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The first thing you see at this house is a huge yellow banner with the Chinese character for “slow.” That’s because 48 cars and trucks barrelled into the family’s front yard last year alone. SEE ALSO: Tesla’s going to record video of your drives to perfect its Autopilot system According to a report by the […]

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When she was younger, 27-year-old Q May Chen always dreamt of what her wedding photoshoot would look like. But she was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer before she could find a partner with whom to make that dream a reality. SEE ALSO: Her father refused to, so woman’s boss walks her down the aisle […]

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When many people think of President Donald Trump, the first word that comes to mind is “idiot.”  No,  that’s not us calling the president names — that’s the very real result of a recent Quinnipiac poll that asked what people think of Donald Trump. SEE ALSO: The internet has a few incredibly depressing candidates to […]

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Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, captures the imagination.  The distant world plays host to lakes of liquid methane and ethane that look like they could be a nice spot for an alien yachting expedition, dunes of hydrocarbons, and clouds that sometimes rain methane down onto the surface of the world, feeding its lakes. Long story short, […]

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A new collection of beautiful online Mother’s Day cards encourages everyone to celebrate the diversity of motherhood this year. As part of the sixth annual Mamas Day campaign, queer and transgender artists of color have joined together to create free e-cards celebrating immigrant and Muslim moms. The initiative, first launched in 2011 by Oakland-based multi-racial […]

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President Donald Trump can’t seem to make up his mind about whether to keep the U.S. in the landmark Paris Climate Agreement or pull out of the pact altogether, but there are signs he is getting advice from across the ideological spectrum.  According to a source close to Gore, the president and the Nobel Prize-winning […]

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Life on Earth might have started billions of years ago on land, not in the sea, according to a new study.   A group of researchers found that the red rocks of the Pilbarra in Western Australia contain terrestrial hot spring deposits, and in them, the earliest known remnants of life on land.  SEE ALSO: […]

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Getting fired sucks. Learning about it on TV while talking to your employees? Even worse. Turns out FBI Director James Comey  “learned from news reports that he had been fired while addressing bureau employees in Los Angeles,” according to the New York Times.  “While Mr. Comey spoke, television screens in the background began flashing the […]

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Nice to meet you, Falcon Heavy. Are you ready to take us to Mars? After years of keeping space nerds around the world on the edge of their collective seat, SpaceX has finally released the first video of its new Falcon Heavy rocket in the midst of a test.  SEE ALSO: Elon Musk’s SpaceX is […]

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Josh heard all the buzz about Silicon Valley coders and young entrepreneurs who took tiny doses of LSD to boost productivity and spark creativity. But the 32-year-old was drawn to the psychedelic drug for another reason: the possibility that it could lift the fog of his depression, if only temporarily.  Josh, who asked to withhold […]

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Africa’s biggest social issues and taboos are no match for these girls. A revolutionary new cartoon series called Tibeb Girls features a group of three young superheroes, who unite to make rural Ethiopian communities safer for girls experiencing gender-based violence and discrimination. SEE ALSO: Meet the Ethiopian community getting access to clean water for the […]

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The Trump administration is steadily removing and revising climate change-related resources on government websites. But some vital portals remain online and are worth checking out — while you still can. Climate Explorer, for instance, is a treasure trove of downloadable maps, graphs, and tables of climate projections for every county in the mainland U.S. Visitors […]

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China’s Great Firewall blocks its people from accessing dozens of popular websites, including Facebook, Google and Twitter. But now there’s a way to rebel. SEE ALSO: Everyone on Twitch can’t stop watching this new survival shooter The_Wall is a game which lets you virtually take down these barriers. The game was spotted, and greenlit, on […]

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