Large chunk of beach gets eaten up by the ocean in 'nearshore landslip' event - 6時間前  Mashable

A large chunk of an Australian beach has fallen into the ocean, in another incident of its kind in recent years. On Monday morning, approximately 200 to 300 metres (218 to 328 yards) of beach at south-east Queensland's Inskip Point eroded into the ocean, leaving a gap in the coast which reaches to the tree line. SEE ALSO: Massive cliff chunk collapses onto beach in Greece Rainbow Beach Helicopters posted aerial images and video of the erosion on Facebook. A Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service spokesperson said it was likely the erosion was caused "by the undermining of part of the shoreline...more
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'The Bachelor Vietnam' rose ceremony goes viral when contestants run away together - 9時間前  Mashable

Rose ceremonies on The Bachelor are usually drama-packed, but Vietnam's version of the hit TV show has quite the surprise plot twist. In a clip that's since gone viral, contestant Minh Thu was left without a rose from the show's Bachelor, Quoc Trung.  SEE ALSO: How to write a dating app bio that's actually good But before leaving for good, she decided to stun everyone by professing her love to another contestant, Truc Nhu, then convincing her to leave the show. "Come home with me," Minh Thu tells Truc Nhu. If only other versions of The Bachelor were this interesting. Truc Nhu, who has a ...more
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Internal memo from Google's CEO insists search results are free from political bias - 14時間前  Mashable

Google chief Sundar Pichai wants the people working for him to understand this clearly: Google's search results aren't influenced by political bias. That's the message Pichai focused on sending in a Friday email to all employees. He was responding to reports of a January 2017 email chain that started a few days after Donald Trump instituted his first version of the Muslim ban. SEE ALSO: Google is trying, and failing, to cover its creepy Chinese search engine tracks A Thursday report from the Wall Street Journal noted that, in early 2017, employees talked about using Google's search features to...more
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Japan's Hayabusa2 successfully deploys two rovers on the surface of an asteroid - 18時間前  Mashable

It's just like the movie Armageddon, but without the apocalypse scenario. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has reason to celebrate after successfully deploying a pair of robots on the surface of an asteroid. The mission, which played out on Friday, aims to gather photos and data from the asteroid called Ryugu. SEE ALSO: Astronaut captures photos of ominous-looking Hurricane Florence from space The mission's success — marking the end of a four-year journey — was confirmed in a tweet on Saturday from JAXA's account for the Hayabusa2 asteroid explorer. We are sorry we ha...more
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Alyssa Milano puts a point on #WhyIDidntReport in a powerful new essay - 21時間前  Mashable

The #MeToo movement received a jolt this weekend with the new hashtag #WhyIDidntReport, prompted by Donald Trump's pushback on allegations raised by Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Actress Alyssa Milano was among the staggering number of people who tweeted heartbreaking personal stories of being sexually assaulted and choosing not to report it for any number of reasons. In a new essay for Vox, Milano unpacks the stigma of reporting sexual assault and how reactions like Trump's and Kavanaugh's are exactly why survivors are so scare...more
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Sonita Alizadeh narrowly avoided being a child bride. Now she raps about ending forced marriage. - 21時間前  Mashable

Several years ago, Sonita Alizadeh's parents were considering selling her into marriage in order to pay for her older brother's bride. Alizadeh, an Afghan refugee who was living in Iran at the time, dreamt instead of getting an education.  While such conflict plays out for millions of girls around the world every year, Alizadeh decided to channel her despair into rapping. Eventually, with the help of a documentarian, she turned her song "Brides for Sale" into a viral YouTube video. Now Alizadeh is an activist who fights against child marriage.  On Sept. 23, at the 2018 Social Good Su...more
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Watch new footage of John Lennon in the studio, dragging Paul McCartney - 22時間前  Mashable

