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Everything You Need to Know to Watch Rosetta Crash Into a Comet This Week

The Rosetta spacecraft has spent three years peering at Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko from orbit—but this week, its watch will end. Today, Rosetta begins a controlled descent to its final resting place on the edge of an enormous pit, where it’ll remain frozen until the space rock itself is destroyed, or until the universe expands into oblivion. Read More >>

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Luke Cage’s Opening Credits Are Just as Awesome as You Thought They’d Be

It’s Sweet Christmas Eve—i.e., the day before we get to relentlessly binge on Luke Cage—and in a now traditional move, Netflix has released the opening title sequence for the show to get everyone excited. And it’s damn good stuff. Read More >>

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Beyoncé Startup, Beyoncé Startup, Beyoncé Startup

Hold up, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is now a tech investor! Bey has invested $150,000/£115,702 into a startup called Sidestep as part of her management company, Parkwood Entertainment. That’s not a tonne of cash, but it’s at least enough to pay a few telephone bills, to say nothing of those pesky startup automo’ bills. It will certainly pay for a few glasses of lemonade. Read More >>

This Guy Makes Hilariously Absurd Video Yelp Reviews of Restaurants
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This Guy Makes Hilariously Absurd Video Yelp Reviews of Restaurants

Who knew that Yelp reviews could be art? Toothpix takes advantage of the 12-second videos that Yelp allows its reviewers to post to create totally absurd short films about popular restaurants. It’s truly glorious. Read More >>

Video Annotates All the Buttons That Are Being Pressed on a F1 Steering Wheel During a Race
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Video Annotates All the Buttons That Are Being Pressed on a F1 Steering Wheel During a Race

Racing Formula One is like being inside a fighter jet that’s zipping through impossibly winding roads at 200 MPH. There’s a lot going on. Piloting a powerful race car through the twisting roads requires a steering wheel that can control and handle all those changes on the fly. It also makes for a steering wheel that doesn’t look like a wheel at all. Read More >>

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US Approves World’s First Automated Insulin Pump for Diabetics

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Medtronic’s MiniMed 670G, a medical device that monitors a diabetic’s sugar levels, and then automatically injects the required dose of insulin. Read More >>

Scientists Just Discovered a Major New Source of Carbon Emissions
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Scientists Just Discovered a Major New Source of Carbon Emissions

ile this under bad news for humanity’s climate ambitions: The dams and reservoirs we use to harness ‘clean’ hydroelectric power and irrigate our crops apparently emit carbon. A lot of it. All told, man-made reservoirs release roughly a gigatonne of heat-trapping greenhouse gases each year. That’s more than the entire nation of Canada. Read More >>

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HP Apologises for Breaking People’s Printers on Purpose

HP is apologising for deliberately pushing a software update to customer’s printers that would prevent them from working with non-HP ink. Read More >>

Movies Scenes Side-By-Side With Other Scenes That Look Exactly the Same
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Movies Scenes Side-By-Side With Other Scenes That Look Exactly the Same

It’s not an accident when movies look like other movies. Even when it comes to film that you wouldn’t immediately associate with each other like Pulp Fiction and Moonrise Kingdom or Full Metal Jacket and... Moonrise Kingdom, it’s becomes clear that the directors are respectfully paying homage to the works that came before. Read More >>

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Dropping an iPhone Off the World’s Tallest Skyscraper is Stupid and Really Dangerous

By now you’ve likely heard of TechRax, the YouTuber whose shtick consists of buying expensive gizmos and destroying them for views. It’s obnoxious. It’s repetitive. And it’s gained him over five million subscribers. Read More >>

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This Blooming Flower Isn’t What it Seems at All

Scientists have been working for some time now on materials that change shape. But as New Scientist points out, these metamorphoses usually require external stimuli to get going. New research published in Nature Communications, though, shows that some non-living substances can be made to transform all on their own. Read More >>

Chicago Doctor Busted For Making His Own Vaccines From Cat Saliva and Vodka
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Doctor Busted For Making His Own Vaccines From Cat Saliva and Vodka

Regulators in the state of Illinois have suspended a Chicago doctor who allegedly gave patients vaccinations containing cat saliva and vodka. Read More >>

Pedalling This Exercise Bike Gives Your Dog a Workout Too
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Pedalling This Exercise Bike Gives Your Dog a Workout Too

You can probably think of countless reasons why you don’t want to take your dog for a walk. It’s too cold, you’re tired, his arch nemesis lives around the corner — the list goes on and on. But with this double-duty exercise bike and treadmill, you can give your pup a good run without ever stepping outside. Read More >>

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The Fuze Case Aims to Bring the Headphone Jack Back to the iPhone 7

Apple's decision to ditch the headphone jack on the iPhone 7 hasn't gone down so well. Already people have been looking for ways to avoid using the in-box adaptor, with some idiots going so far as drilling holes into the bottom of their phones. Now there's an available solution, thanks to a new Indiegogo campaign. Read More >>

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Amazon’s Fire TV Stick is Getting Another Upgrade

With Roku announcing new streaming devices, and rumours that a 4K version of Google's Chromecast is coming next week, it's hardly surprising that Amazon just revealed an upgraded version of the Fire TV Stick. Read More >>

Watch a Giant Fighting Robot Get Beat Up By a Wrecking Ball
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Watch a Giant Fighting Robot Get Beaten Up By a Wrecking Ball

Two robot fighting teams — MegaBots in the US and Suidobashi Heavy Industries in Japan — challenged each other to a duel once upon a time. Both accepted, but the actual showdown is yet to happen. This stress test conducted by the MegaBots team on their giant mech might give some answer about how it’ll fare if a clash goes down. Read More >>