Cops Simply Arrest White Woman Who Brandished A BB Gun And Dared Them To Shoot Her

Elaine Rothenberg, a 66-year-old white woman, was arrested outside the Torrington Police Department in Connecticut after pointing a BB gun at officers and daring them to shoot her.

Former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard Says Donald Trump Speaks ‘A Lot More Radically’ Than He Does

In a recent interview, former Louisiana House of Representatives member and Klan member David Duke said that Donald Trump speaks "a lot more radically" than he does.

Joss Whedon Will Be Donating To Planned Parenthood And Some People Are Flipping Out

When Planned Parenthood announced that Joss Whedon would be matching donations to the organization this holiday season, many on Twitter were outraged.

A Severe HIV Outbreak In Indiana Could Cost $58 Million In Treatment

Since early 2015, 184 people in Indiana have been diagnosed with HIV.

Sacha Baron Cohen And Isla Fisher Are Giving $1 Million To Help Syrian Refugees

Sacha Baron Cohen And Isla Fisher are donating $1 million dollars to help Syrian refugees get access to vaccinations, shelter and education, among other essentials.

Your Ultimate Guide To Meteor Showers, Rocket Launches And More In 2016

Here are some of the exciting events taking place in space in 2016.

The Likelihood Of Earth Being Struck By A Comet Might Be Greater Than We Thought

New research suggests that there's a particular kind of comet we should be paying more attention to, because it's possible one -- or many -- could collide with Earth (eventually). These comets, which are made of ice and dust, are called "centaurs."

Why Do Whales Keep Dying At This SeaWorld Park?

Unna, an 18-year old Orca whale, died earlier this week at SeaWorld's park in San Antonio, Texas. In the last six months, three whales, including Unna, have died at this SeaWorld location.

An Asteroid Will Whiz Past Earth On Christmas Eve

December 24 and 25 will have some special holiday magic in store for all stargazers, no matter what they celebrate -- an asteroid flyby and a full moon.

New Indiana Bill Could Make Trans And Gender Nonbinary People Criminals For Using The Bathroom

A bill from Indiana lawmakers could drastically impact the everyday lives of trans and gender non-binary students living in the state, making it a criminal act to use a restroom that doesn't match a person's "biological gender."

One Of This Year’s Most Popular Holiday Gifts? Guns

The recent terror attacks in San Bernardino Paris, coupled with an ongoing conversation around increasing gun control, has apparently inspired an interesting interpretation of holiday cheer -- this year, many Americans are opting to buy (and give) guns to their loved ones.

A Donald Trump Supporter Has Been Arrested For Allegedly Trying To Harm Muslims With Bombs

William Celli, 55, has been arrested after police found a bomb he'd created, allegedly with the intent of harming Muslims.

Bernie Sanders Says He Has ‘No Doubt’ Sandra Bland ‘Would Be Alive Today If She Were A White Woman’

After a grand jury announced it would not indict anyone in the case surrounding the death of Sandra Bland, Bernie Sanders issued a statement calling for "reform[ing] a very broken criminal justice system."

Watch SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Rocket Make History

On Monday (Dec. 21), spacecraft manufacturer SpaceX successfully launched -- and landed -- its Falcon 9 rocket in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Donald Trump Wins the 2015 'Lie Of The Year,' Surprising No One

Donald Trump's campaign has won Politifact's Lie of the Year for 2015. Well-deserved!

After Three Decades, The FDA Will Let Gay And Bisexual Men Donate Blood

Today (Dec. 21), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it will allow gay and bisexual men to donate blood, but only if they've been abstinent for a year.

Miss Puerto Rico Has Been Suspended For Her Disturbing Anti-Muslim Tweets

Twenty-year-old Destiny Velez, who participated in this year's Miss Universe pageant as Miss Puerto Rico, was suspended indefinitely from Twitter after tweeting a series of Islamophobic tweets at filmmaker Michael Moore.

Actual History Teachers On Why Removing Islam From Curricula Hurts Everyone

'When you get exposed to the actual history, it tends to melt away prejudice.'

Here’s How You Can Track This Gorgeous Two-Tailed Comet Before It Leaves Our Solar System Forever

For the next few weeks, Earth will be getting a gorgeous little visitor in the night sky -- the Comet Catalina!

This ’12 Days Of Evolution’ Video Is Full Of Darwin-Appoved Holiday Cheer

Just in time for the holidays, PBS' "It's Okay To Be Smart" has rolled out a "12 Days of Evolution" web series, and it is truly an early treat.

Martin Shkreli, Who Jacked Up The Price Of A Vital HIV Pill, Has Been Arrested By The FBI

Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli was arrested in Manhattan on Thursday morning (Dec. 17), by the FBI on securities fraud charges that are linked to Retrophin, a biopharmaceutical company he founded.

New Report From A U.N. Working Group Is A Reminder That Being A Woman In America Is Still Really Hard

A working group for the United Nations confirmed that being a woman in the U.S. is far from easy, and although we've come a long way, there's so much more to go. Last week, the group released a report which detailed several aspects of how women are still actively discriminated against in America.

The GOP Candidates’ Handy Guide To How The Internet Actually Works

The GOP candidates seem to have some trouble understanding the Internet, so we'll try and help explain it to them.

A New Ohio Bill Would Require Women To Bury Or Cremate Aborted Fetuses

A new law is being introduced in Ohio, which would require women who have abortions or miscarriages to bury or cremate the fetuses.