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Thu January 19, 2017
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(BT.com)
 
 
 
Latest proposals for public art include a recreation of a protective deity destroyed by Islamic State, a sculpture of a scoop of ice cream topped with a drone and just a whole bunch of things described by words that just don't belong together (pics)
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(The Big Story)
 
 
 
Scientists will pretend to be Matt Damon
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(ieee spectrum)
 
 
 
Wearable brain scanner to read a dog's thoughts was a crowdfunded disaster. People with stinky crotches breathe sighs of relief
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(Seattle Times)
 
 
 
Washington urged to update distracted-driving law from the flip-phone stone age of 2008 to account for smartphones and tablets. You currently can't text or hold a phone next to your ear, but posting to FB and bingeing on GoT are totes legal
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(Tastefully Offensive)
 
 
 
Meet the former Microsoft typograhic engineer behind the famously contentious 'Comic Sans' font. Yes 'that' guy
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(The Verge)
 
 
 
Rumor has it that a Lawnmower Man virtual reality series is in development. By the year 2001, there won't be a person on this planet who isn't hooked into it, and hooked into me
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(ZDNet)
 
 
 
All seven of you who hit the Buy button on Twitter to immediately buy something you saw in a tweet, bad news. No, it isn't that you need therapy
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(Some Lawyer)
 
 
 
Fake lawyer blog that reposts real lawyer blogs reposts real lawyer blog about fake lawyer blogs that repost real lawyer blogs. Blogception
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(Kotaku)
 
 
 
The best defense against GTA trolls is insurance fraud
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(Five Thirty-Eight)
 
 
 
First, the computers came for chess, and I said nothing because I suck at chess. Then, they came for go, and I said nothing, because I don't know what that is. Then they came for poker
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(Dinosaur Dracula)
 
 
 
What does twenty-five-year-old Kool Aid taste like? "Unsettled strawberry Jell-O"
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(Torrent Freak)
 
 
 
If you guys are going to steal my movie, then why can't I steal your clam chowder?
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(KQED San Francisco)
 
 
 
Hey (7 points) you (5 points), touch (24 points, double word score) me (5 points) there (14 points)
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(BBC-US)
 
 
 
Trove of bizarre maps illustrates British history in a way your teachers skipped: "I suspect that this sort of toilet humour was probably a little bit more acceptable then than, perhaps, it is now" (pics)
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(The Local)
 
 
 
On the menu 5,300 years ago -- goat jerky. Mmmm, tasty
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(Mother Nature Network)
 
 
 
The next time you find yourself enjoying a lobster dinner, try not to think about the fact that you're really just eating an ocean-based potato bug
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(The New York Times)
 
 
 
When you kick it to the great beyond, have you gotten your digital life in order?
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(NPR)
 
 
 
Instant Pot was Amazon's top seller, and also created highest number of complaints by customers who were pissed that it wasn't THAT kind of Instant Pot
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Wed January 18, 2017
(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
The worst thing to happen to your body after you hit 40 isn't cancer, heart disease or sexual malfunction, it's chronic insomnia
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(BBC-US)
 
 
 
Well, at least the Otaku are leaving their houses and getting some sunlight
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(Kotaku)
 
 
 
"Art of Stealth" pulled from Steam because developers lacked stealth in posting fake positive reviews
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(TreeHugger)
 
 
 
On top of using it to cut your morning whiskey, you can also use your old coffee to make ice cream, freezer pops, or cheesecake
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(Space.com)
 
 
 
Astronomers saw a turtle (warning: autoplay video)
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(Ars Technica)
 
 
 
We could explain gravity with a new theory that avoids dark matter in favor of information theory, or we could simply reference Your Mom. Either way, really
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(Onion AV Club)
 
 
 
Deconstructing the melancholy end of Castlevania III
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(ArtNet)
 
 
 
Auction house that sold Old Master painting for $842,500 now says it's fake. Oops
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(Engadget)
 
