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Behind the scenes at Earth’s most beautiful rocket launch site
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Enlarge / Whatever angle you’d prefer, New Zealand offers some pretty good views… (credit: Trevor Mahlmann) MAHIA PENINSULA, New Zealand—Not a blade of grass longer than the rest, a red “Remove Before Flight” tag unchecked, or a single Kiwi (be it bird or engineer) out of place: Rocket Lab’s Launch Complex-1 looks like an industry […]

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Stranger Things 3: The tiny, beautiful references to season 1 and 2     – CNET
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As we enter season 3 territory, it’s time to dissect the well-placed references to Stranger Things 1 and 2.

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Beautiful Golden Globe winner Roma sparked my own childhood memories     – CNET
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Commentary: The movie is based on Alfonso Cuarón story, but parts of his childhood reflect my own upbringing in Mexico City experiencing the privileges and contradictions of the middle class.

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iPad Pro (2018) review: A powerful, beautiful tablet that needs a software overhaul     – CNET
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Big, gorgeous, screaming-fast tablet? Absolutely. Laptop replacement? Not until iOS changes and compatible accessories arrive.

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Beautiful Alfonso Cuarón movie Roma brought back my own childhood     – CNET
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Commentary: The film is based on its creator’s story, but parts of his childhood reflect my own upbringing in Mexico City experiencing the privileges and contradictions of the middle class.

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A taste for the beautiful: How evolution shapes attraction
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Enlarge / Peacock. (credit: Mateusz Drogowski / Flickr) “Why All the Fuss about Sex?” wonders Michael Ryan. He wonders enough to make it the title of the first chapter of his new book, A Taste for the Beautiful. One would be forgiven for thinking it would be a short chapter—consisting of the single word “duh”—but […]

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Microsoft paints politically beautiful world for the holidays     – CNET
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Commentary: Redmond’s ad for Christmas is warm, cuddly and celebrates, of all things, Microsoft Paint. It also has a serious political message.

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Above and below decks of the beautiful Queen Mary     – CNET
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Bigger than the Titanic, nearly as long as New York’s Chrysler Building is tall, and once carried 16,082 soldiers from NY to England in WWII, here’s what the incredible RMS Queen Mary looks like inside.

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Smart jewelry tested: do beautiful devices have the brains to compete?
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Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino) Technology is shrinking, but that doesn’t mean it’s getting more subtle. Smartwatches are gaining popularity in the wearable world, but most make themselves painfully known by looking like high-tech gadgets. Not all wearables are fashion crimes, though; there’s a sector of smart jewelry trying to thrive in this space by fighting […]

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