US companies forked over a record amount of tariffs in October ($6.2 billion!) because of Trump’s trade war

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters US companies are paying more than ever before in tariff duties: $ 6.2 billion in October. The October tariff collections represented a 104% jump from October 2017. The sudden spike came due to President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel, aluminum, and Chinese goods. US companies paid $ 2.2 billion more to import goods […]

A Michelin-starred chef says restaurants should stop serving avocados because they’re like ‘the blood diamonds of Mexico’

NatashaPhoto/iStock The avocado is one of the trendiest and most popular foods of the moment. However, a Michelin-star chef says the fruits are “the blood diamonds of Mexico” and “they are akin to battery chickens.” The comments come following an increasing number of restaurants removing avocados from their menus due to environmental concerns. Avocados: a […]

Staggering photos show what life is like in the northernmost town in the world, where it’s dark 4 months of the year and you’re told to carry a rifle because of polar bears

Shutterstock.com The world’s northernmost town is Longyearbyen, which is located in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard and has 2,100 citizens. It is around three hours by plane from Oslo and 650 miles from the North Pole, making it one of the most remote human settlements on Earth. It’s dark for four months a year and […]

Avengers 4 trailer WON'T release on Monday – because Marvel just confirmed THIS instead

In a bizarre move – as the long, long wait for a first look at Avengers 4 continues – Kevin Feige’s studio has instead promised a full trailer for Captain Marvel, which hits cinemas in March. This vaguely – but not quite – aligns with a previous rumour suggesting an Avengers 4 trailer would come […]

There’s a type of spider that produces milk for its babies because evolution is wild

portioid/iNaturalist CC BY-SA 4.0 Researchers in China studied Toxeus magnus, a species of jumping spider, and discovered that its mothers nursed babies with their own secreted “milk.” The milk has about four times the amount of protein typically found in cow’s milk. Scientists believe the female spiders developed this ability in response to food shortages […]

Trump takes credit for Thanksgiving traffic jams, because his Saudi friendship makes gas so cheap

President Trump sarcastically apologized to the country for causing record Thanksgiving traffic jams, slamming the “Fake News media” for a story they didn’t actually write while continuing to dodge the Khashoggi question. Having credited himself and his Saudi pals with lowering gas prices earlier this week, the president has extended his sphere of influence to […]

Health officials warn not to eat romaine this Thanksgiving because they’re worried about E. coli — here’s what the illness is

Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images The CDC warned on Tuesday that Americans should avoid all forms of romaine lettuce because of an E. coli outbreak. E. coli is a species of bacteria that lives in the intestines of people and animals. Some E. coli are harmless and live inside our healthy guts, but other strains […]

Gay college athlete who was disowned by her family is in danger of losing her eligibility because her friends raised money to help her eat and pay bills

Streeter Lecka/Getty Canisius College cross-country runner Emily Scheck was disowned by her family this summer after her mother learned that she was dating a woman. Scheck — who had $ 20 to her name when her parents forced her to choose between conversion therapy and their continued financial support — has struggled to find money […]