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Sealed Air Corp's new iBubble Wrap is pop-free

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Despite pop culture stereotypes, aliens will probably look like us

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Number of the day: Bernie Sanders draws 10,000 to Wisconsin rally

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Theorists explain the social network illusion

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Adidas has released a line of shoes made from ocean trash

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New Deadpool promo pic is another step in the right direction for the 'Merc with a Mouth'

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A whole bunch of anti-choice laws went into effect yesterday

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MasterCard developing facial scan for secure checkout

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US economy may be healthiest it's been since recession, unemployment rate at seven-year low

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All Baltimore police vans will now have recording cameras

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Dubai to 3D print an entire office building

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'Wet Hot American Summer' prequel promises to be 'younger, hotter, and wetter' than original

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Internet will be transmitted through laser beams, predicts Zuckerberg

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Your neurons change direction when you associate people and places

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This algorithm detects 'fake' images, fights fraudulent scammers

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Giant robot challenged another giant robot to a US vs. Japan giant robot duel

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Rick and Morty get this dumb universe rolling in Season 2 trailer

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Dopamine makes fruit flies horny, study finds

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Testing the "God" frequency: What's the difference between 440 and 432 hertz?

Sound artist Patrick Noecker constructs a blind taste test to examine an audience's reception to the same piece of music played at both 440 and 432 Hz. This is his story.

How much jet fuel did Arnold Schwarzenegger waste as governor?

How much jet fuel did Arnold Schwarzenegger waste as governor?

Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of people who know what they're talking about. Today, we approximate the amount of jet fuel Arnold Schwarzenegger "terminated" as governor.

I monitor missile activity with satellites for Lockheed Martin
I monitor missile activity with satellites for Lockheed Martin

I monitor missile activity with satellites for Lockheed Martin

In this installment of Hopes&Fears' anonymous interview series, we talked to a Lockheed Martin systems engineer who fields missile warnings for the US Military.

Laundering money through art, if you're into that sort of thing

Laundering money through art, if you're into that sort of thing

The art market is virtually unregulated — prices are flexible, deals are made in secrecy, and “private collectors” remain anonymous — making it exceptionally ripe for money laundering.

Ashley Diamond on being a transgender woman in a men's prison

Ashley Diamond on being a transgender woman in a men's prison

While SCOTUS may have made history on Friday, the fight is hardly over for the LGBTQ community. Diamond calls for prison reform for transgender inmates.

I dig up dirt on the wolves of Wall Street
I dig up dirt on the wolves of Wall Street

I dig up dirt on the wolves of Wall Street

In the latest installment of Hopes&Fears anonymous interview series, we talked to a private investigator who runs background checks on the finance industry's top brass.

Clone ethics: What shouldn't you do with your clone?
Clone ethics: What shouldn't you do with your clone?

Clone ethics: What shouldn't you do with your clone?

Do clones have souls? How about human rights? Hopes&Fears consults bioethicists, psychologists, twin specialists and theological experts on the ethics of doing stuff with/to your clone.

I watched 'Ted 2' with my teddy bear and realized the world is evil

Artist Molly Soda and her stuffed animal "boyfriend" see the new Seth MacFarlane flick. She talks about bubbles, trolls and why she's been happily oblivious to this kind of entertainment for years.

A playlist from the new noise nihilists of Uniform
A playlist from the new noise nihilists of Uniform

A playlist from the new noise nihilists of Uniform

The Brooklyn-based duo celebrate the release of their LP 'Perfect World' tomorrow at Trans Pecos in Queens, NY.

How many women vs. men are there in cities around the world?

How many women vs. men are there in cities around the world?

How does gender affect cities? Here are some notable gender ratios.

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How long does an average marriage last around the world?

How long does an average marriage last around the world?

This week in City Index we measure up the longevity of matrimonial bliss, up until it ends.

I loved working at a legal brothel in Australia
I loved working at a legal brothel in Australia

I loved working at a legal brothel in Australia

In the latest installment of Hopes&Fears anonymous interview series, we talked to a sex worker who plied her trade in a legal brothel and had the time of her life.

What is the minimum wage in cities around the world?

What is the minimum wage in cities around the world?

This week in City Index we look into the minimum wages of global cities.

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The ultimate guide to analog control panels in sci-fi movies
The ultimate guide to analog control panels in sci-fi movies

The ultimate guide to analog control panels in sci-fi movies

We break down some of the coolest consoles and control panels from film history.

The future according to anime
The future according to anime

The future according to anime

We break down the events of the next bajillion years according to the masterpieces of anime. Here is a timeline of awe, hope, nuclear wars, permanently immersive MMORPGs and giant mecha.

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No, teenagers did not invent STI-detecting color-changing condoms

No, teenagers did not invent STI-detecting color-changing condoms

Scientifically, “S.T.EYE” is a pipe dream. And it's pure tabloid bait, combining some of tabloids' favorite things: smart children, sex, and shaming people.

Hackers watch "Hackers" (the movie)
Hackers watch "Hackers" (the movie)

Hackers watch "Hackers" (the movie)

To honor the 20th anniversary of "Hackers", members of the Hack Manhattan community hackerspace watch and discuss the film. Enjoy the nostalgia trip!

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What are the worst ways to die?

What are the worst ways to die?

Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of people who know what they're talking about. Today, a neurosurgeon, a forensic psychologist and two horror experts speculate on most unpleasant deaths.

The ultimate guide to pinball

The ultimate guide to pinball

From its surprising origins to tips on becoming an unstoppable player, we break down everything you need to know about the iconic analog glory of pinball.

I lived a day on the flip of a coin and realized my life is a sham

I lived a day on the flip of a coin and realized my life is a sham

Hopes&Fears asked a friend to make all of his decisions based on a flip of a coin for a day. This is his story.