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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo experiences an 'in-flight anomaly'

mashable.com — A spaceship that has promised to shuttle hundreds of paying customers to space when it begins commercial flights next year experienced an "in-flight anomaly" during a test flight on Friday. Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo had taken off at 12:19 p.m. ET from Mojave, CA for what the company was calling a "Halloween treat."
Oct 31, 2014

RT @mashable: Virgin Galactic CEO on SpaceShipTwo tragedy: "Space is hard, and today was a tough day." on.mash.to/1wQYti0

Oct 31, 2014

Officials: SpaceShipTwo aircraft is in several different pieces. One person was DOA. Other suffered major injuries. mashable.com/2014/10/31/vir…

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Massive drill bit nearly skewers New Yorkers in packed subway car

mashable.com — We're adding this one to our list of the many ways New York City is trying to kill us. A massive drill nearly tore through a packed F train on Thursday afternoon in what one Metropolitan Transportation Authority supervisor is calling "a near miss." "Oh my God!
Oct 31, 2014

RT @nycjim: For real. Massive drill bit nearly skewers New Yorkers in packed subway car on.mash.to/10a6Gzm via @mashable pic.twitter.com/u2C8MG52om

Oct 31, 2014

One other way New York has Washington beat: vivid near fatal subway mishaps involving drills. mashable.com/2014/10/31/dri… @mashable

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Baby's Halloween costume does Ruth Bader Ginsburg justice

mashable.com — The verdict is in - the cutest Halloween costume this year is baby Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ohio mom Kate Livingston dressed up her son, Sycamore, as the Supreme Court Justice/eternal badass. The oversized glasses and peal earrings really complete the look. We can only imagine what the real Ruth Bader Ginsburg is up to this Halloween.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @mashable: The verdict is in - this year's cutest Halloween costume is baby Ruth Bader Ginsburg on.mash.to/1wQJC78 pic.twitter.com/CK7iSxM0wS

Oct 31, 2014

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Oct 31, 2014

RT @mashable: The verdict is in - this year's cutest Halloween costume is baby Ruth Bader Ginsburg on.mash.to/1wQJC78 pic.twitter.com/CK7iSxM0wS

Oct 31, 2014

RT @mashable: The verdict is in - this year's cutest Halloween costume is baby Ruth Bader Ginsburg on.mash.to/1wQJC78 pic.twitter.com/CK7iSxM0wS

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More than 700 Virgin Galactic ticket holders are left wondering what's next

mashable.com — Following the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo's crash landing Friday that killed one person and left another injured, hundreds who have already booked a flight on one of the first space tourism vehicles are left wondering about the future of their own trips to the stars.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @nycjim: After today's crash, more than 700 Virgin Galactic ticket holders are left wondering what's next mashable.com/2014/10/31/700… via @mashable

Oct 31, 2014

After today's crash, more than 700 Virgin Galactic ticket holders are left wondering what's next mashable.com/2014/10/31/700… via @mashable

Oct 31, 2014

Mashable: More than 700 Virgin Galactic ticket holders are left wondering what's next ow.ly/2PZNBx

Space travel is dangerous. There will be no tourists.

mashable.com — On September 17, 1908, Army Lt. Thomas Selfridge made the fateful decision to get into an airplane with Orville Wright. It made sense for him to go: The Army had a deal to buy one of the Wright Brothers' planes, and Selfridge had designed and piloted a plane of his own a few months earlier.

A skeleton delivered the Halloween weather report in Kentucky

mashable.com — The forecast today is very spooky. As a Halloween treat, Jude "Bones" Redfield of WDRB in Louisville, Kentucky, reported the weather as a skeleton with a little help from a green screen. It makes sense: Who better to trust than a skeleton to let you know about trick-or-treating weather?

Egyptian DJ transforms rough neighborhood through lively 'mahraganat' music

mashable.com — By day, Salam City is a tough, poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Cairo. By night, it is the breeding ground for an emerging music scene that is now making its way across the country. Mahraganat , which means "festivals" in Arabic, is Egypt's newest musical genre.

Mashable's Own Digital Film Club

mashable.com — Mashable is proud to announce the launch of MashFlix, our online and offline film club. Every few weeks, we'll be showing a newly released or upcoming movie in an open screening, along with conversations with filmmakers. This month, in tandem with our partner IFC Films, we'll be shining a spotlight on The Babadook.

