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Christie Concedes 'Mistakes Were Made' In Bridge Scandal

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, engulfed in scandal over the politically motivated closing of bridge access lanes and questions about how he spent federal Hurricane Sandy aid, pledged Tuesday to "cooperate with all appropriate inquiries."<p>In his annual State of the State speech from the State …

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Woof! Magazines About Dogs (for the Humans Who Love Them)

MagMaker / September 25, 2013<p>It’s no secret that dog-lovers love to share their passion for their pets. But the world of canine appreciation is not …

Colorado Recreational Marijuana Sales Exceed $5 Million In First Week

Colorado marijuana dispensaries made huge sales in the first week of legal recreational marijuana.<p>Owners of the 37 new dispensaries around the state reported first week retail sales to The Huffington Post that, when added together, were roughly $5 million.<p>That's a lot of green for Colorado's legal …

The 50 Most Dazzling Pictures From Space

Taking pictures in space ain’t just point and shoot. When a spacecraft is billions of miles from home, it takes an awful lot of data processing and …

Vice Is Nice—on Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / September 25, 2013<p>At the beginning of this year, former Bulls forward Dennis Rodman made headlines when he and the Harlem …

The Week in Review: Miley Mania

Inside Flipboard / September 27, 2013<p>Miley Cyrus’ constant twerking and wrecking-ball writhing have generated more than their share of headlines …

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Review: Qualcomm Toq Smartwatch - Technabob

I’ve written about a number of smartwatches over the years, but the Qualcomm Toq is the first one I’ve had any extended period of time with. The Toq …

2013: The year in science

Printing ourselves<p>If 2012 was the year of 3D printing, 2013 marked the first real progress in printing bits of lifeforms.<p>We have seen the printing of …

How To Build A Hero

Humans regularly lose their lives rushing into disaster zones. Now engineers are racing to build robots that can take their place.<p>By the end of next year, robots will walk into a disaster zone. They won't roll in on wheels or rumble in on treads. They will walk, striding across rubble, most of them …

The Smarter, Safer, Stronger, Far-Out Materials Of The Future

Self-repairing computers! Electronic skin! Bat-wing planes! A look at the amazing stuff that's changing the world.<p>Materials science has been at the root of material progress, and indeed all progress, for so long that we may be tempted to think that its greatest contributions are behind us. The …

Watch This Tiny Robot Leap Over Walls [Video]

Hello, TailBot!<p>With the goal of making a robot that can run, jump, and maneuver in the air, a student team at Michigan State University came up with this monkey-like miniature machine: TailBot. It is <i>super</i> goofy. For example: to run, it doesn't run on its legs so much as knock itself over with its …

Look at This Giant Bug!

The largest adult insect ever found actually seems sort of cuddly<p>This amazing/disturbing picture is of a giant weta, the world's biggest insect at a whopping 71 grams in weight. Wetas are cricket- or grasshopper-like insects native to the smaller islands of New Zealand, having been eradicated from …

Video: Dutch Artist Turns His Dead Cat Into a Flying Quadcopter

After Bart Jansen's cat Orville was killed by a car, the artist had the animal taxidermied and then, "after a period of mourning," converted the stuffed kitty into a radio-controlled quadcopter. The video is below.<p>It's not clear whether or not Orville always dreamed of being a flying cat, but let's …

Inside The Largest Simulation Of The Universe Ever Created

A giant supercomputer is making massively detailed models of the cosmos.<p>Imagine being asked to solve a complex algebra problem that is roughly 95 percent variables and only five percent known values. This is a rough analogy perhaps, but it paints a fairly accurate picture of the task faced by …