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A flat-Earther's plan to launch himself in a homemade rocket just hit a speed bump
A California man who planned to launch himself 1,800 feet high Saturday in a homemade scrap-metal rocket — in an effort to prove that Earth is flat — said he is postponing the experiment after he couldn't get permission from a federal agency to ...
Welp, Looks Like Imgur Has Also Been Hacked
2017's unending parade of major companies and web destinations suffering through major breaches of user information has not slowed down. Image-sharing site Imgur revealed it had been hacked several years ago this week, with the details of ...
'Destiny 2' Has Been Secretly Reducing XP Gains, And Is Stopping After Fans Caught On
News and opinion about video games, technology and the internet Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Bungie/Activision. Destiny 2. Destiny 2 fans don't need another reason to be cross with Bungie with the current state of the game ...
Finches In Galapagos Island Evolved In Just Two Generations: Here Are Other Animals That Are Rapidly Evolving
The Big Birds became reproductively isolated from the native birds on Daphne Major, a tiny Galapagos island, in just two generations. Here are other species that are evolving fast ( Wikimedia Commons ). Researchers studying the population of finches on ...
10 of Amazon's best-selling Black Friday deals are still available today
The deals available on Black Friday seem to get better and better each year, and 2017 was just mind-blowing. We saw so many popular products being sold at all-time low prices, and early estimates suggest consumers did more shopping this year than ever ...
The difference between night and day is disappearing, scientists warn
Artificially lit area of the Earth's surface has grown by 2.2 percent per year, according to a study led by Christopher Kyba of the German Research Centre for Geosciences. The study also found that areas of the planet already lit grew even brighter ...
Ciao, Chrome: Firefox Quantum Is The Browser Built for 2017
It's been years since I gave a second thought to my web browser. Safari's fine, Microsoft Edge is whatever, I think Opera still exists? None have ever offered much reason to switch away from Chrome, Google's fast, simple web tool. I'm not the only one ...
Microsoft Black Friday 2017 Deals UK: Xbox One Game Sales Available Now
Black Friday 2017 is here, bringing with it rude consumers, big crowds, long queues, and getting punched in the face because you were trying to get that last copy of Assassin's Creed Origins from the store shelf. Luckily, there's a way to avoid all ...
What Was The Strange Noise In Colorado?
A loud and strange boom-like noise was heard in parts of Lakewood, Brighton, Lochbuie and Elizabeth in Colorado on Monday. The residents were rather confused and scared and have described the strange noise as an explosion that shook their houses ...
'Pokémon GO:' Farfetch'd Unlocked After Players Catch 3 Billion Pokémon In Global Catch Challenge
I write about video games and technology. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Credit: Niantic. Pokemon GO's Global Catch Challenge. Update: And Farfetch'd has been unlocked with 3 billion catches: I was able to catch one right next ...