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Sun January 10, 2016
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(The Security Ledger)
 
 
 
To protect its cars from black-hat hackers, GM unveils bug-bounty program. Any white-hat hackers who identify and report system software bug will collect bounty of NOTHING -- but they will receive "eternal glory" and not get sued by GM
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(Asahi Shimbun)
 
 
 
Japanese scientists discover four 110-million-year-old eggs laid by chicken-sized dinosaur in ancient nest, are absolutely unconcerned about what happens next because they consider Mothra a myth
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(BBC)
 
 
 
A visual tour of the best cabins in the world because why not?
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(BBC-US)
 
 
 
Birds of paradise are neater than you, more attractive than you and way better dancers than you
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(Wired)
 
 
 
Hyperloop ready to start testing its zero-to-336mph-in-two-seconds propulsion system
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(Slate)
 
 
 
For the last time, glass is NOT a liquid
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(NPR)
 
 
 
CDC says that most Americans are still eating too much salt. What's worse is that the people eating more salt are doing it to cover the aftertaste of all the sugar and fat
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(Washington Post)
 
 
 
Standardized student achievement tests are the Easter Island statues of modern society. Study it out
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
The exclusive Ferrari F60America - ironically, most Americans can't fit behind the wheel
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
He heard you like trees, so this artist found a tree big enough for him to carve a younger version of the tree inside the tree
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Sat January 09, 2016
(Mirror.co.uk)
 
 
 
Global warming has never looked so beautiful
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(Vice)
 
 
 
The Tesla S now comes to you when called better than your dog
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(Gamespot)
 
 
 
Get your fancy tie and wizard hat on -- Final Fantasy IX is coming to the PC, takes LV hours to beat
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(Scientific American)
 
 
 
Best Korea: We have a working fusion bomb. Scientific American: Horsesh*t you do
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(Tech Times)
 
 
 
Mathematicians reveal the perfect way to slice pizza. Here comes the topology
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Fri January 08, 2016
(Is There Any Deal)
 
 
 
Grab a mug of ale and sit down, adventurer. It's time for the Friday Fark Gaming Thread. What have you been playing? This week, subby got re-addicted to Minecraft and I recommend the seed -1826678330 (with 3 rare biomes)
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(Telegraph)
 
 
 
After viewing this 2016 version of a 1914 travel map that shows how journey times have changed in 100 years, people today really shouldn't complain about their travel time
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(Rocketnews 24)
 
 
 
Stylish black bullet train wows Japan with its length, speed, girth
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(USA Today)
 
 
 
Manatees emerge from the danger zone, but their status is still touch and go (drum fill)
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
Calvin and Hobbes Star Wars mashup? Yes please
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
I'm not saying it's aliens, but you better get your Welcome to Earf signs ready
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(Atlas Obscura)
 
 
 
Some of the coolest 19th century infographics you're likely to see in ever
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(Science Daily)
 
 
 
Physicist proposes using magnetic fields to produce and detect gravitational fields, which could result in gravitation under human control, flying the Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatraz
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(Phys Org2)
 
 
 
The only scientist who has been monitoring California methane leak from the air says it's spewing 100,000 pounds per hour: "The leak effectively doubles the emission rate for the entire Los Angeles Basin. On a global scale, this is big"
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(Metro)
 
 
 
The makers of Claritin are pretty lucky Neanderthals were so farkable
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(Daily Edge (Ireland))
 
 
 
Your Internet cats all belong to me
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(Popular Science)
 
 
 
Here's how to build a cotton candy machine at home in two hours, with $26 worth of supplies. You're welcome
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(Christian Science Monitor)
 
 
 
Can hamsters fly planes?
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
Apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh-water system, public health, and fish tapeworms, what have the Romans ever done for us?
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(Develop)
 
 
 
"According to current trends in the development of DRM and encryption technology, in two years time there will be no free games to play in the world"
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(Vice)
 
 
 
