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French authorities are not impressed with Facebook: The nation’s data protection authority has told the social network that it has just three months to stop tracking the browsing of non-users.Read more...

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Recently we’ve been looking into sustainable building materials, like skyscrapers could be made of wood . We’ve also been examining the slowly crumbling infrastructure , largely made of concrete. Perhaps it’s time to combine the two ideas—and look at recycling concrete.Read more...

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There are down sides to success. Australia’s national science industry has announced that, as far as they’re concerned, there is no longer any doubt that climate change exists—so they will no longer be funding research that seeks to prove it. They will, however, employ scientists to lessen its effects.Read more...

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Now you can watch as well as listen as world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking expounds upon his latest ideas about the knotty black hole information paradox, playfully illustrated by chalkboard artist Andrew Park.Read more...

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3D printed sonic ceramics. Credit: Studio van Broekhoven. Forget the traditional potter’s wheel. The unique textures of these clay sculptures capture the vibrations of actual sound waves, thanks to a novel form of 3D printed “sonic ceramics.”Read more...

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Over 4,500 passengers and 1,600 crew members were on their way from New York to Florida and the Bahamas when their ship got tossed around like a rag doll and was forced to turn back, the Detroit Free Press reports. Four people were injured in what can only be described as a vacation from hell.Read more...

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We know our organs are supported by blood. We know that that blood is delivered to our various cells through a network of blood vessels. What we don’t know is how to create a fine three-dimensional network of vessels in the lab for bioengineered tissue. Researchers at Vanderbilt University found a clue in an unlikely source: cotton candy. They just published their results in Advanced Healthcare Materials.Read more...

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Watch as bladesmith Walter Sorrells turned a railroad spike into a knife. Railroad spikes aren’t meant to be used as an edge tool but it’s cool to see Sorrells bludgeon the crude spike into a pretty awesome knife with a coil for a grip. The metal coil was created by elongating the spike and wrapping it around and around a mandrel.Read more...

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Who cares who won the Super Bowl yesterday—Los Angeles is getting a football team (again)! But luring the St. Louis Rams to Los Angeles was perhaps the easy part of a much bigger challenge when it comes to the urban planning issues around the stadium itself.Read more...

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I’m not saying the FBI’s heart isn’t in the right place. Making sure children know the difference between healthy political discourse and attempts to sway them into extremism is a laudable goal. But the agency’s execution in a new website is just embarrassing.Read more...

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Today, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling in United States v. Rocky Joe Houston, which challenged whether evidence from a camera pointed at Houston’s home for ten weeks without a warrant was admissible. It is.Read more...

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On Saturday, a luckless bus driver died in a mysterious explosion in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. His death took on added significance when local officials declared that the man was killed by a meteorite.Read more...

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The US military is looking for ways to insert microscopic devices into human brains to help folks communicate with machines, like prosthetic limbs, with their minds. And now, DARPA’s saying scientists have found a way to do just that—without ripping open patients’ skulls.Read more...

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We’ve covered Arthur Sacek’s brilliant Lego creations before, but none have been as wonderfully complicated as this machine that turns a single piece of paper into a folded airplane. The contraption even launches the plane at the end of the assembly line, sending it off on its maiden test flight.Read more...

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It’s often said that the only creature to survive a nuclear explosion will be the humble cockroach. Now this hardy insect has inspired the design of a tiny compressible robot, capable of squeezing into tight small spaces—like those created by the rubble following a building or tunnel collapse. Read more...

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Even though all cocktails should be simple, I’ll excuse a little flair for this awesome ice ball cocktail because it’s just too much fun. An ice cube sphere looks like it’s frozen with a drink inside until it’s hammered to break open the liquid goodness. It all works perfectly because the former ice sphere that held the drink transforms into the perfect rocks for the drink.Read more...

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An Uber driver in Southern California was pulled over last night and blew three times the legal limit. He was reportedly on his way to pick up his third (or fourth) fare for the night.Read more...

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Vitals Even More Evidence BMI Isn’t a Good Measure of Health | io9 The Unlikely Origins of Deadpool, The X-Men Character Who Conquered All Media | Kotaku Tips For Playing XCOM 2 | Deadspin Peyton Manning Can Eat Shit | Read more...

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When you think of supertalls you probably think of pricey real estate—not leafy parks in the sky. A new 1000-foot tower going up in Manhattan provides a more interesting take: Hanging gardens that twirl down the exterior of the building like a giant green exclamation point marking the end of the High Line.Read more...

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“Talk Bernie to me,” shouted no one ever on a dating app, and yet that is happening: a very small army of self-motivated young women are using Tinder, Bumble, and all the other hellish, spiritually depleting find-love-quick programs on your telephone to campaign for Bernie Sanders. What’s it like to be on the receiving end of that, we wondered? Read more...

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History has shown that Star Wars fans will buy anything. Food, sheets, underwear—anything with Star Wars on it sells. Well, maybe not “anything.” They seem to be pushing the boundaries with their latest creation, an electronic dance album.Read more...

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Chipotle’s E. coli outbreak is a mystery—and will likely always be one. But in their food safety meeting today, Chipotle has reportedly identified the culprit in its other norovirus outbreak: sick Chipotle employees.Read more...

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Here’s a really neat animation that reveals how a chainsaw works. The piston inside powers the three-row shark teeth chain of blades at 70mph! We get to see how the hundred of parts come together in this dissection animation and even cooler, get to see the manufacturing process of the all-important guide bar of a chainsaw (the metal plate of the chainsaw blades).Read more...

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Living in New York can be a real bag of garbage sometimes. There’s the actual garbage, the mounds of snow covered in dog poo, the defunct phone booths dudes use like urinals, and worst of all, the unreliable data service underground. The indignity!Read more...

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Yesterday brought us a slew of TV ads for movies. And most of them had at least some thrilling new footage, that gave us our first look at some major scenes. Here’s what we learned about Civil War, Deadpool, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and X-Men: Apocalypse! Read more...

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