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Britain has its next prime minister to thank for mass surveillance bill

LONDON — In June, as the campaigns to Remain or Leave the European Union were at the final stage, Parliament overwhelmingly approved a bill that critics believe is the most intrusive piece of legislation on mass surveillance in the West.  … Continue reading

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Female pilots who flew during WWII can now be buried at Arlington

More than 1,000 women were trained as pilots for the American military during World War II, but their legacy had never been fully recognized until Friday when President Barack Obama signed bipartisan legislation giving them the right to be laid to rest … Continue reading

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What it takes to make the team in all-girls tug-of-war

TAIPEI, Taiwan — At the academically prestigious Jingmei Girls’ Senior High School in Taipei, the tug-of-war team is busy winning international medals. The girls are sweeping competitions despite being shorter than their foreign competitors and usually the youngest at major … Continue reading

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Pop-up Himeji Castle proves Lego can do pretty much anything

You once built a Lego pirate ship? That’s sweet. Here’s something just a little more difficult: A Lego construction that emerges from a flat pack into a 3D Japanese castle. Posted by YouTube user talapz, the castle is a fairly accurate … Continue reading

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Chewbacca woman reaches new level of joy when her kids get masks, too

After Candace Payne’s video of herself experiencing pure joy as she tried on a Chewbacca mask began to go viral, you could practically hear the creak of machinery as brands tried to figure out how to capitalize. Kohl’s gave it … Continue reading

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A giant space shuttle fuel tank drove through LA so everyone took a selfie

What do you do when faced with a 15-storey space shuttle fuel tank winding its way slowly through your neighbourhood? Take a selfie. Weighing more than 65,000 pounds and with a length of nearly 154 feet, the external fuel tank, ET-94, took … Continue reading

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24 arrestingly beautiful portraits from the turn of the 20th century

These remarkably contemporary-looking portraits, taken more than a century ago, are the work of F. Holland Day, the son of a wealthy Boston merchant. Day cofounded the publishing firm of Copeland and Day in 1893, and was a significant patron … Continue reading

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Bernie and Hillary share a last dance on ‘SNL’… for three superdelegates

Hillary is a boastful drunk and Bernie is that guy who refuses to leave the bar after last call. Saturday Night Live said goodbye to its fruitful Kate McKinnon/Larry Sanders pairing that fueled much of the show’s comedy during what’s been … Continue reading

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Fred Armisen’s sexy girlfriend makes everyone lose it on ‘SNL’

Some of the best moments on Saturday Night Live occur when a sketch is so ridiculous and over the top it forces one or more performers to break down in fits of laughter. That happened on the show’s Season 41 finale … Continue reading

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You’ll lose your head over this extremely timely ‘SNL’ sketch

What the hell?!!?!!? With some Saturday Night Live sketches, you can see the punchline coming from the very first moment. This is not one of those sketches. Just press play. The less you know, the better. If you’re not old enough … Continue reading

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