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Elephant Wanders Into Fancy Hotel, Gently Explores It

This elephant in Sri Lanka is aware that it's in an upscale spot and is trying to be on its best behavior.

21 Jan 2020 4:03 am
Dude With Killer Reflexes Casually Skips Out Of The Way Of Crashing Car

And then he goes right back to looking at his phone, like a true millennial.

21 Jan 2020 3:58 am
Astronomers Just Got A Deep Peek At A Black Hole

Using a technique akin to echolocation, scientists were able to map the region around a distant black hole's event horizon in unprecedented detail.

21 Jan 2020 3:40 am
This Video Of Paris Hilton Teaching You How To Make Lasagna Is… Something

Why is she wearing cutoff gloves? Why does she throw the salt like that? We have questions (although we do know how to make lasagna now).

20 Jan 2020 11:56 pm
Ian McKellen's Unearthed 'Lord Of The Rings' Set Diaries Are Pure Gold

Polygon compiled some of the highlights, ranging from funny stories from the set to broader philosophical musings.

20 Jan 2020 11:46 pm
How To Make Sense Of An Undrowned Town

Residents of Celles in France were evicted so their village could be flooded. Then, it wasn't.

20 Jan 2020 11:44 pm
Cat Deliberates Very Carefully About Whether To Smack Dog, Makes The Wrong Decision

Ruto the cat really wanted to smack Howie the dog. And she *nearly* thought better of it.

20 Jan 2020 11:33 pm
This Line Of Heavily Armed Protesters In Richmond, Virginia Just Keeps On Going

With Virginia poised to enact new gun control regulations, thousands of gun-toting protestors arrived at the state capitol building in Richmond on Monday for a gun rights rally.

20 Jan 2020 10:44 pm
Rural Montana Had Already Lost Too Many Native Women. Then Selena Disappeared

For decades, with little public notice, Native women and girls have gone missing or been found murdered. The disappearance of Selena Not Afraid is showing how much things are changing.

20 Jan 2020 10:10 pm
The Most Common Days For People To Call In 'Sick' Aren't What You Think

Playing hooky is just as contagious as the flu on some days during the year.

20 Jan 2020 9:57 pm
An Absolutely Fascinating Time-Lapse Of Two Years Of Photosynthesis In The US

The visualization drives home just how barren much of the western United States is compared to the east, and also highlights the effects of agriculture across the country.

20 Jan 2020 9:56 pm
Two Redditors Used Bread And Math To Turn Earth Into A Giant Sandwich

You may not have realised it, but for a brief time a few days ago, you were no longer inhabiting the Earth. You were actually inhabiting a giant, rapidly spinning sandwich.

20 Jan 2020 9:53 pm
The Coolest Physics You've Ever Heard Of

Ultracold atoms can simulate all sorts of quantum behavior.

20 Jan 2020 8:44 pm
China's Mysterious And Deadly Coronavirus Is Spreading Faster Than Previously Thought

The number of confirmed cases tripled over the weekend and it's now clear that the virus is spread by human-to-human contact.

20 Jan 2020 8:44 pm
How 'World Of Warcraft' Was Born From Chaos

A new book tells the story of how the creative team at Blizzard made the most of their disadvantages.

20 Jan 2020 8:44 pm
The Lost, Forgotten Neighborhood Under Central Park

Seneca Village was a thriving community for African Americans in New York City —until it was destroyed to make way for Central Park.

20 Jan 2020 8:44 pm
The Subversive Joy Of Cold-Water Swimming

Britons are skipping the heated pool and rediscovering the pleasures of lakes, rivers, and seas — even in winter.

20 Jan 2020 8:28 pm
Mom Gets Her Kid A Pet Goat As A Gift, Immediately Regrets It

Let this be a lesson that if your 3-year-old wants a pet goat, they probably aren't old enough to be making those types of decisions yet.

20 Jan 2020 6:44 pm
The Fight To Save An Innocent Refugee From Almost Certain Death

Omar Ameen came to the US to escape the violence in Iraq. Now he's accused of being a member of an ISIS hit squad.

20 Jan 2020 6:44 pm
Should I Try To Get Pregnant Without My Boyfriend's Knowledge, And Other Advice Column Questions

A roundup of the most interesting, thought-provoking and surprising questions that our favorite columnists addressed in recent days.

20 Jan 2020 6:44 pm
New York Times Endorses Elizabeth Warren And Amy Klobuchar In Democratic Primary

In a break with convention, the editorial board has chosen to endorse two separate Democratic candidates for president.

20 Jan 2020 6:44 pm
How 17 Outsize Portraits Rattled a Small Southern Town

Newnan, Ga., decided to use art to help the community celebrate diversity and embrace change. Not everyone was ready for what they saw.

20 Jan 2020 6:42 am
The Mysterious 'Order Of The Odd Fellows' That Frankly, Belongs In A Wes Anderson Movie

It's a name that had me instantly transfixed, like something Wes Anderson had dreamt up for his next film. The Independent Order of the Odd Fellows — a secret society for.... odd people?

20 Jan 2020 6:40 am
20 Jan 2020 5:54 am
An Extreme Blizzard Has Hit Newfoundland, Canada, Blanketing Parts Of The Area Under Snow

High winds leave snow piled so high it could take several days to dig out.

