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Everything we know so far about AMC’s upcoming ‘Fear the Walking Dead’

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As a spinoff of The Walking Dead, one of the most popular shows on TV right now, Fear the Walking Dead has a name that proves it isn’t trying too hard to differentiate itself from the flagship series. But while the two shows will have the same zombie apocalypse as the overarching catalyst for the drama, the pair will definitely be distinct in their nature and formatting. And while AMC hasn’t exactly been the most forthcoming with details, we’ve rounded up everything we know about Fear the…

Crying rooms in Japan are real and they’re spectacular

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Japan has given us a lot over the years. Karaoke, emoji, anime, Nintendo. Crying rooms.

Wait, crying rooms?

Yeah, apparently this is a new thing in Japan. According to The Telegraph, the Mitsui Garden Yotsuya hotel in Tokyo is offering women special “crying rooms” to help them combat stress.

The rooms, which can be booked for 10,000 Japanese yen per day (that’s about $85), through August 31, contain tissues, warm sheets…

It’s official: Virtual reality headset Oculus Rift is coming in early 2016

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The first virtual reality headset to make waves finally has a full release date.

The Oculus Rift headset will be available as a full product at retail during the first quarter of 2016, its maker Oculus VR announced Wednesday morning.

Oculus VR hasn’t released a price or exact release date for the consumer version of the Oculus Rift, only promising it will ship with “compelling content, a full ecosystem, and a fully-integrated…

The cost of Baltimore’s safety: $7.5 million for the Orioles

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When the Baltimore Orioles played the Chicago White Sox before an empty stadium on Wednesday in the infamous “ghost game,” Jamie Maher was supposed to be there, cheering her favorite team

Maher, an Oklahoma resident and die-hard Orioles fan, had tickets to three Orioles games last week — on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday — all of which she couldn’t attend as they were either cancelled or closed to the public. She was able to reschedule her tickets for August when she plans to return to the…

Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli most abused premier league footballer on social media

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LONDON — A huge amount of racist, homophobic and sexist abuse has been directed at Premier League footballers and clubs on social media over the last football season, new research has revealed.

Anti-discrimination organisation Kick It Out searched Twitter, Facebook and numerous forums and blogs and found more than 130,000 discriminatory posts between last August and March, according to a report published…

Police shut down excessive force protest on Brooklyn Bridge

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Police brutality protesters in New York City and across the United States took to the streets on Tuesday as part of a national day of protesting organized by the Stop Mass Incarceration Network

Several hundred protesters gathered in Union Square Tuesday afternoon, chanting as they marched south toward the Brooklyn Bridge

Protests against excessive police force have spread throughout the country since August, when an unarmed…

A math problem for 14-year-olds is stumping the world

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Just when you thought math couldn’t get any harder.

A TV presenter in Singapore recently brought up a math problem that has been driving the Internet crazy.

At the first, the problem seems impossible to solve. But once you use some logic, the solution is actually rather simple. Rattle your brain — or phone a friend —before you look at the solution below the picture.

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The solution, courtesy of Singapore’s Study Room:

First we need to…

Ferguson’s government sucked, and voters just did something about it

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It’s been eight months of hell in Ferguson, but things are finally changing.

Voter turnout for this week’s city council election nearly triples from the previous election. Two black candidates were among three people elected to the city council. For the St. Louis suburb that has become the epicenter of a national debate about civil rights, Tuesday was the first shift from the top.

This election was big for Ferguson, where…

NASA’s Opportunity rover completes first-ever Mars marathon

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It took 11 years and two months, but NASA’s Opportunity Mars Exploration Rover did it: It traversed 26.22 miles (42.19 km) on Mars, effectively finishing the first marathon on the Red Planet

“This is the first time any human enterprise has exceeded the distance of a marathon on the surface of another world,” said John Callas, Opportunity project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, in a statement

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Swedish prosecutors offer to question Julian Assange in London

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Swedish prosecutors on Friday offered to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London, potentially unlocking a stalemate in an almost five-year-old investigation into alleged sex crimes.