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Olympian shares touching moment she discovers she's won a medal 9 years later

For professional athletes, there's nothing like the sweet moment of Olympic victory. British heptathlete Kelly Sotherton shared a video of her Olympic moment with her Twitter followers... nine years after the Games. SEE ALSO: Badass kicker becomes first woman to earn NCAA football scholarship In the ...

'13 Reasons Why' star thinks show should be mandatory school viewing

Whether in praise or detraction, 13 Reasons Why is starting conversations right and left. The show about a teen who dies by suicide and her peers coping in the aftermath is prompting discussions about depression, mental health, assault, and bullying, and star Kate Walsh believes it should be ...

What's coming to Hulu in May 2017

Though it may recently have been burned by Netflix, Hulu still has an impressive movie and TV selection and is still the best destination for most new TV shows the day after they air. This month, that includes Bond movies , new shows, and a 2016 comedy in which Mila Kunis is a mom . Here's what's ...

Google is joining the fight against fake news

Google is fighting fake news with its biggest tool: Search. Google announced on Tuesday that it's tweaking its search engine to scuttle misleading or false content, a major move for the company and the world considering Google's dominance in search. The changes will include alterations to the search ...

Kobe Bryant emerges from retirement with a slam poetry performance about...Steve Urkle?

Kobe Bryant is a legend on the basketball court, but he's much, much more than that. The former shooting guard for the Los Angeles Lakers appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Monday night to promote his new film, Dear Basketball and while there, he had an opportunity to flex on the ...

This Star Wars-like flying car is everyone's dream come true

This Kitty Hawk Flyer is different from other ultralight personal aircrafts - it could be the first commercially available hovercraft by the end of this year. It's designed to be so user-friendly and safe. You won't even need a pilot's license before jump on board.

Samira Wiley on 'Handmaid's Tale' and Margaret Atwood's NSFW Instagram comments

"Weirdly, in my career, if you're a man, you stand out because most of the people around me have been women in charge," Samira Wiley tells Mashable. Wiley is best known as fan-favorite Poussey on Orange is the New Black. But, beginning this week, she will have a prominent role in the dystopian The ...

The cast of Tina Fey's new comedy take on a rapid-fire Q&A

The world could always use more comedies from Tina Fey and Robert Carlock and NBC delivers just that with the premiere of Great News. The show, about a television producer having to oversee her mother as an intern, also stars Nicole Richie and John Michael Higgins as two news anchors. SEE ALSO: Alec ...

I've got a gut feeling: Harnessing the power of intuition

Intuition. It's that voice in the back of your head telling you that you should bring a raincoat or umbrella. It's that sinking feeling you have in the pit of your stomach when feeling that you've been betrayed. It's the instant connection that you have with your best friend. It's that hunch that ...

The Women's March, Solange, and the dictionary are now Webby Awards winners

In a very 2017 twist, Merriam-Webster is receiving the internet's highest honor this year. The Webby Awards announced their winners Tuesday morning for the 21st annual ceremony, which will take place May 16. Solange, Gillian Anderson, and Steve Buscemi are among the winners who will be giving short ...

Watch Seth Meyers explain potential government shutdown and Trump's not-so-great first 100 days

Donald Trump's "first big report card" is a week away, and on the latest installment of Late Night's "A Closer Look," Seth Meyers breaks down the fact that folks aren't too happy with what's been done during the president's first 100 days. "If this were a movie, it would be called 100 Dazed and ...

Chance the Rapper kicked off his tour by covering Kanye West's 'Waves'

Chance the Rapper kicked off his first arena tour Monday night, and when you do things that big, you gotta bring out the hits. While the Chicago native has bangers of his own, Chance has an impressive resumé working with some famous faces. He's worked on a few standout tracks,namely a few Kanye ...

King Joffrey hugging a pug gets the Photoshop battle it so badly needed

There are some pictures in this world that are so perfect they need to be celebrated in every way possible. SEE ALSO: Salt Bae voted, and it definitely deserves a new Photoshop Battle This photo of Jack Gleeson hugging a mildly disturbed-looking pug definitely falls into that category. Puppy love ...

