environment
5 Ways Humans Can Cause Earthquakes

It's 2013. We've sent humans to the moon and can send trillions of gigabytes zipping around the world with the tap of finger, but still—still—we can't predict earthquakes. But we do know this: Messing around with a fault—injecting things in it, taking things out of it—can induce earthquakes. Read More >>

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North Korea Used Camo Paint to Disguise Civilian Planes as Military

Having been burned when it used Photoshop to make its military seem more mighty, North Korea has apparently gone the analogue route. That "military cargo plane" from a few weeks back? Nothing more than a short loan from Air Koryo and a cheap coat of camo. Read More >>

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PayPal Accidently Tells Legions of People They've Won €500 (But They Haven't)

Surprise! You've won €500, was the message that supposedly appeared in a load of people's inboxes direct from PayPal recently. And even though it sounded so very much like a dodgy phishing attempt, it was in fact just a total cock-up by PayPal itself. Read More >>

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Bill Gates Suffers Unfortunate Trouser Incident in South Korea

No one's actually suggesting Bill Gates was gently fondling himself while shaking hands with South Korea's lady president Geun Hye Park, but his hand-in-pocket stance has caused massive offence due to breaking politeness rules in the country. Read More >>

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North Korea Photoshopped Its Hovercraft Fleet To Make It Look Less Terrible and Sad

There's nothing like a little Photoshop touch-up to make your navy look like more toned, suppled, and fearsome than it ever really could be. First Iran used a little editing magic to put its jets "in the air" and now North Korea is getting in on the fun as well. A recent glamour shot of the nation's recent hovercraft exercise shows a couple of its models looking suspiciously similar. Read More >>

crime
An Idiot Counterfeiter Returned His Printer with a Whole Sheet of Fake Notes Inside

It's one of the oldest tricks in the book; if you can't earn money, why not make it? With your printer. Now that doesn't actually work. Making counterfeit notes is really hard. But that won't keep idiots from trying it, apparently. A man took it a step further though, by trying to return his copier/printer with failed copies still inside. Read More >>

internet
Thanks To HTML5 This Website Can Fill Your Whole Hard Drive with Cats

Sometimes a browser needs to leave a little data on your computer: just a little 5-10KB nibblit, a cookie. HTML5 is a hungrier beast than that which came before it though, and sometimes wants a little more. Maybe 5MB or so. But that's where it should end. Thanks to a wee HTML5 vulnerability, however, this site can and will fill your entire hard drive with cats. Read More >>

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Windows Phone 8 Has The Funniest Error Ever

A Windows Phone 8 error that asks you to put in your Windows installation disc and restart the computer. It sounds too funny to be true, right? Apparently it's not. According to some digging by WMPoweruser, it's rare, but real. Read More >>

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The Government Actually Listed a Job Posting For a 00 Agent

Ever wanted to be a secret agent like James Bond? If so, you're probably a little insane, but the government's official job site briefly posted an opening for a position called "Target Elimination Specialist." The job code? 007. No doubt it comes with a license to kill. Read More >>

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Oprah's Surface Raves Are Coming From an iPad

Earlier this month, Oprah gave Microsoft Surface a rave review, and since then, she's been keeping up the positive chatter about it on Twitter. The catch? She's been doing it with an iPad. Or at least, her social media intern has. Read More >>

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Software Glitch Costs Trading Firm £290 Million In 45 Minutes

Knight Capital lost £280 million in a flash on Wednesday when newly installed trading software went haywire. That's nearly double the company's second quarter revenue, and could be enough to sink Knight for good. Read More >>

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Newspaper Writer Accidentally Tweets a Porn Link to Thousands of Followers

Poor Vito Stellino. The Florida Times-Union sports writer made the embarrassing everyman mistake of accidentally tweeting a porn link to xHamster.com instead of a sports article. The randy tweet stayed up for nearly an hour and gave his thousands of followers a pleasant surprise. Read More >>

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