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(Venture Beat)
 
 
 
From the Book of Apple 4:11, "And on the following Sunday, when his followers went to pray beside his bed, they found he was not there, but had risen, and he said to them, 'Do not be afraid, for I know you need a netbook'"
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(55)
 
(London Times)
 
 
 
Jeremy Clarkson: "If motorcyclists want people to spot them more easily, here's an idea. Buy a car"
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(217)
 
(Some Guy)
 
 
 
YouTube realizes it faces its biggest crisis ever: user generated crap which dominates the system costs money to host and serve. Fark admins sneer at the n00bs and their "realizations"
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(57)
 
(London Times)
 
 
 
Headline: "One in four at risk of cannabis psychosis." Article: Cannabis does not increase the risk of psychosis
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(49)
 
(Boston Globe)
 
 
 
Is breathing car and diesel exhaust bad for your health? Stay tuned for a shocking new report from Tufts University researchers
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(19)
 
(C|Net)
 
 
 
Original Skype owners who sold their company to Ebay four years ago for $2.6 billion are now looking to buy it back for a measly $2 billion. You submitted this over VOIP
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(23)
 
(Daily Star)
 
 
 
New generation of stealth fighter jets don't work in hot climates. But that's okay, because so few of the world's wars are in hot places
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(69)
 
(The New York Times)
 
 
 
"Major cable systems in the United States might be able to increase the speed of their broadband service by five to 10 times right away. They might not need to charge more for it than they do now and still make just as much money."
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(151)
 
(MSNBC)
 
 
 
Galapagos volcano may hurt wildlife. If only there were a theory on how they might adapt
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(36)
 
(Some Wilted Banana)
 
 
 
GPS equipped cell phones may help third world farmers identify crop diseases. Banana wilt
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(11)
 


Sat April 11, 2009
(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Tesla coils up and wins 241 mile race. Watt a charge
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(70)
 
(Wired)
 
 
 
New uses for old nuclear bombs? Demolition and natural gas production, among others. Can you say NIMBY?
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(43)
 
(Ars Technica)
 
 
 
Using donut lasers to create better chips. Mmmm, donut chips
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(8)
 
(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Why is Linux losing ground to Windows XP in netbooks? Well, it might have something to do with the fact that users don't like being told to recompile code to get their wi-fi card to work
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(139)
 
(Telegraph)
 
 
 
Average MySpace user? "It's Kris, a 16-year-old from Wisconsin with jet-black hair, long fingernails and a crush on Marilyn Manson. He never finished college, lives with his parents and goes by the screen name TorturedHeart77"
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(47)
 
(Nature)
 
 
 
Scientists learn to bend and shape laser beams... without the use of Pink Floyd music or psychedelics
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(21)
 
(Engadget)
 
 
 
Japan plans to implement billboards with facial recognition that personalize advertisements. In related news, every billboard in Japan now features tentacle rapists wearing schoolgirl outfits
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(33)
 
(Kansas State University)
 
 
 
Researchers prove speed limit signs are just a waste of money
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(40)
 
(Some coding nerd)
 
 
 
Really cool animations illustrating how various sorting algorithms work with different initial conditions
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(51)
 
(C|Net)
 
 
 
Microsoft cancels plans to build bar on campus due to severe recession. In other news, working at Microsoft must be so bad you have to get drunk on-site just to make it through the day
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(24)
 
(Wall Street Journal)
 
 
 
"Jerry Brand has spent the past decade lovingly tending the world's largest collection of pond scum" Sounds like a fungi
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(9)
 
(eCanada)
 
 
 
Brown fat may help adults lose weight faster. Included in this article is a handy photo of a fat person in case you haven't been near a Wal-Mart recently
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(32)
 
(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
Boy born with 'permanent hangover' finally cured by doctors. Drew intrigued, would like to subscribe to their newsletter
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(17)
 
(London Times)
 
 
 
Thanks to eBay, it's now easier than ever to deal in stolen goods. A+++ would fence again
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(33)
 


Fri April 10, 2009
(Some Nerds)
 
 
 
You've mastered Guitar Hero. You've rocked out to Rock Band. You've squeezed one out to Accordion Hero II. Now get ready for the ultimate music experience: Oh-No Banjo
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(43)
 
(Boston Globe)
 
