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The Future Is a Head Full of Hair.

31 MARCH 2022

TOP STORY

A Jumbojet Just Flew for Three Hours, Powered by Used Cooking Oil

Do you want fries with that? Passengers may soon have the option of flying on jumbojets powered entirely by renewable fuel made from used cooking oil, according to a new Airbus press release.

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HEADLINES FROM TODAY

ONEA Jumbojet Just Flew for Three Hours, Powered by Used Cooking Oil

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TWOSpaceX Is Launching a Bunch of NASA Astronauts to Space on 4/20

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THREETantalizing Discovery Hints at Possibility of Life on Pluto

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OF INTEREST

Japanese Baseball Star Soars Into Stadium on Flying Motorcycle

Talk about an entrance! Major League baseball player Tsuyoshi Shinjo, nicknamed “Big Boss,” returned to Japan’s Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters team as the new manager this week — and, memorably, he flew into the stadium on a hover bike.

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NEWS IN QUOTES

“ The data clearly show how effective baricitinib is. 

— Scientists behind a new study concerning a drug helping alopecia patients regrow their hair (truly apropos nothing).

FROM THE DEPT. OF STUFF TO SPEND MONEY ON

I Used the GameSir X2 Controller to Turn My Smartphone Into a Retro Gaming Arcade

Gaming on smartphones is still scoffed at by many, and in some cases, with good reason. Whether it’s a game made natively on Android or iOS or a watered-down port of an established entry, experiences on smartphones just don’t stack up to gaming on PC or home consoles. But it would be a shame to waste all that glorious processing power, wouldn’t it? The GameSir X2 lets you tap into your Android phone’s natural gaming capabilities — you’d be shocked at the kind of nostalgic magic it’s capable of, right in your hands.

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