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Stop Complaining About Gentrification Unless You Know What It Is

In many cities, it's become popular to hate "gentrifiers," rich people who move in and drive up housing prices — pushing everyone else out. But what's going on in these rapidly-changing urban spaces is a lot more complicated than that. » 8/20/14 2:44pm 4 minutes ago

Watch These Awesome Super Rapid One-Minute Satellite Scans

When NASA launched the first weather satellite back in 1960, it was little more than two television cameras strapped to a satellite and shot into orbit. Fast forward through the technological explosion of the late 20th century, and now you can watch the evolution of storms in near real-time, one-minute increments from… » 8/20/14 2:37pm 11 minutes ago

Obama on James Foley's Death: U.S. Will Confront "Hateful Terrorism"

After calling photojournalist James Foley's parents this morning, President Obama made a short statement about Foley's death at the hands of ISIS. "We will continue to confront this hateful terrorism and replace it with a sense of hope and civility," he said from Martha's Vineyard, where he's vacationing. "That's what… » 8/20/14 1:45pm Today 1:45pm

Ferguson Is Under an Excessive Heat Warning This Week

In addition to the excessive heat brought into Ferguson by the authorities, Mother Nature is bringing some of her own. A dangerous combination of heat and humidity prompted forecasters to issue an Excessive Heat Warning until Sunday for the St. Louis area, including Ferguson.http://thevane.gawker.com/this-is-why-th... » 8/20/14 1:02pm Today 1:02pm

Mom Rats Out Teen Partiers Who Broke Into Ray Allen's Home

At least seven teens broke into NBA player Ray Allen's Coral Gables, Florida home last week. They would've gotten away with it, too, if the fun police hadn't reported them to the real police. According to Local 10 News, one of the moms turned all the teens in, saying, "[My] daughter's friends did something stupid."… » 8/20/14 12:31pm Today 12:31pm

Anonymous Singles Out Member Who Doxed the Wrong Man as Killer "Cop"

As protest leaders in Ferguson, Missouri, contend with "outside agitators" they say have disrupted their peaceful demonstrations, the hackers in Anonymous have run into a similar problem: An "uncontrollable pest" whose reckless decision last week to accuse an innocent cop of killing Michael Brown embarrassed and… » 8/20/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

Cops Still Haven't Interviewed the Woman Shot at a Ferguson Protest

A little over a week ago, a Howard University student named Maya Aaten-White was leaving a rally about the Mike Brown shooting when she was shot in the head by unknown assailants. According to the Riverfront Times, a local alt-weekly, the police have since done... basically nothing about it. » 8/20/14 11:47am Today 11:47am

Kim Kardashian Donates Most of Her eBay Charity Proceeds to Herself

For the second year in a row, most of the profits from Kim Kardashian's charity eBay auctions appear to have gone to her favorite cause: herself. Radar reports that eBay tax documents from 2013 indicate Kim K pocketed as much as $400,000 selling her used outfits on the auction site, and donated just $44,000 to the… » 8/20/14 11:30am Today 11:30am

Top Tech Investor: "Michael Brown was an asshole"

Chris Sacca has almost 1.5 million Twitter followers. He's invested in Uber, Instagram, Kickstarter, and Twitter. Among venture capitalists, he's a hero. And he has some thoughts about Ferguson, MO. » 8/20/14 11:20am Today 11:20am