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Donald Glover’s Funk Album Proves that He’s Going to Be a Great Lando Calrissian

Star Wars fans everywhere let out a collective whoop when Disney announced Donald Glover would be playing a younger version of Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo film. His outsize charm and sly wit makes him a seemingly perfect fit for the galaxy’s boldest gambler. But if you want to take your excitement about…Read […]

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The Worst Lies From Yesterday’s Anti-Net Neutrality Speech

Yesterday, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced his plan to repeal the 2015 Open Internet Order, which prevented internet service providers (ISPs) from blocking or prioritizing certain traffic, and reclassified providers as “common carriers.” Up to that moment, Pai had kept reasonably quiet about how he planned to…Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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UC Berkeley Turned Its Fight Song Into a Dothraki War Cry, Wisely Doesn’t Rename Sports Teams ‘the Stallions Who Mount the World’

Come to UC Berkeley for the chance to study Game of Thrones’ beloved fictional languages with the linguist who helped create them, stay for the absurd hilarity that is the university’s fight song, delivered as a Dothraki war cry. No, really.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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Here’s What Tends to Happen When Broadband Companies “Self Regulate”

Net neutrality is on the chopping block, and one drum that FCC chairman Ajit Pai keeps beating is the idea that without government intervention, broadband companies like your internet service provider and wireless carrier will regulate themselves. Let’s see what history has to say about that.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Here’s What The U.S. Military’s Nuclear Apocalypse Training Looks Like

If a nuclear bomb lands on your head, you will not survive. You just won’t. But if you do survive, the military just held an enormous 6,000-person strong exercise, named Guardian Response, on what to do in the aftermath. And the pictures released by the U.S. Army Forces Command perfectly depict your coming…Read more… Continue […]

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Watching Someone Make a Camera Lens From Scratch Explains Why No One Makes Camera Lenses From Scratch

The next time you complain about spending thousands of dollars on a precision camera lens, stop and think about all the all hard work that went into its design and creation. As camera maker Mats Wernersson reveals, were you to make a lens yourself, you’d be spending days ensuring every last component was flawless.Read more… […]

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What Entertainment Do You Turn to for Comfort in Times of Distress?

Hello everyone, and especially hello to new parents! The news media is troubling, is it not? And on occasion it veers from being merely troubling to flat-out horrifying. I have found that the news, and in fact any violent or disturbing media at all, can be simply unbearable for many people but most especially new…Read […]

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I’m Weirded Out That Jurassic World 2 Is Retroactively Adding Hammond’s Super Secret Partner

Jurassic World 2 appears to be pulling a Dawn from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. James Cromwell has shared details about his character in the upcoming film, and how he’s connected to the original Jurassic Park series. Apparently, he’s the most important person you never knew was there. (Because he wasn’t.)Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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People Are Already Opening Accounts to Save for Space

In the halcyon days of yore, people put away money with the hopes of retiring somewhere warm, where they could argue about chicken salad with other curmudgeons until they expired. But very soon, the new retirement hotspot might be on Mars. While billionaires like Elon Musk have long touted human settlement of the Red…Read more… […]

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Key Mutations Show How Tibetans Thrive at High Elevations

At altitudes of 15,000 feet, Tibetans live in environments that would incapacitate most humans. New research has uncovered several genetic mutations that appear to be responsible for these high-altitude superpowers—including a trait inherited from an extinct human species. Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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Summer Movie Preview: 37 Movies to Watch Out For

The summer movie season is usually very predictable. We all get super excited about all the big movies coming out. Expectations go through the roof. Then you see the movies, most of them are bad, and that’s it. For some reason, though, 2017 feels like it’s going to be an exception.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Apparently, Jason Segel Is Writing YA Science Fiction Books Now

Jason Segel—star of sitcoms, maker of R-rated comedies, and friend to Muppets—has branched out yet again. Segel and his co-writer Kirsten Miller have announced that later this year they’ll be releasing a YA novel called Otherworld, the first in a proposed YA scifi trilogy about an all encompassing futuristic video…Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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Women Artists Are Bringing the Reality of Climate Change Into Your Living Room

This week falls in between two of the largest planned protests for the environmental movement in recent history: last Saturday’s Earth Day March for Science and this coming Saturday’s People’s Climate March. Being a part of the resistance against an administration of climate change deniers can be a frustrating and…Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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A Quick Way to Tell If That Thing on Your To-Do List Is Actually Important

With unlimited access to productivity doodads, apps, and planners, knowing our priorities is supposed to be effortless. But what if everything you need to do that day—finish an article, work on that presentation outline, work out, and so on—all feel like a priority?Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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