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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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X-wing rocker for kids built by craftsman

If you're a big Star Wars fan with young children, get ready, you're going to find this incredibly adorable and then want one for your own kid. A craftsman from New Zealand who builds wooden toys has constructed a rocker in the design of a X-wing fighter, paired with its own R2-D2 figure. While Steve Coupe has been building toys … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Star Trek Transporters

Being a Trekkie for many years, I'm used to the cyclical fictional debates of whether a Klingon Bird-of-Prey would handedly defeat a Romulan Warbird. Don't even get me started on Kirk versus Picard.

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UK teen arrested for PlayStation, Xbox hackings over Christmas

Friday saw the arrest of an 18-year-old man in the UK for his involvement in the hackings that took down both the PlayStation and Xbox online gaming networks for several days last month starting on Christmas. The incident saw a number of headlines after the holiday, as gamers were unable to get online for an increasingly frustrating period of time, … Continue reading

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Google begins linking to event tickets directly from search results, Maps

Earlier this week, Google began saving you a click or two when searching for tickets to live events. Now, if you search for a certain venue or specific band, for example, you will find direct links to purchase the related tickets.

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