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Lufthansa Jet Nearly Collided With Drone Near LA Airport

A Lufthansa jet plane nearly collided with a drone near the Los Angeles International Airport. The police department is still looking for the owner of the unmanned aircraft.

Society March 19, 2016

National Zoo Set To Reopen Following Chemical Explosion Scare

A section of the National Zoo closed on March 17 following a chemical explosion. The fire department cleared the area and said it can reopen on March 18.

Society March 18, 2016

Experts Propose Converting Guantanamo From Prison To Research Center: Here's The Plan

U.S. scientists proposed that Guantanamo Bay or Gitmo could be transformed into a marine research center. Pursuing what they called Green Gitmo, this could help Cuba get on an eco-friendly path.

Society March 18, 2016

Orcas Win! SeaWorld Decides To Stop Breeding Captive Killer Whales

SeaWorld on Thursday announced that it will stop breeding captive orcas or killer whales. The theme park will be re-focusing efforts to rescue stranded marine mammals and help them find a home.

Society March 18, 2016

Everyone Thought This Dog Drowned In The Pacific Until It Was Found 5 Weeks After

Navy staff found Luna, a German shepherd who was lost at sea for five weeks, on an island by herself. She made it to shore after disappearing on a fishing boat in the Pacific Ocean.

Society March 17, 2016

Researchers Show Liberals And Conservatives Really Do Think Differently

Different people think differently. Researchers, however, have found that liberals specifically differ from their conservative counterparts by leaning toward a certain thinking style when solving problems.

Society March 17, 2016

Ferguson Accepts Justice Department's Plan To Overhaul Police And Criminal Justice System

In a vote of 6-0, the city council of Ferguson approved the deal with the Justice Department to overhaul the city's police force and court system, which have been criticized over the fatal shooting of Michael Brown Jr. in 2014. The move allows the city to avoid a costly legal battle with the federal government.

Society March 16, 2016

NYC Restaurants To Allow Dogs To Dine

Dog lovers, rejoice! New York City restaurants have finally allowed dogs to dine with you, so you don't have to leave your four-legged companion at home when you eat out with your squad.

Society March 16, 2016

Pennsylvania Man Charged For Hacking Celebrities' Apple, Google Accounts

The man behind the hacking of iCloud and Google accounts of hundreds of people, including celebrities, plead guilty. The crime dubbed 'The Fappening' and 'Celebgate' led to the leakage of private photos on the Internet.

Society March 16, 2016

Marvel Launches 'Captain America: Civil War' Challenge For Girls Reforming The Future Through STEM

Marvel and the National Academy of Sciences help teenage girls approach the STEM field. Teenage girls can submit world-changing projects in the Girls Reforming the Future Challenge and the big prize is nothing short of superhero material.

Society March 14, 2016

Floods Hit Louisiana And Mississippi, Thousands Of Homes Damaged And It's Not Over Yet

Louisiana and Mississippi were flooded during the weekend, leaving thousands of homes damaged and claiming four lives. President Barack Obama declared it a major disaster, delivering federal aid to the victims.

Society March 14, 2016

Jessica Alba's Honest Company Denies Detergent Contains Chemical That Causes Skin Irritation

Jessica Alba's Honest Company reassures that its liquid detergent does not contain chemicals that cause skin irritation. However, independent lab results suggest that the detergent contains harmful chemicals.

Society March 12, 2016

Obama Explores Two Faces Of Encryption During SXSW Keynote

President Barack Obama has weighed in on the ongoing debate over encryption. He said that while he remains committed to protecting the privacy and civil liberties of the American people, there should also be a balance that would allow law enforcement agencies some degree of intrusion if necessary.

Society March 12, 2016

SXSW Co-Founder Louis Meyers Dies At 60

Louis Meyers passed away in a hospital in South Austin on the opening day of the music festival he co-founded in 1987. Find out more about the man who helped ensure the success of SXSW.

Society March 12, 2016

Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan Under Investigation Over Possible Animal Cruelty: Here's What Happened

Cesar Millan is in hot water over a possible incident of animal cruelty, as online petitioners push to get his TV show 'Cesar 911' cancelled.

