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Photos of China's parade commemorating WWII shows off its full military force

No country likes flexing its numbers in intimidatingly perfect choreographed coordination more than China. So to celebrate the 70th anniversary of WWII ending in Asia, China held a striking military parade to show off their military might, marching down drones and missiles and aircraft and soldiers and all kinds of… »9/03/15 2:00pm40 minutes ago

The Search For Elusive Gravitational Waves Is Headed to Space

In the distant reaches of the Universe, exploding stars and supermassive black holes are bending the very fabric of spacetime. It’s hard to wrap our brains around such tremendous forces, but we may be able to quantify them, in the form of gravitational waves. A new European Space Agency mission marks humanity’s first… »9/03/15 1:45pm55 minutes ago

Today's Best Deals: Waterproof Speakers, Folding Keyboard, NFL Gear, and More

Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. »9/03/15 1:15pmToday 1:15pm

The 10 Most Unfilmable Books (That Absolutely Must Be Made Into Films)

One of the best parts of science fiction and fantasy books is that they let our minds go to places where reality can’t follow. Recently creators have taken an interest in visually showing us these impossible places, and we love it. Here are 10 books that we think can’t be put on film, but we’re hoping that someone… »9/03/15 1:05pmToday 1:05pm

The Gear S2 Smartwatch Is a Good Idea, Racked With OS Growing Pains

Samsung has always, for the most part, marched to the beat of its own drum when it comes to smartwatches, making wearables with cameras, LTE, and weird rotating bezels—all powered by its own OS, called Tizen. Although that first-party software allows Samsung to get creative with its wristputers, it also comes with… »9/03/15 1:00pmToday 1:00pm

The Secret Story Of How Bubonic Plague Nearly Broke Out In New York City

This is the story — kept secret at the time, still largely unreported today — of how the most infamous disease in history broke into New York City in the midst of World War II. This is the story of the ominously-named “Wyoming matter,” and how it took me months to track down evidence it ever happened. »9/03/15 12:50pmToday 12:50pm

A Secret Blaster on Hasbro's Battle Action Millennium Falcon Fires Nerf Darts

A Star Wars film without the Millennium Falcon just isn’t a Star Wars film. That’s why those prequels felt so weird, and why The Force Awakens made sure to include that bucket of space bolts. The same applies to Star Wars toy lines, so here’s Hasbro’s latest take on Solo’s ship. »9/03/15 12:08pmToday 12:08pm

Onkyo's New Wireless Earbuds Look Hilariously Huge

Onkyo is best known for its strong tradition of audiophile-grade home theater gear. But the legendary Japanese hi-fi company is branching out, and just unveiled a massive-looking set of completely wireless earbuds at IFA in Berlin. They probably sound great, but like home theater components, you probably couldn’t go… »9/03/15 11:40amToday 11:40am

This Is Just Too Much: Lightning Illuminates the ISS With the Milky Way As a Backdrop

What could be more majestic than seeing a flash of lightning on Earth reflecting on the solar panels of the International Space Station, soaring at 17,150 miles per hour 250 miles above us? How about all of that, with the expanse of the Milky Way twinkling in the background. I can’t imagine a view better that this… »9/03/15 11:00amToday 11:00am

This Professor Can Teach Anyone Calculus Using These Simple, Beautiful Animations

Calculus: A word that triggers involuntary fear spams in the best of us. But the days of slogging through tedious textbook derivatives are over, if you want them to be. For the past few years, people across the world have studied calculus for free online, by exploring a set of gorgeous, dynamic animations. »9/03/15 10:00amToday 10:00am