India's biggest ever movie is coming to a theater near you

Baahubali, the Indian film that broke global box-office records two years ago, is now coming to a theater near you. Yet again. This is the sequel, bigger and grander, and will see the widest ever release for an Indian film, when it hits 9,000 screens worldwide , 1,100 of them in the US itself , on ...

This video of Radiohead covering 'Gasolina' is the best kind of fake

Take the most introvert, reflexive, angst-ridden, vitriolic, paranoid band on the planet. Now add the most famous reggaeton song ever. SEE ALSO: Radiohead now has a fungus-farming ant named after it The result is Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke sensually moving his hips at the driving rhythm of ...

Seagull with stolen dentures has some very serious explaining to do

Seagulls are commonly known for their thievery of beach and boardwalk snacks. Occasionally, though, they'll get their beaks on other miscellaneous items. On Friday, a seagull in Newton Abbot, England, was photographed with something quite surprising in its beak. SEE ALSO: Bird staring at itself in ...

Dear Topshop, stop trying to make clear plastic jeans happen. Love, the internet.

Topshop just keeps wanting to make clear plastic jeans happen. SEE ALSO: The jeans absolutely no one needs, wants, or asked for A mere matter of weeks after Topshop brought "Clear Knee Mom Jeans" into the world , complete with transparent plastic knee patches , the retailer's gone and done it again. ...

How virtual reality is helping patients alleviate their pain

Virtual Reality brings people with chronic pain to new places and changes their world. After digging into the video above, fly your own jetpack and take to the skies. Go on a VR journey in the latest episode of 'The Possible' by downloading the app here. More about Therapy, Pain, Virtual Reality, ...

Dude trolls Starbucks baristas with a bunch of weird containers to fill up with coffee

This guy is probably a barista's worst nightmare. In a now-viral stunt, a writer in China has documented his attempts to troll Starbucks baristas, by bringing an array of weird containers to the coffee joint in place of a takeaway mug. Image: WechatThe man, who goes by the pen name Zha Bao, posted ...

Soon you'll be able to experience what it feels to be an 'Alien' neomorph

Ever wanted to know how it feels to be born into the world as a creature from 'Alien'? On April 26, you'll be able to , if you own an Oculus VR setup. Besides setting the date for the virtual reality experience, called Alien: Covenant In Utero, 20th Century Fox has posted a teaser trailer that ...

Why Netflix's remake of a classic Chinese novel is angering audiences

Netflix has gone and done it again. The streaming giant's new series, Legend of the Monkey, has been accused of whitewashing after it was revealed to have a distinctly non-Chinese cast. SEE ALSO: Cameron Crowe apologizes for whitewashed Emma Stone casting in 'Aloha' The series is a remake of a ...

Ed Sheeran shuts down rumours he's quitting music in 1 no-nonsense tweet

If you've been panicked by the recent talk of Ed Sheeran "quitting music" after his next album, you can relax , the man himself has shut the rumours down. SEE ALSO: Ed Sheeran and Chris Martin surprise Harry Styles with video messages On Sunday, MTV UK tweeted an article examining the gossip. They ...

Chris Pratt falling in love with a bacon sandwich will give you the feels

Chris Pratt is truly a diverse actor. He's got comedy down, he's proved himself to be a first-class action star, and he has a flare for the dramatic. SEE ALSO: The 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' trailer gets an intergalactic homemade makeover In the video above, Pratt proves his range with an off ...

An Instagram bug is preventing users from temporarily disabling their accounts

An Instagram bug affecting some users is preventing them from temporarily disabling their accounts, TechCrunch reports. "Disabling" on Instagram works similarly as on Facebook, meaning that the account will be hidden as though it has been deleted. It temporarily hides all actions by that account ...

Everybody really wants to believe this story about Tom Hardy kicking ass

He made his name for his intense, laconic performances in films like Mad Max: Fury Road and The Revenant , and his mouthwatering bedtime stories , but Tom Hardy is also a real-life superhero, at least according to reports on British media. SEE ALSO: Accidental Tom Hardy lookalike was 'gutted' after ...

