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Sun January 17, 2016
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(Guardian)
 
 
 
Walking up escalators is bad. Here comes the science
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(BBC-US)
 
 
 
Japan launches satellite to track ocean height, though how they plan to reach down with a measuring tape from a satellite remains to be seen
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(NYPost)
 
 
 
Good news everyone, the mystery of Egypt's bent pyramid may finally be solved after Schnapps bottles were discovered next to remains of a one billion cubits tall statue to an unknown Pharaoh, but it's only a hypothoses, we will need muons to confirm
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(Neatorama)
 
 
 
The pen is mightier than the sword. Unless the sword is made of 4,000 Post-It notes. Then you might need an extra pen
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(Quartz)
 
 
 
Chris Hadfield says it's surprisingly difficult to play guitar in space: "If you want to recreate the feeling of playing guitar in space, stand on your head for a few hours and then try to play upside down"
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(Telegraph)
 
 
 
Inventor unveils "detachable cabin" concept plane, and if you walk down 2nd Avenue toward St. Mark's Place where all those people sell used books and other junk on the street, you might one day see it lying on a blanket next to a broken toaster oven
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(Space.com)
 
 
 
SpaceX to launch another satellite today with another attempt to land on a drone ship in the Pacific. Launch at 1:42 pm EST
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(NYPost)
 
 
 
Forget hoverboards, refrigerators that talk to the internet, and self-driving cars; vinyl and Polaroids are coming back in the digital era
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(New Zealand Herald)
 
 
 
Rules for living at Scott Base, Antarctica: don't waste food, don't go more than three minutes' walk from the nearest building and learn the difference between "happy" and "angry" penguins
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(Vice)
 
 
 
New invention may end age-old soldering. It's time to get the lead out
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(Engadget)
 
 
 
Don't really like Windows 10? Well that's just too farking bad
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Sat January 16, 2016
(Instructables)
 
 
 
Best. Dad. Ever.
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(EarthSky)
 
 
 
Finally there's something for those strange creatures who get up before the sun rises. Starting around next Tues/Wed there'll be 5 planets visible in a line across the pre-dawn sky. Take a picture & let the rest of us know how it looks. OK? Thanks
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(Gizmodo UK)
 
 
 
Researchers from Germany have developed motorized cyborg spermbots that can be guided directly to an egg, Sarah Connor
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(Wired)
 
 
 
"Physicists have segregated. Loopy people go to loopy conferences. Stringy people go to stringy conferences. They don't even go to 'physics' conferences anymore. I think it's unfortunate that it developed this way"
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(AOL)
 
 
 
The Wow signal has been solved and it is NOT a streetlight, I repeat, NOT a streetlight
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(Science Alert)
 
 
 
Have we reached peak physics?
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(Mother Nature Network)
 
 
 
Back in the day us old hippies were lucky if we were able to knit a bag out of hemp to carry what starburst pieces of acid we would have. Today you young whippersnappers are making backpacks out of recycled plastic bags
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Fri January 15, 2016
(BBC-US)
 
 
 
Tea or coffee - which is better for you?
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(Daily Express)
 
 
 
The Loch Ness Monster has eluded scientists and adventurers for centuries but it may finally be solved - after experts said it could be an umbrella stand. Wait, what?
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(News.com.au)
 
 
 
Is fomosexuality destroying your sex life?
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(C|Net)
 
 
 
The publisher of Dark Souls has figured out a new way to torture and abuse players ... by making a golfing game
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(Mashable)
 
 
 
What is the same between World of Warcraft and Tinder? well other then being filled with orcs, guys pretending to be girls, having to grind to get ahead and hoping to PvP only to end up playing with the computer all night?
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(International Business Times)
 
 
 
In nature, all symbioses have the potential to turn into a parasitic relationship, where one organism fares much better than the other. We need to start thinking about the internet as an organism that can evolve
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(National Geographic)
 
 
 
If you look at the moon tonight, you may also see Uranus
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(Bellingcat)
 
 
 
Russia may be using combat robots in Syria: "This news - if true - would mark the first successful use of combat robots in actual warfare bringing about a significant number of casualties of enemy combatants"
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(Mental Floss)
 
 
 
Why your wife thinks you're such a pathetic wimp when you get sick
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(BBC-US)
 
 
 
There's now a robot cat that can comfort the elderly while scientists continue work on stair-pushing robots
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(Phys Org2)
 
 
 
New type of crystal discovered. It's a facet
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(Mirror.co.uk)
 
 
 
Major Tim floats in a most peculiar way
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(Mashable)
 
 
 
The California natural gas leak is up to 4.5 million cars per day
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(Guardian)
 
 
 
China to make first landing on dark side of the moon, send NASA a wish you were here postcard
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(Is There Any Deal)
 
 
 
