Download your Vine clips today, while you still can

If you’re reading this on January 17th, you’ve only got a few hours left to download any of your Vines that you want to keep for the future. Today marks the day that Vine’s mobile app becomes Vine Camera, as announced in December last year, and all the videos that …

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This Is No Painting. It’s Melted Metal

Fabian Oefner loves working with unusual materials like motor oil and evaporated alcohol. He even drove a Ferrari into a wind tunnel and splattered it with neon paint. Now he’s photographing melted bismuth, a metal he prizes for its iridescence. “You get those colors, which are essentially the colors of the rainbow,” he says. His gorgeous images show …

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Trump’s Data Firm Snags RNC Tech Guru Darren Bolding

British newcomers Cambridge Analytica earned serious bragging rights—and more than a few enemies—as the data firm that helped engineer Donald Trump’s victory in its first US presidential election. Now it’s poaching the Republican National Committee’s chief technology officer, Darren Bolding, in a quest to become the analytics outfit of record for the GOP. Bolding, …

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Tour a Brewery That Pumps Out 5,000 Cans an Hour

If you needed more proof that beer is the official drink of nerds, just take a look at the science involved in producing the stuff at scale. Sure, craft breweries are popping up everywhere, but don’t be fooled—this is no push-button industry. Whether it’s a local brewery or a big …

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Gravity Waves Might Be Lighting Up Venus’ Atmosphere

Look, Venus is just a weird planet. “With Venus and Earth, it’s like you had two chocolate cake mixes and ended up with one chocolate cake and one lemon cake,” says Ellen Stofan, NASA’s former chief scientist. Venus’ lemony nonsense includes a runaway greenhouse effect, crazy-high surface temperature and pressure, …

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Caffeine may be able to block inflammation, new research says

Caffeine may be able to tamp down the inflammation that worsens with age, according to a study that investigated caffeine’s effects on immune cells. It’s a correlational study, but it’s one that dives into how caffeine could be affecting the immune system. The findings could help explain why coffee has …

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