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U.S. Allegedly Planning Preventative Strike Against North Korea: Report (Update)

The United States is planning a preventative strike against North Korea if it decides to carry out another nuclear weapons test, according to NBC News citing multiple U.S. officials.

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This Stunning Drone Footage of South Africa Made Me Feel Things Again

For the past couple of years, mediocre drone videos of dramatic landscapes have littered the internet. Like, we get it, drone pilots. Your camera flies and stuff looks pretty from the sky and the whole conceit is pretty trite at this point. And then I saw these four minutes of magic, filmed in South Africa.

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Watch Kate McKinnon Transform From Jeff Sessions Into a Mermaid in Just Three Minutes

Saturday Night Live is remarkable because so much of it still happens live. In fact, the final four episodes of this season will be completely live in all four US timezones. That commitment to the craft is what makes this video of a Kate McKinnon character change so damn impressive.

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This Is Why Snow Makes Those Patterns On Your Car’s Hood

Since a lot of the country is about to be pummeled by snow and possibly die from overexposure to milk and bread, I figured this would be a good time to explore an interesting little phenomenon that lives at the intersection of cars and snow: those funny patterns snow makes when it lands on your car hood. What’s…

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No White House Staffers Participated in Women’s Strike, According to Shrieking Golem Sean Spicer

In a briefing this afternoon, Press Secretary and shambling ball of clay Sean Spicer claimed that none of the female White House staffers he’s “aware of” participated in today’s A Day Without A Woman strike. We hate to trust Sean’s powers of awareness on this one too, but it’s the best we’ve got for now.

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The First Image From Jurassic World 2 Raises Some Dino-Sized Questions

 Jurassic World 2 has been filming for about a week now and director J.A. Bayona just released the first official image. In it, we see a young girl in a museum filled with dinosaur fossils. Where could this be? Who is this character? And where did these bones come from?

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Jeff Goldblum Looks Just as Weird as You Hoped in More New Thor: Ragnarok Photos

So, in addition to International Women’s Day, Marvel has also decided it’s Thor: Ragnarok Wednesday. Earlier, Entertainment Weekly posted our first look at the film and now they’ve revealed even more photos, including the much, much anticipated first look at Jeff Goldblum’s cosmic lover of competition, the …

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How Russia Weaponizes Fake News

Russia gets a lot of attention over its ongoing aggression in Ukraine and other former Soviet states. What does not get a lot of attention is Russia’s non-lethal methods of hybrid warfare to influence political outcomes in nations it considers adversarial. The tool for this at the Kremlin’s disposal is state-funded…

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The Iron Fist TV Series Is Marvel and Netflix’s First Big Failure

There’s a critical concept with the Marvel Netflix shows often referred to as “the wall”—the moment where, about two-thirds of the way through their season, they slam the brakes on the pacing and stakes and preamble for a bit, mostly before pulling it together in the finale. Iron Fist starts by hitting that wall, and…

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These Are Probably Luke’s First Words in The Last Jedi

There’s still no trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi but Disney Shareholders got to see the first public footage anywhere on Wednesday and, in it, Luke Skywalker finally spoke.

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