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The 25 Most Jennifer Lawrence Things Jennifer Lawrence Has Ever Done

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Oh, Jennifer Lawrence. You’re the girl we can all imagine being best friends with, and you also happen to be a wildly famous Oscar-winning actress.

After a few years in the public eye, J.Law’s shtick is going strong: her swearing, her love of french fries, her clumsiness, her on-camera outbursts. Sure, some people might find her to be annoying or crass, but there’s no denying that she still reigns supreme as America’s BFF.

So, to celebrate Lawrence’s 25th birthday this Saturday, here’s a look at 25 classic moments that have shaped the J.Law brand.

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If You Got Mad Over Cecil the Lion, Here Are 5 Ways You Can Bring About Change

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The death of Cecil the lion at the hands of American dentist Walter Palmer in July may have sparked a worldwide groundswell of rage, but Cecil’s death represents a larger problem with deep roots. Hwange National Park, where Cecil lived for 13 years, was the site of what the Telegraphcalled the “the worst single massacre in southern Africa for 25 years” in 2013 when poachers poisoned the water supply, killing 300 elephants; a recent study estimates that 33,000 are killed per year on the African continent.

The situation is just as grim for lions and rhinos: Teresa Telecky, director of wildlife at Humane Society International (HSI), estimated to TIME that, as of early August, 49 lions had been killed throughout Africa just this year. And the World Wildlife Fund estimates that 60% of the rhino population in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zimbabwe was killed between 2003 and…

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Meet Corduroy, the World’s Oldest Cat

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A 26-year-old Oregon cat has reclaimed the title of world’s oldest cat about two months after the feline that beat it out for the title in 2014, Tiffany Two of San Diego, died at 27 years old.

Corduroy — a Maine Coon that is 26 years and 13 days old, to be exact — has been described as a “lover of sharp cheddar and mice” that roams the 160-acre ranch where its owner Ashley Reed Okura lives.

The record for oldest cat ever belongs to Crème Puff of Austin, Texas, a black and white feline that lived 38 years and 3 days.

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5 Fascinating Facts About Breakfast

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Americans love breakfast. According to recent data, sales for breakfast items are passing those for lunch and dinner, and multiple fast food stops like McDonald’s are planning to soon offer breakfast fare 24/7.

Here are five things you didn’t know you wanted to know about the most important meal of your day.

Breakfast food is a surprisingly recent invention.
The concept of breakfast food didn’t exist in the U.S. until the mid to late 1800s, according to Abigail Carroll, food historian and author of Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal. “People ate breakfast, but it looked a lot like dinner or a snack,” she says. In the 1600s, breakfast was likely to be leftovers, cheese and bread, or stewed grains. Beginning in the mid 1700s to 1800s, people started to add meat and fish to their morning meal. “Meat became standard and central to breakfast and…

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Samsung Unveils The World’s Biggest Hard Drive

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Samsung is the maker of the world’s largest hard drive. The upcoming product has 16TB of storage, which it announced at California’s Flash Memory Summit recently, according to The Independent.

Samsung is reportedly using a stacking technique for the memory within the standardly-sized product to fit more memory than in past items.

As the publication noted, the previously biggest hard drives could fit about 10TB of memory. The product will most likely be used by businesses to be used in servers, according to Samsung.

Per Ars Technica:

The secret sauce behind Samsung’s 16TB SSD is the company’s new 256Gbit (32GB) NAND flash die; twice the capacity of 128Gbit NAND dies that were commercialised by various chip makers last year. To reach such an astonishing density, Samsung has managed to cram 48 layers of 3-bits-per-cell (TLC) 3D V-NAND into a single die. This is up from 24 layers…

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This New Space Instrument Just Discovered a ‘Baby Jupiter’

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A new tool for space exploration has spotted a Jupiter-like exoplanet only 100 light years away from Earth. The planet, which scientists have dubbed 51 Eri b, was seen by the Gemini Planet Imager, an instrument that finds planets by analyzing the glow they emit.

The GPI is similar to the more famous Kepler space telescope, which has discovered thousands of planets in far-flung solar systems. While the Kepler uses the shadow that planets throw on stars to discover them, GPI looks at the planets themselves and is therefore able to detect planets that are much farther away from stars.

The new Jupiter-like planet has mass about twice as big as our Jupiter, and orbits its sun at a similar distance as Saturn. The Washington Post dubbed the planet a “baby Jupiter.” The planet’s similarities to our Jupiter, as well as a pair of nearby dust belts similar to those…

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