The numbers don’t lie: Dogs are the internet’s favorite animal
As the internet has changed, so have its animal habits.
Arming the flock
In the South, some worshippers were training to use deadly force against church shooters. Then Sutherland Springs happened.
Help us solve an internet mystery involving porn and Wikipedia
The XHamster Wikipedia page is suddenly immensely popular, and no one knows why.
The USPS is an extremely dangerous place to work
The U.S. Postal Service reports more severe injuries than any other employer, according to OSHA.
The hazards of delivering the mail
OSHA’s severe injury database reveals the risks postal workers take to deliver the mail.
The anonymous MVP of the NBA Finals
Velocityraps has the best illegal stream of every game, and the NBA couldn’t stop him if it tried.
In Stevens Point, Wisconsin, the questions are trivial
But the pursuit is not.
Meet the DC resident who filed thousands of the city’s noise complaints
After countless objections, one man is still searching for peace and quiet.
You’re not psychic and no one is looking at you
But you’re probably paranoid.
A different kind of traffic light
Other countries use a timer, so why doesn’t the US?
This $1,499 tea infuser is not for everyone
It's for whoever can afford it.
How popular is a Netflix show? Maybe Wikipedia knows
Wikipedia search volume could help crack Netflix’s viewership black box.
Facebook’s censorship factories are a real bummer
In Germany, at least.
Finland’s radical and experimental approach to unemployment
The Finnish government is about to find out what happens when you give unemployed citizens a basic income.
Trump voted “sign of the year” by the Swiss
For the first time ever, the Swiss Deaf Association awarded a “sign of the year.”
Why is this octopus wearing a top hat?
Because it's always been that way.
Deleted your Facebook account? Good luck getting a date.
The longest Uber ride comes with no glory
Kevin Jones drove a passenger 550 miles.
The “alt-right” isn't a thing to many Americans
A recent survey found that a majority of Americans were unaware of the movement.
Mozart beat every artist this year in CD sales
By one measure, Mozart was the top-selling artist of 2016.
America's first penis transplant recipient confirms it hurt
Thomas Manning doesn't mince words.
The most common reasons Americans visit the emergency room over Christmas
An analysis of emergency room visits during the Christmas holidays from 2011 to 2015 found that 164 were related to ingesting a foreign object.
Calgary Zoo's penguins are drowning and no one knows why
The Calgary Zoo has launched a “full investigation” after seven of their Humboldt penguins unexpectedly drowned.
The global giraffe population is plummeting
New numbers show the population of giraffes is declining at a rate that could put them at risk for extinction.
Heroin is now a bigger killer than gun homicides
The latest data from the CDC shows that deaths from opioid overdoses increased by more than 15 percent in 2015.
A Swedish tobacco company wants you to stop smoking
And start snusing.
Having sex in an Uber can get you kicked off the app
Uber issued community guidelines that detail specific actions that can get you removed from the service.
The golden age of karaoke music videos
Inside the weird cottage industry that helped make karaoke a massive hit.
Let it linger
The Cranberries “Linger.”
Biden keeps an eye on 2020
The Vice President reminds a small group of reporters that anything is possible
Google removed “are women evil” from autocomplete
A spokesperson says some autocomplete suggestions are “unexpected or unpleasant.”
The US reimagined as 50 “megaregions”
Researchers use census commuter data to map new boundaries.
The millionaires in the ivory tower
New data shows that average total compensation among private college presidents is on the rise.
At least 36 dead after Oakland warehouse party fire
Authorities fear the death toll could increase.
Inventor of the scrolling mouse wheel says we're all using it wrong
Jack McCauley says he originally designed the scrolling mouse wheel as a way to pass through a web page in a three-dimensional way.
All of New York City's street trees in one interactive map
New York City's Department of Parks and Recreation spent a year cataloging every street tree in the city to create the world's most accurate map of street trees.
Nestlé claims it can make the same tasty candy bars with 40 percent less sugar
Scientists at the company say they have discovered a groundbreaking way to assemble sugar differently, allowing them to use less of the ingredient while maintaining the same level sweetness.
I know what you did last click
The interactive website Clickclickclick tracks everything you do online and tells you about it.
Pope Francis says Catholic priests can forgive abortions
The right to forgive abortions in the Catholic Church was previously only available to bishops.
Police used water cannons on Standing Rock protesters in freezing weather
Tensions flared between police and protesters Sunday night after demonstrators tried to push their way past a blocked bridge.
Homelessness in the US declined in 2016
Veterans' homelessness fell by more than 5 times the rate of overall homelessness since last year.
Fake-news writer believes his viral stories helped get Trump elected
Paul Horner writes fake news that goes viral.
Post-truth is the 2016 word of the year
"Post-truth" edged out "woke" and "alt-right."
Snap Inc. valued up to $25 billion in lead up to IPO
Snapchat is going public.
Denver passes social marijuana ballot measure
Proposition 300 makes it the first city to allow marijuana use in bars, restaurants, and art studios.
The Rock thinks he might run for president
Can you smell what Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has cooking? It’s politics.
Tinder introduces 37 new gender options
The dating app has gone from just two (male and female) to 39 gender options, plus the option to write in your own.
Mazda recalls 70,000 US vehicles over leaky pump
The company will recall 70,000 of their RX-8 sports cars over their fuel pump sealing rings, which could leak and catch fire.
Many people want an adult friend
Over 400 million Adult Friend Finder, Penthouse, and Cams.com account details were breached.
Our review of the Vigilante iPhone app: No
One app's reckless idea to eliminate “crime as we know it”