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Awesome footage of rare white whale off the coast of Australia

A rare white humpback whale has been spotted off the coast of Queensland on Monday, and whale watchers are hoping it is Australia's famous whale Migaloo.

Mysterious, woman-shaped figure spotted on Mars

NASA's Curiosity Rover took an image of Mars and captured a shape that bears a resemblance to a mysterious ghost lady walking on the planet surface.

Drone rudely interrupts man sunbathing on 200-foot-tall wind turbine

A drone captures a man who appears to be sunbathing on top of a wind turbine in Rhode Island.

Meet the homeless man who turned his life around by offering book reviews instead of begging

Philani Dladla, a.k.a. the Pavement Bookworm is only 24 and lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. His is story is quite incredible.

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Men are flocking to a McDonald's in Taiwan to ogle a female employee

One female cashier in Taiwan is gaining some creepy notoriety on the internet for her "Lolita"-esque looks.

Doug the Pug lives like Justin Bieber for the day

Celebrity dog Doug the Pug tries out the life of Justin Bieber for the day.

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Kanye West's 9 greatest life achievements

We've rounded up Kanye West's nine greatest achievements that prove he deserves the iconic MTV VMA Vanguard Award.

Meet TobiWan, the voice of Dota 2

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Turn a Furby into Krang

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Tesla's Model S P85D is so good it broke Consumer Reports' rating system

How good is Tesla's Model S P85D? Insanely good,  says Consumer Reports , with the electric sedan performing better than any other car the magazine has reviewed and breaking its rating system in the process. "The Tesla initially scored 103 in the Consumer Reports' Ratings system, which by definition doesn’t go past 100," said Consumer Reports . "The car set a new benchmark, so we had to make changes to our scoring to account for it." The P85D had to make do with a score of 100 instead.

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Gladiator suits, float tubes, and a giant robot

But the thing is, if you want to enjoy all of these things at the same time, you need all the proper equipment. In addition to a durable float tube, you also need a waterproof Bluetooth speaker, and a dry bag to protect your phone/mp3 player — not to mention a floating cooler you can store beer in. And of course, once you’ve rounded up all this gear, you’ll need to figure out a suitable lashing system to secure everything to your tube.  Tubular offers an alternative to all this madness. Rather than forcing you to cobble all your float gear together like a hobo, the Tubular Tube incorporates all the gear you need into one tricked-out flotation device. Built into the inflatable body, you’ll find a waterproof Bluetooth speaker, a dry bag for your electronics, and a removable cooler. It’s basically the Coolest Cooler of floatie tubes.

Windows 10 is already installed on 75 million PCs and tablets

On that note, Microsoft hasn’t said nearly as much about the extent to which people are using services like Cortana and the new Edge browser . But Mehdi did offer one encouraging sign: So far, the average Windows 10 device has downloaded six times more Windows Store apps compared to Windows 8. Getting Windows users to try those modern apps is a major part of Microsoft’s “Universal Apps” strategy, which allows developers to easily port their apps to Windows phones, Xbox consoles, and eventually HoloLens .

Rethinking infidelity ... a talk for anyone who has ever loved

Infidelity is the ultimate betrayal. But does it have to be? Relationship therapist Esther Perel examines why people cheat, and unpacks why affairs are so traumatic: because they threaten our emotional security. In infidelity, she sees something unexpected — an expression of longing and loss. A must-watch for anyone who has ever cheated or been cheated on, or who simply wants a new framework for understanding relationships.

6 Netflix Tricks You Aren't Using (But Should Be)

Here are some tips, tricks, and "hacks" (for lack of a better word) that will improve your Netflix experience dramatically, all compatible with the current, revamped version of the site. You may never leave your house again.

I’m Sorry I Didn’t Respond to Your Email, My Husband Coughed to Death Two Years Ago — Personal Growth

Also, I’m missing him. Obviously. A lot. BUT: I have a cousin who’s also a widow, and she told my sister that she’s not sure if she’d bring her husband back. Which sounds TOTALLY CRAZY to other people, BUT: When you experience a loss like this, you get to see a really wild new amount of life. Suddenly the range of the type of sad you can feel, to the type of happy you can feel, is busted open. The spectrum from happy to sad isn’t a foot wide anymore — it’s as far as your arms can stretch and then to the edges of the room and then up the block and over into the next neighborhood.

