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Pixar and Disney Animation will work really hard to be more diverse



For some time, Disney animation has come under fire as being the complete opposite of diverse with their animated characters. While films like Pocahontas and The Princess And The Frog have helped add some much needed weight on the other side of the scales, the canon of Disney characters have been, for the most part, white protagonists. Among those critics is none other than John Lasseter, famed animation director and chief creative officer of the Disney/Pixar family, and he’s vowed that now…

Delta Air Lines made the most Internet-y in-flight safety video the Internet has ever seen



Love the Internet? Delta sure hopes you do.

In the airline’s new in-flight safety video, nearly every viral sensation you can think of makes an appearance. Double rainbow guy, doge, Nyan Cat…the list goes on

Many airlines are now trying to go viral with their in-flight safety videos — which can rack up millions of online views — so it makes sense that Delta turned to proven hits for its latest attempt.


‘The Flash’: A breakdown of this TV season’s finale MVP



The Flash has been one of the year’s most consistently satisfying shows on TV

That’s a huge accomplishment because, as we know, TV shows tend to ebb and flow throughout their seasons, whether they are 13 episodes long or 20 plus. It’s tough to deliver every week

So going into its final episode of the season, The Flash had some pretty hefty expectations to meet. Thankfully, it delivered in every way

The finale had the team at S.T.A.R. Labs working with their boss-turned-nemesis Dr. Wells —…

Google’s latest experiment brings new superpowers to Chrome browsers



Google’s latest experiment might be the coolest Chrome extension we’ve seen yet.

Tone, the company’s newest homegrown browser add-on, uses sound to quickly share URLs with anyone nearby. The extension is available now in Chrome’s web store and can be used by any Chrome user, regardless of what type of computer they have.

In order for the extension to work, it must be installed on at least two computers that are close enough to be “within earshot” of each other and each machine must have its…

Which drugs people talk about at the 15 hottest music festivals



Think music festival and visions of mushrooms dance in your head

It’s far from shocking that some festival goers boost their musical experiences with substances. Drug emergencies even disrupt some events, such as New York’s 2013 Electric Zoo, which was shut down early after two attendees died from overdoses.

The substance and addiction resource Drugabuse.com analyzed Instagram posts to find out which drugs people mentioned…

Fitbit files for $100 million IPO



Fitbit thinks it’s finally fit for an IPO

The wearable device maker filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday to raise as much as $100 million in a public offering. It will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker $FIT (of course).

The company reported revenue of $745.4 million and turned a profit of $137.7 million in 2014, bucking the trend of technology companies going public while unprofitable. Its revenue nearly tripled from $271 million a year…

Amid firebangs and a burning flag, Seattle May Day protests devolve into chaos



What began as a peaceful May Day protest in Seattle, which mixed demonstrators calling for workers’ rights and an end to police brutality, spun out of control as police and protesters clashed as authorities deployed firebangs and pepper spray.

People on the streets smashed store windows, damaged more than two dozen vehicles, turned over dumpsters, set fires and seriously injured at least three officers near Seattle Central College, who were transported to a nearby hospital, according to…

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Before and after satellite images of Nepal show devastation, refugees



Satellite photography company Digital Globe, owner of this incredibly detailed spy satellite, has opened up access to its imagery to help in the search and recovery mission in Nepal.

More than 4,000 people died and ancient buildings were turned to rubble after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the Asian nation

That can be hard to process, but the imagery clearly shows the scale of the devastation — comparing the before and after shots taken from satellites above the Earth. You can see the…

Returning soldier gives son photobomb surprise on school picture day



When Corporal James Bass returned home on Friday after a year of deployment in Kuwait, he headed straight for his son Joshua’s elementary school in Durham, North Carolina.

There, the 8-year-old was gearing up for school picture day, ABC11 reports. When the moment came to take the photo, Bass quietly jumped into the shot behind Joshua

It was only when the school photographer showed the little boy his photo that a…

How getting laid off inspired one writer to travel the world



Of the dozens of trips Geraldine DeRuiter has taken in the past five years, none have stuck with her like a visit to Naples in 2008

The views of the Tyrrhenian Sea were majestic, the Napolitan cuisine was the type you travel more than 5,000 miles for, and the densely packed, buzzing streets were unforgettable — but it was a call from back home in the middle of the trip that defined the journey for her.

“I got an email from work that said I no…