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Staples Center in Los Angeles to Go All Vegetarian for Morrissey Concert

Staples Center in Los Angeles to Go All Vegetarian for Morrissey Concert | Diverting | Scoop.it
For the first time ever
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IBM creates breathing, high-density, light-weight lithium-air battery | ExtremeTech

IBM creates breathing, high-density, light-weight lithium-air battery | ExtremeTech | Diverting | Scoop.it
As part of IBM's Battery 500 project -- an initiative started by in 2009 to produce a battery capable of powering a car for 500 miles -- Big Blue has successfully demonstrated a light-weight, ultra-high-density, lithium-air battery.
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Exoplanet Catalog Reveals 7 Possibly Habitable Worlds

Exoplanet Catalog Reveals 7 Possibly Habitable Worlds | Diverting | Scoop.it
The Habitable Exoplanets Catalog has seven candidate planets listed so far, and the pace of discovery is increasing, says its founder.
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How NASA might build its very first warp drive

How NASA might build its very first warp drive | Diverting | Scoop.it
A few months ago, physicist Harold White stunned the aeronautics world when he announced that he and his team at NASA had begun work on the development of a faster-than-light warp drive.
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New device claims to cure jet lag | Cheapflights.co.uk

New device claims to cure jet lag | Cheapflights.co.uk | Diverting | Scoop.it
Long-haul travellers may no longer have to deal with the effects of going through time zones, as scientists claim to have created a device that cures jet lag.
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Giant flightless bats from the future | Tetrapod Zoology, Scientific American Blog Network

Giant flightless bats from the future | Tetrapod Zoology, Scientific American Blog Network | Diverting | Scoop.it
Of the world’s 5700-odd living species of mammal, more than 1200 are bats, making them the most speciose mammalian group after rodents (of which there are ...
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40 Funniest AutoCorrects Of 2011

40 Funniest AutoCorrects Of 2011 | Diverting | Scoop.it
To celebrate its 1 year anniversary, 'Damn You Autocorrect' compiled a huge list of most popular AutoCorrect entries determined by Facebook shares, tweets, comments, and pageviews.
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The World’s First Commercial Vertical Farm Opens in Singapore

The World’s First Commercial Vertical Farm Opens in Singapore | Diverting | Scoop.it
Sky Greens Farms has opened the first commercial vertical farm in Singapore.
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Italian atmosphere analysis reveals strange discovery » Foxcrawl

Italian atmosphere analysis reveals strange discovery » Foxcrawl | Diverting | Scoop.it
[caption id="attachment_24394" align="alignright" width="300" caption="The air of eight major Italian cities unveiled traces of psychotropic substances.
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Landscape Photographer of the Year 2012 competition: call for entries - Telegraph

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2012 competition: call for entries - Telegraph | Diverting | Scoop.it
Entry for the sixth annual Take a view - Landscape Photographer of the Year Award is now open and you have until 15 July to upload your pictures for a chance to win £10,000.
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L.A. Bans Sale of Dogs and Cats from Commercial Breeders

L.A. Bans Sale of Dogs and Cats from Commercial Breeders | Diverting | Scoop.it
Los Angeles has made history by banning the sale of some commercial breeders' animals. No pet store can sell dogs, cats or rabbits that aren’t from a shelter.
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Your Help Wanted to Name Two of Pluto's Moons

Your Help Wanted to Name Two of Pluto's Moons | Diverting | Scoop.it
Vote online to name two of Pluto's moons.

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The first-ever image of a massive river system on another world

The first-ever image of a massive river system on another world | Diverting | Scoop.it
This image was taken by the space probe Cassini, and shows what appears to be a massive river system on Saturn's moon Titan. The European Space Agency reports that it flows 400 km across the cloudy moon's surface, where it meets a large sea.
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NASA - NASA-NOAA Satellite Reveals New Views of Earth at Night

NASA - NASA-NOAA Satellite Reveals New Views of Earth at Night | Diverting | Scoop.it
This new look at our planet at night shows the glow of natural and human-built phenomena across Earth in greater detail than ever before.
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Take a look inside an Imperial AT-AT | Geek.com

Take a look inside an Imperial AT-AT | Geek.com | Diverting | Scoop.it
Mar.1, 2011 - You must admit that the sight of several AT-AT units marching towards the rebel base on Hoth must have made a few rebel fighters wet themselves in their...
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Woman guilty of racism for calling Kiwi an Australian

A woman in Britain has been ruled by a court as racist after she called her Kiwi neighbour an ‘Australian’ during a domestic dispute in Macclesfield, south of Manchester.
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Tokelau becomes the first country to meet all its power needs with solar

Tokelau becomes the first country to meet all its power needs with solar | Diverting | Scoop.it
Tokelau in the South Pacific becomes the first territory able to meet all its electricity needs with solar power, officials say.

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35 Funniest Someecards Ever

35 Funniest Someecards Ever | Diverting | Scoop.it
Unless you are living in a cave (and no offense if you are), you've probably already seen some incredibly funny electronic greeting cards with...
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Greetings From Nowhere, Cards That Poke Fun at Standard Sentiments

Greetings From Nowhere, Cards That Poke Fun at Standard Sentiments | Diverting | Scoop.it
"Greetings from Nowhere" is a greeting card series that pokes fun at standard card sentiments with snarky graphs and charts.
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Sweden is Running Out of Rubbish

Sweden is Running Out of Rubbish | Diverting | Scoop.it
Move over Abba, Sweden has found new fame. The small Nordic country is breaking records — in waste.

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Fighting asteroids with paintballs: an MIT graduate student’s winning strategy

Fighting asteroids with paintballs: an MIT graduate student’s winning strategy | Diverting | Scoop.it
It’s like something out a strange science fiction movie: a giant asteroid careening towards earth is diverted using a massive blast of paintballs fired into space, saving mankind and forever giving paintball-lovers bragging rights over airsoftLearn...
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