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This Drop Test Looks Too Good To Be True

By the numbers, Gorilla Glass 4 is seriously tough, able to withstand a one-meter drop onto concrete. That's impressive on its own, but this video seems to show it withstanding something far more impressive. Read more...

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Stunt Biker Shoots For The Moon During Recent Solar Eclipse

Last week's total solar eclipse spawned many amazing photographs and videos , but few took as much planning, skill, and ambition as this shot of stunt biker Danny MacAskill tearing down a hill on the Isle of Skye as the moon eclipsed the sun. Unlike another viral photo of the eclipse, this one's not a fake . Read more...

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US Festivals Are Now Banning Selfie Sticks, Too

Selfie sticks are very quickly being branded as a public hazard: Our culture's " wand of idiocy " is no longer welcome in dozens of museums and attractions across the country. Now, it seems, festival goers will have to forgo the sticks, as well, and go back to taking narcissistic photos like it's 2013. Read more..

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Inmate Walks Free After Emailing Release Instructions to Prison Staff

An inmate who was in prison for multiple charges of fraud is apparently up to his old tricks.

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Pin-Sized Book Reminds Us of Life’s Little Pleasures

If you're feeling down, this pin-sized book may be just the thing to cheer you up. Just don't put it in your pocket, or it'll be lost forever. Read more..

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Turning Styrofoam Into Aluminum is Surprisingly Easy

If you're looking for a fun, high-risk weekend project, look no further: Grant Thompson, the self-styled "King of Random" , has decided to shared his method for transforming styrofoam into metal. (Spoiler: don't try this one around your kids.) Read more...

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Social Media Can Make Standardized Test Questions Go Viral

When standardized tests are shared nationwide—as they now are, under the Common Core system that's been adopted in 46 states—cheating suddenly becomes a whole lot easier.

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Meet the Guy Who Makes Apps for Ghost Hunters 

We don't usually think of talking to ghosts as a high-tech activity.

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This Smartwatch Ditches Apps For Great Design

In a post-iPhone world, saying that apps are useless will probably get you beheaded in the startup community. But the (brave) designers behind Olio, a gorgeous new smartwatch with a minimalist feature set are saying exactly that. Read more...

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NASA Wants To Give The Moon A Moon

NASA's Asteroid Redirection Mission (ARM) is an ambitious (and divisive ) plan to take an asteroid, shunt it into lunar orbit, and then send astronauts to take a sample. The mission is a vital stepping-stone on the journey to Mars, and today, NASA finally announced how it will work. Read more...

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