Link25 (244) – The Ancient Frozen Diseases Edition

Posted by , Updated on May 5, 2017


This is it. It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for. For the past week you’ve done nothing but work, typing away in your cubicle (or doing whatever it is that you do), secluded from the world while the rest of us had an amazing time laughing at hilarious videos and enjoying everything else the internet has to offer. Well, now it’s your time. These are 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web just giving you glimpse of everything you’ve missed out on. And seriously…it was a lot. Marvel’s Inhumans official teaser trailer, how to figure out if you are a sociopath, and unknown diseases hidden in ice (just to name a few). But enough with this petty banter. This is Link25 (244) – The Ancient Frozen Diseases Edition.


There are diseases hidden in ice, and they are waking up


Throughout history, humans have existed side-by-side with bacteria and viruses. From the bubonic plague to smallpox, we have evolved to resist them, and in response they have developed new ways of infecting us.

We have had antibiotics for almost a century, ever since Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin. In response, bacteria (click on the image to read the full article)


Parasite living inside fish eyeball controls its behaviour


A common parasite that lives in fish eyeballs seems to be a driver behind the fish’s behaviour, pulling the strings from inside its eyes.

When the parasite is young, it helps its host stay safe from predators. But once the parasite matures, it does everything it can to get that fish eaten by a bird and so continue its life cycle. (click on the image to read the full article).


Uber Faces Federal Criminal Probe Over ‘Greyball’ Software


Federal prosecutors have begun a criminal investigation into Uber Technologies Inc.’s use of software that tricked local regulators who were trying to identify drivers in sting operations, according to a person familiar with the investigation.

Through a program called “Greyball,” Uber was able to hide its drivers by showing government officials dummy versions of its app with fake cars trawling the streets. (click on the image to read the full article).


Marvel’s The Defenders | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

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Aaron Hernandez Cited Bible Passage John 3:16 In Suicide, Report Says


BOSTON — Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez wrote a reference to a biblical passage in ink on his forehead and in blood on the wall of his prison cell before he hanged himself with a bed sheet, state police said in an investigative report released Thursday.

The former New England Patriots tight end was found naked April 19 at the Souza-Baranowski prison, where he was serving a life sentence in the 2013 murder of a man who had been dating his fiancee’s sister. His suicide came (click on the image to read the full article).


Facebook begins selling low-cost WiFi in India


Facebook’s is on a mission to bring connectivity to the most remote communities on Earth. And while moonshot projects like Aquila are still in early development, the company is pushing forward with a different strategy: empowering local entrepreneurs to resell internet hotspots through its Express WiFi program, which just (click on the image to read the full article).


How Brad Pitt fixed his image problem with one interview


Brad Pitt has chosen the pages (and website) of a glossy magazine to give his first interview since splitting from Angelina Jolie amid accusations he’d hit their teenage son. It was a calculated attempt to rehabilitate his image – and it seems to have worked.(Click on the image to read the full article).



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YouTube is tapping Kevin Hart, Ellen DeGeneres and other big-names to make original shows


NEW YORK — YouTube plans to produce a slate of original video programs to air on its website, as the Google-owned company seeks to retain its audience amid competition from the likes of Netflix, Hulu, and Facebook.(Click on the image to read the full article).


House of Cards | Season 5 Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

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Chris Evans Slams Joe Walsh For Ripping Jimmy Kimmel’s Health Care Plea


Time and time again, Chris Evans seems to prove he’s a real-life superhero.

Well, Captain America is back at it, currently taking on former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) for his insensitive tweet about Jimmy Kimmel’s plea for better health care access.

Kimmel made his case for health care on (Click on the image to read the full article).


Spotlight: Maiden flight of first China-made passenger plane important in aviation industry


BEIJING, May 5 (Xinhua) — China’s homegrown large passenger plane, the C919, took to the skies on Friday in the eastern city of Shanghai, marking a great improvement of China’s innovative capability and high technology in aviation and aerospace industry.
Departing from Shanghai Pudong International Airport at around 2 pm (0700GMT) with five crew members on board but no passengers, the twin-engine plane signals the country’s entry into the global aviation (click on the title to read the full article).


Family claims Delta threw them off overbooked flight

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Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Wants That Loving Feeling


“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” has all the digital bells and whistles as well as much of the likable, self-aware waggery of the first. In many respects, it’s not much different except it all feels a bit strained, as if everyone were trying too hard, especially its writer-director, James Gunn. Most of the ragtag futuristic fighters who (click on the image to read the full article).


Is this Jimmy Kimmel’s defining moment?


Did anyone really expect this? Wasn’t Stephen Colbert eviscerating President Trump or Samantha Bee destroying him — with jokes, of course — supposed to make some kind of difference in 2017?

Of all the late-night comedians — including ones who consistently make Trump the target of brutally biting jokes — it’s Jimmy Kimmel who thus far has had the most influence in a (click on the image to read the full article).


THE DARK TOWER - Official Trailer (HD)

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HBO and George R.R. Martin Are Developing Four Game of Thrones Spinoffs


HBO is preparing for the eventual end of Game of Thrones by developing not one, not two, not three, but four spinoffs set in that world.

While we’ve known for awhile that there was a possibility of a prequel series, this is a lot more of a commitment than we’d previously heard. According to IGN, David Benioff and David Weiss will be (Click on the image to read the full article).


UT Austin stabbings: Student suspect had "obvious" mental health issue, police say


AUSTIN, Texas — Authorities say the man suspected of fatally stabbing one student Monday afternoon with a large hunting knife and wounding three others at the University of Texas at Austin was suffering from mental health issues, officials said Tuesday.

University Police Chief David Carter says that 21-year-old Kendrex J. White was (click on the image to read the full article).


Marvel's Inhumans | official teaser trailer #1 (2017)

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How Alcohol "Proof" Is Determined


An early example of beneficial government regulation, to proof alcohol was simply to test and verify that the contents of a barrel of liquid was what it was claimed to be.

The process began in England around the 16th century. Its original purpose was not consumer protection, but rather to ensure that the state (read: the King) collected the proper amount of (Click on the image to read the full article).


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