In results released on Friday, 87 out of 91 former players from the National Football League tested positive for chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in an ongoing study conducted by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Boston University, and the Concussion Legacy Foundation, reported Frontline.
The crash site of United Flight 93, whose passengers are credited with sacrificing their lives in order to prevent another terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, is now home to a museum and national memorial. The Flight 93 Memorial opened Wednesday in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, two days before the 14th anniversary of 9/11.
The vice president and the talk show host have a startlingly frank discussion about loss, faith, and redemption in the wake of the recent death of Biden’s son, Beau. WARNING: You’re probably going to cry.
Chandra Bahadur Dangi, declared by Guinness World Records to be the shortest man in the world at 21.5 inches, died on Friday at a hospital in Pago Pago of undisclosed causes.
There’s a new serif in town.
One half of the infamous Clinton Correctional Facility jailbreak duo was arraigned in an upstate New York court, with a judge entering a plea of not guilty on charges stemming from the escape.
Not to mention Mos Def, The Rolling Stones, Justin Timberlake, and Okkervil River.
Secretary of State John Kerry raises the American flag at a historic ceremony at the U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba. It will be the first time the embassy has been open and the flag has flown in 54 years.
A massive series of explosions rocked the city of Tianjin, China, on Wednesday night, killing at least 50 and injuring hundreds. Local media reported that the blasts came from a warehouse storing “dangerous cargo.” All of the following images are from the Thursday morning after the disaster.
“Never mind his policy positions on NSA data collection or America’s use of force abroad,” said most of the internet, “RAND PAUL’S HAIR LOOKS LIKE RAMEN.”
Walter Palmer has hired a private security firm for his $1.1 million vacation home in Florida. Police are also investigating after the house was defaced with the graffiti and pigs feet drenched in hot sauce were strewn on the driveway.
As you would expect from Marvel’s “merc with a mouth.” But no, really, it’s pretty NSFW.
Police in Beijing released images of an officer rescuing an infant girl, found partially flushed down a public toilet, after locals heard her crying. The baby is still alive and police are searching for the mother.
Kaiser Carlile was taken to a Wichita, Kansas, hospital Saturday after suffering blunt trauma to the head from a baseball bat; he died from his injuries the next day. His injury and death triggered an outpouring of support from the Kansas sports community and sympathy from around the world.
NASA on Friday released some wonderful new photos of Pluto taken by the New Horizons probe, and they’re cosmically trippy enough for a Pink Floyd album cover.
The recall comes after a WIRED report detailing a software security flaw that allows vehicles to be shut down and even commandeered via remote hacking over the internet.
A series of intimate, sad, and revealing images by photographer Johnny Milano of America’s most notorious hate group.
The Guinness world record for largest Zumba class was just set in Manila, because sure why not?
President Obama was asked at Wednesday’s press conference whether he would revoke Bill Cosby’s Medal of Freedom. He said while there’s no precedent for revoking the Medal of Freedom, “a civilized country should have no tolerance for rape.”
President Obama delivered remarks from the White House Rose Garden regarding the Supreme Court’s decision on Obamacare.