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Saturday's Best Deals: OLED TVs, Water Bottles, Wireless Charger, and More OLED TVs , premium underwear , and vacuum insulated steel tumblers 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 LG 55" OLED 4K TV , $1600 | 65" , $2600 If you love inky blacks and vibrant colors —and who doesn’t?—this 2017 OLED LG TV is down to $1600 today on MassDrop, or $2600 for 65" , both
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Clever Machines Learn How to Be Curious (And Play Super Mario Bros.)Computer scientists are finding ways to code curiosity into intelligent machines.
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How Marijuana May Help Stop the Opioid Abuse Epidemic A new study shows the effectiveness of medical marijuana in preventing the abuse of prescription drugs. Read More
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How Two Cities Encapsulate the Battle for Germany's Identity Last time Germany held federal elections, back in 2013, refugee policy was barely an issue. Now, with the country gearing up for elections on Sunday, the refugee debate has become a defining feature of German society. In 2015, Chancellor Angela Merkel opened Germany’s doors to refugees. One eastern state in particular soon registered its unease with the policy, earning a reputation for resistance
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When Should You Have Your Prostate Checked?Prostate cancer screening has become a controversial topic. You may have wondered why your doctor stopped screening you for it. Learn the pros and cons of prostate cancer screening and the risk... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Spettacolo: Tension between tradition and the future take center stage in Italy Enlarge / In Spettacolo , literally this town's whole world is a stage. (credit: Jeff Malmberg, Chris Shellen) The early moments of Spettacolo , the latest documentary from the team behind the acclaimed 2010 work Marwencol , may cause travel lust. As the film gets underway, old brick buildings serve as a backdrop for European architecture and vistas, practically begging viewers to hop on Airbnb,
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»Den største sundhedsrisiko bliver informations-overload«STEMMER OM FREMTIDEN: Frem mod 2030 vil nye teknologier radikalt ændre sundhedssystemet, spår læge, forfatter og innova­tionschef Imran Rashid. Fordelene bliver bedre forebyggelse og færre sygdomme – bagsiden vil være mentale problemer som følge af stigende datamængder.
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Simulating The Bodily Pain Of Future Climate Change People can't simulate realistic, internal sensations, like temperature change or pain — which is a reason why more people aren't terrified by climate change, says guest blogger Lisa Feldman Barrett. (Image credit: Mic Smith/AP)
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Is beaming down in Star Trek a death sentence? Enlarge In the 2009 movie Star Trek , Captain Kirk and Sulu plummeted down toward the planet Vulcan without a parachute. “Beam us up, beam us up!” Kirk shouted in desperation. Then at the last second, after a tense scene of Chekov running top speed to the transporter room, their lives were saved moments before they hit the doomed planet’s rocky surface. Trek Is Trek 's transporter a bit like Futu
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Arkansas Defies Monsanto, Moves To Ban Rogue Weedkiller Arkansas regulators are on a collision course with Monsanto, voting to ban use during the growing season of a drift-prone herbicide that Monsanto says is farmers' best hope for weed-free fields. (Image credit: Dan Charles/NPR)
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Hackers Break Into the SEC, DHS Tells 21 States Russian Hackers Targeted Them, and More Security News This WeekAn SEC hack, a Russian dark web takedown, and more security news this week.
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What's So Great About Kids Fighting Monsters?Stories like the one in 'It' are pretty common in horror, but audiences never tire of them.
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Trump's War of Words with Black Athletes Speaking to a crowd in Huntsville, Alabama Friday night, President Trump said he hoped NFL players who knelt during the national anthem—which they've done to protest unjustified police killings of black Americans—would lose their jobs. “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag,” Trump said , “to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out
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Virtual reality er stadig mere virtuel end virkelighed – men gennembruddet er på vejSelv om 2016 ikke indfriede alles drømme om virtual reality, breder teknologien sig i flere sektorer.
