1. A study conducted by robot expert Christoph Bartneck found that Legos are a lot angrier than they once were. The stresses of competing against Street Fighter XXXXXIXXVIIIIX for the attention of young children is enough to make any plastic figure to spiral.
2. Nothing says "mounting tensions in Turkey" better than a musical number performed by the protesters of the Occupy Gezi movement. Members of the group sang "Do You Hear the People Sing?" from the musical Les Miserables on Tuesday. Heartstrings effectively tugged. H/T Buzzfeed.
There's a factual dispute about whether the NSA had direct access to internet servers. Chris Hayes talks to Bruce Schneier, security expert, and Colleen Taylor, reporter for TechCrunch and TechCrunch TV. watch
More than 10 years ago, NSA officials went to Silicon Valley to learn how to build a better data operation. Chris Hayes talks to Bruce Schneier, security expert, and Colleen Taylor, reporter for TechCrunch and TechCrunch TV. watch
The inventor of the emoticon doesn't care for the emoji; CBC Music creates a supercut of David Letterman asking "Are these your drums?"; and the White House welcomes Cookie Monster by incorporating him in a super creepy Vine. watch
Rep. Trent Franks made some waves talking about the "very low" instances of pregnancies resulting from rape. As Chris Hayes points out, the forum in which Franks made the comments is as outrageous as his actual words. watch
The battle lines that have been drawn on the issue of what to do about sexual assault in the armed forces between those on the side of the Pentagon who don't want fundamental reform and do not want to take this outside of the chain of command versus an... watch
Thursday, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that naturally occurring genes cannot be patented. The decision, authored by Justice Clarence Thomas, found that Myriad Genetics--a company known for isolating two human genes that make it easier to determine which women have a higher risk of ovarian and breast cancer--could not patent the genes. read more
State and municipal governments across the country have been strip-mining their school districts in an attempt to defray budget deficits. In Michigan, an entire school district temporarily shut down due to lack of funds, while another fired all of its teachers. In Illinois, Chicago's school board voted to "consolidate" its resources by permanently shuttering 50 schools. read more
1. The guy who invented emoticons (those nifty little pictorial expressions) does not <3 its more advanced cousin, emoji. Read about the hate after the jump. :(
2. David Letterman gets really, very excited by drums:
3. Vine is a social media application that allows you to take funny little videos. The whitehouse is "vining" now. You can check out our creepy Vines too by searching for "Chris Hayes" in the app.
How does Walmart convince some the world's biggest stars to speak at their shareholders' meeting for free? Chris Hayes poses that question to The Nation’s John Nichols and Joe Weisenthal, executive editor of Business Insider. watch
This year's Walmart shareholders' meeting served as a celebrity pep rally for the country's largest private employer—a company we think about when we thinkg about terrible working conditions in the 21st century. watch
Wednesday marks George H.W. Bush's 89th birthday, and his presidential library is urging people to wear colorful socks and post pictures of them online to celebrate; conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has an on-air meltdown on a British television show,... watch
The Senate voted to move forward on a comprehensive immigration reform bill, but one of the bill's architects is working behind the scenes to weaken it. Chris Hayes explains why Marco Rubio won't get away with it. watch