Christopher Matthiae

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Inside the Federal Bureau Of Way Too Many Guns

There's no telling how many guns we have in America—and when one gets used in a crime, no way for the cops to connect it to its owner. The only place the police can turn for help is a Kafkaesque agency in West Virginia, where, thanks to the gun lobby, computers are illegal and detective work is …

Smith & Wesson

What the Apple Watch gets wrong about human motivation

What happens when you try to change behavior without behavioral science?<p>Here’s how to cheat at the Apple Watch Stand goal: dangle your wrist by your side while you sit in a chair. I discovered this by accident — I dangle my arm during meetings — but once I found it out, I did it on purpose. I …

Apple Watch

When a first-grader’s wrong answer was better than the right one

By Valerie Strauss<p>Valerie Strauss<p>Reporter covering education, foreign affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Reporter<p>Here are a few tweets that stand all on their own for entertainment value, the work of Bret Turner, a teacher at the private Head-Royce School in the hills of Oakland, Calif.<p>Turner has been teaching …

San Francisco Bay Area

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By Mairead McArdle 2:45 PM<p>The mammoth abortion provider pulled the add, in which the word 'f**k' is heard 19 times, after receiving complaints from …

A DIY photo booth is exactly what you need for your next party

Don’t forget props!<p>In my personal experience, I’ve found that parties with photo booths are more fun than parties without photo booths. But if you’re hosting a big event or wedding, you’ll know that actually renting a company to come set up a booth can get really expensive.<p>But why pay someone to …

Circuit Breaker

Build your own smart mirror, complete with weather and calendar.

Someone Needs To Give The Carolina Panthers' Social Media Guy A Raise ASAP

Wendy’s better watch out for the title of best Twitter account with what the Carolina Panthers just pulled out of their ass in the dog days of the …

Football (U.S.)

What The Michelle Carter Conviction Means For YOUR Kids - Today's Mama

Would Your Dog Eat You if You Died? Get the Facts.

Gory Details<p>You might not look at your beloved Bella or Buddy the same way after reading this.<p>In 1997, a forensic examiner in Berlin reported one of his more unusual cases in the journal <i>Forensic Science International</i>. A 31-year-old man had retired for the evening to the converted garden shed behind …

Gun owners are outraged by the Philando Castile case. The NRA is silent.

By Avi Selk<p>Avi Selk<p>Reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Amid the national fury over the death of Philando Castile at a traffic stop in July — a shooting made more horrific by his girlfriend’s Facebook Live broadcast of his final moments — some condemned the National Rifle Association’s near silence on the …

Guns

NOT GUILTY On All Counts - Philando Castile Verdict For Officer Jeronimo Yanez

The 9th Circuit Makes It Official: Trump’s Tweets Must Now Be Taken Seriously

Buried in a footnote in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ unanimous opinion upholding the bulk of the injunction blocking Donald Trump’s travel …

There's a plane in the Hudson. I'm on the ferry going to pick up the people. Crazy.

'Miracle on the Hudson' Twitpic changed his life

<b>(CNN) —</b> You might not know who Janis Krums is, but chances are you saw his iconic photo of the "Miracle on the Hudson."<p>Krums, then 23, was on a commuter ferry rushing to rescue passengers of US Airways Flight 1549 after Capt. Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger III gracefully landed the plane. He …

The five-year anniversary of Twitter's defining moment

When U.S. Airways Flight 1549 touched down on the frigid waters in the Hudson River on Jan. 15, 2009, Twitter, for many, was just a funny word in the …

Terminal Lance #477 “You’re a Mean One II”

As the modern social landscape shifts and changes, I would give the Marine Corps credit for generally doing a good job of adapting and overcoming the …

Harvard Rescinds Acceptances for At Least Ten Students for Obscene Memes | News | The Harvard Crimson

After discovering the existence and contents of an explicit group chat, Harvard administrators revoked admissions offers to at least ten prospective …

Facebook is broken

The problem is this: Facebook has become a feedback loop which can and does, despite its best intentions, become a vicious spiral. At Facebook’s scale, behavioral targeting doesn’t just <i>reflect</i> our behavior, it actually <i>influences</i> it. Over time, a service which was supposed to connect humanity is …

Czech government tells its citizens how to fight terrorists: Shoot them yourselves

By Amanda Erickson<p>Amanda Erickson<p>Foreign affairs reporter focusing on the post-Soviet world<p>Email Bio Follow<p>A couple of months ago, Czech President Milos Zeman made an unusual request: He urged citizens to arm themselves against a possible "super-Holocaust" carried out by Muslim terrorists.<p>Never …

Europe

This Teen Got Extra Credit Because She Did An Amazing Drawing Of A Meme On Her Math Test

"It ended up bumping up my total grade in the grade books enough so I wouldn't have to take the final," she said.

Equations

Florida man ruins a girl’s birthday party by unplugging her bounce house and trapping her and her friends inside

A Port St. Lucie mother is peeved after a neighbor’s actions landed two children in the hospital.<p>Deborah Romero threw a party for her daughter when …

'Joker' arrested after pointing gun at passing vehicles, police say

<b>MIAMI</b> - A Miami-Dade County man whose green hair and face tattoos resemble the look of Batman's nemesis the Joker was arrested Tuesday after pointing …

Murder Suspect Uses 'Big-Penis' Defense and Found Not Guilty

The Florida man who claimed his girlfriend choked to death during oral sex was found not guilty of second-degree murder Monday.<p>Richard Patterson, 65, …

The Bow Wow challenge is a hilarious reminder that everyone lies on social media

Bow Wow pretends to be cooler than he is, just like the rest of us sad sacks<p>To participate in the Bow Wow Challenge, you need only to understand the unspoken rules of Instagram. Take a photo that, whether by a clever trick of framing, perspective, or just a nice filter, gives your followers the …

The Story Behind this Viral Photo of a French Policeman on Fire

Photographer Zakaria Abdelkafi’s shocking photograph of a French anti-riot policeman set ablaze by a molotov cocktail has quickly spread to every …

Wall Street

Brutal Murder Of Teen, Serena McKay, Live-Streamed On Facebook By Her Two Killers

Facebook

Fujifilm’s Instax Square SQ10 is a hybrid digital/film instant camera

Fujifilm’s Instax series of instant cameras is super popular, having sold more than 25 million units around the world, and the company just announced the biggest shakeup to the line yet: Instax Square. Apart from the shift to an Instagram-friendly square film format, the first Instax Square camera …