It’s Friday and we’re here yet again to help you get started on your busy weekend of doing absolutely nothing. And how are we going to do this? By bringing you 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web of course! So, from the new Doctor Strange teaser trailer to Stephen Hawking’s plan to send tiny space probes to nearby stars this is Link25 (189) – The Probing Stars Edition.
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It's Official, Batfans: Animated 'The Killing Joke' To Get An R-Rating!
Well, it was only a matter of time really before “R fever” hit us hard. First it was Fox with Deadpool and now it is happening in the DC Animated Universe. While Suicide Squad will (probably) scrape by with a PG-13, in the animated universe things are looking a little darker for the Dark Knight. That’s right Batfans, the hotly anticipated Batman: The Killing Joke will be the DCAU’s first R-rated film. (Click on the title to read the full article).
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This ‘mechanical jellyfish’ could help us harvest tons of energy from the ocean
There are reasons why wave energy is one of nature’s greatest untapped resources. The ocean is unforgiving. Salt water corrodes small parts on metal machinery. Waves can be a brutal and unpredictable force. But that same force makes the ocean an eternal source of kinetic energy, ripe for the harvest if only we can conquer it. In fact, the United States could power one-third of its electricity if engineers could develop a means to harness the wave energy along its coasts. (Click on the title to read the full article).
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Shredding an Empty Waterpark Park in Dubai
Suicide Squad – Blitz Trailer - Official Warner Bros. UK
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Teaser Trailer [HD]
Windows users: Uninstall Apple’s QuickTime now
If your Windows PC still runs Apple’s QuickTime, it’s time to find another video player.
The Department of Homeland Security just issued a warning that recommends removing QuickTime for Windows after cybersecurity firm Trend Micro reported finding two “critical vulnerabilities” in the program, which Apple will no longer be providing security updates for. (Click on the title to read the full article)
When you just get paid only to pay off bills
Marvel's Doctor Strange Teaser Trailer
3 Ways 'Doctor Strange' Will Change MCU Forever
The Doctor Strange trailer is out and in my opinion it did not disappoint. Here are three ways that Doctor Strange will change the Marvel Cinematic Universe forever. (Click on the title to read the review)
McDonald's Says its Wage Hikes Are Improving Service
Last year, McDonald’s MCD 0.15% joined a chorus of struggling U.S. companies offering workers pay hikes to help spur a turnaround. And it looks like the move is paying off for the fast-food giant.
The hamburger chain in April announced it would raise the average hourly rate for workers at the U.S. restaurants it owns to $9.90 from $9.01 starting July 2015, with average wages climbing above $10 per hour by the end of 2016. The company also said it would allow those employees to (click on the title to read the full article).
Time to cool you off
Player Two (You might just shed a tear or two)
That Is NOT a Catfish on the End of the Line
The Absurd Primacy of the Automobile in American Life
The car is the star. That’s been true for well over a century—unrivaled staying power for an industrial-age, pistons-and-brute-force machine in an era so dominated by silicon and software. Cars conquered the daily culture of American life back when top hats and child labor were in vogue, and well ahead of such other innovations as radio, plastic, refrigerators, the electrical grid, and women’s suffrage.
A big part of why they’ve stuck around is that they are the epitome of convenience. That’s the allure and the promise that’s kept drivers hooked, dating all the way back to the versatile, do-everything Ford Model T. Convenience (some might call it freedom) is not a selling point to be easily dismissed—this trusty (click on the title to read the full article).
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Stephen Hawking announces plan to send tiny space probes to nearby star
Physicist Stephen Hawking and philanthropist Yuri Milner convened at One World Observatory in New York City today to announce a new spacecraft that promises to reach our neighboring star, Alpha Centauri, 20 years after its launch.
The project, called Breakthrough Starshot, will utilize an extremely thin and lightweight material called a LightSail to propel it through space. Instead of wind, the sail will catch light as its source of “fuel.” An array of lasers on Earth will concentrate a beam toward the sail, launched in space from a mothership, to send it on its way. According to Milner, the craft (click on the title to read the full article).
SpaceX Rocket Makes Historical Landing After Delivering Payload to ISS
For SpaceX, the fifth time’s the charm as the company successfully landed their Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship at sea on April 8, 2016. SpaceX made history last December when one of their Falcon 9 rockets successfully landed at Cape Canaveral, but this is the first time it has landed on a small platform in the ocean.
The rocket was carrying an unmanned Dragon cargo spacecraft filled with 7,000 lbs of supplies for NASA and the ISS. Working inside the space station’s multi-windowed Cupola, ESA astronaut Tim Peake commanded the (click on the title to read the full article)
Goat casually hitches ride on back of donkey
Never Pay For Food Again In NYC