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Hearing Kylo Ren Do ASMR Is a Good Way to Scare the Crap Out of Yourself

Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, or ASMR, is one of the internet’s favorite things. So you’d think marrying it to another popular thing, Star Wars , would be a perfect match. Well, it’s something, that’s for sure.

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LED Message Fidget Spinner Will Kill Teachers’ Brief Tolerance of the Ubiquitous Toy

The fidget spinner is a global phenomenon that has inspired thinkpieces about cultural anxiety , the changing retail landscape , and above all, whether or not it should be allowed in the classroom . Many teachers have embraced the toy as a tool for kids with attention problems but we have some bad news: They’re evolving

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Portal Looks Great As A Lego Diorama

Look at that orange hole in the wall! Read more...

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Atari’s New Console Sounds Like a Bad Idea

About a week ago, a mysterious website appeared that offered a glimpse of what appeared to be a new console by Atari. The site offered nothing more than a short video and appears to have been made with a free website builder. On Friday, Atari’s CEO confirmed that the company is indeed building a new console but he… Read more...

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Scientists Find Genetic Mutation That Could Increase the Male Lifespan

Professor S. Jay Olshansky once told Gizmodo, “In the world of aging sciences, if you want to live a long life, choose long-lived parents.” So genetic markers linked to longevity are interesting as hell. But if you’ve got the wrong genes, then the wrong moves might do you in

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This is What Happens When You Teach an AI to Name Guinea Pigs

As literally every sci-fi movie has predicted, we’re becoming increasingly reliant on artificial intelligence. AI can already compose music , play Ms. Pac-Man —like a pro, nonetheless—and even manage a hotel .

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Breathe Into a Paper Bag While This Real-Life Spider-Man Climbs a 29-Story Hotel

Thanks to an exterior clad in what look like reflective metal bars, Alain Robert , a professional urban climber, simply walked up to the Meliá Barcelona Sky hotel and started climbing , eventually scaling the 29-story structure in just 22 minutes, without the use of any safety gear. Read more...

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This Study is Forcing Scientists to Rethink the Human Genome

The more data, the better, right? When it comes to genetics, it turns out that might not be the case. Read more...

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Here Are Many Ways That Shark Movies Violate Science for Your Pleasure

We at Jezebel care dearly about sharks and what their representation in media means for their populations , so it was with a vigilant eye that I watched the new movie in which Mandy Moore gets stalked by a gang of great whites. Shockingly, in terms of its built-in assumptions regarding shark behavior, 47 Meters Down … Read more...

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Archaeologists Uncover Secret Message On Bible-Era Pottery

Those who live vicariously through Indiana Jones will be glad to know that a team of Israeli archaeologists has uncovered a cryptic message left on a 3,000-year-old pottery shard . The ink-on-clay piece of pottery—called an ostracon—was originally discovered in the 1960s, in a city west of the Dead Sea called Tel Arad.… Read more...

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