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It should be obvious to everyone at this point that humans are having an enormous impact on the planet. But how much, exactly, does our collective footprint weigh? It may sound odd, but a new scientific paper is offering an answer to that very question: a staggering 30 trillion tons.Read more...

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It seems like just yesterday we were all watching that viral video of a hardcore Australian dude punching a kangaroo to save a dog. (Oh, it was.) But now, the backstory has allegedly come to light.Read more...

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If you avoid trips to the beach because you don’t want your car getting filled with sand, or won’t buy a real Christmas tree because you don’t want to spend weeks cleaning up pine needles, this giant car condom will keep the inside of your vehicle looking as clean and new as the day it rolled off the lot.Read more...

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Do you ever want a gadget to be good, and it’s not good? Like it’s bad? That’s the Dacuda Pocketscan, a $95 handheld scanner that looked like my dream tool. Instead, it proved to be a disappointing hunk of plastic that made me wish I lived 30 years in the future.Read more...

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Westworld finished its first season last night. Most of the time, we learned exactly what we expected to— but that didn’t stop the show from delivering as many punches as it could on the way there.Read more...

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The ashes of Cuba’s fallen ruler Fidel Castro were carried to his final resting place this weekend by, fittingly, a Russian UAZ 3151 military vehicle. And perhaps also appropriately, it broke down mid-procession, forcing soldiers to push the vehicle down a street flanked by cheering onlookers.Read more...

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As we work towards crossing the uncanny valley so that computer-generated humans don’t look like horrific plastic mannequins, every last facial feature needs to be recreated perfectly. That even includes teeth, which can now be digitized using nothing but a video of someone smiling.Read more...

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When the Oculus Rift VR headset came out earlier this year, it was promising but incomplete. It had this nice, comfy set of virtual reality goggles… but that was all. This week, Oculus finally catches up.Read more...

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Amazon just officially announced its long rumored grocery store, and it actually looks pretty neat. The concept is that there’s no place to checkout. You just tap your phone on some sort of detector when you walk in and then walk out with your food. Once you’ve left, you are billed through your Amazon account.Read more...

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The next time you get rejected, thank your lucky stars you’re not a male widowbird, the poor creature who has to jump really high for a long time just to get a little bit of attention and, if all goes according to plan, some action. Read more...

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After performing an autopsy on a bloated Burmese python, scientists in Florida were shocked to discover the remains of three white-tailed deer.Read more...

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If you’re invested in a TV series, it can be tough watching the protagonist making a decision you know to be dumb. If three protagonists all make a dumb decision—the same dumb decision—it can be agonizing. Last night’s episode features three of our “heroes” all enacting doomed, stupid plans. And despite it being yet…Read more...

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An explosion at a power substation in Philadelphia left 2,700 people without power and set off the station’s fire suppression systems. Then, an impressive quantity of foam spewed out and eventually spilled over into an street below. Read more...

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STANDING ROCK—On Sunday, the Army Corps of Engineers announced that they won’t allow a section of the Dakota Access Pipeline to be drilled under the Missouri River, near tribal lands belonging to the Standing Rock Sioux. In one sense, it’s a triumphant end to the standoff that the Standing Rock tribe and their allies…Read more...

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Get new behind-the-scenes looks at Transformers: The Last Knight and Jumanji. The Rebels have trust issues in a new clip from Rogue One. Netflix sets a date for Sense8 season two. Plus, tons of new pictures from the Doctor Who Christmas special, and new clips from Assassin’s Creed and the Agents of SHIELD midseason…Read more...

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For a lot of us, the 0nly reason you even snap a photo in the first place is so you can share it with family and friends. The problem is, most of the time you don’t want to blast all of your friends on Facebook or Twitter with pictures from your kid’s birthday party. This can make sharing personal photos a little more…Read more...

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Well here’s something I didn’t expect to see today: Amazon is offering up $50 gift cards when you subscribe to a year of Dropbox Pro for $99, today only. That gets you 1TB in the cloud to store all of your stuff for a full year, and the Amazon gift card couldn’t arrive at a better time, as holiday shopping is in full…Read more...

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Lifehacker Google’s New Trusted Contacts Shares Your Location with Loved Ones In Real Time | io9 Here’s Why You Should Be Watching Netflix’s Brazilian Sci-Fi Series 3% | Kotaku Guy Buys PS4 Dev Kit Full Of Data From Closed Studio | Jalopnik Top Six Winter Driving Tips! |Read more...

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Last week, a suspected thief’s getaway vehicle turned into his jail cell when BMW employees managed to track and remotely lock a stolen car in Seattle, according to police.Read more...

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Last year, the internet wondered how a dog might wear pants. We now have the answer, thanks to a dog found in Bellevue, Washington. The pup sported a green baseball sweater and pants on his hind legs.Read more...

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According to police, a North Carolina man arrested after firing an assault rifle in a Washington, D.C. pizza parlor this weekend claimed he came there to investigate “Pizzagate,” an online conspiracy theory popularized on Reddit and subsequently banned from the site.Read more...

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Despite what it may look like at the start, this is not a trailer for Mission: Impossible 6. Sure, there’s Tom Cruise, on a plane, in the middle of a huge action scene. But once the ancient evil lady starts walking around, it’s obvious this is something quite different. This is The Mummy.Read more...

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Could you imagine a world where the Joker wasn’t so twisted?Read more...

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water ... it totally was.Read more...

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In October and November, around 70 people left their laptops at a single airport security checkpoint at the Newark Airport. It’s not only the cheap stuff that’s gets abandoned—a fair amount of Macbooks are getting left behind as well.Read more...

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