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How Well Do You Know John Green?

The author behind beloved books Paper Towns and The Fault In Our Stars dishes about everything from the song he sings in the shower to his favorite sports team.

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John Green

How Yemen Became The Middle East’s Latest Regional Nightmare

As Saudi Arabia and Egypt say they’re prepared to send in ground troops, a look at the how Yemen got to this point.

Warplanes flying out of Saudi Arabia began conducting airstrikes in Yemen on Thursday, while the Egyptian army said it’s prepared to join the Saudis in launching a ground invasion of …

Middle East

Mike Huckabee Once Threatened To Sue Owner Of MikeHuckabee.com For Copyright Infringement

“This letter shall serve as a demand upon you to cease use of the name ‘Mike Huckabee’ and the copyrighted logo in any internet domain name or website.”

When Mike Huckabee was running for re-election as Arkansas’s governor in 2002, his lawyers threatened legal action against the owner of the website …

Republicans

The Cast Of “The Mighty Ducks”: Then Vs. Now

Still the greatest sports movie from the ’90s.

Coach Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez)

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Team captain Charlie Conway (Joshua Jackson)

From solving mysteries in Fringe to breaking millions of teenage hearts as Pacey Witter in Dawson’s Creek, Mr. Conway’s had quite the …

Mighty Ducks

How Well Do You Know The First Episode Of “Friends”?

They’ll be there for you, but are you there for them?

BuzzFeed Staff

This Is The Future Of Architecture In 8 Ingenious Buildings

The future is now, people!

Marc Kushner is a Brooklyn-based architect whose work aims to influence the public to rethink the buildings where they spend their lives.

After his groundbreaking Ted Talk on 30 years of architectural history, he’s now released a new book, The Future of Architecture in 100

Structural Engineering

Unions Criticize Mideast Airlines For Discrimination Against Women, LGBT Community

Unions released an open letter criticizing the “abhorrent” policies at Emirates, Etihad Airways, and Qatar Airways, which include requiring female employees to get permission before marriage or pregnancy.

Flight attendants unions served up some harsh words for the U.S. Travel Association today, …

Airlines

Mental Health Issues That Cause Pilots To Hurt People Are Rare And Difficult To Detect

Evidence shows that while very few pilots kill themselves or others using their aircraft, it is also difficult to flag those who will do so before it is too late.

It’s very difficult to screen airplane pilots for mental health issues that may drive them to do harm to themselves or their passengers …

Aeronautics

The “Grey’s Anatomy” Cast In Season 1 Vs. Season 11

♪ Nobody knows where they might end up (nobody knowwwwsss) ♪

Shonda Rhimes’ medical drama debuted on March 27, 2005 and a decade later, there are only five original cast members who’ve grown with the series. And they are…

Ellen Pompeo (Meredith Grey)

Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey)

James Pickens Jr. …

ABC

17 Ways To Be A Better Listener

AKA how to make everyone in your life feel a little more special. Are you listening?

Understand that good listening is almost entirely about how you RESPOND.

You know how it’s really unsettling when you share something with someone, and you can’t tell if they’re even paying attention? It can make you …

Common Ground

Facebook’s Solar-Powered Internet Drone Is Bigger Than A Boeing 737

It will fly at high altitudes, beaming down the ‘net.

At its F8 developers conference today, Facebook offered a first look at a solar-powered drone capable of beaming internet access to remote areas around the globe.

Built by Ascenta, the solar-powered drone developer Facebook acquired last year for …

Facebook

Fed Says 22% Of Cell Phone Owners Made A Mobile Payment In 2014

New data from the Federal Reserve shows that 39% of cell phone owners use the devices for banking services. And more than half of all mobile banking users have deposited checks using an app.

The Federal Reserve and Wall Street agree: More and more people are using their phones to interact with their …

Financial Technology

How I Became The New England Patriots’ Most Sensitive Fan

Only a dying Nana could bring me back to watching the NFL.

“Not again.”

That was the text my dad sent me after Jermaine Kearse, the Seahawks receiver, bobbled the ball over his entire body like a contact juggler before holding onto it inside the Patriots’ 10-yard line. My stomach pitched and lurched. …

New England Patriots

Here’s The Cover Of The Fully Illustrated Edition Of “Harry Potter”

Scholastic and Bloomsbury have released the cover of the upcoming fully illustrated Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Scholastic and Bloomsbury, the U.S. and U.K. publishers of the Harry Potter series, today released the cover image of the upcoming fully illustrated edition of Harry Potter and

Harry Potter

Everything We Know About The Captain Of The Germanwings Tragedy

Captain Patrick Sonderheimer, identified by several European news outlets, was locked out of the Airbus cockpit while co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed the aircraft.

