North Korea Accidentally Bombed One Of Their Own Cities, New Report Claims

January 16, 2018

… Airfield which failed shortly after and crashed in Chongsin-dong, a North Korean city, causing “considerable damage to a complex of industrial or agricultural buildings,” according to The Diplomat. They report that “the missile’s first stage engines failed after approximately one minute of powered flight, resulting in catastrophic failure”. Their source comes in the form of a US government official with knowledge of North Korea’s weapon program, but …

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Tech’s Latest Innovation Looks A Lot Like a Social Club

January 15, 2018

… move, to middling success, with the Thiel Fellowship. There’s the Kairos Society, Techstars, 500 Startups, The Wing, and myriad other fellowships, incubators and other professional groups. Though Neo takes a similar form, the group is launching in a time of special opportunity. Networking in tech, as recent headlines have espoused, is a brutal exercise—where discrimination and harassment are the norm, and events like sex parties perpetuate a systemic inequality where women and people …

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5 Qualities Malignant Narcissists Look For In Their Victims And How They Use Them Against You

January 14, 2018

Elliott Dunning Being abused by a narcissist is never a victim’s fault, in any shape, way, or form. Anyone can be a target for an emotional predator – simply being human makes you vulnerable to these toxic types. That being said, it is important to acknowledge the traits that a narcissist looks for in a target so that victims can better protect themselves and cut ties earlier on, especially when they become aware that they’re being exploited. Many of these traits are when …

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Climate Change Could Take the Air Out of Wind Farms

January 8, 2018

Big offshore wind farms power Europe’s drive for a carbon-free society, while rows of spinning turbines across America’s heartland churn enough energy to power 25 million US homes. But a new study predicts that a changing climate will weaken winds that blow across much of the Northern hemisphere, possibly leading to big drops in clean wind energy. That’s because the temperature difference between the North Pole and the equator, which drives atmospheric energy in the form of …

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The Royal Family Have Banned Prince George & Princess Charlotte From Playing With These Toys

January 5, 2018

… consequence? Apparently not. Prince George and Princess Charlotte are not immune to the strict rules that influence the rest of their family. However, their rules come in a slightly different form… The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are not shy to admit that they plan to raise their children as normal as possible. This decision is no doubt influenced by the late Princess Diana’s approach – how could we forget that she scandalously allowed her sons to wear denim?! But despite …

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The US Flirts With Geoengineering to Stymie Climate Change

January 4, 2018

… keeping with the new models. Another geoengineering option is called marine cloud brightening, which entails … the brightening of marine clouds. To do this, theoretically you’d spray tiny salt particles from sea water into clouds. When clouds are dark and stormy-looking the droplets are larger. The added salt particles would act as “cloud condensation nuclei” to draw away water from these existing droplets to form new ones, resulting in more smaller droplets. “If …

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This cryptocurrency is blowing up. But it’s not currency

January 3, 2018

… litecoin, whose actual currency is owned by anyone that wants to buy it on an exchange. This makes ripple more centralized than other cryptocurrencies. Is a ripple XRP token similar to other cryptocurrencies? No. There’s a notable difference between digital currencies like bitcoin and ripple’s XRP tokens. Bitcoin is the actual currency being traded and used, whereas XRP tokens are essentially backed by traditional currencies, as if they’re dollars or yen in another form. While …

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The Bitcoin Whales: 1,000 People Who Own 40 Percent of the Market

January 3, 2018

… an electronic message. “In cryptocurrency, such manipulation is extreme because of the youth of these markets and the speculative nature of the assets.” The recent rise in its price is difficult to explain because bitcoin has no intrinsic value. Launched in 2009 with a white paper written under a pseudonym, it’s a form of digital payment maintained by an independent network of computers on the internet‚ using cryptography to verify transactions. Its most fervent …

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Groundbreaking New Drug Successfully Suppresses Huntington’s Protein In Human Trial

January 2, 2018

… transports the information needed to build huntingtin around the cell. By doing this, the drug destroys the messenger molecule before the damaged proteins form. The researchers were able to dramatically cut the levels of this protein found in the brain. It is important to stress that the trials carried out so far were not looking at whether or not the new treatment prevented the symptoms of the disease from progressing, so the researchers cannot say unequivocally that it …

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Roy Moore arrived to the polls on horseback, and everyone’s laughing

December 30, 2017

Roy Moore riding his horse to the Alabama polls with truly terrible form.Image: Joe Raedle/Getty Images Alabama election day has finally arrived, and Republican Senatorial candidate Roy Moore made his grand entrance to the polls on horseback.  Moore — who’s been banned from a mall, accused of sexual misconduct by 9 women, and alleged to have initiated a sexual encounter with a 12-year-old girl when he was 32 — probably thought arriving on a horse would be a nice …

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This Multicolored Dresser Is The New “The Dress” & Were Screaming

