Gas Tanker Crosses Arctic In Winter Without Icebreaker Escort For The First Time

February 20, 2018

In what amounts to something of a troubling metaphor, a tanker carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG) has made history: it’s now the first commercial ship to traverse the Arctic’s northern sea route in winter. As reported by Climate Home News, the Eduard Toll left its port in South Korea in December for another port in northern Russia, before completing its journey to Montoir, France. Although it cut through plenty of…

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Apple employees are reportedly walking into walls at the companys fancy new glass office

February 19, 2018

People in glass offices should probably watch where they’re going. Collisions have been one very clear downside of Apple’s $427 million spaceship office in Cupertino, according to a story out of Bloomberg. The “people familiar with the incidents” won’t say how widespread a phenomenon all of this is, but there’s a definite potential downside to glass walls in a setting where occupants are regularly staring down at their phones. In…

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Devastating: Nintendo Has Pushed Back The Release Of The New Yoshi Game From The Night Of A Broken Moon To When The Cockerel Crows Thrice At A Tar-Black Sun

February 18, 2018

Bad news, Nintendo fans: If you’ve been itching for a new side-scrolling adventure from Mario’s trusty mount, Yoshi, then you may have to wait just a bit longer. According to a recent statement, Nintendo has officially pushed back the release of 2018’s new Yoshi game from the night of a broken moon to when the cockerel crows thrice at a tar-black sun. Oh no! Say it isn’t so! This news…

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Tom Daley announces baby news

February 17, 2018

They have not revealed any more details about the pregnancy, including whether or not a surrogate is involved. More on this story, and other Devon and Cornwall news. Daley’s mum Debbie Daley said she was “delighted” at the news. Image Copyright @DLanceBlack @DLanceBlack Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The couple got married in Devon last May He claimed his first individual World Championship gold for eight years with a…

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Sessions invokes ‘Anglo-American heritage’ of sheriff’s office

February 15, 2018

Washington (CNN)Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday brought up sheriffs’ “Anglo-American heritage” during remarks to law enforcement officials in Washington. Ian Prior, a spokesperson for the DOJ, said in a statement that the term “Anglo-American law” is common parlance among lawyers and legal scholars, pointing to a number of opinions from the US Supreme Court. “As most law students learn in the first week of their first year, Anglo-American law…

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Body Positivity Win: Boys Life Magazine Just Picked A Plus-Sized Boy For Its Annual Sexiest Boy Alive Issue

February 14, 2018

Get ready for some incredible news that proves that our toxic beauty culture may finally be headed in the right direction: Boys’ Life magazine has just selected a plus-sized boy for its annual Sexiest Boy Alive issue! This is a major win for body positivity! Ever since Boys’ Life was first published in 1911, its annual Sexiest Boy Alive honor has always gone to a slender, athletic-looking boy, and it’s…

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Gerber announces first-ever spokesbaby with Down syndrome

February 12, 2018

Gerber is making history with its 2018 spokesbaby. On Wednesday the company announced that the winner of its annual Gerber Baby Photo Search is Lucas Warren, a one-year-old from Dalton, Georgia.  Warren is the first baby with Down syndrome to join the Gerber Family since the Gerber Baby contest began in 2010, and his mother and father visited The Today Show to share just how important the milestone is. Congratulations…

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GOP Congressional Candidate Antonio Sabato Jr. Still Thinks Obama Is Muslim

February 11, 2018

Antonio Sabato Jr. says hes been blacklisted from Hollywood for actively supporting President Trump. But the hosts of The View think there might be another reason. Sabato, one of the few celebrities to announced his bid for Congress in Californias 26th District, which is currently held by three-term incumbent Democrat Julia Brownley. After letting their guest get out a few platitudes about his plan to follow in Trumps footsteps by…

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Trump: NHS ‘going broke and not working’

February 10, 2018

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA quick guide to Trump’s NHS intervention US President Donald Trump has sparked a backlash from UK politicians by attacking the National Health Service. In a tweet criticising US Democrats pushing for a universal health system, he said “thousands of people are marching” in the UK because the NHS is “going broke and not working”. This was believed to be a reference…

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The Worst Chapter Of Our Lives Will Never Be Our Whole Story

February 9, 2018

Joshua Earle / Unsplash I recently had a vivid dream about receiving an odd assignment on my first day at a new job. In my dream, several new hires eagerly met with our supervisor who surprised us by tasking us with writing an essay on “karma.” Gulp. A lump of anxiety formed in my throat that I could feel, even in my dream state. I was pretty sure “karma” was…

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Actress Maisie Williams to launch Daisie, a social app for talent discovery and collaboration

February 7, 2018

Actress Maisie Williams, best known for her role as Arya Stark on Game of Thrones, is the latest celeb to venture into tech entrepreneurship, with the launch of a new company aimed at connecting creatives, called Daisie. Available later this summer as a mobile app, Daisie will offer a platform where creators can network, like, share and collaborate on projects within a social networking setting. The overall goal is to…

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Tesla is setting up shop at 800 Home Depot stores

February 7, 2018

Moving on up.Image: JUSTIN SULLIVAN/GETTY IMAGES Tesla is going mainstream. No, not the electric cars.  Elon Musk is bringing his solar panels and Powerwall batteries to 800 Home Depot locations in the U.S., Bloomberg reported this week. That’s a big boost for the venture, previously known as SolarCity. The products, also available for sale on Tesla’s website, will now be exposed to more customers’ eyes. SEE ALSO: Man avoids rain…

