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Consuming two kinds of potatoes in the presence of loved ones calls for a holiday-appropriate movie. You could load up the heartwarming Planes, Trains and Automobiles, or dive right into Christmas season with It's a Wonderful Life. Well, here's a film about Thanksgiving and family you should really not gather the generations together to watch: The Ice Storm.Read more...

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Cows are big hulking creatures—not so great for tipping over while drunk, but great for turning into living factories that make massive quantities of antibodies. Scientists have inserted a modified human chromosome to cows that can now make human antibodies for hantavirus. Other deadly disease like Ebola and MERS could come next. Read more...

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This year, I am thankful for Chance the Rapper. Chance, whose 2013 mixtape Acid Rap had some of the best music of last year , hasn't released a debut LP yet, but his side projects are producing some good results. Read more...

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No matter your budget, you have some great opportunities to score a new action cam this holiday season.Read more...

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The 900-foot deep hole is actually a 900-foot tall giant chimney which actually makes this stunt even crazier because Flaviu Cernescu, the daredevil strolling over the hole, actually has to free solo climb the entire thing before he can walk. It's like risking your life only to risk your life even more.Read more...

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When Glacier National Park was dedicated in 1910, this stunning span of the Rocky Mountains on the Montana-Canadian border counted over 150 thick, morphing ice sheets that gave the park its name. One very warm century later, there are only 26 glaciers here. And by 2030, scientists warn, that number could be zero.Read more...

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Well, here's something cosmic to be thankful for this weekend. A NASA-led study of the Van Allen radiation belts has uncovered new information about the invisible "shield" that keeps harmful ultrarelativistic electrons from the Earth.Read more...

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You can't ride a bicycle in a traditional suit. The wear and tear on that fabric will be enough to tear holes in the pants and rip the shoulder seams. Not a good look! You could keep a suit in a bag and change when you get to work, but you'd have to show up early. And stinky. Parker Dusseau has a different idea: formalwear specifically made for two-wheelers.Read more...

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For guys, birth control options are pretty limited, and for years we've been promised a male version of the pill—some reversible process that will protect against the threat of offspring that's not as permanent as a vasectomy. This new injectable gel, however, has already proven nearly foolproof (in baboons at least) and could hit market within two years.Read more...

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Nothing makes dealing with visiting friends and families during the holidays easier than a little liquid courage. But if you don't feel like sharing your libations, just decorate your Christmas tree with these screw-top ornaments that make it easy to hide your booze in plain sight. Every time you need a nip, just pretend you're going to water the tree.Read more...

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Mercedes-Benz is the official victor of the Formula One Constructor's championship, but for me, it doesn't matter who won officially. The way I see it, Red Bull Racing keeps winning everything. Because they keep cheating in the cleverest of ways, which is what F1 is all about.Read more...

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If part of your morning routine involves coffee, it's likely that you have a very specific ritual about which cups you use. Now, an Australian scientist has taken it upon himself to find out whether there's any scientific basis for thinking that taste is influenced by cup color—and it turns out, the color of your cup plays a big role in how you think your coffee tastes. Read more...

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At well over 93 million views, Kim Kardashian sex tape has become the most watched porn video in history after the release of her shiny naked pictures in Paper Magazine (NSFW). That event destroyed all records in PornHub, with Kim Kardashian searches surging 629 percent and putting her at #1.Read more...

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Break the endless cycle of having to buy a new neck pillow every time you fly because you forgot to bring the last one with Tumi's Patrol Travel Puffer Jacket. Hidden in the collar is a pouch that you can stuff the entire puffy jacket into, creating a comfy neck pillow to make your holiday flight or bus trip considerably more enjoyable.Read more...

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The November's issue of National Geographic has a fascinating article titled Mindsuckers, the tale of tiny beasts that get into their victims bodies to eat them from inside and control their bodies, turning them into remote controlled zombies. And there are more horror ahead, masterfully photographed by Anand Varma.Read more...

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DARPA is going gaga over the pew-pew. The department just awarded a Northrop Grumman a $20.2 million contract to begin the second phase of its Excalibur Program—one which aims to give the same kind of missile-frying laser cannon that's currently patrolling the Persian Gulf to America's Air Force. Read more...

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Passenger air travel in the 1920s and 30s was a uniquely exhilarating experience — provided you could afford it. But for those of us stuck in a world where flying has become a mundane and sometimes excruciating ordeal, we can at least live vicariously through the past. A website called The Passion of Former Days has collected some promotional cards which give us a peek into the world of flight in the 1920s.Read more...

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Holiday travel sucks, and most people think that it sucks most around Thanksgiving. That's not necessarily true . However, that probably doesn't make you feel any better if you're reading this while stuck in an airport on the wrong side of the country with hours to wait before your flight leaves. These next nine horror stories might.Read more...

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Twitter is starting a new program called App Graph that tracks all of the other apps people have on their phones. You might be wondering why Twitter cares if you're a Candy Crush fiend or if you also use Instagram. It's because Twitter follows the ABT school of sales: Always Be Targetin'. Read more...

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Think you have travel woes this Thanksgiving? At least you don't have to push your own plane down a frozen tarmac in negative 61 degree temps like these travelers in Siberia did. Read more...

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ShopRunner is like Amazon Prime shipping, but for over 100 other online stores (including Newegg, Domino's, TigerDirect, and a bunch of clothing retailers). A subscription normally costs $79 for year, but today you can get it for $8. Yes, really. [One-Year ShopRunner Membership, $8 with code 15THANKS]Read more...

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On this day in 1975, the venerable X-24B, an experimental aircraft that paved the way for the Space Shuttle's lifting body design, made its 36th and final test flight in the skies over southern California. To honor that aviation milestone, here is the story of how the plane came to be. Read more...

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Tornadoes terrify me. Being sucked into the sky never to return again was a recurring childhood nightmare of mine, one that felt extremely realistic. Which is why I shiver at the sight of these massive waterspouts. I imagine myself on a boat, being lifted up by some massive force, surrounded by sharks trying to bite me.Read more...

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Tomorrow you'll gather around the Thanksgiving table with your family—those precious few souls that walk this cold Earth draped in the same flesh and blood that coat your weary bones. Invariably, they will say something that makes you want to murder them or, at the very least, ruin dinner in the process of setting them straight.Read more...

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Thanksgiving is almost here, and that means turkey, mashed potatoes, and explaining tech-related news stories to your parents and extended family because hey, you read a bunch of blogs and you even know what a yik-yak is! Read more...

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