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March 1st, 2012 by in Images, Links

5 Terrifyingly Advanced Ways Animals Know How to Kill[Cracked]

I Am Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ask Me Anything… – [Reddit]

A Look At The World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Armies [Business Insider]

Modern-day mercenaries are stationed throughout the world fighting conflicts for governments that are reluctant to use their own troops.

While an army of 5,000 heavily-armed contractors recently replaced official American forces in Iraq, and many more  have been recruited to protect private interests in the region, mercenaries are sent to many places that may surprise you.

The End Is Nigh For YouTube’s Reply Girls[The Daily Dot]

The controversy over the cleavage-baring ladies of YouTube, accused of spamming and cheating YouTube’s related videos algorithm, has caught the attention of both Google’s engineers and Machinima, the online entertainment network housed largely on YouTube.

After months of concerned YouTubers leaving forum posts, making videos, signing petitions, and raising awareness about the issue, the Google-owned company is finally taking action.

On Thursday, Bing Chen, a YouTube manager who works with video creators, tweeted the product team was ”aware” of the issue and said that engineers are “attacking this from several angles (spam, etc).”

Gerd Ludwig’s “Long Shadow of Chernobyl” Project (Photos) – [The Big Picture]

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