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GDPR currently outranks Beyonc in Google Search data

Beyonce performing at Coachella.Image: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Coachella We didn’t know it was possible to care about anything more than we care about Beyoncé. But apparently people around the world care more about GDPR right now than they do about Queen Bey.  Um, what on earth? SEE ALSO: Google makes its privacy policy clearer so we can actually understand it Per Google Trends, search interest in the term GDPR—a.k.a. Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation—is currently higher than interest in Beyoncé. The unusual twist of events was first spotted…

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7 turtle sex videos to help you celebrate World Turtle Day

May 23 is World Turtle Day. On this of all days, we celebrate turtles — and we especially celebrate turtles making more turtles, so we can, in turn, celebrate those new turtles. Following that logic, we should celebrate turtle sex. Specifically, we should celebrate by ranking YouTube videos of turtles having sex. There are a surprisingly large number of them. Now, let’s be clear, the purpose of this ranking is not to shame any of these turtles for having lesser sex. All turtle sex is good sex because, as outlined…

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New NFL rules: teams face fines if players kneel during national anthem

NFL owners have issued new guidelines which will see teams fined if their players or staff do not show appropriate respect for the national anthem NFL owners have issued new guidelines that will see teams fined if their players or staff do not show appropriate respect for the national anthem. Dozens of NFL players have knelt during the anthem over the past two seasons in protest against social injustice in the United States. Critics of the protests, Vice President Mike Pence (@VP)

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NFL owners say players must stand for the National Anthem

Atlanta (CNN)NFL players must stand during the National Anthem this season, team owners decided Wednesday, a reaction to fierce backlash against some who took a knee in symbolic opposition to the systemic oppression of people of color, including by police. “We want people to be respectful to the National Anthem,” Goodell said. “We want people to stand, that’s all personnel, and make sure that they treat this moment in a respectful fashion that’s something I think we owe. We’ve been very sensitive in making sure that we give players choices,…

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North Korea threatens to back away from summit with US, reportedly calls Pence ‘political dummy’

Video North Korea needs to meet Trump: Gordon Chang “Nuclear Showdown” author Gordon Chang on the Trump administration’s trade talks with China and the future of the U.S. summit with North Korea. North Korea early Thursday threatened to back away from the much-anticipated upcoming summit with the U.S. and called Vice President Mike Pence a “political dummy,” ratcheting up the rhetoric after months of signaling an openness to compromise. The dig at Pence apparently stemmed from his Fox News interview on Monday, when he told Martha MacCallum on “The Story,”…

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‘Stormy Daniels Day’ Declared In West Hollywood As Adult Star Gets Key To City

West Hollywood ― which has continuously gone out of its way to denounce Trump ― presented adult film star Stormy Daniels with the key to the city on Wednesday while proclaiming the day “Stormy Daniels Day.” Mike Blake/Reuters Adult film star Stormy Daniels received a key to West Hollywood, California, on Wednesday for taking on President Donald Trump’s administration. “In these politically tumultuous times, Daniels has proven herself to be a profile in courage by speaking truth to power even under threats to her safety and extreme intimidation,” the statement read. Mike Blake/Reuters…

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A black woman is a major party’s candidate for governor. It’s a groundbreaking first.

There was some beautiful, historic black girl magic in the sweet state of Georgia on the night of May 22, 2018. Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images. Stacey Abrams won the Democratic nomination for governor, becoming the first black woman in U.S. history to lead a major party in a gubernatorial race. Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images. Her landmark victory sparked passion, excitement, and downright thrill across the nation. Many were pretty darn stoked. Congratulations to @StaceyAbrams on her historic win tonight for the Democratic nomination for Georgia governor. Make no…

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This Gadget Communicates Human Emotions Through Touch

Ask engineers what the future of communication looks like and they’ll show you a fiber-optic cable. Ask artists and they’ll conjure something like the Sleeve. For the past year, engineers at Nokia Bell Labs, the famed New Jersey research facility that birthed the transistor, have been developing this wearable armband with input from artistic collaborators. “We’re reductionist in our thinking; artists are divergent,” research lead Domhnaill Hernon says. The labmates are part of a ­program called Experiments in Art and Technology, founded in the ’60s and newly resurrected in partnership…

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Following a Tuna from Fiji to Brooklynon the Blockchain

I had just learned everything there was to know about the fish in front of me. Now a small part of its fleshy, red body was in my mouth. Five minutes earlier, I saw a video showing the waters in Fiji where it was caught, where it traveled on ice, and how exactly it ended up inside a sushi hand roll. The massive yellowfin tuna had been tracked across the globe via the Ethereum blockchain. Each stop on the fish's journey, from the landing dock to the processing facility to…

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Patrick Melrose captures heroin addiction perfectly my memories flooded back | John Crace

A new TV drama based on Edward St Aubyns books captures the untold truth of heroin addiction the blood, dirty hits and banality. For John Crace, it brought a harrowing decade back to life I never flew on Concorde. I seldom dared leave London during my 20s. I was never sexually abused by my father. (I somehow managed to hate myself enough without being forced to endure that horror.) I never shot up heroin in the penthouse suite of a flash, New York hotel. I shot up heroin in grubby…

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