Following last week’s decision to end the Obama-era practice of releasing White House visitor logs to the public, the Trump administration is now saying that the petition site “We the People” could be the next thing to go. This is an absolute outra... eh, screw it.
One of New York City’s major subway lines connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan will be out of commission for months, maybe years, and some residents are preparing for an end-of-days scenario. A few enterprising New Yorkers have proposed a gondola, but building it will be nearly as pricey and time-consuming as the subway…
Nothing’s more heartbreaking than when one of your favorite services—one you rely on every day—announces it’s shutting down. It’s a pain, but you don’t have to just accept it. Here’s how you can find a replacement that doesn’t suck.
NBC News has a list of nine things that costs less than the final bill of the government shutdown, estimated at $24 billion. Two of them: the 2014 budget of NASA ($17.7 billion) and running the International Space Station for almost eight years (cost per year: $3 billion). High five, Washington clowns.
What happens when the United States is closed? We asked you to show us—to capture both areas shut down by the government and just random things you found abandoned, rusted, and closed. And from here, the US looks like a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
To many of us, the government shutdown is inexplicable: a crazy situation, brought about a minority faction over a bill that's already been passed into law. But for math professor Peter Turchin, it was entirely predicable.
In America, we're 12 days into our government shutdown, and apparently everyone is cool doing without frilly things like benefits to military survivors or food inspections, because assigning blame for this stupid temper tantrum is terribly uncivil. But we draw the line when it affects our right to bear Pokémon, right?!
With days of the shutdown dragging on, projects and services across almost all government agencies are, you know, stalled. And the situation at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD is unstable, according to a report in Nature. Hundreds of experiments with animals and cell lines are in jeopardy because…
The government shutdown is killing dozens of beloved science programs? Whatever. Now it's causing a massive outbreak of antibiotic-resistant salmonella? Who cares? Wait, what's that? It's standing between you and the delicious beer you would be drinking? ALARM! PROTEST! SOMETHING MUST BE DONE!
Well, this is just horrible. Summing up how sane people feel about the government shutdown and hopefully making Congress feel like imbeciles, a 5-year-old boy is in tears because NASA's official website no longer works because of the idiotic government shutdown. Squabble all you want but don't rob kids of their space…
E-coli outbreaks crop up every now and then. Some are more widespread then others, but if they're related to food and especially if that food may have crossed state lines, the FDA starts tracing to find the source. If foodborne bacteria cause an outbreak in the U.S. today, though, the FDA won't do anything. Because…
Four days and the most powerful country in the world is still frozen with no end in sight. Your representatives in DC keep slinging turds at each other, but nobody seems to be doing anything to solve the situation manufactured by some demented Republicans. Here's all our coverage of the ongoing clusterfuck so far.
Government is a NO GO, which means that NASA is frozen. The immediate consequence: MAVEN—the next big mission to Mars—may get canned till 2016 because we may miss the current launch window, as Mars and Earth get out of the proper alignment. $600 million spent for nothing.
Though powering .gov websites isn't at the core of the U.S. government's financial woes, certain agencies will take their websites offline if there is a shutdown on Tuesday. Ars is reporting that the Library of Congress, the National Parks Department, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Federal Trade…
The leaked internal Yahoo slide that said Delicious, my favorite bookmarks manager, was being shut down wasn't quite accurate. Delicious says that they're looking for an outside buyer to take them off Yahoo instead of closing down completely.
Reader Aaron Vader has sent us an email announcing that Lala.com will shut down on May 31. If you are a Lala user, your credits will be converted to iTunes credits. Does that mean that streaming iTunes.com would launch soon?
Has FlashForward become the next show to fall afoul of network micromanagement? ABC have halted production on the series until after Thanksgiving in order to — according to an official statement — "boost the writing."
The LHC has been so plagued by problems and shutdowns that some physicists have wondered if it's being sabotaged by its own future. And the LHC has fallen victim to another bizarre shutdown involving a bird and a baguette.
The National Music Publishers Board didn't get their request to the Copyright Royalty Board for a larger cut of digital music sales, putting a definitive end to a miniature media crisis over the "possible" shutdown of iTunes. Apple threw a minor shit-fit over the prospective hike last year, insinuating that they might…