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Are you in with the in crowd? | Mitch Prinstein The way we deal with popularity at school stays with us for life. But, asks Mitch Prinstein, is it our true self? At an early point in childhood, we all worked out how popular we really were. Either we knew we were admired and began to worry about maintaining our special influence over others, or we recognised that others were more popular than us and began to seek more attention. Our positions i
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Sgt. Pepper Wasn’t Broken. So They Fixed It. For the Sgt. Pepper 50th anniversary remix, good intentions and modern technology revitalize a classic album. Read More
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We Have Got to Talk About That Jaw-Dropping Doctor Who Cliffhanger Image: BBC Tonight, Doctor Who made the Cybermen great again, after years of not knowing what to do with the show’s perennial runners-up in the “best monster” rankings. But it also delivered a dread-laden build-ups to one of the all-time great cliffhangers in the show’s history: one we have to talk about right now . Holy cow . Right, let’s recap where “World Enough and Time” left us: Bill is now
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Doctor Who: World Enough and Time review Enlarge (credit: Simon Ridgway/Ray Burmiston/BBC) This is a post-UK broadcast review of Doctor Who : World Enough and Time . River Song always warned the Doctor against spoilers, so be sure to watch the episode first. Doctor Who , season 10, airs on Saturdays at 6:45pm UK time on BBC One, and 9pm EDT on BBC America. Season 10 of Doctor Who has been incredibly lopsided—floating in and out of decen
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Bill Pullman Didn't Bother Watching Star Wars Before Appearing in Spaceballs Image: MGM This weekend is the 30th anniversary of Spaceballs , Mel Brooks (somewhat) beloved Star Wars spoof. Brooks might’ve set out to imitate and satirize George Lucas’ iconic work, but that doesn’t mean everyone else did their research. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter , co-star Bill Pullman admitted that he didn’t watch Star Wars before co-starring in Spaceballs , meaning he didn
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Several States in the US Allow the Same Cladding That Turned Grenfell Tower Into a Time Bomb Photo: Getty The UK is not happy that its government allowed a 24-story public housing building to be built under such abominable safety standards that 79 people died in a massive fire ten days ago. But will an anti-regulation US allow the same mistakes to happen here? The Grenfell Tower in London had many hazards that led to it being rapidly consumed by flames on June 14th. One major focus of cr
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'Interlaced Fingers' Traces Roots Of Racial Disparity In Kidney Transplants When Dr. Vanessa Grubbs fell in love with a man whose kidneys were failing, he'd been waiting for a transplant for years. Her book explores the ways racial inequity is embedded in the system. (Image credit: Courtesy of Vanessa Grubb)
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These Alaskan Bush People Are Learning The Hard Way To Just Stick To A Plan #AlaskanBushPeople | Fridays at 9/8c Hear Gabe's side of the story about Browntown's near-disastrous road to total self-sufficiency. 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
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Review: Aukey mechanical keyboard brings a dance party to your desktopSome people like typing on a good old clickity-clack keyboard.
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Here's what happens when lightning doesn't hit the ground Science Upside down lightning is a seemingly rare weather event. Lightning usually strikes Earth. Except when it doesn't. Read on.
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Wearable technology could save lives and dollars in construction industryAt first glance, there's nothing remarkable about SolePower's latest work boot prototype.
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The Challenge of Fighting Mistrust in Science “The denial of science—I’ll just state it straight up—is dangerous,” said Michael Myers, the managing director of the Rockefeller Foundation. The “denial of science” of course is a nuanced phenomenon, and not one that is as simple as flatly denying science as a concept. People who don’t believe in climate change, or evolution, or who mistrust vaccines all come to those conclusions for different r
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A storm chaser talks about the most dangerous storms of her career Environment Not just a weather girl. Jaclyn Whittal has chased some intense storms, but nothing compares to the El Reno tornado. Read on.
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Pay-TV could lose 1 million customers this quarter, analyst saysPay-TV operators could lose 1 million subscribers this quarter, a Wall Street analyst says.
