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Controversial New Theory Suggests Life Wasn't a Fluke of Biology—It Was PhysicsTake chemistry, add energy, get life. The first tests of Jeremy England’s provocative origin-of-life hypothesis are in, and they appear to show how order can arise from nothing.
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Why The Fall of the American Empire Will Come by 2030 Historian Alfred McCoy explains why American power is coming to an end and lays out his vision for the new global order. Read More
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Florida startup boldly sets sights on moonFlorida startup Moon Express is setting its sights high: ambitiously shooting to become the first private company to launch a small, unmanned craft to the moon before the year's out.
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David E.H. Jones, Scientist Whose Alter Ego Challenged Conventions, Dies at 79In columns and books and on TV, Dr. Jones’s clever fictional creation, Daedalus, tweaked laymen and scientists alike.
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Diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease and determining a patient’s prognosis is an inexact business, and that stands in the way of better personalized care and advances in treatment. A new study has identified a potential new way of confirming the disease and predicting a patient’s outlook. submitted by /u/SophiaDevetzi [link] [comments]
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Identification of clusters of rapid and slow decliners among subjects at risk for Alzheimer’s disease submitted by /u/SophiaDevetzi [link] [comments]
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The August night sky The main event of the next few weeks is the great American eclipse but plenty of Perseid meteors should be visible despite a bright moon The great American eclipse on 21 August is not the only notable event in a crowded month for starwatchers. That total eclipse of the Sun is the first to be visible from the US mainland since 1979 and the first to be visible from coast to coast since 1918. I gave
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The Fantasist In his article this weekend about the Republicans' failure to make good on their central mantra, repealing and replacing Obamacare, The Washington Post’ s chief correspondent Dan Balz made exactly the right point: "For seven years, Republicans have lived what turned out to be a fiction." That's true. But I'd like to take the opportunity to note that Republican ideology has been riddled with far m
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Yeah, Maybe Don't Use This App That Supposedly Identifies Poison Mushrooms Photo: AP While Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg are busy debating whether a malevolent, future AI could dispatch machine-gun toting drones to kill us all , a current-day “revolutionary AI” could get you killed right now. Truffle, previously Mushroom, is an app that claim it can “identify any mushroom instantly with just a pic.” Mushrooms are famously hard to identify, even by trained mycologists (s
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Is 'diesel summit' the last chance for Germany's favourite engine?Germany hosts a debate on the future of diesel engines next week as pressure grows on the government and automakers to curb or ditch a technology tarred by a reputation for pollution and cheating.
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Apple removes some VPN services from Chinese app storeApple has removed software allowing internet users to skirt China's "Great Firewall" from its app store in the country, the company confirmed Sunday, sparking criticism that it was bowing to Beijing's tightening web censorship.
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Researchers creating warning system for toxic algae in lakesSatellites in space and a robot under Lake Erie's surface are part of a network of scientific tools trying to keep algae toxins out of drinking water supplies in the shallowest of the Great Lakes.
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Earthquake recorded in Hawaiian Islands channelThe U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-4.2 earthquake was recorded in a channel between the islands of Hawaii and Maui.
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Samsung facing growing threats despite record profitsSprawling South Korean conglomerate Samsung Electronics has recovered from a humiliating recall fiasco and the arrest of its de facto leader with remarkable speed, analysts said, after the tech giant stunned investors with record-breaking profits.
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Talking to Yourself in the Third Person Can Lower Stress and Negative Emotions A new study finds that talking to yourself in the third person may help deal with stress. Read More
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Deadly crashes spur calls for tractor-trailer side guardsFifty years after actress Jayne Mansfield died in a Buick that slammed underneath a tractor-trailer, auto safety advocates say regulations inspired by that gruesome crash need updating to prevent hundreds of similar deaths annually.
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New CBS newsmagazine promises immersive storytellingCBS premieres a news program Monday designed to showcase the journalism on its CBSN streaming service, the second time this summer one of the broadcast networks has tried a fresh twist on the newsmagazine format.
