Adorable Robot Made of Junk Hitchhikes Around Canada

A robot made of the kinds of things one finds in the back of their garden shed is hitchhiking across Canada. HitchBOT was created by researchers David Smith and Frauke Zeller who are studying the relationship between people and technology. The bucket-bodied creature is set to reach is final destination Sunday in… » 8/17/14 5:00pm 8/17/14 5:00pm

Pierced Man Denied Entry to Dubai Due to Claims of "Black Magic"

Rolf Buchholz, the world's most pierced man, claims he was denied entry to Dubai due to suspicions of "black magic" stemming from his many piercings. Buchholz currently holds the record for most piercings—453 in total. His various modifications include 278 piercings in or around his junk, horns implanted in his head… » 8/17/14 4:00pm 8/17/14 4:00pm

Boko Haram Abducts 97 and Kills 28 in Raid on Nigerian Fishing Village

Boko Haram kidnapped 97 men and boys and killed 28 earlier this week in a raid in northeast Nigeria. According to residents, the extremist terror group raided a farming and fishing village on the banks of Lake Chad on Monday. » 8/16/14 4:40pm 8/16/14 4:40pm

Louisville Teen Starts Hoax on Twitter About a "Purge"

A teen in Louisville is being investigated after starting rumors of a "Purge" that was slated to take place Friday night. A flier for the purge, circulated on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook gained traction quickly. The nuanced and culturally-sensitive website Thought Catalog published a fictional account of what… » 8/16/14 3:35pm 8/16/14 3:35pm

New Hampshire Declares State of Emergency Over 41 Fake Pot Overdoses

Governor Margaret Wood Hassan of New Hampshire has declared a state of emergency after at least 41 reported overdoses of fake pot in the Manchester area. According to a statement issued by the governor, the "Bubblegum" flavor of "Smacked!", a synthetic cannabinoid has been linked to a spate of overdoses, and poses "a… » 8/16/14 12:35pm 8/16/14 12:35pm

Cops: Couple Accused of Kidnapping Amish Girls Intended To Kidnap More

An arrest has been made in the case of the abduction of two Amish girls in Oswegatchie, N.Y. As reported by the Associated Press, Delila and Fannie Miller, aged 7 and 12, were found safe 24 hours after their abduction on Wednesday, when they turned up at a stranger's house in Hermon, N.Y., about 13 miles away from… » 8/16/14 10:20am 8/16/14 10:20am

American Ebola Victim Set To Receive Treatment in Atlanta

One of the two Americans infected with ebola is set to return to the United States. As reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Emory University Hospital in Atlanta will receive the patient for treatment in the next couple of days. » 7/31/14 7:42pm 7/31/14 7:42pm