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Claims Of An ASU Professor Dying From COVID-19 Were Untrue. Who Was Behind The Hoax? 4 Aug 2020, 7:19 am

It appeared, at first, to be a tragedy. Posts on Twitter on Saturday proclaimed a person who taught at Arizona State University died of COVID-19.

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Why Half Of The Universe Was Missing 4 Aug 2020, 1:14 am

Half of the ordinary matter of the universe had escaped detection for decades and are finally being accounted for.

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This Is How Different Moms Are Behaving Pre- And Post-Pandemic 4 Aug 2020, 1:04 am

The perfect veneer of parenthood is cracking underneath the pressure of the pandemic.

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Here's What The Inside Of A Car Tire Looks Like When We're Driving 4 Aug 2020, 1:00 am

YouTuber Warped Perception mounted a GoPro inside his car tire to give us a rare glimpse into what goes on in a car tire when we are driving.

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Beyond The Moldy Jam Scandal: The Inside Story Of What Went Wrong At Sqirl 4 Aug 2020, 12:51 am

Over the past two-and-a-half months, we interviewed 21 former and current Sqirl employees — 10 on the record — the vast majority of whom shared similar stories of unsafe working conditions, unsanitary food-handling practices (including scraping mold off buckets of jam), and food being prepared in a kitchen that was unpermitted for years.

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The Saboteurs You Can Hire To End Your Relationship 4 Aug 2020, 12:49 am

In Japan, you can pay private agents called "wakaresaseya" to seduce your spouse or their partner.

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Is The Seth Rogen Comedy 'An American Pickle' Any Good? Here's What The Reviews Say 4 Aug 2020, 12:11 am

The movie has an enticing premise — a man gets preserved in a jar in early 20th century and wakes up 100 years later in contemporary Brooklyn — but does the rest of the movie live up to its zany premise? Here's what the reviews say.

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Frog Eats Beetle. Beetle Crawls Through Guts To Escape 3 Aug 2020, 11:38 pm

Regimbartia attenuata doesn't take too kindly to being eaten. Once locked inside a frog's maw, it turns around and starts heading for the exit.

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The Shopping Addicts Of Quarantine 3 Aug 2020, 11:30 pm

When everything feels like it's spiraling out of control, accumulating more stuff offers the illusion of order. But it becomes a high some people can't stop chasing.

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Queer Appalachia, A Popular Instagram Account, Raises Funds For LGBTQ People. It's Not Clear Where Those Donations Go 3 Aug 2020, 11:14 pm

Queer Appalachia highlights important social issues affecting a vulnerable region — and collects donations from followers.

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This Is What Happens To A Movie When There's No Camera Operator 3 Aug 2020, 10:52 pm

You never realize the importance of certain roles in moviemaking until you're missing them on set.

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10 Things You, A Man, Should Not Write In A Dating App Bio 3 Aug 2020, 10:50 pm

Wondering what to write in your dating app bio? Here are some of the most common, played out or cringeworthy phrases to leave out of your dating app bio.

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Amazon Is Discounting Loads Of School Supplies Right Now, So Stock Up 3 Aug 2020, 10:31 pm

Need some pens, organizers, index cards and more? Loads of AmazonBasics school supplies are up to 20 percent off.

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Is The Google Pixel 4A Worth It? Here's What The Reviews Say 3 Aug 2020, 10:28 pm

The Pixel 4A is incredibly affordable at $349, but can it compete with other smartphones? Here's what the reviews say.

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Prince Needed A Hit. Batman Needed A Song. And So The World Got 'Batdance' 3 Aug 2020, 9:21 pm

Thirty-one years after the Purple One's weirdest No. 1 smash ruled radio, we're still not sure if it's terrible or avant-garde. But there's never been anything like it.

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I Wrote An Ebook To See How Much Easy Money I Could Make Online 3 Aug 2020, 8:57 pm

Writing an ebook is often touted as a quick way to make some cash — but is that true if you don't have a blue tick or thousands of Instagram followers?

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This Guy's Speech About Becoming A Father Is One Of The Most Profound Meditations We've Ever Heard About Parenthood 3 Aug 2020, 8:56 pm

Kier, a therapist and family vlogger, had wise, moving thoughts about what it means to be a parent.

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Scientists Crack The Mathematical Mystery Of Stingless Bees' Spiral Honeycombs 3 Aug 2020, 8:35 pm

The waxy architectural wonders seem to grow like crystals.

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The Best Long Takes In Movie History 3 Aug 2020, 8:34 pm

Get ready for an incredibly long list of incredibly long shots. These are some of the most unforgettable unbroken shots in cinema history.

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This 1995 Footage Of Pedestrians Reacting To David Blaine's Magic Tricks Convinced TV Executives To Give Blaine His Own Show 3 Aug 2020, 8:10 pm

Their gobsmacked reactions helped Blaine get his first TV show, "David Blaine: Street Magic."

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Two Factor Authentication Is The Least You Can Do To Keep Your Accounts Secure 3 Aug 2020, 8:02 pm

Yes it makes your accounts secure, but did you know Ronald Reagan and nuclear codes are a part of the history?

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Comedian Does A Dead-On Parody Of School Principals Adamant About Reopening Their Schools 3 Aug 2020, 7:19 pm

Yes, all of these solutions for re-opening schools sound totally feasible and not at all ridiculous.

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The Truth Is Paywalled But The Lies Are Free 3 Aug 2020, 7:12 pm

It costs time and money to access a lot of true and important information, while a lot of bullsh*t is completely free.