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NIH study links cell phone radiation to cancer in male rats

February 7, 2018

New studies from the National Institutes of Health — specifically the National Toxicology Program — find that cell phone radiation is potentially linked with certain forms of cancer, but they’re far from conclusive. The results are complex and the studies have yet to be peer-reviewed, but some of the findings are clearly important enough to warrant public discussion. An early, partial version of this study teasing these effects appeared in…

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Incredible: Heres How People In Every State Say Here Comes A Big Roaring Man Emerging From The Lake

February 6, 2018

People all across America have different, quirky regionalisms for phrases like “rubbernecking,” “garage sale,” and, “Here comes a big roaring man emerging from the lake.” If you want to know how people in all 50 states (plus Puerto Rico and D.C.) say “big roaring man emerging from the lake,” here is the definitive guide! Alabama: “Here comes this year’s offering from the land of towering ocean boys.” Alaska: “The fish…

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4 students hit by gunfire at Los Angeles school; 12-year-old girl in custody

February 6, 2018

(CNN)Police arrested a 12-year-old girl Thursday after a morning shooting at a Los Angeles middle school left five people injured, including two with significant gunshot wounds, officials said. A 15-year-old boy was shot in the head but doctors stabilized him, said officials at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. A 15-year-old girl who was shot in the wrist was also hospitalized.

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Heres What Happens If Magnificent Bastard Mueller Gets Fired

February 5, 2018

Bob Mueller is famously nonchalant amid life’s toughest moments. Much of that public calm stems from the fact that he’s a Magnificent Bastard and, specifically, the lessons of December 11, 1968. That day, then Second Lieutenant Mueller’s squad—part of the Second Platoon, Hotel Company, Second Battalion, Fourth Marine Regiment, the so-called “Magnificent Bastards”—was on patrol in Quang Tri Province when they came under heavy fire from as many as 200…

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Rail passenger wakes to find 100 gift

February 5, 2018

The 23-year-old Leeds Beckett University graduate told the BBC she got into debt during her final year of study after giving up her part-time job to concentrate on her course. She boarded a Virgin Trains East Coast service to Leeds at Peterborough station on Saturday afternoon and proceeded to call her mother. ‘Fantastic human being’ “I spoke to her about how little money I had, how worried I was about…

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Truck Driver Ignored Signs And Drove Across Peru’s 2,000-Year-Old Nasca Lines

February 4, 2018

A truck driver left his own artistic impression on the 2,000-year-old Nasca lines in Peru, and let’s just say it’s not a pretty site. After allegedly ignoring signs, 40-year-old Jainer Jesus Flores Vigo drove through the Unesco World Heritage site reportedly leaving the paved road to “avoid paying a toll”. The man says he was unfamiliar with the area. Peru’s Ministry of Culture, who is working with the Prosecutor’s Office, says the…

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Chuck Todd nailed why Trump’s SOTU just didn’t cut it for so many Americans.

February 4, 2018

NBC’s Chuck Todd has an issue with President Trump’s first State of the Union address. It’s not that it was a bad speech, necessarily. It’s just that the Donald we all know didn’t give it. Speaking on MSNBC after the State of the Union, Todd dove into why Trump’s inauthentic speech failed to deliver. Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for SiriusXM. “It is hard to judge these speeches because we…

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An anti-gay pastor tried to visit Jamaica. The entire country said, ‘No thanks.’

February 4, 2018

Steven Anderson is infamous for his hateful statements against Barack Obama, the LGBTQ community, and many others. But when the Arizona preacher tried bringing his divisive message to Jamaica, the country’s leaders responded with a message of their own — stay home. Anderson is the pastor of Faithful Word Baptist Church in Arizona, which the Southern Poverty Law Center labeled an “anti-gay hate group” based on Anderson’s statements celebrating acts…

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“It Shocked Me”: State Trooper Leaves Starbucks Barista in Tears After Babysitter Falls Through

February 4, 2018

ShareTweet Beyond whipping up the best caramel macchiatos and pumpkin spice lattes on this side of eternity, Starbucks is also known as a place where humanity shines at its finest. From the barista whose one-word message stopped a customer’s suicide to the deaf woman who received this special drive-thru surprise, America’s favorite coffee shop is home to some of the most beautiful acts of kindness. And one of those heartwarming moments unfolded…

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Trumps Environment Pick: Fossil Fuels Ended Slavery, CO2 Is Good for You

February 3, 2018

One of the most embarrassing political flops of 2017 was Donald Trumps nomination of Kathleen Hartnett White, a longtime fossil-fuel advocate, to direct the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). Her confirmation hearing was a disaster, declined to consider her nomination as part of a bipartisan deal. Now, shes back. To the surprise of Hill-watchers, White has been called her the most endangered of President Trumps environmental nominees. Why?…

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Wtf Is The Doomsday Clock And Are We All Going To Die?

February 3, 2018

Remember just one short year ago when the Trump presidency was made official and everyone was like, “this is totally the end of the world as we know it?” Well it looks like our overdramatic hyperbole might not be too far off. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the Doomsday Clock 30 seconds closer to apocalypse o’clock midnight yesterday, which, in simple terms confirms that we’re all pretty much fucked….

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