Kevin Galicia

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This Former YouTube Exec Is Taking On Internet Trolls

Trolls are everywhere, but one former tech exec has created a safe haven for online commenting.<p>Anyone who has spent time online, especially on social media or reading news reports or blogs, has likely encountered Internet trolls. The typically anonymous commenters range from those who stir the pot …

Internet

Stephen Hawking explains how to (sort-of) escape a black hole

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>If you find yourself stuck inside a black hole, Stephen Hawking says not to panic: You may die, but all traces of your existence may not be lost forever.<p>Current science suggests that a black hole’s gravity is so strong that absolutely nothing—not even light—can escape …

Black Holes

These Action Movie Mistakes Are Far From Winning

Very few people's lives are peppered with exhilarating car chases, high-octane explosions, and bad-ass heroes saving the day -- which is why we go to the movies.<p>Putting life on hold for a couple hours and going on an exciting, over-the-top journey is worth the price of a ticket -- even if the movie …

Mobile

The Ultimate List of Online Resources for Being a Better Photographer

We thought it would be helpful to put together a list of resources that photographers generally use and how they use them. This is a bit of a “living …

The Health Benefits of Trees

They prevent $7 billion in health costs every year by filtering air pollution—not to mention their psychological effects. New research says the closer you can live to trees, the better off you are.<p>John "Johnny Appleseed" Chapman stomped through the Midwestern winter snow with bare feet. His cloak …

Unprecedented California Drought Restrictions Go Into Effect

California implemented emergency water-conservation measures today as it struggles to cope with an ongoing drought that has sapped reservoirs and …

Water

12 Underwater Photos of Dogs Fetching Their Ball

Photographer Seth Casteel’s captures of dogs underwater are currently sweeping across the Internet landscape. The Sifter highly recommends you check …

Röyksopp & Robyn - Do It Again (Moullinex Remix)

Remixes

Watch Denmark’s Banned Voting PSA That Went A Little Too Far With The Cartoon Sex And Violence

This new and already banned “Voteman” commercial that was apparently actually commissioned by Danish parliament before being taken down from YouTube and Facebook due to excessive cartoon sex and violence makes a better case for moving to Denmark than it does for voting in Denmark. In it, we’re …

Top 20 Coachella Performances Ever

From The Cure breaking curfew to Madonna dazzling the dance tent to Tupac's on-stage resurrection, these are the 20 moments that helped make …

Inventor of World Wide Web Calls For Online Magna Carta

The inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, believes an online ‘Magna Carta’ is needed to protect the independence of the Web and the rights of its users, The Guardian reports.<p>On the 25th anniversary of his first draft of the first proposal for what would become the World Wide Web, …

8 Grammys 2014 Moments You Couldn't See on TV

From Lorde's beeline back to her seat to Taylor Swift's quick standing ovations<p>Although thousands of people were at the Staples Center to see the …

5 Movies That Sent the Opposite of Their Intended Message

It's not uncommon for movies and television to slip teachable moments into our entertainment. The <i>Godzilla</i> movies taught us all about the dangers of …

“The Wolf of Wall Street,” inequality and the Gatsby myth

Leonardo DiCaprio plays yet <i>another</i> Gatsby in Martin Scorsese’s dizzying, allegorical “Wolf of Wall Street”<p>With the arrival of Martin Scorsese’s hell-for-leather American allegory “The Wolf of Wall Street,” featuring an uproarious, scenery-devouring performance by Leonardo DiCaprio that …

How the PlayStation 4's 'Playroom' brought out the worst in gamers

Twitch bans streams of Sony's augmented reality game after sexual abuse and threats to children<p>The stars of Sony's <i>The Playroom</i> are meant to be its robots. Small, white, and cute, they jump and wiggle around at the feet of their owner. <i>The Playroom</i> — an alternate reality game that comes pre-loaded on …

23 World Festivals You Won't Want To Miss

Add them to your bucket list, because these are once in a lifetime.

Ara is a Motorola Project to Make Phones as Customizable as Android

If you thought Motorola and its Moto X Maker helped you customize a unique smartphone, then prepare for even more. The Google-owned company has just announced Ara, a hardware platform that is entirely open to customization — essentially letting tinkerers develop their own smartphones.<p>“We want to do …

Five Key Features of Mavericks, Apple’s New OS for Macs

Big cats are out. Big waves are in.I’m referring, of course, to Mavericks OS X, the new operating system for Mac computers. It’s Apple’s 10th OS X …

MacBook Pro

29 Awesomely Awkward Attempts At Being Sexy

Warning: powerfully erotic images ahead.

China's Illegal Rooftop Lairs Trade Safety for Spectacle

Why stop at the penthouse when you can put something <i>on</i> the penthouse? Something like a traditional Chinese pagoda, an American style suburb, or even …

China

Fans Went Absolutely Crazy, Screaming At The Announcement Of A Batman/Superman Movie

For fans who couldn't be at Comic-Con, here's a video capturing the intensity of the crowd during the big reveal.<p>"Man of Steel" actor Harry Lennix took the stage to read a classic line from "The Dark Knight Returns" comic by Frank Miller from Batman addressed to Clark Kent.<p>There were some cheers …

Comic Books

Miniature Donkeys Are The Best Friend Anyone Ever Had

Winter, spring, summer, or fall, all you have to do is hug a miniature donkey.

How To Turn A Match Into A Tiny Rocket [VIDEO]

Blast off!<p>The swift strike of a match on July 4 typically precedes sky-high spectacles. But matches themselves can be fireworks. When ignited, the bulb of fuel on a match's tip combusts into space-hogging gases. By containing the gas in aluminum foil and directing it downward, you can create a …

Mini Pig Keeps Cool by Eating an Ice Cream Cone Under a Tiny Parasol

An adorable mini pig keeps cool on a hot day by eating an ice cream cone under a tiny parasol in these photos taken by UK photographer Richard Austin.<p>…

Cute

Crocheted Bowser Sweater Turns Your Turtle into King Koopa - Technabob

So your pet turtle looks pretty wimpy. He is all slow and his shell is just not badass enough. Well, give him an ego boost and make him look tougher …