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Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announce separation, we announce a lot of sadness

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Chris Pratt and Anna Faris are separating, the couple announced in a joint statement published on Pratt and Faris’ various social media accounts at 11 pm ET Sunday night. 

“Anna and I are sad to announce we are legally separating,” a message on Pratt’s Facebook reads. “We tried hard for a long time, and we’re really disappointed. Our son has two parents who love him very much and for his sake we want to keep this situation as private as possible moving forward. We still have love for each other, will always cherish our time together and continue to have the deepest respect for one another.” Read more…

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Yes, Vladimir Putin has gone shirtless again to remind you of his dad bod power

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You already know that the golfing, TV watching, Twitter-obsessed U.S. president is on vacation, but you might not have known that Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is on vacation, too. 

Luckily for you, we just got our hands on Putin’s vacay photos, and they’re full of spymaster-in-the-Siberian-tundra cheesecake. 

In photos released by the Kremlin on Saturday, Putin is shown going on a fishing trip with a few friends. 

The first photo (above) is innocent enough, showing the Russian leader steering a boat through the Siberian waters. And look at all those layers. Since it’s not that cold in the Republic of Tuva (where the fishing trip occurred) this time of year, things probably got steamy pretty fast.  Read more…

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A perfect hack if Apple’s earphones don’t fit your ears

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Last year, Apple put out an iPhone without a headphone jack — the first volley in its ongoing War on Apertures  — and, suffice to say, it was not the brand’s most popular decision. 

But, life goes on, and whether you own AirPods (the newer, wireless earphones) or remain a proud, EarPod-wearing member of the resistance, they generally sound and look pretty good.  

There are, however, a couple issues with Apple’s in-ear headphones: they aren’t always comfortable and they have a tendency to fall out. While we cannot convince the folks in Cupertino to chill out about headphone jacks, we do have an easy fix for those fit issues: Earhoox 2.0 for Apple EarPods & AirPodsRead more…

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Architecture

That incredibly well-preserved armored dinosaur is actually a new species

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The discovery itself was amazing.

A dinosaur was found in Canada around 110 million years after it diedNational Geographic covered the accidental discovery in its June issue and created a 3-D rendering to show how well-preserved the dinosaur fossils were in an ancient river bank. 

The discovery was back in 2011. Since then, researchers have determined the armored beast that weighed almost 3,000 pounds is a new species of nodosaur. 

It’s called Borealopelta markmitchelli, according to a study released Thursday in the journal Current Biology. Read more…

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Entertainment

This Is the New Most-Watched YouTube Video of All Time

“Despacito” does it again. This time, the Spanish-language song from Luis Fonsi, featuring reggaeton king Daddy Yankee, has finally taken the crown as the most-watched video on YouTube. (Last month, it nabbed the title as most-streamed song of all time, with more than 4.6 billion streams on combined platforms.) On Friday, “Despacito” beat out Wiz…

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Woman claims she found something strange in her kangaroo meat

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Yes, Australians eat kangaroos — despite it being on their coat of arms and much loved by all. 

That includes 39-year-old Brisbane woman ‎Kath Milroy Pattingale‎, who was about to have dinner with her husband on Thursday when she apparently noticed a bullet lodged in their meal.

The couple had been on a three-and-half month trip in their caravan, and for their last night they barbecued some kangaroo meat, which was purchased from the Woolworths supermarket in Bargara, Queensland.

Pattingale’s husband brought it inside on a chopping board, ready to serve up. Read more…

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Architecture

August is an awesome month for skywatching: Here’s how to make the most of it

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Get out your comfy blankets and red light flashlights: August is going to be quite a month for skywatchers. 

 Usually this month is a great time to watch the skies — it’s warm and home to one of best meteor showers of the year — but August 2017 in particular will be jam-packed with some particularly great events, including not one but two eclipses. 

The spacey festivities kick off on August 7 with a partial lunar eclipse gracing skies above much of Asia, Europe, Africa, and Australia. 

Lunar eclipses happen when the moon dips partially or fully into Earth’s shadow.  Read more…

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Architecture

Little girl rides her pony through a corner store to pick up treats

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You’ll probably get turned away from your local drive-thru riding on your horse.

