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Nuclear fusion holds promise as a safe, clean source of energy to power our future. We’re probably decades away from using fusion as a viable source of energy, but some experimental reactors are already online. Read more...

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People are capable of doing amazing things. When we work together we can go to the moon! We can have all of the world’s information searchable from this thing in our pocket! We can change the world! And then we’ll eventually screw it up somehow and turn it all to shit. Why? It’s the Peter Principle. Read more...

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Mother Nature probably never wanted to wax a song about fire and water but when fracking gets involved, all sorts of wild stuff starts happening. This footage apparently shows a gas leak in a river near a fracking site in Australia. There’s so much gas bubbling up that it easily catches on fire and sustains the flames for a very long time.Read more...

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The F-16 Viper, a fighter jet used by numerous countries around the world including Norway, is capable of flying at more than 1,000 miles per hour. So when a patient in northern Norway needed lifesaving equipment and need it quickly, the Norwegian Air Force came to the rescue.Read more...

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People aren’t sharing as much about their personal lives on Facebook as they used to, and so the company is reportedly hoping the launch of a new camera app will help solve that problem.Read more...

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As a kid you probably watched Pocahontas. In your adolescence you might have played one of the God of War games. And in your darkest moments you sat down with a bowl of dollar instant ramen to watch NCIS: Los Angeles. What through-line could possible exist between these things? Linda Hunt—a character actress who’s been consistently working for almost 40 years, but is largely unknown by the public.Read more...

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It’s been thirty years since the Chernobyl disaster and radiation levels in plants seemed to have died down. So why are levels of radiation in milk still peaking?Read more...

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There’s over 7 billion people on this planet of ours and some estimates peg the population to reach 10 billion by the end of the century. Given that there’s only a certain amount of land on Earth, is there a maximum amount of humans that our blue marble can support? Sort of! And that limit is tied to our diet and the land we need to dedicate to livestock (the size of Africa!) and crops (the size of South America!).Read more...

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Jalopnik Italian Engineering Versus Swedish Engineering | Lifehacker How to Get a Decent Night’s Sleep After a Night of Drinking | io9 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Reveals Nathan Fillion’s Amazing New Cameo | Kotaku Pewdiepie Talks About How Horrible He Used To Be |Read more...

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All the Tidal talk had me revisiting one of my favorite artists, only to realize Garth Brooks does not have a single song available for streaming or download—except a couple of duets.Read more...

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Steam’s had a movie section for a little while now, but for the most part it’s been home to indie flicks and Naruto. Recently, though, that’s been changing. Case in point: Lionsgate just added 100 movies to Steam, including Hunger Games and Twilight. Read more...

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Trying to hurriedly stuff a backpack with everything you need before heading out the door is made difficult when you don’t have a free hand to hold the thing open. So The North Face has replaced the zipper on the main compartment of its new Access Pack with a rigid pop-open panel that remains wide open as you fill it.Read more...

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Will the NSA reveal how many Americans they spy on? Maybe! One thing is for certain, they are most definitely working very hard on it. Read more...

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Windows running on a phone hasn’t ever been very good. Yes, I know some of you love it, and you’re probably holding out hope for a mythical Surface phone, but Microsoft’s latest Lumia promotion shows that the company is ready to close the latest chapter of mobile Windows. Better luck next time?Read more...

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In a completely frustrating, but not all that surprising, piece of news, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is recommending that the commission approve Charter Communications’ plan to buy Time Warner. This could make things so much worse .Read more...

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There will be no clouds over Moscow on May Day—because military planes will spray them with liquid nitrogen, granulated carbon dioxide and special cement, miles before they ever get to the city. The chemically perforated sky pests will then either immediately disperse or void themselves first, deluging premature rainwater on whatever villages or suburbs they’re over at the time.Read more...

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Wow. Peeling back the layers of a jawbreaker is so glorious, especially when it’s done with a blow torch. Each color bubbles up and melts away revealing a different color underneath until it’s all gone. This is probably how the Earth gets destroyed in nightmares.Read more...

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If your hair goes past your ears, you should definitely own a curling iron (or curling “wand”). It locks in shine and gives you shape and keeps your hairdresser from getting angry about your lack of attention to your gorgeous locks.Read more...

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During a three-day long celebration of the most blessed group of people on Earth—teens, obviously—Pope Francis dispensed some advice that was very much not lit.Read more...

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The world is getting greener. A global analysis of satellite data finds that an area two times the size of the continental US has gone from brown to green over the past thirty years. Human carbon emissions are doing a hell of a job fertilizing the planet—but we probably shouldn’t celebrate.Read more...

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People who live in bedrooms with color schemes favored by seedy bachelors and Hot Topic-loving teens may have yet another reason to redecorate: bed bugs.Read more...

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I unwittingly bought an Amazon Prime membership a few years ago. (The free trial trick gets me every time.) But that first accidental $80 payment was worth every penny. Because even years later, Amazon Prime is still the best deal in tech.Read more...

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Not only will you be too terrified to ever get a job after watching this 1994 United Safety Council workplace safety video called Will You Be Here Tomorrow?, there’s also a good chance you’ll be too scared to ever actually leave your home. Neither Freddy Krueger nor Jason were ever as scary as the apparent horrors lurking in the average factory.Read more...

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Is riding a hoverboard onto the edge of a roof of a skyscraper in Dubai idiotic? Absolutely. It is very easy to fall off and lose control on one of those things and if you creep too far off the edge, either you or the hoverboard or both would be sent flying down towards the ground way, way below. That’s not a good look. So don’t be as crazy as this guy. He’s even spinning around.Read more...

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If your nearest movie theater is run by AMC or Regal, these discounted gift cards will save you 20% on your next outing. When popcorn costs $8, every buck you can save helps.Read more...

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