New foreplay gadget to get women in the mood replaces new car, dinner, expensive bottle of wine
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(Metro)
 
 
 
Sex robots could be the "biggest tech trend in 2016". Star Wars fans will finally get their wish of having someone to accompany them on movie night
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(Denver Channel)
 
 
 
Our new national disgrace: A female college student who can make herself one standard deviation more attractive than the average may reap a 0.5% increase in her GPA
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(Some Enigma)
 
 
 
RIPS UBLT DAVI DBAL MExx UONE TENR ULES UFIV ESEV ENON ESUX
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(Wikia)
 
 
 
Happy Inception Day, Roy Batty You're gonna see things us people never dreamed
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(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
Having solved all other crimes that took place during CES, US Marshals raid booth of Chinese hoverboard manufacturer. Damn, those Kickstarter guys are hardcore
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(BBC-US)
 
 
 
In 2017 astronomers plan to combine radio telescopes across the planet to see the silhouette of the monster at the heart of the Milky Way -- the event horizon of a giant black hole. They hope it will be better than the Disney movie
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(Engadget)
 
 
 
Here's your Smart Pregnancy test
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Thu January 07, 2016
(Scientific American)
 
 
 
Move over climate change, human activity is showing in rock layers worldwide. Welcome to the Anthropocene, Earth's newest geologic epoch
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(KPTV Portland)
 
 
 
Baby's life saved by using Google Cardboard and smartphone, according to pediatric surgeon Dr. Mac Guyver
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(Time)
 
 
 
Historian casts doubt on the paternity of some of Marie Antoinette's children after discovering secret correspondence that indicates a Swedish diplomat at her husband's court was bork, bork, borking her on a regular basis
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(EurekAlert)
 
 
 
Scientists using new class of sound wave to safely manipulate stem cells. Say they got the idea from listening to Justin Bieber, whose songs cause cancer
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(Science Daily)
 
 
 
Turns out, desert sand is so capable of storing heat that researchers are considering using it as as a thermal energy storage medium
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(Belfast Telegraph)
 
 
 
Praying mantises fitted with tiny 3D glasses by scientists with way too much time on their hands
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(Guardian)
 
 
 
Mordor is Russia and Sergey Lavrov is a sad little horse
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(Daily Record (UK))
 
 
 
Mark Subby's futuristic words: Skynet will be fully operational in 2040 when the robots declare war
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(Quartz)
 
 
 
The flying car has been invented. Difficulty: By the Chinese, and it won't carry passengers more than 220 pounds
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(Outside Online)
 
 
 
"If you're drinking your beer in a chilled shaker pint, you might as well be drinking water," says glass artist Matthew Cummings, adding, "This is pretentious as sh*t"
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(Telegraph)
 
 
 
Sorry guys, but today red wine is now bad for you. Come back tomorrow
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(Sydney Morning Herald)
 
 
 
Lady Gaga is pregnant
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(National Post)
 
 
 
German man says he has created an on-off switch for testicles to control semen flow, which ranges from "one-night stand" to "Mormon"
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(Ars Technica)
 
 
 
Remember how the PS3 debuted at $599 and had its lunch eaten by competitors costing hundreds less? Oculus doesn't
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(Fox News)
 
 
 
No selfie copyright, monkey. Not yours
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Wed January 06, 2016
(Jalopnik)
 
 
 
Audi's 'Car Of The Future' has more screens in it than a sports bar
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(Mirror.co.uk)
 
 
 
You can now print a 3D Lego replica of your head. Aren't you glad you lived this long?
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(SC Magazine)
 
 
 
Study finds Canadian malware found "substantially different" than American. For one thing, it asks if you'd mind installing it and often displays a "Sorry 'boot this" message as it's stealing your data
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
New Year's Eve hotel fire in Dubai is city's fourth skyscraper fire since 2012. Emirs plan to solve problem by (a) building shorter buildings (b) using safer building materials (c) equipping firemen with $35,000 jetpacks
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(Phys Org2)
 
