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Japan's maglev train breaks own speed record

A Japanese maglev that is the fastest passenger train in the world has broken its own speed record. Operator JR Central said the train reached 603 kilometers per hour (375 miles per hour) in a test run on Tuesday, surpassing its previous record of ...

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East coast of Australia hit by insane storm

Don't bother with an umbrella — it isn't going to help you through this nightmare. A wild storm is lashing the eastern coast of Australia, with the cities of Sydney and Newcastle in the crosshairs. Trees are down on roads, traffic lights are ...

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42 songs about weed to celebrate 4/20

As more U.S. states declare recreational marijuana legal or decriminalized, April the 20th — AKA 4/20 — has become more of a public celebration. So for those choosing to celebrate 4/20 (safely and legally, of course), we compiled this ...

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The problem with using Facebook to fight crime

In 2012, Brooklyn police officer Michael Rodrigues arrested a burglary gang, the Brower Boys, by adding gang members as friends on Facebook. The day of the arrest was like gathering the lowest-hanging fruit. "It's break-in day on the avenue," one ...