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The Chandler family spent over a century helping to build Los Angeles with the town’s newspaper of record, the LA Times. The paper was kept in the family from 1882 until 2000, with Norman Chandler at the helm during World War II. But newly released FBI files show that Norman may have had some particularly nasty friends in the 1930s. Specifically, Nazi friends.Read more...

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Do you think you know what “healthy” food means? Then the FDA would like to hear from you.Read more...

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Endemic measles has officially been wiped out in the Americas. That means the only outbreaks that happen are those imported from abroad. It’s the first region in the world to achieve this certification, but the battle against measles is far from over. We’re looking at you, anti-vaxxers.Read more...

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Unless the DEA changes its mind in the 11th hour, kratom—the substance of choice for many recovering opiate addicts—is all but certain to become a schedule 1 drug in the United States this Friday, illegal to possess and illegal to sell. Distributors and users alike are left wondering what they’re going to do next.Read more...

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Volkswagen spent years trying to make diesel as big in America as it was in Europe and other markets. Then it got caught cheating in a very big way. Racked with scandal, fines and lawsuits, the German automaker is now trying to chart a new way forward. This is the rolling electric symbol of that new way, and it’s called the Volkswagen I.D. Read more...

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If you hate vacuuming as much as you hate spending money, it turns out you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on an autonomous robotic vacuum like the Roomba. With some scavenged electronics and a cheap handheld vac, you can just build your own.Read more...

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South Australia, a state with a population of about 1.7 million, was hit by a massive storm system on Wednesday. The entire region went without power for much of the day as a result.Read more...

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Rumors of “cheap speed ” prescriptions and speculation about cocaine use notwithstanding, celebrity real estate developer and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump enjoys a decades-old reputation as a teetotaler. That did not, however, stop him from employing a convicted cocaine trafficker in the 1980s.Read more...

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Stop and think about how many hours you spend sitting in an office chair hunched over a computer. Don’t you think your butt deserves to be cradled in something more luxurious than whatever was on sale at Staples? The Elysium chair isn’t cheap, but it’s brilliantly engineered to make you never want to get up again.Read more...

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If you include the main cast, it’s fairly obvious who has the most lines: It’s Homer, by hundreds of thousand of words, followed by Marge, Bart, and Lisa all bunched up pretty close together. But what if you just count the words spoken by the supporting cast from season one to twenty six? Which supporting character do you think has spoken the most lines on the show then? Is it Flanders? Moe? Krusty?Read more...

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A new report by The New York Times reveals the extent to which Yahoo didn’t really care about its user’s security, instead focusing on products and new features.Read more...

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Is there anything worse than having a flimsy, lightweight keyboard sliding all over your desk while you type? Probably a lot of things, but not for Redditor ipee9932cd, who couldn’t find a keyboard case they liked so they went the extra obsessed mile to make their own using rock-solid concrete.Read more...

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Tinder’s latest features have a very specific feel: they could lead to innocent fun, but really, they’re just a cover for far filthier activities. Tinder Social, for example, was touted as “a better way to go out with friends,” but it was really just an orgy finder . And the app’s newest foray, Tinder Boost, is no different.Read more...

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Just days before it was scheduled to open, a park in Rizhao, China, was severely damaged when the north slope of the mountain right next to it suddenly collapsed.Read more...

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It’s the end of an era. BlackBerry, a name once synonymous with high-end smartphones, will no longer make mobile devices. Along with a dismal financial report, the company announced on Wednesday it “plans to end all internal hardware development and will outsource that function to partners.”Read more...

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The real appeal of monster movies like Godzilla is that they let you experience what it would be like to be a giant rage-filled monster stomping around a big city. But instead of just sitting in a theater as a witness to the rampage, a new virtual reality experience lets you experience it firsthand—minus all the destruction.Read more...

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This clever video by Julian Cianciolo explains how to read sheet music and is actually much more enjoyable to watch than you’d imagine, especially if you’re a musician who can read sheet music because you can probably understand all the deadpan explanations, layered in-jokes, and trombone quips.Read more...

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One of the biggest upgrades in iOS 10 goes to Messages. The native app now comes with stacks of extra features including stickers, instant reactions, and even its own app store. Most of the new functions work best inside conversations. Here’s how to make the most of the app on your iPhone or iPad.Read more...

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A group of major record labels—including Universal, Sony, Capitol and Warner Brothers—is suing YouTube-mp3.org, which rips audio from YouTube videos, for every single instance of piracy the site allegedly facilitated.Read more...

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Go almost anywhere these days and they’re out there, lurking. At our festivals . By our pools . Even in our prisons . Drones have now infiltrated just about every area of human society, as a member of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony learned recently when a quadcopter savagely bonked him at his own concert.Read more...

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Elon Musk finally revealed his plans for a mission to Mars today. But a new set of images from SpaceX show the Interplanetary Transport System going even further in the solar system than the Red Planet. Read more...

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Today, noted space cadet (in every sense of the phrase) Elon Musk revealed his plan to colonize Mars. He also basically told us to prepare to die for him. Cool idea, Elon! Read more...

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The most immersive virtual reality experience is still going to feel fake with your body plopped motionless in a chair. Adding motion into the mix, through the use of a simulator, greatly increases the realism of the experience—particularly if it can fly around a room like this amazing cable-controlled contraption.Read more...

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