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Streaming Music Services, From Most Screwed to Least Screwed

10 hours 36 min ago

SoundCloud is fucked. On Thursday, the streaming music service mostly known as a place to hear podcasts and remixes from unknown DJs confirmed that it had taken $70 million in debt funding—basically a loan from various investors—in order to stay in business.

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Stuff Your Closet With Under Armour Gear During Amazon's One-Day Sale

13 hours 41 min ago

Amazon’s running a new fitness-focused Gold Box to kick off the weekend, this time with a solid selection of Under Armour apparel for men, women, and kids all marked down to great low prices.

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Reminder: The Chair of the House Science Committee Has Almost No Experience With Science 

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 18:29

As congresspeople deliberated yesterday—before the GOP bid to destroy the Affordable Care Act devolved into a colossal train wreck this afternoon—Lamar Smith, the Chair of the House Committee on Space, Science and Technology, slipped away from the discussions so he could go hang out with climate change deniers and…

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A Bunch of New Companies Just Pulled Their Google Ads Over Racist Videos

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 17:40

Yet more companies are pulling their ads from Google and YouTube because of fears the ads would appear alongside offensive content, according to a new report in the Wall Street Journal.

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Uranus Is a Wonderland and We Should Go There

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 17:00

Uranus is tired of being the butt of your jokes—especially that one.

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How Trump's Stooge in Congress Fucked Up His Wiretapping Investigation

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 16:30

Meet Devin Nunes. The Republican congressman from California is the chair of the House Intelligence Committee and earned his badge of infamy this week when he claimed that President Trump and his associates were “incidentally monitored.” On Friday, Nunes backed down from that claim. Very embarrassing.

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India and New Zealand Were Wrong to Recognize Rivers as Persons

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 16:15

Courts in New Zealand and India have granted legal personhood status to three rivers. The strange status is meant to protect the waters from pollution, but the measure could lead to unintended consequences, while undermining efforts to grant personhood status to living beings who actually deserve it.

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Watch the Life Drain From Sean Spicer as He Defends Trump's Obviously Doomed Health Bill

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 16:00

His boss may be able to sell a shit deal with a smile, but Press Secretary Sean Spicer could barely muster a grin as he defended the now mercifully dead American Health Care Act, the GOP’s rushed replacement for Obamacare. The AP confirms that Republicans, without the necessary votes, pulled the bill. Essentially, it…

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The Pewdiepie Fiasco, One Month Later

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 15:50

It’s been a little over a month since the blow-up surrounding Felix ‘Pewdiepie’ Kjellberg, and the Wall Street Journal report leading to the cancellation of his premium show. Since then, a lot has happened to the YouTuber and to at least one of the reporters who worked on that story.

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Pizzagate Shooter Pleads Guilty as Online Conspiracy Theory Winds Down [Updated]

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 15:50

Last December, Edgar Maddison Welch—a 28-year-old who claims he had only recently installed an internet connection in his North Carolina home—crossed state lines with several firearms. After arriving at a Washington DC pizzeria to “self-investigate” a conspiracy theory that the restaurant was involved in a child sex…

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AT&T Charges Ahead With Fiber Internet While Google Languishes

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 15:43

Superfast fiber internet—promising download speeds of a 1000 megabits per second—is a tantalizing but far-off prospect for many people, and even those who live in major cities often can’t access it. It’s exciting, then, when news comes along that a big internet service provider will expand its fiber access.

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Prevenge Delivers a Great Horror Story About the Terror of Impending Motherhood

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 15:30

So often, women get told that having a child growing inside their bodies is a sacred duty that will turn them into glowing demi-goddesses. That might be the case for some lucky people, but even if it is, becoming a mother changes everything about your life. Prevenge cuts right into the belly of those preconceptions to…

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Why the Hell Is This Enormous Black Hole Streaking Across Space?

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 15:20

We don’t understand quasars all that well, but are pretty certain that these incredibly bright lights belong in the centers of galaxies. So it looked a little weird when astronomers spotted quasar 3C 186 thirty six thousand light years away from the center of its galaxy, seemingly trying to escape.

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The Spider-Man Homecoming Teaser Poster Is Perfect

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 15:00

One thing no one ever wants to see again is Spider-Man’s origin. We’ve got it. And maybe you didn’t get it from the trailer, but Spider-Man Homecoming is a whole new kind of Spider-Man. It’s not about his physical origin, it’s about his mental one. And the teaser poster hammers that point home.

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Mads Mikkelsen Can't Complain About His 'Super-Iconic' Death in Rogue One

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 14:30

Mads Mikkelsen stepped into the hugely important role of Galen Erso, the man who made the Death Star work. The actor also had the equally Herculean task of keeping all the details about his character secret. Now that Rogue One’s out on Digital HD, we talked to Mikkelsen about all those details—and also about how some…

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Run to Amazon In Under 12 Parsecs to Save on the Best Star Wars Board Game

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 13:56

Much like Chewbaca, the new Star Wars: Rebellion board game is intimidating and difficult to understand at first, but the more time you spend with it, the more you’ll love it. Amazon’s marked it down to $65 today, and yeah, that’s a lot for a board game, but it’s about $10 cheaper than usual, and each play-through…

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Mammals 'Battle' for Greatness in March Madness for Science Nerds

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 13:53

Who among us hasn’t wondered who would win in a fight between a bear and an alligator? Or a ram and a tiger? A badger and a gopher? While these animals are all university mascots represented in the NCAA March Madness tournament, they’re also competitors in an imaginary Pokemon battle-style spinoff tournament playing…

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's Kurt Russell Explains How Chris Pratt Is Fulfilling His Legacy

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 13:00

Kurt Russell is known for his iconic roles in countless movies, whether he played a badass (The Thing, Tombstone, Escape From N.Y.) or a goofball (Big Trouble in Little China, Overboard, etc.) He’s one of the very rare stars who can be cool and funny simultaneously—and Russell thinks Chris Pratt is like that too,…

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