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How Mexican millennials moved Twitter and earth after the earthquake

On a Tuesday afternoon in September, ngel Rodrguez, 31, was at a coworking space in downtown Mexico City when the earth began shaking. "Rocks and pot plants started falling around me, he told me. Everybody rushed outside I thought the building was going to fall down. There were thousands of people on the street, clouds of smoke, buildings swaying." Once safely on the street, Rodrguez took out his phone and tried to get in touch with his family,

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Here‘s why California‘s musical road sounds so darn weird

There are many, many long stretches of road in America, but not many of them are particularly interesting. Or, for that matter, particularly musical. There are exceptions, though. On one stretch of highway in Lancaster, California, there are some grooves in the road specifically designed to play Rossini‘s William Tell Overture when a car drives over them. SEE ALSO: There‘s an important reason for these strange patterns on British

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This powerful quote about sexual violence will change the way you talk about it

Two words: #MeToo. That‘s what it took to turn the world‘s attention to the magnitude of sexual harassment and assault. Now that we‘re finally talking about it, it‘s high time we thought about the language we use to talk about sexual assault. A quote about the gendered language we use discuss rape and assault has gone viral, prompting thousands to question the way they think and talk about survivors of sexual violence. SEE

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Netflix is getting serious about making movies: 80 to come in 2018

Netflix turned the TV industry upside down and built itself into a powerhouse on the back of its series. Now, it‘s turning its attention to the movie industry. Netflix is planning to release around 80 original movies in 2018, chief content officer Ted Sarandos said on Monday‘s earnings call. That‘s a considerable increase on the 50 planned for 2017. The company‘s film lineup includes traditional movies as well as documenta

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Jennifer Lawrence shares her own account of sexual harassment faced in Hollywood

Jennifer Lawrence is joining the many voices in Hollywood standing up against inappropriate treatment of women. A week after dozens of women accused big-time producer Harvey Weinstein of sexually harassing and assaulting them, the actress spoke at Elle‘s 24th annual Women in Hollywood celebration to share a "humiliating" and "degrading" experience she faced early in her career. SEE ALSO: Kate Winslet refused to thank Harvey Weinstein in her

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This journal may be the habit-changer you need

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Are you the type of person who sets twenty alarms in the morning and then snoozes through all of them? When you wake up, do you lay in bed and scroll mindlessly through Facebook for half an hour? Maybe you just need some inspiration. SEE ALSO: Lamps for people in long distance relationships The makers of the Morning Sidekick Journal have you cov

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Only in Dubaipolice now have hovercrafts

As if a fleet of supercars wasn‘t enough, now Dubai police have hovercrafts. The police force will be adding this transport to their elaborate arsenal for emergency response whenever traffic is bad. The hovercrafts will give them the ability to bypass traffic effectively, reducing response time. Read more...More about Transportation, Mashable Video, Dubai, Flight, and Flying

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Mamma Mia! Cher is joining the musical sequel

Mamma mia, here she goes again ... back to the big screen. Cher has joined the Mamma Mia! sequel, marking her first onscreen film role since 2010‘s Burlesque. SEE ALSO: The Cher musical has a premiere date so start believing Also on board are most of the cast of the original, including Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Dominic Cooper, Julie Walters, Stellan Skarsgard and Christine Baranski. The musician teased the

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Thrill-seekers free falling into Oregon‘s blue pools will make your stomach drop

Daredevil Graham Merwin filmed himself and friends cliff-jumping into the deep, clear blue pool in Tamolitch Falls in OregonThe pool, which is popular with nature buffs, is surrounded by cliffs that are up to 60 feet high. While the video makes jumping in look effortless, this is still very dangerous and people should proceed with caution... or just live vicariously through Merwin and his friends through this video. Read more...More about Mashab

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Reese Witherspoon opens up about being sexually assaulted by a director at 16

Last week‘s stories about Harvey Weinstein were disgusting and unsettling, but the collective wave of nausea surrounding his actions and how many people were complicit in them has started a conversation in Hollywood and beyond. Reese Witherspoon, while speaking at Monday‘s Elle Women in Hollywood event, revealed that she was sexually assaulted by a director at the age of 16 and buried it for years fearing judgment and isolation. [I fe

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Groundbreaking, farm-loving robots could change the future of agriculture

The University of Sydney‘s Australian Centre for Field Robotics are pioneers when it comes to robotic farming. Having developed a series of driverless tractors, they give us a sneak peek of how future farms and orchards will operate in the era of mass automation. These robots can line themselves up and drive over crops, get data that they send to the farmer‘s computer and even perform tasks like spraying, weeding, trimming branches, a

