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Some trick-or-treaters will get a Trump University 'degree' for Halloween

Some trick-or-treaters will get a Trump University 'degree' for Halloween

Dan and Cathy Balsam of Alameda, California are putting the "trick" back in trick-or-treating by handing out fake Trump University diplomas this Halloween. You may remember this same couple is behind
Can a supermagnet dangerously affect the iron in blood?

Can a supermagnet dangerously affect the iron in blood?

YouTuber Brainiac75 got a lot of questions about the possible dangers of a supermagnet affecting the iron in his blood, so he did an experiment with real blood. (more…)
The "other" JFK assassination footage, stabilized

The "other" JFK assassination footage, stabilized

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQE8Cj_495gYou've likely seen the stabilized, enhanced panoramic edit of the famous Zapruder film of JFK's assassination. Here's another angle—the less well-known
Researchers can fool machine-learning vision systems with a single, well-placed pixel

Researchers can fool machine-learning vision systems with a single, well-placed pixel

Three researchers from Kyushu University have published a paper describing a means of reliably fooling AI-based image classifiers with a single well-placed pixel. (more…)
31 days of horror film PEZ dispensers

31 days of horror film PEZ dispensers

Toy artist Jesse Wroblewski of Chainsaw Estates challenged himself to sculpt a horror movie-themed PEZ candy dispenser for each day in October.Here's a look at some of his horribly-creative
These digital marketing skills can help your career

These digital marketing skills can help your career

With so many communication channels available on the web, knowing how to leverage each platform’s strengths is key to developing businesses online. To help you hone your digital marketing skills,
Make the Haunted Mansion's Hitching Ghosts Who Follow You Home

Make the Haunted Mansion's Hitching Ghosts Who Follow You Home

The Haunted Mansion, no matter what Disney park it’s in (California, Orlando, Paris, or Tokyo), has been a fan favorite since it opened at Disneyland in 1969. For years even The Walt Disney Company
A Stranger Things Eleven candle with a bleeding nose

A Stranger Things Eleven candle with a bleeding nose

Firebox's $36.69 Eleven candle-holder: insert one red candle, light, and wait for the blood to start dribbling from her nostril. Caution: telekinesis. (via Bonnie Burton) (more…)
A million dollars in a rug store - and other ways Paul Manafort spent his allegedly ill-gotten fortune

A million dollars in a rug store - and other ways Paul Manafort spent his allegedly ill-gotten fortune

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, recently indicted on federal criminal charges, allegedly laundered $18 million in money he earned illegally lobbying for Ukraine. CNN has a breakdown on
Weatherman loses his head, but still manages to deliver the weather forecast

Weatherman loses his head, but still manages to deliver the weather forecast

Things got pretty spooky over at the United Kingdom’s Met Office yesterday during weather reporter Alex Deakin's forecast. He lost his head, but fortunately managed to hold on to it, at least to the
How Facebook made money dividing the US into adversarial political subgroups

How Facebook made money dividing the US into adversarial political subgroups

Earlier this month Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos threw a twittertantrum over accusations that Facebook's algorithms promoted fake news in its users' feeds: "I am seeing a ton of coverage
Indiana's voter-purging software removes voters without notice, is wrong 99% of the time

Indiana's voter-purging software removes voters without notice, is wrong 99% of the time

The Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program identifies possible duplicate voters by looking at registrations by people with the same name and birthdate; a joint study by researchers at
Resisting Reduction Manifesto: against the Singularity, for a "culture of flourishing"

Resisting Reduction Manifesto: against the Singularity, for a "culture of flourishing"

Joi Ito's Resisting Reduction manifesto rejects the idea of reducing the world to a series of computable relationships that will eventually be overtaken by our ability to manipulate them with
Japanese company rewards non-smokers with an extra week of paid vacation

Japanese company rewards non-smokers with an extra week of paid vacation

A company in Japan is rewarding non-smokers with an extra week of paid vacation, or six days to be exact. Piala Inc, a marketing firm based in Tokyo, has implemented this new policy not for health
Botcheck.me: a plugin that predicts whether a Twitter user is a bot

Botcheck.me: a plugin that predicts whether a Twitter user is a bot

Ash Bhat and Rohan Phadte are 20 year old UC Berkeley students who turned a machine learning class assignment into a browser plugin that tries to guess whether a given Twitter profile is associated
Anatomy of the human head in the style of a London tube-map

Anatomy of the human head in the style of a London tube-map

Jonathan Simmonds, an MD in Boston, MA, created these Map Anatomy illustrations that represent a detailed, functional diagram of the human head's anatomy in the style of a London tubemap; you can buy
Pizza pockets shaped like skulls

Pizza pockets shaped like skulls

Redditor Endeavy created these Halloween-themed skull hotpockets, augmented by dribbles of red, oozing sauce; they used these cake pans to mold the crusts.
Honda's new classic Super Cub motorscooter looks as good today as it did 60 years ago

Honda's new classic Super Cub motorscooter looks as good today as it did 60 years ago

Honda has been manufacturing the Super Cub 50 and 110 since since 1958. Over 100 million have been produced. On November 10, they'll release a "classic" model that hearkens back to its original design
Ohio Republicans create winnable electoral districts by siting nonvoting prisons near friendly voters

Ohio Republicans create winnable electoral districts by siting nonvoting prisons near friendly voters

91% of the prisoners in Ohio are in Republican districts: they aren't allowed to vote, but they are counted in the census, creating winnable districts with tiny voting populations that would otherwise
Trees "sucking" on things

Trees "sucking" on things

Trees Sucking on Things is my new favorite subreddit. It's dedicated to trees that have grown around unusual objects, thereby giving the impression of "sucking" on them. Pictured here is an example