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The science of humor: Benign Violation Theory

Brian Galloway for redOrbit.com - @brigallo17 We’re back and ready to continue our conversation about the science of humor. Hopefully our last few funny forays tickled your fancy, and we have another: Benign Violation Theory. This idea is a refinement…

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ISS experiment: Why does space change vision?

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - @BednarChuck A new experiment, scheduled to launch to the International Space Station in the spring, plans to take a long look at vision changes often experienced by astronauts during extended spaceflights, NASA officials announced on…

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Study: How long is the average penis?

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - @BednarChuck Since the dawn of time, the question has been in the back of every male member of the species’ mind: how does the size of my penis compare to everyone else? Now science has…

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New glasses make you invisible to facial recognition technology

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - @BednarChuck Best known as a freeware Internet security and personal protection software developer, Czech Republic-based AVG has announced a new product designed to help prevent facial recognition technology from determining a person’s identity. The company…

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Vienna wants to build a 25-story wooden skyscraper

Brian Galloway for redOrbit.com - @brigallo17 Humanity has been building structures out of wood for hundreds of years, but we've since moved on to more modern materials like steel and concrete. However, architects in Vienna are taking a note from…

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Lost city discovered in Honduras

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - @BednarChuck A team of archaeologists has reportedly discovered a lost city deep within the remote jungles of Honduras – a lost city that had never been explored founded by a culture we know little about.…

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First tree species seeds arrive at Norwegian ‘doomsday vault’

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - @BednarChuck The so-called “doomsday vault” located on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard has received its first delivery of forest tree species seeds – a Norway spruce and a Scots pine. The depository, which first opened…

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Researchers capture first ever image of light as wave and particle

Provided by Nik Papageorgiou, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne Quantum mechanics tells us that light can behave simultaneously as a particle or a wave. However, there has never been an experiment able to capture both natures of light at the…

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Part IV: Solving the mystery of shadow hacker organization The Equation Group

Wade Sims for redOrbit.com - @wksims86 In case you missed them: Part I, Part II, and Part III “I have absolutely no idea how you are able to do some of the things you do, but I believe there’s a…

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Fighting African sex-slavery with witchcraft

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - @Johnfinitum British courts have found difficulty in bringing African sex-traffickers to justice because a belief in black magic and juju “spells” makes victims afraid to testify. Now, the UK government is seeking out the witch…