Diss tracks looked a lot different in 1971. Here we have John Lennon performing in the studio with his fellow Beatle George Harrison and the Plastic Ono Band. The song? A funked out version of "How Do You Sleep?" from Lennon's second solo album, Imagine. The song's lyrics take aim Paul McCartney, whose troubled relationship with Lennon led to The Beatles' break-up in 1970. "A pretty face may last a year or two / But pretty soon they'll see what you can do / The sound you make is muzak to my ears / You must have learned something in all those years," Lennon sang. Now, almost 50 years later, the...more
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Jane Fonda throws the debate around comebacks for #MeToo men into sharp relief - 1日前  Mashable

Do guys like Louis C.K. or Charlie Rose deserve a comeback? Does any disgraced sexual predator? What has to happen before such a comeback is even possible? These questions have been rattling around online for some time, though C.K.'s recent attempted return to stand-up raised the volume. Now, Jane Fonda has some advice for all those disgraced men to consider before they start mulling a comeback. SEE ALSO: The Louis C.K. apologists are missing the point "Guys are trying to make a comeback and they haven’t done the work," Fonda said during an event for her upcoming HBO documentary, Jane Fo...more
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'Child's Play' creator disavows new 'Chucky' remake with a meme - 1日前  Mashable

Chucky is back — and not everyone's happy about it. On Friday, MGM announced it had started production for the reboot of Child's Play, the legendary 1988 horror film. The original's story creator Don Mancini, who won't be involved in the new production, proceeded to let his feelings be known with a subtweet. SEE ALSO: 'American Horror Story: Apocalypse': Everything we know about Season 8 Mancini has produced six sequels to the original's Child's Play, six times as a screenwriter and three times as a director. He's currently working on a Child's Play TV series featuring the voice of the o...more
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10 hidden features in iOS 12 - 2日前  Mashable

With any software upgrade, there's a lot to unpack.  Apple's iOS 12 is no different. You probably noticed Screen Time, Grouped Notifications, and fun photo effects right after the update. However, it’s the small changes that can make all the difference. SEE ALSO: Here's how to update your iPhone or iPad to iOS 12 We've been digging through iOS 12 and found 10 hidden features that will level-up your iPhone experience. 1. Face ID alternate appearance Image: Apple's TrueDepth sensor is the secret to how Face ID lets you unlock your iPhone with a glance. However, if you wear sunglasse...more
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'Women must be heard': Time's Up calls for walkout in light of Brett Kavanaugh accusations - 8時間前  Mashable

Wear black and walk out. That's what the Time's Up movement against systemic sexual harassment and abuse has called for on Monday, following multiple accusations aimed at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. SEE ALSO: #DearProfessorFord: Actresses support Brett Kavanaugh's accuser ahead of hearings On Sunday night, the activist group posted the rallying cry on Twitter, calling on people to join forces with women's groups across the U.S. to simply "walk out (of your home, workplace, classroom, wherever you are)."  Set for Monday, Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT, the walkout is pitched a...more
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Nightmare two-headed snake found in Virginia just in time for Halloween season - 14時間前  Mashable

'Tis the season for nightmare fuel, and one fascinating but unsettling discovery is getting into that fall spooky spirit. A woman in northern Virginia found an extremely rare baby copperhead snake in her neighbor's yard recently, complete with not one but two heads. Because, ya know, the venomous viper part wasn't terrifying enough in itself. SEE ALSO: New panda mom doesn't know she has twins thanks to these sneaky zookeepers After initially being picked up by the Virginia Wildlife Management & Control, the rare serpent is now being taken care of by an unnamed, experienced private reptile ...more
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Bananas donated to a Texas prison turn out to be $18 million of cocaine - 16時間前  Mashable

No, this is not an episode of Breaking Bad. This is real life. On Friday, Sept. 21, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) posted on Facebook about a drug mix up that sounds like it has just as wild a story behind it as the hit AMC TV series. The department received 45 boxes of donated bananas from Ports of America in Freeport near the Gulf of Mexico. But it turns out the donation was a greater gift than either organization could have imagined, containing an additional 540 packages of cocaine, valued at nearly $18 million. "Sometimes, life gives you lemons. Sometimes, it gives you ban...more
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Weird new Pokémon with a nut for a head is a big mystery in 'Pokémon Go' - 19時間前  Mashable

