From high-end tourism to one of the world’s most ambitious engineering projects, strange things are happening at the still-deadly site of the worst nuclear disaster in history.
The only thing surprising about this gentleman in Shanghai, who seems to be using his face computer primarily for taking covert pictures of women he encounters on the subway, is that it took so long for someone to start doing it.
Whether or not pot-smokers get into trouble depends in large part on where they live.
There are few things as challenging as talking to Thais about homosexuality.
Typing in all caps is Internet code for shouting, and it is rude.
The rising cost of food is eating into the bottom line at Chipotle Mexican Grill.
Do warmer temperatures get us all hot and bothered?
Skip ahead to 3:45 if you want to see a grown man shout at another grown man who's trapped inside a plastic ball.
In a joint appearance, Chelsea and Hillary Clinton announced Thursday that Chelsea is expecting her first child later this year.
For all the interest in the habits of highly creative people, there’s not much to learn from Don DeLillo’s manual typewriter or Maya Angelou’s mid-day showers.
The Earth's magnetic field protects life on Earth, shielding it from damaging radiation and moderating our climate. So the idea that it could completely flip around, or collapse altogether, should cause us to worry, right? Well, yes and no.
Spending your whole afternoon on YouTube might be the easiest way to give to charity. Probably no tax write-offs though.
Gabriel García Márquez, the Colombian novelist whose “One Hundred Years of Solitude” established him as a giant of 20th-century literature, died on Thursday at his home in Mexico City. He was 87.
One of the most feared diseases in the world is now, for British doctors, a manageable chronic condition. It’s a triumph we’re oddly scared to talk about.
There once was a time (like six years ago) when your working knowledge of, say, Junot Diaz or Radiohead was all you needed to show some conversational with-it-ness. Now, though? Restaurants — the currency of the young and cash-strapped — are the key to the cultural kingdom.
The execution of an Iranian convicted of murder was halted at the very last minute in a dramatic scene this week when the mother of his victim forgave him as he stood on the gallows with the noose around his neck, according to Iranian media.
It is a bit bigger and somewhat colder, but a planet circling a star 500 light-years away is otherwise the closest match of our home world yet discovered, astronomers announced on Thursday.
"Approach the president, and we go for the kill shot."
Portland officials said Wednesday they are flushing away millions of gallons of treated water for the second time in less than three years because someone urinated into a city reservoir.
It’s the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth, and drugs and potions played central parts in his work. But were they based on real substances? Scientists have tried to find out.
Here's a brief history of e-cigs blowing up — in your face, in your car, in your home, in your bar.
Normally drone videos feature the machine gracefully gliding through city streets or over beautiful landscapes. This is not one of those videos.
A new generation of Internet-users are getting acquainted with the ketchup robot today.
Most U.S. cafes seem to relate to street life in an adversarial manner rather as a contributor. The technical term for this sort of design, I believe, is “f*cked-up feng shui.”
Might downloading a 50-cent coupon for Cheerios cost you your legal rights?
On March 23rd, 2014, a live-read for the 1996 masterpiece film "Space Jam" was assembled at the UCB Theater in LA, with a surprise cast including Seth Green, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, Paul Scheer, Nick Kroll, and more.
Under Jon Stewart, “The Daily Show” has become a premier incubator of comedy talent.
The dark web just got a little less dark with the launch of a new search engine that lets you easily find illicit drugs and other contraband online.
A middle-aged couple’s plan to compete in an ultra-long-distance race becomes even more extreme when doctors discover one of them has an alarming medical condition.
Assuming this is what actually happens in Google's new version of its camera app, at least half of the Internet's videos will hopefully be less awful.
Thanks to the halo effect that good looks engender, people attribute positive traits — from honesty and kindness to intelligence and loyalty — to people for no more reason than their winning smiles and nice abs.
Everything you did or did not want to know.
So what if you've never been a boy scout? This handy guide will tell you everything you need to know about getting sparks to fly (literally).
What else are you supposed to do with a trampoline and some high powered hoses?
An array of porn performers on what it's like to have "the conversation" with family, friends, and romantic partners.
Congressional offices have a porn problem, but it's not exactly what you think.
Never have so many problems come from the same car.
Jews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk where pro-Russian militants have taken over government buildings were told they have to "register" with the Ukrainians who are trying to make the city become part of Russia, according to Israeli media.
Who's ready to go back to Litchfield?
"Skyrim," the epic single-player role-playing game, is the only hardcore game I’ve ever loved. Now thousands of gamers are simultaneously playing its successor, "The Elder Scrolls Online," and I’m going to have to learn to share.
During a Russia Today interview of President Vladimir Putin, Edward Snowden submitted a video question asking Russia's president about its surveillance practices.
After decades of fervent environmental activism, Paul Kingsnorth decided it’s too late — collapse is inevitable. So now what?
Does this blue chicken make you queasy? Scientists say there might be an evolutionary reason for that.
This is the era of hyper-tech espionage, encrypted emails and mindboggling cryptography. But you can hear a very old-fashioned form of espionage on shortwave radio.
Why would a man shoot “before he had time to think” while living in a heavily guarded security estate in which there had only been one single robbery in the past two years?
I love my husband, but I want my own bed.