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Right Now There are Billions of Insects Flying Above You

As this wonderful animated video from NPR explains, there are way more insects flying through the air than you might guess.

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As this wonderful animated video from NPR explains, scores of insects regularly take flight in the summer. At any given moment in a 0.6 mile area, there are 3 billion insects flying overhead.


A few friends of mine routinely debate the feasibility of flying cars, and what a flying car infrastructure might look like. I can't tell whether there are lessons to be learned here, but I'm certain of one thing: flying cars would kill a lot of bugs.

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Jim Browning is a YouTuber from the UK who has an amazing ability to catch scammers in the act.

In this video, he responds to a scam email claiming he bought a laptop by breaking into the scammer's computer. In the process he uncovers where the scammers work, their banking information, and even their personal identities.

"I got an 'invoice' email telling me that I had paid for a $3800 laptop," Browning writes on his YouTube page. "No links... just a phone number. It's a real shame that these scammers emailed me because I was able to find out exactly who they were and where the were."

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Danielle Reno of Missouri left her car running and it was stolen by thieves. But she wasn't going to let her car go so easily.

For 48 hours this owner of a pet rescue tracked the charges being made on her credit card. Ultimately, she found her car at a local Applebee's, and then went after the thieves.

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Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders took aim at former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg onstage at Wednesday's Las Vegas Democratic debate, likening the billionaire businessman to President Donald Trump and questioning his ability to turn out voters.

Sanders began by calling out Bloomberg for his stewardship of New York's stop and frisk policy that targeted young black men.

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