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    Dan is a video game modding hobbyist and secret ninja who lives in New Jersey.

  1. Science Says Teams Work Better When They’re Mostly Women

    Though a little Chemical X never hurts, either.

    The Powerpuff Girls already proved this by being so awesome, but thanks, science.

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  2. A Swedish Reality Show Hunts Down Online Trolls Jay and Silent Bob-Style

    To Catch a Redditor?

    They're going to skip the ass-kicking part, though.

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  3. New Characters, Tons of Gameplay Shown for Pokémon Fighting Game Pokkén Tournament

    I want this to be the very best.

    Nintendo's been awfully buddy-buddy with Bandai Namco lately with the two working together on the development of the new Smash Bros. titles, which wound up featuring Pacman. They've got another joint fighting game effort coming our way in the form of Pokkén Tournament, which is super effective at getting us all excited. (Be aware of some NSFW commentary.)

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  4. For $85 on Airbnb, You Can Be the Junk in Elon Musk’s Trunk

    OK, on a technicality, but still.

    A guy from Phoenix, Arizona noticed his Tesla Model S had enough back to fit an air mattress back there, and after using it as his own portable, environmentally friendly hotel several times, he's opening up the opportunity to everyone on Airbnb. $85 might seem like a steep asking price to sleep in a trunk, but the Model S probably cost him more than some people's homes you could stay in.

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  5. Instagram Admits Pube Censorship Was a Mistake; Women’s Bodies Continue to Confound Them

    Nothing to see here. Move along.

    Instagram has admitted that they made a mistake when they disabled an account that posted pictures of women with visible pubic hair, but they're still busily trying to figure out the right amount of censorship for women's bodies.

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  6. NASA’s Stunning New Space Images Celebrate the “International Year of Light”: 2015

    Not to be confused with 200X, the year of Dr. Light.

    The United Nations has named 2015 the International Year of Light, which includes light-based technologies—even ones that see things that humans can't. So, NASA has released some amazing new image composites of objects in space for all of us to ogle.

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  7. New “Scotty” 3D Printer Is Actually a Disturbingly Destructive Teleporter

    Oh God, please don't beam me up, Scotty.

    In case all of the recent talk about artificial intelligence wasn't enough of a technologically-driven existential crisis for you, we now have a 3D printer that will "teleport" objects by beaming their specifications to another printer and then destroying the original object. But why destroy the original? Well we don't want any Thomas Rikers running around, do we?

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  8. A.I. Experts Working on a Turing Test Replacement That Isn’t Just an Imitation Game

    Sorry, Cleverbot.

    If we want to create truly sophisticated artificial intelligence, we're going to have to set the bar a little higher than a test that Cleverbot can pass.

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  9. U.S. Senate Votes That Climate Change Is Real as Though That Were the Deciding Factor

    Can we vote on whether there are aliens next? I'd love for there to be aliens.

    Today in "that is not how science works," the United States senate has overwhelmingly voted that climate change is a real thing that's happening, so it must really be real!

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  10. Bill Gates Will Make Us All Drink Poop Water for Science, Starting With Jimmy Fallon

    Water doesn't just grow on trees, you know.

    Clean water is a big problem in underdeveloped areas of the world, and Bill Gates has a solution: poop water.

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