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Volcano in Indonesia unleashes massive explosion

Mount Sinabung erupts thick volcanic ash in Karo on Sumatra Island on Feb. 19, 2018.Image: TIBTA PANGIN/AFP/Getty Images) By Andrew Freedman2018-02-19 23:32:51 UTC Mount Sinabung in Indonesia has been erupting for about the past five years now, displacing tens of thousands as it sends debris flows toward populated areas. On Feb. 19, the volcano unleashed a far more explosive eruption that vaulted smoke and ash more than 25,000 feet into

After the Parkland shooting, the gun control debate isn't fading away

Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez at a pro-gun control rally in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Feb. 18, 2018.Image: AFP/Getty Images By Heather Dockray2018-02-19 22:23:38 UTC Three of the largest mass shootings in modern American history happened in the past two years, but that doesn’t mean Americans are always thinking about gun control. In fact, data shows that with so many mass shootings taking place, Americans move on to

Donald Trump asks Mar-a-Lago guests what he should do about guns

Donald Trump takes a walk on the golf course at Mar-a-Lago in Florida.Image: AFP/Getty Images By Keith Wagstaff2018-02-19 20:34:18 UTC In the wake of the most recent mass shooting, President Donald Trump sought advice on gun control from a trusted source: rich people staying at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida.  According to the Washington Post, Trump spent the weekend at his resort watching cable news, complaining about the Russia investigation,

Michelle Obama raves about 'Black Panther' on Twitter

Michelle Obama loves ‘Black Panther.’Image: Getty Images for Pennsylvania Conference for Women By Keith Wagstaff2018-02-19 18:41:03 UTC Michelle Obama is constantly reminding us how lucky we were when she was first lady. Recently, she helped unveil a stunning, groundbreaking portrait, then she won Valentine’s Day. Now she’s showing love to our latest obsession, Black Panther.  Congrats to the entire #blackpanther team! Because of you, young people will finally see superheroes

Verizon will start locking its phones right when you buy them

Verizon is locking up its phones.Image: Andrew Burton/Getty Images By Sasha Lekach2018-02-13 01:19:31 UTC The days of buying unlocked phones are over. Verizon is joining other phone carriers in the practice of keeping phones locked for a certain time period after purchase. That means you can’t buy a Verizon phone and start using it on a different network.  The company says this is a move to prevent phone theft since

It's not just you: Apple's software is buggier than it used to be — here's how they fix it

Apple has a plan to fight iOS bugs.Image: dustin drankoski/mashable By Karissa Bell2018-02-13 00:48:16 UTC Apple might finally be ready to take the many bugs that’ve been plaguing iOS more seriously. The company is making a major change to how it approaches software updates that will emphasize reliability and stability over speed, according to a new report in Bloomberg. Bloomberg wrote that Apple’s software head Craig Federighi told engineers last

This teen slept through his alarm because of Netflix and still won gold at the Olympics

Image: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images By Morgan Sung2018-02-13 00:25:53 UTC Red Gerard may be an Olympic snowboarder, but he’s still a typical 17-year-old at heart. The teenager overslept after a late night of bingeing Brooklyn Nine-Nine, ignoring the alarm he had set because he was supposed to compete on Sunday morning.  Gerard should have been awake at 6 a.m. But, as Yahoo reports, his teammate Kyle Mack had to drag him

Man builds a singing Furby organ, and the results are horrifying

By Brian Koerber2018-02-12 23:00:17 UTC [embedded content] Remember Furbys, the must-have creepy, robotic toy of the 1998 holiday season? Well, they never went away, they were just resting, and now they’re ready for their revival. YouTuber Sam Battle of LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER finally found a use for all of those abandoned Furbys by building his very own Furby organ. Yes, he turned 44 Furbys into a musical instrument. After

Pun-filled Valentine's Day cards that will make your loved one smile

Image: Getty Images By Morgan Sung2018-02-12 22:32:24 UTC Whether it’s for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, or just because, love is always best expressed with humor — even if it’s an eye-rolling worthy pun. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, here are a few of Etsy’s best puns for your loved ones.  “I Chews You”  Image: etsy/HODLONDON Give your Valentine the gift of Kanye this year with this “Loving you

Nintendo refuses to answer questions about Mario's sex life

Mario, exposedImage: nintendo By Jess Joho2018-02-06 00:53:14 UTC All Nintendo ever wanted to do was make fun, wholesome experiences for players of all ages. Instead, fans keep demanding more and more intimate details about Mario’s body and sex habits.  And it seems like Nintendo just wishes it would stop. A Super Mario Odyssey dev talk video posted Monday with producer Yoshiaki Koizumi shows the poor man uncomfortably dodging explicit questions