Meet the three new ‘Doctor Who’ companions in first series teaser


Your first teaser for the new series of Doctor Who is here.

Months after we watched Peter Capaldi regenerated, as per tradition from the TARDIS, as the 13th Doctor Jodie Whittaker in last year’s Christmas special, BBC unveiled a teaser for the Broadchurch actor’s debut season as the Time Lord on Sunday.

Aired on BB1 during the FIFA World Cup final between Croatia and France, the teaser highlights three companions the Doctor will be adventuring with: Graham, Ryan and Yasmin, played by Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill.

Plus, there’s a little former Doctor Matt Smith callback in there, with Walsh shown reading The Beano magazine, pointed out by BBC journalist Lizo Mzimba as an easter egg from 2013 episode “The Rings of Akhaten.” Read more…

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Massive 11-million-ton iceberg towers over little village in Greenland


A colossal 11-million ton iceberg is towering over a tiny Greenland village, captured in one of the most jaw-dropping photos you’ll see this week.

Taken by Karl Petersen on Friday, the photograph shows an enormous 650-feet-wide iceberg sitting dangerously close to the village of Innarsuit, an island settlement in the Avannaata municipality in northwestern Greenland. 

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Why is this a threat? According to Greenland national newspaper Sermitsiaq, some residents of the 169-population village have evacuated for fear of a tsunami, if parts of the iceberg start breaking off this close to the village’s shore, causing large waves. Read more…

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Sacha Baron Cohen’s new show: Is it worth watching?


Sacha Baron Cohen’s Who Is America? created quite the buzz leading up to its release, with prominent conservative politicians reacting with outrage as they realized Cohen was effectively pranking them.

The series premiere is now streaming on Showtime (free for a limited time), and in true Cohen fashion, it’s got people talking.

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Showtime hosted a screening of the first episode before its release, and it impacted Cohen’s comedy peers.

The first episode of the new @SachaBaronCohen show is available on the Show Time app and it’s incredible.

— Travon Free (@Travon) July 15, 2018 Read more…

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We might get Cleganebowl in ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8


A teeny, tiny hint about Game of Thrones Season 8 may point to one of the series most highlyanticipated battles ever: Cleganebowl. 

According to CinemaBlend, actor Hafþór Björnsson, who plays the hulking Mountain, revealed that his favorite scene is in the upcoming season, which points more than ever to the Clegane brothers’ highly-anticipated duel.

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In an Instagram Q&A, someone asked Björnsson about his favorite scene from shooting Game of Thrones, to which he replied: “It happens in season 8… so I can’t speak about it.” Read more…

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World Cup celebration in Paris is the most jubilant sh*t we’ve ever seen


Know any soccer enthusiasts rooting for France? They are absolutely, 100%, without a doubt the happiest people you know right now.

France won the 2018 World Cup on Sunday, beating Croatia 4-2 thanks in part to 19-year-old star Kylian Mbappé. 

After the victory, fans watching took to the streets in Paris, celebrating, waving flags, and full-on screaming near the Arc de Triomphe.

It is the happiest shit ever.

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Image: Thibault Camus/AP/REX/Shutterstock


Image: Thibault Camus/AP/REX/Shutterstock


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Punk band Pussy Riot stage World Cup protest


Four protesters rushed the field during the France vs. Croatia final World Cup match. Russian group Pussy Riot has since claimed responsibility for the display.

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NEWS FLASH! Just a few minutes ago four Pussy Riot members performed in the FIFA World Cup final match — ”Policeman enters the Game”

— 𝖕𝖚𝖘𝖘𝖞 𝖗𝖎𝖔𝖙 (@pussyrrriot) July 15, 2018

Four protesters in police uniforms went onto the field shortly after intermission and were quickly nabbed by match stewards.  Read more…

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19-year-old World Cup winner Kylian Mbappé is making a lot of fans feel old


Imagine being 19 and also a World Cup winner. I personally cannot!

France’s Kylian Mbappé, 19, has become the youngest player in six decades to score during a World Cup final, according to ESPN. (In 1958, Pele scored two goals against Sweden at the age of 17.)

Teenagers to score in a #WorldCupFinal

* Pele
* Kylian Mbappe

That is

— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) July 15, 2018

That’s right, folks. Mbappé is 19 years old, which means he was born in 1998. And he’s inspiring both awe and mild existential crises in many World Cup viewers. 

As he should. Teens are well on their way to ruling the world. Read more…

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Jaguar escaped from the zoo and killed a bunch of animals and now I’m sad!


An adult male jaguar escaped his enclosure at a Louisiana zoo and killed six other animals Saturday. 

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This graphic is very helpful in depicting what the escaped Audubon Zoo jaguar killed today between 7:20 and 8:15a

— Jerry Brannon (@jerrybrannon) July 15, 2018

Valerio the jaguar, age three, was born in San Diego and moved to New Orleans in 2017. He killed four alpacas, an emu, and a fox before being subdued by zoo authorities. 

In cases like this, a zoo may consider putting down the animal in question, but Valerio will not be. Read more…

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Ugh, Elon Musk attacks British diver who called his submarine ‘just a PR stunt’


After Vern Unsworth, a British diver who helped rescue the trapped Thai soccer team, called Elon Musk’s attempt at a submarine rescue “just a PR stunt” that had ‘absolutely no chance of working,” Musk has chosen to be angry online. 


In a series of tweets Sunday morning, Musk referred to Unsworth as a “pedo,” requested video of the cave rescue, retracted that request, then promised proof that his submarine could have, in fact, performed the rescue.

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It’s a lot.

Never saw this British expat guy who lives in Thailand (sus) at any point when we were in the caves. Only people in sight were the Thai navy/army guys, who were great. Thai navy seals escorted us in — total opposite of wanting us to leave.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 15, 2018 Read more…

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What it’s like to type on the new MacBook Pro keyboard


I’ve been using Apple’s new MacBook Pro for two days, and so far the most noticeable change is the keyboard.

The 2018 MacBook Pro is the first laptop from Apple to brandish the third generation of the company’s “butterfly” keyboard design that replaced the chiclet-style keyboards of the silver MacBooks that came before. Apple says the only improvement is that the keyboard is quieter to type on.

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From teardowns, we know that there’s likely more to that story. A new layer of silicone appears to both act as a cushion the keys as well as protect them from dust and other particles. That could in turn improve the reliability of the keyboards, which has been a source of major concern. Apple is facing multiple lawsuits over the issue, and this upgrade could in fact be a “secret” way to address it while not admitting there was a problem in the first place. Read more…

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