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Why The Xbox Failed

Here's why Microsoft lost its footing in the console wars.

19 Sep 2019 7:59 am
The US Navy Just Confirmed These UFO Videos Are The Real Deal

The US Navy has finally acknowledged footage purported to show UFOs hurtling through the air. And while officials said they don't know what the objects are, they're not indulging any hints either.

19 Sep 2019 7:50 am
Kid Is Hilariously Displeased About Having To Perform In A School Show

Or he's deeply, deeply focused? Either is a possibility, but boy, he does not look happy.

19 Sep 2019 5:02 am
Photo Shows Justin Trudeau In Brownface At ‘Arabian Nights’ Party

Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, wore brownface makeup to a party at the private school where he taught in 2001, a photo obtained by TIME shows.

19 Sep 2019 4:57 am
A Nightmare At 6,000 Feet

A decade later, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has left an abyssal wasteland.

19 Sep 2019 2:27 am
How Boeing’s Managerial Revolution Created The 737 Max Disaster

Nearly two decades before Boeing’s MCAS system crashed two of the plane-maker’s brand-new 737 MAX jets, Stan Sorscher knew his company’s increasingly toxic mode of operating would create a disaster of some kind.

19 Sep 2019 2:19 am
You’re Trapped. They’re Cashing In

How one Florida psychiatric hospital makes millions off patients who have no choice.

19 Sep 2019 2:14 am
Man Fits Every Single Streaming Service Into Billy Joel’s ‘We Didn’t Start The Fire’

It's hard to keep track of every single streaming service out there these days but comedian Max Dylan Ash did his best to keep us informed with this useful Billy Joel tribute.

19 Sep 2019 2:04 am
A Russian Lab Containing Smallpox And Ebola Exploded

It almost certainly won’t cause a pandemic, but the accident is a reminder that deadly pathogens aren’t as secure as we’d like them to be.

19 Sep 2019 1:28 am
Israel’s Election Results Show Netanyahu Is In Serious Trouble

No one outright won. But Netanyahu did worse than he hoped and may lose office because of it.

19 Sep 2019 12:48 am
Brave Tech Workers Locked Out Of A WeWork By An Umbrella

“The umbrella has turned our office into an unmanned panic room.”

19 Sep 2019 12:44 am
Mathematicians No Longer Stumped By The Number 3

Just on the heels of finding three cubed numbers that sum to 42, scientists have passed another important milestone by finding three enormous cubes that sum to 3.

19 Sep 2019 12:29 am
Graeme Gibson, Canadian Author And Margaret Atwood’s Longtime Partner, Dies At 85

'We are grateful for his wise, ethical, and committed life,' Atwood said

19 Sep 2019 12:26 am
Greta Thunberg Tells Congress: ‘I Want You To Listen To The Scientists’

The 16-year-old Swedish climate activist told Congress to take real action on global warming.

19 Sep 2019 12:09 am
The Serial Killer That Hid In Plain Sight Among The Border Patrol’s Ranks

Last September, law enforcement officers in Laredo were confounded by a murderer targeting prostitutes along the border. As the investigation intensified, they discovered that the killer had been hiding in plain sight.

18 Sep 2019 11:46 pm
Comedian Chris Distefano Does The Impossible, Tells A Funny 9/11 Story

It's not easy to tell a 9/11 joke, but Distefano managed to turn his surreal experience of what happened to him after 9/11 in school into a hilarious set.

18 Sep 2019 11:19 pm
The 50 Best Comedians Of The 21st Century

From apocalyptic standup Frankie Boyle to the many hilarious faces of Tina Fey, Steve Coogan, Sharon Horgan and Kristen Wiig, here are the funniest people of the era.

18 Sep 2019 10:57 pm
Strangers Attempt To Guess Each Other’s Sexual Orientation

A group of people who have never met before attempt to decipher each others sexual preferences based on their personal style and personalities.

18 Sep 2019 10:36 pm
An Adorably Animated Pixel Art Map Of The United States

What it would look like if the United States was visualized through a Super Nintendo.

18 Sep 2019 10:23 pm
Digg Deals: Save 38% On Fire TV Stick

Stream all of your favorite shows, movies and music with this handy little HDMI stick from Amazon. Best of all, it's currently on sale for just $24.99.

18 Sep 2019 10:23 pm
The Way This Japanese Merchant Demonstrates How To Make Fake Lettuce Is Oddly Satisfying

We're not sure exactly what's happening in this lettuce sample preparation video but it looks incredible.

18 Sep 2019 9:55 pm
18 Sep 2019 9:43 pm
My Brush With Behavioral Economics

Should I sell a musical instrument for triple the price I expected? It all depends.

18 Sep 2019 9:40 pm
Artist Draws A Mind-Boggling Portrait Of Will Smith In The Manner Of A Printer

The detail and time it must have took to accomplish this is incredible.

18 Sep 2019 9:06 pm
Why I Love Going To Bars Alone

I once walked into a bar during happy hour, headed straight to the lone empty seat and was about to sit — when the guy to my right grabbed the stool and pulled it closer into himself.

18 Sep 2019 9:03 pm
‘Amazing’ Ancient Seabird Fossil Found In New Zealand Sparks Rethink Of Bird’s Evolution

Canterbury Museum says find overturns presumption pelagornithids evolved in northern hemisphere

18 Sep 2019 8:58 pm
What Are The Cowboys Worth To Dak Prescott?

Dallas came into 2019 needing to sign a chunk of its core players, most notably Dak Prescott. He could be in line to become the NFL’s highest-paid player, but does the team have other ideas? A history of how the Cowboys have leveraged the perks that come with playing for the world’s most valuable franchise.

