• Ex-Honduras president’s son and police allegedly conspired to bring drugs to US
  • Here’s Why Hangovers Get So Much Worse When You Get Older
  • Why I Still Love “Rent”
  • Facebooks newest news feed: good for friends, bad for publishers
  • Miracle of technology: story of Jesus to be released in virtual reality
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Ex-Honduras president’s son and police allegedly conspired to bring drugs to US

US prosecutors say officers ensured the safe passage of cocaine by capitalizing on bribes along with leaked information about investigations and checkpoints Six Honduran national police officers have bene charged with conspiring with the son of a former Honduran president to import drugs into the United States. US attorney Preet Bharara in Manhattan announced the charges, saying the officers were accused of participating in a massive drug trafficking conspiracy that…

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Why I Still Love "Rent"

Why I Still Love “Rent”

The 1996 musical about AIDS-afflicted artists scandalized and inspired my romantic teenage self. Figuring out what Rent got totally wrong about adult life — and right. View this image › Everett Collection / Justine Zwiebel / BuzzFeed Rent first came to San Francisco in 1999, when I was in seventh grade. My best friend Dylan and I were allowed to go see it unaccompanied, which was a big deal. Dylan…

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Facebooks newest news feed: good for friends, bad for publishers

Changes to the algorithm mean your friends posts will be prioritized, and publishers that rely on Facebook traffic will be gnashing their teeth To paraphrase Archimedes, give me an algorithm, and I can move the world. to move content posted by friends higher in the feed, traffic to some publishers sites plummeted by 25%, according to Harvards Nieman Journalism Lab, sees this as an incremental change, a continuation of policies…

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Miracle of technology: story of Jesus to be released in virtual reality

Viewers can feel like they were sitting on the hillside during the Sermon on the Mount or right beside the crypt during the resurrection in VR re-enactment First came the scriptures; then the altarpieces. After that, stained glass windows and engravings of the Stations of the Cross. Last century brought biblical epics like Spartacus. Now believers will be able to experience the life of Jesus as if they were there…

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17 Motivational Posters Every Sarcastic Parent Needs

17 Motivational Posters Every Sarcastic Parent Needs

“Everything will be okay… when your kids are down for the night.” 1. View this image › pexels.com 2. View this image › Paul Grecaud / Via Getty Images 3. View this image › pexels.com 4. View this image › pexels.com 5. View this image › pexels.com 6. View this image › pexels.com 7. View this image › www,pexels 8. View this image › pexels.com 9. View this image ›…

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Penny Marshall To Direct Film About The First Woman In The Baseball Hall Of Fame

Penny Marshall To Direct Film About The First Woman In The Baseball Hall Of Fame

A biopic about legendary baseball executive Effa Manley will begin production in 2015. 1. Penny Marshall, director of A League of Their Own, will direct and produce a film about Effa Manley, the first woman in the baseball Hall of Fame. View this image › AFP / Getty Images FREDERIC J. BROWN 2. Manley was an executive and owner of the Newark Eagles, a Negro League team that won the…

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‘Welcome to Hell’: Rio police protest financial disaster ahead of Olympics

Rio de Janeiro has cut budgets across the board, delaying officers salaries, halting patrols and fueling worries about safety at the worlds premier sporting event Just weeks ahead of the declared a state of financial disaster this month, largely to bolster spending on security as the worlds spotlight turns to the city. How are people going to feel protected in a city without security, Gov Francisco Dornelles told Rios O…

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Car set on fire outside Perth mosque as hundreds pray inside

No one injured in attack, which included anti-Islamic graffiti being sprayed on the fence outside the mosque in Thornlie in Perths southern suburbs A car was set on fire outside a Perth mosque on Tuesday night as hundreds of worshippers attended a prayer service inside. No one inside the Thornlie mosque was injured when the white four-wheel drive exploded shortly after 8pm near the Australian Islamic College in Perths southern…

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Remain in love a new dating app for the 48 percenters

The platform will avoid in or out arguments by letting remain voters hook up with each other for a proper European union Fear not, Europhiles, for love is not lost. If youre downbeat about website asks: Voted to Remain, and looking for love? What better way to recover than hooking up with someone who shares your sense of existential dread? In a press release, the team behind Remainder explained: We…

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Clinton hails Texas abortion decision a ‘victory for women’, Trump stays silent

A womans control over her body will be a defining issue for female voters in November, Planned Parenthood says after landmark supreme court ruling Elated cheers rang out from steps of the supreme court on Monday morning as the justices handed down a decision that overturned a slate of restrictions that would have closed all but a handful of abortion providers in Texas. The landmark ruling is considered one of…

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This Baby Looks Exactly Like Vizzini From "The Princess Bride"

This Baby Looks Exactly Like Vizzini From “The Princess Bride”

Inconceivable! 1. Poll: Is this a) an adorable baby, or b) Wallace Shawn? View this image › reddit.com Trick question, because the answer is actually c) an adorable baby that looks like Wallace Shawn. 2. This is Wallace Shawn, btw – of The Princess Bride, Gossip Girl and Clueless fame. View this image › Act III 3. Here is baby Wallace Shawn side by side with Wallace Shawn. reddit.com Paramount…

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Volkswagen to pay owners hit by emissions scandal total of $15bn

German automakers to pay 500,000 US diesel owners $5000 each on average and a series of emissions fines Volkswagens settlement with nearly 500,000 US diesel owners and government regulators over polluting vehicles is valued at more than $15bn (11.3bn) cash, a source briefed on the matter said on Monday. The settlement, to be announced on Tuesday in Washington, includes $10.03bn to offer buybacks to owners of about 475,000 polluting vehicles…

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The FDA Just Gave 23andMe A Major Victory

The FDA Just Gave 23andMe A Major Victory

Consumer genetics testing startup 23andMe can now tell people about their risk for one inherited disease. It’s a big first step. View this image › 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki speaks at an announcement for the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences at Genentech Hall on UCSF’s Mission Bay campus in San Francisco, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) Anonymous / AP 23andMe has just cleared a major hurdle in what…

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Former Chilean military official found liable for killing of Victor Jara

Florida jury awards $28m in verdict that could lead to Pedro Pablo Barrientos Nuezs extradition to face criminal charges over 1973 killing of folk singer A Florida jury on Monday found a former Chilean army officer liable for the 1973 torture and murder of the folk singer and political activist Victor Jara, awarding $28m in damages to his widow and daughters in one of the biggest and most significant legal…

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