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samedi 21 avril 2018, 01:52
An overwhelming stench of poop and urine led authorities to check out what was going on in an unassuming two-story house in Toliara, Madagascar. When they opened the front door, they were shocked to find the house full of endangered tortoises--10,068, to be exact. According...
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I enjoyed the piano stylings of Lord Vinheteiro in this 'Evolution of Music' video**. He plays a little music from each year, starting with 1680 and ending with 2017. There's Beethoven, Iron Maiden, Aqua, and more. Another fun video of his has him playing the soundtrack and...
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Raggae-scorched Led Zeppelin covers churned out by a tight band fronted by an Elvis Presley impersonator? Yes, there is a God, and Dread Zeppelin is proof that she loves us. These guys were the musical snow leopard of my early teenage years: on rare occasions, I'd catch the...
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In November, 1970, just outside the Norwegian town of Bergen, two kids found the partially burnt remains of a woman's body. Surrounding the woman's remains were a number of objects: some bottles of water, a rubber boot and a burnt newspaper. All of the labels had been...
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Huge news from North Korea in advance of the North-South summit next week, and planned denuclearization talks with the U.S. President. (more…)
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vendredi 20 avril 2018, 22:58
Stanford neuroscientist David Eagleman invented the Versatile Extra-Sensory Transducer (VEST), a wearable tactile display that translates myriad kinds of information, from speech to sounds to digital data, into patterns of vibrations on the skin. The device was inspired by...
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My friend Craig Yoe, who is one of the most-knowledgeable comic book historians alive, edited an anthology of old comic book stories about the dangers of marijuana, called Reefer Madness. It came out today! These were the kind of sensationalists comic books Jeff Sessions...
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In 1907, pharmacist and photography buff Dr. Julius Neubronner invented the 'pigeon camera.' Neubronner attached his cameras, with a built-in shutter timer, to his own homing pigeons and let them fly. For most people, the birds' photos provided a previously unseen view on...
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Kindle Unlimited reminds me of Netflix. You get tons of all-you-can-eat content to choose from for a monthly fee, and the overall quality keeps getting better every year. I've been using Kindle Unlimited for a few years, and one of the best things about it is being able to...
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Kronos Quartet, my favorite avant-garde classical group, is holding its Kronos Festival 2018 at San Francisco's SF JAZZ Center next week, April 26-28. I've attended multiple Kronos Festivals and they are always wonderful performances, each one an enchanting introduction to...
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Remember that Trump associate who resigned as deputy finance chair of the Republican National Committee last week after news came out he'd hired Michael Cohen to negotiate a $1.6 million deal to buy the silence of Playboy model he impregnated? His name is Elliott Broidy and, ...
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Chinese authorities hate jaywalkers and they've decided to use technology to end the practice; in Shenzhen, jaywalkers are identified with facial recognition and sent threatening texts while their faces are displayed on oversized nearby LED screens; in Daye, Hubei province,...
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The National Association of Scholars is a tiny, hydrocarbon-industry backed organization that is not to be confused with the National Academy of Sciences. (more…)
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Homophobic climate change denier Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) 'has made a career out of ignoring scientific expertise' says Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii). Naturally, Bridenstine was approved 50-49, along party lines, to be our next NASA administrator. (more…)
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Medical device security very, very, very, very, very, very, very bad. (more…)
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I have a friend who used to always put 'Mark' and only 'Mark' in the subject line of emails to me. It vaguely bugged me but I never told him to stop. Then I found out he did it to a mutual friend and she told me it really freaked her out and she told him to stop. She said...
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In 2009, JP Morgan Chase's 'special ops' guy was an ex-Secret Service agent called Peter Cavicchia III, and he retained Palantir to spy on everyone in the company to find 'insider threats'; even getting the bank to invest in Palantir. (more…)
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These hand boilers are a hell of a lot of fun, even if you aren't stoned. Not just fun, this is science! Use your body heat to teach a child about distillation! Every child needs to know how to create the water of life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8wNTb27yT0 ...
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This week, Southwest flight 1380 lost an engine in midair when one of its fan-blades cracked; it was the second time in recent years that this happened to one of Southwest's Boeing 737s. (more…)
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