Son of Russian Oil Baron Now Runs a Clean Energy Startup

Pavel Khodorkovskiy's father was, at one time, the richest man in Russia. As the head of the now-bankrupted oil giant Yukos, Mikhail Khodorkovsky amassed a $15 billion fortune before being jailed by the Russian government in 2005. But his father was recently pardoned by President Vladimir Putin following international… » 7/28/14 9:06pm 6 minutes ago

Japanese Student Arrested for Killing and Dismembering Her Classmate

A 16-year-old student in Nagasaki was arrested by police after the dismembered body of her classmate was discovered in her apartment. The student allegedly confessed to police that she sawed off 15-year-old Aiwa Matsuo's head and hand after beating her with a hammer and strangling her with rope. Police are currently… » 7/28/14 7:41pm Today 7:41pm

Monday Night TV Is Not Afraid of a Naked Zac Efron Whatsoever

Tonight we've got a woman looking for love who will not find it on television, a blended family gripped by drama of their own making, teenagers who do not quite turn into wolves except around their faces and fingernail areas, and Idris Elba driving automobiles around for the purpose of delighting us all. » 7/28/14 6:45pm Today 6:45pm

Judge Rules Against Donald Sterling, Allows Sale of LA Clippers

After an ugly court battle between Donald and Shelly Sterling over the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers, Judge Michael Levanas of the Los Angeles Superior Court ruled today to allow Shelly Sterling to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion. » 7/28/14 5:58pm Today 5:58pm

The New York Times Legalize Weed Editorial Didn't Change Obama's Mind

President Barack Obama, forever maybe-sorta-OK-with-but-not-exactly-jazzed-about cannabis, was unconvinced by the New York Times's late-to-the-party proclamation that the plant should be legalized on a federal level. » 7/28/14 4:43pm Today 4:43pm

A Blank Profile Is Probably as Good as Whatever You Wrote on OkCupid

Much like Facebook, dating site OkCupid has been conducting secret social experiments on its users—not to influence their moods, but sometimes to influence their opinions of one another. In the latest post on OkCupid's data-driven chronicle of man's inhumanity to man, the OkTrends Blog, we learn that your picture is… » 7/28/14 4:38pm Today 4:38pm

Behold: The Mother Of All Flotillas At The Mother Of All Naval War Games

Exercise Rim Of The Pacific, commonly known as RIMPAC, is the largest multinational naval training event in the world. Based out of Honolulu, Hawaii, RIMPAC brings together a multitude of Navies with far ranging capabilities to train together cooperatively under intricate battle scenarios similar to the ones they may… » 7/28/14 4:27pm Today 4:27pm

Let's Crack Open the "TMZ Vault"

Buzzfeed's story about the history of TMZ quickly gets to the foundation of TMZ's power: It's often not what the gossip site does publish, but what it doesn't. Early on in the article, writer Anne Helen Petersen makes mention of the "TMZ Vault," the affectionate name for Harvey Levin's trove of scandalous,… » 7/28/14 4:02pm Today 4:02pm