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A controversial fertility treatment requiring three genetic parents has been approved by an FDA-appointed expert panel. This means the therapy, which eliminates rare mitochondrial diseases, could soon be legal in the US—but on the recommendation of the panel, it won’t be made available to girls. Read more...

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Ohlala, with its quirky almost French-sounding name, blends everything you normally see in a dating app with the twist that men are paying women for the dates. And starting tonight at 6:21 PM Eastern, New Yorkers can start using it.Read more...

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At a big seismic summit yesterday at the White House, the federal government reaffirmed its commitment to creating an early warning system for earthquakes. A great new video shows exactly how this might work—and illustrates how it could help save lives .Read more...

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Owning your own car company has a lot of little-considered benefits: all the slightly-damaged car seats you want for napping, easy access to stacks of tires to build forts, and the ability to cancel any customer’s order just because you don’t like them. Guess which one Elon Musk just took advantage of?Read more...

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It’s slowly replacing Scrabble as the de facto party game for anyone who hates trivia and charades. But the newest version of Banagrams might turn friends into enemies by the end of the night thanks to new random tiles with challenges that encourage players to sabotage their opponents’ word grids.Read more...

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Gawker Venezuela Is So Fucked | Jalopnik Scion Died Because Toyota Never Really Gave A Shit | Vitals It’s Time to Stop Eating Bagged Salads | io9 George R.R. Martin Made Me Feel Unspeakably Depressed Yet Again |Read more...

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Credit cards and passports are filled with microchips brimming with your personal information—and give off radio waves to any nearby sleazebag that wants to steal your identity. A new generation of those chips stands to stop hackers in their tracks.Read more...

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It appears Google is cracking down on adblocking apps in the Google Play store. Hmm.Read more...

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Apple is almost ready to talk about its first product event of the year. Two independent reports claim that the company will have a special media event on March 15. A budget iPhone, an iPad Air 3, and a Watch update will likely be the stars of the show.Read more...

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Google’s self-driving cars have logged over 1.4 million miles, but only on the streets of two cities: Mountain View, California and Austin, Texas. Now Google is adding a third public test track. The latest city to welcome our robot car overlords is Kirkland, Washington. A place that has weather!Read more...

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Instead of using billions of tiny hair-like structures and Van der Waals forces to stick to walls and ceilings like a real gecko does, Thames & Kosmos new Geckobot kit employs tiny air pumps and suction cups to climb vertical surfaces without falling and smashing.Read more...

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Ampakines are a class of drugs that have been shown to reverse the adverse effects of cognitive disorders in rats. A new study indicates that they might also help rats with aging, but still healthy, brains. Could the future belong to these kinds of anti-aging drugs?Read more...

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If you can’t afford an Oculus Rift and a computer to run it, this Google Cardboard-compatible View-Master headset only requires your phone, and can be yours for just $19 (if you’re a Prime member, that is). That’s only about a dollar less than its previous low price, but this is still one of the best “premium” Google Cardboard viewers out there. [Viewmaster VR With Google Cardboard Support, $20]Read more...

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Last month, quite beachfront communities on both sides of the North Sea were rocked by the sight of sperm whales washing up dead on their shores. It was one of the largest strandings in recent history—but according to marine biologists, there may be an upside.Read more...

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It’s home to just a half-million people, but Luxembourg is not thinking small when it comes to the future. Earlier today, this tiny European nation announced its intentions to back commercial asteroid-mining ventures, and in so doing, is positioning itself as an international leader in this promising area. Read more...

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Anthropologists in Borneo observed a rare instance of a female and a male orangutan teaming up—to kill another female orangutan. This is the first observed time a female-female conflict in orangutans has turned lethal, and the way the it went down changes what we thought we knew about orangutan behavior.Read more...

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Although the cause still remains a mystery, Chipotle’s E. coli outbreak has been declared officially over by the CDC. But just what does an unexplained, months- long food-poisoning outbreak do to the line of customers waiting at your counter?Read more...

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Sony’s mirrorless cameras have long been some of the best you can buy. Its new A6300 is positively loaded, and pleasingly compact. It’ll cost you of course.Read more...

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Physicists in Germany have used an experimental nuclear fusion device to produce hydrogen plasma in a process similar to what happens on the Sun. The test marks an important milestone on the road towards this super-futuristic source of cheap and clean nuclear energy. Read more...

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The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program is the most expensive military program in the world, so it should be no surprise that the F-35 aircraft is loaded with powerful weapons controlled by powerful computers. Unfortunately, the guns don’t fire yet , and the computers still don’t work right.Read more...

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When I decide to exercise my brain I play Sudoku. When Youtube user Derwood exercises his brain he creates a semi-automatic gun that 95-percent 3D printed, completely untraceable, and currently very legal.Read more...

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Vultures make me think of that dopey guy from Loony Tunes or crooked-bill predators circling a poor desert rat on the brink of death. But in Peru, the carcass-eating birds will soon be outfitted with cameras so they can help map Lima’s awful trash problem.Read more...

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People in China have been trying to travel across the country for the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday but some—if tens of thousands of people can be considered just some—have been stuck in one of the most insane human traffic jams in the world at the Guangzhou Railway Station in southern China. CNN reports that 100,000 people were waiting earlier this week while 33,000 are still stuck as of Wednesday morning.Read more...

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Amazon Echo’s added a lot of neat abilities since its launch in 2014, but this just might be the laziest of them all: Alexa can now order pizza. Mmm, delicious technological progress.Read more...

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