Monday, June 25, 2018

This mobile game lets you ‘clean up’ plastic pollution from the ocean

Plastic bags, straws, bottles, and toys clutter the world's oceans, from the depths of the Mariana Trench up to the frigid North Pole. For most land dwellers, it's an invisible problem. We do our best to recycle, or use canvas shopping totes, then largely forget about the enormous piles of plastic garbage smothering the sea. SEE ALSO: A 'conveyor belt' of plastic is polluting the Arctic Ocean Environmental groups are devising creative ways to capture our attention, from video games to strawless restaurant campaigns. We Are the Ocean's interactive game, launched this week, lets you "collect" pounds of virtual plastics. Play it here, or try it below on desktop: Read more... More about Marine Pollution, Ocean Pollution, Vaquitas, Strawless Ocean, and Drinking Straws

Twitter celebrates Trump’s first 100 days with the savage burns you’d expect

We're closing in on the first 100 days of the Trump presidency, even though it's felt more like 100 years since the inauguration. SEE ALSO: Even Trump's Earth Day message was anti-science Pundits are now trying to gauge where the president falls on the success scale, from "SAD!" to "BIGLY!," for this somewhat important but still kinda arbitrary milestone. But Twitter users have another talent: using these types of events to unleash some pithy burns. And #TrumpsDay100Songs—song lyrics and titles twisted for a more Trumpian feel—don't disappoint. Every Little Thing He Does Is Tragic #TrumpsDay100Songs — quinn cummings (@quinncy) April 25, 2017 Read more... More about Hashtag, 100 Days, Donald Trump, Watercooler, and Politics

Newly signed order could reshape national monuments

President Donald Trump is all about bucking precedent, and he is doing it once more on the subject of public lands.

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Trump weighs order to pull out of NAFTA

The White Home is contemplating withdrawing from NAFTA within the coming days, although President Donald Trump has not but determined methods to proceed, two senior administration officers confirmed to CNN Wednesday.

Acclaimed director Jonathan Demme dies

Filmmaker Jonathan Demme, whose Oscar-winning thriller "The Silence of the Lambs" terrified audiences and launched some of the indelible villains in film historical past, died Wednesday morning in New York. He was 73.

Gett buys Juno, making your ride-hailing app choices a little less difficult

There soon will be one less ride-hailing app to choose from for those still boycotting Uber. Gett, one of the largest players in the New York ride-hailing market, has acquired Juno for $200 million, TechCrunch reported Wednesday. SEE ALSO: The feud between Britain and Sean Spicer is getting ridiculous Gett will acquire all of Juno's existing business, including its network of drivers and its employees, according to TechCrunch's Ingrid Lunden, who spoke with Gett CEO and founder Dave Waiser. Juno's founding team (Talmon Marco, Igor Magazinik, Ofer Samocha and Sunny Marueli) will stay based in New York and will lead Gett's future business in the U.S. Both Gett and Juno only operated in New York, for the U.S. market. Gett operates in more than 100 cities in Europe. Now, the combined companies have plans to expand into other states. Read more... More about Transportation, New York City, Apps And Software, Lyft, and Uber

The next time you’re thinking of planning a quirky first date, don’t

In an earlier time, first dates were delightfully simple affairs: you'd tell a few stories, drink a few drinks and stare at the other person's face until you could assess whether they were hot enough to marry. That time is dead. And it's been replaced by something even more menacing: the "quirky date," which typically happens on the first date or at least in the first trimester of a relationships. Subjects who plan "quirky dates" often do so because they are desperate to convince potential partners that that they are fun! unique! and not your typical lawyer! Few of us want to go on quirky dates, no matter how much we profess otherwise. It's a crappy trend that needs to die, even though it shows no signs of going anywhere. Read more... More about Dating, Sex And Relationships, Watercooler, and Watercooler

Cillizza: Trump really needs a win

President Donald Trump appears to have spent his first 97 days in near-constant movement.

Lightning McQueen rediscovers his love of racing in the ‘Cars 3’ trailer

Lightning McQueen may have some miles on him, but the Cars franchise is still going strong. Pixar has just unveiled the first full trailer for Cars 3, which pits an aging McQueen against a younger, sleeker competitor, Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer). SEE ALSO: Summer movie preview: What to watch if you're an action connoisseur There's something amusingly meta about the trailer's focus on "branding" and "legacy," considering this is the latest entry in a massively successful franchise. But by the end of the spot, McQueen's started to rediscover what it is he loves so much about the sport – and, spoiler alert, it's not all the "stuff" that comes with it. Read more... More about Pixar Animation Studios, Owen Wilson, Cars 3, Entertainment, and Film

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