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Crown Prince Kushner reveals weak, nasal voice in first public speech

Crown Prince Kushner reveals weak, nasal voice in first public speech

June 20, 2017

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Described by the BBC as "notoriously" reticent to be heard in public, Jared Kushner — President Trump’s son-in-law and de facto factotum of his shambolic administration — was finally obliged to impress his voice upon others in a recorded setting …

Please don’t buy a Mac Pro right now

Please don’t buy a Mac Pro right now

June 16, 2017

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This week, Apple finally admitted after too damn long, that it had over-designed the "trashcan" Mac Pro into a corner. Its triangular thermal design was innovative, but impossible to upgrade, and failed to anticipate shifts in computing following its launch. …

These images show the spectacular results of a star being born

These images show the spectacular results of a star being born

June 15, 2017

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Image: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), J. Bally; B. Saxton (NRAO/AUI/NSF); Gemini Observatory/AURA

A powerful telescope has captured the rainbow-colored remains of an ancient star birth.

Astronomers in northern Chile gathered images of an explosive beginning in the Orion Molecular Cloud 1 (OMC-1), …

As scientist-activists, we’re marching against Trump — and we want you to join us

As scientist-activists, we’re marching against Trump — and we want you to join us

June 13, 2017

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Survival Media AgencyThe authors at the People’s Climate March in New York City on Sep. 21, 2014.

Neither of us imagined that getting a Ph.D. in science would turn us into climate activists, too.

As scientists and as a couple …

Cool sculpture creates moiré pattern when viewed

Cool sculpture creates moiré pattern when viewed

June 9, 2017

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Constructive Interference is a laser-cut sculpture that demonstrates the "double slit" phenomenon that causes periodic wave patterns. I’ve posted about the math involved previously.

Constructive Interference is composed of two large patterned sheets of steel, designed to create a rapidly …

Plug and Play’s new accelerator wants to make the fashion industry less wasteful

Plug and Play’s new accelerator wants to make the fashion industry less wasteful

June 9, 2017

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Textile manufacturing takes a heavy toll on the environment, from the pesticides used to grow cotton to the polluted water created by dye runoff. Fashion’s short retail cycle also results in millions of tons of waste every year.

Plug and …

This guy ran into his crush on an UberPool ride and live-tweeted the whole thing

This guy ran into his crush on an UberPool ride and live-tweeted the whole thing

June 8, 2017

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It’s literally a plot straight off a rom-com.

AJ Tabangay was on an UberPool ride when his long time college crush hopped in.

Naturally, he freaked out and live-tweeted the whole event.

When your long time college crush …

Helen Hunt reveals how her acting career helped her direct ‘Feud’

Helen Hunt reveals how her acting career helped her direct ‘Feud’

June 8, 2017

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When it comes to the career trajectories of Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, Helen Hunt can relate.

Like the two acting icons at the center of FX’s Feud: Bette and Joan, Hunt began her Hollywood career at a young age …

Banking app Pockit picks up further £2.3M and as it readies new remittance service

Banking app Pockit picks up further £2.3M and as it readies new remittance service

June 5, 2017

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Pockit, a mobile banking app that provides current account functionality and is targeting the U.K.’s “underbanked,” has picked up £2.3 million in further funding and will soon begin rolling out a remittance service to make it easier for its users …

After 20 years, Ellen still has one of the best coming out stories on television

After 20 years, Ellen still has one of the best coming out stories on television

June 1, 2017

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"The Puppy Episode"

It’s almost impossible to remember a time when Ellen DeGeneres — the inoffensive pastel-palette comedian beloved by Pantsuit Nation moms and Holiday Inn lounges everywhere — was actually something of a radical.

On April 30, The Ellen …