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Scientists say another Earth-like planet may be hiding in our solar system

Scientists say another Earth-like planet may be hiding in our solar system

As if the so-called 'Planet 9' wasn't interesting enough, researchers with the University of Arizona have detailed a newly discovered 'planetary mass object' that could prove to be a Planet 10. This object is said to be in the fringes of our own solar system, and all signs point toward it being a yet-undiscovered planet. If it is, researchers estimate that its mass lies somewhere between that of Earth and Mars. As well, this possible planet is said to be much closer than Planet 9.

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Comcast accused of cutting Internet cables to sabotage small ISP

Comcast accused of cutting Internet cables to sabotage small ISP

Comcast, one of the most hated companies in America, is at the heart of a new controversy after one small Texas telecom accused it of using sabotage methods to drive the company out of business. Comcast and some of its contractors were recently sued by Telecom Cable owner Anthony Luna, according to Courthouse News, alleging that Comcast cut Telecom's underground cables. Per the lawsuit's allegations, Comcast is said to have cut the cables faster than Telecom was able to repair them, and a mere 6 weeks later the company was forced to close up shop.

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Supreme Court says laws can’t ban people from social media

Supreme Court says laws can’t ban people from social media

The Supreme Court has ruled that groups of people cannot be hit with blanket social media bans, doing so in response to a North Carolina law prohibiting sex offenders from using any websites that minors may also use. The entire matter started when one North Carolina resident reportedly ran afoul of the law by posting a Facebook status. In its analysis of the issue, the Supreme Court judges found that wholesale social media bans applied to certain groups is a First Amendment violation.

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Ketamine study finds how controversial drug stops depression

Ketamine study finds how controversial drug stops depression

Ketamine, a drug with its fair share of recreational users, is also a controversial hit when it comes to treating severe depression. The drug is finding increased use in some clinics as a way to deal with treatment-resistant depression, giving patients a possible solution to the damaging condition. Ketamine itself isn't without its own side-effects, though, and that has led some to investigate how its anti-depressant qualities come about, potentially opening the door for new treatments with less side effects.

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DoJ documents detail prison smuggling via consumer drones

DoJ documents detail prison smuggling via consumer drones

Anti-drone technologies are failing to stop drones from smuggling content into prisons, according to Department of Justice documents, which reveal more than a dozen attempts to use drones for prison smuggling, as well as successful efforts. Drones are being used to deliver cell phones, drugs, and more to prisoners by dropping the items onto prison grounds. Though anti-drone technologies exist, they appear insufficient for stopping the smuggling.

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Colorado ballot initiative seeks to ban preteen smartphone sales

Colorado ballot initiative seeks to ban preteen smartphone sales

A Colorado father has joined forces with a handful of medical professionals to form a non-profit group called Parents Against Underage Smartphones, PAUS for short. PAUS, apparently serious despite its difficult-to-take-seriously name, is proceeding with a ballot initiative in Colorado that seeks to ban smartphone sales to preteen children, citing their potentially addictive nature and possible health ramifications.

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Researchers develop fabric that can neutralize chemical weapons

Researchers develop fabric that can neutralize chemical weapons

Researchers have developed a special kind of fabric that could neutralize chemical weapons, potentially saving lives that would otherwise be lost. The fabric was recently detailed in the American Chemical Society's journal 'Chemistry of Materials,' and it would work by protecting people from chemical toxins designed to impact someone through the skin. The fabric utilizes a metal-organic framework to pull off its seemingly magical properties.

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This baby bird has been trapped in amber for 99 million years

This baby bird has been trapped in amber for 99 million years

Researchers have made an incredible discovery in Malaysia, where they harvested a piece of amber dating back to the Cretaceous era. Within this amber is a small bird that has been preserved in incredible detail, making it possible for scientists to recreate what this particular critter looked like...and helping shed light on the type of birds that existed long ago in the planet's past. The fossil is described as being 'relatively complete.'

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Harvard’s new mini exosuit lets you run farther and faster

Harvard’s new mini exosuit lets you run farther and faster

Imagine pulling on a pair of shorts that, as long as you're wearing them, enable you to run farther distances at faster speeds than you'd run without them. Such has become reality, for the most part, thanks to work by Harvard researchers. The University recently detailed a new soft exosuit -- which is really just a fancy pair of shorts -- that enable runners to go longer distances at faster rates than they otherwise could.

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LIGO detects third gravitational wave event from ancient black hole collision

LIGO detects third gravitational wave event from ancient black hole collision

The LIGO Scientific Collaboration has made another monumental announcement related to LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory -- it has detected a gravitational wave event for the third time, a process that has been billions of years in the making. Before this detection is the story of two massive black holes that collided about three billion years ago, leaving behind one giant black hole approximately 49 times heavier than our Sun...and energy that would, over the past 18 months, wash over our planet three times.

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North Korea unveils ‘iPad’ tablet, brags about having 40+ apps

North Korea unveils ‘iPad’ tablet, brags about having 40+ apps

North Korea has produced another tablet for its unfortunate citizens, one it calls the 'iPad.' Obviously not being an Apple device or anything like it, the tablet runs an unknown operating system and features bland, low-end specs, though compared to other limited offerings in the nation, it may be one of the more desirable consumer computing products. Apple hasn't commented on the illicit use of its brand.

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Google figured out the most misspelled word in every US state

Google figured out the most misspelled word in every US state

Everybody has a word or two they can't seem to spell correctly, and the go-to solution to get the correct spelling is usually Google. Open a web browser, navigate to Google, type in the word, and then get the correct spelling in the search results. That's convenient for users, and it also provides Google with a bunch of data on how well the people in each state spell. Based on its data, Google Trends has just released a map showing the most misspelled word in every US state.

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