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Cosplayers brought the fire at New York Comic Con 2017


New York Comic Con hit the Javits Center this week, and -- as they do every year -- cosplayers brought their A game. From Beauty and the Beast to Rey to, of course, Wonder Woman, this year's cosplay crew took their creativity to new heights. Here are a few of our favorites ... so far.

Australia and the UK are protesting violence against women, and I am tired


Over the weekend, hundreds of people in London gathered to pay tribute to Sarah Everard, a 33-year-old woman who was murdered after disappearing on her walk home. The assembly was also protesting violence against women -- including the police's aggressive response to the previous evening's vigil, at which they manhandled and dragged participating women away. On Sunday and Monday, half a world away, tens of thousands of Australians were gathering to protest violence against women as well. These rallies against misogyny and sexual abuse were sparked by separate rape allegations brought against the country's Attorney-General and against a staffer in the office of the Defence Minister, as well as the government's lacklustre response. It's the end of the day in Australia, and I don't want to be thinking about any of this.

Device enables endoscope images to be viewed on iPhones

The Japan Times

Optical equipment maker Microscope Network Co. and the University of Tsukuba have developed a system that enables doctors to monitor and save endoscope images on Apple Inc. iPhones. The system, comprising a lens equipped with an endoscope attached to an iPhone camera, allows high-resolution images to be viewed on small screens rather than the large monitors usually associated with endoscopes. The developers say the system is suitable for use in disaster areas or on remote islands, as it works with any commercial endoscope. An accompanying smartphone application allows a user to save endoscope images by waving at the iPhone. Images can be deleted by blowing on it.

13 photos of General Kelly that scream: "I hate my boss"


General Kelly has one of the world's toughest jobs: keeping President Trump off Twitter. One slip up and he could put the world at risk of nuclear holocaust. We've all been there, man. The already beleaguered Chief of Staff has had a particularly challenging time the past few weeks, between trying to convince his boss to denounce white supremacists (whomp whomp, Trump didn't quite listen to that) and discouraging him from starting a war with North Korea. Kelly, a man whose soul was carved out of limestone rock, hasn't exactly been "cheesing for the cameras" for the last month.