In the vast and chaotic climate systems that govern our atmosphere and oceans, making sense of how one change — diminished sea ice — affects places or people thousands of miles away is a task of such extraordinary complexity that it strains even the most sophisticated supercomputers.
Welcome to What We Learned This Week, a digest of the most curiously important facts from the past few days. This week: chip cards are a pain in the butt, we're all burnt out and the physics of catcher's knees.
Khizr Khan, whose son, Capt. Humayun Khan, was killed in Iraq, delivered a powerful speech at the DNC on Thursday night, culminating in a sharp, angry rebuke of Donald Trump.
Cesena, Italy's Rockin' 1000 has a simple concept: 1000 rock musicians playing the ever-living-heck out of rock classics. It's a very good concept.
Charged are Michigan Department of Health and Human Services workers Nancy Peeler, Corinne Miller and Robert Scott, and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality employees Liane Shekter-Smith; Adam Rosenthal and Patrick Cook, according to testimony this morning in Flint’s district court.
After last week's crazy, Trump-tastic Republican Convention, Democrats hoped that this week's Democratic National Convention would be tame in comparison. Luckily for media hungry spectators, it looks like that won't be the case.
Last night was a night of historic firsts as Hillary Clinton took to the stage to accept the Democratic nomination, but that didn't mean the grumpy Bernie bros were willing to take this sitting down. No, instead they scarfed down fistfuls of beans in order to gas up the DNC arena. Yes, really.
In the final speech of the Democratic Convention, Hillary Clinton attacked Donald Trump, outlined how she sees American values, and explained why she thinks she's qualified to be president.
The world was shocked when, following her murder in a mugging gone awry, her autopsy revealed that Stella Walsh had ambiguous genitalia. For the woman once regarded as the world's greatest female athlete, questions arose as to the legitimacy of her titles, and her integrity after a lifetime of living and competing as a woman.
Only Will Smith can find a way to involve a choir, a horse and a giant bubble into his "Tonight Show" entrance.
If anyone can understand how Aaron Hernandez went from NFL stardom to life in prison for murder, it’s his older brother, Jonathan, whose perspective cost him a way of living.
Noise can cause us distress and pain, but it can also help us think, perceive, remember, and be more creative. It turns out that it’s even necessary for our physiological and mental functioning. If it’s a drug, then it’s a performance drug. And New York is full of addicts.
Powerful and ultra-fast charging capabilities packed into a charger that's as thick as 5 of your credit cards.
Little known to most tourists and even Germans, on the edge of Berlin lie the chilling abandoned remains of “Hitler’s Olympic village,” built for the so-called Nazi Games of 1936.
As of this writing, the Upshot estimates a 68% probability for Clinton and 32% for Donald Trump. FiveThirtyEight estimates 52% and 48% for Clinton and Trump. What do those numbers mean, really?
Dronpes and Moots7 are both tall, stubbly white guys in their late 20s — the right age to have fond memories of the first generation Pokémon games. Six months ago they embarked on creating The Silph Road, a project that has become the "Pokémon Go" player’s bible.
Uber has tried to position itself as everyone’s favorite designated driver — like a superhero that fights drunk driving. But it looks like the ridesharing service and its competitors are not actually having much of an effect.
Anisa Jomha was a so-called “boobie streamer” until last March. Her sizable Twitch following includes ardent fans, horny dudes, toxic trolls, and an unusual chat moderator: her mother.
Like disco before it, emo music and its fans spend much of their time in the spotlight being mocked and ridiculed. But much of the impetus behind emo hate mirrors the stigma associated with mental illness — a distinct and serious problem among teenagers.
We all wear a mask — even record-breaking, chart-topping queens of the music business. But Mariah Carey wears it better than anyone.
Let this flippy lid be a friendly reminder that sometimes, you just have to let life wash over you and go with the flow.
Neon signs look beautiful when they're all finished and lit up, but the process it takes to create them might actually be even more fun to look at.
Sometime between late 2012 and early 2013, Trump executives travelled to Cuba to go bird watching. Or did they?
It's common knowledge that you look a bit heavier (by roughly, uh, 10 pounds) on camera. As this quick, concise GIF shows, it all has to do with the camera lens used.