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More than 2,000 feet beneath the ocean surface, an otherworldly, 50-foot-wide marine organism floats... and feeds.Read more...

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Recently restored sketches of the Statue of Liberty suggest French engineer Gustave Eiffel, who was brought in to help with the project, had a different vision for the monument’s upraised arm.Read more...

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Legendary songwriter John Prine died on Tuesday due to covid-19 complications. If you know one John Prine song, it’s probably “Paradise,” a bittersweet lament about the devastation the coal mining industry brought to his parents’ hometown in Kentucky.Read more...

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Several decades ago, at the beginning of March 2020, when Bernie Sanders was still in the race for president, a streamer who goes by the handle Neekolul posted a short video of herself lip syncing and dancing along to a song by YouTuber Senzawa made up entirely of variations on the phrase “OK, boomer” to TikTok and…Read more...

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There are a lot of people hyped for a videogame that hasn’t even come out yet. Some are so hyped that they’re willing to part with thousands on dollars on a limited edition RTX 2080 Ti to show their super fandom. There’s a bunch of Ebay auctions going on at the moment for Cyberpunk 2077 editions of the RTX 2080 Ti,…Read more...

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Following extensive reporting on egregious security failures, video conferencing company Zoom is now being sued by a shareholder over allegations of fraud and overstating the security protocols in place on its service.Read more...

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More than a dozen U.S. senators are now pushing the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to release its data on which Americans are getting access to covid-19 testing kits. The request, issued directly to CDC Director Robert Redfield on Tuesday, comes amid concurring reports that the virus is killing black Americans at a…Read more...

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HBO announced this morning that as of April 30 its HBO GO and HBO NOW streaming apps will no longer be available on 2nd and 3rd-Gen Apple TVs, because it wants to “provide the best streaming experience” moving forward. (That likely just means HBO no longer wants to provide software updates for older hardware.) So, if…Read more...

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A new study is the latest to show how indistinguishable false memories are from real ones. People who watched someone else recount a supposed recollection were unable to tell that the memory was false with any better accuracy than chance, the study found. Moreover, in many cases the people describing their own…Read more...

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If you’re like a lot of folks who considered buying a Nintendo Switch to help pass the time while quarantined, you’ve probably noticed that Nintendo’s incredibly popular console has pretty much been sold out across the country for the past couple weeks. Read more...

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A devoted troop of boob patrollers has sunk a lot of time into reporting boobs on Twitch over the years, aided largely by Twitch’s Delphic “attire” guidelines. Until now, attire was to be “publicly appropriate for the context, location, and activity” of the broadcast and, more confusingly, appropriate for a “mall”…Read more...

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Well, that was fast. Google has made Stadia free for the next two months. No charges—just a handful of games, including Destiny 2, absolutely free to anyone with a Gmail account and a supported web browser or phone.Read more...

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Just days after hitting Vanuatu, Cyclone Harold struck Fiji on Wednesday. These island nations are coping with fallout from coronavirus pandemic, but that doesn’t mean extreme weather will take it easy on those in its path. That’s certainly been the case with this monster cyclone.Read more...

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The Surface Duo is a dual-screen phone made by Microsoft that runs Android rather than Windows— it’s an unquestionably exciting device. But given that it’s not expected to go on sale until the holidays, it’s way too early to start getting hypercritical about its camera performance.Read more...

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Coloring books, which enjoyed a huge reconnaissance a few years ago before dying off again, are poised to take one last victory lap as the perfect stress reliever for quarantine life. A little creativity can go a long way toward improving mental health, so Adobe has created a free digital coloring book with the help…Read more...

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It is a sad fact that 2-in-1s exist despite the fact that they’re never exceptional at being both a laptop and a tablet. Maybe it was a bad experience with a tablet that turned me off to the idea, not to mention I hate typing on anything but an actual keyboard. I have a gaming laptop for work and play, and two full…Read more...

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The world is undergoing its sixth major extinction crisis, and as many reports have shown, our warming planet puts many more species at risk of annihilation. A new study published in Nature on Wednesday takes an even deeper look at the crisis and what ecosystem-wide changes could look like.Read more...

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Archaeologists have pinpointed four independent regions where humans first began cultivating crops: China, the Middle East, Mesoamerica, and the Andes. We can now add southwestern Amazonia to this exclusive list, owing to new evidence of plant domestication in the region. Read more...

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Real life: Sometimes it’s stranger than science fiction. Even though we’re in the middle of a pandemic, Trump’s attempt to create a new branch of the military seems to still be underway. But until there are boots on the ground (of the moon), legitimacy is still a long way off. That is, unless you turn on Netflix.Read more...

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Although the Nintendo Switch includes a dock that works just fine for connecting to a TV, it’s not perfect. Some have reported it’s actually scratched their portable’s screen, and its functionality is barebones. Now’s the perfect time to give your Switch an upgrade with a dock that does more than just pay homage to…Read more...

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Health experts had suspected the coronavirus pandemic would kill more people in areas where there’s higher air pollution. Now, they have preliminary data to back it up.Read more...

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For millennia, mankind has had one dream, one desire, one singular unifying purpose: to take its rightful place among the stars by destroying the fucking Moon. On Monday, Donald Trump advanced that goal by signing an executive order telling the world that the U.S. won’t let any other countries interfere with our…Read more...

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Samsung’s S20 flagship lineup is impressive, but the trio of phones is also expensive as hell. In this economy, nobody is gonna spend up to $1,400 on a smartphone. We need more affordable options and Samsung just took the wraps off its budget lineup, with six budget handsets to choose from, each cheaper than the last.…Read more...

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