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Autonomous cars are coming , and with them comes the promise of a future that’s safer and healthier for all. These are the most compelling visual arguments for that future that I’ve seen yet.Read more...

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This powerful short film from Paul Trillo puts the camera behind a man named Terry as we follow him through the streets of New York City. We see everything he sees as he’s walking but in a unique twist in perspective, we also get to hear everything he’s thinking too. And he’s losing his mind. Every nervous thought, every anxious feeling, every glimpse of paranoia, every passing idea, we get to hear it all and see how it’s breaking him down.Read more...

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Remember that nifty Cycloid Drawing Machine making the internet rounds back in March? Its inventor, Joe Freedman, is back with a smaller, simpler version called the DuoGraph, making it easier than ever to create pretty swirling patterns reminiscent of Spirograph .Read more...

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We’ve seen the space oddity of mixing colors and paint together before. What makes this one especially fun to watch is the soothing sound of the liquids merging and the bubbles popping. It’s really easy to lose track of time when you’re watching the colors and shapes go by.Read more...

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The oil economy will come to an end at some point. This, we know. We don’t know too much about the details of that inevitability, such as when it could happen, or what would cause it. Up until now, most figured it’d be from running out. But according to this video explanation from Bloomberg, the electric car could kill – or at least severely damage – the oil industry sooner than you think.Read more...

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Quaker Oats is being sued over the big “100% Natural” label on the front of its box. What else is in that big bucket o’ oats that makes the label a lie? Nothing, say the plantiffs—it is, indeed, just oats. Their complaint is that the oats were grown using pesticides. That, they claim, should be sufficient to keep the natural label off it.Read more...

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Using state-of-the art microscopy, scientists have peered inside cardiac cells while they beat, revealing tube-like structures that buckle and then snap back into shape, much like shock absorbers. The details now appear in Science.Read more...

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Some kids save up allowance money to buy a afford a new bike. Jani, a 10-year-old Finnish boy, decided to hack Instagram, and now he’s $10,000 richer. Read more...

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What does ol’ Fido do when we leave the house for the entire day? Does he wait patiently in front of the door? Or does he celebrate the freedom and jump on couches and eat snacks he’s not supposed to? Does he mourn a broken heart? Or does he not even notice? This fun animated short by Pieter Vandenabeele imagines a dog’s life and how wacky he gets when he’s left alone.Read more...

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After months (and months and months) of rumors, including one rumor that it was partnering with Ford, Google’s self-driving car is going into manufacturing mode, with a new prototype based on the Chrysler Pacifica minivan. But hold the grocery-getter jokes, please. An autonomous minivan is exactly what Google should be making.Read more...

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In March, Flint, Michigan began the seemingly impossible task of replacing the pipes that delivered lead-poisoned water to its citizens. I say “impossible” because there’s no real way for the city to know with absolute certainty which pipes need to go. A team of data scientists from Google and the University of Michigan’s Michigan Data Science Team has developed an algorithm it claims can help.Read more...

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The housing crisis is edging an entire generation out of the most expensive cities on the planet. But what if you could still live in those cities, moving between them like a digital-age vagabond, sharing well-appointed apartments for short stints with likeminded globetrotters? That’s the promise of a new co-living startup called Roam. Read more...

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Anker’s kevlar-wrapped PowerLine Lightning cables are some of the most popular we’ve ever posted , and the standard 3' model is marked down to $8 today on Amazon, matching an all-time low.Read more...

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Captain America: The First Avenger might never compare to the taut thriller that Winter Solider ended up being, or the measured spectacle critics are calling Civil War, but it has one special moment. It’s a moment that changes Captain America from mere hunk of propaganda to a tragic hero. And it’s borrowed wholesale from a 1946 British film, A Matter of Life and Death .Read more...

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If you use Snapchat—probably not, because you read Deadspin and are statistically most likely to be an irritable dad with a law degree—you were probably captivated by the romance of the week. Two University of Wisconsin students, “Mystery Girl” and “Vikings Fan,” noticed each other on the school’s Snapchat Story (a Snapchat-compiled series of photos and videos from the campus), and ended up meeting in person at some really loud bar Thursday. It was a courtship for the ages.Read more...

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Depending on whom you ask, Facebook is either the savior or destroyer of journalism in our time. An estimated 600 million people see a news story on Facebook every week, and the social network’s founder Mark Zuckerberg has been transparent about his goal to monopolize digital news distribution. “When news is as fast as everything else on Facebook, people will naturally read a lot more news,” he said in a Q&A last year, adding that he wants Facebook Instant Articles to be the “primary news experience people have.”Read more...

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There are ways to get in trouble with the law for just about everything: smoking weed, theft, horse theft, stealing a horse and teaching it to smoke weed, and even shouting “fire” in a crowded not-on-fire stable full of stoned horses. But numbers are pure and theoretical and definitely exempt from legal action, right?Read more...

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Do you ever listen to a particular song to get psyched up for something? Maybe it’s a morning run or a sick day of surfin’ the ‘net. Well, ISIS fighters do the same thing. But in this case, they’re all watching the same video on YouTube. So much so that when traffic on the video spikes, US intelligence agencies take notice.Read more...

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Unless you’re blind or know someone who is, you might not be familiar with what braille actually looks like. It turns out the braille alphabet uses a series of dot patterns that are remarkably reminiscent of the studs atop a Lego brick, and merging the two makes learning to read and write in braille far more enjoyable for kids.Read more...

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As a breed, labrador retrievers often have serious food-related issues—a behavioral quirk that often leads to over-eating and canine obesity. Researchers have finally figured out why, and the answer could influence the way we treat human obesity.Read more...

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As if the oceans needed more terrible news , scientists have learned that the coral reefs surrounding the Florida Keys are dissolving. The culprit—ocean acidification—wasn’t expected to start hitting reefs hard for another three decades.Read more...

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Waterbeds are a forgotten relic of the ‘70s and ‘80s, but a company called Starpool has redesigned the sloshy snooze experience to serve as a relaxation tool, rather than a way to make you feel like you’re sleeping on a boat. Forget a standing desk, the Zerobody might be the next must-have office accessory.Read more...

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My dog started to get anxious about my recent move as soon as he saw me packing boxes. So when Furbo, an Indiegogo success, offered us its new pet camera with a built in treat dispenser, it seemed like a great way to keep an eye on him and keep him happy. Naturally, I wanted it. Read more...

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