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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

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The Surprising Long-Term Consequences Of Childhood Hunger

Posted: 09 Apr 2019 08:22 AM PDT

Food poverty is on the rise in rich countries. And evidence suggests the impact can last for years afterwards.

Olympic Cyclist Kelly Catlin Seemed Destined For Glory. Then She Killed Herself

Posted: 09 Apr 2019 06:23 AM PDT

Catlin was lining up for a shot at Olympic gold. And an elite mathematical mind would open opportunities off the track. But torment lurked behind the success.

The Weather Channel Did One Of Its Amazing Mixed Reality Animations About Climate Change, And Oh My

Posted: 09 Apr 2019 05:44 AM PDT

According to scientists' projections, Charleston, South Carolina will be constantly and completely flooded by 2100. And according to the Weather Channel, that'll look like this.

Save Up To 70% On Auto Insurance

Posted: 31 Jan 2019 04:29 AM PST

SmartFinancial Insurance Calculator compares rates from over 50 carriers side by side to deliver optimal savings.

This Guy Really Did Not Think Through His Plan To Empty His Swimming Pool

Posted: 09 Apr 2019 06:48 AM PDT

That water has to go somewhere, bud.

The Secret History Of The Suburbs

Posted: 09 Apr 2019 07:56 AM PDT

We all know the stereotypes: suburbia is dull, conformist and about "keeping up with the Joneses." But what about the suburbs of utopians and renegades?

The Average Room Price Of Five-Star Hotels Around The World, Charted

Posted: 09 Apr 2019 05:57 AM PDT

If you want to stay at a five-star hotel in St. Moritz or Aspen for a night, prepare to shell out more than $2,000 during peak seasons.

Guy Gets A Beautiful Surprise When Otter Talks Back To Him

Posted: 09 Apr 2019 06:48 AM PDT

Well, if this isn't the most delightful thing we've seen this week.

Why Airlines Make Flights Longer On Purpose

Posted: 09 Apr 2019 06:23 AM PDT

Ever wondered why flight times seem to be getting longer? It's called "padding," a phenomenon that helps airlines arrive on time — but at a cost.

A Brief History Of Porn On The Internet

Posted: 09 Apr 2019 05:44 AM PDT

When videocassette recorders entered American homes in the '70s, more than 75 percent of the tapes sold were porn. The breaking apart of the Bell phone system in 1984 spawned the explosion in 900 phone sex numbers. And so it was no surprise that the dawn of the internet was giving rise to the same kind of innovation, demand and outrage that had been going on for eons.

Don't Mess With Geese Unless You're Willing To Pay The Price

Posted: 08 Apr 2019 01:11 PM PDT

One young woman learns this lesson the hard way.

Justin Trudeau Falls From Grace

Posted: 09 Apr 2019 07:56 AM PDT

The Canadian prime minister faces a political crisis of his own devising.

This Compact Charger Can Power Up To 4 Different Devices, Simultaneously

Posted: 07 Apr 2019 06:20 AM PDT

The best things in life can multitask — and this GOSPACE SuperCharger does just that. It sports two USB ports, one USB-C port and a Qi wireless charging pad that can charge up to four devices at rapid speeds thanks to its impressive 10,000 mAh battery.

Guy Tries The 'One-Punch Man' Workout, Gets Pretty Darn Good Results In Only 30 Days

Posted: 08 Apr 2019 10:09 AM PDT

Inspired by the famous anime, investor Sean Seah decided to give the workout a go in real life and the results were anything but fictional.

I Tried To Track Down My Coworkers From Their DNA

Posted: 09 Apr 2019 06:48 AM PDT

The Golden State Killer case has triggered a boom in "genetic genealogy" for solving crimes. But how hard is it to find people by sleuthing in their family trees?

Hugh Jackman And Jimmy Fallon Try To Beat A Guinness World Record

Posted: 09 Apr 2019 05:58 AM PDT

As a child, Jackman dreamed of receiving a Guinness World Record for an obscure talent. Meanwhile, Fallon knows that there's no time like the present to give your dreams another go.

