42–year-old pregnant with triplets. Then doctor looks closer, says 2 words that make everyone gasp

They had been well aware that pregnancy at such a high age could lead to greater risk of medical complications. But eventually, their concerns had been replaced by anticipation – and the Fugates began to …

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‘The Last Jedi’ will explore how female bosses are treated in the workplace


From her photos, we already knew Laura Dern’s new character in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Resistance Vice-Admiral Amilyn Holdo, was unusual for the franchise. In her well-coiffed violet hair and elegant matching gown, she’s unlike anyone the galaxy far, far away has shown us before.

But now we know her story arc will, like a lot of Star Wars stories, subtly reflect the politics and culture of our age back to us. She’s there, in part, to show us what happens when a new and strange-looking female boss meets a hostile (and still mostly male) workplace. 

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New York City, November 21, 2017

★★★★ The river was inky and almost nonreflective, but so much sun shone on a building on the far shore that it cast a butter-colored gleam on the dull water regardless. Brilliant paper-white gulls rose and dipped in the distance against the gray. One plane tree by the schoolyard was drenched with gold in the […]


Samsung’s bendable Galaxy X could launch early next year


We may not have to wait much longer to see Samsung’s long-rumored bendable smartphone.

The Korean tech giant plans to unveil the phone, which is rumored to be named the Galaxy X, in January at CES, according to a new report in Yahoo News.

The report comes after a company support page for the product surfaced on Samsung’s website. Spotted by Dutch site Mobilekopen, the support page shows a smartphone model number that’s previously been linked to the Galaxy X.

Samsung's support page with the Galaxy X model number.

Samsung’s support page with the Galaxy X model number.

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Don’t Mention Trump On Thanksgiving

President Trump has proven to be a lightning rod the likes of which the world has never seen. He has consolidated the nation’s political conversation in a way even former President Barack Obama could not. He makes a fight about abortion look like bickering over the NFC East. And now he’s coming for your Thanksgiving […]


Your iPhone X may have been made by high schoolers working overtime


Apple has confirmed with Mashable that some high school interns at the iPhone-producing Foxconn plant in China worked overtime to produce iPhones.

The circumstance became public when six students from Zhengzhou Urban Rail Transit School told the Financial Times they were “forced” to work at the facility to complete internship requirements. One student reported assembling 1,200 phones in a single day. 

In a statement, an Apple spokesperson acknowledged the students should not have been working overtime to assemble Apple’s latest, gleaming handsets. The students said they worked up to 11 hours a day. Read more…

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Significant Digits For Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017

You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 29 percent That’s the percentage of New Jersey Democrats who said Sen. Bob Menendez deserved to be reelected, compared to 42 percent who said he did not, according to a Quinnipiac University survey. Menendez’s federal corruption trial recently ended in a […]


What Are Honor Killings and Why You Should Attend This Director’s Talk

When I first heard about how the late Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch was killed via “honor killing,” it didn’t seem real at first. Why would people do such a thing, especially since she was strangled by her own brother? But in reality, these are common in Pakistan and around 1,100 women and girls […]

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Someone on Twitter made a Lena Dunham apology bot


Lena Dunham just issued a somewhat hollow apology for defending a Girls writer accused of rape.

It’s not the first time Dunham has apologised for a controversial statement after backlash, as many on Twitter have pointed out.

So, recognising a theme, two Australians have made a Twitter bot that can generate satiristic Dunham apologies.

Hailing from Melbourne, Jess Wheeler (creator of popular bot “Aus Gov Just Googled”) and Liv Croagh, have created a Twitter bot called “Lena Dunham Apologizes,” which generates fabricated apologies from the Girls creator. Read more…

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