After More Than 100 Years, California's Iconic Tunnel Tree Is No More

After More Than 100 Years, California's Iconic Tunnel Tree Is No More The Pioneer Cabin Tree, a giant sequoia in Calaveras Big Trees State Park that was tunneled through in the 1880s, has fallen due to severe winter weather. It was believed to be hundreds of years old. Read more… Source: Gizmodo Link: After More […]

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George Hotz wants Comma AI to be the Android of autonomous driving

George Hotz wants Comma AI to be the Android of autonomous driving Hacker, entrepreneur, rabble rouser and freeform rapper George Hotz joined us on the Engadget stage at CES to talk about the decision to open source his autonomous-car research and the state of self driving. He also weighed in on California's regulat… Source: Engadget […]

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The Morning After: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

The Morning After: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 Welcome to 2017! Congratulations, you made it. Source: Engadget Link: The Morning After: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

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Catch Up on the Biggest Scientific Discovery of 2016 in Nine Minutes

Catch Up on the Biggest Scientific Discovery of 2016 in Nine Minutes A lot of cool science happened in 2016, but the obvious “holy shit!” moment came when physicists announced they’d confirmed the existence of gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of spacetime first predicted by Albert Einstein in 1916. Read more… Source: Gizmodo Link: […]

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Yet Another Reason the Dinosaurs Were Screwed

Yet Another Reason the Dinosaurs Were Screwed Why did the dinosaurs go extinct? We may never be completely sure, although a giant asteroid and a bunch of enormous volcanic eruptions probably had a lot to do with it. But here’s another factor you may not have considered: too much time in the egg. Read more… […]

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Rideshare Carpooling Could Completely Eliminate the Need For Taxis in New York City

Rideshare Carpooling Could Completely Eliminate the Need For Taxis in New York City A computer model developed by researchers at MIT shows that just 3,000 Uber and Lyft vehicles, when carpooled, could replace New York City’s entire 14,000-strong taxi fleet. It’s a finding that highlights the potential for ridesharing apps to revolutionize transportation in big […]

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Eight Futuristic Foods You'll Be Eating in 30 Years

Eight Futuristic Foods You'll Be Eating in 30 Years We ate some weird shit in 2016. A person born in the year 1000 AD definitely wouldn’t comprehend a Dorito. He certainly wouldn’t understand why kids love the taste of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and if you showed him a Twinkie, he’d probably burn you at the […]

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SpaceX Plans to Return to Flight Next Week

SpaceX Plans to Return to Flight Next Week New years bring new beginnings, and for SpaceX, that means a return to flight after a five-month dry spell. Having officially determined the cause of the infamous Falcon 9 “anomaly” at Cape Canaveral on September 1st, the rocket company is eyeing January 8th for its first launch […]

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Methane emissions spike with dangerous climate consequences

Methane emissions spike with dangerous climate consequences If you thought that the only greenhouse gas worth panicking over was carbon dioxide, then you're gonna need a lie down. Methane, the Art Garfunkel / Luigi to CO2's Paul Simon / Mario (delete as appropriate) is on a mission to wreck our planet. A glob… Source: Engadget […]

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Good News, Ghost Spiders Can Fly

Good News, Ghost Spiders Can Fly 2016 was a difficult year and 2017 doesn’t stand to get any better, so here’s the bad news—the ghost spiders have flown over to a remote island, evolving into new species scientists were previously unaware of. In order to fly, spiders use a technique called ballooning, turning their silk […]

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Scientists Just Used CRISPR to Treat a Horrible Genetic Disorder in Mice

Scientists Just Used CRISPR to Treat a Horrible Genetic Disorder in Mice Hemophilia is a devastating genetic condition—without the ability to form blood clots, those who have it risk bleeding to death from even the slightest cut. Read more… Source: Gizmodo Link: Scientists Just Used CRISPR to Treat a Horrible Genetic Disorder in Mice

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Trump Just Met With Al Gore to Discuss Climate Change

Trump Just Met With Al Gore to Discuss Climate Change Trump may never remove that dumb tweet about climate change being a Chinese hoax, but there are signs that our prez-elect is warming up to the notion that maybe—just maybe!—global warming isn’t a liberal conspiracy. The latest signal came on Monday, when Trump met with […]

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CERN introduces Large Hadron Collider's robotic inspectors

CERN introduces Large Hadron Collider's robotic inspectors Since the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) needs to be in tip-top shape to discover new particles, it has two inspectors making sure everything's in working order. The two of them are called TIM, short not for Timothy, but for Train Inspection Monorail. T… Source: Engadget Link: CERN introduces […]

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Six unexpected sources of renewable energy

Six unexpected sources of renewable energy By Cat DiStasio When it comes to discussions about renewable energy, solar and wind power often take center stage. To a lesser degree, other forms like geothermal energy and hydropower also get some attention. But many people may not be aware that t… Source: Engadget Link: Six unexpected sources […]

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Desperate NASA Asks Public What to Do With Astronaut Poop

Desperate NASA Asks Public What to Do With Astronaut Poop We can put a man in space, but once he’s there, NASA still has no idea what to do with his shit. Read more… Source: Gizmodo Link: Desperate NASA Asks Public What to Do With Astronaut Poop

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The Mars TV Miniseries' Biggest Problem Is That It's Trying Way Too Hard to Be Real

The Mars TV Miniseries' Biggest Problem Is That It's Trying Way Too Hard to Be Real National Geographic’s new TV miniseries Mars has a message for the people of Earth: Colonizing the Red Planet is not a pipe dream. In fact, it’s achievable within a generation. Unfortunately, in the first few episodes at least, that message smothers […]

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Turning This Toy Fish Inside Out Reveals All Its Glorious Guts

Turning This Toy Fish Inside Out Reveals All Its Glorious Guts Way back in 2014, Rachel Ciavarella created an unusual plush toy called Morris that could be turned inside out, revealing the fish’s inner biology. The stuffed animal was actually just an experiment in textures and materials, but so many people reached out wanting to […]

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Astronomers have found the roundest object in the universe

Astronomers have found the roundest object in the universe The sun may look round from our viewing angle but it — like most stars — aren't as spherical as they seem. It's actually 10 kilometers wider at its equator than it is at its poles. This is due to stars' rate of spin and variances […]

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This Microbe Could Be the Planet’s Most Prolific Predator

This Microbe Could Be the Planet’s Most Prolific Predator This microscopic diplonemid doesn’t look like much, but it’s one of the most abundant single-celled hunters in the ocean. Researchers from the University of British Columbia have become the first to identify and photograph this surprisingly elusive—but ecologically important—sea creature. Read more… Source: Gizmodo Link: This […]

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We Were Wrong About HIV’s ‘Patient Zero’ 

We Were Wrong About HIV’s ‘Patient Zero’  The origin of the AIDS pandemic has been reconstructed in unprecedented detail, showing the disease jumped from the Caribbean to New York City around 1970. The new study subsequently clears the name of Gaétan Dugas, a French-Canadian flight attendant long-thought to be “Patient Zero.” Read more… Source: Gizmodo […]

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