Tesla's Sentry Mode Has Already Caught A Suspected Carjacker

Posted: 09 Apr 2019 06:48 AM PDT

The security feature leverages a 360 dash cam built into Tesla vehicles to record damage and attempted break-ins. It rolled out in February, and it's already earning its keep.

Inside The Biotech Startup That Wants To Extend Your Life

Posted: 09 Apr 2019 05:57 AM PDT

Longevity scientist David Sinclair believes too many of us end up in old age as "the living dead." He's searching for drugs that can turn back the clock on aging — if regulators let him.

A Kangaroo Joey Tusslin' With A Dog Is The Cutest Thing You'll Watch Today

Posted: 08 Apr 2019 01:56 PM PDT

Of course, it's cute now, but once that 'roo is fully grown, a kick from those hind legs will probably be the last thing the dog sees.

How To Lose Everything And Get Some Of It Back

Posted: 09 Apr 2019 04:35 AM PDT

It's 1993 and an addict is tending bar, probably the worst possible job for an addict besides, maybe, professional basketball player in the 1970s.

An Illustrated Guide To The Bay Area's Most Hidden Hikes

Posted: 09 Apr 2019 07:56 AM PDT

This is a fairly specific guide, but it's also nearly as beautiful as the natural and man-made wonders it points to.

Save Up To 70% On Auto Insurance

Posted: 31 Jan 2019 04:29 AM PST

SmartFinancial Insurance Calculator compares rates from over 50 carriers side by side to deliver optimal savings.

MIT's Radical Plan To Make Buildings Out Of Melanin

Posted: 09 Apr 2019 06:48 AM PDT

Melanin is the universal pigment that colors our skin and hair, peacock feathers and butterfly wings. But for Neri Oxman, the head of MIT's Mediated Matter research group, melanin is the foundation of our future — and our future habitats.

Climate Change Has Destroyed Agriculture, And The Final Remaining Avocado Might Fetch A Pretty Penny

Posted: 08 Apr 2019 03:37 PM PDT

Directors Trevor Rothman and Alex Kugelman knocked it out of the park with this short, employing an uneasy combination of absurdity and dread. We can only hope that "The Last Ripe Hass" never mirrors real life too accurately.

Brace Yourselves, The Rain Is On Its Way

Posted: 20 Mar 2019 04:46 AM PDT

As winter turns to spring, you're going to want a water resistant jacket. This one's guaranteed to keep you dry on your next run — and it fits in your pocket.

'Smallville' Star Allison Mack Pleads Guilty To Racketeering In Nxivm Case

Posted: 08 Apr 2019 08:56 PM PDT

The actor apologized to the women who prosecutors say were exploited by Keith Raniere and the purported self-help group.

Why Is Amazon Prime Using Astrology To Sell You Stuff?

Posted: 09 Apr 2019 05:44 AM PDT

Amazon Prime members might have noticed a new horoscope feature that matches one's zodiac sign with products and services. Is it a joke?

Dad's Plan To Celebrate Son's Birthday With Confetti Backfires Horribly

Posted: 08 Apr 2019 12:10 PM PDT

Karma works in this world in the strangest ways.

Researchers At This Base In Antarctica Eat Better Than You Do

Posted: 08 Apr 2019 10:14 AM PDT

And the chef does it with just one food shipment a year.

This Controlled Detonation Of River Ice Is Unexpectedly Spectacular

Posted: 08 Apr 2019 11:58 AM PDT

Authorities in China blew up ice on the Amur River to help prevent spring flooding, and it looked absolutely awesome.

The Disturbing Walrus Scene In 'Our Planet'

Posted: 08 Apr 2019 03:13 PM PDT

A shocking sequence shows the huge mammals scaling steep cliffs, then falling to their death.

America Used To Have An Overseas Empire. What Happened To It?

Posted: 08 Apr 2019 01:56 PM PDT

"One of the truly distinctive features of the United States' empire is how persistently ignored it has been."