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Kurt Andersen – The Sleep of Reason – Think Again - a Big Think Podcast #117 Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Writer Kurt Andersen on passionate kookiness as the American Way. Read More
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Iceland authorities weighing options after neo-Nazi site registers there Enlarge / Clouds hover above the surrounding geothermal waters at the Blue Lagoon near Reykjavik, Iceland in 2008. (credit: Matt Cardy / Getty Images ) For the last six weeks, the neo-Nazi site The Daily Stormer has struggled to find a permanent domain name. The site lost its original .com address last month after site editor Andrew Anglin wrote a post mocking Heather Heyer, victim of the deadly
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Joan Didion and Rolling Stone: The Week in Pop-Culture Writing Joan Didion Is Ready for Her Close-Up Dana Spiotta | Vogue “What struck me, as a young person, was how unapologetic [Didion] always appeared, how self-possessed. She, like Susan Sontag—another writer who didn’t seem to mind getting her photo taken—remade for me what was possible for women. They were intellectuals who also seemed to understand what their physical selves signified for the culture.
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Mentoring With a Time Horizon of Seven Generations Suzan Shown Harjo, a Cheyenne-Creek elder, has been one of the most public faces in the campaign urging Washington’s NFL team to change its name, and for other high school, college, and pro teams across the country to do the same. Harjo’s activism has much deeper roots: She has been fighting to advance the rights of Native Americans for five decades, having worked with both President Carter and P
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How to open your messed up files DIY Don't trash them right away. If you can't open a file on your computer, don't give up right away. These tricks will give you a fighting chance of accessing or recovering its contents.
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Keep Your Drinks Cold (or Hot) All Day Long With This One-Day Tumbler Sale Alpha Armur 36 Ounce Bottle , $20 | 30 Ounce Tumbler , $14 | 20 Ounce Tumbler , $13 Once you start keeping your liquids in vacuum-insulated stainless steel , every other drinking vessel seems like a relic of the past. Today on Amazon, Alpha Armur vacuum insulated tumblers are on sale in the Gold Box. The best deal of the bunch is a 36 ounce bottle with a wide mouth screw top for $20. When sealed,
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Space Photos of the Week: Spiral Galaxy's Secretly a Giant GasbagCassini takes one last look at Saturn's moon, Jupiter's swirling clouds, and a star in a great big bubble this week in space.
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London Wants to Kick Uber Out of the CityThe ride-hailing company's offensive? Waging a popularity contest.
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Modern Toss – cartoon Wanna live like comma people? Well, it’s National Punctuation Day in the US on 24 September! Continue reading...
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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. (credit: 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 hav
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Fossilized Poo Reveals Vegetarian Dinosaurs Had a Taste for CrabsAncient crustaceans in dino dung from Utah illuminate herbivores’ broad diet -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Et af turbulensens mysterier er opklaretIfølge en anekdote mente Werner Heisenberg, at selv ikke gud kunne forklare turbulens – men nu er det præcist vist, hvordan energien spredes fra store strømhvirvler til mindre og mindre strømhvirvler.
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Democratic Megadonor Tom Steyer Still Isn't Ruling Out a 2020 Run Democratic megadonor Tom Steyer might not be a household name, but he’s not ruling out a 2020 presidential run or a 2018 run for California governor. In a recent interview, Steyer expressed skepticism at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s deal-making with President Trump. And he talked about how fes his background as a former hedge-fund manager with a De
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'Some days I think I was molested and others I'm sure it didn't happen': a controversial case of repressed memory At 17, Nicole Kluemper recovered memories of being abused by her mother – and sparked one of the fiercest debates in modern psychology. She tells her story for the first time Nicole Kluemper’s home is filled with mementoes: navy medals, a collage of photographs, a portrait of her old dog. Every wedding anniversary has been carefully celebrated, most recently with a small bronzed statue, for eight
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The People Who Pledge Allegiance to the U.S. Constitution At the end of the naturalization process, all immigrants are required to take a public oath of allegiance—not to the president, or even to the United States per se, but to the Constitution. It’s an act few native-born Americans ever consciously perform: publicly and patriotically affirming the nation’s founding charter. This act represents a kind of “constitutional patriotism.” In the absence of
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The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending September 23, 2017)This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.
