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How Dolphins On LSD Shaped The Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence

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How Dolphins On LSD Shaped The Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence After the Green Bank Conference in 1961, the notion of dolphins as a prototypical extraterrestrial intelligence would shape the trajectory of interstellar communication for the next half century. March 8, 2019 at 09:33PM Continue: https://ift.tt/2CaM1RL

Who Needs AirPods with These $35 Alternatives

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Who Needs AirPods with These $35 Alternatives Just like AirPods, these AirSounds True Wireless Earbuds feature a minimalist aesthetic — plus Bluetooth 4.2, an added eight hours of playtime with the included carrying case, and an ergonomic design. The best part? They won't break the bank at just $34.99. March 8, 2019 at 08:58PM Continue: https://ift.tt/2Hr9u4V

Own A Pair Of London Bridge Trousers That Keep Falling Down? Replace Them With These.

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Own A Pair Of London Bridge Trousers That Keep Falling Down? Replace Them With These. Constructed from two-way stretch Japanese Toray twill that breathes easy on long trips, the Nomad Pant is built for work, play and travel. March 8, 2019 at 08:48PM Continue: https://ift.tt/2Ts9996

Notifications Are Broken. It's Time To Fix Them

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Notifications Are Broken. It's Time To Fix Them If the technology companies creating smartphones were serious about helping, they'd address one of the key problems head on, calling notifications what they really are: interruptions. March 8, 2019 at 07:53PM Continue: https://ift.tt/2SRS4A8

Truck Smashes Into Worker On Utility Truck Platform

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Truck Smashes Into Worker On Utility Truck Platform Miraculously, the worker was uninjured, thanks to a lot of luck and a safety harness that prevented him from falling. March 8, 2019 at 07:18PM Continue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=33&utm_source=ifttt&v=f5GoTqFmr-4

Bird Paddles Straight Into California Lake's 'Glory Hole' Spillway

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Bird Paddles Straight Into California Lake's 'Glory Hole' Spillway The filmer claims that the bird made it through alive and "shot out like a bullet" from the other end of the Lake Berryessa spillway. March 8, 2019 at 06:43PM Continue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?utm_source=ifttt&v=cf413tytPxk

A *Super Dense* Explainer On Stephen Hawking's Theory On Black Holes

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A *Super Dense* Explainer On Stephen Hawking's Theory On Black Holes When they were discovered, black holes seemed to defy physics as we understood them. And if we're being honest, even Physics Girls' explanation of them is a little mind-blowing. March 8, 2019 at 06:43PM Continue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?utm_source=ifttt&v=SdySHadrYAA

Drink Your Beets

Drink Your Beets Among the plethora of supplements that promise athletes an advantage, a natural juice gains traction as an evidence-based boost. March 8, 2019 at 05:23PM Continue: https://ift.tt/2J36VIv

The Jobs Numbers: Who's Hiring In America — And Who's Not

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The Jobs Numbers: Who's Hiring In America — And Who's Not Logging and sightseeing transportation were hit hard, but professional design services and computer manufacturing are up. March 8, 2019 at 05:18PM Continue: https://ift.tt/2EYn5yP

A New 'Street Fighter' For Old Hands

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A New 'Street Fighter' For Old Hands As aging fighting game fans come to grips with their own mortality, and slower reflexes, and card game emerges to give them the upper hand. March 8, 2019 at 04:53PM Continue: https://ift.tt/2tYz5Ki

$50 Could Have Saved Him, But His GoFundMe Pitch Didn't Get The Clicks

$50 Could Have Saved Him, But His GoFundMe Pitch Didn't Get The Clicks I don’t know if you feel any portion of blame for Boyle’s death, but you should, much like I do. March 8, 2019 at 04:24PM Continue: https://ift.tt/2H9dBTP

Overwatch's Community Can't Keep The Promise Of Its Queer-Friendly Lore

Overwatch's Community Can't Keep The Promise Of Its Queer-Friendly Lore March 8, 2019 at 04:15PM Continue: https://ift.tt/2IZJujm

Taking A Long, Deep Sniff Of Fart Porn

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Taking A Long, Deep Sniff Of Fart Porn "The concept of farting gave me this weird feeling as far back as I can remember." March 8, 2019 at 04:08PM Continue: https://ift.tt/2H8lTeq

Close Encounters Of The Digital Kind

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Close Encounters Of The Digital Kind When Silicon Valley usurps the transcendent potential of extraterrestrial life. March 8, 2019 at 03:58PM Continue: https://ift.tt/2Hmal6D

Inside The Rio Grande Valley's Amputation Crisis

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Inside The Rio Grande Valley's Amputation Crisis "We’re literally cutting people's limbs off, when they could just be taking medication. It's kind of crazy in a developed country." March 8, 2019 at 03:58PM Continue: https://ift.tt/2H6ysqT

A Q&A With The Real Tim Apple

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A Q&A With The Real Tim Apple Tim Apple is not Tim Cook's real name — he's a window-blinds salesman and part-time Santa Claus in Michigan. He still loves Trump — even though the president has effectively erased him from Google March 8, 2019 at 03:53PM Continue: https://ift.tt/2TE4Irc

