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Actor Jim Carrey has emerged as an unlikely political artist and activist — and has attracted over 17 million Twitter followers

Actor and comedian Jim Carrey has always been known for his slapstick silliness. You know the films — "Dumb and Dumber," "The Mask," "Liar Liar," "Ace Ventura," just to name a few.<p>But he also always managed to peel back the comic goofiness for more serious turns in films like "The Truman Show" and …

Jim Carrey

YOU ARE SUCH A PSYCHOPATH

Gibson guitars could be facing bankruptcy

The instruments are a favourite of Jimmy Page, Slash, Carlos Santana and more<p>Iconic guitar brand Gibson could be facing bankruptcy, if new reports …

Carlos Santana

Graphene film makes dirty water drinkable in a single step

Every year, millions of people around the world die from drinking unclean water. Now, researchers have developed a process that can purify water, no matter how dirty it is, in a single step. Scientists from Australian research organization CSIRO have created a filtration technique using a graphene …

Environmentally Friendly

Trump Gets Caught in His Own Web of Lies

Ever since Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as president 13 months ago, with his White House shrouded in a fog over its murky Russia ties from day …

Donald Trump

Cognitive ability and vulnerability to fake news

Researchers identify a major risk factor for pernicious effects of misinformation<p>“Fake news” is Donald Trump’s favorite catchphrase. Since the election, it has appeared in some 180 tweets by the President, decrying everything from accusations of sexual assault against him to the Russian collusion …

Psychology

Russian bots exploited Parkland shooting to spread pro-gun propaganda

Twitter made several changes in the months after it was publicly humiliated for allowing Russian trolls to overrun its platform. But those efforts …

Internet

A Landmark Marijuana Lawsuit Has Been Filed Against Jeff Sessions and the DEA

This case has the potential to reshape medical cannabis policy in the years to come.<p>There are few industries with a faster growth rate at the moment …

Cannabis

How to Cook Steak in the Oven

Love cooking steak at home but hate smoking up your kitchen? We’ve got the recipe for you. All you need is a great steak, a large cast-iron skillet, …

BBQ

Trump attacks everyone but Russia

The president continues his barrage of tweets after the Mueller indictments.<p>President Donald Trump railed against the investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election Saturday night into Sunday, sending off a stream of tweets attacking the FBI, CNN, the Democratic Party, his own …

Donald Trump

Top U.S. officials tell the world to ignore Trump’s tweets

MUNICH — Amid global anxiety about President Trump’s approach to world affairs, U.S. officials had a message for a gathering of Europe’s foreign policy elite this weekend: Pay no attention to the man tweeting behind the curtain.<p>U.S. lawmakers — both Democrats and Republicans — and top national …

Donald Trump

Russian Athlete May Lose Olympic Medal After Failed Doping Test

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — A Russian athlete who won a bronze medal in curling at the Winter Olympics here has failed a preliminary doping test, putting in jeopardy his medal and Russia’s efforts to move past a vast state-backed cheating scheme that left it nominally barred from the Games.<p>The …

International Olympic Committee

The Best Catnip Reaction Pictures We’ve Ever Seen

Cats on catnip are an endless source of entertainment for many feline fans out there. After all, every kitty is different, and one can never predict …

Pets

Adam Rippon hired by NBC to work rest of 2018 Winter Olympics

Adam Rippon will work for NBC as a correspondent for remainder of 2018 Winter Olympics<p>Christine Brennan | USA TODAY Sports<p>PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — U.S. figure skater Adam Rippon, the openly gay Olympic team bronze medalist who has become one of the best-known names at these Games, has been hired …

Adam Rippon

'Show Us the Carnage'

After a previous horrific massacre via AR-15, the one in Las Vegas last winter in which a single murderer killed or injured <i>more than 900</i> people<i>,</i> readers wrote about that weapon and its history. For reference, those items were:<p>“Why the AR-15 Is So Lethal”<br>• “The Nature of the AR-15”<br>• “Why the AR-15 Was …

