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Sun December 21, 2014
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(Guardian)
 
 
 
Beijing air quality is worse than ever, as officials either deny there's a problem or else propose ridiculous technological fixes. We'd take a closer look, but our paper face masks aren't up to the job
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(Telegraph)
 
 
 
This year's Christmas turkeys "fattest and tastiest" they've been in 40 years. Thank you, science
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(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
Study: Kids that eat fast food are more stupider than kids who don't
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(Omaha World Herald)
 
 
 
Working toward a warp drive: In his garage lab, Omaha man aims to bend fabric of space
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(Washington Post)
 
 
 
All but one of the 15 drunkest days of the year comes between December and March, according to a case by case study
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(The Raw Story)
 
 
 
"Do too." "Do not." "Do too." "Do not." "Do too." "Do not." "Do too." "Do not." "Do too." "Do not." "Do too." "Look, this latest study shows that cell phones absolutely, positively do NOT cause cancer. We think"
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(UPI)
 
 
 
Ever wanted to own a real Humvee? No, not that civilian knock-off SUV abomination, but a real, U.S. military Humvee? If so, here's your chance
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(Newser)
 
 
 
Just so squirrels aren't the only culprit, climate change now blamed on dam beavers
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(The Week)
 
 
 
Life expectancy is up in every region of the world except one ... the five mile radius around any McDonald's
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Sat December 20, 2014
(Nature)
 
 
 
Ten scientists who mattered this year, and weren't in it just for the nookie
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Old-school podcaster complains "Serial" was bad for podcasting because it introduced people who didn't know about podcasting to podcasting. Surely to angrily podcast about it later while no one listens
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(Chicago Trib)
 
 
 
Inability to balance on one leg for 20 seconds can indicate a risk of stroke, brain vessel damage, being arrested for a DUI
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(Vice)
 
 
 
If there is a super intelligent dominant life form in the cosmos, it's most likely not made out of meat
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(Medium)
 
 
 
Wow, a "top 6 facts about the solstice" list where I actually knew *none* of the facts
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(Globe and Mail)
 
 
 
"Boeing is teaming up with BlackBerry to build a secretive, self-destructing smartphone"
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(Mirror.co.uk)
 
 
 
Determining just the right tomato to choose isn't a case of black and white - UNTIL NOW
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(Phys Org2)
 
 
 
"Here's a nice surprise: Quantum physics is less complicated than we thought"
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Fri December 19, 2014
(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
Wrench. Size 10. Make it so
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(Retraction Watch)
 
 
 
Psst. Hey, buddy, want for us to write and review a peer-reviewed paper?
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(Guardian)
 
 
 
"An odd looking fish has set a new record for living some 8,145 metres below the surface of the ocean, dwarfing the previous record by almost 500 metres"
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(Huffington Post UK)
 
 
 
Experts say they don't know what the hell kind of weird-ass creature washed up on this California beach, but if everybody needs to panic, they'll say the word (pics)
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(Mirror.co.uk)
 
 
 
"What happens when people with absolutely no technical skill make robots then make those robots fight each other? Hilarity. One robot can't do anything but stick its tongues out, while another inexplicably has half a Barbie attached to it"
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(Washington Post)
 
 
 
How to get a giant robot past a TSA screening. This is surprisingly relevant to your interests
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(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
Steve Wozniak: "Google Glass is an admirable failure and smartwatches are disappointing"
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(Mirror.co.uk)
 
 
 
Plus-size woman asks Photoshop experts around the world to make her beautiful. Let's see how they did (not a slideshow)
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(British Film Institute)
 
 
 
BFI releases a list of the Top 100 Best Sci-Fi Characters of All Time. #1 is Obvious, feel free to debate the rest
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(BBC-US)
 
 
 
All the birds in parts of the U.S. left suddenly the day before the 2014 series of tornadoes that ripped through the south and central U.S. midwest, and some didn't stop flying until they were 700km away
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(Ars Technica)
 
 
 
Steam Holiday Sale. Go get em
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(Page Six)
 
 
 
Dear [insert celebrity name], Your number of Instagram followers has changed. We just completed a fix to remove your fake accounts. Get the picture?
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(Washington Post)
 
 
 
Hold on to your superfood shakes and your reservatrol supplements, everyone: it turns out that Dr. Oz is a quack
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Thu December 18, 2014
(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Indulge your inner child and lose a few hours to this online Spirograph
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(Huffington Post)
 
 
 
So, what makes us choose a doughnut over an apple which we know is the healthier option? Well, here comes the micro-science
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(Guardian)
 
 
 
Book-removed from-Amazon for-containing too-many-hyphens. Which-is-kinda-expected in-a-book-about were-creatures
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(News.com.au)
 
 
 
