Russian Pastafarian Wins Right To Wear Colander As A Hat In Driver's License

A 37-year-old Russian Pastafarian was granted the right to wear a colander on his head for his official driver's license. Pastafarians are followers of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, a religion founded in the United States.

Society January 14, 2016

Dogs Truly Are Man’s Best Friend: Study Shows Canines Can Recognize Human Emotions

Do you feel as though your dog knows exactly when you’re in need of a snuggle? It turns out dogs may have an intrinsic ability to recognize emotions, allowing them to react accordingly.

Society January 13, 2016

Why Winning The More Than One Billion Dollar Powerball Jackpot Might Not Be The Best Thing To Ever Happen To You

Everyone is hoping to win the $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot and be the protagonist in the next rags-to-riches story. Before you completely get consumed in luxurious fantasies, though, check out why you should proceed with caution should you win the jackpot.

Society January 13, 2016

Harassment, Discrimination And Other Issues Women In Tech Face Exposed By 'Elephant In The Valley'

A survey of women working in Silicon Valley companies for at least 10 years reveals that discrimination and sexual harassment is more prevalent in the workplace. Check out the results of the survey and see if you have experienced or witnessed similar issues.

Society January 12, 2016

Research Shows This Is The Only Trait You’ll Ever Need To Win At Life

Studies show that you really just need one trait to #WinAtLife, and this trait is conscientiousness. Being conscientious or careful can help spell the difference between your successes and your failures.

Society January 12, 2016

Water From 900-Year-Old Well Below Basement Of Australia House In London Still Fit To Drink

A hidden well under the Australia House in London has safe, drinkable water according to lab tests. The 'holy well' is believed to be around 900-years-old and to have come from River Fleet, London's largest subterranean river.

Society January 11, 2016

US Plans To Form An Internet-Based Anti-Terrorism Task Force

The White House is taking a cue from Anonymous and taking terrorism to task — on the Internet.

Society January 8, 2016

Natalie Cole's Family Reveals Cause Of Singer's Death

In an official statement, Natalie Cole's family disclosed the cause of her death. The 'Unforgettable' singer, and daughter of Nat King Cole struggled with drugs and health problems while rising to fame with her numerous chart-topping hits.

Society January 9, 2016

Same-Sex Intimacy More Common In Women: CDC Report

More men and women claim they are bisexuals, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report says. However, women were found to be three times more likely to claim same-sex intimacy than men.

Society January 9, 2016

Pentagon To Give Awards To Drone Pilots And Cyber Warriors

With unmanned drone operations increasing, the Pentagon is introducing new awards to recognize drone pilots and cyber warriors. New awards will also be presented to honor the extra achievements of troops who have been in actual combat zones.

Society January 7, 2016

North Korea Says It Has Successfully Detonated A Hydrogen Bomb: What This Means For All Of Us

North Korea claimed that it has successfully detonated its first hydrogen bomb, which is measured to be 100 times more powerful than the atomic bomb that brought Hiroshima to ruins in 1945.

Society January 7, 2016

Obama Administration Unveils Plan To Keep Guns Away From Mentally Ill People

The Obama Administration has announced an executive action to reduce gun violence. Among the most prominent proposals stated is keeping guns away from mentally ill people and strengthening health care services for them.

Society January 7, 2016

Flying Soon? Here Are The World's Safest And Least Safe Airlines

Ease your worries over unsafe flights and get on the safest commercial carriers to your dream destination. Check out the best and worst airlines for 2016, evaluated in terms of safety.

Society January 6, 2016

Researchers Explore Decision-Making Mechanism To Test Free Will

Does free will exist or is decision-making merely a product of unconscious brain processes? Researchers have sought the answer to resolve the debate once and for all.

Society January 5, 2016

Dating Tips For Young Girls From Mark Zuckerberg: 'Be The Nerd'

Mark Zuckerberg just gave out the best dating advice that all women, especially young girls, should follow now that it's 2016: Don't just date a nerd - be the nerd.

