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When the Hell Will We Find Planet Nine?

The hunt for Planet 9—a hypothetical, Neptune-sized object beyond Pluto—has stirred the scientific community since last year year, when a pair of Caltech astronomers argued in favor of the idea. Those intrepid scientists—Mike Brown, best known as the guy who killed Pluto, and Konstantin Batygin—are currently…Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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The Secret Service Can’t Keep Up With the Threats Made Against Trump on Twitter

Barack Obama may have been the first president with a Twitter account, but Donald Trump will definitely be remembered by history as the first social media president. President Trump tweets morning, day, and night—eliciting plenty of love from his supporters and torrents of hate from his detractors. But Trump’s…Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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This Viral Photo of Bill Nye Talking About Gender is Completely Fake

Have you seen this screenshot from an old episode of Bill Nye the Science Guy? It shows Nye with the caption, “Gender is determined by your chromosomes.” Alt-right social media users have been posting it because Nye recently said that gender is on a spectrum. But the old image is completely fake.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Microsoft Warns Users Not to Install Its Latest Windows Update, For Now

With its Creators Update for Windows 10, Microsoft promised that users would have the option to postpone future updates for a limited period of time and many rejoiced. But now that the update has started rolling out, it’s become apparent that there are still some stability issues and performing a manual installation…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Proposed Human Rights Would Protect Your Mind From the Likes of Facebook

“It sounds impossible but it’s closer than you may realize,” Facebook’s Regina Dugan recently told audience members at the F8 developer conference. Dugan was referring to the social network’s plans to read users’ thoughts. Just in time to inject some practical considerations into that terrifying scenario, researchers…Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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Why Your Cat Loves Small Spaces

Cats don’t just like small spaces, they love them. From Amazon boxes to grocery bags to the tiny gap between the bottom of your couch and the floor. They’ll even curl up in a square of tape on the floor! But why is your cat so attracted to these small spaces?Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Grown-Up Kitchen: How to Time Your Cooking So Everything Is Ready at Once

When preparing a “square” meal—you know, the kind with a protein and at least two sides—I rarely struggle with the actual cooking. I can cook a chicken, mash some potatoes, and roast a sheet pan of broccoli without any issue, but timing it all so everything ends up on the table simultaneously—hot and ready—is what…Read […]

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Deadspin A Running List Of ESPN Layoffs | The Muse Isn’t It Relevant That the Star of The Handmaid’s

Deadspin A Running List Of ESPN Layoffs | The Muse Isn’t It Relevant That the Star of The Handmaid’s Tale Belongs to a Secretive, Allegedly Oppressive Religion? | Fusion ICE Just Unveiled Its Chilling New Anti-Immigrant Hotline | The Root Ohio Teen Couple Commits Suicide Within Days of Each Other |Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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DJI Mysteriously Turned Vast Swaths of Iraq and Syria Into Drone No-Fly Zones

DJI, the world’s largest consumer drone manufacturer, has a problem. ISIS, the terrorist organization, has been turning off-the-shelf drones into flying bombs and making headlines in the process. So what’s DJI doing about this? The company very quietly created no-fly zones over large parts of Iraq and Syria.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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A New Approach to 3D Printing Removes the Limitations of Gravity

The potential for 3D printing to revolutionize manufacturing is astounding—if the technology can overcome a few limitations. Researchers at MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab have come up with a novel way to both speed up the 3D printing process, and free it from the restrictions imposed by gravity.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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This Sick Video Drone Is the Future of Inescapable Advertising 

Advertisers have found ways to bombard us with promotions no matter what we’re doing: watching TV, checking social media, and even when streaming music. But the future of advertising could be even more invasive when the next public event you attend is full of flying video drones projecting inescapable video…Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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The Greatest Hot Wheels Track Ever Built Ends With an Explosive Finale

Mark Rober, who we last saw engineering a dart board that guaranteed a bullseye with every throw, has just built what every car-loving kid always dreamed of: an epic Hot Wheels track that has tiny vehicles racing between floors, through swimming pools, and jumping over giant explosions.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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The FCC’s New Plan Dismantles Net Neutrality to Rely on the Free Market

Today, chairman of the Federal Trade Communications Commission, Ajit Pai outlined his new plan to loosen the FCC’s oversight of internet service providers. As expected, his dream plan effectively kills off many of the ideas of net neutrality.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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