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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

 

Charles Stross - The Atrocity Archives

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