18 Sep 2019 8:54 pm
Man Shocked To Discover What’s Blocking His Pool’s Skimmer When It Hops Right Out At Him

A man was flummoxed by what was clogging his pool's skimmer, and after a short investigation, pinpointed the source of the blockage.

18 Sep 2019 8:44 pm
This Disturbing PSA Demonstrates What School Supplies Will Be Used For If Gun Violence In America Isn’t Addressed

An intense ad from Sandy Hook Promise sets out to shock parents into finally demanding action on gun violence across America. Viewer discretion is advised.

18 Sep 2019 8:19 pm
What Can Brain Scans Tell Us About Sex?

The science of sex is inherently paradoxical. For centuries, social stigma, prejudice and misogyny have condemned as aberrant sexual pleasures we now know are healthy. Yet despite the growing realization of how much outside views shape even our most private behavior, we can still experience the mechanics of our own desire — never mind that of others — as a fundamental mystery.

18 Sep 2019 8:04 pm
Apple Watch Series 5 Review: Always-On And Better In All Ways

Minus a rough start and a cellular hiccup a couple of years ago, the Apple Watch has been on a very steady trajectory: slightly better every year. This year is no exception.

18 Sep 2019 7:55 pm
Richard Stallman And The Fall Of The Clueless Nerd

The controversial pioneer of free software resigned from MIT over his remarks on Jeffrey Epstein and Marvin Minsky. Stallman won't be the last.

18 Sep 2019 7:45 pm
The Best Hike In Every National Park

We compiled a list of the best hikes in each park, according to the wilderness guides, park rangers, and hikers who know them best.

18 Sep 2019 7:44 pm
A 21st Century Breakup

Inside the divorce rattling Silicon Valley and Democratic politics.

18 Sep 2019 7:36 pm
How ‘Rambo’ Invented A Movie Genre

The success of 1982’s ‘First Blood’ created a genre of its own: movies starring Chuck Norris and David Carradine that grappled with post-Vietnam America by returning to the scene, revising history, and blowing up stuff

18 Sep 2019 7:30 pm
Guy Is Deeply Confused By The Huge Dent In His Car’s Roof Until He Checks His Security Camera

Turns out, monkeys have realized that car roofs provide a soft landing when you need one.

18 Sep 2019 6:58 pm
Shane Gillis Did A Skit About Being Fired For Saying Racist Stuff A Year Before Being Fired For Saying Racist Stuff

To be clear, in the sketch, a news reporter makes a big deal out of Gillis' character wearing a MAGA hat, while in real life, Gillis did actually say very racist stuff on camera.

18 Sep 2019 6:57 pm
Meet The Man At The Controls Of The World’s Largest Steam Locomotive

In 2012, Ed Dickens was summoned to Union Pacific headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska, to talk about a new project: restoring one of history’s largest steam locomotives.

18 Sep 2019 6:26 pm
See The Incredible Views From NYC’s New Tallest Residential Building

This is shaping up to be a big year for the supertall skyscrapers sprouting up throughout Midtown Manhattan. But the tallest of Manhattan’s new crop of skyscrapers, Extell’s Central Park Tower, now hovers above them all.

18 Sep 2019 6:24 pm
What’s Going On 600 Feet Underneath New York City?

Underneath New York City is an elaborate maze of tunnels — a fascinating underground world.

18 Sep 2019 6:15 pm
The Problem With Sugar-Daddy Science

The pursuit of money from wealthy donors distorts the research process — and yields flashy projects that don’t help and don’t work.

18 Sep 2019 5:47 pm
Céline Dion Is Everywhere

At fifty-one, Dion is wrapping up her Vegas residency with a world tour, an album, and two movies in the works. Why has it taken forty years for the world's most talented singer to finally become cool?

18 Sep 2019 5:45 pm
Watch AI Agents Learn How To Use Tools And Win Hide-And-Seek And Have Your Mind Blown

If you ever end up in a game of hide-and-seek against an AI, limit it to one round, because if it gets multiple chances it will figure it all out.

18 Sep 2019 5:41 pm
My Night Stranded On The Edge Of Greenland’s Fast-Melting Helheim Glacier

My plan to visit Helheim Glacier in East Greenland with scientists who are studying one of the island's largest and fastest-changing ice masses had seemed simple enough. But then the weather turned.

18 Sep 2019 5:34 pm
Guy Puts GPS Tracking Devices On His Cats To Learn Where The Heck They Go When They Disappear

The owner of two cats decided to put GPS trackers on his cats after one of his cats went missing for a night.

18 Sep 2019 5:27 pm
All The Reasons Things Are Going Very Poorly For WeWork This Week

The company, which postponed its IPO, might be a thinking-face emoji in startup form.

18 Sep 2019 5:22 pm
A Race To Rescue Frozen Artefacts

As the world warms up, archaeologists are discovering that some of the most fascinating glimpses of prehistoric life are melting from ice.

18 Sep 2019 4:21 pm
The Unveiling Of Staples’ New Logo Was So Over The Top It’s Farcical

In April, Staples released a new brand logo that was meant to modernize its brand identity. Let's just say they probably paid *way* too much for a simple unveiling.

18 Sep 2019 4:16 pm
What Really Brought Down The Boeing 737 Max?

Malfunctions caused two deadly crashes. But an industry that puts unprepared pilots in the cockpit is just as guilty.

18 Sep 2019 4:00 pm
Corey Lewandowski Pumps Life Into Trump Obstruction Story

The former campaign manager's Hill turn provided details of the president's efforts to intervene in the Russia probe.

18 Sep 2019 3:32 pm