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Cellphone service could be spotty for rural eclipse-watchersIf you plan to livestream next month's solar eclipse from one of the prime viewing spots, here's a thought: Keep your phone in your pocket, put on your paper shades and just enjoy the celestial wonder.
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Europe battles Google News over 'snippet tax' proposalA major battle is brewing in Brussels over an EU reform plan that would force internet aggregators such as Google News to pay newspapers for displaying snippets of their articles online.
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Watch out Messi, here come the footballers at RoboCupWith steely focus, player number 3 scored a stunning opening goal in the first few minutes of the high-stakes football match between a dominant Bordeaux and their plucky Chinese opponents.
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Russia Expels 755 U.S. Diplomats Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday he will expel 755 U.S diplomats by the end of the month. Earlier this week, Putin signaled he’d retaliate against a bill Congress passed that increases sanctions against Russia for its illegal invasion of the Crimea, and for interfering in the U.S. election. Putin made the announcement in an interview with a Russian TV station, saying: The American sid
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What Drives Us to Peek in Someone's Medicine Cabinet?What are we really hoping to find? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Russia Retaliates Against US For Hacking Sanctions, Orders Removal of 755 Diplomatic Staff [Updated] Russian President Vladimir Putin retaliated against new US sanctions legislation widely expected to be signed by President Donald Trump, announcing on Sunday he would expel or have the US otherwise cut 755 US diplomatic staff . The sanctions in question were designed to punish Russia following US intelligence agencies’ universal conclusion Russian operatives interfered in the 2016 election in Tru
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A New Way for Therapists to Get Inside Heads: Virtual RealityLimbix, a start-up using Google headsets, helps psychologists expose patients to their anxieties in the safety of an office.
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A Hacker's Guide to Protecting Your Privacy While Dating Photo: Getty Love makes people do dumb stuff. But there are practical, easy steps we can take to maintain our privacy during romantic relationships, and changing one simple behavior now could keep us safe later on if the relationship ends badly. While plenty of the tens of thousands of hackers who descend on Las Vegas every year for the security conference DEF CON are there to break shit, lots of
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Answers to Old Man Rick on The Walking Dead Will Come Sooner Than You Think GIF The latest trailer for the next season of The Walking Dead left fans with a ton of questions—mainly, what the hell was going on at the end of it? Fans of the original comic have a clue what’s going on, and soon the rest of us will too...by the end of the first episode. At the end of the season eight trailer, released during San Diego Comic-Con, we see a bearded, older, and softly lit version
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75% of the Human Genome Is Junk DNA, Claims New Research New research by Professor Dan Graur shows that only a quarter of the human genome is functional. Read More
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This Hellish Tower of Flame Forced the Evacuation of Over 22,000 People From Barcelona's Tomorrowland Festival GIF Gif Source: YouTube Over 22,000 fans were evacuated from the Tomorrowland music festival in Barcelona on Saturday after an unspecified “technical malfunction” caused the stage to burst into a towering inferno straight out of hell. According to German broadcaster Deutsche Welle , local authorities suspect a malfunctioning pyrotechnics display was to blame for the massive blaze, which started o
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Reddit users re-enable Alien: Isolation’s VR mode with unofficial patch Enlarge / You'd never be able to tell that a crewmate turned inside out on this very table only a few short hours ago! Although 2014’s Alien: Isolation was a well-written, beautifully stylish exercise in terror , it failed to sell in large enough quantity for publisher Sega to justify a sequel—something for which we are all lessened, because the game is an exquisitely crafted love letter to the A
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Can you dig it? What to do if you find a StegamastodonThese are the steps to follow if you make a museum-worthy discovery – like the nine-year old who uncovered a 1.2m-year-old animal skull in New Mexico When so many artefacts are stumbled on by accident, it is a wonder that archaeologists still bother digging around in history books, rather than just going for a wander. Indeed, New Mexico State University recently revealed that it received a call la
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These $78 Sony Bluetooth Headphones Run For Up to 30 Hours On a Charge Sony MDRXB650BT/B On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones , $78 If you want to cut the cord, but can’t abide earbuds, Sony’s popular on-ear MDRXB650BTs are on sale for $78 right now , within $10 of the all-time low we saw around Black Friday. These include NFC pairing, a built-in microphone, and 30 hours of battery life, and you even get your choice of three different colors. More Deals