Guns

Millions of Americans Demand $130,000 for Not Having Sex with Trump

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Millions of Americans on Wednesday demanded that Donald J. Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, issue them checks in the amount of $130,000 for not having sex with Trump.<p>After Cohen revealed that he had issued such a check to Stormy Daniels, a porn star who he …

Stormy Daniels

Gun show near site of Parkland massacre offers models of killer's favorite gun for sale

A gun show taking place this weekend near the site of Wednesday’s horrific massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL is …

Guns

RightEye’s portable eye-tracking test catches concussions and reading problems in five minutes

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul, but physiologically speaking, they’re really windows to the brain.<p>RightEye looks through that window to detect common but often subtle vision issues resulting from concussions and other brain troubles. Its quick, portable eye-tracking station can tell …

The Brain

'They just talk!' Trump blames Democrats for not acting on gun control earlier

President Donald Trump on Saturday laid the blame on Democrats for the lack of congressional action on gun control, an issue that once again rose to the forefront of public discourse after Wednesday's mass shooting in Florida.<p>"Just like they don't want to solve the DACA problem, why didn't the …

Guns

This U.S. City Just Made Marijuana History by Outselling Alcohol

This posh vacation destination is setting new standards for the pot industry.<p>Few, if any, industries are growing with the speed and consistency of …

Cannabis

Lab-Grown Meat Is Coming, Whether You Like It or Not

Standing in a kitchen in San Francisco, in a state where foie gras is illegal, Josh Tetrick cuts into the pale gray pate anyway and smears it on a …

Agriculture

Parkland Students To President Trump: Stay ‘Far Away’ From Us

Few imagine that the president would provide any comfort. Many fear he will make things worse.<p>Two days after enduring a horrific school shooting, …

Donald Trump

Melania Trump ‘Thong Signing’ Searches Are Up Amid New Affair Rumors Plaguing Marriage

For some unknown reason, Google searches for Melania Trump in a thong are up in a major way — again. According to Google statistics shown on the …

Donald Trump

A top GOP donor says he won't write another check to Republicans until they support an assault weapons ban

A major Republican donor issued a remarkable ultimatum on Saturday, vowing to withhold money from GOP candidates unless they support a ban on selling military-style guns to civilians.<p>"It's the end of the road for me," Al Hoffman Jr., a prominent Florida real-estate developer, told The New York …

Guns

This charming Olympian Adam Rippon deserves another medal

The American figure skater has charmed his way into our hearts with his witty remarks and defiant politics<p>As a casual and fickle consumer of sports – I’ll opt in for tennis and key international rugby and football tournaments and zone out for the less zingy ones, such as golf and Formula One – the …

Adam Rippon

After Parkland Shooting, A Florida Gun Owner Gives Up His AR-57

After Wednesday's school shooting killed 17 people, Ben Dickmann decided to surrender his AR-57 rifle, a variant of the Florida shooter's AR-15 gun. NPR's Michel Martin asks him why made the decision.

Guns

Ancient city's LiDAR scans reveal as many buildings as Manhattan

When researchers surveyed the ruins of a Purépecha Empire city in Mexico the old-fashioned way a decade ago, it took them two seasons to explore two square kilometres. Good thing they decided to use LiDAR, because the city called Angamuco turned out bigger than they previously thought. LiDAR gave …

Archaeology

Bill Maher Wants to Know Why the Most Popular Movie of the #MeToo Era Is ‘About a Woman on a Leash’ — Watch

He also points to the success of "Phantom Thread," "The Shape of Water," and "Call Me by Your Name."<p>Bill Maher wants to know why, in the era of …

Bill Maher

Want to see gun control enacted? Support a movement to arm all black Americans

The only greater certainty than another mass shooting in this country is the likelihood that it will be met with inaction. Since the 2012 massacre of …

Guns

Report: Kushner Requests More Intel Than Any Non-NSC Employee at White House

Senior White House adviser Jared Kusher, whose inability to obtain permanent security clearance has come under renewed scrutiny in recent weeks, …

Donald Trump