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This might be the biggest Rubik’s Cube ever, but it takes muscle to solve it

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We’ve seen the record-setting Rubik’s Cube puzzle-solving by human and machine, but a new version of the cube hopes to set a different kind of record: the biggest, fully functional Rubik’s Cube ever.

That was Tony Fisher’s goal when he set about creating his massive Rubik’s Cube, which you have to walk around and push to move the colored squares into place. The cube is about five feet wide, weighs about 220 pounds and has an overall volume that’s about 20,000 times larger than a normal…

HBO’s ‘Vinyl’ gives that old time rock and roll — for better and worse

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Like an old record just drawn from its cover, Vinyl — premiering Sunday — has a dazzling surface. Set in 1973, right as the first wave of rock music was starting to give way to something darker and more radical, HBO’s latest drama has all the right period signifiers: flared lapels and bell-bottoms, a grimy dive club, a judicious dusting of cocaine.

Its trio of creators — Terrence Winter (formerly of Boardwalk Empire and,…

Data transmission rates are hitting ludicrous speeds in the lab

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Imagine a world without buffering, a world where downloading HD movies takes less than one second, a world where your favorite web pages load before you even take your finger off the enter button. Don’t fret, we’re getting closer.

Researchers at the Optical Network Group at University College London published a study saying they have achieved a data transmission rate of 1.125 terabits per second, which is an absolutely insane amount of data. It also happens break the record for highest rate…

2015 set a record for shark attacks — but humans killed far more sharks

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2015 was a record-setting year for shark attacks worldwide, but sharks face a much larger threat from humans.

A record-high 98 unprovoked shark attacks were reported last year, according to the Florida Museum of Natural History.

The tech behind Super Bowl 50: 1,300 Wi-Fi hotspots, 16 camera angles and more

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The Super Bowl is a long American tradition of brute force meeting skill on the gridiron as the world waits to see who will emerge victorious

But in our newly tech-powered mediascape, how exactly will all that action find its way to the eyeballs of millions of footballs fans watching on Sunday? We investigated, talked to both the NFL and CBS, the official broadcaster (in the U.S.) to find out exactly how much tech it takes to put on football’s Big Game.

Ben Stiller unveils world’s largest selfie stick in treacherous conditions

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The world just welcomed its newest record: The largest selfie stick ever made

As a promotion for the upcoming Zoolander 2, star Ben Stiller helped unveil what the film’s official Twitter called, “the longest selfie stick ever made.”

The tower of a selfie stick was displayed in London and it clocks in at 8.56 meters (or 28 feet), according to The Independent.

A representative from the Guinness Book of World Records was in attendance…

Incredible India: 2,500 women get together on Facebook, create the world’s largest crochet blanket

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Nearly 2,500 women from the Facebook group Mother India’s Crochet Queens came together to break the Guinness World Record for the largest crochet blanket on Jan. 31. The resulting blanket was around 11,148 square metres in size, equivalent of one-and-a-half football fields

Each of the 8,034 blankets that went into making the giant bedspread was made by the group’s 2,472 members. The participants, spread…

Scientists discover 99-million-year-old spider and his preserved erection

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What a way to go

Before he died 99 million years ago, this spider had an erection nearly half of his body size and now scientists say it’s one of the world’s oldest, and best preserved boners

The spider, a relative of Daddy Long Legs, and his boner, were found encased in Burmese amber in Myanmar, according to a study, which was published in The Science of Nature on Thursday.

“This is the first record of a male…

Scientists discover 99-million-year-old spider and his preserved erection

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What a way to go

Before he died 99 million years ago, this spider had an erection nearly half of his body size and now scientists say it’s one of the world’s oldest, and best preserved boners

The spider, a relative of Daddy Long Legs, and his boner, were found encased in Burmese amber in Myanmar, according to a study, which was published in The Science of Nature on Thursday.

“This is the first record of a male…

The Drake and Meek Mill beef just will not die

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Just when you thought a beef had been squashed, it rises from the dead like a flower.

On Saturday night, Drake released his new song “Summer 16” from his upcoming album, Views from The Six. In it, the artist takes powerful swipes at his former/forever rival, Meek Mill. It’s brutal, it’s aggressive, and it’s obviously great.

“I let the diss record drop, you were standing right below me … I coulda killed…