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Jaguar Escapes New Orleans Zoo Enclosure, Kills At Least Seven Other Animals Before Capture

A three-year-old male jaguar named Valerio escaped its enclosure at New Orleans’ Audubon Zoo on Saturday and was successfully sedated and captured, …

zoo

Guccifer 2.0 and DCLeaks Booted From Twitter Following Mueller Indictments

On Saturday, Twitter gave the boot to two accounts—Guccifer 2.0 and DCLeaks—that were connected to the 2016 hack of the Democratic National Committee …

Social Media

It Sure Sounds Like Duncan Jones is Making a Rogue Trooper Movie

Duncan Jones just posted a tease on his Twitter about his previously revealed comic book movie—and it’s enough of a tease that we’re pretty sure we …

Comic Books

Increasingly Agitated Elon Musk Labels Diver Who Mocked His 'Submarine' a 'Pedo Guy'

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk accused one of the British divers involved in the rescue of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from the flooded Tham …

Tesla

Corporations Are Lobbying to Keep Making Robocalls

The robocall problem is as bad as it has ever been, but if big corporations have their way, it just might get worse. The Washington Post reported …

robocalls

Meet Your New Doctor in the First Teaser for Jodie Whittaker's Doctor Who

It’s finally happening!<p>After a long wait, it’s finally time to get our first look at the upcoming season of <i>Doctor Who</i>, which features the first lady …

TV Series

Antarctic Exploration Vessel Which Should Be Named Boaty McBoatface But Tragically Isn't Launches

The RSS Sir David Attenborough—the polar exploration vessel that, in April 2016, participants in an internet poll overwhelmingly voted to christen …

mcboatface

Elon Musk Is Giving Money to a GOP PAC Because It Helps Elon Musk

Elon Musk—maker of a mini-sub that never got used, hypothetical savior of the Flint, Michigan water crisis, general over-promiser and …

Tesla

After Resignation of HR Chief, Yet Another Uber Exec Faces Allegations of Discriminatory Behavior

Earlier this week, ridesharing giant Uber’s Chief People Officer Liane Hornsey resigned under allegations that she systematically shot down internal …

discriminatory

This Fan Edit Puts All the Crystal Gems Together for a New Steven Universe Intro

The core crew of <i>Steven Universe</i> keeps getting bigger. It’s time we got an intro to match.<p>One of the most beautiful elements of <i>Steven Universe</i> is its …

Jewelry

TaleSpin's Swashbuckling Villain is Going to Cameo on DuckTales

Out of the whole block of Disney-centric cartoons from the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, <i>TaleSpin</i>, which used a version of Baloo from T<i>he Jungle Book</i> as a …

Walt Disney Company

Watch Toys "R" Us' Geoffrey the Giraffe Get Knocked Out of the Ring With an Amazon Box

Geoffrey the Giraffe, venerable mascot of the now-defunct Toys “R” Us retail chain, was doing pretty good for himself at the Florida Supercon’s FCSW …

eCommerce

Venmo, the People Are Begging for a 'Cancel Payment' Button

We all make mistakes, but some are worse than others. Make a typo in a text message? No big deal. But if you accidentally tap the “0" one too many …

Wall Street

George Jenson, Production Illustrator for Return of the Jedi and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Has Died

You may not have heard of him, but his work is far more influential than you realize.<p>George Jenson, born in 1930 in Calgary, worked on art for some …

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

Chinese Police Bust Crypto Betting Ring Allegedly Worth $1.5 Billion

Chinese authorities have busted what they said was one of the world’s largest online betting operations involving cryptocurrency, with over $1.5 …

Cryptocurrency

The First Images of Star Trek: Discovery Season Two Show The Enterprise, a New Alien Design

The first two official, non-production images of <i>Star Trek: Discovery</i> are out in the wild, and they showcase a new alien design as well as hint at a …

Science Fiction

Florida Man Jailed for Failing to Unlock His Phone

What started as a routine traffic stop has quickly escalated into a civil rights case in a Florida courtroom after a man was put behind bars this …

Crime

Once Upon a Time, Steven Spielberg Apparently Helped Save the Child's Play Franchise

Being one of the biggest directors ever brings with it a lot of power. There are a lot of ways to use that power. Fortunately, Steven Spielberg has …

Steven Spielberg

What Did You Get in Trouble for at Your School's Computer Lab?

Left hand on A S D F? Good. Right hand on J K L and, for some reason, “;”? Congrats, you’re in home position! A thing basically every learned in …

High School

A One-Letter Typo is (in Part) the Reason Aliens: Colonial Marines Sucked

When <i>Aliens: Colonial Marines</i> dropped in 2013, it has built up a ton of hype that made it seem as though the game would transport players into the …

games

Looks Like Facebook is Getting Serious About Making Its Own Chips

It’s been rumored for months that Facebook might be interested in building its own, in-house processing chips. Now it appears the social network …

Social Media

Some Senators Want to Know if Smart TVs are Spying on Us

Two US senators have some suspicions about smart TVs, and they’re asking the Federal Trade Commission to look into the data collection practices …

Privacy

Deadpool's Looking for a New Crew in This Charming Musical Parody

I’m a sucker for musicals—put something into song and I’m sold. For instance, you can damn well bet I’m gonna see the <i>Mamma Mia!</i> sequel, even though I …

Walt Disney Company

Universal Soldier Is a Cautionary Tale About Reckless Resurrection

Two American soldiers fight to the death in Vietnam. That’s the start of <i>Universal Soldier</i>, which imagines the pair being brought back to life and …

Vietnam War

PC Sales Are Up, But Only a Little, So Play It Cool

After more than five years of declining sales, nerds and APM enthusiasts everywhere can gently rejoice: The PC has made a comeback so far this year, …

Windows 10

Jim Jarmusch Is Making a Zombie Comedy With Bill Murray

Bill Murray, but also Adam Driver, Chloë Sevigny, Tilda Swinton, Steve Buscemi, and Selena Gomez. All in the same zombie movie.<p>That’s the cast of …

Bill Murray

Uber Now Runs Real-Time Background Checks on Drivers

Uber has begun running constant background checks on its drivers so that the company can know immediately if a driver is charged with a crime.<p>Since …

Social Security

Can We Measure Our Own Galaxy Speeding Through Space?

You’re probably sitting still, right? Wrong, absolutely wrong. Not only are you on a spinning orb, but you’re also traveling around 70,000 miles per …

Universe

Doctors Find Tapeworm Larvae in Spine of Woman Hobbled by 'Electric Shocks' in Legs

A tapeworm that normally infects barn animals and dogs came as a literal shock for one 35-year-old French woman, according to a case report published …

Medicine

Microsoft Asks Congress to Regulate Face Recognition

Microsoft’s president and chief legal officer, Brad Smith, called for federal regulation of face recognition in a new blog post on Friday. Half of …

Privacy