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We know very little about our planet’s seafloor, but that’s poised to change as autonomous underwater scouting technology gets better and better. To that end, nearly two dozen teams are racing to develop robots that can investigate, map, and conduct science at extreme depths, and under serious time constraints.…Read more...

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io9 Intriguing New Details About Finn’s Role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi | Jalopnik The New Ferrari 812 Superfast Has 790 Horsepower But What The Hell Is Happening | Lifehacker Why Your Knuckles Make That Popping Sound When You Crack Them | Kotaku Are You Making Nintendo Switch Games? Japanese Developers Answer That…Read more...

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Inevitably your computer slows down. You try to open a website and it grinds to a halt, or read an email and it churns along sluggishly. A slow computer, in many ways, is worse than a broken one—or at least infinitely more frustrating.Read more...

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There’s no such thing as too many USB charging ports, but Anker’s here to help with a big discount on its PowerPort 5 charging hub.Read more...

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It can mean that you’re experiencing a brief inconvenience or it can be a sign that you’re in for a major problem—either way, no one wants to see the loading icon. Unless, of course, that loader is made in a beautiful stop motion celebration of waiting for your dang computer to do its job.Read more...

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Today, India blew away all previous records for launching multiple satellites at one time. Watching each of these little guys with their own individual purposes flood the sky and kick the country’s space program into overdrive is just as neat as it sounds.Read more...

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For years, space poop has been handled by NASA the old-fashioned way—diapers. But as the agency gears up to send humans into deep space, it needs a new method that can handle an emergency situation in which an astronaut may have to go longer periods in a poop-filled suit. Today, the ingenious winners were announced.Read more...

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the vaccine critic that Donald Trump is reportedly considering to chair a committee on vaccine safety, wants vaccine advocates to “prove” they’re safe.Read more...

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Kotaku Pokémon Card Game Players Say They Can Tell Rare Cards Before Opening The Latest Packs | Foxtrot Alpha A Brief History Of Russian Fuckery | Lifehacker The Privacy Enthusiast’s Guide to Using an iPhone | io9 Somehow Australia’s Favorite Song to Bump Uglies to Is Star Wars’ ‘Cantina Band’ |Read more...

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Border Patrol agents got lucky a few days ago when they spotted several people running away from a section of border fence near Douglas, Arizona. After going to investigate, the DHS employees discovered a catapult and two giant blocks of weed. You can guess what the catapult was for.Read more...

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When buying dog food, you’re probably trying to keep your pup alive rather than feed it barbiturates, the drugs used to euthanize dogs. But a pair of related dog food companies are issuing a voluntary recall based on fear that one such drug, pentobarbital, might be in some of their food.Read more...

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You are probably aware that global temperatures are rising thanks to human-made greenhouse gases emissions. You might not be aware of some of the many associated side effects, for instance, the fact that our oceans have been losing oxygen over the past few decades.Read more...

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After much anticipation, NASA has finally released a shortlist of landing sites for its Mars rover mission slated for July 2020. The three finalists are Northeast Syrtis, which may have been warmed by volcanic activity, the Jezero Crater, which could be the remnants of a Martian lake, and Columbia Hills, which NASA’s…Read more...

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In a brief, one-sentence decision on Wednesday, the US patent office handed the patent for the gene editing technology CRISPR-Cas9 to the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, finding that UC Berkeley had not laid the groundwork for one of the most important scientific breakthroughs of this century.Read more...

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Unlike Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, Elon Musk still warms a seat on Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum. It’s part of playing the game, we suppose, and Musk himself has framed his choice to remain a voice in the administration as a means of getting more moderate opinions into the President’s ear. Maybe he forgot about all…Read more...

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I like plenty of things about Final Fantasy XV, but the map and menus are not among them. This game’s interface is a mess of nonsense so carelessly taped together that it defies logic or comprehension.Read more...

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See that creepy long-necked green beast eating a little fish in the illustration above? It’s called a Dinocephalosaurus, and it will haunt you like it now haunts me. But believe it or not, that serpentine silhouette isn’t even the weirdest thing about this Triassic sea monster. That would be the ancient reptile’s…Read more...

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You might not need to use a Dremel all that often, but it’s one of those things everyone should keep in their tool box, if only for sanding wood and carving jack-o-lanterns. Hell, my wife just used ours to turn an iPhone 6 case into an iPhone 7 case.Read more...

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It’s been a rough week for YouTube’s biggest star. Felix Kjellberg—better known to his 53 million subscribers as PewDiePie—was dropped by Disney earlier this week after a Wall Street Journal inquiry regarding Kjellberg’s use of racial humor and Nazi imagery; yesterday YouTube itself cut his channel out of “Google…Read more...

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One of Faraday Future’s most vocal critics, Nevada Treasurer Dan Schwartz, has regularly used a word to describe the start-up automaker’s $215 million tax incentive deal to build a new factory in his state: confidential. As Jalopnik reported in December, when the Nevada legislature approved a bill to secure Faraday’s…Read more...

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The internet may still be upset that Deadpool didn’t get Best Picture or Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar nods, but in 2016, the stars aligned for Ryan Reynolds. Since debuting in the ‘90s, Ryan Rodney Reynolds has been a reliable, unremarkable blonde mainstay of B-level TV comedies like Two Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Place…Read more...

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My appetite for goofy propaganda is nearly endless. Old Soviet videos about capitalist sharks? Hilarious! Anti-communist cartoons from the 40s? Silly stuff! But the new movie about to hit theaters in Iran hits a little too close for comfort.Read more...

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Unlike so many politicians these days, Winston Churchill held a deep admiration for learning and science. A rediscovered essay—forgotten in a museum for nearly sixty years—reveals Churchill’s astoundingly scientific thoughts on such topics as cosmology, the origin of life, and the likelihood of extraterrestrials.…Read more...

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It’s a simple idea for an art installation: Fill an entire giant room with glowing lamps from floor to ceiling. On paper it sounds an awful lot like your grandma’s living room, but walking through teamLab’s Forest of Resonating Lamps exhibit feels a lot more like drifting through a giant swarm of jellyfish.Read more...

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The much-maligned Verizon-Yahoo deal just keeps getting sadder. According to various reports, Verizon is close to revising its deal with fallen tech giant—a move that would slash the price of the deal by about $250 million.Read more...

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