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Global sea levels are expected to rise at least three feet in the coming generations, displacing hundreds of millions of people, NASA said this week. And the space agency is prepared to catalog the disappearance of Earth’s coastlines in rich scientific detail.Read more...

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“Loose tweets destroy fleets.” That’s the slogan of the United States Air Force’s latest operations security (OPSEC) campaign, and if the phrase sounds familiar, don’t be surprised. We collected 50 propaganda posters from World War II that show an age when keeping military secrets was a matter of life or death.Read more...

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As a kid, fire drills taught you fire safety. And you haven’t been killed by a fire. Your parents trained similarly for nuclear war. With 248 mass shootings in US in the 238 days of 2015, it’s time we began treating those the same way. This is how. Read more...

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Alienware generally makes giant honking gaming computers. There are two exceptions: The tiny Alpha, and the console-sized X51 desktop . And today, the X51 is getting some pretty huge additions—including custom liquid cooling, PCIe solid state storage, and external graphics. Read more...

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If you’re a smoker looking for a “healthier” cigarette you may have turned to American Spirits in recent years. They’re marketed as “natural” and “additive-free,” leading many people to believe that they’re less harmful. This, of course, is bullshit. And now the FDA wants to finally crack down on them.Read more...

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One artist brings Fallout to life using photo manipulation, and the results are fantastic—if not a little scary.Read more...

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Orbiting the Earth is a bit like living in a minefield, with millions of tiny flecks of space junk whizzing about at thousands of miles per hour. If a rice-sized pellet whacked into the International Space Station, it could pack the punch of a hand grenade, causing precious oxygen to seep into space.Read more...

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The 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition was the prototypical World’s Fair. It brought together wonders of engineering, the latest technologies and consumer products, and music and art from far-off lands. Sadly, almost all of its buildings are no more—but in Chicago, three lovely fragments of one have resurfaced.Read more...

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Starting today, Instagrammers no longer have to crop their latte art shots to the app’s creatively restricting square aspect ratio. Now users can choose one of two additional layouts—portrait and landscape—to add horizontal or vertical real estate to their images. Finally!Read more...

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We’ve all heard the idiom, “don’t judge a book by its cover.” But a new site called PlayJudgey.com encourages users to do just that—and its creators, Nate Gagnon and Dean Casalena, seem to have a moral of their own in mind: buy more books.Read more...

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The iPhone 6s seems to be a boring upgrade as far as aesthetics go. Surprise! It’s going to look almost identical to the year-old iPhones already out there. But as we approach ever closer to that September 9 Apple event, more leaks are fleshing out what exactly the 6s is going to deliver on the inside. And it looks like it’s all about that camera.Read more...

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You’ll be able to watch Apple’s September 9th event on a Windows 10 PC. Traditionally, Apple has limited the livestream to its own Safari browser on iOS and OS X operating systems—barring workarounds—but this time you can officially watch it in the new Microsoft Edge browser.Read more...

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The first smartwatch to get us excited about Android Wear last year, the Moto 360 , is due for a new version. In new leaked images of the supposed update, we’re getting a look at what appears to be two different versions of the smartwatch.Read more...

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Apple’s next event is September 9 and there’s lots of speculation about what they’re going to announce. iPads ! iPhones ! Apple TV? Instead of hanging your head about wondering, why not just ask Siri? Well, she’s not telling, and she’s being quite coy about the whole thing.Read more...

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As we expected , Apple’s next iPhone will be announced on September 9, 2015—the same date as last year’s iPhone event. We’re expecting Force Touch, better cameras, and better processors all wrapped in a similar looking design. But Mega iPads and Apple TV (set-top box and streaming service) are expected to also make an appearance.Read more...

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Yesterday morning in Roanoke, Va., a man named Vester Lee Flanagan walked up to newscaster Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward as they were filming a segment for local TV station WDBJ, and, using a handgun, shot them to death. (He also critically wounded Vicki Gardner, the woman Parker and Ward were interviewing; after fleeing the scene, he shot and killed himself.) We know this, because we saw this. The murders were captured by Ward’s own camera; Flanagan also recorded the murders from his perspective.http://gawker.com/everything-we-... Read more...

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You’d assume that climbing to the top of a 200-feet tall wind turbine would give you all the privacy you could ever want for a relaxing afternoon nap. But then you remember that soon there will be more drones zipping across the skies than birds—and that privacy might officially be a thing of the past.Read more...

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North Korea has recently made an effort to boost tourism in the authoritarian country. One tactic is the opening of a shiny new airport terminal, complete with modern amenities like an “internet room.” The only problem? The internet room doesn’t seem to have any internet.Read more...

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Steve Jobs famously shunned the idea of an iPad Mini. (He was kind of right .) But what about an iPad Mega? What about a bigger, better iPad for people who want more out of a tablet? Obviously, iPad Mega is a terrible name, but it’s not a terrible idea. Whether you call it the iPad Pro or the iPad Air Plus, this thing could be real.Read more...

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Or is it the past? Either way, during a 20-minute victory lap at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing, the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, was hit and knocked to the ground by one of the world’s most over-hyped gadgets.Read more...

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Uber-haters of New York, rejoice! The city’s yellow and green cabs finally got their shit together and launched an app that lets you hail and pay for taxi rides, just like Uber. Except there’s one big bonus: no surge pricing or harassment from a terrible CEO.Read more...

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John Sculley is most known for his time with Apple—and his head-scratching maneuver to kick out co-founder Steve Jobs from Apple. Now, he’s back with two phones, the SF1 and the SJ1.5. They’re are also meant for those ~elusive~ 1 billion people Google is always talking about with Android One, and Sculley thinks these two phones can actually pull it off.Read more...

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You can do so much with just water and other liquids. Like glycerin can make bottles disappear, water can start fires, honey does a good job at real life slow motion, a glass of water can reverse arrow signs and so forth. Brusspup, the YouTube illusionist extraordinaire, shows us 10 fun things you can do with liquids and some of them will make you question the secret powers of water.Read more...

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Deadspin Report: Woman Sues Derrick Rose, Says He Drugged, Gang Raped Her | Gawker Josh Duggar’s “Sex Rehab” Is Probably Just Another Christian Labor Camp | io9 It’s Impossible to Watch This Profile of AeroPress-Inventor Alan Adler and not Fall in Love With Him | Kotaku You Can Buy Boobs for Cosplay |Read more...

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With a new Star Wars movie on the horizon, the next few months are going to be an overwhelming onslaught of merchandising. But thankfully we’ve already hit rock bottom now that you can buy fur-lined Chewbacca Crocs—and not just in kid sizes.Read more...

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