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Here’s why cryptocurrency prices are tanking right now

By Stan Schroeder


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All major cryptocurrencies are experiencing a severe price correction, with the size of the market shrinking from about $830 billion a week ago to $570 billion, according to CoinMarketCap.

Bitcoin is currently at $12,062, down 12.7% in the last 24 hours. Ethereum has fallen 18.8% to $1,082, and Ripple is down to $1.35 per coin, a 26.8% decline.

The correction is likely a result of several factors. Last week, South Korea’s Justice Minister Park Sang-ki …

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Timothée Chalamet donates salary from Woody Allen film, explains why on Instagram

By Sam Haysom


Timothée Chalamet, the fast-rising actor and recent star of Call Me By Your Name, has donated his salary from the upcoming Woody Allen film A Rainy Day in New York to charity.

Chalamet has said he’ll be giving the salary to the Time’s Up campaign, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), and New York’s LGBT Center.

He took to Instagram on Tuesday morning to explain his decision:

A post shared by Timothée Chalamet (@tchalamet) on Jan 15, 2018 at 8:51pm PST

Woody Allen has previously been accused of sexual abuse by his adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow, who wrote …

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Saudi Arabia just lifted its cinema ban, and well, the movie choice was interesting

By Shannon Connellan


Saudi Arabia has just lifted a 35-year-old ban on cinemas, and picked an, uh, interesting movie for the first screening.

Ready? The Emoji Movie. Yep.

The very first film hitting cinema screens in three and a half decades was 2017’s animated feature about a city populated by talking emojis. It’s currently sitting at 9 percent on Rotten Tomatoes — although, granted, it has a 39 percent audience score. And it’s targeted at children.

But hey, let’s celebrate the fact that it was shown at all.

The conservative kingdom’s Ministry of Culture and Information …

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Try not to wince at the horrifying sight of this egg sack teeming with tiny spiders

By Johnny Lieu


Spiders on their own are disconcerting enough. So how about a sack full of tiny little crawling spiders?

A video of a funnel web egg being cut open to reveal hundreds of the arachnids inside was posted on the Facebook page of the Australian Reptile Park on Sunday.

The park acknowledged it’s the “stuff of nightmares” for some people in its post, but said it loves these finds.

It’s because the Australian Reptile Park is the only place in the country that milks funnel web spiders of their venom, which is used to make antivenom. …

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