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VIDEO Nikolaj Sonne udpeger det interessante ved iPhone XDRs gadgetekspert giver en kort update på den kommende flagskibstelefon fra Apple.
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Spørg Scientariet: Hvorfor er sikkerheden på betalingskort så ringe?En læser har fået misbrugt sit betalingskort og undrer sig over, hvorfor det er så nemt at gøre. Det svarer Nets på.
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Google looking to help news outlets win subscribersGoogle is seeking ways to help publishers win paying subscribers for news stories, a person close to the matter told AFP.
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Federal government notifies 21 states of election hackingThe federal government on Friday told election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems before last year's presidential election.
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Archaeologists: More protections needed for Chaco regionArchaeologists, professors and other researchers on Friday called for more protections of an expansive area surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park, saying increased oil and gas development has the potential to destroy parts of the landscape that could provide a better understanding of the ancient civilization that once inhabited the region.
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'Lady Beast' fights for girl gamers in JapanIn her online world, she is "Lady Beast", deftly operating her green monster Blanka in dizzying hand-to-hand streetfighting combat on the global professional gaming circuit.
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Your Gut Bacteria May Determine How Much Weight You Can Lose Different gut bacteria may affect differently the way energy is metabolized from foods. Read More
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The Key Difference Between Men and Women's LinkedIn Profiles In an analysis of more than 140 million of its U.S. members, LinkedIn identified a key difference between how men and women present themselves in their profiles. Read More
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Why It's So Hard to Kill a Fly Flies are in no way smart, but they experience time in an almost Matrix-like way. Read More
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History of Ancient SpartaThe Spartans of ancient Greece are famed for their martial traditions. But there is much more to Spartan history than the '300.'
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Uber Loses London License, Finds Its Business Model Threatened The list of issues reported by Transport for London is shocking. Read More
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News Analysis: Yes, Aaron Hernandez Suffered Brain Injury. But That May Not Explain His Violence.The links between biology and behavior are complex, and a number of factors contribute to violence. Yet evidence is mounting that C.T.E. may be involved.
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The Unusual Moral Reason McCain Is Voting "No" on the GOP Health Care Bill Sen. John McCain announced he'll be voting against GOP legislation that would repeal the Affordable Care Act. Read More
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The Atlantic Daily: Fiery Replies What We’re Following Escalating Threats: Kim Jong Un issued a personal reply to President Trump’s threat to “totally destroy North Korea,” promising to “surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire.” North Korea’s foreign minister hinted his country’s next move could be testing a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean —an act that could have devastating environmental consequ
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Your Risk of Early Death Increases the Longer You Sit The findings of this study are stunning: in a 16-hour waking day, adults are sedentary for 12.3 hours. Read More
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Why Facebook Will Struggle to Regulate Political AdsDisclosure rules for funding political ads are murky. Now Facebook wants to regulate itself
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Scientists Discover Octlantis, An Octopus City off the Coast of Australia There’s a special reason these generally solo cephalopods have decided to cohabitate. Read More
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How a Decrepit Grain Silo Became South Africa's Mind-Blowing Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art AfricaArchitect Mat Cash transformed a facility meant to store 30,000 tons of wheat, maize, and sorghum into a celebration of art instead of agriculture.
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There's Meth-Laced 7Up in MexicoReports of methamphetamine-laced 7Up in Mexico have prompted Arizona health officials to warn travelers about the potential contamination, according to news reports.
