Jillian Barr

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Volkswagen squashes the Beetle: End of the line for the iconic 'Bug'

Autos<p>After seven decades, the longest-running car in automotive history is about to disappear. Volkswagen will end production of its iconic Beetle by the end of the 2019 model-year, the German automaker announced Thursday.<p>Conceived in Germany during the run-up to World War II, the Beetle became an …

Volkswagen

Amazing footage shows a net being shot through outer space to clean up dangerous space debris

Researchers from Airbus and the University of Surrey in England have captured a small satellite in space using a net fired from another spacecraft.<p>Here's the actual footage of the moment:<p>That makes "Space Debris Catcher" sound like one of the coolest jobs going in the future.<p>But it's one possible …

Space Debris

Watch A 7-Year-Old Bassist Play Along With Mac Miller

What were you doing when you were 7 years old?<p>Likely nothing as astonishing as Aron Hodek. According to his Instagram account (aronthebassist), this child from Slovakia loves watching Tiny Desk videos and playing along with them. Here, he accompanies Mac Miller's Tiny Desk concert — and, in …

Mac Miller

This Company Will Pay You $50 an Hour to Smoke Weed

Get your resume together. This is not a drill.<p>It seems everyone and their dog is jumping headfirst into the cannabis industry, now that Canada is about to legalize it. But what if your primary expertise simply comes from the fact that you’ve smoked a lot of weed? Turns out that is a marketable …

Cannabis Industry

Two mental health patients were left to drown after sheriff's deputies drove their van into floodwater

Two female mental health detainees were killed after they were submerged in Florence floodwaters while traveling in the back of a sheriff’s van in South Carolina.<p>According to a statement from Horry County Sheriff’s Office, two deputies were transporting the two women to a mental health facility in …

Floods

Official: More possible victims of California doctor found

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigators have identified three more possible victims after a California surgeon and his girlfriend were charged with drugging and raping two intoxicated women, prosecutors said Wednesday.<p>Michelle Van Der Linden, a spokeswoman for the Orange County district attorney's office, …

Newport Beach

‘Tied to trees and raped’: UN report details Rohingya horrors

Horrific accounts of murders, rapes, torture and indiscriminate shelling allegedly committed by the Burmese army against the Rohingya people and other minority groups have been laid out by UN investigators in an extensive new report detailing evidence for their accusation of genocide.<p>The report …

Human Rights

Astronomers Spot Unprecedented Glow Around Neutron Star, and Whatever It Is, It’s Important

Scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have glimpsed a neutron star unlike any seen before.<p>Neutron stars, which contain more mass than the Sun …

University of Toronto

1961 psychiatric interview with a schizophrenic

I've watched this video twice because it is fascinating, both for the subject and for the aesthetics. This young man is being interviewed about why …

Mental Health

Women who practice submissive BDSM displayed reduced empathy and an atypical neural response to other people’s pain

<i>By</i> Alex FraderaWe all differ in how much empathic brain activity we experience in response to witnessing somebody else in pain. For instance, …

The Brain

‘Draw This Again’ Challenge Shows That Practice Makes Perfect (New Pics)

It's easy to compare your artworks to those of the greats and feel miserable. But if you're an aspiring creator you need to understand that nobody …

Artworks

Angry over diversity in children's show, NRA TV depicts 'Thomas & Friends' in KKK hoods

Using a jarring image to blast increased diversity on a children's TV show, a National Rifle Association online show depicted characters from "Thomas & Friends" in white, Ku Klux Klan-style hoods on burning train tracks.<p>Host of NRA TV's "Relentless," Dana Loesch went after the classic children's …

Sustainable Development Goals

The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch as an Online Interactive Adventure

Surely you've seen Hieronymus Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights, the famous triptych oil painting from the late 15th century.<p>But do you know the …

Artists

A Blind Couple Ordered Food at Wendy's. What Happened Next Stunned Those Who Watched | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Ask and ye shall receive.<p>Sometimes, Americans take this biblical suggestion a little too far.<p>Ask becomes <i>demand</i>. Receive becomes <i>deserve to receive and right now</i>.<p>A blind couple at a Wendy's in …

New Mexico

Donald Glover Stopped Inviting Alison Brie to Parties After This Drunken Incident

Back when <i>Community</i> was on the air, Donald Glover threw a party with several of his cast mates in attendance. But Alison Brie might have gotten a …

Donald Glover

Study: CRISPR may have cracked cancer’s “immortality switch”

