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Brave, brave woman lets a huge spider crawl all over her face

By Chloe Bryan

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After a woman in Pensacola, Florida discovered a golden orb weaver (a type of spider) in her home, she decided to relocate it to a “more appropriate location” — one that we assume is not inside a house.

But before being subjected to relocation, the spider decided to crawl around on the woman’s face. Surprisingly, the woman seemed fairly cool with that, a reaction to which I absolutely cannot relate. (To be fair, it’s not a particularly aggressive spider and does have a low-risk bite, but … still.)

Here’s hoping this yellow friend has now woven a beautiful circular web somewhere in the Great Outdoors. …

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NASA names research facility for ‘hidden figure’ Katherine Johnson

By Emma Hinchliffe

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More than 50 years after Katherine Johnson first helped send astronauts into space, the once “hidden figure” is hidden no more at NASA.

The federal agency named a new research facility in Johnson’s honor this week. The Katherine G. Johnson Computational Research Facility at Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia opened Friday.

Johnson was part of a group of black women mathematicians whose calculations — done by hand — were essential to NASA’s early space missions. She was memorably portrayed by Taraji P. Henson in the movie Hidden Figures last year. …

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Amazon will deliver Chipotle, Chili’s, and your other fast-casual faves

By Emma Hinchliffe

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The food-delivery wars never end, and now Amazon has a new play against Postmates and UberEats.

The Whole Foods owner just partnered with Olo, a restaurant software system used by many popular fast-casual eateries. The partnership means that most restaurants using the Olo system will now be available for delivery on Amazon Restaurants.

For the most part, these are the kinds of places you can usually only order from on Postmates: fast-casual restaurants that don’t offer their own delivery. Think Chipotle, Applebee’s, Sweetgreen, Shake Shack, Chili’s, Red Robin, Noodles & Company, and Jamba Juice. …

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Trump doubles down on NFL rant, clearly has no idea how all this works

By Adam Rosenberg

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If there’s anything constructive to take from Donald Trump’s continuing crusade against black athletes in the NFL protesting racial injustices in America, it’s that he seems to have lost touch with reality.

Less than 24 hours after his initial, poorly received remarks that took the league’s protesting players to task, the 45th president of the United States is using his favorite social media platform to double down. In a pair of Saturday tweets, he seems to suggest that he’s somehow empowered to fire NFL players.

Or maybe he just wanted to bring out his trademark TV catchphrase, perhaps in a misguided bid to boost his popularity amid an ineffectual first year in office. …

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