What would happen if you put a person inside a microwave? (please don’t put a person inside a microwave)

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By Dan Wighton in Web on Wednesday 28 January 2015

Microwaves are unpredictable. Some foods they’ll cook right through, and others seem to remain icy cold in the middle – no matter how much ‘nuking’ you give ‘em. But if you like your food real fresh – and if you’re a complete psycho – you might be curious about how a human would cook in a microwave.

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This car packed with thermal cameras will find your energy leaks

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By Leah Gonzalez in Gadgets on Thursday 29 January 2015

Tech startup Essess has developed what they’re calling “drive-by thermal imaging capabilities” that can help organisations identify and assess their energy inefficiencies and therefore develop specific solutions to address them.

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All your childhood dreams come to life during playtime with Action Movie Dad

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By Chloe Olewitz in Web on Thursday 29 January 2015

There’s no such thing as an ordinary game of catch when you’re Action Movie Kid. This tech-savvy dad created a series of videos with his son James, taking playtime to a whole new level with just a little CGI.

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Nature’s fireworks: The best meteor showers coming in 2015

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By The Conversation in Exhale on Thursday 29 January 2015

Watching meteors in the night sky can be fun, although typically you only see a few flashes an hour. But there are certain times of the year when you can see many more – events known as meteor showers.

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This performer uploads videos of himself just sitting and smiling for four hours at a time, repeatedly

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By Chloe Olewitz in Web on Thursday 29 January 2015

Benjamin Bennett records videos of himself sitting in front of a camera and smiling. That’s all he does. And in each video he does it nonstop for four hours. To date, he’s done it 37 times. That’s 148 hours of his life.

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Für Elise played on five guitars takes Beethoven’s classic to a new level

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By Chloe Olewitz in Web on Thursday 29 January 2015

Für Elise may be every new piano student’s first lesson, but this is the first time anyone has ever played Beethoven’s original composition on five guitars – at once. Steve Onotera calls himself the Samurai Guitarist, and this video is just a taste of his skills.

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Apple surprises everyone with mammoth iPhone sales thus far

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By Tristan Rayner in Gadgets on Wednesday 28 January 2015

Apple reported on its first fiscal quarter of 2015, this morning. It sold over 74 million iPhones in Q1, a blowout result for the company, but its iPad tablet offering remains in decline.

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Apple Watch officially coming in April 2015: Tim Cook confirms

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By Tristan Rayner in Gadgets on Wednesday 28 January 2015

While Apple announced their most recent quarter was their most profitable ever, Apple CEO Tim Cook finally confirmed when the Apple Watch will be shipped: April, 2015.

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The Aussie vet doing her part for the pygmy hippo

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By Joe Frost in Web on Wednesday 28 January 2015

A fraction the size of its famous (and famously aggressive) cousin, the pygmy hippopotamus is an elusive, secretive creature which dwells in remote Western Africa. But while the animal’s preference for solitude means we don’t know how many remain in the wild, most estimates suggest there are only a few thousand left.

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How the most poisonous fish on Earth kills humans

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By Janek Speight in Web on Wednesday 28 January 2015

Australia. We have sharks, snakes, spiders and giant freaking bats. What else have we got that can kill you? Fish. That’s right, one of the most venomous animals on the planet is a fish, so naturally it calls ‘Straya home.

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