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  1. health
    So When Exactly Will a COVID Vaccine Be Ready?Everything you need to know about the most promising candidates, how they’ll be distributed, and what happens after.
  2. coronavirus
    A Nurse Bragged About Flouting COVID-19 Guidelines on TikTokAfter boasting in a video that she doesn’t wear a mask and still travels freely, the Oregon nurse has been placed on administrative leave.
  3. new york city
    Imagine Risking it All for a Party by Penn StationOver the weekend, nearly 400 people were caught reveling at an illicit party in Midtown.
  4. coronavirus
    The U.S. Recorded Over 4 Million COVID Cases This Month AloneDoubling October’s record for new infections, even as the national death toll climbs toward April’s peak.
  5. power
    Ivanka Probably Isn’t Welcome Back in New York City“Everyone with self-respect, a career, morals, respect for democracy … will steer clear.”
  6. media
    Future Robot Overlord Pens Surprisingly Tender ‘Modern Love’The New York Times challenged AI to write for its romance column, and the results were, well, unexpected.
  7. aliens
    Looks Like the Aliens Dropped SomethingA helicopter pilot has found a mysterious metal structure in the wilderness of Utah.
  8. crime
    What We Know About the Plot to Kidnap Gretchen WhitmerAlternate extremist plans allegedly included taking Michigan legislators hostage and staging televised executions.
  9. politics
    Oh My God, Is He Melting?Something strange happened during Rudy Giuliani’s press conference today.
  10. germs
    Well, at Least We’re Less Disgusting NowThe coronavirus has certainly changed our hygiene habits for the better.
  11. wot now?
    Could This Be the Most British Scandal of All Time?It involves Nigella Lawson, buttered toast, and widespread grumbling.
  12. fashion
    Have You Noticed a Parade of Butt Pics on Your Feed?A new underwear start-up is sending free products to what seems like every cool girl on Twitter and Instagram.
  13. covid-19
    Are We Headed Back Into COVID Lockdown?In what could be the first of many, Chicago has issued a stay-at-home advisory to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
  14. culture
    Filming That Borat Giuliani Scene Was As Uncomfortable As You’d ThinkMaria Bakalova explains what it was like to be alone in a hotel room with Rudy Giuliani and a hidden camera.
  15. #freebritney
    Britney Spears Says She’s ‘Afraid’ of Her DadAnd she will not perform as long as he’s in charge of her career, according to new court filings.
  16. tis the season
    Wow, a Holiday Rom-Com I Actually Want to Watch?A lesbian, Christmas-themed love story starring Kristen Stewart and MacKenzie Davis? With Dan Levy in a supporting role? Okay, sold.
  17. celebrity
    Johnny Depp Finally Axed From Fantastic BeastsBut Warner Bros. will still be paying Depp his entire eight-figure salary.
  18. coronavirus news
    Pfizer Says Its COVID Vaccine May Be 90 Percent EffectiveThe news is exciting, but experts warn that the findings haven’t been peer-reviewed yet.
  19. 2020 elections
    Our First Female Vice President-ElectKamala Harris will also be the first Black woman and the first person of South Asian descent to assume the title.
  20. feminism
    All Hail Our Unappreciated Prehistoric HuntressesNew research challenges the long-standing idea that only prehistoric men did big-game hunting.
  21. 2020 election
    Don’t Lose Hope!Nine actually good and exciting things that happened on Election Night.
  22. doom
    I Wish a Whale Would Try to Swallow MeShocking video footage shows a humpback appearing to nearly swallow a kayak. (Everyone was fine.) But honestly it does sound sort of nice …
  23. advice
    May We Suggest Logging Off Today at Exactly 4:30And then logging back on at 6:55.
  24. celebrity
    Kendall Jenner Threw Herself a Giant, Maskless Birthday PartyThis marks the second mind-bogglingly lavish Kardashian birthday party in the past month.
  25. how i get it done
    How Leading Civil-Rights Attorney Vanita Gupta Gets It Done“Voting isn’t enough to make change, but everything can be changed if you vote.”
  26. moon news
    Brace Yourselves for a Halloween Blue MoonThis hasn’t happened in 76 years.
  27. public lands
    Trump Gives Green Light to Destroy Our Largest National ForestHis administration has opened up Tongass National Forest, one of the world’s biggest intact temperate rainforests, for logging.
  28. dating rumors
    So You Mean to Tell Me Adele and Skepta Aren’t Dating?Following a report that things were “heating up” between the two British stars, Adele has seemingly denied the dating rumor.
  29. nxivm
    NXIVM Founder Keith Raniere Sentenced to 120 Years in PrisonLast year, Raniere was found guilty of sex trafficking and racketeering, among other charges, for his role in running a sex cult.
  30. police brutality
    Philadelphia Police Fatally Shot a Black Man in Front of His MomFollowing the shooting of 27-year-old Walter Wallace Jr., people took to the streets in protest.
  31. moon news
    She’s Wet, FolksFinally, NASA has unveiled its “exciting new discovery.”
  32. politics
    What’s Going On With Mitch McConnell’s Hands?The senator denies having any medical issues after a photo of his bruised-looking hands went viral.
  33. coronavirus news
    The FDA Has Officially Approved the First Coronavirus TreatmentThe anti-viral drug remdesivir has passed the agency’s regulatory standards.
  34. niche drama
    There’s Drama in the Queer Penguin CommunityA conspiring gay couple has stolen an entire nest of eggs from a lesbian couple at the same zoo.
  35. space
    Just Tell Us the Moon News!NASA announced that it has made an “exciting new discovery” about the moon — but we don’t get to know what it is yet.
  36. power
    Nigeria Has Erupted Into Protests Over Police ViolenceEverything to know about the #EndSARS movement, which has gained international attention.
  37. power
    Trump Interrupted a Highly-Classified Briefing for … MilkshakesIn the middle of a meeting with top intelligence officials, Trump got bored and tried to order everyone malts.
  38. politics
    Trump Is Now Calling Kamala Harris a ‘Monster’His newest unhinged epithet for a female politician.
  39. american heros
    The Fly Made Us Feel AliveAn American hero.
  40. crime
    An 80-Year-Old Was Killed After Asking a Man to Wear a MaskRocco Sapienza confronted a fellow bar patron for not wearing a mask. The man shoved him to the ground so forcefully, he died.
  41. what now?
    Will Far-Right Violence Erupt on Election Day?Under Trump, white-supremacist groups are more emboldened than ever. Here’s what to expect, and what we can do.
  42. fat bear week
    All Hail Our New Fat Bear KingLet’s give it up for the Earl of Avoirdupois, the winner of this year’s Fat Bear Week.
  43. culture
    We Deserve a Lord of the Rings Show with a Massive Sex SceneApparently, the show is seeking actors who are “comfortable with nudity.” Nice.
  44. space
    Peace Out, EarthScientists have discovered 24 planets that may be more habitable than the planet we call home.
  45. celebrity couples
    Please Let These Lonely Otters Fall in LoveOnline dating has brought together two bereaved otters in captivity.
  46. feminism
    Finally, a Space Toilet for LadiesA $23 million toilet — designed with women in mind — is headed to the International Space Station.
  47. power
    Trump and Melania Have CoronavirusAs of now, they’re both apparently “feeling good.”
  48. holidays
    The Most Glorious Week of the Year Is Finally HereVoting for Fat Bear Week has begun.
  49. action item
    Take 30 Seconds to Find Your Early-Voting Polling SiteIn a number of states, you can already cast your vote.
  50. action item
    So You Want to Get Involved in Mutual AidA comprehensive guide, including how to get involved.
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