Is There Any Plausible Reason Why Aliens Would Evolve To Look Like Us?

In science fiction movies and TV shows, intelligent aliens are usually the same basic shape as humans: two arms, two legs and a head. But why would creatures that evolved on a completely different planet look so similar to us? We asked some experts, and they told us the most likely explanations for humanoid aliens. » 9/23/14 4:23pm 2 minutes ago

Angry Weather Hoaxer to Facebook and Obama: "Stop Messing With Me!"

Kevin Martin, the angry weather hoaxer and serial threat-giver whose string of viral prognosticatory hoaxes of late worried millions with false prophecies of doom, has a new message for Facebook and President Obama: "STOP MESSING WITH ME!" And he's very srs, guys. » 9/23/14 4:15pm 10 minutes ago

Bitcoin Mining Company Screwed Customers and Bought Guns Instead

As a small business owner, a very easy way to lose the trust of others is to not give them the things you promised when they handed you money. Another way is to take that money and waste it on craziness. These men did both, ArsTechnica reports. » 9/23/14 3:52pm 34 minutes ago

Dinesh D'Souza Won't Go to Jail for Violating Campaign Finance Laws

Conservative pundit Dinesh D'Souza was sentenced to five years probation and a $30,000 fine today for violating campaign finance laws. For the first eight months of his probation, D'Souza will have to live in a "community confinement center" and undergo "therapeutic counseling." Basically, he has to go to rehab for… » 9/23/14 3:22pm Today 3:22pm

Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn Are Your New True Detectives

We have finally seen the signs that our exit is coming up on our trip down the long, winding road that is the casting of season two of HBO's True Detective, a television show about white people talking to each other in ponderous soliloquies. HBO has confirmed that Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn will star in the second… » 9/23/14 2:56pm Today 2:56pm

Pennsylvania State Senator Comes Out as Gay in Excellent Fashion

This is how you do it. Earlier today at a conference regarding Senate Bill 42 and House Bill 177, which would expand Pennsylvania's hate crime law to include attacks based on sexuality and gender identity, the former bill's author, State Senator Jim Ferlo of Pittsburgh, came out… » 9/23/14 2:45pm Today 2:45pm

Raid Kills Two Palestinians Suspected of Murdering Israeli Teens

Before dawn today, Israeli special forces raided a basement in the West Bank and killed two Palestinians suspected of murdering Israeli teens in June. According to the Israeli army, the suspects were Hamas militants Marwan Kawasme, 29, and Amer Abu Aysha, 32. » 9/23/14 2:32pm Today 2:32pm

CDC: Ebola Could Infect 1.4 Million by January

Following the World Health Organization's prediction that the Ebola virus could spread to more than 20,000 cases in Africa by November of this year, the Centers for Disease Control has released their own prediction: 1.4 million cases by mid-January of next year. The CDC's estimation, the Associated Press reports, is… » 9/23/14 1:08pm Today 1:08pm

What S.H.I.E.L.D. Is Getting Right and What It Could Still Get Wrong

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns tonight after a first season that most of us can't remember, but we're hopeful. Co-creator Joss Whedon and cohorts are always making bad television that then somehow swerves into greatness, shows about teenaged female vampire slayers and very old neurotic serial killers and… » 9/23/14 12:53pm Today 12:53pm

Ex-Cisco Engineer Caught On Google Maps Pled Guilty to Wife's Murder

Bradley Graham Cooper, a former engineer for Cisco, pled guilty to second-degree murder in the death of his wife yesterday. Part of the evidence against Cooper was a Google map search to the location of her body. Investigators said Cooper did the search the day before the murder, while his computer was connected to… » 9/23/14 12:31pm Today 12:31pm