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Andrea James

Andrea James is a writer, director, producer and activist based in Los Angeles. Her work often focuses on consumer activism, the free culture movement, exogenous mysticism, humor, and LGBT rights.

Comic trailer: Raising Dion, superhero child with a single mom

What's it like Raising Dion, a 7-year-old son with superpowers? Watch the trailer, then read the first issue free.

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Donald Trump's fierce drag makeover

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SaintHoax decided to give Donald Trump a drag makeover, and the results are glorious. Serving Ursula realness!

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Man jailed four months for "meth" that was epsom salt

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While an Australian man cooled his heels in jail for 16 weeks, forensics took their sweet time in determining the "ice" he was busted for was epsom salt.

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BWAAAAP! Inception button makes everything dramatic

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Need to spice up your next meeting or school presentation? Dave Pedu created this handy button to play the now-ubiquitous musical sting!

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Hubble captures shimmering, luminous Twin Jet Nebula

Bipolar planetary nebulae occur when a twin star system lies at the center, forming beautiful wing-like symmetrical lobes. The Hubble team estimates this translucent beauty occurred only 1200 years ago.

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WATCH: Black light body painting timelapse

John Poppleton demonstrates how he creates eye-popping body-painted landscapes using fluorescent paint and UV light. Below are a couple of examples:

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Yet another Martian UFO found, say UFO enthusiasts

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Mars Curiosity Rover has spotted many interesting things on its mission, like this UFO, a tiny Millennium Falcon type star freighter, heavily modded for use on Mars.

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Mobile phone use may worsen depression

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PUMP, or Problematic Use of Mobile Phone, happens when users turn to their phones instead of in-person contact to alleviate depression, according to a new study in Computers in Human Behavior.

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WATCH: How to be a totally awesome 80s model

The Found Footage Festival has unearthed a 1980s-era modeling instructional video so tubular "you'll probably watch it several times over before you understand it all completely."

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Get high for free: stare in a friend's eyes for ten minutes

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Induced dissociative states are the best dissociative states, and one cheap and easy way to get there is to stare into someone's eyes for about ten minutes. More researchers are looking into the phenomenon.

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Lovely profile of James Merry, Björk's maskmaker

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Björk has become known for rocking some stunning embroidered masks. Hint published a nice overview of her longtime collaboration with maskmaker James Merry.

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Judgey: Web game that lets you judge a book by its cover

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Judgey is a fun site that lets you rate a book's cover, then see if your rating matches up with its Goodreads rating. Great way to remind yourself of all the bad design in the world!

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Cops: Helpful burglar reported lit stove in victim's home to 911

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Mary Smith was looking for prescription medicine and cigarette filters in a neighbor's home when she noticed the stove was going, so she made the neighborly decision to report the fire hazard to 911.

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WATCH: Elephant seal decides this is mah boat now

No longer content with hoarding human-made buckets, elephant seals are now trying to take our boats. Here's a recently stabilized version of the classic Powerboat Training UK vid.

Here's the The Complete Walrus Bucket Saga backstory:

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WATCH: More great a capella covers of classic video game themes

Smooth McGroove and his cat are back with a new set of lovely a capella versions of classic video game theme songs, including Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Super Metroid, Final Fantasy X, and Kirby.

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WATCH: Cat don't need no stinking cat door

Philo the Cat got a new cat door, but he prefers the human way.

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Lost 1950s mosaic mural uncovered in NY after decades behind facade

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Allison Meier reports on the progress in uncovering a gorgeous Max Spivak midcentury stained-glass mosaic that was found in March hidden behind an aluminum facade.

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