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I’m writing this seated on a plane heading to San Francisco. We’ve been in the air for under an hour, and the drink cart is just starting to make its way down the aisle. As the cart rolls nearer I’m forced to decide what drink I’ll be having. Since the cups are miniscule, and the liquid is largely displaced by ice cubes if one’s not quick enough to add “no ice, please” to the order, the decision is critical.Read more...

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A new drug based on a genetically modified herpes virus has been used to successfully treat patients with aggressive cases of skin cancer—and it’s hoped it could be used to treat other forms of cancer, too.Read more...

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The U.S. Air Force has announced that SpaceX is now certified to launch military and spy satellites. That means that the United Launch Alliance, a joint effort between Boeing and Lockheed Martin, no longer holds the monopoly on national security space missions.Read more...

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Airports around the world are slowly being upgraded to accommodate all the electronics we now travel with, but the process is slow. Finding an available outlet while waiting for a flight is often still a challenge, but with Bluelounge’s new Portiko in your carry-on, you’ll at least never end up sitting on the floor to ensure your power cords reach.Read more...

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Really bad things happen. Though everyone should know this, here’s a lovely slow motion video reminder on what happens when you pour water onto an oil fire in an attempt to put it out: the fire gets even crazier because the water vaporizes into steam which expands causing it to spit out the oil which makes the flames even bigger.Read more...

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On this day of mergers and acquisitions , the site Recode—which was started by ex-WSJ tech writers Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher—is being bought by Vox Media, which publishes The Verge, Vox.com, Curbed, and various other sites. The New York Times has more details on the purchase. [TKTK ]Read more...

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Consider the beefsteak, a naturally bred giant among tomatoes. It grows as big as two pounds. Scientist have now identified a set of genes that gives beefsteaks their size, and it could lead the way to supersizing more fruits. Read more...

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It has been a month of supertall news to top them all, with the World Trade Center’s record-breaking 1,776-foot height possibly getting scooped by a surprise spire in Midtown Manhattan. Now a new rendering from Visualhouse posted at New York Yimby gives an idea of how dramatically the New York City skyline will change just 15 years from now.Read more...

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This doesn’t seem like the most efficient way to get a car onto a ship but who am I to judge? It’s not like the planks were going to break or the wheels of the car were going to run off the edges or that anything could possibly slip out of position or anything like that could happen, right?Read more...

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We’re one step closer to biodegradable gadgets. These computer chips are made almost entirely out of wood.Read more...

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“Nothing says 3-day-weekend has ended like HEARING SOMEONE CLIPPING THEIR DAMN NAILS FROM THE NEXT CUBE OVER,” my friend wrote in a status update this morning. I don’t think he knows how lucky he is to have a cubicle.Read more...

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The latest image to claim the title of the world’s largest photograph was clearly a labor of love: It took 70,000 images, shot over 15 days, in temperatures that hovered around -14 degrees. All told, the final panorama is 46 terabytes of icy blue beauty. Read more...

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Vox Media—publisher of The Verge, S.B. Nation, and the eponymous Vox.com—is acquiring the scoop-driven tech website Re/code. According to the Times, the deal consists entirely of stock in Vox Media. Have any thoughts about this new development? Hop in below.Read more...

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Paying taxes is generally an unpleasant time. But the baseline misery of siphoning cash back to bureaucrats sounds downright delightful compared to getting straight up robbed, which is what happened to a lot of people this year. The Internal Revenue Service shut down an online tax filing program today after announcing that thieves breached the system to steal personal information from more than 100,000 people.Read more...

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Teens have settled upon a New Dank Meme, and it’s an alliterative, culturally inaccurate demon-summoning ritual. Over two million people used the hashtag #CharlieCharlieChallenge on Twitter in the past two days.Read more...

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Urban blight is nothing new. The signature image of plummeting real estate is block after block of properties vacated as businesses move out. Now the high price of real estate in American cities is creating a new phenomenon: In otherwise healthy economic areas, the rents are climbing so high they’re driving businesses away—and no other businesses can afford to move in.Read more...

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Invisible, Inc. is a game that is all about secrecy and hacking . Fitting, then, that one of its achievements can only be nabbed if players mess around with the game’s files.Read more...

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Ever wonder what would happen if you gave a dog a camera? You don’t have to anymore: Nikon did it, and the results are endearingly fun.Read more...

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The Cell Picture Show has collected ten images of sexually significant science from labs around the world: the resulting slideshow (summarized in their image above) takes you on a walk through sex systems across many types of living things. Read more...

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Automakers are trying to figure out how to monetize the “connected car”, and General Motors has an idea: sell your radio presets to the highest bidder.Read more...

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Gawker Duggar Dad’s Political Platform: Incest Should Be Punishable by Death | Jalopnik Self-Driving Volvo Tries To Run Some People Over | Kotaku Every Sex Scene In The Witcher 3 | Lifehacker Turn on Tracking Protection in Firefox to Make Pages Load 44% Faster | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

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This week’s future is a social experiment. What if Earth had a robotic overlord who decided to ban all weapons? All fights would have to be hand to hand. Would there be less death that way? Less casualties? What counts as a weapon anyway? Listen to the episode to find out!Read more...

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Starting today, you’ll be able to test the first wave of truly connected cars. Android Auto is now available on its first integrated vehicle, the 2015 Hyundai Sonata. As you head to your local dealership to test drive it, you can practice talking to your car on the way: “Ok, Google...”Read more...

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The Oculus Rift VR headset lets you see into another world—but not your own. It’s not like Microsoft’s HoloLens, where you interact with 3D objects in your world. At least, not yet. Oculus just bought Surreal Vision, a startup dedicated to pulling the real world into VR. Read more...

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America woke up to some frustrating news today. Charter, the fourth-largest cable company in America, wants to buy Time Warner Cable, the second-largest, as well as Bright House, the tenth-largest. If the deal goes through it’s going to affect come 23 million internet customers directly. Not in a good way.Read more...

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