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To Raise Awareness For Climate Change, 50-Year-Old Makes Bid To Swim Across Pacific

On Tuesday, 50-year-old swimmer Ben Lecomte will push off from a beach in Choshi, Japan, wearing a shark repellent bracelet and an armband to track radiation in the ocean. He hopes to reach San Francisco in six months as the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean.<p>A successful 5,500-mile …

A new 400-player battle royale game has a teaser trailer

<b>An upcoming battle royale game – the genre that launched into the stratosphere since the impact of PUBG – promises 400-player matches.</b>It’s called</i> …

Trailers

9 Secret Shortcuts of People Who Are Good at Everyday Math

Even in an age of smartphones, crunching numbers quickly — and getting good at it — can give you snappy, useful answers to pressing real-life math …

5 Hacks To Fall Asleep Instantly That Are All Backed By Science

Life is pretty hard in general, but I find sleep to be one of the most difficult things to do. Personally, it's really not the staying asleep I find …

27 Dads Who Will Make You Laugh, Groan, And Possibly Wet Yourself

These guys got dad jokes for days.

31 Niles Crane Quotes To Live Your Life By

Niles gotta have it!

TV

Woman Accuses United Airlines Of Giving Her First-Class Seat To Democratic Congressswoman

Jean-Marie Simon, a 63-year-old attorney and private school teacher, was on a loooooong trip back home.<p>On December 3, Simon had used 140,000 of her …

Leftwing Racism Is Real and This Week Has Given Us Two Excellent Examples

U.S. Rep. Tim Scott, left, speaks to the media during a news conference as South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley looks on at the South Carolina Statehouse …

Conservatives get canceled, liberals quit laughing: How Trump's election killed comedy

National Public Radio host Jesse Thorn announced this year that his now 6-year-old child, who was born a biological male, is transgender and will be …

Jake Tapper Gets Bernie Sanders To Admit The Middle-Class Tax Cuts In The GOP Bill Are ‘A Good Thing’

On Sunday, CNN’s “State of the Union" host Jake Tapper put Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in an uncomfortable position, forcing him to acknowledge that …

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 …

Documentaries

Water On Earth Came From Jupiter, Study Claims

A Brazilian research team has proposed a new physical model to explain the origin of water on Earth and anywhere else in the solar system. This …

World's first human head transplant a success, controversial scientist claims

The world's first human head transplant has allegedly been performed on a corpse in an 18 hour operation which successfully connected the spine, nerves and blood vessels of two people.<p>The operation was carried out by a team led by Dr Xiaoping Ren of Harbin Medical University, China, who last year …

'Psychic' who predicted Trump, Brexit reveals bleak 2018, warning for New Zealand

A psychic who predicted Donald Trump's rise to power and the UK's exit from the European Union has a grim vision of what's waiting for us in …

‘Sex Island’ party moves to secret location after Colombia threatens to deport attendees

<i>WARNING: Some images and videos contained in the article may be considered NSFW, depending on how cool your boss is.</i><p>Columbia-based company “Good …

Facebook: upload your nudes to stop revenge porn

WHAAAA???? Stop, breathe... it actually makes sense

This graphic shows how history's mightiest empires compared

Although empires from long past have since lost their iron grip over their constituents, it's striking how effects from their influences still …

Microsoft rep installs Chrome mid-pitch because Edge keeps crashing

This is truly half-brutal, half-hilarious. A Microsoft employee was forced to pause his Azure presentation in the middle of a live demo session in order to install Google’s Chrome… because the company’s own Edge browser kept crashing.<p>But here is the best part: this comical occurrence was recorded …

Software

Creator of The Matrix code reveals its mysterious origins

Green code in Japanese-inspired symbols trails down a computer screen like digital rain. It tells those who can read it what's happening in The Matrix, a virtual reality.<p>Simon Whiteley, creator of The Matrix code, attributes the design to his wife, who's from Japan.<p>"I like to tell everybody that …

5 things you're doing that make people dislike you immediately

Following is a transcript of the video.<p>5 things you're doing that make people dislike you immediately.<p>1. Sharing too many photos on social media.<p>Posting too many photos might alienate people, according to one study that looked at 508 Facebook users. Posting too many family photos may alienate …

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Future Of 'Star Wars' Game Uncertain As EA Shuts Down Visceral Games

It’s a sad day in video game land. A day of crushed dreams, and quite probably lost jobs.<p>EA announced the closure of developer Visceral Games, the studio behind <i>Dead Space,</i> leaving the future of the <i>Star Wars</i> game the team was working on uncertain.<p>The studio had attracted major talent from studios …

Physicists may finally understand the spatial dimensions in our universe

Back to the Beginning<p>An international team of scientists has come up with a new explanation for why space occupies three dimensions. The theory …

Pediatrician drops a bomb on idea that transgenderism is real — completely destroys it with truth

A pediatrician went on a viral rant recently about the dangers of convincing children they are transgender and then prescribing them hormone blockers that prevent them from developing into their born gender.<p>What did she say?<p>At a recent Heritage Foundation forum about the topic, Dr. Michelle …

Jeremy, The Lonely, Left-Twisting Snail, Dies — But Knows Love Before The End

Jeremy, the rare snail with the left-curling shell whose search for a mate kicked off an international quest, has slithered off this mortal coil.<p>But there's one last twist to the story. Reader, before he died, Jeremy procreated.<p>That's right. The little lefty <i>did it.</i><p>You might remember Jeremy from our …

An Alzheimer's Drug Has Been Shown to Help Teeth Repair Cavities Naturally

No fillings, no drills.<p>Dental fillings may soon be left in the ash heap of history, thanks to a recent discovery about a drug called …

Berkeley Students Protest Exam, Demand ‘Take Home Essay’ Because White Privilege And Stuff

A video has surfaced on YouTube showing students at the University of California, Berkeley protesting an exam, and demanding a "take-home essay with …

Junior Miss Galaxy UK bullied for being pageant queen

Sienna Demontis is one of the youngest junior pageant queens.<p>The 13-year-old and her mother, from Derby, have spoken about the bullying she experienced as a result.<p>You can see Inside Out East Midlands' report about Sienna Demontis in full at 19:30 GMT on BBC One on Monday 9 October or via iPlayer …

How to Handle It When Your Kid Is the Bully

<i>When your child is the bully, how do you handle it? One grandma shares her story.</i><p>My daughter called me upset one day on her way home from work to …