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Let’s wrap up the week with some volcano news: Perú Villages around Ubinas had to be evacuated after explosions rocked the volcano — combined with the elevated seismicity, all signs that the volcano may have larger eruptions in the works. However, it seems like a lack of response from Peruvian authorities have hampered the evacuation. […]    

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Building satellites in the future could be as easy as sending robots packed with hardware into orbit, if a new project from Darpa takes off.    

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The Apple Macintosh has slain countless foes over the years. But in 1999, the tiny machine faced its most formidable challenger yet: the HAL 9000.    

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The fully digital, 1080p Chinon Bellami HD-1 doesn’t just look like a Super-8 camera. It’s actually built around the same specifications, with a ⅓-inch-type sensor that’s about the same size as a frame of 8mm film.    

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The moray eel has a second set of jaws that fire forward and pull prey down its gullet, just like in Alien … or so people who have seen the whole movie tell me.    

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Just a two months into the tenure of new CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft feels like an entirely different company.    

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Throw out that lame old atomic clock that's only accurate to a few tens of quadrillionths of a second. The U.S. has introduced a new atomic clock that is three times more accurate than previous devices.    

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier not only gives Cap an actual personality, it makes him badass—and makes his latest movie a worthy successor to, and almost rival of, The Avengers.    

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A lot happened on Game of Thrones last season. But despite everything that went down, there were also plenty of unanswered questions. Here's all you need to know before Sunday's Season 4 premiere.    

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The 'Quantified Self' is a thrilling prospect for some: Massive datasets about oneself can be a new route to self-discovery. But for most of us, the idea of continuous self-tracking is a novelty that results in shallow insights.    

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A Penn State grad student's thesis project is a roving tool shed that will help show communities flattened by disaster how they can rebuild for themselves.    

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Porsche's halo car stands as a striking monument to a moment in time when hundred year-old fuel burning technology merged with electric power to create a wave of flagship vehicles that changed all the rules.    

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At 8:46 PM, on April 1st, the Nazca and South American tectonic plates ground against each other, 60 miles northwest of Iquique, Chile, 12.5 miles beneath the coastal waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean. The resulting 8.2 magnitude earthquake triggered a swift reaction all along the South American coast, a region accustomed to large quakes […]    

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After a nearly blemish-free record that culminated in a $3 billion acquisition by Google, Nest today issued a surprising halt to sales of Protect, its gesture-controlled smoke alarm. One of the device’s key features was that you could wave at it to turn it off. Turns out, sometimes people wave their arms around when there’s a fire in the house, too. Thus, as CEO Tony Fadell put it, “This could delay the alarm going off if there was a real fire.” Oops.    

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The European Union is poised to pass new laws that would protect network neutrality within its borders.    

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During photosynthesis, the chlorophyll in healthy plants absorbs light to be converted into energy, but it also emits a little bit of fluorescence. Scientists have now figured out how to use that glow to measure the productivity of plants in a given region.    

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Vine launches a new private messaging feature. Users can now send looping six second video messages to multiple contacts — whether or not those people are also on Vine.    

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Apple announced its annual, five-day Worldwide Developer conference (WWDC) will kick off June 2nd this year. And following the model that other large conferences like Google I/O have set, tickets will be doled out randomly, rather than first-come, first-serve.    

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Mario Kart on the original Wii was the best-selling racing videogame of all time. So Nintendo is pinning a lot of its hopes on Mario Kart 8 for Wii U.    

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Barrett Brown, whose case became a cause célèbre after he was charged with crimes related to the Stratfor hack, has agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors, according to court filings.    

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Scientists have determined that a hidden ocean of liquid water likely lies beneath the frozen crust of Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Because the tiny moon freely sends samples of this water into space via spectacular geysers the finding could rocket Enceladus to the forefront of searches for life beyond our planet. Enceladus has been known as […]    

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[HTML1] This time-lapse animation simulates how waves caused by the magnitude 8.2 earthquake in Chile on April 1 spread across the Pacific Ocean over 30 hours. The animation really highlights the reach of a dangerous tsunami. Though this earthquake wasn’t large enough to send destructive waves across the entire ocean, a quake closer to magnitude […]    

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Under the Skin is an dark, ethereal sci-fi thriller. It's also the movie that gave the internet that meme of Scarlett Johansson falling down.    

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Modern cars are essentially rolling computers, with chips and code controlling everything from your engine to your entertainment. The level of technology is so advanced that we may one day soon see drivers rendered irrelevant. And yet we're still using small squares of reflective glass to see what's behind us.    

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Antibiotics have saved countless lives, but they're an assault on our microbiome. Microbiologist Martin Blaser argues they're making us sick.    

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