Trump wants China to put a ‘heavy move’ on North Korea, whatever that means

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Donald Trump wants to China to go “heavy” on North Korea, but it’s up to you to figure out what exactly that means.

North Korea launched an “unidentified ballistic missile” on Tuesday, which landed in waters east of the Korean peninsula, reported CNN

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Trump has been looking for increased sanctions on the hermit state, and in response to the launch he tweeted that he finds it “hard to believe that South Korea and Japan will put up with this much longer,” and wants China to put a “heavy move” on North Korea.  Read more…

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Guy battling Parkinson’s disease does an inspiring run through an American Ninja Warrior course

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Here’s your daily dose of inspiration. 

Jimmy Choi — a 41-year-old tech consultant in Illinois — ran the American Ninja Warrior obstacle course yesterday (Jul 3). 

Choi — who was only 27 when he was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s disease — is also an endurance athlete who has completed 12 marathons and 76 half-marathons as of last year.

Great piece on @TEAMFOX member Jimmy Choi in @RunnersWorld on how runnings helps his #Parkinsons: https://t.co/FvbrgswteD @cindykuzma

— michaeljfox.org (@MichaelJFoxOrg) November 4, 2015

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Patient details being sold on the darknet points to a ‘troubling trend in the future’

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In a matter of clicks on the darknet, you can purchase the details Australians use for identification and to access health services in the country.

As reported by The Guardian, a vendor on a large darknet marketplace is illegally selling patient details in a listing dubbed the “Medicare machine.” 

The seller claims to get the data by “exploiting a vulnerability” in a government system.

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For the price of 0.0087 Bitcoin, or A$28/US$22, buyers can give the name of the patient and their date of birth to the seller, who will provide a Medicare card number, IRN (individual reference number) and expiry date on demand. Read more…

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We can finally destroy the myth that having a period makes you less competent

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For way too long, people have played menstruation for laughs. These hilarious jokes usually come back to a familiar punch line: Women just can’t function when they bleed. 

It’s not just a joke, either. That trope has been used by men and women alike to justify why we can’t have nice things, including a female president.  

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But a new study published Tuesday in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience offers some quality research to destroy the myth of the woman turned incompetent by her period. 

The study took dozens of women and tested their cognitive abilities several times over the course of two consecutive menstrual cycles. The researchers found no consistent associations between fluctuations to the women’s hormones and their cognition.  Read more…

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The hilarious meme that started after a woman cleaned Donald Trump’s Hollywood star

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The president of the United States is Donald Trump. 

Only 37 percent of Americans are happy about that—including this woman, who cleaned off the graffiti from Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

Stopped to clean @realDonaldTrump Hollywood Star. Nothing but respect for MY President#RaisedRight pic.twitter.com/jL4sqx4rlh

— Makenna (@makenna_mg) June 28, 2017

She retweeted all the love she got from conservatives, including Eric Trump and alt-right troll Mike Cernovich, who was key in spreading the PizzaGate conspiracy. 

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KFC’s mission to send a chicken sandwich to the edge of space comes to an early end

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The spicy chicken sandwich has landed. 

A mission in which KFC, along with private spaceflight company World View, launched a Zinger sandwich into the stratosphere lasted only 17 hours—far short of its four-day goal. 

World View landed its “Stratollite” early because of a small leak in its altitude control balloon system.

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The mission was in part to test the vehicle’s altitude control and steering capabilities. 

According to a statement released by Jane Poynter, CEO of World View, all of the mission’s test objectives were met. Read more…

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Donald Trump spent 1/5 of his presidency playing golf, according to least surprising report ever

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If there’s anything Donald Trump likes doing more watching cable news, it’s hitting the links. 

Trump has spent 35 days at golf clubs since he became president, according to NBC News. 

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That’s a whopping 21 percent of the time he’s been in office, Vox calculated. 

Now, it’s not totally clear how many of those days he actually went golfing. The White House often won’t confirm the president’s agenda when he visits places like the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, and Mar-a-Lago. 

Though often times, the president’s secret excursions can’t escape the notice of social media.  Read more…

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Remember that wedding dress made from Taco Bell wrappers? They took a flamethrower to it.

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You can either lose gracefully, or lose with a flamethrower. 

Taco Bell, the romantic “Mexican” fast food chain, held a contest this spring looking for hungry couples that were willing and eager to be married in the “restaurant’s” new Las Vegas chapel. 

One of those contestants, Diane Nguyen, gained some steam with her entry due to the beautiful construction of a delicate wedding dress crafted from nothing but Taco Bell burrito wrappers. 

Ya know, this one: 

Day #2 for voting is upon us!! Here is a better look at the #wrapperdress for the #loveandtacoscontest! Spread the word! Like, share, tweet, reddit, tattoo a link on your forehead…Let’s win it together!! 🙂 https://www.tacobell.com/loveandtacos/161600 (Link also in bio)

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Happy aphelion, the day when the Earth is farthest from the sun

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If you’re sitting in 90-plus degree weather, it may be hard to believe that the sun is the farthest away from Earth it will be all year. But it’s true. 

Today, Monday, July 3, is the aphelion. No, that’s not just some ominously named Greek battle arena. It is, in fact, the one day of the year when the Earth is farthest from the sun in its orbit.

According to Space.com, “The moment of greatest separation, known as aphelion, comes at 4:11 p.m. EDT (2011 GMT) today, when Earth and the sun will be 94,505,901 miles (152,092,505 kilometers) apart..”

At its closest, the Earth passes about 91.4 million miles (147.1 million kilometers) from the sun, which is a difference of about 3.1 million miles.  Read more…

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John Oliver explains why your local TV news might be filled with right-wing stories

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver wants you to think about your local TV news. 

On Sunday, he ran a segment about Sinclair Broadcast Group, which could soon complete a merger with Tribune Media that would let it reach 2.2 million households. 

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The problem? Sinclair sometimes forces its stations to run right-wing stories, commentary, and commercials during local TV news broadcasts. 

Sadly, Sinclair stations won’t run Last Week Tonight‘s disclaimer starring Steve Schirripa from The Sopranos. 

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