Cellphones vs. Landline Phones

Deborah Braswell, a university administrator in Alabama, is a member of a dwindling group — people with a landline phone at home. According to a U.S. government study released Thursday, 50.8 percent of homes and apartments had only cellphone service in the latter half of 2016, the first time such households attained a majority in […]

$20 Million Cash in Box Spring

A Brazilian man arrested in connection with the discovery of about $20 million in cash hidden inside a box spring in a Massachusetts apartment has been held without bail. A judge on Monday ruled that 28-year-old Cleber Rene Rizerio Rocha is a flight risk and held him on a charge of conspiring to commit money […]

Obama’s Final Hours In The White House

Eight tumultuous years at the helm of American power have come and gone, and for President Barack Obama, this is finally the end. The president is spending his last full day at the White House on Thursday before becoming an ex-president. The big decisions and grand pronouncements are all behind him, but Obama is still […]

Jack Nicholson Has Retired

Jack Nicholson has said goodbye to his days as a working actor, if pal Peter Fonda is any authority on the subject. Fonda — who co-starred with Nicholson in 1969’s “Easy Rider” and has been friends with him ever since — claimed that the Oscar-winning actor, now 79, had officially called it quits. “I think […]

A Newly Discovered Species Of Moth

No doubt Donald Trump will be showered with honors at his inauguration, but none will be quite as unique as this little moth. A biologist has named a newly discovered species of moth after our next president. The Neopalpa donaldtrumpi is a wee little creature found in parts of California and Baja, Mexico. It seems […]

600-Year-Old Buddha Emerges

A 600-year-old Buddha statue has been discovered in a reservoir in east China’s Jiangxi Province after water levels fell during renovation work. A local villager first spotted the head of the Buddha last month when the water level fell by more than 10 meters during work on a hydro-power gate. The Buddha’s head sits against […]

New $100 Coin Design

For the first time in American history, Lady Liberty will be portrayed as an African-American woman on U.S. currency. In celebration of the U.S. Mint and Treasury’s 225th anniversary, the new $100 coin was unveiled Thursday. Lady Liberty, shown in profile, wears a crown of stars holding back her hair, with the inscriptions “LIBERTY,” “1792,” […]

Benefits of Playing Video Games

Complex, challenging, and ambitious, video games have come a long way since the simple arcade titles of the 1970s—and evidence is mounting that the benefits of play go well beyond entertainment and improved hand-eye coordination. Here are some ways games are programming better people. THEY’RE PRODUCING BETTER SURGEONS. While you may think you want your […]