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25 Words That Are Their Own Opposites

Here’s an ambiguous sentence for you: “Because of the agency’s oversight, the corporation’s behavior was sanctioned.” Does that mean, 'Because the …

Pulitzer Prize

New Shuddle App Lets Kids Call A Car Themselves

Shuddle, a ride-hail service for the children of busy parents, debuts an app that puts kids in control.<p>So much for that long-held parenting tenet "Don't get in cars with strangers." On Tuesday morning, Shuddle announced a new update to its ride-hailing service designed for children of busy parents: …

Apps

Jimmy Fallon Reunites 'Saved by the Bell Cast' (Video)

Zack, Kelly, Slater, Jessie and Mr. Belding hang out with young Fallon.<p><b>Jimmy Fallon</b> enrolled in Bayside High on Wednesday's <i>The Tonight …

Celebrity News

The 7 WORST Foods To Eat At Night

“The single greatest risk factor is, by far, the time that people eat dinner,” says Koufman. She recommends having supper no later than three hours before bed. But even if you manage to do that, be aware that late-night snacking can have the same ruinous effect. If you are going to hit the fridge …

Scientists Adjust Doomsday Clock Over Nuclear Threats And Climate Change

Just three (figurative) minutes until the final midnight<p>In a multitude of books, TV shows, and films dedicated to post-apocalyptic fiction, humanity loves to fantasize about its ultimate demise. But back in the real world, the actual apocalypse may be a little bit closer than we all would like to …

25 Little-Known Facts About Monopoly, 80 Years Later

Monopoly has endured as a family favorite game since 1935.<p>That’s 80 years of passing "GO" and collecting $200.<p>In celebration of its 80th year on toy …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

Elon Musk is trying to bring the Internet to space

The SpaceX CEO wants to build a satellite network high above Earth that would speed up the Internet and bring access to underserved communities. And he'll use the profits to help colonize Mars.<p>Elon Musk, the man who's determined to move our civilization to Mars, will also tackle creating an …

Space Travel

Watch an Unearthed Talking Heads Concert From 1980

Never-before-seen footage captures the band onstage a month after releasing 'Remain in Light'<p>Rare concert footage of Talking Heads performing during …

Nasa just emailed a wrench to space

When International Space Station commander Barry Wilmore needed a wrench, Nasa knew just what to do. They "emailed" him one.<p>This is the first time an …

4 Sky Events This Week: Holiday Meteors Soar Before Santa Takes to the Sky

Enjoy a weekly viewing guide to the holiday season's starry nights.<p>Little Bear runs with meteors just in time for the week's holiday revels, as stargazers enjoy the moon going caroling with our nearest and dearest neighbors, Venus and Mars.<p><b>Little Bear shower.</b> The night of Monday, December 22, will …

Google announces its self-driving car is now fully functional

Google today announced it has completed the first build of its self-driving vehicle prototype. This is the first fully functional self-driving car from the company.<p>It’s one thing to modify an existing car to give it self-driving capabilities. It’s another thing to build a self-driving car from the …

14 Foods You Should NEVER Eat

We polled some of those insiders—people who know the business and work daily to evict pesticides, genetically modified organisms, animal cruelty, social injustice, and unhealthy foods from the food supply—to find out what they know about the dark side of "convenience" foods. Take note so you can …

The NBA World Has Never Seen Anything Like Anthony Davis

Davis has been the best player in the NBA over the first 12 games of the season.<p>He has posted a remarkable stat line: 26.3 points (2nd in the NBA), 57% shooting, 11.4 rebounds (5th), 2.2 steals (3rd), and 3.5 blocks per game (1st).<p>He's also ranked No. 1 with a player efficiency rating (PER) of …

Basketball

Welp, A Lego Strip Club Is A Thing That Exists

This unofficial Lego strip club features the popular G-rated toys wearing G-strings.<p>The set, produced by Citizen Brick, includes four minifigures and a club with zebra-print couches and a pole. And like a night at an exotic dance joint, these Legos aren't cheap: The whole thing costs $275.<p>Citizen …

TSA discovers record number of guns in carry-ons

Here's a holiday travel tip for you: Don't try to board an airplane with a gun in your carry-on.<p>If that sounds like a ridiculously obvious piece of advice, then think again. It wasn't so obvious to the 1,931 travelers who were caught this year (through Nov. 17) trying to board planes with guns in …

Robots spent six years acting like humans in three Tennessee homes

For six years, a group ofrobotslived in three houses on a street in Campbell Creek, Tennessee. No humans resided there with them. The house was solely occupied by robots, fake sweat machines, and a bunch of electronic appliances, which turned on every day — right on schedule.<p>The Tennessee Valley …

How People Eat Eggs Around the World

Ever looked at a raw egg yolk and thought, "How on Earth did people realize they could eat these things?"<p>Well, eggs have been human dietary staples since prehistory. The most common egg we eat today, the chicken egg, is thought to have come from birds our ancestors domesticated from wild jungle …

Eggs

Kickstarter is going to the Moon in a new crowdfunded space mission

There's a new mission to the moon that's just getting off the ground in Britain, but it has a twist: You pay for it.<p>The British scientists behind the venture, called Lunar Mission One, want to raise a million dollars to send a robotic probe to the lunar South Pole, and they're relying on …

The top 10 words invented by writers

‘Authorisms’ – neologisms coined by authors which have entered the wider language – have been enriching English for centuries. From Shakespeare to Joseph Heller, Paul Dickson selects his favourites<p>I have long been interested in words but most specifically in the question of how a coinage makes it …

12 Daily Habits of Super-Happy Couples

It really is the little things.<p>Getty Images<p>You know those couples who are so darn cute all the time? Those people who are so in love and just seem to have it all figured out? <i>What</i> is their secret? Well, it might be simpler than you think. We asked real women and relationship experts to share some of …

A Doctor Explains Why Cruise Ships Should Be Banned

More than 150 passengers on a California cruise ship came down with norovirus, continuing a trend that happens every year. From a medical standpoint, …

Rosetta mission lander detects organic molecules on surface of comet

Philae spacecraft beams back evidence of carbon and hydrogen that could provide clues about origins of life on Earth<p>The Philae lander has found organic molecules – which are essential for life – on the surface of the comet where it touched down last week.<p>The spacecraft managed to beam back evidence …

The Shrinking of Personal Space at Work

Forget standing desks—some companies are doing away with assigned workstations entirely.<p>First they came for the offices, replacing four-walls-and-a-door situations with desks in cubicles, even for workers of considerable stature.<p>Now they’re coming for the desks themselves.<p>On both sides of the …

These Are the Poorest Cities in America

Poverty—like the creation of wealth—is a fact of city life.<p>Here at FindTheBest, we recently examined the most current Five-Year American Community …

Demographics

Florida Bra-Wearing Man Allegedly Blocked Florida Customers At ATM

You don't see this everyday.<p>Police in Florida encountered a man wearing a jacket and brassiere, and riding a bicycle in front of a bank branch that prevented customers from using the ATM.<p>Fort Pierce police asked Gregory Herndon to empty his pockets and, though it got him into trouble, the …

43 Dartmouth Students Suspected Of Cheating In Ethics Class Designed For Athletes

According to The Dartmouth, the 43 students allegedly skipped class, but got other students to sign in for them and answer questions using an electronic clicker. "Each clicker is registered with one student, who gains points for submitting answers to certain in-class questions," The Dartmouth …

College & University