1. Space

    Check Out NASA’s SXSW Booth and Learn About Tiny Asteroid-Hunting Satellites

    There's a lot going on at SXSW including this booth by NASA to let tradeshow attendees know that space is still out there. We took a quick look at the booth and learned about how NASA is planning on protecting us all from asteroids.

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  2. Space

    The Amazing Photos from Recent ISS Spacewalks Prove Space Makes Everything Better

    Thanks to the Internet, it's now super easy for everyone to see what the Earth looks like from an astronaut's point of view. (Mostly it looks frighteningly far away, but also beautiful.) ISS astronauts have been working on the outside of the station a lot recently, so we've got some of the best pictures they took for you.

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  3. 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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  4. Tech

    Well, This Photo From WWDC Is…Telling

    If you're watching Apple's WWDC conference with us right now, you're making a great call for a lot of reasons -- especially if you're a guy who occasionally needs to use a restroom, as evidenced by this photo that comes to us courtesy of CNET's Dan Ackerman. That's a line I don't mourn missing out on. Of course, the bathroom line is only part of the story here -- the real issue is the apparent dearth of gender diversity at one of the biggest tech sector events of the year.

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  5. Tech

    Anti-Piracy Group Caught Pirating Photos for Their Website

    There are few things more amusing than anti-piracy advocates being caught, well, pirating. It's the best kind of hypocrisy, if that's a thing. That's the situation Canadian anti-piracy company Canipre found themselves in this week after it was revealed that they totally didn't receive permission to use a bunch of the images associated with their website. Oops.

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  6. 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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  7. Space

    Dark Clouds and Bright Lights: New ESO Images of Star Nursery Lupus 3

    Full disclosure -- there is very little we like waking up to better than pretty pictures of space. There's just something really soothing about images that are simultaneously extremely gorgeous and throw into stark relief our astonishing insignificance in the cosmic scheme of things -- it just makes us want to crawl right back under the covers in the best possible way. It's in this spirit that we bring you this latest picture from the European Southern Observatory's MPG/ESO telescope -- the best image ever captured of Lupus 3, a star forming cloud some 600 light-years from Earth that you can take a closer look at in the video below.

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  8. Space

    The Sun Has Been Dotted With Sunspots This Week, Here Are Some Beautiful Pictures Of Them

    This amazing photo of the Sun -- taken by astrophotographer John Chumack through a filter that renders it blue, and would probably make a really good tool if you ever needed to defeat Superman -- shows some of the dozens of sunspots that have been flaring up on the surface of the Sun over the past few days. Chumack snapped some pictures through a couple different filters, and you can actually see the sunspots -- which show up as white spots in this image -- more clearly in the photos below. While you're at it, you can get a look at new video -- courtesy of NASA -- that will get you as up close and personal as you can be with the Sun and still not be vaporized. What can we say, we just couldn't resist leading with a bright blue picture of the Sun.

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  9. Space

    Mirror, Mirror: Two of Saturn’s Moons Face Off Across Its Rings

    While the above picture may look like an asteroid as seen in an enormous cosmic mirror, it's not -- it's much, much cooler than that. This is the one of the latest images from NASA's Cassini probe, which shows two of Saturns "shepherd moons" -- Pandora and Prometheus, and we swear we're not making that up -- seemingly staring at one another down across the planet's rings.

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  10. Tech

    Instagram Drops Twitter Integration, Viewing What Folks Ate Now More Difficult

    Instagram is often ridiculed for being an app used most often to share images of meals or natural vistas slapped with a variety of filters. Not everyone's meant to be a gifted photographer, but they can at least take passable pictures. Instagram and Twitter used to be the best of buds, and photos snapped with Instagram were once able to be essentially embedded in tweets. As of now, those days are gone. Instagram has gone and dropped its Twitter card integration.

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  11. Weird

    Thanksgiving More Popular Than Hurricane Sandy, According To All Important Instagram Metric

    People love taking them some pictures of food, and there's no more food friendly event than Thanksgiving. It's perhaps no surprise, then, that yesterday's turkey feasts marked the highest of high points for the Instagram, which saw 226 pictures of turkey dinners uploaded to its service every second near it's high point at midday.

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  12. Tech

    Color Definitely Shutting Down Despite Previously Claiming They Totally Weren’t

    Just when you thought it was safe to start trusting people again, Color's gone and officially announced that their photo-sharing app will be shuttered after December 31st, 2012. This is just the latest development in a series of odd twists and turns for the beleaguered startup. In October, rumors began circulating that the startup would be winding down, and then even more rumors emerged that Apple would be acquiring some or all of the company. At the time, Color said that they totally weren't shutting down. Looks like a lot can change in just over a month.

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  13. Weird

    Seems Legit: Man Arrested in U.K. for Posting Picture of Burning Poppy

    The United Kingdom has some odd rules when it comes to what's considered offensive. Libel laws and the like in the U.K. tend to receive a lot of flak from the Internet, and perhaps there's a perfectly legitimate reason for this. These laws have wacky consequences and serve as another way to stifle free speech more often than not. For example, a man was "arrested on suspicion of malicious telecommunications" this past Sunday. His alleged crime? Posting a photo of a burning poppy to a social network.

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  14. Tech

    French Court Tells Tabloid to Turn Over Topless Kate Middleton Photos, Fails to Understand Technology

    By now, you've surely heard about the Kate Middleton topless scandal. Basically, some paparazzi managed to snap a few pictures of the lady relaxing on a terrace with it all hanging loose and then sold those photos to a French tabloid called Closer. Said tabloid was then sued, and a French court has ruled that they must pay a hefty fine of €10,000 -- which comes to about $13,000 -- each time they're republished. Oh, and they also have to turn over the "original" photos or face even more fines. Yeeeeeah.

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  15. Tech

    Google Translate Now Reads Text From Images

    In its latest update, Google Translate for Android went Goggles, and brought us the ability to translate words from photos. Which makes perfect sense, because if you can't read it, odds are you probably can't type it. Here's how you use it.

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