The Bird That Kicks the Ever-Loving Crap Out of Its Prey

This hard-core bird of prey doesn’t soar and swoop on its victims—it prefers to kick them to death. The post The Bird That Kicks the Ever-Loving Crap Out of Its Prey appeared first on WIRED.

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Legoland is Full of Secrets—If You Know Where to Look

There are surprises hidden throughout the theme park. The post Legoland is Full of Secrets—If You Know Where to Look appeared first on WIRED.

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The Physics of Trying to Crash Into the Sun

Why is it so difficult to crash into the Sun? This numerical calculation in python shows just how difficult it can be. Homework questions included. The post The Physics of Trying to Crash Into the Sun appeared first on WIRED.

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There’s a Good Explanation for This Bouncy Patch of Grass in Siberia

During an unusually hot summer this year, researchers in Siberia stumbled upon fifteen of these oddly bouncy patches of grass. The post There’s a Good Explanation for This Bouncy Patch of Grass in Siberia appeared first on WIRED.

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Verizon has made it official. 

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An Electric Corvette Could Destroy a World Record—Again

The makers of an electric Corvette aren’t content with holding the speed record at 186.8mph. They want to go faster. The post An Electric Corvette Could Destroy a World Record—Again appeared first on WIRED.

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The Weird Ways Americans Try to Make the Wilderness Comfy

To be able to unplug and enjoy nature, you need outhouses and food trucks. The post The Weird Ways Americans Try to Make the Wilderness Comfy appeared first on WIRED.

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Blu R1 HD

A $60 phone that punches way above its price—if you don’t mind the ads. The post Review: Blu R1 HD appeared first on WIRED.

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Email Is Fracturing the Democratic Convention Before It Even Starts

Even before Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s ouster, leaked DNC emails showed once again that the Internet’s most banal medium could rattle political fortunes. The post Email Is Fracturing the Democratic Convention Before It Even Starts appeared first on WIRED.

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It’s the revolution of rising expectations again.
Watching Donald Trump last week, I thought of Alexis de Tocqueville, the French political philosopher whose “Democracy in America,” published circa the 1830s, remains the most insightful study of our national character. But it was Tocqueville’s other masterpiece, “The Old Regime and the Revolution” (1856), that came foremost to mind. In it, he outlined what we now call the “revolution of rising expectations” - a concept highly relevant to today’s presidential campaign.
The French Revolution presented a paradox, Tocqueville wrote. Before the…

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Pokémon GO Closes Out Comic-Con In Grand (But Not Legendary) Fashion

The Sunday panel, which moved to Hall H due to overwhelming popularity, didn’t have any event-specific Pokemon. But it shows how much people already care. The post Pokémon GO Closes Out Comic-Con In Grand (But Not Legendary) Fashion appeared first on WIRED.

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Alert voters realize the economy is neither as strong as claimed by the party in power nor the disaster described by the opposition. The election season will bring many passionate but dubious claims about economic trends. People running for office know that voters rank the economy near the top of their concerns. Of course, perceptions of the economy differ from one voter to the next. A few of us are soaring, more are treading water, and too many are struggling just to keep afloat. Both parties have seized on the idea that the rich are flying high and have recovered nicely from the Great…

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In a single stroke, Verizon would own the biggest website in the world.

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Clinton Camp’s Mobile App Borrows from Sanders’ Strategy

The Clinton campaign is pressing forward with its digital ground game as it seeks to control the damage from the DNC email leak. The post Clinton Camp’s Mobile App Borrows from Sanders’ Strategy appeared first on WIRED.

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Archie Characters Go Dark & Pervy in The Fantastic Riverdale

The CW screened the show’s pilot at Comic-Con, and it’s a horny, semi-hallucinogenic mystery-drama with a potentially high death toll and lots of skin. The post Archie Characters Go Dark & Pervy in The Fantastic Riverdale appeared first on WIRED.

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