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2-Year-Old Neil DeGrasse Tyson Pens Awesome Birthday Thank You

The Huffington Post | Chris D'Angelo | October 5, 2016 | Science
Earthling Neil deGrasse Tyson celebrated his 58th birthday Wednesday. But had he been born elsewhere in the solar system, it would be a much different story. You see, “a year” is entirely relative. If Tyson lived on Saturn, for example, he’d be just a...

Let's Talk About All That Anti-Muslim Garbage In Your Newsfeeds

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | October 6, 2016 | Religion
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Why Tech's Diversity "Pipeline Problem" Is A Deflection

The Huffington Post | Choyce Miller | October 5, 2016 | HuffPost Live 321
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Norway's Prime Minister Caught Playing Pokemon Go In Parliament

The Huffington Post | David Moye | October 5, 2016 | Weird News
Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg was caught in the act of trying to catch them all. News photographers captured Solberg playing Pokemon Go on Tuesday while listening to a heated debate at the Storting, Norway’s parliament.

Uh Oh, One Of Samsung's Replacement Phones Caught Fire On An Airplane

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | October 5, 2016 | Technology
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Energy Poverty And Its Human Costs

Lindsey Keen | October 6, 2016 | Impact
More than any other time in history, people around the world are demonstrating a deep and passionate commitment to addressing poverty. With the world wealthier and more prosperous than ever before, no one should be confined to a life of poverty. A clear sign of the global commitment to end...

Elon Musk's SpaceX Has Company In The Race To Mars

The Huffington Post | Chris D'Angelo | October 5, 2016 | Science
Just when you thought Elon Musk’s plan for putting humans on Mars seemed ambitious, or even far-fetched, the world’s largest aerospace company has promised to get there first. Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg didn’t say whether his company planned to beat SpaceX’s target date of 2025, only...

Maryland Man Charged With Theft Of Classified Government Material

Reuters | Paul Vale | October 5, 2016 | Politics
A National Security Agency contractor has been arrested and charged with stealing highly classified information, authorities said on Wednesday, a data breach that could mark a damaging new leak about the U.S. government’s surveillance efforts. Harold Thomas Martin, 51, who worked for Booz Allen Hamilton, was taken...

What It Would Look Like If Disney Princesses Used Dating Apps

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | October 5, 2016 | Divorce
Not even Disney princesses can find a decent match on dating apps.  In the comics below, which originally appeared on College Humor, illustrator Paul Westover shows us what it would look like if Disney princesses had met their princes online. Let’s just say they’d be better off...

Johnson & Johnson Warns That Their Insulin Pump Can Be Hacked

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | October 5, 2016 | Healthy Living
By Jim Finkle(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson is telling patients that it has learned of a security vulnerability in one of its insulin pumps that a hacker could exploit to overdose diabetic patients with insulin, though it describes the risk as low. Medical device experts...

Computer Science Professor Shuts Down Mansplainer Like A Boss

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | October 5, 2016 | Women
Another day, another obnoxious mansplainer. On Tuesday, Jen Golbeck shut down a mansplainer who suggested that Golbeck learn how to use the computer program Java. You know why Golbeck was not having this mansplaining BS? Because she’s a goddamn computer scientist who teaches programming classes as a professor at...

Twitter Tells Mike Pence What #ThatMexicanThing Is Really All About

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | October 5, 2016 | Politics
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Former Employees Say Yahoo Secretly Scanned Customer Emails For US Intelligence

Reuters | Philip Lewis | October 4, 2016 | Technology
Yahoo Inc last year secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers’ incoming emails for specific information provided by U.S. intelligence officials, according to people familiar with the matter. The company complied with a classified U.S. government directive, scanning hundreds of millions of Yahoo Mail accounts...

Finally, Interracial Couple Emojis Make Their Debut!

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | October 5, 2016 | Black Voices
Emojis just became more inclusive than ever. Thanks to the upcoming film “Loving,” people will be able to share emojis featuring couples of all races and genders by using the “Love-Moji” app, as first reported by People. Created by Focus Features, the keyboard extension was inspired by Richard,...

This Super Mario-Themed Airbnb Is A Nintendo Fan's Ultimate Fantasy Suite

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | October 4, 2016 | HuffPost Home
Fans of Super Mario have probably dreamed of fully immersing themselves in his magical, ever-evolving, flying turtle-filled world (sans Bowser, of course). Now, thanks to one very dedicated Airbnb host, they can. Andre Farinha calls himself a “nerd” and says video games, movies and music are his “thing” on his...

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is Even Worse Than We Feared

Chris D'Angelo | October 6, 2016 | Green
The first aerial survey of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch shows that the amount of debris swirling in the North Pacific has been “heavily underestimated,” the expedition group said. On Monday, The Ocean Cleanup, a project founded in 2013 by then-18-year-old Dutch inventor Boyan Slat with the...

Netflix Reportedly Halved Its Streaming Library, But That May Be A Good Thing

Sara Boboltz | October 3, 2016 | Entertainment
It’s not just you ― your Netflix library really may be shrinking. The blog Exstreamist reports that the service’s library of titles decreased from about 11,000 in 2012 to 5,302 in September 2016, citing former employees and title-tracking site uNoGS. In other words, the number of TV...

4 Easy Ways To Get More Matches On Tinder

Brittany Wong | October 3, 2016 | Divorce
The average Tinder user spends a whopping 77 minutes a day on the app, the company says. Unfortunately, all that swiping doesn’t necessarily guarantee you’ll find a love connection.  In the BuzzFeed video above, Tinder’s in-house sociologist Jessica Carbino gives some data-backed insight into how to get more matches on Tinder. One pro-tip from Carbino? Don’t wear sunglasses in your profile pic. It will hurt your chances of getting swiped right by 15 percent.  Watch the video for more on the science behind Tinder...

UN To Launch Space Mission For Nations That Can’t Afford Programs

Elyse Wanshel | October 4, 2016 | Good News
The UN is helping developing countries reach for the stars. The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs announced last week that it will launch its first-ever space mission in 2021. The aim is to pack a ship with experiments from nations that can’t afford...

One Poster Captures Just How Remarkable A Hillary Clinton Presidency Would Be

Katherine Brooks | October 3, 2016 | Arts
When Hillary Clinton’s campaign invited Drue Kataoka to attend the Democratic National Convention this past July, the artist wasn’t sure what to expect. Based in Silicon Valley, Kataoka had recently begun distributing a poster titled “Now Is The Time,” a simple tribute to the...
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