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    Watch This Stabby Robot Play the Knife Game With a Human Hand

    Watch This Stabby Robot Play the Knife Game With a Human Hand


    We’ve all seen footage of giant factory robots hoisting and placing heavy parts with perfect precision, so it should come as no surprise that a robot arm can adeptly play the knife game without lopping off someone’s finger. But even with that in...

    We’ve all seen footage of giant factory robots hoisting and placing heavy parts with perfect precision, so it should come as no surprise that a robot arm can adeptly play the knife game without lopping off someone’s finger. But even with that in mind, you’ll still be stressed watching this stabby robot in action.

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    How to Build Giant Structures Using Soda Bottles and a 3D Printer

    How to Build Giant Structures Using Soda Bottles and a 3D Printer


    Reduce, re-use, and recycle are words to live by as we try to minimize humanity’s demand for our planet’s natural resources. But instead of sending your empty soda bottles off to be recycled, scientists from the Hasso Plattner Institute in Germany...

    Reduce, re-use, and recycle are words to live by as we try to minimize humanity’s demand for our planet’s natural resources. But instead of sending your empty soda bottles off to be recycled, scientists from the Hasso Plattner Institute in Germany want you to build everything from chairs, to boats, to outdoor shelters

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    Our Best Look Yet at Iron Man's New Suit From Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Our Best Look Yet at Iron Man's New Suit From Spider-Man: Homecoming


    Tony Stark can’t stop tinkering., That’s why anytime Iron Man shows up in a Marvel movie, he’s inevitably sporting a new suit of armor (I suppose merchandise might also play a small role.) The upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming certainly won’t be an...

    Tony Stark can’t stop tinkering., That’s why anytime Iron Man shows up in a Marvel movie, he’s inevitably sporting a new suit of armor (I suppose merchandise might also play a small role.) The upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming certainly won’t be an exception, as Tony Stark has a brand new Mark XLVII suit he’ll be…

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    People Are Reprogramming the Galaxy S8's Bixby Button Because It's Currently Pointless

    People Are Reprogramming the Galaxy S8's Bixby Button Because It's Currently Pointless


    The Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the prettiest phones you can buy right now, but it launched as a somewhat incomplete product. Bixby, the phone’s new digital assistant, doesn’t yet have one if its key features—voice recognition. This shortcoming...

    The Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the prettiest phones you can buy right now, but it launched as a somewhat incomplete product. Bixby, the phone’s new digital assistant, doesn’t yet have one if its key features—voice recognition. This shortcoming wouldn’t be so obvious if only Samsung hadn’t included a new button on the…

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    Bill Nye Spends Most of His New Netflix Show Yelling at the Audience

    Bill Nye Spends Most of His New Netflix Show Yelling at the Audience


    If you’re skeptical about human-caused climate change or the safety of vaccines, would being berated in front of a live studio audience by a bombastic old man make you change your mind? Then congratulations, Bill Nye’s new Netflix show, Bill Nye...

    If you’re skeptical about human-caused climate change or the safety of vaccines, would being berated in front of a live studio audience by a bombastic old man make you change your mind? Then congratulations, Bill Nye’s new Netflix show, Bill Nye Saves The World, is literally just for you!

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    Uber's Old YouTube Channel Is Incredibly Awkward, Involves Nazis

    Uber's Old YouTube Channel Is Incredibly Awkward, Involves Nazis


    Today, people know Uber as a bloated, embattled, and probably evil transportation company. But seven years ago, it was a brand-new startup still beta-testing its iPhone app and beginning to market its service. If the company’s old YouTube channel is...

    Today, people know Uber as a bloated, embattled, and probably evil transportation company. But seven years ago, it was a brand-new startup still beta-testing its iPhone app and beginning to market its service. If the company’s old YouTube channel is any indication, however, it’s a damn miracle that Uber lasted more…

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    Intel's Optane Memory Makes Cheap Hard Drives as Fast as Expensive SSDs

    Intel's Optane Memory Makes Cheap Hard Drives as Fast as Expensive SSDs


    It isn’t only the junk processor that makes a really cheap computer slow. Or the memory or the video card (or lack of video card). The primary reason your cheap laptop loudly chugs along at glacial speeds is because of the hard drive. Cheap laptops use...

