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  1. Check Out What a Star Wars Laser Bolt Would Look Like in Reality

    We can't withstand firepower of that magnitude!

    Physicists who really know how to market themselves put out this video of a laser pulse they're experimenting with that looks pretty reminiscent of the lasers in Star Wars when filmed with some clever camera tricks. Is there some kind of small exhaust port at the end of that hallway?

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  2. Everybody Panic! Capitalism Is Killing You With Toxic Receipt Paper! Is Nothing Sacred!?

    Et tu, Filene?

    That's it. Bolt your doors. Board up your windows. Huddle alone in the dark and for Chrissakes, don't touch anything. Everything is trying to kill you. Everything. Even the receipt paper from that donut you just bought. Even huddling alone in the dark, because you'll probably starve if you don't ruin the whole thing by going outside or moving or something. Life carries a significant risk of death.

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  3. Today In Science: A “Gamergate” Is a Type Of Female Ant

    It's about ethics! *sucking probiscus sounds*

    We can only assume that we've been seeing this hashtag on Twitter so much lately because people want to learn about this rare and important type of ant, right?

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  4. Men Are Whiny Babies Who Secretly Hate It When Their Female Partners Succeed, Says Science

    Self-esteem boost, dudes: We're definitely winning in the "whiniest baby" category.

    Feeling great about your success? Awesome. I mean, someone has to, and it's probably not your boyfriend/husband/live-in man-baby, according to a scientific study from last year which I'm guessing is just as accurate today. No, he's probably more concerned with how your success makes him look in comparison, even if he won't say so.

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  5. FCC Asks for the Internet’s Help Parsing 2.5 Million Net-Neutrality Comments. This Should Be Good

    BRB. Grabbing popcorn.

    Yesterday, the FCC released the full text of the citizen comments from their hotly debated set of Internet rules that would give the go ahead for ISPs to charge sites and services for faster connection speeds to users and hurt the open Internet. And whose help are they looking to enlist for the almost 2.5 million comments just from the most recent batch? Why, the Internet's, of course.

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  6. Google Planning a Gmail Replacement Called Inbox With a Social Media-Inspired Feel

    You can't take the Gmail from me!

    Ever since Google set the standard for modern email with Gmail, they've been adding features to further improve your email experience through automation with limited success. Well, they're finally going to take a full-fledged crack at revolutionizing email again by replacing Gmail entirely with a new product called inbox.

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  7. Surprise! That DNA “Evidence” Shows We’re All Jack the Ripper Victims! Or Something Like That

    These scientists need a lesson from Mr. DNA.

    Oh no! The (most) recent supposed Jack the Ripper identification was wrong! He's still at large! Wait, what do you mean he lived over 100 years ago?

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  8. So Actual Working Hoverboards Are Real? As Long As Magnets?

    Back to the Present is more like it, amiright?

    So maybe it's not exactly like the Marty McFly hoverboard of our dreams, but it's a step in the right direction.

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  9. The Monstrous Regiment of Women: A Brief History Of The TOTALLY KICK-ASS Grace Hopper

    Want to know where the term "computer bug" came from?

    Okay friends I DON’T KNOW IF YOU’RE PREPARED for the badness of a certain GRACE MURRAY HOPPER. Oh, wait, sorry, REAR ADMIRAL Grace Murray Hopper. YEAH. It's about to get REAL.

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  10. According to Scientists, Sex Was Invented In Scotland

    Ooch aye.

    Not by Scotsmen, sadly—it was prehistoric fish. But a girl can dream.

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