 
 
MIT makes a gardening robot that tends plants, finds terra fauna
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(43)
 
(NASA)
 
 
 
Today's APOD shows pic of ISS taken from ground, complete with spacewalking astronaut
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(27)
 
(MSNBC)
 
 
 
We have secretly replaced their SUV's with "hybrid" SUV's that cost a lot more and only get slightly better gas mileage... let's watch and see if anyone notices
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(155)
 
(UPI)
 
 
 
Man trying to claim disability payments because he claims a car accident left him "too fatigued to work" ordered to turn over his computer so investigators can see how much time he spends on Facebook every day
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(132)
 
(Cape - Gazette)
 
 
 
Microsoft: Silly Rabbit, Macs Are For Kids
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(490)
 
(eWeek)
 
 
 
Step 1: Cap people's "flat rate" $30 internet to 100GB/month. Step 2: Offer "Unlimited" internet for $150/month. Step 3: Profit, lots and lots of profit
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(190)
 
(Telegraph)
 
 
 
We've all met people, mostly women, who say they can just inhale chocolate. Well, now they really can
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(82)
 
(Google)
 
 
 
The Twitter of Christ compels you
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(27)
 
(AP)
 
 
 
Scientists start to unlock secrets of bird flight after observing previously unknown appendages tentatively titled "wings"
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(21)
 
(C|Net)
 
 
 
Just how insecure is the electric grid? Surprisingly, thanks to utility companies' insistence on providing Internet access to critical components, the answer is "disturbingly"
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(97)
 
(Boston Globe)
 
 
 
The Pentagon's latest superweapon: fluorescent rodent feces
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(8)
 
(News.com.au)
 
 
 
"Flamingos are exceptionally hard to sex"
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(44)
 
(Kotaku)
 
 
 
Gamestop's business plan of allowing employees to open new games, play them at home, and then sell them as new may be *GASP* illegal
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(132)
 
(Engadget)
 
 
 
Nintendo of American president laughs off rumors of a price cut for the Wii, goes back to swimming in vault of gold doubloons
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(42)
 


Thu April 09, 2009
(Reuters)
 
 
 
Honda unveils dog-friendly car with bed, fan, ramp. Steak dispenser option coming for 2010 model
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(67)
 
(Wired)
 
 
 
Wil's Twitter arguments with iTunes brought to life in the geekiest way imaginable
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(47)
 
(Guardian)
 
 
 
Quantum physicist who became Anglican priest explains invisible sky beings, resurrection and how humans would shrivel up if they ever saw God
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(239)
 
(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
Scientists unveil wearable robot allowing amputees to stand erect, hunt for Sarah Connor (pics)
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(56)
 
(Yahoo)
 
 
 
France does not surrender to music industry, killing a bill that would have cut off Internet access to anyone accused of illegal downloading
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(21)
 
(Wired)
 
 
 
Dungeons & Dragons Co-Creator Dave Arneson fails saving throw
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(151)
 
(Labspaces.net)
 
 
 
Researcher records sound of erupting volcano, speeds it way up, identifies the sound of the Red October's caterpillar drive. Or something like that
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(41)
 
(CNN)
 
 
 
Worried about global warming? How about making an oven that works on solar energy? Oh, and it's made out of a cardboard box
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(65)
 
(C|Net)
 
 
 
On the same day AP goes after news aggregators, they also send a letter accusing a country radio station of copyright violation for posting their official youtube channel's video on their website. Whoops
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(52)
 
(Engadget)
 
 
 
Sure, this cat door may look like a cool idea, but that's only until you realise that we're now one step away from cats producing their own LOLcats - and then what do they need us for?
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(32)
 
(CBC)
 
 
 
Anonymity is becoming a thing of the past, says this article submitted by GooberMcFly
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(36)
 
(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
The case mod that all of you who have filthy desks need
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(53)
 
(TechEBlog)
 
 
 
If Sonic the Hedgehog was a first person shooter, this is what it would look like
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(40)
 
(Toronto Star)
 
 
 
Leader of zombie army says her zombies would be pleased to attack a Google streetview car
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(25)
 
(News.com.au)
 
 
 
Ikea to open new store on the moon
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(35)
 
(LA Times)
 
 
 