World's most expensive Wi-Fi hotspot costs $100,000. It also does 0-60 mph in just over 4 seconds
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(CNN)
 
 
 
Despite recent torrential rains, California's water drought still stands at 15 trillion gallons
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(Daily Record (UK))
 
 
 
For the techie on your Christmas list, must-have cool tech toys from the 1980s and '90s
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(NASA Spaceflight)
 
 
 
SpaceX will not be blowing up a rocket this Friday
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(Popular Science)
 
 
 
Scientific breakthrough as new microscope uses Jem's backing band to diagnose diseases. Showtime synergy!
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(Xinhua)
 
 
 
China faces growing threats from invasive alien plant and animal species after decades of unleashing them on other nations
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(Examiner)
 
 
 
Gold disc found on Mars by Rover lander. Scientists aren't sure what it is but it's been pretty well established in the crank community that it's a miniature spacecraft flown by tiny aliens (pic)
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(ITV)
 
 
 
Fall asleep in front of the TV much? This gadget monitors your pulse and breathing and will pause your shows when you pass out
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(NPR)
 
 
 
Newly released report by NOAA shows Arctic air temperatures are increasing at twice the rate of global air temperatures. Nothing to see here, move along
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(Red Bull)
 
 
 
So Sega literally used to run around literally pulling the plug on its rivals' arcade cabinets
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(Chron)
 
 
 
Drones might help show how tornados form
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(NBC News)
 
 
 
Air pollution could increase risk of Autism. And just wait until airborne vaccines are created
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(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
Meterologists identify first new cloud type in 60 years, and it isn't a chemtrail. Probably (pics)
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(Wired)
 
 
 
The military develops a lethal underwater drone that looks like a man-eating shark. Just when you thought drones couldn't get any scarier, you were farking wrong
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(Boing Boing)
 
 
 
Anybody could make fold up paper and cut out little paper snowflakes this winter. But now, you can fold up paper and cut out little paper physicists
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(Kotaku)
 
 
 
The Internet writes an article
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Wed December 17, 2014
(TechRadar)
 
 
 
Netflix unimpressed by competitors who claim their own video services can store shows to watch offline without streaming, calls it "short term fix for a bigger problem" that will solve itself in five years
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(The Register)
 
 
 
Sprint sucks, money out of your wallet with bogus fees according to the FCC
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(io9)
 
 
 
NASA plans for a Cloud City over Venus
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(Optimal Human Modulation)
 
Video
 
Kick-ass animation approximating what Harley Quinn's long lost sister might be all about. (Bonus: Breaking Bad & Kubrickian goodness as well. Yes. I used the word "Kubrickian.")
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(Vice)
 
 
 
A stroll through the long-lost and abandoned online-only churches of Web 1.0
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(io9)
 
 
 
Seek immediate medical attention if your planet experiences mantle stiffness for more than 4 millennia
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(NBC News)
 
 
 
Robot arm wins at Rock Paper Scissors, knows this victory is key to defeating Sarah Connor
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(IT World)
 
 
 
You may want to sit down for this: tech workers are mostly white or Asian guys
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Creationist Brian Thomas tells us that Java Man is a gibbon, evolution disproved
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(Institute for Creation Research)
 
 
 
Creationist Brian Thomas tells us that Java Man is human, evolution disproved
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(New York Daily News)
 
 
 
Oyster herpes is back. Scientists once again try to combat clam-ydia
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(The Conversation)
 
 
 
"Video games have cultural cachet, so we must recognise their place in society and history." This is NOT an article about ethics in video-game journalism
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(NBC News)
 
 
 
Study finds children's cartoons are full of death and murder. This is not a repeat from every year since the 30's
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Scientists claim that better telescopes will help us find ET
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(Guardian)
 
 
 
"What can you say about a society whose food production must be hidden from public view?"
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(News.com.au)
 
 
 
Medieval swords forged between 800 and 1000AD were so strong they were almost considered magical. Only now do we know why their steel held an edge worth paying a king's ransom for
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(Kickstarter)
 
 
 
The biggest time black hole on the Internet wants to make it even harder to escape its pull
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(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
Research shows odds of dying on your birthday are higher than normal. Having jackasses jump out at you and yell "SURPRISE!" doesn't help
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(Fox News)
 
 
 
Here are some things you may not have known about Kraft macaroni and cheese. How they get away with calling that yellow powder "cheese" still a mystery
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(Elite Daily)
 
 
 
Elderly adults are having so much sex on cruises that STDs have skyrocketed. Now try to get that image out of your head
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(Network World)
 
 
 
Would you hand the keys to your new BMW over to a piece of software?
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(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
Researchers find Nintendo consoles can cause epilepsy, strokes, incontinence, and Wii-itis. PC gamers give smug, "told you so" look, proclaim how their wiis are itis-free
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(Live Science)
 
