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Sun February 12, 2017
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(The New York Times)
 
 
 
Raymond Smullyan died. Are you enough of a geek to have known who he was?
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(Science 2.0)
 
 
 
Here's why this time of the year is like the playoffs for experimental physicists or something: "Large collaborations must give updates on their physics investigations every six months nowadays or people assume there is some problem with their data"
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(Tech Times)
 
 
 
China building vertical forests in cities to fight air pollution (cool pics)
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(Wired UK)
 
 
 
Here's an updated list of the 10 threats capable of wiping humanity out courtesy of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, and in the 2017 edition, "tyrannical leaders' and 'nuclear holocaust' are getting a lot of play for some reason
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(Singularity Hub)
 
 
 
Doctors can now read a comatose patient's mind and they want you to know they're doing pretty much okay, all things considered: "The locked-in patients were able to reliably use the system to tell their loved ones they're generally happy"
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(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
"Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into, Martin." "Sorry about that, Lockheed"
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(Daily Express)
 
 
 
Has China beaten NASA with an 'impossible' warp drive engine that will get humans to Mars in mere weeks?
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
A test at Google's DeepMind AI lab shows unequivocally that our sexbots are going to murder us post-coitus
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(BBC-US)
 
 
 
Ever wonder how you give a cow a pedicure? Well, you start with an angle grinder
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(Guardian)
 
 
 
Could a £400 billion plan to refreeze the Arctic before the ice melts really work?
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Sat February 11, 2017
(Science Magazine)
 
 
 
Good news: brain cancer can be stopped. Bad news: with rabies
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(CSPI)
 
 
 
"TGIFridays guilty of salt assault." Hey, they say "Thank God" in their name, don't they? It's a taberNaCl
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(Science Daily)
 
 
 
Scientists unearth terrifying new monster. Where? Oh you got to be kidding me
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(Mother Nature Network)
 
 
 
Paris is giving a test run to public urinals that generate compost. Wee-wee
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(CBS News)
 
 
 
Yes. Yes, they do
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(Science Alert)
 
 
 
So you're saying either quantum entanglement exists, or everything in our universe has been predetermined since the big bang. Weird tag fills in for spooky action at a distance tag
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(PC Games N)
 
 
 
If you needed another reason to hate Steve Bannon, it turns out that he was a major investor and sat on the executive board of an MMO currency-farming company
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(The Atlantic)
 
 
 
Pretty soon you'll be able to download a 50-trillion pixel satellite image of the entire planet, refreshed every day: "Every park, every rice paddy, every patch of pine and permafrost on Earth: all will be imaged anew, daily, at medium resolution"
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(EurekAlert)
 
 
 
Finally, proof that GMOs do in fact kill. Kill cancer cells that is
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Fri February 10, 2017
(SFGate)
 
 
 
California's drought declines from 83% of the State to just 11%. With pretty juicy illustrative pictures of the change
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(Mashable)
 
 
 
Don't be earritating, get a Van Gogh action figure now. Comes with detachable ear and starry starry night
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(Anand Tech)
 
 
 
Intel will now be staying on the same process node for four years running: Tick Tock Thwack Thunk
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(The Atlantic)
 
 
 
Let's cut Apple design down a few notches, shall we?
source: theatlantic.com   |   share: Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
 
(Naked Security)
 
 
 
Google's ad network may not let pictures of fully-clothed adult women slip by their filters, but they will post fake Amazon ads that take people to scam computer support sites
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(HelloGiggles)
 
 
 
It seems that some cows are obsessed with accordion music. Which surely means something
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(Onion AV Club)
 
 
 
Science has identified the sexiest and least sexy dance moves. Includes video performances by robot avatars, D-Qwon
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(LA Weekly)
 
 
 
How the Mad Max films reflect on society. Long-winded, but hard to just walk away from
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(NPR)
 
 
 
Like your fleece jacket? You're probably eating it
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(Jefferson Public Radio)
 
 
 
NOAA says La Niña está muerta. Which is Spanish for the Niña is muerta
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
World's largest airship had to be put in for repairs, butt it's ready to fly again
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(The Hill)
 
 
 
Apple CEO Tim Cook says fake news is one of today's biggest problems, though he thinks his overpriced shoddy products are perfect methods of reading said bullshiat
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(Kotaku)
 
 
 
Greenlight gets the redlight
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(NBC News)
 
 
 
Good news: you didn't die from MRSA. Bad news: you smell like you died from MRSA
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(Nerdist)
 
 
 
Well, we can write CHA on the moon so probably
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(CBC)
 
 
 
A full moon, an eclipse, and a comet, all walk into a bar
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(12News Phoenix)
 
 
 
It's official: bears prefer Obsession by Calvin Klein. "I'm sure they don't mind the smell of Britney Spears either"
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(Huffington Post UK)
 
