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Why Does Coffee Make Us Poop? Scientists Gave Coffee to Rats to Find Out

A good chunk of regular coffee drinkers know that coffee isn’t just great at getting them awake in the morning—it also makes them get up and go poop. …

Coffee

The Man Who Solved ‘Jeopardy!’

James Holzhauer has taken the game to its logical conclusion.<p><b>UPDATE (April 26, 2019, 2:45 p.m.):</b> James Holzhauer has won 16 consecutive “Jeopardy!” …

5 Things You Didn’t Know about The Cheesecake Factory

We take a deep dive into the beloved restaurant chain’s 21-page menu.<p>The Cheesecake Factory and its catalogue-like menu of unapologetically large …

Alton Brown’s Coffee Brewing Trick Is Strange, But It Works

Obviously I had to try it for myself.

The next thing millennials are set to kill? College textbooks

Over the years, millennials have been labeled as the "fall guy" for many brands and products losing their luster.<p>Everything from canned tuna and low homeownership to the death of American cheese have all been directly linked to adults ages 18 to 35 turning their noses up at the traditional …

Millennials

Master This Simple Trick and You Will Never Look at Math the Same Way Again

An incredibly simple yet life-changing math trick has gone viral, and it’s causing quite a stir. Smashing the invisible barriers between intellectual …

Mathematics

Los Angeles did not reach 70 degrees in February for first time in at least 132 years: report

The temperature did not reach 70 degrees in downtown Los Angeles for all of February -- the first time in at least 132 years when forecasters began recording data, according to a report.<p>The average high for the month was 61 degrees, which makes it the eighth-coldest February on record for the city, …

Virgin Galactic spaceplane reaches space with first passenger on board

Tourism venture Virgin Galactic sent its spaceplane into space for the second time this morning, qualifying all three people on the flight for their commercial astronaut wings. One of those riders was Virgin Galactic’s first test passenger, Beth Moses, the chief astronaut instructor at Virgin …

Amelia Earhart mystery: Newly discovered footage may shed light on aviator's disappearance

Newly acquired film footage may shed new light on the mysterious fate of Amelia Earhart.<p>The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) says that it has film footage that may help solve the Earhart mystery. The group spent 10 years in negotiations to acquire the 16 mm movie film, …

Axios | A majority of Americans in every state but Vermont would fail a U.S. citizenship test

Right now for the most part our country does not value memorizing historically significant events and people. The question is does it matter enough to U.S. citizens to make it part of some kind of mandatory curriculum to, for example, graduate high school. Also to be fair, even if every single …

Vermont

Flight from L.A. to London reaches 801 mph as a furious jet stream packs record-breaking speeds

Tuesday is a nice day across the Northeast. Temperatures near 40 in New York, light winds out of the north at 5 mph to 10 mph, and wall-to-wall sunshine sound like a tranquil day — especially by February standards. But high up in the atmosphere, it's a different story.<p>The jet stream, the …

Earth's coldest years on record all happened over 90 years ago

Here's a statistic: On Earth, 18 of the last 19 years have been the warmest in recorded history.<p>And as both NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced on Wednesday, the last five years have been the five hottest in history — since quality record-keeping began in …

Startup names may have passed peak weirdness

For years, decades even, startup names have been getting weirder. This isn’t a scientific verdict, but it is how things have seemed to someone who spends a lot of hours perusing this stuff.<p>Startups have had a long run of branding themselves with creative misspellings, animal names. human first …

Cannabis Industry

Amazon’s Secret Website

Like most entrepreneurs, Jeff Bezos cycled through various company names before settling on Amazon for his online bookstore.<p>Most Amazon history buffs …

Here Are 17 Fortune Cookies That Are More Hilarious Than They Deserve To Be

"Ignore previous cookie."

Amazon then and now: Looking back 20 years at the online giant

In 1999 Amazon was starting to become a known entity: Its CEO and founder Jeff Bezos was already a billionaire, and taking the internet by storm.<p>Of …

Amazon

Brilliant Ideas That Never Saw the Light of Day

We all have brilliant ideas that never came to fruition: smart hacks and world-changing solutions that don’t make it out of the drawing board stage. …

This Salt and Pepper Shaker Trick Is Blowing Up the Internet

On December 30, 2018, Twitter user CreepyKellie shared a very unusual technique for getting pepper out of a pepper shaker.

Here's the most educated town in every state

Different places have different levels of educational achievement.<p>The American Community Survey is an annual survey run by the Census Bureau to allow the government, corporate and academic researchers, and anyone who is curious about demographics to better understand the US population. Among many …

Here’s why telephones and calculators use different numeric keypads

Picture the keypad of a telephone and calculator side by side. Can you see the subtle difference between the two without resorting to your smartphone? Don’t worry if you can’t recall the design. Most of us are so used to accepting the common interfaces that we tend to overlook the calculator’s …

After a 20 year delay, works from 1923 will finally enter the public domain tomorrow

After a twenty year hiatus, tomorrow will finally see the 95 year long copyrights of works released in 1923 expire. These 1923 films, books and songs will effectively be the first to enter the public domain in the US since 1998, and <i>Duke University</i> notes that it will include such classics as Charlie …

Elizabeth Warren takes big move toward 2020 presidential run

Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced Monday she is forming a 2020 presidential exploratory committee, becoming the highest-profile Democrat to take that …

Barbara and George H.W. Bush: The Favorite Couple of the White House Staff

<i>Kate Andersen Brower is a CNN contributor and author of</i> First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies<i>,</i> First in Line: Presidents, Vice Presidents and the Pursuit of Power <i>and</i> The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House<i>.</i> <i>The opinions expressed here are hers.</i><p>Usher …

Rediscover the Gilded Age’s Most Famous Architects

<i>McKim, Mead & White, Selected Works 1879-1915</i> highlights the nation’s defining classical structures from the late 19th century.<p>The biggest murder trial of the 20th century happened in its sixth year—not its 95th, as viewers of the O.J. Simpson trial might claim. On June 5, 1906, celebrity architect …

100 Notable Books of 2018

The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.

29 states have minimum wages above the federal level

The federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour has remained the same since 2009. Since then, 29 states and the District of Columbia have set minimum wages above the federal level. Twenty states have minimum wage increases taking effect around the start of the new year.<p>Here's a look at states exceeding …

‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ sales soar amid controversy, report says

“Baby It’s Cold Outside” may be getting the cold shoulder from some listeners, but the uptick in song sales and streaming show many people are still enjoying the holiday classic.<p>Sales and streaming of several versions of the Christmas song saw an increase in recent days amid controversy over its …