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'Truth isn't truth': Giuliani trumps 'alternative facts' with new Orwellian outburst

When the definitive history of Donald Trump’s presidency comes to be written, many years hence, 11.02am on Sunday 19 August 2018 will surely be granted a special mention.<p>It was the moment when the phrase was coined that might be said to sum up the spirit of the Trump era: “Truth isn’t truth.”<p>Truth …

Donald Trump

The Top 5 Sexiest Female Cosplayers To Follow On Instagram

As cosplaying becomes more popular around the world, the top cosplayers have achieved a level of fame for their skill, and as is often the case, …

The most offensive curse word in English has powerful feminist origins

Cursing is a good way to be bad. It’s mostly harmless and signals authenticity to listeners. For the linguistically bold, vulgarity is just one element of a rich vocabulary, a spice for speech. Yet even those of us who curse like sailors shirk the word “cunt.”<p>Breathe deep, because we’re about to …

In lost interview, Stanley Kubrick explains the ending of 2001: A Space Odyssey

Fifty years since it was first screened, <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i> continues to cause confusion and debate. Stanley Kubrick’s epic film reimagined what …

Stanley Kubrick

Here's an Important Reminder to Stay Away From This Giant Horror Plant That Causes 3rd Degree Burns

DO NOT TOUCH.<p>If Hollywood wanted to make a movie about a horrifying plant invasion, giant hogweeds would make a great candidate for the lead role - …

This Is What Comes Out When a Woman Ejaculates

Everything you want to know about the elusive squirt.<p>It was, and remains, one of the most spectacular things I’d ever witnessed. A dozen women, my then-partner among them, shooting arcs of liquid into the air from their genitals for the very first time, in unison. What had begun 90 minutes earlier …

Mexico's World Cup Win May Have Caused a Man-Made Earthquake in Mexico City

You could say Mexico fans were shook.<p>The 2018 FIFA World Cup had its first major upset on Sunday after Mexico beat Germany — the 2014 World Cup …

MIT made a psychopathic AI based on a Hitchcock thriller

A team of mad scientists from MIT’s ghoulish Media Lab have created an AI-powered version of Alfred Hitchcock’s mother-loving murderer Norman Bates.<p>Norman is an intentionally-biased neural network designed to caption images. We’ve covered similar AI projects (this one was hilarious, and here’s one …

Freedom of Information

Uncanny Rally: “People” Is People, Which Is as It Should Be

People like to look at people. If you boil down the long and winding history of figurative sculpture to a single motivating kernel, that would be it. …

Sleep

'The Usual Suspects' Is a Gimmicky Movie Stupid People Think Is Smart

No less than Roger Ebert agrees.<p><i>This article contains spoilers for</i> The Usual Suspects<i>.</i><p>The first time I saw <i>The Usual Suspects</i> was in 1996. I was a freshman in high school, and I’d taped it off cable. It had already been heralded as a masterpiece when it came out the year before, the next big seismic …

This Strange, Wooden Idol Is Twice as Old as Egyptian Pyramids

Scientists not only dated the oldest monumental sculpture in the world, but also discovered a new face on the idol.<p>Scientists discovered a strange, tall, humanoid wooden figure under four meters of peat in a Russian bog. The figure, dubbed the Shirgir Idol (after the bog where it was found), is …

Why Cats Really Love Your Laptop, According to Animal Behavior Experts

The ultimate meowstery, solved.<p>We all know cats rule the internet, and in doing so, they’ve also conquered our laptops. An animal behavioral …

People Criticize Ryan Reynolds For Seemingly Hypocritical 'Black Panther' Praise

It seemed like nothing could put a damper on <i>Black Panther</i>’s historic box office debut this weekend. But that doesn’t mean there’s a lack of …

Ryan Reynolds

Who’s Poppy?

