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How the Zika virus stealthily swept the Americas

Nearly a year since the Zika virus outbreak arrived in Miami, scientists say they've learned new details about how the mosquito-born virus emerged and spread throughout the Americas. Researchers sequenced nearly 200 Zika virus genomes to see how the virus mutated and traveled over time. These ...

There's more to this South Korean politician's airport swagger than you might think

There's making an entrance and then there's making an entrance, and South Korean politician Kim Moo-sung certainly did the latter when he returned to Seoul after a trip to Japan. SEE ALSO: South Korea's elections proved gamers' influence is legit Walking through the automatic sliding doors with a ...

'Counter-Strike' has a bunch of weird new game modes we're excited about

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive released a new Operation event last night introducing a handful of new maps, gun skins, and ridiculous game modes available through September. Operation Hydra takes CS:GO's classic first-person shooter gameplay and tweaks the rules for absurd new game modes . Anybody ...

The White House wants unchallenged authority to knock your drones out of the sky

The White House wants unmitigated power to capture your drones. The Trump administration is asking members of Congress to consider legislation that would allow officials to do whatever the f*ck they want to any drone they deem a threat to a "covered facility," according to a document published by ...

Ariana Grande suspends Dangerous Woman tour

Ariana Grande's Dangerous Woman tour has been suspended. The singer has canceled seven shows through June 5 following the deadly blast at her concert in Manchester, England, Monday, her rep confirmed to Mashable. SEE ALSO: James Corden delivers an emotional tribute to the people of Manchester The ...

Rocket Lab plans to launch its rockets off a cliff

If you're going to build a brand new rocket launch site, you might as well locate it in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Rocket Lab, a new private spaceflight company, did just that when it constructed its new facility in New Zealand. It plans to start launching its small Electron rocket ...

Journey to the Best Frozen Pizza

The top best shots in cinema without those damn characters in the way

For our third installment of our favorite shots ever, we're taking the people out of it. It's time to look at some of the best characterless shots of all time and how great filmmakers squeeze a little extra out of their establishing, insert, and cutaway shots. Visit CineFix for more episodes and ...

You can now monitor exactly how lame your emoji game has become

Bad news, fam: Your favorite emoji could very well be passé. 😟. Emoji authority Emojipedia just released a handy new feature to help you check in on how popular your favorite pictograph is, and how much it's been used over time. The trend tracker, which was announced in a blog post by ...

Badass mama elk saves her young from a bear

Do not mess around when momma is nearby. A visitor at the End of the World in the Coconino National Forest in Arizona got up close and personal with Mother Nature recently. In the clip, a large female elk can be seen pacing near a young bear in a wooded area just off the road. A young animal can be ...

Tesla's HR chief is out after claims of labor violations, backed up by a new report

Tesla has been accused of labor violations in the past, and a new report supports those claims. Workers at Elon Musk's sustainable automaker suffered 8.8 injuries per 100 employees in 2015 , 31 percent more than their peers at other factories. The numbers are even worse for serious injuries at ...

Facebook's Trending Topics now offer you a choice of what publisher you want to read

Obviously, you're a Mashable reader. But you probably also enjoy the occasional New York Times article. Maybe you're in more of a The Atlantic mood. Just occasionally, you're in the market for a Vox post. You'll have the option now, in Facebook's Trending Topics. The embattled and oft-changed ...

More autoplay ads are coming to Pinterest

Prepare to see more sponsored videos barging into your Pinterest feed. The scrapbook-like social network is expanding its fledgling autoplay video ads into more parts of its app as of Wednesday, including search results and the home feed. The ads were previously confined to the platform's "explore ...

Guess whose creepy grabby hand that is in new 'Game of Thrones' trailer

HBO finally dropped the Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer Wednesday afternoon, and now it's time to obsess over every frame. Case in point, let's talk about that creepy, zombie-esque hand reaching out from what appears to be a cell. SEE ALSO: 'Game of Thrones' Season 7 trailer is finally here and ...

Fidget spinner porn is the hottest new thing on Pornhub

You guys, fidget spinner porn is a thing nowSigh. These little gadgets are everywhere, so of course they're also making their way into adult entertainment. New data from Pornhub reveals that there's been a big surge in interest in fidget-friendly porn in recent weeks. Pornhub says that at their ...

There's one massive hole in the 'Game of Thrones' trailer

Every tease for Game of Thrones Season has emphasized the ubiquitous threat of White Walkers trekking south to kill every living person in Westeros. In the official trailer, released Wednesday morning, they're nowhere to be seen. SEE ALSO: George R.R. Martin says Trump is like a King Joffrey that ...

There's one place where you can already test drive all 239 new emoji

Can't wait for the massive emoji update coming later this year? Good news: You can now start to take the 239 new emoji for a test drive , on Twitter. The service rolled out support for the new characters, which include gems like broccoli, flying saucer, and "face with monocle." SEE ALSO: Google is ...

