Despite a French petition imploring him to, Barack Obama can't run for president of France. But weirdly enough, up until 2006, Bill Clinton could have, thanks to a strange legal quirk.
Today, NASA held a special press conference announcing seven earth-sized exoplanets revolving around an ultra-cool star — creating what scientists believe could be the right conditions for extraterrestrial life.
After a video surfaced of Milo defending certain relationships between teens and adults, he faced intense criticism, and has now resigned from his position at right-wing media outlet Breitbart.
A story in the New York Times today reveals that the Trump campaign had repeated contact with Russian intelligence officials before the election. Here's what's going on.
In a text message sent to supporters on Friday evening, Hillary Clinton's campaign confirmed that the presidential candidate has chosen Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her Vice Presidential running mate. Here's what you need to know about Hillary's number two.
You're hanging out, having a good time. And then you realize: Oh no, you might have left the stove on? Here, a breakdown of what your carelessness hath wrought. (Spoiler: probably nothing.)
The power of science has allowed humans to do everything from study distant galaxies to take high-res photos of Pluto. But one thing science has struggled with has been understanding the limits of our universe, and particularly how it will end (or not end).
Every February 2nd, residents of the US look to a groundhog in Pennsylvania to tell them how long winter will last. Aside from the mysterious origins of the climatological logic, the tradition itself is hard to make sense of.
We’ve all had days where we fall into the couch and want to never get up. But what would happen if you actually just did that? The answer is you would die.
Some Republicans have called for a full-on repeal and replace, while most Democrats are hoping that Obamacare stays as is. Now, two Republican senators are pitching a potential middle road.
This is What Would Happen If, a close examination of mundane hypothetical situations. Each week, we look at something that you could do but probably never would, and take it to its logical endpoint. This week: What would happen if you never took out your earbuds?
As soon as WhiteHouse.gov and other government sites were turned over to the new Trump administration, things looked very different. Here are some of the key policies and issues, including climate change and healthcare, that went missing during the transition.
With President-elect Trump's lack of government experience, people are looking to Trump's cabinet picks to define the political shape of his administration. Here's a look at Trump's cabinet appointees and nominees.
Today, attorney Gloria Allred and client Summer Zervos filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump in a New York court. In October, Zervos publicly accused Trump of sexual assault.
Twitter is ablaze with calls to boycott L.L. Bean after the company's heiress and board member Linda Bean was revealed be a Trump donor and supporter. Here's what's going on.
But while much of the focus was devoted to the contents of the Trump/Russia dossier, other publishers and journalistic watchdogs were questioning Buzzfeed's decision to publish the documents. Here's what to read.
On Tuesday night, a blizzard of stories regarding Donald Trump's connections to Russia — and allegedly compromising materials about Trump possessed by Russian intelligence — blew across the internet. Here's a breakdown of what the hell is going on.
On Monday, House Republicans voted in a private session to hobble the Office of Congressional Ethics, an independent organization tasked with investigating corruption. But on Tuesday, after intense criticism (and a set of mildly critical tweets by Donald Trump), the Republicans backed down. Here's what you need to know.
Most of us don’t actually know the words to "Auld Lang Syne," which hardly stops us from drunkenly slurring along to the instantly-recognizable tune at our annual New Year's Eve parties. But why do we sing it every year?
On Friday, The Washington Post revealed that the CIA has informed senators in a brief that it has concluded that Russian hacks of the DNC were aimed at swaying the election in Donald Trump's favor. Now, leaders are responding. Here's what you need to know.
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