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74th Anniversary Of Pearl Harbor Attack: Here Are Some Interesting Facts

This year marks the 74th anniversary of Pearl Harbor and here are seven interesting facts about the historical event. It was a catalyst that caused the involvement of United States in World War II.

Society December 7, 2015

Obama To US: 'Threat From Terrorism Is Real, But We Will Overcome It'

In Obama's address to the nation from the Oval Office Sunday night, the president ensured Americans that they will continue to disrupt ISIS, terror groups and their planned terrorist attacks. The speech was made four days after the San Bernardino shooting that killed 14.

Society December 7, 2015

Finland Is Planning To Give Its Citizens $876 Per Month

Finland will be the first major nation in the world to implement a universal basic income system, if the proposal pushes through. The government will be providing all its citizens with a tax-free €800, about $876, per month.

Society December 7, 2015

Madoff Ponzi Scheme Victims Getting Holiday Treat With $1.1 Million Checks

Victims of the elaborate Madoff Ponzi scheme will receive an average of $1.1 million checks as the trustee who unraveled the scandal distributes recovered funds. The payout comes out a week before the anniversary of Bernard Madoff’s arrest on Dec. 11.

Society December 7, 2015

Pepperidge Farm Files Suit Against Trader Joe's Over Milano-Looking Cookies

Pepperidge Farm said Trader Joe’s is damaging its goodwill by selling Trader Joe’s Crispy Cookies. This Milano cookies trademark infringement complaint seeks to halt the sale of the Trader Joe's product and compensatory damages.

Society December 7, 2015

Living With Partner Found Good For Women's Emotional Health, With Or Without Wedding Ring

Living together can bring the same emotional benefits as being married, a study suggests. The findings suggest changes in U.S. attitudes, researchers say.

Society December 8, 2015

GoFundMe Campaign Raises Donations In The Aftermath Of San Bernardino Shooting

Authorities in San Bernardino, Calif. opened a crowdfunding campaign to help the victims and families of the shooting last week. The GoFundMe campaign started out with a solid $10,000 raised in the first hour.

Society December 8, 2015

Atlanta Man Loses Pants After iPhone 6 Plus In Pocket Catches Fire

A man from Atlanta was forced to take off his pants when his iPhone 6 Plus caught fire. Why did his smartphone spontaneously combust?

Society December 7, 2015

Mark Zuckerberg Answers Critics Of His Move To Give Away 99 Percent Of His Facebook Shares

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has alleviated the concerns regarding his pledge of Facebook shares and answered his critics who allege that the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is a way to evade taxes.

Society December 6, 2015

Find Your Happily Ever After On Mouse Mingle: A Dating Website For Disney Lovers

Disney lovers can now find their perfect companion with a newly launched dating site. It's not a dream or a wish your heart made because Dave Tavres channeled his inner Blue Fairy to make the wish of Disney lovers come true.

Society December 3, 2015

Mathematical Model Quantifies How Funny A Word Is

Math problems can make you cry but math can also measure just how funny a word is. Researchers found humor is linked to improbability.

Society December 6, 2015

Saudi Arabia, Persian Gulf Allies Willing To Reduce Oil Production If Other Producers Follow

Saudi Arabia and Persian Gulf allies propose to cut back on oil production provided that other oil producers do the same, namely Iran and Iraq. Oil prices continue to plummet as the global supply overtakes global demand.

Society December 5, 2015

'Forgotten' First Language Influences How Brain Processes Sounds

The first language learned will never be forgotten, says a new study. Researchers found that even a brief exposure to a first language influences how the brain processes sounds in later life.

Society December 6, 2015

Kids Can Learn To Code For Free At Apple's Hour Of Code Workshop

Let your kids have their cake and try to bake it themselves too! Apple and Code.org partnered up for Computer Science Education Week to teach kids how to code their own programs and games.

Society December 3, 2015

iPad Giveaway Prank Wants The Shirt Off Your Back: Terms And Conditions, Anyone? [Video]

Do you seriously read the ‘Terms and Conditions’ before signing a document? If not, you may get yourself into trouble as shown in a recently uploaded video prank.

Society December 4, 2015

People Are Naming Their Babies After Instagram Filters

Instagram has come a long way in making mobile photography more social and accessible. The app's popularity has even extended to baby naming as parents look into Instagram filters to help name their kids.

