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‘Pokémon Go’ highlights efforts to solve the world’s biggest problems at Davos

People attending the world’s largest meeting of political and business leaders may meet some unexpected, lovable creatures this year — and for a good cause. At the 2017 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, The Pokémon Company and Niantic, developer of the hit mobile game Pokémon Go, have teamed up with nonprofit agency Project Everyone […]

Fox News dominated election news — especially among Trump voters

When it comes to campaign news, Donald Trump voters overwhelmingly point to Fox News as their leading source, according to a new survey released on Wednesday. The Pew Research Center asked voters to write in their main news sources during the election. Forty percent of Trump voters named Fox News, more than tripling the percent […]

Public mobilizes to save patron saint named Fanny Cornforth

LONDON — You’ve probably never heard of Fanny Cornforth. But, one group of women is campaigning to ensure she gets the recognition she deserves.   SEE ALSO: J.K. Rowling, Emma Watson want a very important statue erected in London Emily Turner — a writer and researcher — and Cornforth’s biographer Kirsty Stonell-Walker are crowdfunding for […]

These 3 graphics explain 2016’s record warmth

Climate scientists around the world just announced that 2016 is the warmest year on record, beating out 2015 and 2014 for the dubious distinction.  The temperature milestone means that 16 of the 17 warmest years on record have now occurred since 2001, with each of the past three years setting global heat records.  SEE ALSO: […]

NBC just announced ‘Will & Grace’ is coming back, and we’re screaming

It’s back, honey! Will and Grace is officially returning to NBC for a 10-episode revival, the network announced Tuesday.  Stars Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally are all signed on to return, in addition to creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, who will once again executive produce and serve as showrunner on […]

Michelle Obama takes memorable final stroll through the ‘People’s House’

Michelle Obama has two days left in the White House, and she’s using them to make us cry. On Wednesday morning FLOTUS shared an adorable (and super sad) video on Twitter of her taking a final, memorable stroll through the place she called home for the last eight years. SEE ALSO: Let us now remember […]

This is what a venture capitalist in deep, deep denial sounds like: Theranos backer Tim Draper

There was once a moment in time when Theranos was one of the most successful startups in the country—a blood-testing dynamo that would change medical science forever, improve the lives of millions of people, and make a hefty chunk of change for its investors.  Venture capitalist Tim Draper appears to still be living in that […]

Verizon says thousands are still using Samsung Note7, but they’re about to get cut off

Despite repeated public notices from Samsung directing Galaxy Note7 users to return the recalled device, there are still large numbers of users on one of the biggest wireless carriers in the U.S. who refuse to let the beleaguered smartphone go.  SEE ALSO: Good news: Samsung reportedly knows what ruined the Galaxy Note7 According to a […]

Google Maps will soon get you where you need to go, then help you park

Nothing ruins a day out like driving to an unfamiliar part of town, finally finding that hole-in-the-wall restaurant you’ve been hearing so much about… and realizing there are no open parking spots even close to the joint. It’s not the end of the world, but it certainly puts a damper on the fun.  With an […]

New Pokémon are coming to ‘Pokémon Go’, datamine suggests

Pokémon Go‘s latest update included some minor tweaks and changes to the popular mobile game, but dataminers also uncovered some new lines of code that suggest more second-generation Pokémon are approaching. The Silph Road looked through thousands of lines of code Wednesday to find information about upcoming Pokémon Go content and stumbled on some brand […]

The FAA just settled one of the biggest drone lawsuits ever

The website of SkyPan International features a slideshow of panoramic aerial photos taken over Chicago and New York City. But, gorgeous as they are, any of them taken by a drone may have cost the company a huge chunk of cash. The Federal Aviation Administration settled a lawsuit with SkyPan on Tuesday to the tune […]

Ashley Judd refuses to be bullied by online abuse in this defiant speech

When Ashley Judd, an actress and humanitarian, tweeted in defense of her beloved Kentucky Wildcats during March Madness in 2015, she didn’t expect it unleash a hateful cyber mob. Her mentions were quickly full of sexist slurs and tweets about rape.  SEE ALSO: How to avoid becoming the bully you hate on social media Judd […]

Lake freezes solid for first time in 21 years

Ice skaters flocked to a new spot for the first time in more than 20 years: Trout Lake in a Vancouver park. A recent cold spell meant the lake was frozen solid and safe enough to skate and walk on for the first time since 1996.  But warmer weather this week means the January skate […]