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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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Reddit adds post geotagging to offer ‘key location context’

Reddit adds post geotagging to offer ‘key location context’

Reddit is quietly introducing the new ability to geotag posts, adding a layer of context to them that sheds a bit of light on the photo. If you're browsing one of the food subreddits, for example, and see a meal that strikes your fancy, a proper geotag could make it possible to see where the meal was acquired. The new feature is made possible thanks to the Foursquare API, according to the latter company.

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Smart tattoo with biosensor ink can monitor glucose levels and more

Smart tattoo with biosensor ink can monitor glucose levels and more

Diabetics may have a better -- that is, painless -- way to monitor their blood glucose levels in the future: a smart tattoo that changes colors based on glucose levels. Such a technology is made possible via biosensor inks, which react to certain things related to the body and present that information visually using color. The inks don't have to be limited to glucose-based applications, though, also being presented with sodium-based and pH-based sensitivities.

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British Airways suffers major system failure, cancels numerous flights

British Airways suffers major system failure, cancels numerous flights

British Airways is having a bad start to this holiday weekend. The airline has announced that its computer systems are having problems around the globe due to a "major IT system failure," and as a result it's had to cancel a number of flights departing from the UK, as well as hundreds more being delayed.

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Postmates offers delivery drivers electric scooter rentals

Postmates offers delivery drivers electric scooter rentals

Postmates may be experimenting with robots to replace human delivery drivers, but a new electric scooter rental program shows it's not giving up on flesh & blood quite yet. The Postmates Zero-Emission Scooter Initiative offers drivers for the service to get access to a plug-in EV two-wheeler specially tailored for delivery purposes. Initially it's kicking off in Manhattan, NY, though the expectation is that, if a hit, it'll expand to other urban areas.

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Why LeEco has failed in the US

Why LeEco has failed in the US

Chinese company LeEco is set to layoff almost all of its US-based staff tomorrow, according to sources, as it restructures both its business and its focus to stave off total failure of its US brand. The revelation follows a leaked LeEco email calling workers at all three of the company's US offices to join a 'Town Hall Meeting' at 10AM PST tomorrow. Sources say that out of the 500 or so US employees LeEco currently employs, only 60 will be left.

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Science figured out the most nutritious way to cook mushrooms

Science figured out the most nutritious way to cook mushrooms

Mushrooms have long been a staple food item in the human diet, offering a wide array of nutrients alongside a bunch of filling fiber but a relatively small number of calories. As with most food, eating mushrooms raw is the best way to experience their full nutritional profile, but that's also the least tasty way to consume them. Researchers recently set out to find the best compromise between raw and cooked-to-ruin and the end result is the best (two) ways to prepare mushrooms.

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Faux caterpillars glued on plants shed light on predator activities

Faux caterpillars glued on plants shed light on predator activities

Caterpillars don't have many defenses against predators, and that reality results in the small insects more often than not becoming dinner for some larger creature. In order to shed light on the likelihood of these small critters being consumed, researchers recently glued a bunch of fake ones to plants in various regions around the globe. The faux caterpillars were made of a soft clay that would reveal bit marks and similar things if disturbed; those marks were analyzed once the faux caterpillars were recovered, helping illuminate the final moments such creatures face.

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