50 years later, Project Oxcart has been declassified. True stories of Area 51
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(114)
 
(Fox News)
 
 
 
Flux-compression generator could take out a commercial airliner, but only if it's traveling at 88 mph
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(150)
 
(Some Guy)
 
 
 
More and more people are rebelling against the social pressures of Facebook and Twitter. "I just don't think people need to know that much about my life"
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(93)
 
(Autoblog.com)
 
 
 
Scion introduces new car at New York Auto Show that is so tiny it looks like a rejected Star Wars helmet
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(65)
 


Wed April 08, 2009
(USA Today)
 
 
 
"Ninja suit" helps turtle swim. Leonardo, Michaelangelo unavailable for comment
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(27)
 
(Live Science)
 
 
 
Your little bundle of joy is actually a little bundle of dissatisfaction and depression. Here comes the science
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(39)
 
(AFP)
 
 
 
Finally, doctors admit that heartburn medication is not effective for asthma. Tacos don't treat cancer. And hair weaves do not improve prostate health
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(14)
 
(CNN)
 
 
 
Old and busted: flash mobs. The new hotness: Twitter riots
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(19)
 
(New Scientist)
 
 
 
Media: Global warming will kill your dog. That and youth culture
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(53)
 
(Tech Dirt)
 
 
 
While everybody's breaking their heads trying to figure out a business plan for file-sharing, Frank Zappa already had an interesting suggestion back in 1983
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(64)
 
(Slate)
 
 
 
Are elevators ruining the environment? It's not a simple answer, but they do have their ups and downs
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(50)
 
(Labspaces.net)
 
 
 
Quick, what's 1/3 of 1/8 of 3/4? Dumbass
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(168)
 
(USA Today)
 
 
 
FCC begins work on a national plan to extend adequate porn access to even the most remote and underfunded areas of the nation
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(65)
 
(C|Net)
 
 
 
Your hand will likely be used as a TV remote in the future. Hopefully you can personalize the gestures so you won't just be giving American Idol the finger for no reason now
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(19)
 
(PhysOrg.com)
 
 
 
Why nonsmokers cost society more than smokers, yet don't get taxed to the hilt for it
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(152)
 
(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Researchers take long break from the cancer lab to produce a study proving that one-half of all women suffer from muffin-top
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(32)
 
(Telegraph)
 
 
 
Scientists unveil lawn-mower controlled by Wii remote. Your tortoise wants invincibility cheat code
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(17)
 
(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Man's heart comes to stop. Collaborate and listen, Ice saved his ass with a brand new invention
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(65)
 
(Rochester D&C)
 
 
 
Well, I guess you can't say he's all thumbs
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(21)
 
(Reuters)
 
 
 
"Our results strongly suggest that wild chimpanzees exchange meat for sex, and do so on a long-term basis," Your chimpanzee wants steak
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(60)
 


Tue April 07, 2009
(Treehugger)
 
 
 
NASA releases a ton of animations and video showing the current melting of sea ice in hopes that anyone will pay attention
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(281)
 
(BBC)
 
 
 
British future ambulance concepts include interchangeable pods and ejection sEEEAAAYOWWWW
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(15)
 
(YouTube)
 
 
 
Remember those spiderbots from that crappy 80's Tom Selleck movie, "Runaway"? Yeah, they're real
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(63)
 
(Metro)
 
 
 
New "super-fast" web will create 25,000 jobs, presumably in the porn industry
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(32)
 
(Metro)
 
 
 
Woman develops "phantom third arm" after stroke that she uses just like a real one. Three-legged submitter doesn't see what the big deal is
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(50)
 
(Washington Post)
 
 
 
Not news: High school girl takes her birth control pill at lunch. News: Gets suspended as a result. Fark: For five days longer than if she had been high on LSD
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(184)
 
(Discover)
 
 
 
Hubble spots a streetlight
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(16)
 
(The Raw Story)
 
 
 
@Astro_Mike on Twitter: "Re-entry going really well, very excited to be coming back to earth and OMFG IT BURNS IT BUR"
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(23)
 
(NPR)
 
 
 
Hidden ingredient in new, greener battery: a virus
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(22)
 
(Google)
 
 
 
Windmills off the east coast of the US could replace the electricity currently provided by coal-fired plants, also get rid of those damn seagulls that snatch your ice cream cone
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(141)
 