The weekend is nearly upon us and, once again, it's time for the Friday Fark Gaming Thread. What have you been playing this week? Are there games in your collection you've enjoyed that other Farkers need to know about? Let us know inside
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(BBC-US)
 
 
 
Astronomers have seen what could be the most powerful supernova ever detected
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(Reuters)
 
 
 
Now that Netflix is live in more than 130 countries, you're gonna need more than seven proxies
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Thu January 14, 2016
(Huffington Post)
 
 
 
19th-Century Medical DrawingsNOPENOPENOPE (graphic illustrations)
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(PC Magazine)
 
 
 
Yahoo generously releases 13.5TB of its anonymized user data so researchers can see how often your parents used Yahoo to search for the Google home page
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
Ever wonder why you become such an a-hole when you're behind the wheel?
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(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
Leave it to the Japanese to invent a toy for people addicted to bubble wrap
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(NPR)
 
 
 
Since it was a long time ago, far far away, it has taken this long for the light from the explosion of the Death Star to reach us
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(Mirror.co.uk)
 
 
 
Woman, 44, looks half her age by using this one weird trick... well, actually 50 of them a night
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(CTV News)
 
 
 
Montana could be sending 40 tasty rare sage grouse to Alberta to help rebuild the delectable mouthwatering population
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(CBS News)
 
 
 
Apparently, pets really do start to resemble their owners after a while
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(Mint Press News)
 
 
 
L33t hackers show up to protest intelligence corporation, get wrong building
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(Washington Post)
 
 
 
Computing:Grace Hopper :: Cryptanalysis:Ann Caracristi
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(Washington Examiner)
 
 
 
A-10 Warthog once again upgraded from "obsolete" to "irreplaceable"
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(Oh Gizmo)
 
 
 
You can now get an integrated e-cig for your phone
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(Live Science)
 
 
 
These are just the "better" genes, so maybe we can create a baby that will not break his bones, and will never have heart disease or dementia. We can literally do that at this point. So what's stopping us?
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(YouTube)
 
 
 
Man makes tiny V-8 engine out of paper that actually runs. No sheet
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(Science Blogs)
 
 
 
Add "doctoral theses" to the list of things that kill people in Australia
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(LA Times)
 
 
 
Your gut microbiota is so messed up, you'll need to go back in time and kill your great great grandparents to fix it. P.S. Could you take out Hitler while you're passing through 1920?
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(Tech Crunch)
 
 
 
Having raised 2,000,000 USD, Coindesk acquired for 1150-1400 BTC
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
"Millennials are completely ignorant of Roman bridge-building techniques," he said archly
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(Washington Post)
 
 
 
Ice Age 6 canceled mid-production
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
"By the way... is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?"
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Wed January 13, 2016
(Dorkly)
 
 
 
"That's an odd name for a love story... but I do love Ryan Reynolds" - Subby's Wife
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(Science Daily)
 
 
 
New evidence suggests that autism may be 'hiding' in a fold of the brain, quietly repeating baseball statistics to itself
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(PC Games N)
 
 
 
Players are so disappointed by the quality of Steam's holiday ARG that they're mailing Valve cans of herring in protest
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
What's the most powerful weapon EVER in Sci-Fi history? Subby is partial to Marvin the Martian's Uranium PU-36 Illudium radioactive space modulator but it's not listed
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(BBC-US)
 
 
 
Science is being destroyed by English. Well, DUH; they should be speaking AMERICAN
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(Guardian)
 
 
 
Game devs are being required to run the names of players through government blacklists. Sadly this is not satire
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(Sky.com)
 
 
 
The one thing that's gonna be creepy about living in the future is everybody's webbed feet
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(BBC-US)
 
 
 
Just beyond the Gamburtsev mountain range in Antarctica, scientists discover a vast system of chasms far bigger than the Grand Canyon lurking beneath the ice sheet. What? You thought Lovecraft was writing FICTION?
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(WebMD)
 
 
 
Heartburn medications now linked to chronic kidney disease. Not so much from the drugs, but the fact that most the people are washing them down with soda, beer and energy drinks
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(NBC News)
 
 
 
Apple tests new iPhone feature that could help users get more sleep. Apparently it will replace the old method, called the power button. Rare "can't get to sleep" trifecta complete
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(Mirror.co.uk)
 
 
 
Are you angry a lot? Well, this won't help: you probably have a small brain
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(Mirror.co.uk)
 
 
 
Struggling to get to sleep? Here are the top 50 things to help you nod off. 'Learning the rules of cricket', strangely absent. Rare "can't get to sleep" trifecta now in play
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(KATU)
 
 
 
Consumer Reports rates the gadgets and drugs which claim to help people sleep. All found not as effective as reading an entire issue of Consumer Reports
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(My Fox 8 Greensboro)
 
 
 
