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Have We Accidentally Sent Life To Other Planets? 11 May 2021, 7:30 am

Humanity has sent spacecraft and landers to the Red Planet since the space age began. Now, we know which microbes might have survived the trip, says geneticist Christopher Mason.

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What Is Actually The Correct Answer To '8÷2(2+2) = ?' A Mathematician Weighs In 11 May 2021, 6:54 am

It seems easy at first glance, but interpretations of this equation has varied.

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Banjo Virtuoso Gives Mozart's Signature Classical Music Song A Unique Twangy Spin 11 May 2021, 6:51 am

Luca Stricagnoli proves that classical music sounds even more magical on a banjo.

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I Have Herpes. This Is How It Affects My Sex Life 11 May 2021, 6:40 am

"On my first date after I was diagnosed, he asked why I didn't want to try his smoothie, and I thought, 'Oh, no—here it goes.'"

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I Was A Bad Dog Owner. Don't Be Like Me 11 May 2021, 6:27 am

Pet adoptions have spiked during the pandemic. Now is the time to change outdoor dog culture for the benefit of people, public lands, wildlife and the dogs themselves. 

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Late Nights With Heath Ledger: Stories From The Set Of 'A Knight's Tale' 11 May 2021, 6:20 am

Twenty years ago, Heath Ledger flexed his leading-man talents in an absurd-yet-fun action movie about medieval jousting. But the real takeaway was the friendships he made along the way with Paul Bettany, Mark Addy and Alan Tudyk.

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Homeless Oaklanders Were Tired Of The Housing Crisis. So They Built A 'Miracle' Village 11 May 2021, 6:04 am

Under a highway, beautiful structures offer food, healthcare, showers and a free "store" — as well as a strong sense of community.

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Guy Is In The Middle Of A Podcast Streaming When The Funniest Glitch Happens 11 May 2021, 5:55 am

It could be a result of a video compression algorithm glitch, but we prefer to think his face was actually attacked by static bees.

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Guy Asks People In India What They Think Of Apu From 'The Simpsons.' Here Are Their Reactions 11 May 2021, 5:43 am

Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, spotlighted in a 2017 documentary "The Problem With Apu," has been critiqued as a racist caricature. What do Indians think of this character?

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The Five Things You Should Know Before Buying A Flipped House 11 May 2021, 5:10 am

Buying a flipped house can come with unforeseen complications, especially if the renovations were hastily done. Here are the things you should do before you commit to buying a flipped house.

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Can You Have More Than 150 Friends? 11 May 2021, 4:43 am

A new study questions that figure, known as Dunbar's number. The Oxford professor for whom it is named, Robin Dunbar, dismissed the findings as "absolutely bonkers."

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What's Behind The Vaccine Slowdown? 11 May 2021, 4:43 am

Daily shots are plummeting. Is it the FDA's fault, or the inevitable result of America's stubbornly high vaccine resistance?

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Help! My Friends Think My Girlfriend Is A Scammer Just Because She's Russian 11 May 2021, 4:43 am

We met on Reddit last year at the start of the pandemic.

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Humans Could Develop A Sixth Sense, Scientists Say 10 May 2021, 5:38 pm

This skill will help you "see" in the dark.

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This Is What Happens When A Plane Lands Too Early On The Runway 10 May 2021, 5:36 pm

It was apparently a tough landing as the runway was only 800 meters long.

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Scientist Easily Slices Water Into Two With Superhydrophobic Knife 10 May 2021, 2:05 pm

Need to split water into two? No problem, just grab a superhydrophobic knife.

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Is A $300 Unemployment Boost Holding Back Jobs? Yes And No 10 May 2021, 1:53 pm

The April jobs report is fueling concern in some circles over a $300 weekly supplement to unemployment benefits. Its true effect is hard to judge, however.

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Woman Becomes Ultimate Sleuth Helping Her Friend Find More Information About A Date Who Has No Social Media 10 May 2021, 1:30 pm

When in doubt, always try LinkedIn.

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Here's The Bodycam Footage That Shows Washington DC Police Drag-Racing Before Accidentally Crashing 10 May 2021, 1:14 pm

On April 22, two police officers were allegedly in a drag race that ended with one of the cruisers accidentally crashing into the other and wrecking a fence.

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Shopify Employees Say Noose Emoji Found In Slack; CEO Silenced Debate 10 May 2021, 1:00 pm

Shopify employees were upset by the handling of several incidents related to race at the height of racial-justice protests last summer.

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Jennifer Lopez And Ben Affleck Enjoy Weeklong Vacation 17 Years After Their Split 10 May 2021, 12:52 pm

After reuniting in L.A., Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck jetted off to Montana for a weeklong couple's vacation. Read on for the details on their getaway.

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Guy Accidentally Trips While Escaping From A Huge Alligator 10 May 2021, 12:51 pm

"Well, that puts an end to my tarpon fishing."

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These Sweatshirts Are Built To Last A Decade — And They're 20% Off 10 May 2021, 12:37 pm

Made to last, Flint and Tinder guarantees these sweatshirts for ten whole years. If it tears in the next decade, it'll get fixed.

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A Look At The GOP From Inside A Matt Gaetz-Marjorie Taylor Greene Rally 10 May 2021, 12:35 pm

The two members of Congress may not have much power on the Hill, but they get celebrity treatment from Trump supporters.

