This Dog Can Do Tricks Better Than Any Human

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Trick-or-treating is too easy. Here at Mashable HQ, you have to earn your candy. Jesse the Jack , a talented Jack Russell Terrier with skills (and YouTube views ) that put us all to shame, has a new way to trick or treat. See also: 50 Purrfect Halloween Costume Ideas for Your Pet Jesse was in New York to release his creative new ABC Zoo iBook and app that teaches children the alphabet, so we invited the pup to come to our office and show us his best moves In the spirit of Halloween , Jesse came with a couple of costumes, so we put him and Mashable reporter Brian Koerber head-to-head to do some tricks for treats Read more... More about Viral Videos , Dogs , Halloween , Cute Animals , and Watercooler Read more »

Video Shows Hatchet-Wielding Man Charge at NYPD Officers

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A video featuring a hatchet-wielding man, who attacked four New York Police Department officers before he was gunned down in a busy commercial district in Queens on Thursday, has surfaced The now deceased man can be seen in the security camera footage above running while swinging an axe. He is yet to be officially identified by authorities. However, an unnamed law enforcement official told CNN the man had been identified by police as Zale H. Thompson, who had a criminal record in California and had been discharged from the Navy for misconduct. See also: New Video Shows Chaotic Scene in Parliament During Ottawa Attack Read more... More about New York City , Nypd , Us World , Us , and Hatchet Attack Read more »

Canada Laments ‘Loss of Innocence,’ Even After a Decade of War

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TORONTO — The shooting in Ottawa on Wednesday thrust Canada into the spotlight, leaving some wondering how a country that typically assumes a supporting role on the world's stage could be a target of " terrorist " attacks. One Canadian politician lamented "a loss of innocence for our country," while another said she "never thought this kind of thing could happen here." See also: The Ottawa Parliament Shooting: As It Happened But Canada's reputation as a " peaceful nation " is more of a testament to its ability to fly under the radar, rather than its record of military intervention For the past 13 years, Canada has been at war. Read more... More about Canada , Isis , Us World , World , and Ottawa Read more »

Fallen Canadian Soldier’s Dogs Spotted Waiting for His Return

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Warning: These photos are completely heartbreaking . Two dogs owned by Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, the Canadian soldier who was killed in Ottawa on Thursday, were spotted peeking out from under a fence at his home. See also: Photographer Captures the Old-Soul Beauty of Senior Dogs Molly Hayes, a reporter at The Hamilton Spectator, tweeted a photo of this "sad sight" on Thursday. Cpl. Nathan Cirillo's dogs are seen Oct. 23, 2014 by Molly Hayes, Hamilton Spectator reporter. Read more »

Canadians Show Pride in Their Capital With #MyOttawa Campaign

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Residents of Ottawa are rallying together after a gunman stormed the National War Memorial and Parliament on Wednesday, killing one member of the Canadian armed forces. See also: Video Captures Gunfire Exchange in Canadian Parliament Building As Canadian authorities encouraged a return to normalcy on Thursday , Twitter users were eager to share their pride in Ottawa using the hashtag #MyOttawa . 100s of people doing yoga on the Hill -3 weeks ago. I hope we find a way to share our public spaces safely #myottawa pic.twitter.com/lflmhbxN0x — Suzanne Cowan (@suzcowan) October 23, 2014 The hashtag is not new , but has taken on new meaning after Wednesday's attack. In light of what Prime Minister Stephen Harper called a terrorist attack on the city, Canada's national pride and unity has become quite evident, and the hashtag has soared. Read more »

‘Between Two Ferns’ Welcomes Some Guy Named Bradley Pitts

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“My guest today, Bradley Pitts.” Between Two Ferns invited all-too-cool actor Brad Pitt to the show this week to discuss his career, family and latest movie. Well, sort of. See also: 15 Absurd Craigslist Missed Connections Zach Galifianakis' signature belligerent BTF character roasts/interviews the Hollywood A-lister. And if that's not enough to entice you, Louis C.K. makes a hilariously forced cameo halfway through. It's not President Obama , but it's still pretty darn good. Read more... More about Viral Videos , Between Two Ferns , Zach Galifianakis , Film , and Watercooler Read more »

Japan Builds Real (and Awesome) Transformer Robot

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Your dream of a sports car that transforms into a real robot just inched closer to reality Brave Robotics, Asratec Corp. and original Transformer creator Tomy Co. Ltd., have joined forced to build J-deite, a one-quarter-scale autobot that starts as humanoid, bipedal robot and transforms into a tiny, roughly 3-foot-long sports car. Sorry, it’s still too small for you to drive. See also: Three Robots Built This 3D-Printed Hut Despite the diminutive size, the robot is unmistakably part of the Transformer family. Officially known as J-deite Quarter because its one-fourth of the final planned size, the roughly 5 ft tall humanoid robot’s 77 lb-pound body is covered in blue car body panels and the face has the grim, determined look of Optimus Prime Read more »

Traveling Across Turkey Never Looked So Good

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The way you know a travel video is truly remarkable is when you feel like you visited a place after watching it. Leonardo Dalessandri's "Watchtower of Turkey" fits the bill "I couldn't be happier with the outcome," Dalessandri told Mashable about the roughly three-and-a-half minute video he posted on Vimeo. "A passion for film and music, and the desire to experiment with new techniques, have always been a part of me." See also: Take an Incredible Bird's-Eye Tour of Manhattan The footage was captured over a 20-day journey around the country using a GoPro and Panasonic GH3. The equipment Leonardo Dalessandri used to shoot Watchtower of Turkey. Image: Leonardo Dalessandri Read more... More about Travel , Turkey , Videos , Lifestyle , and Travel Leisure Read more »

Five Candidates to Follow on Twitter Ahead of Midterm Elections

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A politician's social media presence matters just as much these days as their campaign ads, posters and public appearances. With so many ways to get things wrong, a handful of candidates seem to get the whole social media thing right. Below are five candidates whose Twitter accounts are worth a peek ahead of November's Midterm elections. Democrat Charlie Crist, running for Florida Governor With the Florida gubernatorial candidates running a heated race , the seat still seems very much up in the air. A Quinnipiac University poll from Oct. 22 puts the incumbent, Republican Gov. Rick Scott, and challenger, Crist, the state's former governor, neck and neck in the run up to Election Day. But Crist does seem to have the social media game won Read more.. Read more »

The Evolution of Women’s Workwear Through the Decades

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Clothes say a lot about women's evolving roles in the workplace. A history of 20th century office fashion in photos. Read more... More about Fashion , Office , Photography , Features , and Women Read more »