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Researchers from Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Station have developed a two-lensed camera that sticks to the backs of filter-feeding whales with suction cups. The new device has been used to capture unprecedented footage of whales in action, and it’s offering new insights into the feeding and swimming behaviors of these aquatic beasts. Read more...

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Earlier this month, we watched a SpaceX rocket —fully loaded with its satellite—explode suddenly and inexplicably. At the time, the cause remained a mystery, but now SpaceX’s engineers have traced the flaw to its source.Read more...

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It’s been three meth-less years since Breaking Bad ended. That’s way too damn long without the good stuff of Heisenberg. So to celebrate the three-year anniversary of the show, Nerdwriter decided to take a closer look at its best episode: Ozymandias, the third to last episode in the series where everything Walter White worked for came to an end.Read more...

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A New York man says he was laughed at by an operator at Uber’s emergency hotline after reporting that he was sexually assaulted by an Uber driver this month. The operator later hung up after refusing to refer the man to her manager. The driver has since been banned from the platform. Read more...

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Hugo Weaving was a great Nazi in Captain America: The First Avenger, playing Cap’s nemesis, Red Skull. And given that it was a comic book movie, meaning time and space are fluid—and given that any non-Loki villain has failed to really capture people’s attention—it’s natural to want Weaving back. So he’s opened the door a crack to coming back to Marvel, a studio he didn’t love working with.Read more...

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Want a drone to fly longer and farther? Give it a bigger battery. But that adds weight, which in turn reduces the drone’s flight time. It’s quite a conundrum. It seems like an unresolvable catch-twenty-two, except that someone has finally found a way to use wireless power to keep a drone flying.Read more...

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At a glance, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus might be confused for their predecessors, the 6s and 6s Plus. It’s deceptive. The iPhone 7 is perhaps the most drastic revision of the phone since it was first released nearly a decade ago. It’s not just the missing headphone jack. There are several other big ideas, including a new dual camera system (on the 7 Plus), a new touch sensor home button, and mercifully, newly added water resistance. These are substantial changes, and they hint at what we can expect from the future of Apple phones. Read more...

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I think every non-sociopath’s first instinct when seeing the title card of the video above—which lives up to its billing, as this is indeed a four-minute clip of a man equipped with a waterproof Glock who uses it to “fish” for lionfish—is one of dread. Oh no, you worry, accurately. Am I really about to watch someone brain scores of defenseless little fish with a goddamn handgun???Read more...

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Arrival is the kind of science fiction film we dream of. It’s got big stars, a bigger concept, and the longer it goes, the more it demands of its audience. The pacing is methodical, the story captivating, and filmmaking beautiful. You rarely have a clue where it’s going—but once it gets there, you won’t be able to get it out of your head.Read more...

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Who knew a crappy T-rex costume we once all dumped on would turn out to be one of the best things to happen to the internet? In this video Mark Gomez dons the inflatable dino suit and thrashes a jetski around a lake. The fact that he can still perform mid-air twists and flips without going extinct himself is beyond impressive.Read more...

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Agriculture company Monsanto has acquired a non-exclusive global licensing agreement from MIT’s Broad Institute and Harvard to use the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing system. The firm will use it to design and grow new seeds and plants, but there are key restrictions on its use to prevent Monsanto from abusing this revolutionary new technology.Read more...

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Image: OSIRIS: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA; NavCam: ESA/Rosetta/NavCam Last summer, something strange happened on Rosetta’s comet. After a period of calm, the comet began erupting, throwing huge jets of comet dust into space before abruptly stopping. Now, we finally know what happened.Read more...

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A war is raging on one of the longest-running servers in Minecraft, 2b2t. Some of the battle is fought with diamond swords and lava buckets, as you might expect, but the rest of it unfolds with racist memes, shocking gore and porn, as well as monstrous contraptions designed to make the server literally unplayable. It’s not just a war for imaginary space: it’s a war for what kind of server 2b2t wants to be.Read more...

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After the botched recall of the very explodey Galaxy Note 7, Samsung just cannot catch a break. On Friday, during an IndiGo flight from Chennai to Singapore, a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in the overhead compartment started spewing smoke and sparks.Read more...

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Should you make time tonight to start watching Van Helsing, Syfy’s latest take on vampires? No. In fact you should do literally anything else.Read more...

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It’s been an open secret for some time that Palmer Luckey, the 24-year-old founder of VR company Oculus Rift and heir apparent to the future of gaming, is a strange guy—the type who argues with his customers on Reddit and casually cosplays as My Little Pony characters. Turns out, he also appears to be an active supporter of Donald Trump and the alt-right, and in a long-term relationship with an avid Gamergater.Read more...

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The Xbox One S makes a great 4K set top box . It’s a rare box capable of handling HDR, a part of the Ultra High Definition format that allows for better details in scenes of extreme brightness or darkness. But the HDR on the Xbox One S is currently experiencing some significant bugs that firmly drop the console from best in class.Read more...

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One of the greatest animated series of all time pays homage to another cartoon that will undoubtedly also be fondly remembered for decades as The Simpsons recreates Adventure Time for its latest couch gag opening, airing before the first episode of season 28.Read more...

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Google has recently been rolling out improvements to the Play Store that make it easier to find and manage beta apps, so if you’re eager to try out some cutting edge features and are prepared to put up with a few additional bugs, there’s never been a better time to get started. Here are 12 apps worth checking out.Read more...

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With many of its competitors throwing their drones in the ring, UPS has now decided to see what all the fuss is about. After all, the [marketing] strategy has won lots of headlines for other delivery companies.Read more...

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I hope you like talking to your Uber driver, because things could be getting a lot chattier during rides soon. Geostellar, an online marketplace for solar panels, is testing an unusual sales tactic by enlisting Uber and Lyft drivers to sell panels to riders.Read more...

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Grocery shopping when you live in the downtown core of a crowded city usually means carrying all your spoils home in a backpack since driving and parking just complicates the chore. Unless you’re at the wheel of a miniature VW Microbus that you can drive right into the grocery store and down every aisle.Read more...

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Forty years ago, Evel Knievel strapped himself into a rocket and tried to fly over Idaho’s immense Snake River Canyon. He didn’t make it. But the stunt launched his lunacy into legend and inspired a generation of adrenaline junkies like Eddie Braun —the man who, this past weekend, completed the epic stunt Knievel couldn’t in a tribute to his hero. Read more...

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Own a phone with Quick Charge 3.0? $20 gets you a brand new multi-port charger today for both your home and your car. Just add both items below to your cart, and use promo code 4F7CGNYW at checkout.Read more...

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The paradox of Schrödinger’s cat—in which a quantum cat is both alive and dead at the same time until we check to see which state it’s in—is arguably the most famous example of the bizarre counter-intuitive nature of the quantum world. Now, Stanford physicists have exploited this feature weirdness to make highly detailed movies of the inner machinery of simple iodine molecules. Read more...

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