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These naked mole rat memes are the quickest way to lose a friend

Admit it: Texting has become a chore. Your fingers once danced over your phone's keypad with electric grace and whimsy, but now they pound out communiqués with brutal, ambivalent efficiency. Ten...

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The science community responds to Boaty McBoatface

In response to the Internet’s tenacious efforts to name a British research vessel Boaty McBoatface, scientists began to apply the naming convention to objects in space. It started out innocently...

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Seattle man who climbed top of 80-foot tree goes viral

The saying goes “make like a tree and leaf,” but this guy can’t seem to take a hint. Police and firefighters responded to a man who climbed to the top of one of Seattle’s iconic 80-foot Sequoia trees...

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Ted Cruz now just stealing lines from movies about presidents

On Tuesday, half-melted creamsicle Donald Trumpthreatened to "spill the beans" on the wife of his Republican rival, former mime Ted Cruz. The nature of Trump's beans are still unclear, but this...

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Truck collision in Florida covers highway with chips and beer

In what can only be described as a stoner frat bro’s dream come true, two trucks carrying beer and chips collided in an accident that shut down parts of I-95 in Florida. As you’ll see in the photos,...

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Dude arrested for failing to return 'Freddy Got Fingered' VHS in 2002

Remember that VHS you rented from Blockbuster in the early 2000s and never returned? You do? Well, get ready to go to prison.  “But why would I go to jail for a video I borrowed a decade ago? No one...

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Suddenly everyone on Twitter has a woke toddler who hates Donald Trump

Each American generation believes it's living through the most politically contentious time in the country's history, but there's some evidence to suggest that this time, it's true. And, because...

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Does hashtag activism work?

There was an interesting debate at the University of Pennsylvania this week. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, or FIRE, hosted a panel discussion on the effectiveness of hashtag...

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#dropthepaper Twitter campaign pits TV news against newspapers

Cincinnati TV station WCPO has invented a novel way to convince potential viewers (and subscribers) to pay money to get behind the station’s online paywall: simply tell people to cancel their...

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Microsoft's racist robot and the problem with AI development

Microsoft's teen chatbot learned how to be racist, sexist, and genocidal in less than 24 hours. The artificial intelligence experiment called Tay was designed to research conversational understanding...

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Never, ever ask this dude to Photoshop your picture

The possibilities of Photoshop are limitless. You can transform anything into just about anything else, place yourself in settings that make absolutely no sense, and generally make the world a more...

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Corey Feldman is crowdfunding his album, which is 'literally a sound of the...

You might not have known that Corey Feldman has been working on an album for 10 years, but thanks to a new Indiegogocampaign, you do now.  And you know a lot about it, because the actor and musician,...

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Trump and Cruz voters mistake Twitter joke for real scandal

Internet posts maker Leon Chang (aka @leyawn) is extremely good at Twitter and at Photoshop, which can occasionally result in humorless people discussing his fake screenshots as if they are authentic....

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America has fallen in love with this tiny bird that endorsed Bernie Sanders

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) got an unexpected endorsement at his rally in Portland, Oregon, on Friday—from a small, adorable bird.The Democratic presidential hopeful appeared to notice the feathered...

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Microsoft is really sorry about its racist AI bot

In developing artificial intelligence systems, one must account for the trolls. That’s the lesson Microsoft has learned after its AI chatbot Tay was taught how to be a racist, sexist bigot thanks to...

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Charges dropped against man who 'confronted' Muslim woman after Brussels attack

Charges have been dropped against Londoner Matthew Doyle, who tweeted about confronting a Muslim woman in the aftermath of the deadly Brussels terror attacks earlier this week.It took just one day...

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Another teen arrested for alleged online threats against Donald Trump

A 15-year-old from Georgia was arrested Friday for threatening the life of leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Twitter, the Associated Press reports.This is the second such...

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A tale of celebrity DMs starring Sarah Silverman, Miranda July, and someone...

It’s not every day that we hear about a gay lady couple with a 32-year age difference. So goes the story of actress Sarah Paulson and her much older lady love Holland Taylor, whose relationship first...

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IMDb reviewer does nothing but complain about the music in Hallmark movies

There’s nothing like sitting down to binge-watch your favorite show. Some of us love Breaking Bad, some of us can’t get enough Shondaland, and some are diehard Hallmark movie fans. IMDb user...

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The evolution of online behavior

I’ve been thinking a lot about the relationships we form online. One of my favorite things to do is to deep-dive within various online communities, exploring their culture, rituals, and habits. From...

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