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130-MPH Spring-Loaded Jaws Help These Ants Escape Predators

Fri, 15/05/2015 - 4:32pm

These ants' jaws are both weapons and escape devices.

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Does Growth Hacking Actually Count as a Real Job?

Fri, 15/05/2015 - 3:00pm

Growth hackers say the bad reputation their filed has earned isn't deserved. The results, they say, speak for themselves.

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Where to Find the Best (Scientific) Explosions on the Web

Fri, 15/05/2015 - 3:00pm

Just a few of our favorite places on the web where science goes boom.

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Microsoft Hyperlapse Smooths Out Android Phone Shaky Cams

Fri, 15/05/2015 - 2:16pm

Finally, Microsoft gives Windows Phone and Android users a hyperlapse app all their own.

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The Good, Bad, and Ugly New Shows Debuting on TV This Fall

Fri, 15/05/2015 - 2:00pm

The media slog known as Upfronts Week has finally drawn to a close, and it's time to handicap the race.

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The Attack on Geosciences in Congress

Fri, 15/05/2015 - 1:23pm

Congress is trying desperately to brush science they don’t agree with under the rug.

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Review: Codlo Sous-Vide

Fri, 15/05/2015 - 1:00pm

The promise of this $180 device is that it turns your rice cooker or Crockpot into a precision cooking machine.

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Friday Fun: Make Music by Tapping Your Computer Keyboard

Fri, 15/05/2015 - 12:00pm

With this QWERTY drum machine, pretty much everything ends up sounding decent.

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Even the FBI Had Privacy Concerns on License Plate Readers

Fri, 15/05/2015 - 12:00pm

Internal documents show that in 2012 the FBI was instructed to temporarily halt its purchase of automated license plate readers because of privacy concerns.

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Self-Driving Cars Are Legal, But Real Rules Would Be Nice

Fri, 15/05/2015 - 11:00am

The tech is new, complicated, and being developed in different ways by different companies, so just understanding how it works is difficult.

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A Lost Climber’s Pack Emerges 30 Years After an Avalanche

Fri, 15/05/2015 - 11:00am

In 1986, two climbers died on Mount Baker in Washington state. Nearly 30 years later, the mountain gave something back.

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Absurd Creature of the Week: Can We Just Save This Adorable Parrot for Christ’s Sake?

Fri, 15/05/2015 - 11:00am

The kakapo is a parrot, but it doesn’t fly. It can live 100 years. Its sex life is best described as…involved. And there’s only 126 left in the wild.

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Reddit Wants to Exile Trolls. But Growing Up Is Hard

Fri, 15/05/2015 - 11:00am

Reddit is finally growing up. Or at least it's trying.

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Wolfram’s Image Rec Site Reflects Enormous Shift In AI

Fri, 15/05/2015 - 11:00am

Earlier this week, Stephen Wolfram unveiled a website that automatically identifies digital images. Drop in a photo of, say, a Tesla coil, and the site will tell you it’s a Tesla coil. Like so much that emerges from Wolfram Research—the software company operated by the British computer scientist, physicist, entrepreneur, and all-around free thinker—the site […]

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The Smartest Hardware Won’t Ask You What to Do—It Tells You

Fri, 15/05/2015 - 11:00am

In hardware, the idea that you'd make a product that appeals to as many people as possible just makes sense, right? Not so fast.

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Can Nintendo Survive Mobile Without Catering to Whales?

Fri, 15/05/2015 - 10:30am

Nintendo's not into whale-hunting, it seems. At least, it says it isn't.

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It’s a Big Simpsons News Day, Neighborino

Thu, 14/05/2015 - 9:29pm

One of the show's most versatile voice actors may be leaving the show, which gives the season finale's couch gag some added resonance.

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Seoul’s Turning an Old Highway Into a Flowery High Line

Thu, 14/05/2015 - 8:31pm

Make way for the High Line effect. Ever since the elevated park turned New York's far West Side into a playground for the moneyed class, other cities have quickly followed suit.

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Cape Watch: Professor X Goes Bald, Jem Loses Her Superpower

Thu, 14/05/2015 - 7:10pm

Maybe it's the post-Avengers hangover, but things have been quiet on the superhero movie front this week. Regardless, here's what you need to know.

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Let’s Call Out CSI: Cyber’s Hilariously Absurd Technobabble

Thu, 14/05/2015 - 7:03pm

Quite often, the tech talk on CSI: Cyber doesn't quite make sense.

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