1. Weird

    TSA Seized a Batarang at a Buffalo Airport

    This nifty little "throwing star," as the TSA Instagram puts it (come on, TSA, I know you know that's a batarang), was confiscated at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport this week. This, of course, begs the question: what the heck was Bruce Wayne doing passing through airport security like the rest of us moneyless peons?

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  2. Space

    Our Own Victoria McNally Is Currently at Space Camp, and She Has the Photos to Prove It

    Right now a team of journalists are spacing it up at Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama to promote Cosmos and a Life in Space with National Geographic Channel. Among them is our own Victoria McNally, and she's posting pics to our Instagram account. Space Camp looks fun.

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  3. Space

    NASA’s Instagram of the Sun’s Atmosphere is Beautiful and Frightening

    NASA posted a picture on Instagram today that looks like some kind of horrifying death ray from a sci-fi movie. In reality, it is a picture of the aftermath of a solar filament eruption on the Sun, which does nothing to ease our fears of something from space killing us in a fiery apocalypse.

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  4. Entertainment

    The Best Cosplay We Saw at New York Comic Con 2013

    Cosplayers were out in full force at New York Comic Con this year, and if you follow us on Instagram you may have already seen some of the great pics we've shared from the floor. Here's a quick roundup of some of our absolute favorite costumes from the con. Ready? GET OVER HERE!

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  5. Space

    NASA Unveils Instagram Account That’s Already Full of All Kinds Of Awesome

    Yesterday NASA hopped on the bandwagon and announced their official Instagram account. In case you forgot, last night NASA also launched the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) at 11:27 pm our of their center in Virginia. So yeah, there's some pretty bitchin' pics up already.

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  6. Weird

    Largest Gun Bust in NYC History Because Of Rapper’s Instagram

    While Sherlock Holmes may have Moriarty, and Superman Lex Luthor, and we're all thrilled to watch their never-ending battles, it's kind of comforting when real life criminals are too stupid to do much damage before going balls-up in some truly glorious ways. Case in point: the largest gun bust in NYC history happened because of Instagram.

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  7. Weird

    Syrian President Now on Instagram, Because Sure, Why Not

    What do you do when you're a leader who wants to communicate to the world that you're a hip, in-touch dictator? Get on Instagram, naturally. Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is showing off his #yoloswag with photos of himself doing cool things like shaking hands, greeting crowds, visiting the sick, and most certainly not waging a bloody civil war.

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  8. Tech

    Instagram Announces New Embed Feature, Now We Suddenly Care About Instagram

    Instagram's been rolling out some pretty interesting new features over the past month. First they came up with a video capturing system to rival Vine's -- which, frankly, we didn't care all that much about at first. Now they've introduced code that allows you to embed Instagram photos and videos the same way you do with tweets or with Vines. Sorry, Vine. You were fun while you lasted.

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  9. Tech

    Facebook Wants Instagram to Be Vine Now or Something, Announces Video Capability

    Facebook seems pretty eager to get its little blue and white thumbs into every Internet pie, as evidenced by their buyout of Instagram two years ago. While it seems like they're not as interested in acquiring other companies right now, they definitely have no problem trying to move in on other people's turf by introducing their own versions of what they do. So now Instagram has announced that they're going to attempt the type of video publishing that's made Vine a, well, thing. Or whatever.

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  10. Tech

    Instagram Food Porn Leads to Capture of Identity Thieves

    Food porn on Instagram is ridiculously ubiquitous. That is to say, pretty much everywhere you look someone's posted a meal for one reason or another. It's the perfect tool to show off how lovely your burger looks before devouring it. If, however, you're an identify thief trying to avoid getting caught by the law, perhaps it's a good idea to not take photos of food at your clandestine meetings.

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  11. Sponsored

    11 Fantastic Photos From GE’s Surprisingly Intriguing Instagram Page

    Brands are everywhere on social media these days. They're creeping in from all sides, and you're just as likely to see an advertisement from, say, Taco Bell as you are your buddy's status update. It's the nature of the beast. That being said, there are a few instances where we'd like to see even more from these kind of pages. Take GE's Instagram page, for example. It's basically gadget and tech porn -- especially if you're a fan of engines -- at its finest. We've collected our 11 favorite images and included them below, so you don't have to take our word for it.

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  12. Tech

    Instagram Gets Even More Social, Updates With Tagging Feature

    Instagram rolled out an update today that finally allows users to tag one another in photos. The update is available now for both iOS and Android platforms. Before everyone gets all crazy about privacy concerns, don't worry, there's a grace period where you can opt out of being tagged. There's also a twee pizza party video outlining the new feature.

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  13. Tech

    A Tagged Photo on Instagram Might Be More Than Just a Photo [Video]

    Instagram isn't really my cup of tea, or really photography as a whole, but there are scads of people out there snapping selfies and whatever else to fill the Facebook-owned company's profiles. In addition to posting tons of photos, folks are also maybe doing more than that by adding hashtags. At least, that's what Mike Rugnetta and PBS Idea Channel argue in their latest video. I'm not sure I agree, but it's certainly an interesting idea.

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  14. Tech

    We Knew This Already: Twitter Doesn’t Accurately Represent Public Opinion

    There are some things we've always just assumed about the Internet that we never bothered to look into too thoroughly. We know the Internet likes cats, we know people on Instagram think their food is super-interesting, and we know that the things people say on Twitter don't accurately reflect the popular opinion of society. Don't worry, though. Pew Research went ahead and double-checked that last one with a year-long study.

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  15. Space

    Be Part of NASA History: Tweet Your Shuttle Pics for New Exhibit

    If you have pictures of the Space Shuttle Enterprise, The Intrepid, Sea, Space & Air Museum would like to talk to you. Well, not so much talk to you as just have you tweet at them, but still -- the Intrepid Museum wants to you to communicate with them, because they want to use your pictures of the shuttle in a new exhibit.

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