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Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. But if you have one of these 15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World, even one bad day can get you or someone else killed. From EMT to Coal Miner to Ice Road Trucker, these are the jobs that will keep you up at nights!
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Canal jumper released on bail
AN 18-year-old man who jumped into a canal at Surfers Paradise to avoid being arrested by police on Wednesday night has been granted bail.
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Response from Eddie, AFL not nearly enough
THERE'S so much wrong about the Eddie McGuire-James-Brayshaw-Danny Frawley pack mentality attack of Caroline Wilson. As was the AFL's insipid response on Monday.
Secret tape not the only talking point
THE reasons behind a decision to release a secret expletive-laden recording of former Chief Justice Tim Carmody are almost as juicy as the tape is expected to be.
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NASA's Ambitious Plan To Save Earth From A Supervolcano
With an eruption brewing, it may be the only way to prevent the extinction of the human race.
People Have Figured Out How To Get Perfect Credit, And Other Facts
Welcome to What We Learned This Week, a digest of the most curiously important facts from the past few days. This week: The people who obsess over a perfect credit score, the millennials who aren't into vintage furniture and the grim prospect of rush hour traffic, visualized.
Is Netflix's 'The Defenders' Any Good? Here's What The Reviews Say
Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Daredevil, Iron Fist — is Marvel's new supergroup worth a binge watch? Here's what the reviews have to say.
A Smarter, Slimmer Watch
If you’re not into heavy, complicated timepieces, The Slim Made Watch is exactly what you’ve been looking for. Their designs are simple, clean, lightweight and thin. Exactly what you need and nothing more.
Tina Fey Went On 'Weekend Update' To Pound Sheet Cake And Destroy Nazis
UVA graduate Tina Fey felt "sick" watching white supremacists walk across the campus of her alma mater — and so she came up with a sweet call to action.
The Inner Lives Of Adult One Direction Fans
What it’s like to be a grown-up and love a boy band online.
Brother's Reaction Every Time His Sister Comes Home To Surprise Him Is Devastatingly Cute
Watch this video and know what true joy looks like.
The Secret Alleyways Of Lyon
When Lyon became a major center for silk trade, the traboules allowed the silk traders, known as canuts, to easily move their good from the river to the markets in the city center.
Secret Chips In Replacement Parts Can Completely Hijack Your Phone’s Security
Booby-trapped touchscreens can log passwords, install malicious apps, and more.
Audi Driver Throws Trash On The Ground, Cyclist Throws It Right Back At Him
Just because you're driving a fancy sports car doesn't mean you get to throw your trash on the ground.
Shit My Kid Says Playing 'The Legend Of Zelda'
If he’s playing while I’m working in the next room, I’m treated to a running commentary delivered in single shouted sentences as he finds things that are wonderful and is killed by things he doesn’t understand.
Why Suburban Schools Are Inflating Kids' Grades
Middle-class high-schoolers aren’t getting any smarter, but their GPAs are rising — and that’s pushing their poor peers further behind.
The Best Way To Watch The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Want to know the difference between The Defenders and The Avengers? Confused as to who the heck is playing Spider-Man these days? Let us do you a Fan Service by demystifying Marvel's Cinematic Universe.
Can Rotten Tomatoes Crush A Movie At The Box Office?
Moviegoers, critics and filmmakers weigh in on the website that is torturing major studios and redefining how we decide whether to go to the theater.
This Crazy Expensive, High Tech Furniture Will Make Your Tiny Apartment Feel A Little Bigger
Tiny houses are cool and trendy and hip and all, but where are you supposed to put all your, you know, stuff?
This $10 Course Will Teach You How To Win At Viral Marketing
Be the viral content you wish to see in the world.
Welcome To Georgia, The Epicenter Of The Private Probation Racket
Poor defendants are getting caught in the modern-day equivalent of debtor’s prison.
What To Do With Baltimore's Empty Confederate Statue Plinths?
Put them to work, Trafalgar Square style.
Guy Tries To Stop Bear From Ransacking His Garage, Gets Charged Down
Dude, having to do a bit of extra clean-up is better than getting mauled.
13 Killed After Van Plows Into Crowd In Barcelona In Terrorist Attack
Five terror suspects were shot dead in Cambrils, while an earlier explosion at house in Alcanar is also linked to the attack.
Down The Breitbart Hole
Steve Bannon once said it was the platform for the alt-right. Its current editors disagree. Is the incendiary media company at the nerve center of Donald Trump’s America simply provocative — or dangerous?
Motorcyclist Films Himself Crashing Off A 250-Foot Cliff
Matthew Murray was cruising through the Santa Monica Mountains when he hit a gravel patch and veered off the road. Unfortunately for Murray, "off the road" meant "over a 250-foot drop."
Anyone Can Be Trained To Hallucinate
Hallucinations are often distressing — a suggestion that something is amiss in our brains. But new research suggests we’re all susceptible to hallucinations, and that may not be such a bad thing.
Meet Mappy, A Software System That Automatically Maps Old-School Nintendo Games
It's the cartography of our digital past!
The 13 Best Gadgets You Can Buy On Amazon Right Now
Here Jeff Bezos, take all of our money.
