For those of you who are new around here, every Friday we bring you 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web in a list we refer to as “Link25″. This week, you’ll find everything from a compilation of some of the most epic fail moments to the beneficial effects of red wine and chocolates. So get ready because this is Link25 (191) – The Red Wine and Chocolate Edition.
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Zac Efron fell over while doing a ’Baywatch’ beach run. The Internet was merciless.
On Tuesday, Zac Efron posted a photo collage featuring him and his Baywatch movie costars doing that show’s iconic beach run. Apparently, the dirty blonde-haired dreamboat wasn’t that bro enough to conquer the show’s most famous sequence. In the first photo, Efron looked like he totally nailed the beach run. In the second, the actor immediately (Click on the title to read the full article).
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This guy tried to mess with this woman...he'll never do that again.
Mad scientist Colin Furze built a hoverbike and (somehow) didn’t lose his limbs
Backyard inventor and Youtube personality Colin Furze is internet famous for creating dangerous contraptions like a thermite canon, a spring-loaded bed, and the world’s fastest mobility scooter. Despite an apparent death wish, the Brit’s body is still intact and he regularly posts videos of his workshop exploits online. This week Furze revealed his latest invention and the one that’s most likely to make him loose a leg – a homemade hoverbike. (Click on the title to read the full article)
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A Scientific Breakthrough Could Lead to a Cure for Gray Hair and Vitiligo
A drug to prevent graying hair may be closer than ever before.
Scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center think they know where our gray hair comes from. In a study published in Cell Reports, they identified two molecular signals linked to the growth of cells called melanocytes, which produce the pigment that colors our hair and skin.
Now that they’ve pinpointed those molecular signals, it means we can target them in future treatments for pigmentation disorders like gray hair and (Click on the title to read the full article).
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Why drinking red wine and eating chocolate may be good for your gut
Diversity is good for your gut — and red wine might help. In a pair of studies published Thursday in Science, researchers from Belgium and the Netherlands present the most comprehensive work on the human microbiome to date. After studying the poop of thousands of citizen volunteers, they’ve mapped out the species of bacteria that live inside their guts — and linked some of those bacteria to associated lifestyle factors. (Click on the title to read the full article).
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Parents have been spanking children for millennia. 50 years of scientific evidence says they were wrong.
For 20 years, developmental psychologist Elizabeth Gershoff has been chasing a question: Does spanking actually do a child any good?
“As far [back] as we have written records, people have been hitting children,” Gershoff tells me. Today, spanking — hitting a child on the buttocks with an open hand — is still incredibly common. A 2015 Pew survey found that 45 percent of parents in the United States have spanked.(Click the title to read the full article)
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Weasel Apparently Shuts Down World's Most Powerful Particle Collider
A small mammal has sabotaged the world’s most powerful scientific instrument.
The Large Hadron Collider, a 17-mile superconducting machine designed to smash protons together at close to the speed of light, went offline overnight. Engineers investigating the mishap found the charred remains of a furry creature near a gnawed-through power cable.
“We had electrical problems, and we are pretty sure this was caused by a small animal,” says Arnaud Marsollier, head of press for CERN, the organization that runs the $7 billion particle collider in Switzerland. Although they had (Click on the title to read the full story)
Ryan Reynolds posts emotional tribute to 13-year-old 'Deadpool' fan
Ryan Reynolds posted a touching tribute to Facebook this week after 13-year-old fan Connor McGrath lost a years-long battle with cancer.
The pair met earlier in the year through the Make-A-Wish foundation, a charity that grants wishes to children with life-threatening conditions. Connor’s wish was to see Deadpool (which is rated R), and when Reynolds caught wind of the wish, he did him one better: The actor brought an advanced cut of the movie up to Connor in Edmonton, Alberta, and the two watched it together. (Click on the title to read the full story)
Netflix Officially Confirms The Punisher's Solo Series
Now, while there was a lot to love about Marvel and Netflix’s recently released second season of Daredevil, for most fans one particular element in the new series stood out above all the rest: Jon Bernthal’s take on iconic Marvel anti-hero Frank ‘The Punisher’ Castle. With Bernthal bringing a subtle, soulful, endlessly tortured quality to the role, and the show giving him plenty to do, it always seemed likely that we’d be seeing a spin-off series sooner rather than later – yet both Marvel and Netflix refused to confirm that it was anything more than a possibility. (Click on the title to read the full article)
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Cities with anti-LGBT laws can't host NCAA tournament events anymore
e NCAA Board of Governors voted Wednesday to require cities to prove they can provide an environment free of discrimination before they can host any event, including the men’s and women’s basketball Final Fours.
The move is a response to several states establishing laws that allow business owners to deny services to individuals based on sexual orientation and gender identity, the NCAA said in a statement.
“The higher education community is a diverse mix of people from different racial, ethnic, religious and sexual orientation backgrounds,” said Kirk Schulz, president of Kansas State University and chairman of the Board of Governors. “So it is important that (Click on the title to read the full article)