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Experts on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion say that a piece of aircraft debris that has washed up may be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which went missing on 8th March last year.Read more...

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A team of astronomers has discovered the most powerful aurora ever observed. But unlike our own Northern Lights, this astronomical phenomenon can be found 18 light years away in the skies above the brown dwarf LSR J1835+3259.Read more...

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Whether you have fiber supplying Internet access to your home or not, you use optical systems to send and receive information every single day. This stunning video takes a look at the scientists and engineers that have enabled light to be used for human communication.Read more...

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The open letter signed by more than 12,000 prominent people calling for a ban on artificially intelligent killer robots, connected to arguments for a UN ban on the same, is misguided and perhaps even reckless.Read more...

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Windows 10 comes with a Maps app built in. In uses Nokia’s nifty (and good!) Here Maps, and Microsoft even lets you download regions for offline perusal. http://reviews.gizmodo.com/windows-10-the... Read more...

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Google’s 20% policy — letting employees spend 20% of their time working on a pet project — is a Silicon Valley free-the-mind legend. In a new YouTube series, a pair of Googlers use their 20% time to explore some of the hidden secrets of Google. Read more...

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NASA doesn’t just crash rockets — sometimes, it crashes cheaper aircraft too. This week, it’s the turn of a Cessna 172, being gratuitously destroyed to help improve airplane’s black boxes. Read more...

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The chances that any of us will travel to space are about one in a billion. That’s why astronaut Scott Kelly has been spending his lucky year in orbit helping the rest of us Earthlings imagine what that might be like.Read more...

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How do you design a new type of elevator without installing it in an existing building? It’s a chicken/egg question that engineers have long struggled with—even using abandoned mine shafts to test new technology. Read more...

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I’ve had a devil of a time trying to figure out whether Windows 10 is helping or hurting when it comes to battery life. The answer: It’s complicated.Read more...

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Procrastinators everywhere rejoiced when it was discovered that Windows 10 was bringing back everyone’s favorite time waster. But unlike the last time you played Microsoft Solitaire on your PC, this time you’ll have to pay a subscription fee just to get rid of the ads.Read more...

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Whether they’re howling at fire engines or hanging out in bars, coyotes are a part of urban life. A new study of LA coyotes by the National Park System has confirmed something that Angelenos have suspected for years: Coyotes aren’t just sauntering down our streets on their way to the local park. They actually live right here in our urban neighborhoods.Read more...

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Gawker Video of Sam DuBose’s Death Drastically Different From the Police Report | io9 Here’s Every Crazy, Suicidal Stunt From The Mission Impossible Movies | Jezebel Hey, Nicki, Girl: Dump Meek Mill | Lifehacker The Best New Features of Windows 10 | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

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U.S. Navy SEALs have to infiltrate and exfiltrate from some of the most hostile areas on earth, and often times they travel underwater to do so. The Mark 8 SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) has been used in various configurations for decades for this mission, and after previous tries to replace it, a group with an incredible maritime tech pedigree thinks they have the solution.http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/confessions-of... Read more...

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Reviewers agree that Windows 10 is awesome. Reviewers also agree that you should probably wait till bugs get fixed. But maybe you’ve heard that you can simply revert to Windows 8.1 if you don’t like it. Well... I just tried it, and it’s not quite that simple.Read more...

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Here’s a really great shot of a US marine cleaning the tilt rotors of a MV-22B Osprey. Seeing the rotors this close and seeing the marine get dwarfed by them and then not being able to see the rest of the aircraft makes it seem as if the rotors are connected to a monster of a machine. The Osprey is so damn cool.Read more...

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Craiglist’s infamous “missed connections” section is a great place to write a love ballad to that special someone you made fleeting eye contact with at the grocery store. Or, you know, that African elephant that was slaughtered by poachers last week. Read more...

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After three separate instances of drones grounding firefighting efforts, a Southern California county is getting serious about finding and punishing their operators. San Bernardino County Supervisors have offered a $75,000 reward which they hope will entice people to come forward with information about the quadcopters in question.Read more...

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Mind of a Chef is one of the best shows about food on television right now and this upcoming season they’re going to feature Gabrielle Hamilton from Prune in New York City. She’s a James Beard award winner so it’ll be fun to see what influences her and how she works but really, it’ll just be super cool to see all the food porn.Read more...

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You don’t need to pray for LA. Read more...

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Yesterday Australia’s Feliks Zemdegs managed to break the world record for solving a 7x7 Rubik’s Cube in just over two minutes and twenty-three seconds. For those of us who still have trouble just zipping up a jacket, watching him spin and unscramble this cube is incomprehensible.Read more...

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At most you can customize a chair bought at a furniture store with a throw pillow or a blanket. But Keren Shiker’s wonderful Sink In seat actually starts off as a large bundle of foam pieces that have to be slid around before you can comfortably sit.Read more...

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A team of Smithsonian researchers has been studying the remains of four men discovered in Jamestown, Virginia, the site of England’s first successful colony. Two years of forensic detective work revealed their probable identities—but the biggest mystery is a sealed silver box found in one of the graves.Read more...

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Amazon Dash buttons are either the peak of convenience or a step toward a commercial-rampant apocalypse, but whatever camp you happen to be in, you can now buy those amazingly awful and awfully amazing brand-specific buttons for $5 as long you’re a Prime member.Read more...

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Lion murderer Walt Palmer is an asshole. But, he’s also an asshole who’s contributed more money to animal conservation in Africa than pretty much anyone else. In fact, trophy hunters like him are a large part of the reason we still have animals like lions at all. Read more...

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