RIP Scott Disick and Bella Thorne’s true love, May 2017-May 2017

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Bella Thorne tweeted, “Legit nothing trolololo.” And with a keystroke, the greatest love story of our time fizzled away.  

After 10 whirlwind days, reality television star and dude who’s paid to be at nightclubs Scott Disick, 34, and Famous in Love star Bella Thorne, 19, are no longer canoodling. Not in Hollywood, not in Cannes, not anywhere at all. 

Here’s a timeline of their doomed famous not-quite-love, in which we will refer them by couple name BeSick. 

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May 15

BeSick are first spotted together on a dinner date. They hit up a few bars after the meal and the next morning, everyone who reads the news feels hungover.  Read more…

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Tea Party group tweets support after Republican body-slams a reporter

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When a Republican congressional candidate body-slammed a reporter, one Texas Tea Party group celebrated on Twitter. 

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The Northeast Tarrant Tea Party tweeted “BODY SLAM EVERY JOURNALIST #Gianforte” the day after Montana Republican Greg Gianforte was charged with assaulting Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs. The alleged body-slam broke Jacobs’ glasses after he was thrown to the ground. The incident was witnessed by other reporters and caught on tape, which made for some intense audio. Regardless, Gianforte ended up winning the election.  Read more…

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Reporter’s reaction to Disneyland’s new ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ ride way better than ride itself

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Being a reporter for the local news basically means you’re the station’s guinea pig — which can be both terrible and amazingly fantastic, especially for those watching along at home.

Much to the dismay of hardcore fans, Disneyland recently revamped its beloved Tower of Terror ride, changing its theme to Guardians of the Galaxy. The park invited some media outlets for a first look, which means ABC 30 reporter Cory James got to test out the ride for a segment.

His reaction ranged from screaming bloody murder to maybe almost passing out. Big plus: It’s more entertaining than watching the ride itself.  Read more…

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NATO spouse photo includes a male leader’s husband for the first time

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If we can take our eyes off of Trump’s horrifying shove for one second, we can see that something really amazing happened at the NATO conference yesterday.

While their significant others attended a gathering as part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization conference in Brussels, Belgium, the wives and partners of several NATO leaders gathered for a dinner and group photo opp. For the first time, the group was joined by a man – husband of Luxembourg’s first openly gay Prime Minister Bettel, Gautheir Destenay. 

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The inclusive moment marked a huge moment for LGBTQ representation. Read more…

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Saturn’s hexagon-shaped jet stream spins and changes colors with the seasons

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Storms in space can take many forms. 

From Jupiter’s planet-sized cyclones to Earth’s spinning hurricanes, our solar system is filled with raging tempests of all shapes and sizes. 

But perhaps the most beautiful weather feature in the solar system is found on Saturn. 

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The ringed planet plays host to a photogenic, hexagon-shaped jet stream that circles a giant storm in the planet’s north pole. 

A new gif showing the movement of the north polar hexagon shows off the Cassini spacecraft’s view of the rose-tinted jet stream on April 25. This was just before the probe made a dive between the 1,500-mile-wide gap between Saturn and its rings.  Read more…

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‘Love Actually’ sequel is actually pretty perfect

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The Love Actually sequel has finally arrived and the world is like, actually okay with it.

The follow-up to the beloved rom-com aired in the UK back in March, but the 16-minute special — with returning cast favorites like Laura Linney, Hugh Grant, and Keira Knightley — aired on NBC last night in honor of Red Nose Day, the  fundraising campaign aimed at ending child poverty.

Be sure to check out the mini movie to see how these people aged, check in on special guest star Patrick Dempsey, and remind yourself that love is all around. Read more…

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Climate researchers shot down Trump’s EPA administrator in the nerdiest way imaginable

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“We test this claim here.” 

With these words, climate scientists shot down a dubious claim from the controversial administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt, in the most methodical way available to them: by publishing a peer-reviewed scientific study in a reputable journal. 

The study, published May 24 in the journal Nature Scientific Reports, debunks Pruitt’s claim — made in written responses to senators during his confirmation process — that satellite data proves temperatures have leveled off in recent decades, rather than continuing to rise in keeping with human-caused global warming.  Read more…

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The choices we’re given in games are still ultimately meaningless

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Video games are a fun way to pass time. They’re engaging and distracting. They’re an opportunity to socialize, and they can even be educational. But, increasingly, games are becoming known as a wonderful way to tell and be a part of stories, too. Over the last decade, that evolution of stories in games has arguably become as critical to the experience as the gameplay itself.

As gamers, we’ve lived through dozens of varying stories. We’ve explored all sorts of landscapes and made all kinds of friendships. 

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As developers experiment with the bounds of those stories and the connections within them, gamers have had even grander opportunities to inject themselves into the protagonist’s perspective and into the plot. It’s been a fascinating trip to become ever more invested in the worlds and personalities imagined by talented game creators and storytellers while counting our own input as players, too.  Read more…

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Stephen A. Smith picks the Cavs to win the NBA Finals … which is very bad news for the Cavs

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ESPN’s chief bloviator, Stephen A. Smith, is usually the loudest guy in the room but he’s not always the sharpest tool in the shed. 

He’s also remarkably bad at picking NBA Finals winners. Like comically, preposterously, impossibly bad. 

  • In 2011, he picked the Heat to beat the Mavericks; then the Mavs beat the Heat. 

  • In 2012, he picked the Thunder to beat the Heat; the Heat then beat the Thunder. 

  • In 2013, he picked the Spurs to beat the Heat; the Heat then beat the Spurs. 

  • In 2014, he picked the Heat to beat the Spurs in their finals rematch; the Spurs won this time. 

  • In 2015, he picked the Cavaliers to beat the Warriors; the Warriors ended up beating the Cavs. 

  • In 2016, he said the Warriors would beat the Cavs; this time, the Cavs beat the Warriors in their rematch.  Read more…

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It is really hard to be a farm-to-doorstep table food startup

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Sprig raised $45 million two years ago for its vision of providing healthy meals delivered quickly. The money made the San Francisco-based startup one of the biggest entrants into the burgeoning farm-to-doorstep food market. 

On Friday, the company announced that it is shutting down. 

“The demand for Sprig’s convenient, high-quality food was always incredibly high, but the complexity of owning meal production through delivery at scale was a challenge,” wrote Sprig CEO Gagan Biyani in an email sent to customers. 

Biyani also warned the press against drawing too straight a line between Sprig’s failure and the broader food space.  Read more…

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