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The script for a mass shooting: We know what will happen next

He will be a <b>man</b>, or maybe still a <b>boy</b>.<p>He will have a semiautomatic rifle — an <b>AR-15, or something like it</b> — and several high-capacity magazines filled …

Have you seen the first known map of Ireland from 140AD?

A map created by Greek astronomer and cartographer Claudius Ptolemy, from around 140 A.D., is considered to be the oldest surviving representation of …

Handy Chart: Know Your Weed

Here’s helpful chart to identify certain strains of marijuana. While I do agree with the majority of photos represented, I have some reservations …

42 Fun Facts for People Who Love Fun Facts - Page 6 of 6

They say you learn something new every day. Well here are 42 fun facts just for today, so you can take the next 42 days off!<p>42. How Convenient!<p>The …

funfacts

How To Smoke Weed: A Step-by-Step Guide

Learning how to smoke weed isn’t hard. In fact, you’ll have plenty of ways to go about it. You can smoke a bowl, joint, or a bong. Each one has their …

Cannabis

Jared Kushner Can’t Pass His Security Clearance Investigation, Officials Say

<i>Updated</i> | Jared Kushner is a security risk embedded in the West Wing since he still hasn't passed a comprehensive background investigation required …

Raqqa’s dirty secret

By Quentin Sommerville and Riam Dalati<p>The BBC has uncovered details of a secret deal that let hundreds of IS fighters and their families escape from Raqqa, under the gaze of the US and British-led coalition and Kurdish-led forces who control the city.<p>A convoy included some of IS’s most notorious …

Trump Makes Disgusting Trade Remarks In China That Prove His Disloyalty To U.S.

President Donald Trump could be best known for his fishy ability to flip-flop back and forth worse than a crappie gasping for air on the bank. …

At the Met Opera, a Note So High, It’s Never Been Sung Before

It lasts just a split second, almost imperceptible in a two-hour score. It’s over too quickly to summon the dogs of the Upper West Side or to break any nearby windows.<p>But brief as it is, the A above high C that the soprano Audrey Luna reaches in Thomas Adès’s new opera, “The Exterminating Angel,” …

Alma Deutscher

Dark secrets about the Kennedy family

Behind their glamorous looks and “Camelot” fame, the Kennedy dynasty held a vast array of dark secrets<p>The hidden happenings took place before, …

Government says rumors of power grid shutdown not true

A social media rumor this week regarding a Department of Defense (DoD) exercise has caused a wave of concern.<p>A video posted online is telling people …

Social Media

Russia's Social Media Propaganda Was Hiding in Plain Sight

A common misconception about Donald Trump’s rise to presidential power — as well as the role Russia-backed social media allegedly played in getting him there — is that no one saw it coming. In reality, scholars, activists, and regular social media users had warned that platforms seemed to becoming …

How To Lower Your Weed Tolerance and Enhance Your High Without Taking a Break

If your best weed just isn’t giving you the same high it once used to, then the advice you’ve probably heard is that you should take a break from …

Understanding the Significance of 'OM'

“OM! This Imperishable Word is the whole of this visible universe. Its explanation is as follows: What has becOMe, what is becOMing, what will becOMe …

Spirituality

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Virtual Justice: The New Laws Of Online Worlds

Eminem Terrified As Daughter Begins Dating Man Raised On His Music

ROCHESTER, MI—Hip-hop artist Marshall Mathers, a.k.a. Eminem, said he was left wholly terrified today after meeting his daughter Hailie’s new …

Eminem just released a 4-minute rap slamming Donald Trump

Rapper Eminem is back — back again — with a four-minute rap criticizing President Donald Trump for everything from his extravagant travel to his …

Donald Trump

That 60's/70's album

In 1995, this astronomer predicted the Internet’s greatest failure

22 years ago, astronomer Clifford Stoll made a huge mistake. He challenged the popular notion that the Internet was a force for good, and he was ruthlessly mocked by just about everyone.<p>On the surface, you can see why his 1995 Newsweek column has been maligned for decades. Some of the problems he …

'I don't have an ounce of guilt': says teen accused of trying to kill infant with poisoned milk

Sarai Rodriguez-Miranda did not want them staying in her house, police said.<p>The teen’s brother, his fiancee and their 11-week-old baby had been …

The Nowhere-To-Run Diaries: A Week After Maria, Hope Is Fading Fast In Puerto Rico

Problems are a dime a dozen in paradise lost.<p>SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico ― In the depths of the largest public housing project in the Caribbean, activist Antonio Látimer (aka “Puruco”) doesn’t know what more he can do.<p>“We’re running out of potable water. Out of food. We’ve got a lot of people sick with …

Air Force General Addresses Racial Slurs on Campus: ‘You Should Be Outraged’

The head of the Air Force Academy delivered a resounding message on Thursday in response to racial slurs that were found on the academy’s campus, saying that if students could not treat their peers of different races with respect, “then you need to get out.”<p>In a five-minute address in front of the …

Dan Rather on how to be a journalist in 2017 and how the fight for civil rights has evolved.

Dan Rather was the folksy face of <i>CBS Evening News</i> for 24 years famous for his arresting turns of phrase and affability. He left the network in 2006 …

Journalism

'Get out!': Lt General rains hell on Air Force Academy after racist messages were left on black cadets' rooms

Lt. Gen. Jay B. Silveria, superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy, addressed cadets on Thursday in a powerful speech about treating one another …

Scientists Achieve Direct Counterfactual Quantum Communication For The First Time

Communication without particle transmission.<p>Quantum communication is a strange beast, but one of the weirdest proposed forms of it is called …

Quantum Physics

These Ghost Towns Once Thronged With Life

Economics, volcanoes, and even democracy can wipe a city off the map.<p>Isn’t it a tad creepy to be obsessed with ruins? Aude de Tocqueville doesn’t think so. For her, they hold a mysterious, poetic fascination that no living city can match. In her new book, <i>Atlas of Lost Cities: A Travel Guide to</i> …