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Drones and GoPros have been responsible for some of the most amazing footage of extreme sports over the past few years. But Nicolas Vuignier has come up with a brilliantly simple way to use his iPhone to capture some truly remarkable footage of him skiing down a snow-covered mountain.Read more...

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Strong winds caused a colossal crane to collapse in downtown Manhattan on Friday morning. Someone in a nearby office caught in on tape from above, and holy shit is it scary to watch. Read more...

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Let’s be very clear here: There is simply no possibility that Asteroid 2013 TX68 will get close enough to hit Earth when it flies by on March 5th. What it may do, though, is come close enough to be visible. Read more...

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You need to print your digital photos. Not next year, not when you have more free time—right now. I don’t care if your favorite dank memes are playing at the picture showhouse tonight (or whatever the kids are doing for fun these days). Start your first photobook tonight. It’s now or never. Your future self will be grateful. And the friends and relatives who will be digging through your shit after you die will be even more grateful.Read more...

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Rainy weather patterns in the southwestern United States are becoming less frequent. It’s a trend that could signify the region’s transition to a drier climate state—one characterized by megadroughts and dramatic changes to the environment. Read more...

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We’ve got a few awesome Ghostbusters lego sets recently, with the original Ecto-1 and the Firehouse being some of the coolest Lego sets around recently. With the new movie coming out, we’re getting a lot more—and the ladies are looking amazing in Lego form, complete with their own Ecto-1 and ghosts to fight!Read more...

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Deep in the heart of Israel’s desert, shimmering mountains of green, brown and white glass dominate the landscape, awaiting a new life. It’s a beautiful spectacle.Read more...

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Brazilian health officials have discovered active Zika virus in urine and saliva samples, the Associated Press reports. While it isn’t clear at this time whether Zika is communicable through these bodily fluids, the prospect raises the ominous specter of the Zika epidemic spreading even more rapidly.Read more...

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Benson Leung, an engineer on Google’s Pixel team, was doing God’s work by risking his Chromebook Pixel, which charges via USB-C, to test every single USB-C to USB-A cord available to general consumers. One crappy cord, and his $1500 computer would be fried.Read more...

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An ancient forest at the end of the world is facing an unprecedented threat. Since mid-January, bushfires sparked by lightning storms have raged across northwest Tasmania, home to relic forests dating back to when the island was part of the Gondwana supercontinent 180 million years ago.Read more...

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Your favorite trash cans, refurbished PowerBeats headphones, and the most popular SSD lead off today’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale. Click here to learn more.Read more...

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A robot just pulled off the best possible move in the game of golf. Read more...

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With pizza delivery and Spotify integration under its belt just this week, Amazon’s now adding Uber support to its Alexa-powered speaker. Starting today, you can can yell “Request an Uber,” or lots of other variations on that phrase, and an Uber you shall receive.Read more...

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Earlier today, a volcano near the city of Kagoshima in Japan erupted, spewing lava and hurtling rocks nearly two miles away. The volcano is just 30 miles from the Sendai nuclear plant, but officials says there’s no immediate cause for concern. Read more...

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It’s official. the world champion of Go, Lee Sedol, will face off against Google Deepmind’s powerful artificial intelligence,called AlphaGo. A week ago, Google DeepMind’s team claimed to have built the best AI for the game in a scientific paper, and issued a public challenge to Sedol. DeepMind hopes it can prove that a powerful artificial intelligence is capable of beating the best human player in one of the most mathematically complicated board games ever created.Read more...

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It’s generally assumed that when you reach retirement age, life starts to slow down. But not for mechanics David Anderson and Mathew Hine who spent six months upgrading a 10 MPH mobility scooter into a record breaking dragster that officially hit a top speed of 107.6 MPH.Read more...

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This morning, shortly before 8:30, a crane fell down on Worth Street in Tribeca. The pictures show extensive damage, but the full extent isn’t known yet. Read more...

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Yesterday, Morocco switched on the first section of its new Ouarzazate solar power plant. The new installation already creates 160 megawatts of power and is expected to grow to cover 6,000 acres by 2018—making it the largest in the world.Read more...

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You probably know that shooting in RAW is, for most photography buffs, better than using JPGs—but you might not know exactly why. This image should help.Read more...

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Skimmers have been growing ever more advanced in recent years. Do you think you’d be observant enough to notice that this checkout front-plate was about to gobble up your card details?Read more...

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To anyone who ever tells you that programming isn’t creative, show them this. In this video, Sébastien Rannou recreates the whole of Daft Punk’s Aerodynamic using just a hundred or so lines of code. And it sounds pretty damn great.Read more...

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A United Nations panel has ruled that Julian Assange has been “arbitrarily detained by the Governments of Sweden and the United Kingdom” and believes he is “entitled to his freedom of movement.”Read more...

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Imagine a world where robots creep up on you: Electric motors just a gentle whir, hard shells changing color to blend in with their surroundings. Well, there’s no need to imagine—it’s happened.Read more...

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I love climbing arguably more than breathing, but when you’re stuck in the same gym with the same routes all day long, it can get just the teensiest bit boring. This augmented reality climbing game seems like the perfect antidote. Read more...

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According to Apple shaman Mark Gurman, Apple will soon be expanding its iPhone trade-in program to include busted handsets.Read more...

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