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AJ Dellinger

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Madison, WI, United States

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Recent:
  • Mic
Past:
  • Forbes
  • Digital Trends
  • Engadget
  • Gizmodo
  • The Daily Dot
  • Business Insider

Recent articles by AJ:

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There are QAnon NFTs now, because one grift deserves another

You're not going to believe this, but one of the main men of the QAnon movement is grifting people. That's right: Ron Watkins is turning his tweets into NFTs. The man is thought to be behind the QAnon character that has swept up millions of people… → Read More

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Scientists are potty-training cows in an effort to save the planet

You probably already know that cow farts and burps are bad for the planet, emitting a shocking amount of methane with each passing flatulence. Well, guess what? Cow pee is also hurting the planet for similar reasons, and cows pee a lot. One way to… → Read More

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Tucker Carlson: "I lie"

When Tucker Carlson tells you that he lies, you can believe him. The Fox News host, who once again used his show with an audience of more than 3 million people to spread doubts about the coronavirus vaccine, despite the fact that he works for an… → Read More

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This poll shows just how strong Trump's hold on Republican voters is

Donald Trump lost the 2020 U.S. presidential election. That is a fact. But it turns out acknowledging that fact might cost a Republican candidate a chance at getting elected. According to a CNN poll published this week, a majority of self-identified… → Read More

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Biden's new office to fight for environmental justice already faces an uphill battle

Climate change is a public health emergency. A new government office now not only recognizes that fact, but has also been tasked explicitly with addressing it. Enter the Office of Climate Change and Health Equity, a federal office within the… → Read More

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How the shock and confusion of 9/11 enabled our modern conspiracy era

For the last half-decade, it has felt like we've been living in the land of conspiracy, with new rumors and misinformation in need of debunking every day. Reality — or at least an agreed-upon version of it — has never felt easier to detach from,… → Read More

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Animals are "shape-shifting," and scientists think climate change is to blame

Remember Darwin's finches? In the 1800s, Charles Darwin traveled to Galápagos Islands, where he documented that birds occupying the island evolved to develop different beak shapes that were better suited for the types of food available to them in… → Read More

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Richard Spencer's very sad Montana life is proof de-platforming Nazis works

Richard Spencer, the noted neo-Nazi and white supremacist who latched himself to Trumpism and rode it all the way to mainstream prominence, is straight up not having a good time. According to a report from The New York Times, Spencer has been ousted… → Read More

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Hurricane Ida, supercharged by climate change, was a terrifying preview of the future

Hurricane Ida, a Category 4 storm that rapidly intensified over the weekend, made landfall in the United States on Sunday, bringing with it chaos, devastation, and a reminder that climate change is going to make life hell for the foreseeable… → Read More

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Airbnb will house Afghan refugees, a great reminder that the resources to help people in need already exist

On Tuesday, Airbnb announced that it would work with hosts in the United States and around the world to temporarily house 20,000 refugees from Afghanistan who need shelter. The company's nonprofit, Airbnb.org, plans to match refugees with… → Read More

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Anti-vaxxers turn on Trump, who was always just a useful idiot for them

For months now, there has been a sort of unholy alliance between the most loyal Donald Trump supporters and anti-vaxxers. But over the weekend, Trump himself hosted a rally in Alabama that appears to have sown the seeds of what will likely be a… → Read More

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The wall Trump built for a fake crisis just got washed away by floods from a real crisis

During his single term as president of the United States, Donald Trump made it a point to repeal as many environmental protections as he could and actively ignore the rest so he could boost the failing coal industry and build his wildly ineffective… → Read More

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Facebook introduces VR workplaces, a thing no one wanted

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to surge due to the Delta variant, workplaces across the country are debating whether or not it's safe to bring their employees back into the office. Well, Facebook has a solution: Give Facebook a ton of money… → Read More

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These researchers are launching a modern day Noah's Ark to save species from extinction

As the planet continues to warm, plants and animals that once thrived are watching the weather conditions they once counted on disappear and the land they once occupied get destroyed. Surviving the ongoing ecological disaster that is climate change… → Read More

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Artists are creating interactive music videos to show the effects of climate change

Music can affect us in visceral ways. For three to four minutes at a time, a song can transport you to a new place or get you wrapped up in an experience that you might otherwise never have or a situation you may never have experienced. And, well,… → Read More

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How to best help Haiti, according to Haitians

Over the weekend, the nation of Haiti was shaken by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake. The amount of destruction done is still being measured. The death toll has already passed 1,300, with more lives lost still expected to be tallied. Thousands more are… → Read More

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MyPillow maestro Mike Lindell held the world's worst cybersecurity conference

Mike Lindell sure has a lot of opinions about election integrity for a guy who runs a pillow company. For months now, he has been peddling garbage about how the 2020 U.S. presidential election was stolen. This week, he was supposed to finally prove… → Read More

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Crabs are horny for plastic, and humans are all too eager to provide

Look, we're all into weird stuff that we only search for when using Incognito mode. That's fine. We all just agree not to talk about it. But hermit crabs do not have this luxury. Instead of quietly searching for the things that excite them in the… → Read More

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Senate Democrats are finally taking climate change seriously in their reconciliation bill

While President Biden was all too happy to settle for an infrastructure bill that sacrificed addressing bigger issues in the name of good, old-fashioned bipartisan agreement on roads and bridges, it looks like Senate Democrats are finally going to… → Read More

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Twitter's photo-cropping algorithm preferred young, white faces

Last year, Twitter users noticed something strange. When they uploaded photos to the platform, it automatically focused on white faces. After shutting off the tool, Twitter staged a contest in which they invited people to find bias within its photo… → Read More