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Remember the Time We Bombed the Moon?

Image: Mortar launcher placed by Apollo 16 astronauts in 1972 (NASA)<p>No, not a Hollywood movie. Humans actually <i>did</i> bomb the Moon. Twice, …

Space Exploration

Taylor Swift’s Lyrics Are Too Lame to Copyright, Judge Hilariously Rules

In a copyright case accusing Swift of cribbing the “Shake It Off” lyrics “players gonna play” and “haters gonna hate,” a judge ruled the phrases too …

ALIENS ARE ACTUALLY IMMORTAL ROBOTS, AND THEY’RE BILLIONS OF YEARS OLD, SCIENTIST CLAIMS

This could ruin a lot of good science fiction movies … and create interesting plots for the next generation of them, not to mention influencing how …

Artificial Intelligence

‘I want to help humans genetically modify themselves’

Former Nasa biochemist Josiah Zayner became an online sensation by conducting DIY gene therapy on himself. He explains why he did it<p>Josiah Zayner, 36, recently made headlines by becoming the first person to use the revolutionary gene-editing tool Crispr to try to change their own genes. Part way …

Genetics

Owner of truck with vulgar anti-Trump sticker arrested on outstanding warrant

The owner of pickup truck that drew attention this week because of a profane anti-Trump sticker was arrested in Houston on Thursday on an outstanding warrant.<p>Karen Fonseca was arrested about 2 p.m. on an outstanding fraud warrant issued in August by the Rosenberg, Texas, Police Department, Fort …

Rights & Freedoms

Nine Norse Gods You Don't Know Anything About

Marvel’s (Disney) newest movie is out, and <i>Thor: Ragnarok</i> puts everybody’s favorite Norse God of Thunder under pressure to save Asgardian civilization …

Head-up display gives any car a fighter-jet feel [Deals]

Driving comes closest to the feeling of being a pilot that most of us will ever get. Given the way most people handle a car, that’s probably a good thing. But one simple way to safely bring the sense of a cockpit to the driver’s seat is to add a proper head-up display (HUD).<p>HUDWAY Glass is a slim, …

Rob Kardashian’s revenge porn is social media’s latest headache

Members of the Kardashian-Jenner family, like Kanye West's wife, Kim, and model Kendall, didn't become famous by being afraid of the spotlight. Heck, their reality TV show, <i>Keeping up with the Kardashians</i>, centers around every move they make in their personal and business lives. But that celebrity …

Blink-182's Matt Skiba Said He Used Witchcraft to Sabotage Fyre Fest

"I consider myself a pagan and a witch. With every inch of my energy I wanted Fyre not to happen."<p>What may have previously seemed impossible has just happened: the story surrounding the disastrous Fyre Festival in the Bahamas earlier this year just got even weirder. Blink-182's singer and guitarist …

Music Festivals

US military savagely trolls ISIS after reports that leader Baghdadi is dead

When asked to confirm whether the ISIS leader had died, a military representative told CBS News' Cami McCormick: "We strongly advise ISIS to implement a strong line of succession. It will be needed."<p>The latest wave of reports of Baghdadi's death come as ISIS's territory in Iraq and Syria shrinks …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Melania Trump has no time for Donald's need for hand-holding

Few people are capable of telling Donald Trump no — except, maybe, Melania Trump.<p>Take a look at this latest clip, featuring President Trump walking …

Donald Trump

This math question meant for 7-year-olds has everyone stumped

<b>UPDATE: May 18, 2017, 5:06 p.m. SGT</b> Updated with the Ministry of Education's new statement. <b></b><p>A math question apparently meant for 7-year-olds has left …

Want to Live to 99? Cigars, Sex, and Scotch Are This Woman's Secret

Want to Live to 99? Cigars, Sex, and Scotch Are This Woman’s Secret<p>/ @vicki_denig<br>Updated on2017-03-29<p>As 99-year old Gladys Stroud drives– yes, …

Cigars

Gas warfare not new

Whether Sean Spicer, President Trump’s press secretary, did not know about (or chose to ignore) Hitler’s use of poison gas, his comments were …

USA TODAY

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United States

Canadian brewer creates the beer we all deserve: Fake News Ale

If Trump's presidency wasn't enough to encourage Americans to cross the border, Canada's comforting new beer will probably will do the trick.<p>On …

5-Minute Tutorial Reveals How To Make Boring Photos Look Awesome

There are a ton of bad photos online and it’s mostly because people simply can’t be bothered with editing. But as this tutorial shows, you don’t need …

Tutorials

'Tinder for BFFs' app makes more sense than you'd think

For most of my adult life, I've had trouble making friends. As a shy, introverted person, I don't go out often, and when I do, it's hard for me to talk to people. What do I say? How do I jump into conversations? After many failed attempts, I became increasingly self-conscious, developing …

A very good teen pranked all his teachers into singing Smash Mouth’s ‘All Star’

I’ll be the first person to admit: Despite my employ as person who is supposed to understand the web for a living, I don’t get the internet’s …

Pranks

Donald Trump just got trolled from the 'first protest in space'

Space nerds have taken trolling Trump into the stratosphere.<p>On Wednesday, the Autonomous Space Agency Network, amateurs who promote DIY space …

Donald Trump

US Navy investigating a decorated SEAL who moonlights as a porn actor

The Navy is investigating a decorated SEAL who moonlights as a porn actor.<p>The Naval Special Warfare Command wants to know whether Chief Special Warfare Officer Joseph Schmidt III properly obtained permission from his commanders for outside work and whether they condoned his acting career, the San …

Cushioning is just a fancy new way to cheat on someone

First came ghosting and breadcrumbing and benching, and now we have… cushioning?<p>Cushioning, in case you’re not familiar, is the practice of buying …

Relationships

Science Continues Proving That People Who Swear Are The !@#$ing Best

Do you swear a lot? Great! Because here’s some excellent and important information that will make your day about ten !@#$ing times better: People who swear are the best. No, really. Studies have been done. Last year, we learned that people who swear are articulate and intelligent; then we learned …

Language

Simple chess variant strips down an ancient classic

Fewer pieces, smaller board, easy moves<p><i>Rex</i> is a simple chess variant that strips the original game down to three-piece types played on a five-by-five board.<p>Created by designer Michael Davies — whose previous work includes nuclear war comedy <i>ICBM</i> — <i>Rex</i> is designed to be played in short bursts. The …

Gaming

5 New Year's Resolutions for Introverts | Inc.com

It's well known fact that something like 92 percent of New Year's Resolutions fail. Why such an incredibly low success rate? Perhaps because so many of us resolve to do things like eat more kale or start a grueling exercise routines that make us feel (initially) awful.<p>But what if you could resolve …

Self-help

So, Can You Actually Have Sex in Space?

According to NASA, no two humans ever have.<p>Have you heard about this cool new film called <i>Passengers</i>? It's the one about space that stars some cool humans, Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, who also happen to be attractive humans, which is essentially why they qualify as cool humans, as well as …

Filmmaking

Elephant gets revenge by farting on another elephant's head

There is no revenge greater than a wet fart to the face.<p>At the Elephant Nature Park in Thailand there is a constant battle between elephants over a …

Wildlife

How to save at least 32,000 lives each year: Replace male doctors with female ones

Doctors from Harvard have an intriguing suggestion for saving 32,000 lives each year: Make sure all senior citizens who wind up in the hospital are treated by female doctors.<p>After examining the medical records of<p>Medicarepatients from across the country, the Harvard researchers calculated that …

Why do we have sex?

Study was conducted in water fleas, a species that can reproduce both sexually and asexually.<p>Many species have sex to reproduce, and scientists have …