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Japan’s First Astronaut Is The Last Person You’d Expect To Go To Space

If you thought it was only the astronauts who trained all their lives that get to go to space, now’s your chance to think again. While space tourism appears to be an imminent possibility today, one Japanese civilian ended up looking down ...

Posted by akarifukui  (Japan)

We’re Edging Closer To Nuclear War | FiveThirtyEight

Experts are worried about India, Pakistan and North Korea.

Posted by dryden  (Canada)

Hardly Anyone Paying the Hackers? Because Using Bitcoin Is Hard - Bloomberg

An unprecedented #cyberattack swept across the globe over the weekend, but so far the majority of victims haven’t paid #hackers a ransom.

Posted by dryden  (Canada)

Mapping Declining Life Expectancy Across America- CityLab

The state is home to the greatest decline in life expectancy.

Posted by dryden  (Canada)

Even Apple can't make the Internet of Things tolerable - The Verge

This is a column about all the things we try to connect to the internet, and what can be done about it. It’s from the anonymous creator of the Twitter... #Apple

Posted by dryden  (Canada)

Men and Dogs: What's Behind Our 26,000-Year Partnership? - Men's Journal

Humans and dogs have been relying on one another for more than 26,000 years. Here's how it all began.

Posted by dryden  (Canada)

Space, the Moon, and celestial bodies are humanity's common property, by law - Quartz

Your holdings include a vast mysterious property that is ever-visible yet out of reach.

Posted by dryden  (Canada)

Forensic Psychiatry Is Tested in the Supreme Court - The Atlantic

A debate on the nature of expertise in psychiatry could decide three people’s lives, and many more to come.

Posted by dryden  (Canada)

Wall Street Wellness Programs Are Being Used to Drive Sales - Bloomberg

Most companies want healthier employees to cut insurance costs. ING wants them to increase profit.

Posted by dryden  (Canada)

The Shipping and Handling of the James Webb Space Telescope - The Atlantic

The James Webb will soon travel from Maryland to Texas, and the move requires a lot more than a “fragile” sticker slapped onto on the side of a box.

Posted by dryden  (Canada)

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The lap band for weight loss is a tale of medicine gone wrong - Vox

It doesn’t lead to weight loss and often requires more surgery. "I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy."

Posted by dryden  (Canada)

Schiaparelli: Crashed lander was ill-prepared for Mars - BBC News

The crashed European spacecraft Schiaparelli was ill-prepared for its attempt at landing on the surface of Mars, a report suggests.

Posted by dryden  (Canada)

Why Flamingos Are More Stable on One Leg Than Two - The Atlantic

They’re so steady that you can balance a dead one on a single leg. #flamingos

Posted by dryden  (Canada)

What It's Like to Use an Original Macintosh in 2017 - The Atlantic

The Internet Archive’s new software emulator will take you back to 1984. 

Posted by dryden  (Canada)

That "Alien Megastructure" Star Is Flickering Again | IFLScience

Here we go again. That misbehaving, mysterious star – the one people want to believe is surrounded by an alien megastructure – is acting very strangely again, and the sci-curious on the Twittersphere and Reddit has gone veritably crazy....

Posted by dryden  (Canada)

What it’s like to help select a new crop of astronauts - The Globe and Mail

‘We are not looking for perfect people. We are looking for human beings to fly in space and get along’

Posted by dryden  (Canada)

Even Elon Musk Thinks Tesla’s Stock Is Insanely Overvalued | Vanity Fair

“I do believe this market cap is higher than we have any right to deserve.” #ElonMusk

Posted by dryden  (Canada)

The creators of the MP3 song format have officially killed it - Quartz

The creators of the #MP3 have officially killed it.

Posted by dryden  (Canada)

The NRA Annual Meeting Was Kinda Chill, Except For All The Politics

I’m a lifelong ammosexual. These are my people! Aren’t they?

Posted by dryden  (Canada)

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