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Technology Will Save Our Future, According To Japanese SF Author Taiyo Fujii

I’ve been increasingly interested in translated science fiction novels, and one of the best ones that I picked up this year was Taiyo Fujii’s debut Gene Mapper . Read more...

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The Outlook for Nuclear Power in the U.S. Really Sucks

As the Paris climate summit kicked off two weeks ago, venture capitalist Peter Thiel penned a scathing op-ed for the New York Times , decrying the plight of nuclear power in the U.S. He cited a stagnant regulatory environment unable to adapt to innovative new reactor designs, and continued public hysteria over safety and radioactive waste disposal, as the primary culprits holding us back from a bright nuclear-powered future. Read more...

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Moscow’s prominent cemeteries will get free WiFi

Remember this next time you're stuck in a place with no internet connection: even some cemeteries in Moscow will offer free WiFi visitors can use starting in 2016. These are no ordinary graveyards, though -- Novodevichy, Troyekurovskoye and Vagankovo...

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Twitter warns users targeted by state-sponsored attacks

Facebook and Google already warn you if they think you're the victim of a state-sponsored cyberattack, and now Twitter is joining the fray. The social network recently alerted some users that that they "may have been targeted" by government attacker...

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This Stormy Star Is Unlike Anything We’ve Seen Before

Astronomers are comparing it to Jupiter’s red spot: a forever storm large enough to swallow three Earths. Except this monster tempest appears to be raging on a star

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6,000 Year Old Death Pit Points to One Hell of a Brawl

Scattered hand bones, severed arms, cracked skulls: if one thing is clear from this Neolithic burial pit, it’s that some some serious shit went down 6,000 years ago. Read more...

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Elon Musk backs future AI initiative

As more and more companies like Facebook and Google race to develop their own flavor of AI (artificial intelligence), a new altruistic challenger has appeared. The OpenAI initiative is a new non-profit with financial support from Tesla CEO Elon Musk,...

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This NYC Skyscraper Design Is Like the Chrysler Building Went to Burning Man and I Love It

The crop of new skyscrapers going up on 57th Street in Midtown Manhattan are very tall, whisper thin, and—yawn— rather boring . This idea for a supertall on the same street is a throbbing EDM antidote to the architectural elevator music that’s taking over New York City.

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Racial discrimination skews Airbnb rentals, study claims

Renting a room at a hotel is a fairly blind process: if you can pay the rate and the hotel has vacancy, you've got a place to rest your head. Airbnb is a little different -- allowing hosts to accept or deny guests at their leisure

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What the moon will look like for each day in 2016

If you want to know exactly what the moon will look like (to those in the northern hemisphere, at least), this video by NASA has got you covered. It tracks all the phases of the moon for 2016, that is you’ll see the moon wax and wane as it corresponds to each day of the year

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