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In just 8 years, bats have gone from the most common mammal in the US to endangered species candidates.

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If you want a Steam Machine running Valve’s SteamOS that you can use with Valve’s Steam Controller, you’ll need to keep waiting until 2015. But thanks to some clever workarounds, Alienware’s first Steam box will be available by the end of this year.

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Your new app is brilliant; the code you’ve spent six months writing is beautiful. But when you upload it from your laptop to the web server, it just doesn’t work. You know why: your laptop’s is configured slightly differently than the server, and now you’re now going to have to spend hours — maybe days […]

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A conventional cannon has some type of shell in a tube. The shell is then launched by the expansion of exploding gun powder. What about a railgun? This weapon can fire a projectile at tremendous speeds without even using an expanding gas. But how does it work? Let’s go over some of the basic principles […]

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Skylanders has been a huge console hit for Activision. But it's not just playing on consoles anymore.

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Leon Steele Every 27 minutes, someone in the US dies of an opioid overdose. And all of those 19,500 annual deaths—whether from prescription pain meds or heroin—could be prevented with the fast-acting antidote naloxone. It adheres to the same brain receptors that opioids latch on to, pushing the dangerous drugs aside in five minutes or […]

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The Aether Cone is magically simple: Tap it to play a song. Don't like what you hear? Rotate the ring around its edge—a tiny twist skips the current track, and a big one adjusts the overall mood of the playlist.

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Robocops are reality. Sure, we’re still a long way from Hollywood’s vision Robocop, but automated law enforcement is upon us. Brazil used iRobot PackBot 510s to secure the Maracana during the men’s World Cup this summer, and Germany used OFRO terrain robots to patrol the Berlin Olympic Stadium during the women’s World Cup five years […]

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John Pound lives in Eureka, California. He’s either 62 or 63 and he’s been a cartoonist his whole life. The first half of his career was traditional, insofar as any career in weirdo art and underground comics can be traditional. He sketched and inked and colored by hand. He made the annual pilgrimage to Comic-Con, […]

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Are you ready to get #CheeseBlasted on social media? OF COURSE YOU ARE. Old El Paso is here for you.

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On Thursday, around 5:30 pm PST, someone is going to buy a 1962 Ferrari GTO. They’ll likely spend more than $52 million, which will make it the most expensive car ever sold at auction. The car is being sold by Bonhams at The Quail in Monterey, California. Why does the auction house expect to rake […]

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Usually, going down a YouTube rabbit hole ends with the faithful explorer realizing it's 3 a.m. and she's now probably seen every video of Tom Hiddleston on the internet. For Josh Marcy, it ended with a trip to Thailand to record one of the most eccentric psychedelic records of the year.

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Peter Oumanski Record-breaking kickstarter campaigns for projects like the Veronica Mars movie and Zach Braff's Wish I Was Here have been like Hollywood's own little meet-cute with crowdfunding. But some artists are actually starving: indie creators who desperately need to tap the collective wisdom (and cash) of the crowd. This new crop of crowdsourcing platforms […]

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Photographer Michael Muller is a man without fear. He swims among sharks without the protection of a cage to make studio-quality, intimate photos of these beautiful creatures.

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[HTML1] WIRED WIRED: Piles of high-tech features, a powerful V8 engine, and a swanky interior in a car that looks great and is priced well below its competition. TIRED TIRED: None of those many features are unique to Kia, and the good acceleration time doesn’t make up for the fact that you feel like you’re […]

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When it comes to film adaptations of comic books, the source material should always be treated as gospel, right? Wrong. Being completely faithful to the source material isn't always necessary. Angry Nerd is here to explain why that's so and to share his concerns for Frank Miller's upcoming Sin City: A Dame to Kill For—which could end up being too faithful for its own good.

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Viv was named after the Latin root meaning live. Its San Jose, California, offices are decorated with tsotchkes bearing the numbers six and five (VI and V in roman numerals). Ariel Zambelich When Apple announced the iPhone 4S on October 4, 2011, the headlines were not about its speedy A5 chip or improved camera. Instead […]

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Robin Williams, the comedian known the world over for starring in everything from Mork and Mindy to Hook to The Birdcage, has died in what authorities are investigating as a possible suicide. He was 63 years old.

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I’ve been busy in the SHRIMP-RG lab at Stanford for the last week, but I’m going to try to catch up on a few volcanic developments: Italy Both Etna and Stromboli have been in the news recently. Over at Etna, activity that had been occurring in the Northeast Crater has diminished over the course of […]

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When web companies fail to protect their employees, writers, and users from disproportionate abuse then they become part of the problem---whether they realize it or not.

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I’ve been busy in the SHRIMP-RG lab at Stanford for the last week, but I’m going to try to catch up on a few volcanic developments: Italy Both Etna and Stromboli have been in the news recently. Over at Etna, activity that had been occurring in the Northeast Crater has diminished over the course of […]

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For awhile now, New York-based artist Adriana Ramic has been thinking about insects. Or more specifically, the movement of insects

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A newly published case report on how a woman might have gained empathic awareness following surgery seems exciting. But, does it add anything beyond mystery and confusion to the scientific literature on the subject?

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A gallery of images from The Great War From The Air shows the aerial photography that World War I's strategists used to gather intelligence.

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Susan (not her real name) had suffered from epileptic seizures since the age of two. Localized to her right temporal lobe, they’d been successfully controlled with drugs until she was 17. After that, they became so severe and uncontrollable that neurosurgeons removed part of her temporal lobe. They hoped this would alleviate her seizures, and […]

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