    It isn’t only the junk processor that makes a really cheap computer slow. Or the memory or the video card (or lack of video card). The primary reason your cheap laptop loudly chugs along at glacial speeds is because of the hard drive. Cheap laptops use cheap hard disk drives, which are much slower than the solid state…

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    Second Handwritten Copy of the Declaration of Independence Discovered in England

    Second Handwritten Copy of the Declaration of Independence Discovered in England


    Harvard researchers have discovered a parchment manuscript of the Declaration of Independence at a small archive office in the United Kingdom. Only the second parchment copy known to exist, it contains several features that mark it as distinct from the...

    Harvard researchers have discovered a parchment manuscript of the Declaration of Independence at a small archive office in the United Kingdom. Only the second parchment copy known to exist, it contains several features that mark it as distinct from the original.

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    Unroll.Me CEO So Sorry You Found Out His Company Sold Your Data

    Unroll.Me CEO So Sorry You Found Out His Company Sold Your Data


    The classic non-apology goes something like this: “I’m sorry if you were upset.” It’s a sneaky way of expressing regret for how one’s shitty actions made another person feel, rather than the shitty actions themselves. But the CEO of...

    The classic non-apology goes something like this: “I’m sorry if you were upset.” It’s a sneaky way of expressing regret for how one’s shitty actions made another person feel, rather than the shitty actions themselves. But the CEO of Unroll.Me—whose parent company was revealed this weekend to have sold Unroll.Me’s…

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    The New Title for the Fourth Avengers Movie Is Apparently a Big Ol' Spoiler

    The New Title for the Fourth Avengers Movie Is Apparently a Big Ol' Spoiler


    For a long time, Marvel’s next two Avengers movies were titled Infinity War: Part I and Part II. Then, last year, it was announced that the first movie had been retitled Avengers: Infinity War, while the second movie would get a new name in the...

    For a long time, Marvel’s next two Avengers movies were titled Infinity War: Part I and Part II. Then, last year, it was announced that the first movie had been retitled Avengers: Infinity War, while the second movie would get a new name in the future—one we still haven’t been told. Apparently that’s on purpose.

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    A Homemade Brick Blaster Makes Lego Accidents Even More Painful

    A Homemade Brick Blaster Makes Lego Accidents Even More Painful


    Joerg Sprave, the internet’s most famous slingshot-loving amateur super villain, has found ways to weaponize everything from foam Nerf darts, to those tiny Ikea pencils. His latest troubling achievement is a custom elastic-powered blaster that can turn...

    Joerg Sprave, the internet’s most famous slingshot-loving amateur super villain, has found ways to weaponize everything from foam Nerf darts, to those tiny Ikea pencils. His latest troubling achievement is a custom elastic-powered blaster that can turn Lego bricks into tiny projectiles.

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    Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie Are So Good Together They Make Even So-So Doctor Who Great 

    Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie Are So Good Together They Make Even So-So Doctor Who Great 


    Peter Capaldi’s sublime portrayal of The Doctor has carried the show through some dodgy stories ever since he took over the role. But season 10 has given him a companion that’s just as capable in the form of Pearl Mackie’s Bill—to the point that...

    Peter Capaldi’s sublime portrayal of The Doctor has carried the show through some dodgy stories ever since he took over the role. But season 10 has given him a companion that’s just as capable in the form of Pearl Mackie’s Bill—to the point that it’s a joy to watch them, even if not much actually happen in the episode…

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    Take a Big Sip of the New Bone Hurting Juice Meme

    Take a Big Sip of the New Bone Hurting Juice Meme


    There’s a memorable gag from the (unfortunately revived) Arrested Development that goes like this: A character sees a brown paper bag labeled “dead dove, do not eat,” opens the bag anyway, reacts in disgust, and then remarks, “I don’t know what...

    There’s a memorable gag from the (unfortunately revived) Arrested Development that goes like this: A character sees a brown paper bag labeled “dead dove, do not eat,” opens the bag anyway, reacts in disgust, and then remarks, “I don’t know what I expected.” It’s a pretty good approximation of how the bone hurting…

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    The Slot Donald Trump Is Unintelligible | Deadspin Russell Westbrook Wasn’t Talking To You | Fusion 


    The Slot Donald Trump Is Unintelligible | Deadspin Russell Westbrook Wasn’t Talking To You | Fusion For Women Who Just Want to Bone, May We Suggest Craigslist | The Root New Orleans Begins Confederate-Monument Removal |Read...

