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Lyft, the pink ‘stache-sporting ride-sharing service, announced today that it’s acquiring Hitch, a s

Lyft , the pink ‘stache-sporting ride-sharing service, announced today that it’s acquiring Hitch, a service that tries to get multiple users into one taxi. Lyft has said that the acquisition will bolster its Lyft Line service (and hopefully stem the onwards flooding of the Uber tide ). [Lyft] Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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Hear Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury Sing A Duet, 33 Years Later

In 1981 Freddie Mercury recorded "There Must Be More to Life Than This," which originally featured additional vocals from Michael Jackson. The song was eventually released without Jackson’s voice, but thanks to the new compilation Queen Forever, you can finally hear Freddie and Michael together. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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Eric Schmidt speaks out against ALEC on climate change. But what about the rest of Google’s ties to deniers?

Last month, Microsoft made headlines after it cut ties with the American Legislative Executive Council (ALEC), a Koch Brothers-backed right-wing public policy group that’s been involved in a murderer’s row of controversial issues over the past three decades. That includes pushing climate change denial in schools, calling gay people a “health risk,” advocating for controversial Voter ID laws, and crafting a [...]

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Amazing escape from demolishing fire proves that cats have nine lives

Legend says that cats have nine lives. Science says that’s superstition based on uncanny reflexes and amazing flexibility. Whatever. Looking at this video of the fire of the Towers Hotel—a historic hotel in Dauphin, Manitoba—I’m saying nine damn lives and scientists can go poop in a litter box for all I care. Read more… Continue [...]

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These Tiny Diamond Nanothreads Could Someday Support a Space Elevator

A team of scientists just strung a tone of the world’s smallest diamonds into superstrong nanothreads. That makes for one impressive (and basically invisible) necklace, but the applications of these nanothreads don’t end there. They could someday help string up an elevator to space—just like in science fiction. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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Is this the most ridiculously looking scientific discovery of all time?

This is Gary Dryfoos demonstrating one of the 2014 Ig Noble prizes: Use bacon "to stop uncontrollable, life-threatening nosebleeds." Seriously, it’s a real research paper and it has already saved lives. Watch the ceremony to see the most ridiculous—but sometimes crucial and enlightening—scientific research of 2014. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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