Major Publications Come Out Swinging On Their Post-Charlottesville Covers
As the debate over Charlottesville and Trump's response continues, the major publications are starting to weigh in. So far TIME, The New Yorker, and The Economist have released theirs — and they're not pulling their punches.
Chill: Robots Won’t Take All Our Jobs
Everyone thinks that automation will take away our jobs. The evidence disagrees.
New Yorkers Weigh In: Is Mario, Hero Of The Mushroom Kingdom, A Human Being?
In the upcoming "Mario" game, the stubby plumber visits "New Donk City," a metropolis populated by normally-proportioned people. Tim Rogers asked the people of New York what they think.
Science Doesn't Explain Tech's Diversity Problem — History Does
The Google memo doesn’t clearly define what makes for a successful coder. It doesn’t evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the evidence. And it never once discusses what we know about gender discrimination or its long, sordid history in tech.
The Vexing Connection Between Obesity And Depression
Doctors know the two are connected, now they need to find out why.
How The Most Epic Trick Play In History Broke Baseball
For two minutes and 32 seconds in Game 2 of the Rhode Island state championship series, the Portsmouth High School Patriots broke baseball.
At Last, A Big, Successful Trial Of Probiotics
A large Indian study of 4,500 newborn babies found that the right microbes can prevent a life-threatening condition called sepsis.
So We're Pretty Sure This Soap Dispenser Is Racist
"If you have ever had a problem grasping the importance of diversity in tech and its impact on society, watch this video."
I Pushed Japan's All-You-Can-Eat KFC Buffet To Its Absolute Limit
Although I may be staying in Japan's worst hostel, the world's only all-you-can-eat KFC is just nearby.
The Cast Of 'Rick And Morty' Was Asked To Improvise A Crossover With 'SpongeBob' And It's Just Messy Fun
There's a reason why real episodes of "Rick and Morty" stick to the script or only lift the best improvised jokes — not that this isn't funny in its own way.
How A Teen Obsession with Skate Videos Shaped My Music Taste
It's been a long time since I felt the urge to watch a bunch of dudes slide down rails on planks of wood, but when I was 13, it was everything.
Charlottesville White Supremacists Missed The Jewish Connection To Their Polos
This new crop of white supremacists have chosen a very deliberate uniform: a preppy polo shirt and a pair of khakis. It’s an aesthetic that was popularized by Jews — one of the communities the rally was targeting.
This Battery Breakthrough Could Change Everything
As tech luminary Bill Joy explains it, Ionic's innovations combine the advantages of the familiar alkaline batteries we buy at the drugstore (cheap, safe, and reliable) with those of the more expensive, fire-prone lithium batteries in our computers and phones (powerful, rechargeable, and more earth-friendly).
'Facebook for Horses' Is Mongolia's Hot New Social App
It's a social network for herders and celebrity horses.
Guy Royally Screws Up Opening Pitch, Nails Bystander In The Groin
This is an impressively bad first pitch — unless this is what he was aiming for...
Is Steven Soderbergh's 'Logan Lucky' Any Good? Here's What The Reviews Say
The director of "Oceans 11" and "Magic Mike" is back again with more heist antics and more Channing Tatum. Does the addition of some country twang and actors like Adam Driver, Riley Keough and Daniel Craig work like a well-laid plan? Here's what the reviews say.
'The Most Dangerous US Company You Have Never Heard Of'
Sinclair is the largest broadcast company in America. But its partisan politics — and connections to the White House — are raising concerns.
What It's Like To Apartment-Hunt With A Boyfriend Who Has No Credit Score
Most of the time staying out of debt is seen as a sign of financial responsibility. Why is it the opposite when you're looking for housing?
A Crazy Swarm Of Mosquitos Completely Taking Over A Car Looks Like Something Out Of A Horror Film
Let this be a warning to everyone to never ever leave their lights on and their car doors open.
Why Do All Our Climate Data Start In 1880?
"People don’t realize, but there’s an enormous amount of data that has never been put into digital archives," Schmidt says.
Baby Starts Bawling After Doggy Eats Her Cracker, Dog Joins In For A Good Howl
Ah, that tender young age when you have no idea what's happening, but you swear you had a cracker two seconds ago.
The Looming Crisis For American Cashiers
The retail sector has long had a huge impact on American employment — and checkout-line technology is putting it at risk.
Spanish police shoot five suspects dead after van rampage kills 13 in Barcelona
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spanish police shot dead five would-be attackers after confronting them early on Friday in a town south of Barcelona where hours earlier a suspected Islamist militant drove a van into crowds, killing 13 people and wounding scores of others.
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Two movie reunions this week, thanks to Instagram.
Several Wounded in Stabbing Attack in Western Finland
Police say they have shot the suspect in the leg
(COPENHAGEN, Denmark) — Police in Finland say they have shot a man in the leg after he was suspected of stabbing several people in the western city of Turku.
Finnish broadcaster YLE says several people were seen lying on the ground in the central part of the city.
On Twitter, police urged people to avoid that part of Turku.
Tabloid Ilta-Sanomat says six people were injured, one man and five women, and that a woman with stroller was attacked by a man with a large knife.