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The World Of Lymphatic Drainage: The Goop-Style Dodgy Science Taking Over Instagram

Posted: 05 Mar 2020 12:30 PM PST

While many wellness companies co-opt shaky science into a beauty trend, some are framing lymphatic drainage massage as a fundamental part of cancer treatment.

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The Richest Person In Every American State, Visualized

Posted: 05 Mar 2020 12:24 PM PST

The rich get richer, and everyone else seemingly less so. As income inequality continues to be a problem in the United States, what better time to find out who the biggest fat cats in America are — specifically, who are the richest people in your state?

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Man Creates A Device With A Nearly Infinity-To-One Gear Ratio

Posted: 05 Mar 2020 10:21 AM PST

Daniel Bruin's device has a gear reduction of one googol (that's a 1, followed by 100 zeroes), meaning you'd need "more energy than the entire universe has" to spin the final gear once.

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Car Gets Flattened By Speeding Train After Sneaking Around Crossing Bars, Driver Somehow Okay

Posted: 05 Mar 2020 10:16 AM PST

Dramatic surveillance video shows a driver turning left in front of a oncoming train. Fortunately, the driver was not seriously injured.

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Elizabeth Warren Ends Her Presidential Run

Posted: 05 Mar 2020 01:12 PM PST

Senator Elizabeth Warren is suspending her presidential campaign, a bitter blow for a senator who was long seen by prominent Democrats as headed for the White House.

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The Coronavirus Advice A Doctor Gives Her Family

Posted: 05 Mar 2020 12:01 PM PST

My mom is a family practice doctor in the Bay Area, where some of the earliest US coronavirus cases appeared. I gave her a call this past weekend to ask: wait, how worried should I actually be?

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Shaq Reveals His Natural Hairline After Losing Bet To Dwyane Wade

Posted: 05 Mar 2020 10:24 AM PST

"I had a bet against one of my good friends, D Wade, Milwaukee versus the Heat," the former NBA star explained. "I said Milwaukee was gonna win by 20 and the Heat won. I said, 'Well, what do you want me to do, pay you?' And he said, 'Nah, you gotta let your hairline grow.'"

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Physicists Are Studying Mysterious 'Bubbles Of Nothing' That Eat Spacetime

Posted: 05 Mar 2020 12:22 PM PST

A spontaneous hole in the fabric of reality could theoretically end the universe, but don't worry: physicists are studying the idea for what it can teach us about the cosmos.

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The Invisible City: How A Homeless Man Built A Life Underground

Posted: 05 Mar 2020 09:57 AM PST

After decades among the hidden homeless, Dominic Van Allen dug himself a bunker beneath a public park. But his life would get even more precarious.

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This Border Collie And Baby Sheep Playing Together Might Be The Sweetest Thing You'll Watch Today

Posted: 04 Mar 2020 03:43 PM PST

A sheep dog and baby sheep love running around together inside this barn in Austria.

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Inside Elon Musk's Plan To Build One Starship A Week — And Settle Mars

Posted: 05 Mar 2020 11:18 AM PST

"I think we need, probably, on the order of 1,000 ships."

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How To Stop Touching Your Face

Posted: 05 Mar 2020 10:40 AM PST

We know it's hard. Try these four tricks to help limit the number of times you touch your face each day to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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NASA Releases A 1.8 Billion-Pixel Panorama Of Mars, And It's Spectacular

Posted: 04 Mar 2020 06:16 PM PST

The full-sized image is a whopping 2.43 GB, so watch this video version and then go download the full thing on your home WiFi.

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The Real-Life Diet Of An Iditarod Musher, Who Eats When His Dogs Eat

Posted: 05 Mar 2020 12:22 PM PST

Larry Daugherty is about to embark on his fourth Iditarod — and is following it up by attempting to climb Mount Everest a few weeks later.

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Archival Footage Of The Time NASA Crashed A Jetliner Filled With Fuel Into The Desert

Posted: 05 Mar 2020 11:47 AM PST

Back in 1984, NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration conducted a controlled impact demonstration, intentionally crashing a Boeing 720 into the Mojave Desert to test technologies that would help passengers and crew survive.

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A New York Power Plant Is Mining $50K Worth Of Bitcoin A Day

Posted: 05 Mar 2020 09:43 AM PST

An upstate New York power plant has been using some of its own electricity to mine bitcoin on an industrial scale.

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This Is A Completely New, Possibly Perfect Way To Build Bridges

Posted: 04 Mar 2020 06:53 PM PST

Structural engineers have built a new bridge using an unfolding, umbrella-like technique. It's a brand-new way to build bridges — and it's brilliant.

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Soccer Player Can't Catch A Break, Hits Post Twice Within Seconds

Posted: 05 Mar 2020 12:02 PM PST

In South America's biggest club soccer competition the match ended 1-1, but it could've been a different story.

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How Jack Welch's Success Wrecked The Idea Of The American Company

Posted: 05 Mar 2020 11:23 AM PST

The famed GE CEO pioneered mergers and acquisitions, stock buybacks, and offshoring

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The Unluckiest Driver's Windshield Gets Smashed By Falling Ice From A Truck's Roof

Posted: 04 Mar 2020 06:33 PM PST

Falling ice doomed this unfortunate driver's windshield.