    The Slot Donald Trump Is Unintelligible | Deadspin Russell Westbrook Wasn’t Talking To You | Fusion For Women Who Just Want to Bone, May We Suggest Craigslist | The Root New Orleans Begins Confederate-Monument Removal |

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    Astronaut Peggy Whitson Just Smashed Another Record [UPDATED]

    Astronaut Peggy Whitson Just Smashed Another Record [UPDATED]


    Last month, astronaut Peggy Whitson performed her eighth spacewalk outside the ISS, setting the record for most spacewalks by a woman. Today at 1:27am EDT, she made history yet again by breaking astronaut Jeff Williams’ record for cumulative time in...

    Last month, astronaut Peggy Whitson performed her eighth spacewalk outside the ISS, setting the record for most spacewalks by a woman. Today at 1:27am EDT, she made history yet again by breaking astronaut Jeff Williams’ record for cumulative time in space by an American astronaut, which was 534 days, 2 hours and 48…

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    Watch Laser-Blasted Easter Eggs Become Animated Spirographs

    Watch Laser-Blasted Easter Eggs Become Animated Spirographs


    If you thought the funky tie-dye Easter egg designs you created last weekend raised the bar, you’ve got about a year to try and top what Jiri Zemanek of the University of Prague came up with. His Easter eggs feature looped animated designs that look...

    If you thought the funky tie-dye Easter egg designs you created last weekend raised the bar, you’ve got about a year to try and top what Jiri Zemanek of the University of Prague came up with. His Easter eggs feature looped animated designs that look like a Spirograph has come to life.

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    Social Media Honors Novelist Gabriel García Márquez, Who Died... In 2014

    Social Media Honors Novelist Gabriel García Márquez, Who Died... In 2014


    Have you seen all the heartfelt remembrances of Gabriel García Márquez, best known for his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude? Yes, García Márquez is dead. But for some reason a lot of people on social media think he died sometime in the past week....

    Have you seen all the heartfelt remembrances of Gabriel García Márquez, best known for his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude? Yes, García Márquez is dead. But for some reason a lot of people on social media think he died sometime in the past week. The Colombian author died in 2014.

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    How Rogue One Will Influence the Final Season of Star Wars Rebels

    How Rogue One Will Influence the Final Season of Star Wars Rebels


    Another crazy cameo is confirmed for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Peyton Reed discusses Scott and Hope’s relationship in Ant-Man & The Wasp. Plus, intriguing Fantastic Beasts 2 casting, creepy new footage of Alien: Covenant, and new looks at...

    Another crazy cameo is confirmed for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Peyton Reed discusses Scott and Hope’s relationship in Ant-Man & The Wasp. Plus, intriguing Fantastic Beasts 2 casting, creepy new footage of Alien: Covenant, and new looks at Transformers: The Last Knight and Spider-Man: Homecoming. To me, my…

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    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Tries Something Different, and Still Ends Up Being Awesome 

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Tries Something Different, and Still Ends Up Being Awesome 


    The biggest problem with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Vol. 1, if you will, was such a huge, surprise hit that most of the massive audiences who will flock to see Vol. 2 will all want to relive watching the...

    The biggest problem with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Vol. 1, if you will, was such a huge, surprise hit that most of the massive audiences who will flock to see Vol. 2 will all want to relive watching the first film. They’ll get their wish, sometimes, but other times Vol.…

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    All the Shit That Happened in North Korea While You Were Asleep [Updated]

    All the Shit That Happened in North Korea While You Were Asleep [Updated]


    Do you go to sleep hoping that when you wake up the threat of a new war in North Korea will be over? Well, if so, last night wasn’t your night. The drums of war are getting thumped harder than ever, as both the United States and North Korea keep...

    Do you go to sleep hoping that when you wake up the threat of a new war in North Korea will be over? Well, if so, last night wasn’t your night. The drums of war are getting thumped harder than ever, as both the United States and North Korea keep threatening each other.

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    Will Amber Heard and Elon Musk Die on Mars Together?


    Rumors have been swirling for months that SpaceX founder Elon Musk and actress Amber Heard have been dating. But it looks like they’ve finally made that news official. Well, Instagram-official, anyway. Read...

    Rumors have been swirling for months that SpaceX founder Elon Musk and actress Amber Heard have been dating. But it looks like they’ve finally made that news official. Well, Instagram-official, anyway.

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