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Everything On 'Naked and Afraid' Is Real — And I Lived It

Posted: 17 Mar 2020 10:26 AM PDT

When the Discovery Channel invited me to audition for its popular survival-challenge reality show, I knew it was going to be rough. What followed was one of the most intense experiences of my life.

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How Long Does The Coronavirus Last On Surfaces?

Posted: 17 Mar 2020 11:17 AM PDT

We can pick up the Covid-19 by touching surfaces contaminated with the new coronavirus, but it is only just becoming clear how long the virus can survive outside the human body.

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A Side-By-Side Comparison Showing The Insane Decrease In Loading Time Between The New Xbox And The Xbox One X

Posted: 17 Mar 2020 12:21 PM PDT

Microsoft demoed the capabilities of its Xbox Series X (due in late 2020) yesterday, and it is really frickin' fast.

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Despite All The Warnings About Social Distancing, Here's How Packed Clearwater Beach In Florida Is

Posted: 17 Mar 2020 12:34 PM PDT

This is upsetting.

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The Death Toll Of History's Most Fatal Pandemics, Visualized

Posted: 16 Mar 2020 05:11 PM PDT

Throughout the centuries, humanity has faced deadly pandemics such as smallpox and the bubonic plague. How does the death toll and infectiousness of the coronavirus compare to the pandemics of the past?

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Visualizing How Much The US Has Lagged In Its Coronavirus Response

Posted: 17 Mar 2020 09:50 AM PDT

The US has tested at a much lower rate than Italy, which has outpaced the rest of Europe, and South Korea, where testing and monitoring have slowed the growth of new cases.

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Watch A F-22 Raptor Perform Crazy Maneuvers In The Air With Incredible Agility

Posted: 16 Mar 2020 06:30 PM PDT

There's normal flying, and then there's magic like this.

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Coronavirus: The Latest News, Analysis And Projections, In One Place

Posted: 16 Mar 2020 06:32 PM PDT

We're collecting all the news and the best resources from around the internet as the pandemic spreads.

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What A 'World Of Warcraft' Virtual Outbreak Taught Us About How Humans Behave In Epidemics

Posted: 17 Mar 2020 12:25 PM PDT

Revisiting a seminal 2007 paper modeling WoW's Corrupted Blood incident.

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CNN's Chris Cuomo And His Brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Have A Ridiculous Spat Over Their Teenage Curfews

Posted: 17 Mar 2020 11:40 AM PDT

Chris Cuomo and Andrew Cuomo quarrel on-air about their upbringing, breaking curfew and who was the favorite child.

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The Next, Terrible Phase Of This Crisis

Posted: 17 Mar 2020 09:34 AM PDT

Americans must prepare for the worst. The country is now likely to enter a mass-casualty scenario. The first priority will be identifying people most urgently in need of care, otherwise known as triage, a practice adopted from battlefield medicine.

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The Life And Death Of One Of America's Most Mysterious Trees

Posted: 17 Mar 2020 11:05 AM PDT

A majestic ponderosa pine, standing tall in what is widely thought to have been the "center of the world" for the Ancestral Puebloan people, may have more mundane origins than previously believed.

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How Do We Get Any Work Done From Home? Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Posted: 16 Mar 2020 05:02 PM PDT

We're veteran work-from-homers here at Digg, so we know from experience that noise-cancelling headphones will make the work day so much easier — especially if family or roommates are around.

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This Maze Of Water Bottles Proves There's Two Types Of Dogs

Posted: 17 Mar 2020 09:43 AM PDT

This dog owner set up a water bottle maze for their two pups. Watch the way they both handled it.

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Amazing Underwater Photographs Capture The World's Only Known Pink Manta Ray

Posted: 17 Mar 2020 10:14 AM PDT

Spanning about 11 feet and nicknamed Inspector Clouseau after "The Pink Panther," the aquatic animal lives near Lady Elliot Island, which is part of the Great Barrier Reef.

