Why would an American college student run away to Syria and join ISIS? Meet Hoda, a 20-year-old woman from Alabama — and the devastated father she left behind.
The butchers at Brooklyn’s Meathook Sandwich will teach you how to make a perfect Italian sandwich. All it takes is weeks of heated debate, two days of prep, and a liberal arts degree.
Police in Australia say they have foiled an Islamic State-inspired plot to carry out an attack at a World War One centenary event.
This week we saw a great commercial for a terrible restaurant, a love letter to the humble soda can, and a field's worst nightmare.
With the NBA heading into the playoffs, let us take a moment and cherish this season's best demonstrations of the art of crossing someone up.
Where militants and the threat of conflict with neighboring Pakistan were once the primary concerns of border agents, today heroin pouring out of Afghanistan has created an entirely new menace.
More than 100 people were injured in the blast outside a bank used by government workers to collect their salaries, police said.
Living alone can be wonderful, and freeing, but it can also be hard and lonely. It doesn't need to be.
A natural gas pipeline explosion at a California sheriff's gun range shot flames well over 100 feet into the air, left 11 people injured and brought traffic on a busy highway to a halt, authorities and witnesses said.
To truly comprehend the roles alcohol, and more specifically bars, have played in America’s history, one must harken back to the Colonial era when taverns, as they were then called, helped shape American history.
Jupiter is famous for being big. But this image will overwhelm you with just how big.
It may look like a simplistic game about an athletic stickman, and it is that; it’s also the culmination of a decade-long relationship.
Facebook doesn’t need the teens…or you, for that matter.
Understanding the explosion of outrage around the announcement of Trevor Noah as the new "Daily Show" host requires looking at everything from the state of political satire to the Brian Williams mess to the racial politics of South African popular culture. In other words: It gets really complicated, really quickly.
When MakerBot, the Brooklyn-based 3D printing company, became a subsidiary of 3D printing giant Stratasys, Inc. in 2013, everyone expected there would be changes.
Why would anybody want to write another book about Albert Einstein? Why would anybody want to read it? These are two separate questions, but both of them have satisfactory answers. In spite of the large number of books already written about Einstein, there is still room for one more.
Pondering the depersonalization of the working class while stacking wood in the woods.
After a chase lasting 110 days — the world’s longest maritime pursuit — the Sea Shepherd Society finally got its catch.
The inner lives of Archie and gang.
After more than a century of cultural flux, music is now priceless. Or is that worthless?
The Boy — as much of his team refers to him — is having a party tonight. The guard at the entrance to his gated Hidden Hills neighborhood tells me that Drake has reached his limit on guests for the evening. Even with an invite, access to Drake’s home requires effort.
Some 14,700 years ago, in a cave in southwest England, humans were dining on the flesh of other humans and drinking from their skulls.
What is to be done? Do I need to just bite the bullet and tell her to wash her fucking hands already?
Like its relatively more conservative predecessor, the Choco Taco, the Brr-ito is made of a “soft and chewy” waffle crepe, which is then folded around two scoops of any Ben & Jerry’s flavor and topped with fudge and chocolate cookie crumbs.
“Our owner, Rich DeVos, said, ‘Why not us? Why not now?’ Everybody was saying we’re too young to win a championship. We hadn’t suffered enough. Little did we know, we would be suffering by the end.”
Get proof of life. Understand the abductor.
Does it help to push the buttons on pedestrian crossings, train doors and thermostats? Often the answer is “no.”
Oh you carve pumpkins? Go home to chumpville.
A semi-truck carrying a load of honey bees has overturned on northbound Interstate 5, scattering boxes containing millions of live bees across the highway.
In and out of jail, 23-year old Michael Johnson feels targeted. His body and blood are seen as weapons.
Well that's a third-degree burn waiting to happen...
How a magazine with a circulation of 2000 somehow metamorphosed into a major youth project with a circulation of 110,000.
The video of a North Charleston police officer shooting an unarmed man in the back will now cost news outlets that want to run it $10,000, according to a publicist representing the man who shot it.
