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Today, President Donald Trump released a $1.1 trillion dollar draft budget for 2018, slashing EPA funds by 31 percent, the State Department by 28 percent, and zeroing out the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, National Endowment for the Arts, and more. He did propose $54 billion in defense spending, so at least…Read more...

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There’s no need to be coy, cute or caustic: Sean Spicer isn’t doing well. After the heads of both the Senate and House Intelligence Committees said they found no evidence former President Obama secretly wiretapped Trump Tower during last year’s election, the White House press secretary was asked on Thursday to respond…Read more...

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Tavi Gevinson recently moved into a new apartment in what real-estate developers would like you to call the Brooklyn Culture District and which is actually called Fort Greene, a historically black, middle-class neighborhood. The Rookie founder/editor-in-chief and actor has been posting to Instagram about her new digs,…Read more...

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As expected, President Trump’s proposed budget is a nightmare for science, the environment, and parts of the technology industry. Welcome to the future, where our long national nightmare may not even have the funds to keep chugging along.Read more...

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Google Home might not be the most popular voice assistant to offer convenient information in exchange for reams of personal data, but it appears to be the first to serve ads directly into users’ living rooms.Read more...

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A Gizmodo tipster has sent us exclusive photographs that reveal a man working (?) out of an office in Manhattan’s SoHo district who just can’t stop playing solitaire. The pictures, received through Gizmodo’s tip line earlier today, are complete with timestamps and critical annotations added by our brave tipster.Read more...

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American health sciences are not faring well in an initial draft of President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal. Released Thursday morning, the draft proposal includes a $5.8 billion cut to the National Institutes of Health, accounting for nearly 20 percent of its entire budget. The Department of Health and Human Service,…Read more...

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Even the most mild-mannered among us can’t spend an afternoon inside a sprawling IKEA warehouse without leaving full of rage. But if you want to drown your frustrations, do it in cheap hot dogs and soft serve ice cream instead of walking out the door, determined to weaponize those tiny IKEA pencils. Read more...

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Four and a half billion years ago, some dust from a cloud orbiting around a star coalesced into a rocky planet. But unlike most of the dusty balls in our solar system, this one was special—it was just the right distance away from the star that one day after the surface had cooled, water could exist as a liquid, rather…Read more...

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President Trump has said that he wants a new nuclear arms race. And with more nuclear weapons in the world, there’s bound to be an accident sooner or later. At least that’s what the experts keep telling us. And when we inevitably descend into nuclear war, you don’t want to be caught without the proper GIFs. But don’t…Read more...

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A 37-year-old woman recently went to her eye doctor complaining of itching and watering eyes. While taking a close look, the doctor saw this freaky sight staring back.Read more...

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Everyone should own a slow cooker, and more specifically, everyone should own a programmable slow cooker. If you’re going to be at work for nine hours, but your recipe only calls for six hours of cooking, these will automatically switch to warm mode at the time of your choosing, so you can walk in the door and enjoy a…Read more...

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A new “super-fuze” device incorporated into submarine-launched ballistic missile warheads are so deadly and accurate that they could possibly wipe out an entire fleet of Russian intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) in their silos, creating a preemptive strike-first capability that would give Russia little time…Read more...

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T-Mobile is just the latest mobile carrier to deal with problematic 911 calls, but this time, the problems are bad. Like so bad, people are dying. This month, numerous “ghost calls” from T-Mobile numbers flooded 911 call centers in Texas and have been linked to two deaths. And although the calls originated from…Read more...

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Tardigrades, also known as “water bears,” are probably the toughest microscopic creatures on the planet, capable of surviving freezing, radiation, and even the vacuum of space. They’re also able to withstand complete dehydration—and scientists have finally figured out how they do it. Read more...

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Hey England. You’ve got some beautiful rare butterflies, huh? It would be a real shame if some of them... went missing.Read more...

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Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast isn’t bad. How could it be? It’s basically a remake of one of the greatest animated movies of all time. It’s when it tries to be different that it stumbles, and those problems drag down the good parts where it gets hard to overlook its flaws, making you wonder if you should…Read more...

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On Wednesday, President Trump released a draft federal spending budget for 2018. It reads like a “Mad Max: Fury Road” prequel. The budget outline savagely guts the Environmental Protection Agency, reducing overall spending by 31 percent and zeroing out key features of the agency, from climate change research to…Read more...

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How do you watch Netflix? If you live in the US or Canada, you probably primarily watch your favorite shows or movies on your TV—or at the very least a laptop—but thanks to features like offline viewing and more generous mobile data plans, mobile usage has increased. This is especially true in markets such as India,…Read more...

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io9 Intriguing New Hints About the First Order’s Forces in Star Wars: The Last Jedi | Jalopnik The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Sounds So Nuts You Might Think It’s Broken | Kotaku Capcom Might Have Put A Resident Evil 7 Conspiracy To Rest | Vitals Six Stretches to Help Your Stiff Back Feel and Move Better |Read more...

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You’re probably already accustomed to mooching free wi-fi whenever you visit a friend, but according to a new patent Sony filed just last Friday, the company wants you to be able to steal power from a friend’s phone as well, without having to connect a single cable.Read more...

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The web can be a lot of fun, but it’s also a pretty dangerous place to venture out into—with phishing sites, drive-by downloads and other nasties lurking around every corner. If you’re browsing on Firefox or Chrome you should give your browser some extra muscle for keeping you safe online by installing one or more of…Read more...

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Researchers at Vanderbilt University have found a secondary set of odor sensors on female malarial mosquitoes that appear to be specifically tuned to sniff out humans. While admittedly disturbing, the discovery could lead to new ways of combating malarial mosquitoes and the dreaded disease they carry. Read more...

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James Woods is still suing a dead man for defamation over a tweet that claimed Woods was a cocaine addict. Woods said that even though the man is now dead, he still wants the anonymous Twitter user doxxed. Ironically, Woods has now been slapped with a Twitter defamation suit of his own. What did Woods, a man who is…Read more...

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Ronald McDonald has had enough of Donald Trump’s bullshit, and he’s taken to McDonald’s official corporate Twitter account to let him hear it. What finally tipped Ron over the edge? Was it Trump’s second failed attempt at a Muslim ban, his proposed 31 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency, or maybe his…Read more...

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