This plane? This plane can fly for 118 hours

Adventure requires patience, persistence and leading by example. Piccard has been working on this project for 16 years. “When I started speaking about my vision of a plane with perpetual endurance, a lot of people — especially in the world of aviation — told me I was crazy,” says Piccard, whose first headline-grabbing journey was a nonstop, round-the-world balloon flight in 2009. “You shouldn’t always listen to people who tell you it won’t work.” Meanwhile, while the topic of clean energy typically makes people’s eyes glaze over, Piccard is committed to showing how it might work, not just talking about it. “I wanted to demonstrate that you can achieve impossible things with renewable energy,” he says. Already, their progress has inspired others: “An Indian minister said in an interview that he was inspired by Solar Impulse to make solar trains,” he says. “When we arrived in Hawaii, the governor said they have a goal to use 100% renewable energy by 2045, but now he realized they could be more ambitious.”

Human trafficking is all around you. This is how it works

Behind the everyday bargains we all love — the $10 manicure, the unlimited shrimp buffet — is a hidden world of forced labor to keep those prices at rock bottom. Noy Thrupkaew investigates human trafficking – which flourishes in the US and Europe, as well as developing countries – and shows us the human faces behind the exploited labor that feeds global consumers.

Don't like clickbait? Don't click

Doesn't it seem like a lot of online news sites have moved beyond reporting the news to openly inciting your outrage (and your page views)? News analyst Sally Kohn suggests — don't engage with news that looks like it just wants to make you mad. Instead, give your precious clicks to the news sites you truly trust.

Do schools kill creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

BlackBerry's Android-powered Venice phone surfaces in the wild

BlackBerry's Android-based Venice smartphone isn't just a figment of someone's imagination... at least, if you believe Vietnamese resident Ba Minh Duc. He claims to have photos of the slider in action, complete with its hideaway QWERTY keyboard, 18-megapixel camera and curvy screen. This isn't quite the phone you remember from 3D renders (or the once-teased BlackBerry 10 version ), though. BlackBerry appears to have moved the power button to the side, and the body isn't as slender in person as the renders would suggest. This is undoubtedly a work in progress, and it won't be surprising if the Venice design changes more between now and release. Still, this is exciting stuff if you've been yearning for a phone that melds BlackBerry's hardware and services with Android's customization and wider app selection.

The first secret of design is ... noticing

As human beings, we get used to "the way things are" really fast. But for designers, the way things are is an opportunity ... Could things be better? How? In this funny, breezy talk, the man behind the iPod and the Nest thermostat shares some of his tips for noticing — and driving — change.

The World's Biggest Cruise Ship Enters Final Stage of Construction

It hasn't been named the world's largest cruise ship just yet, but Royal Caribbean International's Harmony of the Seas  is set to break the record come its first journey in May 2016. The vessel underwent its first float and was moved from a dry dock to an outfitting dock for its final round of construction on June 18th. This is the line's third Oasis-class ship—a series of boat designs featuring various "neighborhoods" full of over-the-top amenities  like a Bionic Bar with robotic bartenders and Broadway productions. Most notably, the design will feature three waterslides that shoot passengers through three levels of the ship.

Why do ambitious women have flat heads?

Dame Stephanie Shirley is the most successful tech entrepreneur you never heard of. In the 1960s, she founded a pioneering all-woman software company in the UK, which was ultimately valued at $3 billion, making millionaires of 70 of her team members. In this frank and often hilarious talk, she explains why she went by “Steve,” how she upended the expectations of the time, and shares some sure-fire ways to identify ambitious women …

15 West Point professor calls on US military to target legal critics of war on terror

A spokesman for the US Military Academy, army lieutenant colonel Christopher Kasker, told the Guardian: “Dr William Bradford was hired on 1 August 2015 at the US Military Academy. His article in the National Security Law Journal titled ‘Trahison des Professeurs: The Critical Law of Armed Conflict Academy as an Islamist Fifth Column’ was written and accepted for publication prior to his employment at West Point. The views in the article are solely those of Dr Bradford and do not reflect those of the Department of Defense, the United States army, the United States Military Academy.”

How to make work-life balance work

Work-life balance, says Nigel Marsh, is too important to be left in the hands of your employer. Marsh lays out an ideal day balanced between family time, personal time and productivity — and offers some stirring encouragement to make it happen.

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The 25 hottest under-the-radar startups in America

We've compiled a list of 25 of the hottest startups in cities across the US, with a focus on companies growing in flyover states. To do so, we spoke with investors and members on the tech scene.

