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Samples obtained by NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars have been analyzed and shown to contain nitrogen compounds, that are a source of nutrients for living things.Read more...

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A team of astronomers has pieced together data from orbiting observatories to create this image of a star undergoing a huge growth spurt during the earliest phase of its development. Read more...

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Xiaomi's onslaught of affordable technology continues. The Chinese company has today launched its new 40-inch Mi TV 2: a powerful smart TV running an Android-based OS that will sell for $320.Read more...

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Facebook recently updated its community standards. As the company noted in the announcement accompanying the change, their "policies and standards themselves are not changing," but that they wanted to provide more clarity to a set of existing rules that have often been misunderstood by users. Read more...

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When you talk about the price difference between economy class and business class, or business and first, you have to find some pretty significant differences before you can justify that extra cash. (Unless someone else is paying, or you can snaffle an upgrade using points or some smooth talking.) But if you're looking for a good reason, the Emirates A380′s onboard bar has to be pretty much up there.Read more...

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The Hubble telescope is probably best known for its incredible close-up images of everything from star formation to Jupiter's shrinking spots . But my favorite Hubble pics are always the sweeping, broad views of galaxies — and its latest is a real beauty. Read more...

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High-rise housing blocks are all too often concrete monstrosities, the kind of places that don't exactly scream Home Sweet Home. In an effort to make them just a little more welcoming, Swedish architects are proposing an all-wood construction. Read more...

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Most planetary systems are made up of a few rocky super-planets orbiting extremely close to their stars, making our system — multiple, distant bodies — an oddball outlier. And according to new research, Jupiter could be to blame (thank?).Read more...

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The Doppler effect is a well-documented phenomenon in physics which causes a change in the frequency of a wave as the source moves closer to the observer. It's the science behind satellites and speed cameras alike. And, in the hands of one computer science student, it can make a little magic happen on your computer. Read more...

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Depending on how fun you are at parties, the Fast & the Furious movie franchise got undeniably fun sometime during the 4th or 5th movie (or 1st for the furiously fast). And then they transformed into awesome heist movies with crazy special effects and a revolving door of big action movie stars. The 7th one is coming soon.Read more...

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Here's a really cool photo of guided-missile destroyer USS Ross ripping through the Mediterranean while under high wind conditions. To me, it looks like the warship has activated a force field around it and is impenetrable to everything. In reality, however, the destroyer is drenched.Read more...

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Ted Cruz wants to be president . The Tea Party politician announced his candidacy in front of a crowd of Liberty University students—who were required to show up. But let's not forget presidential candidate Ted Cruz is the same science-doubting, climate change denier he's always been. He just has a bigger soapbox.Read more...

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Google Drive does a decent job of managing older versions of non-native files, automatically keeping them for 30 days or 100 revisions. You can access these older versions from within the individual file options, but there's also the opportunity to keep a particular version of a file for all time if you know that you want to hang on to it. Here's where to find the relevant setting.Read more...

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You guys. The built-in status of the Samsung Galaxy S6's battery doesn't mean the battery is totally non-removable. All you need is your Galaxy S6, a hair dryer, tweezers, a micro Phillips head screwdriver, a spudger tool, an intimate knowledge of electrical engineering and about an hour to kill. Simple!Read more...

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A US Air Force photographer captured a perfect smoke ring during a missile launch today, an awesome phenomenon I've never seen during a rocket launch before.Read more...

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Has winter's long and drawn-out run this year completely destroyed your soul? Some of us still won't be enjoying spring-like weather for quite a few weeks, so here's a simple way to recreate that feeling indoors. The next time you sit down for a meal, swap in these faux grass placemats that make it feel like you're having a picnic, even while seated at the dining table.Read more...

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A friend of mine once told a tale about his years at the Apple Genius Bar that I never forgot. It involved a customer, a Mac Mini, and a handful of cockroaches.Read more...

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Unfortunately for newly-announced presidential hopeful Ted Cruz, it looks like his campaign was a touch too slow in securing the Ted Cruz domain. Either that or Team Cruz has been doing some soul searching.Read more...

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The North Wilkesboro Speedway opened in 1947, nearly a year before NASCAR was founded. The short track near moonshine country was where the first NASCAR champion, Robert "Red" Byron, was crowned. Today, five years after being abandoned, the historic speedway is just a rotting pile of sticks, crooked chairs, and faded glory.Read more...

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Astronaut Daniel T. Barry thinks NASA's mission to Mars is humanity's most important endeavor yet, for reasons including the birth of Captain Kirk. We talked to him about what it's like to explore the Final Frontier.Read more...

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In 1998, the year the first 56K modem was available for purchase, I was in the 8th grade.Read more...

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Making a real life version of Link's iconic Hylian Shield from the Legend of Zelda may be the most impressive weapon Man at Arms: Reforged has ever made. It required a perfect design, a lot of grunt work in curving the metal sheet, expert embossing and basically melting pieces of metal together to form the final shield.Read more...

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Instagram is the photo-sharing app that also created the timelapse-creating app , too. Now, Instagram is looking to conquer another corner of the mobile photography world with Layout, an app for making Instagram-friendly collages.Read more...

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