Here’s Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ Sung in 20 Different Musical Styles

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Ever wondered what “Thriller” would sound like performed by Stevie Wonder? Or Rick Astley? Or the Spice Girls? Probably not, but you get to experience it anyway. Singer Anthony Vincent, the guy behind the YouTube channel Ten Second Songs, took Michael Jackson’s spooky smash hit and sang it in 20 different styles in under five minutes. He channels everyone from Busta Rhymes to Ozzy Osbourne to Robert Johnson with impressive accuracy.

We’ll probably stick with the original next time we feel like listening to “Thriller,” but still.

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‘Let’s Get Physics Y’all’ Music Video Makes Science Digestible for Ladies

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good for amended digestion

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Look, ladies. We might want to be scientists or generally do science things but we’re simply not mentally or physically equipped for it. Luckily, though, comedian and Parks and Recreation writer Megan Amram is out with a new book next month, Science…For Her!, to make science easier for females to digest.

To promote the book, which is basically a Cosmpolitan-style guide to lady-friendly science, Amram enlisted fellow funny-people Nick Offerman, Rich Fulcher and Steve Agee to star this this parody video, “‘Let’s Get Physics Y’all.” As you can probably imagine, it’s completely ridiculous and weird and totally hilarious.

Still, though, this will always be our favorite “Physical” parody:

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Liberia Hopes Ebola Diagnosis in the U.S. Will Lead to More Help

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Not hungry for this but would like aftertaste a contained

Originally posted on TIME:

The news that a man who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas has been diagnosed with Ebola, the first diagnosis on American soil, was met with mixed reaction Wednesday in one of the West African countries struggling to contain the deadly disease.

Government officials in the capital Monrovia said they have no knowledge of the man’s identity, and have privately expressed frustration that the United States, citing patient confidentiality laws, has not revealed his name or even his nationality. Liberians, ever sensitive to the stigma of Ebola, repeatedly point out that just because the man departed from the capital’s international airport on Sept. 19, it does not necessarily mean he is, in fact, Liberian.

That frustration is reflected on the country’s lively call-in radio talk show. Callers want to be able to identify the man, and pinpoint his nationality, because they say they want to “clear Liberia’s name.” Liberians…

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Why Rumors Get Shared More Than The Truth and Other Fascinating News on the Web

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Regurgitation may be in order. Stay tuned.

Originally posted on TIME:

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1. Rumor Has It

It may not come as a great shock that the viral story about a woman who had a third breast surgically implanted turned out to be a hoax “after it was reported that a three-breast prosthesis had been previously found in the woman’s luggage.” But as is often the case, the correction to the story was shared a lot less than the original. The NYT’s Brendan Nyhan takes a look at why rumors outrace the truth online.

+ You undoubtedly heard that the iPhone 6 has a bending problem. But did you hear that Consumer Reports did a test and found that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are not as bendy as believed. Next week’s headline: The iPhone is Inflexible.

2. Umbrella Stand

Hong Kong residents were promised direct elections by 2017. But Beijing has since ruled that ballot choices will be…

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Dashboard Video Shows Shooting Of Unarmed Driver

Medicinal meal –not tasty but must be consumed

Apple Defends Against Allegations of Bending iPhone 6 Plus

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Following days of silence, Apple is defending the new iPhone 6 Plus against allegations that it bends easily. The company told The Wall Street Journalthat only nine customers have contacted Apple to complain about a bent iPhone 6 Plus. Both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus passed requisite stress tests that mimicked normal use, Apple said.

In videos and on social media, some iPhone 6 Plus owners have claimed they can bend the device in their pockets or even in their hands. The issue, now known as “Bendgate” or “Bendgazi” online, is just one headache Apple is dealing with this week. Wednesday the company pulled an update to iOS 8 after customers complained that the new software was causing problems with cellular service and Touch ID. Apple later apologized for the faulty update and issued directions for users to revert back to the original iOS 8 software.

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Apple Offers Fix for iPhones Affected by iOS 8 Problems

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ISO 8 fix – like a tablet for indigestion

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Apple posted an official fix for iPhone owners affected by problems with Wednesday’s iOS 8.0.1 update, which many users reported caused a total loss of cellular service as well as issues with Touch ID on iPhone models that support the feature. The tech giant pulled the update after complaints about those issues quickly spread over social media, but for many users it was too late.

Apple’s fix is essentially a way to revert affected iPhones back to iOS 8.0.0, a process the company typically doesn’t officially endorse.

From Apple’s support website:

Follow these steps to reinstall iOS 8.0.

  1. Make sure that you’re using the latest version of iTunes.
  2. Connect your iPhone to iTunes.
  3. Back up your iPhone in iTunes on your Mac or PC. iCloud backups won’t restore to earlier versions, including iOS 8.0.
  4. Download the file below that corresponds to your device:

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Rho Ophiuchus, Unmodified

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Our neighborhood! –very tasty picture! –I eat it up while it eats me up

Originally posted on Werner Priller:

This is the next shot of our Bavarian/Austrian collaboration, the famous Rho Ophiuchus region in the constellation of Scorpio, close to the center of our home galaxy, the Milky Way. My first stacked deep sky image done with an unmodified camera, the 5d III, processed by my friend Bernd Weinzierl from Eisenerz/Austria. Please take a lot at his great work here: http://innerberg-astro.lima-city.de/index.html. and a high-res version here: http://innerberg-astro.lima-city.de/Bilder%20gross/Widefields/Rho%20Ophiuchus.jpg . Some three years ago when I looked at such images, I was blown away by the sheer beauty of them. Today, I´m still blown away…only difference – I´m doing them by myself now – LOL. Here´s an interesting link if you want to go deeper into Rho Ophiuchus: http://www.constellation-guide.com/constellation-list/ophiuchus-constellation/. Enjoy!

