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Why I'm shifting my entire personal blog to Medium

Medium announced some impressive changes today to its service to foster its future growth, which made me start paying a lot more attention to the service. So much, in fact, that I’ve decided to move my personal blog over.<p>I’ve always run my own blogs, be it on WordPress, Svbtle, Squarespace or even …

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Pixar is making another in-house animation tool free for anyone to use

Universal Scene Description (USD) combines graphic elements from different animation apps<p>Last year, Pixar made its in-house animation software RenderMan free for non-commercial use, giving would-be filmmakers a powerful tool to get started with animated shorts and films. Now, it's following this up …

China urges people to stop hiring strippers for funerals

<b>(garrettmerchant via iStock)</b><p>The government has promised a police crackdown on the (apparently) popular funerary custom<p>Jenny Kutner<p>April 23, 2015 7:35pm (UTC)<p>In my family, when someone dies, we gather together to shovel dirt into the deceased's grave until the casket is completely buried, and then …

A volcanic eruption just created the world’s newest island — and it is absolutely breathtaking (PHOTOS)

<b>(Gianpiero Orbassano)</b><p>While the South Pacific island looks like an enticing vacation spot, scientists say that might not be a good idea<p>Maggie Foucault<p>March 13, 2015 7:42pm (UTC)<p>Recent photographs show what is reportedly the newest island in the world — and it is spectacular.<p>Located north west of the …

Our science-fiction apocalypse: Meet the scientists trying to predict the end of the world

<b>(everlite via iStock)</b><p>How exotic and unlikely-sounding disasters could kill every last human being<p>Aaron Labaree<p>October 5, 2014 7:00pm (UTC)<p>It’s been a summer of bad news: what with increasingly bleak-seeming geopolitical turmoil and conflict in American streets, not to mention all the carbon spewing …

Scientists Have Found A Crystal That Can Let You Breathe Underwater

It’s a great scientific irony that water is full of oxygen yet none of it is breathable to humans. But that might be about to change, thanks to a research team in Denmark and a bizarre crystal they’ve discovered.<p>Carrying the catchy label of [{(bpbp)Co2II(NO3)}2(NH2bdc)](NO3)2 * 2H2O, and what we’re …

USB has a huge security problem that could take years to fix

In July, researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell announced that they'd found a critical security flaw they called BadUSB, allowing attackers to smuggle malware on the devices effectively undetected. Even worse, there didn't seem to be a clear fix for the attack. Anyone who plugged in a USB stick …

This Woman Put A Camera In Her Bra To See How Many People Stared At Her Boobs

For decades, humankind could only imagine what it’d be like to put a camera in our bras to see how many people, men and women alike, were staring at our boobs. Well, now that day has arrived in the form of a bra-cam from a company that makes chocolate bars. The point of the clip is to raise …

'Drunk' Moose Terrorizing Sweden Probably Not Even Drunk: Scientist

We really believed in you, drunk moose.<p>Year after year, the American media is bombarded with tales of moose throughout Sweden becoming hilariously intoxicated from eating the apples that have fallen to the ground and become rotten and fermented.<p>These antlered creatures have been known to get …

Restaurant Owner Laced Noodles with Opium to Make Customers Addicted to Them

In a bid to get customers addicted to his food, a scheming restaurant owner in China resorted to unethical means – he laced his noodles with parts of …

Hundreds of chickens killed by intruders at California farm: police

(Reuters) - Intruders beat to death more than 900 chickens, some of them with a golf club, during a break-in at a commercial poultry farm in central California, authorities said.<p>Chickens feed from a row of feed bins at a farm in Fairmont, North Carolina June 10, 2014. REUTERS/Randall Hill<p>The Fresno …

Pavlok needs you to shock more people into breaking bad habits

There's no way you'd use a shock collar to train your beloved dog, but you wouldn't mind using one on yourself if it means breaking your nastiest habits, eh? If that's the case, then your day has come: Pavlok (a wearable band that can zap you with electricity) is now up on Indiegogo, with its …

Darma smart cushion monitors posture through your butt

The adverse effects of prolonged sitting are well-established, with studies having linked it to health concerns, such as obesity, high blood pressure …

[FREE APP] [Android] Carousell - Snap to Sell, Chat to Buy

Today FREE APP is Carousell - Snap to Sell, Chat to Buy.<p>Find it hard to look and buy something on forum thread or section?<br>Carousell is a simple, free …

Engineered Bacteria Excrete Propane Fuel

Researchers want to harness your stomach bugs in the service of your barbecue<p>Propane, the gas that fuels your barbecue (and perhaps one day your car), may soon have a new, renewable source.<p>Researchers in Finland and England developed a genetic process that puts <i>E. coli</i> bacteria to work producing the …

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