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It's not just old rock albums that get remastered when technology moves on: this image of Jupiter's ice-covered moon, Europa, has just been given a revamp by scientists from NASA.Read more...

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The up-close footage from the ill fated launch attempt of the Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket has just released, almost a month later. It's terrifying.Read more...

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In 1948, the Supreme Court ended the stranglehold Hollywood studios and distributors had on the U.S. movie market. Declaring the big eight a monopoly and ordering them to divest of their ownership of movie theaters and cease other non-competitive practices, with U.S. v. Paramount Pictures, et al., the Court opened the movie industry to independent producers and theaters, and indelibly changed the way we see films (and the films we see).Read more...

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The Soyuz TMA-15M rocket launches from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan just last night. The craft will carry three astronauts up to the International Space Station where they'll undertake a five and a half month mission. And install a coffee machine . [NASA]Read more...

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Apple is launching a set of 25 apps created by names—like Angry Birds, FarmVille and djay—to raise funds for (RED) and World AIDS day on December 1st. You can buy them now.Read more...

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Facebook can be a little stalky, Twitter full of people who want you to listen to them, and 4chan is... well, 4chan. So what would all these corners of the Internet translate to if you imagined them as real life phenomena?Read more...

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"The book was soooo much better" is a phrase that screams to me "let's not be friends." It is almost a given at this point, that whenever one thing is adapted from another thing, the original thing is always vastly superior—except when it's not.Read more...

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A couple weeks ago, The New Yorker published a lovely little essay about the eccentric rocker, Ariel Pink. The whole conversation takes place in an SUV bound from Pink's Williamsburg hotel to a show in Staten Island. Pink rehashes some recent social media controversies and some other thoughts on his own fame. The whole encounter could best be described as strange, which coincidentally, is the perfect adjective for Pink's new album, pom pom.Read more...

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We've talked about tech's biggest blunders and some of the gadgets we miss the most , but these are the wonderful pieces of hardware that have the most tragic stories—the technology that was simply ahead of its time.Read more...

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This week some of the world's biggest apps just got better. Snapchat introduced an in-app payment system, powered by Square, called Snapcash , and WhatsApp began rolling out the largest implementation of end-to-end encryption ever. Oh yeah, and Facebook released a thing .Read more...

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21 days. That's the time it will take to complete the largest train journey in the world, pictured above. 6,200 miles (9977 kilometers) that go from Yiwu, on the East of China, to Madrid, the capital of Spain. That's much longer than the Trans-Siberian Railway, which at 5,772 miles (9,289 km) was the previous record holder.Read more...

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In case you needed more affirmation that the internet is not a safe place, Symantec published a report today detailing a sophisticated form of spyware known as Regin. Read more...

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Welcome to another week of Reading List where we dig through all those Black Friday deals assaulting your Twitter feed to bring some much deserved stories from around the web to your attention. This week we have contributions from The Awl, ProPublica, Fast Company, and The New York Times. Happy Reading. Read more...

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The second phase of Expedition 42 will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome via Soyuz rocket (above) today at 4:01PM EST. Carrying three astronauts from ESA, NASA, and the Russian Federal Space Agency, the rocket will then rendezvous with the International Space Station about six hours later.Read more...

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Mapping human poo in San Francisco. Tracking stinky snails in Florida. And coming up with a way to tell men that if they could just learn to close their legs, please, the NYC subway would suck so much less for everyone. Be forewarned, it's kind of a gross edition of What's Ruining Our Cities.Read more...

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Black Friday (Thursday?) is quickly approaching, and whether you see it as a daylong spend-a-thon or a blight on American consumer culture, the fact remains—it can be crazy out there.Read more...

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Universal Studios just released a 15-second teaser trailer for the upcoming forth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, Jurassic World—and it feels great to be back.Read more...

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Smartwatches enter a wearable realm that have long been dominated by luxury brands like Omega, Mondaine, Swatch, and Armani. It's these same brands that are also none to pleased about their own designs slowly spreading throughout the internet and onto our smartwatches.Read more...

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Aerial drone videos, for better or worse, are here to stay, but it's difficult to be too upset about this filming technique's unchecked adoption when it captures video like this. Dutch filmmakers Jelte Keur and Reinout van Schie filmed the tallest church in the Netherlands, and the results are breathtaking.Read more...

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It should've taken Tim Robbins twenty years to dig his way to freedom through solid concrete; and this year marks the 20th anniversary of The Shawshank Redemption. That gives you a good reason to re-watch possibly the greatest movie of all time. But heck, you really don't need a reason. Read more...

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A couple days ago, you might've come across this video of a guy on a bike doing an awesome loop-the-loop for a slightly cringe-worthy promo for Microsoft's Cortana. BUt before he was shilling for #Brands, Danny Macaskill was making far better videos with his friends, and setting them to Band of Horses' breakthrough single, The Funeral. Read more...

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This is quite possibly the best F-15E Strike Eagle video of all time. F-15E cockpit videos are rare to begin with, but one that shows the 'Mud Hen' in its natural, low-level environment in brilliant HD is even rarer . Amazing.Read more...

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Winter has officially arrived (just look at Buffalo ) which means it's once again time to battle through streets clogged legions of holiday shoppers wielding eye-poking, rain-dribbling umbrellas. But one man believes he has found the perfect solution to staying dry in the wet: fancy pants.Read more...

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Elon Musk's list of crazy/brilliant inventions is getting pretty lengthy , but he's decided to add to the list with the Saturday afternoon unveiling of "X-wing config" wings for the Falcon 9 rocket , and a self-piloting ship to act as a landing pad for the reusable rockets. Read more...

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While the Saab 35 Draken may be the coolest, most futuristic combat jet ever made, when it comes to bombers that title goes to the XB-70 Valkyrie, a gigantic supersonic strategic nuclear bomber that never entered service. Seriously, when I say gigantic I really mean it. This thing is unbelievable—check the image below.Read more...

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