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Exploring The Graffiti Hidden In New York's Abandoned Military Base

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 10.22.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Exploring Fort Tilden National monuments are typically solemn places for reflection and remembrance. In the case of many decommissioned military in...

Guy's Hilarious Obit: 'Don't Email Me, I'm Dead'

Newser | Posted 07.31.2014 | Weird News

(NEWSER) – Kevin McGroarty worked in advertising for some 30 years. His final project: a hilarious "500-word mini masterpiece," AdWeek reports—his...

Soy Sauce: Great On Sushi And Maybe A Treatment For HIV

Newser | Posted 05.07.2014 | Weird News

Picture the soy sauce bottle on most sushi restaurant tables, yep, the one with the red or green top. Those omnipresent bottles are the product of the...

Girl Killed By 5-Year-Old Looking For His Toy Gun

Newser | Posted 05.10.2014 | Crime

A 7-year-old girl was killed at a birthday party in South Carolina Saturday night after a 5-year-old boy accidentally fired a gun while looking for hi...

Girl, 11, Shot Dead By 2-Year-Old Brother

Newser | Posted 04.07.2014 | Crime

An 11-year-old girl was killed in Philadelphia Saturday morning when she and her three siblings found a loaded handgun in their home and started playi...

Did You Know Humans Have 21 Facial Expressions?

Newser | Posted 04.02.2014 | Weird News

A new study finds that humans have many facial expressions—21, to be exact—that can convey distinct emotions such as "happily surprised," "fearful...

Teens Are Smoking ... Coffee?

Newser | Posted 03.31.2014 | Weird News

"Barista, would you roll me a robust Columbian blend?" We're not quite there yet, but more teenagers are smoking coffee rather than drinking it and po...

5 Craziest Crimes Of The Week

Newser | Posted 03.28.2014 | Crime

A not-so-appropriately dressed DUI suspect and a mom who maybe isn't the greatest role model make the list:...

Why Is Dark Chocolate So Healthy?

Newser | Posted 03.24.2014 | Weird News

You've probably heard about the highly convenient health benefits of dark chocolate. As io9 points out, the stuff is good for your heart, your brain, ...

The Top 17 News Stories of 2013 With Analysis by a Newser Commenter

Chris Kelly | Posted 02.27.2014 | Comedy
Chris Kelly

I'm a busy man, and I like my news in 50-to-100-word chunks, like fragments of Sappho. So I couldn't get by without the news aggregation site Newser.

Britain Plans Resort For Chinese Tourists In Wales | Posted 01.03.2012 | Travel

With Chinese tourism to the UK booming, a developer is planning a resort village aimed at their specific needs. But it's not exactly a stone's throw f...

Movie Snack Theft Costs Texan 80 Years | Posted 11.21.2011 | Weird News

And you thought your multiplex overcharged for snacks. Two hot dogs, two sodas, and a tub of popcorn has cost one Texas man 80 years in prison—becau...

WATCH: 'Human Slinky' Costume On Sale For $1M | Posted 12.31.2011 | Weird News

(NEWSER) – The Daily Mail may have just uncovered the world’s most expensive Halloween costume: Behold the “Human Slinky,” which you can buy r...

New EU Rule: Kids Can't Blow Up Balloons | Posted 12.12.2011 | Weird News

Blowing up balloons is now a bust for kids in the European Union. The popular activity is too dangerous for children under the age of 8 to do unsuperv...

Michael Calderone

Salon CEO Calls For 'American Spring' | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.26.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- David Talbot has seen Salon go through several iterations since founding the site in 1995. He was Salon’s editor-in-chief for a decade a...

Here's Why Dilbert Loves Newser

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

It's often a bitch to explain new media. None of this stuff makes much sense if you don't use it--and if you resist it. It's as irritating as it is opaque.

So the Publishing Business Didn't Die, After All

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

While many traditional publishers still figure on the top 100 publishers list, more than half of the list consists of publishers who didn't exist 10 years ago, half again of which did not exist five years ago.

Publishers Can Take Warning from Broadway's Collected Stories

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Sims

Margulies has written two plays that act out the "what if" scenarios that publishers should seriously be thinking about.

Sound and Fury: Here's What Sharon Waxman Really Wants

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

Sharon Waxman's claims are so exaggerated, and big lie-like, that, in my suspicion of anyone shouting about ethics in a crowded theater, it suddenly occurred to me to run a quick ethical search on her.

The Wrap Sends Newser Cease & Desist

The Wrap | Sharon Waxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

So, we weren't joking. Counsel for TheWrap sent a cease and desist letter today to Patrick Spain, the CEO of Newser....

The New News: I Can Say Anything You Can Say Shorter

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

Let me say it again: News used to be a scarce commodity; but then the Internet turned it into a vast surplus, too great for anybody to consume in what... Why Michael Wolff and Co. Are Way Over the Line

Sharon Waxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sharon Waxman

We aggregate news here at TheWrap along with producing a great deal of original content. But I'm starting to think hard about the line between lifting content and aggregating it. Exhibit A for me is

Sharon Waxman vs. Michael Wolff: Newser Steals Wrap Content!

The Wrap | Sharon Waxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In our 14 months of our operation,, with an audience of about 3 million unique viewers per month, has sent us precisely 1,600 users. But it...

From Pulitzer to Murdoch - The Newspaper Guys and Beyond

Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Adam Taylor

The age of "the newspaper guys" might be ending, but the media moguls will live on.

Newser's iPhone App: Are We Nuts?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

The most popular news medium became, over the last 10 years, the computer, effectively putting newspapers out of business and changing the nature of t...