Experts on civil wars say there are several reasons Syria is “a really, really tough case” that defies historical parallels.
Welcome to What We Learned This Week, a digest of the most curiously important facts from the past few days. This week: Young people hate vacation, Google search is sometimes bad and paper can cut wood.
Clemson University and the National Park Service have released the Open Parks Network, a digital gallery of rare and unique material from the archives of the country’s national parks, historic sites and battlefields.
You’ve written a book! Now comes the hard part: making sure people buy it. Don’t worry, we’ll show you how to sell, where to sell and why Facebook is your BFF.
James and Britney Spears carpool through Los Angeles, chatting about her desire to have a whole bunch more kids and the strange aliases she uses when checking into hotels.
Stephen Bannon’s enrollment is an apparent violation of crucial swing state’s election law requiring voters to be legal residents of county they register in.
Even if you’re a frequent flier, you can no longer rely on a free first class upgrade. But you can beat the system. Here’s how.
The baby in the pink bonnet is the only one who manages to quickly spot the ruse.
The best way to keep up with the Republican candidate is by keeping this tab open all day.
She hasn't done a press conference in a while, but that doesn't mean she isn't making news. Check here to see the latest on the Democratic candidate.
Turns out Steph Curry has crafted the perfect Dad shoe. They've got form. They've got function. You can even wear them to a picnic or family barbecue!
The sudden equation of condomless sex with intimacy rather than irresponsibility and danger among certain populations is startling.
"If you're packing heat, we're packing meat."
Jose Canseco, the muscle-bound former baseball outfielder who exposed baseball’s rampant steroid use and nearly blew off his middle finger with a handgun, has now developed a cult following after some of his contrarian predictions about financial markets came true.
Any wall you can build, the Donald can build taller.
Pavlina Pižova tells of enduring the death of her partner, sleeping three nights in the open and how attempts to walk back to safety were thwarted by poor weather and avalanches.
The other night Daniel Bryan and The Miz got into a fight. How much of that argument was scripted isn't clear, but it brings to the forefront a chilling realization about professional wrestling: Is it better to be a safer, more boring wrestler for longer like the Miz, or a flashy and dangerous fan-favorite whose career was cut short like Bryan.
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Lost for at least 19 days in the Maine wilderness, the 66-year-old died as she had lived: with courage and with grace.
At least nine significant aftershocks struck the affected area overnight, including one at 6:28 am local time Friday that measured 4.7 on the Richter scale.
Also, HE IS NOT A BABY AND KNOWS HOW TO RIDE A BIKE ALREADY, MOM.
A series of racially charged accusations dominated the presidential campaign Thursday, with Democrat Hillary Clinton accusing Donald Trump of “taking hate groups mainstream,” while the Republican nominee repeatedly claimed that Clinton is a “bigot” toward African Americans.
How could it be legal for multiple Houston, Texas, emergency rooms to refuse Dinisha Ball a rape kit? The complicated, infuriating, little-known reasons why women can be denied emergency care after a sexual assault.
In a world where every day it's becoming less and less acceptable to make fun of another's body, why are dick jokes still getting cheers instead of jeers?
The future of the Republican Party — with or without Donald J. Trump — is weighing heavily on the party’s top elected officials, thought leaders and activists. It’s a topic sure to be dissected once the results on Election Day are tallied. Here are the possibilities ahead for a political party facing an existential crisis.
In the end, Frank Ocean won, and walked away with his freedom and his money. Calculating those who lost, however, is a much more complicated equation.
Drum lines are baited hooks used to lure and capture sharks, often used to protect swimming areas. This poor guy got himself trapped real good.
Horrible laws often follow major terrorist attacks. But after an ISIS-linked man ignited a bomb in a Shiite mosque in Kuwait last year, killing 27, the mother of all troubling laws was rushed through the country’s Parliament.
Up close and personal with a new core of very old Antarctic ice.
Koula may be 78 but that doesn't mean she can't boogie.
As capital punishment declines nationwide, a tiny fraction of the country generates an alarming number of death sentences. What this new geography tells us about justice in America.
They’ve highjacked the language of reform — but for them, it’s still business as usual.
Is that a bird singing and whistling along while a Brazilian guitarist strums and sings a Portuguese Jason Mraz cover? Yes. Yes it it.
According to analysis from FiveThirtyEight, the number of units Airbnb rents out in major cities is small, but the revenue is huge.
The new designs make sure pedestrians get at least 50% of the public space, lanes of traffic be damned.
A frying pan looks like it would be great for batting a ping pong ball around. Same with a big, flat chef's knife. That is not the case.
Dive, climb and spelunk your way through some of America's most beautiful parks in these interactive tours.
The recent death of a 4-foot-1 cabaret act known as "Mini Kim Kardashian" reveals the uncomfortable reality of how slowly things have evolved since the days of the freak show.
John Lennon had no idea George Harrison's dentist slipped LSD into his coffee. He was too busy worrying that the weird dude was trying to coerce him into an orgy.
Because the earth is round, planes don't travel in straight lines and instead follow curved routes along the earth's "great circles." But every flight path varies a bit based on atmospheric conditions — this nifty GIF illustrates how wind patterns affect the New York to London flight.