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Americans Aren’t Ready for the Future Google and Amazon Want to Build

wired.com — Americans are hopeful about the future of technology. But don't release the drones just yet. And forget meat grown in a petri dish. Pushing new tech on a public that isn't ready can have real bottom-line consequences. That's the takeaway from a new study released by the Pew Research Center looking at how U.S.
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Epic Photos Expose Mankind’s Uneasy Relationship With Water

wired.com — Edward Burtynsky's work can be seen as a 30-year-long meditation on the prime forces that shape our modern world. Through projects like Oil, Quarries, and Manufactured Landscapes, he's developed a singular approach to presenting stop-you-in-your-tracks images of the staggering impact of human activity.

High Tech | Gadget Lab | WIRED

wired.com — The Stanley's bio-pharma operation is just one example of the ways science and tech are transforming every aspect of the industry-from growing to harvesting to packaging to retailing to consuming-as this black (and gray) market emerges into the sunlight of legitimate commerce. Start with indoor farms, which are massively energy-intensive.

The Minor-League Superhero Who Changed the Face of Fandom

wired.com — The Thursday before Emerald City Comic Con, the crowded floor of Seattle's Museum of Flight is a swirl of red and blue and gold fabric fashioned into various garments: jumpsuits, dresses, hats, scarves, t-shirts. One group of people has made tulle brooches.

Watch These Amazing Flip Books of Birds and Butterflies

wired.com — You could call Juan Fontanive a filmmaker, and you wouldn't be totally wrong. The artist does, in fact, make pictures move, though his method is a little more analog than most. In Fontanive's world, film is card stock and playback comes in the form of rapidly flipping pages inside metal boxes.
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New ‘Google’ for the Dark Web Makes Buying Dope and Guns Easy

wired.com — The dark web just got a little less dark with the launch of a new search engine that lets you easily find illicit drugs and other contraband online.
New ‘Google’ for the Dark Web Makes Buying Dope and Guns Easy | Threat Level | WIRED buff.ly/1mlzKNG

7 Ways the Feds Can Make a Comcast-Time Warner Merger Less Terrible

wired.com — This week, the Washington Post endorsed Comcast's takeover of Time Warner Cable, the largest taking over the second-largest. The Post said the deal was OK, but regulators should keep a "watchful eye" on it and be prepared to act "if big industry players begin to violate basic principles of market fairness."
7 Ways the Feds Can Make a Comcast-Time Warner Merger Less Terrible wired.com/2014/04/7-limi…

Americans Aren’t Ready for the Future Google and Amazon Want to Build

wired.com — Americans are hopeful about the future of technology. But don't release the drones just yet. And forget meat grown in a petri dish. Pushing new tech on a public that isn't ready can have real bottom-line consequences. That's the takeaway from a new study released by the Pew Research Center looking at how U.S.
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Absurd Creature of the Week: World’s Most Badass Ant Skydives, Uses Own Head as a Shield

wired.com — With a range stretching from Argentina all the way up into the southern U.S., this incredible genus of ants has also mastered the art of rainforest skydiving, leaping from the canopy to avoid predators, only to steer themselves mid-flight right back onto the trunk of their home tree.
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18 Maps From When the World Thought California Was an Island

wired.com — Glen McLaughlin wandered into a London map shop in 1971 and discovered something strange. On a map from 1663 he noticed something he'd never seen before: California was floating like a big green carrot, untethered to the west coast of North America.
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Absurd Creature of the Week: An Ant That Skydives and Uses Its Head as a Shield

wired.com — With a range stretching from Argentina all the way up into the southern U.S., this incredible genus of ants has also mastered the art of rainforest skydiving, leaping from the canopy to avoid predators, only to steer themselves mid-flight right back onto the trunk of their home tree.
If you're plummeting through the air and someone is swinging a sword at you, I have just the ant you're looking for. wired.com/2014/04/absurd…
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See How Cadbury Hatches 350 Million Goo-Filled Eggs a Year

wired.com — Candy company Mondelēz International only sells Cadbury Créme Eggs from January through Easter, but its factories fill chocolate shells with gooey cream 364 days a year. It's the only way to ensure 350 million eggcellent candies are ready for their plastic-grass-lined baskets.

Omni Present: An Icon, Back From the Dead

wired.com — Photo: Gregory Reid The metallic inks and overheated writing of Omni, a futurist monthly from Penthouse s publisher, influenced a generation of nerds-and the magazine you re reading. Now Omni (which folded in 1998) is back; the plan is to publish new material online and make a little coin from the archive.

Game|Life Podcast: President Dirtbike

wired.com — We talk Trials Fusion, PAX East and more on this week's Game|Life podcast. WIRED's Peter Rubin and Laura Hudson join me once again to dream up an incredible new game idea that we ask that you please not steal. Game|Life's podcast is posted on Fridays, is available on iTunes, can be downloaded directly and is embedded below.

High Tech | Gadget Lab | WIRED

wired.com — The Stanley's bio-pharma operation is just one example of the ways science and tech are transforming every aspect of the industry-from growing to harvesting to packaging to retailing to consuming-as this black (and gray) market emerges into the sunlight of legitimate commerce. Start with indoor farms, which are massively energy-intensive.
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