MP3, the digital audio coding format, changed the way we listen to music and drove the adoption of countless new devices over the last couple of decades. And now, it’s dead. The developer of the format announced this week that it has officially terminated its licensing program.
Nemo survived an ordeal in the movie but, according to Greenpeace and UNESCO, he won't be able to survive human greed: Indian coal giant Adani wants to dredge and dump 3 million cubic meters of sea-floor in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area to make way for a new coal terminal.
A depressing new Gallup poll shows that 70% of American workers are "emotionally disconnected" from their jobs, while a majority (52%) say they're not engaged at all with work. College-educated employees are more depressed than the less educated.
In last week's recap of The Walking Dead, I bemoaned the lack of action and the abundance of characters talking about their feelings, which has never been this show's strong suit. For the first 50 or so minutes of tonight's episode, "Home," I was ready to dismiss it in the same way, until those last fabulous, freaky…
After discovering a secret palace hidden in China's first emperor massive burial complex, Chinese technicians are nervous. Not because Qin Shi Huang's tomb is the most important archeological discovery since Tutankhamun, but because they believe his burial place is full of deadly traps that will kill any trespassers.…
Subtitles make TV far more accessible for deaf people, but new research promises to give people with hearing difficulties the option to subtitle their everyday lives, too, using crowdsourced transcribers.
Three years ago, 12,000 rare and endangered antelope carcasses were mysteriously found in Kazakhstan. Nobody knew what happened to them. Exactly one year later, people found 450 new dead bodies. No causes were found. Now, they have found another 1,000 corpses and nobody knows what is killing them yet.
The police have arrested a man for trying to sell six dead babies on the internet. The babies were being sold to be used in witchcraft. The ignorance and cruelty of the human species never ceases to disgust me.
This tumblr is genius, in a disturbingly macabre way: Jean-Marie Delbes and Hatim El Hihi are photoshopping dead band members out of famous album covers. The results are oh-so-perfect and weird. Eternity was never so ephemeral.
When Jeffrey Young recently discovered the corpse of his dearly departed friend, he did what any sensible 80s screwball comedy would: called his buddy, took the body to a strip club, and charged $400 to the dead man's debit card.
Sorry folks, this story is not about the hippie band from San Francisco. It's about dead people and the websites that let you memorialize them.
The Post Office is going to die, so says the old pony express. They're strapped for cash, probably defaulting on a $5.5 billion payment due this month and will shut down entirely this winter unless Congress stabilizes its finances. Sad. But we don't really need it anymore.
Dead is dead. Except when you're actually dead, apparently, because a recent study published in Cognition shows that people think a dead person is somehow better at thinking than a human vegetable. Score one for the zombie apocalypse.
Say good-bye to reenactments and fake photo shoots in the White House. President Obama decided these staged photo ops were "a bad idea" and ended this long-standing practice. He would say that after getting caught-out, wouldn't he.