Link25 (162) – Hurricane Patricia Edition

The Weekend is finally upon us and we’re here yet again to help you get started on doing absolutely nothing by bringing you 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web. So, from the new Star Wars trailer to one of the most powerful hurricanes ever, this is Link25 (162) – Hurricane Patricia Edition.

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‘Potentially catastrophic’ Patricia becomes strongest hurricane ever recorded, to slam Mexico today

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Early Friday, the behemoth Hurricane Patricia became the strongest hurricane ever measured by the National Hurricane Center. Patricia is forecast to make landfall on Mexico’s west central coast late Friday with destructive winds, torrents of rain, and a devastating storm surge.

The Category 5 storm’s maximum sustained winds strengthened to an astonishing 200 mph. “This makes Patricia the strongest hurricane on record in the National Hurricane Center’s area of responsibility (AOR) which includes the

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You Can Now Buy the Drug Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli Hiked 5,000% for a Dollar

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Martin Shkreli, the hedge fund manager turned pharmaceutical CEO who came to prominence after his company, Turing Pharmaceuticals, hiked the price of the lifesaving drug Daraprim, finds himself under threat from a traditional ally: the free market.

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Inc., a San Diego-based compounding pharmaceutical company, announced it (click to read the full article).


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J.K. Rowling reveals the art for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play

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Earlier this summer, J.K. Rowling announced that a Harry Potter play was coming to the London stage. Now, we get the first look at the artwork for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, debuting on London’s West End in summer 2016.

Pottermore released the official artwork for the two-part play with a (click the title to read the full article).

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The amazing woman who can smell Parkinson’s disease — before symptoms appear

ParkinsonsJoy Milne and husband Les, after he was diagnosed with Parkinson's. (Parkinson's UK/Facebook)

Joy Milne has always had a keen sense of smell, so she was unfazed when her husband, Les, began emitting a subtle musky odor.

He was an anesthesiologist who worked long hours, and Milne assumed the smell was just sweat. But with the change in scent came a growing tiredness that was explained by a devastating diagnosis six years later: Les had Parkinson’s disease.

“I could always smell things other people couldn’t smell,” Milne said during a BBC broadcast Thursday. After attending a meeting for the charity Parkinson’s UK, where (Click on the title to read the full article).


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Anthony Mackie Talks Marvel, Dictators, and How Republicans Suppress the Vote

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Anthony Mackie is all smiles when we meet one recent afternoon, sunshine streaming through the open windows of his Beverly Hills hotel. The 37-year-old Marvel star has been bursting with energy all day on the promo trail for the political satire Our Brand Is Crisis, keeping spirits lively even as producer George Clooney and star Sandra Bullock occasionally let the strain of the drubbing they’ve been getting from critics crack their megastar facades.

A few days later Mackie would be roundly blasted in the media for backing Donald Trump’s bid for the White House—an endorsement he’d later explain, by necessity and on (Click the title to read the full article)



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