how global warming is destroying wildlife

A video of a starving wild polar bear roaming around dry land looking for food has gone viral.<p>In the heartbreaking footage, taken in Canada's northerly Baffin Islands, the bony male polar bear slowly ambles along dry land.<p>Head down, he rummages in a nearby rubbish bin looking for food. When he …

Global Warming

Why is it so hard to sell cold beer in Indiana?

Local beer and liquor laws are a pit of oddities, loopholes, exceptions, and head-scratchers, and Indiana has long claimed two of the strangest. The …

YouTube Is Addressing Its Massive Child Exploitation Problem

After BuzzFeed News provided YouTube with dozens of examples of videos — with millions of views — that depict children in disturbing and abusive situations, the company is cracking down.<p>Across YouTube, an unsettling trend has emerged: Accounts are publishing disturbing and exploitative videos aimed …

The Best Weed-Spiked Dishes For Your 'Danksgiving' Meal

Whether you enthusiastically celebrate the inherently strange tradition of Thanksgiving with a doofy fold-out paper turkey, or you reject the idea …

A Mysterious 3,000-Year-Old Castle Has Been Found Under a Lake in Turkey

Sometimes legends are true.<p>Sunken cities are typically the stuff of legend, but now archaeologists have found the real thing hiding deep within Lake …

These Outrageous Hotel Suites (& Their Price Tags) Will Make Your Jaw Drop

Looking at beautiful hotel rooms online is our favorite way to virtually escape: For some reason, photos of marble baths, king-sized beds, and …

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show models and performers

The 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is turning out to be a less than heavenly spectacle amid several last-minute changes, including cutting headline performer Katy Perry just days before the event.<p>Page Six reported that Perry was set to perform at the Nov. 20 show in Shanghai, China, but was …

Bella Hadid

Understanding Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin Gold

There are officially three versions of Bitcoin, including Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and Bitcoin Gold (BTG).<p>BTC is by far the King of Crypto, …

A Texas Republican Brought This Chart To An Important Hearing And Everyone Is Very Confused

It is...something else.<p>Several hours into Attorney General Jeff Sessions' testimony on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Texas Republican, had a staff member display a giant sign behind him, detailing alleged connections between the Obama Justice Department and Russian interests — as …

Scientists Have Identified The Chemical That Suppresses Unwanted Thoughts in The Brain

With huge implications.<p>Most of us know the feeling of being unable to distract ourselves from a particular thought, however much we might want to. …

'Super Mario Odyssey' fans can't stop putting Mario in sexually compromising positions

The pretense that Nintendo's games exist in this pure, innocent, sexless vacuum is collapsing all around us.<p>Last week's shocking(ly small) reveal of …

What's actually happening when you pull, sprain, or rupture a muscle

Here's what actually happens when you "pull" a muscle.<p>The human body has three types of muscles skeletal, cardiac and visceral. But we can only control, and damage, our skeletal muscles.<p>These are made of thousands of vulnerable muscle fibers. Awkward movements or overexertion can tear some, or all, …

Muscle

Activision's new patent makes it easy to exploit online gamers for their cash

"This was an exploratory patent filed in 2015 by an R&D team working independently from our game studios. It has not been implemented in-game."<p>That's …

A Michigan University Is Offering the First-Ever Degree in Marijuana Studies

Students at a Michigan university might have to do a double-take when they look over the school’s degree options. After all, what college lets …

Cannabis

A hunter disappears: The tragic story of how a father vanished into the Oregon woods

Trevor Higgins was starting to panic. Even if his dad had shot a deer, he should have reached the trailhead by now. Or, if he’d fallen and broken a leg, Trevor was sure his dad would have belly-crawled to the road. He wasn’t the kind of guy to depend on someone else for help, to sit and wait for …

Numb

What Is Synesthesia?

Synesthesia is a neurological condition that causes the brain to process data in the form of several senses at once. For example, a person with …

Gene Variants That Affect Skin Colour Suggest The Concept of Race Is Deeply Flawed

Let's rethink this.<p>Throughout history, humans have used changes in skin colour to support the idea that people belong to different races, but a new …

Dubai Police Will Soon Be Buzzing Around on These Epic Hoverbikes

Wait, what year is this?<p>As the unofficial world's most futuristic city, Dubai sure loves the attention it gets from employing cutting-edge tech such …

Facebook's Newest Feature Lets Users Order Food

Facebook has always been about bringing people together (whether that's good or bad is your call), but its latest release involves bringing …

Social Media

Hillary Clinton: Wikileaks a 'tool of Russian intelligence' and Assange does 'bidding of dictator'

Hillary Clinton lashed out at Julian Assange on Monday, accusing WikiLeaks of being a "tool of Russian intelligence" while its founder did "the bidding of a dictator".<p>The former Democratic presidential nominee said the whistle-blowing website worked with Russia to deflect attention away from an …

IBM and Stellar Are Launching Blockchain Banking Across Multiple Countries

In a breakthrough for payments technology, IBM and a network of banks have begun using digital currency and blockchain software to move money across …

Blockchain

How to Clean White Converse Sneakers

There’s a satisfying feeling that accompanies buying a new pair of white sneakers—that is, until they start wearing down with grime (which seems to …

Shoes

Asteroid that barely missed Earth this week could wreak havoc in the not-so-distant future

The asteroid that came “damn close” to slamming into the Earth this week could cause utter devastation several decades down the road, and scientists …

'Quackery' Chronicles How Our Love Of Miracle Cures Leads Us Astray

Since the beginning of time, humans have been searching for ways to make ourselves feel better fast. Unfortunately, history has shown that many of those ways — cannibalism, cocaine tooth drops, ingesting heavy metals — left us sick, broke, or both. Yet we keep looking for that fast cure.<p>Dr. Lydia …

Books

A Harvard doctor says these are the best exercises for your body

If you think running a marathon is the quickest way to a rock-hard body, I-Min Lee, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has news for you: That classic feat isn't as good for your body as it seems.<p>Instead of long-distance running, which can be hard on your joints and digestive system, …

Exercise

Trump and Pence’s war on black athletes has nothing to do with sports

Mike Pence’s NFL stunt wasn’t about respect or patriotism. It was a blatant attempt to inflame the racist base<p>Like his boss Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence is a lazy racist. Trump's public demands nothing more because they are easily satisfied by the thought of humiliating black and brown …

Donald Trump