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Elizabeth Segran

Americans slept worse than usual after the eclipse

Watching the sun slowly get swallowed up by the moon may have been fun, but it seems to have had an adverse impact on our sleep. According to data from Eight, a mattress brand that tracks the sleep data of more than 10,000 people with its app-connected mattresses, Americans slept poorly on Monday night. On average, Americans went … Continue reading “Americans slept worse than usual after the eclipse”

Watching the sun slowly get swallowed up by the moon may have been fun, but it...

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KC Ifeanyi

This Grocery Store Cleared Its Shelves Of Foreign Foods To Make A Statement About Racism

German chain Edeka pulled its Spanish tomatoes, Greek olives, and the like to illustrate just how limiting xenophobia can be.

The incendiary rhetoric surrounding refugees and immigrants has drawn deep divisions among citizens and politicians worldwide. A wide range of companies like Airbnb, Starbucks, Tecate have issued supportive campaigns and policies, and now one of Germany’s biggest supermarket corporations Edeka has something to say–or pull, rather.

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Ben Schiller

The Way We Board Planes Spreads More Disease

In the event of a major disease outbreak, airlines need to have procedures that minimize exposure to potentially sick travelers, rather than ones that minimize exposure of first class passengers to people in coach.

From the SARS outbreak in 2003 to the Zika epidemic last year, airplanes have often served as ideal vehicles for propagating disease. The forced proximity. The long journey time. The mix of people from different locations. These factors all help illnesses to jump from one...


James Dator

The ‘airchair’ is a seated waterski and it’s making a comeback

There is a solution if you’ve always been interested in the idea of water skiing but hated that whole standing-up part. It’s called the “airchair,” and while it’s not a new invention, it’s definitely an unappreciated one.

Videos of the airchair have been around for over a decade. It was purportedly invented in the 1990s, but never really took off. It takes the basic principles of a hydrofoil and attaches them to a board with a chair attached. The rider is strapped to the chair,...


Ricky O'Donnell

The Nets might not be terrible this year and that's bad news for Cavaliers fans

Brooklyn overhauled its roster this offseason. Cavs fans shouldn’t expect them to be the worst team in the NBA anymore.

The Boston Celtics’ biggest trade chips have always been the draft picks they acquired from the Brooklyn Nets in a blockbuster 2013 trade for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. Boston refused to part with a Nets pick for Jimmy Butler, and were turned down when they reportedly offered at least one of them for Paul George.

On Tuesday, the Celtics finally made their move....


Rita Baldwin

Fantasy Football 2017: Preseason Week 3 rookie quarterback preview

We take a look at the most notable rookie quarterbacks to watch in preseason Week 3.

With two games officially under their belts, the 2017 rookie class is starting to make their presence felt in the NFL. Most rookies will not see the field much in the regular season. However, there are a handful of rookies that will make an impact on the league and in fantasy right away.

This week teams prepare for preseason Week 3, the prelude to the regular season. Looking ahead to such a pivotal game,...


Mike Prada

12 very serious questions about the Kyrie Irving for Klay Thompson trade rumor

They are not serious questions and this is not a serious rumor.

In the wake of the blockbuster Kyrie Irving trade to the Celtics, ESPN’s Marc Spears revealed an enticing little nugget. Koby Altman, Cleveland’s young general manager, dialed up the Warriors to see if they’d swap Irving for Klay Thompson.

The Warriors were “uninterested,” according to Spears.

Was this a serious trade offer?

Highly doubtful. Teams make exploratory calls like this all the time. It does not mean that...


Kristian Winfield

How Danny Ainge took the Celtics from Paul Pierce to Kyrie Irving in 5 trades

Boston pulled off the biggest trade of the offseason, but it didn’t happen overnight. Instead, it’s a product of Ainge’s years long wheeling and dealing.

The Boston Celtics pulled off the blockbuster trade of the year Tuesday night, trading Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the prized, unprotected 2018 Brooklyn Nets’ first-round pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving.

The move brings Irving — a bonafide offensive superstar, NBA champion, four-time All-Star and...


Darrell Etherington

Facebook now lets you take 360 photos in-app, use them as Cover Photos

 Facebook has been a big supporter of 360-degree photos and video, adding support for the immersive media formats early on Facebook itself. Now, the social tech company is adding support for capturing 360-degree photos right within the Facebook app itself. The 360 photo capability is rolling out across both iOS and Android starting today, and includes the ability to zoom and tag friends.… Read More

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Rebecca Leber

More Evidence Exxon Misled the Public About Climate Change

“Read all of these documents and make up your own mind.”


Suzanne Ciechalski

State Department science envoy's letter of resignation has a hidden message for the president

A State Department science envoy's letter of resignation appears to have a hidden message for the president: "IMPEACH."

Daniel M. Kammen, one of seven science envoys for the State Department, tweeted a photo of the coded letter of resignation on Wednesday morning. Kammen cited President Donald Trump's "failure to condemn white supremacists and neo-Nazis," and his response to a deadly "alt-right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia as the reason for stepping down. 

