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Sun January 01, 2017
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(Telegraph)
 
 
 
Here's the worst idea of the year, and it's only one day in: "Defence and technology group QinetiQ has built 'stealth' wind turbines which barely show up on radar. The giant turbines, each 400 feet high, appear on radar systems as four feet high"
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(Slate)
 
 
 
The scientist who founded the science of mistakes ended up being mistaken
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(The Courier UK)
 
 
 
In praise of the Omega Speedmaster, the "holy grail" of watches that was developed in top secret labs for astronauts to wear in outer space. But your Casio is nice too
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(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
Mysterious 'Star Wars blaster fire' sound heard coming from the Northern Lights and travelling through power lines (w/ audio)
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(The New York Times)
 
 
 
The strange world of fake academia costs unwitting scholars and grad students untold amounts of money and time. "You just rent a hotel, make up a name and stand around while everyone is reading their papers. It's easy money"
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(Chicago Trib)
 
 
 
Boomer whines about new-fangled auto safety features. Here's a nickel, call someone who cares
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(Futurism)
 
 
 
Will the LHC provide proof of higher dimensions in the universe in 2017? Or will it destroy them?
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(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
The average person can't cope with four conversations at once. Four conversations at once is too much for the average person to deal with. Science says that anything more that three conversations is too much. SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP
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(Neowin)
 
 
 
Microsoft no longer selling Windows Phone-based devices in its stores, not expected to impact sales numbers
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(The New York Times)
 
 
 
This whole blame-the-victim thing is really starting to snowball
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(LA Times)
 
 
 
2016: Juicing. 2017: Souping
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(Sun Sentinel)
 
 
 
Does being sedentary lead to obesity, or does being obese lead to being sedentary? It's like a chicken or egg question, except in this case they were both eaten at the same time
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(ABL13 Houston)
 
 
 
Mark your 2017 calendars now - NASA announces that the first total solar eclipse in 38 years will sweep across the U.S. on Aug. 21. The sun is there ... for a while
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Sat December 31, 2016
(A Citizen)
 
 
 
Someone made a nice little chart of what is going to get delayed next in Star Citizen
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(SFGate)
 
 
 
We've all seen the 'faces of meth' before and after pics. How about some 'when I was on drugs' and 'now I'm not' pics?
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(NewsTimes)
 
 
 
I said, WE'RE BLASTING THE LAKE WITH LOUD NOISES TO KILL ALGAE
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(Rocketnews 24)
 
 
 
On today's "Weird or Cool from Japan", we learn what happens when you put a chemical butt warmer on your crotch. Also, we learn there are such things as chemical butt warmers
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(SacBee)
 
 
 
Investigation in to why baseball player, Chuck Finley, checked out so many library books in Florida has lead to an interesting scheme to save library books, which may be happening everywhere in America
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(US Army)
 
 
 
Do you have ammunition that's both non-contaminating AND plants pretty plants wherever you shoot it? Well, the Army would like to talk to you
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(Mirror.co.uk)
 
 
 
Researchers claim the UK is the 'second most powerful country' in the world behind the United States - and could even win in war against China and Russia. Jolly good, eh what?
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(Tech Dirt)
 
 
 
Software company: Post a negative review of our product? That's a brickin'
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(Mashable)
 
 
 
The MacBook's Consumer Reports verdict is just like its new keyboard: There's no Escape
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(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
Alien hunter claims to have spotted a 'hairy spider monkey' and 'slug animal' on Mars, and that's not even the weirdest things there
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(Japan Times)
 
 
 
Tokyo bar becomes Gundam Central for middle-aged men making plastic models of Battle Suit Gundam characters. "Casual drinks at a place where they can share their hobby will allow them to enjoy them both in a comfortable manner"
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(Live Science)
 
 
 
"A single breath into a newfangled breathalyzer is all doctors need to diagnose 17 different diseases, including lung cancer, irritable bowel syndrome and multiple sclerosis"
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(National Post)
 
 
 
Scientists are now on the brink of bringing back extinct species. Finally some good news for the Democratic Party
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(Medical Daily)
 
 
 
Women say the most attractive thing about a man is a hot girlfriend
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(Boing Boing)
 
 
 
The potential for dust-sized microcomputers that will use "glints of sunlight and the jostling of motion from bumping into things or riding on our bodies to provide power for computation"
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(PCWorld)
 
 
 
Jack Dorsey asks users how to improve Twitter, presumably they can still pick themselves up off the floor laughing
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Fri December 30, 2016
(Slash Gear)
 
 
 
Hubble spots 'serene cosmic rosebud' megamaser with two cores
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(Pulse (Nigeria))
 
 
 
Ya know how only one nostril clogs up when you're sick? Here's the science
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(NYPost)
 
 
 
Are you on the hunt for a man who is guaranteed to give you an orgasm every time you have sex? Here comes the science... and you
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(Scientific American)
 
 
 
World's smallest snowman carved using a scanning electron microscope, just under 3 micrometers in height. Still way too big to play the Tiniest Violin™
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(Military.com)
 
 
 
Just what the hell is Taurine anyway?
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(Tech Crunch)
 
