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In Colorado, Space-Aged Technology Isn’t Only Found in Space
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In Colorado, Space-Aged Technology Isn’t Only Found in Space

How does this sound: a flight from Denver to anywhere in the world in under three hours. Plus, you get to skip the security lines at DIA. If Adams County has its way, that dream will manifest at the Colorado Air and Space Port (CASP). Formerly known as the Front Range Airport, this general aviation center changed its name when it received a license for space operations from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 2018. But while it’s one of 13 FAA-approved spaceports—essentially commercial space launch sites, as opposed to NASA’s Cape Canaveral complex—don’t expect dramatic rocket launches. Instead, CASP will have spaceplanes that take off and land like traditional aircraft but can leave the atmosphere behind temporarily. Adams County is betting that space tourism outfits could b...
Warriors NBA Finals injury update: Gary Payton II could be game-time decision for Game 1 Thursday vs. Celtics
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Warriors NBA Finals injury update: Gary Payton II could be game-time decision for Game 1 Thursday vs. Celtics

Getty Images The Golden State Warriors will be getting a key contributor back for the NBA Finals, and possibly for Game 1. Defensive stalwart Gary Payton II has been progressing well following the fractured elbow he suffered against the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals. He's expected to return to action during the Finals, according to Shams Charania and Anthony Slater. Furthermore, Payton is trending toward being a game-time decision for Game 1 against the...
Tom Sachs and Nike Return with the General Purpose Shoe: Is This the World’s Most Boring Sneaker?
Fashion

Tom Sachs and Nike Return with the General Purpose Shoe: Is This the World’s Most Boring Sneaker?

Over the weekend, Nike took out a full-page ad in Sunday’s print edition of the New York Times to herald the NikeCraft General Purpose Shoe, its latest collaboration with the New York-based artist Tom Sachs. The ad praised the sneaker as something that most advertised products claim not to be: “Boring.”In true Don Draper fashion, the rest of the retro, text-heavy ad rallies against the tendency of sneaker companies and fans alike to anoint footwear with meaning beyond its primary function, which of course is to protect one’s feet from the ground. The General Purpose Shoe, instead, is “A do-more sneaker. An own-less sneaker.” Pictured above the disyllabic header—much in the spirit of real-life Mad Men-era adman David Ogilvy’s 1960 “Lemon” Volkswagen campaign—are a pair of well-worn sneakers...
Twitter Reacts To New Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Trailer | GameSpot News
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Twitter Reacts To New Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Trailer | GameSpot News

Today, Game Freak debuted a new trailer, giving us an even better look at the new region and creatures we’ll see in the next mainline game in the Pokemon series. The trailer showed off: the mouse type Pawme, the plant Smoliv, and the very good pig Lechonk.Sega showed off some Sonic Frontiers gameplay today that features the iconic hedgehog racing around a puzzle-filled island. Described as an "open-zone" game by Sega, Sonic's latest adventure will see him doing far more than just running around the environment, as he'll be able to put his climbing skills to good use as well.But the good news is that while we all wait for new information, we can distract ourselves with Diablo Immortal. The game has arrived a day early on mobile for some, while PC beta players will still have to wait for tom...
Jury awards Johnny Depp $15 million in damages in libel suit against Amber Heard, gives her $2 million in countersuit
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Jury awards Johnny Depp $15 million in damages in libel suit against Amber Heard, gives her $2 million in countersuit

Amber Heard was found liable for defaming Johnny Depp in an op-ed published in the Washington Post, and Depp was found liable for a statement his attorney made to the Daily Mail calling her claims a hoax, a jury decided Wednesday. Jurors awarded Depp a total of $15 million in damages and Heard $2 million. In a statement posted on Twitter, Heard said, "The disappointment I feel today is beyond words." Depp said in a statement posted to Instagram, "the jury gave me my life back."The verdict marked the end of a dramatic trial in the civil suit that laid bare the troubled marriage between the stars.  Amber Heard reacts to the verdict on June 1, 2022, as a Virginia jury rules in favor of Johnny Depp in his libel lawsuit against Heard, who had accused him of abuse. ...
Coast Guard Commandant Linda Fagan becomes first woman to lead U.S. armed forces branch
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Coast Guard Commandant Linda Fagan becomes first woman to lead U.S. armed forces branch

Admiral Linda L. Fagan shattered the military's glass ceiling on Wednesday to become commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard and the first female officer to lead a branch of the U.S. armed forces.Previously the service's second-in-command, Fagan has worn the Coast Guard uniform for more than four decades and on all seven continents. She graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 1985, one of 16 women who graduated her year in the sixth class to include women. Admiral Linda Fagan greets President Joe Biden during the U.S. Coast Guard change of command ceremony at USCG Headquarters in Washington, D.C., on June 1, 2022.  SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images "We've made a lot of progress in t...
Supreme Court blocks Texas social media law in 5-4 decision
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Supreme Court blocks Texas social media law in 5-4 decision

 A divided Supreme Court has blocked a Texas law, championed by conservatives, that aimed to keep social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter from censoring users based on their viewpoints.The court voted in an unusual 5-4 alignment Tuesday to put the Texas law on hold, while a lawsuit plays out in lower courts.Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett voted to grant the emergency request from two technology industry groups that challenged the law in federal court. The majority provided no explanation for its decision, as is common in emergency matters on what is informally known as the court's "shadow docket."Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Elena Kagan and Neil Gorsuch w...
Boxing schedule for 2022: George Kambosos vs. Devin Haney, Naoya Inoue vs. Nonito Donaire 2 on tap
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Boxing schedule for 2022: George Kambosos vs. Devin Haney, Naoya Inoue vs. Nonito Donaire 2 on tap

Matchroom Boxing Boxing continues to deliver some massive moments and fights in 2022. After a strong start to the year, things have dramatically picked up over the spring and now the sport heads into a long stretch loaded with big fights nearly every week.The year has already seen major moments like Errol Spence Jr. dominating Yordenis Ugas to unify three of boxing's four world championships at welterweight. Tyson Fury also recently returned to the ring for what may be the last time as h...
The Best Shampoo for Men with Thinning Hair In 2022
Fashion

The Best Shampoo for Men with Thinning Hair In 2022

The best shampoo for thinning hair can keep your dome hydrated and looking fuller—and in some cases, even help prevent further loss. From pills to plasma injections to transplants, you’ve got a bunch of options for treating and preventing hair loss, but having the right shampoo at the ready is essential. Regardless of how you decide to address a receding hairline (if you do anything at all), one of the best defenses is a proper hair care regimen of shampoo and conditioner.Before we go any further, it should be noted that here at GQ, we are, for the most part, shampoo skeptics. The fact is that most men grossly overwash their hair. This is counterproductive for most guys. But sometimes you’ve got to audit your priorities and choose accordingly, and if you need voluminous, fuller hair, then ...
Gaming

How To Start Playing A Massive Video Game Backlog

Illustration: Kotaku / ValveIt’s called a backlog—that long list of games you’ll “get to someday” but ignore in favor of re-running roguelike dungeon crawler Hades yet again. Maybe you’re planning for your backlog to swell soon amid the bombardment of new releases. Maybe it tripled in size thanks to a recent Steam sale. Whatever the case, a gargantuan backlog can be overwhelming to the point where you don’t even want to try to tackle it, choosing instead to fall back on comfort food.That needn’t be the case. A big backlog can be a manageable beast, so long as you know how to approach it. The following advice should help you start off on the right foot.This article was originally published on December 12, 2020.Assess the situationWhen weighing a backlog, the first thing you need to do is fi...