Society December 2, 2015

Baby Who Dies An Hour After Birth Is Youngest Organ Donor In The UK

A baby girl named Hope, who died shortly after her birth, has become real hope to patients in need. Hope's parents decided to donate her liver and kidney cells, and she is now the youngest organ donor in the UK.

Society December 6, 2015

North Carolina Woman Who Posted Facebook Photo Of Duct Taped Dog's Mouth Charged With Animal Abuse

A North Carolina woman learns the hard way that her time-out method to discipline her pets could also earn her a time-out from the law. She faces charges, along with a fine and possible jail time of up to 150 days, after posting a Facebook photo of her duct-taped dog.

Society December 1, 2015

Woman Behind Viral Photo Of Duct-Taped Dog Charged With Animal Cruelty: Why Some People Abuse Animals

Believe it or not, the case of the woman who post a Facebook photo of her duct-taped dog is not a rare one. Animal rights groups say the reasons why people perform acts of cruelty on animals vary significantly.

Society December 5, 2015

Famed Manga Artist Shigeru Mizuki, Creator Of GeGeGe No Kitaro, Dies At 93

Shigeru Mizuki, the Japanese manga artist who created GeGeGe No Kitaro passed away Monday morning, Nov. 30, in a hospital in Tokyo. The 93-year-old mangaka, a war veteran who lost his left arm, is decorated with numerous awards and recognitions.

Society December 1, 2015

This Map Shows What It Was Like To Travel 100 Years Ago

About 100 years ago, getting from one point of the world to another took days, not hours, to complete. A recently unearthed isochronic map reveals traveling may last up to 40 long days.

Society December 2, 2015

Apple iOS Grabs 78.3 Percent Of US Thanksgiving Online Shopping On Mobile, Trumping Android By 360 Percent

Purchases made on Thanksgiving Day are dominated by mobile device users. Apple makes up 78.3 percent of online orders while Android earns 21.5 percent.

Society November 28, 2015

Michelle Obama Kicks Off Holiday Season With Official White House Christmas Tree

The First Lady kicked off the holiday season with the welcoming of the official White House Christmas tree. The 18-foot Fraser fir tree will be displayed in the Blue Room.

Society November 30, 2015

World's Largest Diamond Valued At More Than $60 Million

The Lucara diamond, the world's largest diamond unearthed within a century, is now valued at more than $60 million. William Lamb, the CEO of the mining company that discovered the stone, said selling the stone is not an option at the present time.

Society November 29, 2015

Facebook Announces It Will Give Four Months Parental Leave To All Employees

After announcing he would take a two-month leave following the birth of his child sometime next year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook's parental leave policy will now extend to fathers and members of same-sex couples, both in the U.S. and overseas.

Society November 27, 2015

A Reason To Be Grateful This Thanksgiving: Brothers Survive Big Avalanches In Colorado Backcountry

Two brothers have a reason to give thanks this holiday season. Brian and Alex Holmes, who both thought the other was dead, escaped separately after miraculously surviving a major avalanche in the Colorado backcountry.

Society November 28, 2015

Glitter Beards And Glitter Pits Set The Festive Mood For Christmas Whether You're Naughty Or Nice

Two new viral trends known as #glitterbeard and #glitterpits are making the rounds in social media networks in the past few days. The stunts involved having beards and armpit hair covered in glitters to make them sparkle.

Society November 27, 2015

Bigger Smartphone Screen Can Change Impact Of Advertisements, Buying Preferences

Even a subtle difference in smartphone screen size can affect the buying preferences of users, a new study revealed. Researchers found that larger screen sizes can prompt higher levels of trust in users regarding advertisements.

Society November 27, 2015

Mother Of Baby Left In Manger Scene Identified But Won't Be Charged

The mother of a newborn baby left in a Christmas manger in New York has been identified. After a thorough interview, Queens District Attorney said the mother will not face charges under the 'safe haven' law.

Society November 27, 2015

Higher Prices Affect How You Judge Quality Food

Psychologists long believed that people judge something based on the peak-end rule. But a new Cornell study showed that diners may be evaluating their experience depending on restaurant food prices.

Society November 27, 2015

Texas Police Finds Possible Remains Of Girl Missing For 25 Years

Exactly 25 years after her disappearance, then 15-year-old Rosemary Diaz’s remains were found in a shallow grave in Matagorda County, Texas police reported. Family members of the alleged suspect reached out to investigators to assist the case.

