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Photos from stone stacking contest are oddly compelling

<b>Okay, we’re not saying this is the most thrilling competition in the world.</b><p>It won’t beat the FA Cup final in terms of audience share.<p>But isn’t it …

FA Cup

Trump Biographer: He's A Liar Since Childhood, Named "Ladies Man" At School With No Women

In an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Trump biographer Michael D'Antonio talks about how President Trump has used a series of alter egos, like …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump's Child Rape Accuser Canceled Her Press Conference Due to Death Threats

She's still Jane Doe.<p>The woman who filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump alleging he raped her when she was 13 years old was scheduled to speak out publicly Wednesday, but the press conference was called off just as it was scheduled to start. Her attorney, Lisa Bloom, told members of the media that …

Donald Trump

Trump Claims He Was 'Ladies Man' at School, Biographer Says He Went to All-Male School

Donald Trump has demonstrated plenty of shortcomings as president, politically speaking. For example: he shut down the DACA program completely by …

Donald Trump

What Fresh Hell?: Utterly shameless Republicans edition

Welcome to another edition of What Fresh Hell?, Raw Story’s roundup of news items that might have become controversies under another regime, but got …

Donald Trump

Trump just got his first challenger in 2020 GOP primary — and he’s a very famous conservative

The 2018 midterm elections have yet to happen, but President Donald Trump got his first challenger for the 2020 Republican primary over the weekend. It’s someone who’s very popular among conservatives: bestselling author Brad Thor, who is known for his thriller novels.<p>What are the details?<p>Thor …

Republican Primaries

New Jersey Is Dealing With A Tick Species That Is New To America

Looks like a bunch of New Jersey residents survived the Winter. But that is not really good news.<p>On Friday, the New Jersey Department of Agriculture announced the latest follow-up to what was described in a February 2018 publication in the <i>Journal of Medical Entomology</i>. The publication detailed an …

Disease

Tweeters Furious Over Trump Calling Mar-a-Lago The 'Southern White House'

Twitter was incensed Saturday after Donald Trump used Barbara Bush’s funeral as an opportunity to tout his private business in a tweet, dubbing his Mar-a-Lago golf resort the “Southern White House.”<p>Trump noted that he would be watching Bush’s funeral — on TV — at his golf resort.<p>The latest …

Donald Trump

Trump lied to me about his wealth to get onto the Forbes 400. Here are the tapes.

In May 1984, an official from the Trump Organization called to tell me how rich Donald J. Trump was. I was reporting for the Forbes 400, the magazine’s annual ranking of America’s richest people, for the third year. In the previous edition, we’d valued Trump’s holdings at $200 million, only …

Donald Trump

NASA’s Jim Bridenstine Confirmed by Senate, And Reddit Is Worried

It doesn't look good.<p>President Donald Trump’s nomination for the head of NASA, Representative Jim Bridenstine, received his confirmation from the …

Senate Committees

100-Strong Cluster of Unknown Octopus Species and Eggs Baffles Scientists

"When I first saw the photos, I was like, 'No, they shouldn't be there!''<p>When scientists set out in subsea vehicles to explore the Dorado Outcrop, …

Zoology

Since 2016, Half of All Coral in the Great Barrier Reef Has Died

A new study warns it has become a “highly altered, degraded system.”<p>Once upon a time, there was a city so dazzling and kaleidoscopic, so braided and water-rimmed, that it was often compared to a single living body. It clustered around a glimmering emerald spine, which astronauts could glimpse from …

Global Warming

First Bat Removed From U.S. Endangered Species List

Just thirty years ago, only a thousand of the bats remained—but after decades of work, the species is thriving.<p>In a conservation first made possible by volunteers, scientists, and a splash of tequila, the lesser long-nosed bat is no longer endangered—the first U.S. bat species to officially recover …

Conservation

People Spot Strange Blue Ball Scurrying Through Their Yard

It turned out to be someone who really needed their help 😱<p>A family was out in their garden one day when they suddenly saw something small and blue …