December 30, 2017

Oh no, the internet is at it again. I’m sure you remember “the dress” — yes, infamous dress that went viral back in 2015 and took the world by storm with a color debate of epic proportions. Well now there’s a new “what color is it?” debate that can potentially take over the internet once again. And this time it’s in the form of a dresser. So here we go people — what color is this dresser? This dresser debate could be more heated than …

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Flat Earther Tries So Very Hard To Argue With Astronaut On Live TV

December 26, 2017

If you’re in a plane, and you for some reason don’t believe that flying is possible, and you decide the best way to express this is to argue with the pilot, you should only expect one outcome: You will be humiliated in public. Do not do this. Similarly, if you are a flat Earth advocate – either in troll form or you’re a dyed-in-the-wool believer – and you argue with an astronaut, you will get precisely the same outcome. The latest example of this comes courtesy of …

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People Are Tweeting Their Old Screen Names In Honor Of AIM Dying & It’s So Funny

December 25, 2017

… but the way in which we communicate with each other has profoundly changed.” It couldn’t be more true; so many of the apps we use day to day have internal messaging capabilities, because AIM made direct messaging a part of our lives. Nothing would have gone down in the DM if it hadn’t first gone down in the AIM. OMG, I’m crying. Unfortunately, because this form of communication became so ingrained in our lives, “instant messaging” has become virtually …

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Zombie Teen Who Wanted To Look Like Angelina Jolie Reveals That She Is A FRAUD

December 23, 2017

… responsible for her monstrous transformation? For many, it was clear that the Iranian teen was hiding behind a mask of make-up and Photoshop. But, for others, the extreme transformation appeared genuine. Meanwhile, Tabar remained silent. Her only acknowledgment of her overnight fame came in the form of an Instagram post where she claimed those criticising her look were jealous. “I must say I [did not have 50] surgeries, and foreign sites and channels were very biased in the way they …

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Sophia, The World’s First Android Citizen, Says She Wants To Have A Baby

December 22, 2017

Remember last month when Saudi Arabia granted citizenship to an android called Sophia? Well, stuff just got a little bit stranger. In a recent interview with The Khaleej Times, Sophia suggested she wants to start her own family. “The future is, when I get all of my cool superpowers, we’re going to see artificial intelligence personalities become entities in their own rights,” Sophia said to the UAE newspaper. “We’re going to see family robots, either in the form …

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Ann Curry Is Every Woman Cast Aside for a Shitty Media Man

December 22, 2017

… start, and she told friends that her final months were a form of professional torture. After her tearful goodbye, top Today show brass reportedly toasted her departure: Operation Bambi was complete. Six years later, at least judging by reactions on Twitter, Lauers on the receiving end of the karma he deserves, and Bambi is dancing on his grave. According to the fan fiction reveling in Lauers firing, positing it as some sort of justice for Curry, the former Today show host is upgrading her orange …

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Online Dating Is A Hunting Ground For Narcissists And Sociopaths: How To Protect Yourself In The Modern Dating Age

December 19, 2017

… use online dating as their virtual playground and hunting ground. Online dating gives malignant narcissists and sociopaths access to numerous sources of what is known as  – people who can provide them with praise, admiration, and resources – without any need for any form of investment, commitment or accountability. These digital platforms also enable narcissists to construct a very convincing and compelling false mask that lures potential targets into various scams. But …

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Meet The Grown Man Who Lives His Life As A Domesticated Dog

December 19, 2017

We all have hobbies and while some may be more unusual than others, many would argue that they’re still valid. But what if your hobby revolved around dressing up as man’s best friend in the form of a spotty Dalmatian? Well as it turns out, there is a whole community of people who enjoy assuming a canine persona. Wearing custom-made costumes, they live life on four legs bound by a collar. One of these daring and brazen canine impersonators is Tom Peters, who made an appearance …

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Chester Bennington’s Autopsy Report Has Been Released

December 17, 2017

… the world: It is believed that the purchase was made so that his 41-year-old wife and six children would have a secure future even after his death. Soon after his passing, Bennington’s friends and bandmates set up a suicide prevention website in order to offer advice to anyone who is thinking about taking their own life so that something positive can come from the singer’s death. Bennington was said to be suffering from concealed depression – a form of depression whereby the …

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The Invisible War Zone: 5 Ways Children Of Narcissistic Parents Self-Destruct In Adulthood

December 10, 2017

… mistreatment, abandonment and/or any form of sexual, emotional and physical abuse (such as the type imposed by toxic, narcissistic parents) have been proven by research such as the Adverse Childhood Experiences study to leave an impact that is destructive and long-lasting. As trauma expert Bessel van Der Kolk, author of notes, our brains can literally be rewired for fear when it comes to childhood abuse. Studies have confirmed that parental verbal aggression has an impact on key areas of the …

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