The captain of the Germanwings flight that crashed into the French alps on Tuesday has been identified as Patrick …

Aviation

Oblivion and Fear At The Corner Where Mexican Students Were Ambushed

Six months after 43 students were ambushed by police, not to be seen again, memorials at the corner where the main attack took place are dwindling. Few people dare stop by to pay their respects, afraid of possible lookouts keeping tabs on visitors.

IGUALA, Mexico — The memorials are shrinking and …

Oblivion

Congressman Resigning Over Scandal Drops Abraham Lincoln Reference In Farewell Speech

The perfect time for a Lincoln reference: your farewell speech after resigning from Congress amid a scandal over reimbursement of miles not traveled on a Chevy Tahoe.

Resigning Rep. Aaron Schock offered some thoughts about adversity in his farewell address on the House floor Thursday, following his …

Abraham Lincoln

The Germanwings Crash Is Likely The Second Biggest Murder-Suicide By Pilot On Record

The revelation from a French prosecutor that co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed a Germanwings flight into the French Alps would make the disaster the aviation murder-suicide with the second biggest number of fatalities.

On Thursday morning, Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin revealed that …

Aviation

Why No One Should Mess With Space

“In space, no one can hear you scream.”

First of all, space is really fucking vast.

And it doesn’t end there. So, where does the universe end? No one knows exactly – hell, we don’t even know if it ends at all.

And what exists amongst this massive expanse? Well, black holes, for a start.

Black holes are …

Space

Leading National LGBT Organization Names First Woman, First Black President

Aisha Moodie-Mills to take the helm at the Victory Fund and Institute. In an exclusive interview with BuzzFeed News, Moodie-Mills talks about working to bring change to the organization.

WASHINGTON — The Victory Fund and Institute has picked Aisha Moodie-Mills — a black woman who has spent the past …

LGBT

Saudi Bombs Begin Falling In Yemen With No Clear Endgame

Saudi Arabia has a coalition in place but nobody is quite sure how the military offensive will restore Yemen’s internationally-recognized president to power.

Dozens of Saudi jets conducted a late-night raid into Yemen on Thursday, launching an operation that has no clear end.

The strikes started …

Middle East

“Downton Abbey” Will End After Sixth Season

The show’s sixth season will be its last, ITV announced on Thursday.

Rumors have been swirling since January that Downton Abbey, the period drama about the Crawley family and the two sets of people who live upstairs and downstairs in the family’s famous home, will not return after the upcoming sixth …

Downton Abbey

GOP Congressman: Meddling Obama Operatives “Forced” Netanyahu To Reject Two-State Solution

“If the president had stayed out of it in the first place, that statement may never have been made.”

Republican Rep. Morgan Griffith of Virginia says interference by the Obama administration is responsible for Benjamin Netanyahu’s comments that there would be no two-state solution if he were …

Two-state Solution

16 Things No One Tells You About The Morning After Pill

Take that, broken condom.

Emergency contraception comes in a few different forms.

You probably know it best as the morning after pill (like Plan B One-Step, Next Choice, Ella, etc.) but your other options are the copper IUD or a high dose of regular birth control pills — but more on all these …

Contraception

Here Are The Chilling Details Of How The Germanwings Co-Pilot Intentionally Crashed The Plane

Marseilles prosecutor Brice Robin explained the actions Andreas Lubitz took to deliberately “destroy” the Airbus carrying 150 people.

A French prosecutor on Thursday laid out the chilling details, based on a transcript of the final 30 minutes of a cockpit voice recorder, of how Germanwings co-pilot …

Aeronautics

Meet Periscope, Twitter’s New Live Video App

The interactive video app is gorgeous and fast. But is it enough to beat Meerkat’s head start?

There’s a whistle and a vibration in my pocket and I pull out my phone and its John Hodgman. He’s sitting in an airport, in a Delta airlines lounge, nursing what appears to be a whiskey on ice. He wants to …

Periscope

Can We Guess What Your Reading Habits Say About Your Love Life?

Can we read you like an open book?

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Not A Toy Anymore: Facebook Is Shifting Towards Becoming A Tool

At its F8 developer’s conference, Facebook was all about getting down to business.

Facebook announced a bevy of enhancements to its standalone Messenger app at its annual F8 developers conference in San Francisco today, all intended to better enable Facebook users to share dynamic if familiar kinds …

F8

Icelandic Women Come Together To #FreeTheNipple In Solidarity With A Feminist Teen

College students, mothers, and a politician posted photos of their exposed breasts to join a 17-year-old in protesting nudity double standards. Warning: NSFW.

As a young feminist, Adda Smaradottir didn’t appreciate the double standard women faced about going topless. So she posted a photo of her …

Iceland

Nobody, Especially The Government, Knows How Many Mass Graves Have Been Found In Mexico

Hundreds of mass graves have been discovered across Mexico, but the government isn’t keeping tabs. How many clandestinely buried bodies are rotting under the country’s surface?

MEXICO CITY — Flies swarmed atop the hills around Iguala, a small city in southwestern Mexico, as investigators and …

Mexico