Teen Girl Dies After Being Stabbed at Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade

A teenage girl died on Sunday of injuries sustained when an anti-gay extremist stabbed her and several others during an attack on Jerusalem’s gay pride parade last week, the Associated Press reports.http://gawker.com/a-despicable-h... » 8/02/15 2:30pm Today 2:30pm

New Ghostbusters Cast Visits Children's Hospital; Attracts Trolls

Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones spent Saturday dressed in their Ghostbusters costumes, visiting patients at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. Being nice to sick children is generally part and parcel of that whole “being human” thing; and making the rounds in… » 8/02/15 12:30pm Today 12:30pm

What's a 52-Year-Old Doing in a NYT Story About Millennial Communes?

The Times has a story today about Millennials embracing co-living spaces—basically just a euphemism for having more roommates than is healthy—focusing on something called Pure House. (What a name!) One of Pure House’s tenants is a man named Russell Jackson, who is 52 years old—not a Millennial. » 8/02/15 10:15am Today 10:15am

Hitchhiking Robot Lasts Just Two Weeks in US Because Humans Are Terrible

When hitchBOT the hitchhiking robot started his journey in Boston two weeks ago he wanted to see the entire country. Unfortunately, he never made it out of the Northeast. The researchers who built hitchBOT announced today that they need to stop the experiment because hitchBOT was vandalized in Philadelphia. » 8/02/15 8:45am Today 8:45am

Hakeem Olajuwon Was Something Else In College, Man

Today the NBA played the league’s first-ever game in Africa, pitting “Team World” against “Team Africa” in Johannesburg. The game—which managed to be largely boring, yet still a breath of fresh air in the final dog days of summer—was won by Team World, 101-97, and featured one nostalgic and genuinely cool moment when… » 8/01/15 4:35pm Yesterday 4:35pm