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- North Korean army minister ‘executed with mortar round’
- I.B.M. Reports Nanotube Chip Breakthrough
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- The bleeding edge of self-healing skin-like materials
- Popular physics theory running out of hiding places
- Totally Bizarre Experimental Video Explores Slit Scanning
- The Island Where People Forget to Die
- For Zelda-playing daughter, dad gives Link a sex change
- Australian drunk survives attempt to ride crocodile
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- Chris Addison: Fuckety-Bye To All That
- Op-ed: Is the Web Driving Us Mad?
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- Flash-based puzzle: Einsteins Riddle
- and Frog Faction
Evolution of the New York City Skyline via Smithsonian Magazine
- Good Luck: A web project dedicated to amalgamating a ‘universal’ terms of service system
- The demise of the daily deal website business model
- Hottest temps ever at LHC and more hints about early Universe
- Food and exercise are not matter and anti-matter
- Weird: Ron Howard Directing Documentary on Jay-Z’s Made in America Festival
- Jodie Foster on the Stewart/Pattinson spectacle
- Keanu Reeves spills what Bill & Ted 3 is actually gonna be about
- The Politically Incorrect Guide to U.S. Interests in the Middle East
- Surreal: The General Mills Lawn Protester Has Died
- Humor: 45-year-old salesman apologises for closing ceremony
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First modern Olympic Games in Athens, 1894 – via
Two very interesting Olympics based items popped up today. The first is a collection of photos from the Olympics of past that goes all the way back to the very first games. That can be found here.
And also, this video that profiles just what professional photographers will go through to cover events like track and field from every angle to get that one shot.
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- Why NASA should abandon a manned mission to Mars
- How mobile phones will pioneer future space technology
- The implications of overpopulation are terrifying. But will we listen to them?
- Woo hoo! First pictures from the new set of Arrested Development
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- Why the Sikh temple shooting got less coverage than the Aurora massacre
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- Video: Animals Acting Like Sharks Week
Finally, a recording still for the ages: In 1996, just months before he died, Carl Sagan recorded this message to future colonists living on Mars.