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Uranus Is Even Freakier Than We Thought

If David Lynch designed a planet, it would be Uranus. Much like every episode of Twin Peaks: The Return, Uranus is fiercely unique and weirdly endearing, even though it makes no fucking sense. The planet’s spin axis is 98 degrees, so it essentially rotates on its side—and while we have some idea as to what could have… Read more… Gizmodo – Read Full Article

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Evolution Will No Longer Be Taught in Turkish Schools

Claiming that evolution is “debatable, controversial, and too complicated for students,” Turkey’s board of education has decided to stop teaching Darwinian natural selection in its schools. The move has infuriated the country’s secular opposition, but it could embolden other countries to do the same. Read more… Gizmodo – Read Full Article

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The Dumbo Octopus Is Eight Cute Legs of Stone Cold Murder

Hey, sailors! Welcome back to Animals Are Good: Cephalopod Week edition. Cephalopods, in case you’re wondering, are a class of mollusks to which octopus, squid, and cuttlefish belong. As the week comes to a close, we’d like to give a much-deserved shoutout to one of the cutest tentacle-babies out there: the dumbo… Read more… Gizmodo – Read Full Article

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The Southwest U.S. heat wave broke dozens of temperature records, giving us a glimpse at our climate future

An unusually wide-reaching and long-lasting heat wave has gripped at least six states for an entire week, breaking or tying dozens of hot weather records. Temperatures were so high that certain aircraft couldn’t fly out of airports including Phoenix and Palm Springs, offering a preview of what may happen to transportation networks as the climate continues to warm due to human-caused climate change.  Here are 7 of the most impressive heat records set so far.  1. Tucson’s 115-degree streak Tucson, Arizona, set its longest-ever streak of 115-degree or higher days,…

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IBM is trying to forecast the weather on every block, worldwide

Some people were puzzled when IBM bought The Weather Company — including weather.com and several meteorological data firms — in 2015. However, since then, the company known for its Watson AI platform has been finding new applications for the weather data it is vacuuming up on a daily basis.  Now comes news that IBM is getting into the weather modeling business, putting itself on a collision course with efforts from the federal government and other private firms, such as Panasonic.  On June 21, The Weather Company announced it will collaborate…

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SpaceX Fans: This Is Your Super Bowl Weekend

Over the last few months, SpaceX has out-SpaceX-ed itself in the best way possible: it’s launched an already used rocket into orbit (and landed it), ferried up a spy satellite, and even flown a recycled Dragon spacecraft. But this weekend, the aerospace company will tackle a new challenge: two launches within 48… Read more… Gizmodo – Read Full Article

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This Space Museum in Central Kansas Was Worth the 20 Hour Drive

Hutchinson, Kansas isn’t the kind of place you’d wind up if you weren’t looking to. The placid prairie town sits a solid hour’s drive south of I-70, the interstate that most travelers use to blow across 425 miles of Kansas cornfield and cattle pasture as quickly as possible. But as soon as I entered the silver-roofed… Read more… Gizmodo – Read Full Article

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