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What Experts Say to Those Who Deny Climate Change

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World leaders descended upon New York last week for the Climate Summit, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s attempt to establish far-reaching policies that would reduce emissions and curb the rate of global warming.

Recent studies forecast a global average sea level rise of more than 3.3 feet by the end of the century, and new research shows a record rise in greenhouse gas emissions. These statistics, along with extreme weather…

Pornhub Gets a Record Label, Wants You to Sing its Anthem

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Pornhub has launched a record label. Boy bands and teen pop singers need not apply.

Mature lyrics that will appeal to an adult audience, now that’s what they’re looking for, Pornhub Vice President Corey Price told Billboard.

The label, dubbed Pornhub Records, hasn’t signed any artists yet, but one of its first orders of business is to find an official anthem for the internet’s largest free porn site by hosting a contest.

Report: Samsung May Launch Galaxy Note 4 Early After Success of iPhone 6

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The massive response to Apple’s bigger

Stanford Promises Not to Use Google Money for Privacy Research

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Stanford University recently declared that it will not use money from Google to fund privacy research at its Center for Internet and Society, according to a legal filing made by the school.

“Since

Analysts: Apple to Set a New Record for iPhone Sales This Weekend

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The lines are back.

Large crowds of customers queued up for hours — if not days — in cities around the world, like New York, Berlin and Sydney for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. While Apple is expected to have a blockbuster opening weekend for iPhone sales, analysts are split on whether it will set a new record for the company.

Walter Piecyk, an analyst with BTIG, expects Apple to sell 10 million new iPhones during the first three days, beating last…

Today Is the Wettest Day Ever in Phoenix

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The remnants of Hurricane Norbert, plus moisture from the summer monsoon season, has led to an extraordinarily rare and debilitating Monday morning in Phoenix. So far today, 2.96 inches of rain has fallen in the desert city, which makes it the wettest calendar day on record there. This broke the previous record of 2.91 inches, which was set in 1931.

In addition, this deluge has dumped more rain in several hours than Phoenix typically picks up in an entire monsoon season during the months of…

The Company That (Still) Feeds Your Vinyl Record Obsession

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Since 2007, vinyl record sales have seen a massive resurgence worldwide — and riding that wave is a Czech Republic-based company called GZ Media.

The factory, originally called Gramofonove Zavody (Gramophone Record) Lodenice, pressed its first vinyl record in 1951 and was the main producer of vinyl records for the Eastern Bloc. Even as vinyl faded from popularity toward the end of the 1980s, when CDs became the dominant format, GZ Media saved all of its record-pressing machines.

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Air France Crews Petition to Stop Flights to Ebola-Affected Countries

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More than 700 Air France staff have signed a petition asking the airline to stop flights to the West African countries hit hard by Ebola. Air France flies to Conakry in Guinea and Freetown in Sierra Leone.

Despite assurances from world-health officials that Ebola’s spread by air travel is unlikely, British Airways and Emirates have already canceled routes as a precaution. At least 1,145 people have died in the worst outbreak of Ebola on record.

Rumor: iPhone 6 Will Have Two Release Dates

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The still-unconfirmed upcoming iPhone, presumably called the iPhone 6, has been expected to debut in two versions, one large and one small. But sources are now saying that the two phones’ release dates will be staggered, one in September and one in later months, to avoid pitting the two against each other in sales.

However, not everyone is buying it.

DigiTimes — which we’ll note has a very mixed track record in terms of accuracy — is reporting…

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Jack White’s Resting Bitchface at Cubs Game Strikes the Internet

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Jack White is the subject of a new meme, thanks to a sour case of resting bitchface.

White is currently on tour supporting his latest album Lazaretto, but took a night off Tuesday to catch a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field. But while most photos show what looks like a perfectly pleasant night out, White’s resting bitchface betrayed him in one particularly damming screenshot.

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As is the norm with unflattering celebrity…