Google Earth Now Lets You Pointlessly Measure Distances and Areas, and We Couldn’t Be Happier

It’s Monday afternoon and Google has given you a reason to waste some of your precious workday in Google Earth.

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The Trailer for The Man Who Unlocked the Universe Is a Gorgeous Mixture of Science and Action

There’s a new docudrama coming out tomorrow about the life of Ulugh Beg, an obscure medieval astronomer who made Samarkand, now Uzbekistan, a thriving center of culture and science in the 15th century.

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Facebook’s live gameshows could take a bite out of HQ Trivia

Instead of creating its own HQ Trivia competitor, Facebook has taken a broader approach and created an entire gaming platform. The company announced polls for Live and on demand videos as well as new gamification features for Live videos. Partners …

An Amazon Shipping Box Turned Into a Knife Will Give You the Worst Paper Cut Imaginable

How many times have you accidentally given yourself a papercut after excitedly tearing open a delivery from Amazon? As Japan’s most resourceful knife maker demonstrates, those papercuts could be a lot worse if you spend hours painstakingly turning those cardboard

Morocco Player Physically Restrained From Re-Entering Game After Bashing Head Against The Ground

Moroccan midfielder Nordin Amrabat had to come out of today’s group stage match against Iran after slamming his head into the ground in the 72nd minute. Before eventually being subbed out, a clearly wobbly Amrabat had to be prevented from …

PlayerUnknown believes ‘PUBG’ doesn’t need to beat ‘Fortnite’

Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene is in an unenviable position at the moment. His namesake game, PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds was the surprise hit of 2017, going from being an obscure work-in-progress game in Steam’s Early Access section to racking up……

The First Eastern Pacific Hurricane of 2018 Is Now a Category 4 Beast

Well that escalated quickly. Hurricane Aletta became the first tropical storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season on Thursday, and by Friday morning it had spun up into a Category 4 monster. The storm might not be done ramping up, …

The future of Daimler trucking is electrified and autonomous

If a company isn’t talking about the transformation of transportation there’s a good chance it might get caught flat-footed when cars start driving themselves loaded with battery packs. Mostly these conversations center around passenger vehicles, but……

Here’s what Earth looks like from the US’s most advanced weather satellite

Almost three months after launching into space, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) latest weather satellite, called GOES-17, sent us its first official images of our planet. The incredible views, which were captured on May 20th and …