Society March 11, 2016

This Penguin From Patagonia Swims 5000 Miles Every Year To Visit Man Who Saved Its Life In Brazil

A Magellanic South American penguin seems to have made a new best friend in a retired bricklayer in Brazil. Even when it disappears for months on end, the creature keeps dropping by the man's shanty located along the country's southeast coast.

Society March 11, 2016

Singapore Is Most Expensive City In The World

For the third straight year, Singapore is still hailed as the world's most expensive city by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Meanwhile, New York City climbed the list from 22nd to seventh.

Society March 11, 2016

Girls Avoiding Math, Science At High School Less Likely To Get High-Paying IT, Engineering Jobs

A new study from Australia showed that women’s underrepresentation in high-paying IT and engineering jobs – which likely plays a role in the gender wage gap – could be partly attributed to high school subject choices. On average, girls tended to not choose STEM subjects in high school.

Society March 10, 2016

Here Are The Highest-Paying Jobs In America, According To Glassdoor

Physicians and lawyers lead the list of those who receive the biggest paychecks in the U.S. Here are the top 25 highest paying jobs in America according to job information site Glassdoor.

Society March 10, 2016

Stephen Hawking Pays Tribute To Teacher Who Made Him Appreciate Math

Stephen Hawking never forgot the person who inspired him to love math. Thanks to Dikran Tahta, a British mathematician, the physicist is who he is today.

Society March 10, 2016

Canada Experiments With Basic Income For Being Human In Case Robots Take Over All Jobs

Canada is following in the footsteps of Finland in an effort to give better financial aid to its citizens. Ontario is preparing to work with experts to design a plan for its Basic Income pilot.

Society March 9, 2016

Height And Size Matter: Tall Men And Slender Women Earn More, Study Finds

Men who are taller and women who are slimmer earn more than their reverse counterparts, a new study in the United Kingdom revealed. Researchers used a model to create hypothetical situations and to calculate annual income.

Society March 9, 2016

Trust Your ‘Aha!’ Moments - They’re Probably Right, Researchers Say

Thinking things through had always been the ideal method to come up with solutions. Researchers, however, are saying that sudden insight has the tendency to be more correct than analytic thinking.

Society March 9, 2016

These Are The Worst Phone Owners In The US, According To Verizon

A new survey revealed how phone owners in the U.S. have broken or lost their devices. While some reasons are acceptable, there are a number of instances when the reasons for breaking or losing the device are simply unthinkable.

Society March 9, 2016

Bond Between Humans And Dogs Dates Back To Ancient Times

The dog has been man’s best friend since the ancient times. Dogs were found to have been buried alongside humans in an ancient burial site in Siberia.

Society March 9, 2016

Former US First Lady Nancy Reagan Dies At 94

Former first lady Nancy Reagan, the wife and political partner of former president Ronald Reagan, died on Sunday at age 94. Nancy was a strong woman who became a voice for families going through the debilitating reality of Alzheimer's disease.

Society March 7, 2016

Harvard Law School Will Change Its Seal Linked To Slavery

Following criticisms, a committee ruled that the current Harvard Law School seal is inappropriate. Following the protests, the law school will change its official seal wherein the symbols are tied to 18th-century slavery.

Society March 5, 2016

Venom Takes The Spotlight In 'Spider-Man' Spinoff Movie

With 'Spider-Man' once again being rebooted, the spin-off 'Venom' movie is being revived. The project is said to be a standalone movie and will launch its own franchise.

Society March 5, 2016

Robocall Bomb Threats Prompt Lockdown, Evacuation Of Schools In Different States

Robocall bomb threats resulted in school lockdowns and evacuations on Friday. A number of schools nationwide have reported increasing robocalls in the last few years.

Society March 6, 2016

Woman Discovers Her Work Colleague Is Her Long Lost Birth Mother

A woman in New York discovers that her former colleague is actually her long-lost birth mother. Thomas' journey is one of the 16 stories featured on TLC's new show ‘Long Lost Family’ that will debut this Sunday at 10:00 p.m.

Society March 6, 2016

Plane Debris In Mozambique Channel May Be From Missing MH370: Here's What The Initial Investigation Has Revealed So Far

A plane debris got washed up on a sandbar off Mozambique. According to Malaysia's Transport Minister, there's a 'high possibility' that the piece is a part of a Boeing 777, but it's still too soon to determine whether it's from the Flight MH370.