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Self-Described Mad Max Protégé Arrested for Cruising on ATV with Sawed-Off Shotgun Screengrab: Warner Bros. Climate change might be bringing us closer to the guns-blazing desert apocalypse of Mad Max , but we’re not quite there yet. Unfortunately, it looks like one guy in California didn’t get the memo. Earlier this week, the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department arrested a 39-year-old man for deep cosplaying as a character from Mad Max ... and by which I mean he was saddled up f
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The Cold War Was Once Fought With Bonkers Concept Cars It’s not widely known, but for a very brief period in the early 1950s, the Cold War was being fought with massive, bulbous slabs of cyclopean automotive futurism: the first concept cars. Before the Space Race got started, America and the Soviet Union squared off behind panoramic windshields and huge steering wheels. Let’s meet these first Cold Warriors. America arguably invented the whole idea of
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UK Parliament investigates cyberattack on user accountsBritish officials were investigating a cyberattack Saturday on the country's Parliament after discovering "unauthorized attempts to access parliamentary user accounts."
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Panda mania hits Germany as China's cuddly envoys arriveGermany had its first taste of panda mania on Saturday as two furry ambassadors arrived from China to begin a new life as stars of Berlin's premier zoo.
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CIA chief: Intel leaks on the rise, cites leaker 'worship'CIA Director Mike Pompeo says he thinks disclosure of America's secret intelligence is on the rise, fueled partly by the "worship" of leakers like Edward Snowden.
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Zuckerberg's Campaign Tour 2020 Pulls Over to Explain What a Truckstop Is Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is still on his listening tour/presidential campaign test run and he’s been very busy the last few days. Just moments ago he showed up in Omaha to visit the Pride Festival . But Friday’s late-day stop to speak with truckers in Iowa has to be one of the most illuminating moments from this odd circus. Zuckerberg is about as far from a man of the people as a person can g
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Cuts to Medicaid May Limit Access to Nursing HomesMedicaid, targeted for deep cuts by the Republican health care bill, currently pays for most of the 1.4 million people in nursing homes.
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Most People Identify as Huggers, Rarely Hug “I think that—and I should be careful about how I say this, but—I do think using Facebook sometimes feels like using heroin,” Vivek Murthy, the recent-past U.S. Surgeon General, said yesterday. The comment came at the Aspen Ideas Festival , in a room with green tape on the floor in the shape of a rectangular box, along with about 100 people who came to participate in a sort of experiment about so
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A Cyberattack on Britain's House of Parliament Britain’s House of Parliament was the target of a cyberattack, a spokeswoman for the House of Commons confirmed Saturday, an incident that cut off remote email access and left some members unable to log into their accounts. The attack came late Friday night, but news was first made public the next morning when Liberal Democrat Chris Rennard tweeted a message calling for members with urgent messag
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Toy Story Consultant Shares the Super Depressing Story of Andy's Dad [Updated] Image: Disney Pixar Disney Pixar’s Toy Story is one of those series that tugs at every single heart string, but it turns out there are few more to pull... as Andy’s dad might have one of the saddest stories in Pixar history. Over the past several years, rumors and theories have circulated about why Andy’s dad wasn’t around during any of the Toy Story films. The general consensus has been that eit
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10 Living Philosophers and Why You Should Know Them Sure, the old Greek guys from 2,400 years ago get all the glory. But these living philosophers have a ton to say life, the universe, and everything as it relates to right now. Read More
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This Prospector Knows The Value Of Creature Comforts | Devil's Canyon Devil's Canyon | Tuesdays at 10/9c "My dad always said, 'it's a lot better to suffer on the walk in than the whole time you're out there." Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: http://discoverygo.com/devils-canyon More: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/devils-canyon/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DevilsCanyonTV/ ht
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The World's Ugliest Dog Competition Winner Was Only, Like, the Fourth Ugliest Dog Martha, a Neapolitan Mastiff, won this year’s World’s Ugliest Dog Competition. Photo: Getty Ladies and gentlemen, I fear that the fix was in at this year’s World’s Ugliest Dog competition. A three-year-old Neopolitan Mastiff named Martha took the $1,500 top prize at the annual celebration of repulsiveness in Petaluma, California. No offense to Martha, but she’s really not that ugly. We have a cer
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Trump officials oppose funding museum for victims of Tuskegee syphilis study Justice department fighting use of unclaimed money from settlement for museum honoring black men who were not given treatment for disease The Trump administration is opposing an attempt to use unclaimed money from a legal settlement over the government’s infamous Tuskegee syphilis study to fund a museum honoring its victims. The justice department argued in court documents recently that providing
