Smog Rings vs. Quisp Meteorite Ring

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A Dutch artist plans to make a ring out of compressed Chinese smog, which is even cooler than the Quisp meteorite ring which came in boxes of the cereal in the 1960s. By Mark Frauenfelder

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Mein Führer, I can walk!

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I finally hit on the idea of going as Dr. Strangelove for Halloween. I already had the 50s slim-cut suit, the glasses, the cigarette, the black leather glove. All I really needed was a blonde wig. By Gareth Branwyn’s

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Taste test: roadkill raccoon

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Last weekend, Janica and Joel picked up six roadkill raccoons and a feral cat on a round-trip to Courtenay. It was Thanksgiving weekend. They made raccoon burgers, served the cat up stuffed, and tucked the rest away in the freezer. By Reanna Alder

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Did You Know Fun Facts About Boston?

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Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH fun facts about the city of Boston are Did You Known.

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Carl Hiaasen's "Skink No Surrender"

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Carl Hiaasen’s novels are treasures of hilarity, violence, comeuppance and ardent love for Florida wilderness. The very best of them feature “Skink,” a wild man of the woods with a fantastic history and a twisted sense of justice. With Skink No Surrender, Hiaasen brings his greatest character to a new generation by transforming the violent, profane anti-hero into the star of a young adult novel.

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The charley horse from Hell -- why you should work at a standing desk

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It began on a hot summer day with a cold wave of numbness that washed up from my thigh up into my groin; it ended six months later with a permanently damaged limb and a lifetime regimen of blood-thinning medication. By Gammy Hamhock

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The Immortal Zoo: animal bone sculptures from Jessica Joslin

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Jessica Joslin uses animal bones and found objects to create delicate, expressive sculptures.

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Real life hoverboard introduced via Kickstarter campaign

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Hoverboards are now a reality thanks to a Silicon Valley think tank. Caroline Siede chats with inventor Greg Henderson about the board’s design and the company’s newly launched Kickstarter campaign.

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GeekGirlCon is an oasis of acceptance

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Copywriter Nicole Dieker on how a convention creates a welcoming space with language

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Meet Lyor Cohen, president of Def Jam Recordings

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Introducing the future CEO into the Hip Hop Family Tree. By Ed Piskor

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Vultures circle GamerGate

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The mainstream media finally discovered the Internet’s latest subculture of hostile, cynical, easily-led youngsters. Matt Binder on the narcissists, grifters and creeps arriving in its wake.

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Budget Cuts aboard Air Force One

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Dan Lewis explores the deep, dark world… of presidential barbering.

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High Society: take on the role of nouveau-riche twits attempting to out-ostentate each other

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Jon Seagull reviews a classic auction game. Buy castles, jewelry, precious artwork. The person who dies with the most toys wins.

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Homer's Last Theorem

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A look into the deep, dark, strangely complicated world of Simpsons mathematics. By Simon Singh.

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LISTEN: Travel gadgets for your next trip

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This week, Xeni, Mark and Jason talk TSA-friendly backpacks, aromatherapy to help you sleep, and two travel must-haves for your phablet and vehicle batteries.

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