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Zookeepers wanted tigers to mate, but the date ended with a dead tiger

Zookeepers wanted tigers to mate, but the date ended with a dead tiger

The 5-year-old  Sumatran tiger Jae Jae at the ZSL London Zoo.Image: Bogdan Maran/EPA/REX/ShutterstockBy Mark Kaufman2019-02-09 20:15:29 UTC At a zoo, a dicey attempt at tiger matchmaking went awry.  The ZSL London Zoo said Friday that a new male Sumatran tiger, Asim, killed the facility's "beloved" female, Melati. Zookeepers allowed the two wary predators to physically…
Liam Neeson finds an unlikely defender (sort of) in Trevor Noah

Liam Neeson finds an unlikely defender (sort of) in Trevor Noah

In a week when Liam Neeson did himself no favors again and again, The Daily Show host Trevor Noah unexpectedly had his back — to a point. Neeson came up during a "Between the Scenes" segment on The Daily Show, a time when Noah takes questions from the live studio audience while commercials run for…
Coca-Cola is releasing a new flavor, and people are nervous

Coca-Cola is releasing a new flavor, and people are nervous

You can practically taste the high fructose corn syrup.Image: Pornchai Jaito / EyeEm / gettyBy Jack Morse2019-02-09 18:41:31 UTC When you're feeling risky, but not too risky, Coca-Cola's got you covered.  The brilliant minds that brought us New Coke are back at it again with a flavor concoction that is sure to win hearts, minds, tastebuds,…
All of Earth’s coldest years on record happened more than 90 years ago

All of Earth’s coldest years on record happened more than 90 years ago

Here's a statistic: On Earth, 18 of the last 19 years have been the warmest in recorded history. And as both NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced on Wednesday, the last five years have been the five hottest in history — since quality record-keeping began in the 1880s. It's an unmistakable,…
Victims reclaim their own narratives at Sundance 2019

Victims reclaim their own narratives at Sundance 2019

If the premise of Pippa Bianco's Share feels depressingly familiar – girl wakes up with no memory of the previous night, until video surfaces of her own assault – the film is notable for what it doesn't do. It doesn't show us the full videos Mandy (Rhianne Barreto) received. Nor the hateful comments and texts…
Andromeda galaxy will deliver a ‘glancing blow’ to our Milky Way

Andromeda galaxy will deliver a ‘glancing blow’ to our Milky Way

A conceptual illustration of the view from Earth as Andromeda collides with the Milky Way.Image: NASA; ESA; Z. Levay and R. van der Marel, STScI; T. Hallas; and A. MellingerBy Mark Kaufman2019-02-09 15:51:28 UTC Astronomers have long suspected that the colossal Andromeda galaxy would, in billions years, collide with our humble Milky Way. The collision…
I don’t miss being single, but I do miss swiping

I don’t miss being single, but I do miss swiping

In our Love App-tually series, Mashable shines a light into the foggy world of online dating. Just in time for cuffing season. There was a time in my life when I wanted nothing more than to get off dating apps.  Back when I was in my twenties, I thought that dating apps were the end…
New study says honeybees can do basic math

New study says honeybees can do basic math

Great, now I'm dumber than bees.
Amazon’s QVC-style shopping channel is a monument to sadness

Amazon’s QVC-style shopping channel is a monument to sadness

Buy this, and set me free.Image: screenshot / amazon liveBy Jack Morse2019-02-09 02:04:59 UTC Even in these dark online times, there are places on the internet that manage to shine through and offer us some form of digital redemption; places where we yearn to stay and build new forms of community. Amazon Live is not…

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Another food delivery bot is coming to a college campus

Ready to deliver.Image: starship technologiesBy Sasha Lekach2019-01-22 14:00:00 UTC Make way for more robots bearing lattes and doughnuts for college students.  Starship Technologies has a fleet of 25 mini robots descending upon the George Mason University campus, in Fairfax, Virginia, on Tuesday. The bots will deliver food and drinks to the 40,000 students, faculty, and…

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