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Get into some trouble in this weekend’s comments thread!

The only rule is to be cool to each other. Another week is in the can and that means it’s time to relax, enjoy yourself and get together with friends. It’s certainly been another week of charged emotions and stressful happenings, but it’s good for everyone to put aside the things add to the tension and drama once in a while. Here is a good place to do just that. You can talk about Android or phones in general, or you can just talk about anything. The only requirement is…

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Science 

Rituals To Sprinkle A Little Magic Into Your Eclipse Experience

Enlarge this image There are dozens of different eclipse rituals someone can perform, such as taking a ritual bath, but astrologer Sarolta DeFaltay says the most important aspect of any given ritual is that it’s personal to the one performing it. Clive Mason/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Clive Mason/Getty Images During the full moon in my small border town in Arizona, my mom and I would pack into her car, drive up towards the mountains, and hike to a boulder she called Full Moon Rock. We’d set out jars…

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Slide a refurbished unlocked Pixel into your pocket for as little as $355

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with another exclusive deal on a refurbished Google Pixel! If you’ve been looking for a great deal on the smaller Google Pixel, you won’t want to miss out on this one. Right now you can pick up an unlocked refurbished 32GB Google Pixel for $355 with coupon code THRFTPXL at Daily Steals. This is a savings of $24.99 from the regular price that Daily Steals has it listed at, and beats the price Woot recently had for a refurbished unit by…

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Turn your home into a smart home with the $150 SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a deal on creating the smartest home possible! Right now you can get the SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit for $150, which comes with a hub. Or you can get the SmartThings Smart Home Hub by itself for just $50. The hub normally sells between $80-100 and rarely drops past that. This sale for $50 is its lowest price since last year’s Black Friday deals. The Home Monitoring Kit normally sells around $200. Although it fluctuates pretty frequently, this $150 price…

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40 Years Ago, NASA Launched Message To Aliens Into Deep Space

Forty years ago, NASA launched two Voyager spacecraft into deep space. Onboard both were gold discs with music, greetings and sounds from Earth — a message to aliens. Ann Druyan, the creative director of the project, talks about how they decided what message to put in the interstellar bottle. … Read the referenced┬ástory here: 40 Years Ago, NASA Launched Message To Aliens Into Deep Space

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[Feature] Into the Twilight Zone

A teenaged diving accident and crippling brush with the bends propelled ichthyologist Richard Pyle into the world of technical diving, where he emerged as a pioneering rebreather diver, using the technology to reach greater and greater depths. Pyle has carved out a niche as an explorer of the still-mysterious, dimly lit coral habitat that thrives from about 30 to 150 meters below the surface, in what he calls the Twilight Zone. Shallow reefs, with their brightly colored hard corals and fish, get most of the attention. But studies of deeper…

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