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The Complicated Death Of The Marine Behind The U.S. Navy's Newest Destroyer Right: USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) returns to Bath, Maine after going to sea for the first time. US Navy Photo. Left: Marine Corps Sgt. Rafael Peralta. This weekend the U.S. Navy commissioned its latest Arleigh Burke -guided missile destroyer in San Diego, California. The USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115), a 9,200-ton warship, will be one of the most versatile in the fleet, able to hunt for submarine
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Australian Police Prevent a Terrorist Attack Australian airports have increased security after police arrested four men on Sunday in connection with a plot to bring down an airplane. Authorities with the counter terrorism force said the plot was “Islamist-inspired,” and because of the sophistication of the plan, it’s believed they may have had help from outside the country. Speaking to reporters Sunday, Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull said,
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Lawsuit Against CIA Psychologists Who Compared Themselves to Nazi Gas Manufacturer Headed to Trial Photo: AP A lawsuit against two former Air Force psychologists who developed the CIA’s post-September 11, 2001 “enhanced interrogation” torture techniques, James Mitchell and John “Bruce” Jessen, appears to be all set to go to trial after the defendants ignored repeated exhortations to settle—including from the judge. Mitchell and Jensen earned $81 million from the CIA between 2003 and 2009 to de
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This Is How a Woman Died from a Tick-Borne Disease Without a Tick BiteA woman in Japan died last year from a tick-borne disease — but she was never bitten by a tick.
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Watch Swarms of Earthquakes Sweep Across OklahomaA new animated map illustrates the rapid increase in seismic activity in Oklahoma, which scientists attribute to the growth of the fracking industry.
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Profile of Claude Shannon, Inventor of Information TheoryShannon, a pioneer of artificial intelligence, thought machines can think but doubted they "would take over” -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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James McAvoy Is Sick of Looking Like a 'Skinhead' to Keep Making X-Men Movies Still: Fox James McAvoy is once again bare-headed for his upcoming role in X-Men: Dark Phoenix , his fourth X-Men film. Unlike Patrick Stewart, who’s always big, bald, and beautiful, McAvoy is getting fed up with the look. In an interview with PEOPLE, McAvoy shared the woes of going bald for the role of Charles Xavier in the latest film in the long-running X-Men franchise. He shaved his head last
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Breville Smart Oven, Sony Headphones, Galaxy S8, and the Rest of Sunday's Best Deals The newest Breville Smart Oven , Sony Bluetooth headphones , and the best price we’ve seen on the smallest GoPro lead off Sunday’s best deals from around the web. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Sony MDRXB650BT/B On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones , $78 If you want to cut the cord, but can’t abide earbuds, Sony’s popular on-ear MDRXB650BTs are on sale f
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Follow-up on the Health Care Vote: On the Media, Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Pentimenti After these recent items about the Senate’s failure to repeal Barack Obama’s health-care law—installments #1 ( drawing a parallel with 1960s-era Senator Clair Engle), #2 (when McCain voted Yes on Tuesday night), and #3 (when he finally voted No)—several follow-ups: On the Media Two days ago I spoke with Bob Garfield of On the Media about the varied roles John McCain has played during his long car
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Ars Technica
Better Call Saul needed 3D printing and an Arduino to arm Mike Ehrmantraut Learn a little about the tech behind Better Call Saul (video link) Warning : This story contains mild spoilers for Breaking Bad and S3 of Better Call Saul. Whether on Better Call Saul or Breaking Bad , Mike Ehrmantraut has proven himself handy within all sorts of situations. So when faced with quite the pickle on this recent season of Saul —the character discovers some shady organization has plan
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Marian Diamond, neuroscientist who studied Einstein's brain, dies at 90 UC Berkeley professor ‘literally changed the world’, colleague says Work on slices of Einstein’s brain found it had extra support cells Marian Diamond, a neuroscientist who studied Albert Einstein’s brain and “literally changed the world” with groundbreaking work on rats that showed the brain’s anatomy can change with experience, has died. She was 90. Diamond, a professor of integrative biology a
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Populære tv-udsendelser spidsbelaster elværkerneIFV-SEAS kan registrere et merforbrug på 30.000 kWh før og efter en meget populær tv-udsendelse, når husmødrene sætter vand over til kaffen.