Society March 3, 2016

Gun-Shaped Heels, Bracelet Lined With Replica Bullets: No! No! No! Says TSA At Baltimore Airport

Officials at the Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport stopped a woman from passing through the security checkpoint after they found a pair of handgun-shaped stiletto high heels and bullet-shaped bracelets in her carry-on luggage. These are prohibited items at airports, according to the TSA.

Society March 2, 2016

Chick-fil-A To Reward Customers Who Put Down Their Cell Phones

A Chick-fil-A challenge offers free ice cream to diners who can ditch their cell phones during an entire meal at the restaurant. It was the brainchild of a Georgia store operator who sought to give customers a good time and 'sense of community' while dining.

Society March 2, 2016

Black Celebrities With Something Real To Protest: Why #JusticeForFlint Lead Poisoning Should Be A National Concern

Blackout for Human Rights launcehd a benefit concert for Flint, Michigan in an effort to help ease the residents' worries over its lead-filled water supply. Find out why the #JusticeForFlint should be a national concern.

Society March 1, 2016

San Francisco Owes Steve Jobs $174 For Overpaid Parking Tickets: Here's How To File A Claim For Citation Overpayment

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency said that over 200,000 parking tickets were overpaid from 1995 to 2012. The agency uploaded a list of people who are eligible for reimbursements, including the late Apple CEO and founder Steve Jobs.

Society March 2, 2016

Ukraine December Blackout Caused By Synchronized And Coordinated Cyberattack, US Officials Confirm

US officials confirm that hackers have caused the mass blackout in Ukraine in December. Could the cyberattack also happen to other regions of the globe?

Society March 1, 2016

Hundreds Jump Into Icy Water To Raise Funds For Special Olympics Athletes

Supportive residents in each state conquered icy waters to raise funds for Special Olympics athletes. The annual Polar Plunge aims to support local athletes with special needs.

Society February 29, 2016

Double Amputee Who Lost Legs To Flesh-Eating Bug Starts Modeling Career

A multi-talented student who lost both her legs to a rare disease has begun forging her own modeling career. She is campaigning for the representation of people with disabilities in the modeling industry as part of Models of Diversity.

Society February 29, 2016

Leap Day Babies Prepare For Their Rare Birthdays

This year, leap day babies can have their cakes and eat it too! Here's how leap day babies prepare for their rare birthdays on Feb. 29.

Society February 27, 2016

Vlogger Charlotte Eades Died From Brain Cancer At 19

Charlotte Eades, an inspirational vlogger, died of brain cancer at the age of 19. She inspired a lot of people as she posted video blogs of her battle against cancer.

Society February 27, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg Admits Facebook Didn’t Handle Hate Speech Against Migrants In Germany Well Enough, Promises To Do Better

Mark Zuckerberg said during an event in Berlin that more is yet to be done to get rid of hate speech on Facebook. He added that violent posts have no place on the social media site.

Society February 27, 2016

Kesha Tweets Original Thank You Song, Supporters Protest Sony And Dr. Luke’s Mom Speaks Out

A new video clip of singer Kesha performing a heartfelt 'thank you' to her supporters has hit Twitter. Meanwhile, Sony has issued a statement on the matter and Dr. Luke’s mom has spoken up for the first time.

Society February 28, 2016

Alarming AAA Statistics Explain Why So Many Americans Are Involved In Car Crashes

A study shows that about 87 percent of drivers engage in at least one risky behavior while driving. Risky behaviors include distracted driving, speeding, driving while feeling drowsy and red-light running.

Society February 27, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg Scolds Employees For Scratching Out ‘Black Lives Matter’ On Facebook Office’s Signature Wall

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reprimands his employees when 'Black Lives Matter' was crossed out and replaced with 'All Lives Matter' on the company's signature wall.

Society February 26, 2016

Beijing Overtakes New York City As Billionaire Capital Of The World

Sorry Big Apple, China's Beijing is the 2016's 'Billionaire Capital of the World.' Despite its erratic stock market, China has more self-made billionaires than the U.S.

Society February 25, 2016

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