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The Best Action Camera: Q2 2014 Edition

You can’t just do something dangerous and insane these days without filming it for posterity. And while action cameras let us relieve these life-highlights over and over, they aren’t all created equal. We decided to see for ourselves which one could handle your extreme adventures best.

Earth 2.0: What We Know About The First Earth-Sized Planet In A Habitable Zone

When you’re looking for alien life, the best place to look is somewhere like Earth; the only place we know of that life exists. Kepler-186f, the first Earth-sized planet to be found in the habitable zone of a star, is the best bet we’ve ever found.

FDA Insists Silicone Breast Implants Are Safe-ish

In 1992, the FDA banned silicone breast implants over claims that they caused various illnesses, including lupus, cancer and arthritis. Five years ago, the agency decided to let them back on the market and now they’ve declared they were right to do so – even though critics say there isn’t enough research to prove they’re safe.

TSA Threatens To Ban Flights From Texas Over Anti-Patdown Legislation

Texas lawmakers are standing up to the TSA, saying that invasive patdowns amount to sexual harassment. In response, the federal government has threatened to “cancel any flight or series of flights for which it could not ensure the safety of passengers and crew.”

Practise Your eBay Skills By Selling A Toddler

19-year-old Autumn Braden wanted to “see how eBay worked”, and as we all know, selling your two-year-old cousin is the best way to learn!

Transgender Woman Beaten In McDonald's, Employee Films Attack

Last week a disturbing video of Chrissy Lee Polis, a transgender woman, being beaten into a seizure by two girls at a Baltimore area McDonald’s went viral. The attackers have been caught, but some say the bystanders should be charged as well for refusing to help her.

Yale Student Dies When Hair Gets Caught In Machinery

Michele Dufault, a Yale student who was just weeks from graduation, died today when her hair was pulled into equiptment in the chemistry lab machine shop.

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Your Phone Can Now Locate Free Condoms In NYC

The New York City Health Department has unveiled a new condom-locator app for iPhones and Android devices, Consumerist reports.

The Future Of Food Is All-You-Can-Breathe Buffets

While other scientists have been wasting their time trying to cure diseases, one Harvard researcher has invented a device that lets you inhale food vapours. Finally, we’re free from the burden of shoving delicious food in our faces!

SATC 2 As Explained By Inception

Inspired by an Inception map, Vanity Fair produced this chart detailing SATC 2. Apparently the cultural insensitivity, disgusting consumerism, and offensive lady clich├ęs were just a group hallucination, so feel free to keep liking the early seasons of the show.