Mike Kloran

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Teens say they cringe when brands use these 7 outdated slang words — here's what Gen Z is saying instead

In May, Subway Canada ran a poll imploring Twitter users to vote on their favorite bread. Or, as they put it, their "bread bae."<p>No one voted on it. Subway Canada has 135,000 followers.<p>To be fair, some theorized that the poll, which ultimately wracked up 13,000 retweets, was fake and simply a PR …

DJ Khaled

DNA testing revealed a WWII veteran stole an 8-year-old's identity. No one knows why

<b>(CNN) —</b> He was a WWII veteran with a Purple Heart, a wife and three children. But in 1964, he vanished, moved across the country and later took the identity of an 8-year-old boy who had died years before.<p>His case had confounded investigators for more than a decade. US Marshal Pete Elliott called it …

Crime

The internet sales tax is going to pummel small businesses

What do you do when making taxes fairer also means making them harder on the little guy?<p>On Thursday, the Supreme Court overturned decades of law and …

South Dakota

A Lost Secret: How To Get Kids To Pay Attention

Fifteen years ago, psychologists Barbara Rogoff and Maricela Correa-Chavez ran a simple experiment. They wanted to see how well kids pay attention — even if they don't have to.<p>They would bring two kids, between the ages 5 to 11, into a room and have them sit at two tables.<p>Then they had a research …

Kids

Koko The Gorilla Dies; Redrew The Lines Of Animal-Human Communication

"The Gorilla Foundation is sad to announce the passing of our beloved Koko," the research center says, informing the world about the death of a gorilla who fascinated and elated millions of people with her facility for language.<p>Koko, who was 46, died in her sleep Tuesday morning, the Gorilla …

Ethnology

The Curious Origins of 16 Common Phrases

Our favorite basketball writer is ESPN's Zach Lowe. On his podcast, the conversation often takes detours into the origins of certain phrases. We …

Robin Williams

The 1838 shipwreck was 'the Titanic of its time.' Divers just made an eerie discovery.

Divers recovering artifacts off the steamship Pulaski have made an eerie find that gives credence to eyewitness accounts of the night the ship sank …

Archaeology

A Map Showing the Varied Origins of Predominant Accents Used In Specific Parts of the United States

In a lexical episode of Science Insider, narrator David Anderson maps out the rather varied origins of some of the most predominant accents that are …

United States

A Sneaky Theory of Where Language Came From

It might have hijacked our early ancestors’ brains.<p>I’m sitting in the sun on one of the first mild days of the spring, talking with a modern-day flintknapper about the origins of human language. His name is Neill Bovaird, and he’s neither an archaeologist nor a linguist, just a 38-year-old bearded …

Linguistics

Trump was right. The rest of the G7 were wrong

He gets almost everything wrong. But last weekend Donald Trump got something right. To the horror of the other leaders of the rich world, he defended democracy against its detractors. Perhaps predictably, he has been universally condemned for it.<p>His crime was to insist that the North American Free …

Natural Gas

Food Editor Visits 23 New York City Pizzerias in 24 Hours to Determine Which Makes the Best Slice

Alex Delany, an associate web editor for Bon Appétit, took a tour of New York City’s plethora of pizzerias, hitting 23 of them within the five …

New York City

Don't Read This Post About Creepy Hometown Urban Legends If You Plan To Sleep Tonight

Turn on all of your lights before clicking this (thank me later).<p>There's a bridge between Windyville and Lebanon, Missouri, that everyone knows to never stop on at night. It's near an abandoned playground where several children died. At night, people hear children giggling and claim the cars move, …

Urban Legends

Retired US Army colonel who studied Russian intelligence practices levels stunning accusation about Trump's relationship with Putin

A retired US Army lieutenant colonel and military analyst on Wednesday night speculated that President Donald Trump may be on the tip of the spear with Russian intelligence.<p>Ralph Peters suggested during a CNN interview that Russian President Vladimir Putin had "some kind of grip on Trump," pointing …

Donald Trump

I’ve Been a Dietitian for Almost 20 Years. These Are the 5 Most Important Healthy Eating Lessons I’ve Learned

I’ve been a registered dietitian for a really long time—since 1999. And I've learned <i>a lot</i> about healthy eating over the years. I started in hospitals …

