Concern over an apocalyptic asteroid strike has risen all the way to the top: The White House released a document this week detailing a strategy for National Near Earth Object (NEO) preparedness. Morgan Freeman would no doubt be proud, although honestly, the nation might have more pressing apocalypse concerns closer…
President Obama has designated 1.65 million acres in Southeastern Utah and Nevada as National Monuments, protecting the land from private development and granting the federal government broad control to protect it. The new monument includes Bears Ears Buttes in Utah, and Gold Butte near Las Vegas.
President Obama has ordered the country’s intelligence agencies to complete a full report on “cyber attacks and foreign intervention into the 2016 election” before he leaves the White House, Reuters reported this morning.
Pardoning turkeys is a White House tradition which helps remind birds that Americans can both give life and take it away. America hasn’t seen a single case of murder committed by a turkey since the tradition began. And President Obama will keep that spirit alive when he pardons his last turkeys at 2:45pm ET/11:45am PT…
Have you seen this photo of President Obama telling a scary story with his head inside his shirt? It’s currently doing the rounds on social media as “the single greatest photo of any president” ever. But it’s totally fake.
There are few things in this world as sacred as a person’s Twitter followers. Sadly for President Barack Obama, he’s going to have to give up all 11.1 million he’s earned on the @POTUS Twitter handle when he leaves the Oval Office in January 2017.
Today’s Easter Egg Roll at the White House had everything: The Easter Bunny, lots of Easter eggs, and... stormtroopers? For some reason Star Wars stormtroopers keep showing up at Obama events. But the weirdest part might be that Obama hasn’t even seen The Force Awakens yet.
There’s a photo currently swirling around the great big toilet bowl of social media that supposedly shows President Obama in Cuba. He’s pointing and smiling at an illustration of a naked Donald Trump. An illustration of Donald Trump sporting a micropenis, no less. But it’s completely fake.
Popular Science has a new interview with President Obama about science and technology. And with it, he has effectively helped kill the word “nerd.” The word hasn’t been a pejorative in roughly 30 years. But when the President of the United States acknowledges that, we can officially call it a meaningless term.
President Obama delivered a budget to Congress today. In the history of US policy, there has never been a more ambitious science-focused document to originate from the White House. This is Obama’s moonshot for Earth.
With his 2017 budget heading to Congress this week, President Obama has been busy making policy announcements. While an oil tax and autonomous vehicle plan are getting all the attention, a smaller element of the budget will have much greater impact: a proposal to make sure all Americans have access to clean, safe…
The last State of the Union address by President Barack Obama will be delivered tonight, Tuesday, January 12 starting at 9:00 pm ET. According to the president himself, the speech won’t be the same old SOTU, and this year, there are more options than ever for how to watch it.
“This has got to be one of the best days of my Presidency,” Obama tells the camera shortly before Bear Grylls feeds him a nasty old piece of bear-ravaged salmon he found beside a river in Alaska.
President Obama is in Alaska this week. There, he plans to hike up a glacier, then shoot an episode of Running Wild with Bear Grylls. That should be fun. Elsewhere, REI has discovered Instagram and LA’s own millennial miner is in legal trouble. This is What’s New Outside.
Did it take this long to verify him? Is he posting from his BlackBerry? I have SO MANY QUESTIONS.
Oh no. Judging by these photos coming over from Getty right now, President Obama is going to try some scripted segments on tonight's Colbert Report. These never go well.
The Smithsonian recently documented the creation of a 3D portrait of President Obama, and the results are remarkably authentic. The USC Institute for Creative Technologies used 50 custom-made LED lights, eight hi-res sports photography cameras, and six wide angle cameras to capture every nook, cranny, and worry line…
Today President Obama continued his tour of California with a stop in a somewhat unlikely place: Walmart. The company has pledged to double the number of solar projects at its stores and distribution centers by 2020, and the president used the Walmart in Mountain View, California as a backdrop to discuss the…