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NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center is currently in the process of uploading hundreds of extremely rare films to YouTube. And I’d advise you to stop reading if you want to get any work done today.Read more...

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Here at Paleofuture, we’ve been waiting for our flying cars for over a decade. (Seriously, I can’t believe I started this blog back in 2007.) But this isn’t exactly the kind of flying car we had in mind.Read more...

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Stephen Colbert took viewers to a Moscow hotel room on his show last night. But it wasn’t just any Moscow hotel room. It was the room where President Trump allegedly had two sex workers urinate on the bed as a sign of disrespect to Barack Obama, who had previously stayed in the same room. And the segment is pretty …Read more...

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The US will reportedly ban Americans from traveling to North Korea starting in late August. The formal announcement of the ban isn’t scheduled for next week, but news of the decision just leaked on Twitter. Welcome to the 21st century, I guess.Read more...

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ABC’s newest Marvel show took to the stage at San Diego Comic-Con late in the day Thursday night. The panel ended with a new, extended trailer that has a bit more action and effects, and happily, makes the TV miniseries look a bit less terrible—and finally includes a look at Medusa’s wig—er, hair in action. We have…Read more...

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We’re still quite a ways off from the second season of Westworld, but HBO is already stirring up massive hype with its interactive experience at San Diego Comic-Con. Ever wanted to feel like you were one step away from throwing down tens of thousands of dollars, stepping into the unknown, and causing some mayhem?…Read more...

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48 years ago today, Apollo 11 landed on the Moon, an unsurpassed milestone in the history of human exploration. To celebrate, luxury auction house Sotheby’s is launching a mission of its own: to sell the shit out of some priceless artifacts from the American and Soviet space programs, including one that, uh, NASA…Read more...

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Sometime between your marine biologist and professional ninja phases, you probably dreamed of being an astronaut as a kid. But have you seen all the work that goes into actually becoming one? Save yourself years of G-force training and wearing onesies and just shortcut your way onto the International Space Station,…Read more...

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In about a year and a half from now, the New Horizons Spacecraft will whiz past a distant Kuiper Belt object named 2014 MU69. This rocky relic of the ancient Solar System—which is located about four billion miles away—just passed in front of a distant star, resulting in one of the more extraordinary eclipses ever…Read more...

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There are so few things to enjoy in this life. We can imbibe in booze but only occasionally. In many states, we can’t (legally) indulge in The Devil’s Lettuce or even get health care. That’s why so many of us cherish the wholesome party water known as seltzer. Its playful bubbles are a reminder of how carefree life…Read more...

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After raising millions from some of the most influential investors in Silicon Valley, Shyp—a startup that picks up your stuff and ships it for you—told users today that it’s significantly downsizing its service, cancelling operations in three cities: New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. It’s also laying off some of the…Read more...

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Amazon’s Alexa-powered obelisk is built for a lot of things, but accessing webpages isn’t one of them. “Alexa, take me to Google.com” is met with a puzzled “I can’t find that skill” from Jeff Bezos’s newest user data sponge. But with a bizarre workaround, there is a way to access a very, very limited browser on the…Read more...

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Roughly three-fifths of the weapons sold on a selection of dark web marketplaces originate from the United States, according to a new study examining the scope of the internet’s black market arms trade.Read more...

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You are now free to fly with your laptop onboard US-bound flights from the Middle East. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), it seems, is satisfied with a series of recently adopted “enhanced security measures.”Read more...

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Game of Thrones may already be back for the seventh season, but that hasn’t stopped HBO from trying to get fans pumped for the winter to come. The hit show has its own immersive experience display at San Diego Comic-Con, and io9 was there to check it out.Read more...

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For more than half a century, scientists have dreamed of harnessing an odd quirk of nature— “selfish genes,” which bypass the normal 50/50 laws of inheritance and force their way into offspring—to engineer entire species. A few years ago, the advent of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology turned this science…Read more...

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Unlike an RC car that will simply crash into a wall if you lose control, an expensive drone can potentially fly for miles after it stops heeding your remote’s commands. But while a shotgun can blast your treasured robot out of the sky before causes any trouble, this net-firing, air-powered, anti-drone cannon seems…Read more...

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We typically only get to see rocket launches from ground level, where the space-bound craft drifts further and further away from sight. But in this dramatic new video, we finally get to see what a rocket launch looks like from the perspective of space itself. Read more...

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I realize that some subset of you will never buy neckband Bluetooth headphones, and I’m sure you have your reasons. But for the rest of you, $35 is an insanely good price for a set with active noise cancellation. They’ll even run for 15 hours on a charge with noise cancellation enabled, and 20 hours with it turned off.Read more...

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Earlier this year, Earthlings rejoiced when scientists announced the discovery of three rocky exoplanets in the habitable zone of TRAPPIST-1, an “ultracool dwarf” star located just 39 light years away. Soon after, astronomers brought us back down Earth, pointing out that it might be hard for life to survive on a world…Read more...

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Earlier today, approximately 17 million Facebook Live users tuned in to an awe-inspiring video of nature at its fiercest: a massive, swirling supercell storm. In the sense that “live” means “actually happening right now,” however, this stream was 100 percent fake. Read more...

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Elon Musk tweeted this morning that he has received “verbal” government approval for his Boring Company to build an underground Hyperloop tunnel connecting New York City and Washington, DC.Read more...

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Elon Musk awoke on Thursday with the intention of sending Twitter into a frenzy by declaring that he received “verbal govt approval” to build a Hyperloop in the densest part of the United States, between New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C. This is dumb, it’s not how things work, and requires,…Read more...

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Twitter claims it has become a safer site thanks to all its anti-abuse efforts, but there’s no way to tell if that’s true because the company didn’t share any hard numbers behind its data. Read more...

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Two major dark web markets, AlphaBay and Hansa, have been shut down, US and European authorities announced. The marketplaces offered drugs, weapons, forged documents, and malware. AlphaBay, the larger of the two sites, hosted around 369,000 listings for various items at the time of its seizure, the US Department of…Read more...

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