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Uncanny Moments on the Streets of China Photographed by Water Meter Reader Tao Liu | Colossal

<p>The 32-year old Tao Liu knows the city of Hefei like his backyard. Since 2005 he’s traveled up, down and across the city in Eastern China on his …

The Most Amazing Science And Technology Images Of The Year

We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure<p>Each week at <i>Popular Science</i>, the staff scours the web for the most amazing images from the realms of science and technology. We liked this year's weekly gallery images so much that we compiled our favorite visualizations, …

Merry Christmas! The NSA's gift is a list of all the times it wrongly spied on you

A little present from Big Brother<p>If you want to release something no one will pay attention to, what time's better than Christmas Eve? At least, that appeared to be the National Security Agency's thinking. Last night, the NSA released reports detailing all the times they've illegally spied on …

Watch a kangaroo punch a drone out of the sky

When you're flying a drone around animals, you do so at your own peril. Not every beast likes its space invaded by a strangely buzzing flying thing. And kangaroos? Kangaroos are a lot better at fighting than they look.<p>It's the big red roo that is most associated with the marsupials' fighting …

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Wanderers: 3D-printed spacewear for medieval Arab astronauts

There's something romantic about the etymology of the word "planet". It's from the Ancient Greek, "planḗtēs" -- meaning "wanderer" -- referring to the way planets "wander" about the sky in their orbits around the sun, as opposed to stars, which have fixed positions.<p>What we often infer from that in …

Got a personal drone for Christmas? Use with caution

Families who unwrapped a personal drone on Christmas Day will have to be careful not to enter a minefield of regulations if they try and put their new purchase into use on Boxing Day.<p>Drones, sometimes referred to as unmanned aerial systems (UAS) or unmanned aircraft, can infringe neighbours’ …

How a false chain email enlisted a writer in the 'War on Christmas'

Journalist Steven Levy shares a holiday story<p>The so-called "War on Christmas" has been raging for years now, but so rarely do we hear about the casualties. At Backchannel, tech journalist Steven Levy explains how he was drafted against his will.<p>"I want to personally thank you for having the courage …

Fly across the Earth on board the ISS with this timelapse video

Photos of the Earth from up high make for some very stunning imagery, so astronauts aboard the ISS make it a point to capture tons of photos for our sake. Take for example, the 12,500 images astronaut Alexander Gerst took during his six-month stint on the station, which the European Space Agency …

NASA Is 3-D Printing Tools In Space Like Crazy

Wrenches, and sample containers, and extruders, oh my<p>Astronauts on the ISS began printing objects on a specially-designed 3-D printer last month. They started small; the first object printed was a component of the printer itself, emblazoned with the logos of NASA and Made in Space, the company that …