A Fantasy Novel About Building a Big, Dumb Wall

David Baldacci is the author of more than 40 bestselling novels, mostly in the mystery and thriller genres. He recently branched out into young adult fantasy with The Finisher, which is set in the dour and oppressive village of Wormwood. “It’s a world where you have to work so hard …

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Space Photos of the Week: The Moon Needs Sunscreen

Did you know the moon can get a sunburn? Our celestial companion actually has a magnetic field, but it’s patchy and uneven. It can sometimes deflect damage that would otherwise be done by the solar wind when it comes in contact with the surface. However, some areas of the field …

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Geneva Motor Show Insanity: Knobs Made of Meteorite and More

A lot of features start off in luxury cars and gradually make their way downmarket. But the auto industry will have gone completely electric long before the powerplant in Ferrari’s F8 Tributo gets to your local dealership. The automaker’s most powerful V8 ever rides behind the two seats, producing more …

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I tried to get abs at SXSW but couldn’t handle the burn

The cosmetic procedure pop-up is as upbeat as I imagined. It’s 80 degrees and humid in Austin, Texas today. It feels like a swamp, really, but all the women at RealSelf’s house couldn’t care less about the heat. They want their free beauty treatments, and I specifically came to get …

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Slack is rolling out a dark mode to iOS and Android beta users

Workplace collaboration app Slack is starting to test a dark mode for users, joining others, like the mail app for Windows 10 and Facebook Messenger. It’s not available to everyone just yet, but it is rolling out to beta testers. 9to5Mac and 9to5Google spotted the iOS and Android updates, noting …

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