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In San Andreas, Google’s Self-Driving Car Still Needs Some Work

(THE VERGE) – Google might have just signed a deal with Chrysler to build self-driving minivans, but it’ll be a few years before you’ll be able to actually buy one. Much

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This Candidate for President Claims He’s Traveled Through Time

(GIZMODO) – If the current frontrunners in this year’s presidential race just don’t appeal to you, perhaps you’d like to really think outside the box. Seattle lawyer Andrew Basiago is

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Large Hadron Collider Broken by Bread Dropped by Passing Bird

A blast from the past – first published in 2009 (The Telegraph) – The Large Hadron Collider’s woes have taken a faintly comic turn after the huge particle accelerator got broken

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Large Hadron Collider: Weasel Causes Shutdown

(BBC NEWS) – The Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator at Cern is offline after a short circuit – caused by a weasel. The unfortunate creature did not survive the encounter with

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Archive Footage: US Army Testing Soldiers Ability to Drill After taking LSD

In 1963, the US Army conducted a series of tests to determine the effects of LSD on the performance of soldiers.  Presented here is film of one of those tests.

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BOTS ARE BEHIND THIS FULLY AUTOMATED RECORD LABEL

(Electronic Beats) – Jump City Records is “an experimental, open-source record label that produces and releases its albums through a series of python bots.” That means the label’s output—from sourcing

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No, Really – the Internet Has a Patron Saint

(Catholicsim.org) – In 1997, Pope John Paul II decided that the internet could use a patron saint to guide Catholics in its proper use. He chose Saint Isidore of Seville

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Someone Ported Flappy Bird To An E-Cigarette

(Kotaku) – The cyberpunk dystopian future of Blade Runner, with its artificial landscapes, might never become a reality. We’re heading into a much weirder version of the future. To prove

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Together, We Can Make This Auto-Facebooking Camera Harness for Dogs a Reality

(Tech Crunch) – The problem with Facebook isn’t the amount of pictures of dogs, it’s the lack of pictures by dogs. Finally someone is addressing this scourge — unfortunately, it’s

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13 of the World’s Most Stupid Criminals

(BBC News) – Criminals, surveillance technology and social media don’t mix well, and that seems to make law enforcement pretty happy.  Here are thirteen cases that might make you cringe…or

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