In loving memory of Joe Keery’s hair, gone but not forgotten

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It’s with heavy hearts that we report Joe Keery, whose luscious hair sent teenagers and grown adults alike swooning, got bangs.

The Stranger Things star appeared at a dinner hosted by Chanel with the remains of his once-glorious hair hacked away. What was left can only be described as a Will Byers-esque bowl cut complete with choppy FRINGE BANGS. His hair, known for its voluminous waves, also appears straightened. 

Let’s just take a moment of silence to remember a legend. 

What prompted Keery to get rid of his signature mullet, the one characteristic that single-handedly carved him a spot in America’s collective heart? The man once gave a detailed interview to GQ, describing the very process that breathed life into his hair, and told the reporter, “Do I get recognized? I guess it depends on if I’m wearing a hat or notThe hairdo is a dead giveaway. There’s nothing I can do. It’s just the way my hair grows.” Read more…

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Keke Palmer not knowing Dick Cheney is the new meme for ignoring your ex

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Keke Palmer’s reaction to Dick Cheney is, frankly, pure art. 

The former Nickelodeon star-turned-Hustlers power woman took a lie detector test for Vanity Fair on Wednesday, where she answered questions about her birth place, her real name, and her dating preferences. When asked whether her character on the Nickelodeon show True Jackson, VP was a better VP than Vice President Dick Cheney, she balked. 

“I don’t know who this man is,” she said, shaking her head. “He could be walking down the street and I wouldn’t know a thingSorry to this man.” 

Iconic. According to the lie detector, Palmer was telling the truth when she said, with her whole chest, that she did not know Dick Cheney.  Read more…

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Skip the Avengers marathon and watch students dance to ‘Infinity War’ and ‘Endgame’

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It would take about 48 hours if you were to watch every movie set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, according to some deep investigative work by Screen Rant. To be clear, that doesn’t account for breaks to eat, sleep, pee, and go outside. That’s two days straight of various planets, and eventually the universe, in peril over and over and over again. 

You could do that, if you were a truly depraved soul. Or you could skim Wikipedia summaries and then watch this delightful 7-minute video of a high school homecoming dance that sums up Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame with some fun choreography.  Read more…

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MIT scientists create the blackest black that has ever blacked

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Engineers at MIT have created a material that’s so black it set a new blackness record.

This new ultrablack material, reported by MIT News Thursday, is made from vertically aligned carbon nanotubes grown on chlorine-etched aluminum foil and it captures 99.995% of light, making it about 10 times blacker than the previous record holder, Vantablack.

To show how the material eats light, MIT artist-in-residence Diemut Strebe collaborated with MIT engineer Brian Wardle to coat a 16.78-carat natural yellow diamond in the yet-to-be-named material. It basically makes the whole diamond disappear; there are no discernible features in the photo above. Read more…

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The nearly extinct white rhino might live on, thanks to lab-created embryos

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Humanity may be able to save the northern white rhino after all, thanks to scientists who managed to create two in vitro embryos. 

When Sudan, the last male northern white rhino left at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, died in 2018, the two female rhinos Fatu and Najin were the only ones left of their species. Since they couldn’t procreate, it seemed to be only a matter of time before the species would go extinct. 

But on Wednesday, there was a breakthrough. An international consortium of scientists announced that they’d successfully extracted immature eggs from Fatu and Najin, and then airlifted them to Avantea laboratory in Italy.  Read more…

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Sony Bravia 4K TVs on sale: Save up to $700 on a 55 or 65-inch model

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TL;DR: The award-winning Sony Bravia AG9 4K OLED TV is on sale in the PCMag Shop for as low as $2,399 — saving you $302 off the 55-inch or $700 off the 65-inch.


Apple is feeling the love from tech junkies over the iPhone 11, but it’ll earn some respect from TV and film obsessives in the coming months: Apple TV+ launches on Nov. 1.

Trailers for See starring Jason Momoa, Dickinson starring Hailee Steinfeld, and The Morning Show starring Steve Carrell, Reese Witherspoon, and Jennifer Aniston have all been released, and we are ready for all the new binge-watching possibilities.

PCMag has a deal to help you prep for all of the new content: Through Sunday, Sept. 16, you can save up to $700 on a 55-inch or 65-inch model of Sony’s A9G Master Series OLED TVs. (PCMag is owned by Mashable’s publisher, Ziff Davis.) Read more…

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The Vision Mercedes Simplex is a stunning blend of past and future design

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Mercedes-Benz’s newest concept car is shocking, to say the least.

This is the Vision Mercedes Simplex, a new concept car from the German manufacturer that takes the nearly 120-year-old design of the Mercedes Simplex and re-imagines it with sleek, futuristic flair. The car was shown off at Mercedes’ new design center in Nice, France, on Saturday, Cnet reported.

Mercedes-Benz chief design officer Gorden Wagener posed next to the new car, which gives us a nice sense of scale.

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Our “Vision Mercedes Simplex” reinterprets the historic Simplex as a two-seater with freestanding wheels, an alternative drive, exciting User Interface and a thrilling @mercedesbenz design. #MercedesBenz #VisionSimplex #MBdesign #mbhotandcool

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Gorgeous Wolverine Glacier photos from the front lines of climate change research

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Enjoy these views of Alaska’s Wolverine Glacier while you can. Soon enough, they’ll be relegated to a distant memory.

As Earth’s climate shifts under the strain caused by human civilization, scientists have turned to one of the world’s oldest natural wonders for answers: glaciers. Since 1966, researchers have been measuring how the mass of these dense pockets of ice and snow changes over time.

The Wolverine Glacier is one of several examples in Alaska that has been monitored for decades. According to a U.S. Geological Survey study published in 2016 – 50 years after measurements were first taken – the stats aren’t great. Read more…

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Thieves on the run after stealing solid gold toilet from Winston Churchill’s home

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If you’re going to do an art heist, perhaps you shouldn’t select a target that’s as cumbersome and obvious as a solid gold toilet.

A golden toilet was stolen from Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill, the palace announced on Twitter Saturday. The toilet, an art piece called America, was part of a collection by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan that was on display at Blenheim Palace.

The toilet was stolen from the palace around 4:50 a.m. local time by a group of people, according to a statement from Thames Valley Police. Although police have not yet recovered the toilet, they did arrest a 66-year-old man in connection with the heist. Read more…

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Stark new Saturn images give a detailed look at the ringed planet

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NASA released its annual images of the planet Saturn taken by the Hubble Space Telescope Thursday, giving the citizens of earth an update on what’s been going on over at the solar system’s sixth planet.

The image above includes some impressive detail in the planet’s iconic rings where there are dozens of visible striations that circle around, as well as an updated look at the atmosphere with its gaseous bands and persistent hexagonal pattern at the north pole. The way the planet was tilted toward the telescope made for quite the shot.

Along with that image, NASA released a couple of short videos, including this one that goes into more detail about what the images show us. Read more…

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