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The Winners Of The 2019 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest Are Gorgeous

Posted: 16 Jan 2020 07:40 AM PST

Under the sea, the photography is better.

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How Swedes Were Fooled By One Of The Biggest Scientific Bluffs Of Our Time

Posted: 16 Jan 2020 08:59 AM PST

Thomas Erikson's "Surrounded by Idiots" has had a major impact on how Swedish people talk to each other about psychology and discuss the behaviour of those around them. It's also unscientific nonsense.

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Daniel Radcliffe Gets Guns Bolted To His Hands In 'Guns Akimbo' Trailer

Posted: 16 Jan 2020 06:48 AM PST

"Guns Akimbo" comes out March 5.

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The Moment A Cat Realizes He's Living With Two Big Dog Idiots

Posted: 16 Jan 2020 08:29 AM PST

Just look at the look of utter contempt on Simon the cat's face as his dog housemates carouse.

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The Mysterious Lawyer X

Posted: 16 Jan 2020 08:10 AM PST

Nicola Gobbo defended Melbourne's most notorious criminals at the height of a 
gangland war. They didn't know she had a secret.

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The Browser Wars Are Back, But It's Different This Time

Posted: 16 Jan 2020 06:04 AM PST

If you weren't convinced we live in a new era for Microsoft's consumer-facing software, the one-two punch of Windows 7 closing down and the new Chromium-based version of Edge officially launching ought to do it for you.

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Washington, DC Building Just… Spontaneously Disintegrates

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 02:59 PM PST

In two feats of timing, two women walked out of the danger zone literally seconds before and a fire truck arrives literally a second after.

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Here Are The Eight Most Explosive Accusations From Lev Parnas

Posted: 16 Jan 2020 07:41 AM PST

On the very day that House Democrats walked the articles of impeachment against President Trump over to the U.S. Senate came maybe the most explosive testimony/evidence yet in the entire Ukraine scandal.

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This Soundbar Transforms Into A Wireless 5.1 Surround Sound Setup

Posted: 16 Jan 2020 09:15 AM PST

Sometimes a simple soundbar is all you need, but having the option to kick into full-on surround sound mode is wonderful. This wireless speaker system from JBL is a snap to transform, and it's currently on sale at Amazon.

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Man Has The Absolute Worst Time Attempting To Get On His Paddleboard

Posted: 16 Jan 2020 08:53 AM PST

Luckily, his friends were around to record the whole thing.

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CNN Releases Audio Of The Awkward Post-Debate Confrontation Between Warren And Sanders On Stage

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 08:35 PM PST

After Warren refused to shake Sanders's hand, the two had a tense exchange, with Warren saying to Sanders, "I think you called me a liar on national TV."

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The Silicon Valley Economy Is Here. And It's A Nightmare

Posted: 16 Jan 2020 05:56 AM PST

Low pay, soaring rents, and cities littered with e-scooters. Welcome to the future.

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Learn A New Language In 2020 With The Help Of These Apps

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 08:41 AM PST

If you're ready to start speaking a new language in 2020, we've got the resources to make it happen — and they're all on sale.

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I Tried To Interview A State Senator. He Told Me A Group Of Schoolboys 'Could Have A Lot Of Fun' With Me

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 04:25 PM PST

What was meant to be an opportunity for Michigan State Senator Peter Lucido to respond to the report, turned into him making comments that objectified and humiliated me in front of a group of young boys.

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Kid Steals Ball Before English Soccer Match, Scores Goal, Stares Down The Crowd

Posted: 16 Jan 2020 08:15 AM PST

The true meaning of sports: cute kids doing cute things.

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How Did Humans Boil Water Before The Invention Of Pots?

Posted: 16 Jan 2020 06:15 AM PST

A group of students tried out a whole mess of archaeology-inspired techniques.

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How Do Rice Cookers Know How Long To Cook Rice? There's A Simple, Brilliant Trick Behind It

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 02:48 PM PST

We've never really questioned how our rice cookers know when to turn off — turns out, there's a clever mechanism at work.

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Government Watchdog Concludes Trump Administration Broke Law By Withholding Ukraine Aid

Posted: 16 Jan 2020 09:04 AM PST

The issue is at the center of the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

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Huge 'Sneaker Wave' Comes Out Of Nowhere, Surprises Beachgoers

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 07:41 PM PST

"We were lucky with our wave. It was mostly foam. Water would have been much worse, especially for the people standing on the benches."

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The Reviews Of Robert Downey Jr.'s 'Dolittle' Are Absolutely Brutal — Here Are The Most Vicious Lines

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 12:20 PM PST

"Just when I thought Dolittle couldn't get any less funny or idiotic, Robert Downey Jr. sticks his arms up a dragon's asshole. And I do mean that literally."

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Akon Is Building 2,000-Acre Renewable Energy City In Senegal — That Will Use His Cryptocurrency Akoin

Posted: 16 Jan 2020 07:57 AM PST

When it comes to buying power, most hip-hop and R&B stars are known for at the very least expensive cars and at the most owning stake in a sports team, company, or even newspaper. "Smack That" singer Akon wants way more than that.

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Watch A Toy Car Race On The World's Longest Hot Wheels Track

Posted: 16 Jan 2020 07:40 AM PST

At 2,176 feet long, the track is the longest in Guinness World Records.

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Why Are Winter Jackets So Expensive?

