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It’s official. Superhero fatigue syndrome has set in

Please, no more blockbusters. All my blocks are already busted.<p>When Ted and Marshall drove from New York to Ohio in How I Met Your Mother, a faulty cassette player forced them to listen to a tape of the song 500 Miles on repeat the whole way.<p>At first, it was a riot, but after a few hours the song …

Comic Books

Here’s why there are so many coyotes and why they are spreading so fast

For eons, coyotes roamed what is now the western United States, with its wide-open plains. Then came European settlers, who cut down forests for …

Wildlife

Hawaiian shirts: the divisive menswear staple that refuses to die

Fashion trends are essentially cyclical: wait long enough and you can rest assured that that natty pullover or shiny shell-suit, bought in a decade you now prefer to forget, will find its way back into contemporary style. Recently, we've had a resurgence of 1950s-style short trousers; the 1980s, …

Men's Fashion

Scientists track major freshwater change

‘What we are witnessing is major hydrologic change,’ they said. Over 14 years, Earth’s wet land areas got wetter. Dry areas got drier. They also …

Climate Change

Dare to bare: 15 of the world's best nude beaches

<b>(CNN) —</b> Although still taboo in many places, casting aside your clothes at the shore has become a customary practice around the world in recent times.<p>From rocky coastlines to talcum powder fine sands, and big city bays to secluded shores, there are now hundreds of beaches where it's perfectly legal …

British Columbia

More and more people are now keeping their car keys in the microwave - and it's for an excellent reason

The number of cars stolen in the UK last year jumped significantly.<p>According to recent figures from the Office for National Statistics, during 2017 …

Identity Theft

This Is Why People Constantly Flake on Their Plans

This mismatch between the abstractness of our plans when they’re in the distance and their concrete nature once they’re imminent helps partly explain why people fall into the canceling habit.<p><i>Send a note to tonic@vice.com describing what makes you anxious and we'll see if we can't get you some sound</i> …

Self-help

Julia Louis-Dreyfus to receive Mark Twain Prize for humor

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is getting a major comedy honor.<p>The <i>Veep</i> star is set to receive the 21st annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced Wednesday. The prize, which is "named to honor one of the world's greatest humorists," will be given …

Comedy

How to check yourself for skin cancer, according to a dermatologist

Raise your hand if you’ve gotten your skin checked this year. Ah, crickets—just as expected. According to the American Academy of Dermatology …

Skin Care

William Shatner's Name Will Boldly Go to the Sun on NASA Probe (with 1.1 Million Others)

More than 1.1 million people decided to join William Shatner on an extreme space-exploration enterprise.<p>In March, the "Star Trek" actor urged people …

University of Chicago

How the new kickoff rule may impact the Bears

How the new kickoff rule may impact the Bears<p>NFL owners voted for sweeping changes to the kickoff play Tuesday, a decision that presents a new …

NFL

Scientists Predict Slower, Wetter Hurricanes Based On Unlikely ‘Extreme CO2 Warming’

A new study claims that “unabated” global warming will make future hurricanes slower, stronger and able to hold much more rain.<p>The National Center …

Climate Change

After Predicting Cool Spring, Farmer's Almanac Looks To IL Summer

The Almanac is predicting tornadoes in Illinois around June 4-7.<p>While some may choose not to believe the Farmer's Almanac predictions, it seems like …

Weather

Only 3 intense tornadoes have formed this year. That’s a record.

It has been a month since we reported on the latest arrival of the first tornado in a calendar year for Oklahoma during the modern record. Since then, the state has had a few tornadoes, as have other places. Few is the operative word.<p>Nationwide, May has continued the trend of extremely low tornado …

Weather

NOAA Is Calling For Decent Chance Of El Niño This Upcoming Winter | So Who Will Get The Snow?

<i>Graphic Courtesy of Accuweather.com</i><b>As we reported on earlier this month, NOAA is calling for a decent chance of El Nino conditions for the 2018 –</b> …

Weather

Haunting Timelapse Shows Hawaii’s Glowing Kilauea Volcano From Above

The recent images of Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano are as fascinating as they are disturbing, but as this new timelapse video taken from the top …

Time-lapse Photography

Land-cover changes likely intensified Dust Bowl drought

Dramatic human-caused changes in land cover between 1850 and the 1930s had a substantive effect on the 1930s Dust Bowl drought in the Great Plains, a …

Climate Change

Hurricane season: What is the Saffir-Simpson scale; how does it work; is there a Category 6?

One was a structural engineer who thought in the ways engineers are trained to – logically and result-oriented.<p>The other, a meteorologist who, at age …

Weather

NASA Is Finally Sending the Coldest Place on Earth to Space

After a year of waiting, NASA's Cold Atom Laboratory will go to the ISS, where it will produce temperatures only a billionth of a degree above absolute zero.<p>To figure out the fundamental mysteries of the universe, sometimes you have to make things really damn cold. NASA’s Cold Atom Laboratory takes …

Quantum Physics

Time-lapse from the skies above Hawaii's volcano - CNN Video

A camera at the Gemini Observatory monitored the sky conditions over the course of one night above the Kīlauea volcanic eruption.

Time-lapse Photography

Desert Bees Have a Secret: How to Survive a Decade of Drought

Bees are most diverse in arid places. Will their strategies hold up in a changing climate — and can we learn enough about them before it’s too …

Ecology

Sleeping in on the weekends might prevent an early death

We're all prone to a long lie-in on the weekends, especially when we've spent the week getting crummy sleep.<p>That's a habit which could turn out to be …

Sleep

Chasing an Impossible Storm

Tim, Carl, and Paul hit the turn onto Reformatory Road just after 6:15. Rain now rips over the road in dense horizontal sheets. Objects plunge …

Weather

What should you do if you're home during severe weather situation?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - Would you know what to do in a severe weather situation, particularly during a tornado warning, if you’re at home?<p>The key …

Weather

Watch Lightning Flashes from Space in These Mesmerizing Satellite Videos

The Midwestern United States is ablaze with lightning in a striking new satellite video.<p>The May 9 footage is the "first-light" imagery captured by …

Weather

Global warming made Hurricane Harvey more destructive

Last summer, the United states was pummeled with three severe hurricanes in rapid succession. It was a truly awesome display of the power of weather and the country is still reeling from the effects. In the climate community, there has been years of research into the effect that human-caused global …

Climate Change

There’s now a ‘Bad Lip Reading’ video of The Royal Wedding and it is excellent

"I hope you understand that we're puppets"<p>The latest in the series of viral ‘Bad Lip Reading’ videos sees a brilliant send-up of the weekend’s Royal …

Royal Weddings

Storm surge - World Ocean Initiative

The North Atlantic hurricane season runs every year from June until roughly the end of November. It follows the northern hemisphere’s summer and …

Climate Change

Elon Musk Shares Stunning Photos of SpaceX's Climate Change Satellite Launch

SpaceX is planning a record number of launches.<p>SpaceX launched a series satellites on Tuesday to measure climate change and sea level rises, and the …

Space Exploration

Dog overjoyed his human is back from deployment

When Major Bill Hotopp returned from his final tour of duty in the Army National Guard, it was his four-legged best friend who gave him the best welcome home. Doc is a two-year-old German Shepherd who had been patiently waiting for a month for Hotopp to return home to his small town in Illinois. …

Pets