Arizona Gun Range Police Report Reveals Tragic, Strange Details

The police report from the tragic accidental gun range shooting involving a nine-year-old girl was apparently released today, and it's being described as a "chilling portrait" of a family whose lives were forever changed in a split second. » 9/02/14 7:36pm Today 7:36pm

Tuesday Night TV Serves to Cleanse the Palate After All That Nastiness

Tonight on television there are first ladies, families both little and big, dictatorial secrets, and anecdotal evidence of alien activity. If the shadowy secret societies were really in charge of Hollywood like they're supposed to be, there would be ten thousand things about naked chicks and Katniss, but not even e!… » 9/02/14 6:16pm Today 6:16pm

John Oliver and Cookie Monster Have Some Important News About Words

In a dry spell without Last Week Tonight, we're still getting plenty of John Oliver. He spoofed Sesame Street in a segment about prisons last month, and now he's teamed up with Cookie Monster to anchor a news show about vocabulary words. It's sort of like Last Week Tonight, but with less cursing and more monsters. » 9/02/14 6:05pm Today 6:05pm

iCloud Isn't Safe, Because Everyone's a Target and Apple Doesn't Care

Two years ago ago, tech writer Mat Honan wrote a blockbuster story for Wired, describing how a child got into his iCloud account and briefly ruined his life. You may have heard that the same thing recently happened to some very famous women, almost certainly using the same method. Apple is making it easy for you to… » 9/02/14 5:08pm Today 5:08pm

Third American Contracts Ebola, CDC Warns Epidemic Is "Out of Control"

A third American has contracted Ebola while in Liberia. The unidentified man is a doctor who was working in obstetrics—not the Ebola unit—at a hospital in the capital of Monrovia. According to The Guardian, it's not clear how he got infected with the virus. He's employed by the missionary group SIM. » 9/02/14 4:55pm Today 4:55pm

Miley Cyrus: Instagram Will Hurt Your Brain More Than Weed

Miley Cyrus, appearing on Australian TV series Sunday Night, said that she believes the internet and social media like Instagram are probably worse for you than smoking some pot. This is something she can actually speak about with some authority, given that she has uploaded a series of videos of herself getting… » 9/02/14 3:38pm Today 3:38pm

"40 Days Felt Like 40 Years": What It Is Like to Be a Prisoner of ISIS

As the Islamic State's militants planned their brutal videotaped killing of a second American prisoner, one photographer in Turkey was describing for readers and other journalists how he was treated as a captive of the group—and how he almost didn't survive the ordeal. » 9/02/14 3:21pm Today 3:21pm

I Was the Weirdest Person at BronyCon 2014

"Brony" is the nickname given to the adult (mostly male) fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Their community—which is large, voracious and one of the most widely-ridiculed fan collectives this side of Equestria—gathers annually in a convention center to celebrate their enthusiasm for friendship tolerance and… » 9/02/14 3:07pm Today 3:07pm

Sit Back, Tell Us How Special You Are, and Win a Prize

While the drive to take quizzes and fill out surveys online is technically not included on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, it's nevertheless up there with eating, sleeping, and sex in terms of unstoppable human urges. When given the opportunity to reflect on your own special self by ticking off boxes— introvert or… » 9/02/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm