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Almost Everyone Who’s Ever Worked on Star Trek Is Begging You Not to Vote for Trump

In one of the least surprising turn of events in history, the people who worked on Star Trek—a show which envisions a future Earth without sexism, racism, religion, and even money—find the thought of a Trump presidency abhorrent. More surprisingly, they all want to be clear that a vote for a third party is a vote for Trump.

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The World’s First Transparent Glass Slide Looks Like a Nightmare to Clean

Our perpetually-dropped smartphones have pushed glass manufacturers to create stronger and more durable materials to survive our clumsiness. But if you’re curious just how advanced glass making techniques have gotten, someone has made a 30-foot working glass slide that’s completely transparent.

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A Video That  Finally Expresses My Feelings Towards Football

Now, you might be expecting this to be a rant about how irritating sports and sports fans can be. Maybe one about how team loyalties are based solely on regional pride even though many teams’ players aren’t from that city or state. How fans argue constantly with one another about the most irrelevant minutia and whole conversational dick-measuring contests exist to prove whose mental arsenal of said minutia is better stocked. How those same shrieking fools pack themselves into otherwise quiet bars when some of us just want a quiet drink.

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Oculus App Update Is Murdering Battery Life on Samsung Phones

The Samsung Gear VR is one of the easiest ways to experience virtual reality, but some users are learning that convenience comes with its costs. Owners of Samsung phones such as the S6, S6 Edge, S7, and S7 Edge are reporting that Oculus app is destroying their phone’s battery life.

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iPhone 7 Camera Battle: Still the Best Smartphone For Photos

The camera on the iPhone has developed such a reputation for excellence that it’s one of the device’s central selling points. It’s worth upgrading to a new phone just to get the latest and greatest camera. After a week of rigorous shooting, one thing is totally clear: the iPhone 7 has a damn fine phone camera that’s the best you can buy right now.

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X-Ray Images of Bird Feathers Hold the Secret to Dinosaur Colors

Textbook illustrations and museum dioramas could soon be even more accurate in their depiction of the rich colors of long-extinct animals like dinosaurs. An international team of scientists used advanced X-ray imaging techniques to map out elements related to pigmentation in modern birds of prey, which they will use to reconstruct the likely color patterns of fossil specimens.

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New Beauty and the Beast Stills Give Us Our First Look at the Live-Action Beast

We’ve not actually seen all that much from Disney’s upcoming remake of its animated classic Beauty and the Beast—but new images that have emerged today make up for it by basically being ripped straight out of the original movie. Plus, they give us our first good look at Dan Stevens as the titular beast.

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Your Favorite Front Pocket Wallet Is Saddleback’s Leather ID Wallet

Three out of your four top front pocket wallet picks were new-fangled minimalist wallets, but all the cool features and unique ideas in the world couldn’t buy them enough votes to overcome Saddleback’s old school leather wallet, which took nearly 50% of the vote all by itself.

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Fun Photo Series Puts the Size of Random Huge Objects in Perspective

This wonderful photo series comparing the size of things by Kevin Wisbith is a really fun way to earn some brain wrinkles, because it gives you a better sense of the true size of random buildings, ships, machines, and other objects. You get to see things like the Death Star hover over Florida in space, a B-2 bomber stretch across the width of an entire football field, and the Titanic lay out on top of a freaking aircraft carrier.

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The Massive E. Coli Outbreak In Flour Is Over, So Why Are People Still Getting Sick? 

An outbreak of E. coli that caused 10 million pounds of flour to be pulled from shelves is finally over. Yet, cases continue to pop up, and the CDC says it expects to see even more. Here’s why, even when the outbreak is over, the illness still isn’t.

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