airplanes
British Airways Grounds Flights Following Global IT Problems [Updated]

Update 5/28/17 13:30: The delays have now entered their second day, after British Airways initially cancelled all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday. As of lunchtime today, Sunday departures from Gatwick are delayed according to the BBC, though none have yet be cancelled. BA is urging passengers looking to travel today to check the status of flights before making the journey to the airport. Read More >>

science
The Inside of a Beatboxer’s Throat is a Disgusting Display of Anatomical Gymnastics

Let’s take an educational trip down the throat of a beatboxer and get a far too detailed look at the complex anatomical system that enables us to make strange noises. Read More >>

politics
Mexican Politician Says He Meant to Use #Campaignhashtag as His Campaign Hashtag

We’ll never know for sure if Mexican politician Javier Zapata intended to use “#hashtagcampaña”—“#campaignhashtag” in English—as an official hashtag for his run for governor, or if it was just dummy text that made it through the printers. But if he wanted to raise his profile, it’s definitely working. Read More >>

security
Subtitles Open You Up to Hackers When Using Popular Media Players

On Tuesday, security research firm Checkpoint announced that its team had discovered a new vulnerability in numerous media players that allows a hacker to take full control of any device when a malicious subtitle file is used. The firm estimates 200 million people are potentially at risk. Read More >>

animals
Big Game Hunter Crushed to Death by Elephant

According to a report from South African news outlet News24, a 51-year-old professional big game hunter met his demise on Friday when he was crushed by an elephant. And hey, I’m sure the possibility of that happening is what made his game so “fun.” Read More >>

piracy
Busted Movie-Ransoming Pirates Show There May Not Be a Lot of Money in This Racket

In recent weeks, both Netflix and Disney have been threatened by movie pirates who demanded a ransom in exchange for not leaking big ticket films and shows. In both cases, the companies have refused to pay. The producers of India’s most successful film of all time were also the victims of blackmail, and six suspects were arrested this week. Read More >>

environment
The Doomsday Vault Isn’t Flooded But We’re All Still Going to Die

It was a story that was too good to pass up. The Svalbard ‘doomsday’ seed vault had flooded because of global warming-induced high temperatures melting the surrounding permafrost. But according to one of the vault’s creators, the reports are pretty overblown and everything’s fine. Well, the vault’s fine. The apocalypse is still ticking along nicely. Read More >>

news
Preschoolers Hospitalised After School Science Experiment Goes Wrong

Twelve students at a Houston preschool were injured on Tuesday when a class science experiment didn’t go as planned. Most reportedly had minor burns but seven of the students had to be rushed to a local hospital. Read More >>

amazon
Companies Are Creating So Much Data, It Has to Be Shipped by Lorry

A terabyte isn’t cool, you know what’s cool? A petabyte. And companies like DigitalGlobe are creating more of them than they can upload to the cloud. That’s why Jeff Bezos has a service for shipping huge amounts of data via traditional roadways. Read More >>

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Watch David Fincher Direct an Animatronic Bishop in Alien 3

David Fincher got his start working on special effects for Return of the Jedi. In some rare footage from Alien 3, we get to see and hear how he works with the FX team to bring the destroyed Bishop android to life. Usually, footage like this would be considered an effects test, but when David Fincher’s doing it, it’s a rehearsal. Read More >>

wtf
Lawsuit: VR Company Had a ‘Kink Room,’ Pressured Female Employees to ‘Microdose’

The founders of Silicon Valley startup UploadVR landed on Forbes’ coveted 30 under 30 list this year. And now, they’ve reached another tech world milestone—being sued for rampant sexual harassment. The details of the lawsuit describe a company that seems to have looked at other startup’s workplace environments and decided they just weren’t hostile enough. Read More >>

security
Report: New Pirates of the Caribbean Being Held for Ransom by Internet Pirates

It’s been a dizzying few days for news about hackers demanding ransom. It’s hard to tell which events are connected. But according to multiple reports, hackers are threatening to leak a major film owned by Disney, and sources tell Deadline that the movie is Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tell No Tales. Read More >>

security
US Government Fears a Monday Explosion of the Ransomware Plague It Helped Create

As a second wave of the WannaCry Ransomware attack is infecting more systems in more countries, the White House has ordered emergency meetings to deal with a threat that is, in part, the NSA’s fault. Experts believe that we may not even know the extent of how hard the attack hit Asia, and we won’t know until later today. Read More >>

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If We Live Another Billion Years, a Lot of Crazy Shit Is Going to Happen

Let’s just throw this one in the science fiction category. Everyone knows humans aren’t even going to survive the next few decades. But what would happen if we did live another billion years? Some really cool things with a healthy dose of horrific disaster. Read More >>