Why Ariana Grande's music is so important

On Monday night, Ariana Grande fans , AKA "Arianators" , excitedly gathered for a shared purpose; to watch her perform the songs they love. But, the awful events which transpired that night meant that some of those fans didn't make it home. Grande fans are now mourning the loss to their fanbase; a ...

DJI's Spark drone is so small and smart, it could be a game-changer

DJI unveiled its tiny Spark drone on Wednesday, and it's sort of the anti-drone for consumers. It's small enough to fit in your hand, launches and lands from there, can be controlled almost entirely with gestures, lets you take a selfie from just 10 feet away, has a whole collection of ...

Underdog Stephen Colbert beats Jimmy Fallon in late night ratings

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This young man conquered Mount Everest in just 26 hours

Kílian Jornet is running to the top of the world, one mountain summit at a time. Jornet just scaled Mount Everest in under 26 hours, which is the fastest known ascent in the world. He's been recording his incredible journey in a project called "Summits of my life."

Ellen DeGeneres is making a stand-up comeback via Netflix

While Ellen DeGeneres has been busy charming daily viewers for well over a decade, it's been a good spell , nearly fifteen years! , since the comedian has hit the stage for a stand-up special. SEE ALSO: 20 years later, Ellen's coming out episode remains one of the best in television history Well, ...

Justin Bieber just covered Kendrick Lamar's 'Humble' because we can't have nice things

Justin Bieber can do a lot of things objectively really well: he can sing, play multiple instruments, and dance. Someone at some point in his career also told him he could rap well too , and he's been doing it here and there for awhile now. Most recently, Justin put his rapping skills to use by ...

Sansa is the Stark you should be watching in the 'Game of Thrones' trailer

The Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer dropped on Wednesday, and apart from almost breaking the internet, it gave us plenty to think about until July. Like Sansa Stark, our reigning lady in the North, reunited with her half-brother Jon Snow and determined to resist the Lannister regime. SEE ALSO: New ...

The luxury shopping list: 8 high-end boutiques to upgrade your closet

Fashion is one of those hobbies can just as easily warrant an eye roll as it can an envious stare. You're either on the cutting edge of style or that person who got tricked into spending hundreds of dollars on see-through plastic jeans. The world isn't black and white, though; and that means ...

Serena Williams has a new gig in Silicon Valley

Serena Williams is adding Silicon Valley board member to her extensive resumé. The greatest professional tennis player of our time announced Wednesday that she'll join online-survey service SurveyMonkey's board of directors, per a release from the company. SEE ALSO: Read what Alexis Ohanian said ...

'Game of Thrones' Season 7 trailer is finally here and we're still shaking

NO YOU STOP SCREAMING. The first full trailer for Game of Thrones Season 7 is online , and following the tantalizing Season 7 photos released last month, and that creepy moving image from Tuesday, this is our best look at the new season yet, checking in with all of our favorite characters as the ...

This app's 'travel mode' could keep your data safe from border guards

Over the course of the past few years, international travel has taken on an extra level of invasiveness as U.S. officials demand travelers unlock phones or hand over social media passwords in order to enter the country. Many travelers, even U.S. citizens, feel compelled to comply with these requests ...

Fidget spinner nail art is a thing now so there's no where left to hide

Nail artist and beauty blogger Natasha Lee created a mini version of the popular fidget spinner toy out of softened acrylic to decorate her latest nail design.

Donald and Melania Trump's most uncomfortable moments: A journey

Ah, Melania Trump: a First Lady who probably didn't want her White House role and definitely doesn't want to hold Donald's miniature hand. While holding the highly complicit Melania up as some secret liberal hero is misguided, it is satisfying to see her unsubtly avoid her husband. In these times, ...

Samsung's new Gear 360 camera is way cheaper than the original

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If This Then That is ready for its second act

When If This Then That emerged in 2012, it was something of a curiosity, albeit a wonky one. The service allowed users to tie together disparate applications into "recipes." Through IFTTT, for example, you could set up a system to get a text notification when a particular person posts to Instagram. ...

Ridiculous news cycle leads Jon Stewart and HBO to cancel their show

Despite Jon Stewart's many talents, he is but a mere mortal. And like the rest of us, he can barely keep up with the world's rapidly breaking, frequently bizarre news cycle. Because of this, Stewart's upcoming short-form animation series with HBO, which was announced back in 2016, has been ...

Laura Dern's new 'Star Wars' character looks ready for the Hunger Games

Looks like the Resistance just got a little bit more colorful. Laura Dern's new character in Star Wars: The Last Jedi has just been revealed, and in contrast to the beiges and browns that seem to characterize most Resistance closets, she seems to favor pinks and purples. SEE ALSO: The last Jedi gets ...

David Letterman calls Trump 'a man without a soul'

David Letterman thinks the United States might have a soulless president. "He's demonstrated himself to be a man without a core, a man without a soul," Letterman, the former host of The Late Show, said during an interview published this week by GQ. "Is there a guy in there?" SEE ALSO: David ...

