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J.K. Rowling Says Harry Potter is Done After Cursed Child

It’s an exciting weekend to be a Harry Potter fan, but it might also be a depressing one. Author J.K. Rowling has confirmed (or “confirmed,” as I’m gonna put it) that the story of our beloved Boy Who Lived has come to an end.

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Elon Musk Told To ‘Smile A Lot’ In Gigafactory Speech Pep Talk

Elon Musk Told To ‘Smile A Lot’ In Gigafactory Speech Pep Talk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk hosted the grand opening for Tesla’s Nevada Gigafactory
on Friday night, but only after receiving an offstage pep talk reminding him to “smile a lot,” and that “everything is awesome.”

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This Man Fell 25,000 Feet Without a Parachute And This Is How He Did It

Skydiving is pretty terrifying on its own, even when you take into account necessary safety precautions. But what if you were to jump from an airplane without a parachute? If Luke Aikins’ stunt is any indication, you’d have to be highly skilled and train for two years before even attempting it. There’s also the issue of jumping from an plane without a parachute.

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Ripples Through a Dark Sky

Sunlight ripples through a dark sky on this Swedish summer midnight as noctilucent or night shining clouds seem to imitate the river below. In fact, the seasonal clouds often appear at high latitudes in corresponding summer months. Also known as polar mesospheric clouds, they form as water vapor is driven into the cold upper atmosphere. Fine dust supplied by disintegrating meteors or volcanic ash provides sites where water vapor can condense, turning to ice at the cold temperatures in the mesosphere. Poised at the edge of space some 80 kilometers above, these icy clouds really do reflect sunlight toward the ground. They are visible here even though the Sun itself was below the horizon, as seen on July 16 from Sweden’s Färnebofjärdens National Park. via NASA http://ift.tt/2a7ecFo
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Rose-Tinted Spectacle

Sunset splashes a rosy tint over the landscape in this image submitted by Fabrizio Fortuna. The mountain is the 1,500-foot (457-meter) Vestrahorn, a main landmark of southeastern Iceland.

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This Machine Hopes To Make Engineering Pharmaceuticals More Portable

If you’re a doctor working in a remote area or on the battlefield, getting access to medications can be tough. That may sound like the start of a commercial, but it’s a sometimes tragic fact. As far as we’ve come in the history of medicine, treatment isn’t as portable as we would like.

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