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It's high time we stopped taking ourselves so seriously. Thankfully, there's plenty of music this week that took the hint.

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This week's TV recap is full of one great hero after another. Suck it, Thor.

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To quote the great Austin Powers, when provided floss to escape being lowered into a tank of ill-tempered sea bass: “OK, I get it. I have bad teeth.” Sure, it’s easy to stereotype the British for shunning American advances in oral hygiene. But it’s time to set our dental differences aside and celebrate the most […]

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Photographer David Gardner pays close attention to the numerous ways we humans mark or surroundings, or otherwise leave traces behind for others to discover.

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For as long as Caleb Charland has been making art, he’s been doing it with science in mind.

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The real reason for the possible change is that working with tires that are similar to those on road cars will make it easier for Pirelli to take technology it develops for F1 and deliver it to customers. There's a long tradition of F1 technologies trickling down to us regular folk, and Pirelli wants to add to it. "We believe that it benefits everybody to have as close a link between road tires and competition tires as possible," the company says.

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Wally is a sensor network you install yourself. It can detect water leaks, small changes in moisture, and temperature fluctuations anywhere in the immediate vicinity of one of its sensors.

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Instead of using pure mathematics to prevent things like the same person spending the same money twice, Document Coin will rely on personal reputation to keep all transactions in order.

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Let’s be honest: $285 is too much to spend on a teapot. But if you think of Joey Roth’s Sorapot 2 as an abstract dromedary sculpture that makes brewing tea like watching a laser show at your local planetarium, the asking price makes a bit more sense.

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The drone’s positioning responds to the photographer’s needs.

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At the moment, Beyond Apollo is a blog I’ve neglected! You know the drill; things have come up. However, I will finish last weekend’s post this weekend. When delays happen, I don’t stop my research. I think the delay will lead to an improved post. Tonight, for example, I read a document that reviewed the […]

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A Boeing 777 operated by Malaysia Airlines crashed in eastern Ukraine this morning. Local authorities are saying the plane was shot down and that all 295 people aboard were killed. The plane’s route had been closed by Ukrainian authorities below 32,000 feet, but the Malaysia plane was flying at approximately 33,000 feet when it crashed, […]

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As genuine attempts to diversify the Marvel universe, the Thor and Captain America announcements are significantly flawed, and are likely doomed to fail.

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GoTenna is part disaster relief, part slick smartphone accessory.

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New York State has released a first draft of its much-anticipated plan to regulate bitcoin and other virtual currencies, and at first blush, they look like they were written for the 19th century banking industry, not the modern fast-changing world of crypto currencies.

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Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" was only just ousted from the Billboard Hot 100's No. 1 spot after seven weeks of Song of Summer dominance, but that beat is still just so hot! Sitting at No. 2 on the charts hardly means a song has gone stale, but with Weird Al Yankovic on the mic we can keep that Invisible Men/Arcade production fresh with some new-god-level flow in the form of "Handy," which marks the halfway point in his eight-video offload.

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"It’s not normal to get your testicles bitten off, of course, but it can happen.”

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Though we often think of the earth beneath our feet as static, we also know that our planet is a dynamic object. In this image, we can see how geologic processes—namely a glacial outburst flood known as a jökulhlaup—can cause major changes to an area. But in time, even these huge alterations are eroded away […]

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The news that Microsoft would be laying off up to 18,000 people this year - enough to populate a small town - came painfully swiftly.

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As the father of 12-week-old twins, I was intrigued to see a new paper has been published looking at the brain changes associated with fatherhood. Before now, nearly all human research on the neural effects of parenting has been focused on mothers. When you become a dad, it’s like a plate has been set spinning […]

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It’s hard enough to find a mate when you’re able to get up and move around. But just imagine the difficulties the poor barnacle faces, permanently glued to an underwater rock or hull. Most sessile animals (organisms that spend their lives anchored to something else) simply shoot their sperm and eggs into the water and […]

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Suppose you want to learn upper level physics. Do you have to use a physics textbook or a lecture? Is that the only way to learn? What Is Upper Level Physics? Traditionally, there are three big things in the physics curriculum: Classical Mechanics Electricity and Magnetism Quantum Mechanics At the introductory level, student typically study […]

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Aaron Schildkrout and I were sitting in the bar of the Gansevoort Hotel in New York City when I asked him whether he planned on selling his dating site, HowAboutWe, to the giant of the online match-making business, InterActiveCorp, aka IAC. A deal would make good sense, after all. IAC runs a near monopoly in […]

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It’s hard to know what’s real and what’s fake inside the worlds Justin Plunkett creates.

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You plugged in your phone or tablet hours ago, and the battery has recharged about 10 percent. What the hell went wrong?

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