We'll have to wait longer for Apple's 'Carpool Karaoke'

We'll have to wait a bit longer for the new Carpool Karaoke. The spinoff from CBS' The Late Late Show with James Corden, which was scheduled for an April launch on Apple Music, has been delayed, according to Reuters. SEE ALSO: Demi Lovato channels Adele for epic sing-off According to the report, ...

Disney princesses reimagined as celebrities is pure magic

People love Disney princesses. But modernised as celebs, it's a whole new world of magic. SEE ALSO: 10 Disney animals we would totally date Jakarta-based artist Andhika Muksin is doing just that on his Instagram account, matching Disney princesses with famous celebrities. Just look at Belle in ...

Girl has hilariously dramatic reaction to discovering pigeon on balcony

People get scared by lots of different things. The darkness. Heights. Tiny, cramped spaces. Oh, and pigeons. Sneaky, devious pigeons that explode out of small hiding spaces in a sudden whirlwind of screeching feathers. SEE ALSO: Wildly baffling video shows woman giving mouth-to-mouth to a pigeon If ...

Here's the Doctor Who/Mr. Men mashup you never knew you needed

If you're a fan of Doctor Who or Mr. Men , we've got some splendid news for you: their two worlds are about collide. Yep: Adam Hargreaves has written and illustrated a whole 12-book, Mr Men-style series based on the adventures of the 12 different Doctors , right through from William Hartnell to ...

'We Bare Bears' is a kids' show tackling modern millennial anxieties

Popular Cartoon Network show We Bare Bears is the story of three bears living a modern human life in San Francisco. But at its heart, it's also a parable about the charms and perils of an increasingly connected society. The show's creator, Daniel Chong, said he tries to pick modern references for ...

Man hatches fake terror plot to avoid holidaying with girlfriend

People do crazy things in the quest for love. But crazy to avoid love? Read on. A 32-year-old man from India hatched a fake terror plot to avoid holidaying with his girlfriend. Yes, you read that right. SEE ALSO: Man fights off Twitter scammer by vowing to marry her in a 'Hindu mosque' Motaparthi ...

Tinder wants you to swipe right on this rhino to help save his species

The world's most eligible bachelor is coming to Tinder , and he may not be who you expect. In a new campaign launched Tuesday, Tinder has partnered with the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in central Kenya to introduce users to Sudan, the last known male northern white rhino in existence. The platform hopes ...

Google's new bet to win India's next billion users: speaking Indian languages

Google just took another step in its quest of finding the next billion users in India. The company on Tuesday announced improvements to and expansion of Google Translate to better serve the non-English speaking users in the country. SEE ALSO: India becomes Facebook's fastest growing market And ...

Channing Tatum reports for duty in the first 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' trailer

Kingsman: The Secret Service may have been inspired that most British of properties,James Bond,but the follow-up brings them across the pond to America. The first Kingsman: The Golden Circle trailer introduces Statesman, Kingsman's U.S. counterpart. SEE ALSO: 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' is ...

Terrifying video shows a man jumping off a roof to escape leopard attack

A forest ranger was forced to jump off a roof to avoid being attacked by a leopard in India last week. According to India Express, a leopard wandered into the Kuruli village in the Kantabanji forest area of Odisha, terrifying and attacking villagers in the process. At one point the big cat ended up ...

Meet HuffPost: New leadership, new look, new name

When talking about the future of the Huffington Post brand, editor-in-chief Lydia Polgreen points to the homepage "splash" following the news that Bill O'Reilly had been let go from Fox News. "BILLY ON THE STREET" blared the headline in big, red letters. Image: mediaiteThat's a sensibility that ...

How 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' will be brought into virtual reality

The winners of Hollywood's growing move to virtual reality will be the hardware and software companies that strike deals with major studios, like Nokia, which announced it will film Star Wars VR content. SEE ALSO: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' teaser trailer is finally here Announced on Monday, the ...