A Belief In Meritocracy Is Not Only False: It's Morally Wrong

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A Belief In Meritocracy Is Not Only False: It's Morally Wrong A growing body of research in psychology and neuroscience suggests that believing in meritocracy makes people more selfish, less self-critical and even more prone to acting in discriminatory ways March 8, 2019 at 03:38PM Continue: https://ift.tt/2Cb1QrA

How To Dim Your iPhone's Brightness More Than You Thought Possible

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How To Dim Your iPhone's Brightness More Than You Thought Possible By using the "Reduce White Point" feature you can dim your phone's screen even more with a simple triple tap of the home button. March 8, 2019 at 03:28PM Continue: https://ift.tt/2UuhdCM

There's No Such Thing as A 'Real' Woman

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There's No Such Thing as A 'Real' Woman Brands that promise to cater to authentic womanhood still leave a lot of women out. March 8, 2019 at 03:18PM Continue: https://ift.tt/2TBfSNd

America's Light Bulb Revolution

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America's Light Bulb Revolution Solar panels and wind turbines get a lot of attention, but a more inconspicuous instrument is helping to reshape America’s energy economy right now: The humble light bulb. March 8, 2019 at 03:03PM Continue: https://ift.tt/2UmNr2N

In Medium Post, Elizabeth Warren Calls To 'Break Up Big Tech'

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In Medium Post, Elizabeth Warren Calls To 'Break Up Big Tech' On Friday morning, the Massachusetts senator and presidential hopeful released a lengthy blog post on why she wants to dissolve Facebook, Google and Amazon. March 8, 2019 at 02:53PM Continue: https://ift.tt/2Tnc9U8

Medieval Diseases Are Infecting California's Homeless

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Medieval Diseases Are Infecting California's Homeless Typhus, tuberculosis and other illnesses are spreading quickly through camps and shelters. March 8, 2019 at 02:43PM Continue: https://ift.tt/2HmSZGI

In Chicago, Reparations Aren't Just An Idea. They're The Law

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In Chicago, Reparations Aren't Just An Idea. They're The Law For decades, a gang of Chicago police tortured and forced confessions from people in custody. Now, in a historic move, the city is teaching this shameful history in schools – but not everyone thinks it should. March 8, 2019 at 02:39PM Continue: https://ift.tt/2TChpT7

Elizabeth Warren Says She Wants To Break Up Amazon, Google, And Facebook

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Elizabeth Warren Says She Wants To Break Up Amazon, Google, And Facebook Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said today that, if elected president in 2020, her administration will break up the giants of the tech industry, including Amazon, Facebook, and Google. March 8, 2019 at 02:33PM Continue: https://ift.tt/2EPU0Em

Two Women On How To Be Better At Change

Two Women On How To Be Better At Change Both women agreed it’s all about remaining disciplined in your work while taking measured risks. March 8, 2019 at 02:28PM Continue: https://ift.tt/2UxvNJX

The Value Of Inconvenient Design

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The Value Of Inconvenient Design Technology makes seemingly inconvenient tasks easier — but at what cost? March 8, 2019 at 02:18PM Continue: https://ift.tt/2TrN2jh

Where Gun Laws Are Weaker, There Are More Mass Shootings

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Where Gun Laws Are Weaker, There Are More Mass Shootings The study lines up with other research linking weaker laws and higher levels of gun ownership to more gun deaths. March 8, 2019 at 02:18PM Continue: https://ift.tt/2EI84Qu

How I Became Addicted to An On-Demand Gig

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How I Became Addicted to An On-Demand Gig I quickly discovered that Postmates was a genius at luring me back online March 8, 2019 at 02:03PM Continue: https://ift.tt/2ENreo3

She's The Youngest Puzzle Designer In America. Can She Save Crosswords?

She's The Youngest Puzzle Designer In America. Can She Save Crosswords? At 19 she published her first crossword puzzle. Now, at 28, she hopes to make the black-and-white grid funny — and feminist. March 8, 2019 at 01:58PM Continue: https://ift.tt/2TwQatm

Mark Zuckerberg Is Rumored To Have A Secret Escape Passageway Beneath His Conference Room For Emergencies

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Mark Zuckerberg Is Rumored To Have A Secret Escape Passageway Beneath His Conference Room For Emergencies Inside the Facebook exec's $10 million per year security detail. March 8, 2019 at 01:53PM Continue: https://ift.tt/2tSI2F8

Death by Civilization

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Death by Civilization Thousands of Native American children were forced to attend boarding schools created to strip them of their culture. My mother was one of them. March 8, 2019 at 01:38PM Continue: https://ift.tt/2TrchlM

A Wild Interview With R. Kelly's Former Lawyer

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A Wild Interview With R. Kelly's Former Lawyer "Kelly was guilty as hell!” Genson said. “I don’t think he’s done anything inappropriate for years. I’ll tell you a secret: I had him go to a doctor to get shots, libido-killing shots. That’s why he didn’t get arrested for anything else." March 8, 2019 at 01:33PM Continue: https://ift.tt/2CaxC8p

Inside Britain's Escalating Missing Persons Problem

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Inside Britain's Escalating Missing Persons Problem With austerity widening society's cracks, the number of people reported missing in London alone has increased 77 percent since 2010. March 8, 2019 at 01:33PM Continue: https://ift.tt/2UszyzY