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 11:57 AM PST

I mean... isn't it just a bunch of waterproof nylon?

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Giant Salt Truck Spotted Pushing Car Helplessly Down Toronto Highway In Surreal Video

Posted: 16 Jan 2020 08:08 AM PST

A driver videotaped a large truck dragging a car off to the shoulder on the 401 in Toronto.

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They Were Promised Broadband And High-Tech Jobs. They're Still Waiting

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 08:28 AM PST

Kentucky's state leaders told rural residents it would create better business opportunities. But instead, they keep getting left behind.

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The Pub At The End Of The World

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 10:25 AM PST

For decades, the Old Forge was the holy grail of the British outdoors community. The UK's remotest pub, it could only be reached via boat or a three-day walk through one of Britain's last true wildernesses, the Knoydart peninsula in Scotland. A dispute between some locals and a new owner threatened the legend — until they decided to open up a pub of their own.

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Inside The Feds' Battle Against Huawei

Posted: 16 Jan 2020 07:02 AM PST

How Washington went to war against the Chinese smartphone giant, and how the runaway conflict could spell the end of a single, global internet.

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The Explosive Result Of Adding Sugar To Drain Cleaner

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 12:09 PM PST

What chemical reaction occurs when you mix 98% sulfuric acid into sugar? You might be surprised.

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The Aftermath Of A YouTube Apology

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 02:21 PM PST

Quantifying the lasting impact of a YouTube controversy.

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A Gibbon's Screams Are Very, Very Weird

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 04:34 PM PST

If we were stuck in the jungle alone at night, this is the last thing we'd want to hear

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Buried In Sand For A Millenia: Africa's Roman Ghost City

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 11:28 AM PST

No one believed the first 18th century European explorer who claimed to have found a Roman city poking out of the sand in the North African desert, and the full extent of the 50-hectare site wouldn't be realized and excavated in its entirety until the 1950s.

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Friends Don't Let Friends Lie About Having Cancer

Posted: 16 Jan 2020 05:53 AM PST

As we would learn nearly five years later, almost everything in Chaya's life had been staged to elicit maximum sympathy. She had lied about almost everything about herself, including having cancer.

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People Keep Crashing Their Bicycles At This Terribly Designed Rail Crossing

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 10:22 AM PST

A poorly designed bike lane in Knoxville, Tennessee leads to dozens of cyclists wiping out on the pavement. University of Tennessee captured video of the problem and engineers later fixed it.

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Is Cannabis The Answer To Everything? I Decided To Find Out

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 02:24 PM PST

Weed has been rebranded as a cure-all for modern life. As a stressed-out, overworked thirtysomething, I decided to try it out for myself.

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How America Uses Its Land, Visualized

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 11:50 AM PST

With the United States' population expected to grow an additional 100 million people in the next century, it's interesting to see how are we're currently utilizing our land.

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Can This Notorious Troll Turn People Away From Extremism?

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 02:38 PM PST

Steven Bonnell, known online as Destiny, has made a business of picking fights with alt-right carnival barkers and other partisan provocateurs.

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Hidden Computational Power Found In The Arms Of Neurons

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 04:29 PM PST

The dendritic arms of some human neurons can perform logic operations that once seemed to require whole neural networks.

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How To Cook A Perfectly Round Egg

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 10:14 AM PST

If you love the circular Egg McMuffins from McDonalds, here's a great lesson in making them in your own kitchen.

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Whatever Happened To ______ ?

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 08:37 AM PST

Envy over her success led her husband, also a writer, to become violent. She fights every day for her safety — and to avoid being relegated to obscurity like so many writers who are mothers.

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After My Dad Died, I Started Sending Him Emails. Months Later, Someone Wrote Back

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 08:24 AM PST

I shot the signals of my mourning into space for months, fully expecting them to die unreceived. And when I least expected it, someone sent signals back.

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Obsidian's Masterpiece 'Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire' Comes To Consoles

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 10:04 AM PST

One of the greatest games of the decade is finally making its way onto Xbox One and PS4 on January 28th.

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Photos From The 2020 Dakar Rally, The World's Toughest Race

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 02:50 PM PST

The race used to be held in Africa, until 2008, when unrest in Mauritania forced organizers to move to South America, where it was hosted until this year. Here is a look at Dakar 2020 in progress, as teams race to the finish line.

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Pride Of Lions Try To Take Down A Giraffe, Get A Bit More Than They Bargained For

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 11:33 AM PST

Giraffe's aren't exactly nimble, but if you try to jump on one's back, it will kick you square in the chest.

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A Family Bought A 20,000-Square-Foot Freemason Temple In Indiana For $89,000. They're Now Turning It Into Their Home

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 01:19 PM PST

Theresa Cannizzaro says she thinks the home may be haunted because she has heard what sounds like janitor keys jangling in the basement.

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Quiz: Which Of These 2020 Democrats Agrees With You Most?

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 10:09 AM PST

The Post has asked each Democratic candidate where they stand on more than 85 policy questions. Now, it's your turn to answer our favorites.

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Think Your Dog Is Well Trained? Check Out These Farm Dogs

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 01:37 PM PST

Your dog might occasionally humor you when you tell it to "sit" or "stay." These stock dogs are on another level.

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How Mormons Built The Next Silicon Valley While No One Was Looking

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 06:22 AM PST

In Utah, ex-missionaries-turned-entrepreneurs are behind its startup boom.

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