Society November 27, 2015

Sex Offender Passes Airport Security With Stolen Boarding Pass

61-year-old Michael Reith Salata was arrested at the Salt Lake International Airport after trying to board a plane using a stolen boarding pass. He was able to get past TSA check, raising concerns over airport security layers.

Society November 27, 2015

Facebook Updates Parental Leave Policy: Fathers Now Get Four Months Of Paid Leave

Facebook officially announced that all of its male employees will be able to enjoy four months of parental leave when they become fathers. The move primarily benefits new dads and people in same-sex relationships worldwide.

Society November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving 2015: Obama Reassures Americans It's Safe To Travel, No Credible Threat To Homeland

As travelers gear up to reunite with their families for the long Thanksgiving weekend, President Obama has assured shaken Americans that traveling is safe as there are no known terrorism threats to the homeland.

Society November 26, 2015

Facebook Name 'Phuc Dat Bich' Stirred A Media Frenzy, But Was No More Than A Hoax

After gaining worldwide attention, the man who originally defended the authenticity of his name ‘Phuc Dat Bich’ now admits that his story is actually a hoax. His identity is supported by a schoolmate who reveals that his real name is Thien Nguyen.

Society November 26, 2015

Amazon Dresses Up NYC Subway Cars With Nazi Symbols: Not A Good Idea

Amazon dressed up New York City subway cars with Nazi symbols to promote 'The Man in the High Castle,' a TV series that features an alternate history of a world where the Axis powers won World War II.

Society November 25, 2015

Software Reveals How Smiling Evolved During 100 Years Of Yearbook Photos

Data mining helped researchers show the evolution of the smile in the past 100 years. The researchers created an 'average' face and smile for each decade from thousands of high school yearbook photos in the United States from the 1900s onwards.

Society November 26, 2015

Putin Accuses Turkey Of Back-Stabbing As Turkish Fighter Jets Take Down Russian Warplane

Turkey shot down a Russian warplane. Russian President Vladimir Putin says it was a 'stab in the back,' which would lead to 'serious consequences' for the Turkish-Russian relationship.

Society November 24, 2015

Newborn Baby Boy Found In Nativity Scene At Queens Church With Umbilical Cord Still Attached

A newborn baby boy was abandoned by his mother at Queens church in New York. The newborn was found lying inside the nativity scene, which the church sets up every Christmas to commemorate Jesus' birth.

Society November 25, 2015

Kentucky Governor Restores Voting Rights For Thousands Of Nonviolent Felons

Thousands of ex-felons in Kentucky will have an enhanced reintegration to the community as outgoing Governor, Steve Beshear signed an executive order restoring their voting rights. The move garnered praises from various politicians, saying it shows democracy at its best.

Society November 25, 2015

Turkey Prices Going Up But How Much Will The Average Thanksgiving Dinner Cost This Year?

Thanks to increased turkey prices, the average Thanksgiving dinner for 10 people will cost $50.11 per a survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation.

Society November 25, 2015

$15 Million And An Apology: What Clock Boy Ahmed Mohamed Demands For Unjust Treatment

Lawyers for Ahmed Mohamed have issued a letter to the Irving Independent School District and the City of Irving, demanding a written apology and compensation of $15 million for unjust treatment. The lawyers claim Ahmed was subjected to "severe psychological trauma."

Society November 25, 2015

Kiss From Pope Francis Helped Shrink Baby's Tumor, Family Says

In late September, Pope Francis visited the city of Philadelphia in the United States and touched many lives, including the life of a one-year-old baby girl whose brain tumor shrank after being kissed by the pontiff. One family friend called the Pope's blessing 'the Miracle on Market Street'.

Society November 24, 2015

Terror Threats Prompt State Department To Issue Rare Worldwide Travel Alert

Several terrorist attacks have already happened this year alone, prompting the U.S. State Department to raise a worldwide travel alert for Americans traveling abroad. It cautioned citizens to be on high alert at all times, especially this coming holiday season.

Society November 24, 2015

Owning A 3D-Printed Gun File Is Now Illegal In Australian Province

New South Wales, a province in Australia, has enacted an amendment which prohibits owning blueprints for a 3D-printed gun.

Society November 24, 2015

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