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The Internet Gave Me $240 to Listen to Meghan Trainor's Entire Discography

Monday night, while blogging about a group of record labels suing Youtube-to-mp3.org who listed “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor as an example of a frequently pirated song, I pondered whether a song worse than Trainor’s hit single exists. Jokingly, I then suggested the internet give me $200 to listen to her entire discography. Read more... Source: Gizmodo

Pangolins, Earth’s Most Beautiful and Trafficked Creatures, Finally Get Protection

The pangolin is the only known mammal with scales. Pangolins are beautiful, precious little creatures, often likened to an artichoke with legs. According to NPR, they’re also the world’s most trafficked mammals. Luckily for these little cuties, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, or CITES, has officially banned commercial trading of pangolins.Read more... Source: Gizmodo

Apple plans to ban the top paid iMessage sticker app

The top grossing app in the iMessage App Store is about to be officially banned by Apple for allowing users to send “prank” blue message bubbles that put words in your friend’s mouth. The clever sticker app called Phoneys shot to the top of the App Store rankings this week. The app provides users with […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

The Series That Broke Your Hearts Out of Nowhere

Earlier this week, we opened hailing frequencies and asked you, our beloved readers, about the books, comics, movies, games, and shows that you never expected would give you a sudden dose of the feels. We’ve compiled your responses, and here are the moments that made you the most verklempt.Read more... Source: Gizmodo

A Major Hurricane Just Developed Over the Caribbean

An ugly, dangerous storm is brewing out there. After a bout of rapid intensification last night, Hurricane Matthew has now achieved Category 3 status, packing 120 mph winds. It’s first major Caribbean hurricane since Sandy, and the strongest to develop in this particular region since 2008.Read more... Source: Gizmodo

Our Best View Yet of Molecules Moving Inside Living Cells

A new microscope developed at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts is allowing scientists track the position and orientation of individual molecules in living cells. It has the potential to reveal unknown aspects of molecular behavior, including those that turn cells into agents of disease.Read more... Source: Gizmodo

Should the MacBook Pro be next in line to lose its headphone jack? [Friday Night Fights]

If you’re an early iPhone 7 adopter, you’re already getting accustomed to life without a headphone jack. But what if it started to disappear from other devices you use everyday, such as your iPad or MacBook? With a MacBook Pro refresh on the horizon, fans fear it will be the next device in Apple’s lineup […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

The World's First Clear Glass Slide Looks Like a Dream

Our perpetually-dropped smartphones have pushed glass manufacturers to create stronger and more durable materials to survive our clumsiness. But if you’re curious just how advanced glass making techniques have gotten, someone has made a 30-foot working glass slide that’s completely transparent.Read more... Source: Gizmodo

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