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Guy Straps On 11-Feet-Long Stilts, Decides To Go Waterskiing 3 Aug 2020, 6:58 pm

Because, you know, waterskiing is not challenging enough on its own.

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America's First Female Recession 3 Aug 2020, 6:42 pm

Double-digit unemployment. Increased hours of child care. Lost hours and benefits. In three months, women lost a decade's worth of economic advancement. How long will it take to catch back up?

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Here's A Supercut Of Every Time A 90s Movie Or TV Show Mentioned It Was The 90s 3 Aug 2020, 6:41 pm

The mark of the 90s seems indelible for many cultural touchstones, from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" to "The Sopranos" to "Austin Powers."

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Baby Eats Pizza For The First Time, Has The Most Precious Reaction 3 Aug 2020, 6:14 pm

You have to initiate the pizza-loving at an early age.

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A Tesla Designer Reengineers The Chocolate Chip 3 Aug 2020, 6:12 pm

Remy Labesque has a compelling day job: He's senior industrial designer at Tesla Inc. in Los Angeles. But for three years, he's worked on a side project that's enviable to people outside Elon Musk's universe. Labesque has reengineered the classic chocolate chip because, he says, the 80-year-old teardrop shape is ill-suited to its function.

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Man Clings To Hood Of Truck Going 60 MPH On Highway 3 Aug 2020, 6:04 pm

"We called 911 and the FHP pulled them over several miles down the road as we passed them again. There were several attempts by the driver of the semi to shake the guy off the hood as we followed behind."

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States Are Broke And Many Are Eyeing Massive Cuts. Here's How Yours Is Doing 3 Aug 2020, 5:57 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic could swipe roughly $200 billion from state coffers by June of next year, according to an analysis by the Urban Institute's State and Local Finance Initiative.

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Remote Work Won't Save Us 3 Aug 2020, 5:51 pm

The home office was never designed to give workers more freedom. The pandemic has only made it worse.

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This Is Why You Shouldn't Play Around With A 200-Watt Laser 3 Aug 2020, 5:42 pm

A 200-watt laser is basically a death ray.

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The International Murder Case That Changed My Reporting Career 3 Aug 2020, 5:36 pm

As a jaded TV news producer covering a murdered musician, a sexist mayor, and a brewing protest movement, I had no choice but to become a part of the story.

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How The Pandemic Defeated America 3 Aug 2020, 5:35 pm

A virus has brought the world's most powerful country to its knees.

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When Black People Appear On 'Seinfeld' 3 Aug 2020, 5:30 pm

An essay on the things you notice when you rewatch, rather than cancel, old sitcoms, specifically Seinfeld. Writer Lauren Michele Jackson argues that the show's black characters are rarely afforded the chance to be wacky like the white ones are.

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The Unexpected Sound Water Makes When You Seal It In Glass Under A Vacuum 3 Aug 2020, 5:09 pm

"There is no air in the tube to cushion the water, so it's the sound of the water hitting glass directly in a vacuum."

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John Oliver Breaks Down What's Wrong With American Schools' Teaching Of Race 3 Aug 2020, 4:52 pm

The skewed version of history that is being taught in American schools doesn't acknowledge how white supremacy has ben part of American history since its founding.

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'The End Of Arms Control As We Know It' 3 Aug 2020, 4:49 pm

The US and Russia are just months from seeing the New START nuclear agreement expire. The arms control era is near its end.

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Sarah Cooper Does A Perfectly Mocking Riff On Donald Trump's TikTok Ban Speech 3 Aug 2020, 4:37 pm

Trump impersonator Sarah Cooper's latest video takes on Trump's threats to ban TikTok.

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Am I A Jerk For Refusing To Write Two Essays In Order To Attend My Sister's Wedding, And Other Advice Column Questions 3 Aug 2020, 7:36 am

Here's a roundup of the most interesting, thought-provoking and surprising questions that our favorite columnists (and subreddits) addressed in recent days.

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Soccer Goalkeeper Misses The Ball, Comes Back With An Impressive Diving Save 3 Aug 2020, 3:53 am

It's not over, until it's over.

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Do Minions Have Sex? This Is How 'Despicable Me' Characters Reproduce 1 Aug 2020, 12:42 am

Do Minions have sex and reproduce? And how? I hope you're ready for an in-depth "Despicable Me" physiology lesson, because you need to understand exactly how this works.

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The Battle To Invent The Automatic Rice Cooker 1 Aug 2020, 12:25 am

The biggest names in Japanese technology vied to bring them to market.

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In Hiroshima, Japan, A Teenager Finds An Unexpected Home 31 Jul 2020, 10:55 pm

A trip to Japan's most misunderstood city teaches a young traveler what it means to belong.

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Teachers Are Writing Their Own Obituaries As Schools Near Reopening Amid COVID-19 31 Jul 2020, 10:06 pm

A group of Iowa teachers have sent their own mock obituaries to their governor in hopes she'll revisit plans for reopening schools.

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Tim Miller Can Find Almost Anyone. Can He Find His Daughter's Killer? (2018) 12 Jun 2018, 11:53 pm

A man in Texas helps police find missing people. He's spent three decades working on the hardest, coldest case of all: his daughter's murder. Has he finally solved it?

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The Great High School Impostor (2018) 1 May 2018, 4:37 pm

What Artur Samarin pulled off at a school in small-town Pennsylvania is one of the boldest hoaxes of our time.

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