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The upcoming movie has kicked its marketing campaign into high gear: Clickbait ahoy!

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Maggots can generate their own heat. How does that affect determination of time of death in forensics?

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In Western Tanzania tribes of wandering foragers called Hadza eat a diet of roots, berries, and game. According to a new study, their guts are home to a microbial community unlike anything that's been seen before in a modern human population -- providing, perhaps, a snapshot of what the human gut microbiome looked like before our ancestors figured out how to farm about 12,000 years ago.

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Hard to believe that April is half over. For me, it is equally hard to believe that we got ~1 inch of snow overnight here in central Ohio when it was 77F on Sunday. Updates on some volcanic activity (and one eruption that isn’t happening): Perú Explosive activity continues at Perú’s Ubinas as well. A state of emergency […]

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Here's an innovative use for your 3D printer: moviemaking.

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Twitter just agreed to buy its long-time partner Gnip, a data company that anaylizes and sells Twitter data to a host of third parties companies. Gnip is the largest provider of social data in the world. In its announcement, Twitter’s VP of Global Business Development and Platform Jana Messerschmidt writes: Public Tweets can reveal a […]

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Don’t get me wrong. I love Car Talk. Who doesn’t love this show? I think this is the only podcast I listen to in the car that doesn’t make my kids complain. Ok, now for the complaint. It’s about the burning rope puzzler. You might think I would instead be complaining about their mostly (entirely) […]

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How a team of roboticists built the band of droids used to make Squarepusher's new record.

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Just imagine if your sofa could sense how you’re feeling when you get home from work.

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Tablets and other touchscreens will keep your kids quiet. But will they also melt their brains?

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“We analyzed all the different bits of our fans, and realized they weren’t that efficient after all,” says the engineer behind the effort.

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Gerd Ludwig's over 20 years of work at Chernobyl aims to capture the lasting effects of the accident that took place there back in 1986.

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The voice-control platforms of tomorrow will always be listening, making computing as simple as opening your mouth.

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Silencer is a nifty little Chrome extension that will banish all Twitter and Facebook spoilers to the grim cells of Harrenhal.

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According to Obama, any flaws that have "a clear national security or law enforcement" use can be kept secret and exploited.

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There's been an explosion in gadgets, an explosion fueled by Kickstarter and Indiegogo and any number of startups. How do you figure out what to buy? Maybe by not buying at all. Lumoid wants you to rent.

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Enough with the hand-wringing. Amazon buying ComiXology wasn't about the death of the little guy or a bloated monopoly—it was about business.

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A fleet of surveillance drones once deployed in the skies over Iraq is being repurposed to provide aerial Wi-Fi in far-flung corners of the world, according to Darpa.

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[HTML1] Tonight the Earth, moon, and sun will align just right to put on a celestial show known as a total lunar eclipse. Though you can just look up in the sky to catch the event, we’ve also got some spectacular live feeds of the eclipse for those trapped inside by cold, cloud cover, or […]

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Apple is buying up a hydro-electric project in Oregon, hoping to lock into an environmentally sustainable way of powering its massive data centers. The project, built by Earth By Design (EBD), a Oregon-based developer of green energy, uses small Kaplan turbines built adjacent to a local irrigation canal. The idea is to generate power without […]

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A new study, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, details the evolution of a flesh-eating bacteria, group A Streptococcus. By charting its evolution, scientists hope to gain invaluable insights into tackling subsequent generations of these menaces, and to begin to better understand the very nature of epidemics.

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Last night's season premiere dropped us back into Don Draper's world of salesmanship, seduction, and self-deception.

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In the heart of downtown Los Angeles, hiding in plain sight, some of the city’s most unique architectural treasures are gathering dust. The Roxie, the Tower, the Million Dollar, the Palace: these and dozens of other historic theaters have fallen far since their 1920s and ‘30s heydays, as money and glamor fled to the city’s […]

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Tonight is Passover. And the most well-known food of the holiday is matzah, the cracker-like flatbread. Within this food we can find some complexity science goodness. At one part of the Seder meal, we break one piece of matzah into half. Now, for anyone who has actually tried this, one recognizes the great difficulty in […]

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There was a recent news item about Star Trek’s Kate Mulgrew in a geocentric movie. The geocentric model states that the Sun and the planets move around the Earth instead of the heliocentric model with the Sun in the center. That’s just silly, right? Obviously the Earth orbits the Sun. Sure, the textbooks all say […]

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