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This disgusting form of sexual assault is gaining popularity in certain online communities

There’s a new creepy and incredibly dangerous trend going on in certain online forums, in which men “train” other men to secretly remove their condom during sex. This disturbing practice, … Read more

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Lego is selling a ‘Women of NASA’ set featuring 4 female scientists, engineers, and astronauts

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Lego announced on Wednesday that it’s releasing a “Women of NASA” set.

The $24.99 kit goes on sale November 1 — just in time for the holiday gift-giving season — and builds on a laudable trend of selling toys that are more inclusive of women.

“Women of NASA” features four minifigurines of pioneering women from the space agency: astronauts Sally Ride and Mae Jemison, astronomer Nancy Grace Roman, and computer scientist Margaret Hamilton.

Each minifig will also come with a special backdrop related to their historic work at NASA, including the space shuttle Challenger and the Hubble Space Telescope.

Maia Weinstock, a deputy editor at MIT News, submitted her idea for the kit in July 2016 to the company’s to the Lego Ideas community, where members create and vote on new set plans. If and when Lego picks an idea from the site, submitters get a 1% cut of sales and licensing revenue.

Weinstock’s submission got more than 10,000 votes, triggering an automatic review by Lego staff — and they decided to manufacture and sell it. (Lego’s giant Saturn V moon rocket set, released in June, came about the same way.)

Here’s a close-up look at the kit and what it includes.

The four figurines are molded in the likenesses of the woman they represent.

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Each set will come with 231 pieces and some brand-new parts.

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Astronaut, physicist, and entrepreneur Sally Ride will come in a 1983-era training flight suit.

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While you were doing, whatever, the world’s first giant robot duel happened

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Where were you on the day of the world’s first giant robot duel? 

Maybe you were working at your desk, brushing your teeth, labouring over your tax return, ironing the perfect pleat in tomorrow’s pants.

Meanwhile, giant robots were chainsawing other to shreds in a Japanese shed.

The world’s first giant combat robot duel just happened on Tuesday, Oct. 17, pitting America and Japan against each other in a Twitch-livestreamed battle for the ages.

Representing the United States, two epic robots from MegaBots Inc., founded by Matt Oehrlein and Gui Cavalcanti. Representing Japan, pilot Kogoro Kurata from Suidobashi Heavy Industry. The challenge was issued two years ago, on one condition: Japan wanted to fight hand-to-hand combat. Oh. Man. Challenge accepted. Read more…

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Actress drafts a list of 14 things men have to do to become “decent” and everybody goes bonkers

Canadian host and producer Nicole Stamp has shared a thought-provoking Facebook post with a list of 14 things that, according to her, we human male specimens should start doing in … Read more

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It took Harvey Weinstein to bring down Amazon’s Roy Price. That’s just sad.

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Amazon Studios is no hero for pushing out its chief, Roy Price, after he was accused of sexually harassing a producer. It’s still a villain in this tale, clearly seeking goodwill for doing the right thing, when it only punished Price after being scalded by the spotlight of public ire. 

Yes, Amazon Studios quickly put Price on a leave of absence, which eventually led to his resignation Thursday, after The Man in the High Castle producer Isa Hackett went on record with The Hollywood Reporter about the time he told her “you will love my dick” in a cab and later that night shouted “anal sex” in her ear at a San Diego Comic-Con party. Read more…

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Twitter is taking a much more aggressive stance on hate speech. Here’s what we know:

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Twitter has been known for preaching free speech, but that’s come to harm the company as trolls and abusers thrive across its network. 

Now, in the wake of a movement for women to boycott Twitter, the company is making its biggest sweep of changes yet to address hate speech and abuse. 

The details, leaked to Wired, were shared with members of Twitter’s Trust and Safety Council Tuesday. In an email, Twitter’s team outlines both its current and updated policies on several circumstances:

  • Non-consensual nudity

  • Unwanted sexual advances

  • Hate symbols and imagery

  • Violent groups

  • Tweets that glorify violence  Read more…

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The iPhone 8 is reportedly selling worse than the iPhone 7. Wait, what?

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New York City yellow cabs have taken a back seat to Uber

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The growth in popularity of ride-hailing apps like Uber has affected ridership  numbers for New York City’s yellow cab industry over the past several years.

But the once David and Goliath relationship between competitors now looks much more even.

For the first time ever, more people took Uber than yellow cabs, according to some number-crunching from the New York Times. The Times reported that in July, Uber had an average of 289,000 rides per day while yellow cabs came in second with 277,000.

The report credits Uber’s growth mainly to its availability in the outer boroughs where yellow cabs have become an increasingly rare sight. Half of Uber’s rides in New York City now start in an outer borough. That is up from 25% two years ago.

This will add pressure to an already stressed yellow cab industry. Taxi medallion prices have fallen from a high of over $1 million in 2013 to less than $200,000 currently. In response to the drastic fall in medallion values, the New York City Council’s Committee on Transportation recently approved a task force to study the medallion market.

But following Uber’s banishment from London, these numbers must be a welcome sight for the Silicon Valley unicorn.

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Australia tries to solve its bike-sharing dumping problem

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Singapore-based, dockless bike-sharing service oBike fished 42 bikes out of Melbourne’s Yarra River in one day.

Suffice it to say, something has to be done about the high instances of bike-share dumping — and slowly but surely, local councils around the world are taking the lead.

Dockless bike-sharing services have become synonymous with large, unsightly piles of dumped bikes, or bikes left in unusual locations, up trees, in rivers, or just scattered haphazardly around city streets.

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