 
 
Speed kills, but first it makes you old
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(Is There Any Deal)
 
 
 
Quicker to get into trouble than the baby in Who's Your Daddy, it's the Friday Fark Gaming thread. What have you been playing this week? As a side-note what game genres do you tend to play? Maybe you can recommend games for others (or vice versa)
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(Gamespot)
 
 
 
Next year's Call of Duty is "returning to its roots", presumably by punching Nazis like it was a Trump rally
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(Telegraph)
 
 
 
There's a place in the Congo where you can hang out with mountain gorillas next to an active volcano. And, if you're a good tourist you won't be sacrificed into the volcano like Tom Hanks. Just kidding, those mountain gorillas are friendly as can be
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
Ira Steven Behr is putting together a DS9 documentary with Adam Nimoy featuring interviews with the cast and a season 8 workshop with the writers. Which is nice, but it's no Garak spinoff
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(NBC News)
 
 
 
Why should we fear contact with space aliens? Here are the scientists to explain why
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(Space Daily)
 
 
 
Are you sure you're making the right decision? I think we should stop
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(CNN)
 
 
 
And in today's weather forecast for Australia: fire tornadoes
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(The Raw Story)
 
 
 
White House cybersecurity efforts currently managed by IP Freely
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(Ars Technica)
 
 
 
A Danish astronaut has captured the best-ever images of rare blue flashes
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(Rocketnews 24)
 
 
 
Japanese company will send people to your home to tell you why you suck at video games
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Thu February 09, 2017
(New Scientist)
 
 
 
Scientists that haven't seen Black Mirror are building robot bees to pollinate plants
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(LA Daily News)
 
 
 
Absolutely
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(South China Morning Post)
 
 
 
China proposes new commission to further tighten internet oversight. Government-approved web pages to drop from five to four
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(Engadget)
 
 
 
Science has learned that anybody can become an online troll. Well, anyone except you. You're just a mouth breather who drinks crappy over hopped beer and probably liked dumb shows like Firefly before they got canceled
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(Phys Org2)
 
 
 
Researchers determine why oceans have absorbed so much carbon. Turns out it was a cabal of cetaceans who are trading big time on carbon credits to the detriment of the mollusks, who are pissed
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(Jalopnik)
 
 
 
Old and busted: sharks with frikkin' laser beams on their heads. New hotness: B-52s with frikkin' laser beams
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(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
Science says that a person's time perception is altered when they're online. As compared to the 1960s when all it took was a cube of acid and a a Jimi Hendrix album
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(YouTube)
 
 
 
Just a friendly reminder that manta rays are gigantic
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(News.com.au)
 
 
 
Want to purchase the hot new $295 high-tech carry-on suitcase? Well, get in line, because it now has a 10,000-person wait list
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(Fox News)
 
 
 
12th dead sea scroll cave unearthed, has something to say about the 12th tribe of Israel and the opening of the 7th seal
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(The Stack)
 
 
 
Wall Street Journal closes Google paywall gap. Let us bow our heads in payment
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(Talk Radio (UK))
 
 
 
Scientists are sending the lethal MRSA superbug to the international space station, in the hope that it will mutate. In absolutely no way can this end badly
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(Apple Insider)
 
 
 
Apple promotes standard web API based on Metal as part of every 3D programmer's repertoire. Hopefully it creates an Eruption of cool browser games
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(Mother Nature Network)
 
 
 
Newly discovered gecko literally sheds its skin to escape predators. I'm still not buying their insurance
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(Guardian)
 
 
 
Wikipedia bans Daily Mail as news reference [citation needed]
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(YouTube)
 
 
 
Keep recording that tornado, it will miss you by a good fifty feet (not safe for work language)
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Wed February 08, 2017
(NPR Design)
 
 
 
Can holograms serve the public radio audience? Well, if it's a scantily-clad Ira Flatow prancing around my desktop while hosting Science Friday, maybe
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(Wired)
 
 
 
DARPA does it again with creepy SideArm project that grabs drones out of the air carrier-style
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(Boing Boing)
 
 
 
"Stuxnet 2 -Duqu's revenge". Now in a world bank near you
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(Five Thirty-Eight)
 
 
 
Let's visit the darkest town in America that is almost devoid of light pollution. Please don't turn your lights on
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(Onion AV Club)
 
 
 
Enhance. Enhance. Enhance. Enhance. Enhance. Enhance. Enhance. Enhance. Enhance. Enhance. Enhance. Enhance. Enhance. Enhance. Enhance. Enhance. Enhance. Enhance. Enhance. Enhance. Enhance. Enhance. Enhance. Enhance. Enhance. Enhance. Enhance
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(Science Alert)
 
 
 
Forget what you've learned - scientists just created a stable helium compound. Welders, scuba divers, blimp pilots rejoice
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(GeekWire)
 
