Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
CNET freelancer Gael Fashingbauer Cooper, a journalist and pop-culture junkie, is co-author of "Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops? The Lost Toys, Tastes and Trends of the '70s and '80s," as well as "The Totally Sweet '90s." If Marathon candy bars ever come back, she'll be first in line.Source
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Six Dr. Seuss books pulled for 'hurtful and wrong' images

Six Dr. Seuss books pulled for 'hurtful and wrong' images

March 2 would've been the 117th birthday of children's author Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. On that same day, the company that keeps his characters and books circulating announced that six Dr. Seuss books will no longer be published due to racist images. The six books are And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, If I Ran the Zoo, McElligot's Pool, On Beyond Zebra!, Scrambled Eggs Super!, and The Cat's Quizzer. "These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong," a representative of Dr. Seuss Enterprises said in a statement. "Ceasing sales of these...

Mar 2
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Lil Uzi Vert's $24 million diamond forehead implant makes him look like Marvel's Vision

Lil Uzi Vert's $24 million diamond forehead implant makes him look like Marvel's Vision

Let's hope Thanos isn't still lurking around.Rapper already had facial tattoos and piercings, but now he appears to have a $24 million pink diamond decorating his forehead.  videos posted by the musician himself, and by jeweler Elliot Eliantte, show the large stone. Representatives for Lil Uzi Vert and Eliantte did not immediately respond to requests for comment."Beauty is pain," reads the caption on Lil Uzi Vert's Instagram video.The rapper said he spent the past four years paying for the gem, which he said is between 10 and 11 carats, the . And when a fan told the musician to put the...

Feb 3
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Bill Gates shares photo of his coronavirus vaccine, says 'I feel great'

Bill Gates shares photo of his coronavirus vaccine, says 'I feel great'

The Microsoft co-founder and longtime vaccine advocate thanked those who helped get the shots into arms.For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the .co-founder funds medical research and vaccine programs through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and has about his belief in the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine. On Friday, it was his turn to get one. Gates tweeted a photo of himself -- eyeglasses off, sleeve rolled up -- receiving the first of his two . He thanked those who helped develop and distribute the vaccine and noted that he's feeling...

Jan 22
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NASA lends 3.9-billion-year-old moon rock to the Biden White House

NASA lends 3.9-billion-year-old moon rock to the Biden White House

Astronauts chipped the 3.9-billion-year-old rock off of a lunar boulder back in 1972.There's a new decoration in President Joe Biden's Oval Office. Although really, it's a very old decoration. At the request of the new administration, from its Lunar Sample Laboratory Facility at Johnson Space Center in Houston. The moon rock went on display in the Oval Office on , Jan. 20.From the lab to your inbox. Get the latest science stories from CNET every week.The loan is "in symbolic recognition of earlier generations' ambitions and accomplishments, and support for America's current Moon to Mars...

Jan 22
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Arnold Schwarzenegger links Capitol attack to Nazi Germany in powerful viral video

Arnold Schwarzenegger links Capitol attack to Nazi Germany in powerful viral video

In a vid that earned 33 million views in a day and drew a response from Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, the actor and former California governor draws on his own past in post-World War II Austria.Actor and former California governor tweeted an impassioned seven-minute video on Sunday, recalling his post-World War II childhood in Austria, and comparing the  with Kristallnacht. Kristallnacht, or the "Night of Broken Glass," was an attack on Jews and Jewish-owned businesses that occurred in in Nazi Germany in November 1938. "Wednesday was the 'day of broken glass' right here in the United...

Jan 11
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Star Wars' original Boba Fett actor, Jeremy Bulloch, dies at 75

Star Wars' original Boba Fett actor, Jeremy Bulloch, dies at 75

The bounty hunter role was a "privilege" that changed his entire life, the actor once wrote.Actor , the first to play Star Wars bounty hunter Boba Fett, died Thursday at age 75,. Bulloch played Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, and though his character didn't have much screen time, he quickly became a fan favorite. "Jeremy died peacefully on 17th December 2020 following health complications, including several years living with Parkinson's disease," the site reported. "He spent his final weeks in the wonderful care of staff at St George's Hospital in Tooting, close...

Dec 17
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Secretary of state nominee Antony Blinken has a band, and people are reviewing his 'wonk rock'

Secretary of state nominee Antony Blinken has a band, and people are reviewing his 'wonk rock'

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this again"Honestly it's pretty good," one Twitter user says of music by the nominee for secretary of state.Antony Blinken, who was  Monday by President-elect Joe Biden, has an interesting side project. Blinken, who was deputy secretary of state under former President Barack Obama, has a band called Ablinken, with original songs called Lip Service and Patience .In a 2018 tweet, Blinken, 58, called his music "wonk rock," and in a tweet from October, he revealed his guitar choice, a Martin. Entertain your brain with the coolest news from...

Nov 23
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Bill Gates: 'Almost all' coronavirus vaccines will work by February

Bill Gates: 'Almost all' coronavirus vaccines will work by February

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againBut there's still a tough winter ahead. "Try not to have your family be the last death in this pandemic," the Microsoft co-founder said. is feeling optimistic about vaccine development. The likely to receive FDA authorization, one from Pfizer and the other from Moderna, appear to be 95 percent effective against the virus. But the  co-founder and co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation also has high hopes for vaccines that haven't yet made big headlines, including those developed by AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and...

Nov 24
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Bill Gates: 'Almost all' coronavirus vaccines will work by February

Bill Gates: 'Almost all' coronavirus vaccines will work by February

Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder and co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is optimistic about coronavirus vaccine development. The first two vaccine candidates likely to receive FDA authorization, one from Pfizer and one from Moderna, appear to be 95 percent effective against coronavirus. But Gates also has high hopes for vaccines that haven't yet made big headlines, too, with enthusiasm for vaccines developed by AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and Novavax. "Almost all the vaccines will work and with very high efficacy levels," Gates told CNN's Fareed Zakaria in an...

Nov 23
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Vice presidential debate memes: Fly on Mike Pence's head wins night

Vice presidential debate memes: Fly on Mike Pence's head wins night

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againThe fly sat on Pence's head for almost two minutes.The chaotic first presidential debate last week was like nothing political commentators had seen before, with some comparing it to a , but Wednesday night things were calmer as Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris faced off in their . But there were plenty of heated moments as the two from the coronavirus pandemic to the economy, climate change and the Supreme Court. And one particularly buzzy moment stood out, thanks to a fly that landed on Pence's head. While Pence...

Oct 8
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