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What Kind of Dog Is This?

Have you seen this dog? If you’ve been on Reddit lately, where this video by Japanese good boy enthusiast Hirofumi Kawano has been making the rounds, there’s a good chance you have.

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Report: US to Seek Arrest of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

Citing unnamed American officials, CNN reports that the United States is preparing charges to arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has spent the last four years alive but clearly bored in Ecuador’s London embassy.

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Facebook Finally Rolls Out ‘Disputed News’ Tag Everyone Will Dispute

On Friday, Facebook debuted its new flagging system for fake news in America, tagging hoax stories as “disputed” for some users. First announced amid criticism of the company for its role in spreading misinformation during the 2016 election, the new feature uses non-partisan third parties to assess the factual…

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Zuckerberg Cut a Line About Monitoring ‘Private Channels’ From His Facebook Manifesto

On Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg published an updated founder’s letter for Facebook, his first since the company went public in 2012. Largely summarizing the CEO’s previous comments, the sweeping manifesto was newsworthy while containing little news. In at least one version of the text, however, Zuckerberg wrote about…

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Mark Zuckerberg Posts 6,000-Word Status Update About Nothing

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Monopoly Is Being Gentrified, One Token at a Time

On Thursday, Hasbro announced that the humble thimble, Monopoly’s least beloved game piece, would be getting the boot from “an upcoming version of the game.” Cynically, the toy company framed the eviction as a simple reflection of the people’s will, the result of a recent online contest to modernize the board game.

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Guess What Science Guy Owns ‘About 500’ Bow Ties

This week, a popular Knowledge Dude revealed that he possesses “about 500″ bow ties, but can you guess which one?

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Fitness App CEO Speaks Out Against Trump: ‘CREENOM Y RU’

Like many in the tech industry, Mark Gainey, CEO of run-mapping app Strava, used his position to condemn President Trump’s immigrant ban this week. Unlike anyone else, however, Gainey did so in his own peculiar native tongue: the language of routes.

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At-Home Fertility Test Turns Your Smartphone Into World’s Squirmiest Sea-Monkey Tank

It’s one thing to hear about Michael Phelps winning a gold medal. It’s quite another to actually see him do it.

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Delta Becomes Second Airline in a Week to Ground US Flights Over Computer ‘Issues’

On Sunday, Delta Airlines temporarily grounded all domestic flights due to an unexplained technical error, the second major American airline to do so in the last seven days.Read more… Continue reading

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Museum Finds Real Human Skull in 150-Year-Old Taxidermy Display

For more than a century, the taxidermy diorama “Arab Courier Attacked by Lions” has stood in Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Depicting a man on camelback fending off Barbary lions, the bizarre display has intrigued—and repulsed—generations of visitors. Throughout all those years, however, the piece…

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Report: Donald Trump Contacted National Park Chief to Personally Complain About Rude Tweet

While campaigning last year, Donald Trump promised to repeal Obamacare, begin building a border wall and deport immigrant criminals on “day one” as president. On his actual first full day in office, however, President Trump reportedly had a more pressing matter: talking to the acting head of the National Park Service…

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University Very, Very Sorry It Gave Lab Students ‘Easily Fatal’ Doses of Caffeine

During a lab test at Northumbria University last March, sports science students were supposed to receive around 300 milligrams of caffeine. Due to a misplaced decimal point, prosecutors say two of them were given 30,000 milligrams—equal to 300 cups of coffee or almost twice the generally recognized lethal…

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Is President Trump Still Using His Favorite Unsecured Cellphone?

Speaking from the White House on Tuesday, Donald Trump bragged to The New York Times that he was on “the world’s most secure” telephone system, joking, “The words just explode in the air.” According to that same report, however, the President is also using what might be the world’s least secure system: the ancient,…

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Insecure Scientists Build 1000-Watt ‘Super Laser’ 10 Times Stronger Than Stupid Regular Lasers

On Tuesday, an international team of scientists announced they successfully tested “Bivoj,” a high peak power laser named after a legendary Czech strongman—and boy, they really want you to know it’s really, really strong.

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75-Year-Old Texas Woman Flies Through Tornado in Bathtub, Lands in Woods Unharmed

In the Southern United States, the weather can be deadly, but it can also be surprisingly courteous, as an elderly Texas woman learned this weekend when a tornado picked up the bathtub she was hiding in, spun it in the air, and put her back down in the… Continue reading

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Which One of These Climate Change Tweets Will the Trump Administration Delete First?

On Tuesday, the executive branch’s apparent campaign to silence reality reached a disturbing new low when (objectively true) tweets by Badlands National Park referencing climate change were mysteriously deleted. It’s unclear whether this was done directly at the White House’s behest, but restrictive gag orders by the…

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Trump Administration Freezes All EPA Grants, Forbids Staffers From Talking to the Public

The oil-loving climate change critic President Trump picked to lead the Environmental Protection Agency still hasn’t been confirmed by the Senate, but troubling changes are already afoot at the EPA.

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Report: Your Mean Tweets Upset Donald Trump on His Special Day

On Friday, Donald Trump was sworn in as President of the United States, an occasion that most people would celebrate as one of the greatest moments in their lives. Donald Trump, however, reportedly spent the day getting “increasingly angry”—all because of some not-so-nice messages on Twitter.

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Woody Harrelson Confirms He’s Playing Han Solo’s Mentor in New Star Wars Film

Speaking to Variety on Sunday, Zombieland star Woody Harrelson revealed that he will play the future smuggler’s mentor in Han Solo’s upcoming standalone film, verifying a rumor first reported earlier this month.

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