Astronauts to go on ‘contingency’ spacewalk to fix Space Station


NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer are preparing for a hastily-scheduled spacewalk to repair a faulty part on the International Space Station (ISS). 

The “contingency spacewalk,” which will take place on Tuesday morning, is aimed at removing and replacing a part known as the Multiplexer-Demultiplexer (MDM), which failed on Saturday morning. The cause of the failure is not known, NASA said in a blog post on Sunday. 

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While this is not an emergency situation — no lives are at risk on the Space Station as a result of the outage — but having backup systems is critical to the operation of the orbiting laboratory. The MDM is used to keep solar arrays, radiators, and other systems functioning properly.   Read more…

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It sure looks like Infowars misreported its own White House credentials


Infowars, the far-right news website run by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, bragged Monday about its new White House press credentials.

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The site’s Washington Bureau Chief, Jerome Corsi, tweeted about obtaining press access with a photo in what looked like the White House briefing room. The website also ran a quick story about what it called “an epic blow” to mainstream media. The story also teased that Alex Jones might attend future meetings.

Corsi spent most of the rest of the day tweeting about the debunked conspiracy surrounding the murder of former Democratic staffer Seth Rich. Read more…

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PayPal files lawsuit against Pandora for mimicking its ‘iconic logo’


Imagine the horror: you’re attempting to pay for something using your phone but just when you pull up the app your device starts blasting the last embarrassing song you were listening to.

According to a legal complaint filed on Friday, this is a common problem faced by PayPal users thanks to the music streaming app Pandora’s 2016 logo redesign, which looks remarkably similar to PayPal’s.

PayPal is suing the music streaming app for trademark infringement, claiming Pandora’s imitation of its “iconic” blue P logo is confusing users and threatening their experiences with the online payment platform. Read more…

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Confirmed: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 shows something Westeros hasn’t seen in centuries


Well, so much for hopes of a diplomatic solution. 

New photos from the upcoming Game of Thrones Season 7 dropped Monday — and while they don’t offer a whole lot of new information, they do confirm what we suspected when we saw Queen Daenerys Targaryen’s ships heading westward at the end of Season 6.

SEE ALSO: New ‘Game of Thrones’ photo points to Arya moving north

Westeros is about to be plunged into war of a kind that the continent hasn’t seen for a century and a half within the Game of Thrones timeline — a war with dragons. 

The widespread immediate response to the first exclusive photo on EW was “look at the size of those dragons!” Less noted were the soldiers and the flames in the background of the shot — which implies a more historic event than you might realize.  Read more…

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‘Far Cry 5’ will take place in an unsettling version of Montana


Far Cry 5 will take place in Montana, according to series of short and unsettling teaser trailers revealed today.

Four Far Cry 5 teasers were published on the PlayStationEU YouTube channel today — each one starting out with a picturesque glimpse at Hope County, Montana’s breathtaking fictional landscapes — before being interrupted by violence.

Take a look at all four full teasers below:

SEE ALSO: ‘Far Cry 5’ and ‘Assassin’s Creed’ are on Ubisoft’s calendar for this year

Far Cry 5 will be the first Far Cry game to take place in the Americas with locations including rural farmlands, mountain ranges, forests, plains, and rivers. Read more…

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Trump and Netanyahu didn’t want this selfie, but it happened anyway


The might of two world leaders was not enough to withstand the desperate need for an instantly viral selfie. 

United States President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were walking along at the Ben Gurion Airport in Israel on Monday when an Israeli politician stepped in with a ready smartphone.

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Thank you, Mr. President
– it was my pleasure! 😊@realDonaldTrump

— אורן חזן (@oren_haz) May 22, 2017

A note about that politician: Oren Hazan, 35 years old and a member of parliament, really likes Trump. Hazan only follows one person on Twitter, and that person is the The Donald. The young politician sees a bit of himself in Trump, which might explain the (one-sided) connection. He’s been called a “maverick” politician, and has also found himself the subject of a steady stream of scandals. (Hazan’s alleged issues involve meth.)  Read more…

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Tom Cruise’s ‘The Mummy’ will kick off a whole shared ‘Dark Universe’ because of course it will


If you’re looking forward to Tom Cruise’s The Mummy, fear not – there’ll be a whole lot more where that came from.

Universal Pictures has officially announced that its shared universe of classic Universal Monsters reboots shall henceforth be known as the “Dark Universe.” This summer’s The Mummy will be the first one out of the gate, followed by Bride of Frankenstein on February 14, 2019. 

SEE ALSO: Summer movie preview: What to watch if you want to feel a chill down your spine

Bride of Frankenstein will be directed by Bill Condon, fresh off the enormous success of his live-action Beauty and the Beast remake. The lead actress has not yet been announced. Read more…

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Drogon is massive in new ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 images


Baby dragons grow up is just one of the many tough lessons we’ve learned from watching Game of Thrones over the years. But in new photos of Season 7 debuted by Entertainment Weekly, Daenerys’ baby Drogon is roughly the size of a passenger plane, and he does not seem pleased.

SEE ALSO: Rejoice: George R.R. Martin has a new ‘Game of Thrones’ story coming out

Exclusive: See new photos from @GameOfThrones season 7, including that 747 sized dragon! #GameofThrones #GoTs7

— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) May 22, 2017

As you can see, little Drogy (Drogu? Drogz? I’m open to ideas) has grown to a glorious size as he roars over flames likely of his own creation. Pathetic humans flee before him while his mother rides atop his full-grown scales, but even Dany may not be safe.  Read more…

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Recently fired woman lectures new grads on how to hold a job


Tomi Lahren, the massively controversial conservative commentator who was recently fired from The Blaze for her contradictory comments on abortion, is now attempting to advise America’s youth on how to keep a job.

Oh the irony …

After over 100 University of Notre Dame students walked out of their commencement ceremony on Sunday to protest Vice President Mike Pence’s speech, a fired up Lahren hopped on Twitter to give the liberal “snowflakes” what she believed to be a reality check. 

SEE ALSO: Tomi Lahren sues Glenn Beck for control of her Facebook page (and wrongful termination)

The peaceful walk out, organized by the Notre Dame student activist coalition We StaND For, was praised by many, including organizers of the Women’s March, but after seeing the video of the protest, the 24-year-old heavily questioned “snowflakes” who think “this kind of crap will fly in the real world.” She sarcastically wished them well, writing, “Good luck holding a job, kids!” Read more…

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Someone already made a Wikipedia page for ‘Trump orb’


As we all know by now, the internet is quick to any and everything funny, weird, and downright confusing. We admire, and are maybe just a little bit frightened by, this fact. 

President Donald Trump paid a visit to Saudi Arabia this weekend, the first stop on his first foreign trip as president. While there, he gave a highly-anticipated speech about Islam, and attended the opening ceremony of the Global Centre for Combating Extremist Ideology in Riyadh with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Egypt’s President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi. This ceremony involved touching a cool glowing orb. 

Behold. Donald #Trump and the mysterious glowing orb. – The Washington Post

— Gregory Grushko (@ggrushko) May 22, 2017 Read more…

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