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28 May 08:54

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28 May 00:25

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28 May 00:55

GoPro is working on a spherical camera rig for VR, and a drone

by Richard Lawler
In case you were wondering what the next move is for GoPro as it keeps its action cameras one step ahead of cellphones and DSLRs, we have answers: virtual reality and drones. CEO Nick Woodman announced both projects tonight during an interview at the...
28 May 00:32

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28 May 01:01

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27 May 20:01

On March 5, 2000, Inés Ramírez Pérez of Rio de Talea, Mexico,...



On March 5, 2000, Inés Ramírez Pérez of Rio de Talea, Mexico, became the first woman known to have survived a self-inflicted cesarean section. When the case study detailing her son’s birth, Self-inflicted cesarean section with maternal and fetal survival, was published in the March 2004 issue of the International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, the mother of eight quickly became an international celebrity. 

Inés Ramírez Perez was alone in her rural cabin and felt labor begin midday. Her husband, who had assisted in six of her previous births, was drinking at a cantina. The town of Río de Talea, located in San Lorenzo Texmelúcan in the state of Oaxaca, had only one phone at the time. After twelve hours in labor and gripped with terror that this baby would suffer the same obstructed labor and death as her previous baby, Ramírez decided that she needed to bring him into the world as quickly as she could. 

Ramírez sent her eight year old son, Benito, to buy a kitchen knife at a shop, as the knife the family used wasn’t sharp enough. After ingesting two cups of mezcal (alcohol made from the maguey plant), Ramírez held the knife by the blade instead of the handle and used her index finger and thumb to apply pressure. [x]

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28 May 05:04

This telescope is really just 10 Canon lenses strapped together

by Andrew Tarantola
Hunting for extremely dim galaxies is especially difficult with single-lens telescopes. That's because, no matter how technologically advanced, the device's design cannot fully eliminate detail-obscuring scattered light from the resulting images. The...
28 May 05:16

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27 May 15:37

Radically Diverse Australian Fungi Photographed by Steve Axford

by Christopher Jobson

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Photographer Steve Axford (previously) continues his quest to document some of the world’s most obscure fungi found in locations around Australia. Axford lives and works in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales in Australia where he often has to travel no further than his own back yard to make some of the discoveries you see here. The forms of fungi, slime molds, and lichens he prefers to document seem to have no limit in their diverse characteristics. Axford explained when we first featured his work last year that he suspects many of the tropical species he stumbles onto are often completely undocumented. You can follow more of Axford’s discoveries on Flickr and SmugMug.

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27 May 15:00

iPhone Effective Power Text Glitch

by snopes@snopes.com
Cooper Griggs

How the hell do people FIND these exploits?

News: A strange iPhone glitch may crash devices with a string of characters sent via text.
27 May 20:35

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27 May 09:00

Late merge without conflicts

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27 May 21:58

Apple is fixing a bug that crashes your iPhone with a text message

by Jon Fingas
Beware if you have any jokester friends with iOS devices -- they might just have a way to ruin your day if you have any iOS gadgets of your own. Apple has confirmed that it's fixing a recently discovered bug that crashes iPhones and other iOS 8 hardw...
27 May 22:22

All of your feline fantasies come true in 'Catlateral Damage'

by Jessica Conditt
Life would be so much easier as a cat. Few humans recognize the potential for feline bliss better than Chris Chung, the creator of Catlateral Damage, a first-person cat simulator. As a kitty locked up in a house full of annoying human things, your go...
27 May 12:51

Hot Topic is buying ThinkGeek

by Daniel Cooper
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I guess it makes sense, but I don't think I like it as a consumer.

High school is teenage tribalism, which is why the Lip Service kids aren't going to hang with the Forever 21 set in the lunch hall. Now, however, Hot Topic has realized that it's got plenty in common with ThinkGeek, and has decided to swallow the nic...
27 May 14:00

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26 May 14:12

The NSA wants to identify phone users by their finger swipes

by Jon Fingas
Cooper Griggs

Surprised it took this long to out this.

For the National Security Agency, the fingerprint reader on your smartphone just isn't secure enough. Lockheed Martin has confirmed to Nextgov that the intelligence outfit is testing Mandrake, an identification system that verifies who you are based ...
26 May 15:00

Share-iah Coke

by snopes@snopes.com
Photograph shows a bottle of Coca-Cola with the words "Share a Coke with Isis" printed across the front.
27 May 04:26

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25 May 04:41

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26 May 22:14

Thieves steal tax data for 100,000 from an IRS website

by Jon Fingas
Cooper Griggs

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You might need to keep a closer eye than usual on your tax-related info. The Internal Revenue Service is warning that intruders stole tax data for 100,000 people between February and May by taking advantage of a flaw in the agency's transcript websit...
26 May 18:26

The Galaxy Tree

Cooper Griggs

great photo!

First came the trees. First came the trees.


26 May 15:59

baby goosesi did not want to get up for the early morning walk...





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i did not want to get up for the early morning walk today, but was rewarded with my little guys.

as i was taking the first photo, a baby goose wandered up onto the trail and plopped itself down. the adult goose followed and we were pretty sure we’d have to detour. but the adult circled the baby, wandered down the hill, and the baby got up and did the same as we ambled by, inches away. 

this explains to me why the adults don’t appear to be afraid of us humans. if they grow up in this park with us so close, they learn we’re just gawkers and not a threat. 

well, not a threat except that i want to run up and squeeze them all.

26 May 17:50

Rick Satava’s Luminous Glass Blown Jellyfish Appear Suspended in Motion

by Kate Sierzputowski

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The jellyfish tank is the first environment I always run to when visiting an aquarium. I’m drawn to the luminous quality of the underwater creatures’ bodies, as well as their inclusion in a scene that appears to need no sources of artificial light. Glass artist Rick Satava was also captivated by these creatures in the late 80s, and after a trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium he began to experiment with sculptures that mimicked the experience of a jellyfish’s elegant glide through the water.

Satava began selling these sculptures in 1990, and by 2002 he was crafting about 300 pieces of work a month. The bright jellyfishes he creates are suspended in the glass that surround them, yet each still appears as if their tentacles are rippling through the water. The glass blown approach works perfectly when translated to the round bell-like shape of the jellyfish’s body, as their natural appearance looks like brightly blown glass.

The California-based artist uses a technique in his sculptures called “glass-in-glass,” which consists of a glass sculpture being dipped into a second, molten glass layer. You can find Sativa’s sculptures within dozens of galleries nationally as well as a few locations internationally including Japan, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland. (via My Modern Met)

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26 May 14:17

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22 May 03:30

Zap! Vworp! Pew! Pew!

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Tonight's comic contains a very difficult Space Choice.

26 May 00:57

Video captures badass woman fighting back after man assaults her

by Neha Prakash
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This video contains violence.

A woman defending herself against a man sexually assaulting her at work did so in the most badass way.

A patron at a restaurant in Russia captured a waitress fighting back after one of her customers attempted to shove money into her blouse and then grab her butt

The waitress can be seen pushing him off, and when his advances continue, she slaps him away with a menu, sending him crashing to the ground

We don't typically condone violence, but infinite props to this woman and her menu-wielding defense strategy.

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24 May 18:50

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25 May 07:03

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25 May 13:48

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