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Rho Ophiuchus: 34 images stacked, with a total exposure time of 30 min., East-Coast Australia, Aug. 2013, 5d III & 70-200 @…

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Yup, this is a Barbie and Ken version of Jesus and the Virgin Mary

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Want this Barbie for dinner, every meal, in-between snack also –every time is the right time for this miracle food

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Pic shows: Barbie Virgin Divine Providence was created by artists Pool and Marianela.nnTwo Argentinian artists are refusing to back down despite massive criticism after they turned Barbie dolls into the Virgin Mary and her boyfriend Ken into a crucified version of Jesus Christ complete with cross, putting them in special Mary and Jesus boxes for a new exhibition.nnThey also created a Barbie version of Difunta Correa, revered as a saint in the country even though she's not officially recognised by the Catholic Church, and also packaged in her own box, as well as 31 other variations from Christian religious teachings.nnDifunta was in Argentinian woman who died while trying to reach her sick husband. She had been carrying her infant child with her and although her body was only found several days later the child was still alive in what is regarded as her first miracle.nnArtists Marianela Perelli and Pool Paolini who worked together under the name ¿Marianela & Pool¿ said that they realised the exhibition would be controversial but had underestimated the enormous strength of feeling in the country.nnMarianela said: "I was expecting that maybe Mattel might get in touch but we haven't heard anything from them, but we been bombarded with critics from the religious community who were very unhappy with what we have done."nnCritics include Daniel Rojas, administrator of the place with a shrine to Difunta Correa is located in the village of Villacito, in the Western Argentinian province of San Juan, said "This is a matter of faith for us and that is why we care so much. We patented the name Difunta Correa to prevent exactly this type of abuse."nnThe artists who defended their action said they wanted to show the lack of connection between the real world and religion.nnOn the website they posted: "In a world that rewards us to think, act and feel all the same, Marianela & Pool are rebels against this mantra employing humor to underscore the lack of connection with historical, political, and religious doctrines that they consider as fictional and which have ensnared the older generation."nnThe controversial boxed Barbie and Ken sets will be going on display at an exhibition that opens on 11 October in the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires despite widespread criticism from the catholic community even before it opens.nn(ends)n

Erm, she looks a bit different to our Nineties toys (Picture: CEN)

When you think of Barbie you picture billowing blonde hair, a tiny waist, legs that are as long as the River Thames and some sort of pink sparkly outfit, right?

Not any more. Two artists in Argentina have just given the famous doll and her handsome (if not a little camp) boyfriend Ken a very religious makeover and it’s causing all sorts of controversy.

Marianela Perelli and Pool Paolini created a set of boxed dolls designed to represent religious figures and are set to display the results in an exhibition In Buenos Aires on 11 October named Barbie, The Plastic Religion

Pic shows: Jesus Christ Ken was created by artists Pool and Marianela.nnTwo Argentinian artists are refusing to back down despite massive criticism after they turned Barbie dolls into the Virgin Mary and her boyfriend Ken into a crucified version of Jesus Christ complete with cross, putting them in special Mary and Jesus boxes for a new exhibition.nnThey also created a Barbie version of Difunta Correa, revered as a saint in the country even though she's not officially recognised by the Catholic Church, and also packaged in her own box, as well as 31 other variations from Christian religious teachings.nnDifunta was in Argentinian woman who died while trying to reach her sick husband. She had been carrying her infant child with her and although her body was only found several days later the child was still alive in what is regarded as her first miracle.nnArtists Marianela Perelli and Pool Paolini who worked together under the name ¿Marianela & Pool¿ said that they realised the exhibition would be controversial but had underestimated the enormous strength of feeling in the country.nnMarianela said: "I was expecting that maybe Mattel might get in touch but we haven't heard anything from them, but we been bombarded with critics from the religious community who were very unhappy with what we have done."nnCritics include Daniel Rojas, administrator of the place with a shrine to Difunta Correa is located in the village of Villacito, in the Western Argentinian province of San Juan, said "This is a matter of faith for us and that is why we care so much. We patented the name Difunta Correa to prevent exactly this type of abuse."nnThe artists who defended their action said they wanted to show the lack of connection between the real world and religion.nnOn the website they posted: "In a world that rewards us to think, act and feel all the same, Marianela & Pool are rebels against this mantra employing humor to underscore the lack of connection with historical, political, and religious doctrines that they consider as fictional and which have ensnared the older generation."nnThe controversial boxed Barbie and Ken sets will be going on display at an exhibition that opens on 11 October in the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires despite widespread criticism from the catholic community even before it opens.nn(ends)n

Just Ken on a cross, casual (Picture: CEN)

There are 33 dolls in the collection which represent figures from Catholicism, Judaism, Buddhism and Islam – and, of course, one of the dolls has sparked outrage with locals.

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Here’s What a 100-Year-Old Sex Therapist Thinks is Wrong With Sex Today

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An intimate meal of each other

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She was born before the invention of the stop sign, but sex therapist Shirley Zussman has some thoughts on ‘hooking up.’ “I don’t think it’s as frantic as casual sex was in the sixties,” she says, noting that modern ‘hooking up’ isn’t as exciting without the context of a sexual revolution. Besides, she adds: “In the long run, sexual pleasure is just one part of what men and women want from each other.”

At 100, Dr. Zussman is still a practicing sex therapist in New York City. In the 50-plus years since she began counseling people about all things related to sex, Dr. Zussman has witnessed everything from the legalization of the contraceptive birth control pill in 1960 (she started in sex therapy shortly afterwards) to the AIDs epidemic in the 1980s to the rise of internet porn in the new millennium.

She’s one of the oldest sex therapists…

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