20 Jan 2020 3:50 am
How Misinformation Overwhelmed Our Democracy

The impeachment trial probably won't change any minds. Here's why.

20 Jan 2020 3:30 am
How New York City Speakeasies Changed American Culture Forever

Inside the underground spaces that brought dating, drag queens and craft cocktails to the mainstream.

20 Jan 2020 3:21 am
Aaron Rodgers Is Still Adding To His Incalculable Legacy

Numbers have never told the full story of the Packers star, nor has his playoff track record. But this year the QB has shown he's not done shaping his myth. Not by a long shot.

20 Jan 2020 3:16 am
How Africa's Richest Woman Exploited Family Ties, Shell Companies And Inside Deals To Build An Empire

Isabel dos Santos made a fortune at the expense of the Angolan people, Luanda Leaks reveals.

20 Jan 2020 2:45 am
Why It Only Costs $10k To 'Own' A Chick-Fil-A Franchise

The chicken chain is known for having the lowest entry cost of any major fast-food franchise — but there's a catch.

19 Jan 2020 10:44 pm
Watch A SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Explode After Takeoff

The destruction of the Falcon 9 rocket was a planned part of a test to assess the Crew Dragon spacecraft's emergency escape system, so you can watch this without feeling bad.

19 Jan 2020 10:37 pm
Panicking About Your Kids' Phones? New Research Says Don't

A growing number of academics are challenging assumptions about the negative effects of social media and smartphones on children.

19 Jan 2020 2:39 am
Woman Accidentally Leaves Her Car Window Open Before A Blizzard And Realizes She Made A Huge Mistake

After returning to her parked car, a woman was curious why there wasn't snow on her car following a blizzard and made a shocking discovery — she left the passenger window down by mistake.

19 Jan 2020 1:57 am
How Psychology Is Just Catching Up With The Effects Of Online Hate

4 in 10 Americans have been harassed online. But while therapists and psychologists have studied cyberbullying of children for years, there's little research on how to help adults — mostly women — who've been targeted.

19 Jan 2020 12:14 am
18 Jan 2020 10:11 pm
National Archives Exhibit Blurs Images Critical Of President Trump

The Archives acknowledged in a statement this week that it made multiple alterations to the photo of the 2017 Women's March showcased at the museum, blurring signs held by marchers that were critical of Trump. Words on signs that referenced women's anatomy were also blurred.

18 Jan 2020 8:44 pm
What Happens If You Leave A Tooth Inside Coca-Cola For A Week?

YouTubers put animal teeth in Coke for a week and saw what happened.

18 Jan 2020 8:44 pm
YouTuber Drives Electric Cars To The Absolute Limit Of Their Range — Which Can Go The Farthest?

Mat Watson drives a Tesla Model 3, Audi e-tron, Jaguar I-Pace, Nissan Leaf, Kia e-Niro and Mercedes EQC to see which can go the furthest.

18 Jan 2020 8:37 pm
Here's How Just Four Satellites Could Provide Worldwide Internet

A group of engineers thinks it's found a cheaper way to use high-altitude satellites to deliver global coverage.

18 Jan 2020 4:07 am
Former Cartographer Walks All Day To Create Ephemeral Snow Art

Simon Beck is a former cartographer who uses his training and passion for the outdoors in his snow art.

18 Jan 2020 2:45 am
Bro Has The Time Of His Life Popping Bubble Wrap With His Jeep

This man had the greatest idea ever when he found himself with a surplus amount of bubblewrap.

18 Jan 2020 2:44 am
How The Nintendo 3DS Became A Defining Console Of The 2010s

The Nintendo 3DS was a marvel of handheld gaming in the 2010s. Despite the Switch, it's still got plenty of adherents today.

18 Jan 2020 2:44 am
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18 Jan 2020 2:36 am
This Is The First-Ever Video Of Chemical Bonds Between Atoms Forming and Breaking

Researchers have managed to film two rhenium (the black dots) bonding and then breaking their bonds — the first time such an interaction has been filmed.

18 Jan 2020 2:35 am
Goop's Netflix Series: It's So Much Worse Than I Expected And I Can't Unsee It

Vulvas, psychics and junk science, oh my. I watched so you don't have to.

18 Jan 2020 2:08 am
Simone Giertz Makes A Coffee Table Out Of 20,000 Matches, Sets It On Fire

As fun as it is watching it burn, we kind of want to own a coffee table like that?

18 Jan 2020 12:44 am
A Baseball Expert's Guide To The Nutty MLB Cheating Scandal

The sign-stealing scandal that has enveloped the Houston Astros and Major League Baseball seems to morph, alter and expand itself by the second. Let a baseball expert walk you through it.

18 Jan 2020 12:12 am
How America Uses Its Energy, Visualized

With scientists sounding the alarm that we need to reduce our usage of greenhouse gas-intensive fuels soon, it's interesting to take a look at where we derive all of our energy.

18 Jan 2020 12:00 am
How The Netherlands Got Universal Health Insurance With A Private Market

The Dutch harnessed the market to cover everybody.

17 Jan 2020 11:44 pm