Stella McCartney is using ocean trash for luxury fashion


Ocean trash — or the newest fashion trend?

That’s the question people are asking themselves after English fashion designer Stella McCartney revealed that she’s diving into a new kind of material — ocean debris. 

McCartney’s vegan fashion brand is partnering with Parley for the Oceans, an organization that aims to raise awareness and end behavior detrimental to the ocean, for its latest endeavor, The New York Times reports. 

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The group developed yarns and fabrics made out of plastic trash — think fishing nets and bottles — as a new kind of material for the fashion industry. McCartney has partnered with Adidas to make shoes using Parley’s materials, too. Read more…

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This super intense GIF of pitcher Max Scherzer will make you rethink your MLB dreams


So you dream of playing little pro ball, do ya, kiddo? Not afraid to step up the plate with your steely-eyed gaze? You just live for that mano-a-mano duel between pitcher and batter, don’t you? It is, as you love to tell anyone who listens, the purest thing in sports

Well, kid, I used to share your big-league dreams. Then I saw this GIF of Max Scherzer and — nope! I’m good. 

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Scherzer, if you’re just hearing his name for the first time, is one of the best pitchers in baseball. On Tuesday night, he struck out 14 Los Angeles Dodgers while leading a Washington Nationals win.  Read more…

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NASA just picked 12 new astronauts out of 18,300 applicants, and they’re all awesome


NASA just announced its newest class of astronauts, a crew of Americans from around the country who are entering the space agency at a time of transition.

The 12 new astronauts could have the chance to fly to orbit aboard privately built space capsules, and launch to deep space destinations like the moon or Mars aboard NASA-made ships that are still in development today.

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In total, NASA chose these 12 people from the record number of 18,300 applications they received, far more than the previous record of 8,000 set in 1978, NASA said. Read more…

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The GOP tweeted a Comey meme and it did not go well at all


How do you do, fellow kids?

The internet is a beautiful (and equally toxic) place where people can come together, share their views, and express themselves. But when something feels fake or forced, you will definitely be called out on your bullshit.

Former FBI director James Comey is set to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on his interactions with the president on Thursday.  In preparation for the event, the committee released Comey’s opening statement. 

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Given the importance of the matter at hand, it’s no surprise that the left and right would pick apart the statement, but the GOP’s response from its official Twitter account was a laughable attempt at being cool online.  Read more…

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What Amazon’s insane 49,000 percent gain can teach you about investing


On top of free two-day package delivery, Amazon has been delivering for shareholders. The company recently marked 20 years as a publicly traded company and made headlines for its astounding 49,000% return since its 1997 initial public offering. Starting at $1.96 per share (adjusted for stock splits), the stock recently crossed $1,000. This 41% annual growth rate would have compounded a modest $1,000 investment into nearly a half-million dollars over two decades.

Amazon’s returns are phenomenal, and the situation offers some key lessons on how you might profit on the next big stock. Read more…

1. Amazon’s success is rare — and not obvious

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 wants a world record for setting people on fire


In news that can best be described as peak Game of Thrones, the creative minds behind HBO’s juggernaut series have revealed that they tried to break a fittingly destructive record in Season 7 — by setting fire to 20 stuntmen. 

“In one battle scene we set more stuntmen on fire than have ever been simultaneously set on fire,” showrunner David Benioff told Entertaiment Weekly. “Our stunt coordinator really wanted to get in the Guinness Book of World Records for this.”

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Unfortunately, Guinness apparently doesn’t keep track of officially-sanctioned arson, so we may never know if the show succeeded, but Game of Thrones stunt coordinator Rowley Irlam certainly seems to be paying attention on their behalf. Read more…

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Baby deer rescued on the side of a busy highway will make your day


A scary highway is no place for a tiny baby deer. Luckily, Cincinnati police officers Roger Noe and Trish Yates came to save the day and body camera footage captured the whole event.

In the video posted to Facebook, the officer snaps on some gloves and manages to catch the fawn running alongside the freeway. Even though the officer reminds the fawn that everything’s going to be okay, the little deer can’t help but squeal. 

Of course, the fawn was transported to the woods, not a jail cell, where the police hope to reunite baby with its mom. What a true hero. Read more…

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People are getting drunk before noon to watch the Comey hearing because America can’t be enjoyed sober anymore


Nothing says “good morning” in Trump’s America better than gathering at a bar with a bunch of strangers before 10 a.m. to drink Russian vodka and watch a Senate hearing … apparently.

On this upcoming, beautiful Thursday, people all over America will wake up, get dressed in their end-of-week finest, and attend one of the many bar parties being thrown across the country for the sole purpose of watching former FBI Director James Comey testify in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee about his interactions with President Trump.

How utterly glorious that this is reality, right?

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How to throw your own painfully nerdy James Comey watch party


Forget the Super Bowl or The Bachelorette season finale: for many, Thursday’s Senate hearing with former FBI Director James Comey is the must-watch television of the year.

To clarify, by “many,” I mean a dozen or so dorks, half of whom work at this office. What’s happening in Washington isn’t so much “fun” as it as a devastating breakdown in the liberal democratic order.

That being said, who doesn’t want to fantasize that James Comey will take down the American president in, oh, seven or eight hours?

Time to get our hopes up and party, y’all.

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T. rex might have not been fluffy, after all


It turns out Tyrannosaurus rex may have not had a soft side, after all. 

While the idea of the fluffy T. rex has been floating around for some time now, a new study published Wednesday in the journal Biology Letters suggests it had “scaly, reptilian-like skin.” 

Researchers used skin impressions from a T. rex skeleton collected in Montana and compared them to impressions of other skeletons found over the years, all coming from various places on a T. rex body. 

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Scientists compared changes in skin impressions and body size, and deduced that the most notorious (and horniest?) dinosaur may have lost their feathers as they evolved and no longer needed them for warmth.  Read more…

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