Even though Marvel didn’t reveal plans for a "Black Widow" solo movie during their Phase Three announcement, Johansson says she’s definitely had conversations with Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige about not just one film, but a series of solo adventures.
After a desperately bad season, the Pacific Fishery Management Council voted to immediately halt this year's sardine fishing, one of the most important fish seasons in the country. What happened to all the sardines?
Forget about controlling your favorite character while walking through a virtual gaming world. Now you can control your buddies while walking them down the street.
Far from the grandeur of glitzy cathedrals, the storefront houses of worship dotting Chicago’s South and West Sides build a sense of spirit that resonates far beyond their modest walls.
Could stylish canes and other assistive devices help ease the stigma attached to using them?
It’s a first comic book treatment for "Sharknado," but far from the first crossover of Archie and company, who have a long tradition of interacting with other properties.
How do you rebuild a brand, brick by brick? In the case of Lego, it was about bringing the outside in, ushering the company into a new era of content, co-creation and listening. Katie McQuater explores the brand’s transformation from breaking point to the world’s biggest toymaker, with a consumer centric approach at its heart.
Claiming culinary turf on Instagram.
At SXSW this year Snoop Dogg introduced Trap Flix. According to tweets in Twitter hashtag (#Trapflix), Trap Flix is a “new movie app better than Netflix.” I was instantly invested in Snoop’s investment. What does it mean for self-made urban movies to be distributed online for a subscriber base? I DO NOT KNOW BUT I WANT TO KNOW! And thus my obsession with Trap Flix begins.
Growing up on New York’s Long Island, Jim Hagedorn would watch TV and see reports of marijuana busts. In the background, he’d sometimes spot bags of Miracle-Gro, the garden fertilizer invented by his father, Horace.
TomSka is one of the Internet's most enduring personalities: but Oreo might not have thought too hard when they asked him to make a video for their "Play With Oreo" campaign.
Colin wrote to LucasFilm about how he wanted to get married but still retain his Jedi status (an obvious concern for any young fan). George Lucas' response made this kid's day (and the rest of his life).
Analyzing the contenders for the worst imaging of everyone's favorite web-slinger.
This week we learned that American sandwiches come in five varieties, Chuck Grassley does not care about what you think about this tweets and a scythe can cut weeds down faster than a weed whacker.
The definitive story behind the rule that explained why our world changed — and is still changing — at a rate that’s still too awesome to grasp.
Part of that is because it's a low-quality camera recording, but you get the idea.
Recent satellite images published on Thursday show China has made rapid progress in building an airstrip suitable for military use in contested territory in the South China Sea's Spratly Islands and may be planning another, moves that have been greeted with concern in the United States and Asia.
From the perspective of the perpetrators, Belsen was embedded in a strategic system and identified as holding a specific purpose; from the perspective of the victims who arrived after 1944 it was "just another camp."
We ask the nation's smoked-meat cognoscenti about the seismic shifts taking place in barbecue culture — and whether New York City is a legitimate new 'cue capital.
Columbia University has not removed TV celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz from his faculty position as a group of top doctors has demanded, citing his "egregious lack of integrity" for promoting what they call "quack treatments."
The contestants entered the ballroom to roaring applause, like it was a heavyweight prizefight. It was a crossword puzzle tournament.
"We are in favor of and would support the Department of Justice in taking the death penalty off the table in exchange for the defendant spending the rest of his life in prison without any possibility of release and waiving all of his rights to appeal."
It’s another blindingly sunny day in Silicon Valley, inside yet another low-slung, stale-aired hacker hostel, and something is very wrong.
"Game of Thrones" star Sophie Turner says the numerous sex scenes contained within the HBO series led her to tell her parents that she didn't need a sex education talk.
Members of the UN Security Council were moved to tears after they were shown a video of an apparent chlorine gas attack in north-west Syria last month.
The coffee on the International Space Station is about to get much better. The SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule linked up with the station today, bringing groceries, supplies — and a long-awaited espresso machine.
Airbus has found a way to make flying economy even worse.
“It’s silly that you get constrained and stuck into leases by the year — you should just be able to move in and out of apartments whenever you want.”