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1. Crushed wood is stronger than steel (nature.com)
461 points by okket on Feb 8, 2018 | hide | 172 comments
2. Twitter Soars After Surprise Sales Gain, First Real Profit (bloomberg.com)
406 points by svtrent on Feb 8, 2018 | hide | 205 comments
3. A Reimplementation of Winamp 2.9 in HTML5 and JavaScript (github.com)
622 points by tosh on Feb 8, 2018 | hide | 208 comments
4. Why Toys? (ycombinator.com)
468 points by craigcannon on Feb 8, 2018 | hide | 200 comments
5. Google is buying Chelsea Market building for over $2B (therealdeal.com)
358 points by uptown on Feb 8, 2018 | hide | 246 comments
6. How to Know When a Child’s Flu Turns Serious (nytimes.com)
203 points by montrose on Feb 8, 2018 | hide | 124 comments
7. Y Combinator Is Launching a “Grad School” for Booming Startups (fastcompany.com)
119 points by katm on Feb 8, 2018 | hide | 7 comments
8. Companies from the YC Winter 2018 Batch (ycombinator.com)
108 points by dsr12 on Feb 8, 2018 | hide | 50 comments
9. An Argument Against Quantum Computers (quantamagazine.org)
173 points by amaks on Feb 7, 2018 | hide | 62 comments
10. Exploring ReasonML and functional programming (reasonmlhub.com)
211 points by jasim on Feb 8, 2018 | hide | 63 comments
11. GrubHub Drivers Ruled Contractors (bloomberg.com)
168 points by sndean on Feb 8, 2018 | hide | 161 comments
12. The first English professor of mathematics (thonyc.wordpress.com)
66 points by Hooke on Feb 7, 2018 | hide | 8 comments
13. Talk Like a Texan: How Texans Use “Down,” “Out,” “Over,” and “Up” (texasmonthly.com)
126 points by benbreen on Feb 7, 2018 | hide | 131 comments
14. Scientists find massive reserves of mercury in permafrost (agu.org)
230 points by carapace on Feb 8, 2018 | hide | 101 comments
15. Man who stole $1M bucket of gold details escape from US (nbcnewyork.com)
167 points by gscott on Feb 7, 2018 | hide | 81 comments
16. Engineering Marvel of the Winter Olympics: A Broom (nytimes.com)
130 points by montrose on Feb 7, 2018 | hide | 39 comments
17. Intense laser experiments provide evidence that light can stop electrons (imperial.ac.uk)
89 points by joeyespo on Feb 8, 2018 | hide | 37 comments
18. On a small Greek island, practitioners of an ancient whistling language (theoutline.com)
113 points by tintinnabula on Feb 8, 2018 | hide | 28 comments
19. Show HN: Dotmesh – A git-like CLI for application states (dotmesh.com)
107 points by mrmrcoleman on Feb 7, 2018 | hide | 38 comments
20. Plagiarism software unveils one of Shakespeare’s sources (nytimes.com)
88 points by NaOH on Feb 8, 2018 | hide | 36 comments
21. Chinese police don high-tech glasses to nab suspects (hongkongfp.com)
148 points by kevcampb on Feb 8, 2018 | hide | 148 comments
22. Adding Context to CockroachDB’s Article “Your Database Should Work Like a CDN” (danielcompton.net)
84 points by dantiberian on Feb 8, 2018 | hide | 9 comments
23. Launch HN: Medumo (YC W18) prepares patients for surgeries
61 points by adeelyang on Feb 8, 2018 | hide | 18 comments
24. Torresian crows have learned how to make a meal of cane toads (australiangeographic.com.au)
115 points by fern12 on Feb 8, 2018 | hide | 49 comments
25. A todo list for new ASP.NET Core projects (biarity.gitlab.io)
150 points by biarity on Feb 8, 2018 | hide | 63 comments
26. Cost-Reduction Roadmap for Residential Solar PV, 2017–2030 (nrel.gov)
48 points by ph0rque on Feb 8, 2018 | hide | 24 comments
27. U.S. senators ask consumer watchdog head for details on Equifax probe (reuters.com)
151 points by rectang on Feb 8, 2018 | hide | 39 comments
28. Julia v0.7.0 Release Notes (github.com)
207 points by kmisiunas on Feb 8, 2018 | hide | 60 comments
29. Progress Continues on Firmware Updates (intel.com)
53 points by taspeotis on Feb 8, 2018 | hide | 16 comments
30. Key iPhone Source Code Gets Posted Online (vice.com)
261 points by tonyztan on Feb 8, 2018 | hide | 112 comments

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