This Polar Bear Is Really Hot and Really Depressed

A polar bear named Arturo, who lives in a hot enclosure at Mendoza Zoo in Argentina, has not been having a great two years. After his best friend Pelusa died in 2012, Arturo has responded by exhibiting strange behavior, such as rocking side to side, baring his teeth, and collapsing into a pile with no will to get up.… » 7/13/14 3:45pm Today 3:45pm

Clueless Man Claims Territory in North Sudan to Make Daughter Princess

A story ran in the Washington Post yesterday that is equal parts cringeworthy and baffling. A Virginia man, out of the desire to prove to his children that he'd "go to the ends of the earth to make their wishes and dreams come true," claimed land along the Sudanese border to fulfill his daughter's wish to become a… » 7/13/14 11:34am Today 11:34am

UN Security Council Unanimously Calls for Israel-Hamas Ceasefire

The 15-member U.N. Security Council announced in a press release on Friday that it's unanimously calling for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. Over 130 Palestinians have been killed in the Gaza Strip since the Israeli offensive began on Tuesday. » 7/12/14 3:32pm Yesterday 3:32pm

WeatherNation Hires Meteorologist Fired for Defending Her Natural Hair

In 2012, meteorologist Rhonda Lee made national headlines after she was fired from her job at a television station in Louisiana for defending herself on Facebook against racist comments about Lee sporting her natural hair. Yesterday, she announced that WeatherNation hired her as an on-air meteorologist. » 7/12/14 2:29pm Yesterday 2:29pm

Singapore National Libraries to Destroy "Gay-Themed" Books

After Singapore national libraries labeled a children's book about two male penguins who raise a baby chick "inappropriate," the conservative information minister, Yaacob Ibrahim, has vowed to ban "gay-themed" books in national libraries and destroy any remaining copies of books that encourage "non-traditional" family… » 7/12/14 12:45pm Yesterday 12:45pm