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One way to deal with tasks that you never get around to or are always forgetting is to attach a location to them. Google Now has had the ability to display reminders based on a place for a while now, and they only take a few seconds to set up.Read more...

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Gawker Everything We Know About the Malaysia Airlines Crash | io9 Hilariously Useless Comments About Science from the US Supreme Court | Kotaku Disney Character's Face Falls Off During Live Show, Horror Follows | Lifehacker "We Feel Guilty, Do We Not, If Not Busy?" Read more...

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This year marks the 101st riding of the Tour de France, one of the most brutal sporting events ever created by man. In fact, plenty of us are so focused on the madness that we overlook how incredible the technology that powers it has become—and how it's evolved over more than a century.Read more...

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Following rumors earlier this week , Amazon has just announced its new Kindle Unlimited subscription service. Pay $10 a month, and you can read as much as you want (from a pool of 600,000 books, at least).Read more...

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Scientist are already working hard to figure out how the mysterious Siberian hole was formed and we expect an answer pretty soon. In the meantime, The Siberian Times went to the site they call the crater at the end of the world and captured images and video that reveal in more detail how the interior looks.Read more...

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Lots of schools now offer free, online courses, but here's a doozy from MIT: an introductory course about documentary photography and photojournalism that won't cost you a cent to work through.Read more...

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Notorious security campaigner Edward Snowden has given an interview about his times working for the NSA, claiming that employees enjoy poking through people's private files—and sharing their best finds with their colleagues.Read more...

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We all know that carbon dioxide is contributing to the warming of our planet but... how, exactly? In this video, Lieven Scheire explains how quantum mechanics holds the answer.Read more...

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Good news for cyclists everywhere: Google Maps for mobile now provides you with an elevation chart of its routes, so you can choose to avoid the hills—or take them on.Read more...

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Scientists at the Max-Planck-Institut in Germany have created the closest thing we have to a real life holodeck using a wireless Oculus Rift and multiple cameras distributed inside a 32-foot by 32-foot room. Of course, it's still far away from Star Trek, but it works. Watch the video to see how:Read more...

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Ukraine has released audio from phone calls made between rebels and Russian officers after the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 . You can listen to it here.Read more...

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The eternal sexual question asked by men across the world is about size—and whether it matters or not. Let's have science settle the debate once and for all.Read more...

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Google has confirmed that Android Wear will support custom watch faces—which could be good or bad, depending on how you look at it.Read more...

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A photo of the Rocketdyne F-1 rocket engine—"the most powerful single-nozzle liquid-fueled rocket engine ever flown"—being tested at the Marshall Space Flight Center, Alabama. Five of them powered the first stage of the Saturn V. Watch and listen to all of them being tested—in Dolby 5.1 sound. It's amazing.Read more...

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Pour yourself a whiskey and think about this before going to sleep tonight: "What you perceive as a conscious perspective is actually a bunch of little particles banging into each other and swerving around based on the same rules that form stars, nebulae, and black holes...Read more...

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So today I learned that all wasps are not yellow and black. There's a an iridescent rainbow variant called the cuckoo wasp—of which this is a particularly beautiful specimen. They are kleptoparasitic wasps, who lay eggs in others insects' nest. The baby wasps will then eat the eggs or larva in the nest. Gorgeous bastards.Read more...

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The best part about the video—other than that ridiculously close call of the flying race car launching right pass the driver—is how the driver who almost got crashed into, calmly fixes his side view mirror and keeps driving.Read more...

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Don't be surprised if in the future crazy scientists will have tampered with genetics so much that they'll create insane animal hybrid mashups. And not just designer dogs but psycho frigs, horsquirrels, eagluanas and chinchillapotamuses. They'll probably look a lot like these excellent photoshopped animals.Read more...

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Elaine Stritch passed away today at the age of 89. While the Broadway legend had decades of iconic live performances under her belt, tonight's a good time to celebrate her life on the small screen: As Colleen Donaghy in 30 Rock with a eulogy—The Greatest Eulogy of All Time—written and delivered by her onscreen son, Jack. Read more...

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In the extreme world of bacteria, stunts such as living in hot springs or without oxygen are, like, totally unimpressive. But then there are bacteria that live off electricity, feeding directly on naked electrons. Even more surprisingly, scientists are finding that these bacteria are not even that rare. Read more...

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To celebrate the 45th anniversary of Neil Armstrong walking on the moon, Nike has made a pair of shoes that'll make you feel like every step you take is on the moon. Because of the all over lunar print, the silhouette of the shoe completely disappears and makes it look like the shoe is made from moon rock.Read more...

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You've probably seen the mysterious giant hole that was discovered in Siberia, which appears to lead into a large cave. We don't know its origin yet, but it isn't the only hole like that on Earth. Or the Moon: NASA found these formations there too, which are perfect for future human outposts. Or current alien/Nazi UFO bases.Read more...

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This week, a team of researchers at Dartmouth announced an exciting, if terribly disgusting, medical discovery. A single-celled parasite usually found in cats' intestines—and later in their poop—shows unique promise as a cancer treatment. The researchers even think the parasite could enable them to create personalized cancer vaccines.Read more...

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Copenhagen-based singer MØ (real name: Karen Marie Ørsted) was described to me as the Danish Lady Gaga by my Danish friends, who saw her last week at the Roskilde Festival. I think she's closer to the Danish Grimes , though there's no need to compare her to anyone: MØ's splashy, bombastic electro-pop isn't only good relative to her contemporaries. It's just good, and it's exactly what I want to hear this weekend while I'm eating watermelon and drinking several shandies at a backyard event that involves grilling meat. Read more...

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Earlier today, three of the biggest names in social network land—Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat—all announced major pushes towards mobile payments. But it's not your friends they want to help you funnel money to—it's advertisers.Read more...

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