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Cicada 3301: I tried the hardest puzzle on the internet and failed spectacularly

No one knows who sets it or what the prize is at the end, but Cicada 3301 is back for its third year, and the internet has gone wild<p>The hardest puzzle on the internet is not, perhaps, something to be attempted on whim during a quiet January afternoon.<p>But ever since I first heard about Cicada 3301, …

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

Facebook data scientists prove memes mutate and adapt like DNA - http://tcrn.ch/1bSfQzl

Sony's Life Space UX demo envisions projectors, screens everywhere

Among the announcements Sony dropped during Kaz Hirai's CES keynote, the Life Space UX project seemed to be most outrageous, pushing an entirely new vision for projectors. We checked out the company's CES demo booth and found out it actually goes even further than that. The prototype 4K Ultra Short …

CES 2014: How Samsung's Smart Home app works

The BBC's North America Technology Correspondent Richard Taylor has a look at what can be controlled with a Samsung Smart Home phone app.<p>The technology is being demonstrated at the firm's booth at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.<p>Follow Richard Taylor on Twitter @RichTaylorBBC

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I tased myself with an iPhone case

Turning the device most people keep on hand into a weapon for self-defense<p>The creators of Yellow Jacket, a unique combination of smartphone case and stun gun, think this product could be the answer to New York City's most frequent crime: iPhone theft. "Legalize our device and [it] would stop …

Rare Conjoined Gray Whale Calves Found in Lagoon—Could Be First for Species

Researchers found the aborted twins floating in a lagoon in Baja California on Sunday.<p><b>Scientists made an unexpected discovery on January 5 when they found the bodies of two conjoined gray whale calves (Eschrichtius robustus) floating inLaguna Ojo de Liebre (map) in Baja California.</b><p>The conjoined …

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 …

Illustrator Henrique Lima created a series of disturbingly surreal animated GIFs titled Mestre Fungo. Check out the animated GIFs in action now on the blog: http://hifructose.com/2014/01/08/disturbingly-surreal-animated-gifs-by-henrique-lima/