Why So Serious
Wednesday, Oct 19: Why The Long Face Comedy Tour
Heritage, Past and Present
Monday, Oct 10: Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration
The Daily Word in Syria, Stereotypes and Living Fully
Just because it's not happening to your kids doesn't mean it's not happening.
Which Vice Presidential candidate has been described as a “human sweater vest?” Test your knowledge.
Hurricane Matthew swept through Cuba and has been ranked as the strongest hurricane in 52 years, hitting Haiti with powerful 145 mph winds. Floridians are on high alert, as Matthew is expected to make its way up the Southeastern coast toward the Mid-Atlantic.
Spunky 91-year-old Norma Bauerschmidt of Michigan died a full and happy woman, after deciding against cancer treatment and living a very full life instead, complete with her first hot air balloon ride, visits to National Parks and her first pedicure.
Women in Poland crowded the city's streets for “Black Monday” in protest of a proposed absolute ban on abortion that would put women and their doctors in jail for up to five years no matter the circumstance of the abortion. Miscarriages would also result in three years jail time if the woman could not prove it was not induced.
Even at eight-years-old, kids are already socially conditioned to sexism and racism. One teacher tackles stereotypes in her classroom and takes a step towards shaping socially aware adults in her third-grade classroom.
Read an interview with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson about his perspective on science and how pop-culture references are sometimes the most helpful analogies when talking about cosmic phenomena.
He Vants To Suck Your Blood
Saturday, Oct 1: Dracula, A Love Story
The Daily Word in The Presidential Debate, Bionic Yarn and Mars Colonization
Speaking of debates, here's one way to settle them.
Have a strong opinion about the presidential candidates? Today is National Voter Registration day, so make sure you register and go vote on Nov. 8!
Say hello to recycled polyester, otherwise known as Bionic Yarn, a clothing material made from used plastics. Optimistically speaking, this could make a huge positive impact on the atrocious amount of plastics currently floating in the oceans.
To be happy is to be healthy. And it's contagious.
Nearly 300 tech firms across the country are declaring Nov. 8, election day, a paid company holiday.
Elon Musk speaks at the International Astronautical Congress in Mexico about his plan to colonize Mars. Watch the talk live here.
In an analysis of revolutionaries vs reactionaries in modern American history, opinion writer David Brooks states, “It doesn't matter how much living standards rise or the poverty rate falls, it makes you seem smart and woke to be alarmed and hypercritical.” Read the article for more thoughtful insights about our strange yearning for an idealized past, and why “it's stupid and impossible to turn back the clock.”
Saturday, Sep 24: 1st Annual Alibi On Tap
The Daily Word in Shrinking Ice Caps, Jim Carrey and Eating Off The Floor
Arctic sea ice is melting, and is currently at the second-lowest on record.
The number of smokers in England is at a record low, with just around 17% of adults lighting up.
Obama gives his very last address to the United Nations.
Hate to break it to you, but the 5-second-rule is a myth.
Mark Burton wrongfully files lawsuit against Jim Carrey claiming the actor supplied his girlfriend with prescription drugs that she used to commit suicide.
Gas prices spike as a result of a 330,000-gallon pipeline spill in Alabama.
Since trending news is generally depressing and the Internet probably won't put a halt to the constant headlines any time soon, here is a virtual bioluminescent forest for at least some temporary relaxation.
A Beary Good Time
Sunday, Sep 18: Sandia Mountain Bear Fair
The Daily Word in The Wage Gap, Long Lost Poetry and Petite Pterosaurs
There's no denying America's economic inequality, but a new census shows that the median middle-class income went up by 5.2% in 2015, due to rising wages and low inflation. Thanks, Obama.
… But don't celebrate just yet. College costs are rising steadily relative to middle-class income, with an increase of a whopping 171% over 40 years. Yeesh.
Here's an idea for all you outdoor adrenaline junkies.
Cute tiny dinosaurs! Gah.
“I really felt connected every time our luminescence collided” and more drug-induced Burning Man missed connections.
Roald Dahl, author of The BFG, James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox and so many more quirky stories would have turned 100 today. Here's a poem he wrote that was stashed in a desk drawer for a couple decades.
Five states will vote on legalizing recreational marijuana in November and the prospect of legalization is sparking questions about our overall knowledge of the plant's effects on the brain.