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The verdict is in: Yes, math can, in fact, be fun.
'Know this might seem controversial, but hear it out: Chance the Rapper sat in on a third-grade math class during a surprise Career Day appearance at a Chicago elementary school this week, and it looked extremely enjoyable.
The internet is currently smitten with a flautist from Dallas, who goes by @BonafideTye on Twitter. On Thursday, she tweeted videos of herself playing along to Future's "Mask Off" and Migos' "Get Right Witcha."
If you care about that which is best in life, or if you're (somehow) out of TV to catch up on or binge, then you're probably anxiously anticipating the new season of Game of Thrones like the rest of us.
But now one of the show's lead actors, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (a.k.a. Jaime Lannister) revealed that the people behind the show's ice melting debacle considered the Season 7 date reveal a cringeworthy moment in TV history (of course, the internet agreed).
The photo's the result of six black-and-white photos stitched together, with color added from separate photos taken in July 2015, just hours after the New Horizons spacecraft made its closest approach to Pluto, NASA says.
This allowed scientists to get one of their best shots yet of the dwarf planet's blue haze. The haze, backlit by the light of the sun, is caused by the same phenomenon that makes haze here on Earth sometimes look blue, scientists say. If you look closely, the haze also illuminates Pluto's mountains (near the top left side of the image.) Read more...
Conspiracy theory peddling InfoWars host Alex Jones apologized on Friday for spreading the unfounded conspiracy theory that a D.C. pizza restaurant was at the center of a child sex-abuse ring run by Hillary Clinton.
But outside the White House on Saturday, the theoretical audience for InfoWars and all matters of PizzaGate conspiracy news didn't seem to care much. A small group of protesters who believe that the White House must investigate claims of sex trafficking at a local pizza place gathered to convince people that the issue is real.
As The Hill editor Will Sommer pointed out on Twitter, many of the protesters had their hearts in the right place: stopping child sex trafficking. They were just badly misinformed, thanks to conspiracy theorists like Jones. Read more...
Following the tragic deaths of two children in Pennsylvania caused by a hoverboard fire earlier this month, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced the recall of yet another hoverboard brand.
The brand is Los Angeles-based Vecaro LifeStyle and the reason for the recall is the same as the ones we reported in 2016—lithium-ion batteries.
"The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat, posing a risk of smoking, catching fire and/or exploding," reads the advisory on the CPSC's website, which specifically names the Glide65, Drift8 and Trek10 models of the Vecaro hoverboards. Read more...
So, let's get into it. Here are the trailer's ten key moments:
First, let's take a moment to watch the whole thing again, shall we?
And now, let's pick apart this sucker, beat by beat, to get to the most exciting reveals.
Cyborg showing off his powers
Cyborg may be the most mysterious Justice League member so far, but we're about to get to know him a whole lot better. Although Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice showed us how Cyborg came into being, Justice League teases glimpses of his pre-superhero life. Read more...
LOS ANGELES—For Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds fans, getting a wristband to the stars' public memorial was of a galactic proportion: A rare, once-in-a-lifetime event.
It meant they were guaranteed a seat in the Hall of Freedom at the Forest Lawn Cemetery, where the memorial is taking place later today—a guaranteed goodbye to Star Wars queen and her legendary Singin' in the Rain mom.
"Princess Leia, Luke and Han Solo—they're like family," said Liza Rios-Proprofsky, who was at the front of the line with her husband. The two had a Star Wars themed wedding last year. They have matching wedding rings with the Jedi symbol on them. Read more...
Let's assess the damage here: On the one hand, fine, it's a newly released song, and those lyrics go pretty fast. It's also a very small mistake, and he acknowledged it with a nice, self-aware chortle.
In January 1939, motorists on highways in the “Bootheel” of southeastern Missouri began reporting a strange sight: thousands of sharecropper families were camped out on the roadside, their meager possessions piled around them, exposed to the wintry cold.
The families, almost all African-American, had been evicted by the owners of the farms where they had lived. Because sharecroppers were entitled to a portion of the harvest of the fields they worked, the government had recently announced they were also entitled to a direct portion of federal farm subsidies — a distasteful arrangement for the landowners, who had decided they would rather keep the full subsidies and hire day laborers to bring in their crops. Read more...
Opponents of Donald Trump's failed healthcare bill got a big, meme-filled laugh yesterday. But fans of both basketball and the Affordable Care Act? Well, they got perhaps the biggest laugh of all.
According to a report from Deadspin, a PAC called American Action Network purchased a series of ads thanking several Republican members of Congress for "keeping [their] promise" to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Of course, this didn't happen: As of Friday, Obamacare is alive and kicking, and the Republicans are facing the bitter sting of defeat.
Swear words have a strange power over us. It starts when we are young, when they are deliciously taboo. Then, as we age, our dependence on swear words increases to the point where as an adult, we find that the magnitude of our emotions can only be captured by cursing.
Yes, many of us have grown attached to swear words, but only a fraction of us actually know where they came from. What old dead languages do we have to thank for some of the best words of all time?
Alfred Molina may have nabbed one of his finest roles yet, thanks to a filmmaker that’s been dead nearly as long as the actor’s been working. That’s because director Robert Aldrich didin’t give Molina the part – he is the part.
With a movie and TV career that spans nearly four decades – including vivid and memorable appearances as Indiana Jones’ treacherous temple guide Savito in Raiders of the Lost Ark (Molina’s film debut), the coked-out drug dealer Rahad in Boogie Nights, and the multi-armed supervillain Doctor Octopus in Spider-Man 2 – Molina is delivering a star turn on FX’s Feud: Bette and Joan. Ironic, considering that he’s playing one of Hollywood’s less remembered filmmakers. Read more...
In case there was still any doubt, Uber's top executives are really terrible.
A report in The Informationout Friday night alleges that CEO Travis Kalanick and Senior Vice President of Business Emil Michael took Uber staffers to—wait for it—an escort-karaoke bar in Seoul, where male Uber managers picked women working at the bar out of a lineup.
Again: Where Uber managers picked women working at the bar out of a lineup.
Oh yes. This is real. A female Uber manager who was part of the business trip months later reported the incident to Uber's human resources department. But it wouldn't be a story about Uber unless there were another Uber-sized screwup within it. And oh yeah, there's definitely one of those, too, because Michael tried to get Kalanick's then-girlfriend, violinist Gabi Holzwarth, to lie about it. One more time: Read more...
Warner Bros. has dropped the latest trailer for their DC superhero extravaganza, which brings together Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), the Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) in the name of fighting evil.
All the core members first appeared in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but now they're stepping into the spotlight. And it looks like a good day, at least if you're a DC fan.
The 2016 election felt like it lasted an entire lifetime. It also feels like it's been an entire lifetime since it ended.
It has truly felt like years since we were able to wake up and not worry if our president had started a nuclear war via Twitter while we were sleeping. It's hard to remember a time before we had to look at Sean Spicer every day and before we had daily reminders from our president that he, indeed, won the election.