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A 25-year-old woman was killed in Chicago Friday morning when a commercial truck crushed the bike-share bicycle she was riding, reports say. She appears to be the first fatality in any bike-share incident in the U.S. since such programs were introduced in 2007.Read more...

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There are some troubling new details about the deadly crash involving Tesla Autodrive . Police have confirmed that they found a DVD player in the car of a man who died earlier this week after his Telsa Model S hit a truck while in Autopilot mode. He was reportedly watching a Harry Potter movie when it happened.Read more...

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Steve Grasse wanted to make the best spirits in the world—so he followed the water. It led him to Tamworth, New Hampshire, a colonial-era township at the foothills of the White Mountains. The town drinks from the Ossippee aquifer, an underground labyrinth of granite-purified mountain water that’s never seen a trace of industrial pollution.Read more...

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Before you slap a piece of bright yellow American cheese on your burger this holiday weekend, consider the plight of a poor truck driver in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, whose truck full of cheese was stolen on Friday. Read more...

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An American woman was arrested this week for flooding Stephen Hawking’s email with death threats, then stalking him at an astronomy festival in the Canary Islands.Read more...

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Two seal pups died in separate incidents recently after humans—no doubt well-meaning individuals!—attempted to help them, thinking they were abandoned or distressed. Say it with me now, slowly and loudly: Stop trying to rescue wild animals by yourself.Read more...

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Peak Design’s Everyday Messenger Bag shot past the competition to take the title of your favorite camera bag.Read more...

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Blackberry’s most loyal customer has always been the US government. But it looks like things are changing, for the Senate at least. According to a memo, the Senate is ending its years-long relationship with Blackberry.Read more...

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I came across this fantastically modern ad in the April 1945 issue of Radio-Craft magazine and just had to share it with you as we all slowly slide into the Fourth of July weekend.Read more...

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Facebook Messenger has roughly 900 million users, which is enough bodies to fill three Americas. So, chances are good that you’ve used the app at some point, even if it means checking that weird hidden folder every once in a while to see what kind of awful spam strangers or bots have sent you.Read more...

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Like any person scared shitless about the prospect of keeping a fragile new human alive, as soon as I found out I was pregnant I started googling the important questions. Among them: “What is the best baby monitor?”Read more...

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A grim milestone has been set in the history of automobiles: the first person was killed while a semi-autonomous car was driving. While it will be up to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to officially determine what went wrong, this circumstances of this accident, coupled with a similar, much more minor incident and Tesla’s own words suggest a large and potentially dangerous blind spot in the Tesla Autopilot system.Read more...

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Of all the things your smartphone can do, playing music is one of the least demanding. Listening to a song puts very little strain on the CPU, doesn’t require GPS, and often doesn’t require wi-fi (so long as the music files are stored on your phone). Simple physics says that listening to louder music should use up battery faster, but I still wanted to know exactly how much.Read more...

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What sorcery is at work here? Careful, this trick—er, illusion has a second, surprising twist in it.Read more...

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In 2008, Polaroid announced it would no longer produce instant film . Then, the Impossible Project took the opportunity to buy up what little was left of this division of the company and has spent the last eight years reformulating and reviving the once-popular original format instant film. The I-1 ($300) is Impossible’s first proprietary camera, and it has done an excellent job of marrying the old school format with new school technology. It’s basically a funky-looking Polaroid camera you can control with your phone.Read more...

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When I was five, I was repeatedly falling off my bike and making my Barbies do weird things to each other. Oliver, however, puts my five-year-old self to shame, because he’s over here making cool YouTube videos about tornadoes. Read more...

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The smell of coconut sunblock is in the air, daiquiris are being consumed in record numbers, and dudes on the subway have all forgone their sleeves to show us their poorly groomed armpit hair. Summer is here!Read more...

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Plants, they’re just like us. Or at least enough like us that they can still judge risk and make good decisions even though they happen to have a few handicaps that we don’t.Read more...

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Imagine training every day of your life for one big moment, only to find that the moment will be marred by wading through shit-infested water. That’s exactly what members of the US Olympic rowing team will feel when they head into the polluted waters of Rio de Janeiro at the 2016 Olympics. The team will be competing in water that literally has fresh poop dumped into it every single day. Read more...

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A new apocalypse-canceler may join the Pacific Rim sequel.The first look at Syfy’s Van Helsing TV show has arrived. We have oodles of new posters and a few episode synopses, too. Spoiler powers, activate!Read more...

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As NASA’s Juno mission continues to hurl itself toward Jupiter, the terrifying reality of flying close to the biggest and baddest planet in our solar system is starting to set in. Yesterday, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory dropped recordings the spacecraft created based on data it collected as it crossed Jupiter’s “bow shock” and entered the magnetosphere. They’re straight-up nightmare fuel.Read more...

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Though it’s been replaced by the UE Boom 2, the original UE Boom was at one point the best Bluetooth speaker you could buy, and it remains a fantastic option today.Read more...

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The guy next to me huffed loudly—an explosive grunt of displeasure that had me halfway between amusement and horror. We were in a meeting room at the Hilton in Newark, NJ, seated in front of a giant TV with a giant sound system, and we’d just seen footage on Panasonic’s UB900 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray player. Compared to the competitor, it had performed well and everyone in attendance was eager to get their hands on one for testing at home.Read more...

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A 69-year-old retired airline pilot spent 1,000 hours over three months putting together this contraption that can serve runny soft-boiled eggs, make toast, offer tea, and hand over the newspaper. Sign us up. Read more...

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The strange and terrible thing about that ALS ice-bucket challenge is that it ended years ago, and yet we are still feeling its effects. Facebook was inspired by its viral success to create a feature that lets all of us fundraise for charity without ever leaving the site.Read more...

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