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For the Love of All That Is Holy, Stop Using Pattern Unlock Photo: Getty A while back, I woke up to find my Android phone lingering at a pattern unlock; not just to unlock my screen, but to decrypt all of my phone’s data. I was puzzled. Every other morning, I decrypted my device using a 10-digit, alphanumeric passphrase—something I perceived, accurately, as being infinitely more secure than tracing a dumb 6-point pattern with my finger. As it turned out,
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An Accident On The Moon, Young Lawyers To The Rescue Each year, law students argue hypothetical, futuristic case that takes place in space. This year, it's about who pays when two machines collide on the moon. (Image credit: Stocktrek Images/Getty Images)
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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. (credit: Facebook ) 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 the
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Verizon Backs Off Dickish Plan to Boot Rural Customers (Sort Of) Photo: Getty Last week, it came to light that Verizon was notifying around 8,500 customers in rural areas—many of them on unlimited plans—that their service would be canceled because the telecom giant wasn’t making enough money from them. Today, Verizon backed off that plan... sort of. Back in 2010, Verizon partnered with 21 regional wireless carriers to bring its 4G LTE services to over 2.6 mill
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: McCain’t Gonna Happen Today in 5 Lines In a move that could sink the latest Obamacare-repeal effort, Arizona Senator John McCain announced that he could not “in good conscience” support the Graham-Cassidy health-care bill. Two other Republicans, Senators Rand Paul and Susan Collins, have also signaled their opposition to the bill. The Department of Education rescinded the Obama administration’s guidelines on college s
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What Caused Mexico's 2 Major Earthquakes in 2 Weeks?It's possible the quakes happened independently of each other.
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Trilobites: Sputnik for Sale, if You’ll Settle for a Beeping ReplicaJust ahead of the 60th anniversary of the first Earth launch of a satellite, an auction house will take bids on a replica of the shiny Soviet spacecraft.
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Amazon signs deal to boost its restaurant delivery serviceAmazon wants to deliver more burritos and hamburgers to your doorstep.
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Facebook backs off plan for non-voting sharesFacebook on Friday reversed course on a plan to issue a new non-voting class of shares, avoiding a public trial in a suit filed by investors in the huge social network.
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Study finds no-tillage not sufficient alone to prevent water pollution from nitrateA new IUPUI study funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture answers a long-debated agricultural question: whether no-tillage alone is sufficient to prevent water pollution from nitrate. The answer is no.
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Twitter bots for good: Study reveals how information spreads on social mediaAfter an election year marked by heated exchanges and the distribution of fake news, Twitter bots earned a bad reputation—but not all bots are bad, suggests a new study co-authored by Emilio Ferrara, a USC Information Sciences Institute computer scientist and a research assistant professor at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering's Department of Computer Science.
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A Mutated Strain of ‘Super Malaria’ Is Spreading at an Alarming Rate Image: AP In a disturbing development, a newly-mutated strain of drug-resistant malaria has spread into Vietnam, complicating efforts to contain the the mosquito-borne virus in Southeast Asia, and potentially posing a global threat. Like bacteria, malaria is adapting to our medicines. Drug resistance is a growing problem for malaria treatment, with fears that the disease could one day no longer b
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Hydrogen Bomb vs. Atomic Bomb: What's the Difference?North Korea is threatening to test a hydrogen bomb, a weapon more powerful than the atomic bombs that devastated the Japanese cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima during World War II. Here's how they differ.
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What Is Norovirus?But what exactly is norovirus, and why does it spread so easily?
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Apocalypse Now? Doomsday Predictions Are Just Recycled Bogus TheoriesOld myths about Planet X meld with biblical predictions for a Sept. 23 apocalypse.
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Study Suggests Neanderthals Enjoyed Long Childhoods The study of a 49,000-year-old skeleton of a Neanderthal boy discovered in Spain indicates that he may have matured at about the same rate as children of modern homo sapiens . (Image credit: Paleoanthropology Group MNCN-CSIC)
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The anatomy of a hurricane Science Here's how these huge storms form. Every tropical cyclone that forms on Earth has the same basic structure that sets these storms apart from the rest.
