A sad, sick phenomenon? For sure. But also one the the FBI keeps tabs on. In fact, the bureau categorizes death threats as extortion attempts — intended to bully or coerce their targets — and as a VICE Sports deep, deep dive into FBI records reveals, athletes and coaches long have been in the crosshairs.
Hundreds of the beloved marsupials were slaughtered in 2013 and 2014 in what the government is describing as a mercy killing. Taxpayers picking up the check, take note.
German neo-Nazis' favorite clothing brand is expanding throughout Europe.
A step-by-step account of an overnight digital heist.
It’s 3 p.m., and I am crushing my e-mail inbox.
Because there is literally no other reason for him to say what he says here.
Net neutrality advocates are celebrating the Federal Communications Commission’s approval of strong rules designed to protect the open Internet, but the FCC and its opponents in the cable and wireless industries are already preparing for the next step: a legal war.
Subatomic particles — photons, let’s say, or electrons — sometimes also act like waves. And waves sometimes act like subatomic particles. It’s weird. It’s also one of the fundamental tenets of quantum physic. And now, for the first time, scientists have taken a picture of that duality at work.
The simplest browser extensions are almost always the greatest browser extensions. And TweetFired is no exception. Its one simple function is to bestow you with the most important advice the internet can offer: Never, ever tweet.
The tortoise never stands a chance, but you have to respect the hustle.
The retail price is expected to be $15 a month when purchased directly from HBO, or about what consumers pay when they order HBO through their cable, satellite or telco provider.
Obviously no one knows exactly what dinosaurs sounded like, but we choose to believe Steven Spielberg's interpretation.
After fighting for tough FCC regulations and winning, Netflix appears to be backsliding.
Even when the fighting ceased and the troops returned home, food traditions in conflict zones were forever altered. Find out why Korean sushi and Hawaiian taco rice remain relevant.
A solution to one of the key problems holding back the development of quantum computers has been demonstrated by researchers. Many more problems remain to be solved, but experts in the field say it is an important step toward a fully functional quantum computer.
Charlie Murphy’s 'Chappelle’s Show' story was right, and so is Touré’s.
Reports speculated that the company could be valued in the public markets $2 billion.
The situation, as it stood, couldn't have looked much worse. A man had cornered a tearful, terrified woman in the lobby of an apartment building and wouldn't let her leave. If another person entered at that moment, the woman would say the man was a complete stranger. She'd say she had no recollection of how she'd got here.
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U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was attacked by a man wielding a razor and screaming that the rival Koreas should be unified, South Korean police and media report.
The knives are flying at the Japanese-restaurant chain.
To understand America's first jet bomber, the XB-43 Jetmaster, you have to understand the XB-42 Mixmaster, an aircraft that was equally as impressive and even more exotic. Even though neither of these amazing aircraft made it to the front lines, many of their unique innovations and lessons learned from operating them did.
Koreans used to be regarded as incredible archers, a reputation they couldn't have earned without master bowmakers. See how the process was done.
Why we love cookbooks and food magazines in the digital age.
Yes, most outlets regularly aggregate other publications' work in the quest for readership and material, and yes, papers throughout history have strived for the grabbiest headlines facts will allow. But what DailyMail.com does goes beyond anything practiced by anything else calling itself a newspaper.
The current methods for categorizing and treating cancers are like doing a census of Noah’s ark and concluding that the boat contains a total of one dozen kinds of animals: Ones with feathers and wings, those with six legs and wings, some with fur and four legs, and so on. It’s not wrong, but it gives only a blurry picture of reality.
While the debate over women’s experiences of incarceration appears contemporary, this question is embedded in old debates about femininity and the causes of women’s “criminal” behavior. These gendered assumptions about what the model woman inmate should be have caused both substandard conditions and a greater emphasis on rehabilitation over punishment.
The BBC documentary, titled "India's Daughter," features an interview with one of the six men accused of the crime, in which he repeatedly blames the victim for fighting back while she was raped.
A Pakistani man was found guilty Wednesday in a failed al-Qaida bomb plot after a New York trial that featured spies in disguise, evidence from the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound and the defendant's questioning of an admitted co-conspirator.
Ultron lays out his plans for decimating Earth's Mightiest Heroes in the latest trailer for the upcoming "Avengers" film. And Iron Man and Hulk are beating the crap out of each other for some reason.
