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Lunchtime Links: MIT Invents A Shapeshifting Display You Can Reach Through And Touch, Pope Opposes Fracking, Real Life Abortion Stories, The Messy, Messy Relationship Between Income (and Race)...

...and Obesity, 15-year-old Girl Asks Apple to Remove MacBook's Offensive Dictionary Definition of ‘Gay’ + More




1. Abortion Stories "One in three women has an abortion by the age of 45. How many ever talk about it? New laws, old stigmas. 26 stories." (New York)

2. VIDEO: MIT Invents A Shapeshifting Display You Can Reach Through And Touch "Almost like a table of living clay, the inFORM is a surface that three-dimensionally changes shape, allowing users to not only interact with digital content in meatspace, but even hold hands with a person hundreds of miles away. And that's only the beginning." (Fast Company)

3. PHOTOS: Divine intervention? Pope opposes fracking "The worldwide leader of the Catholic Church, none other than the motherfracking pope himself, has come out in opposition to the worldwide scourge of hydraulic fracturing." (grist)

4. Netflix Rolls Out Its Biggest TV Update Yet "Netflix is rolling out a major update for the Netflix on TV experience on Wednesday. The new look, which Netflix dubs "the biggest update in Netflix history to our TV experience," will work not only on game consoles, but also on devices such as Roku and on Smart TV and Blu-ray players." (Mashable)

5. VIDEO: Here's The First Official Trailer for Disney's Dark Thriller Maleficent "A mere 24 hours after revealing the first official promo poster for Maleficent, Disney has unleashed the first official teaser trailer for the highly anticipated dark fantasy film. Billed as both a prequel and remake of 1959's Sleeping Beauty, the live-action adaptation stars Angelina Jolie in the title role as the most villainous Disney villain of all time." (Gawker)

6. Judd Apatow Is Making a Movie with Key & Peele "Key & Peele stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have signed a deal to write a movie with Judd Apatow, Deadline reports. There aren't too many details yet; Key and Peele will star in and executive produce the film, which will be produced by Apatow Productions." (Splitsider)

7. The Messy, Messy Relationship Between Income (and Race) and Obesity "The irony of obesity is that, according to conventional wisdom, it's a disease for poor people in rich countries. Around the world, the countries with the highest estimated obesity rates include the U.S., the UK, Australia, Canada, Finland, Argentina, Chile and Mexico—except for the last two, all wealthy countries with GDP per capita above $30,000." (The Atlantic)

8. 15-year-old Girl Asks Apple to Remove MacBook's Offensive Dictionary Definition of ‘Gay’ "Plucky teen takes a stand against the global corporation for defining gay as "stupid" and "foolish" (Alternet)

9. It’s Not My Gun. It’s “Free Speech.” "The alarming rise of “open-carry” demonstrations." (Slate)

10. WSJ: Snapchat Turned Down $3 Billion (!!!) from Facebook "A Wall Street Journal report says Snapchat's insane $4 billion valuation is already going to its head: the disappearing pic startup rejected a $3 billion buyout offer from Zuckerberg. Three billion in cash." (ValleyWag)


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