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Amazon jacks up the price of Prime from $99 to $119

By Sasha Lekach


Amazon Prime, the online shopping site’s membership program, is going up in price.

In its quarterly earnings call Thursday, Amazon announced it was increasing the annual price from $99 per year to $119 starting May 11 for new members. The renewal rate will also jump $20 bucks starting June 16.

Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky said the company hadn’t increased the price of membership since March 2014 (it jumped from …

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Survivor leaves 5-star eyeliner review because it stayed perfectly intact after car crash

By Morgan Sung


Warning: this article contains photos that some people might find disturbing.

Good waterproof eyeliner is hard to find. Makeup lovers are always on the search for products that won’t budge, even after crying jags or a day at the beach.

Or in one eyeliner loyalist’s case, surviving a car crash.

Twitter user @guadalahari was on the hunt for a new eyeliner brand when she came across this review raving about Kat Von D’s waterproof Tattoo Liner.

“I was in a car accident and my eyeliner didn’t budge,” a review from eight months ago said. …

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Incredible new photo shows Mars bathed in dramatic light

By Miriam Kramer


A beautiful new photo shows off Mars in a dramatic new light.

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter just beamed home the amazing new image from April 15.

The photo was taken by the satellite’s Colour and Stereo Surface Imaging System (CaSSIS) right after the satellite moved into a new orbit about 400 kilometers above the world’s surface. The lighting is what makes it really special.

“We were really pleased to see how good this picture was, given the lighting conditions,” Antoine Pommerol, a member of the science team, said in a …

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