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From White Walkers in Finland to ‘Wall’ found in Russia: Winter PHOTOS inspire Game of Thrones fans

While Game of Thrones fans brace themselves for the epic TV series to end in 2019, a world of ice and fire can be found beyond Westeros, from the inspired ice hotel in the Finnish Arctic to ‘The Wall’ in Russia’s Far East. Anyone looking for the ultimate GOT experience can now book an ice hotel in Lapland, where a ...

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Bitter pill to swallow: Why iodine tablets won’t save you from nuclear fallout

As Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un battle it out over the size of their nuclear buttons, attention is again turning to a common myth – that swallowing a simple pill will guard against radioactive fallout. Iodine tablets, widely considered to offer the antidote to nuclear apocalypse, are reportedly the subject of a surge of interest in the wake of the ...

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Space rocket booster drops from sky & explodes near Chinese town (VIDEOS)

A rocket booster fell from the sky and exploded near a small town in southwest China following the launch of the country’s Long March 3B rocket. The strap-on booster was one of four making up the first stage of the rocket that launched two satellites into orbit on Friday. People living in the town of Xiangdu, located near China’s Guangxi ...

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'You won't hear them coming' Maine skiers warned of attack from above

Officials at a Maine outdoor center have warned skiers about an “aggressive dive-bombing owl” which silently attacks people who enter its territory. Pineland Farms took to Facebook to alert “winter outdoor enthusiasts” of an owl (most likely a Barred or Great Horned owl) that attacked a man and cut his head while skiing in the campus loop area. These owls ...

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Trump asks why so many immigrants come to US from ‘s***hole countries’ – reports

President Donald Trump reportedly asked why so many people from “s***hole countries” like El Salvador, Haiti and specific African nations come to the US. The resulting outrage could wreck bipartisan immigration reform. Trump reportedly became furious during a meeting at the White House Thursday when Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) proposed restoring protections for immigrants from ...

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US meddling, Kim’s win & bitcoin bubble: Top 5 Putin quotes from meeting with press

From US interference into other countries’ affairs to the cryptocurrency craze, Russian President Vladimir Putin managed to cover a wide range of topics while speaking at his latest major media briefing. Putin sat down with the heads of major Russian media outlets on Thursday. While he mostly commented on international politics, issues such as cryptocurrencies and the digital economy did ...

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YouTube drops Logan Paul from Google Preferred and puts his Originals on hold

YouTube has taken further action against social media star Logan Paul, dropping the vlogger from its Google Preferred program, which is meant to be a mark of trust to signal to advertisers they can rely on these media creators to generate higher-quality content. After Paul posted a video of a dead body he filmed hanging from a tree in Japan’s ...

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Automotive Grade Linux gets support from Toyota and Amazon as it eyes autonomous driving

Open-source software was once something that large businesses shied away from, but over the course of the last few years, it’s made inroads into virtually every enterprise company. With Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), the Linux Foundation hosts a project that aims to bring open source to the car industry. As the AGL group announced at CES in Las Vegas today, ...

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Darrell Issa to retire from Congress amid record GOP exodus

California Congressman Darrell Issa is now the 31st Republican to decide against running for reelection this year, giving Democrats a chance to flip the San Diego-based district for the first time in 14 years. Rep. Issa announced Wednesday that he will not seek reelection in California’s 49th district this November, becoming the 31st Republican to leave the House since President ...

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Florida wins exemption from Trump’s offshore drilling plan

The Trump administration has given Florida a tourism exemption from the controversial plan to allow offshore drilling for oil and gas. The move is already provoking other states to seek similar exemptions. After meeting with Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) on Tuesday, US Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he agrees with the governor’s position that “Florida is unique and its ...

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