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Inside eBay's Cockroach Cult: The Ghastly Story Of A Stalking Scandal 26 Sep 2020, 11:56 am

"People are basically good" was eBay's founding principle. But in the deranged summer of 2019, prosecutors say, a campaign to terrorize a blogger crawled out of a dark place in the corporate soul.

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How Amy Coney Barrett Would Reshape the Court — And The Country 26 Sep 2020, 11:02 am

More than two dozen legal thinkers game out what President Trump's new Supreme Court pick means for America's biggest legal fights, the court's reputation, the fate of its "swing seat" and more.

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The Most Admired People In The World, Visualized 26 Sep 2020, 10:46 am

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are the world's most admired people in the world, according to a study conducted by YouGov of 45,000 people in 42 countries and territories.

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The Worst Possible Time For An Outbreak In Wisconsin 26 Sep 2020, 10:12 am

Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are at an all-time high in the state.

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How The Joker Transformed From A Bad Guy In A Comic Book To A Legendary Supervillain Icon 26 Sep 2020, 8:57 am

A 35-minute documentary on how the Joker came to hold such a hallowed place in our pop culture.

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How A Pledge To Dismantle The Minneapolis Police Collapsed 26 Sep 2020, 8:39 am

When a majority of City Council members promised to "end policing as we know it" after George Floyd's killing, they became a case study in how idealistic calls for structural change can falter.

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This Guy Skateboarding To Fleetwood Mac's 'Dreams' And Chugging On Cranberry Juice Is Living His Best Life 26 Sep 2020, 8:19 am

We should all aspire to reach the level of enlightenment shown here by TikTok user @420doggface208.

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What Is The Record For Most Languages Spoken By A Single Person? 26 Sep 2020, 7:59 am

How many languages can a single human being learn?

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'These Are Hidden Deaths.' Over 1,000 Likely Died Early Due To California Wildfire Smoke 26 Sep 2020, 7:49 am

Using Medicare data, the researchers say dense concentrations of smoke between the beginning of August & early September contributed to some 1,200 deaths that would not otherwise have happened & 4,800 additional visits to hospitals' emergency rooms.

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A Real Vaccine Before The Election? It'd Take A Miracle 26 Sep 2020, 7:38 am

There is a small chance that Pfizer's vaccine trial will yield results by Nov. 3. But it could still take weeks for FDA review. Here's everything that has to happen and how to tell a political stunt from a real vaccine.

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Watch This Pedestrian Dummy Get Creamed By A Tesla Model 3 After Its Automatic Braking Fails 26 Sep 2020, 7:19 am

While the Tesla Model 3 is considered to be one of the safest electric vehicles on the road, its autonomous emergency braking system failed to yield for this dummy during a recent safety demonstration in China.

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Why Does Your Brain Ignore Reading A Second The When It's Repeated In A Sentence 26 Sep 2020, 6:55 am

Why your mind is conditioned to ignore "the the" in a sentence.

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Here's A Fascinating Explanation About How Beekeepers Introduce A New Queen To A Bee Colony 26 Sep 2020, 6:31 am

Introducing a new queen into a colony housed in a hive is unexpectedly complicated.

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Wikipedia Is Getting Its First Desktop Redesign In 10 Years 26 Sep 2020, 6:10 am

The entire redesign should be complete by the end of 2021

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We Were Promised the World's Most Delicious Mangoes. They Never Came (2018) 26 Sep 2020, 6:02 am

Although the ban on India's Alphonso mangoes was lifted a decade ago, they're still virtually impossible to find in America. Here's why.

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Transracial Adoption: 'I've Been Accused Of Kidnapping My White Child' 26 Sep 2020, 5:56 am

Stories of transracial adoption most often feature white families adopting black and Asian children. When the opposite happens, and black and Asian parents adopt white children, officials and members of the public can become very suspicious.

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Why Construction On The World's Tallest Structure Was Put On Hold 26 Sep 2020, 5:38 am

The Dubai Creek Tower was set to become the tallest manmade structure ever built. What happened?

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'I Feel Sorry For Americans': A Baffled World Watches The United States 26 Sep 2020, 4:59 am

From Myanmar to Canada, people are asking: How did a superpower allow itself to be felled by a virus?

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Here's Why The US Military Has A 26-Page Brownie Recipe That Tastes Terrible 25 Sep 2020, 1:33 pm

Unfortunately for the soldiers, the brownies were not made in mind to satisfy the palate.

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Was The Identity Of QAnon's 'Q' Just Revealed? Here's Everything We Know 25 Sep 2020, 12:46 pm

The story behind QAnon is becoming as weird and winding as the conspiracy theory itself. (It doesn't have satanists, though.)

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A Guy Who Died Of COVID Advises Against Masks, #Ruthkanda Forever And More Of This Week's Main Characters 25 Sep 2020, 11:21 am

Every day somebody says or does something that earns them the undivided attention of the internet. Here are the main characters this week, from Herman Cain to a beaver that took four years to photograph.

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The Real Reason Why 'National Treasure 3' Never Happened 25 Sep 2020, 9:38 am

While director Jon Turtletaub and producer Jerry Bruckheimer would periodically tease another installment, beginning as early as 2008, one never materialized. And now we might know why we never got a third "National Treasure" adventure.

