Australians reacted more "positive" than "negative" to the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States, according to a sentiment analysis study of tweets that were posted at the time.
Only tweets sent on November 10, 2016, (just after the result of the US election) that included the word "Trump" and were sent from an Australian capital city were analysed.
From a leopard slipping through a Mumbai alleyway to giant cuttlefish courting under the sea, the striking images featured in the current Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition are at once beautiful, technically astounding and, often, incredibly moving.
Before the widening rupture between humans and nature, creating images of animals was of the utmost importance: animals were among the first subject matter for painting.
In his essay , the late and renowned art critic John Berger argues that animals "first entered the imagination as messengers and promises." Wildlife photography joins in this ancient representative tradition, giving new life to animals as symbols and storytellers for the natural world. Read more...
In so many ways, he was just plain wrong. Pictures from President Barack Obama's inauguration in 2009 show many more people on the mall than on Saturday, and D.C.'s transport agency told the Washington Post that 570,557 people took trips Friday compared to 1.1 million trips in 2009. Read more...
Friday's inauguration of Donald J. Trump as 45th president of the United States gave a lot of us, well, some anxiety about the future. Fortunately, shirtless Vladimir Putin is here to assuage all our fears.
In a "Paid Message From the Russian Federation" to the American people (carried on Russia's government-funded English language channel, RT), the Russian president, played by an expert Beck Bennet, assured us we have nothing to worry about with Trump's leadership.
PARK CITY, Utah — Twenty-one degree weather and a steady sprinkle of snow couldn't dampen the enthusiasm at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday morning, where an estimated 8,000 women, men and children took to the streets of Park City for a peaceful but potent Women's March on Main.
"I just don't know how you can't get involved," Handler told Mashable of her decision to organize the event at the film festival. "I don't have a choice. This is just too scary. I've always had a big mouth, so now I have a real reason to use it." Read more...
Where was Rihanna Saturday night? Dabbing out front of Trump Tower in New York City, why do you ask?
The pop star has been posting supportive messages about the Women's March on Instagram, but it wasn't clear whether she would be joining herself. Now we know, with images and video on social media showing Rihanna in a pink cap, protesting against President Donald Trump outside his New York residence.
Rihanna also posted pictures of herself at the protest, including a closer look at her pink "this p***** grabs back" hoodie. "So proud to be a woman!!" she wrote. "So proud of the women around the world who came together today for pro-choice." Read more...
A new virtual reality experience for the HTC Vive is dedicated to depicting the newly elected President Donald Trump. But it doesn't deliver the post-inauguration fanfare some might expect.
Created by Los Angeles-based VR production studio MacInnes Scott, the hyper-realistic model of Trump stands alone in a darkened Oval Office — an environment you can explore in full detail by walking around the room.
The preview video (above) features no sound, just a stern figure cloaked in shadow, a setting that appears designed to produce a chilling, almost spooky effect. However, in the description of the VR experience on its website, the creators instead describe the scene as one of readiness. Read more...
After an eventful weekend, you may need to take some time away from your news apps. Instead, check out some of our favorite apps from this week that might make your day-to-day life a little easier and funner.
Each weekend, we round up a few of our favorite new and updated apps. This week's list includes a time travel game, an adult coloring app by Disney and an app that helps you learn languages faster by connecting you with a native speaker.
Thanks to Bazaart, moving photo edits between your iPhone and Photoshop just got a lot easier. Designed for the photography-obsessed, Bazaart allows you to edit your photos across both platforms seamlessly, and even allows you to access Creative Cloud Assets if you're a subscriber. Read more...
There was a clear theme of the Trump administration's first full day in power, and it wasn't "Make America Great Again."
Instead, in both President Trump's address to CIA employees and Press Secretary Sean Spicer's combative conference held with the White House press pool, a theme of an administrative war against the media emerged.
Spicer was not subtle in his comments to the press. After taking the podium, he told the room that before sharing news on the President's first actions in office, he wanted to address the coverage of the previous day. Read more...
The Women's March on Washington has taken solidarity to a whole other level.
On Saturday, the peaceful protest, which took place in Washington D.C. one day after Donald Trump became the country's 45th President, inspired a global movement, leading to marches in 160 cities across 60 countries.
Venture capitalist Joshua Kushner, the brother of Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, was spotted in D.C. amid thousands of marchers, many of whom may have been unaware of who was in their midst.
While they are important showings of solidarity in retaliation to the threat of oppression, today's Women's Marches held in cities around the world have also been possibly the greatest display of sign-making skills and cheeky wit in recent memory.
