Facebook's $2 billion purchase of VR company Oculus left some scratching their heads. Bloomberg sat down with Mark Zuckerberg to figure out why.
We've posted enough videos of whales to vouch that they are magnificent and friendly creatures.
Elon Musk's self-described "Master Plan" seems to be a master plan that will increase shareholder value, not ease transportation.
Earning 1% interest on a checking account is practically unheard of. Through Aspiration’s Summit account, you're able to make 100x more than what you’d normally make with a big bank checking account.
Last week, we found out which country was the most rectangular (congrats, Egypt!). This week — which country is the most, uh, circular?
Donald Trump, apparently concerned that the Democratic convention is stealing the spotlight this week, held a press conference Wednesday morning and things got weird.
There are some interesting insights to be gleaned from this map how many people smoke regularly in different areas, but the fact that northern California and Colorado lead the way is not one of them.
Massive flooding and landslides struck Nepal this week, killing dozens. The flooding also eroded enough of the riverbank on the Tinau river that a suspension bridge collapsed into the river.
Darude, real name Ville Virtanen, was asked in a Reddit AMA today about his authority on the meteorological phenomena and whether he had experienced one during his 41 years of untz-untz-untz-making on Earth.
Thirty-five years after he tried to kill a president, John Hinckley has won his freedom.
A good trailer by no means equals a good movie, but this really did give us the heebie jeebies.
In the future according to coworking companies, we won't just be working at our offices — we'll be living there.
The decision was announced at the start of a pretrial motions hearing for Officer Garrett Miller, who was the next scheduled officer to stand trial.
You know that road trip you’ve been talking about all summer? Now’s the time to go. And we’ve done all the legwork for you to make sure it’s awesome. Shotgun!
Harley the cockatoo honestly does not give a crap about your cool cup pyramid. He will take that thing down piece by piece and stomp on your dreams. But we just can't stay mad at him.
"Centre" vs "center." "Aeroplane" vs "airplane." Charting how American English spellings have become the standard spelling over the last century.
After last week's crazy, Trump-tastic Republican Convention, Democrats hoped that this week's Democratic National Convention would be tame in comparison. Luckily for media hungry spectators, it looks like that won't be the case.
In a surprise video presented to Tuesday's audience at the DNC, a super-sized version of Hillary Clinton broke through a virtual glass ceiling of former presidential men. The graphic was very cheesy, but in a glorious way.
Three of the former Libyan dictator’s top officials are living comfortably in Britain despite being wanted in Tripoli for allegedly embezzling millions from the collapsed state — and the UK authorities have done nothing to help investigate.
In a recent paper, researchers from the University of Maryland discovered an asymmetry in the recovery of circadian rhythms after a travel disruption. Our brains have pacemaker cells that drive our natural rhythms.
Michelle Obama's comment during her DNC speech that she woke up every morning in a building built by slaves has sent certain sections of the commentariat into a tizzy. Still, we didn't quite expect Bill O'Reilly to go full-on "benevolent slavery."
A new study from the Institute of Bee Health, published by Proceedings of the Royal Society B, finds that a common insecticide —presumably created by humans — suppresses the male honey bee’s ability to produce sperm.
These bone conduction Bluetooth headphones use vibration technology to transmit audio without blocking your ears.
Despite its connotations of absence, “minimalism” has been popping up everywhere lately, like a bright algae bloom in the murk of postrecession America.
The iconic brand is struggling. How did we get here, and what happens next?
How an eccentric liberal member of the House plans to take down Marco Rubio.
When Assange says, “We keep secret the identity of our sources,” he often means precisely that: No one, not even him, knows who they are.
We're impressed, but in a "Oh God, why?" kind of way.
Before the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Eric Garner took to the streets in protest, there was Iris Baez, a homemaker who became an activist after an NYPD officer killed her son Anthony in 1994.
Nearly nine out of ten cops are men. Sarah Smarsh discusses the police force’s gender problem and a Wichita woman’s efforts inside the criminal justice system that failed her.
This mesmerizing phenomenon — seen here at Japan's Sakurajima volcano — is called a "dirty thunderstorm.” It occurs when rock fragments and particles collide, producing static electricity.
Sarah Hurwitz, the first lady’s head speechwriter, has written for the Obamas for eight years and for Michelle Obama exclusively for nearly seven. The two have worked so closely together that nearly every word the first lady has spoken in public has been written or edited by Hurwitz.
"The Daily Show" is live from Philadelphia this week and the whole gang has been running around interviewing folks and stealing their cell phones. Noah recaps Day One of the convention and slings some criticism at Bernie's followers.
Why is Korean food taking off in the U.S. now, decades after the largest waves of Korean immigration? In addition to being delicious, there are deeper factors at play — namely, a large investment from the Korean government to promote and propagate Korean restaurants abroad.
We might consider ourselves a bit more civilised than the toga-wearing sociopaths of antiquity, but we still want to watch terrible savagery in a purpose-built arena, and we still want to cheer at the sight of indiscriminate carnage.
Bill Clinton was the DNC's marquee speaker Tuesday night. He devoted almost the entirety of his speech to recount his long history with Hillary. At times it was sweet, but certain portions of their history were notably absent.
Washington, DC, has embarked on an aggressive clean-energy plan, but a big challenge will be making sure it doesn't worsen existing inequalities.
How the “stream, steal, or buy” economy confounds the singles chart.
A flick of the wrist here, a tap of a bottle there and, before you know it, you've got a pretty little ephemeral creation.
Facebook’s auto-tagging algorithms are able to recognize your friends’ faces after they have been tagged only a few times. It’s pretty amazing technology — Facebook can recognize faces with 98% accuracy which is pretty much as good as humans can do! But how?