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White nationalists: Who are they and what do they want?

The Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis and men carrying Confederate flags stood side by side at a rally dubbed “Unite the Right” on Saturday in what a monitoring group called the “largest hate-gathering of its kind in decades in the United States.” Who are white nationalists and what...

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 4:46pm

Neo-Nazi Daily Stormer website probably faked that 'Anonymous' hack

It appears the notorious neo-Nazi website, the Daily Stormer, faked an attack by the hacktivist collective “Anonymous” Monday in an attempt to drum up publicity and support for its message. An article published on the website had, at first glance, all the markings of a Anonymous attack...

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 3:44pm

Trump’s America: Blaming everyone and no one in Charlottesville

Denouncing the white supremacists, neo-Nazis and KKKers in Charlottesville – that should have been the easy part. But now that he’s stumbled so badly there, will the suddenly tongue-tied Donald Trump ever stop seeking alliances with race-baiting, alt-right extremists? Does he even want...

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 5:20pm

Does smoking weed cause cancer?

The number of people using marijuana continues is steadily rising — more than 52 percent of Americans over 18 admit to using it at least once, legally or not — while the popularity of smoking continues to tumble. The reasons for weed’s popularity from person-to-person: Some use...

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 12:01pm

Breakthrough in gene editing gives hope to organ transplant waitlist

More than 117,000 Americans are currently on a transplant wait-list and 22 people die every day awaiting a match, according to federal figures. A scientific advance using genetically edited piglets could lower the fatality rate and make using pig organs, similar to our own, a common practice....

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 5:14pm

Walmart taking shots from social media after back-to-school banner hung above gun display

Walmart is playing defense after it hung a back-to-school banner above a rack of shotguns, sparking viral outrage Wednesday. Calling the display that urged customers to “Own the school year like a hero” a “regrettable situation,” Walmart apologized for the mishap in a...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 3:36pm

James Cameron is irritated by Titanic haters, and so am I

James Cameron has some strong words for Titanic haters, who he believes only started to attack the romantic disaster epic because it became fashionable. The legendary director recently lashed out at the detractors of his 1997 film, which went on to gross $2.187 billion at the box office and won 11...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 2:04pm

Does exercise really cause weight loss? This MD doesn't believe so

Abs are made in the kitchen, but exercise might help you avoid the kitchen altogether. At least according to small study conducted by researchers at Loughborough University in Britain. For the study, researchers recruited 16 fit men and separated them into two groups: one that completed intense...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 12:41pm

Planned Parenthood defunding causes spike in teen birth rates: Study

About 2,200 teens in Texas would not have given birth were it not for the reduction in family planning funding, including funds used by Planned Parenthood, according to a new study. Since 2011, teen birth rates have increased in Texas as the state government strips funding from family planning...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 1:17pm

Analysis: should the US be scared of North Korea's nuke?

With President Trump openly bragging about the US's nuclear arsenal and promising "fire and fury" again North Korea as the tiny dictatorship was revealed to possess a huclear weapon, it's a good time to reflect on what this threat really means. We spoke to Elisabeth Braw,...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 10:37am

Are the findings of the leaked climate change report surprising?

President Donald Trump has rejected evidence concerning climate change and human activity’s influence on it, but a report was leaked to the New York Times on Tuesday that concluded overwhelmingly that Americans are already experiencing climate change and that yes, “many lines of...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 4:46pm

Damning climate change report leaked amid fears Trump administration could suppress it

President Donald Trump has spent the first six months of his presidency pushing back against evidence that human activity accelerates climate change, and government scientists worry his administration could try to suppress a study that offers pretty irrefutable evidence to the contrary. The 545-...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 4:28pm

Why not reopen closed NYC subway station entrances and passageways?

With record NYC subway and Long Island Rail Road ridership, it is time to revisit the closed entrances and passageways to numerous stations over past decades. According to a 2015 NYC Citizens Budget Commission report, it will take until 2067 for all 471 NYC subway stations to reach a...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 5:06am

Report claims anti-vaxxers on a whole 'nother level, fear vaccines cause autism in their pets

Rumor has it the anti-vaccine movement in Brooklyn has gone full-blown cray. Pets are a part of our families, but are some anti-vaxxers in the borough of hipsters and flagels refusing to vaccinate their pets because they are worried about autism in their animals? Veterinarians in the most...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 5:06am

Rape apologist or researcher? Professor says sex in a blackout isn't always rape

If you consent to having sex, but in the morning you don’t remember giving consent, is that rape? Clinical researcher and psychologist Kim Fromme says maybe not. Consent, Fromme told Buzzfeed News in a recent interview, is all about permission, and she says drunk people can be perfectly...

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 7:14pm

Trump’s America: Leak to me! Leak some more!

Where would we be without leaks? We’d be in the dark, that’s where. We’d be getting our news, such as it is, from Sean Spicer, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Mike Dubke and the potty-mouthed Anthony Scaramucci. And, look, three of those four official mouthpieces (90 days, 88 days, 10...

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 5:00am

The Foreman Forecast: The president’s leaky roof

Forget the tornado of unsettling tweets. Forget the thunderclaps of unproven claims. Forget the hurricane of accusations about Russia. The single biggest threat to the White House – to the presidency of Donald Trump – is now coming in the form of a slow leak. Congressional Republicans...

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 5:00am

Trump Cabinet members attending weekly Bible study with conservative minister

After more than 100 years of separation of church and state, God is edging his way into the White House in the form of weekly Bible study meetings with top members of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet. Lead by ex-NBA player turned conservative minister Ralph Drollinger, some of the most...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 12:54pm

Designer babies are a very real thing. When should we start freaking out?

We might not be using jet packs to get everywhere or watching our robot Rosie pick up after our dog Astro, but the future is now and the future means designer babies. For the first time in the United States, scientists have edited human embryo DNA to correct a genetic mutation for hypertrophic...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 5:02am

NASA is hiring someone to help protect the planet from aliens

If you’ve ever seen the movie “Men In Black” and thought you have what it takes to protect the planet from unwanted alien life forms, then NASA has the job for you. NASA is looking to hire a planetary protection officer to keep the planet safe from any potential extraterrestrial...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 3:31pm