Russian action star in hot water after eastern Ukraine shooting

mashable.com — DONETSK, Ukraine - A Russian action film star is in hot water after he was caught on film wearing press gear while firing a machine gun toward Ukrainian lines with Moscow-backed rebels at Donetsk airport. In the video released by the rebels' NovorossiaTV on Oct.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @mashable: Russian action film star in hot water after firing a machine gun toward Ukrainian lines: on.mash.to/1tnzXCU pic.twitter.com/wrm2AcGWJ0

Oct 31, 2014

Russian action star in hot water after eastern Ukraine shooting mashable.com/2014/10/31/rus…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @mashable: Russian action film star in hot water after firing a machine gun toward Ukrainian lines: on.mash.to/1tnzXCU pic.twitter.com/wrm2AcGWJ0

Oct 31, 2014

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Artist paints Kim Jong-un caricature onto 374-pound pumpkin

mashable.com — Most people hack their pumpkins up like some sort of butcher, but Jeanette Paras prefers to paint famous faces on hers. Paras has been painting celebrities on pumpkins since before Taylor Swift was born (1988, to be exact), and since then, she's turned massive pumpkins into the likes of Miley Cyrus, Prince Harry, Jay Leno and Santa Claus.

Dead Boston mayor voted in upcoming U.S. midterm elections

mashable.com — Thomas Menino, a former mayor of Boston, died Thursday, but his political influence lives on - at least until ballots are counted for the upcoming U.S. midterm elections. Menino filled out an absentee ballot before his death, according to The Boston Globe, though his spokesperson is not revealing who or what he voted for.
Oct 31, 2014

Former Boston Mayor #Menino voted in upcoming U.S. midterm elections before his death. #BostonStrong mashable.com/2014/10/31/dea…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @mashable: Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino died Thursday, but still voted in the upcoming U.S. midterm elections. on.mash.to/10am7HY

Oct 31, 2014

RT @mashable: Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino died Thursday, but still voted in the upcoming U.S. midterm elections. on.mash.to/10am7HY

Oct 31, 2014

RT @mashable: Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino died Thursday, but still voted in the upcoming U.S. midterm elections. on.mash.to/10am7HY

You'll really hear it here first in music app for unsigned bands

mashable.com — It takes a special kind of optimist to bet their own money on whether there's a big enough audience out there to support a discovery app for music videos by unsigned and emerging bands. Turns out Amman Ahmed, founder of Rormix, is exactly that kind of believer.
Nov 01, 2014

Mashable: You'll really hear it here first in music app for unsigned bands ow.ly/2Q0jkD

Your Michael Jackson costume will never be as cute as Blue Ivy's

mashable.com — The queen of celebrity babies is fittingly dressed as the king of pop this Halloween. Blue Ivy Carter, daughter of Beyoncé and Jay Z and noted V.I.B. (Very Important Baby), dressed as a tiny Michael Jackson. Her costume was complete with a red sequined military jacket, white glove, black fedora and dark sunglasses.

Why you should let a squirrel carve your pumpkins

mashable.com — Squirrels are the master pumpkin carvers of the animal kingdom. This is due in small part to their sharp teeth, but mostly to their blatant disregard for you and those pumpkins you carefully selected from the farmers market. To them, it's all just food for their greedy taking.

Andy Rubin exits Google: Where are the robots?

mashable.com — "The future is looking awesome!" Andy Rubin tweeted almost a year ago. Back then, it was. Google had just acquired yet another robotics firm for Rubin, the founder and former head of Android, to run as part of Google's Robot Initiative (hence the tweet).

National Parks work on delicate task of removing graffiti

mashable.com — SALT LAKE CITY - A series of graffiti-like paintings on rocks in National Parks across the West set off a furor on social media this month, angering people who say they desecrated some of the nation's most famously picturesque landscapes.
Nov 01, 2014

Mashable: National Parks work on delicate task of removing graffiti ow.ly/2Q0dtg

Topshop mannequin causes a Twitter storm

mashable.com — LONDON - Topshop has found itself at the centre of a Twitter storm this week after a shopper tweeted a photo of an in-store mannequin with long, skinny legs. Becky Hopper posted a photo of her friend, who is a size 8 - 10 (4 - 6 in the U.S.), next to the dummy with the hashtag #poorbodyimage.

8 bizarre things that went down on the campaign trail this season

mashable.com — The campaign trail is always an interesting saga, and this year's midterms are no exception. Now, with the elections less than a week away, months of crazy ads, campaign tours and debates are sadly coming to a close.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @meganspecia: in case you missed any of the weird shit that went on this season on the campaign trail: mashable.com/2014/10/31/biz… from @kari_paul

Oct 31, 2014

in case you missed any of the weird shit that went on this season on the campaign trail: mashable.com/2014/10/31/biz… from @kari_paul

Oct 31, 2014

8 really bizarre things that went down the campaign trail this election season mashable.com/2014/10/31/biz… pic.twitter.com/e3KbwWapPO

Starbucks will offer delivery through its app, and a 'Starbucks for Life' contest

mashable.com — Starbucks said Thursday that it will offer a delivery option on its mobile app in select areas of the U.S. starting next year. The company declined to provide more details, but has been pushing to get people to use its app as a way to build customer loyalty.