New York synagogue vandalized in possible hate crime, police say

The synagogue released a statement early on Sunday morning addressing the incident, which they say was fueled by “hate and prejudice.” “We face this unfortunate experience not with discouragement, but with solid determination: to continue celebrating our faith, sharing our rich heritage, and offering our culture in an inclusive and warm environment,” the statement posted to Facebook begins. “ SNOW PLOW TRUCKS SABOTAGED WITH LATEX GLOVES IN NEW YORK TOWN At the same time, we acknowledge the disturbing and increasingly frequent incidents of hate and prejudice in our New York community and its destructive and divisive effects, especially on young people. We encourage each other and the public to stand up against it, whenever it occurs, whatever form it takes, and …

What An Instagram Cleanse Taught Me About Myself Betches

As a self-proclaimed Instagram addict, I struggled harder than I thought I would after temporarily deactivating the app that basically legalized stalking. Bless up, Mike Krieger. However, like any sort of cleanse, (unless it’s a juice cleanse during which you are miserable the entire time), the longer I went on my Instagram cleanse, the less I craved it. And by “it,” I mean attention and validation from my followers. I’m aware that sounded very cult-esque, but tell me what Instagram is if not a raging cult with millions of followers? I’LL WAIT. Anyway, going without Instagram is like that episode of Broad City where both Abbi and Ilana’s phones break during the most epic rainbow and they are just like …

People Are Heartwarmed By The Letter This Person Received From An 86-Year-Old Who Bought His VHS Player

Chris Baranski User @OriginalYoni first broke the story with an attached image of the typed out letter and it quickly went viral OriginalYoni Sent by post the 86-year-old recipient of the VHS player said it was the first time he had used the site but had “found many old VHS tapes recently and wanted to see what is on them.” The man said at first he had some technical difficulties which he blamed on his age stating he was “perhaps not up to my game.” With the help of his new device, he discovered beautiful relics from the past of his “wedding with all the family and friends, many of which are no longer around. Then skiing strips, kids growing up …

LA news anchor died from meth overdose during sexual encounter at hotel, autopsy reveals

Police say a male who’d been with Burrous at the time placed the call. Burrous was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Initial reports suggested that Burrous likely suffered a possible overdose. The Los Angeles County coroner released a report on Friday ruling his death an accident by means of meth toxicity. It also elaborated on the circumstances of his death. According to the report, Burrous was engaging in “various sexual activities with his companion” when he inserted a “rock” of meth into his rectum. He reportedly inserted a second rock later on in the encounter, placed a mask on and “doused the filters with ‘poppers.’”

Japanese Scientists Say They Are Going To Shoot An Asteroid With A Bullet This Week

Japanese scientists are gearing up to shoot an asteroid with a bullet later this week because, well, why not? It’s all part of the final phase of the five-year Hayabusa2 mission conducted by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to snag samples from Ryugu asteroid located some 380,000 kilometers (236,000 miles) away and return them to Earth for analysis. Hayabusa2 has been hovering over the 900-meter-wide (3,000-foot) asteroid since last June, varying its altitude with ion thrusters to counter the space rock’s gravitational attraction, while Ryugu rotates underneath it every 7.5 hours. Researchers were initially hoping to touchdown last month but were delayed after discovering the surface was much rougher than previously thought, Nature reported at the time. While the team believed the …

30 Times People Got More Than They Paid For In Their Airbnb Apartments And Met The Cutest Animals

#2 This Sweet Boy Benny Greeted Us With His Teddy Bear When We Got To Our Airbnb #3 Airbnb Host Was Concerned I Would Cancel Because He Had Puppies. Instead, I Stayed An Extra Week! If you don’t have an animal, but like the people on the list would be welcome to a furry surprise host, you can check the amenities section of the listing to see if there are pets already at the listing. If you see ‘Pet Owner’ then expect to see another host roaming around at your vacation spot. Just because a host already has a pet does not necessarily mean you can bring your own so always check. #8 Last Month We Hit The Airbnb Jackpot …

McCabe: ‘I think it’s possible’ Trump is a Russian asset

(CNN)Former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe said Tuesday it is possible President Donald Trump is a Russian asset. McCabe is promoting his new book, “The Threat,” which paints a stark portrait of his time at the bureau under Trump, describing in vivid detail his version of interactions with top officials at the White House and Justice Department. The book was released Tuesday and became an instant best-seller. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway responded to McCabe’s comments on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time,” saying McCabe’s comment is “hardly dignifying with a response.” “He’s a liar and a leaker,” Conway said. The former acting FBI director went on the record in that “60 Minutes” interview confirming some previous reports about Deputy Attorney General …

See The Moment A Satellite Successfully Harpoons Space Debris

In one of the world’s first attempts to clean up space, a new satellite designed under the RemoveDEBRIS program is using its harpoon-capture system to tackle the growing problem of space garbage. The slow-motion video shows the harpoon mechanism stab through a piece of space garbage and successfully retract it into its system. Designed by Airbus Stevenage, the harpoon is constructed of a 1.5-meter (95-foot) boom deployed from the RemoveDEBRIS spacecraft with a satellite panel on the end. The harpoon can speed at a target at 20 meters (66 feet) per second in order to penetrate and capture debris. “This is RemoveDEBRIS’ most demanding experiment and the fact that it was a success is [a] testament to all involved. The RemoveDEBRIS …