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Pokemon Go Fest’s blunders result in class-action lawsuit Enlarge (credit: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images ) By many accounts, the Pokemon Go Fest in Chicago last week was a failure of epic proportions. The main thing that many festival-goers found—instead of make-believe characters in the game—was themselves standing in huge lines and without Internet at a 20,000-person party to celebrate the augmented reality game's first year in operation . Things were
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The Very Best Black Hat HacksAll the best hacks from the year's biggest security conferences.
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New synthesis route for alternative catalysts of noble metalsResearchers have developed a new synthesis route for alternative catalysts of noble metals, explains a new report.
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Data Science Can Help Us Fight Human TraffickingJuly 30 marks the United Nations’ World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, a day focused on ending the criminal exploitation of children, women and men for forced labor or sex work -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Placing humans at center of computer optimization yields hot plasmas Enlarge / It looks like science. (credit: Tri Alpha Energy ) If there is one thing I hate, it's optimization. Computers don't actually understand what they are optimizing. And that creates problems for everything from bicycles to nuclear fusion. The process goes something like this: you have a mathematical model of a bicycle. You want your bike to perform better, but there are so many things that
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The Newest Breville Smart Oven Is Also An Air Fryer, and It's 20% Off For the First Time Ever Breville added air frying and dehydrating features to your favorite line of toaster ovens , and the feature-packed Smart Oven Air is $80 off for the first time ever . Trust me when I say that once you own one of these, you’ll hardly ever use your “real” oven anymore. It preheats significantly faster, it’s much easier to program, and it’s big enough to cook all but the biggest meals. They don’t go
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How to find a lost phone DIY Step one: Stop panicking. Losing your smartphone can be a genuine hardship—we rely on our devices for everything from mobile banking to social networking. Here's how to get your phone back.
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Zoodirektørens bogtip: Bengt Holst anbefaler fem bøger til sommerenBengt Holst anbefaler fem bøger, så du kan få inspiration til din sommer.
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Scientists Still Seek A Reliable DUI Test For Marijuana Coloradans can get arrested for driving while stoned. But with no good roadside tools, officers' determinations are more subjective than for alcohol DUIs. Scientists hope to find chemical markers. (Image credit: Nick Pedersen/Getty Images)
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Rich or poor? Your face might give it away submitted by /u/thedabarry [link] [comments]
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The Joy of The Incredible Jessica James The Incredible Jessica James , which debuted Friday on Netflix, has a title that feels better suited to a Marvel drama than a romantic comedy. And Jessica (Jessica Williams) would make an extremely compelling superhero, endowed as she is with mighty powers of snark, bravado, and withering disdain. Within the movie’s spry 90 minutes, she vanquishes a manspreader on the subway with barely the tilt
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Let Your iPhone Tell You When to Go to BedThe Bedtime feature already in your iPhone could be your path to more effective sleep.
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While You Were Offline: We're Goin' All Mooch, All the TimeEverything's coming up Anthony Scaramucci. Welcome to the White House, rook!
