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  1. This low earth orbit visualization tool allows users to see satellites all over the world. You can click on a satellite to see details about it, or you can perform a search using specific filters. During my time playing with the site, I saw 19,165 satellites.  — Read the rest

  2. If your Arby's milkshake tasted a bit off last last fall, and you happen to live in Vancouver, Washington, it might not have been your imagination. A 29-year-old Arby's manager was accused of peeing into a bag of milkshake mix not once but at least twice, according to The Guardian. — Read the rest

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  4. Enginering students from Johns Hopkins University prototyped an edible adhesive tape, called Tastee Tape, to keep burritos and other wrapped foods sealed up during consumption. (In the image above, they used tape colored with dye.)

    From Johns Hopkins University:

    "First, we learned about the science around tape and different adhesives, and then we worked to find edible counterparts," said Tyler Guarino, who teamed up with fellow engineering seniors Marie Eric, Rachel Nie, and Erin Walsh on the project.

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  5. "Voices of the Loon" is a 1980 cassette produced by The North American Loon Fund (N.A.L.F.).

    From the YouTube description:

    Clearly, the N.A.L.F. asked themselves how they could make this cassette more annoying than to simply have the two or three sounds loons make repeated over and over for close to an hour; their solution was to call Robert J.

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Ken MacLeod - Cosmonaut Keep


Aliette de Bodard – In the Vanishers’ Palace


Doris Lessing - Shikasta


Iain Sinclair - Radon Daughters


Thomas Pynchon – Gravity’s Rainbow


Somtow Sucharitul – Starship & Haiku


Peter Watts - Blindsight


Lavie Tidhar - Central Station


Peter Watts – Maelstrom

Andy Weir - The Martian


Doris Lessing – The Sirian Experiments


Somtow Sucharitkul - The Throne of Madness


Sydney Padua - The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage


Ian Sales – Adrift on the Sea of Rains


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