 
 
Using the world's largest telescopes, researchers have discovered ancient cold gas clouds larger than galaxies in the early universe
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(AP)
 
 
 
There may be intelligent life in star clusters at the edge of our galaxy. Or not. We're just speculating here. I mean, it's not like it's science
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Okay, now imagine that George R. R. Martin was studying bee colonies
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(NBC News)
 
 
 
Cancer rate drops 33% if you don't have any ancestors
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(CityLab)
 
 
 
About half of the human population on earth lives on just 1% of its landmass...with cool map goodness
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(Fox News)
 
 
 
If you pay $5000 for a smart fridge, at least you know you spent well when Skynet takes it over
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(ArtNet)
 
 
 
Scientists will now be able to confirm if that Picasso on the wall is real or a fake--by using a spectrometer to confirm his "chemical fingerprint"
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(BBC-US)
 
 
 
Massive black hole caught 'belching' galactic gas
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(Engadget)
 
 
 
Drinky the robotic drinking companion can stop whenever it wants
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
Faraday reveals futuristic electric car. Tesla who?
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(The Spirits Business)
 
 
 
App-controlled DIY cocktail system launches - complete with Bluetooth "spout" that accurately measures pours
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
How do you say "Fail" in Pakistanian?
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(Fortune)
 
 
 
SuperData Research: "VR users will be around 60 million in 2016 and be worth $5.1 billion for companies. Why are you laughing? We're serious"
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
How to defrost a car windshield really fast? Here comes the science
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(BBC-US)
 
 
 
Chinese internet users using new codeword to get around censors. Nobody knows Zhao they do it
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(The Next Web)
 
 
 
That sound you heard is the voice of a million web developers crying out in happiness. Microsoft to kill off support of IE8, 9 and 10 starting next Tuesday
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(TreeHugger)
 
 
 
Nobody wants a green house anymore now that energy is so cheap
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(Philly.com)
 
 
 
Study shows aspirin may decrease risk of death from prostate cancer. Just remember to insert them one at a time
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(BBC-US)
 
 
 
Blind woman receives retinal implant which gives her vision akin to an 8-bit video game, plans to celebrate by going down to the local pub and playing beer pong
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(Phys Org2)
 
 
 
Researchers show that having offspring later in life reduces the progeny's lifespan. On the other hand, they got to use "shag chicks" in a scientific paper
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Tue January 05, 2016
(The Verge)
 
 
 
LastPass adds a password recovery feature that allows no one to retrieve your passwords
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(UPI)
 
 
 
Researchers conclude that vitamin D supplements, used by many people to strengthen bones and prevent fractures, actually increase falls and fractures
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(Science Blogs)
 
 
 
In 2012, astronomers announced the first planet around the nearest star system to our own. Turns out it's not there, but another one might be
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(Guardian)
 
 
 
A race of very large pre-historic apes died because they would not eat their vegetables
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(Anand Tech)
 
 
 
Nvidia getting in on self-driving car action, and you don't want to know what happens when you have to update these drivers
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(BBC-US)
 
 
 
New tech products exhibited at CES 2016 include SmartCars, SmartFridges, SmartSkateboards, SmartTreadmills, SmartShoes, SmartDogBowls, and a whole lot of dumbasses pissing away money on idiotic junk
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(Geekologie)
 
 
 
They see me rollin, they hatin, holy shiat that car is fugly (holy shiat that car is fugly, 34 inch rims are fugly)
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(Metro)
 
 
 
Have you ever tried to get yourself healthy and fit... ON WEED?
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(IFL Science)
 
 
 
While you were returning that ugly sweater or complaining that the new iPhone you received for Christmas wasn't the right color, this guy was out discovering a new galaxy with his backyard telescope
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(The Atlantic)
 
 
 
