A new California law requires pet stores to exclusively sell animals from rescue shelters, imposing a $500 fine for each dog, cat, or rabbit for sale that is not a rescue. What do you think?
A study found that pregnant women exposed to higher levels of air pollution gave birth to babies with shorter telomeres, a possible sign of premature aging and predictor of health problems. What do you think?
Researchers warned that a massive volcano underneath Yellowstone National Park could erupt sooner than expected, potentially wiping out most life on earth. What do you think?
Hustler magazine founder Larry Flynt used a full-page ad in the Washington Post to offer a $10 million bounty for information leading to Donald Trump’s impeachment. What do you think?
To lessen the stigma of seeking mental health treatment, and to help manage stress, UCLA will now offer free depression screenings for all incoming students. What do you think?
The Boys Scouts of America will begin admitting girls next year and allowing them to attain the rank of Eagle Scout, although boys and girls will still be separated into single-gender “dens.” What do you think?
Studies have found that modern teens are less likely to engage in a number of “adult” activities like drinking, sex, or going out with friends than previous generations. What do you think?
Bandai, maker of the popular ‘90s toy Tamagotchi that allowed users to feed and care for a “digital pet,” is bringing back the handheld devices for their 20th anniversary. What do you think?
By studying the quantum behavior of particles, two physicists claim to have disproved a theory that our physical universe is just an elaborate simulation. What do you think?
After renewed controversy over players kneeling during the “Star-Spangled Banner” to protest racism, NFL team owners are reportedly considering a rule forcing players to stand for the anthem. What do you think?
A new report shows that winds over the earth’s oceans could provide enough renewable electricity for the entire planet. What do you think?
After backlash over the image, Dove apologized for an ad that appeared to show a black woman turning into a white woman, who then turned into an Asian woman. What do you think?
After 20 years, AOL Instant Messenger, which influenced everything from text messaging to modern apps like Snapchat, will shut down forever December 15. What do you think?
Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), an outspoken abortion critic, announced his resignation after revelations that he asked a woman he was having an affair with to have an abortion. What do you think?
A CDC report found that new cases of sexually transmitted diseases in the U.S. hit a record high in 2016, with researchers blaming cuts to sex education programs. What do you think?
The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons has been awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for their work on nuclear-nonproliferation. What do you think?
A new study found that genital herpes, which affects roughly 1 in 6 adults, was passed from apes to humans by a 4-foot-tall ancestor named Paranthropus boisei. What do you think?
With childhood nearsightedness on the rise, new research suggests that playing outdoors in natural light might protect kids against developing the condition. What do you think?
Verizon, parent company of Yahoo, has reported that a 2013 data breach affected every single Yahoo account in existence at that time, approximately 3 billion in all. What do you think?
In the aftermath of Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, both Facebook and Google’s algorithms spread false reports to users, including stories that misidentified the shooter. What do you think?