(Yahoo)
 
 
 
NASA publishes new high energy x-ray photo of dying stars that look identical to a hand reaching throughout space. Snopes better go ahead and knock this one out before it even starts
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(105)
 
(PhysOrg.com)
 
 
 
Scientists trace the cause of the grapeflower scent to the male parts of the flowers, presumably because the female parts wash frequently
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(7)
 
(Telegraph)
 
 
 
Bacon sandwiches cure hangovers. Here comes the delicious science
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(57)
 
(The New York Times)
 
 
 
GM announces the Dork mobile (OK they call it PUMA), just in case there was still some small chance of you ever getting laid
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(118)
 
(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
Google Street View cars film everything, including a Street View car being pulled over by police for driving in a bus lane. Owned
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(28)
 
(BBC)
 
 
 
"Women may be better at sniffing out biologically relevant information from underarm sweat, a US study suggests." This is bad news for you, stinkpot
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(23)
 
(Global Security.org)
 
 
 
Satellite image of North Korea's missile before its successful Pacific Ocean landing
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(44)
 
(USA Today)
 
 
 
C.o.m.i.n.g s.o.o.n t.o a.n i.n.t.e.r.n.e.t. n.e.a.r. y.o.u.: m.o.r.e. d.o.t.s
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(80)
 
(Google)
 
 
 
French hospital performs face, hand transplant, making facepalms a whole lot easier
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(50)
 
(Guardian)
 
 
 
Finally the question is asked: "Does YouTube actually make any money?"
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(44)
 
(Engadget)
 
 
 
Ninety-six percent of netbooks run Windows, leaving the remaining four percent running without problems
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(141)
 


Mon April 06, 2009
(Jalopnik)
 
 
 
GM, Segway to unveil new two-wheeled urban vehicle tomorrow. Seriously
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(81)
 
(Yahoo)
 
 
 
The EU is now requiring that every email in its domain to be cached
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(126)
 
(BBC)
 
 
 
Facebook, a girl in Maryland, the White House, the British Embassy and local police work together to stop an attempted suicide in the UK
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(104)
 
(Engadget)
 
 
 
Michael Bay at an LG Transformers 2 promotion: "I don't know anything about mobile phones. In fact, look at my phone -- it's a thirty-nine dollar Samsung."
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(72)
 
(ZDNet)
 
 
 
It's Official: Vista is the new Windows ME
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(156)
 
(Legacy.com)
 
 
 
Richard Petnel, maintainer of Ad Block Plus, dead at 57. He was YOU'VE WON, CLICK HERE
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(54)
 
(Gawker)
 
 
 
Facebook users are revolting
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(60)
 
(Science Daily)
 
 
 
1/30th of an ounce of new nano material has the surface area of 30 football fields, may speed the production of ultra-clean fuel cell vehicles powered by hydrogen
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(49)
 
(MSNBC)
 
 
 
Pregnant columnist gets parenting advice from Facebook. Quiz says that baby has 85% chance of going into therapy
source: msnbc.msn.com   |   share: Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
(74)
 
(MSNBC)
 
 
 
Scientists discover why scratching relieves an itch. Still no cure for, oh, a little lower, ahhhhhh
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(25)
 
(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Single parenting is an aberration inconsistent with evolutionary theory and nature's intent. So, please think about that when you consider divorce
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(265)
 
(Vator.tv)
 
 
 
Twitter is for old people
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(46)
 
(Chicago Breaking News)
 
 
 
Environmentalists hate the Tata Nano micro-car because it's cheap and will soon be common in India, filling the air with more than the fumes of curry
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(130)
 
(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
Chinese now have a super missile that is undetectable, has a random flight path, and can sink a Supercarrier in one hit. Its name "The Dong"
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(122)
 
(Wired)
 
 
 
Science fiction terms that passed into public use. A short article that can be read in less than twelve parsecs
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(81)
 
(Toronto Star)
 
 
 
Dubai. A lesson in how not to build a city
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(252)
 
(Google)
 
 
 
Japanese child robot mimicks infant lear..HOLY CRAP THAT THING IS FREAKY
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(101)
 
(Washington Post)
 
 
 
Poor people become brain damaged. Here comes the science
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(128)
 

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