Technology

With Yahoo Bid, Verizon Gobbles Up the Past To Avoid an Obsolete Future

Wired - Top Stories - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 11:20am
A $4.8 billion Yahoo purchase turns Verizon into a future-focused media powerhouse. The post With Yahoo Bid, Verizon Gobbles Up the Past To Avoid an Obsolete Future appeared first on WIRED.
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The Bird That Kicks the Ever-Loving Crap Out of Its Prey

Wired - Top Stories - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 10:00am
This hard-core bird of prey doesn't soar and swoop on its victims---it prefers to kick them to death. The post The Bird That Kicks the Ever-Loving Crap Out of Its Prey appeared first on WIRED.
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Legoland is Full of Secrets—If You Know Where to Look

Wired - Top Stories - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 9:00am
There are surprises hidden throughout the theme park. The post Legoland is Full of Secrets—If You Know Where to Look appeared first on WIRED.
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The Physics of Trying to Crash Into the Sun

Wired - Top Stories - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 9:00am
Why is it so difficult to crash into the Sun? This numerical calculation in python shows just how difficult it can be. Homework questions included. The post The Physics of Trying to Crash Into the Sun appeared first on WIRED.
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There’s a Good Explanation for This Bouncy Patch of Grass in Siberia

Wired - Top Stories - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 8:00am
During an unusually hot summer this year, researchers in Siberia stumbled upon fifteen of these oddly bouncy patches of grass. The post There's a Good Explanation for This Bouncy Patch of Grass in Siberia appeared first on WIRED.
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An Electric Corvette Could Destroy a World Record—Again

Wired - Top Stories - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 7:00am
The makers of an electric Corvette aren't content with holding the speed record at 186.8mph. They want to go faster. The post An Electric Corvette Could Destroy a World Record—Again appeared first on WIRED.
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