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Jared Padalecki, who played Dean Forrester on Gilmore Girls, has signed on for the revival season. Because, if there's anyone you can count on to still be in Stars Hollow—besides Luke Danes, obviously—after all this time, it's Dean. And, while he may have been Rory's first love, he was actually the last of her exes to agree to reprise their roles—Milo Ventimiglia's Jess and Matt Czuchry's Logan will also be returning. Among the ex-gentleman callers and, of course, Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham, a slew of former cast members are also eager to pick up the baton and lead us into a bright, fast-talking, Gilmore-y future. Notable absences include Edward Herrmann, Richard Gilmore, who died last year from Brain Cancer, and Melissa McCarthy, who played Sookie and has reportedly not been invited back for the reunion. And now, we just have to wait for a release date. Take us to Stars Hollow already! Discuss

The one-take YouTube masters OK Go have come a long way since their days of impressively dancing on treadmills. In this video for their song “Upside Down & Inside Out,” the band takes to the skies for a zero-gravity performance that will give you a new appreciation for some of the world’s most innovative music video filmmakers. Discuss

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Another case of Zika has been confirmed at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. School officials say a student contracted the virus during their winter break abroad. "We have been informed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health that one of our students who traveled abroad over the winter break has tested positive for the Zika virus. We are grateful to be able to report that the student has recovered and is feeling well," says a statement released on the school's website. Experts say chances of an outbreak in the area are minimal, because the type of mosquitos that carry the virus are not native to that part of the country. Discuss

A new report from the Syrian Centre for Policy Research has detailed just how devastating the ongoing Syrian civil war has been for the country’s citizens. In the last five years of violence, 470,000 have been killed and nearly 2 million have been injured—that’s 11.5 percent of the entire population. As The Guardian notes, since the outbreak of war, the life expectancy dropped dramatically in the country, from 70 in 2000 to under 56 in 2015. Nearly half of the country’s entire population—45 percent—have been forced from their homes. The new numbers are significantly higher than casualty estimates released by the U.N. Discuss