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Jeff Vandermeer On Why Leena Krohn’s Fiction Is So Important To Read

Next week, Cheeky Frawg Publishing will release a collection of stories and novels from Finnish author Leena Krohn. The collection is a major translation for the author, and we’ve interviewed editor Jeff Vandermeer about the project. Read more..

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Photographing Zoo Creatures is Adorably Difficult

It’s a wildlife photographer’s dream job: for the past several years, Joel Sartore has been collaborating with National Geographic on Photo Ark , an ambitious effort to shoot portraits of the world’s 12,000 captive animal species to raise awareness of the current extinction crisis. Read more..

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The Seriously Wacky Way Cosmologists Say We Could Encrypt Data

The Big Bang that created the Universe left traces of itself everywhere—an afterglow known as the cosmic microwave background (CMB). You’ve probably never thought to ask whether there’s a practical use for the CMB, but lo and behold, cosmologists found it: data encryption. Read more..

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This Distant Galaxy Appeared Just 400 Million Years After the Big Bang

NASA scientists have captured a remarkable glimpse of a primordial compact galaxy that came into existence at a time when the Universe was exceptionally young, using the Hubble Space Telescope. Read more..

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Hello Barbie Could Have Exposed Information About Children to Hackers

It seems Vtech isn’t the only toy company playing it fast and loose with children’s privacy. Security researchers have discovered myriad security flaws that make Mattel’s Hello Barbie connected doll hackable. Read more...

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The US Is About to Waste $305 Billion On Roads We Don’t Need

A big infrastructure bill finally passed the House this week, pushing $305 billion over five years to transit and highway projects. In the same week, Uber raised another $2.1 billion, bringing its total valuation to $62.5 billion—roughly the same amount the new bill spends on infrastructure each year. Read more..

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A Turkish Court Has To Decide If Gollum Is Good or Evil

Is Gollum a good guy or a bad guy?

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Badass Historical Chemists: Alice Hamilton Versus Absolutely Everyone

Alice Hamilton was one of those people who used science to shape morality. Basic concepts like sanitation, worker safety, and proper chemical disposal exist because she proved there was no other choice. She was also one of the first to speak out about the growing threat of Nazi Germany.

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Here’s Why The Brand New Highway Bill Matters To You

A five-year plan. Ten years in the making. $305 billion to be spent on infrastructure.

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Samsung’s New Project For Gear VR Is a Thriller In 360 Degrees

Samsung just announced a new project using Gear VR called Gone , in partnership with Skybound Entertainment (think Walking Dead ) and WEVR. It’s either about the horrors of child abduction, or having a kid full of exploratory whimsy. The trailer is vague on that point.

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