Airbnb Cofounder's Previous Startup Idea Was Butt Pads

What drives startup founders to barrel through the free market with such Randian ruthlessness? Money, duh. But there's another possibility. Perhaps the will to succeed is so consuming because they know it might be the best idea they will ever have. » 9/23/14 5:01pm 17 minutes ago

Ferguson Residents Rebuild Michael Brown Memorial After Overnight Fire

Early this morning, a series of photos began to spread over social media that showed a memorial to Michael Brown, near where he was fatally shot in Ferguson, Mo., being burned on the ground by a large flame. As of this afternoon, neither police nor residents can confirm the cause of the blaze. » 9/23/14 4:40pm 38 minutes ago

Eduardo Saverin Invests in Startup That Only Rents Silver Audis

Eduardo Saverin made his billions as one of the co-founders of Facebook. But for a man who help pioneer the modern era of social networking, Saverin sure does hate talking to other people. According to Forbes, Saverin was the lead Series B investor in Silvercar, an app-based car rental company that only rents out … » 9/23/14 4:33pm 45 minutes ago

Is There Any Plausible Reason Why Aliens Would Evolve To Look Like Us?

In science fiction movies and TV shows, intelligent aliens are usually the same basic shape as humans: two arms, two legs and a head. But why would creatures that evolved on a completely different planet look so similar to us? We asked some experts, and they told us the most likely explanations for humanoid aliens. » 9/23/14 4:23pm 55 minutes ago

Angry Weather Hoaxer to Facebook and Obama: "Stop Messing With Me!"

Kevin Martin, the angry weather hoaxer and serial threat-giver whose string of viral prognosticatory hoaxes of late worried millions with false prophecies of doom, has a new message for Facebook and President Obama: "STOP MESSING WITH ME!" And he's very srs, guys. » 9/23/14 4:15pm Today 4:15pm

Bitcoin Mining Company Screwed Customers and Bought Guns Instead

As a small business owner, a very easy way to lose the trust of others is to not give them the things you promised when they handed you money. Another way is to take that money and waste it on craziness. These men did both, ArsTechnica reports. » 9/23/14 3:52pm Today 3:52pm

Dinesh D'Souza Won't Go to Jail for Violating Campaign Finance Laws

Conservative pundit Dinesh D'Souza was sentenced to five years probation and a $30,000 fine today for violating campaign finance laws. For the first eight months of his probation, D'Souza will have to live in a "community confinement center" and undergo "therapeutic counseling." Basically, he has to go to rehab for… » 9/23/14 3:22pm Today 3:22pm

Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn Are Your New True Detectives

We have finally seen the signs that our exit is coming up on our trip down the long, winding road that is the casting of season two of HBO's True Detective, a television show about white people talking to each other in ponderous soliloquies. HBO has confirmed that Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn will star in the second… » 9/23/14 2:56pm Today 2:56pm

Pennsylvania State Senator Comes Out as Gay in Excellent Fashion

This is how you do it. Earlier today at a http://www.viddler.com/v/cfd54183press conference regarding Senate Bill 42 and House Bill 177, which would expand Pennsylvania's hate crime law to include attacks based on sexuality and gender identity, the former bill's author, State Senator Jim Ferlo of Pittsburgh, came out… » 9/23/14 2:45pm Today 2:45pm

Raid Kills Two Palestinians Suspected of Murdering Israeli Teens

Before dawn today, Israeli special forces raided a basement in the West Bank and killed two Palestinians suspected of murdering Israeli teens in June. According to the Israeli army, the suspects were Hamas militants Marwan Kawasme, 29, and Amer Abu Aysha, 32. » 9/23/14 2:32pm Today 2:32pm