Just How Bad Is California's Drought? Here's A Scary, 10-Second Answer.

California continues to dry up. The latest figures indicate more than 80% of the state is in extreme drought, or worse, exceptional drought. These are sobering numbers, to be sure, but for an even better perspective on the drought's unprecedented progression, check out this GIF, created by L.A. Times reader Alvaro… » 8/09/14 9:15am 8/09/14 9:15am

The World Is A Vulgar Place

Gary Gale, geotechnologist and vicar of everyone's inner teenager, has created a map of Vaguely Rude Place Names Around the World. The map is a lot of fun if you're into crude sexual and toilet humor (who isn't?), and almost universally results in childlike snickering when confronted with the word 'poo'. » 7/11/14 6:24pm 7/11/14 6:24pm

That ISIS "Caliphate Map" Is Bogus, So Stop Freaking Out

Judging from the comments on Twitter, a lot of people are panicking over the map that's appeared on ABC News, purporting to show ISIS' "five-year expansion plan" for conquering vast territory. Let's stop this meme right now, shall we? ISIS didn't even make the map—and a neofascist group is circulating it. » 7/01/14 12:00pm 7/01/14 12:00pm