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Why Is Someone Clogging Swiss Toilets With Tens Of Thousands Of Euros In Cash?

Swiss authorities are trying to crack a strange case involving the disposal of €100,000 ($150,097) worth of €500 notes that were flushed down the toilets of public establishments in Geneva. The perfectly good cash caused thousands of dollars worth of plumbing damage and officials are stumped by the seemingly pointless destruction. More »      

The Cheapest Way To Buy A Samsung Galaxy Note 8 In Australia

You've seen the contract prices and you might be tempted to sign up and avoid paying big upfront for Samsung's excellent, expensive and explosion-proof Galaxy Note 8 -- but while signing up for a plan may mean more money in your pocket in the short term, you could end up paying much more over the life of the phone. Show More Summary

Are Wolves Better Problem Solvers Than Dogs?

From a young age, human children learn that a rattle won't make a noise until it's shaken, and that placing fingers on a hot stove is a terrible idea. New research suggests that wolves, like humans, have a knack for identifying these kinds of cause-and-effect relationships, but that domesticated dogs do not. Show More Summary

You Can Finally Disable The Samsung S8's Annoying Bixby Button - But That's Not Enough

Image. Samsung For all the Galaxy S8 owners fed up with summoning Samsung's digital assistant every time they accidentally tap the Bixby key, there's finally a fix for your frustration. Samsung sent out a new update for the S8 today that lets you disable the button entirely, and the process is pretty simple. More »      

Stop Wasting My Time With This Stupid Planet X Doomsday Conspiracy Theory Bullshit

Image. NASA/JPL-Caltech Holy shit, stop, please stop. When a crazy person says something crazy in real life, we ignore them. But for some reason on the internet we decide that every crazy person is worth listening to, news outlets with...Show More Summary

It's Too Cute Watching Arya And Sansa Struggle To Stay Serious During Game Of Thrones Filming

Video. The newest instalment of HBO's Game of Thrones behind-the-scenes series, The Game Revealed, looks at the long-awaited Stark reunion -- well, one of them anyway (sorry Bran!) And I have to say, watching real-life best friends Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner try to keep straight faces during their scenes is just too much to handle. More »      

If An Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie Happens, He'll Probably Look Like This

All Images. Sideshow Disney and Lucasfilm have yet to formally announce if an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie is going to happen, but Sideshow Collectibles is more than happy to give us a sneak peek of what the character might look like if the film gets made. More »      

The Latest Magical Thinking About Trump And The Paris Agreement Is Totally Wrong

Over the weekend, a confusing back-and-forth between the White House and the Wall Street Journal briefly reignited hopes that the US would remain an active participant in the Paris Climate Agreement. Following a climate change conference...Show More Summary

The Phone Repairs You Probably Shouldn't Try At Home

Having a broken phone is not a situation you want to be in for long but there's always the question of whether to stump up the cash for a professional repair or have a go at fixing it yourself (assuming you've no insurance or warranty coverage). This should be your guide for deciding when to tackle some DIY repairs and when to leave it to the experts. More »      

The Most Shocking Thing About American Horror Story: Cult Is How Bad It Is

Sarah Paulson as Ally Mayfair-Richards on American Horror Story. Cult. Credit. Frank Ockenfels/FX American Horror Story has long been one of the most in-your-face shows on TV, layering fantastical plots with cartoonish violence and knowingly over-the-top acting. Show More Summary

Why The US Navy Plans To Use 12-Year-Old Xbox 360 Controllers On Its Most Advanced Subs

Image. US Navy/Lockheed Martin Even though Microsoft has moved on from the Xbox 360 controller, the United States military still seems to think it is an ideal tool for operating some of the the latest manifestations of the military-industrial complex. More »      

The Fight Over DRM Standards For Streaming Video Is Over And Big Business Won

Photo. Getty A fight over the future of video streaming has been brewing for years -- and it finally came to a head today, with a major electronic privacy organisation bowing out of the consortium that sets standards for the web. More »      

Here's Our New Look At Lara Croft

Video. We've gotten the first poster and trailer tease for the Tomb Raider reboot, starring Alicia Vikander as the new Lara Croft. More »      

How Do Astronauts Look After Their Mental Health?

NASA is funding a study to work out how to treat the mental health of Astronauts on long-duration space missions. As part of the research, an e-mental health tool developed by researchers at Black Dog Institute will be trialled this month. More »      

Darren Aronofsky's Mother! Is Incredibly Fascinating And Unbelievably Frustrating

Darren Aronofsky's mother! is gruelling and gruesome. It's a deliberately pretentious art-house movie, cast with some of the biggest stars on the planet. It's horrifying on many levels -- and yet there's something deeply admirable about it. Whatever the opposite of "crowd-pleaser" is, this movie is it. More »      

A List Of Uber's (Predictably Lukewarm) Apologies 

On Monday, Uber apologised after Uber Bangalore sent out a "totally inappropriate" promotional message for "Wife Appreciation Day", offering users a discount on UberEATS in order to "let your wife take a day off from the kitchen". More »      

Of Course Steven Spielberg Believes In Aliens

Video. Yup, Steven Spielberg believes in aliens. As if you expected anything different from the man who made E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, War of the Worlds and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. More »      

Leading Science Journal Finally Apologises For Offensive Editorial About 'Whitewashing' Science

The history of science has a lot of really dark, racist and outright horrible chapters. In an attempt to engage in the discussion on what to do with this history, the prestigious science journal Nature managed to piss off a large portion...Show More Summary

Why The Music In 'Wonder Woman' Is The Exception To The Rule

Video. While Marvel may have it all over DC in the broader modern cinematic universe (we're talking post-Nolan Batman here), Wonder Woman has proven to be an exception in more ways than one - including its music. More »      

Man Who Saved The World From Nuclear Armageddon In 1983 Dies At 77

On 26 September 1983, Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov received a message that five nuclear missiles had been launched by the United States and were heading to Moscow. He didn't launch a retaliatory strike, believing correctly that it was a false alarm. Show More Summary

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