Shea Moisture apologizes after everyone slammed its ad: 'We really f-ed this one up'

The hair care company Shea Moisture apologized Monday after social media backlash over an ad it released last week. It shows white women, and just one woman of color, talking about “hair hate” and how Shea is their go-to product,prompting cries of whitewashing. The product, founded in ...

App creator apologizes for 'racist' filter that lightens users' skin tone

The makers of FaceApp are backtracking after users accused the popular face-morphing app of racism. According to the company, the app will "transform your face using Artificial Intelligence in just one tap!" Selfie-takers can make their photos look old, force a smile onto their otherwise grumpy mug, ...

Can you spot the snake hiding in this photo?

It's like a real life Where's Waldo or I Spy, except this one can kill you. While most people walking through the woods are on the lookout for wildlife, this photo from a snake expert proves that you should be super cautious if you're walking in an area with venomous snakes. Somewhere, lurking in ...

Jimmy Wales' new project is like Wikipedia, but to 'fix' the news

Jimmy Wales, one of the minds behind the internet's cheat sheet, Wikipedia, has launched a new, unaffiliated website called the WikiTribune. On the site's opening video message, Wales adjusts his glasses and tosses out the site's lofty ambition: "The news is broken, but we've figured out how to fix ...

Serena Williams has a message for the creep who made 'racist' comments about her baby

Serena Williams, of course, is not to be messed with. Serena as a mom? Doubly so. Williams shut down ugly comments Romanian Fed Cup captain Ilie Natase made about the child she's expecting with fiancé Alexis Ohanian with a classy note on Instagram. In it, she denounces his remarks as "racist." ...

Here's how Richard could build his 'new internet' on 'Silicon Valley'

"You've got unlimited time and resources, you can build anything in the world you want with your compression , anything at all, what's it gonna be... 3... 2... 1... go!" shouts billionaire douchebag Russ Hanneman in Silicon Valley's Season 4 premiere. "A new internet" stutters Richard Hendricks, the ...

Very hungry caterpillars could be the answer to the Earth's massive plastic bag problem

A Spanish biologist and amateur beekeeper may have discovered a way to deal with some of the trillion plastic bags humans use and toss annually , and the answer lies in the humble caterpillar. Or, more specifically, the Galleria mellonella, or wax moth. SEE ALSO: Roads made from recycled plastic are ...

Should we be worried about the future of the U.S. Digital Service?

On April 13, the U.S. Digital Service, a unique government office most famous for salvaging Healthcare.gov, put out the welcome mat. It was a meaningful tweet for the agency responsible for pulling in the best and brightest digital minds to help improve the U.S. federal government's technology ...

Behold, the architectural legacy of millennials: Emoji on buildings

When you think of beautiful architecture, you probably don't think of emoji. But that could change, thanks to architect Changiz Tehrani. He designed a building in the Netherlands that features 22 concrete-casted emoji as decorative flair. The idea resulted from Tehrani's musings about what he could ...

This poor dude fell during his prom entrance and the internet can't stop laughing

A couple attempting to make a grand entrance for their family before prom landed themselves a viral video instead. While prom is stressful enough, the moments leading up to prom can be even worse. Before you step foot into a limo or the venue, most teens attending prom have an obligatory photoshoot ...

Grand Canyon National Park uses drones to search for hikers for the first time

Rangers at Grand Canyon National Park understand search and rescue is part of the job. They ran 293 such operations last year. But none of those used drones in an attempt to find missing hikers. Park officials sent drones into the air above and inside the canyon this past week for the first time in ...

Still want an NES Classic? Best Buy will have them this week

Starting Monday , and probably ending Monday, as well , Best Buy will give NES Classic hunters another shot at obtaining Nintendo's diminutive, discontinued micro-console. The retailer shared the news in a Sunday tweet that offered more hype than actual detail. We don't know which stores will have ...

The Galaxy S8 blew up Samsung's record for pre-orders

The Galaxy S8 was finally available for general purchase last week , but the flagship broke sales records before shipping a single unit. Pre-orders for the S8 and S8+ were up 30 percent from last year's number of reservations for the S7 and S7 Edge, according to a statement Samsung provided us via ...