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“FU*K Apple” – Says The Code Inside WhatsApp APK

<i>A Redditor has found something interesting while decompiling the APK of the instant messaging app WhatsApp. The code of WhatsApp says F*CK Apple at</i> …

We're Finally Getting Those Rainbow Batman Figures

You wouldn’t think that a six pack of repainted Batman action figures had a tumultuous history, but here we are. Early last year, DC almost released …

The Case of the So-Called Alien Megastructure Just Got Weirder

It’s probably not aliens. Seriously guys, it’s very, <i>very</i> unlikely that it’s aliens. But the weird, flickering star known as KIC 8462852 still isn’t …

Wanna be an astronaut? Here's how to get your foot in the door at NASA and ESA

Ever idly dream of being an astronaut? Well, why not apply (within the month) for a job at NASA? Or if you feel you need more time to improve your …

What It’s Like to Swim Through Poop All Day at Work

Some jobs really are the pits. While some of us are sitting at cushy desks drinking free coffee and trolling the Internet, other people are digging …

Han Solo making dad jokes will make you laugh and cry at the same time

Han Solo isn't just a badass pilot, he's also a dad.<p>And, of course, once any man enters fatherhood, he immediately becomes imbued with the gift of …

Kids ask US presidential candidates to debate science | Shawn Otto

Climate change has been markedly absent from 2016 US presidential debates<p>Susanlyn Singroy thinks the candidates for US president should be debating science. The eighth-grader argues that the candidates are talking about money, religion and immigration, but rarely mentioning the science challenges …

Kids

The 'Tree of Death' Lives Up to Its Name

At first glance, there’s nothing particularly menacing about the manchineel tree. Until you touch its bark or taste its fruit—which could leave you …

Find Out Your 'Drinking Nationality' With the BBC's Booze Calculator

Do you drink like a “boozy Belarusian” or a “teetotal Kuwaiti?” The BBC has compiled alcohol consumption data from the World Health Organization to …

Some Genius Put All the Secret Netflix Genres into a Chrome Extension

Prepare to never leave home again.<p>Last week, we learned that there was a secret list of very specific Netflix sub-genres you could only access if you entered their specific codes into the URL. All the codes were initially compiled and displayed on a Google spreadsheet and a few websites, but were …

A psychologist interviewed a bunch of murderers and learned 5 surprising things about what drives people to kill

<i>Who could do something like this? Who is truly that evil?</i><p>Forensic psychologist James Garbarino might have some answers.<p>Earlier this year, the Loyola University psychologist published a book tying these experiences together, entitled "Listening to Killers: Lessons Learned from My Twenty Years as a …

Psychology

How to Unlock Netflix’s Hidden Categories

Ever get frustrated with the limited options that Netflix offers you when you log onto the home page? There are thousands upon thousands of TV shows …

Ice Drumming on a Frozen Lake

(Video Link)<p>Three years ago, the percussion troupe Etnobit visited Lake Baikal in eastern Russia in the middle of winter. There, the wife of one of …

Cops: Liquor store clerk fatally shoots 2 would-be robbers, 15 and 17

Two would-be robbers who were fatally shot at a liquor store in the Gresham neighborhood Saturday night have been identified as a 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy, authorities said.<p>Keshawn Marzette, 15, of the 8300 block of South Throop Street, and William Larson, 17, of the same address, were …

Science is *thisclose* to giving us a real-life Invisibility Cloak

Turns out magic might actually more real than we think. Researchers at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and the Russian Academy of …

'Star Wars' is one step closer to breaking an incredible record

One by one, <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> has been de-throning some of the most successful movies in cinematic history when it comes to domestic gross. …

Could scientists create dragons using CRISPR gene editing?

<b>The mythical dragon has been associated with Wales for more than a millennium and famously graces the national flag.</b><p>But is it possible dragons could ever exist beyond the pages of Celtic mythology or the celluloid of fantasy film?<p>Academics have suggested in a recent essay the creation of large, …

Genetics

New Luke Skywalker parody Twitter account is even better than Emo Kylo Ren

Warning: This post contains spoilers from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The post will continue after this photo of a bunch of happy stormtroopers.<p>It’s so easy to create a new Twitter account that people make parody Twitter accounts for <i>everything</i> — including the Carolina Panthers’ baseball bat. This …

Holy Crap, We Really Want to Play Some Quidditch Beer Pong

As fans who grew up with the <i>Harry Potter</i> books gets older, ways to enjoy their fandom get more adult. The latest example might be the best yet, a …

First Batman v Superman Review: Too Good To Be True?

Obviously, when you see that an entire movie is being reviewed, you can expect <b>SPOILERS</b>. An anonymous Reddit user claims to have seen Batman v …

Comic Books

The Behind-The-Scenes Story Of The Rise And Fall Of ‘Pinky And The Brain’

From the moment they were introduced in the <i>Animaniacs</i> story, “Win Big,” Pinky and the Brain became the most important laboratory mice in television history. It was the first time that the lovable, dimwitted Pinky would ask his best friend Brain, “What do you want to do tonight?” The reply, as any …

Warner Bros

Did We Just Witness A Hockey Shot Defy The Laws Of Physics?

Wait, what?<p>Our good friend Isaac Newton once explained that an object in motion will stay in motion until something makes it change its speed or route. We’re paraphrasing here, but the idea is clear; objects don’t just shift directions without something happening to them -- without something moving …

The Number of Marijuana Overdose Deaths Has Remained Steady

The Number of Marijuana Overdose Deaths Has Remained SteadyKevin Ballinger shows his variety pack of medicinal marijuana at his medical marijuana …

Cannabis

Dog Cognition: How Do Dogs Perceive The World?

Dogs and humans share one of the strongest bonds between two different species on Earth. The connection has grown so deep, it’s literally become coded into our genes. And a wave of new research is shedding more light on these all-important dog-human relationships and what our furry friends are …

Pets

Learning to Pick Locks Taught Me How Crappy Door Locks Really Are

About a month ago, I picked up a training lockpick set. I’ve always been curious about how lock picking works and how difficult it really is. In the …

The day when three NASA astronauts staged a strike in space

Blows on behalf of fair labor treatment don't always have to come from factory workers. Sometimes they're delivered by unionized professors or even multimillionaire ballplayers. On Dec. 28, 1973, or 42 years ago Monday, one was delivered by three U.S. astronauts orbiting the globe in NASA's Skylab …

Martin Shkreli

Pull Quote

New clues suggest slaves were vital to the Viking way of life—and argue against attempts to soften the raiders’ brutish reputation.<p>The ancient reputation of Vikings as bloodthirsty raiders on cold northern seas has undergone a radical change in recent decades. A kinder, gentler, and more …

Archaeology

They Call This Man 'The White Death'. The Reason Why Is Totally Badass.

This smiling soldier is Simo Häyhä.<p>He served one year of mandatory military service for the Finnish army and was a decorated marksman. During the …

War

Emo Kylo Ren is the Twitter parody account of our dreams

As we were watching <i>The Force Awakens,</i> I think we all had the same thought “Kylo Ren is such a sadsack Vader fanboy with no friends (except Hux, …