 
 
Bill Nye unveils format, trailer for new science TV show to air on Netflix this April
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
DNA collection, with millions of samples collected in the last several years, reveals both vast diversity and common ancestries. Something something your mom
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(USA Today)
 
 
 
Supermassive black hole has devoured a sun over past ten years, setting new record for longest space meal ever observed. Further details are superunknown
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(Fox News)
 
 
 
5 things you didn't know about Pabst Blue Ribbon
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(Big Think)
 
 
 
DARPA launches project to develop the world's most advanced paper airplane
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(Live Science)
 
 
 
Everything you ever wanted to know about the complete history of the refrigerator. Very cool
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(Atlas Obscura)
 
 
 
The answer to that age-old question: Why men get more belly button lint than women
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(Jalopnik)
 
 
 
The A-10 Warthog will be singing the song of its people in support of US forces until at least 2021
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(Phys Org2)
 
 
 
...and again, and again, and again
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(PC Authority (Australia))
 
 
 
New robot helps you sleep by breathing near you. And this is why Fark has the "creepy" tag
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(Ars Technica)
 
 
 
Net neutrality assault can be stopped by citizens, snark
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(Phys Org2)
 
 
 
Ancient earthen mounds prove humans flattened the Amazon rainforest thousands of years ago, but it recovered just fine
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(NPR)
 
 
 
The planet has had enough of our shenanigans and is producing new diseases at a higher rate than ever
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Tue February 07, 2017
(The Japan News)
 
 
 
The goggles, they ... can test for glaucoma?
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(Mashable)
 
 
 
Always forgetting your employee badge? No worries, now you can get an RFID tag implanted under your skin
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(Engadget)
 
 
 
Robots from the maker of the Vespa follow you around and shlep your stuff. Subby would like one in Sapient Pearwood
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(ieee spectrum)
 
 
 
Rattlesnakes use crazy good heat sensors to detect prey in the dark, at a distance. Heat sensors for robot e-skin will certainly be used for something different
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(CBS News)
 
 
 
CDC issues new vaccination guidelines while they still can
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(Engadget)
 
 
 
Stanford students recreate 5,000 year old Chinese beer recipe
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(Federal Business Opportunities)
 
 
 
Do any critters use radio to talk to each other? DARPA wants to know for, you know, reasons
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
"Biohacker" pursues lifelong quest of becoming a human vibrator. "It was just a low hanging fruit"
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
Scientists believe they know why the sun is spinning too slowly. Hollywood already planning movie where Bruce Willis, Matt Damon, and Sam Rockwell try to speed up the sun
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(Tone World News)
 
 
 
Drought-easing California snow heaviest in 22 years, The spring melt is going to be ... interesting
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(The National Interest)
 
 
 
Check out the IL-2 Sturmovik "Flying Tank." No plane has ever been made in larger numbers and it's what weapons designers come up with when Hitler is invading and Stalin is sending telegrams offering to shoot them if they don't do something
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(The Verge)
 
 
 
Scientists weaponize human skin
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Mon February 06, 2017
(Vice)
 
 
 
The truth can now be told: your CD or DVD isn't as indestructible as you may have been led to believe. In fact, it may self destruct after 10 years. Feel free to panic at any time
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(Popular Science)
 
 
 
U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology claim NOAA "manipulated climate records." Their evidence? An article from the Daily Mail
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(The Stack)
 
 
 
All those cool things Bitcoin can do (besides trading money) is killing Bitcoin
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(BBC-US)
 
 
 
Anelosimus eximius is not the only kind of social spider in the world, but it does construct the biggest webs, reaching more than 25ft feet long and 5ft wide. Webs that size can contain 50,000 individual spiders. That is a lot of legs,fangs, and NOPE
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(Science Daily)
 
 
 
Scientists have come up with a "psychological vaccine" to help ward off skepticism of settled climate science
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(NASA)
 
 
 
Words you never expect to hear in the same sentence: Potentially Hospitable Enceladus
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(Jalopnik)
 
 
 
Give me a ping, Vasili. One ping only, please
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(Ars Technica)
 
 
 
Patent troll sues Netflix, claiming he invented the download that can be used after it's downloaded. Presumably the case will be tried in Texas and the patent troll will win because stigginitt
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(Fox News)
 
 
 
Rare "cave squeaker" frog, last seen in 1962, has reappeared in Zimbabwe, surprising biologists who thought they all must have croaked
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(Wired)
 
 
 
That twinkling background behind Lady Gaga at the Superbowl Halftime wasn't CGI. It was hundreds of synchronized drones
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Are we any closer to a flying car yet? You know with all the flying car stories we get every week saying it's finally here
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(International Business Times)
 
 
 
An army of armyworms is pestilencing its way across Africa
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