 
 
Moz://a :n+r0duc3s n3w /0g0
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(The Week)
 
 
 
Life Hacks, 1873 edition
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(Huffington Post)
 
 
 
These scientists were so preoccupied with whether they could that they didn't stop to think if they should
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(Phys Org2)
 
 
 
Scientist searches for the Bottom Quark. Huh, I never took Quark for a Bottom
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(Daily Express)
 
 
 
I'm not saying that there's a joint NASA-Russia mission going to Venus to see if there are aliens in the clouds ...but there's a joint NASA-Russia mission going to Venus to see if there are aliens in the clouds
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(Washington Post)
 
 
 
NASA and NOAA declare last year the hottest year on record. Not technically a repeat from 2016 or 2015, but it's happened three years running
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(Guardian)
 
 
 
Japan simplifies its toilets so westerners can use them too
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(NBC News)
 
 
 
Psychologists debunk the idea that the third Monday in January ('Blue Monday') is the most depressing day of the year. In addition, for the first time in 108 years it also won't be Opening Day at Wrigley Field
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(NPR)
 
 
 
U.S. reviewing design for miniaturized nuclear power plant ... for our many miniaturized cities
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(WRAL)
 
 
 
The Google car calculated that I had a 45% chance of survival. Sarah only had an 11% chance. Go ahead, you trust 'em if you want to
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(The Raw Story)
 
 
 
The secret to immortality? Coffee
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(Engadget)
 
 
 
US Army successfully flies its hoverbike prototype
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(MSN)
 
 
 
About that sea ice, yeah there isn't that much left
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(Fox 19 Cincinnati)
 
 
 
Good news, Kentuckians: Yours is the cheapest state for smokers
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
China to develop super super computer. Yes, that's right--it's gonna have two supers
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Tue January 17, 2017
(Ars Technica)
 
 
 
File this under 'shiat nobody asked for', Windows 10 is getting a built-in book store
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(News.com.au)
 
 
 
Inside a remote desert facility, hundreds of human bodies lie frozen in capsules, each waiting for their second life to start
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(IndyStar)
 
 
 
Fired IT guy wants $200,000 to help former employer access a Google account he may have changed the administrative password on. John Podesta unavailable for comment
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(CNN)
 
 
 
Graphic lemon images help with breast cancer awareness, party ideas
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(Stuff.co.nz)
 
 
 
Check out New Zealand's national network of bone banks, or as they're called in America, your mom
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(The Local)
 
 
 
Swedish researchers try sticking crying babies with needles to get them to stop. Honestly, who among us hasn't considered doing the same?
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(HealthDay)
 
 
 
Children exposed to opiates in the womb may be more likely to perform poorly in school but still do better than those exposed to construction noise
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(Slack)
 
 
 
FYI for any fellow IT farkers that use the open source ELK Stack, here's a link to a public Slack user group on Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana
 
(iNews (UK))
 
 
 
Slender Man, who is probably watching you right now, might represent our fear of the internet itself
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(YouTube)
 
 
 
The Nokia 3310 is famous for being almost indestructible. Almost being the key word here
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(Mental Floss)
 
 
 
Why do U.S. school grades go A, B, C, D, and F? Why not "E"?
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(BBC)
 
 
 
100 years ago, British code breakers read a German message asking Mexico to invade the USA and changed the course of world history
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(Guardian)
 
 
 
Leopard shark without a mate has babies anyway because who's gonna stop a shark from doing that
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Mon January 16, 2017
(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
The seven wonders of Instagram have now been calculated according to hashtags, and the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and the Golden Gate Bridge are the most photographed things in the world
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(BBC-US)
 
 
 
UK base in Antarctica: 'Shut. Down. Everything'
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(Engadget)
 
 
 
Lithium batteries now come with built-in onboard fire extinguishers
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(Ars Technica)
 
 
 
Who's winning the cyber war? Fark, of course
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(Instructables)
 
