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Who Cares About Watering Plants When Ireland Baldwin's in That Swimsuit?

Ireland Baldwin casually reworked a ribbed, olive bodysuit as a one-piece swimsuit on set, but the outcome was not so casual. No, the supermodel's snapshot was hot enough to make us look twice, and then once more. "Could we potentially style our own bodysuit while poolside this Summer?" we wondered.<p>…

Playboy Says Goodbye to Hugh Hefner By Making Him the First Man To Ever Grace the Magazine's Cover Solo

Following his Sept. 27 death, Hugh Hefner is being honored on the front cover of the publication he founded.<p>The cover of <i>Playboy</i>‘s November/December …

Lego is selling a 'Women of NASA' set featuring 4 female scientists, engineers, and astronauts

Lego announced on Wednesday that it would release a "Women of NASA" set.<p>The $25 kit goes on sale November 1 — just in time for the holiday gift-giving season — and builds on a laudable trend of selling toys that are more inclusive of women.<p>"Women of NASA" features four mini figurines of pioneering …

Lego

When White Nationalists Get DNA Tests That Reveal African Ancestry

An analysis of Stormfront forums shows a sometimes sophisticated understanding of the limits of ancestry tests.<p>The white-nationalist forum Stormfront hosts discussions on a wide range of topics, from politics to guns to <i>The Lord of the Rings</i>. And of particular and enduring interest: genetic ancestry …

Molecular Biology

How to photograph a meteor shower

Head for the country and point your camera toward the sky.<p>The Perseid meteor shower, likely the best shower we'll see all year, is fast approaching, with peak visibility on the nights of August 12 and 13. If you want some tips on how to find the best viewing time and spot, check out NASA's post on …

Landscape Photography

Gun-wielding drones are now a thing, and that’s somewhat worrying

Capable of firing semi-automatic weapons and 40mm grenades, it really is death from above<p>In what is quite possibly the most frightening news beyond …

20 gadgets under $20 that you'll actually use every day

There are plenty of products out there that cost less than $20, but most of them never get used. A USB drive that works in outer space? Can’t imagine …

Genius flash drive works with micro-USB, USB-C, and USB-A all at once

It’s been a long time since I gave a flash drive a second look, but that’s probably because most flash drives don’t with three different ports. …

Amazon's Prime Day: What to expect this year

Amazon's annual day of deals is just around the corner.<p>On July 10, the site will kick off Prime Day -- the yearly promotion in which Amazon slashes prices on a wide, sometimes comical, variety of items for its Prime membership customers.<p>Prime Day has proved a massive sales day for Amazon. And the …

eCommerce

23 Shocking And Unexpected Movie Facts You Didn't Know Until Now

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This Terrifying, Toothy 'Monster' Is the World's Deepest Living Predator

In the inky darkness of the ocean's abyss swims the world's deepest living superpredator: a fish with a long, eel-like body; the face of a lizard; …

NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe has taken more stunning new images of the gas giant

<i>Video provided by Newsy</i><p>The flow of incredible images from the basketball court-sized robot NASA sent to Jupiter just won't stop.<p>The US$1 billion Juno …

'Doom' is getting a VR game

The long-running "Doom" series is getting a brand new entry in "Doom VFR," a new virtual reality game for the HTC Vive and PlayStation VR headsets.<p>The new game is being developed by id Software, the development studio originally responsible for the "Doom" franchise. It's not a departure from the …

Virtual Reality

The huge-screened Essential Phone will be a Sprint exclusive

The Essential Phone, an upcoming Android smartphone conceived by Android creator Andy Rubin, will be available with only one major carrier in the …

Samsung uploads its Device Maintenance tool to the Play Store

Samsung's 'Device Maintenance' app has been around in various forms for a while now, initially being called 'Smart Manager' on the Galaxy S6 and S7. …

Scientists Are at a Loss to Explain This Mysterious Cosmic Radio Signal

"It's so brand new and so unknown."<p>There are now 22 of them, and we still have no idea what they are, what they mean, or where in the Universe they …

The Sealander Is a Lightweight Camper That Turns Into a Boat

Ever look at a tow-behind trailer and think <i>damn</i> I wish I could drive this bad boy into the water and just, you know, <i>cruise?</i> Well, the German …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

A Breakdown Of All The Bands That Should Be In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

<i>To celebrate the airing of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction this Saturday, 4/29, we’re running a series of essays and feature analyzing and highlighting the implications of who was inducted in 2017.</i><p>One of the perks of getting inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame is that, come the …

Photographer Brian Dowling Traveled the World Making Stunning Portraits of Beautiful Redheads

Brian Dowling is an American photographer living in Berlin, with a project that would drive many of his peers to envy: He traveled to 20 countries …

Harlem’s French Renaissance

Harlem has long had a romance with France. Well before the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, African-American artists and musicians traveled to France to broaden their artistic vision or to escape the daily oppression of American racism.<p>Not widely known, however, is that the traffic went both ways, …

'Alien: Covenant' Featurette Has Easter Egg from the 1979 Movie

Director Ridley Scott says, “It’s right in your face” when talking about the scope of <i>Alien: Covenant</i>, but as with previous previews for the upcoming …

Katy Perry Googles hot pictures of herself to boost her confidence

Sometimes all it takes is one really good, hot Instagram picture to remind you that you're not as gross as you think you are. And no one knows this …

$50 gadget adds a high-tech Head Up Display to any car

Unless you’ve got money to burn, luxury cars aren’t really worth the money anymore. Cars from affordable brands like Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai and …

Netflix adds offline streaming to its Windows 10 app

Binge-watch on the go<p>Netflix has offered users the option to download videos to watch later in its Android and iOS apps since late last year. And today that feature is finally making the jump to desktop with the addition of offline videos to the Windows 10 PC app, as reported by <i>Windows Central</i>.<p>Like …

Windows 10

This app lets you instantly turn your DVD collection into your own personal Netflix for $2 per title

On Thursday, Vudu announced that its app will now let you create your own personal Netflix, instantly, for $2 per title (with the first movie free).<p>The main purpose of Vudu is to let you rent or buy movies digitally on "smart" devices — TV, smartphone, tablet, and so on. But now you'll be able to …

Harry Potter

Think an airline owes you money? Here's a website and app that may help you collect

Could it be true? Here's a website and app that help you find money owed you by the airlines. Frequent fliers who travel to or within Europe will want to give it a try.<p><b>Name:</b> AirHelp.com<p><b>What it does:</b> The website acts on your behalf to obtain compensation for you if your flight was delayed, canceled …

Flying

Audubon Aquarium welcomes new 'otterly' adorable sea otter to New Orleans | NOLA.com

A new sea otter has made her way to Audubon Nature Institute this week, and now the nonprofit is asking for the public's help in naming her.<p>The …

Secret Netflix Codes to Unlock Thousands of Hidden Categories

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) uses a special algorithm to help you find movies and shows based on what you have previously watched as well as what you …

Entertainment