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As dozens of VCs denounce him, Justin Caldbeck announces he is taking an indefinite leave of absence from Binary Capital

Yesterday I asked where the outrage was over alleged predatory behavior by Justin Caldbeck of Binary Capital, as first reported by the Information. Today the outrage is mounting, including from many of Caldbeck’s male peers in the Venture industry. Indeed, as this story was being edited, Caldbeck announced he is taking an indefinite leave of […]

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This Space Museum in Central Kansas Was Worth the 20 Hour Drive

Hutchinson, Kansas isn’t the kind of place you’d wind up if you weren’t looking to. The placid prairie town sits a solid hour’s drive south of I-70, the interstate that most travelers use to blow across 425 miles of Kansas cornfield and cattle pasture as quickly as possible. But as soon as I entered the […]

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A New Variety of Poppy Seed Won’t Make Drug Tests Think You’re an Addict

Bad news if you were hoping to beat a drug test by blaming it on your breakfast. A British company called FDL, a “global supplier of speciality ingredients,” is claiming to have developed a new type of poppy seed with reduced levels of morphine that won’t produce a false positive result on a drug test.Read […]

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This $15 Egg Cooker Puts Breakfast On Autopilot

Cooking eggs isn’t exactly rocket science, but I’d say the ability to make soft, medium, and hard boiled eggs, plus omelettes and poached eggs at the touch of a button is worth $15. The Dash Go is Amazon’s top-selling egg cooker, and carries a truly stellar 4.5 star review average from nearly 3,000 customers, so […]

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I Found a 15-inch Laptop That’s Not a Total Pain 

I sat down on the train, two laptops, a tablet, and an e-reader crammed in my purse. There was a moment of relief—I’d managed to snag a seat on a rush hour train—and then, I felt a moment of sheer terror. My purse felt unusually light despite being full of gadgets. Certainly too light for […]

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The Shady Way Shops Beat America’s 25-Year Car Import Rule

Last month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents raided All JDM Motors, a Japanese car import and parts shop in South Carolina, and seized computers and documents after authorities discovered a 1996 Nissan R33 Skyline GT-R hidden within a shipping container destined for the dealer. That car is banned under U.S.…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Guy Who Wrote That ‘You and I Collide’ Song Sings Parody About the Large Hadron Collider

There are lots of secret fans of particle physics. My favorite tweets of all time, for example, are ex-baseball player and steroid user Jose Canseco’s incredible opinions on the Higgs boson. Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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Guy Who Wrote That ‘You and I Collide’ Song Sings Parody About the Large Hadron Collider

There are lots of secret fans of particle physics. My favorite tweets of all time, for example, are ex-baseball player and steroid user Jose Canseco’s incredible opinions on the Higgs boson. Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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Newly Declassified Documents Show Nazis Plotted to Destroy Panama Canal

Investigators in Chile have released thousands of declassified documents dating back to the Second World War, revealing the extent to which Nazi spies had infiltrated the country. Among the more shocking revelations is the discovery of a Nazi plot to destroy the Panama Canal—an act that would have changed “the history…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Sex, Poop, and Champagne Are Great, But Their Health Benefits Are Overrated

Welcome back to our health news roundup, previously What to Worry About This Week. We’ve renamed it to Dose of Reality because health news isn’t always giving you things to worry about. Sometimes it’s benefits, rather than risks, that are overhyped. This week we’re looking at studies that seem to hold the key to…Read more… […]

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Newly Declassified Documents Show Nazis Plotted to Destroy Panama Canal

Investigators in Chile have released thousands of declassified documents dating back to the Second World War, revealing the extent to which Nazi spies had infiltrated the country. Among the more shocking revelations is the discovery of a Nazi plot to destroy the Panama Canal—an act that would have changed “the history…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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This Endless Montage of Tunnels Somehow Makes Nightmarish Commutes Look Beautiful

The London underground and subway is made up of one of the most complex tunnel systems in the world. As a commuter, it’s hard to see the beauty of that complex maze racing through it every morning on the way to work, but this short film manages to paint those endless tunnels as a work […]

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This Endless Montage of Tunnels Somehow Makes Nightmarish Commutes Look Beautiful

The London underground and subway is made up of one of the most complex tunnel systems in the world. As a commuter, it’s hard to see the beauty of that complex maze racing through it every morning on the way to work, but this short film manages to paint those endless tunnels as a work […]

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