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Why The Green New Deal Has Failed — So Far 10 May 2021, 12:32 pm

The Green New Deal program has enormous potential to generate mass popular support. But absent real leverage from labor, it's likely to be continually watered down into a toothless slogan for NGOs.

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How Google Knows In Less Than Five Minutes If A New Employee Will Get Off To The Perfect Start 10 May 2021, 12:24 pm

Oddly enough, the difference lies in what the manager does — not the employee.

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Here Are The Top 10 'Whitest' States In The US 10 May 2021, 12:19 pm

The demographics data looks different in each state. These are the top 10 states that have the highest percentage of white people.

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'Saturday Night Live' Is At A Post-Trump Crossroads 10 May 2021, 11:57 am

In Elon Musk, "SNL" got another business tycoon to distract its viewers while it figures out what to do next.

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Sell Short: Our Go-To Shorts Are 15% Off When You Buy Two 10 May 2021, 11:51 am

These extremely comfortable shorts are made with 98% cotton and 2% spandex for extra mobility. And if you order two pairs, you'll save $20 right off the top.

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American Expatriate Explains Why He Believes European Drivers Are Better Than American Drivers 10 May 2021, 11:46 am

First of all, getting a license in Europe is a much more involved process than it is in the United States.

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These Adjustable Book Ends Keep Your Shelves Orderly 10 May 2021, 11:42 am

We're against rocking a lean for the swagger, but we don't want our book collection to topple. These book ends keep everything neatly in place.

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All The Crap Bosses Say When They Don't Want To Do Something 10 May 2021, 11:39 am

"I am empowering you to take ownership of this."

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Calorie Counting Isn't The Most Accurate Way To Lose Weight, Experts Say 10 May 2021, 11:24 am

Calorie counting may not necessarily lead to weight loss for everyone, because our bodies consume and burn energy in different ways.

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What Exactly Is In The Air We Breathe? 10 May 2021, 11:23 am

Apart from nitrogen and oxygen, what's in the 0.07% of air we breathe?

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Why Amy Klobuchar Just Wrote 600 Pages On Antitrust 10 May 2021, 10:45 am

"Monopolies tend to have a lot of control, not just over consumers, but also over politics."

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Former Obama Speechwriter Was Supposed To Be Interviewed By Newsmax To Talk About Elon Musk's 'SNL' Episode. Instead, He Trolled Newsmax For Its 2020 Election Claims 10 May 2021, 9:57 am

Former Obama speechwriter David Litt turned the tables on Newsmax anchor Rob Finnerty during an interview on Monday that was supposed to be about Elon Musk's hosting of "SNL."

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Why Are Boomer Parents Always Withholding Important Family News? 10 May 2021, 7:18 am

Whether it's a cancer diagnosis, the selling of a house, or the death of a grandparent, millennials and Gen Z kids often feel like the last to know.

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The Mysterious Case Of The Body-Swapping Pregnant Mummy 10 May 2021, 7:11 am

An Egyptian mummy that, for decades, had been thought to be the remains of an ancient male priest had something unusual in its pelvis area.

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What Happens When Republicans Simply Refuse To Certify Democratic Wins? 10 May 2021, 5:48 am

What will the institutions of liberal democracy do when Republican officials simply refuse to concede Democratic victories? The question isn't as far-fetched as it may seem, and the reckoning may be coming far sooner than most expect.

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How The Iconic 'Chinatown' Aesthetic Formed Around The World 10 May 2021, 5:41 am

The idea of "Chinatown" was born out of survival. The aesthetic and design of the neighborhood, from Australia to America, can be traced back to a strong and resilient Chinese community from San Francisco, California.

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Looking Back On The George Floyd Rebellion 7 May 2021, 1:49 pm

The least we can do is remember—to try, after the riots, after the speeches, after the backlash and elections, and after this latest liturgy of American "criminal justice," to recall what really happened.

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The Made-For-Hollywood Story Behind Lady Gaga's Gucci Movie 7 May 2021, 1:38 pm

"I think this was a story where life is stranger than fiction," says the author of the book that inspired the film.

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Inside The World's Most Beloved Independent Bookstores 7 May 2021, 10:34 am

In the age of Amazon and e-books, these bookstores have faced more challenges than ever, but many have been able to persevere and remain treasured parts of their communities

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Europe Asks Travelers To Ditch Planes For Night Trains 7 May 2021, 7:35 am

One of the hardest climate puzzles to solve is how to cut greenhouse gases from airplanes. In Europe, policymakers may have a solution: get people to take the train instead.

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It Took The Democrats Half A Century To Rediscover Trickle-Up Economics 7 May 2021, 6:33 am

While Republicans cling to their trickle-down delusions, the president is reviving a philosophy of growth that the party hasn't embraced since LBJ.

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Explore The World Through Gaming 6 May 2021, 1:21 pm

Discover new places and improve your geography knowledge with GeoGuessr, City Guesser and more.

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This Graphene-Infused Jacket Has Already Raised Over $1.5 Million On Kickstarter 6 May 2021, 12:10 pm

This wildly impressive jacket is waterproof, anti-odor, thermo-regulating and perfect for every single season.

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