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"Super Teen," "Tiger Beat," "Bop," "16." From the 1960s to the 1990s, these glossy, primary-colored magazines sold hundreds of thousands of copies each month and provided gleefully superficial insight into the non-threatening sex symbols of their respective eras.
A fascinating case study from the Thirty Years’ War.
The doctor's office is a risky place for us 20-somethings with slim savings.
To stop the company from scamming other people, he designed a script that called the scammers 28 times a second.
Comcast "systematically destroyed" an ISP with 229 customers, lawsuit claims.
If David Lynch designed a planet, it would probably be Uranus. The planet’s spin axis is 98 degrees, so it essentially rotates on its side — and while we have some idea as to what could have caused that, no one’s really sure.
The incineration of the 24-story London high rise, the deadliest fire in Britain in more than a century, was rooted in a regulatory breakdown.
Come with me, if you will, back to 2009: the ninth year of the third millennium and the year Owl City released its hit song "Fireflies."
If the party cares about winning, it needs to learn how to appeal to the white working class.
The $100 billion city rising from the sea next to Singapore has hit a roadblock: China’s capital controls.
And the response of his co-workers in the studio was priceless.
Many Americans have become accustomed to President Trump’s lies. But as regular as they have become, the country should not allow itself to become numb to them. So we have catalogued nearly every outright lie he has told publicly since taking the oath of office.
When you die, you won’t just leave behind your 401k, your belongings, and your life insurance. You’ll leave your Facebook photos, the embarrassing emails you wouldn't want anyone but your best friend to read, and the meme tweets you might not want to survive you, too.
As part of my quarter-life crisis, I decided to become an extremely chill skateboarder in a bucket hat. Unfortunately, skating is very hard — and skate parks are filled with terrifying teens.
We're all going to be trying this next time we go to the pool.
The Gopher protocol, invented at the University of Minnesota in 1991, isn't supported by the modern web basically at all. But despite this, it lingers on, a quarter century from its peak. Here's how.
Okay, obviously Brad Bird and Pixar's classic animated superhero flick starts at the beginning, but the super family dynamic that keeps the movie's engine roaring doesn't start firing until one pivotal scene right around the halfway mark.
Just because you didn’t work last weekend doesn’t mean you had a good weekend.
The topsy-turvy power dynamics of internet culture are on display in "FANtasies," a new fan-fiction-inspired web series.
If you ever get tired of cooking things on a hob, you can really go to town with freezing anything from a steak to baked beans.
Visiting North Korea can be safe. But the tour company that lost an American student made key mistakes, people on the trip say.
If the Silver Surfer gave up surfing, he'd ride the bike I'm on.
No one tracks the frequency of pets scavenging their expired owners’ bodies, but dozens of such case reports appear in forensic science journals over the last 20 years or so, and they’re the best window we have into a situation dreaded by pet owners: dying alone and being eaten.
Grant Stone uses superior leathers and a no-compromise Goodyear-welt construction, creating comfortable everyday shoes that’ll last years. They’re a solid investment that won’t gut-punch your bank account.
Thanks to the out-of-body experience it gives users, ketamine, or "Special K," has long been a drug of choice for ravers and clubgoers — and also, apparently, the chickens in
An insider describes the Bayrock Group, its links to the Trump family and its mysterious access to funds. It isn't pretty.
Digital methods are reinventing Gutenberg's signature press as the darling of the DIY world.
With rumblings of a television adaptation on the horizon, it's a good time to revisit the shady deal DC struck with creator Alan Moore.
A surreal look at the famous Las Vegas strip, the face-off between Amazonian tribes and a dam that threatens to flood their land, and the South African skate punks that are sparking a cultural revolution.
We'd like to think we'd have something eloquent to say after this happened, but these guys' "holy shit, holy shit, holy shit" seems about right.
If you love taking your bra off so much, why ever put it on?
The rise and fall of FireWire is one of the most tragic tales in the history of computer technology. The standard was forged in the fires of collaboration — and then Apple killed it.
We wanted to see if such a bold claim could hold up. Spoiler alert: it didn't.
Lawyer Julie Zerbo on how designers can protect themselves from copycats.
Reused rocket? Check. Landing on a floating barge rather than on solid ground? Check. SpaceX had itself a good day.
This almost feels like the setting of a bad joke: Why did the cubs cling to their mother? To swim to the other side!
Since I've been caged for over 20 years myself, I had nothing to bring to the table. The closest I'd ever come to something like this was seeing computers on TV.
Every day satellites are zooming through space, snapping incredible pictures of Earth, the solar system, and outer space. Here are the highlights from this week.
The woman was let go after a police supervisor watched the dash cam footage and realized what had happened. She's now suing the police department.
Fifty years ago, everyone wanted to be a guitar god. But in the past decade, electric guitar sales have plummeted, from about 1.5 million sold annually to just over 1 million.
If you were wondering what Andy Milonakis has been up to since the mid 2000s, perhaps this is a sign that you should stop wondering.
A group of impressive 8th graders from The Nueva School's Science Rap Academy researched, wrote, sang, and shot this video that should put all anti-vaccine arguments to bed.
Ah, the '60s, a different time when government officials would sit on a toilet sipping martinis behind a two-way mirror watching hookers dose unwitting dudes with acid.
Launch a cash money career and pick up essential skills for any savvy marketer.
The monks of Mount Hiei Japan perform the seven-year pilgrimage of Kaihōgyō where they must walk endlessly. Traditionally, any monk unable to complete it must take his own life.
Luckily, nobody suffered worse than moderate injuries after a pair of idiots got into it on the highway in Santa Clarita, California.
This week's best long reads include an explanation of how cults work, a devastating account of abuse and a fascinating look at medicine in North Korea.
And the loser has to upload a video online explaining why the victor is their hero.
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