Stephen Colbert found the perfect lawyer team to help Trump through these difficult times

If you wanna win, you have to go with the best duo in town. After it was reported that President Trump was putting together a team of attorneys to help with the investigation into Russia, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert threw their hat in the consideration ring with the attorney duo Galino and ...

Bill Gates just revealed his summer reading list, and it's as awesome as you'd expect

Your summer reading list is about to get a lot longer. That's because Microsoft founder, philanthropist, and avid reader Bill Gates revealed his summer book recommendations in a blog post on Monday , and you're going to want to pore over all of these books during your next vacation. SEE ALSO: 20 ...

Pope Francis met President Trump and looked insanely psyched about it

Photos from the highly anticipated 28-minute meeting between President Trump and Pope Francis at the Vatican have been released and from the way the Pope is looking, things went about 27 minutes and 55 seconds too long. The image of a beaming Trump and straight-faced Pope have the internet in a ...

Final 'Valerian' trailer is one last blast of colorful alien creatures

Hollywood will run out of sequels and reboots before Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets , one of the summer's true originals , runs out of kooky alien species to reveal to us. Ever since its marketing blasted off last summer at Comic-Con, Valerian has leaned in hard on its kaleidoscope of ...

Side-Eyeing Chloe is back, grown up, and still owning her A+ side eye

Who could forget side-eyeing Chloe and her infamous moment? The then two-year-old shot to viral fame after her parents captured her reaction to learning that she and her sister that they were going on a surprise trip to Disneyland. SEE ALSO: We are all this little kid jamming to Ciara She was not ...

The mobile online shopping revolution is definitely coming,but nobody's sure when

Will we ever really buy that much stuff through our smartphones? And does it even matter? The answer seems to depend on who you ask. By some tellings, growth in how much people buy through their smartphones is lagging projections and still underwhelms when compared to desktop; others see it as ...

'Game of Thrones' keeps rolling out Season 7 teasers and zero new footage

If you're in the business of writing and reading the internet, you may have noticed a lot of Game of Thrones promotion , none of which is new footage of Season 7. That footage , any footage , is now officially overdue. For now, we feed on scraps: From melting ice to a creepy Vine, our HBO overlords ...

This old 'Twin Peaks' quote could be a big clue to where the new Season is headed

Warning: Contains spoilers for the first four episodes of Twin Peaks: The Return. Trying to decipher Twin Peaks is like trying to work out the origins of the universe, or to solve the meaning of life. It's so damn cryptic and mysterious that sometimes you start to wonder if director David Lynch ...

In search of Facebook's conscience

People are awful. It's the obvious reality that Facebook,and especially Mark Zuckerberg,somehow failed to recognize. Whether it was a naive belief or a negligent assumption, the fact remains: Zuckerberg built Facebook's content control systems with the core idea that people can police themselves. ...

Dog used car salesman wants YOU to go for a ride in the car

Deals, deals, deals and also treats and ball and walks. Dog car salesman Brus Griffin, of Brus Griffin's Motor World, is operating without a license and selling cars he does not legally own. All the more reason for YOU to get down to Brus Griffin's lot and get a great deal on a new or used car ...

Quit your job and get paid to cuddle cats all day

Imagine a world where you could spend your days cuddling adorable fluffy kittens. A Dublin-based veterinary clinic is making that dream a reality as they're advertising a "cat cuddler" role. It sounds like the best job in the world. SEE ALSO: Stop working like a sucker and get paid to build Lego ...

Alt-right trolls are targeting Ariana Grande after terror attack

Ariana Grande is being targeted by so called alt-right and pro-Trump trolls , for previous liberal statements she made , with weaponized memes, out-of-context quotes and hate comments. SEE ALSO: No, this is not a photo of Ariana Grande after the Manchester attack Grande, who said said she was ...

Those movie subtitles you downloaded might open your doors to hackers

If you thought movie subtitles are just benign text files you can download to your computer and use without fear, think again. A report from security company Check Point claims that subtitles can be extremely dangerous, potentially allowing malicious hackers to completely take over your computer. ...

How I lost the first national VR gaming tournament, but saw the future of esports

My hands are shaking. But I know that these kinds of events are driven by sugar and adrenaline, so I ignore my nervous muscle twitches and stuff a couple more Oreos into my mouth, one package of many on a table laden with pizza, sugary drinks, and various packaged sweets. Familiar foods to fuel the ...

Guilty-looking dog eats rugby player's passport, causes chaos

There are bad dogs, and then there are very bad dogs. Mr Boots, a seven-month old cocker spaniel belonging to rugby player Matthew Shepherd, definitely falls into the latter category. SEE ALSO: Pesky doggos caught on CCTV stealing clothes off a washing line A couple of weeks before Shepherd was due ...