"Muji Is Not A Trend": How Design Fuels Muji's Growth

Muji favors unfinished or natural materials—like rattan, linen, unbleached cotton, bare metal—and subdued colors. This limits the amount of processing on a single item, like painting or dyeing, because it reduces manufacturing costs, which transfers straight to the retail price—it's not about a new back to basics trend, it's about the bottom line. Muji views its products as daily essentials and for that to take hold with consumers, the items must be affordable. "To provide this level of price we remove the frills and color," she says.

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Suspected car thief ends high-speed car chase with a quick dance party [VIDEO]

You've stolen a car, the police are on your back and suddenly, your tires blow out. What's your plan?

'I've never felt more isolated': The man who sold Minecraft to Microsoft for $2.5 billion reveals the empty side of success

'I've never felt more isolated': The man who sold Minecraft to Microsoft for $2.5 billion reveals the empty side of success

The 50 best colleges where students earn high starting salaries

Interestingly, two of the top three schools on this list are elite military institutions. And being that technical degrees often earn college grads higher starting salaries than degrees in the humanities or social sciences, schools heavy on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programming tended to rank more favorably here.

Your elusive creative genius

Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all of us "have" a genius. It's a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.

Ridley Scott confirms his next movie is Prometheus 2

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LRB · Oliver Sacks · The man who mistook his wife for a hat

Dr P. lived on the East Coast of the United States. He was well-known for many years as a singer, and then, at the local Academy of Music, as a teacher. It was here that certain strange mistakes were first observed. Sometimes a student would present himself, and Dr P. would not recognise him; or, specifically, would not recognise his face. The moment the student spoke, he would be recognised by his voice. Such incidents multiplied, causing embarrassment, perplexity, fear – and, sometimes, comedy. For not only did Dr P. increasingly fail to see faces, but he saw faces when there were no faces to see: genially, Magoo-like, when in the street, he might pat the heads of water-hydrants and parking-meters, taking these to be the heads of children; he would amiably address carved knobs on the furniture, and be astounded when they did not reply. At first these odd mistakes were laughed off as jokes, not least by Dr P. himself. Had he not always had a quirky sense of humour, and been given to Zen-like paradoxes and jests? His musical powers were as dazzling as ever; he did not feel ill – he had never felt better; and the mistakes were so ludicrous – and so ingenious – they could hardly be serious or betoken anything serious.

Autism — what we know (and what we don’t know yet)

In this factual talk, geneticist Wendy Chung shares what we know about autism spectrum disorder — for example, that autism has multiple, perhaps interlocking, causes. Looking beyond the worry and concern that can surround a diagnosis, Chung and her team look at what we’ve learned through studies, treatments and careful listening.

So, here's a housewife trying LSD for the first time

Here, a LIFE  magazine photographer follows Cambridge, Massachusetts housewife Barbara Dunlap as she joins a group of volunteers trying LSD for the first time in a psychiatric experiment administered by Dr. Madison Presnell of Leary's International Federation for Internal Freedom (IFIF). Surrounded by interesting stimuli such as statues and lemons, she evidently has a very good trip.

OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive and Box: Which cloud storage service is right for you? - CNET

There's also Space Monkey , which has an entirely different take on cloud storage. For $200, you buy a 2-terabyte (TB) hard drive from the company. You get to use 1TB of the drive's space to store any and all of your files as a local backup. Your files also get encrypted and broken into bits that are sent to other Space Monkey users' hard drives, so that you can access your files from another computer or mobile device. That's where that extra 1TB of space on your drive comes in -- it's used to store bits of other people's files. The service is free for the first year, then costs $49 per year to keep storing your files in the cloud.

This is either Michael Fassbender in Assassin's Creed, or a really weird poster for Steve Jobs

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Nicki Minaj's wax figure gets extra security because people are gross

Over two weeks after people started violating Minaj's wax likeness at Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas, the museum is taking extra measures to stop people from being total garbage.

The many (surprisingly realistic) hacks of 'Mr. Robot'

Getting hacks and hacking right on Mr. Robot means the tools and techniques pull from work done by security researchers in real life. In fact, it's not uncommon to see hackers tweet that they spotted a colleagues' research on episodes of the show. This is all in large part because it's a TV show about hacking that chooses accuracy over drama. Mr. Robot's technical consult, Michael Bazzell, told Forbes , "We don't need to fake it. ... We want that code to be accurate so that even the most sophisticated hacker or technical person out there will not roll their eyes at a scene."

NASA simulates Mars mission by locking up people in a tiny dome

While this is the longest pseudo-Mars expedition thus far, two previous teams already spent four and eight months in the dome in the past. The experiments are necessary in order for NASA to know what kind of conflicts can arise from having to live together with very little privacy in such a small space. After all, its astronauts typically spend only six months aboard the ISS per expedition.

Philips solves Hue’s biggest problem with new dimmer switch

Philips continues to expand its popular Hue lineup of ingenious lighting products with the introduction of its first wireless dimmer. The four-button (on/off, dim up/down) dimmer can be stuck to the wall just like the  Hue Tap wireless switch. And like Tap, it can be popped out of the wall plate for use as a remote control.

Bikes were invented because a volcano killed all the horses

Enabled by the 1880 invention of the bush-roller chain, in 1885 John Kemp Starley introduced the Rover Safety bicycle, the first widely popular bicycle with a chain drive connecting the pedals to the rear wheel, direct steering of the front wheel, and wheels of similar size.

Lightbeam for Firefox

Lightbeam is a Firefox add-on that uses interactive visualizations to show you the first and third party sites you interact with on the Web. As you browse, Lightbeam reveals the full depth of the Web today, including parts that are not transparent to the average user.

Take A Trip To This Horrifying Mine, One Of The Largest Man-Made Holes In The World

So nuclear is to blame, even though hard coal is available, just a bit more expensive? And even though the choice to "go solar" could have been made long ago, before Fukushima? Clearly greed is the real cause this open pit mine is still open. Countries that choose to go solar now will be greatly rewarded later: No Fukushimas, no Chernobyls, no Three Mile Islands, not even any San Onofre's... and if they never tried nuclear, no nuclear waste dumps. (Otherwise, at least the waste dump stops growing and begins to decay away (takes millions of years, though) when they close the nukes). Shutting down the nuclear power plants isn't what keeps this coal pit open. It's just that some people like making the profit, and the locals like the jobs (after all, the coal is burned elsewhere for the most part, so what do they care if it's polluting?).

Microsoft Snip brings Windows screenshots to life with voice and ink

It's in an early beta stage right now, which means that the email option in the app defaults to the desktop version of Outlook. If you're on Windows 10 and you don't use the full Outlook app then it doesn't fall back to the built-in Mail application just yet. Quirks aside, the URL sharing and embed features work really well (see below). There are a variety of screenshot and screen capture tools for Windows, but most of them aren't free. Microsoft Snip is being offered as a free beta for now, and there's an option within the app to send feedback straight to Microsoft about its features.

Which gaming laptops are worth buying?

For years, the wisdom has been that if you wanted a dedicated gaming machine, you bought a desktop . Gaming components were too unwieldy to fit in a notebook form factor, and if you tried to put together a machine with desktop-caliber components, it always ended up too big and heavy to be truly portable. However, recent gaming laptops have defied that history, packing lots of power into thinner and lighter chassis. They're still not as slim as Ultrabooks, and meanwhile there's still a gap in performance versus desktop machines. Even so, your days of lugging around a large desktop tower to LAN parties are over. We've taken a look at some of the more recent entries in the race to build a smaller gaming machine to find ones that can fit your needs -- and budget. Gallery | 7 Photos Best gaming laptops

Razer is making its own customizable Xbox One controller

The Xbox One already has an expensive controller tailor-made for competitive gamers , but Razer believes there's room for another one. Today at PAX, the company announced its new $150 Wildcat controller for Microsoft's latest console. Razer says that it built the controller under the direction of competitive gamers, something that led to a 25 percent weight reduction over the standard Xbox One controller. The controller also has four additional buttons that can be remapped in any way you see fit and a "quick control" panel along the bottom of the controller to let you quickly switch profiles, adjust chat volume or muting audio.

The wealthiest people in the world under 35

, a firm that does research and net-worth valuations on ultra-high net worth individuals, compiled a list of the richest people in the world under 35.

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These Smart Cities Of The Future Were Designed By Smart Middle-School Students

"These are young people that ride the subway every day, and they cross the street, and they consume energy and all of these things that are really real to them," says Esner. "So by looking at engineering and science through the lens of how it can be applied to where they live and their daily quality of life, it's really very engaging."

Phone data can predict infectious disease outbreaks

A team of Princeton and Harvard researchers analyzed the phone call records of 15 million users in Kenya -- not to spy on people, but to study the spread of seasonal disease. The team wanted to see if the movement of phone users can predict outbreaks of seasonal diseases like rubella or German measles. So, they used anonymous records from between June 2008 and June 2009, including locations where people made phone calls. They then compared the data to the areas where cases of rubella were reported in the country. The result? Well, it turns out the subjects' movement patterns matched the locations with the highest risk of rubella within that year-long period.