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Nicole Gallucci

Hillary Clinton calls Donald Trump 'a creep' in election memoir

Hillary Clinton held nothing back when writing her upcoming book, What Happened. And we mean nothing...

In an exclusive recording obtained by MSNBC's Morning Joe on Wednesday, Clinton can be heard reading a first excerpt from her campaign memoir in which she shares her true feelings about Donald Trump.

And yes, she straight up refers to the current U.S. president as "a creep." So there's that.

SEE ALSO: 'American Horror Story: Cult' debuts creepy credits featuring Trump and Clinton

"I don't...


Chloe Bryan

Mercury is in retrograde and Drake is wearing socks with Rihanna on them

Last week, Rihanna unveiled her Fenty x Stance sock collection, featuring four flawless sock styles patterned in her likeness. Now, the inevitable has happened: Drake is wearing those socks.

On Tuesday, the rapper and #1 Rihanna stan Instagrammed himself wearing socks printed with an image of Riri's iconic "Work" outfit. In a brave stand against subtlety, he also captioned the photo "trabajo," the Spanish word for "work." Remember when he and Rihanna collaborated on that song? Drake wants...


Andrew Freedman

Exxon played us all on global warming, new study shows

Every Thursday between 1972 and 2001, the oil and gas giant Exxon Mobil Corp. ran an advertorial in the New York Times. 

When these ads — which were aimed at swaying public opinion and appeared in other publications as well — covered the science and policy debate surrounded global warming, they emphasized the uncertainty of the science and the difficulty of solving the problem, if it existed at all. 

Yet at the same time, inside the company, Exxon Mobil's own scientists and officials...


Kellen Beck

We obviously need these Nintendo-themed 'Rocket League' cars in 'Mario Kart'

I wasn't sure I needed to buy Rocket League for a second platform until I saw these cars.

Rocket League — everyone's favorite soccer abomination where players are replaced with rocket-powered cars — is coming to the Nintendo Switch around the holidays this year and its bringing awesome-looking Mario, Luigi, and Samus-themed cars with it.

Along with these three cars, there will be Switch-exclusive items like Mario and Luigi hats, the car-exclusive rocket trails seen in the trailer, and...


Colin Daileda

Trump blasts the media for not praising him when he was nice to Nazis

President Donald Trump has made press-bashing a regular feature of his rallies and presidency, but he went after the media with special ferocity on Tuesday night in Phoenix, Arizona. 

He said "they make up stories" and "they have no sources in many cases." He called The New York Times "failing" and called The Washington Post a "lobbying tool for Amazon." CNN, he said, is "so bad and so pathetic."

SEE ALSO: A giant inflatable 'Trump Rat' has invaded Manhattan

The president seemed enraged...


Michael Nuñez

Samsung shows courage by dissing the iPhone during the Galaxy Note 8 launch event

Wow, Samsung! We didn't know you had it in you. 

Today, Samsung publicly dissed the iPhone during its highly anticipated Galaxy Note 8 launch event.

During the keynote, Samsung spent about five minutes early in the speech comparing the image quality and video stabilization features of its brand new camera to its chief rival, the iPhone 7 Plus.

According to Samsung, the Galaxy Note 8 packs a significantly more powerful camera than any available Apple products — at least for now.



Emma Hinchliffe

This platform lets you invest in companies—and make money as soon as they do

While working in venture capital, Catherine Yushina and Grace Leung Shing noticed one kind of company that kept getting rejected: the stable, promising business looking to expand that just didn't have grand ambitions to take over the tech world. 

"We saw so many companies getting a 'no' and what puzzled us was they had existing customers, they had revenues, they were growing fast and needed capital to expand," Yushina said. "They were getting a 'no' because they weren't going to be the next...


Laura Vitto

The coolest part of Samsung's Note 8 event was its stage

At Samsung's Unboxed event on Wednesday, the tech giant unveiled its Galaxy Note 8. And sure, the phone seems nice, it probably won't explode— fine, whatever. 

But could we pause phone chat to talk about the stage for a minute?

The stage at Samsung's Note 8 event was easily the coolest part of the show. During presentations from Samsung executives, it doubled as a massive screen on which they projected giant 3D-images of floating smartphones. 

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has a giant 6.3-inch...


Tyler Schmall

Check out these wild pictures of lightning striking the top of One World Trade Center

On Tuesday night, New York City was treated to a spectacular show in the form of a pretty severe thunderstorm. 

SEE ALSO: This is what it sounds like to stand next to a lightning strike

The top of One World Trade Center was reportedly struck multiple times and the pictures are striking.

Luckily for us, Twitter is full of amateur storm chasers.

One World Trade struck by lightning numerous times during last night's thunderstorm #NYC pic.twitter.com/7HId23oDVM

— Max Guliani...

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