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PayPal Beats Up on Sad Sack Pandora Over New Logo

PayPal sued Pandora on Friday, claiming that the struggling music streaming service ripped off its distinctive blue logo in the hopes of piggybacking on PayPal’s popularity. PayPal savagely disses Pandora’s business model in its complaint, basically claiming that Pandora’s user base is faltering so much that it has to trick PayPal’s customers into accidentally clicking on the streaming app. Read More >>

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‘Molecular Condoms’ Could Be the Best Form of Birth Control Yet

In a breakthrough that almost sounds too good to be true, researchers have found a potential new form of birth control that could solve numerous problems. It offers the possibility of being effective for both sexes, no hormonal side effects, and might even be a Plan B that doesn’t piss off anti-abortion advocates. Read More >>

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Fidget Spinners Are Good

We all fidget. We swing our headphones, we peel twigs and tear cardboard coasters, we flip pens around our thumbs and split the ends of our hair. Do we really need to explain, rationalise and lend science to the newest fidget toy? Read More >>

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Somehow There Were No Injuries From This Terrifying Plane Crash Caught on Dashcam

Driver Simon Li was in the right place, at the right time, for his vehicle’s dashcam to capture what looks like a terrifying and deadly crash of a Piper PA32 single-engine airplane. But it turns out both the plane’s pilot and passenger were able to climb out of the plane’s wreckage and walk away afterwards, with no other reported injuries. Read More >>

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Incredible Slo-Mo Footage of the Tiny Lightning Produced When You Crush a Candy

You may have heard the myth that biting into a Wint-O-Green Lifesavers – that's essentially the American answer to a Polo – produces visible sparks in a dark room. It’s hard to believe that a small candy can produce its own lightning, but this incredible high-speed video by Smarter Every Day reveals it’s just simple science at work. Read More >>

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This Guy Loves to Cover His Hand With the World’s Grossest Bugs

Do you have hobbies? Maybe cycling or carpentry or something low key? Well, this guy has a cooler hobby than you. Read More >>

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Trump Administration Creates Crime Hotline to Report Aliens, Immediately Gets Trolled

Yesterday the Department of Homeland Security launched a new hotline to “assist victims of crimes committed by criminal aliens.” The resulting “fuck you!” from average Americans was swift and hilarious. Read More >>

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How Did Unroll.me Get Users to Allow It to Sell Their Inbox Data?

For years now, people have been letting Unroll.me read the contents of their email inboxes, to help them unsubscribe from email spam. The service was endorsed by our sister site Lifehacker in 2011 for its effectiveness in finding and cleaning out unwanted subscriptions (and Gizmodo wrote about its iOS app release last year). Read More >>