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First of all, I completely stole this headline from NASA engineer Bobak Ferdowski (AKA The Mohawk Guy) on Twitter. Second, this is just a great image of the Curiosity rover sitting on Mars, including views of its tracks and where it did a wheelie or two. Plus, where the rover now sits is a very&
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A burning lantern (and rocket) made from paper tea bags
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Would you like to discover a new animal? Here are 10 ways animal experts currently search for and document new species.
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'The Exit Room' imagines the inevitable 2021 hypstopia.
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Universe Today
It's truly a "eureka" moment for Kepler scientists: the first rocky Earth-sized world has been found in a star's habitable "Goldilocks" zone, the narrow belt where liquid water could readily exist on a planet's surface without freezing solid or boiling away. And while it's much too soon to tell if this really is a "twin&
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This Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22, three former NASA astronauts will present new evidence that our planet has experienced many more large-scale asteroid impacts over the past decade than previously thought… three to ten times more, in fact. A new visualization of data from a nuclear weapons warning network, to be unveiled by B612 Foundation CEO&
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Archimedes would love this axe, which is not a wedge, but a lever. Continue reading →
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The Ara can be pieced together brick-by-brick like a Lego model.
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Motherboard
Now there's a Google for the deep web's contraband markets.
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Why did the hipster get a sweaty chin? Because he grew a beard before it was cool. 
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About 500 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus lives a star, which, though smaller and redder than the sun, has a planet that may look awfully familiar.
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Hot young stars blaze at the center of a vast cloud of interstellar hydrogen gas in this stunning new observation by the awesomely powerful MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at the La Silla Observatory. Continue reading →
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The flying service's drone crews feel a negative perception hangs over their line of work, according to a Government Accountability Office report.
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The secure email service lost its contempt of court appeal in what all boiled down to a procedural point.
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Could life thrive in the devastated rock left behind after a meteorite impact? A new study hints that possibly, that could be the case. Researchers discovered what they think are geological records of biological activity inside of Nördlinger Ries, a crater in Germany that is about 15 miles (24 kilometers) wide. What the researchers say could be&
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We still want flying cars, but we'll settle for driverless ones.
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TechCrunch
Optimizely, the popular service for testing out different variations of your website, today announced the launch of Optimizely for iOS. The company says..
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TechCrunch
Today Facebook begins rolling out a new opt-in feature called Nearby Friends. It lets friends see approximately how far away you are from them, and you can..
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Ars Technica
It will be a while before microbiome-based treatments will be available.
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Online retailer in Leipzig and Bad Hersfeld sees hundreds of workers stage all-day strike over standard wage agreements
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Workers at distribution centres in Leipzig and Bad Hersfeld have been told to strike by labour union Verdi in long-running pay dispute
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Kepler 186f is the most Earth-like exoplanet we've ever discovered, but it's so far away that details will remain scarce for a long time.
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If Bo knows football and every other sport, Karl Jacob knows startups. Depending on how you count it, Jacob, a former Apple intern and Benchmark EIR, is on..
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Researchers have deciphered a Greek document that shows an ancient wrestling match was fixed.
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One diehard fan's plan to save the captain's chair has now morphed into a museum.
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Charles Arthur: Plus Windows tablets in Japan, is Shazam embedding in iOS 8?, data habits of Android phones, and more
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Universe Today
Don't let them pass you by. Right now and continuing through July, the biggest and brightest asteroids will be running on nearly parallel tracks in the constellation Virgo and so close together they'll easily fit in the same binocular field of view.  The twofer features Ceres (biggest) and Vesta (brightest) which are also the prime&
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Free speech in action (and how this all relates to a horse).
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After dodging space debris and living to tell the tale, Sentinel-1A is now being put through its paces for its primary mission: to beam back pictures of the Earth as quickly as possible, to provide officials with the information they need during natural disasters or weather events. The picture above gives a taste of what&
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Scientists believe they have found the receptors that allow sperm and egg cells to hook up and create life. 
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Earlier today on a call-in program on Russian television, infamous NSA leaker Edward Snowden questioned the country's President Vladimir Putin about his..
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The FBI aims to collect up to 52 million facial images of both criminals and ordinary citizens by 2015.
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Ars Technica
29 crop varieties are now distributed under an open source license.
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Artists, filmmakers and technologists can bypass the moneymen to raise millions for their projects, from Spike Lee and Ouya to Veronica Mars and Broken Age. By Stuart Dredge
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The secure service may have to remove vulnerable servers affected by the bug, the network's co-founder warns. By Alex Hern
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The company's Discovery Vision concept is the first move toward that (maybe still faraway) future. First step: gesture controls.
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SpoonRocket is about to have some competition in the lunch on demand market. Sprig, currently dinner-only, will soon start serving lunch, according to a..
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Astronomers have announced the groundbreaking discovery of an Earth-sized exoplanet orbiting a star within its habitable zone. Although this is exciting, calling this world "Earth-like" is a little premature. Continue reading →
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Technique may help with therapies, but is also used to clone animals.