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How To Choose The Best Online Rating For A Product, According To Mathematics

Posted: 16 Mar 2020 02:01 PM PDT

Which is better, a product with fewer reviews and a 96% rating or a product with more reviews and a 93% rating?

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Welcome To The Era Of The Five-Hour, $5,000 'Super Physical' Exam

Posted: 17 Mar 2020 11:28 AM PDT

Manhattan's Elitra Health Center offers the most thorough one-day exam in the country, and immediate results.

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A Harrowing Look Inside One The ICUs At The Center Of Italy's Coronavirus Outbreak

Posted: 17 Mar 2020 10:47 AM PDT

The coronavirus has overloaded Italy's health care system. Here are the hospital workers working through the night to help fight the scourge.

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This Weimaraner Puppy Learning How To Howl Is The Most Heartwarming Thing You'll See Today

Posted: 17 Mar 2020 10:19 AM PDT

This Weimaraner puppy is still getting the hang of the "a-woo" thing.

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Which Tech Bro Is Fleeing Coronavirus On This 'Lord Of The Rings' Plane?

Posted: 16 Mar 2020 06:11 PM PDT

An investigation.

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YouTuber Builds The World's Most Powerful Handheld Laser Pointer

Posted: 17 Mar 2020 12:04 PM PDT

YouTuber styropyro built a ridiculously powerful laser in his garage and tests it out.

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How Italy Became The Ground Zero Of Europe's Coronavirus Crisis

Posted: 16 Mar 2020 12:52 PM PDT

Italy has more cases of Covid-19 and more deaths than anywhere outside of China, despite being one of the first countries in Europe to institute a travel ban. What went wrong?

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Two Guys Face Off In Armored, Full-Contact Medieval Axe Fight, And It's Absolutely Brutal

Posted: 16 Mar 2020 03:42 PM PDT

This is… a completely voluntary sporting activity? Different (axe) strokes for different folks.

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A Mysterious 25,000-Year-Old Structure Built Of The Bones Of 60 Mammoths

Posted: 17 Mar 2020 10:49 AM PDT

Exactly why hunter-gatherers enduring the frigid realities of life 25,000 years ago would construct the 40-foot diameter building is a fascinating question.

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Now Is The Time To Overreact

Posted: 17 Mar 2020 08:53 AM PDT

If the measures we're taking to fight the coronavirus work, they'll look excessive later on. But the alternative is worse.

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This Dog Loves Jumping Into This Pile Of Leaves More Than Anything In The World

Posted: 17 Mar 2020 10:29 AM PDT

Stella loves to disappear inside this giant pile of leaves.

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Real Estate For The Apocalypse: My Journey Into A Survival Bunker

Posted: 17 Mar 2020 10:09 AM PDT

Not long ago, I traveled to the Black Hills of South Dakota to see the place from which humanity would supposedly be reborn after global civilisational collapse.

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Can Pets Get COVID-19?

Posted: 16 Mar 2020 04:16 PM PDT

While it doesn't seem like pets play a role in transmitting COVID-19 between people, a dog in Hong Kong was reported to test positive for it earlier this month. Experts are still puzzling over exactly what this means.

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Stephen Colbert Delivers A Special 'Late Night' Episode Straight From His Bathtub

Posted: 17 Mar 2020 12:06 PM PDT

Desperate times call for desperate social distancing measures.

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The Wing Is A Women's Utopia. Unless You Work There

Posted: 17 Mar 2020 09:28 AM PDT

The social club's employees have a story to tell about the company that sold the world Instagram-ready feminism.

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This Cat Is *Extremely* Displeased That Its Owners Are Home Quarantined

Posted: 16 Mar 2020 06:03 PM PDT

Listen, it can't be easy to go from having the house to yourself for nine hours a day to having to deal with your stupid humans all the time.