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Amazon's Running an Insane Deal On the Most Fashionable Fitbit Fitbit Alta , $70 Fitbit’s Alta is one of the first fitness trackers that actually looks nice on your wrist , owing largely to its fashionable interchangeable bands, and you can pick one up on Amazon for $70 brand new right now. That’s by far the best price ever; it’s actually $15 cheaper than it was on Black Friday, and $30 less than it was for last week’s Father’s Day sale. More Deals
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Neil deGrasse Tyson is Developing a Space Exploration Video Game Neil deGrasse Tyson is working in with video game developers to create a space exploration game called Space Odyssey. Read More
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Fan Transforms Old Game Boy Advance SP Into A Nintendo Switch Dock Image credit: CptnAlex This used to be an ordinary Game Boy SP until DIY-er Alexander Blake decided to make it into a retro-accessory for his Switch. It’s a lot more work and less sturdy than the one that comes packaged with the console, but you have to admit it looks way cooler. “In the process of tinkering with a second Nintendo Switch Dock, I realized the circuit board was pretty much the exac
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To Counteract Propaganda, We Should Look to Lessons from AdvertisingThe goal should not be conversion but doubt -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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To Remember Random Errands, Turn Them Into a Story Who among us has not walked into a Target mentally chanting something like “Eggs, shaving cream, toothpaste, toilet paper” only to get home and realize we’ve forgotten the toothpaste? Looks like we’re using mouthwash tonight! If you’ve got a lengthy to-do list, and you’re not ready to commit to bullet journaling or whatever to keep track of it all, Gary Small, the director of the Longevity Center
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How a Chicago Program Cut Violent Arrests in Half On an average day, 93 Americans are killed with guns—more than in any other developed country. National reforms, such as closing loopholes around background checks, might help curb that, former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said this week at the Aspen Ideas Festival. But those types of changes aren’t likely to make it through a Republican-led Congress. So instead, Murthy pointed out some initiativ
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Turtle 'go-slow zone' extensions neededMarine scientists are calling for an extension of go-slow zones in turtle habitats to reduce boat strikes on the threatened creatures.
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Algorithm generates optimal origami folding patterns for any shapeA new algorithm generates practical paper-folding patterns to produce any 3-D structure.
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Self-folding origami: Chemical programming allows Nafion sheets to fold and refoldPlastic with a thousand faces: A single piece of Nafion foil makes it possible to produce a broad palette of complex 3-D structures. Researchers now describe how they use simple chemical 'programming' to induce the foil to fold itself using origami and kirigami principles. These folds can be repeatedly 'erased' and the foil can be 'reprogrammed'.
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Personalized exoskeletons are taking support one step fartherResearchers have developed an exoskeleton system that provides personalized support for its user. In healthy volunteers, the optimized exoskeleton reduced energy expenditure during walking by 24 percent, on average, compared to when the system was not providing personalized support.
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Single-player modding returns to GTA V after publisher takedown Enlarge / This image represents Take-Two saying "Well, I guess, there's nothing illegal here after all. Never mind that legal threat." (credit: Take-Two Interactive ) When popular Grand Theft Auto V modding tool OpenIV was taken down by a cease-and-desist request from publisher Take-Two earlier this month, the fan reaction was fast and blistering. Players bombarded Grand Theft Auto V with thousan
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Pandas in Berlin: Meng Meng and Jiao Qing arrive in new homeMeng Meng and Jiao Qing arrive in Germany from China ahead of a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping.
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At Nursing Homes, Medicaid Cuts Would Reach Even the Upper Middle ClassMedicaid, targeted by Republicans’ health care bill, pays for most of the 1.4 million elderly people in nursing homes, some of whom do not know they are on it.
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Leak of Windows 10 Source Code Raises Security Concerns GIF GIF: Gizmodo Microsoft has confirmed that a significant chunk of its source code for Windows 10 was posted to a repository called BetaArchive . The exact size of the leak has been disputed, but the data reportedly comes from the Shared Source Kit that Microsoft distributes to trusted partners. First reported by The Register and confirmed by Microsoft on Friday night, the leak contains source
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A 100-year-old physics problem has been solvedResearchers have found a way around what was considered a fundamental limitation of physics for over 100 years. They were able to conceive resonant systems that can store electromagnetic waves over a long period of time while maintaining a broad bandwidth. Their study opens up a number of doors, particularly in telecommunications.
