Ice Bucket Challenge Bringing in Cold Hard Cash
(Photo: Elise Amendola/AP)
All those videos of people pouring ice water over their heads really is resulting in money for ALS research. A LOT of money.
World’s Most Pierced Man Denied Entry to Dubai
(Photo: Paul Zinken/AFP/Getty)
A German man whose face is embellished with horn implants and more than 100 piercings was invited to a nightclub appearance in Dubai, but wasn’t allowed to exit customs.
Robin Williams inspires others to ‘come out’ about depression
(Photo: Reed Saxon/AP)
“I have never said how much suicide or depression has played a role in my life, and I thought it was time, it was time to just stop hiding.”
Siberian holes could be ‘visible effect’ of climate change
There’s a scary answer for why Siberia is turning into Swiss cheese: Mother Nature has gas, so to speak, and we gave it to her.
Want to protect your gadget? Use a USB condom
Planning on plugging into a stranger’s computer to charge your phone? You might want to use protection.
This kid is only 5, but he’s already a pro reporter
This adorable tot taking over a Pennsylvania newscast is the cutest thing you’ll watch all day.
Meet the American doctor who survived Ebola before it even had a name
(Photo: Dr. Thomas Cairns)
Dr. Thomas Cairns was quite possibly the first non-African Ebola patient — and would become, almost certainly, the first non-African Ebola survivor.
Move over, Barbie: LEGO releases female scientist playset
Several months after a 7-year-old girl wrote to complain about the scarcity of “lego girls,” the company has released a playset that features a line of female scientists.
Germans flock to mysterious crop circle
(Photo: Karl-Josef Hildenbrand / DPA via AFP - Getty Images)
Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer’s field to check out a mysterious set of crop circles.
Only Enough for One: Experimental serum used on U.S. woman
(Photo: Samaritan’s Purse / Reuters)
A dose of “experimental serum” arrived in Liberia to be tried on a U.S. charity worker struggling for her life — but there was only enough for one.
Our ‘Do Nothing Congress’ by the numbers
(Infographic: NBC News)
The 113th Congress remains on track to be arguably the least productive Congress in modern history, according to the best available statistics on legislation that has been enacted into law.
Worst Ever: California’s drought crisis hits record level
(Photo: NBC News file)
The newest U.S. Drought Monitor map released Thursday shows that more than half of the state is under an “exceptional drought” level.
It’s On: Republicans forge ahead with plan to sue Obama
(Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / AP file)
House Republicans on Wednesday voted to authorize a lawsuit against President Barack Obama for his use of executive actions.
'Stop hatin' all the time': Obama slams GOP lawsuit
(Photo: Larry Downing / Reuters)
President Barack Obama on Wednesday continued to slam Republicans for moving to sue him over his use of executive actions, calling the move a “political stunt” and urging Congress to “stop hatin’ all the time.”
Chill Out: Temperatures plunge in cross-country cooldown
(Map via The Weather Channel)
A big summer cooldown sent parts of the South to their coldest temperatures on record for July and gave the Northeast such a taste of fall that it was only a few degrees above freezing in some places.