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Balls bouncing on one of the world’s bounciest surfaces

This is a video of a ball being bounced on one of the world’s bounciest surfaces. It makes it sound like some super secret scientific material, but *spoiler alert* it’s just a balloon stretched over a cup. Although they could’ve saved themselves the work of buying a balloon and cup and just used my rock…

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Science & Nature
Ring Now Requires Police Make Their Video Requests on a Public Forum

RingRing will soon require law enforcement and fire departments to make video requests publicly through the Neighbors community app. It’s a big change from Ring’s previous policy, which allowed public agencies to make private requests directly to Ring users. The change takes place Monday, June 7th. In a blog post announcing the change, Ring states…

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It’s time for Canada to truly stand up for Hassan Diab

You are hereHome It is time that the government of Canada took both diplomatic and legal steps to push back against France’s unfair and unlawful pursuit of a Canadian citizen. Thank you for reading this story… More people are reading rabble.ca than ever and unlike many news organizations, we have never put up a paywall…

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Business
Stack Overflow just sold for $1.8 billion—but it’s value to job seekers is incalculable

Stack Overflow, a free online community for software developers, will be acquired for $1.8 billion by Prosus, a European investment company which announced the deal yesterday. Prosus, which is best known for being the largest shareholder in Chinese tech giant Tencent, invests in areas including online classifieds, food delivery, and financial technology.Founded in 2008, Stack…

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Sports
LOOK: Lions’ Dan Campbell wears racing helmet to press conference, will grand marshal Detroit Grand Prix

Twitter Screen Capture As the new head coach of the Detroit Lions, Dan Campbell is attempting to instill certain values into his team: Namely, a sense of pride to replace the stigma of being the most-historic of the NFL’s wayward franchises. In doing that, Campbell’s methods have been a touch unconventional — as is one…

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Science & Nature
Stone Age raves to the beat of elk tooth rattles?

“Ornaments composed of elk teeth suspended from or sown on to clothing emit a loud rattling noise when moving,” says auditory archaeologist and Academy of Finland Research Fellow Riitta Rainio from the University of Helsinki. “Wearing such rattlers while dancing makes it easier to immerse yourself in the soundscape, eventually letting the sound and rhythm…

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Canadian citizenship oath could help newcomers learn more about Indigenous people

Sharon Nyangweso says she first heard of Indigenous people in Canada when she was eight years old. Her family had just moved to Canada for her mother’s job at the Kenya High Commission in Ottawa. At one of the gatherings, a guest approached her mom upon learning they just arrived in the city. What happened…

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Entertainment
Billie Eilish Has Sexy Slumber Party in New Video

Billie Eilish is her to remind us what fun, non-social distancing hangs look like. In her new, self-directed video for “Lost Cause,” the singer hosts a slumber party for a group of girlfriends. They enjoy typical teen girl sleepover activities, including indulging in some late-night munchies, performing choreographed dances, and playing Twister. Eilish announced the…