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While quantum mechanics is tough to get your head round , you probably know about Schrödinger's poor old cat: left in a box, both alive and dead at the same time. Well, now there's a picture of the ill-fated feline.Read more...

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A new draft report by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has been seen by the New York Times, and the message seems to be clear: our planet is at risk of "severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts" and current attempts to curb it are futile.Read more...

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Hackers broke into the computer networks of at least five U.S. banks including JPMorgan Chase and siphoned off gigabytes of data, which included checking and savings account information of millions of customers, the New York Times reports. Security experts are describing the attack as "extremely sophisticated". Read more...

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The original BioShock aka the best game ever has finally landed in the iOS App Store for $14.99. Get it, get it, get it! Read more...

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The cesspool that is the Windows Store available in Windows 8 is finally getting a clean up. Microsoft is finally purging the store of 1,500 fake apps and will refund your money if you fell for a scam. Read more...

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Olympus interchangeable-lens cameras are some of the best out there, and that doesn't change with the new Pen E-PL7. As with the E-PL5 , you get amazing imaging tech crammed inside a very small body. What's surprising is that the redesigned selfie-friendly LCD screen—usually an eye-roller—is so well-conceived that it's the defining feature of the new camera. And maybe that's disappointing for a shooter from such a storied mirrorless pedigree.Read more...

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We know that hundreds of millions of years ago that fish left the water and eventually evolved into land animals. But what if we could see it happen right now? We sort of can. Scientists are raising fish to survive outside of water and to walk on land and they're changing right before our eyes. Read more...

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Gavin Heffernan sent us a compilation of his time-lapse city traffic videos, all of which except one are shot in the City of Angels. A nice way to shut down for the day. Go have a cocktail, Angelenos.Read more...

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Yes, the rumors are true: Samsung just announced a smartwatch with a data connection. The Samsung Gear S is a smartwatch with a 3G data connection. It can make phone calls. Because why the hell not?Read more...

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Aw look, it's a rainbow. Maybe that means the rain is going to stop. Maybe that means the dark clouds are going away. Maybe it means we should go outdoors soon... NOPE. Maybe not. As these people were filming a rainbow, Mother Nature decided to blast out a lightning bolt right in their face.Read more...

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Motorola's 360 was the first beautiful round Android Wear, but it's certainly not the last. LG is bringing one to the table as well, the LG G Watch R. Not to be outdone, LG's second Android Wear outing has a few fancy special features of its own: No "flat tire" on its screen and a ring of ticks etched around the outside. Read more...

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Apparently there's a crazy dude going around in Japan in full Batman uniform driving a batcycle. And that's perfectly fine by me, quite honestly. Go Batman go!Read more...

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In the relatively brief but inexplicably deep-pocketed history of internet-enabled crowdfunding, people have proven their insatiable thirst for investing in stuff that may—or may not—ever make it to reality. Some of these proposals are very cool; some are very stupid . And some get a whole hell of a lot of money. "The Coolest" belongs to that last group. Read more...

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One factor limiting the integration of your home's appliances into the so-called Internet of Things is the size and ruggedness of the device's modem. But with this miniscule new modem from Intel, anything bigger than a penny will be granted cellular connectivity.Read more...

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Television documentaries have become overproduced messes that focus too much on glitz and personality, and not enough on facts. Send me back to the time when series like BBC's Civilization graced the TV screen. It's all about the history, and its minimal style is utterly captivating. Read more...

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Today, NASA has officially committed to build the new Space Launch System, the world's most powerful rocket ever, which hopefully will take us to Mars by 2030. The program is now set for development—the 'first time that an exploration class vehicle has gotten this status since the space shuttle.'Read more...

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Here's kind of a dirty secret about bike share: Bikes don't end up distributed evenly across the system, so most cities use trucks and trailers to shuffle the bikes around to the kiosks where they're needed most at different times of day. Turns out it requires a complicated algorithm to determine exactly when and where to move them.Read more...

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Vacations are funny things: You pour so much time, energy, and daydreaming into them that, in the end, the reality rarely lives up to what you imagined as you refreshed Travelocity all those months. But if that imaginary perfect trip had a perfect sound, it would be the Portland-and NYC-based Akron/Family's Island. Read more...

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Check out famous race and aerobatic pilot Bruce Bohannon taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge inside his plane. He placed the ice water in a little bucket between his seat harness and his shirt, took off, and then did a loop. The only thing cooler than this would be if an astronaut did it in the ISS.*Read more...

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At one time duct tape only came in a single color: silver. It made the material seem like some kind of NASA-engineered, space-age, super tool, but eventually mankind demanded more. Colors and patterns were introduced, but that still wasn't enough to satiate humanity's desire for choice. So Duck Brand is now introducing scented duct tape as well, making your hackney repairs smell downright delicious.Read more...

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On a dried-up lake bed in Death Valley are dozens of rocks that have puzzled us for decades. The rocks have each left a dusty trail, evidence of some unknown force propelling them forward. Scientists have now finally observed the rocks moving and settled on an explanation: Thin ice and a gentle breeze. Read more...

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Have you ever been in the woods and wondered, "Why isn't this place more like a spa?" Well, wonder no more, my adventurous friend. The Nomad Collapsible Hot Tub is here to save the day.Read more...

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If it feels like the promise of an Apple smartwatch has been looming forever, that's because it has. And its shadow helped birth the army of other smartwatches that we have today. But now, finally, the near mythical iWatch is rumored to arrive very soon . Here's what we think we know. Read more...

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After quietly testing out its handy new analytics dashboard just over a month ago, Twitter is officially opening the service up to the rest of the world. And the results can be—er, kinda depressing.Read more...

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This beautiful purple jewel is an artist rendition of W0855—a Jupiter-sized brown dwarf 7.3 light years from Earth. If the scientists who just published a new paper on its composition are right, it's the first object outside the solar system in which we have observed water clouds—an amazing discovery.Read more...

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