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French auto giant Renault became the first major French company to report being affected by Friday’s ransomware attack that affected tens of thousands of computers in almost 100 countries across the world, reports Automotive News. An English plant of Renault’s alliance partner Nissan was also hit by the attack. Read more...

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—It’s 7pm, and the Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University, which was packed with investors, aerospace tycoons, and scientists just hours ago, has dwindled to a dedicated few. It’s a very different crowd than the folks who came earlier in the day to watch Buzz Aldrin and other space veterans…Read more...

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Ransomware may be mostly thought of as a (sometimes costly) nuisance, but when it hinders the ability of doctors and nurses to help people with emergency medical problems, that qualifies as armed robbery.Read more...

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As the old saying goes, “men are trash.” If you’re a twenty-something woman, you’ve probably said this phrase to your friends at least once, possibly over alcoholic drinks after a man has done something bad. Or perhaps you’ve said it to coworkers after your dumb boss makes a boob joke in front of the entire company. Read more...

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You might think space is the final frontier, but there’s an entire alien world beneath the sea. Exploring the deepest abysses even looks a lot like exploring outer space. So, we set up some time with Fabien Cousteau, aquanaut, Jacques Cousteau’s grandson, and arguably the ocean’s biggest fan, to chat about what it’s…Read more...

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“James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” our president tweeted publicly today, in what was almost certainly a threat against the former FBI Director he unexpectedly fired on Tuesday. Both pointed and totally incomprehensible, it’s the sort of…Read more...

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Extremely loud air gun blasts have not been used to hunt for oil deposits in the mid and south Atlantic ocean for the last 30 years, but since the industrial practices of the ‘80s are apparently in vogue again, on Wednesday the Trump administration restarted the application process to use seismic surveying.…Read more...

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According to local Hartford, Conn., news anchor Dennis House, this picture was sent to him by an Avon resident named Bob Belfiore, whose neighbor was confronted by a hungry black bear while she was making brownies.Read more...

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Call me a basic bitch all you want—and it’s true, I totally am—but I absolutely adore rose gold. In fact, if I’m being brutally honest, I think rose gold is the best thing that has ever happened to tech.Read more...

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The next time you accidentally spill soda, or water, plus a little baking soda on one of your cutting boards, don’t complain about having to clean it up. Instead, tear the safety cover off your microwave and use it as a high-voltage power source to etch a cool lightning pattern into the mess.Read more...

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A ransomware attack is quickly spreading across the globe rendering vital systems inaccessible.Read more...

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England’s healthcare system fell victim to a massive cyberattack Friday afternoon, forcing several hospitals to divert emergency patients to other facilities. Ransomware appears to be the cause.Read more...

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While many of us envisioned the world going out in a wicked blaze of glory, sadly, that doesn’t seem to be the way things will go. Instead, we have to settle for Ted Cruz, the other horsemen of the apocalypse, and this massive beast that just washed up on the shore of Indonesia’s Maluku province.Read more...

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The more I learn about Elon Musk’s Boring Project—a batshit idea to build a tunnel that sends cars at breakneck speeds under Los Angeles—the more I want to take a ride. The twisted genius just posted video of a test sled zooming through a test tunnel. Holy shit, it’s like going into hyperspeed, and I want to ride! And…Read more...

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Sushi usually contains raw food. It is not cooked. Raw things are full of bacteria, and sometimes parasites, because animals have those things in their tissue. Sushi can get you sick. This should not be a surprise.Read more...

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On Friday morning, a few excited CNN staffers started tweeting some silly photos. Melissa McCarthy, costumed as Sean Spicer, was riding her motorized White House lectern around the street in front of the network’s offices. Why? We’ll give you one guess.Read more...

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Today, Gizmodo’s parent company, Gizmodo Media Group, filed a Freedom of Information Act complaint in a New York federal district court against the Department of Justice, seeking the warrant applications that the FBI used to justify surveillance against Trump campaign officials and their associates.Read more...

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Something unusual happens when a drop of molten glass falls into water. As it cools, it creates a crystal clear tadpole-like droplet that’s bulletproof on one end, but impossibly fragile on the other. We’ve known about these droplets for 400 years, but scientists have only recently figured out what makes them almost…Read more...

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Donald Trump’s lawyers have issued a letter to proclaim that the president’s tax returns for the past decade have no “income of any time from Russian sources.” Well, “with few exceptions,” as the Associated Press tweeted.Read more...

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By now, you probably know that humans are really screwing up the ocean. Climate change aside, we often dump oil into it, ruining the lives of whatever animals live nearby. Just imagine if someone drilled for oil right in the center of your house and then accidentally got the toxic black sludge all over your bedroom,…Read more...

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Today, in the middle of a truly impressive example of “tweeting through it,” President Trump sent out—possibly from the toilet—the following message: “Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future ‘press briefings’ and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy???” (Three question marks indicate…Read more...

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Jezebel Star of New Film About a Man Who Pulls a Sword Out of a Stone: ‘I’m Too Old For Fairy Tales’ | Deadspin Report: Tim Tebow Could Be Moving Up In The World | The Root New Jersey’s Bill Brennan Might Be the Realest Politician You’ve Never Heard Of | Fusion You Won’t Find a More Horrifying Anti-Immigrant Proposal…Read more...

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Remember the halcyon days of 2016, when we were bidding adieu to El Niño and recovering from the death of Harambe? Well, the beloved gorilla may have departed this world for good, but El Niño will return. It always does.Read more...

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If you got a fancy new TV for the holidays, this highly-rated AmazonBasics mount will hang it on the wall for $20. This particular model swings a full 180 degrees and can hold TVs anywhere from 22" to 55", so it should be sufficient for most of you.Read more...

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At least tens of thousands, if not millions of medical records of New York patients were until recently readily accessible online to just about anyone who knew how to look.Read more...

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