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This Enormous Supernova Was Unlike Anything Seen Before

Astronomers have observed a supernova unlike any ever observed before, and it might be strong evidence of an important kind of stellar death that would have shaped early

Digg 19 Aug 2019 3:46 am

These Nigerian Teenagers Are Making A Sci-Fi Movie Using Only A Smashed Smartphone And Limited Resources

It's amazing how much they've been able to achieve with ingenuity and sheer determination.

Digg 19 Aug 2019 3:46 am

Could Climate Change Really End The World?

Species are going extinct and the climate is warming rapidly — yet at least materially, humans are doing better than ever. Welcome to the environmentalist's paradox.

Digg 19 Aug 2019 3:46 am

A Buttplug Hacker Talks Security, Consent And Why He Hacked A Buttplug

Voting machines weren’t the only thing getting penetrated at DEF CON this year.

Digg 19 Aug 2019 3:46 am

A Brief History Of Vanity License Plates Gone Wrong

When it comes to vanity license plates, sometimes it seems states focused too much on decency and not enough on practical outcomes.

Digg 19 Aug 2019 3:46 am

George RR Martin: ''Game Of Thrones' Finishing Is Freeing, I'm At My Own Pace'

It's clear that Martin has a complicated, and arguably unresolved, relationship with the television series.

Digg 19 Aug 2019 1:59 am

Big Brands Are Using Amazon's Anticounterfeiting Measures To Crush Small Businesses

Amazon sometimes requires small businesses to get permission from manufacturers to sell their products on Amazon Marketplace.

Digg 19 Aug 2019 1:39 am

Pedestrian Discovers A Clever Way To Cross A Flooded Road Without Getting Wet

A man in the Philippines has a creative method of using plastic lawn chairs to cross the flooded street.

Digg 19 Aug 2019 1:39 am

FDA Previews Some Extremely Gross Warning Labels For Cigarettes

For years, American smokers have been spared the unpleasant images of gangrene infected feet, swollen tongues overtaken by cancerous tumors and blackened lungs that are o

Digg 19 Aug 2019 1:39 am

Marvel Comics Reportedly Rejected An Art Spiegelman Essay For Referring To Donald Trump As 'Orange Skull'

Spiegelman claims that Marvel Comics rejected his essay because the publisher — chaired by Trump follower Ike Perlmutter —was trying to remain apolitical.

Digg 19 Aug 2019 1:39 am

Why Some Doctors Purposefully Misdiagnose Patients

Hundreds of people say a Michigan doctor falsely diagnosed them with epilepsy. He wouldn't be the first to lie to patients about how sick they are.

Digg 19 Aug 2019 1:39 am

Canadian Woman Spots A Rare Piebald Moose And Has The Sweetest, Most Canadian Reaction To It

It's an incredible moose, but this is an even more incredible narration.

Digg 19 Aug 2019 1:39 am

The Rise And Fall Of The Most Dangerous Publisher In America

Paladin Press was both a test-case for the First Amendment and the research material for some of the most cold-hearted killers the country has ever seen.

Digg 19 Aug 2019 1:39 am

Ranking Barbecue Styles By How (Un)Healthy They Are

Memphis? Hawaiian? Korean? Which big hunks of sweaty meat are least likely to result in me becoming a big hunk of sweaty meat?

Digg 19 Aug 2019 12:20 am

Why Stowaway Creatures On The Moon Confound International Space Law

Who gets to decide what gets blasted into space?

Digg 19 Aug 2019 12:20 am

Digg Deals: Save Big On Back To School Gear

Stocking up on supplies for the new school year? Keep more money in your wallet when you take advantage of these limited-time discounts on Amazon.

Digg 19 Aug 2019 12:20 am

The Double-Edged Sword Of The Shorter Workweek

With less work to go around, will people twiddle their thumbs or find better things to do with their time?

Digg 19 Aug 2019 12:20 am

Skydiver Ups The Ante By Backflipping Off Plane Wing

Geez, I wonder what I can possibly do to make something already plenty scary even scarier?

Digg 19 Aug 2019 12:20 am

How Family Separations Brought Down A Migrant Mogul

Juan Sanchez was once hailed as a champion for social justice. Then his network of shelters started taking in children split from their relatives.

Digg 19 Aug 2019 12:20 am

Insane Science Experiment Shows How A 6.5-Foot Tall Styrofoam Is Reduced To Gray Goo Through Acetone

Where once a tower stood, now there is only goo.

Digg 18 Aug 2019 9:45 pm

Having Kids Makes You Happier But Only When They Move Out

When it comes to who is happier, people with kids or those without, most research points to the latter. But a new study suggests that parents are happier than non-parents

Digg 18 Aug 2019 9:45 pm

Woodstock: My Queer Love Story

Kate Walter went to Woodstock in 1969 with her boyfriend. She went back in 1994 with her girlfriend. She's not going back again.

Digg 18 Aug 2019 9:45 pm

Actually, Gender-Neutral Pronouns Can Change A Culture

New language can become a useful tool for changing how people deal with each other.

Digg 18 Aug 2019 8:49 pm

The World's Most Common Litter Is Horrible for Plants

You might not think cigarette butts could be that bad for plants.

Digg 18 Aug 2019 8:49 pm

The Myth Of Eurabia: How A Far-Right Conspiracy Theory Went Mainstream

Once an obscure idea confined to the darker corners of the internet, the anti-Islam ideology is now visible in the everyday politics of the west. How did this happen?

Digg 18 Aug 2019 8:49 pm

Cultural Regions Of America, Visualized

What are some of the distinct cultural pockets of the United States? A Redditor attempted to delineate every specific region.

