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Microscopic and in motion

Nikon, one of the leading manufacturers of microscopes, also hosts an annual microscopy competition (and you can use any company’s microscopes to enter). We’ve shared some of our favorite images with you in years past, since they’ve been every bit as artistic as good photography and, in many cases, reveal important details about the natural […]

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PUBG vs. Fortnite: A game-genre copycat face-off heats up

Enlarge / Fortnite’s new Battle Royale mode includes this explosive splash screen. Epic Games It’s inevitable: every time a wildly successful video game comes along, imitators quickly follow in its footsteps. The tradition began with Pong and Pac-Man clones, and that practice has continued on PCs, consoles, and smartphones ever since. “Homages” at best and “blatant ripoffs” at worst have […]

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Shareholders force Zuckerberg to give up plan for non-voting shares

Enlarge / CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Facebook’s 2016 “F8” conference. Mark Zuckerberg is giving up on an audacious plan to sell most of his Facebook shares without diminishing his total control over the company. The plan, which Facebook announced last year, would have given shareholders two new non-voting shares for each voting share they owned. Zuckerberg hoped to sell these shares to […]