Society January 5, 2016

Twitter Users Mock Government’s Slow Response To Oregon Militia With #YallQaeda

Hashtags #YallQaeda and #OregonUnderAttack go viral on Twitter after militia captures a government building in Oregon. Local, state and federal authorities are monitoring the situation.

Society January 4, 2016

Bullied Children Likely To Grow Up As Unhealthy Adults: How Parents Can Prevent Bullying

Parents must take measures to stop bullying behavior whether their child is being bullied or is the one doing the bullying. Here is a list of things to look out for.

Society January 4, 2016

Two Baby Boys Vie For Title Of NYC's First Newborn In 2016

Two baby boys were born in New York at midnight on Jan. 1 - one in Brooklyn, the other in Queens. Which one will win the city's coveted title of First Newborn for 2016?

Society January 2, 2016

We've Passed The Deadline For The UN Millennium Development Goals - Did We Make Any Progress?

The Millennium Development Goals were a set of eight promises the United Nations made to eradicate poverty, hunger and ensure equality in the world, among other things. However, 15 years later, most of the targets were not met and remained big ideas with little substance.

Society January 1, 2016

New Year's Drinks Are Fun...Hangovers Are Not: Let Science Help Out [Video]

Celebrating New Year's Eve with a few drinks? Here are some pro science tips to help you avoid starting the new year with a gruesome hangover and a splitting headache.

Society December 31, 2015

Top New Year's Resolutions We Can All Relate To And Should All Do

2015 gallops away from us and many are left wondering what the next year will bring. We compiled a list of New Year's resolutions to try out in 2016, and it was tailored for the most tech savvy of you.

Society December 31, 2015

People Who Use More Emojis Think More About Sex: Survey

A survey found that people who frequently use emojis also think about sex more often. People who use emojis more have more sex compared to people who just use words.

Society January 2, 2016

No Wi-Fi, Having Runny Nose Among Top First World Problems, Survey Reveals

Animal charity group SPANA found 30 million adults in Britain experience first world problems daily. Their biggest complaint: a runny nose. The SPANA survey also found 85 percent of adults in Britain like to complaint about something.

Society January 2, 2016

A Brief History Of The New Year's Celebration

Let's all look to the past before greeting 2016. Learn how Jan. 1 came to be known as the New Year and why most of the world celebrates on this specific day.

Society December 31, 2015

How And Where To Watch The 2016 Times Square Ball Drop Even When You’re Not In NYC

One of the most iconic New Year celebrations is the famed Times Square ball drop. With the wonders of modern technology, people do not have to be in New York City to watch the iconic annual event.

Society December 31, 2015

Debian Founder And Open Source Visionary Ian Murdock Dies At 42

The Father of Debian, Ian Murdock, died at the age of 42. The American software engineer is known for setting up the Debian GNU/Linux operating system in 1993.

Society January 2, 2016

Here Are All The Services Offering Free Taxi, Train And Bus Rides On New Year’s Eve

New Year's Eve is one of the most dangerous times of the year because all of that revelling can inevitably get to some people's heads. Here are all the services offering free rides which you may want to avail to stay safe on this day.

Society December 31, 2015

ISIS Leader Calls On Muslims To Join Them But They'd Rather Watch 'Star Wars'

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called on all Muslims to join their fight. However, instead of coming to his aid, Muslims took to Twitter to troll the terrorist group instead.

Society December 30, 2015

FedEx Blames Late Deliveries, Shipping Delays On 'Unprecedented' Surge In Demand From Last-Minute Christmas Shoppers

FedEx said that its failure to deliver some Christmas packages on time was due to an unexpected surge of last minute e-commerce shipments. The company had previously blamed bad weather for late deliveries.

Society December 30, 2015

Have The Best New Year's Celebration By Staying Safe And Planning Ahead

Have a safe and fun New Year's Eve party by securing your home from avoidable mishaps. Check out these tips to avoid accidental fires or drunk-driving whether as a host or a party guest.