 
 
Twitter announces 360 degree live video streaming. Which means when Trump declares nuclear war we will be able to see him and the mushroom cloud at the same time
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(Slate)
 
 
 
UbuWeb celebrates 20 years of being one of the strangest and unique websites out there. Feel old yet?
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(Metro)
 
 
 
Just so you can plan ahead - If you live in the U.K. "National Baby Making Day" is January 2 at approximately 10:36pm
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(Medical Daily)
 
 
 
Too much sleep can kill you. Also, too little sleep can kill you. Pretty much anything you do will kill you
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(Scientific American)
 
 
 
Purple rocks found on red planet
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(Is There Any Deal)
 
 
 
Easier to find than that guy in Accounting at the Christmas party, it's the Friday Fark Gaming Thread. What have you been playing? What are you waiting for? What did you secretly buy for yourself? This week, Tattletail rolls out (among other games)
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(BetaNews)
 
 
 
Leet
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(iNews (UK))
 
 
 
Video game movies are inevitably awful, right? Well, maybe we've all just been looking in the wrong place
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Thu December 29, 2016
(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
You'll be forgiven for concluding that armadillos share something in common with you
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(Time)
 
 
 
Exercise helps keep the brain young
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(NYPost)
 
 
 
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu Antarctica wgah'nagl fhtagn
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(Tech Xplore)
 
 
 
Hackers can upgrade your airline seat to business class
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
Thanks to your crappy American diet, your gut bacteria is likely stunted... and really, who wants stunted gut bacteria? NO ONE, that's who
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(Ars Technica)
 
 
 
SpaceX teases pictures of its newest heavy fireworks display
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(Kotaku)
 
 
 
The best patch notes of 2016
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(Atlas Obscura)
 
 
 
Behold Stephen Bell and the coveted Talisman of Penultimate Truth, one of the real-life treasures from Atari's Swordquest game
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(Medical Xpress)
 
 
 
Models of possible human skeletal evolution created by Professors Zager and Evans
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(Space.com)
 
 
 
NASA would like to show you what the Northern Lights look like from above. Way above
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(BBC-US)
 
 
 
"Bumblebee numbers hit by 'unsettled decade'" Don't remember the band, but maybe the music just sucks
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(Slashdot)
 
 
 
After decades being just fine with cars piloted by geriatrics, Florida decide driverless cars need no special permits
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(Atlas Obscura)
 
 
 
Today we learn that Romans used to ward off illness with flying penis amulets, thus giving Johnson and Johnson their business model
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
Ultimate D&D gaming table. OK, Subby might need one of these. (Skip to 8:30 for the reveal)
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
First world problems #47: Parents claim their Hatchimals are swearing like sailors in their sleep
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(Rocketnews 24)
 
 
 
Latest used clothing craze in Japan: salty used fisherman jeans. Fisherman: "I decided to try it since I could wear the jeans for free and wouldn't have to buy any for work. But who is buying my pants at that high price?"
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(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
Cannabis vomiting syndrome. Would you like to know more?
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(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
If you look closely at the Mona Lisa, you'll notice that she's smiling at the alien spacecraft that's nearby
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(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
Iceland has a breed of horse that boxes. Meet Rocky and Apollo
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(CNN)
 
 
 
A New Years' Comet. Not the comet we wanted, but maybe the comet we deserve
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(NYPost)
 
 
 
Meet the lie-detecting robot that is the customs officer of the future. It's not gonna laugh at your declaration that you're never going to Tijuana again either
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(The Sun)
 
 
 
Turns out the future will look a lot like what the 1930s imagined it would. Nationalism and airships for everyone
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(Gothamist)
 
 
 
Feel the need to step into a Van Gogh masterpiece or just get ready for the coming zombie apocalypse? Step into these spiffy virtual reality cafes in NYC
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(Time)
 
 
 
New study says people who care for others tend to live longer. Except for Mel Gibson who doesn't care for anyone
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(Mother Nature Network)
 
 
 
It turns out you if you're hallucinating you might be able to make another person hallucinate just be being near them and inviting the smiling toad of wisdom to hop into their inner eye while spraying rainbows of joy across their wooden eyebrows
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Wed December 28, 2016
(War is Boring)
 
 
 
Just because you're bombing the crap out of ISIS doesn't mean you can't partake in the Christmas spirit
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(Seeker)
 
 
 
China: Sorry US and Russia, all the moon and Mars missions belong to us in the 21st century
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(UPI)
 
 
 
"Ach, back ye go now. We'll be havin' none o' that"
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(C|Net)
 
 
 
Japanese and Russian snail species defend themselves by whacking predators with their shells. It's just too bad that evolution didn't just make it so that they could move faster than two feet an hour
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
C'mon, who wouldn't want a Jurassic Park velociraptor head in their front hall to greet and terrify guests?
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
Here's how alcohol gets you drunk (aka: What the hell happened last night?)
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(Jalopnik)
 
 
 
Zip ties for tire chains? Oh, sure, they look cool, but will they work? Cops: NO
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(Fox 4 KC)
 
 
 
