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The Sun Is Slowly Expanding. How Can We Stop It From Killing Us All?

The Earth’s future seems to always be at stake, whether it’s climate change, country politics, or even the expansion of our sun. While the other threats seem a bit exaggerated and current, the aging of our sun into a red giant in 7.6 billion years is a legitimate threat the existence of life on Earth — as well as the Earth itself.

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A Teenager Just “Delighted” NASA By Pointing Out A Significant Error In Their Data

A British school student recently contacted NASA to point out that there was an error in data recorded on the International Space Station (ISS), earning him thanks from the US space agency.

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New U-Shaped Skyscraper In NYC Could Become World’s Longest Building

Maybe the only way isn’t up after all: newly released concept drawings by a Greek architect for a skyscraper in Manhattan bend more than just minds.

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The Senate Just Repealed A Ban On Aggressive Hunting On Wildlife Refuges

Vast areas of beautiful Alaskan land are reserved as a refuge for the state’s wide variety of wildlife. Over 77 million acres is set aside for animals of all shapes, sizes, and dietary practices.

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Scientists Just Created Stunning “Warped Worlds” In Virtual Reality

Through two papers released on the arXiv.org preprint server last month, topologist Henry Segerman and his team of collaborators previewed a software the explores a curved universe free of the ordinary rules of geometry. Now, they have released the software so that anyone with a virtual reality (VR) headset can experience that universe for themselves.

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Farmers Are Hacking Their Tractors So They Can Actually Fix Them

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You wouldn't think that farm equipment would turn into a battlefield for right-to-repair laws, but in 2017, anything is possible.

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YouTube's Bid To Grab TV Dollars Imperiled By Advertiser Revolt

Pic: ReutersThe decision by a handful of high-profile consumer brands to pull advertising from Google’s YouTube over offensive content could threaten the site’s long-term strategy of stealing ad dollars from television, analysts and ad industry professionals said Thursday.

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An Emotionally Intelligent Computer May Already Have An ‘EQ’ Higher Than Yours

Despite the common preconception that creating emotionally intelligent computers is something that won’t happen until far into the future, computers can already augment — and in some cases even replace — emotional intelligence (EQ). In fact, while we may think of human emotional intelligence as our own unique province, computers are proving that this isn’t necessarily the case.

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We’re About To Enter A New Era In Parkinson’s Disease Treatments

Before we get to the therapeutic stuff, here is a reminder of the main problem people with Parkinson’s disease face.

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“Magic” Reusable Paper Uses UV Light In Place Of Ink

To reduce deforestation and other negative environmental impacts from paper production, researchers have developed UV light printable paper. It can be rewritten upon more than 80 times, and erased when heated to 120°C.

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