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6 Terrifying Beauty Practices from History

Chemical peels that burn layers of skin from your face. Appetite suppressants that come with a risk of heart failure. Cosmetic surgeries that change …

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No, Facebook Didn't Crush Upworthy's Traffic

Have you seen this graphic?<p>Media analysts have been buzzing this last week about how this chart proves that a December change to the Facebook newsfeed algorithm is bringing the Upworthy media empire crashing down. Upworthy received nearly 50 million viewers in November, while their web traffic in …


Daemon And Influx Author Daniel Suarez On Why Innovation Has Stalled

Daniel Suarez self-published his first novel, <i>Daemon</i>, in 2006. The book and its sequel <i>Freedom™</i> chronicled the rise of a botnet that uses self-driving cars to kill humans, crashes the stock market, and creates a new society in its own image. His next novel, <i>Kill Decision</i>, published by Dutton in 2012, …

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite …

2014 World Press Photo Contest

The results from the 2014 World Press Photo Contest have been announced. The World Press Photo of the Year is a picture by American photographer John Stanmeyer, who is a founding member of the VII photo agency. See more of the winners here.

NASA Has Determined Where The Mysterious Jelly-Doughnut Rock On Mars Came From

Scientists have confirmed that a strange-looking Mars rock, called "Pinnacle Island," that suddenly and inexplicably popped up in a photograph taken by the Opportunity rover came from a larger piece of rock nearby. The larger rock, known as "Stuart Island," was chipped by one of the rover's wheels …

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The ten best jumps from 2014 Rally Sweden

Catching air. Lots of it.<p>You know a video depicting airborne cars is good when you feel imagined weightlessness while sitting in a chair. If you've eaten in the past fifteen minutes, you might want to wait another fifteen before taking this video in.<p>It was shot at Rally Sweden, the second round in …

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