 
 
Inventor creates robot that can play bagpipes 24 hours a day, seven days a week, without ever getting tired. He is truly history's greatest monster
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
An enormous anomaly has been spotted on Venus. This is not to be confused with that equally enormous anomaly on Uranus. Seriously, get that thing looked at
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(NASA)
 
 
 
The Arthur C. Clarke Geostationary Highway
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(BGR)
 
 
 
Remember how science promised us flying cars last century? It looks like they might finally deliver
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
Let's travel back to the "good old days" when TVs had bottle cap-sized screens
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(Mashable)
 
 
 
Note to Tesla owners: Don't rely on a phone to start your car in the middle of the desert
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(The Inquirer)
 
 
 
FARK ready headline of the day: "YouTube under siege as porn is hidden in its privates"
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(Kickstarter)
 
 
 
Help old school UltramegaFarker Wookiemonster (730 greenlit links) get his short film Kickstarter over the hump and greenlit. It's a pretty big hump right now
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(Huffington Post UK)
 
 
 
January is Love Your Liver Month. Not around here it's not
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(The Register)
 
 
 
123456 is still the world's most popular password. C'mon people, you're not even trying anymore
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(Telegraph)
 
 
 
One reason we don't have better data on how fast Arctic ice is melting is that scientists who go there to check get eaten alive by polar bears, if the mosquitoes don't eat them alive first: "My face looks like a sheet of bubble wrap"
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(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
Intelligence services say the Russian Navy is engaged in its highest level of activity in 25 years for some reason
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(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
Tasmanian tiger upgraded from "extinct"
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(News.com.au)
 
 
 
Latest quest for youthfulness reaches zombie proportions as patients are paying upwards of $10,500 to receive plasma transfusions from the blood of people ages 16 - 25
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(SoundCloud)
 
 
 
How to improve Smash Mouth: Use AutoTune to change all the vocal notes to C. 🤖 ʜᴇʏ ɴᴏᴡ ʏᴏᴜʀᴇ ᴀɴ ᴀʟʟ ꜱᴛᴀʀ‥‥
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Sun January 15, 2017
(The Register)
 
 
 
The cake is a IIe
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(Science Magazine)
 
 
 
PEOTUS tweets crude insults. POTUS publishes in Science: The irreversible momentum of clean energy
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(Mirror.co.uk)
 
 
 
Male model reveals the one thing men must do if they want to get laid. Oddly enough, it's not 'move out of your Mom's basement.'
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(CBS News)
 
 
 
Archaeologists in Israel say working in King Solomon's mines may have been one of the better jobs available circa 10,000 BCE. Even the donkeys had it pretty good
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(Polygon)
 
 
 
While you were sleeping, gamers raised over $2.2 Million to fight cancer
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(Popular Science)
 
 
 
Scientists did NOT turn mice into killer zombies. That's just silly. They used genetics to specifically engineer mice so that they could then be turned into killer zombies
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(Popular Science)
 
 
 
Study suggest scientists need to learn how to write studies to get studies published
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(MLive.com)
 
 
 
I hope they kept the box and instructions. That's key with those bigger LEGO sets
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Sat January 14, 2017
(Metro)
 
 
 
Worst TV show. EVAR
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(Road & Track)
 
 
 
It's not often you take a minivan in for repairs and get handed a $57,000 estimate
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(Wired)
 
 
 
Meet the guy who hates dark matter so much, he's spent his life trying to kill it. See, it's just that space-time and the matter within it are a hologram that arises from an underlying network of qubits that create the illusion of dark matter
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(SpaceX)
 
 
 
Today's rocket surgery comes to us from the SpaceX Iridium-1 set to launch today at 12:54 ET
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(Lancaster Online)
 
 
 
The Amish are a little more high-tech than you think, and this is about their buggies
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(News.com.au)
 
 
 
It doesn't text. You can't check your email. And it's meant to be used as little as possible. Say hello to the anti-smartphone
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(Flight Global)
 
