Why are Russians dying in numbers, and at ages, and of causes never seen in any other country that is not, by any standard definition, at war?
The militant group Islamic State, which has seized large areas of northern Iraq in recent months, has "carried out ethnic cleansing on a historic scale," according to a report released on Tuesday by the monitoring group Amnesty International.
I am sitting in a restaurant tucked away on a quiet street in Tribeca, stabbing at overpriced Brussel sprouts with a neon green “smart fork” approximately four times the size of a regular fork. Bankers in cuff links have already gathered around the bar, their voices inching closer to maximum douche level with every Negroni, and I am trying to do my best impression of a normal human, pretending that using a comically oversize utensil to hoover vegetables into my mouth is a thing I totally do on the reg.
Time is money, but that doesn’t mean your watch has to be. MVMT has great watches for great prices.
Confusion stemming from the date printed on the packages of food and when to actually dispose of it is a serious problem in the United States: Reportedly, around 90 percent of Americans throw out food prematurely.
If you've been conscious at any point during the past 48 hours, you've probably heard about the slew of raunchy celeb selfies making their way around the internet. It didn't have to be that way; despite all appearances, you can keep your naked body off the Internet. Here's how.
Along one of the world's busiest and most treacherous shipping lanes, fifteen men risk life and limb on a daily basis to guide colossal cargo ships to safety.
John Oliver and _ookie Monster investigate the _ase of the missing letter "_." A tragedy for all _lowns, _orgis, and _ookie lovers indeed.
Recent Supreme Court opinions have cited “facts” from amicus briefs that were backed up by blog posts, emails or nothing at all.
Incredibly, the very tomato we all know, love, and identify so deeply with summer is a relatively new development. Before Alexander Livingston came along, tomatoes were "small, hollow, tough, watery" fruits.
How Anonymous incited online vigilantism from Tunisia to Ferguson.
"To everyone who whined about this free-market crusader from DC joining liberal hippies in the desert: listen to the Burners!"
The saga of the illegally obtained nude photos of dozens of celebrities has taken a darker turn.
Over the weekend, hundreds of private photos from a number of female celebrities — including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton — were leaked by hackers to the messaging board 4chan. Here's a basic guide to one of the Internet's most infamous online communities.
What would happen to you if you went back in time and killed your grandfather? A model using photons reveals that quantum mechanics can solve the quandary — and even foil quantum cryptography.
Apple has responded to this week’s hackings of celebrity accounts, which resulted in postings of private photographs.
Michael Sam is about to find an NFL home.
The director for the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention says that the Ebola outbreak is going to get worse. Much worse.
One freezing day last December in the tiny town of Palestine, Ark., a young man climbed into the police department’s Humvee, turned it on, and drove off on a joy ride.
As a result of a government initiative to block cellphone signals near the country's prisons, gangs in Honduras are resorting to coded messages to maintain contact between incarcerated leaders and members on the outside.
How Martha Wash, the voice behind "It's Raining Men," "Gonna Make You Sweat" and "Strike It Up," went from being a bullied victim to an industry pioneer.
TBS' decision to cancel "The Good Life" comes as the former "The Voice" coach is mired in controversy following tweets over the weekend about the nature of rape.
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a 2013 hate-crime conviction against 15 members of an Amish separatist group who forcibly cut the beards of others in their faith. The ruling has re-opened a question: How could this happen?
Here are 69 different ways to say fuck, excerpted from "F**k: An Irreverent History of the F-Word," by Rufus Lodge, a successful and critically acclaimed author who lives in London under another name.
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has beheaded Steven Joel Sotloff, the second American executed by the Islamic militant group, and posted a video of it on the Internet, the SITE Intelligence Group, a research organization that tracks jihadist web postings, said Tuesday.
A short story about a strange glass.
The solitary gaming experience and its core constituency are things of the past.
Today’s cannabis growers have bred strains so potent that very little is needed to “medicate” food.
This car probably wishes it could drive away. Thankfully, it fared better than the roof of this home.
Home Depot may be the latest retailer to have suffered a massive credit card breach, the company confirmed on Tuesday, after a website reported that a large cache of stolen data had appeared on black market sites.
He tried to wake up early. He was excited for work. And now everywhere he turns is a grim reminder of how nothing ever seems to go his way.
The price to remove a gall bladder or replace a hip has spiked more than 20 percent during the past five years, according to an analysis of data collected for NBC News.
The film adaptation of "Hedwig And The Angry Inch" is a neither-here-nor-there proposition: It’s a stage musical adapted to film that uses the language of both media to create something unique, something defined not by its form or function, but by the one-of-a-kind presence at its center.
You like cherry pie. You like oysters. You eat fish. You don’t eat jellyfish. You’re the kind of person, then, who needs the Matter handbook to a burning planet, a compendium of real scientific findings that look at how the globe may change over the next fifty years and beyond. Think of it as your guide to the good life before climate change melts it away.
You've probably already seen a few of Anthony Vincent's videos in this vein. Here's a new one, because these keep being great.
Do individuals have a right for their medical records to remain private after death, or can public interest prevail?
Ronnie O'Sullivan is a master of snooker. Outside of some very special circumstances, 147 is the maximum score, and here he is getting that for the 12th time in his career. His opponent, Ding Junhui looks on in abject boredom.
Swapping cigarettes and chewing gum, the teenage girls outside Rotherham's Centenary Indoor Market are not engrossed in the conversations students should be having on the first day of term. Instead of timetables and summer gossip, theirs is a new school year dominated by revelations that as many as 1,400 children in this northern English town were sexually abused by gangs of predominantly Asian men over a 16-year period.
The speed bump won't be because our devices are getting faster, but they are. It won't be because some giant company created something great, though they probably have. The web will be getting faster very soon because a small group of developers saw a problem and decided to solve it for all of us.
Here's a breakdancing competition between teams Floorriorz and Morning of Owl. You can watch the whole thing if you want to — it's all terrific — but this stripping human Beyblade had us floored.
For the third time in nine days, a fight over reclining seats caused a commercial airline flight to be diverted.
"The Vanilla Fudge Room" is from an early draft of Roald Dahl's most famous novel.
The first photos of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's wedding have officially arrived.
Connecticut has somehow managed to become both the richest and poorest economy in America. And what’s worse, America has started to look more and more like Connecticut.
It may be time for the Washington NFL franchise to retire their mascot. Thankfully, the Internet has brainstormed some possibilities for a new mascot, with suggestions ranging from the obvious to the obviously trolling (Washington Reagans, anyone?). Digg is here to assess some of the most popular options.
Three weeks after Zelda Williams quit Twitter and said she was "deleting this from my devices for a good long time," the only daughter of the late Robin Williams is back.
Sam Smith has been popping up everywhere lately, so it only seems natural to combine two of the biggest tracks he's featured on.
To promote her new EP, Robot Heart, Kawehi took her loop-based music and made an equally cool loop-based music video.
When you feel like your life is falling apart in every possible way and there's nothing you can do, just remember this man's struggle.