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PSA: Drilling a Hole in Your iPhone 7 Will Not Create a Headphone Jack

Did we learn nothing from the microwave prank?<p>Many Apple lovers were pretty peeved when the company announced earlier this month that it was getting rid of the headphone jack for the new iPhone 7. However, while most were content to at least give the new model a try, it appears at least a few …

The Statue of Liberty Was Originally Intended to Celebrate the End of American Slavery

We spoke with Ed Berenson, author of <i>The Statue of Liberty: A Transatlantic Story</i>, about the little-known origins of the iconic statue in New York Harbor.<p><b>Get the VICE App on iOS and Android</b><p>The Statue of Liberty is one of America's most famous icons, with a famous origin story: It was a gift …

European churches say growing flock of Muslim refugees are converting

Anecdotal evidence suggests rising pattern of Muslims becoming Christians, with some churches conducting mass baptisms<p>A growing number of Muslim refugees in Europe are converting to Christianity, according to churches, which have conducted mass baptisms in some places.<p>Reliable data on conversions …

​Microsoft and Canonical partner to bring Ubuntu to Windows 10

You'll soon be able to run Ubuntu on Windows 10.<p>According to sources at Canonical, Ubuntu Linux's parent company, and Microsoft, you'll soon be able …

Obama spars with Cuba's Castro over human rights in historic visit

HAVANA (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama pushed Cuba to improve human rights during his historic visit to the Communist-led island on Monday, publicly sparring with President Raul Castro who showed flashes of anger and hit back at U.S. “double standards”.<p>Obama praised Castro for openly …

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Einstein Was Right: Scientists Just Proved His Groundbreaking Theory

The scientific community just reached a breakthrough that was a literally a century in the making.<p>It's official: Einstein was right. And it took only 101 years to prove it.<p>A century after announcing his Theory of Relativity, the most elusive premise of which suggested the existence of gravitational …

Water-powered motorbike brainchild of Brazilian civil servant

With a bit of knowledge in mechanics and a lot of fantasy, a Brazilian civil servant has created, in his garage in São Paulo, what he calls the “Moto Power H2O”.<p>Ricardo Azevedo has transformed his 1993 Honda NX 200 into a kind of water-powered motorcycle. The bike uses a car battery to produce …

Scientists extend the lifespan of mice by up to 35 percent

Would you like to live 35 percent longer? Apparently the trick is removing worn-out "senescent' cells that have a degenerative affect on your body. "Cellular senescence is a biological mechanism that functions as an 'emergency brake' used by damaged cells to stop dividing," says Jan van Deursen, …

The US Will Cede Control of the Internet for the First Time

Globalization has made it impossible for the US to maintain its oversight of internet governance organization ICANN.<p>In the coming weeks, the organization charged with maintaining the internet's infrastructure will unveil a plan to surrender the US government's oversight, marking a symbolic step …

The Alp Watch is a $24,900 joke at the Apple Watch's expense

'Get a life, upgrade to a mechanical watch.'<p>Of all the responses we've seen to the Apple Watch, from both the tech industry and traditional watch makers, this might just be the most committed. Luxury watchmaker H. Moser & Cie has unveiled what it's calling the Swiss Alp Watch, a timepiece that …

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South Africa’s ruling party aims to criminalize racism

South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress, has called for a law criminalizing racism in the country, after a Facebook post complaining about black beach goers went viral and sparked outrage in the country.<p>The latest uproar over race relations in the country began when real estate …

Kodak is bringing back the legendary Super 8 camera, and Hollywood is stoked

The Super 8 camera is legendary.<p>First introduced by Kodak in 1965, it was the first handy film camera that let regular people make movies.<p>It figures into the origin stories of today's greatest moviemakers: "The Dark Knight" director Chris Nolan got his start making movies using his father's Super 8 …

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A lethal AI robot will police the Great Barrier Reef for starfish

Climate change, pollution, and unsustainable fishing practices have threatened the world’s largest coral structure but there’s some hope for Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. An intelligent robot is ready to protect it.<p>Researchers have developed a robot that seeks out and kills one of the leading …

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Oregon tribe: Armed group 'desecrating' their land

Dog Cognition: How Do Dogs Perceive The World?

Dogs and humans share one of the strongest bonds between two different species on Earth. The connection has grown so deep, it’s literally become coded into our genes. And a wave of new research is shedding more light on these all-important dog-human relationships and what our furry friends are …

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'GOD' for Atheists (and an Expanded, Scientific Definition of God for Everyone Else)

As many celebrate the Christmas season and the coming of a New Year, maybe there's a way we can, indeed, bring atheists and theists and the disparate factions and religions together on our little planet.<p>And, instead of focusing on the old definitions of "God", that many reject, or on how …

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36 Years After the Iran Hostage Crisis, Americans Will Receive Compensation

The American citizens held captive for more than a year during the infamous Iran hostage crisis of 1979 are set to receive compensation decades …

Entrepreneurs turn billion dollar seafood waste into profitable products

From wallets to antibacterial fabric, innovators are turning once discarded fish waste into money<p>Since he started working on commercial fishing and crabbing boats as a teenager, Craig Kasberg loved being out at sea. Yet he was bothered by the amount of fish waste he saw being dumped back on to the …

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The Roman road from Istanbul to Rome that's still causing problems for the West, 2000 years on

Bettany Hughes travels the 'Via Egnatia', an old Roman road built between Italy and Istanbul and hears of the suffering of dispossessed migrants<p>It was his teeth that I noticed first. The quiet Syrian was the only one in the group who had a smattering of English, so he had been pushed forward to …

Thomas Jefferson and the fascinating history of Founding Fathers defending Muslim rights

<i>This post has been updated with President Obama's comments. The Fix originally wrote about Thomas Jefferson and Muslims in December.</i><p>Muslims are at the center of a roiling debate over religious freedom in the United States. But they've actually been a part of that heated conversation from the very …

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The Newest Drone Accessory Is a Little Scary

Anybody who’s already a little suspicious of camera-equipped drones flying around their neighborhood just got another reason to fuel their …

Scientists claimed they found elusive ‘Planet X.’ Doubting astronomers are in an uproar.

It’s a big, dark presence at the farthest reaches of our solar system, a mysterious force powerful enough to skew the paths of planets in orbit and yet so subtle that it slips undetected past even the most powerful telescopes on Earth. For centuries, it has eluded some of the most brilliant minds …

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Filmmakers Disguise a Bible as a Koran and Head Out on the Street. What They Do Next Has Some So Shocked That They Spout Expletives.

Two Dutch filmmakers recently took to the streets to conduct a social experiment in an effort to measure public reaction to — and shed light on — what they deem to be “shocking verses” in the Judeo-Christian scriptures.<p>“Muslims have been accused of following a religion that has no place in our …

Pakistani in California shooting became hardline in S.Arabia - relatives

KAROR LAL ESAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - The estranged relatives of Tashfeen Malik, a Pakistani woman accused of shooting dead 14 people in California, say she and her father seem to have abandoned the family’s moderate Islam and became more radicalised during years they spent in Saudi Arabia.<p>Tashfeen …

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