Exploring the life of a meme with American Chopper

Exploring the life of a meme with American Chopper

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The meme stars Paul Teutul Jr (left) and Paul Teutul in a heated argument You may have seen a meme featuring two men furiously arguing and wondered what on earth it was all about. The five-panel series of images known as the American Chopper meme uses stills taken from […]

US tax cuts: Are they the biggest in American history?

US tax cuts: Are they the biggest in American history?

Image copyright Getty Images Claim: President Donald Trump has said that the recently passed Republican tax reform legislation is the “biggest tax cut in US history”. Verdict: It is not the biggest tax cut in US history, measured as either a percentage of US GDP or in absolute terms. It is however, the biggest corporate […]

Sarah Sellers: The nurse who was runner-up in Boston marathon

Sarah Sellers: The nurse who was runner-up in Boston marathon

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The unlikely runner-up will return to her full-time job with $75,000 in prize money A two-time Olympian, Desiree Linden, became the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon since 1985 on Monday – but it’s the runner-up who is making headlines. Sarah Sellers ran the 26.2 mile (42km) […]

R Kelly faces fresh sexual misconduct allegation

R Kelly faces fresh sexual misconduct allegation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption R Kelly is accused of “predatory, controlling and abusive behaviour” R Kelly is facing a fresh allegation of sexual misconduct, from a former partner who claims he “intentionally” infected her with an STD in Dallas. According to her lawyer, the unnamed woman was the victim of “unlawful restraint” during […]

Baboons prop up barrels to escape Texas research centre

Baboons prop up barrels to escape Texas research centre

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption There are about 1,100 baboons at the research facility Officials at Texas research centre have made changes to the enclosures after four baboons leapt to freedom. The primates propped up barrels against the walls of their yard at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute and used them to jump over the […]

Kids ask Nasa astronaut about going to space

Kids ask Nasa astronaut about going to space

School children have been asking a Nasa astronaut some big questions about space – including whether she believes in aliens and what it’s like when you orbit. US astronaut Karen Nyberg, who’s been to space twice, answered questions from curious children at Moorfield Primary in Stockport as part of a Nasa special on BBC Radio […]

Facebook facial recognition faces class-action suit

Facebook facial recognition faces class-action suit

Image copyright Getty Images Facebook must face a class action lawsuit over its use of facial recognition technology, a California judge has ruled. The lawsuit alleges that Facebook gathered biometric information without users’ explicit consent. It involves the “tag suggestions” technology, which spots users’ friends in uploaded photos; the lawsuit says this breaches Illinois state […]

Ex-FBI chief James Comey says Trump 'morally unfit to be president'

Ex-FBI chief James Comey says Trump 'morally unfit to be president'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionComey assesses Trump in new memoir Former FBI director James Comey has said Donald Trump is “morally unfit to be president” and treats women like “pieces of meat”. Mr Comey was giving his first major television interview since he was fired by President Trump last year. He […]

Manhunt for woman who 'murdered victim and stole her identity'

Manhunt for woman who 'murdered victim and stole her identity'

Image copyright CBS Image caption Riess (left) allegedly befriended Hutchinson (right) before killing her and stealing her identity Florida police are looking for a woman suspected of killing her husband and a woman bearing a similar resemblance in order to steal her identity. Police say Ann Riess, 56 – who is now the target of […]

US National Zoo captures birth of baby gorilla 'Moke'

US National Zoo captures birth of baby gorilla 'Moke'

Calaya, a western lowland gorilla, was filmed giving birth to her first offspring, a male named Moke, at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, DC. The arrival of Moke, which means “junior” or “little one” in the Lingala language of Africa, is the zoo’s first such gorilla birth in nine years. Source link