CRISPR might be en route to halting the progress of certain aggressive cancers.<p>A new study finds that the gene editing tool is capable of limiting a common protein that enables cancer cells to keep reproducing. More than 50 types of cancers possess an “immortality switch” that essentially lets them …

Cancer Cells

Trolls Baffled by Victoria's Secret Model Who Codes

Instagram trolls tried to question Lyndsey Scott's coding skills—and showed how pervasive these biases are in tech.<p>In an ideal world, no one would be shocked that Lyndsey Scott—an actress, Victoria’s Secret model, and the first Black woman to receive a contract with Calvin Klein at New York Fashion …

Stack Overflow

Hotel Manager Fired After Pulling A Gun On HBCU Students Trying To Take An Elevator

A Florida man was fired from his job at a local hotel after he was spotted on video confronting four Florida A&M University students in the elevator …

Florida

Mysterious observatory evacuation stirs alien conspiracy theories

Corners of the internet are atwitter about a possible alien coverup after reports that a Blackhawk helicopter and federal agents swooped in and inexplicably evacuated a remote part of New Mexico, including a prominent solar observatory.<p>FBI agents showed up at the Sunspot solar observatory in tiny …

The Future

U.S. officials suspect Russia in mystery 'attacks' on diplomats in Cuba, China

Latin America<p>WASHINGTON — Intelligence agencies investigating mysterious "attacks" that led to brain injuries in U.S. personnel in Cuba and China consider Russia to be the main suspect, three U.S. officials and two others briefed on the investigation tell NBC News.<p>The suspicion that Russia is …

U.S. State Department

‘End of Days’ Prophecy Allegedly Fulfilled After First Red Heifer in 2,000 Years Is Born in Israel

The Temple Institute, a religious organization dedicated to <i>“every aspect of the Holy Temple of Jerusalem”</i>, recently announced the birth of a …

Prophecy

Man walks into police station with wife's severed head saying "I gave her all the love I could"

A man who hacked the head off his own wife after accusing her of cheating carried it into a police station and confessed to her murder.<p>Satish pulled …

Vostok

Doctor Delivers a Baby En Caul and Watches Her Wiggle Around as If in the Womb For 7 Minutes

Triplet births are pretty rare to begin with, but even rarer are "en caul" births, when a baby is born with its amniotic sac in tact. We've seen births like this before, where doctors deliver the baby inside what looks like — for lack of a better comparison — a clear rubber casing, then they …

C-Section

Mysterious Light Flashes Are Coming from Deep Space, and AI Just Found More of Them

Last year's mysterious outburst of deep-space light flashes was even more frenzied than previously thought, a new study reports.<p>On Aug. 26, 2017, …

Artificial Intelligence

The Tor Project's new Android app for anonymous browsing is here

The Tor Project is building a new web browser for Android that’ll make it easier to access sites anonymously and without being tracked – and you can try an early version right now.<p>It’s called Tor Browser for Android, and it’s based on Firefox v60. It’ll improve on the organization’s other browser, …

Android Apps

Galaxy Punches Through Neighbor to Spawn Giant Ring of Black Holes

A giant ring of black holes has been discovered 300 million light-years away, offering new clues about what happens when galaxies collide.<p>Using …

Neutron Stars

Serena Williams's U.S. Open Loss Was Humiliating—But Not for Her

What happened to the superstar was shocking. It was not surprising.<p>On Saturday, many tennis fans witnessed an emotional, gut-wrenching conclusion to the U.S. Open. They also witnessed exactly what women of color lifting each other up looks like—even during personal devastation.<p>In this case, …

U.S. Open (Tennis)

Physician Solves Mystery of Mona Lisa's Smile While Waiting in Louvre Line

"I don’t know how to appreciate art. But I sure do know how to make a clinical diagnosis."<p>The “Mona Lisa” has her own room in the Louvre, where she …

Mona Lisa

Nearly 90 Elephants Found Dead Near Botswana Sanctuary, Killed By Poachers

The carcasses of 87 elephants have been discovered near a Botswana protected sanctuary, killed and stripped for their tusks.<p>The elephants were discovered by Elephants Without Borders, a conservation nonprofit. The organization said they "discovered the alarming rate while flying the Botswana …

Elephants

Japan to conduct first test as part of space elevator project

Elon Musk may not believe in space elevators yet, but Japan is taking a step forward to realise the dream of travelling to space by elevators instead of the traditional rocket.<p>A team of researchers from Japan's Shizuoka University and other institutions will conduct the first test in space this …

Space Travel