Carrie Fisher's unique obituary request: 'Drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra:'
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(Kotaku)
 
 
 
The list of the best anime to binge-watch during your winter vacation . . . is only three shows long
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(NBC News)
 
 
 
While you've been busy worrying about Skynet taking over, the Soylent Corporation has been busy
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(Popular Mechanics)
 
 
 
Pass the non-3D-printed food please, this 3D-printed food just doesn't cut it
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(Smithsonian Magazine)
 
 
 
Researchers find not only do bats communicate, but 60% of their noises are arguing. Unmentioned is how many are in the politics tab
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(Deadspin)
 
 
 
Carrie Fisher really wanted people to know how much she hated that farking gold bikini. She was also an extraordinary woman
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(The Business Journals)
 
 
 
I used to be a delivery drone but then I took an arrow to the knee
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(Mashable)
 
Video
 
Tesla's autopilot can now predict collisions before they happen
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
Just how bad has 2016 been? Even George R.R. "Kill 'Em All" Martin is fed up with the body count
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(Stuff.co.nz)
 
 
 
There are few cars as rare as the 1994 Porsche 964 911 Turbo Flatnose. Getting to drive one of the 76 ever produced is even rarer
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(Mother Nature Network)
 
 
 
10 non-pervy uses for petroleum jelly
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(C|Net)
 
 
 
Note: Samsung kills galaxies
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(Metro)
 
 
 
And now the bad news - Nearly all middle-aged people are overweight, inactive or drinking way too much
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(Carl Sagan Portal)
 
 
 
The Tuesday Night Science Channel Discussion Thread
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(Science Alert)
 
 
 
Wet spot located on Uluru: "The rock is wet on average of 4 times a year but can go two years without." Something something, my wife (SFW pics)
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(News.com.au)
 
 
 
Scientist discover 6 powerful radio bursts in the same exact location in space ... emitting from a constellation far beyond our Milky Way galaxy
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(The Age (Melbourne))
 
 
 
Bnod. Jeams Bnod
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Tue December 27, 2016
(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
Penguins really like Jellyfish with boners. It's their favorite seafood. The lab experiment that delivered these results must have been fun
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(InfoWorld)
 
 
 
I for one welcome our erotic robotic human flypaper lazer bazooka buzzsaw armed future of happiness on spherical tires
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(Digital Trends)
 
 
 
NASA is firing lasers into the ocean from a satellite, possibly in an effort to combat sharks
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(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
Turns out Waterworld might have been historical fiction
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(Engadget)
 
 
 
Samsung's next generation of Galaxy phones will include "Bixby" AI. It won't explode, but don't make it angry
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(Apple Insider)
 
 
 
Apple considering adding basilisk option to iPhone
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(Fox News)
 
 
 
Does Chris Hansen exist in virtual reality?
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(Kotaku)
 
 
 
The year in video game paintings
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(Slate)
 
 
 
She was denied a Nobel Prize for the crime of doing science while female so she'll have to settle for a Fark headline announcing that she has passed
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(Metro)
 
 
 
NASA finds exciting clue in the ongoing search for life on Mars: a spoon. They caution, however, that this in no way indicates an advanced culture like a spork would
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(C|Net)
 
 
 
Alexa, who killed this guy?
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(Metro)
 
 
 
Ever wonder why your farts could even clear out an arena of the most ardent Trump supporters? Here comes the science
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(Medium)
 
 
 
Is our universe actually inside a black hole? Maybe
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(MIT Technology Review)
 
 
 
The biggest technology failures of 2016. Yes, even worse than submitting a slideshow to Fark
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(Science Daily)
 
 
 
Your addictive cravings are still detectable after your death
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(From the Grapevine)
 
 
 
Did you accidentally-on-purpose break your old iPhone when the new one came out? Sure you did, lots of people do
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(Jalopnik)
 
 
 
Is there a better way to explain the differences between AWD, FWD, and RWD than using vintage rally cars? Probably, but who cares?
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(BBC-US)
 
 
 
Fine. I'll build my own last mile. With broadband and hookers. In fact, forget the hookers
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(Guardian)
 
 
 
The good news: Salt water crocodiles have made a comeback. The bad news: Salt water crocodiles have made a comeback
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(Slashdot)
 
 
 
The latest version of HandBrake has been released after 13 years of development ... version 1.0.0
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(Scotsman)
 
 
 
The average student in Scotland graduates with £10,000 in debt. To put that in perspective, it's about what the average American student spends on textbooks for the average elective
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Mon December 26, 2016
(Huffington Post)
 
 
 
Did you know Thomas Edison invented the tattoo gun? Which means someone else invented the tattoo gun
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(Metro)
 
 
 
Cheetahs are RUNNING OUT OF TIME
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(Phys Org2)
 
 
 
What message should we send to the stars? "Greetings from Earth", "Hello", or maybe "Free Humans →"
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(Belleville News-Democrat)
 
 
 
Here is how you throw a boomerang correctly. If it doesn't come back then it's just a stick
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(Christian Science Monitor)
 
 
 
A rare positive note from this year: Validation of gravitational waves
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