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What the Heck Happened to All of These Moon Rocks?

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The astronauts who landed on the moon brought back incredible souvenirs: over 380kg of moon rocks. Over the years many of those precious stones disappeared. Some were lost and others were sold for obscene sums of money on the black market. This is the story of the man who devoted his life to tracking them all down.

How to Remove Your Google Search History Before Google's New Privacy Policy Takes Effect

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On March 1st, Google will implement its new, unified privacy policy, which will affect data Google has collected on you prior to March 1st as well as data it collects on you in the future. Until now, your Google Web History (your Google searches and sites visited) was cordoned off from Google's other products. This protection was especially important because search data can reveal particularly sensitive information about you, including facts about your location, interests, age, sexual orientation, religion, health concerns, and more.

Film and Video Face Off for Cinema Supremacy

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The conquering of traditional film by video technology is a story whose outcome was perhaps decided years ago. But there remain the hangers-on who fight in the name of those grainy, flickering, celluloid strips. "Side by Side" is a documentary produced by Keanu Reeves (seriously), which examines the transition from film to video in the world of movies.

Maurice Sendak: "F*ck Ebooks"

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Many gathered around the tube in America for Stephen Colbert's feisty interview with everyone's favorite reclusive children's book author, Maurice Sendak. It's always a delight when old people weight in on new technology, and the highlight of the interview was Sendak's eloquent and nuanced condemnation of the ebook revolution.

Five Great Alternatives to MegaUpload

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The FBI shuttered file-sharing web site MegaUpload yesterday; arrested its executives, and have called the site an "international organised criminal enterprise." Even though there's little doubt that MegaUpload was host to some copyrighted material, it was also a great way to upload and share large files, like photo archives and video, and send them to friends without worrying about hosting, Dropbox quotas, or overloaded inboxes. Now that it's gone however, here are some other great sites that let you share large files effortlessly.