Source: YouTubeThe news: The NFL has been plagued with scandals galore lately, and on top of everything that's been going on, the controversy over the Washington Redskins' name is still going strong — even in the fictional town of South Park, Colo.
An estimated 310,000 people flooded the streets of New York City on Sunday for a single, urgent reason: to show the world that climate change is the crisis — and the cause — that unites us all.
Thousands of people around the world just made climate change history. Well, sort of. Organizers estimated that Sunday's "People's Climate March" drew 310,000 people to the city, Politico reports, "far exceeding" projections of 100,000 attendees and making the massive procession through Manhattan the largest single climate-related protest in history. Source: John Minchillo/APTens of thousands of people across 150 countries took to the streets on Sunday for the "People's Climate March" to demand action on climate change from their governments.
Sierra Leone's 6 million residents have been confined to their homes over the last three days as part of a nationwide lockdown aimed at stopping the spread of Ebola across the country.
Tens of thousands of people across 150 countries took to the streets on Sunday to demand action on climate change from their governments.
Source: Jim Spellman/Getty Images "Gender equality is your issue, too." That was the crux of UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador and British actress Emma Watson's speech at the UN Headquarters in New York this weekend as she delivered a strong message on gender roles and equality and helped launch the new "HeForShe" campaign, Rappler reported. The speech was a rallying call for men and boys around the world to join the gender equality movement, asking them to understand that the current way of thinking about this issue is simply misguided and incomplete, and to really stir up change, we need to be attacking the problem through a different, and clearer, lens.
There's a new trend taking over the social media pages of young British Muslims, and it's targeted right at the Islamic State. As Mic has previously reported, there's something troubling about calling this terrorist group the "Islamic State," since they do not accurately represent Islam or Islamic beliefs, but a twisted and perverted interpretation of the global religion. So to combat this, young activists, led by Britain's Active Change charity, are telling the terrorists to stop acting under the banner of Islam by circulating the hashtag #NotInMyName and calling out the group for "hiding behind a false Islam." "Young British Muslims are sick and tired of the hate-filled propaganda the terrorists ISIS and their supporters churn out on social media," the charity's founder, Hanif Qadir, told the Huffington Post UK.
Source: YouTubeEver wonder what's really going on inside your body? And not just that lame classroom skeleton or those creepy, albeit kind of cool, Bodies exhibitions.
Sexual education classes in America are not exactly known for being the most comprehensive or responsible sources of information when it comes to reproductive health.
A favorite refrain of technology skeptics is Twitter, with it's short, fleeting messages, is a silly place where people go to "tweet about their lunch." As it turns out, Twitter can tell us a lot about what a society eats.
The news: Waiting hours or days in line for a new iPhone may seem fun or exciting to some people; the camaraderie, the giddiness and the novelty make it seem like an Apple fan's version of the night before Christmas.
The White House had to be evacuated Friday night after a man jumped the fence, ran all the way across the lawn and actually made it inside the residence of the President of the United States — one of the most well-guarded houses in the world. The Obamas weren't present — they had left minutes earlier, per CNN — but Secret Service agents drew their guns and hastily got staffers and reporters out of the building.
A classified Christmas message. A rant against vague corporate speak. A recipe for shrimp salad. Newly declassified documents show that the CIA is just like your office — if your office was part of one of the most secretive intelligence agencies in the world).
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Friday that the NFL plans to "reexamine, enhance and improve" current programs to combat sexual assault and domestic violence in the league.
With the crisp fall air comes the promise of award-worthy movies as Hollywood shifts its focus from tent pole blockbusters to prestige pics and Oscar bait.
The news: "America's original since 1844" won't be American for much longer. Pabst Brewing Co., the distributor of classic brews like Pabst Blue Ribbon, Colt 45 and Old Milwaukee, is set to be acquired by Russian beverage company Oasis Beverages.
Has your dog fallen on ruff times? A new study published in PLOS One suggests that dogs' personalities include traits humans usually like to reserve for themselves, like optimism or pessimism.
A note to critics of the world: When you're talking to African-American women, don't use the tired "angry black woman" stereotype.
The news: It's 2014, and gay conversion therapy is still a real thing — although the legal tides are slowly but surely changing.
While there have been several high-profile aviation incidents this year, the fact remains that the probability of these events remains very, very low.