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I Replaced My Oven With a Waffle Maker, and You Should Too

Everyone has a bizarre cooking shortcut they love, and its usually a device of some sort. It might be a mango peeler, a multi-edge brownie pan, or an all-in-one egg sandwich device. (Yup, that’s a thing.) My guilty pleasure: the waffle maker. A waffle maker can cook almost anything. National …

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Honda's New Airbag Catches Your Head to Save Your Brain

Since their explosive debut in the 1970s, airbags have saved tens of thousands of lives—at least 50,000 in the United States alone—and their impact has only expanded with time. Today, they fire not just from the dashboard and steering wheel but from every conceivable direction. Depending on the type of …

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Amazon Fires and the Horrifying Science of Deforestation

Being a rainforest, the Amazon isn’t supposed to burn out of control, unlike California’s drier landscape, which is built to burn and burn explosively. Yet here we are, watching swaths of the Amazon go up in flames. And we can easily nail down the cause: humans. Deforestation is what’s driving …

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Vaping May Have Killed Someone, Health Officials Say

Sometime between Wednesday and Friday, an Illinois resident died of an unknown respiratory illness that may have been the result of vaping. The death was one of nearly 200 cases of mysterious respiratory problems across 22 states whose only known link is the recent use of electronic cigarettes, or vapes, …

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How to keep spam from invading your Google Calendar

For some time now, Google Calendar users have been vulnerable to a rather nasty type of spam that seems to have gained momentum lately. It works like this: an email containing an invitation to an event is sent by a spammer to your Google Calendar (this can apparently happen even …

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She-Hulk and Moon Knight are getting their own Disney+ shows

In addition to the freshly announced Ms. Marvel TV series, familiar Marvel characters She-Hulk and Moon Knight are heading to Disney+ to star in their own separate TV series, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige announced today at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. She-Hulk is Jennifer Walters, cousin of original …

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Disney+ confirms its Obi-Wan Kenobi series will begin shooting in 2020

Ewan McGregor’s long-rumored Obi-Wan series is officially coming to Disney+, the company confirmed today. McGregor was onstage at D23, the company’s biennial convention, to make the announcement. “It feels so nice to say,” McGregor said. Disney and Lucasfilm originally planned a feature-length theatrical Star Wars spinoff, according to a Hollywood …

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