This State Is About To Become The First To Have A Public Registry Of Animal Abusers

The law's supporters believe it will help reduce animal abuse in the state.

This Revolutionary Invention Could Start Picking Up All The Plastic In The Sea in 2016

“Why move through the oceans, if the oceans can move through you?”

'Women's Health' Just Promised To Stop Using The Phrase 'Bikini Body' On Its Covers

"Bikini body" was one of two body-shaming phrases "Women's Health" readers reported being really sick of seeing.

Thousands Of People Are About To Lose Access To Food Stamps In 2016

Over 46 million Americans rely on the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for food. But on the first day of 2016, 31,000 of them in the state of Louisiana will likely go hungry thanks to Gov. Bobby Jindal.

Sexual Assault On Campuses Is Even Worse After Football Games

The researchers made it clear that football isn't directly to blame — it's all the partying that goes along with games.

Two White 20-Somethings Attacked A Sikh Man Because They Thought He Was Muslim

People keep attacking Sikhs because they think they're Muslims -- even though Sikhism is an entirely different religion that's unaffiliated with Islam.

Why Twitter Wants LeBron James To 'Sit Out' Until There's Justice For Tamir Rice

LeBron James has a history of speaking out against police violence and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Grand Jury Rules No Charges For Police Officer Who Killed 12-Year-Old Tamir Rice

The Ohio grand jury deciding the fate of the Timothy Loehmann, the police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice while he played in a park in Cleveland last year, decided on Monday (Dec. 28) not to indict the officer.

Japan Has Officially Apologized To South Korea For Forcing Women Into Sexual Slavery During WWII

During World War II, approximately 200,000 South Korean women were forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army.

This Virus Is Linked To Thousands Of Babies Being Born With Brain Damage In Brazil

The virus is carried by mosquitoes, but it never affected humans until recently.

This New App Will Deliver Birth Control To Your Door Within 24 Hours

A 3-month supply shipped to your door automatically? Yes, please.

Chris Christie's Reason For Not Letting Trans Kids Use The Right Bathroom Makes No Sense

What does terrorism have to do with bathroom rights?

Pussy Riot Warns That Trump — Like Putin — Is No Laughing Matter

"When Putin came to his first term or second term, nobody [in Russia] actually thought that this is serious. Everybody was joking about it."

13 New Year's Resolutions To Make The World A Better Place In 2016

With 2015’s end fast approaching, we have the chance to set ambitious goals for the year to come.

Huge Landslides In China Have Left 90 Missing After Safety Warnings Were Ignored

On Sunday (Dec. 20), a massive pile of construction rubble and mud collapsed, causing a landslide that buried 33 buildings and has left at least 91 people missing.

Driverless Cars Are So Good At Following The Law It's Making Them Dangerous

What does it say about humans that we need to consider teaching our robots how to break the rules in order for them to be able to go with the flow?

Prisoners In New York Can't Be Fed This Disgusting 'Discipline Loaf' Anymore

"Discipline loaf" is a dense, disgusting brick of baked-together foods that don't normally go together -- like ground beef and applesauce, or oatmeal, vegetable skins and beans.

Hooray! A Big, Bad Conversion Therapy Clinic For Trans Youth In Canada Is Shutting Down

For over 30 years, the clinic has convinced parents they needed to "fix" their trans and gender-nonconforming kids and teens by shaming them.

HUGE Balls Of Hail Rained Down On Sydney Yesterday -- These Pics Are Ridic

Some of the hail looks especially deadly by virtue of the fact that it’s f-cking spiky.

Marco Rubio Asks Americans 'Branded Bigots And Haters' To Vote For Him In This New Ad

Rubio appears to be feeling deeply sympathetic as he says that this election is really about all of the poor, victimized Americans who have been "branded as bigots and haters."

The Church Of The Flying Spaghetti Monster Can Officially Perform Marriages In New Zealand

Devotees of the Flying Spaghetti Monster are referred to as "Pastafarians." They speak like pirates (which they refer to as "the original Pastafarians") and often express their religious devotion by wearing colanders on their heads -- since that's what's used to drain spaghetti.

Most Of The Shrimp We Eat In The U.S. Is Being Peeled By Slaves

Investigators also found shrimp that had been peeled by slaves in Thailand being sold at supermarkets like Whole Foods, Safeway and Kroger in everything from frozen meals to pet food.

Almost 400 Anti-Abortion Bills Were Introduced In The U.S. In 2015

"The ultimate goal of these politicians is to criminalize women’s health services one by one until no safe, legal options are available to any woman who makes the decision to end a pregnancy."

American Police Killed More People Last Month Than British Cops Have In 95 Years

U.S. police kill more people in a number of days than many other countries do in the span of years.