RSPCA

This Country Just Started Hunting Baby Seals Again

They don't even make money, so it's all funded by taxpayers.<p>Canada’s annual seal hunt has started up again, much to the dismay of animal lovers …

Canadian Government

the female-directed horror so terrifying paramedics were called to the screening

Watch an exclusive trailer for the bloody thriller flipping the male gaze on its head. Just don’t do it on your own.<p>Horror film, <i>Revenge</i>, has been garnering an awful lot of buzz since it launched at Toronto International Film Festival last year.<p>Great reviews kind of buzz. Picked up by streaming …

Horror

Diante Yarber: Police kill black father with barrage of bullets in Walmart parking lot

The killing of the 26-year-old, who is believed to have been unarmed, is being called a brutal case of excessive police force<p>California police fired what sounded like more than 30 bullets at a packed car in a shopping store parking lot, killing a black father of three and injuring a young woman in …

Law Enforcement

19 Dogs Who Made Their Owners Take A Deep, Deep Breath

Still cute tho.

Pets

206 Million Eggs Recalled Over Salmonella Fears

A company has recalled more than 200 million eggs after an outbreak of salmonella was traced to one of its farms in North Carolina.<p>The federal Food and Drug Administration reported Friday that eggs from the affected farm were distributed to nine states — Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, …

Environmental Health

Underwater Noise Pollution Is on the Rise and Its Effects Have Been Deadly

Sixteen whale carcasses washed up on India’s Konkan coast in 2015, followed by 20 in 2016. A 37-foot whale washed up dead on Mumbai’s Juhu beach in …

Marine Mammals

Crowds turn out around the world for March for Science

Citizens from Durban, South Africa, to Sydney, Australia, and from Berlin to Washington turned out for the second March for Science. In Germany, …

South Africa

James McAvoy and Bill Hader may join It: Chapter 2 as start of filming looms

With the start of filming on <i>It: Chapter 2</i> slated to commence this summer, more casting news about the sequel to the 2017 horror blockbuster is …

Construction

Eleven lions die at Ugandan national park in suspected poisoning

Authorities suspect poisoning caused deaths at popular tourist destination<p>Eleven lions, including eight lion cubs, have been found dead in Queen Elizabeth national park in Uganda after possibly being poisoned, a conservation official said on Thursday. The three lionesses and eight cubs were found …

Wildlife

Trump Tax Event Accidentally Highlights How Screwed Most Americans Are

President Donald Trump on Thursday hosted a self-indulgent White House event in which he mostly bragged about himself before graciously offering a …

Donald Trump

Amazing storm timelapse compilation will leave you breathless

Chasing deadly storms is a hobby that might raise some eyebrows. But one redditor has good reason to partake in this dangerous job.<p>"I can't find a …

Time-lapse Photography

Unforgettable underwater photography - in pictures

A new book published by the Natural History Museum showcases some of the most memorable underwater photographs taken over the last few decades in its annual wildlife photographer of the year competition. The stories behind the pictures - about both the behaviour and the photographers’ experiences - …

Nature

13 Things You Never Knew About 'The Evil Dead' on its 35th Anniversary

It's been 35 years since "The Evil Dead" infected theaters and launched the careers of director Sam Raimi and star Bruce Campbell.<p>In that time, it's gained a very impressive (and very deserved) cult following, while also influencing countless horror filmmakers. To celebrate this quirky …

Horror

Why the Extinction of America's Only Native Parrot Matters

The Carolina Parakeet tells a bigger story.<p>It was winter in upstate New York in 1780 in a rural town called Schoharie, home to the deeply religious …

Birds

Non-profit’s $300 hepatitis C cure as effective as $84,000 alternative

Exclusive: 71 million people stand to benefit from reduced price treatment for virus which can lead to liver cirrhosis, cancer and death<p>An affordable hepatitis C treatment has been shown to be safe and effective, with very high cure rates for patients including hard-to-treat cases, in interim …

Biotechnology

10 Underrated Horror Movies That Are Actually Scary AF

Horror movies aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, that is for sure. While some people love it, there are those who can’t stand the idea of them. Over the …

Horror