Hung Up

RIP Rick Grimes: Andrew Lincoln Is Leaving The Walking Dead

It may be a zombie bite, a rival group’s attack, or just a lone walk toward the great unknown. No matter what you call it, Rick Grimes will soon be …

The Walking Dead

Roseanne Barr Incites Fury With Racist Tweet, and Her Show Is Canceled by ABC

Two months ago, Roseanne Barr was a star again.<p>Her sitcom “Roseanne” returned in March after a two-decade absence to enormous ratings on ABC. Network executives were celebrating their strategy of appealing to wider swaths of the country after Donald J. Trump’s surprising election win and the …

Valerie Jarrett

ABC cancels 'Roseanne' after star's racist Twitter rant

ABC canceled its hit sitcom "Roseanne" on Tuesday after the show's biggest star, Roseanne Barr, went on a racist Twitter rant.<p>"Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show," ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey …

Social Media

Is This Inscribed Stone a Notorious Forgery—or the Answer to America’s Oldest Mystery?

Scholars will take a fresh look at the authenticity of a rock purporting to reveal the fate of the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island.<p>On a fall morning in 1937, an Emory University geologist was walking down a hallway in the alumni building when he bumped into a middle-aged man carrying a rock. The man …

Archaeology

Johns Hopkins engineers helping NASA restore links to long-lost 'zombie' satellite

When aerospace engineers launch a satellite, they don't expect it to last forever. So when the NASA orbiter known as IMAGE disappeared from view …

Astronomy

Hermit Crab Living Inside a Doll’s Head

Man scales building to save dangling child - CNN Video

A young Malian migrant is being lauded in France after he scaled the outside of a building in Paris to rescue a young child dangling from a balcony.

Turner Broadcasting

A Collection of Handmade Cute And Creepy Dolls

Moscow artist Anna (Oso Polar) has handmade a super cute and creepy collection of dolls based on all sorts of real and mythological creatures. Anna’s …

Dolls

Texas high-school principal fires award-winning, nationally famous journalism teacher to rein in critical student newspaper reporting

Dallas-Fort Worth's Prosper High School has an excellent student paper, the <i>Eagle Nation Online</i>, with a most excellent advisor, Lori Oglesbee-Petter, …

High School

What's Going On In Your Child's Brain When You Read Them A Story?

"I want The Three Bears!"<p>These days parents, caregivers and teachers have lots of options when it comes to fulfilling that request. You can read a picture book, put on a cartoon, play an audiobook, or even ask Alexa.<p>A newly published study gives some insight into what may be happening inside young …

Canadian Literature

Trump can't block users on Twitter, federal judge rules

A federal judge in New York ruled Wednesday that President Trump is in violation of the Constitution when he blocks users on Twitter.<p>It's a remarkable development in one of the more peculiar debates of Trump's presidency, and a victory for the First Amendment advocates who brought the lawsuit last …

Rudy Giuliani won deal for OxyContin maker to continue sales of drug behind opioid deaths

It was highly deceptive and then they trained their sales force to go out and to push that deception on physicians John Brownlee, the US ​​attorney who led the investigation<p>The US government missed the opportunity to curb sales of the drug that kickstarted the opioid epidemic when it secured the …

Medicine

Trump misspelled his wife's name in a tweet welcoming her home from the hospital

President Donald Trump misspelled his wife's name on Saturday in a tweet welcoming her home from a five-day hospital stay.<p>Trump, whose wife's name is Melania Trump, spelled it "Melanie" in the tweet. The tweet was quickly deleted and replaced with a version that spelled her name correctly.<p>Here's …

Here's what happens when your dead body is left to rot (plus a few, more practical, uses for it)

We’re used to seeing bodies lie in rest on the other side of a coffin, but without six feet of soil to protect it, thing start to get very messy.<p>Left …

Farming explained in today’s world

Japanese train departs 25 seconds early - again

<b>A Japanese rail company has apologised after a train left a station 25 seconds early, the second such case in months.</b><p>The operator said the "great inconvenience we placed upon our customers was truly inexcusable".<p>If the details are anything to go by, customers are faced with slipping standards: a …