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Someone Used Neural Networks To Upscale Footage Of The Hindenburg Disaster To 1080p 25 Sep 2020, 9:30 am

The crash of the world's most famous dirigible in Lakehurst, New Jersey on May 6, 1937 hits different when seen in high-resolution color.

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Newest iPad On Sale For $300 25 Sep 2020, 9:09 am

With Apple Pencil support and up to ten hours of battery life, this 10.2-inch iPad is worth every single cent.

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This Massive Carbon-Filtering Tower Could Be The Highest Skyscraper In NYC 25 Sep 2020, 9:05 am

Designers have come up with a futuristic eco-friendly skyscraper that would be the tallest in the country.

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Woman Tries Trick To Stop Cat From Lying On Her Laptop, Is Surprised That It Works 25 Sep 2020, 8:23 am

Sometimes it's just the simplest of things that does the trick.

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10 Surprising Facts About Britney Spears 25 Sep 2020, 8:02 am

Britney Spears's songs, music videos and live performances defined the late 1990s and early 2000s and inspired an entire generation of future pop stars.

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Predicting What Future 'Karens' Will Be Named, Visualized 25 Sep 2020, 8:02 am

Who's going to be the next "Karen" asking to speak to the manager in the 2030s and 2040s?

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What We Can Learn About QAnon From The Satanic Panic 25 Sep 2020, 7:17 am

You Wrong About's Sarah Marshall explains why debunking #SaveTheChildren and human trafficking statistics is so difficult.

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Artist Uses Pressure Washer To Paint Exquisite Wildlife Mural On His Alabama Driveway 25 Sep 2020, 7:03 am

Ron Burkett put his quarantine time to excellent use and sculpted a road mural with his power washer.

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Why Europe Wins 25 Sep 2020, 6:59 am

Everyone writes off the European Union as dull and prone to fracture. But the last decade shows that Brussels is smarter than Beijing, London, Moscow and Washington.

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Here's How You Can Twist Your Eye Around Your Pupil 25 Sep 2020, 6:49 am

Here's a fun party trick that you might not have realized was humanly possible.

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We're Still Trying To Figure Out How This Pitcher's Throw Was Legal 25 Sep 2020, 6:12 am

College baseball player Adam Horowitz's hidden ball trick pitch was ruled legal by the umpire but drew at least one "WTF?" from the crowd.

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This 15-Second Video Perfectly Sums Up The Experience Of Reading The News In 2020 25 Sep 2020, 5:34 am

The avalanche of bad news these days makes you feel like the main character from Memento.

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Here's How The Pandemic Finally Ends 25 Sep 2020, 5:08 am

A vaccine by early 2021, a steady decline in cases by next fall and back to normal in a few years — 11 top experts look into the future.

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The Truth About Violent Crime In American Cities, Explained In 11 Charts 25 Sep 2020, 5:05 am

Trump speaks of "anarchy and mayhem" in cities. But understanding violent crime is much more complicated than simply looking at numbers.

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The Week's Best Memes, Ranked 24 Sep 2020, 5:39 pm

This week, we've got "I made a new friend" from "Donnie Darko," Da Vinky, "Among Us" and every straight couple in Brooklyn.

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There's Always Someone There To Greet This Woman When Her Workday Is Over 24 Sep 2020, 1:24 pm

Some people are lucky to have a patient friend ready for you to end your workday.

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Harvard's Chetty Finds Economic Carnage In Wealthiest ZIP Codes 24 Sep 2020, 12:45 pm

The celebrated economist has built a data tool with a God's-eye view of the pandemic's damage and soaring inequality.

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The Slow, Troubling Death Of The Autopsy 24 Sep 2020, 12:28 pm

Why you should get an autopsy if it's the last thing you do.

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Why It's A No Good, Very Bad Idea To Cross A River On A Motorbike 24 Sep 2020, 12:21 pm

"We were on a family holiday trip. My brother asked if he could cross the river, I said 'yes but I don't think you'll make it.'"

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'PEN15' Has The Most Painfully Authentic Gay Teen Storyline I've Ever Seen On TV 23 Sep 2020, 12:59 pm

Watching Gabe struggle with his sexuality in the new season of PEN15, I felt like I was watching my younger self onscreen — and I'm not alone.

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'Pen15' Captures The Joy Of Being A Theater Kid With Humiliating Accuracy 23 Sep 2020, 6:00 am

So much TV has tried to capture the tumultuous, melodramatic world of high school theatre. But none have recreated the awkward truth quite like this.

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Middle Schoolers Are More Suicidal Than Ever. Is Too Much Privacy To Blame? 22 Sep 2020, 2:03 pm

Why parents should think twice before granting kids absolute digital privacy.

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Here's How God-Level Bodyguards Protect The World's Most Famous People 22 Sep 2020, 7:23 am

"It looks like football training, but in suits."

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Take To The Skies In Your X-Wing With 'Star Wars: Squadrons' 16 Sep 2020, 11:04 am

If the actual wars among the stars are your favorite part of "Star Wars," this is the game for you. Pre-order now, and play it at launch on October 2nd.

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World History Is Extremely Complex, And These Maps Prove It 21 Nov 2019, 9:16 am

Need to brush up on the nitty gritty of world history? These maps hold the key to a better understanding of how we got to today. Plus, they look rad as hell.

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