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Fighting Nazis Doesn’t Make ‘Antifa’ the Good Guys

Jonah Goldberg, New York PostFighting Nazis is a good thing, but fighting Nazis doesn’t necessarily make you or your cause good. By my lights this is simply an obvious fact. The greatest Nazi-killer of the 20th century was Josâ?¦ … Read the referenced story here: Fighting Nazis Doesn’t Make ‘Antifa’ the Good Guys

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Science 

Will The Eclipse Make Crops And Animals Flip Out? Scientists Ask (Really)

Enlarge this image During the day on Aug. 21, large swaths of farmland will be plunged into darkness and temperatures will drop about 10 degrees. Scientists are waiting to see how crops and animals will react. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Daniel Acker/Bloomberg/Getty Images On Aug. 21, a 70 mile-wide ribbon from Oregon to South Carolina called the “path of totality” will experience a total solar eclipse. Large swaths of farmland in the Great Plains and Midwest will be plunged into darkness for two and a half minutes…

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Science 

Make Your Own Eclipse Viewer

[embedded content] NPR’s Skunk Bear YouTube Hundreds of years before solar viewing glasses were readily available, scientists and casual spectators could still enjoy these rare celestial events without frying their eyeballs. They’d use a combination of pinholes and mirrors to redirect the sun’s rays onto a screen. Enlarge this image An 18th century engraving depicts a camera obscura. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Bettmann Archive/Getty Images It took a while to figure out how to build the so-called camera obscura. Ancient Chinese and Greek scholars puzzled over pinholes…

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Android 

Ok Google, make a hands-free call

Google Home now supports hands-free calling. One big missing feature from Google Home when it launched was the ability to make phone calls with the device. Google promised a whole slew of new features at this year’s I/O developer conference, one of which was the ability to make hands-free calls. That feature has now started rolling out to users. Redditor andybaseclef shared a video of him calling the Alamo Drafthouse movie theater using his Google Home. The LED lights on top of the device lit up just like any other…

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Smarter 

How to Make Money Fast: 10 Easy Ways to Make Money in the next Hour

The average savings rate for an American under 35 right now is -1.8 percent. (Yes, negative.)[1] Coupled with declining salaries from large companies[3] and the rise of the “gig economy” (where payments don’t always occur at stable times), there are often situations now where (especially young) people need to know how to make money fast. Of course, thousands of sites — maybe even millions — claim to offer ways to make money fast, or to teach you some hack about how to make money fast, but the sites are scattered…

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Android 

If you’re buying The Lion King, make sure to connect Disney Movies Anywhere

Most digital copies are a letdown. Disney’s are not. We’ve all seen it: buy the movie before it’s out on Blu-ray, and you don’t get any special features, and your copy is stuck in one store forever. It sucks, right? WRONG! Disney has a digital system that makes buying the movie early an actually tempting thing to do, and it all has to do with connecting digital stores and awesome app implementation. Before you go buy The Lion King, please download Disney Movies Anywhere. You will not be disappointed. Disney…

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Finance News 

This Brooklyn startup raised $8 million to make dog chow that’s good enough for humans to eat

If you want to work at the Farmer’s Dog, the fresh made and personalized meal delivery service for dogs, you have to be prepared to do one thing first – eat the dog chow. This might seem like a ghastly test, but the Brooklyn startup thinks it’s important to emphasize that the food they make is safe for humans, and so by default, safe for a human’s four-legged friend too.  “It’s fun think about the food being safe enough to eat, so you may as well try it,” says Jonathan…

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Smarter 

Make Better Decisions by Knowing How Decision Fatigue Works

When determining a court ruling, there are many factors that contribute to their final verdict. You probably assume that the judge’s decision is influenced solely by the nature of the crime committed or the particular laws that were broken. While this is completely valid, there is an even greater influential factor that dictates the judge’s decision: the time of day. In 2012 a research team from Columbia University [1] examined 1,112 court rulings set in place by a Parole Board Judge over a 10 month period. The judge would have to…

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