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Texas’s 2.5 million feral pigs may soon fall victim to chemical warfare. On Tuesday, the state’s Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller changed the rules of the Texas Administrative Code to permit the legal poisoning of these unsuspecting hogs. Read more...

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Here’s the good news: According to a comprehensive new study, the average life expectancy will increase globally by 2030, with South Korean women born that year expected to live 90.8 years, the longest of the 35 countries analyzed. Here’s the bad news: Americans will die younger than their international peers and…Read more...

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Bao Bao the giant panda is on her way to China today and National Zoo Director Dennis Kelly only has one thing on his mind: smokin’ hot panda sex.Read more...

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Jay Z is launching a new venture capital fund with the help of his longtime business partner and president of Roc Nation, Jay Brown, according to a new report from Axios.Read more...

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As recently as yesterday, President Trump sent a tweet using his old, unsecured Android phone. This happened just three days after Congressman Ted Lieu and 14 other House Democrats sent a letter to the Oversight Committee demanding an investigation into this blatantly bad security practice. Everybody agrees that it’s…Read more...

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Today in science that turns out to be totally bunk: Citronella candles warding off mosquitoes. At least, the natural “repellant” doesn’t seem to have any effect on one of the most notorious disease-spreading blood suckers on Earth.Read more...

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Kotaku Twitch Streamer Dies During 24-Hour Marathon Stream | Jalopnik What’s The Most Satisfying Car Revenge You’ve Ever Experienced? | Lifehacker Build and Mount Your Own Floating Shelves for About Seven Bucks | io9 Game of Thrones’ Biggest Asshole Is the First Star of Marvel’s Inhumans |Read more...

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It’s been a bad week to be Milo Yiannopoulos, whose Wikipedia page is about to include the word “former” in front of just about every personal achievement.Read more...

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Today, the Associated Press captured a photo of French President Francois Hollande shaking hands with Leenby, a Cybedroid robot. Hollande, like so many politicians around the world, has been captured on film shaking hands with many robots over the years. And I used to think this was simply a way to appease our future…Read more...

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Have something you think we should know? You can email us tips at [email protected], write directly to any of our writers, or use our anonymous SecureDrop system. Read more...

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Whenever you say a color name, you’re referring to specific properties of light waves. Sounds work the same way, but with properties of compression waves. But what about smell? With all of the different scented chemicals out there and their complex interactions, it’s been impossible to create a simple scale to…Read more...

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Town hall meetings are underway across the country this week as members of Congress return to their districts during the congressional recess. Well, sort of—only 19 Republican members of Congress are holding town hall meetings during the recess, and notably none of them are located in Utah, where Rep. Jason Chaffetz…Read more...

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Seagate’s FireCuda is one of the most popular PS4 replacement hard drives out there, mostly thanks to its built-in 8GB of flash storage that can sometimes speed up loading times, and you can get the 2TB model for an all-time low $95 today.Read more...

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World of Tanks streamer Brian “Poshybrid” Vigneault died from unknown causes on February 19 after streaming for 22 hours. He was 35 and a father of three.Read more...

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An alarming new study has identified 6,600 chemical spills related to hydraulic fracturing in just four US states over a ten year period. The finding shows that fracking is far messier than previously assumed, and that stricter safety measures need to be established and enforced. Read more...

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Cocaine, as they say, is a hell of a drug. It affects three of the neurotransmitters in our brains that make us feel fantastic—dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine—and tolerance for the stuff doesn’t seem to dissipate even months after quitting. (It’s also expensive and bad for you.) Today, new research published…Read more...

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The past is often portrayed as a Pandora’s Box of terrifying monsters. But while many paleontologists reject this stereotype, the scientists behind the newly-discovered marine worm Websteroprion armstrongi have decided to embrace it. It turns out this Palaeozoic prince of darkness, which roamed the seas roughly…Read more...

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posted about 17 hours ago on gizmodo
Everybody knows by now that the delivery drone ambitions of companies like FedEx and UPS amount to marketing stunts. But what happens when those stunts don’t go quite as planned? UPS knows because it recently crashed a delivery drone in front of a bunch of reporters.Read more...

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Your entire life is USB-powered, so it makes sense to outfit your nightstand and desk with multi-port chargers that can juice up your phone, tablet, smart watch, Kindle, and even laptop all at once.Read more...

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BOSTON—Days after the inauguration, many folks panicked on seeing immediate changes to government websites. Others worried that scientists would be forced to have their work reviewed by the government first. One of the biggest worries: What would happen to the potentially petabytes of data (spreadsheets enough to fill…Read more...

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Sonos is getting ready to expand its home theater lineup, according to multiple leaks that surfaced in the past few days. Photos of a new Sonos product called the “PlayBase” speaker have been featured in a B&H Listing, several tweets, and FCC listing. Base speakers of this kind—which sit directly under a TV—have…Read more...

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The thrill of realizing you can play the classic arcade games you grew up with on your smartphone is immediately gone once you actually try to guide Pac-Man around a maze using touchscreen controls. It’s so frustrating that you might consider carrying around one of these incredibly tiny arcade machines in your…Read more...

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I’m sitting on a busy subway train in Manhattan, listening to some tunes. This is a normal situation, something I do a dozen times a week. What isn’t normal is that I only hear my music, and I don’t hear any of the train or crowd noise around me. Instead, my music is backed by white noise. No panhandlers or chatty…Read more...

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posted about 18 hours ago on gizmodo
Upgrading your computer can be a great way to save a little cash. It can also be a great way to fulfill that need most gadget geeks have for getting cool new stuff on a regular basis. But upgrading can also be shockingly expensive if you’re not careful (steer clear of Apple’s overpriced RAM), and it can seem…Read more...

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is in many ways an enemy of free and fair journalism, but that won’t stop him from pushing out a nauseating photo op accompanied by meaningless drivel about his appreciation for journalists.Read more...

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