NASA doesn’t have replacements for its aging spacesuits

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NASA may be running out of spacesuits. 

According to a new report from the space agency’s Office of Inspector General, NASA may not have enough spacesuits to make it through 2024—the year when the Space Station is expected to end its operational life under NASA and the other international agencies.

The suits, called extravehicular mobility units (EMUs), are designed to keep astronauts safe when taking spacewalks outside of the ISS.

The OIG report said that “only 11 of the 18 original EMU Primary Life Support System units – a backpack-like structure that performs a variety of functions required to keep an astronaut alive during a spacewalk – are still in use, raising concerns that the inventory may not be adequate to last through the planned retirement of the ISS.” Read more…

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NASA may be running out of spacesuits. 

According to a new report from the space agency’s Office of Inspector General, NASA may not have enough spacesuits to make it through 2024—the year when the Space Station is expected to end its operational life under NASA and the other international agencies.

The suits, called extravehicular mobility units (EMUs), are designed to keep astronauts safe when taking spacewalks outside of the ISS.

The OIG report said that “only 11 of the 18 original EMU Primary Life Support System units – a backpack-like structure that performs a variety of functions required to keep an astronaut alive during a spacewalk – are still in use, raising concerns that the inventory may not be adequate to last through the planned retirement of the ISS.” Read more…

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Now you can eat a BBQ-flavored PayDay, because America

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Americans have always loved candy bars. Now, candy bars will be loving America right back.

The Hershey Company has announced that it will be rolling out special editions of their most popular candy — Kit Kat, Reese’s, Hershey’s Kisses, and PayDay just to name a few — nationally under the theme “Taste of America.”

The collection of candy has new flavors “inspired by the unique tastes of iconic, U.S. summer destinations,” states the official press release.

Six states will be honored with the Hershey’s treatment: California, Georgia, New York, Hawaii, Texas, and Florida. And what exactly will the flavors be? Read more…

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Americans have always loved candy bars. Now, candy bars will be loving America right back.

The Hershey Company has announced that it will be rolling out special editions of their most popular candy — Kit Kat, Reese’s, Hershey’s Kisses, and PayDay just to name a few — nationally under the theme “Taste of America.”

The collection of candy has new flavors “inspired by the unique tastes of iconic, U.S. summer destinations,” states the official press release.

Six states will be honored with the Hershey’s treatment: California, Georgia, New York, Hawaii, Texas, and Florida. And what exactly will the flavors be? Read more…

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Now there’s a dating app in Slack. What could possibly go wrong?

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You can already do a lot of things in Slack. Set up a meeting. Crack a few jokes with coworkers. But what if you could also find your soulmate?

If Feeld, the dating app that bills itself as a place “where you can meet couples or singles” has their way, you just might. They’ve just unveiled Slack integration that aims to connect people within individual teams. It works by relying on a mutual expression of interest. 

You tell the Feeld bot who your crush is, and if they feel the same way, it’ll tell you. Then you can start chatting, with the somewhat awkward knowledge that you both like each other enough to mention it to a bot. Read more…

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You can already do a lot of things in Slack. Set up a meeting. Crack a few jokes with coworkers. But what if you could also find your soulmate?

If Feeld, the dating app that bills itself as a place “where you can meet couples or singles” has their way, you just might. They’ve just unveiled Slack integration that aims to connect people within individual teams. It works by relying on a mutual expression of interest. 

You tell the Feeld bot who your crush is, and if they feel the same way, it’ll tell you. Then you can start chatting, with the somewhat awkward knowledge that you both like each other enough to mention it to a bot. Read more…

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This ad for a bong cleaner is just perfectly cheesy

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There are some stoner stereotypes that just aren’t going away anytime soon.

The internet tends to fall in love with low-budget commercials that are just cheesy and awkward enough to be admirable. Combine the cheese factor with weed, and you’ve got yourself a viral video in the making.

The internet’s favorite new goofy spot is from Resolution, a self-described “bad ass cleaning company” that creates a special gel which will clean your glass bongs and pipes. You see, when you smoke the sticky icky through a glass pipe, it leaves a gross, thick resin behind, which can be difficult to clean. Most people use rubbing alcohol and salt, but a number of products claiming to clean pipes better have popped up recently.  Read more…

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There are some stoner stereotypes that just aren’t going away anytime soon.

The internet tends to fall in love with low-budget commercials that are just cheesy and awkward enough to be admirable. Combine the cheese factor with weed, and you’ve got yourself a viral video in the making.

The internet’s favorite new goofy spot is from Resolution, a self-described “bad ass cleaning company” that creates a special gel which will clean your glass bongs and pipes. You see, when you smoke the sticky icky through a glass pipe, it leaves a gross, thick resin behind, which can be difficult to clean. Most people use rubbing alcohol and salt, but a number of products claiming to clean pipes better have popped up recently.  Read more…

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Shocker: United Airlines has the most in-flight animal deaths

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Next time you’re taking a plane trip, you might want to consider leaving your pets at home … especially if you’re flying United.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s February 2017 Air Data Consumer Report, United had the most animal deaths of all United States airlines in 2016 — for the second year in a row, might we add.

Yikes.

It’s been a terrible, no good, very bad couple of months for United — from leggings-gate to the infamously violent removal of a passenger from an overbooked flight.

And just this week a giant rabbit unexpectedly died on one of United’s transatlantic flights, so add that to next year’s report. Read more…

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Next time you’re taking a plane trip, you might want to consider leaving your pets at home … especially if you’re flying United.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s February 2017 Air Data Consumer Report, United had the most animal deaths of all United States airlines in 2016 — for the second year in a row, might we add.