But it’s not a problem at this corner store (or dairy, as they like to call it), located in Opotiki, a small town on New Zealand’s North Island. Well, if you can both fit in the store, obviously.

Here a little girl, 3-year-old Paris Smith, rides on her pony through the Tirohanga Beach Store to pick up some candy, in a video posted on the shop’s Facebook page on Friday. 

“Look, only in Opotiki,” a man can be heard saying on camera.

Riding through the store is apparently a long-running tradition, owner Ray Williams told the New Zealand Herald. Read more…

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Kid draws a hilarious family portrait, featuring his mother on her period

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Periods are normal, but kids pointing them out in their sketches is something else.

Australian woman Penny Rohleder shared a photo of her son’s drawing on the Facebook page of blogger Constance Hall on Jul. 25, which well, says it all.

“I don’t know whether to be proud or embarrassed that my 5 year old son knows this,” Rohleder wrote. 

“Julian drew a family portrait. I said ‘What’s that red bit on me?’ And he replied, real casual, ‘That’s your period.'” 

Well, at least he knows.

To give further context, Rohleder revealed she had pulmonary embolism in October 2016, and was put on blood thinning treatment which makes her periods “very, very bad,” she explained to the Daily Mail. Read more…

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Lifestyle

Late Drive

In the passenger seat of a car somewhere in this city at night and I am thinking: “This is the best time I’ve ever listened to The Replacements.”

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‘Game of Thrones’ got upstaged by the #NoConfederate campaign

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As the third episode of Game of Thrones’ seventh season aired, another HBO-focused campaign pulled a lot of attention away from the mega-popular fantasy drama.

Last week, HBO announced a new project with Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, an alternative reality show in which the Civil War did not stop slavery and it continued to this very day. Woof. Pretty rough, right? 

Lots of people thought so, and the announcement was greeted with multitudes of backlash against the extremely sensitive subject and the fact that it would be spearheaded by two white dudes. (Writer couple Nichelle Tramble Spellman and Malcolm Spellman, who are black, are tapped to co-write and executive produce, but D&D are still set to be the showrunners.)  Read more…

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Doctor takes a break from giving birth to deliver another baby

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A doctor in Kentucky and her patient will always remember their babies’ birthdays. 

Amanda Hess, an OB/GYN in Frankfort, Kentucky, was in the hospital as she prepared to give birth to her daughter. While she waited, Hess heard another expectant mother who was closer to giving birth. 

The doctor went to the room, where a woman who happened to be one of her patients was fully dilated. The doctor on call was on his way to the hospital, but the baby was coming. So Hess stepped in and handled the delivery right before she went back to her own room to give birth.  Read more…

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We finally know what the inside of Tesla’s Model 3 looks like, and it’s stunning

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The wait is finally over.

After months of hype and anticipation, Tesla has finally given us our first peek at the interior of the Model 3 and, well, it was worth the wait.

The interior is every bit as sleek and minimalist as we expected. The most prominent feature is the 15-inch digital display, which has more of a landscape orientation than Tesla’s other cars. Note that, as Musk confirmed to a disappointed Tesla fan earlier this year, there is no speedometer (or any kind of gauge, for that matter) behind the wheel.

Close observers will notice that there are very few buttons or controls of any kind, which makes sense considering Tesla’s autopilot ambitions. Read more…

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Entertainment

R. Kelly Denies Sex Cult Allegations in New Video

R. Kelly is returning to the stage despite allegations that he’s holding and harming women in a “cult,” which he calls “a bunch of crap” in a new message for his fans. The R&B star recorded a video, which he posted on Twitter Thursday night, addressing the claims detailed in a recent BuzzFeed News article.…

Architecture

One of the world’s longest electric car highways will be built in Australia

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Flush with long stretches of road, Australia is now set to be home to one of the world’s longest electric highways.

Queensland has unveiled plans for the Electric Super Highway, a series of fast-charging stations in 18 cities and towns it hopes will encourage the uptake of electric vehicles.

“This project is ambitious, but we want as many people as possible on board the electric vehicle revolution, as part of our transition to a low emissions future,” the state’s acting roads minister, Steven Miles, said in a statement. Read more…

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