Hot Topics

Trending news, culture, and entertainment from Hearst producers around the country.
Posts filtered on Category

Dutch reality TV project aims for Mars

on
Can this mean Snooki in space? A Dutch group promises a “media spectacle” like none the world has ever seen. Mars One has been working in secret since January 2011 on a plan to create a permanent colony on Mars within 11 years, and fund the private operation with an interplanetary reality TV show. The [...] [Read More]
Categories: General, Video
Tags: | | | |

Will the cellphone kill the PC?

on
Number-crunchers at Pew Research Center find that more than half of us use our cellphones to surf the Internet, sometimes leaving our computers to gather dust. A whopping 88 percent of U.S. adults now own a cellphone of some sort, as of April 2012, Pew reports in its latest survey. Out of those, 55 percent [...] [Read More]
Categories: General
Tags:

Texas man barks at neighbor, eats dog

on
The man took a black dog to the front porch of the home, beat and strangled the animal and then “began to bite into the dog, ripping pieces of the flesh away,” Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton told the station. [Read More]
Categories: General

World’s most expensive bottle of tequila goes on display

on
What does a $3.5 million bottle of tequila look like? See for yourself this week when Spec’s downtown megastore (2410 Smith) displays a diamond-encrusted bottle tequila bottle during a three-day promotion for Mexican distiller Hacienda La Capilla tequila. On June 28, 29 and 30 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. the bottle – encrusted with [...] [Read More]
Categories: General
Tags:

Facebook hid your e-mail address, here’s how to fix it

on
Facebook decided its easier to beg forgiveness than ask permission in promoting its e-mail client. If you have a Facebook account, and haven’t been checking your ‘about’ page recently, you might not have noticed that your e-mail was hidden, and a complementary @facebook.com account was put in its place. In case you’re happy with your [...] [Read More]
Categories: General

Anthony Shadid of the New York Times claimed the paper killed him

on
Before he died on assignment in war-torn Syria, reporter Anthony Shadid blamed the New York Times for his deadly fate.

“If anything happens to me,” Shadid allegedly said, “I want the world to know that the New York Times killed me.”

When Shadid died in Syria in February, the Times reported it was of an asthma attack. Now, the reporter’s cousin Ed Shadid claims the news publication forced Anthony to make the journey against his wishes.

[Read More]
Categories: General

In Louisiana schools, ‘Nessie’ is real, evolution is myth

on
Some private Christian schools in Louisiana next year will be teaching that the Loch Ness monster is real. It’s all an attempt by religious teachers to disprove Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, The Scotsman reports on its website. The Huffington Post explains: Thousands of students across the state are eligible to receive publicly funded vouchers [...] [Read More]
Categories: General

Famed Galápagos tortoise dies at 100

on
Conservation icon “Lonesome George,” the last tortoise of his particular species, has died of unknown causes, Galápagos National Park authorities tell The Guardian. He was believed to be 100 years old. “This morning the park ranger in charge of looking after the tortoises found Lonesome George. His body was motionless,” the head of the Galápagos [...] [Read More]
Categories: General, Video, Viral

Michigan wedding party makes a real splash

on
The bride, groom and their entire wedding party were posing for photographs Saturday when a dock gave way and they plunged into Gun Lake near Shelbyville, Mich. It happened at Bay Pointe Inn at the wedding reception for Eric Walber and Maegan McKee Walber of Bryon Center, WoodTV Channel 8 reports on its website. The [...] [Read More]
Categories: General, Video, Viral
Tags:

Artist creates photo-like portraits with a single thread

on
Kumi Yamashita, a Japanese artist now working and living in New York City, creates photo-like portraits using a single, unbroken black thread intricately wrapped around nails. Her unique art has captured attention online, first on My Modern Met, and now on The Huffington Post. Yamashita calls her collection “Constellation,” and tells ARTNews: “It was like looking [...] [Read More]
Categories: General, Viral