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In the spring, you might find fragmented blue eggshells sitting on the sidewalk, a sign that baby robins hatched somewhere up above. Taking the same walk 66 million years ago, you may have found a giant version of those same blue eggs. Except a much larger, sillier-looking dinosaur was probably sitting nearby.Read more...

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It’s a hostile world out there and your personal data is constantly being targeted from a whole host of angles. While you can’t control the shoddy security practices of major corporations, you can minimize the risk of your private information getting into the wrong hands. Just as you do regular maintenance on your…Read more...

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A mere two weeks after Hurricane Irma barrelled through the Caribbean, there’s yet another Category 5 hurricane that’s wreaking havoc in the region. After inflicting “widespread devastation” to the island of Dominica last night, Hurricane Maria is now making a beeline towards the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.Read more...

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On Monday, a team of scientists in Australia announced an exciting breakthrough: For the first time, researchers were able to turn light into sound on a microchip. But—as crazy-sounding new physics applications tend to be—it’s probably going to be a long time before you see one of these chips on a computer you can…Read more...

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Android smartphones with edge-to-edge screens, like the Samsung S8 or the Essential phone, have found elegant ways to deal with the devices’ forward-facing cameras and sensors. But if you’re an Android user who’d rather have a garish notch up top like the iPhone X, a new app called XOutOf10 will add a screen-blocking…Read more...

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It’s like clockwork: every month or so, you’ll be scrolling through your Facebook feed and stumble across a video about a new ring or underwear, color-changing straws or color-changing nail polish, or “smart stickers” that claim to help prevent sexual assault. There’s the inevitable swarm of uncritical media coverage …Read more...

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There’s some very weird rumors about Supreme Leader Snoke’s appearance in The Last Jedi. Loki’s plans in Thor: Ragnarok are revealed. Josh Brolin smashes a mirror for Deadpool 2. Plus, new images from Once Upon a Time’s return, Star Trek: Discovery episode titles, and new footage from Kingsman: The Golden Circle.…Read more...

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It was bound to happen. Amazon storms into the voice-controlled gadget game, just like the tablet game, and eventually, a Fire tablet becomes an Echo. That just happened. Amazon’s new Fire HD 10 tablet is also a hands-free Echo. It’s mostly a tablet, but that Echo bit is interesting.Read more...

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The “Your Fitbit Ionic is running low on battery” notification arrived on my phone and in my inbox at the same time around one yesterday afternoon, suggesting I take a moment to charge my smartwatch. Instead, I went to a couple of meetings, took the train home, went for a brisk walk with the dog, and made dinner.…Read more...

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At least two civilians have been injured in a bombing incident during Russia’s war games on Monday. Videos of the incident have been posted to YouTube and appear to show two helicopters firing at a civilian viewing area. Russian media report that the incident is being investigated by the military.Read more...

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Ask someone what their dream house is, and you’ll get a lot of different answers. Perhaps a rustic ranch house out on the plains. Maybe a New York or San Francisco brownstone. It could even be that perfect little cottage with the nice rose garden, or a remote farm in Lincolnshire, where Mrs. Buckley lives (every July,…Read more...

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CNN has learned US authorities wiretapped Paul Manafort, the spin artist for dictators who worked a tumultuous four-and-a-half month term as Donald Trump’s campaign manager in 2016.Read more...

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Equifax, the credit reporting agency which recently lost said credit information on up to 143 million people to hackers, experienced another security breach months before it has already disclosed—and this news broke on the same day it was reported senior Equifax executives are being investigated for selling off stock…Read more...

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On Monday, Uber apologized after Uber Bangalore sent out a “totally inappropriate” promotional message for “Wife Appreciation Day,” offering users a discount on UberEATS in order to “let your wife take a day off from the kitchen.”Read more...

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A fight over the future of video streaming has been brewing for years—and it finally came to a head today, with a major electronic privacy organization bowing out of the consortium that sets standards for the web.Read more...

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Swiss authorities are trying to crack a strange case involving the disposal of more than $100,000 worth of 500-euro notes that were flushed down the toilets of public establishments in Geneva. The perfectly good cash caused thousands of dollars worth of plumbing damage and officials are stumped by the seemingly…Read more...

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From a young age, human children learn that a rattle won’t make a noise until it’s shaken, and that placing fingers on a hot stove is a terrible idea. New research suggests that wolves, like humans, have a knack for identifying these kinds of cause-and-effect relationships, but that domesticated dogs do not. This…Read more...

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The history of science has a lot of really dark, racist, and outright horrible chapters. In an attempt to engage in the discussion on what to do with this history, the prestigious science journal Nature managed to piss off a large portion of the scientific community, by claiming that removing a statue of one of…Read more...

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ThinkGeek is helping the nerds in your life get ready for back-to-school. Score up to 80% off of a ton of products and apparel during their Fall Blowout Clearance. There are seriously hundreds of items to choose from, which means every corner of geekdom is covered by this sale.Read more...

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Online dating apps, pornography, advertising, and the continued existence of the human race all testify to a healthy, ongoing interest in sex among human beings, despite the fact that millennials appear to be having less of it. Until the day pills or radiation extinguish the last embers of human horniness, sex will…Read more...

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Even though Microsoft has moved on from the Xbox 360 controller, the United States military still seems to think it is an ideal tool for operating some of the the latest manifestations of the military-industrial complex. Read more...

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For those who’ve followed NASA’s Cassini mission these past 20 years, it’s still a bit hard to believe it’s gone. On Friday, September 15th, the spacecraft plunged itself into Saturn’s atmosphere, becoming part of the planet it had studied tirelessly for 13 years. While Cassini’s mission is over, there’s plenty of…Read more...

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Over the weekend, a confusing back-and-forth between the White House and the Wall Street Journal briefly reignited hopes that the US would remain an active participant in the Paris Climate Agreement. Following a climate change conference in Montreal, which the US was not attending in an official capacity, European…Read more...

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Not everyone can afford to spend $219 on a pair of wireless in-ear headphones. But if you’re desperate to make people think you can, don’t for a second think that these $50 wireless alternatives are going to fool anyone—unless you’re 12-feet tall with equally massive ears.Read more...

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Spiders are typically thought of as solitary creatures that don’t partake in social pleasantries unless it has something to do with mating. But as new research shows, the African velvet spider is an exception to this rule. Mother spiders are assisted by closely-related virgin females who, in addition to engaging in…Read more...

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