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The human body is "full of evolutionary leftovers that no longer serve a purpose"

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People have a little pink band in the inside corner of their eye. "This is the plica semilunaris," says Dorsa Amir, an evolutionary anthropologist. "It used to be a third eyelid that would blink horizontally." Amir posted a fascinating Twitter thread of other " evolutionary leftovers that no longer serve a purpose" in the human body.

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Spidey's alive and Mysterio's kicking ass in the first Far From Home trailer

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We’ve got no clue how Peter Parker will come back from the dead next year, but at least we know what he’ll be doing afterward: Going on vacay, buds! Sony dropped the first trailer for its new Spidey flick Far From Home this morning, and director Jon Watts appears to have replicated the youthful color, explosive action,…

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NBC News standards department asks staff to lay off racist Iowa Rep. Steve King

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NBC declined to comment.

Huffington Post:

NBC News’ standards department sent an email to staffers Tuesday telling them not to directly refer to Rep. Steve King’s recent comments about white supremacy as “racist.”

“Be careful to avoid characterizing [King’s] remarks as racist,” reads the email, which two NBC News staffers shared with HuffPost. “It is ok to attribute to others as in ‘what many are calling racist’ or something like that.”

The email was sent to staffers by Susan Sullivan, a senior employee in the standards division at NBC News. In a news organization, the standards department offers guidance and issues rules about what is legally and ethically appropriate to report, and about how certain topics should be covered.

NBC News did not immediately respond to a request for comment for this article.

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Jimmy Kimmel remembers Super Dave Osborne

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Bob Einstein will be sorely missed.

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You Can Download and Play a Free Version of Cult-Favorite Horror Game, 'P.T.' [Updated]

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Update: It appears the developer plans to pull the game from Itch.io next week. If you haven’t downloaded and plan to play it, grab it quick before yet another version of P.T. disappears. Original story follows.

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Spoil that Christmas cheer with a terrifying trailer for Jordan Peele's Us

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A couple weeks ago, Jordan Peele jacked up the hype for Us—the follow-up to his groundbreaking horror masterpiece Get Outwith a spooky new poster showing a figure in red wearing a single fingerless glove and a golden pair of scissors that were designed to look like the pair of heads that appeared on the film’s

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