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Darpa Wants to Build a BS Detector for ScienceThe Pentagon's blue-sky division asks for help in figuring out what research to believe.
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Opfordring fra Nasa: Hjælp os med at samle viden om solformørkelserHvad sker der med Jordens energisystem, når Månen skygger for Solen? Det skal almindelige amerikanere hjælpe Nasa med at svare på ved hjælp af borgerindsamlet data fra den nærtstående solformørkelse.
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Are Campus Activists Too Dogmatic? One criticism of college students today is that they’ve fallen into a kind of fundamentalism in their efforts to call out racism, sexism, and other forms of intolerance. When they pressure university officials to un-invite conservative speakers, or demand that heads roll for insensitive comments, conservative critics argue that they too are engaging in intolerance. Even some liberal voices have u
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Lyanna Mormont and the Slogan Feminism of Game of Thrones Light spoilers through Season 7, Episode 2 of Game of Thrones . Jon Snow, newly appointed King of the North, is sharing his strategy—to fight Cersei, to fight the White Walkers, to win the many battles to come—with the assemblage of fighters who have agreed to join him in the effort. “Everyone age 10 to 16 we’ll drill daily with spears, pikes, bow, and arrow,” Jon informs the group. The warriors
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Wealthy People Give to Charity for Different Reasons Than the Rest of Us: Charitable appeals work best when tailored to how people see themselves submitted by /u/thedabarry [link] [comments]
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The Testing Ground for Trump's Russia Policy At the moment, U.S.-Russian relations could be thought of as a live experiment in the “ Great Man ” theory of history, which attributes historical change to the actions of exceptional individuals rather than impersonal forces that transcend any man or woman. If it were up to Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, it seems, Russia and the United States would be teaming up to defeat terrorism, leaving th
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Could 3D printing solve the organ transplant shortage?Scientists are racing to make replacement human organs with 3D printers. But while the technology’s possibilities are exciting, already there are fears we could be ‘playing God’ Erik Gatenholm first saw a 3D bioprinter in early 2015. His father, Paul, a professor in chemistry and biopolymer technology at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, had bought one for his department. It cost so
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Sådan har Vola fået succes gennem robotterneArmaturproducenten Vola i Horsens har i omegnen af 25 robotter i produktionen og har tidligere vundet Automatiseringsprisen. Ing.dk tog til Horsens for at få opskriften få fire årtiers succesfulde robotimplementeringer.
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Is marriage improving your health? In theory being married is better for than you than being single, but there’s a twist… Is your marriage healthy? Many studies have found that married people are healthier than unmarried ones, and the longer you have been married, the healthier you are. But it depends on gender and age. To find out for yourself, answer these questions: 1. When were you born? a) before 1975 b) after 1975 Continue r
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Manhunt: UNABOMBER | Stream The Full First Episode Before It Airs! Manhunt: UNABOMBER | Premieres Tue Aug 1 at 9p In 1995, FBI profiler Jim "Fitz" Fitzgerald joins the Unabomber Task Force; the FBI gets a letter from the Unabomber threatening to blow up a jetliner, and Fitz must determine if the threat is real; Fitz confronts the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski. Discover the truth behind the hunt. Tuesday at 9p on Discovery and Discovery GO. https://smart.link/5942f923
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SHARK WEEK: Shark School with Michael Phelps Michael Phelps travels to Bimini Shark Lab to visit Shark Week veteran Doc Gruber and Dr. Tristan Gutteridge to learn everything 'shark'. They teach him the myths, misconceptions and how to safely dive even when a hammerhead swims three feet from his face. Stream Full Episodes Now on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/shark-week/ See the full lineup of specials! http://www.SharkWeek.com Su
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Tech May Give Us a Life of Leisure in the Future. Is This What We Want? Our utopian vision of the future is typically less more and more leisure. But if advancing technology really lessens the importance of our careers in the future, is this something we could actually adjust to? Read More
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Glittering stars: Spiral galaxy NGC 4248This beautiful clump of glowing gas, dark dust and glittering stars is the spiral galaxy NGC 4248, located about 24 million light-years away in the constellation of Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs).