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Rupaul Has A Fracking Empire On His Wyoming Ranch

Posted: 16 Mar 2020 07:17 PM PDT

As if we needed any more evidence that the world is a psychedelic hellscape, RuPaul—yeah, that RuPaul— and his husband are making money off the fracking industry. Yes, yes, this sounds like a wild conspiracy theory. But we've got the receipts.

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This Video Of A Horse Happily Blowing Bubbles Is The Kind Of Wholesome Video We Need Right Now

Posted: 16 Mar 2020 05:30 PM PDT

Although it is hard at the moment, may we all try to be half as happy as this horse is blowing bubbles in the water.

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Cat Owner Creates 'Mission Impossible'-Like Scenario To See How Far His Cats Will Go For Treats

Posted: 16 Mar 2020 06:03 PM PDT

The lasers one is willing to jump through for the sake of a treat.

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An Oral History Of How The Movie 'Wargames' Inspired Ronald Reagan's Cybersecurity Policies

Posted: 17 Mar 2020 09:10 AM PDT

'WarGames' writers — and the people who watched it with Reagan — tell us why we can thank Matthew Broderick for the lack of accidental nuclear wars.

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No News Is Good News: German 'Big Brother' Contestants Unaware Of Pandemic

Posted: 16 Mar 2020 09:35 PM PDT

Some of the last people in the world to find out about the rapid spread of Covid-19 are a group of 14 men and women sitting in a house in Cologne, western Germany.

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This Video Of A New Yorker Cleaning The Subway Turnstile Has A Twist Ending

Posted: 16 Mar 2020 02:21 PM PDT

You can never be too prepared.

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The Stabbing In Morningside Park

Posted: 16 Mar 2020 01:51 PM PDT

Every generation, a crime tells a new story about New York. The murder of Barnard student Tessa Majors in Morningside Park, where she was fatally stabbed in December, is ours. A 13-year-old boy was recently charged with felony murder in the stabbing.

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Why The Coronavirus Hit Italy So Hard

Posted: 17 Mar 2020 08:57 AM PDT

The country has the second-oldest population on Earth. Its young tend to mingle more often with elderly loved ones.

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NBCUniversal Breaks Theatrical Window, Will Make Movies Available On Demand Immediately

Posted: 16 Mar 2020 03:58 PM PDT

NBCUniversal said Monday its new movies from the Universal Pictures stable — including the upcoming event family movie "Trolls World Tour" — will be made available on-demand at the same time they open in those theaters that remain open during the coronavirus pandemic.

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What Went Wrong With Coronavirus Testing In The US

Posted: 16 Mar 2020 09:32 PM PDT

During three crucial weeks in February, as a first set of test kits sent out by the CDC failed to work properly, labs around the country scrambled to fill the void.

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Why 'Catwoman' Defies All Logical Comprehension And May Be The Worst Superhero Movie Ever

Posted: 16 Mar 2020 03:58 PM PDT

You might remember that the 2004 movie starring Halle Berry was a bit of a hot mess. Well, a hot mess might be an understatement once you really dive into how bad the movie is.

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All The Reasons Why Organic Food Doesn't Deserve Such Bad Press

Posted: 16 Mar 2020 05:18 PM PDT

Negative headlines about organic farming's carbon footprint are missing the bigger picture about its environmental benefits.

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What If Andrew Yang Was Right?

Posted: 16 Mar 2020 09:33 PM PDT

Mitt Romney has joined the chorus of voices calling for all Americans to receive free money directly from the government.

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This Demonstration Of How Waves Move Through Spinning, Hanging Loops Is Absolutely Fascinating

Posted: 16 Mar 2020 02:54 PM PDT

Retired science teacher Bruce Yeany hasn't lost his appetite for teaching or showing off cool science tricks.

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Here's A Sound, Practical 18-Second Piece Of Advice On The Right Mentality For Handling The Coronavirus

Posted: 16 Mar 2020 12:08 PM PDT

"Imagine that you do have the virus and change your behavior."

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