Digg 18 Aug 2019 8:32 pm

We Have Ruined Childhood

For youngsters these days, an hour of free play is like a drop of water in the desert. Of course they're miserable.

Digg 18 Aug 2019 7:58 pm

Rebuilding History: How Engineers Modernized The L.A. Memorial Coliseum

A behind-the-scenes look at bringing the 96-year-old stadium into the 21st century.

Digg 18 Aug 2019 7:48 pm

The Crankworx Mountain Bike Slope Course At Whistler Looks Absolutely Insane

The mountain bike slope course at Crankworx's extreme-style mountain biking competition in Whistler looks obscenely hard.

Digg 18 Aug 2019 7:24 pm

All 128 Taylor Swift Songs, Ranked From Worst To Best

There are at least ten stone-cold classics in her discography.

Digg 18 Aug 2019 6:45 pm

Stand While You Work Anywhere With This Adjustable Desk Riser

They say sitting is the new smoking, but it can be hard to convince your boss to invest in standing desks. This WOM Height Adjustable Tabletop Standing Desk Converter hel

Digg 18 Aug 2019 6:04 pm

Why 'Friends' Is Still So Popular

Given how dated the show has become by contemporary standards, its enduring appeal can be a little surprising. But for new viewers, however, Friends harkens back to a sim

Digg 18 Aug 2019 6:04 pm

How Stephen Miller Seized The Moment To Battle Immigration

Behind Mr. Miller's singular grip on the Trump anti-immigrant agenda are forces far bigger than his own hostility toward the foreign-born.

Digg 18 Aug 2019 6:04 pm

A Former UCLA Student Said This Campus Doctor Sexually Abused Him, Joining 48 Patients From USC

The former graduate student said Dennis Kelly subjected him to invasive procedures during two visits.

Digg 18 Aug 2019 1:49 am

How Teen Greta Thunberg Shifted World's Gaze To Climate Change

Greta Thunberg is the driving force behind a movement that has seen more than 2 million teens around the world take part in school strikes against climate change.

Digg 18 Aug 2019 1:23 am

'This Will Be Catastrophic': Maine Families Face Elder Boom, Worker Shortage In Preview Of Nation's Future

Janet Flaherty got an alarming call last October from the agency tasked with coordinating in-home care for her 82-year-old mother. It could no longer send her mom’s h

Digg 18 Aug 2019 12:53 am

Incredible Shelf Cloud Covers The Entire Sky Over Kansas

A skygazer spotted an extraordinary 360 degree cloud.

Digg 18 Aug 2019 12:44 am

A YouTuber Inserted His Cat Into 'Avengers: Endgame' And The Result Is Amazing

A YouTuber has been inserting his cat OwlKitty into various movies and this one is perhaps his most ambitious.

Digg 17 Aug 2019 11:03 pm

Between Texas And Mexico, A Restless Border Defies The Map

In El Paso, we call it the Rio Grande; our neighbors in Juárez know it as Río Bravo. It’s supposed to be a national border, but the river had its own ideas.

Digg 17 Aug 2019 10:44 pm

Tony Hawk Skateboards Off The Wall Of This Uniquely Designed Hotel In Brazil

The 51-year-old pro-skater shows that he still has all the moves from his video game.

Digg 17 Aug 2019 10:41 pm

Stephen Colbert's Perspective On Grief Brings Anderson Cooper To Tears During Powerful Interview

The late night host candidly reveals his philosophy on coping with loss.

Digg 17 Aug 2019 9:52 pm

The Next Generation Of Soldiers: Inside One Recruit's Pursuit Of The Forever War

At 17, Jann Arroyo Morales is a member of the Army's first recruiting class born after 9/11.

Digg 17 Aug 2019 9:52 pm

YouTuber Spends His Life Savings On The World's Most Expensive Pen And Has The Time Of His Life

What's it like to write with a $10,000 pen? This guy found out.

Digg 17 Aug 2019 9:23 pm

Rescuers Race Against Time To Free A Baby Who Was Accidentally Locked Inside A Hot Car

Good Samaritans assist a woman who is shocked to discover her baby is trapped inside a locked car with no way of getting her out.

Digg 17 Aug 2019 8:56 pm

Warm-Hearted Uber Driver Surprises Fast Food Worker With A New Dress After Hearing Her Struggles

Uber driver Lamiyah Jabbar had dropped off a woman to work earlier in the day and heard her talk about her struggles, so she decided to surprise her with a new dress.

Digg 17 Aug 2019 8:42 pm

How Route 66 Became The Most Famous Highway In America

From 1926 to 1985, it was the primary route for those who migrated west. The history behind how a road became a legend.

Digg 17 Aug 2019 8:28 pm

The Real Reason Sharks Attack Humans

Humans are like ungainly packets of meat when paddling in the ocean and should be easy prey compared to fast-moving fish and seals. So, why are so few people attacked by

Digg 17 Aug 2019 8:07 pm

Atlanta Belongs To The Roaches Now. We Merely Live Here

It turns out that I—and most other Atlantans—unwittingly reside in Smokey Brown Cockroach Valhalla.

Digg 17 Aug 2019 8:00 pm

America Has Never Been So Desperate For Tomato Season

A mundane joy in a season fraught with despair

Digg 17 Aug 2019 7:53 pm

Two Minor League Pitchers Who Have The Same Name, Same Hair And Nearly The Same Face Take A DNA Test To See If..

Earlier this year, two baseball-playing doppelgängers decided to find out if they're related.

Digg 17 Aug 2019 7:29 pm