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Alfa prices up its stunning 4C Spider

Alfa prices up its stunning 4C Spider

It's the price-tag fans of droptop Italian exotica have been waiting for. Alfa Romeo has finally slapped a sticker price on the windshield of the 4C Spider, the convertible version of the aggressively-styled two seater shown off back in January at the Detroit Auto Show. Whimsical European-style motoring doesn't come cheap, though, with the 4C Spider carrying a hefty $10,000 premium over its hardtop sibling.

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Watch a dry ice bomb explode in slow motion

Watch a dry ice bomb explode in slow motion

Slow motion videos are always fun, and we've seen no shortage of them. This time around someone has decided to eschew the commonly used fire and bullets for a different sort of slow motion video: a dry ice bomb exploding underwater...with the camera, of course, also recording under water. The explosion is so powerful the video captures the pulsing energy in the water as it expands outward and then pulses back into places briefly before growing even larger.

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Ancient genomics reveal Bronze Age secrets

Ancient genomics reveal Bronze Age secrets

Trying to glean some details about long gone ages isn't easy, and though there's a wealth of knowledge already discerned, a lot of things are still called into question. Thanks to ancient genomics, though, the practice of sequencing ancient genomes, researchers are learning more about the Eurasian Bronze Age and some of the secrets it has long retained. The time period runs from approximately 3000BC to 1000BC, and was a big transitioning period for many things: culture, technology, and more.

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Massive great white shark filmed high-fiving diver

Massive great white shark filmed high-fiving diver

You've seen Jaws, you've probably seen shark skeletons at the museum, and maybe you have even seen a real live shark up close. You've likely not, however, seen one quite this massive. Earlier this week on Facebook, Mauricio Hoyos Padilla posted a video of a diver not in a protective cage casually swatting the fin of a massive great white shark as it circled around. The diver was instead standing on top of what appeared to be a diving cage in which another diver was secured. The shark took a look around and then swam on, presumably, to find something more interesting elsewhere. Video after the jump.

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Proposed solar storms alarm could give 24hr advanced warning

Proposed solar storms alarm could give 24hr advanced warning

Solar storms can, at times, present a problem for our planet -- you've likely experienced at one point or another GPS troubles and such due to solar storms. In some cases, though, solar storms could pose larger risks to things like power grids. Advanced warning of these larger, potentially dangerous storms gives people a chance to prepare, but present systems only give up to an hour's warning. A new proposed system, however, would increase that warning time to a day or longer.

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Twitter now lets users share their block lists

Twitter now lets users share their block lists

Spam accounts and abusive accounts are numerous on Twitter, and accounts with a high number of followers likely have a high number of these accounts blocked. To help others preemptively block these unwanted but not-yet-banned accounts, Twitter has made it possible for users to export and share their block list, allowing others to copy it and uniformly block those users, too. It makes the entire process faster, and is the latest in Twitter's numerous efforts to decrease abusive activity on the service.

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Twitter blocks Politwoops for tracking politicians’ deleted tweets

Twitter blocks Politwoops for tracking politicians’ deleted tweets

Everyone says something on a social network that they reconsider later on and delete -- for most of us, though, that's inconsequential and no one cares. For politicians, though, those deleted tweets are often the ones people are most interested in seeing; they might reveal something about a politician's character or thought process, and influence the future of their career. Politwoops took the hassle out of finding them, recording deleted tweets from politicians for others to look up. Now Twitter has banned them.

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NASA successfully launches its ‘flying saucer': watch live

NASA successfully launches its ‘flying saucer': watch live

After being hit with delays, NASA has finally launched its "flying saucer", which is officially known as the Low Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD). This saucer-shaped contraption is only undergoing testing at this point, though in the future it could be used to send payloads to Mars. The odd shape comes in part from a cushion about the payload, helping protect it; there is also a large parachute that deploys so the payload, both current and future, makes it safely to the ground. The event is still broadcasting live (link after the jump).

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Bee trapped in instrument panel forces airplane to land

Bee trapped in instrument panel forces airplane to land

The following news might seem quite "unbeelievable" (sorry), but it is absolutely true. An airplane on its way from Southampton, England to Dublin, Ireland on Saturday was forced to turn back shortly after take-off due to some trouble in the cockpit. The problem? There was a bee. But not, like, a bee flying around and making the pilots really nervous. No, the bee had become trapped inside the plane's instrument panel. To make the situation even better, the airline was Flybe. More like FlyBEE, am I right? (That was the last one, promise.)

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Man in Stormtrooper costume arrested outside elementary school

Man in Stormtrooper costume arrested outside elementary school

In this age where fear and overreaction can sometime be commonplace, here's one for the books. A man was arrested outside an elementary school last week in the city Lynn, Massachusetts. What was he doing? He was wearing a costume. What kind of costume? He was dressed as a Stormtrooper, the well-known enemy soldiers of the Star Wars movies. Was he interacting with the school in any direct way? Nope, he was apparently just walking down the street, showing off his costume, when the school's principle saw him outside, complete with his plastic gun.

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