This Optical Illusion Can Glitch Your Brain For Several Milliseconds

If you take a look at this optical illusion, you might feel your brain straining for a flicker of a moment. It turns out, that’s not far off from what’s actually going on. New research, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, has looked at the neural mechanisms underlying certain optical illusions, especially ones that evoke an illusory sense of movement. A good example of this is the Pinna-Brelstaff illusion, where concentric rings of shapes centered around a dot trick your mind into perceiving an unnerving jolty movement, despite the image being perfectly still. They found that the brain experiences a 15-millisecond delay to process what’s going on in these types of movement-mimicking illusions. For those short few moments, the brain is effectively frozen. To find …

2nd arrest in robbery that led to NYPD friendly fire death

The official was not authorized to speak publicly about the matter and spoke on condition of anonymity. The suspect’s name wasn’t immediately available Friday night. Detective Brian Simonsen was hit once in the chest by crossfire as he and six other officers fired 42 shots at robbery suspect Christopher Ransom, who police say charged at them from inside a T-Mobile store pointing a fake handgun. Simonsen, 42, will be laid to rest next week. Ransom, who was wounded eight times, was arraigned Friday by video from his hospital bed on murder, manslaughter and other charges. A judge ordered him held without bail. His next court date is scheduled for Tuesday. Ransom faces up to 25 years to life in prison …

Supermoon, 2019’s biggest and brightest, will light up the sky

(CNN)February’s full moon will brighten the skies on Tuesday as the biggest and brightest supermoon of the year. The supermoon will occur during this full moon because it will be closest in its orbit to Earth. Technically, the supermoon will reach its peak on Tuesday morning at 10:54 a.m. ET, but it won’t be visible then. Instead, keep an eye out later in the day. Moonrise will be the best time for those interested in capturing dramatic supermoon photos because the moon will be closest to the horizon. Check your local time for moonrise here. The moon looking deceptively large is known as a “Moon illusion,” which occurs when the moon is close to the horizon and objects such as …

3 Reasons Tristan Thompson Is An Astrological Nightmare To Date Betches

Let’s not all sit here and pretend like we’re shocked that Tristan Thompson cheated again. Khloé Kardashian sure as hell isn’t surprised. But cheating on Koko with Kylie Jenner’s BFF Jordyn Woods? Girl, we were rooting for you! You had it made—from guaranteed invites to every Stormi World from now until the end of time to living in Kylie’s backyard mansion guest house, you got it all without even sharing their last name. What gives?! As the Kar/Jenner clan and fans alike continue to reel from this devastating news (just one week prior to the new season premiere of Keeping Up with the Kardashians—I’m pretty sure that “the devil works hard, but Kris Jenner works harder” is officially a certifiable …

Graffiti In Caves Turns Out To Be Largest Collection Of Protective Witches Marks In Britain

A chance discovery has led to the identification of an unprecedented number and variety of ancient Witch’s Marks in the UK that have been hidden in plain sight for more than a decade. Hundreds of the protective markings were pointed out when a group touring the 60,000-year-old limestone gorge Creswell Crags, located on the border of the Midlands counties Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, took a deeper look at what experts previously thought were graffiti marks. Upon closer observation, tour guides noticed the extent of the marks carved into the walls and ceilings of the cave as well as over dark holes and large crevices. Similar markings have been observed in historic churches and homes near entrances to “turn away” evil spirits …

Marvel TV’s superhero universe on Netflix officially comes to an end. Could Disney+ be its new home?

New York (CNN Business)Netflix on Monday canceled the only two Marvel Television shows it has left, effectively ending its relationship with the Disney company. Marvel Television is the TV unit of Disney’s Marvel Entertainment, which produced some of 2018’s biggest blockbusters, including “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Infinity War.” With the impending launch of Disney’s own streaming service, some of the company’s executives have not ruled out a possible second life for the Marvel shows that Netflix canceled. The other three Marvel Television series on Netflix — “Daredevil,” “Iron Fist” and “Luke Cage” — were canceled last year. Disney hasn’t officially said that the Marvel television series will be added to Disney+, but Kevin Mayer, chairman of Disney’s direct-to-consumer division, called …

Mexican Enterprise Presents Simple, But Genius Sand Blinds

From now on you’ll be able to announce that the sands of time are running out without sounding too dramatic. And that is thanks to Mexican architecture company Álvaro Ramírez + Arquitectos. The people behind the idea of this creation might be fans of board games, Alias, in particular, since the idea of his design is based on an hourglass. Despite how closer-to-nature it looks and all the meditational vibes it creates, the final result was questioned by observant internet users. Check it out, would you want to have something like it in your place? Image credits:

Ryan Adams sexual misconduct accusers Mandy Moore, Phoebe Bridgers slam alleged ‘network of enablers’

“It’s been a weird week and I wanted to say a couple things,” she wrote on Instagram. “Thank you from my whole f—ing heart to my friends, my bands, my mom,” Bridgers wrote below a photo of herself with Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus, her bandmates in Boygenius. “They all supported and validated me. They told me that what had happened was f—ed up and wrong, and that I was right to feel weird about it. I couldn’t have done this without them.” “Ryan had a network too,” Bridgers continued. “Friends, bands, people he worked with. None of them held him accountable. They told him, by what they said or by what they didn’t, that what he was doing was …