FAQ: How and why North Carolina escaped sanctions from the NCAA
On Friday, the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions said it could not conclude there were any NCAA violations by North Carolina in a nearly four-year case involving alleged sham courses in the school's Department of African and Afro-American Studies. "While student-athletes likely benefited
Adoption Agency's Abrupt Closure Leaves Couples Upset and Heartbroken
An adoption center with offices in 16 states suddenly closed its doors across the country, leaving families confused, disappointed and heartbroken.
Report of Possible Alien Signal Sets SETI Community Abuzz but Many Scientists Remain Skeptical
News of a possible extra-terrestrial signal detection sent social media into a frenzy this week, but scientists remain skeptical that the signal picked up by a Russian radio telescope actually indicates alien life. Paul Gilster reported on Saturday of a "strong signal" from the direction of
One-on-One with "Clock Boy" Ahmed Mohamed
ABC News' Serena Marshall talks with Ahmed Mohamed after attending Astronomy Night at the White House.
Morgan Stanley Swipes on Tinder and These Other Companies
"The swipe is hype." That's what investment bank Morgan Stanley is saying about Tinder, the popular dating app. The bank argues that Tinder's paid version of its app launching next month will turn away customers who are used to swiping left or right for free to reject or accept potential romantic
Who Will End Up With the Malaysia Airlines Black Box?
Ukrainian rebel forces have reportedly found the black box of the downed Malaysia Airlines plane amid the scattered debris. Moscow-based wire agency Interfax has reported that Ukrainian rebel forces have the black box and have agreed to hand it over to the Russian-run regional air safety authority.
Shmoop Uses Humor to Make Learning, Test-Prep Fun
There's a reason why nearly 10 million kids a month come to Shmoop to get help with test-prep and studying : The site is funny -- funny in an adolescent way -- their way. Why the yuks? Because Shmoop surveyed students and found that what they disliked most about conventional test-prep and online
BuzzFeed's Ben Smith Answers Five Questions 'This Week'
This week we asked BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith — who will be on the “This Week” roundtable Sunday — to answer five questions. 1) BuzzFeed focuses on creating content that people will want to share on their social accounts. So, what is the secret to...
Justine Sacco Apologizes for Offensive South Africa Tweet
The PR executive was at the center of a digital firestorm when her tweet went viral.
Executive's Tweet About AIDS, Africa Gets Her Fired
IAC fires senior director of corporate communications over twitter controversy.