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So You Want To Eat Snow. Is It Safe? We Asked Scientists

<i>Editor's note: A version of this post first appeared in January 2015.</i><p>Many people will see the snow currently blanketing much of the U.S. Eastern Seaboard as a nuisance coating sidewalks and roads. Others are celebrating it as an excuse to spend the day swooshing down a hill.<p>As for me, I like to …

University of Washington

Ladies' Day at Ascot: the best hats on show – in pictures

From peperami to a teddy bear picnic – a look at some of the eccentric headgear being paraded at Ascot Racecourse on Thursday

Horse Racing

Ex Irish president: NYT should 'hang its head in shame' for balcony deaths story

Former president of Ireland Mary McAleese has written a stinging critique of a New York Times article portraying a “lazy, tabloid stereotype” of Irish students in the wake of the California balcony collapse that left six people dead.<p>Two Irish students remain in a critical condition following the …


Remember That Time Kim Kardashian Made a Music Video?

Deep cuts from the internet.<p>So we were going down the internet rabbit hole the other day—which is what we do every day because it's our job (#blessed)—and we found something glorious. Something we can't believe we ever forgot about.<p>Let's take a trip back to 2011, when Beyoncé announced her …

Google's new Nest Cam is always watching, if you let it into your home

Live-streaming video camera stores up to 30 days of video with audio in the cloud and performs advanced analysis of it<p>Google has released another product in its Nest Internet of Things lineup. This time it’s an internet-streaming home security camera, which means Google could be watching your every …

Home Security