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The Racial Preferences of OKCupid Users

by 13 days ago. View Comments

BuzzFeed Yellow walks you through the racial biases of one of the biggest dating sites/apps.

BuzzFeed Yellow

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Thank You For Vaping

by 14 days ago. View Comments

The New Yorker looks into e-cigarette culture.

In New York City, in the evenings, “vapers,” as they’re called, gather around a long table in the back of the Henley Vaporium, on the border of Nolita and SoHo, to discuss liquid-nicotine flavors (“Have you tried the new custard?”) and to “rebuild” their e-cigs. The first time I passed the Vaporium’s cloudy windows, I peered inside to see beyond the smoke. “Welcome,” a young, bearded man offered, as I sat down next to him at the table in the back. The video above is a glimpse into that world.

The New Yorker

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Groundbreaking Spinal Cord Implant Revives Paralyzed Legs

by 15 days ago. View Comments

Exciting news from New Scientist:

They can’t quite walk. Yet. But four wheelchair-bound men who until recently were completely paralysed below the waist can now move their legs and toes and even lift up to 100 kilograms with their legs. Their spinal cords have been reawakened by electrical implants that revive the flow of information between limbs and brain. Such feats would previously have been unthinkable in people with spinal cord injuries.

Since New Scientist reported the breakthrough in 2012, the four men have continued to improve their strength, precision and range of movement. “We’ve not seen a plateau in their performance yet,” says Angeli. One of the men, Drew Meas, says he can stand without his stimulator. “I’m going for full walking again, that’s my motto,” he says.

Read on here.

New Scientist

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AT&True Detective

by 18 days ago. View Comments

Impressionist Ross Marquand casts Rust Cohle in one of AT&T’s “It’s Not Complicated” ads.

Ross Marquand

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Nick Cannon Gets Booed Throughout America’s Got Talent Promo At MSG

by 18 days ago. View Comments

Chappelle would be pleased.

Also, this video exists, and isn’t a parody of Nick Cannon. It’s really him. On purpose.

via Reddit

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Every On-Screen Death In Game Of Thrones

by 19 days ago. View Comments

All 5,179 of them.

Digg

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Bradley Cooper Is Pissed About The How I Met Your Mother Finale

by 20 days ago. View Comments

Bradley Cooper’s rant from The Silver Linings Playbook falls in line with a lot of fan reactions to the season finale of the nine-season story.

Spoilers, but if you’re on the internet the week after it aired and you’re still trying to avoid spoilers you deserve to have it spoiled.

HouseBrownester via Reddit

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Gravity In The DC Universe

by 20 days ago. View Comments

Including Superman would make a lot of movies a whole hell of a lot shorter…

Krishna Shenoi via RSVLTS

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Croissant

by 20 days ago. View Comments
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