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Planet Earth In Infrared, At 4k Resolution

Here's something you don't see every day: An ultra-HD time-lapse of Earth, as seen in infrared. Read more...

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The Theft and Half-Century Journey of Einstein’s Brain

On April 17, 1955, the greatest scientist of his generation checked himself into Princeton Hospital due to chest pains. By early the next morning, Albert Einstein had died from an abdominal aortic aneurysm – the rupture of the aorta, the heart vessel that's the body's main supplier of blood

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Anonymized Credit Card Data Really Isn’t Very Anonymous

Credit card companies often strip your details from their records and then share it with third parties, claiming that it's anonymized.

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Can You Solve This Puzzle Blindfolded?

This puzzle would be a lot easier without the blindfold.

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Why Science Needs Science Journalism

Welcome to Reading List , a roundup of neat journalism concerning science and technology. This week seemed swallowed up by Microsoft's unanticipated bid for the future with Windows Holographic , that it would be understandable if a few interesting headlines slipped by. Here are awesome pieces by The New York Times, Fast Company, Wilson Quarterly, and The New Yorker that detail everything from the eccentricities of late night Instagramers to how the relationship between science and journalism is more important now than ever before.

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This Beautiful Photo Spells Doom For The Sea

This photo looks innocent enough: a simple, breathtakingly beautiful long-exposure shot of algae along the Hong Kong shoreline. But under the surface, the blue luminescence, called 'Sea Sparkle', is bad news for the ocean

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Researchers Slow The Speed Of Light As It Travels Through A Vacuum

Normally, light zips through a vacuum at a blazing 186,282 miles per second. But as a new experiment by Scottish physicists has shown, this isn't always necessarily the case.

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This Is The Fish Researchers Found Living Underneath 2,400 Feet Of Ice

After drilling down through almost half a mile in solid ice on a glacial shelf in Antarctica, scientists found something surprising.

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Why Does Smoke Cover So Much of South-East Asia?

A haze has periodically wafted over South-east Asia for 20 years. But despite rising public health concern, the problem remains as opaque as the smoke itself, Mike Ives reports.

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Turkey threatens Twitter to censor nation’s newspaper account

It seems like it wasn't that long ago when the Turkish government was trying to make the social network services Twitter and YouTube illegal in the country for not playing along with their censorship requirements. Oh, wait, that's because it was less than a year ago. Well, Turkey is as at it again, this time threatening Twitter that it outright … Continue reading

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