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Puerto Rico’s Farmers Face a Long Road to Recovery

On the morning of September 21, 2017, Carlos Lago and Justina Díaz Bisbal emerged from their household into a post-apocalyptic world. Their once-lush five-acre fruit farm in southern Puerto Rico was entirely stripped of its foliage. Tree limbs were broken or twisted; pieces of metal from nearby homes, trash, and even a mattress were strewn across their property. The damage wrought by Hurricane Maria was unlike anything the older couple had ever witnessed. Read More >>

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Wow, Spain Sure Has a Lot of Pigs

There are now enough pigs in Spain that technically everyone could have one, and there’d be pigs to spare. Per the Guardian, Spanish environmental ministry figures reveal that the country now has 50 million oinking piggies, which is about 3.5 million more than the number of humans. That’s the first recorded time the nation has had more pigs than people. Read More >>

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N.K Jemisin Makes Hugo Awards History With Latest Best Novel Win

The winners of the 2018 Hugo Awards are here. It might have been the first year for Worldcon’s new rules, designed to curb voting slates that haunted previous years, but it didn’t change the actual results. That’s because, for the third year in a row, women dominated the awards—including another Best Novel win for N.K. Jemisin, making her the first author in Hugo history to win the award three times in a row. Read More >>

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Dead Man’s Text Message Isn’t a Legally Valid Will, French Court Says

A French man going through a divorce reportedly sent a text to his sister saying that he wanted their mum to inherit part of his estate instead of his wife. But when he later died by suicide, the family’s solicitor didn’t include the text message as part of the final will—a decision recently reaffirmed in a court of law. Read More >>

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These Newly Released Demos Offer An Early Glimpse into the Sounds of Twin Peaks 

The most important building block of Twin Peaks might be its opening theme. Eerie and wistful, it captures all the contradictory impulses of the show in just a few notes. Read More >>

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Pepsi Plans to Buy SodaStream in £2.5 Billion Deal

PepsiCo will buy the Israel-based DIY soda company SodaStream in a deal worth $3.2 billion (£2.5 billion). The move is widely seen as an effort by Pepsi to prop up its catalogue of “healthy” food and drink options as it continues to wage battle against longtime rival Coca-Cola. Both PepsiCo and Coca-Cola have invested heavily in both healthier and eco-friendly alternatives over the past decade. Read More >>

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Looks Like the Kindle Voyage Has Reached the End of Its Journey

For a few years, the Voyage was Amazon’s flagship e-reader. While it was never cheap, its 300 PPI resolution and fantastic design often made it a better buy even after Amazon released the first Kindle Oasis in 2016. However, it seems time and the emergence of the second-generation Kindle Oasis have put an end to the Kindle Voyage’s run, because after supplies of Kindle Voyages dried up in the US, UK, and other major Amazon portals, it seems like the Voyage is being discontinued. Read More >>

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Apple Reportedly Kills Off Thousands of Apps in China Because They’re ‘Illegal’

Apple has reportedly pulled thousands of apps from its App Store in China, possibly in response to pressure from government-run media outlets in recent weeks. Read More >>

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Canada’s Wildfires Have Turned Day Into Night

Just when you think this wildfire season can’t get worse, something new comes along to remind you this year is truly one of rare horrors. Read More >>

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Good Afternoon, Here’s Footage of a Shark Fighting A T-Rex From the Final Sharknado Film

For years, the Sharknado film series has offered some of the most ridiculous nonsense to ever grace television. A one-off attempt at B-movie glory that struck apparent gold for Syfy, the series is now six movies deep, and, well, there’s only so much left to do. Read More >>

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These 3,800-Year-Old Peruvian Carvings Look Like Modern Emoji

Archaeologists in Peru have uncovered an ancient wall relief dating back to the Caral civilisation – the oldest known civilisation in the New World. Though whimsical in appearance, these ancient symbols held very serious meaning. Read More >>

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Let’s Discuss Ant-Man and the Wasp’s Post Credit Scenes

Now that Ant-Man and the Wasp has finally been in UK cinemas for a couple of weeks, we have to talk about its impact on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, particularly what’s revealed in the credits scenes. Read More >>

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Infinity War’s Epic Thanos Fight Would Have Made a Killer 16-Bit Video Game Boss Battle

As hyper-realistic as modern video game graphics look, the blocky, pixelated aesthetic of the 16-bit era still has a certain charm. And as animator John Stratman demonstrates with his video game de-make of Avengers: Infinity War, all those superheroes working together would have made for a fantastic side-scrolling adventure. Read More >>

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Netflix’s Latest Test Involves Trailer Ads Played Between Binge Episodes

For the past three years Netflix has been playing trailers before and after some content, with the goal of promoting other things that are available to watch on Netflix. Those trailers have all been skippable and don't seem to show up all that often, but if this latest moves gets out of the testing phase they're going to end up a lot more noticeable. Read More >>

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The Viral Robot Video That’s Freaking Everyone Out Is Totally Fake

Have you seen this video of a very human-looking robot walking up a driveway? It’s gotten a lot of people online freaked out about the coming robot apocalypse. But you can rest easy... for now. This “robot” was created using computer graphics. As in, it’s totally fake. Read More >>