Society December 29, 2015

Wildlife Agency Mulls Tighter Rules For Owning Venomous Snakes

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is deliberating on tighter rules and even a complete ban for pet snake ownerships. The move followed after two incidents wherein venomous pet snakes slithered out of their owners' homes.

Society December 29, 2015

90-Year-Old Tennessee Man Reflects On Long Struggle With Sexuality

In 2000, Hector Black made headlines when he forgave the man who brutally murdered and raped his daughter Patricia. Now, he reveals in an interview his story of coming out as a gay man 20 years ago at age 70.

Society December 29, 2015

Iron Age Settlement In Norway Shows Vikings Had Soft Spot For Delicate Glass, Amber Beads

Archaeologists at Ørland, Norway's Main Air Station, dug up glass shards, beads, bones, and garbage tracing from 1,500 years ago. The finds from Iron Age longhouses suggested that the residents loved their bling.

Society December 28, 2015

FAA Drone Registration Website Goes Down On Day One As 45,000 Troop To Register Drones

The drone registration site went down during the first day of the new regulation. The Federal Aviation Administration also revealed that more than 45,000 individuals registered their drones, two days in of the rule's enforcement.

Society December 28, 2015

Help Rebuild Fish Habitats By Recycling Your Old Christmas Trees

Environmental agencies in West Virginia and Kentucky are collecting old real Christmas trees to repurpose and recycle as the perfect fish habitat for lakes and rivers in the area. Christmas tree donors will have a chance to win one of several prizes.

Society December 25, 2015

Sony Pictures Animation Preparing A Modern Surprise: Emojis On The Big Screen With 'The Emoji Movie'

Can’t get enough of those cute emojis in your smartphone? Sony is bringing your favorite emoji characters to the big screen with ‘The Emoji Movie,’ slated to release in the summer of 2017.

Society December 25, 2015

Holiday Vacationers Beware: Hyatt Hotels Say Their Payment-Procesing Systems Have Been Compromised With Malware

Hyatt Hotel customers - check your credit card statements. The hotel chain reported they were victims of a malware attack which may have compromised credit card information.

Society December 24, 2015

South Korean Lab Clones UK Couple's Dead Boxer Dog For $100,000

South Korean company Sooam Biotech successfully cloned two puppies from a British couple's deceased pet boxer. The couple flew to South Korea to await the birth of the two puppies for the price of $100,000.

Society December 24, 2015

Five Studies Reveal How Money Can Buy You Happiness

Money can't buy you love, but it can surely buy you happiness. Here are five reasons as to how and why the power of purchasing can give you and the people around you a reason to smile.

Society December 25, 2015

Fabiola Gianotti To Step Into Director General Chair At CERN In January: All About The First Woman To Helm The World's Greatest Particle Physics Lab

CERN will be welcoming Fabiola Gianotti as Director General starting Jan. 1, 2016. Check out the path she’s taken to become the first female leader of the world’s greatest particle physics lab.

Society December 24, 2015

Nursing Home Workers Post Photos Of Naked, Abused Patients On Snapchat

An investigative report revealed disturbing cases of nursing home abuses, with workers sharing photos or videos of patients on social media including Snapchat. The review disclosed 35 cases of this form of privacy violation in nursing homes since 2012.

Society December 24, 2015

Historians Claim Romans Discovered America Before Christopher Columbus

Historians claim that Romans set foot on America 1,000 years before Christopher Columbus did. If this theory is true, then America's history must be rewritten. A Roman sword was found off shore Oak Island, Nova Scotia and it holds the key to new historic information on who really discovered America first.

Society December 24, 2015

Colombia President Signs Law Legalizing Growing And Sale Of Medical Marijuana

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos signed a decree legalizing medical marijuana in the country. With the new policy, as many as 400,000 Colombians suffering from epilepsy and other diseases may be treated.

Society December 23, 2015

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