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The 12 Best Subreddits for All-Day Binge Reading

From retail worker horror stories to GIFs you can't stop watching.<p>If you’re looking for a way to unwind and laugh at strangers on the internet, …

This book imagines what animals might look like if humans went extinct

A new edition of the 1981 book After Man: A Zoology of the Future is here<p>If humans disappeared from the face of the Earth, letting evolution run its course, what would animals look like in 50 million years? That was the premise of the book <i>After Man: A Zoology of the Future</i>, published in 1981 by …

Google Knows Literally Everything About You - Here's How To Delete That Data

Take back control of your information with these easy steps.<p>Google, just like Facebook, collects a lot of personal data about its users. While many …

Google Maps

Invisibilia: We All Think We Know The People We Love. We're All Deluded

<i>Welcome to a new season of</i> Invisibilia<i>! The NPR program and</i> podcast <i>explores the invisible forces that shape human behavior. Episode 3 involves two brothers who are happy about the polite, helpful tenant who moves into their mother's house, until they start to suspect he has sinister motives. Here</i> …

Psychology

Parasite Found in California Boar Meat Can Literally Make Your Eyes Bleed

For your eyeballs' sake, please cook your game meat.<p>If you ever cook pork at home, you’ve probably heard that you need to cook ground pork to 160 …

Do blind people see in their dreams?

Just as in their waking hours, blind people experience more sounds and smells in their dreams.<p>People who are born blind, or become blind early in …

This Is the Worst Roommate Story You’ll Ever Read

<b>Alex Miller’s spare room</b> had been on Craigslist for two weeks when, last March, she got the call she’d been waiting for. The man at the other end …

How to tell if you're asking a stupid question

• Change every “Why,” Who” or “When” to either a “How” or “What.”<br>• Follow with the words “can I.”<br>• End the question with some action word such as “do” or “help.”

The strange power of the ‘evil eye’

From the Eye of Horus to Gigi Hadid, ‘for thousands of years the eye has maintained its steady hold on the human imagination,’ writes Quinn Hargitai.<p>When it comes to warding off the mystic malevolent forces of the world, there is perhaps no charm more recognised or renowned than the ‘evil eye’. …

Ancient History

Bizarre reality of Donald Trump's hair revealed as his wispy locks are blown apart by plane engine

Donald Trump's bizarre haircut has been the centre of much speculation.<p>It's been described as a 'bin lid of barbershop sweepings', a 'cats sicked-up …

'Human uber' lets you pay someone to live your life for you

A new "human Uber" could let you pay someone to live your life for you.<p>Japanese researcher Jun Rekimoto has developed a special screen that can be …

China is building a laser 10 trillion times more intense than the Sun that could tear space apart

China is building a mega-laser that's so powerful it could literally tear space apart.<p>Physicists in Shanghai are constructing what they call a 'Station of Extreme Light', which could be operational as soon as 2023.<p>The end goal is to create a laser so powerful it can produce 100-petawatt laser …

'Greatmess': Twitter can't handle this awkward typo on Trump's State of the Union tickets

Naturally, the pictures have since gone viral with the internet mercilessly roasting Trump and his administration over the gaffe<p>Donald Trump's first …

Police pull over a car and oranges come tumbling out

<b>(CNN) —</b> Take a look at this photo.<p>Yes, that's a car crammed to the hilt with oranges.<p>Police in Seville, Spain, came across the bizarre scene when they pulled over two cars after a short chase.<p>According to Europa Press, officers suspected something wasn't quite right when they saw the cars driving …

'Non-Aging' Naked Mole Rats Seem to Defy the Laws of Mortality

Scientists think they hold to key to living forever.<p>We get old and then we die. At least, that’s the best-case scenario for humans: Each encroaching …

Scientists Just Found Naked Mole Rats Have Another Freaking Weird Superpower

Move over, tardigrades.<p>Naked mole rats may look like wrinkly skin sacks, but they have some pretty bizarre superpowers, including a total immunity to …

Social media is giving us trypophobia

Something is rotten in the state of technology.<p>But amid all the hand-wringing over fake news, the cries of election deforming Kremlin disinformation plots, the calls from political podia for tech giants to locate a social conscience, a knottier realization is taking shape.<p>Fake news and …

Why We Forget Most of the Books We Read

... and the movies and TV shows we watch<p>Pamela Paul’s memories of reading are less about words and more about the experience. “I almost always remember where I was and I remember the book itself. I remember the physical object,” says Paul, the editor of <i>The New York Times Book Review</i>, who reads, it …

Books

Escaped Texas inmate arrested running back to jail with bag of booze, food

<b>(CNN) —</b> An escaped inmate in Texas is back behind bars, after authorities caught him running back to the prison with a duffel bag of alcohol, home-cooked food and tobacco.<p>Jefferson County Sheriff's officers and US Marshals were tipped off that inmates were escaping the federal prison in Beaumont, …

White House Doctor Writes Note Saying Trump Too Sick to Talk to Mueller

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Amid reports that Donald Trump might soon be summoned to appear before Robert Mueller, the White House doctor wrote a note on Wednesday indicating that Trump was too sick to talk to the special counsel.<p>“Donald Trump is not well,” Dr. Ronny Jackson wrote.<p>The doctor’s …

Donald Trump

The 3 Richest Americans Have as Much Money as the Bottom 50%

And globally, the richest 1% got 82% of all new wealth created in 2017.<p>The richest 1% of the global population received 82% of wealth created in …

50 haunting photos of abandoned shopping malls across America

American malls are dying out.<p>Retail complexes all over the US are being clobbered by store closures sweeping the country.<p>In 2017, more than 6,400 stores closed and another 3,600 are expected to shutter in 2018. According to a report done by Credit Suisse, this will result in 20% to 25% of malls …

Urban Design

Man threw his semen at women for more than 40 years

<b>A man who threw his semen at women in a vile campaign lasting more than 40 years has been jailed.</b><p>Michael Morris, 59, stalked his victims in …

‘Three Identical Strangers’: The Disturbing True Story of Triplets Separated at Birth

Bobby, David, and Eddy’s reunion 19 years after being separated by an adoption agency takes a dark twist when secret psychological experiments are …

Hope for threatened 'little tiger cat'

<b>It's the smallest cat in the Americas, occupying the smallest area of land.</b><p>Listed as vulnerable to extinction, the güiña wildcat of Chile has lost much of its natural home as forests are chopped down or converted to farmland.<p>And, like many carnivores, it's at risk from human persecution over fears …

Wildlife

Five-foot long tapeworm came 'wiggling out' of man's body after he ate sushi

Sushi lovers beware!<p>A California man who ate sushi every day ended up with a 5-foot-plus long tapeworm inhabiting his body. The Fresno male went to the emergency room complaining of bloody diarrhea, according to Dr. Kenny Bahn, who shared the story of his patient on the podcast“This Won’t Hurt A …

Assault is not a feeling. The Aziz Ansari story shows why language matters | Tiffany Wright

After sharing my feelings on the Aziz Ansari story, I was told I don’t understand assault. I do<p>I am not an Aziz Ansari fan. I’ve never watched his standup, I’ve never watched Master of None, and – brace yourself – I have only seen a handful of episodes of Parks and Recreation. But on Sunday, while …

Aziz Ansari

Senator Becomes Instant Meme After Attempting to Take Off Glasses That Don't Exist

It's 2018 and anyone can become a meme at any time—especially if there are cable news cameras rolling.<p>During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on …

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