"We recently published an article naming Jupiter "the best planet." As everyone knows, Saturn is the best planet. We regret the error"
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
This so needs to happen: As scientists debate what to name a newly discovered heavy metal element, an online petition has begun to name it "Lemmium"
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(International Business Times)
 
 
 
Artificial pancreas at end of clinical trials meaning no more needles for Type-1 diabetics
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(NPR)
 
 
 
When physics fails, scientists always go crying to the philosophers
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
New app can decipher what your baby's cries mean. Apparently, your baby wants steak
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(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
New vibrating "social robot" is designed to help children with autism learn new skills, mom relax after a hard day
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(Manchester Evening News)
 
 
 
World famous 100 mph locomotive Flying Scotsman set to take to tracks under steam for first time in a decade after extensive restoration. Engineers promise not to take her to 88mph and disappear into the future
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(Daily Express)
 
 
 
Come to think of it, spending $500 million on a telescope to save the Earth from a deadly asteroid attack seems like money well spent
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(Ars Technica)
 
 
 
TV manufacturers: 4K TVs are now obsolete, as you'll now need a UHDP TV
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(NPR)
 
 
 
Three more elements have been added to the Periodic Table since the recent Japanese announcement. There was a fifth element, but it got multipassed over by the selection committee
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(News.com.au)
 
 
 
Imagine how much space you could save if your television set could be rolled up like a newspaper. Well, LG will soon deliver
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(TreeHugger)
 
 
 
Just in case you don't look enough like a dork with your bike helmet and your lycra jorts, maybe you should also wear a biker's poncho
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(PCWorld)
 
 
 
Data recovered from Gene Roddenberry's computer. Lore still floating out in space with the remains of the Crystalline Entity
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(Boing Boing)
 
 
 
It's like Bob Ross, if Bob Ross painted GIANT FARKING ROBOTS
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(Ars Technica)
 
 
 
NASA announces that Congress has given it enough money for its Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) project which is designed to measure light from nearly 400 million galaxies and 2,600 exoplanets
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
Seven products that will drag us into the Dystopian future we deserve
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Mon January 04, 2016
(Rocketnews 24)
 
 
 
The Top 10 searched keywords from Japanese Google in 2015 show one thing: It's a small world, after all
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(Kotaku)
 
 
 
Blind man beats 'Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time' after 5 years of trying, 4.5 years stuck in the Water Temple
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(Oculus)
 
 
 
Oculus Rift threatens world domination with mysterious web countdown timer
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(The Stack)
 
 
 
Why your robot surgeon needs a way better Netflix connection than you
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(Red Bull)
 
 
 
How has it taken four decades to make a game where you can ride dinosaurs that aren't yoshi?
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(Science Alert)
 
 
 
The best image of the known universe that you'll see all day
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(Fox News)
 
 
 
Demand for panic rooms in homes is growing . Mostly for people who are afraid of terrorists, home invasions, Bill Cosby dropping in for the weekend
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(Medical Daily)
 
 
 
Gallup Poll finds that only 49% of Americans say they want to lose weight. Mostly because when they look at the other 51% they don't feel quite as fat
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(Mirror.co.uk)
 
 
 
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg claims he's designing a robot babysitter to look after his infant daughter. Good for him; he should go with what he knows
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(Slate)
 
 
 
Your Facebook feed is controlled by engineers and a cabal of Facebook "power users" whom you will never know by name
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(TechRadar)
 
 
 
Microsoft marketing chief: ZOMG, Windows 7 is the danger and you can't play Fallout 4 on it. Also thinks that 2009 was 10 years ago
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(Open Culture)
 
 
 
Pie chart of deaths by Shakespeare, including stabbed, poisoned, stabbed and poisoned (but mostly just stabbed)
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(LA Times)
 
 
 
The great thing about living in California is that you can go sunbathing in the morning, go skiing in the afternoon, and catch tropical diseases previously only endemic in parts of sub-Saharan Africa and South America in the evening
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