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Elon Musk is in trouble for tweeting again.Image: Joshua Lott/Getty Images By Sasha Lekach2019-02-26 00:01:18 UTC Last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk couldn’t contain himself — he had to tweet about his electric car company. The problem? After he reached a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission last year over his now infamous “funding secured” tweet, he isn’t supposed to tweet about things that could impact markets and

Our ‘Derry Girls’, Orla, Clare, Erin, Michelle, and the ‘wee English fella’ James.Image: Channel 4 By Rachel Thompson2019-02-26 00:01:00 UTC An inaccurate — and extremely irritating — TV and film stereotype is doing a disservice to the women of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.  Often, in TV and films, female characters from the island of Ireland are portrayed as victims. But, Derry Girls — which returns to screens

Which three-word destination are you headed?Image: ford / what3words By Sasha Lekach2019-02-25 23:00:00 UTC If you search for “Golden Gate Bridge” in your navigation app, you might end up in the dead center of the bridge. With what3words, which just teamed up with Ford, you can just say “Lance.String.Crate” to get directions to the visitor parking center instead. Confused? Here’s how what3words works: The system breaks the world down into

A car will often catch fire after a crash — no matter the type of vehicle.Image: Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via Getty Images By Sasha Lekach2019-02-25 22:12:29 UTC In a car crash, things can get fiery quickly — it doesn’t matter if you’re driving a Tesla Model X electric car or a traditional gas-fueled Honda Civic.  That’s what happened in a fatal crash in Florida over the weekend. A man

Image: Neil Mockford/film magic/getty images By Morgan Sung2019-02-18 23:53:52 UTC One Direction may have disbanded three years ago, but their songs are still undeniable meme-worthy bops.  You’ve probably stumbled across this bizarre meme in the past few days: A trio goes hard and dances in perfect sync to what sounds like the beginning of a sea shanty.  That tune is a One Direction deep cut — in the 2014 song

Image: Ethan Miller/Getty Images By Morgan Sung2019-02-18 22:37:26 UTC Guys. Queen is performing at the Oscars this year.  With Adult Goth/possible vampire Adam Lambert at its helm, Queen is set to dazzle us all during the awards show, which controversially tried to cut four categories from its broadcast in hopes of saving time. The Academy tweeted a teaser on Sunday, with a mash-up of “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “We Will Rock

More independent creators are earning an income online than ever before.Image: Getty Images By Matt Binder2019-02-18 22:30:35 UTC Creators in the U.S. are earning more than ever on internet platforms like Instagram, YouTube, and Tumblr — nearly $7 billion, according to a new study. The sprawling 97-page report by the Re:Create Coalition analyzes how many people in the U.S. are creating online content, where in the country they’re located, and

By Morgan Sung2019-02-18 20:58:24 UTC Congrats, it’s a parasitic alien!  Gender reveal parties are exhaustingly overdone — from starting wildfires to nearly killing Grandpa, the heteronormative announcements can backfire beautifully. Twitter user @mskittenfish posted a video of a rare gender reveal done well.  But there’s a twist: The baby is neither a girl nor a boy. It’s a genderless otherworldly predator! Instead of revealing pink or blue filling, this party

A satellite view of Burning Man and its many camps.Image: DigitalGlobe/Getty Images By Chris Taylor2019-02-12 00:31:30 UTC Burning Man, the annual weeklong arts and culture event in the Black Rock desert of Nevada, prides itself on the principle of “radical inclusion.” But that may no longer apply to exclusive camps for wealthy attendees that offer luxury amenities while fouling up the environment.  In a blog post this weekend titled “Cultural