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Astronaut Scott Kelly returned from a year-long sojourn in space in June. His slightly older twin, Mark Kelly, stayed home as a control—part of NASA’s twin study to monitor the effects of space on the human body. But there’s a physical change that NASA might not be able to measure that easily. Mark is now even older (by about 5 milliseconds) than his space-faring twin, thanks to special relativity.Read more...

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Finding a backpack designed to protect and carry all of your tech isn’t terribly hard these days. What sets the MOS Pack apart is that it can can also help keep all of your gear charged.Read more...

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If you travel with a lot of expensive camera, video, or music gear, there’s a good chance you stuff it all in a Pelican case to ensure it arrives unscathed. The company is known for its nearly indestructible cases, and now that it’s made a cooler, you’ll never have to worry about something happening to your drinks.Read more...

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You can now play Solitaire inside of a Google search. Read more...

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There’s no end to the impressive stuff handy YouTubers will make out of wood, metal, and plastic. Peter Brown, however, favors unorthodox building materials. Read more...

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The propane-powered Pizzacraft Pizzeria Pronto pizza oven is ideal for backyard barbecues and tailgates, and Amazon’s taking a whopping $101 off today.Read more...

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If you book a hotel through an online travel site, do they have an obligation to tell you if the workers at that hotel are on strike? You’d think so. But apparently Expedia doesn’t.Read more...

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Sure, some random objects like a frying pan and a shovel make some sort of sense to use as a ping pong paddle replacement. But an iron? A kitchen knife? A wooden spoon? A rolling pin? Read more...

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According to a new report from Mark Gurman, Apple will kill the iPhone’s physical home button in 2017. Don’t get it twisted, this isn’t the iPhone we’re going to see in a few weeks; it’s the iPhone after that. And killing the home button is a very sad idea.Read more...

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Do you have a deadline looming in the next 20 minutes or so? Do yourself a favor and avoid BlankWindows.com at all costs because despite being a website filled with nothing but empty randomly sized windows, it’s surprisingly addictive if you try to move them off-screen and dig down to the bottom.Read more...

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One might think that caring for a robot baby—one that cries and sleeps like a regular human baby—might discourage teenage girls from getting pregnant. According to new research, however, the robo-babies actually appear to have the opposite effect. Read more...

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Nothing is more important to us than our precious digital photos, so keeping them stored safely in the cloud is crucial. The problem is, both Apple and Google have great photo-storage services, and it’s hard to know which one is actually better. Here’s how Apple Photos and Google Photos stack up against each other.Read more...

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The dodo has been extinct for about 350 years, and it’s entirely our fault—so why not own a memento of man’s destructive tendencies in the form of a three-foot tall bird skeleton.Read more...

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Hey, look! Pictures of self-driving Ubers are starting to emerge from Pittsburgh. Uber announced the launch earlier this month. While the cars do indeed drive themselves, there’s still going to be a human at the wheel. Which is probably a good idea! Read more...

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In a new blog post for Virgin.com, billionaire Richard Branson writes about his recent flirtation with death, when he got into a gruesome bike accident while training for the Virgin Strive Challenge in the Caribbean. Read more...

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WhatsApp betrayed its long standing commitment to privacy when the company announced the app will now share user data with Facebook for the purpose of selling ads. But existing users have only 30 days to opt out.Read more...

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James Gunn talks about when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. is set. Michael Dougherty offers an update on the Trick r’ Treat sequel. Doctor Strange might include some intriguing comic book cameos. Andrew Kreisberg discusses why Supergirl is bringing in Miss Martian. Plus new looks at Scream Queens and Lucifer’s return. Spoilers!Read more...

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For every genuinely clever device that manages to succeed on Kickstarter, there are 1,000 other ridiculous crowdfunding campaigns that thankfully don’t succeed. There’s a chance you might roll your eyes at the Nail Capsule, unless you’re not a monster and hate the thought of fingernail clippings flying all over the place.Read more...

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As arguably the world’s most active volcano, Hawaii’s Kīlauea presents a unique opportunity for researchers who want to observe the Earth’s geologic processes in real-time. Even more importantly, as a goddamn erupting volcano, footage of Kīlauea is gnarly as fuck.Read more...

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Are vaccines good for public health? Absolutely.Read more...

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The son of a prominent Russian politician has been convicted in Seattle of 38 charges related to stolen credit card information, including 10 counts of wire fraud and nine counts of obtaining information from a protected computer, the Justice Department announced on Thursday.Read more...

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The Department of Homeland Security is investigating the cyberattack on Leslie Jones, according to a report by the LA Times.Read more...

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Denuvo, an advanced form of anti-piracy tech, withstood cracks for years . But 2016 may well be seen as the year it finally succumbed its opponent’s advances in an age-old arms race.Read more...

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A group of scientists at Lancaster University in England are constantly monitoring geomagnetic activity, to get a heads-up for the spectacular night sky display known as the Northern Lights. So a couple of days ago, they were thrilled to get a strong reading that an aurora was likely imminent.Read more...

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