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This Flying Space Rock Is Way Bigger Than Los Angeles

The comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is really big. Earthlings should study it now—before something similar comes knocking at our atmosphere.

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The Navy Is Tracking Ocean Sounds Collected by Scientists

A network of Internet-connected undersea microphones is picking up more than whale songs.

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In the World of Food Trends, Nothing Stays Popular Forever

Vodka-mayonnaise cocktails, anyone?

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These Georgia Teens Created a Yelp to Rate the Police

Four "solution-focused" siblings are launching Five-O, an app to share and rate experiences with law enforcement. 

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Help Science Identify a Kajillion Astronaut Photos of Cities

"Night Cities" is an ambitious project to create an atlas of urban space photography.

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No, Fukushima Is Not a Wildlife Haven—and Neither Is Chernobyl

A slew of new research reveals the deleterious effects of radiation on Fukushima's ecology.

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Montreal's Newest Concrete-Slab Building Is Brightened With Film Stills by Thomas Edison

Architects used images filmed by the inventor in 1901 to bring life to an apartment building's flat facade.

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Why London's National Gallery Has Surrendered to Selfies

The august institution hopes visitors will contemplate its world-class art collection, but realizes many people would rather just take photos of themselves in front of it.

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Why Can't the United States Build a High-Speed Rail System?

The problem isn't geography, demographics, or money—it's federal will.

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The 'Bloomberg Terminal for Fashion' Reveals What Consumers Want—Now

Big data has turned "fashion forecasting" from an art into a science. Is that a good thing? 

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Your Tech Peak Is in Your Mid-Teens, and It’s All Downhill From There

Think you’re a tech guru in the working world? Think again.

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The Real Reason You Can't Text 911

Major cell-phones companies are equipped to let callers text emergency call centers, but most states aren’t.

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The Hardest Video Game in History Is About Street Art

To thoroughly win, you'll need to actually go visit every continent. 

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People Just Won't Give Up on Awful Neighborhood Apps

SketchFactor is the latest in a series of user-experience-driven mapping apps with the distinct smack of genteel paranoia. 

Californians Will Have to Get Comfortable With Purified 'Toilet-to-Tap' Water

The golden state's historic drought is forcing residents to reconsider the "yuck factor" of wastewater re-use.

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Cigarette Butts: Fodder for the Future's Green Tech?

Korean researchers may have uncovered an innovative use for tar-stained filters.

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Too Lazy to Unlock Your Phone? Try This 'Digital Tattoo'

Press your phone against this creepy skin patch instead of fumbling with that pesky code.

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3D Editing of 2D Photos. Yeah, It's Possible

Computer engineers have created software that could make it impossible to tell if photos are real.