Qatar Airways launches smart workaround for electronics ban

Electronics ban be damned, Qatar Airways is going to get its hard-working business travelers typing away on laptops no matter what. Less than a week after U.S. officials banned electronics larger than a smartphone on certain U.S.-bound flights from certain Middle East and Africa airports, the Doha-based airliner figured out how to get out of the snarly mess that is the ban. SEE ALSO: U.S. bans laptops and iPads on airlines from multiple countries The…

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Profile of Anthony Papa, the only person to have received clemency and a pardon in New York state

Socialist Worker has a profile of Anthony Papa of the Drug Policy Alliance. He has a book out about his experiences after being released from prison, where he served a sentence for a drug crime that he’d been entrapped into committing. The book is called This Side of Freedom: Life After Clemency. Snip: On January 24, 1985, Anthony Papa, a young radio and auto repair worker, was entrapped in a bust planned by the Drug…

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Scientists use magnetic fields to remotely control biologically inspired soft robots

 The field of soft robotics has been the subject of increasing interest in recent years for the alternatives it presents to the rigid machines we tend to associate with the space. A team of scientists at North Carolina State University is offering an interesting take on the space, utilizing magnetic fields to move around the biologically inspired robots. Read More

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President Trump Forgets to Sign Executive Orders at Exec. Order Signing Ceremony (VIDEO)

[[tmz:video id=”0_c0hjoz2u”]] Gotta hand it to Vice Prez Mike Pence — he tried like hell to save President Trump from a senior moment during an executive order ceremony … but still came up short. Trump and his veep assembled media at the White House… Permalink

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Livestream of a pregnant cat isn't a marketing stunt, so relax and wait for kittens

The end of March is hell as we sift through each morsel of content to determine what is real and what is a marketing stunt. Looking at you, April the giraffe. And dammit, we deserve kittens. This livestream with a cat who actually appears to be pregnant has stepped in to provide a cuddly distraction. Her name is Evolene, and she’s stunning.  SEE ALSO: This transparent bowl swing is what cat dreams are made of…

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I made my own ink for the apocalypse

Meg Elison is a high school dropout and a graduate of UC Berkeley. Her debut novel, The Book of the Unnamed Midwife, won the 2014 Philip K. Dick Award. Its companion, The Book of Etta, is now available. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and writes like she’s running out of time. As an author of apocalyptic fiction, I get letters from all over the globe from people who are more prepared for…

"I made my own ink for the apocalypse"

Hey Crayola, quit dragging on this elaborate crayon saga. We've had enough.

Cut the crap, Crayola. You can’t just declare war on all of our childhoods and then drag it on foreverrrrrrr. Have a freaking heart. In case you’ve been lucky enough to miss the straight-up drama that is Crayola-gate 2017, we’ll fill you in. For the past two weeks, the formerly innocent art supply company has taken fans on a wild and emotionally taxing ride, messing with history and crushing the hopes and dreams of aspiring…

"Hey Crayola, quit dragging on this elaborate crayon saga. We've had enough."