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We Asked a Biologist What Would Happen If You Vaped Venom’s Alien Goo

Venom—Sony’s recently released tale of the world’s worst journalist and his head-chomping pet alien parasite—poses a number of interesting questions, such as “Is this movie bad or perfect dumb fun?” “Where do the heads go when Venom eats them?” and “What kind of accent, exactly, is Tom Hardy trying to do here?”…

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Carbon Tax. Carbon Tax. Carbon Tax.

For the one thousandth time, an authoritative new report tells us with great certainty that—if we do not take drastic, immediate action to slash carbon emissions—humanity faces catastrophic damage from climate change. Here are two words: Carbon tax.

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Kanye West Jumps on Table at Detroit College to Rant About Leaving Elon Musk Alone

Kanye West took a tour of Detroit’s College for Creative Studies yesterday afternoon, posting videos of himself touring various student projects. And then he apparently hopped up on a table and started ranting about Elon Musk’s troubles over alleged stock fraud, telling his audience to “leave that man the fuck alone.”

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Cop Pulls Tesla Model 3 Driver Over For ‘Computer’ Mounted On Dashboard

We’ve spoken at length about the merits and disadvantages of the super minimal interior in the Tesla Model 3, which focuses all of the car’s information and controls on a single touchscreen. It’s hard to believe the system is road legal, and it’s something one unlucky owner caught on video trying to explain to the…

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The Trump Administration Is Certain the Earth Will See a 7-Degree Rise in Temps by 2100

President Donald Trump has said that climate change is a hoax, but in a 500-page report issued last month, his administration asserted it’s indeed real—so real, in fact, that it foresees a seven degrees Fahrenheit rise in global temperatures by 2100. Still, it seeks to reverse the Obama-era fuel economy standards…

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A Cursed Tour Through the World of Trump Administration Fan Art 

If you spent a significant amount of time on the internet as a teen or are a nerdy adult, you’re almost certainly aware of DeviantArt, but for the uninitiated, the site is ostensibly a digital art community where artists can build a portfolio and show off their work for an audience. It’s also one of the best places on…

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The Math of Jeff Bezos’ Astounding Greed

Trinket magnate Jeff Bezos, America’s richest man, has made a very public charity donation of a $2 billion. The number sounds big, doesn’t it? In fact, it is a disgrace. Let us demonstrate:

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Exhausted Moose Drowns After Being Scared Into Water by Photo-Snapping Crowd

A moose drowned in a lake in Vermont this weekend—a death that authorities attribute to a bunch of people trying to take its photo.

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‘I Don’t See How This Could Hurt Me’ Says Elon Musk, Head-Butting Car: Report

Stories on the inner-workings of Elon Musk’s mind have been flowing like wine in recent days, thanks to the Tesla CEO’s botched attempt at taking the company private. The latest comes by way of the Wall Street Journal, which sets the scene with a cheery anecdote about the one time Musk (purportedly) head-butted a car…

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This Is A Sailboat And Those Are Sails

We are undeniably using up what little remains of Earth’s petroleum, and because of that, it’s getting expensive. To reduce fuel costs, shipping companies are turning back to sailboats. Yes, seriously. Sailboats. But they don’t look like any sails you’ve seen before.

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