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What Happens to Dicks in Space?

The answer to the hardest space question of all.<p><i>Passengers</i>, which hits theaters Wednesday, features two sexy humans — Chris Pratt’s Jim Preston and …

Donald Trump does his Reddit AMA in the most Donald Trump way possible

Republican Party nominee for president of the U.S., Donald J. Trump, made good on his promise and held a Reddit AMA (ask me anything) session late …

Donald Trump

Trump-Pence logo mocked on social media for being 'suggestive'

The first logo for the newly announced Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: I hope voters pay attention to Dem tactics amid Kavanaugh fight South …

Social Media

The Psychological Quirk That Explains Why You Love Donald Trump

The popularity of the GOP front-runner can be explained by the Dunning-Kruger Effect.<p>Many commentators have argued that Donald Trump’s dominance in the GOP presidential race can be largely explained by ignorance; his candidacy, after all, is most popular among Republican voters without college …

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Associated Press expands sports coverage with stories written by machines

The rise of the machines continues this week with news that the Associated Press (AP) is expanding its baseball coverage through automated stories generated by algorithms.<p>The New York-based nonprofit news agency has ramped up its partnership with Automated Insights, a Durham, Carolina-based company …

Google is inching its way to diversity

Mountain View's diversity efforts aren't enough, based on its 2015 report.<p>Google vowed to spend $150 million in 2015 to diversify its workforce, and the company did hire more women, Black and Hispanic employees last year. Unfortunately, its efforts aren't enough to cause a big shift -- the company …

Facebook's Political Influence Under a Microscope

Social Media<p>As the U.S. presidential campaign heats up, Facebook is going out of its way to show its neutrality - an increasingly urgent matter for the social network as evidence of its power continues to emerge.<p>Recent studies have shown the site has extraordinary influence. According to research …

Britons urged to wear safety pins in solidarity with immigrants

#safetypin trends on Twitter after surge in reports of racist and xenophobic incidents after EU referendum<p>After reports of post-referendum hate crime, people have been encouraged to wear a safety pin to show solidarity with immigrants living in the UK.<p>According to the National Police Chiefs’ …

Idiotic Feminist Professor: Stop Calling Breastfeeding 'Natural.' Yes, Really...

There is a feminist professor who wants doctors and medical professionals to stop calling breastfeeding “natural” because, among other ridiculous …

Justice Dept. mandates 'implicit bias' training for agents, lawyers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department announced on Monday that more than 33,000 federal agents and prosecutors will receive training aimed at preventing unconscious bias from influencing their law enforcement decisions.<p>Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents go door to door to …

Google employees are adding 'Lady' to their job titles to fight sexism

More than 800 members of Google's staff are standing together in a showing against sexism today by appending a single word to their job titles: "Lady."<p><i>Business Insider</i> has details on the protest, which is happening in response to a ludicrous comment made during Alphabet's shareholder meeting last …

Apple pressures Unicode into pulling rifle emoji

Thanks to pressure from Apple, a new set of emojis will not contain a rifle.<p>The Unicode Consortium -- the shadowy overlords who approve and code new emojis -- said Friday that a depiction of a scoped shooting rifle has been pulled from the Unicode 9.0 release on June 21, BuzzFeed News reported.<p><b>See</b> …

Social Media Roasts Australia Café for Deconstructed 'Hipster Coffee'

Three glass beakers of steamed milk, coffee and hot water were all it took for writer Jamila Rizvi’s photo of “deconstructed” coffee in a Melbourne …

Social Media

Australian MP ate 'tasty' fried elephant

<b>(CNN) —</b> First he shot and killed an elephant in Africa. Then he fried it in butter and ate it.<p>But don't ask Australian lawmaker and proud huntsman Robert Borsak for any apologies, despite the backlash he's getting for admitting it to parliament.<p>"What do you think happens to elephant carcasses that …