The most common first name of geniuses is John. Conversely, the three names least associated with having any level of even normal intelligence are Rand, Jeb, Donald
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(KTBS Shreveport)
 
 
 
Researchers say that humans are programmed to overeat during the cold winter months. Which goes along with previous studies that show we're also programmed to overeat during the spring, summer and fall
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(Mirror.co.uk)
 
 
 
Bears are learning karate now
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(Wimp)
 
 
 
Talking to yourself is not crazy. In fact, it's a pretty smart thing to do
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(TreeHugger)
 
 
 
The tiny house movement is starting to get too big for its britches
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(Tech Crunch)
 
 
 
Here's what happens when you enable push notifications for your Instagram account with 8 million followers
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(NPR)
 
 
 
Suffering from lower back pain? Exercise
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(Huffington Post)
 
 
 
Look, I know you're trying to keep us calm, but the volcano is clearly sending out spores to start baby volcanoes all over the place. EVERYBODY PANIC
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Tue January 12, 2016
(The Verge)
 
 
 
Yo dawg, we heard humanity was interested in using 3D printed lunar rovers to get off of this rock, so we're Audi
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(Royal Society of Chemistry)
 
 
 
Science FINALLY invents a lithium battery that doesn't make an IED out of everything you put one in
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(Red Bull)
 
 
 
Why it takes three months to add a new car to a racing game
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(Metro)
 
 
 
New study suggests smoking pot doesn't lower IQ or affect school grades in teenagers - but smoking tobacco does. Far out, man
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(Mental Floss)
 
 
 
Want to combine LEGO, Knex, Tinkertoy and Lincoln Logs in one structure? The Free Universal Connector Kit has your back, and an acronym you don't want to share with the kids. (tag for name)
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(ZDNet)
 
 
 
You're not imagining it: your smartwatch and your car are actually talking about whether they should let you drive or not
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(News.com.au)
 
 
 
Do you still use an older version of Internet Explorer? Starting today, if you call Microsoft you'll find the lights on, but no one home
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(Slashdot)
 
 
 
In New Jersey, marine mammals are accorded medical privacy rights - even dead ones
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(Digital Journal)
 
 
 
Largest saltie ever found weighs 6,000 lbs, has jaws larger than a man and is currently resting
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(International Business Times)
 
 
 
When people come up to you and say bacteria outnumber human cells by 10 to one you can now turn around and tell them they are idiots
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(Telegraph)
 
 
 
Everyone said they were daft to build that Bronze Age settlement. It burned down and sank in the Fens and now is giving archaeologists an unprecedented look at life in that era
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(Mirror.co.uk)
 
 
 
NASA opens 'Office of the Apocalypse', will tell everyone when to panic
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(Slashdot)
 
 
 
Have you downgraded to Windows 10 yet? How about now? How about 12 hours from now?
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(The Consumerist)
 
 
 
Researchers from the University of Maryland find specific brand of chocolate milk that happens to be produced by the university's sponsor aids athletes in concussion recovery
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Mon January 11, 2016
(Tech Times)
 
 
 
You hear people talk about how climate change is so bad, but we know more about 19th-century whaling practices along the eastern seaboard now than we ever did before and you can thank climate change for that, but nobody will
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(Asahi Shimbun)
 
 
 
Revered restaurant chef, 85, invited to China as "ambassador of rice culture" to demonstrate his consummate wizardry in rice cooking. "It will be the first time I've used Chinese water for cooking rice, and I'll admit that I have some concerns"
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(IFL Science)
 
 
 
The latest result of climate change? Obese squirrels. You can't even see their balls
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(Phys Org2)
 
 
 
Researchers figure out how to steer one-way beams of light. Here comes the anisotropic magnetic permeability
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
MIT rages against the dying of the light: researchers aim to save century-old incandescent light bulbs from the grave
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(Mental Floss)
 
 
 
You hardly ever see a list of American national treasures these days that doesn't mention "astronaut urine" pretty prominently
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(Earth Touch News)
 
 
 
Ugly-ass mystery fish washes ashore in Alaska, is identified as rarely-seen deep-sea murder machine so massive that its only natural predator is a full-grown sperm whale (w/ only known photos of these things in 40 years)
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(Trusted Reviews)
 
 
 
Remember when David Bowie set up Bowienet, his own ISP in America?
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
Here are the first-ever photos of a single folded protein
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(Vice)
 
 
 
George Clooney? Shemar Moore? Gilbert Gottfried?
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(Phys Org2)
 
 
 
Future clothing may store solar heat in summer and release it in winter, assuming you still wear white after Labor Day
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(Quartz)
 
 
 
Scientists out of ideas for treating obesity, are now apparently trolling the obese by giving them freeze-dried fecal pills from healthy people and telling them it worked to help mice lose weight
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Computer, decode this ham radio transmission from 1986. Ah, a Cray-2. How quaint
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