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Watch live: Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate hearing

Watch live: Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate hearing

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, a clinical psychology professor who has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in 1982, testify today…
How to handle sexual misconduct hearings, in Kavanaugh’s own words

How to handle sexual misconduct hearings, in Kavanaugh’s own words

US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday (Sept. 27) about the sexual misconduct allegations stalling his confirmation…
GeoCities Japan is finally shutting down

GeoCities Japan is finally shutting down

A decade ago, internet users who grew up with Web 1.0 bid a fond farewell to Sunset Strip, Rodeo Drive, Colosseum, and other “neighborhoods” on…
The simple thing parents can do to protect kids from obesity and mental-health problems

The simple thing parents can do to protect kids from obesity and mental-health problems

British kids desperately need more sleep. An investigation conducted by The Guardian has found that children and teenagers in the UK face a mounting sleeplessness…
Amazon raises its minimum wage for all US employees in the face of criticism

Amazon raises its minimum wage for all US employees in the face of criticism

Amazon’s founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, is the richest man in the world, with a net worth of about $160 billion. Today (Oct. 2), he…
Diesel is dealt another blow after a court orders Berlin to impose a driving ban

Diesel is dealt another blow after a court orders Berlin to impose a driving ban

German cities suffer from terrible air quality, partly as a result of the thousands of old, pollution-spilling diesel cars clogging up their streets. Despite this,…
A Category 4 storm animation shows Hurricane Michael’s “catastrophic” potential

A Category 4 storm animation shows Hurricane Michael’s “catastrophic” potential

Hurricane Michael just made landfall on the Florida panhandle as a Category 4 storm. Storms qualify for this category if they have sustained wind speeds…
Fifty years of hurricanes as strong as Michael in the North Atlantic

Fifty years of hurricanes as strong as Michael in the North Atlantic

Hurricane Michael has devastated parts of the Florida coast. At least 12 people have been reported killed so far since it hit on Wednesday (Oct.…
Our reliance on cellphones began 35 years ago today

Our reliance on cellphones began 35 years ago today

With 95% of Americans owning a cellphone, it can feel like we’ve been calling, texting, and tweeting on the go forever. But the infrastructure supporting…
A false-alarm terrorist attack in London shows how emotion is conquering reality

A false-alarm terrorist attack in London shows how emotion is conquering reality

Few things are more emblematic of the entropy, chaos, and discomfort of our times than the incident that took place at Oxford Circus, a busy…
Stephen Hawking’s last book gives just two options for a positive future for humanity

Stephen Hawking’s last book gives just two options for a positive future for humanity

Stephen Hawking was a physicist and cosmologist whose power lay in his ability to communicate complex theories to the masses. In his latest book, the…
The spiritual successor to the iPod Shuffle: a Mighty Spotify player

The spiritual successor to the iPod Shuffle: a Mighty Spotify player

Remember the iPod Shuffle? The small, pocket-sized gadget came in a number of colors and played downloaded songs in random succession. The mini music player…
The judge on Stormy Daniels’ defamation case says hyperbole is essential to American discourse

The judge on Stormy Daniels’ defamation case says hyperbole is essential to American discourse

A federal judge in Texas on Tuesday (Oct. 15) dismissed a defamation case filed by Stephanie Clifford, better known by her adult film name Stormy…
Taylor Swift is smart enough to not let her shows sell out

Taylor Swift is smart enough to not let her shows sell out

If a popular artist sells out their show, they have likely made a big mistake. Although sold out concerts sound good and are often used…
All the most important details from Erdogan’s speech about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi

All the most important details from Erdogan’s speech about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi

The murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 has sparked an international crisis that came to an…
Hilton’s newest hotel concept is inspired by hostels

Hilton’s newest hotel concept is inspired by hostels

For nearly 100 years, Hilton hotels have been synonymous with American hospitality. Whether you checked into one in Dallas, Manhattan, or Cairo you knew what…
Brexit is another setback in the long, bizarre saga of the Titanic II

Brexit is another setback in the long, bizarre saga of the Titanic II

Australian billionaire and politician Clive Palmer has a dream, and that is to one day see the Titanic II sail across the Atlantic, just as…
Doctors in Montreal will start prescribing visits to the art museum

Doctors in Montreal will start prescribing visits to the art museum

Laughter may be the best medicine but culture works wonders for health as well. That’s the thinking driving a new initiative in Montreal, Canada, where…
The Wing is providing its members with quality childcare options because no one else does

The Wing is providing its members with quality childcare options because no one else does

The Wing, a women’s co-working space and club with offices in four major US cities, recently announced the forthcoming launch of The Little Wing, a…
Silicon Valley is starting to work on a “Plan B” to fight climate change

Silicon Valley is starting to work on a “Plan B” to fight climate change

Y Combinator is a Silicon Valley darling. The startup accelerator has invested in companies with a combined valuation of more than $100 billion. Though it…