 
 
Archaeologists in Egypt unearth million-mummy cemetery. Lucky stiffs
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(Ars Technica)
 
 
 
That anti-"net neutrality" majority in the second round of FCC comments turns out to have been the work of a couple of Kochs, suckers
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(Ubergizmo)
 
 
 
Cute electronic beeping cat bomb for your bed. Great gift idea
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(Jalopnik)
 
 
 
What very common word was invented by Dodge in the 1910s? The answer will surprise you
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Tue December 16, 2014
(BBC-US)
 
 
 
Methane farts may indicate that there was life on Mars, say Drs. Terrance & Phillip
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(Mirror.co.uk)
 
 
 
Study finds Brits prefer boobs, Americans prefer asses - which explains both countries' leaders
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(BBC-US)
 
 
 
"Cow researchers find meanings behind moos"
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(IT World)
 
 
 
Turns out that people are happier working at In-N-Out Burger than at Twitter
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(Action A Go-Go)
 
 
 
I'll just leave these pictures of Darth Vader spliced with Samurai armor that create a super chimaera of awesome right here
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(io9)
 
 
 
Ever wonder if unseen forces are dictating your life? Here's how you can tell
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(Mother Nature Network)
 
 
 
The best thing about the driverless cars of the future is that car interiors will start resembling carriage interiors like they were always meant to
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(Newser)
 
 
 
Turtles that breathe out of their ass almost extinct. Scientists blame their bad breath for disrupting the mating process
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(CTV News)
 
 
 
One of the most popular dog accessories in Saskatchewan is prosthetic legs dogs can wear after their paws freeze to the ground in a Saskatchewan winter (pic)
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(Breaking News (Ireland))
 
 
 
A little-known problem with British police not carrying guns is that they have to euthanize animals with crowbars
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(Computerworld)
 
 
 
Quantum physics used in quest for fraud-proof credit cards
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(Metro)
 
 
 
Who doesn't want Lego shot glasses for Christmas? (pic)
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(WIVB)
 
 
 
Archie Comics to reboot and renumber all of their comics for a sales stunt, just like it were a real comic book company that had books people read or remembered were still being published
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(Rocketnews 24)
 
 
 
Japan's boob shirt finally gets filled out properly, and that's OK
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(Cryptozoology News)
 
 
 
Four people spot a "very large black Bigfoot" along Alabama State Route 22 in Tallapoosa County: "When this first sighting occurred, I didn't know what Bigfoot was. In those days we called it a Giant Monkey" (w/eyewitness sketch of the creature)
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(Washington Post)
 
 
 
In June, NASA finished building a test tower in Mississippi, even though the rocket program it was designed for was scrubbed in 2010. Even empty, it will cost about $700,000 a year to maintain
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Mon December 15, 2014
(io9)
 
 
 
Condensed milk is created by low temperature boiling in near vacuum to avoid scalding the liquid in the process. In related news: Subby has an idea what to do with his next batch of homebrew
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(io9)
 
 
 
Ants will do almost anything to ensure the good of the colony, so why do ant larvae eat each other? HERE COMES THE SCIENCE
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(Deadspin)
 
 
 
MillerCoors' Blue Moon Mountain Abbey Ale reviewed, proclaimed "a decent beer worth embracing if your entry-level-gourmet sister-in-law throws it your way"
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(MacRumors)
 
 
 
Just in time for the holiday season, T-Mobile will announce plan tomorrow to embed free RFID chips in your skull or something
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(CNN)
 
 
 
You can now charge your cell phone and other electronics in trees, at least if you live in Europe (pics)
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(Washington Free Beacon)
 
 
 
100 million Americans could lose power during a major sun storm. Or for PG&E customers, if more than three raindrops fall in any one given area
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(West Texas News)
 
 
 
New archaeological evidence has revealed that early human hipsters began using fire 350,000 years before it was cool
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(Metro)
 
 
 
If you want to make your car theft-proof, instead of installing an alarm and a kill switch, just buy one with a manual box. No one under the age of 30 has ever seen a stick shift, let alone knows how to drive one
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(Smithsonian Magazine)
 
 
 
So, geekboy, you have patches from all the STS missions? How cute. Well, I have all the patches from the U.S. spy satellite launches. Bow down to your nerd master
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(Slate)
 
 
 
Dreidel is an awful game which takes an eternity to play and offers zero strategy, as the author's dreidel simulators make painfully clear. But fear not--he offers an awesome solution: Speed Dreidel™
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(Equestria Daily)
 
 
 
Shwings. No, these are wings you put on shows. You know -- Shoe Wings? Ah, it's a Pony thread so just move along. Move along
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(Slate)
 
 
 
The best gadgets of 2014
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(PC Magazine)
 
 
 
Facebook unfriends Microsoft
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