Something new is happening in Pokémon Go. A mysterious critter has appeared in the game, and it's something Pokémon fans have never seen before. It was first discovered when a programming-savvy fan found an image and a reference to "Pokémon 891" in the game's code. SEE ALSO: Pokémon fans are freaking out after realizing Venusaur is a frog The newcomer has the body of a sheet-covered ghost and a nut — the hardware, not the legume — for a head, with one eye staring out of its central hole. It doesn't have a name and no one's been able to catch one (not exactly), b...more
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is putting children first - 21時間前  Mashable

"If you ask me why I’m in politics my answer will be simple: children," New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told the audience at Mashable’s 9th annual Social Good Summit on Sept. 23. On the one-year anniversary of the general election that elevated her to power, Ardern spoke about one of her greatest passions as a politician: helping kids.  "When I came into office, somewhat surprisingly, I did so with the single-minded determination to improve the lives of children in New Zealand," she said, speaking alongside the executive director of UNICEF, Henrietta Fore.  "As ...more
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Netflix's 'Maniac' is seriously messing with people's heads - 22時間前  Mashable

Netflix's Maniac, starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, is here to fuck you up. The 10-episode series is being compared to all kinds of pop culture cousins, from Inception to Westworld to Legion (Superbad jokes are in the rearview now)Variety called it one of the year's best shows, while a more critical New Yorker review still praises the show's "alluring technique." We can't quite explain it without giving things away, but please enjoy the reactions of everyone along for the ride. SEE ALSO: With prestige TV, sometimes less is more Maniac on Netflix is instantly iconic. Classic TV experience a...more
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Next time someone annoys you on Tinder, rock this Halloween 'ghosted' costume - 1日前  Mashable

Ghosts are everywhere — in haunted houses and on our most popular dating apps. That's why Party City has developed an adult ghosting costume for women. Plenty of women have encountered someone who just won't stop bothering them on dating apps or over text. Might as well "ghost" them in real life. SEE ALSO: Here's a sexy 'Handmaid's Tale' Halloween costume that no one asked for The costume is now available for $24.99 on the Party City website. As of now, there is only a women's costume. "If someone's blowing up your phone, ghost them in a Ghosted Costume for women!" the Party City descrip...more
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Watch this dad expertly help his kid pretend to be Spider-Man - 1日前  Mashable

This is One Good Thing, a weekly column where we tell you about one of the few nice things that happened this week. Nothing like a little wholesome parent-child bonding.  In this extremely cute video, a little kid dressed like Spider-Man acts out every child's superhero daydream with some much-appreciated help from dad. SEE ALSO: 'Marvel's Spider-Man' Review: You really can do whatever a spider can Can we talk about the sound effects dad added to make this a truly authentic experience? Incredible. And we'd be remiss if we didn't mention this kid's on-point Spidey movements. We've got a S...more
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17 gifts for people who don’t drink enough water - 1日前  Mashable

How much water do you drink a day, really? What about your closest pal, or your family? Be honest. If it’s not the two litres recommended, then we’ve got work to do. We all know someone (or are someone) who refuses to reach their daily H2O quota, so perhaps said rebel just needs a little sprucing up of their water receptacle. Plus, with an estimated 8 million tonnes of plastic waste entering the global marine environment each year, having your own bottle is no longer a want, it’s a planetary need. SEE ALSO: Quit single-use plastic for good with this collapsible water bottle t...more
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Nick Kroll's Netflix series 'Big Mouth' is the candid conversation about sex you never had as a teen - 2日前  Mashable

Nick Kroll, surprisingly, doesn't remember much from sex ed.  You'd be forgiven for thinking otherwise if you've watched Big Mouth, Kroll's animated Netflix series that plays the mind-bending confusion of puberty for laughs.  In the first season, a young Kroll and his best friend Andrew, a character based on the actor and comedian's real-life best friend, awkwardly sit through a middle school classroom presentation on fallopian tubes that feels all too real.  What happens next is where Big Mouth goes beyond getting real and plumbs the murky depths of the adolescent male psyche. ...more
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