She’s a pastel-wearing pop star dominating YouTube<p>Ask Poppy who she is and the cybernetic, glassy-eyed human doll will respond with her idiosyncratic catchphrase: “I’m Poppy.”<p>Poppy is an anomaly. She’s an art experiment; a human trying to learn how to become an android. Her videos are short, …

Nine Inch Nails Created The Perfect Playlist Of Songs To Listen To By Yourself In The Dark

We’ve all been there right? You’re sitting in total silence, by yourself, in a pitch black room when suddenly the thought pops into your head. “I wish I had something to listen to right about now.” Well, Nine Inch Nails has you covered. Today, the iconic alt-rock outfit headed by Trent Reznor …

Nine Inch Nails

Ditch the dice bag and invest in Wyrmwood’s immaculate wooden vault

The hand-turned pencil alone is every role-player’s dream<p>The market for tabletop gaming gear has heated up over the last few years, and one of the standout manufacturer’s is New England-based Wyrmwood. If that name rings a bell, it’s because the company has exploded into the marketplace with a new …

Taylor Swift’s Lyrics Are Too Lame to Copyright, Judge Hilariously Rules

There are court cases and rulings that have changed lives—saved lives, even—and moved society forward, defending justice, democracy, and everything …

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The Banana Trick and Other Acts of Self-Checkout Thievery

“Anyone who pays for more than half of their stuff in self checkout is a total moron.”<p>Beneath the bland veneer of supermarket automation lurks an ugly truth: There’s a lot of shoplifting going on in the self-scanning checkout lane. But don’t call it shoplifting. The guys in loss prevention prefer …

Shoplifting

An Ancient Virus May Be Responsible for Human Consciousness

You've got an ancient virus in your brain. In fact, you've got an ancient virus at the very root of your conscious thought.<p>According to two papers …

Biology

The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Videos: 15 HARDEST Difficulty Modes That Will Make You Lose Your Mind In Frustration

This is a new video from GamingBolt that lists the 15 hardest difficuty modes that will make you lose your mind in frustration. When looking for the …

A new foe vows to take down loot crate greed

Beltway-based advocacy group sets itself against in-game gambling<p>Last year, video game makers inserted exploitative loot crate mechanisms into several high-profile products, a practice that has been compared to gambling and has outraged many. A new non-profit organization says it wants to take …

Amazing moment hero whale saves snorkeler from shark by hiding her under giant fin while pushing her to safety

This is the heart-stopping moment a giant 50,000-pound humpback whale protected an unsuspecting snorkeler from a SHARK by pushing her through the …

Tetris speedrunner accidentally breaks a world record

One of the best Tetris NES players in the world tried to be the fastest to hit 100 lines but accidentally scored 300,000 points quicker than anyone …

13 Surprisingly Weird Reasons Why Crows And Ravens Are The Best Birds, No Question

They're definitely better than monkeys.<p>We're sure you have your favourite animal. It may even be a really smart one. But corvids - such as crows, …

6 Video Game Players Caught Cheating Online

Cheating is only bad if you get caught. That’s what most cheaters will tell you to feel better about themselves, because they know what they’re doing …

Sony may finally let you change your PlayStation Network name

It wants the option sometime in 2018.<p>Many a gamer has had regrets about their choice of username -- xXxDeathCrusher420xXx might not be <i>quite</i> so appealing in adult life as it was in your teenage years. And for PlayStation fans, that's been a big problem when your PSN name has always been set in …

Watch The First Trailer For Ridley Scott's Chilling New TV Series

A man with a reputation for suspense and the deployment of creeping fear in his work, the first (teaser) trailer for Ridley Scott's new TV series, …

Benjamin Franklin’s Bizarre and Beautiful Glass Armonica Could be the First American Instrument

Benjamin Franklin accomplished quite a lot in his time. Invent the lightning rod? You bet. Create bifocals? You know it. Bathe nude in the air? Hell …

Benjamin Franklin

A Police Killing Without a Hint of Racism

Daniel Shaver begged officers not to shoot him. What role will his death play in the push for law-enforcement reforms?<p>On January 18, 2016, Daniel Shaver, a traveling pest-control worker, was in between shifts at his motel, a La Quinta Inn and Suites in Mesa, Arizona. In the elevator, he met a man …