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Here’s What Everyone Says About How The Tesla Model 3 Drives Now that the Tesla Model 3 is finally here in production form with the earliest deliveries going out last night, it’s time for the wave of driving impressions. Here’s what people are saying about how the Model 3 looks, feels and performs in the real world. On paper, the Tesla Model 3 has a claimed 0-60 time of 5.6 seconds with the standard 220 mile range battery trim and a 130 mph top speed, or 0
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The infertility crisis is beyond doubt. Now scientists must find the cause News last week that sperm counts in western men have halved confirmed what experts already knew. The real problem is that no one knows why The topic has become the mainstay of dystopian science fiction. Our world is afflicted by widespread infertility and childless civilisations are left hovering on the brink of collapse. Children of Men and The Handmaid’s Tale provide perfect examples of these u
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Baby boomers have a good life, but don’t blame them for Brexit | LettersThey can’t help being born at a lucky time Nick Cohen tars all “baby boomer” pensioners with the same brush ( “Must growing old mean becoming poorer and lonelier?” , Comment). As a baby boomer pensioner, I think this is very unfair. We are certainly comparatively well off; undoubtedly we benefited from various housing booms and now benefit from our protected pensions. However, some of us feel guil
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Court Rules the FAA Has to Come Up With a Less Bullshit Reason Not to Regulate Airplane Seat Sizes It’s no secret that airline travel is more miserable than ever, with increasing lengths of time spent on the tarmac , “ family fees ,” lines to pass through security growing and growing , and the increasing prospect of being manhandled by said security . If you manage to avoid any of those problems, you’re still virtually guaranteed to be packed like a sardine into a seat so tiny you’ll be lucky
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The Browns Are Starting To Come To Grips With Ami's Cancer Diagnosis #AlaskanBushPeople | Fridays at 9/8c The family discusses Ami's radiation and chemotherapy options. Bam weighs in. Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/alaskan-bush-people/ More Bush People! http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/alaskan-bush-people/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Fol
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Canada's Tech Sector is Trying to Cash in on Donald Trump's Hardline Immigration Policies Photo: AP Hey, it looks like actions have consequences! The Canadian tech sector is trying to cash in on President Donald Trump’s hardline immigration policies with a pilot program to slash waiting times for work permits and temporary resident visas from a year to just two weeks, according to the Wall Street Journal . Advertisement The Canadian program just so happens to come as Trump is investig
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A $10 Hardware Hack Turns Up Zero Day Vulnerabilities in IoT DevicesUsing an SD card reader and some soldering savvy, these hackers rooted out a ton of IoT zero days.