It should come as no surprise, then, that one of the world's most treasured actors, Sir Ian McKellen, showed up to London's event with an absolutely top-notch sign that both extolled the fed up message of the day and trolled his good friend, Sir Patrick Stewart.
Oh, also, she said "fuck" a lot. To critics of the march specifically, she said "fuck you."
According to Rolling Stone, both CNN and MSNBC ended up cutting away from her speech after she got a full three f-bombs in. They cut so abruptly, in fact, that they missed her next notable quote: that she'd "thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House. But that won't change anything." Read more...
PARK CITY, Utah — A cyberattack briefly crippled the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, knocking out the network that supports its ticket sales, though service at the main box office was quickly restored and no screenings were affected.
The festival issued a statement in the afternoon, just as the ski resort town had concluded its own version of the Women's March on the bustling Main Street.
Baker and Food Network personality Duff Goldman created a cake for President Obama's "Commander-in-Chief" inaugural ball in 2013. On Friday, however, he noticed a very similar cake in the news — the cake at one of Donald Trump's inaugural balls.
Turns out, the resemblance wasn't a coincidence. According to Tiffany MacIsaac of Buttercream Bakeshop, the order she received from Trump's team requested an exact replica of Goldman's 2013 creation. Read more...
While parts of Friday's Presidential Inauguration seemed like they came straight out of a movie (like the political regime shift portrayed in the third Star Wars prequel, Revenge of the Sith), today's marches in protest of now-President Donald Trump have reminded many of a different (and way better) entry in the Star Wars saga: Episode IV: A New Hope.
As women march in cities around the world, they've channeled the rebellious spirit of Princess General Leia Organa, the character portrayed by the legendary, recently departed Carrie Fisher.
PARK CITY, Utah — There's a scene in Tokyo Idols where Rio Hiiragi, a pop star trying to make it big, bikes to small provinces as a publicity stunt to meet her fans. She's wearing a cute yellow helmet and live streaming her trek. Trailing behind her are a handful of older men. They are her biggest fans.
The documentary premiering at the Sundance Film Festival spotlights the world of young female performers — "idols" — who dress like anime characters and sing and dance for adoring crowds, even though many aren't very good at singing or dancing.
It's more important for idols to be cute and tender to fans than sing well. Read more...
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey apologized Saturday for accidentally making it so that Twitter users followed @POTUS and other administrative accounts even when they tried not to.
It was a complex ordeal during which Twitter told Mashable on Friday, following reports of users saying that they were automatically following @POTUS under Trump even when they were not before or had unfollowed prior to Inauguration (as Twitter outlined they could do), that there was no glitch.
The Women's March on Washington is already proving to be a historic event, with the massive number of marchers from around the country far outpacing the attendance of Friday's inauguration event in Washington, D.C.
While hundreds of thousands did show up to watch Trump be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on Friday, visible empty bleachers and photos of Obama's packed 2009 inauguration ceremony,which had an estimated turnout of around 1.8 million, proved Trump's gathering was far from record setting. Read more...
Using a Ricoh Theta SC 360-degree camera, Toby Newman captured all the rooms in his daughter's dollhouse and then gave her the unique opportunity to stroll around alongside her dolls inside the tiny structure. Read more...
Women are banding together to lead a powerful march for equality, respect and peace in Washington, D.C. today, and celebrities are using their social platforms to help spread the word.
Thanks to the hashtag, #WhyIMarch, celebrities like Sophia Bush, Connie Britton, Cher, Katy Perry and Zendaya, to name a few, were inspired to share the empowering reasons they're taking part in the Women's March on Washington.
As the march begins, prominent names in Hollywood have started sharing photographs and video of themselves at the march and iconic women from history, along with the powerful reasons why this peaceful protest and expression of togetherness is so important. Read more...
With attendance projections now around 500,000, people are gathering in huge numbers for the Women's March on Washington.
According to the Washington Post, packed Metro stations and hour long waits to board trains — you know, the kind of stuff that would generally make commuters behave like their worst selves — are not fazing marchers.
Immediately after the September 11 attacks, the U.S. government initiated a secret war in Afghanistan.
Fewer than a hundred Special Forces soldiers, building a coalition with the rebels of the Northern Alliance, faced off against the Taliban and the terrorist organization al-Qaeda and succeeded in driving them out of power by the end of the year — with minimal coalition casualties and without conventional, large-scale military operations.
Despite this victory, the U.S. and its allies soon became mired in a seemingly never-ending war, the impact of which is still being felt to this day.
Trump, on the other hand, insists he respects and champions women, but has made a sport out of rating their physical appearance and was recorded making comments that indicate he's sexually assaulted women. He also gleefully threatened to imprison Hillary Clinton, the first woman to run for president on behalf of a major political party. Read more...