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New biomarker assay detects neuroblastoma with greater sensitivityInvestigators have developed and tested a new biomarker assay for quantifying disease and detecting the presence of neuroblastoma even when standard evaluations yield negative results for the disease. Researchers provide the first systematic comparison of standard imaging evaluations versus the new assay that screens for five different neuroblastoma-associated genes and determine that the new assa
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Localized signaling islands in cells: New targets for precision drug designNew research overturns long-held views on a basic messaging system within living cells. Key cellular communication machinery is more regionally constrained within the cell than previously thought. The findings suggest new approaches to designing precision drugs. Localizing drug action at a specific 'address' within the cell could mean fewer side effects in treating cancer, diabetes, heart disease
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Cancer cells may streamline their genomes in order to proliferate more easilyCancer cells might streamline their genomes in order to proliferate more easily, new research suggests. The study, conducted in both human and mouse cells, shows that cancer genomes lose copies of repetitive sequences known as ribosomal DNA. While downsizing might enable these cells to replicate faster, it also seems to render them less able to withstand DNA damage.
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Wonder Woman Actor Says Chief Is Actually a Demi-God Image: Warner Bros. Wonder Woman isn’t the only deity anymore. Eugene Brave Rock, who plays Chief in DC’s blockbuster film Wonder Woman , looks to have confirmed one of the movie’s big secrets: Chief is a demi-god. Indian Country Today previously reported a little-known detail about Wonder Woman’s first encounter with Chief, one of the men recruited by Steve Trevor to help Wonder Woman on her mis
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What's the Problem With Al Jazeera? Earlier this month, managers at Al Jazeera, the most popular news channel in the Arab world, summoned nervous journalists into a glass-paneled conference room in the network’s headquarters in Doha. A coalition of Arab states led by Saudi Arabia had just imposed an embargo on Qatar, closing its airspace and expelling thousands of Qatari citizens. One of the conditions for lifting the blockade, acc
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How pheromones trigger female sexual behaviorA new study showed how a male pheromone in mice enhances sexual behaviors in females -- and how it may enhance a different behavior, aggression, in males -- by identifying distinct neural circuits and neurons that generate a particular behavioral response to specific chemical signals. The findings point to a model for further investigating how sex-specific innate behaviors in living things are con
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Computere lærer at tænke som menneskerGoogle har taget små skridt i retningen af at lære computere at tænke som mennesker. Interessant, siger dansk forsker, der dog tager sine forbehold.
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Mystics Rising: MSTY Trivia MSTY, Eyewire’s newest, most sophisticated AI, is here to share some trivia with you! Bone up on your science and AI facts to prepare for another great round of your favorite chat-based competition. Trivia questions will start at 11:00 AM EDT on 6/25 and continue until 11:00 AM EDT on 6/27 , at which point things will finish with a power hour till noon! Swag: Top Player wins a mug, shipped free t
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Internet Sees Mysterious Gathering (Council?) of Gandalf-Themed CreaturesWizard hats are all the rage, apparently -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Following a friend leads to unsafe driving behaviorA new study inspired by a court case involving a driver seriously hurt in an accident when following another car to a destination, provides evidence to show that the car behind makes risky driving maneuvers. Driving faster, more erratically, closer to the car in front and jumping traffic lights are all blamed on a fear of getting lost. Drivers are advised to provide the follower with a map or navi
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Potential mechanism for HPV-induced skin cancer uncoveredScientists have identified a molecular pathway by which some types of human papilloma virus (HPV) might increase the risk of skin cancer, particularly in people with the rare genetic disorder epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EV).
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The Gulf's Demands on Qatar Look Designed to Be Rejected Now, Qatar has a list. On Thursday evening, news reports surfaced of 13 demands from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and four other nations that, if fulfilled by Doha, will resolve their ongoing standoff with the tiny Gulf nation. Among the more onerous demands appearing on the list, which may or may not be official, are that Qatar sever all ties with the Muslim Brotherhoo
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Saturday's Best Deals: Roomba, Fitbit, Simplehuman, and More The entry level Roomba 650 , vacuum-insulated water bottles , and the best price ever on the Fitbit Alta lead off Saturday’s best deals from around the web. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Anker PowerLine Lightning Cable , $7 The reader-favorite (and kevlar-reinforced) PowerLine Lightning cable has been one-upped by the PowerLine+ and PowerLine I
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Slangerobot kan blive astronauternes ekstra øje på MånenNorske ingeniører vil udvikle en teknik, så slangerobotter kan bevæge sig ubesværet i vægtløs tilstand og dermed bruges til inspektion og vedligeholdelsesarbejde i rummet.
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Roundup: The best “escape room” games for a breakout party Enlarge / Some typical escape room components—plus a "Chrono Decoder"—from Escape Room: The Game . (credit: Spinmaster) Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com —and let us know what you think. I don't know CPR. I can't tie a tourniquet. But I can work my way out of a locked, puzzle-stuffed room in 60 m
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Persona 3’s ending made me appreciate all of life’s little endings Enlarge / It's hard to tell from this promo image, but this game is a poignant meditation on friendship and death. It was easier for me to walk away from Persona 3 than I expected. The game about nine friends and a dog—which celebrates its tenth anniversary in the States this year—follows a similar arc to most role-playing games. That means the gang of plucky young people ultimately saves the wor
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So, you want to terraform Mars? Here's one way to do it. Space Climate change could make the red planet livable within 100 years. Mars is known as the Red Planet, but we could color it green. Read on.
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The First Reactions to Spider-Man: Homecoming Are Finally Here Sit back and read what people are tweeting about Spider-Man. Image: Sony Full reviews won’t be posted until next week, but Sony lifted the social media embargo for press who have seen Spider-Man: Homecoming moments ago, and the first results are (for the most part) encouraging. Here are some tweets from critics (many of which are threads, so click to read more). And finally, I had to throw these
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Mahershala Ali and GLOW: The Week in Pop-Culture Writing Mahershala Ali Thinks We Can Still Make This Country Great Carvell Wallace | GQ “In our interviews, I notice that Ali uses the phrase ‘fold into yourself’ a lot, the same phrase that came up in his SAG acceptance speech. It’s not until our last 10 minutes together that I ask him about it. Standing outside in downtown Los Angeles, now exposed to the stares of people who slow down when they pass, s
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'Prisoners of Gravity': Hey, TV Sci-Fi Can Have Ideas After AllOn this week's episode of the 'Geek's Guide to the Galaxy' podcast the creators of the science fiction show look back on its legacy.
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The Missing Link: Where Are Medium-Size Black Holes?For decades, while astronomers have detected black holes equal in mass either to a few suns or to millions of suns, the missing-link black holes in between have eluded discovery.
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Why Do Some Animals Eat Their Own Poop?Why do some animals poop, and then turn around and eat their own droppings?
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Forensic Dogs Enlisted in Search for Amelia Earhart's BonesThis summer marks the 80th anniversary of Amelia Earhart's disappearance. In the latest search for clues, archaeologists and dogs will go to a remote Pacific island to look for bones.
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Vestas vil selv forædle sine møller digitaltPå under ti år har big data gennemsyret hele Vestas’ forretning, fra at udpege de bedst egnede lokationer til vedligeholdelse og udvikling af digitale prototyper. »Det er digitalt, vi kan øge vindmøllens værdi,« siger Vestas’ chef for supercomputing.
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The Church of CrossFit “You always know if someone goes to Harvard or if they go to CrossFit—they’ll tell you,” said Casper ter Kuile, a ministry innovation fellow at Harvard Divinity School. “It’s really interesting that evangelical zeal they have. They want to recruit you.” CrossFit is his favorite example of a trend he has noticed: how, in the midst of the decline of religious affiliation in America, and the rise of
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Queen Sugar Deepens Its Complex Family Portrait Queen Sugar debuted last fall as a drama about the lives of the estranged Bordelon siblings: Charley, Ralph Angel, and Nova return to their home in Louisiana after the death of their father Ernest, an indebted sugar-cane farmer, and are faced with the daunting task of reviving the hundreds of acres of land they’ve inherited. The Ava DuVernay-helmed show, based on the 2014 novel by Natalie Baszile
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Keep Your Favorite Drink Hot or Cold All Day Long With Amazon's Alpha Armur Gold Box Alpha Armur Bottle Sale Once you start carrying your beverages in vacuum-insulated stainless steel, you’ll never want to go back. Today only on Amazon, you can save big on Alpha Armur double-walled steel bottles in a variety of sizes and colors , all of which will keep drinks hot or cold all day long. Your choices boil down to narrow or wide-mouthed bottles, but both varieties come in several dif
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Timothy Spall – That Double Want – Think Again Podcast #104 Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Actor Timothy Spall on the layers of contradictions and complexities that define a person, and what's underneath. Read More
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Set phone reminders for anything DIY Outsource your memory. One of the smartest tricks your phone can do: Remind you about an event at just the right time or even place. Here's how to set up custom reminders.
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How to Turn L.A. into a Giant Orchard Perhaps it is more doable now than when it was first proposed, back in the early 1980s Read More
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Would You Go to an Astronomy-Themed Resort? These days, vacation resorts can offer some pretty unusual experiences to guests, beyond the typical white sands, blue waters, and tiny cocktail umbrella. At one Japanese spa resort, visitors can take baths in red wine, green tea, or ramen broth. In Sweden, there’s ice hotels , with rooms made out of exactly what the name suggests. In Bolivia, there’s a luxury hotel made entirely of salt from nea
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Obama Failed to Punish Russian Hacking, and Other Security News This WeekEvery Saturday we round up the biggest cybersecurity news of the week.
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Honda's Self-Driving Approach Starts With the Acura NSX SupercarThe NSX relies on the kind of innovation that will help Honda cruise into the self-driving future.
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Space Photos of the Week: Galaxy Is a Big, Dusty Star Machine
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High Hopes Ride on Marijuana Amid Opioid CrisisMedical weed is a popular way to manage chronic pain -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Teaching Machines to Understand – and Summarize – Privacy LegaleseResearchers are working on ways AI could digest these massive texts and extract their meaning, presenting it in terms that people can actually understand -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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50 vilde danske ’mad’-planter skal risikovurderesDer skal være sikkerhed for, at køkkenchefens jagt på nye smagsoplevelser ikke gør gæsterne syge, mener DTU Fødevareinstituttet.
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‘It's a superpower’: meet the empaths paid to read your mind They feel your pain as if it were their own – and charge you £200 an hour to do so. Why has empathy become such a prized commodity? It is late on Friday at Piper’s diner in Koreatown, Los Angeles. David Sauvage, a slight 36-year-old man with an arresting stare, is preparing to empathise with me. “These aren’t ideal circumstances, but that’s OK,” he says. A few night owls busy themselves with eggs
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What will happen when a self-driving car kills a bystander? The technological autopsy on last year’s Tesla Autopilot crash has now closed. Regulators must now take responsibility for safety improvements As a social scientist researching emerging technologies, I am fascinated by the bumps, scrapes and abrupt turns of self-driving cars as they accelerate towards the market. Here is a technology whose algorithms are learning how to behave in the wild . For t
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The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending June 24, 2017)This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.
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The Kremlin's Election Meddling Is Paying Off Fifty-four years ago this month, former President John F. Kennedy delivered the “Strategy of Peace,” a powerful address that captured America’s indispensable leadership at the height of the Cold War. Kennedy knew that our country could not guard against the Soviet Union alone, for he believed that “genuine peace must be the product of many nations, the sum of many acts.” Incredibly, the man who n
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Do Right-to-Carry Gun Laws Make States Safer? The question of whether armed citizens deter violent crime or exacerbate it has been controversial in academia since at least the mid-1990s—not to mention the debate it continues to fuel in American politics. Conflicting studies have informed polarized lawmakers in the parallel battles over gun regulation. The case for less restrictive gun laws generally boils down to this: Law-abiding citizens h
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Skibsvrag bliver liggende ud for danske kyster på ubestemt tidLoven pålægger hverken skibsejere eller myndigheder at fjerne sunkne og strandede skibe nær de danske kyster. De danske myndigheder har siden 2010 ikke haft tal på skibsvrag omkring Danmark, men antallet er mindst 30.
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US investigates after lab improperly ships nuclear materialU.S. regulators said Friday they are launching an investigation into the improper shipment of nuclear material from the laboratory that created the atomic bomb to other federal facilities this week, marking the latest safety lapse for Los Alamos National Laboratory as it faces growing criticism over its track record.
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Forsker i ledelse: Sådan eliminerer du middelmådigt arbejde Den gennemsnitlige indsats kan hærge enhver arbejdsplads og i sidste ende true virksomhedens kundegrundlag. Derfor skal chefer være i stand til at bekæmpe den jævne præstation. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/forsker-ledelse-saadan-eliminerer-du-middelmaadigt-arbejde-8675 Emner Arbejdsmiljø Jobfinder
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London Evacuates More Than 800 Households Due to Safety Concerns More than 800 London households are being evacuated from the city’s publicly owned apartment towers after failing independent safety tests. The tests come more than a week after a fire at West London’s Grenfell Tower killed at least 79 people, with the death toll expected to rise. The blaze is said to have been accidentally caused by a refrigerator fire, but most likely perpetuated by flammable c
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Dr. John Sarno, 93, Dies; Best-Selling Author Tied Pain to AnxietiesDr. Sarno was both hailed and dismissed for his contention that most chronic pain could be traced to deep within the psyche.
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Ars Technica
Does US have right to data on overseas servers? We’re about to find out Enlarge / Microsoft in Dublin, Ireland. (credit: Red Agenda ) The Justice Department on Friday petitioned the US Supreme Court to step into an international legal thicket, one that asks whether US search warrants extend to data stored on foreign servers. The US government says it has the legal right, with a valid court warrant, to reach into the world's servers with the assistance of the tech sec
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The Atlantic
Judges Declares Second Mistrial in DuBose Shooting Case The trial of Ray Tensing, a white University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man during a traffic stop in July 2015, resulted in a hung jury on Friday, marking the second time Tensing’s case has ended in a mistrial. In November 2016, a jury was unable to decide whether Tensing was guilty of murder and voluntary manslaughter after more than 25 hours of deliberations.
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NYT > Science
Senate Health Plan Falls Short of Promise for Cheaper Care, Experts SayRepublicans say a new health law would make it easier and more affordable to get care. But the opposite may be true.
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NYT > Science
The Times’s Resident Expert for a World on FireCanada, Portugal, London: How the fire expertise of our Phoenix bureau chief informs our global reporting.
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Gizmodo
Justice Department Tries to Take Microsoft Email Warrant Fight to Supreme Court Photo: Getty The US Department of Justice is attempting to take its long-running legal battle with Microsoft over access to emails stored on foreign servers to the Supreme Court. After several delays, the Justice Department tonight filed a petition asking the Supreme Court to take its case. An appeals court previously ruled in favor of Microsoft, finding the the Justice Department couldn’t use a
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Ars Technica
32TB of Windows 10 beta builds, driver source code leaked [Updated] Enlarge (credit: Rural Learning Center ) 32TB of unreleased, private Windows 10 builds, along with source code for certain parts of the driver stack, have been leaked to BetaArchive , reports The Register . The dump appears to contain a number of Windows 10 builds from the development of codenamed Redstone 2. Redstone 2 was released earlier this year, branded as the Creators Update. Some of these
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Wired
Plastic Water Bottles Might Have Poisoned Ancient CaliforniansNative Americans living in California made their own plastic water bottles. However, they didn't know how toxic that might be.
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Gizmodo
Health Insurance Giant Agrees to Record $115 Million Payout Over Data Breach Photo: Getty Holy crap, that is a huge friggin’ payout. Health insurance giant Anthem Inc. will cough up $115 million to end a court battle over a 2015 data breach that exposed the sensitive information of nearly 80 million Americans. That’s a new record, for those of you keeping count. (Target, for example, settled for a measly $18.5 million last month after a breach exposed the payment cards of
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Gizmodo
This $34 Aluminum Stand Will Shrink to Accommodate Your Next Laptop Too iQunix Edin Laptop Stand , $34 with code ediquinx The market is littered with beautiful, minimal laptop stands from accessory design shops, but no matter how much you love yours, there’s no guarantee that your next laptop will fit properly. That’s where the iQunix Edin comes in. At first blush, the Eden looks like any other aluminum, Apple-centric laptop stand. But its secret is a knob that adjus
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Live Science
Crystal Healing: Stone-Cold Facts About Gemstone TreatmentsCrystal healing is an alternative medicine technique that employs crystals and other stones as conduits for natural healing energy.
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The Atlantic
It Took Two to Make Russian Meddling Effective If there is one thing The Washington Post’s story on the Obama administration’s anemic response to Russian meddling in the 2016 election makes clear, it’s that it took two to make the meddling effective. There is a reason the tactics Russia used on the American elections—which are similar to things they’ve done in former Soviet republics and in Europe—are referred to as “asymmetric warfare”: They
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Live Science
Lactose Intolerance: Symptoms, Treatment & Coping StrategiesLactose intolerance is not the same as milk allergy
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Utah evacuees watched flames draw closer, smoke get thickerA wildfire menacing a southern Utah ski town for nearly a week flared again, doubling in size for the second night in a row and torching more homes after residents fled the flames, officials said Friday.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Mars rover Opportunity on walkabout near rimNASA's senior Mars rover, Opportunity, is examining rocks at the edge of Endeavour Crater for signs that they may have been either transported by a flood or eroded in place by wind.
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