Ken Ham: NASA Is Pointless Because Aliens Are Going to Hell Anyway

Ken Ham, the young-Earth creationist minister who had his ass gently-but-firmly handed to him in a debate with Bill Nye earlier this year, has had it with "the desperate and fruitless search for extraterrestrial life." Aliens can't be real, because the Bible says Earth is special. And if they are real, they're all… » 7/22/14 12:40pm 27 minutes ago

Appeals Court Rules That Red States Will Get Even Less Obamacare

A federal appeals court ruled today that due to the wording of the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare subsidies are unauthorized in states that haven't set up their own insurance exchanges. In those states, which are mostly Republican-controlled, the IRS had been granting subsidies to customers who purchased insurance… » 7/22/14 12:28pm 39 minutes ago

Mississippi River Towns Completely Swamped By Disgusting, Slimy Flies

The annual "mayfly hatch," as it's so charmingly known in towns along the Mississippi River, has yielded a specific kind of repulsion the past few days as the pests that commonly hatch along river towns have burst onto everything from gas pumps to soda machines to busy roads, causing car accidents. » 7/22/14 12:18pm 49 minutes ago

What did legendary troll Weev do during his time in prison? "He taught members of the Aryan Brotherhood to sing 'Springtime for Hitler' from the Brooks movie The Producers," David Kushner reports for Medium. Next for Weev: a hedge fund. » 7/22/14 12:17pm 50 minutes ago

Brooklyn Bar Owner Sentenced to Prison After Scamming 100 Couples

Jason Stevens, the owner of Brooklyn bar and wedding venue reBar, was sentenced on Monday to serve as many as 10 years in prison for grand larceny and tax fraud. Earlier this year, Stevens abruptly shuttered reBar and disappeared with more than $1.3 million in wedding deposits belonging to at least 100 couples. » 7/22/14 11:52am Today 11:52am

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Children Won't Grow Up "Trust Fund Kids"

According to court documents released yesterday, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman didn't leave any money to his children, because he didn't want them to be considered "trust fund kids." Instead, E! News reports, he left his entire $35 million estate to their mother, his longtime partner Mimi O'Donnell. » 7/22/14 10:57am Today 10:57am

Chokehold Not Mentioned in NYPD Report About Asthmatic Father's Death

Eric Garner, an asthmatic father of six from Staten Island, died last week after NYPD officers put him in a chokehold and forcibly held him to the ground. The police report written by the NYPD immediately following Garner's death makes no mention of police using a chokehold maneuver, which has been banned by the… » 7/22/14 10:45am Today 10:45am

Conor Oberst Drops Lawsuit Against Rape Accuser

One week after a woman who had accused him of rape admitted that she'd made the whole thing up, singer-songwriter Conor Oberst has now dropped the federal libel lawsuit he filed against the woman in February. » 7/22/14 10:05am Today 10:05am

Summer Hybrids That'll Put Jorts to Shame

Bringing together two great things to create a third, greater thing is not only a solid source of summer fun, it's the origin of many a seasonal staple. Take, for instance, the Arnold Palmer (lemonade + iced tea), or parasailing (parachuting + boating), or hats with tiny, battery-powered fans on the brim (hats +… » 7/22/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm