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Scientists: World Likely Won’t Avoid Dangerous Warming Mark http://ift.tt/2cHC3wP

A team of top scientists is telling world leaders to stop congratulating themselves on the Paris agreement to fight climate change because if more isn’t done, global temperatures will likely hit dangerous warming levels in about 35 years. AP

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Picture of the day for October 1, 2016

Wikipedia picture of the day on October 1, 2016: Hverfjall, located in northern Iceland’s Mývatn region, is a rare example of a tuff ring volcano. The diameter of its crater spans approx. 1 km. A glimpse of Lake Mývatn can be spotted in the background. http://ift.tt/2dgCeOq
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The Internet Gave Me $240 to Listen to Meghan Trainor’s Entire Discography

Monday night, while blogging about a group of record labels suing Youtube-to-mp3.org who listed “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor as an example of a frequently pirated song, I pondered whether a song worse than Trainor’s hit single exists. Jokingly, I then suggested the internet give me $200 to listen to her entire discography.

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Porn Plays on Electronic Billboard During Traffic Jam [NSFW]

Around 1pm today in Jakarta, commuters were treated to an impromptu porn screening. Sadly, police were able to cut power to the jumbotron billboard after approximately five minutes.

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Pagolins, Earth’s Most Beautiful and Trafficked Creatures, Finally Get Protection

The pangolin is the only known mammal with scales. Pangolins are beautiful, precious little creatures, often likened to an artichoke with legs. According to NPR, they’re also the world’s most trafficked mammals. Luckily for these little cuties, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, or CITES, has officially banned commercial trading of pangolins.

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The Series That Broke Your Hearts Out of Nowhere

Earlier this week, we opened hailing frequencies and asked you, our beloved readers, about the books, comics, movies, games, and shows that you never expected would give you a sudden dose of the feels. We’ve compiled your responses, and here are the moments that made you the most verklempt.

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A Major Hurricane Just Developed Over the Caribbean

An ugly, dangerous storm is brewing out there. After a bout of rapid intensification last night, Hurricane Matthew has now achieved Category 3 status, packing 120 mph winds. It’s first major Caribbean hurricane since Sandy, and the strongest to develop in this particular region since 2008.

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Top Selling iMessage Sticker Pack Is Going Away Because Apple Hates Fun

The developer of a clever sticker pack for iOS has been told by Apple that he has to change how the stickers look and act or else the stickers will be pulled from the App Store.

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This Ingenious Rolling Pin Uses Rings For Consistent, Adjustable Dough Thickness

Alright, this is just smart. This rolling pin features a removable ring system that allows you to roll out dough to a specific and consistent thickness, and at $16, it’s never been cheaper.

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Our Best View Yet of Molecules Moving Inside Living Cells

A new microscope developed by the Marine Biological Laboratory in Chicago is allowing scientists track the position and orientation of individual molecules in living cells. It has the potential to reveal unknown aspects of molecular behavior, including those that turn cells into agents of disease.

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