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How Historians Recovered the Only Surviving Nazi "Flying Pencil"

How Historians Recovered the Only Surviving Nazi "Flying Pencil" | News we like | Scoop.it
Many good sea tales begin with a fisherman snagging his net on an underwater object, and this tale is no different.
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The anonymous sharing app, Secret, is now available for Android.

The anonymous sharing app, Secret, is now available for Android. | News we like | Scoop.it
The anonymous sharing app, Secret, is now available for Android. Now everyone can spill the beans without revealing themselves.
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Dubai Police Tests Out Google Glass

Dubai Police Tests Out Google Glass | News we like | Scoop.it
Google Glass is a device that has the world divided – some love it, while others hate it. There is also a third group of people that find the device useful – law enforcement.
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Olive Oil Keeps the Effects of Air Pollution in Check, Evidence Suggests

Olive Oil Keeps the Effects of Air Pollution in Check, Evidence Suggests | News we like | Scoop.it
It's good news for people who live in areas where elevated air pollution levels are an issue.
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Les nouveaux trains français... trop larges pour les quais

Les nouveaux trains français... trop larges pour les quais | News we like | Scoop.it
Les nouveaux trains régionaux, plus larges que les précédents, vont nécessiter des travaux pour élargir 1.300 quais pour un coût de 50 millions d'euros, selon la SNCF et Réseau ferré de France (RFF), qui confirment une information du Canard Enchaîné.
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A GIF of a Vine of a Video of a Flipbook of a GIF of a Video

Take a video of roller coaster ride. Then GIF it. Make a flipbook from your GIF. Record a video of that flipbook in action. Put it on Vine. Turn that into a GIF. And this is what you get!
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Bowie Reveals The Secret Origin Of Ziggy Stardust In This Great Cartoon

Bowie Reveals The Secret Origin Of Ziggy Stardust In This Great Cartoon | News we like | Scoop.it
The man responsible for the greatest scifi album of all time is Ziggy Stardust.
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How the Brain Makes and Breaks Habits

How the Brain Makes and Breaks Habits | News we like | Scoop.it
Researchers are pinpointing the brain circuits that can help us form good habits and break bad ones
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An Adjustable Wrench Keychain Puts a Toolbox In Your Pocket

An Adjustable Wrench Keychain Puts a Toolbox In Your Pocket | News we like | Scoop.it
It can provide everything from weather forecasts to stock quotes, but can that smartphone in your pocket help you unscrew a nut and bolt?
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In a Foreign Language, “Killing One to Save Five” May Be More Permissible

In a Foreign Language, “Killing One to Save Five” May Be More Permissible 
Language shapes our Moral Judgements
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Thinking in a Foreign Language Could Sway Your Moral Judgments

Thinking in a Foreign Language Could Sway Your Moral Judgments | News we like | Scoop.it
Would you sacrifice one person to save five? Pitting principle against utility, ends against means, it's a complicated moral equation—and ostensibly one we'd solve the same way whether we considered it in our native language or a foreign tongue.
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How Bell Labs Is Reinventing the Future All Over Again

How Bell Labs Is Reinventing the Future All Over Again | News we like | Scoop.it
In 1964, a pair of Bell Labs researchers in New Jersey pointed the world's largest radio telescope to the skies and unwittingly stumbled upon one of the greatest discoveries of the 20th Century: cosmic background radiation.
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These Folding Chairs Are Beautifully Practical

These Folding Chairs Are Beautifully Practical | News we like | Scoop.it
The folding chair is a very practical—if occasionally uncomfortable—piece of furniture, but, ironically, it can be hard to store with style. Not any longer, though, thanks to this Hanger Chair.
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Les supercumulards sont socialistes

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Le site Web "Cumuleo", qui donne l’éventail des mandats des milliers d’hommes et de femmes politiques en Belgique, vient de sortir un classement qui va faire mal : le "Top 100" des mandats rémunérés et non rémunérés cumulés pour la période de 2004 à 2012.
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France Spent $20 Billion on Trains That Don't Fit Its Stations

France Spent $20 Billion on Trains That Don't Fit Its Stations | News we like | Scoop.it
France's national railway operator, SNCF, recently ordered 2,000 new trains at a cost of more than $20 billion. Now, it's found out that they're too big for many of the stations they're supposed to pass through.
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Apple Has 20 Days to Prove It Is Not Extorting Customers with Freemium Apps

Apple Has 20 Days to Prove It Is Not Extorting Customers with Freemium Apps | News we like | Scoop.it
Apple, Amazon, Google, and Gameloft are facing a fine of up to €5 million ($6.9 million) if they cannot prove to Italian regulators that they aren’t engaging in unfair practices with their in-app purchasing systems.
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Le Google Play Store ajoute le support de PayPal et plein de petits détails

Le Google Play Store ajoute le support de PayPal et plein de petits détails | News we like | Scoop.it
La nouvelle version du Google Play Store permet de payer avec PayPal et ajoute quelques petits détails graphiques.
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How the NSA Is Transforming Law Enforcement

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If you've been imagining NSA surveillance as something distant, with analysts sitting in remote data centers quietly analyzing metadata—stop now. NSA surveillance has become a part of day-to-day law enforcement fabric in the United States.
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Discover the secretive Pyongyang in this exclusive 22-minute GoPro tour

Discover the secretive Pyongyang in this exclusive 22-minute GoPro tour | News we like | Scoop.it
Aram Pram—a Singapore-based virtual tour photographer—says that he got special permission from the North Korean government to produce this exclusive 22-minute GoPro tour of Pyongyang.
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Flying tire crashes into a car on the road out of nowhere

Imagine cruising down the freeway, possibly on your way to a weekend away from the city, singing songs with your BFF, making future plans about what to do in August, thinking about what kind of food to grab when SMACK.
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NASA is getting ready to communicate with aliens using a new strategy

NASA is getting ready to communicate with aliens using a new strategy | News we like | Scoop.it
"We can say little, if anything, about what these patterns [above] signify, why they were cut into rocks, or who created them.
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The Isaac Asimov Blunder That Led To Three New Gene Wolfe Stories

The Isaac Asimov Blunder That Led To Three New Gene Wolfe Stories | News we like | Scoop.it
Most people, having a great honor dangled in their faces and then snatched away, would harbor some unproductive thoughts. Gene Wolfe, apparently, is not most people.
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How Much It Costs the NSA to Store an Entire Country's Phone Calls

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On Monday, we learned that the NSA is recording every single phone call in the Bahamas and storing the data for a month. This news arrives just six weeks after we learned that the NSA was recording every single phone call, text, and email in Iraq .
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How a Rare Medical Condition Could Help Extend All of Our Lives

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A handful of girls seem to defy one of the biggest certainties in life: ageing. Virginia Hughes reports.
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Electric Grid, You Have Software Updates Available

Researchers are developing software that will let renewable energy flow into and out of a decentralized power grid like data on the Internet
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