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The evolution of gaming: From 8-bit to today

The history of gaming is as long and complex as the Lost Levels of Super Mario Bros., and it‘s filled with its fair share of drama, intrigue, and fierce opinion. From a technical standpoint, the advancements of the past half-century have been fascinating to witness. Heritage gamers have watched the industry transform from classic hits like Pong and old-school, 8-bit games to the immersive, cinematic experiences of today. This incredible evo

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Adorable lifeguard puppy saves kids from drowning

Cori the puppy used to be afraid of water, but now at 9 months she bravely jumps in to save people‘s lives. Due to her innate ability to save people in the water, Cori became a canine-assisted swim trainer to kids with disabilities. She‘s also currently training to be a therapy dog. Read more...More about Mashable Video, Kids, Children, Train, and Swimming

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6 of your neighbor‘s Halloween costume ideas that will make you say, ‘That shirt‘s from my house‘

You ever had that one neighbor who steals your clothes? It‘s apparently a rare breed, but when you live near one, you really live near one. And your neighbor Kevin is one of those ones, especially around Halloween. SEE ALSO: Halloween costume ideas for couples who are about to break up Here are five of your neighbor‘s Halloween costume ideas that will make you say, "Hey, that shirt‘s from my house." Baby from Baby Driver Imag

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At last, we can all rest easy knowing this iguana has been arrested

Take a deep breath, folks. Feel that? That‘s relief. The nightmare is over. This one iguana is finally in jail. Florida‘s Stuart Police Department has, at long last, captured this one iguana that they‘ve been looking for. SEE ALSO: Iguana, who answers to no man, wreaks havoc at the Miami Open tennis tournament According to their social media channels, Stuart Police have been on an "Iguanahunt" for the big iguana for "a few days,

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We can‘t get enough of Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury so here‘s more

Time was that an entertainment writer would have raised all the eyebrows at Mr. Robot star Rami Malek being cast as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, but luckily that time has passed. Now we can‘t get enough behind-the-scenes images of Malek, like the one shared to Instagram by director Bryan Singer on Monday night. SEE ALSO: Rami Malek channels Freddie Mercury playing ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,‘ Brian May approves Couldn‘t help

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Vibing snake dances to ‘Proud Mary‘ and somehow doesn‘t miss a single beat

This snake might be rollin‘ on the river...or the next bush. The Plains Hognose was jamming out to rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival‘s "Proud Mary" and boy, does it have some moves. Just give this snake a stage, because it‘s ready to slither into a groundbreaking performance. Read more... More about Youtube, Animals, Culture, Snakes, and Viv

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Admit it, you‘re guilty of ‘binge-racing‘ new TV shows

You know the feeling. There‘s a new show coming to Netflix on Friday, and you‘ve got to watch it all by Monday to talk to everyone. On second thought, maybe you want to finish in a day so you can post about it. Actually, it might be best to finish on day one so that you don‘t get spoiled - you know what, screw it. Let‘s binge this bad boy at midnight. If you identified with the above paragraph on a spiritual level, you&lsq

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Microsoft made the Surface Book bigger and more badass

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Google Pixel 2 review: The best boring phones, and that‘s not so bad

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Why Microsoft turned the Surface Book into a 15-inch ‘beast‘

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Prince George‘s favourite film proves once and for all he just can‘t wait to be king

Hardened journalists have been trying for years to discover the much sought after title of Prince George‘s favourite film, but in the end all it took was the cheery questioning of a small boy. SEE ALSO: I‘m 23 and dressed as royal baby Prince George for a week Just check out this kid‘s interview technique. Prince William is totally caught off guard. We should employ this kid @SkyNews ...he got #PrinceWilliam to reveal that #pri

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In the wake of #MeToo, men are pledging to make changes to fight harassment

Over to you, men. As thousands women around the world shout the words "me too" in unison to demonstrate the magnitude of sexual harassment women endure, men are now responding with their own positive hashtag. The #MeToo hashtag has been used over 100K times following a rallying cry from Hollywood actor Alyssa Milano, who encouraged women to use the hashtag if they‘d ever been harassed or assaulted. But, now it‘s men‘s turn to st

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New Google Doodle is a colourful celebration of Selena Quintanilla‘s life

Google‘s latest Doodle packs a very musical punch. SEE ALSO: Monday‘s Google Doodle is an ode to English lexicographer Samuel Johnson The 90 second video, which is viewable in the U.S., Mexico, India and parts of South America, celebrates the life of Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla. Selena rocketed to fame in the 80s in her family band Selena y Los Dinos, before later going on to be named the Female Vocalist of the Year for Tejan

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