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Yahoo Answers was the most earnest place on the internet
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Yahoo Answers was the most earnest place on the internet

“Who do you blame for Yahoo Answers getting shut down?” reads one of the final queries ever submitted to the venerable advice service. As of press time, it has garnered more than 250 responses, all from those who’ve regularly doled out their imperfect observations to countless eighth-graders, chronic hypochondriacs, political firebrands, and curious stoners throughout...

NASA’s Mars rover drops off Ingenuity helicopter ahead of historic flight
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NASA’s Mars rover drops off Ingenuity helicopter ahead of historic flight

NASA’s Perseverance rover, which is currently roaming around Mars, has dropped off the mini helicopter Ingenuity ahead of the four-pound aircraft’s historic first flight. Ingenuity dropped four inches from the belly of Perseverance to the surface of Mars. While four inches might not seem like a very big drop, getting Ingenuity to successfully stick the...

The visual jazz of Genesis Noir
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The visual jazz of Genesis Noir

Genesis Noir is set at the start of existence, reimagining the Big Bang and the natural expansion of the universe as the violent end result of a love triangle gone wrong. It’s a marriage of jazz and film noir in a point-and-click adventure game that sometimes works better as an audiovisual plaything than it does...

We’re on the knife’s edge of the pandemic
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We’re on the knife’s edge of the pandemic

This is a surreal moment in the pandemic, brimming with hope and fear. Here in the US we’re at the last leg in a marathon — vaccines are here, and appointments to get those shots are becoming more plentiful. People are planning for the moments they’ve put off for a year or more. The finish...

SpaceX rocket debris lands on man’s farm in Washington
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SpaceX rocket debris lands on man’s farm in Washington

A pressure vessel from a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket stage fell on a man’s farm in Washington State last week, leaving a “4-inch dent in the soil,” the local sheriff’s office said Friday. The black Composite-Overwrapped Pressure Vessel, or COPV, was a remnant from the alien invasion-looking breakup of a Falcon 9 second stage over...

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Gocycle’s folding G4 e-bikes promise more power and less noise

Gocycle, the maker of some of the most eye-catching and adaptable electric bikes on the planet, is back with its fourth-generation e-bike. The G4 series brings a new motor, better tires, lighter carbon-fiber components, and more to improve upon what’s already one of our favorite e-bikes. But before you get too excited, know that the...

New Trailers: Stowaway, Made for Love, The Suicide Squad, and more
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New Trailers: Stowaway, Made for Love, The Suicide Squad, and more

I had to take a break from streaming Hannibal because I’m about halfway through season 3 and I don’t want it to end (also it’s just too intense for a binge watch, let’s be real). But I just watched the first episode of The Irregulars — loosely based on the Baker Street Irregulars from the...