Yikes.

It’s been a terrible, no good, very bad couple of months for United — from leggings-gate to the infamously violent removal of a passenger from an overbooked flight.

And just this week a giant rabbit unexpectedly died on one of United’s transatlantic flights, so add that to next year’s report. Read more…

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After Pope Francis gave a TED talk, Jesus decided to give one too

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Stephen Colbert discussed the start of annual TED conference on Wednesday night’s show, notable because Pope Francis Skyped in to deliver the first talk.

The message the pope delivered was sound and just, and it made Colbert wonder what other prominent figures could also have given TED talks. What if, for example, Jesus had given one?

You can find out in the video above. Read more…

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Stephen Colbert discussed the start of annual TED conference on Wednesday night’s show, notable because Pope Francis Skyped in to deliver the first talk.

The message the pope delivered was sound and just, and it made Colbert wonder what other prominent figures could also have given TED talks. What if, for example, Jesus had given one?

You can find out in the video above. Read more…

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The VR for Change Summit shines a spotlight on impactful virtual reality projects

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The social change-driven organization Games for Change is expanding from video games into virtual reality with the VR for Change Summit at its annual Games for Change Festival this year, featuring VR projects that impact the way we learn and shape the way we view the world.

The VR for Change Summit is focusing entirely on virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality projects. The Games for Change Festival is happening July 31 to Aug. 2 at the New School in New York City.

Susanna Pollack, president of Games for Change, said that while the organization has included some VR games in the past, the recent development of VR and its potential for positive social change led Games for Change to take a deeper look at VR this year. Read more…

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The social change-driven organization Games for Change is expanding from video games into virtual reality with the VR for Change Summit at its annual Games for Change Festival this year, featuring VR projects that impact the way we learn and shape the way we view the world.

The VR for Change Summit is focusing entirely on virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality projects. The Games for Change Festival is happening July 31 to Aug. 2 at the New School in New York City.

Susanna Pollack, president of Games for Change, said that while the organization has included some VR games in the past, the recent development of VR and its potential for positive social change led Games for Change to take a deeper look at VR this year. Read more…

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Stephen Colbert lampoons Trump for the new ‘Coke button’ in the Oval Office

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Great news, everyone: Donald Trump has repurposed a red button on the Resolute Desk. Oh, don’t worry. It doesn’t launch anything. It just signals White House staff to bring him a Coca-Cola.

And each time that happens, as Stephen Colbert notes, the Oval Office inches ever closer to becoming “an eight year old’s drawing of a treehouse.” Wow. Read more…

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Great news, everyone: Donald Trump has repurposed a red button on the Resolute Desk. Oh, don’t worry. It doesn’t launch anything. It just signals White House staff to bring him a Coca-Cola.

And each time that happens, as Stephen Colbert notes, the Oval Office inches ever closer to becoming “an eight year old’s drawing of a treehouse.” Wow. Read more…

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English aristocrat blocks broadband plan, villagers fight back

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Nothing exudes the countryside flair of good ol’ England like this tale of a village rising up against its master. More or less. 

Once upon a time there was a wealthy nobleman, the 5th Earl of Iddesleigh, who owned (and still owns) about 2,500 acres at Upton Pyne, in Devon. 

The villagers really wanted to (finally) get superfast carrier pigeons broadband but the aristocrat landowner, who terribly cares about his “unspoilt” valley, refused to allow fibre cables. 

Village Upton Pyne has no superfast broadband while BT & Earl of Iddesleigh debate whether telegraph poles can be used across his land pic.twitter.com/5mYkrEtqH8

— Spotlight (@BBCSpotlight) April 25, 2017 Read more…

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Nothing exudes the countryside flair of good ol’ England like this tale of a village rising up against its master. More or less. 

Once upon a time there was a wealthy nobleman, the 5th Earl of Iddesleigh, who owned (and still owns) about 2,500 acres at Upton Pyne, in Devon. 

The villagers really wanted to (finally) get superfast carrier pigeons broadband but the aristocrat landowner, who terribly cares about his “unspoilt” valley, refused to allow fibre cables. 

Village Upton Pyne has no superfast broadband while BT & Earl of Iddesleigh debate whether telegraph poles can be used across his land pic.twitter.com/5mYkrEtqH8

— Spotlight (@BBCSpotlight) April 25, 2017 Read more…

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David Attenborough lying next to a dinosaur bone gets ridiculous Photoshop battle

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Everyone loves David Attenborough.

Whether he’s in cartoon form, hologram form, or simply lending his sweet voice to an Adele video, the internet’s adoration of the British documentary presenter knows no bounds.

And sometimes, the internet has an unusual way of expressing its love.

On Wednesday, a picture of David Attenborough lying next to the thigh bone of a Titanosaur — taken from the 2016 BBC documentary Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur — kicked off a Photoshop battle on Reddit.

Things started off dinosaur-themed…

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Everyone loves David Attenborough.

Whether he’s in cartoon form, hologram form, or simply lending his sweet voice to an Adele video, the internet’s adoration of the British documentary presenter knows no bounds.

And sometimes, the internet has an unusual way of expressing its love.

On Wednesday, a picture of David Attenborough lying next to the thigh bone of a Titanosaur — taken from the 2016 BBC documentary Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur — kicked off a Photoshop battle on Reddit.

Things started off dinosaur-themed…

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