Frederick Forsyth reveals MI6 spying past - BBC News

Despite becoming an established author with the success of 1971's The Day of the Jackal - which earned Forsyth a three-book publishing deal and led to a hit film - he undertook missions to Rhodesia, South Africa and, at the height of the Cold War, East Germany.

VMAs red carpet sneak peek: VR puppy cam, vintage TVs and more [PHOTOS]

There will be a virtual-reality puppy cam setup with puppies dressed as nominees at one turn as well as performances from Nick Jonas (performing "Levels") and Walk the Moon (performing "Shut Up and Dance" at other turns. Choreographer Matt Steffanina and dancers Dana Alexa and Stephanie Abrams performed Beyonce's "7/11," which is nominated for Best Choreography, during Mashable's red carpet Periscope live stream on Friday.

Vine can now put perfectly looping music over your videos

Vine is getting into music. With an  update rolling out Friday , Vine will begin letting its users add music to their videos. The music will be selected and licensed by Vine — it's not yet clear whether you'll be able to dig into your private library to put "Bad Blood" over everything. Instead, after shooting a video, you'll be able to look through a selection of tracks that Vine has picked out. You can place a song over your clip however you'd like, but Vine is hoping that you'll use a feature it's made called "Snap to Beat," which will trim the music and video to the audio loop as perfectly as possible.

Rovio announces more layoffs in effort to focus on games

The decline of Angry Birds maker Rovio continues, as today the game developer announced another set of layoffs, with plans for up to 260 job cuts totalling more than 30 percent of the studio's workforce. According to the company, the decision was made so that it could "restructure and concentrate" on its core business of "games, media, and consumer products."

'Mortal Kombat X' won't be coming to last-gen consoles after all

I hope you weren't counting on playing Mortal Kombat X on your trusty previous-generation console -- you're about to be disappointed. Warner Bros. has cancelled both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the bloody brawler, claiming that neither version would meet the quality "expected of a Mortal Kombat game." It's not certain exactly what went wrong. However, it's clearer than ever that the transition to newer platforms is taking its toll on developers. Getting a game to run on more than two or three platforms isn't easy or cheap, and there isn't much incentive for studios to keep working on legacy support when you're increasingly likely to have a current system in your home.

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52 Inside Google's master plan for faster, sharper streaming video - CNET
53 Adobe aims to bring Photoshop to mobile masses with upcoming app - CNET
54 How Europe Is Finally Taking On Silicon Valley
55 What 12 powerful tech execs do to stay in shape
56 Android Pay partners think Google's new mobile wallet has already launched
57 Men catch up with women on overall social media use
58 What will it take for fashion to embrace plus-size women?
59 The perfect snacks to pair with today's hottest TV shows
60 If the McWhopper isn't real, we demand these other fast food mashups
61 Russia's Wikipedia Ban Buckles Under HTTPS Encryption
62 The Toddler At Y Combinator
63 PAX 2015: Minecraft Vet, Rookie Each Play Telltale’s Minecraft: Story Mode - IGN
64 How New Orleans Built a Bustling Tech Hub in Katrina’s Wake
65 Disney Infinity 3.0 Review - IGN
66 Blackpool Beach in 1954: The making of a tourist destination
67 Why I’m Not Looking to Hire Computer-Science Majors
68 Here are all the FCC complaints about Donald Trump
69 Huawei Honor 7 Preview - CNET
70 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, charities look back at lessons learned
71 Former security intern admits developing super-stealthy Android spyware
72 How fiction writing can improve your productivity and well-being
73 F-U-N-D-E-D: Silicon Valley gives rare blessing to software for church - CNET
74 5 tricks to free up space on your iPhone - CNET
75 Facebook’s Moments app will automatically create music videos out of your photos
76 NASA Just Sealed Six People In a Dome For a Year to Practice Mars
77 Amazon is now developing a Galaxy Quest TV series
79 Will gaming breathe life into live-streaming YouTube? - CNET
80 Neural qubits: Quantum cognition based on synaptic nuclear spins
81 The Insane Plan to Build the World's Tallest Towers in a Lake in China
82 A surprising number of psychology studies can’t be reproduced
83 Siri theories: Our predictions for Apple's September 9 event
84 Fans travel thousands of miles to visit 'Game of Thrones' locations in Northern Ireland
85 Police capture drones carrying pot, guns and, um, porn DVDs to jail - CNET
86 Minecraft creator has existential meltdown on Twitter, then gets stung by a jellyfish