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All The Ways NYC Smells In The Summer

E.B. White once said there are three New Yorks: The New York found in commuters, natives, and settlers. But what the great writer failed to mention is the fourth New York — the city's summer smell. Yes, if you can make it here, you can make it anywhe…
By Camille Bautista

Who Is Janet Yellen? NYU Grads Don't Know

College can offer you many things in life: a route to a career, a batch of long-lasting friends, and future bragging rights about your obscure degree in folklore and mythology. One thing it apparently doesn't tell you: Who the Chair of the Federal Re…
By Camille Bautista

Anti-Islamist Ad + Twin Towers = Bad Idea

The Grey Lady made headlines Thursday after the New York Times published an anti-Islamist ad from the Investigative Project on Terrorism. The full-screen advertisement on the paper's website, complete with a photo of the World Trade Center towers, to…
By Camille Bautista

Tennessee Brings Back The Electric Chair

Amid the heated debate over the "humane" aspect of the death penalty, one state has posed its own solution to rising concerns over lethal injection drugs: Tennessee is bringing back the electric chair. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill Thursd…
By Camille Bautista

8 Weed Apps for the Budding Stoner

Budding entrepreneurs (OK, mostly just stoners) were in for a bit of a disappointment Wednesday when Apple pulled Weed Firm, a popular pot-themed game, from its iTunes App Store. The app ranked at the top of the charts, but Apple seemed to disagree w…
By Camille Bautista

Even Top Astronomers Think Aliens Exist

Extraterrestrial life is out there, according to two top astronomers who told Congress Wednesday that aliens exist. Oh, and they could be discovered in the next 20 years, they added. In a hearing with members of a Congressional science committee on W…
By Camille Bautista

Thai's Army Has Declared A Coup

The military is officially taking over Thailand's government with the country's Royal Thai Army chief declaring a coup Thursday. Gen Prayuth Chan-ochaa announced the decision on national television following repeated statements over the past few days…
By Camille Bautista

Which Humanities Majors Make The Most Money?

Breaking news: If you just graduated with a degree in humanities, you're in for a long ride. At least, that's according to one researcher, who argues in a study released Tuesday that it's better to have no college degree at all than one in liberal ar…
By Camille Bautista

Missouri Is Planning A Risky Execution

The Show-Me State is the latest to take center stage in the debate over the "humane" aspect of the death penalty: Missouri is planning the execution of Russell Bucklew, a death-row inmate with a rare medical condition. A federal judge refused to stop…
By Camille Bautista

This Malware Hijacked 500,000 Computers

It looks like the United States' government has more than just Chinese hackers to deal with: Officials arrested nearly 100 people in an international bust linked to Blackshades, a malicious software program that allowed attackers to remotely control …
By Camille Bautista

5 Studies That Are Obsessed With Dudes' Packages

With the countless studies on sex, penis size, and testosterone out there, it's clear that researchers are obsessed with men's genitalia. And most of the time, they don't have good news: A new report says infertile men have an increased risk of dying…
By Camille Bautista

Why Texting 911 Is A Problem

As landlines become obsolete and smartphones remain glued to our hands, this feels like the natural next step: You'll soon be able to send text messages to 911 in an emergency. Four major wireless carriers in the United States started offering a text…
By Camille Bautista

Watching the Nigerian Kidnappings Away From Home

Amarachi Esowe fears for her sister’s well-being every day. She watches thousands of people flock to Twitter to raise awareness for the missing Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram. And she is grateful that neither her sister or niece are one of th…
By Camille Bautista

Donald Sterling Wants To Sue The NBA

Further extending his proverbial middle finger to the world, banned L.A. Clipper's owner Donald Sterling won't pay the $2.5 million fine as part of his punishment for his racist remarks and is now threatening to sue the NBA, according to reports. Wha…
By Camille Bautista

Bill Just Laughed Off That Karl Rove Thing

Good ol' Bill showed the world Wednesday that it takes much more than an incendiary comment to throw off the Clintons: Bill Clinton laughed off Karl Rove's remarks on Hillary Clinton's health. During an annual fiscal summit, Bill noted he was "dumbfo…
By Camille Bautista

Missouri To Make Women Wait 3 Days For Abortion

Missouri's Republican-controlled House approved a problematic piece of legislation Wednesday: Missouri's HB1307 bill would require women to wait three days before getting an abortion. The 72-hour waiting period would make Missouri only the third stat…
By Camille Bautista

The World's Oldest Sperm Is Here, And It's Huge

The latest finding from Australian scientists proves that size doesn't matter in the animal kingdom: What really counts is your sperm. Researchers from the University of New South Wales in Australia have discovered the world's oldest sperm preserved …
By Camille Bautista

Hundreds Killed In Turkey Mine Fire

In one of the country's worst mining disasters, at least 232 workers are dead and more than 200 others are still missing after an underground explosion and fire at a Turkish coal mine Tuesday. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared three days of mou…
By Camille Bautista

The Pill's Been Changing Lives For 54 Years

May 9, 2014 marks 54 years since the Food and Drug Administration first approved the birth control pill, forever changing the lives of women across America. Today, four out of five women take the Pill, but those tiny hormone packets have come a long …
By Camille Bautista

Get 15,000 Retweets, Get To Skip Your Finals

Social media can be used for a whole lot of good: bringing awareness to international issues; raising money to help people get back on their feet; helping law enforcement nab suspected criminals. But hundreds of high schoolers are using the Twitterve…
By Camille Bautista