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Here's Why Evolution Can Be "Survival of the Friendliest"
March 29th, 2017, 10:35 PM

The state of nature isn't a "war of all against all." Even no-brainer bacteria "know" that sometimes the game is "Survival of the Friendliest"



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Goodbye, Privacy. Your Online Browsing History May Soon Be For Sale
March 29th, 2017, 10:35 PM

Congress has voted to repeal online privacy rules that would have given consumers greater notice and control over their data. Internet Service Providers such as AT&T and Verizon will now be able to sell your browsing history, app usage, and geo-location. 



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Astronomy: The Gateway Drug of Science
March 29th, 2017, 10:35 PM

The study of science, without planned application, can lead to fascinating things in its own right. 



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Two Cities Launch Plans for a Flying Taxi Service by the 2030s
March 29th, 2017, 10:35 PM

Three autonomous aerial vehicles (AAVs) are being considered for this epic feat. 

 



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This Ingenious Skyscraper Would Hang from an Asteroid and Float Between Cities
March 29th, 2017, 10:35 PM

What if we build from the sky down? NYC architects release designs for a skyscraper that would hang from an asteroid and travel between hemispheres.



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Here’s a Bold New Strategy for Dealing with North Korea
March 28th, 2017, 10:35 PM

Say it should fall. It’ll cost over $1 trillion to rehabilitate the nation. Who’s going to pay for that? 

 



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New Study Reveals Which People Fear Death the Least
March 28th, 2017, 10:35 PM

Does the thought of death make you anxious? A new study suggests that the fear of mortality isn't really about the afterlife at all. 



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What Happens When Environmentalists Ignore Data?
March 28th, 2017, 10:35 PM

Rachel Carson effectively stopped the usage of DDT. This has led to disastrous consequences, writes Paul Offit in his new book, Pandora's Lab. 



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This Awesome LEGO-Compatible Tape Has Raised More than $1.4M on Indiegogo
March 28th, 2017, 10:35 PM

You know what would make LEGO even better? A base tape that lets you build against gravity.



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Harvard Scientists Launch $20M 'Stratospheric Injection' Climate Change Experiment
March 28th, 2017, 10:35 PM

US scientists fearing for Earth's climate future begin testing solar geoengineering. The consequences may be terrifying — which is exactly why we need these small-scale experiments.



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What We See When We Look at Something Outside Our Senses
March 28th, 2017, 10:35 PM

A blacker-than-black coating reveals how our senses totally fail without input they understand.



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Man-Made Glaciers May Be Himalayan Farmers' Last Resort
March 27th, 2017, 10:35 PM

The European Geosciences Union predicts that over 70% of glacier volume in the Everest region could be lost by 2100. One man has engineered a solution so that life in these regions can go on.



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A Map of Europe's Fastest-Eroding Coast
March 27th, 2017, 10:35 PM

Ravenser Odd is just one of 29 towns swallowed by the North Sea



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Every Joke Falls in One of 11 Categories, Says Founding Editor of The Onion
March 27th, 2017, 10:35 PM

The Onion founding editor Scott Dikkers says every joke can be categorized in one of 11 "funny filters."



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The 'Internet of Things' Will Take Nudge Theory Too Far
March 27th, 2017, 10:35 PM

The 24/7 nudge economy is emerging. Once-quiet appliances that waited for you to push their buttons are now pushing yours.



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Virtual Reality and Psychedelics are Opening New Pathways to Treating Mental Health Disorders
March 27th, 2017, 10:35 PM

Virtual reality and psychedelics are paving new paths for treating mental health. 



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A British Teenager Finds an Error in NASA's Space Station Data
March 27th, 2017, 10:35 PM

A 17-year-old British schoolboy spots an error in the data from International Space Station's radiation sensors.



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War of the Billionaires: George Soros Takes on Donald Trump
March 26th, 2017, 10:35 PM

Billionaire George Soros, the subject of countless conservative conspiracy theories, funds the opposition to President Trump's agenda.



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More Cancers Occur by Random Chance Than for Any Other Reason, Study Finds
March 26th, 2017, 10:35 PM

Two-thirds of all cancers are caused by DNA replication errors, according to Johns Hopkins researchers. But don't light a celebratory cigarette just yet.

 



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Quantum Theory Could Explain Our Sense of Humor, Study Shows
March 26th, 2017, 10:35 PM

It's not that the brain is a quantum computer, but that we can use quantum theory to explain it. 



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