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An influencer’s worst nightmare? Instagram tests hiding public ‘like’ counts

An influencer’s worst nightmare? Instagram tests hiding public ‘like’ counts

An attendee takes a photo of the instagram logo during a press event at Facebook headquarters on June 20, 2013 in Menlo Park, California; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® Instagram is testing out a new feature in Canada. Its newest addition is actually taking something away — public likes. The announcement, which came yesterday at […]

Brace for impact: What JPL scientists are learning from a simulation of an asteroid crashing into the planet

Brace for impact: What JPL scientists are learning from a simulation of an asteroid crashing into the planet

An artist’s rendering of an asteroid flying be close to Earth.; Credit: ESA/P.Carril AirTalk® Michael Bay’s 1998 film “Armageddon,” about humanity’s attempt to save itself from an asteroid the size of Texas that’s on a collision course with Earth, might have seemed like a far-fetched concept to some, but for the attendees of the 2019 […]

Brace for impact: What JPL scientists are learning from a simulation of an asteroid crashing into the planet

Brace for impact: What JPL scientists are learning from a simulation of an asteroid crashing into the planet

An artist’s rendering of an asteroid flying be close to Earth.; Credit: ESA/P.Carril AirTalk® Michael Bay’s 1998 film “Armageddon,” about humanity’s attempt to save itself from an asteroid the size of Texas that’s on a collision course with Earth, might have seemed like a far-fetched concept to some, but for the attendees of the 2019 […]

After shooting at San Diego area synagogue, Jewish leaders share their thoughts on the rise of violence directed at religious groups

After shooting at San Diego area synagogue, Jewish leaders share their thoughts on the rise of violence directed at religious groups

Sheriff’s crime scene tape is placed in front of the Chabad of Poway Synagogue after a shooting on Saturday, April 27, 2019 in Poway, California.; Credit: SANDY HUFFAKER/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® On Saturday, a shooter opened fire at a synagogue outside San Diego, killing one person and injuring three. The sheriff says they’re investigating the attack […]

From bankruptcy to billions: How Marvel Studios came to dominate Hollywood in only a decade

From bankruptcy to billions: How Marvel Studios came to dominate Hollywood in only a decade

The Marvel Studios logo; Credit: Marvel Studios Matt Bynum and Ari Saperstein | AirTalk® When Marvel Studios first released “Iron Man” back in 2008, they could have never guessed that a little over 10 years later, their interconnected series of films would come to dominate the global box office. Out of the highest grossing movies […]

From bankruptcy to billions: How Marvel Studios came to dominate Hollywood in only a decade

From bankruptcy to billions: How Marvel Studios came to dominate Hollywood in only a decade

The Marvel Studios logo; Credit: Marvel Studios Matt Bynum and Ari Saperstein | AirTalk® When Marvel Studios first released “Iron Man” back in 2008, they could have never guessed that a little over 10 years later, their interconnected series of films would come to dominate the global box office. Out of the highest grossing movies […]

CA bill moves to ban ‘willful defiance’ suspensions for all K-12

CA bill moves to ban ‘willful defiance’ suspensions for all K-12

A student sits in detention.; Credit: Jonathan Pobre/Flickr CC AirTalk® In 2014 California passed AB 420, banning the use of suspensions and expulsions for dealing with students who commit defiant and disruptive acts in grades K-3. Now the state Senate has passed a new bill, SB 419, which would extend that ban to all grades […]

CA bill moves to ban ‘willful defiance’ suspensions for all K-12

CA bill moves to ban ‘willful defiance’ suspensions for all K-12

A student sits in detention.; Credit: Jonathan Pobre/Flickr CC AirTalk® In 2014 California passed AB 420, banning the use of suspensions and expulsions for dealing with students who commit defiant and disruptive acts in grades K-3. Now the state Senate has passed a new bill, SB 419, which would extend that ban to all grades […]

Smoke gets in your eyes: Los Angeles is the smoggiest metro area in the US

Smoke gets in your eyes: Los Angeles is the smoggiest metro area in the US

Smog blankets downtown Los Angeles.; Credit: Photo by Ben Amstutz via Flickr Creative Commons AirTalk® According to the recently released American Lung Association’s “State of the Air” annual report, Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA is the nation’s most polluted city in the ozone ranking. And it’s not far from taking the number one spot in the […]

Class action lawsuit against authorities who videotaped legal massages at the same sting involving Robert Kraft

Class action lawsuit against authorities who videotaped legal massages at the same sting involving Robert Kraft

People are reflected in the window of the Orchids of Asia Day Spa after New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is charged with allegedly soliciting for sex on February 22, 2019 in Jupiter, Florida.; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images AirTalk® A class action lawsuit was filed on Friday by 31 Jane and John Does in Florida […]