Dolly Parton Challenge Lights Up the Internet and Our Lives With 4 Versions of Everyone’s Best Self

Ashley Hoffman Depending on the social platform, there is another side of your personality you choose to share with the world. Of course, it’s perfectly natural to reveal different aspects of your life on Facebook than you would on Instagram and everyone is really just an amalgam of selves depending on the social situation. Having all the fun with the vastly different photos one might present on dating app vs. the proper business mode for LinkedIn, the new hotness is the viral Dolly Parton meme that has become known as the Dolly Parton challenge. The good news? there’s no musical … Continue reading Dolly Parton Challenge Lights Up the Internet and Our Lives With 4 Versions of Everyone’s Best Self

6 Killed, Several Injured in Germany Shooting

Associated Press (BERLIN) — Six people have been killed and several were injured in a shooting in the southwestern German town of Rot am See, police said Friday. A suspect has been arrested and no further suspects are believed to be at large, Aalen police said. “According to my information, there were six dead and several injured,” police spokesman Rudolf Biehlmaier told German broadcaster n-tv. “We are working on the assumption that this was a single attacker,” he said. Biehlmaier said the initial information suggested the suspect, a German citizen, and one or more of the victims knew each other. … Continue reading 6 Killed, Several Injured in Germany Shooting

Industrial Building Explosion in Houston Damages Homes

Mahita Gajanan A building explosion in Houston damaged homes and scattered debris in the surrounding area early Friday morning. At least one person was taken to the hospital following the explosion, according to the Houston Fire Department. The explosion rocked what appeared to be an industrial facility around 4:30 a.m., according to reports in the Associated Press and local media. A video posted to Twitter from a camera mounted to a window facing the area of the explosion showed a large flash of light followed by flames. pic.twitter.com/JgfP7V1O87 — Joey Charpentier (@BattleNub19) January 24, 2020 Houston police said they were … Continue reading Industrial Building Explosion in Houston Damages Homes

Pump Yourself Up for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games With 5 of the Best Olympics Parent Reactions of All Time

Megan McCluskey With the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo less than a year away, excitement over seeing the best athletes in the world compete for gold is starting to ramp up. But other than the athletes themselves, there’s likely no one who’s anticipating the games more than the competitors’ parents — who always seem to end up in a category of their own during the games. It seems safe to say that the parents of Olympic athletes have probably been showing out for their kids since the first modern games were held in Athens in 1896, but it wasn’t until … Continue reading Pump Yourself Up for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games With 5 of the Best Olympics Parent Reactions of All Time

Robots Are Going to Be Very Busy Helpers at the 2020 Olympics. Here’s Everything They’re Doing.

Rachel E. Greenspan Are we ready for robots to descend and take over the world’s biggest sports event this year? Organizers of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo at least want them to be a part of the action. At this year’s games, you’ll see robots doing all kinds of things from retrieving javelins and shot puts to bringing drinks to spectators and helping attendees with disabilities get to the accessible seating area. Toyota has partnered with the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games for the Tokyo 2020 Robot Project, an initiative to highlight Japanese technological innovation. … Continue reading Robots Are Going to Be Very Busy Helpers at the 2020 Olympics. Here’s Everything They’re Doing.

The Growing Threat to Free Speech Online

David French There are times when vitally important stories lurk behind the headlines. Yes, impeachment is historic and worth significant coverage, but it’s not the only important story. The recent threat of war with Iran merited every second of intense world interest. But what if I told you that as we lurch from crisis to crisis there is a slow-building, bipartisan movement to engage in one of most significant acts of censorship in modern American history? What if I told you that our contemporary hostility against Big Tech may cause our nation to blunder into changing the nature of the … Continue reading The Growing Threat to Free Speech Online

A 36-Year-Old Man Is the Youngest Victim of the Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak So Far

Hillary Leung A 36-year-old man in the central Chinese city of Wuhan has become the latest—and youngest—victim of the new coronavirus outbreak, local health authorities announced Friday. The patient was not reported to have any prior medical conditions. In many of the other 26 virus deaths, health officials reported pre-existing conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and pulmonary infection. According to official data, most of the victims were between the ages of 65 and 80. The oldest were two 88-year-old men. Previously, a 48-year-old woman with diabetes was the youngest reported fatality. The 36-year-old was admitted to a hospital on Jan. … Continue reading A 36-Year-Old Man Is the Youngest Victim of the Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak So Far