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In [the Futurama episode “Prisoner of Benda”], all the characters switch bodies using a body-switching machine, but then it turns out the…

In [the <i>Futurama</i> episode “Prisoner of Benda”], all the characters switch bodies using a body-switching machine, but then it turns out the machine can’t switch the same two people more than once. In order to figure out a way to get all 10 or so characters back into their original bodies, [<i>Futurama</i> writer Ken Keeler] created a new math formula, and it actually works. They even showed the full formula in the episode, in case you don’t believe them.

NASA spacecraft slams into dark side of the moon as planned

At roughly 12:30AM ET early on Friday morning, a soda machine-sized NASA spacecraft slammed into the far side of the moon at 3,600 miles per hour. The impact was entirely planned by NASA engineers in order to conclude the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) program, which …

Gravitational lensing lets researchers size up a white dwarf | Ars Technica

Similar systems are forerunners to supernovae.<p>White dwarfs are the remnants of stars like the Sun. They also provide some of the best means to …

SpaceX's Dragon 'Chases' the Space Station: See It This Weekend

Skywatchers across parts of the United States and southern Canada will get an opportunity to watch as the private spaceflight company SpaceX's Dragon …

Morrissey Speaks Out Against Canadian Seal Hunt

Ever the animal rights activist and outspoken hunter hater, Morrissey has posted a note on True to You deriding Canada's annual seal hunt. In the post, titled "This Sorrowful Canada," Moz declares the nation "regrettably fashionably dead" as long as the institution remains in place. Check out what …

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How to reduce the number of ads in Gmail

You can’t stop Google from scanning your inbox or serving you ads, but you can opt out of receiving personalized ads in Gmail. And you can eliminate one prominent ad banner altogether.<p>Google updated its terms of service this week to clarify the manner in which software automatically scans and …

Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine ignore new Geneva pact aimed at easing tensions

Two days after an international pact was brokered with the stated goal of easing tensions in Ukraine, the major players met again in Kiev to hash out plans to push it along.<p>While there was little indication of what, if any, progress was made Saturday in defusing tensions, all sides agreed to allow …