Lifestyle

July 21, 2019

23% of younger black girls now establish as bisexual

Since 1972, social scientists have studied the General Social Survey to chart the complexities of social change in the United States.
July 21, 2019

Liberals and conservatives have wildly completely different TV-viewing habits – however these 5 exhibits deliver everybody collectively

There’s been a lot of concern about how conservatives and liberals consume their news from sources that merely confirm their preexisting beliefs. The result, supposedly, has been a disintegration of a shared reality and a fracturing of the nation’s political life.
July 21, 2019

Did we mishear Neil Armstrong’s well-known first phrases on the Moon?

On July 20, 1969, an estimated 650 million people watched in suspense as Neil Armstrong descended a ladder towards the surface of the Moon.
July 20, 2019

Instagram ‘tag cleaners’ are combating in opposition to digital vandalism

Over the last few days, a teenager named Taylor has spent more than a dozen hours uploading north of 900 photos to Instagram. She listens to music or watches TV while she posts the same photos of millennial pink grids, flowers, and cotton candy clouds over and over. Each one is marked with the same user — escty, real name Bianca Devins — whose tagged photos have become a wall of beautiful images and hopeful messages.
July 20, 2019

Some inside design concepts for Jeff Bezos’ new $80 million NYC condominium

Amazon’s HQ2 isn’t coming to New York, but Jeff Bezos is! (At least, he’s investing in New York City real estate.) The Amazon CEO plonked down $80 million for a 10,000-square-foot penthouse, plus two other apartments directly below it.
July 20, 2019

These are the perfect, most objectively highly effective Pokémon fusions

In case you missed it, Pokémon fusions are back in the news, thanks in part to a recent Tumblr meme and helped along by a small but growing community of talented fan artists dedicated to bringing these sometimes adorable but often horrific hybrids to life.
July 20, 2019

ProZD makes nerd humor cool

You know a ProZD video when you see one: they’re nerdy, hilarious, and short, and steeped in the sort of deep geekery that has recently come back into vogue. He lampoons anime tropes, common role-playing game frustrations (think: that one character who only has one voice line for a specific action), and the intricacies of tabletop game mechanics. The experience is perfectly viral; which is to say that if you’re at all familiar with the subjects covered, it feels as though someone has reached into your brain, rooted around a bit, and come back up for air with a thought you’ve felt but never said out loud.
July 20, 2019

Watch the primary trailer for Square Enix’s Avengers recreation, approaching May 15th, 2020

Square Enix’s Avengers game finally has a trailer, revealed this evening during the publisher’s E3 2019 press conference. The game was first announced two and a half years ago, when Marvel Entertainment revealed it was working with Square Enix and its studios Eidos Montréal (Deus Ex) and Crystal Dynamics, the developer behind the Tomb Raider reboot. News about the title has been sparse in the years since, but tonight we got our first look the superhero game and a lot more details.
July 20, 2019

Twitch launches subscriber-only streams, however just for creators who don’t violate its guidelines

Twitch is giving its well-behaved streamers a chance to offer a new, VIP-like feature to their most loyal viewers with subscriber-only streams.
July 20, 2019

If to procure influencer bathwater, may you check it for DNA?

A Reddit post made a major splash on the internet this week when it claimed that the infamous, $30 “GamerGirl bathwater” being sold by social media star Belle Delphine contained no human DNA — and therefore might not be her bathwater at all. This was promptly challenged by other Reddit users and debunked: the shipments of said bathwater hadn’t even been sent out yet. As the news of the non-scandal broke around The Verge offices, reporters began pelting the science desk with questions, including; “wait, you can test bathwater for DNA?”