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Facebook runs full page newspaper ads against fake news in France ahead of the election

In just nine days, France is going to vote for their next president — there’s going to be a second round face-off in three weeks too. And it looks like Facebook wants to avoid another fake news scandal as the company is preemptively running full page ads in major French newspapers.<p>The ad gives ten …

Harold Parichan dies at 92; attorney, almond farmer fought California bullet train project

Harold Parichan spent sleepless nights worrying about the California bullet train.<p>Over dinners with his daughter and sons, he would ponder the fate of his prized almond orchards in Madera County, which would be sliced diagonally by the future tracks.<p>Disabled since<p>poliostruck him in the 1920s, …

This Breathing Trick Will Put You to Sleep in Seconds

Yes—sweet, sweet slumber can be yours.<p>Nothing is worse than lying awake at night, willing your brain to shut down so you can rest. Warm milk, lavender oil, and counting sheep—we've all tried them. But the new solution could be simply learning to breathe.<p><b>What is it?</b><p>The 4-7-8 breathing technique was …

I Tried the Latest Trend in Oral Sex Vibrators

I'm still orgasming over here.<p>While there are approximately ten gazillion mouth-like sex toys on the market for men to stick their penises into, very few offer a similar sensation for the ladies. It's such typical bullshit. Of course men get all the motorized blow jobs their ding dongs could want, …

Philadelphia celebrates New Year's Day with Mummers Parade

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Outrageously costumed Mummers have strutted and twirled at Philadelphia's annual New Year's Day parade, a colorful celebration …

Congress Wants NASA To Create A Deep Space Habitat By 2018

The next big step towards sending humans to Mars<p>NASA may dream of sending humans to Mars in the coming decades, but the fact remains that nobody's really sure how we'll survive the journey or set up camp on the red planet.<p>The Orion spacecraft that will drive astronauts to Mars has a diameter that's …

The Year in Coffee Culture 2015

The contemporary specialty coffee movement, whatever you wish to call it, has long been entwined with what many people have viewed (and embraced) as groups that are outsider and indie. And while it's true that fancy coffee places haven't really been "for geeks, by geeks" for some time now—and some …

More than 90% of people who overdosed on prescription painkillers can still get refills, study says

Even after overdosing on opioid medications, more than nine out of 10 patients continued to get prescriptions for the powerful painkillers, according to a new study. As a result, some went on to suffer another overdose.<p>The findings, published Monday in Annals of Internal Medicine, are "highly …

Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead Dies at 70, Band Confirms

Ian Kilmister — the iconic Lemmy of British heavy metal pioneers Motörhead — died Monday at age 70 of "extremely aggressive cancer," the band said.<p>Kilmister — who legendarily survived diabetes and implantation of a heart defibrillator — was diagnosed with the disease just two days ago, the band …

8 Things We Wore in 2015 That We're Going to Be Embarrassed By

All good things must end.<p>The bad news: Someday, after your kids discover your old Insta by Googling it in their minds, you will be forced to defend one of the below fashion items you wore this year. The good news: A few seasons after the previously described episode, you can cackle maniacally when …

Microsoft, IBM Eye Big Business Opportunity in China's Air Pollution

Air pollution in China could be big business.<p>Two of the world's largest technology firms, IBM and Microsoft, are vying to tap the nascent, fast-growing market for forecasting air quality in the world's top carbon emitters.<p>Bouts of acrid smog enveloping Beijing prompted authorities in the Chinese …

Ashley Madison says it added 4 million members since the hack

Despite the infamous hack that exposed millions of cheaters online, infidelity dating site Ashley Madison says its ranks are growing.<p>At the time of the hack, Ashley Madison said it had 39 million members. The website now says it has more than 43 million members, according to a rolling count on its …

Tree Counter Is Astonished By How Many Trees There Are

How many trees are there in the world? Some scientists are working on a new estimate.<p>Transcript<p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:<p>Aside from your rapidly desiccating Christmas tree, how many trees do you estimate there are on the planet? Most people have no idea. NPR's Nell Greenfieldboyce reports that …

Jennifer Lawrence Came Close to Starring in The Hateful Eight

Jennifer Lawrence was almost picked to star in Quentin Tarantino’s <i>The Hateful Eight,</i> but she was too busy with her other blockbusters, the director …