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  • 14 hours ago
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    BlackFly ‘flying car’ to hit the market in 2019 for the price of an SUV

    Hey, it's the future. We're supposed to have flying cars, right? Well, here's your flying car, sort of and again. It's slated to go on sale in 2019. It's called the BlackFly and the company manufacturing it, Opener, is backed at least partially by Alphabet's Larry Page, who's been rumored to have been tinkering with such craft for a while, working with a few partners. Alan Eustace, who's been on Big Think, is an Opener technical advisor.

  • 2 days ago
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    Chow Yun-fat lives on just $100 a month, will leave entire $714 million fortune to charity

    Showing once again why he’s the most down to earth movie star around, Hong Kong film legend Chow Yun-fat reportedly lives on just HK$800 ($102) a month, saving up his money so that one day he can leave it all to charity.

  • 4 days ago
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    One Apollo Historian's Thoughts on "First Man"

    I managed to get to a preview screening of First Man this week! And as someone who has been steeped in Apollo and space history for the better part of her life (I learned about the Moon landing when I was seven and have been obsessed ever since) I have some thoughts about it… Heads up: there are spoilers. I wanted to love this movie

  • 7 days ago
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    Malaysia says it will end death penalty for all crimes

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's new government said it would abolish the death penalty for all crimes and halt all pending executions, a rare move against capital punishment in Asia that human rights groups hailed as a major advance. More than 1200 people, including Sydney grandmother Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto, are on death row in Malaysia, which mandates hanging as punishment for a wide range of crimes including murder, drug trafficking, treason, kidnapping and acts of terror.

  • 7 days ago
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    Hackers hide cryptocurrency mining malware in Adobe Flash updates

    Cryptocurrency scammers have gotten extra creative and are now hiding mining malware in legitimate updates of Adobe Flash Player. Researchers from cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks discovered a fake Flash updater which has been doing the rounds since early August. While it claims to install a legitimate Flash update, the malicious file sneaks in a cryptocurrency mining bot called XMRig (which mines privacy coin Monero).

  • 10 days ago
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    US ambassador to UN Nikki Haley 'resigns'

    US President Donald Trump has accepted the surprise resignation of UN Ambassador Nikki Haley. He told reporters in the Oval Office alongside Mrs Haley that she would be leaving the post at the end of the year after doing "an incredible job". One of the few women in the Trump cabinet, the 46-year-old former South Carolina governor gave no reason for her exit after two years.

  • 12 days ago
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    Some veterans are going into debt because the VA owes them money

    If Jane Wiley and her husband Ryan Wiley, both discharged from the Marines, don’t receive the housing allowance they get through the GI Bill by November 1, she expects that they will run out of money for food and rent. The two former Marines would also have to stop attending school if they can't afford childcare for their two kids. The Wiley family is not alone. Because of a software issue, the Department of Veteran Affairs is struggling to pay student veterans the housing allowance and o...

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Jake Johnson to Star in Netflix Adult Animated Comedy Series ‘Hoops’

    Jake Johnson will play the lead role in an animated comedy that has been ordered to series at Netflix, Variety has learned. Titled “Hoops,” the series centers on a hot-headed, foul-mouthed high school basketball coach (Johnson) who thinks turning around his God-awful team will take him to the “big leagues.” Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of the half-hour series.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches From His Father

    The president has long sold himself as a self-made billionaire, but a Times investigation found that he received at least $413 million in today’s dollars from his father’s real estate empire, much of it through tax dodges in the 1990s.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Funeral meal leaves at least 9 dead, dozens sick in Peru

    At least nine people have died and dozens more became ill after eating contaminated food at a funeral in the Peruvian Andes, authorities said on Tuesday. Health officials said that a total of 50 people were affected and 20 of those were hospitalized with stomach pains and vomiting after a wake the previous day in the Ayacucho region of south-central Peru. Regional health director Jhon Tinco told a local radio station that the victims reported eating a meat dish and consuming a drink of fermented...

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Netflix's 'The Haunting of Hill House' has been called the 'first great horror TV show,' and has a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes

    Netflix's upcoming horror series, "The Haunting of Hill House," doesn't drop on the streaming service until October 12, but it's already getting amazing buzz from critics who have seen it. Netflix describes the series, which is based on the 1950s novel of the same name, as "flashing between past and present, a fractured family confronts haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it."

  • 1 month ago
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    Discovery of Galileo’s long-lost letter shows he edited his heretical ideas to fool the Inquisition

    It had been hiding in plain sight. The original letter — long thought lost — in which Galileo Galilei first set down his arguments against the church’s doctrine that the Sun orbits the Earth has been discovered in a misdated library catalogue in London. Its unearthing and analysis expose critical new details about the saga that led to the astronomer’s condemnation for heresy in 1633.

  • 1 month ago
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    Ballooning pot stocks are now bigger than Chipotle and Macy's

    Wall Street's obsession with marijuana stocks has propelled industry leaders to lofty market valuations that now rival those of household names such as Twitter, Hershey and CBS. Canadian cannabis company Tilray, which soared more than 38 percent Wednesday in wild trading on the Nasdaq, has seen its market capitalization rocket to over $19 billion as of Wednesday's close. Its share price is up more than 500 percent over the past month.

  • 1 month ago
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    Poland, Making a Play for a U.S. Military Base, Offers to Call It Fort Trump

    President Andrzej Duda offered to host the structure as a bulwark against Russia. President Trump said Warsaw would have to pay billions to use his name.

  • 1 month ago
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    Dallas officer Amber Guyger moves out of apartment complex where she killed Botham Jean

    The Dallas officer who shot and killed an unarmed man in his own apartment has moved out of the complex. A letter from the operators of the Southside Flats was sent to residents on Sunday telling them that Amber Guyger no longer lived in the building. Guyger claims she mistakenly went to the wrong apartment the night of Sept. 6 and shot Botham Jean dead because she believed he was an intruder.

  • 1 month ago
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    Coca-Cola is considering marijuana-infused drinks

    Soda's overrated, so Coca-Cola's looking into weed. Coca-Cola has been eyeing cannabis-infused drinks, according to a statement. The company said Monday that it's "closely watching" the use of CBD in "functional wellness" beverages. "The space is evolving quickly," Coca-Cola spokesman Kent Landers told Bloomberg News. "No decisions have been made at this time."

  • 1 month ago
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    U.S. Border Policy on Pot Is About to Get Even Stupider 

    As pot is legalized in Canada, U.S. drug laws have never looked so absurd. Todd Owen, an officer in the Office of Field Operations, told Politico how border security plans on dealing with this development, and it’s extremely stupid. It turns out that when our border patrol agents aren’t locking up children, they’ll be targeting Canadians who like to smoke weed legally.

  • 1 month ago
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    Swedish student whose flight disruption went viral now faces charges

    The Swedish student who livestreamed her onboard protest against the deportation of an Afghan asylum seeker over the summer is being charged with violating Sweden’s Aviation Act, broadcaster SVT reported on Friday. Student activist Elin Ersson protested against the Swedish government’s policy of deporting some rejected asylum seekers to Afghanistan by boarding an Istanbul-bound flight that carried an Afghan man who was to be returned home after being denied asylum.