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The best and most important blog we discovered this week places octopuses on the heads of United States vice-presidents. All of them.

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This is for all of the marine biologists/history buffs out there. -Emily

For our September issue, photographer Emily Shur took some awesome shots of comedians Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani. Not all of them could fit into the magazine, but we want you to see them anyway because, well, they’re just that rad.

Click here to see more outtakes from this shoot.

And read the full piece: Two Comedians (And Totally Unqualified Critics) Preview the New TV Season

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It’s as disturbing as it sounds.

The new arcade game Sailor Zombie is another iteration of the ubiquitous transmedia empire known as AKB48, a group of 48 young women singing pop songs in schoolgirl outfits. Its members are ubiquitous in Japanese advertising, appear on television programs every day of the week, and star in their own videogames. AKB48 games traditionally have been dating simulators marketed toward male fans or music games aimed at children, but Sailor Zombie is a shooter in which the girls are your targets.

MORESailor Zombie Lets You Shoot Undead Japanese Pop Stars

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Christopher Columbus likely used this map as he planned his first voyage across the Atlantic in 1492 — and a team of researchers is using multispectral imaging to uncover the hidden text. 

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When one of the most senior disease detectives in the U.S. begins talking about “plague,” knowing how emotive that word can be, and another suggests calling out the military, it is time to start paying attention.

MORE: The Mathematics of Ebola Trigger Stark Warnings: Act Now or Regret It

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The U.S. Army’s new laser canon can blast drones out of the sky, even in fog.

In simple terms, the laser makes an incredibly powerful, highly focused beam of light and aims it at a moving target. Light equals heat, and, after enough heat has been transferred, the target is compromised and crashes or blows up. 

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Sennheiser’s new Urbanite headphones are a bass-forward model made to sound just like the dance club.

Sound familiar? 

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If a hacker can obtain a user’s iCloud username and password with iBrute, he or she can log in to the victim’s iCloud.com account to steal photos. But if attackers instead impersonate the user’s device with Elcomsoft’s tool, the desktop application allows them to download the entire iPhone or iPad backup as a single folder, says Jonathan Zdziarski, a forensics consult and security researcher. That gives the intruders access to far more data, he says, including videos, application data, contacts, and text messages.

MOREThe Police Tool That Pervs Use to Steal Nude Pics From Apple’s iCloud

Glen E. Friedman is responsible for many of the most iconic portraits of hip-hop, punk, and skating legends taken in the ‘80s and ‘90s. The best of these photos has been compiled in a new anthology called My Rules.

See more of Friedman’s shots of Ice-T, Henry Rollins, and Tony Hawk here.

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This handcrafted, $7,500 re-designed yurt is waaay cooler than your house. Plus, it beats a year of rent in New York City.

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