Scientist Pretends Monsanto Products Are Totally Safe to Drink

Monsanto pesticides are safe enough to drink in a glass of water, says an honest-to-goodness scientist who immediately refuses an offer to drink a glass of Monsanto pesticides. Not because Monsanto pesticides aren't safe, no, but because he's "not stupid" and the interviewer is "a complete jerk." » 3/29/15 8:00pm 42 minutes ago

Two Bodies Found in Rubble of East Village Building Explosion

UPDATE 8:30 p.m.: One of the deceased has been identified as 23-year-old Nicholas Figueroa. According to reports, Figueroa was on a first date and reportedly got caught in the worst of the blast when he walked to the back of the restaurant, apparently to pay the check. His date, who was apparently waiting at the… » 3/29/15 3:25pm Today 3:25pm

Indiana Governor Refuses to Clarify Anti-Gay Bill He Vowed to Clarify

Facing widespread criticism over a new "religious freedom" law that may allow businesses to discriminate against LGBT customers, Indiana Governor Mike Pence said this weekend that he was "determined to clarify" the bill distorted by "irresponsible headlines." Then, given an opportunity to do so on Sunday, the governor » 3/29/15 12:45pm Today 12:45pm

Report: Germanwings Co-Pilot Had Serious Psychosomatic Illness

According to German newspaper Die Welt, authorities found clear signs of a "serious psychosomatic illness" when searching the home of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz. » 3/29/15 10:45am Today 10:45am

Outrageous Soccer Fight Features Head Kick, Brawl, Chase Scene

This might be the wildest, most bizarre sports fight I have ever seen. Massive brawls between teams or alcohol-fueled fights in the stands I get, but this? Why did the goalkeeper trip the celebrating player, why did the second guy trip him, and WHY DID THE THIRD GUY COME OVER AND KICK HIM IN THE FUCKING HEAD? » 3/28/15 5:31pm Yesterday 5:31pm

The Gawker Review Weekend Reading List [3.28.15]

Are we being who we think we should be or who we think other people want us to be? Hyun Kim, meditating on the matter of habits, posed this question two weeks ago. But maybe it's less a question of who we think we should be and who we think other people want us to be, and instead a question of who we are. So, who are… » 3/28/15 1:41pm Yesterday 1:41pm

Times Six: Affirming a Pluralistic Vision of Blackness

I read Akiba Solomon for the first time in the early 2000s when she was a senior editor at The Source magazine. While Akiba's penchant for crafting sentences was on par with some of the greatest scribes of that era, it was her ability to structure features, interviews, and investigative pieces that made the… » 3/28/15 12:25pm Yesterday 12:25pm

I Interrupted Anime Twitter Cybersex Roleplay as Bar Rescue's Jon Taffer

Some people role play to escape the dreariness of their day-to-day lives. Some people role play to bring back childhood memories. Some people role play to explore fantastical worlds of their own creation. I role play because I want to know the answer to the question "What if powerful and intimidating Bar Rescue host… » 3/28/15 12:05pm Yesterday 12:05pm

Report: Germanwings Co-Pilot Concealed Possible Eye Problems

Citing unnamed officials with knowledge of the investigation, The New York Times reports that the man believed to have intentionally crashed a Germanwings plane earlier this week sought medical treatment for vision problems. » 3/28/15 11:45am Yesterday 11:45am

Clinton Lawyer: Hillary Erased All Emails from Private Server

Asked to turn over emails hosted on Hillary Clinton's private server for independent review, lawyer David Kendall told the House Benghazi committee the task was impossible because the relevant data had been permanently deleted, The New York Times reports. » 3/28/15 10:45am Yesterday 10:45am

Reports: Germanwings Captain Tried to Smash Into Locked Cockpit With Ax

The captain of Germanwings Flight 9525 used an ax in a desperate last-minute attempt to break into the doomed plane's locked cockpit, according to a report in German newspaper Bild and French TV station Métropole 6. » 3/27/15 6:35pm Friday 6:35pm