Researchers have found that a belief in God can actually have the opposite effect: Faith in a higher power can encourage people to take greater risks than they would normally.
Russia’s Security Council accused the U.S. of plotting to oust President Vladimir Putin by financing the opposition and encouraging mass demonstrations, less than a week after a protest leader was murdered near the Kremlin.
In its latest form, Draftback is a Google Chrome extension that can reach deep into the archives of any Google Doc you have editing rights to, make sense of all that writing and rewriting you innocuously poured into it, and beam it right back to you, backspaces and all.
Price gouging? Not according to Better Records owner Tom Port. He thinks a thousand bucks is a bargain to hear a classic rock opus sound better than you’ve ever heard it sound before — stoned or sober.
Dogmatic adherence to mealtimes is anti-science, racist, and might actually be making you sick.
A week on the frontlines with the Afghan National Police.
Since it appears that every website in the world wants to replicate the BuzzFeed content-finding machine, Priceonomics thought they'd do an analysis on from which sources BuzzFeed actually sources its content.
In Japan, beetles are pets, grasshoppers a delicacy and fireflies are adored. Is the creepy-crawly a Western invention?
Obviously this takes advantage of some glitches, namely having Mario clip through walls to reach bosses way ahead of schedule. Speedrunner Akira also pulls off some incredibly skillful platforming because, hey, you don't get a world record without being pretty damn good.
If you had to choose an image to define “rock ’n’ roll,” the last thing you might picture is a young woman in the Great Depression, wearing her Sunday best, smiling modestly as she poses with her saxophone. But when Jim Linderman, a collector of vernacular photography and folk art, finds a photograph like that, he sees the seeds of the rebellious music known as rock.
A 2.8-million-year-old jawbone fossil with five intact teeth unearthed in an Ethiopian desert is pushing back the dawn of humankind by about half a million years.
To halve the prison population, sentencing would have to change not only for the so-called "non, non, nons" — non-violent, non-serious, and non-sex offender criminals — but also for some offenders convicted of violent crimes.
By now, it seems, the once-marginalized genre has made its way through the boom-bust cycle and come out on the other side as pop.
Whiskey isn't just a good for consumption or a means toward intoxication: It's a collector's item, an investment portfolio, and an incredibly valuable commodity.
The Justice Department on Wednesday released a report explaining why it will not pursue federal civil rights charges against Darren Wilson, the white police officer, who shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, in Ferguson, Mo., last August.
If our gene code can change in real time because of our surrounding environment, and if these changes can be passed on, then a long-discredited biologist, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, may not have been 100 percent wrong.
When you bite into a Thin Mint, you probably aren't wondering where it comes from. But where you buy Girl Scout cookies determines which ones you get. There are two bakers. And they make two very different Thin Mints.
Animade explores light and shadow in this Kandisnky-esque short. If that sounds stuffy or boring, it's not.
Had Kurt taken a triple dose of the song's namesake, maybe the original would have sounded something like this.
It’s okay, Nutella. Good try, though.
Director Roland Emmerich has revealed on Twitter that Jeff Goldblum will officially be returning for Independence Day 2. Additionally, Liam Hemsworth has been added to the summer blockbuster sequel’s cast.
Over the past decade, states have slashed workers’ compensation benefits, denying injured workers help when they need it most and shifting the costs of workplace accidents to taxpayers.
In case you hadn't heard, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a speech to Congress yesterday — and everyone mildly freaked out.
How big a building would you need to fit all the people in the world in it? It’s a question that’s tantalized almost no one through the ages, and today we’re gonna tackle it hard.
If you've ever lost anything while travelling through Switzerland and never seen it again, the chances are that it eventually passed through the hands of one man in Zurich.
With draft position for the league’s worst teams at stake, there’s just one thing to do: Lose. And lose spectacularly!
This is a picture of Prince. In middle school. In his middle school basketball team's uniform. Because he was on the team.
Sure, Elon Musk makes great cars, but investors are wondering when his company will turn a profit.
More than 8,200 Americans — an average of 23 people each day — died of heroin overdoses in 2013.
The historian and strategist Eliot Cohen, writing in 1994 in the wake of the Gulf War, argued, “Air power is an unusually seductive form of military strength, in part because, like modern courtship, it appears to offer gratification without commitment.” If he were writing such an article today, he might substitute special operations forces (SOF) for air power.