The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Thursday May 10)

May 10, 2018

Here are some of the stories making headlines today.

The earthquake unleashed by Trump’s departure from Iran nuclear deal

The last time Europe and the US were this far apart was on the eve of the Iraqi invasion in 2003; even then the Brits went along with Operation Enduring Freedom. This time, the consequences seem more dangerous and far-reaching.

Mueller’s team questions Russian oligarch about payments to Cohen

Viktor Vekselberg, chairman of asset manager Renova Group, is an oligarch close to Vladimir Putin, and last month the Trump administration placed him on a list of sanctioned Russians for activities including election interference. The purpose of the payments, which predate the sanctions, and the nature of the business relationship between Vekselberg and Cohen is unclear.

Rockefeller auction fetches $646M in first night

Christie’s sale of a Picasso nude for $115 million has kick-started what some experts have been calling “the sale of the century.”

Russia’s Victory Day parade: Weapons to watch

Rehearsals for the event, which commemorates the 73rd anniversary of Nazi Germany’s surrender in World War II, began earlier this month, giving the world a glimpse of what’s coming. Here’s a closer look at some of the weaponry we can expect to see. Su-57 fighter jet The Sukhoi Su-57 is Russia’s first homemade fifth-generation stealth fighter.

HPV vaccines prevent cervical cancer, global review confirms

The report’s authors, who examined evidence from 26 previously published studies of more than 70,000 women, also found no serious side effect risks associated with the vaccines. Most people who have sexual contact will be exposed to HPV at some time. Even if exposed, most women will clear the viral infectionnaturally.

Pauley Perrette bids farewell to ‘NCIS’

The “NCIS” lab has lost its resident goth genius. Pauley Perrette, who played forensic scientist Abby Sciuto, has signed off from the long-running CBS crime drama after 15 seasons on the show.

Trump’s Iran Deal Exit Is A Win For Russia

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal will weaken U.S. relationships around the world and create problems that U.S. foreign policy will be grappling with for years, but it’s also a boon for the U.S. rival that American intelligence said helped Trump get elected: Russia.

9/11 Mastermind Waterboarded By CIA Has Information To Share About Gina Haspel

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-professed mastermind of the 9/11 terror attacks, says he has information to share with lawmakers about CIA head nominee Gina Haspel ahead of her Senate confirmation hearing.

Blackhead Extractions Are Extremely Satisfying, But Are They Good For Us?

For anyone looking to unclog their pores, there’s nothing more satisfying than a good extraction. Even dermatologists agree they can be beneficial for our skin. But if not done correctly, you could end up hurting your skin more than helping it.

There’s A New Meghan Markle Wax Figure, And It’s Actually A Great Likeness

Wax figures can sometimes be hit or miss, but a new depiction of Meghan Markle that was unveiled at London’s Madame Tussauds wax museum on Wednesday is actually a dead ringer for the future British royal: OMG the day has come!

Iran deal ‘not dead’ despite US exit

France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says the Iranian nuclear deal is “not dead” despite US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw. The 2015 agreement curbed Iran’s nuclear activities in return for the lifting of sanctions that had been imposed by the UN, US and EU.

Katy Perry offers Taylor actual olive branch

Katy Perry has sent Taylor Swift an actual olive branch, seemingly ending the beef between the two megastars. Swifty, who is about to start her Reputation tour, shared a video of the package she received from Katy – which appeared to include a note with the words “miscommunications” and “deeply sorry” written on it.

Potential new cure found for baldness

A potential new cure for baldness has been discovered using a drug originally intended to treat osteoporosis. Enhanced hair growth is a side-effect of a different drug, cyclosporine A, used to treat autoimmune diseases. And researchers found it also inhibited a protein, SFRP1, that blocks a molecular pathway, WNT, vital for the growth of many tissues, including hair.

Israel Golan alert over Iran ‘activity’

The Israeli military says it has detected “irregular Iranian activity” in Syria and has ordered residents of the occupied Golan Heights to prepare their bomb shelters. The military says it has prepared for a variety of scenarios. “Any aggression against Israel will be met with a severe response,” spokesman Jonathan Conricus said.

Uber teams up with U.S. Army, NASA to develop flying taxis

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Uber is flying high above its street-level ride-hailing business. At its annual Elevate summit in Los Angeles Tuesday, the rideshare company detailed its aviation goals to launch electric flying taxis within the next five years.

How will the sun die? A new study has some ideas

One day our sun will die. About 10 billion years from now, our nearest star will run out of its stellar fuel, effectively marking the end of its life in space. Ok, but then what happens?

Meet NoFap, the Reddit community for people who want to stop masturbating

This post is part of Mashable’s Masturbation Week . May is National Masturbation Month, so we’re celebrating by exploring the many facets of self-love. Most medical professionals generally consider masturbation to be a healthy, productive exercise. But it can go too far.

Rich dudes are running out of insults for Bitcoin

Bitcoin bashing has been a popular sport among the very rich for quite a while, but this week the usual suspects have considerably upped their game. These days, it’s no longer enough to call Bitcoin a bad or dangerous investment.

Google’s latest assault on Apple proves how far behind Siri really is

Siri has some catching up to do. As the day-one Google I/O keynote came to a close Tuesday in Mountain View, California, it was clear that the tech giant had left the right impression on the developers in attendance: Specifically, one of awe.

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