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Earth’s coral reefs are dying so quickly that some scientists say they’ll be gone by mid-century. But now, there’s a desperate attempt afoot to save these incredible organisms from extinction: in vitro fertilization.Read more...

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What’s this, you ask? Oh, it’s nothing. Just a supermassive black hole blasting a giant x-ray beam over a 300,000 light year-wide gulf of intergalactic space. Read more...

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When NASA’s first mission to Mars kicks off in 2018, the goal is to make sure that their new rocket can make it out there, before they start sending people. So, instead of a crew, this first mission will be filled with equipment for 13 science projects, including a gigantic laser flashlight that will orbit the Moon.Read more...

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Oh my god. The Power Rangers reboot has officially announced that the show’s classic, scenery-chewing villainess Rita Repulsa will be played by Elizabeth Banks. This is either going to be ridiculous, or a chance to see Banks go absolutely full on bonkers.Read more...

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Fetal brains begin to fold around the midpoint of the third trimester, but little is known about the actual process. A new model, in which a hunk of gel was made to swell in a liquid bath, shows how it happens in surprisingly accurate detail. Read more...

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The Super Bowl is less than a week away, and that means it’s time to throw out everything you own and start living like a real American—with a brand new home entertainment system plopped right in the middle of your living room. Sure, you could probably get by streaming the game on a laptop, but it’s 2016. Why not treat yourself to that massive 70-inch TV or that robotic butler you’ve always dreamed of? Here’s a look at the best Super Bowl party gear:Read more...

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Snowball fights are basically the only reason for winter so any advancement in snowball fighting technology is always going to be well received around these parts. Our pal Mark Rober, the ever inventive genius, has taken snowball fights to the next level with this awesome snowball machine gun invention. He basically outfitted an Echo Leaf Blower into the most dominating weapon you could have in a snowball fight. It’s like the snowball gun a Terminator would have.Read more...

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Zika is now a global emergency , and the latest in a long string of mosquito-borne viruses to afflict humanity. Mosquitoes truly suck, and the time has come to do something about them. Here’s how science will help—and why a war on mosquitoes doesn’t mean we have to wipe them off the face of the planet. Read more...

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After a slow fourth quarter in 2015, many economists predict the United States economy will rebound for a stronger showing later this year. That’s promising news. So why do many of us feel like we’re not doing so well—even in times of relative prosperity?Read more...

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Here’s how channel signs—basically those big signs that hang above stores and restaurants across the world—are made. The Science Channel gives us a sneak of the way things are done and it’s surprising that so much of it still requires the help of a human. It’s not all robots! And it’s actually a lot more work to shape vinyl and aluminum into letters and logos than you’d think.Read more...

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A new internet-connected stuffed bear capable of learning a kid’s name shipped with some scary security flaws. Researchers found holes that could let creeps steal children’s personal info. Read more...

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Researchers working in Burma have uncovered the fossilized remains of a 99-million-year old male daddy longlegs with its penis fully extended and erect. It’s possibly the oldest—and longest held—erection in the history of science.Read more...

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The YouTubers at Flite Test, the same folks responsible for that 15-foot long flying Star Destroyer , are back with a new unorthodox airborne creation that provides a unique challenge for other RC pilots as well.Read more...

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Samsung’s Galaxy S smartphones have been the most popular Android phones for years. They’re fairly easy to use, have a bright Super AMOLED display, and always ship with a pretty decent camera. This year’s Galaxy S7 won’t stray far from that familiar strategy.Read more...

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One of our favorite weird cargo airplanes , NASA’s Super Guppy, was caught in action again this week. The Megamind impersonator carried the Orion crew module pressure vessel from NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility, in New Orleans, to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Read more...

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Last week the Internet learned that “Anyone Can Quantum,” when actor Paul Rudd faced off against Stephen Hawking in a game of quantum chess. The 12-minute video has racked up more than 1.5 million views, with Fast Company declaring it one of the best ads of the week. And soon we’ll all be mastering the rules of the subatomic realm, with today’s launch of a Kickstarter campaign to create a commercial version of quantum chess.Read more...

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Here is a trash fire. This new image posted by the NASA Earth Observatory shows the devastating smoke cloud coming off the Deonar dumping ground in Mumbai, India. According to the report, the landfill handles 3700 metric tons of waste ever day, accounting for about a third of the city’s garbage.Read more...

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These days, choosing a carrier is more about data than it is calls or messages—so a new report about which one provides the fastest 3G and 4G download speeds makes for pretty interesting reading.Read more...

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There’s been a lot of chatter recently suggesting that physicists may have finally found gravitational waves. It would prove to be an incredibly important discovery —but if you’re still not quite sure why, this explanation is probably the most straightforward one you’ll find.Read more...

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You probably never stood a chance of getting Tesla’s Powerwall home battery first time round. But don’t worry: According to Elon Musk, a second model will be ready to buy later in 2016.Read more...

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Ask most robots to pick up an egg and you end up with... broken eggs. But this pair of automated fingers uses an incredibly delicate thin film and some simple physics to grasp fragile objects with relative ease.Read more...

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A few years ago, Evernote tried to branch out into selling physical objects—desk tidies, messenger bags, wallets and the like—that would keep you organized in real life, too. But its shutting the store down on Wednesday.Read more...

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Hot on the heels of Nikon with its D5, Canon has announced its new flagship DSLR. Say hello to the 1D X MarkII, whose overkill will surely be embraced by professional photographers everywhere.Read more...

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Google’s self-driving cars have racked up about 1.4 million self-driven miles on actual roads in the last six years, but as impressive as that sounds, it’s a pittance compared to what the simulators have been doing behind the scenes. Read more...

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