 
 
Pentagon chief weapons tester finally admits that the Mk. 1 eyeball on 1980s A10 is more accurate than the $5 million electro optical targeting systems on the F-35
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
No drivers, no steering wheels, no brakes for your shuttle plowing through the Strip. It's the Vegas way. Just roll with it
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(NPR)
 
 
 
U.S. places a bumblebee on the endangered species list for the first time. Which is really going to hurt gun sales, resorts and equipment retailers during the traditional bumblebee hunting season
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(Nature)
 
 
 
So what's the evolutionary advantage of CRISPR anyway, aside from keeping your lettuce fresh?
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(MSN)
 
 
 
This physicist thinks that global warming is good for us. Donald Trump met with him
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(Mother Nature Network)
 
 
 
You know you're hardcore when you make your own DIY EpiPen
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(The Atlantic)
 
 
 
A new era is upon us after a Nevada woman dies of a bacterial infection that is resistant to every single antibiotic approved for use in the United States
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Fri January 13, 2017
(Gainesville Times)
 
 
 
This 4-year-old girl has probably read more books than you have
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(Hakai Magazine)
 
 
 
Humans were in North America 10,000 years earlier than thought according to new evidence found in Yukon cave
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(Fast Company)
 
 
 
What If The Only Thing Standing Between Robots And World Domination Is Thumbs?
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(Science Focus)
 
 
 
So why does thunderstorm rain have more nitrogen than regular rain?
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(Science Focus)
 
 
 
So as you leisurely gulp down the third double espresso of the morning, you wonder, just how long does it take forcaffeinetokickinanyway?
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(WPXI.com)
 
 
 
Turns out that megastar was less "mysterious" and more "*om nom nom nom nom*" as it ate a nearby planet
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(The New York Times)
 
 
 
Why do our recorded voices sound so weird to us? Here comes the psychoacoustics
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(The Atlantic)
 
 
 
Here's why Mars is the best planet in the solar system for us to explore: "It's like The Man in the High Castle for Earth's history" (good read)
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(The British Library)
 
 
 
Physical chemists aren't trying to brag or anything, but they just produced hydrogen from paraffin waxes through microwave degradation using a ruthenium catalyst, cuz it's not bragging if you can do it, biatch
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(TechEBlog)
 
 
 
Front wheel brakes not included
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(Homestar Runner)
 
 
 
Happy 14th Birthday, Trogdor! It's Trogday, folks! (Yes, 14 years. We're old)
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(Is There Any Deal)
 
 
 
♫ You wanna go where people know ♪ Mind Flayers will eat your brain ♬ You wanna go to the Friday Fark Gaming thread ♩ What have you been playing this week? Is there a game you've gotten rehab levels of addicted to? Let us know inside
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(From the Grapevine)
 
 
 
NASA went looking for a drab, barren, isolated wasteland devoid of life to help prepare astronauts for a mission to Mars. They discovered Utah
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(Metro)
 
 
 
Nothing says 'wine connoisseur' like a box that can be slipped through your mail slot
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(From the Grapevine)
 
 
 
Researchers are developing new technology that helps keep the elderly informed and entertained so you don't have to feel so guilty about not visiting your grandma every weekend
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(NPR)
 
 
 
Scientists tie tight, tiny knot. He who unravels it shall be King of Phrygia
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(Science Alert)
 
 
 
A super cheap, generic alternative to the EpiPen just hit shelves in the US. It's not called Screw You Mylan Bastards, but it should be
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(Futurism)
 
 
 
Skyscrapers of the future will be 3D printed, three miles tall, air-purifying, self-cleaning wonders with windows that convert into glass balconies
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(IFL Science)
 
 
 
Australia finally finds a use for all that sulphurous brown coal that no developed nation wants to burn any more: It will burn the dirty coal itself to produce power for the super-clean Japanese hydrogen economy
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