NASA has been dealing with continued assaults on its budget for decades. With increased tightening of those purse strings (just this year, another $300 million were cut from its Earth science program alone, largely as a deliberate snub to its climate change investigations), the field of space exploration has opened up to private companies. Last night, one of those companies achieved a miracle.
Deep in the subterranean belly of the internet resides Internet K-Hole, an entrancing collection of personal photographs from the 1970s and 1980s. From metal heads to biker gangs to the bespectacled members…
Over the years, basketball has become an international phenomenon, with over 300 million people playing the sport worldwide. Its beginnings—124 years ago to this very day—were much more humble.
On December 21st, 1891, 18 men at the School for Christian Workers (today Springfield College in Massachusetts) gathered to play a game called basketball, invented by Dr. James Naismith after the school’s head asked Naismith to create an indoor game that would distract otherwise confined students during a rough New England winter.
Christmas carols have been blaring from stores 24/7 since the day after Thanksgiving, so it’s not surprising that some of us feel done with Christmas weeks before the big day actually arrives. But if you’re not ready to succumb to Scrooge-like misanthropy just yet, get yourself in the holiday spirit with these dazzling photos of Christmas lights from around the world:
This year’s presidential primary debates have felt more outrageous and less factual than ever before—in large part because of Donald Trump, who has been amassing a long list of offensive and false statements since June. But lying isn’t unique to the Republican Party; all parties do it, and political fact checkers have had their hands full keeping score.