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Badass Woman Escapes Kidnappers Using A Manual Transmission And Nerves Of Steel A college student in Columbia, South Carolina was kidnapped by three men at gunpoint. Fearing the worst, she used some Jason Bourne level-problem solving and her manual transmission car to get away safely. According to newspaper The State , 20-year-old Jordan Dinsmore found herself in one of the worst situations possible when three men approached her, pushed her to the ground and put a gun to her
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Ars Technica
34 criminal cases tossed after body cam footage shows cop planting drugs Maryland prosecutors have tossed 34 criminal cases and are re-examining dozens more in the aftermath of recent revelations that a Baltimore police officer accidentally recorded himself planting drugs in a trash-strewn alley. Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said that, in all, 123 cases are under review in the wake of a scandal in which one officer has been suspended and two others put on
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McDonald's Confirms Suicidal 'McDonald's Hong Kong' Twitter Account Was a Long-Con Hoax [Updated] Photo: AP This week, an unverified Twitter account claiming to be “McDonald’s Hong Kong,” a real branch of the global fast-food giant, went mad. The account was apparently created in October 2016, and initially posted just a few tweets that seemed like legitimate promotional material advertising the chain’s offerings of Big Macs and spicy chicken sandwiches. But then, something odd happened: The
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Chimp Guy Knocks Baboon Guy's Upbeat View of Human WarHarvard’s Richard Wrangham and Stanford’s Robert Sapolsky clash over claim that war has deep evolutionary roots -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Can The Wizard Crew Hang On Through This Monster 40-Foot Wave? | Deadliest Catch #DeadliestCatch | Tuesdays at 9/8c Captain Keith makes the decision to continue fishing during a massive storm. As a 40-foot wave rolls over the Wizard, his crew holds on for dear life. Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/deadliest-catch/ Get the latest on your favorite captains: http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/deadliest-catch/ Subscribe to Discovery: http:
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What's in your rum? Flavor scientists create a lexicon of terms to describe nuances of popular beverageAficionados use words like "oaky" to describe some wines, or "hoppy" when talking about certain beers. But for rum--a product with over 1,000 different varieties -- putting the words together to describe what imbibers are smelling and tasting is a bit more difficult.
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Newly discovered biomarkers may lead to promising diagnostic tool for Alzheimer'sDiagnosing Alzheimer’s disease and determining a patient’s prognosis is an inexact business, and that stands in the way of better personalized care and advances in treatment. A new study has identified a potential new way of confirming the disease and predicting a patient’s outlook.
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Engineering on a blue streakA process has been developed to form interwoven polymer networks more easily, quickly and sustainably than traditional methods allow. Their secret ingredient? Blue light.
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Jump On the Juicing Bandwagon With This Insane Breville Deal Refurb Breville Juice Fountain , $60 Yes, it’s refurbished, but you can take home this well-reviewed Breville juicer for $60 right now, compared to over $170 brand new. The juicer comes with a 3” feeding chute that can gobble up fruits whole, and an 850 watt motor to pulverize them without breaking a sweat. More Deals
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Unjustified delays in approving biotech crops take thousands of lives, say researchersUncertainty and confusion on genetic engineering of main food crops in Africa have delayed the acceptance and application of these crops by smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa, say researchers. Model calculations reveal that the costs of a one year delay in approving the pod-borer resistant cow-pea in Nigeria will cost the country 33 -- 46 million dollars, and more disastrously, will take th
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South Korea Asks to Increase Its Firepower Updated on July 29 at 4:45 p.m. The President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in, has asked the U.S. to open negotiations that would allow South Korea to build more powerful ballistic missiles in order to counter an increasingly aggressive North Korea. On Friday, the government in Pyongyang fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), its second this month, that flew about 45 minutes straight up
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We Are “Extragalactic Immigrants” from Faraway Galaxies, Discover Astrophysicists Northwestern University researchers discover the unexpected origins of half the atoms in our bodies. Read More
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A Guide to Nintendo's Confusing Ass Line Up image: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo We’re not entirely sure why six years into the 3DS’ life cycle Nintendo decided to inject life into an aging platform that features outdated hardware from the start. But here we are, and admittedly there are a lot of old 3DS games worth playing, so let’s make the best of it. With the addition of the New 2DS XL , Nintendo’s lineup of handheld gaming systems has ballooned
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Anatomy of a Grave-Hunt The quest began with a simple enough question: "Where is the skull of Andreas Vesalius?" Read More
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When sextortion suspect refused to unlock her iPhone, the FBI stepped in Enlarge / Hencha Voigt, seen here in a May 28 photo, is accused of sextorting Julieanna Goddard. (credit: Hencha Voigt ) The FBI has inserted itself into an ongoing state case in Miami involving two suspects accused of sextorting Julieanna Goddard, a South Beach socialite who goes by YesJulz online. The accused sextortionists are reality-TV star Hencha Voigt and her then-boyfriend, Wesley Victor.
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