Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has been the subject of numerous pieces investigative journalism, a popular and Oscar-nominate documentary, a slew of YouTube videos of flaming faucets, and even a Mark Ruffalo-led awareness campaign... and still, most of us don't even know what the hell it is.
According to Germany's Der Spiegel, German police shot only 85 bullets in all of 2011, a stark reminder that not every country is as gun-crazy as the U.S. of A.
Now that there's a company out there willing to make you Wikipedia famous, for a price, we get an idea of how much an entry in the Internet's de-facto library costs. Turns out it's $300.
Quick: Who's wackier, Vice President Joe Biden or The Onion's depiction of Vice President Joe Biden? As regular readers of "America's Finest News Source" know, Biden has long been a figure of fun, but lately, in real life, Biden has started to resemble his Onion alter-ego.
Normally our minds would be boggled at the thought of a mere rip costing millions of dollars, but when it's in a Pablo Picasso masterpiece, it starts to make sense.
The Washington Post on offshore drilling, The Guardian on the cost of the BP spill, Bloomberg BusinessWeek on solar cells, The New York Times on India's coal, and the Associated Press on Kenya's dairy shortage
Maybe head-banging is a good way to stay warm? According to this map made by a Reddit user named "depo_," the countries with the most metal bands per capita (shown above in bloody-red lacquering) are all frozen Nordic nations: Finland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, and to a lesser degree Denmark.
Invisible Children has done more to raise the profile of Joseph Kony in a 30-minute YouTube video than the mainstream media has with several decades of coverage, and Jon Stewart can't help but notice some hard feelings in the way they cover the story.
Want a sweet gig in the Obama administration? Raising some money for his presidential campaign might just be your best bet for landing one.
While American physicists today offer more tantalizing evidence that the Higgs boson exists, the term journalists once loved to call it, the "God particle," is going out of fashion.
On February 29, 2008, Michelle Birnbaum gave birth on her own birthday, meaning that four years later we would get to read about how unlikely it was for this mother-daughter pair to share a Leap Day birthday.
One way the New York Police Department is trying to deflect blame for this whole Muslim spying story: Tattling on their colleagues in New Jersey.
Meet John Fleming, the unfortunate Republican U.S. Representative from Louisiana who made that wonderful and all-too-common mistake of thinking that an Onion article was real and telling his Facebook followers to read it.
Last week we were very excited to report that one blogger apparently determined that Ice Cube's "good day" was actually January 20, 1992, but today another Internet sleuth is punching holes in that theory.
Removing its co-CEOs, Blackberry-maker Research in Motion is installing Thorsten Heins as its new chief to not-so-raucous applause.
Quick: What's Mitt Romney's real first name? (No Googling!) If you didn't guess "Willard," you're in the same boat as 94 percent of America that somehow still doesn't know all that much about a guy who's been running for president for five years.
Of all the famous people who died this year -- a titan of the tech industry, a leader of a massive terrorist organization, a quixotic dictator, a troubled but talented young singer -- the person who sent the most people searching for information on Google was ... Jackass's Ryan Dunn.
What if, instead of roads and the smog-producing cars that occupy them, the entire U.S. took a page from its big cities and installed a transcontinental subway system?
Earning $45,000 or less annually per household is the U.S. Census Bureau's threshold or calling someone "low-income," and according to the bureau's latest figures, 48 percent of U.S. citizens fall into this category.
Barbara Walters' interview with Bashar al-Assad last night had the Syrian leader denying repeatedly that anything afoul was happening in his country, questioning the legitimacy of the Western media and United Nations along the way.