First the Confederate flags came down. Then came rulings that supported Obamacare, gay marriage and mandatory vaccination. Taylor Swift beat Apple, and Pennsylvania shot down the NRA. What's happening?
What would you do with an extra second? Well, today you get to decide, because today is one second longer than usual. What’s that you say, the idea makes your head spin? Well, it’s because of the irregular way the earth spins.
The Falcon 9 rocket, bound for the International Space Station, blasted apart two minutes after liftoff on Sunday. Run by Elon Musk's SpaceX company with NASA, it was the third resupply mission to fail in recent months.
There’s a battle afoot over sex education in the Canadian province of Ontario. The government says it’s overhauling its sex ed curriculum — which it hasn’t done since 1998 — to prepare kids for issues like tolerance, consent, and so many things they might encounter on the Internet. Some parents say they’ll pull their children out of class rather than expose them to what they call harmful material. But two teen activists are not only welcoming the changes: they helped make them.
The holy trinity of Icelandic identity is, according to a popular poem, land, nation and tongue. Remove one, and the others will collapse. So, will the Icelandic nation survive if, as some predict, the Icelandic language dies out?
A Muslim convert from the Houston area was appalled that many of his friends had never tried real Texas BBQ, because it wasn’t halal. So, he and a partner have started selling “authentic halal Texas BBQ” out of truck near Sugar Land, Texas.
The first-ever European Games is wrapping up its first week. By all accounts it's been a roaring success. In Baku, Azerbaijan, where the games are being held. Elsewhere in Europe, folks don't really seem to know that the "Olympics for Europe" is taking place.
Belgium has just minted a special euro coin. The denomination? 2.5 euros. But that's not the part that's got France in a fit. It's the fact that the coin depicts France's defeat at the Battle of Waterloo.
Washington and Beijing seem to agree that US-China relations are immensely important. But a massive computer hack into US government data could be more bad news for a relationship that's already under strain.
The 26th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests is quasi-unmentionable in China. Now the Tiananmen Mothers, an activist group comprised of the victims' families, are fighting to bring the event to light.
Self-driving trucks have already hit American roads — but so far their impact has been limited. As they become more common, and more trusted, however, they could fundamentally change swaths of the American economy.