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Universe Today
While this image isn’t as deep as the Hubble Deep Field, this 14-hour exposure by the Hubble Space Telescope shows objects around a billion times fainter than what can be seen with the human eyes alone. Astronomers say this image also offers a remarkable depth of field that lets us see more than halfway to&
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The agency has interfered with a number of search-and-rescue missions where drones could have helped.
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Universe Today
And now, time for some thrilling heroics. NASA astronaut Steve Swanson sent out the first Instagram from space last week wearing none other than a Firefly T-shirt. There's something to be said about a space-faring guy evoking images of Captain Mal doing the impossible in the plucky Serenity spaceship, isn't there? We're happy the epicness&
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It's actually pretty fun to read.
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Interested in owning Google Glass, but not sure how it will look on your face? Google now has an in-home try-on program that lets prospective buyers try all..
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New research into the height of a very remote Andean plateau reveals just the latest surprise from the Earth's second-greatest mountain belt.
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Ars Technica
Russian leader assures world that “According to our law, it cannot exist.”
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the Guardian
Sony's latest flagship Android phone is an absolute powerhouse with a great camera and screen, but its large size creates a serious tradeoff in usability. By Samuel Gibbs
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Motherboard
Another day, another exoplanet discovered in the habitable zone of a distant star—but this one is the most Earth-like yet.
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The FV2 is a motorcycle straight out of a 1980s vision of 2050. 
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In the year since its launch, Tuition.io, the company billing itself as the Mint.com for managing student loans, has grown to manage over $1 billion in loans...
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Judge: Patent troll "advances Apple's interest," must fight Google in California.
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Ars Technica
"Grams" search engine is the latest Silk Road replacement.
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Universe Today
The keys to NASA’s historic launch Pad 39A that propelled humanity’s first man to walk on the Moon - Neil Armstrong - during the history making flight of Apollo 11, have been handed over to new owners, namely the private aerospace firm SpaceX for a new purpose - serving as a commercial launch facility. NASA&
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Catching up with Brad Burge, who's hosting a five-session course co-produced by MAPS and Evolver Learning Lab.
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Universe Today
Philae is awake... and taking pictures! This image, acquired last night with the lander's CIVA (Comet nucleus Infrared and Visible Analyzer) instrument, shows the left and right solar panels of ESA's well-traveled Rosetta spacecraft, upon which the 100-kilogram Philae is mounted. Philae successfully emerged from hibernation on March 28 via a wake-up call from ESA. After&
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Google filed a patent for a camera-containing contact lens.
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Only days after revealing its first dedicated photo management and sharing application Carousel, Dropbox is announcing it has acquired cloud photo storage and..
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Ars Technica
High-speed trading: Where the rich get richer.
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"Trusty Tahr" also brings long term support to desktops and servers.
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Researchers have warned that military operations and flight-safety communications are being endangered by software weaknesses. By Tom Brewster
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Where peaks come from
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There are plenty of how-to sites on the Internet, but sometimes, in the words of Guides.co CEO Scott Annen, you need to look up something "more complicated..
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Attention, startups! This is a code red situation. I have infiltrated the Disrupt Startup Alley application system and left registrations open. (Cue..
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Ars Technica
Authorities say Twitter impersonation carries maximum year jail term, $2,500 fine.
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Some take a salary of $1 a year. Others, a little more. Samuel Gibbs looks at the technology industry's highest profile executives and what they take home
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One diehard fan's plan to save the captain's chair has now morphed into a museum.
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Charles Arthur: Plus Windows tablets in Japan, is Shazam embedding in iOS 8?, data habits of Android phones, and more
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Julian has a QuietPC desktop and is now looking for a silent Windows/Office laptop. By Jack Schofield
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Technique may help with therapies, but is also used to clone animals.
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GN Intelligent Headset uses 3D audio to give directions, play games and enhance museums and concerts. By Samuel Gibbs
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What happens when water sinks a city?
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"Grams" search engine is the latest Silk Road replacement.
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The month of April doesn’t only see showers that bring May flowers: it also brings the first dependable meteor shower of the season. We’re talking about the Lyrid meteors, and although 2014 finds the circumstances for this meteor shower as less than favorable, there’s still good reason to get out this weekend and early next&
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Some take a salary of $1 a year. Others, a little more. Samuel Gibbs looks at the technology industry's highest profile executives and what they take home
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With a slate of upcoming comedy projects, the comedian embarked on a whirlwind media tour – and addressed his past homophobic comments
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NASA and SpaceX are marching forward towards a Friday, April 18 liftoff attempt for the Falcon 9 rocket sending a commercial Dragon cargo craft on the company's third resupply mission to the International Space Station following the scrubbed launch attempt on Monday, April 14 - forced by the discovery of a Helium gas leak inside&
   
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