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Amid the chaos of a canceled “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia attended by white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and other members of the so-called alt-right on Saturday, someone drove a car directly into other vehicles and a crowd of people protesting the march.Read more...

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Yesterday as white nationalists flooded into Charlottesville, Virginia for the Unite the Right rally, headlining speaker and key organizer Richard Spencer had the time to complain on Twitter about a local restaurant supposedly refusing service to himself and the pale turds who follow his example. Read more...

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Are we on the brink of all-out nuclear war with North Korea? Experts say no, probably not. But according to a new technical analysis of North Korea’s missile technology in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, even if it did come to that, the closest to the heartland Kim Jong Un can strike is Anchorage, Alaska.Read more...

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Episode 5 of the penultimate season of Game of Thrones will air on Sunday. As with episode 4, an outline of the script has been circulating online in what seems to be the latest leak from the huge HBO hack. And suddenly, it seems like the “cyber incident” that some people—including this blogger—thought would be…Read more...

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A certain portion of the internet is freaking out over a change to an important list used by ad blockers that facilitates their function. Popular coding repository GitHub received a DMCA request (the same tool copyright holders use to remove links to pirated music and movies online) to remove a domain name from the ad…Read more...

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Our readers love simplehuman trash cans, at least to the extent that anyone can love any trash can, and two different models have rare 10% discounts running today.Read more...

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If there’s one thing you should always remember about science, it’s that fact and truth are established after multiple studies converge on an answer. Even after that, further research might turn over what you thought was true of the other studies, because you were looking at it through too narrow of a lens. Single…Read more...

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After North Korea threatened to launch an “enveloping strike” at Guam, the territory’s office of civil defense posted emergency guidelines on Friday, explaining what citizens should do in the event of a missile attack. (“Do not look at the flash or fireball—It can blind you. Take cover behind anything that might offer…Read more...

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Android users are facing new threats to their privacy with the recent discovery of over a thousand spyware apps on the loose. A security firm found that at least three of these apps—which are capable of covertly taking photos, recording audio, retrieving call logs, and more—were available for download on Google Play.Read more...

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TRAPPIST-1 would like to remind you that it was drinkin’ beer while you were still rompin’ around in your diapers—or whatever old people say. The ultracool dwarf star system, which first was announced back in February, has garnered a lot of interest because it harbors seven Earth-size planets. At least three of those…Read more...

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If the power at your house can be a little spotty, this $41 APC backup UPS is designed specifically to keep your modem and router running on battery power, so you’ll never lose touch with the world. Today’s deal is an all-time low by over $10, so if you have any inkling that you might want this, I wouldn’t hesitate.Read more...

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On August 6, news broke that Elon Musk and Amber Heard ended their year-long relationship, citing bad timing and Heard’s burgeoning career as their reasons. Celebrity relationships end all the time, so this is nothing out of the ordinary. Things didn’t work out and that’s fine. All they want is privacy and also to…Read more...

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In a classic case of adding insult to injury, workers at the beleaguered Fukushima nuclear power plant have uncovered what appears to be an undetonated bomb dating back to the Second World War.Read more...

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Got a tip for us? Send an email to our tip box: [email protected], contact our reporters directly, or reach out anonymously with SecureDrop.Read more...

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As the world continues to freak out over that (now former) Google employee’s offensive memo, Google went and did something cool for once. It made a good Doodle.Read more...

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By today’s standards the original Teddy Ruxpin, essentially a stuffed toy bear wrapped around a cassette player, borders on archaic, but in 1985 few toys incorporated any kind of technology, and the bear felt as futuristic to a seven-year-old version of me as the original iPhone did a decade ago. It was one of the…Read more...

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It’s just you and your mates in a hotel, braving the dark and the cold, sealed off from the outside world. But you soon find it hard to breathe. The oxygen levels are dropping, and you just don’t know why. Read more...

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The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro were doomed from the start. Some daft optimists thought that maybe, just maybe, if we just believed in Brazil, the politicians would pull through on their promises that the games would lift the city up to a new level of prosperity. But a year later, the opposite is true.Read more...

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As things here on Earth become increasingly more Theater of the Absurd, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft whizzes millions of miles away, unaffected by our intra-human squabbling. After 20 years of heading toward and exploring the Saturn system, on September 15th, Cassini will plunge itself into the planet’s atmosphere,…Read more...

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The ill-fated Fisker Karma hybrid car is getting a new lease on life, of sorts, resurrected under new ownership as the Karma Revero. The Revero is fundamentally the same as the old Fisker Karma but with minor updates from some new hardware and software. But an even smaller company in the world of electric cars claims…Read more...

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When the UC3 Nautilus was first launched in 2008, it was touted as the world’s largest privately built submarine. It’s had some trouble along the way but was back in action this year. On Friday, however, it sunk off the coast of Denmark and authorities are concerned about a missing woman who had allegedly been on…Read more...

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Whether you’re zooming down the freeway, or crammed into a subway car, or even in a darkened movie theater, it’s not always convenient or possible to pull up your smartphone’s screen as you normally would. But with a few tweaks to your phone’s OS you can get the most important information off your phone without…Read more...

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A senior official for the Islamic State used phony eBay deals to funnel money to an operative living in the US, according to an unsealed FBI affidavit. Read more...

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If you have to smash your head all the time, you’d hope that your body had some mechanism to prevent your brain from rattling out. Knock that noggin around enough, and eventually (on evolutionary scales, that is), you might end up looking, well, very silly.Read more...

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In Miami, it’s no secret that sunny day flooding is occurring more often, nor that rising sea levels and climate change are to blame. But, as is often the case when you drill down into the inner workings of our planet, the full story is a bit more complicated.Read more...

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