How Did Conspiracy Theories Come To Dominate American Culture?

Posted: 09 Apr 2019 05:44 AM PDT

Americans see hoaxes and plots everywhere. But why? Is the constant stream of conspiracy theories a side effect of social media? Are conspiracy theories a product of the increasing polarization of politics? Or have they always been around and for some reason we just notice them more now?

Claire Denis Made A Movie About Space, But She Swears It's Not Sci-Fi

Posted: 08 Apr 2019 05:53 PM PDT

"I never think what I'm doing is something artistic," Claire Denis says. "Cinema is something very carnal, very concrete. It's not difficult and it only requires very little technique."

The Devious Ways Thieves Steal Modern Cars

Posted: 08 Apr 2019 08:01 AM PDT

Car theft is on the rise despite purported improved security features. What gives?

How Catastrophes Can Change The Path Of Humanity

Posted: 09 Apr 2019 04:35 AM PDT

If you weigh up the long-term impact of catastrophes on future generations, it is hard not to see their prevention as one of our greatest priorities.

Amy Adams Probably Will Win Her Oscar For 'Hillbilly Elegy' And That's A Damn Shame

Posted: 08 Apr 2019 04:34 PM PDT

Knowing the Academy, Ron Howard's Netflix adaptation of J.D. Vance's facile "culture in crisis" book is a sure bet.

Trump Removes Secret Service Director Amid 'Near-Systematic Purge' Of Agency

Posted: 08 Apr 2019 04:34 PM PDT

Randolph Alles says he was not fired, describing the shift as part of an "orderly transition in leadership" across homeland security.

The Absurdly High Cost Of Insulin, Explained

Posted: 08 Apr 2019 03:13 PM PDT

Cigna, a major insurer, is capping monthly insulin costs at $25. It's a Band-Aid on a much bigger problem.

After More Than A Century, The Cyclocopter Is Making A Comeback

Posted: 08 Apr 2019 01:56 PM PDT

When the flying car finally glides into our lives, it will not have jets or rotors, but paddlewheels — at least according to Russian engineers.

Man Singlehandedly Turns NYC Subway Into A Mini Rainforest

Posted: 08 Apr 2019 11:05 AM PDT

Honestly, this is not the weirdest thing we've seen happen on an NYC subway train.

Here's The Beautiful Three That Sent The NCAA Title Game Into Overtime

Posted: 08 Apr 2019 08:56 PM PDT

DeAndre Hunter will never need to buy a beer in Charlottesville, Virginia ever again — the UVA Cavaliers became national champs in overtime thanks to his incredible shot.

The Dark Power Of 'Is This Guy Bothering You?'

Posted: 08 Apr 2019 05:53 PM PDT

"Is this guy bothering you?" may well be the most storied move in pickup culture, far predating whatever some dude in a fedora taught you about "negging." When it works, you've become an instant hero. When it doesn't, oh boy is it ever a mess.

The Internet Should've Made Tax Filing A No-Brainer. It Isn't, But Here's What You Can Do

Posted: 18 Mar 2019 04:34 AM PDT

You've got a little under a month to file your taxes in the US. Most people should be able to file their taxes digitally and painlessly for free, but plenty will end up paying for the privilege anyway.

Can Straight-Fit Pants Look As Good As Slim? Can Slim Be As Comfortable As Straight? Apparently, Yes

Posted: 22 Mar 2019 11:40 AM PDT

These pants are cut like jeans, made from chino and will outlast multiple fashion trends.

They Fit Seventy Items (Some Of Which Could Save Your Life) In The Body Of A Flashlight

Posted: 04 Apr 2019 02:35 PM PDT

A survival kit that's also a flashlight means you'll actually use it (and remember it) every time you camp.

Small Apartment Dwellers, You Need A Better Dish Rack

Posted: 04 Apr 2019 02:36 PM PDT

Foldable and convertible, this dish rack from OXO brings actual efficiency to your efficiency kitchen.