Xeni Jardin

Trump's Russia probe legal defense is funded in part by at least one guy with Russian oligarch ties

Who's paying for the attorneys representing President Donald Trump in the federal probe of Russian election interference? His legal defense is in …

Russia

Dad and son with autism have a conversation

Just a video of a dad and his son having a conversation. Why did dad record and share it? To help people understand the day-to-day experience of …

Autism

This Cockatoo woke up with a serious case of bird attitude

“Yes, human, I knocked over your cup. What are you gonna do about it? Nothing."<p>やらかした感がある…… pic.twitter.com/vcOnqgsOzn<p>— CT9A柿本改 (@CT9AKAKIMOTO) …

Parrots

Trump to impose new sanctions on North Korea over missile and nuclear threats

President Donald Trump says the United States will apply new, additional sanctions on North Korea.<p>Reuters:<p>Tensions have escalated in recent weeks …

North Korea

Hackers may have traded using stolen insider information, SEC admits

The head of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said this week that hackers accessed the SEC's corporate disclosure database and likely …

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Trump repeats claim 'both sides' share Charlottesville violence blame: Left has “pretty bad dudes” also

Noted white supremacist and current President of the United States Donald Trump said something colossally and freshly stupid today. In other news, …

Robert E. Lee

Student begs professor to let her bring dog to class before hurricane. What happens next is in fact awesome

“She was pretty well-behaved in class, She went straight to whoever was talking for the most part, like if someone was answering or asking a …

Pets

This smart dog is so excited to go on a walk with his human

“And that is what we call a GOOD DOG.” So super excited, this lil guy is.<p>The surely are.<p><i>Video by Keren Aronoff Masser. Published on Feb 4, 2017 by</i> …

Boxer dog derp dump: here are some of the many reasons Boxer dogs rule

Boxers are one of the derpy-est dog breeds. And that's why we love them so.

Dogs

'A $1000 emoji machine.' The best new iPhone X parody video so far.

“When you look at your phone it'll shoot thousands of lasers straight into your pores, then it sucks your soul like Dementor. Thank you for your life …

Satire

Hurricane Irma turned these green Caribbean islands brown

These NASA images of Hurricane Irma churning across the Atlantic Ocean show “widespread browning of the landscape,” as winds devastated several …

U.S. Virgin Islands

Did three Equifax executives sell stock before huge hack because they knew? Two U.S. senators want to know

Two influential members of the U.S. Senate today demanded answers from Equifax on the recent massive data breach that affected 143 million …

Identity Theft

Here are some of Xeni's favorite tools

<i>We have hired an editor to edit the Cool Tools podcast. It costs us $300 a month. So far, Cool Tools listeners have pledged $247 a month to the</i> …

North Korea Responds To US-S. Korea Exercises With Awkward Missile Launch

"Our military is closely monitoring for North Korean additional provocation."

North Korea

Mueller investigating Flynn's role in seeking Clinton's stolen emails to help Trump campaign

Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team of investigators are looking into whether former Trump cabinet member Mike Flynn may have been part of an …

Donald Trump

Trump obsessed with Russia probe, rage-dialing GOP over legislation to ban him from firing Mueller

Yesterday, we learned that President Donald Trump chewed out Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell over matters related to the open investigation into …

Donald Trump

Yet another Russian ambassador turns up dead, this time in a swimming pool

Mirgayas Shirinskiy (photo) is the fourth senior Russian diplomat to “unexpectedly” die this year under.<p>From Reuters:<p>Russia's ambassador to Sudan, …

Russia

Sassy Trump Talks Nazis

It was supposed to be Infrastructure Week, but neo-Nazis and Charlottesville happened. Sassy Trump was in a real pickle.<p>A new Sassy Trump. As with …

Justice Department to downsize scope of warrant for DreamHost's user data on anti-Trump site Disruptj20

The Justice Department will scale back a very broad request for data connected to an anti-Trump website, after accusations the demand violated the …

Surveillance

Donald Trump Learns The True Risks Of Staring At The Sun During An Eclipse

BURNED!<p>President Donald Trump may not have suffered any eye damage from his brief glimpse of the sun during Monday’s solar eclipse.<p>But he faced another, in some ways bigger, risk.<p>This one came not during the eclipse itself but in the hours after as photos of him gazing upward ― both with and …

Donald Trump

Total Eclipse of the Pug

Best solar eclipse 2017 video ever.<p>solar eclipse (2017) pic.twitter.com/2SwdHMv2zk<p>— serena🌞 (@serenaaaaaa13) August 21, 2017<p>It's by @serenaaaaaa13. …

Total Eclipse

Bannon back at Breitbart after Trump White House ouster: 'I've got my hands back on my weapons'

Hold on to your butts, America. Steve Bannon is, as an ally told one reporter, “unchained” after being relieved of his White House duties as Trump's …

Donald Trump

This is a really neat aluminum spiral video

“This is what you get when you iron a Slinky,” said one commenter.<p>So soothing and gorgeous.<p>A post shared by Chaz Capobianco (@chazcap) on Aug 3, 2014 …

Here's why tech execs can't quit Trump's technology council

President Donald Trump has aggressively courted corporate leaders to serve on various White House councils about business issues.<p>But after …

Satya Nadella

Creepiest detail in Trump's 'both sides' and 'alt left' off-the-rails presser? 'Us' vs 'them.'

"Okay, what about the alt-left that came charging at us.”<p>“Us,” President Donald Trump said today, referring to the Nazis, 3-percenters, …

Donald Trump

North Korea says it won't nuke Guam this week while Kim Jong-Un waits for Trump's next move

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will delay a decision on whether to fire missiles at the U.S. territory of Guam as he waits to see what the United …

North Korea

Health insurance premiums to go up 20% for many in 2018 if Trump makes good on threat to stop U.S. payments

Health insurance premiums for many people who get their coverage on the ACA/Obamacare individual insurance markets will go up 20 percent next year if …

Health Care

Trump: 'Alt-left' attacked in Charlottesville, 'both sides' to blame for deadly violence

President Donald Trump, whose father was reported to have marched “berobed“ with the Ku Klux Klan in 1927, once again today bizarrely blamed “both …

Donald Trump

We are Not a Monolith: Portraits of Muslim women by Tasneem, photographer who's also a Muslim woman

<i>Brown Girl Magazine</i> recently featured the work of my friend Tasneem Nanji, whose photographs of Muslim women in London and New York illuminate the …

Muslim Women

Facebook launches 'Moments' knockoff inside China without branding, but with state approval

Looks like Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook have been working with the government of China to discreetly roll out a photo sharing service that's …

China