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Archive for May, 2016

What Would Happen If Humans Disappeared from Earth?

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It’s an age old question that we love to entertain because we’re all obsessed with our own mortality and the future of the world: what would happen to the world if humans disappeared? With enough time, the Earth would be able to reset itself and erase any trace of our existence. Mind Warehouse goes deep into answering it by detailing the progression of what would happen when. Read more…

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What Would Happen If Humans Disappeared from Earth?

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It’s an age old question that we love to entertain because we’re all obsessed with our own mortality and the future of the world: what would happen to the world if humans disappeared? With enough time, the Earth would be able to reset itself and erase any trace of our existence. Mind Warehouse goes deep into answering it by detailing the progression of what would happen when. Read more…

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A Simple Change Transformed One of LA’s Busiest Intersections Into One of its Safest

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The intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue is among the world’s most famous—you’ve seen it broadcast every year on the Oscars as the start of the red carpet. But like most celebrities, the tourist-thronged Los Angeles landmark had a very dark secret: It was known as one of the most dangerous intersections for pedestrians in LA. That all changed six months ago. Read more…

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The Mighty Claw of the Mantis Shrimp Inspires Next-Gen Helmets and Body Armor

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The powerful, hammer-like rounded claws of the mantis shrimp are incredibly strong, making them ideal for cracking open the hard shells of clams and crabs (its favored prey), and for warding off predators. Now those claws are also inspiring scientists keen on building super-strong materials to make tougher body armor and football helmets. Read more…

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More Details Have Been Revealed About Those Rogue One Reshoots

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story won’t be released for almost seven months, and yet it’s already the talk of fans everywhere. Today, lots of that talk was about a New York Post article saying the film was “in crisis” and needed “expensive reshoots.” A new report now adds some much-needed detail to those claims. Read more…

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What’s Up With This Lyft Driver Having Congressional License Plates?

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A picture cropped up on Twitter showing what at first appears to be just another Honda Civic driving for Lyft—until you notice it has Congressional license plates. Read more…

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Jumping Straight Down the Side of a 3,228-foot Cliff Looks Like a Neverending Free Fall

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The drop doesn’t seem to end. And that’s because the jump is off a 3,228-foot cliff in Norway. At that high of an elevation, that free fall will feel like it’s going on forever. It’s probably long enough to make you question what the hell you just did over and over again. It’s probably long enough to have your life flash before your eyes a couple times through. It’s probably long enough to maybe even forget the craziness of what you’re doing. Read more…

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Here’s Where Fear the Walking Dead Now Fits on The Walking Dead Timeline

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Watching Fear the Walking Dead , it’s difficult to not think about what’s happening on the other side of the continent. By that we mean Atlanta, the setting of the first Walking Dead show. Fear , of course, is a West Coast prequel set some time beforehand—but they’re both in the same universe. Read more…

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Over 1,500 TSA Agents Have Been Reassigned to Political Rallies Since April

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When the Secret Service needs help running security for a political event they turn to the TSA . But with TSA staff shortages and absurdly long lines at American airports, why is the Secret Service leaning on the TSA for help? New figures obtained by Gizmodo lead us to believe that American flyers are in for a very long summer. Read more…

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General Mills Just Recalled 10 Million Pounds of Flour for a Possible E. Coli Outbreak

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Check your cabinets, people. General Mills just issued a recall for 10 million pounds of its flour, in connection with a potential E. coli outbreak. Read more…

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King Tut Had a Space Dagger

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Tutankhamun, the boy king of ancient Egypt who died at 18 and later exploded inside his own sarcophagus , apparently owned—and was buried with—a literal space dagger made from meteoric iron. Read more…

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How Can Budget Airlines Be So Cheap to Fly?

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Budget airlines like JetBlue and Southwest in the United States, and Ryanair and Easy Jet in Europe, are often significantly cheaper to fly compared to legacy airlines like Delta and British Airways. How is this possible? Flying is expensive ! The simple answer is that budget airlines simplify as many costs as possible. Read more…

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