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20 years after ‘The Matrix’ hit theaters, another follow up remains in the works. Lots of researchers and thinkers still believe we’re residing in a simulation.

20 years after ‘The Matrix’ hit theaters, another follow up remains...

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When the film "The Matrix" came out 20 years ago (yes, it premiered in 1999), many moviegoers pegged the movie's premise as entertaining but fully implausible. The movie's protagonist, Neo, discovers that his reality isn't real. Instead, Neo's world is a vast simulation orchestrated by hyper-evolved AI that harvests humans for their energy. Throughout the…
64 years back, the U-2 ‘Dragon Woman’ spy airplane took its very first flight– absolutely by mishap

64 years back, the U-2 ‘Dragon Woman’ spy airplane took its...

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On August 1, 1955, a prototype of the U-2 spy plane sprinted down a runway at Groom Lake in Nevada, and its massive wings quickly lifted it into the sky. That wasn't exactly how it was supposed to go. It was meant to be a high-speed taxi test, but the prototype's highly efficient wings pulled…
2 years after the creator of 500 start-ups left amidst unwanted sexual advances claims, 2 females are running the company and setting a brand-new bar in the male-dominated service

2 years after the creator of 500 start-ups left amidst unwanted...

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At a time when women receive a paltry 2.9% of venture capital funding, 500 Startups is trying to change the situation by setting an example at home. The venture firm and startup accelerator is now run by two women, and its executive team touts full gender parity. This week, 500 Startups announced that Courtney Powell…
One small step: What’s going to the moon seem like in 50 years?

One small step: What’s going to the moon seem like in...

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This story is part of To the Moon, a series exploring humanity's first journey to the lunar surface and our future living and working on the moon. When the first astronomers turned their eyes to the heavens tens of thousands of years ago, their view was unobscured by the glow of city lights. At night,…
Apollo 11: 50 years on and still simply as strange video

Apollo 11: 50 years on and still simply as strange video

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Tonight it's the fiftieth anniversary of the moon landing. And we're here to celebrate with all the weird facts you never knew about the Apollo 11 mission. Like, what does the moon smell like? Can you pull one in space and most importantly where do the astronauts put their pay? You've got the unnecessary questions…
5 Years After Eric Garner’s Death, Activists Continue Defend ‘Another Day To Live’

5 Years After Eric Garner’s Death, Activists Continue Defend ‘Another Day...

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Protesters gathered outside of Police Headquarters in Manhattan in May to protest during the police disciplinary hearing for Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who was accused of using a chokehold that led to Eric Garner's death in 2014. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Spencer Platt/Getty Images Protesters gathered outside of Police Headquarters in Manhattan in…
12,000 Years Ago, a Young Boy Had His Skull Squashed into a Cone Forming. It’s the Earliest Proof of Such Head-Shaping.

12,000 Years Ago, a Young Boy Had His Skull Squashed into...

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The skull known as M45, the earliest known case of head modification on record. It dates to about 12,000 years ago. Credit: Qian Wang Ancient people in China practiced human head-shaping about 12,000 years ago — meaning they bound some children's maturing skulls, encouraging the heads to grow into elongated ovals — making them the…
Years After Sexual Attack, Survivors Hounded To Pay Expenses For The Rape Set Examination

Years After Sexual Attack, Survivors Hounded To Pay Expenses For The...

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For 25 years, the federal Violence Against Women Act has required any state that wants to be eligible for certain federal grants to certify that the state covers the cost of medical forensic exams for people who have been sexually assaulted. Christian Science Monitor/Getty hide caption toggle caption Christian Science Monitor/Getty For 25 years, the…
50 years after Apollo 11, NASA’s rocket launches are as thrilling as ever

50 years after Apollo 11, NASA’s rocket launches are as thrilling...

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The Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Claire Reilly/CNET It's almost 50 years to the day since the Apollo 11 mission launched atop a Saturn V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. That launch, on July 16, 1969, represented a triumph of human achievement and engineering, a frighteningly dangerous foray…
100 years ago an eclipse altered history and made Einstein a star

100 years ago an eclipse altered history and made Einstein a...

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A century ago, on a small island off the coast of West Africa, a few adventurous astronomers led by Arthur Eddington pointed their telescopes at the sun as it went dark. Their goal was to measure distant stars during what would become one of the most famous total solar eclipses, but in the process they…

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