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The Millennials Who Want to Get Rid Of Their Class Privilege

Posted: 04 Mar 2020 04:15 PM PST

Their families built fortunes. These young people joined a group that coaches them on how to give the money away.

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Sedan Driver Takes Road Rage To The Next Level On LA Streets

Posted: 04 Mar 2020 04:39 PM PST

A BMW repeatedly rammed into a pick-up in a scary road rage incident in North Hollywood.

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Cruise Ship Held Off At Sea After California Man Dies From Coronavirus Less Than Two Weeks After His Trip

Posted: 05 Mar 2020 10:25 AM PST

The death was linked to the Grand Princess cruise ship, and was the first coronavirus fatality outside Washington state, where 10 people have already died.

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The Woman Who Found A Snail In Her Soda And Launched A Million Lawsuits

Posted: 05 Mar 2020 10:21 AM PST

Sixty-six years before the infamous spilled McDonald's coffee, May Donoghue drank a ginger beer with a dead mollusk in it and changed personal-injury law forever.

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'Genius' — Engineer Explains How The World's First 'Continuously Variable Valve Duration' Car Engine Works

Posted: 04 Mar 2020 02:27 PM PST

You'll find one of the world's most advanced car engines inside the… 2020 Hyundai Sonata. YouTuber Engineering Explained breaks down what it does.

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Before Clearview Became A Police Tool, It Was A Secret Plaything Of The Rich

Posted: 05 Mar 2020 09:30 AM PST

Investors and clients of the facial recognition start-up freely used the app on dates and at parties — and to spy on the public.

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The Amazing Poster Art From The 'Golden Age' Of Magic

Posted: 04 Mar 2020 01:57 PM PST

An exhibition at the Art Gallery of Toronto shows how magicians enticed audiences with advertisements of levitations, decapitations and other deceptions.

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This Traditional Japanese Koto Is An Exquisite Work Of Craftsmanship

Posted: 04 Mar 2020 04:56 PM PST

The making of a Koto Fukuyama, a 13-stringed harp-like instrument, is a very involved process

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Public Health Official Warns People To Avoid Touching Their Faces, Immediately Licks Her Finger

Posted: 04 Mar 2020 07:15 PM PST

An unintentional (and darkly comical) illustration of the futility of advice that we stop touching our faces in order to curb the spread of coronavirus.

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Women's Unpaid Labor Is Worth $10,900,000,000,000

Posted: 05 Mar 2020 09:53 AM PST

If American women earned minimum wage for the unpaid work they do around the house and caring for relatives, they would have made $1.5 trillion last year.

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'Light Is My New Drug': The Actually Convincing Science Of Light Therapy

Posted: 04 Mar 2020 07:49 PM PST

Something about the sheer breadth of maladies that light therapy can supposedly treat has the effect of making the whole thing seem too good to be true.

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The Radical Future Of Self-Managed Abortion Is Already Here

Posted: 04 Mar 2020 04:28 PM PST

"I remember one woman who arrived and asked, 'Is this the clinic?' And we were like, 'What clinic?'"

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From Death Cab To The Grateful Dead, An Artist Reimagines The Classic Rock Poster

Posted: 04 Mar 2020 07:08 PM PST

Despite the distinct musical tastes of these band's audiences, one artist had been selected to produce limited-edition screenprints for all of them, a 22-year-old Baltimorean named Luke Martin.

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How Explaining Copyright Broke The YouTube Copyright System

Posted: 04 Mar 2020 07:32 PM PST

This is a story about how the most sophisticated copyright filter in the world prevented us from explaining copyright law.

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The 'World's Worst Cat' Is Now Living The Good Life. Here's How She Won Us Over

Posted: 04 Mar 2020 06:28 PM PST

A North Carolina shelter turned Perdita's crotchety vibe into a paw-sitive and made her a star.

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One Twin Got Cancer In The UK. The Other Got It In The US. Here's How Their Experiences Differed

Posted: 04 Mar 2020 03:12 PM PST

Same genes, same type of cancer, very different bills.

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Hot Damn, Look At The Batmobile From The New 'Batman' Movie

Posted: 04 Mar 2020 03:58 PM PST

You've seen his new suit, but who would the Dark Knight be without a fancy set of wheels to prowl Gotham's streets in?

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Endometriosis, Or The Best Bad News I've Ever Gotten

Posted: 04 Mar 2020 05:13 PM PST

Before my diagnosis, I spent half my life playing a long and painful guessing game.

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United Cutting US Flights Because Of Coronavirus

Posted: 04 Mar 2020 07:20 PM PST

United Airlines became the first airline to cut its US flight schedule on Wednesday, as passenger worry about the coronavirus has caused a sharp drop in demand.

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Man Is Blown Away By The Ethereal Sounds A Frozen Lake Makes When He Jumps On It

Posted: 04 Mar 2020 01:33 PM PST

While hiking near the ice castles in Heber, Utah, a man discovers the weird sounds cracks on a frozen lake make.

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