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French Teens Break Into Police Barracks While Playing Pokémon Go

Il sera bientôt possible aux joueurs possédant l’application d’échanger entre eux leurs Pokemon ! #PokemonGOpic.twitter.com/azyXCmW094— PokemonGo France (@PokeGo_France) July 19, 2016Picture this:...

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Check Out This New Fleshy Metamaterial for Prostheses, Smiles

Tel Aviv scientists develop 'soft robot' metamaterial https://t.co/mhUB4Ftx5Jpic.twitter.com/E01LSHitL6— Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) July 28, 2016Scientists from Tel Aviv University have developed a...

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The Strange World of Japanese Hangover Cures

Bottled hangover cures on sale in Japan. (Photo: Daniel Leussnik/AFP/Getty Images)Here’s something weird: scientists basically have no idea why hangovers happen. “The alcohol hangover is an intriguing...

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The 17th-Century Language that Divided Everything in the Universe into 40...

John Wilkins. (Photo: Wellcome Images/CC BY 4.0)In the mid-17th century Anglican bishop John Wilkins set out on a not-so-small quest: to refine human communication with a language that would classify...

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Places You Can No Longer Go: Doggie Diner

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Watch This Hawk Investigate A Weather Camera

A weather camera high up on the 1011 News building looks over downtown Lincoln, the state capital of Nebraska. As this video shows, a very inquisitive hawk may occasionally interrupt the view.The hawk,...

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Australia Kmart Locks Down Cadbury Chocolate After Series of Thefts

.@Kmart_Australia store takes extreme measures to protect @CadburyAU chocolate stocks #Kmarthttps://t.co/EJZSsd64CIpic.twitter.com/Tf30zDOuBW— Herald Sun (@theheraldsun) July 28, 2016A Kmart in...

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Ukraine Is Planning to Build a Massive Solar Farm at Chernobyl

The Chernobyl plant in 2006, covered in a protective containment structure. (Photo: Carl Montgomery/CC BY 2.0)The Chernobyl nuclear disaster occurred 30 years ago, leaving dozens dead and hundreds of...

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New York's Favorite Corpse Flower Is Finally Blooming

Corpsey is finally opening up to us. (Photo: Blake Olmstead)Attention lovers of life and death: after days of waiting, the New York Botanical Garden's corpse flower, the celebrity plant of the season,...

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Found: A Star Hundreds of Light-Years From Any Others

CX330. (Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech)CX330, as far as anyone can tell, is a star. Astronomers first caught sight of it using the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, but soon they discovered, using data from other...

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The Pitfalls of Publishing a Video Game Magazine in 1982

Video game coverage just isn't what it used to be. (All images: Video Games Player Magazine/Fair Use)Video game reporting makes up a healthy segment of the internet in this day and age, but back in the...

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The 'Betty Crocker House' Is For Sale

Norwell's 'Betty Crocker House' is for sale: https://t.co/J953SkOyXgpic.twitter.com/V03vXZcSVc— Boston Magazine (@BostonMagazine) July 21, 2016Betty Crocker was designed to be the image of the perfect...

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The Incredible Chevalier d'Eon, Who Left France as a Male Spy and Returned as...

A profile view of the Le Chevalier d’Éon. (Photo: Lyon, Bibliothèque municipale/Public Domain)When the Chevalier d’Eon left France in 1762, it was as a diplomat, a spy in the French king’s service, a...

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Blue City, Rollercoaster Bridge, and 7 Fascinating New Locations in the Atlas

Every day our community of travelers and writers unearths fascinating places from the hidden corners of the world and adds them to the Atlas, helping to build our collaborative database of over 9,000...

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Watch More Than 200 Rubik's Cubes Turn Into Pokémon Art

One artist is putting an interesting twist on the concept of cubism.In this time-lapse video, a single pair of hands belonging to artist Kyudan arranges 240 Rubik’s Cubes into a stunning Poké-picture...

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The Mock Mayors Who Pretend to Rule Bits of Britain

NEWS | Mock mayor celebrated - https://t.co/DReFc9qV0Vpic.twitter.com/jvy4LOtZa2— Bury Street (@BuryStAbingdon) June 23, 2016If you were traveling across England in the mid-1700s, and you happened to...

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The Soviet Travel Brochures That Made Estonia Look Like a Fairytale

A scene from the dance festival of school children in Tallinn, 1972. (All Photos: Courtesy The Tallinn Collector) "The restaurant of Hotel Viru serves excellent food,"the brochure reads, under a photo...

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Watch Colorado Firefighters Make a Complex Horse Rescue

Getting closer, Cupcake has more energy and lots of encouragement. Updates to follow. #SavingCupcakepic.twitter.com/NLozhGPezl— SouthMetroFireRescue (@SouthMetroPIO) July 28, 2016Late yesterday...

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The First Global Urban Planning Conference Was Mostly About Manure

Electric streetcars eventually began to replace horse-drawn cars in the early 20th century. (Photo: Brown Brothers/Public Domain)The sticking point at the world’s first international urban planning...

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Found: A 3,000-Year-Old Ball of Yarn

This is 3,000 years old. (Photo: Must Farm Archaeology)The ball of yarn above is 3,000 years old. For much of its existence, it has been buried underground, in boggy land, along with the rest of the...

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