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Study pits shoppers against each other in online bargain battle

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When online shopping emerged as a global phenomenon in the early 2000s, I remember reading prophecies that consumers would now cruise far and wide across the Internet for the best ever bargains, because search had become completely effortless. A decade on, it appears that people can get click-weary more easily than the pundits might have presumed.

Academic studies have long pictured consumers as somewhat lethargic when it comes to search. Studies have shown, for example, that people are not…

New POV video from SpaceX takes you for a ride on Crew Dragon’s first flight

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SpaceX wants to take you for a ride.

Elon Musk‘s rocket company released new footage on Friday of its Crew Dragon capsule taking flight for the first time during a test earlier in May. The uncrewed test was designed to help engineers gather more information about the effectiveness of the capsule’s abort system — a key component used to quickly propel astronauts away from a failing rocket should something bad happen during flight.

Pittsburgh Pirates want you to bite their ‘sexual’ doughnuts

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While we agree that eating a perfect doughnut can be a near sensual experience, we’re pretty sure that isn’t what the Pittsburgh Pirates social team was going for

A photo caption posted to the team’s Instagram account on Friday advertised a local Dunkin’ Donuts promotion that would give drive-thru customers free game tickets and a “sexual Pirates donut!” Oops.

If you’re going to have a typo, sexual donuts is an epic way to go#smsports

Pittsburgh Pirates want you to bite their ‘sexual’ doughnuts

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While we agree that eating a perfect doughnut can be a near sensual experience, we’re pretty sure that isn’t what the Pittsburgh Pirates social team was going for

A photo caption posted to the team’s Instagram account on Friday advertised a local Dunkin’ Donuts promotion that would give drive-thru customers free game tickets and a “sexual Pirates donut!” Oops.

If you’re going to have a typo, sexual donuts is an epic way to go#smsports

Pittsburgh Pirates want you to bite their ‘sexual’ doughnuts

Pittsburgh-pirates-doughnuts

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While we agree that eating a perfect doughnut can be a near sensual experience, we’re pretty sure that isn’t what the Pittsburgh Pirates social team was going for

A photo caption posted to the team’s Instagram account on Friday advertised a local Dunkin’ Donuts promotion that would give drive-thru customers free game tickets and a “sexual Pirates donut!” Oops.

If you’re going to have a typo, sexual donuts is an epic way to go#smsports

Irish abroad explain why they came #hometovote on marriage equality

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Ireland went to the polls Friday in a historic vote on marriage equality, and many expats travelled hundreds, if not thousands, of miles to make their voice heard.

The hashtag #hometovote topped Twitter trending charts during the day as people documented their journeys back to the country.

This is the scene on the 9:10 London to Holyhead train as Irish abroad return #hometovote #marref

More Americans overdose on prescription drugs than heroin and cocaine combined

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The Drug Enforcement Agency recently wrapped up part of its largest-ever prescription drug trafficking investigation. In the same week, the agency finished its biggest heroin bust ever in the state of New York. Both kinds of drugs have killed more and more people in the United States each year for most of the 21st century

Overdoses as a result of heroin and prescription drug use have risen for years now, though prescription drugs remain the larger threat. More people in the U.S. overdosed on…

‘Refugees are scum’ video experiment shows what it takes for people to act

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A man standing on an Australian street wearing a sign that reads “refugees are scum” has incited an angry reaction from locals.

In the social experiment by activist group Act for Peace, Sydneysiders can be seen saying to the man “You’re a fucking disgrace” and “I think you are scum.” One pedestrian even turns back and without saying a word, rips the sign off the demonstrator. Cheers erupt from passersby

The mood changes dramatically when the man walks around wearing a placard saying: “Help…

Flickr’s monstrous tagging algorithm labels people as ‘apes’

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Flickr has accidentally created an insensitive monster

The popular photo-sharing website, which is owned by Yahoo, rolled out a suite of new options earlier this month, including an automatic tagging feature using the company’s “image recognition technology.”

The goal: to make it easier for people to organize and search for photos

The outcome: plenty of outrage

At first, Flickr users noticed unwanted — but mostly harmless — tags like “outdoor,” “people” and “monochrome” added to their…

Sustainable energy takes global center stage in May

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For four women in rural India, the struggle to become solar engineers began before they’d even set foot in a classroom.

None of the women had ever been allowed to travel without a male companion. Neighbors insisted that the training should be given to men. And none of the women had attended school past eighth grade

“No one in the village has ever done anything like this. People said that boys should get the…