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Six Minor Meteor Showers Could Beat the Perseids This Summer

Scientific American - Space and Physics - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 22:48
While a bright nearly-full moon will interfere with Perseid meteor observing, six other six lesser celestial displays will reach their peak in dark skies

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Guy Riding ATV Has Really Been Looking Forward To Breaking His Neck On Wooded Trail

The Onion - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 21:35
VALLEJO, CA—Saying he’s been anticipating this moment ever since a friend severed his spine on the same route last year, local man Aaron Carr excitedly told reporters that he’s really been looking forward to renting an all-terrain vehicl...






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Open-Minded Man Would Be Willing To Look Past Jennifer Lawrence’s Flaws

The Onion - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 21:00
JOLIET, IL—Saying that he would be open to giving a relationship with the Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence a shot, local man Alex Robard, 31, told reporters Monday that despite any preconceptions he might have formed about the Hollywood star,...






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ExxonMobil, Chevron Locked In Bidding War To Acquire Lucrative Pennsylvania Senator

The Onion - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 21:00
HARRISBURG, PA—With both sides increasing their initial offers for the prized asset, multinational energy companies ExxonMobil and Chevron Corporation are currently locked in a fierce bidding war to obtain a lucrative Pennsylvania senator, sources c...






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What FTC lawsuit? T-Mobile US touts 10GB, $100 family-of-4 plan

The Register - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 20:20
Folks 'could use that money for more important things' says CEO Legere

T-Mobile US reckons it has undercut its larger rivals with a discounted family plan to give four lines and 10GB of shared mobile data for $100 monthly.…

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Bad Timing to Blame for Big Dinosaur Extinction

Scientific American - Space and Physics - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 20:12
The coupling of the space rock that crashed into Earth with a period of low diversity among herbivorous dinosaurs may have set the stage for the massive die-off 65-million years ago

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Categories: Science

Onion Poll: Should We Let Immigrant Children Who Crossed The U.S. Border Stay In America?

The Onion - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 20:00
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American Voices: New York Times Endorses Legalizing Marijuana

The Onion - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 20:00
The New York Times editorial board published the first in a planned six-part piece on Sunday calling for the legalization of recreational marijuana, arguing that outlawing the drug is just as ineffective as the government’s failed ban on alco...






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Mozilla keeps its Beard, hopes anti-gay marriage troubles are now over

The Register - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 19:36
Plenty on new CEO's todo list – starting with Firefox's slipping grasp

Mozilla has confirmed that Chris Beard, who was appointed as interim CEO three months ago as a replacement for controversial Brendan Eich, will stay at the helm for the foreseeable future.…

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Assisted Care Facility Hits Grand Fucking Slam With Little Styrofoam Cups Of Sherbet

The Onion - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 19:00
PHOENIXVILLE, PA—From residents’ prompt arrival in the dining room at 2 p.m. to the extended length of time they spent socializing in the sitting area afterward, staff members confirmed that the 4-ounce Styrofoam cups of sherbet served Sunday ...






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T.J. Maxx Job Application Just Asks Prospective Employees How Much They Plan To Shoplift

The Onion - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 18:30
FRAMINGHAM, MA—In a move meant to streamline the company’s hiring process, representatives from T.J.






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Slideshow: The Week In Pictures – Week Of July 28, 2014

The Onion - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 18:10
The Week In Pictures – Week Of July 28, 2014






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Hulk Hogan Donates Hair To Lucky Locks Of Love Recipient

The Onion - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 18:00
Hulk Hogan Donates Hair To Lucky Locks Of Love Recipient






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Forgot About Dre? Not us. Euro bods give nod to Apple and Beats deal

The Register - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 17:17
Thou shalt not compete unfairly, rule Eurocrats

The European Commission has given its official blessing to the $3bn acquisition by Apple of headphone manufacturer Beats.…

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Supreme Court Issues 7-1 Decision To Find Scalia's Killer

The Onion - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 17:05
Supreme Court Issues 7-1 Decision To Find Scalia's Killer






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HGST polishes Ultrastar SSD whoppers, stuffs with denser Intel flash

The Register - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 16:39
They read faster but write slower

HGST has refreshed its Ultrastar enterprise SSD line, using denser 20nm NAND to replace the previous 25nm flash, doubling capacity, upping read performance but lowering write performance a tad in the process.…

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American Voices: Study: Earth In Middle Of ‘Sixth Extinction’

The Onion - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 16:30
According to a new study published in the journal Science, earth is in the middle of its sixth mass extinction of biological life, which is being caused by human beings destroying habitats, disrupting climates, and killing wildlife.






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Editorial Cartoon: Casualties Of Bore

The Onion - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 16:00
Casualties Of Bore






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Another day, another Firefox: Version 31 is upon us ALREADY

The Register - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 15:59
Web devs, Mozilla really wants you to like this one

Review The idea of a new version of Firefox will sound like a bad joke to some. To others, it’s a yawn – Firefox comes at the blistering pace of one new version every six weeks.…

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Samsung Z Tizen OS mobe is post-phoned – this time for good?

The Register - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 15:24
Russian launch for Sammy's non-droid knocked back

Samsung has postponed the launch of its new Samsung Z smartphone yet again, and given no indication of when we'll ever see the Tizen OS mobe on sale.…

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