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Building a Better Mirror for TelescopesMore reflective telescope mirrors allow astronomers to capture more photons—and do more science. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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London's Uber Beef Has Deep Cultural Roots On Friday, more than 3 million London commuters learned that they would soon have fewer options for the commute home, after the city’s transport authority announced Uber will no longer be allowed to operate within the sprawling capital’s city limits. “TfL has concluded that Uber London Limited is not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator license,” Transport for London said in a statement
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A Battle Over the Safety of Iowa's Corn Is Unfolding on Facebook If you’re in Iowa, it may be time to arm up. It’s beginning to look like an all-out war is brewing online over the security of your corn. Jokey Facebook events like “ huffing freon while listening to slipknot ” have quickly become a staple of the internet , but a plan threatening Iowa’s iconic crop has set off a digital arms race. Advertisement Next Wednesday , September 27th, over 6,000 people p
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You Can Really Screw Up Your Eyes With a Nerf Gun, Doctors Warn Image: YouTube Nerf wars are all in good fun...until all of the sudden they aren’t. In a new study out in the journal BMJ Case Reports , a pair of doctors at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London are raising the alert about the danger of Nerf guns, which can seriously screw up your eyes if your friends are being stupid. Their case report looks at three separate incidents over a three month period in
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In spectacular fail, Adobe security team posts private PGP key on blog Enlarge / Um, yes, that was Adobe PSIRT's private PGP key on their website. Best get their new public key. Having some transparency about security problems with software is great, but Adobe's Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) took that transparency a little too far today when a member of the team posted the PGP keys for PSIRT's e-mail account—both the public and the private keys. Th
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Chronic migraine cases are amplified by jawbone disorder, according to researchA study conducted by researchers in Brazil shows patients with chronic migraine are three times as likely to suffer from severe temporomandibular disorder. Though not a primary cause, the disorder is thought to accentuate and perpetuate sensitivity to pain; therefore, researchers recommend in chronic migraine clinical practice the assessement of the disorder's symptoms.
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Aaron Hernandez Found To Have Had CTE Winslow Townson/ AP An attorney for Aaron Hernandez and his estate announced today that researchers at Boston University found signs of CTE in the brain of the deceased former NFL player. Hernandez’s brain was sent to Boston University’s CTE center, considered the most comprehensive research lab for the degenerative brain disease. The center released a statement saying Hernandez had Stage 3 CTE;
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The Atlantic’s Week in Culture Don’t Miss How This Year’s Oscars Contenders Are Tackling Trump — David Sims notes that some of the biggest hits, and one notable flop, at the Toronto International Film Festival played as blunt allegories for the current political moment. Katie Posner The Business of Creativity How My First Novel Became a Movie — Caren Lissner explains how it took 14 years of false starts, navigating Hollywood,
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Ruling Finds Solar Panels From China Hurt U.S. Makers Installing solar panels on your home could become more expensive, depending on how President Trump responds to a decision Friday by the U.S. International Trade Commission. (Image credit: Mark Lennihan/AP)
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Nasa facility honors African American woman who plotted key space missions Research center named after Katherine Johnson, 99, whose story was told in the film Hidden Figures: ‘I liked work. I liked the stars and the stories we were telling’ Katherine Johnson, the mathematician whose calculations influenced some of the most important missions of the space age, on Friday helped Nasa open a new research and development facility that bears her name. Related: Hidden figures:
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7Up gets a new ingredient in Mexico—meth Enlarge (credit: Getty | Bloomberg ) 7Up—the lemon-lime soda sometimes thought to be named for its original seven main ingredients—now has a troubling eighth ingredient in Mexico: methamphetamine. Health professionals in Arizona are warning travelers to the Mexicali area to be aware of possibly contaminated sodas there. The warning comes days after medical toxicologists and emergency doctors rece
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The Caterpillar that Cries WolfIn a case of acoustic deception, caterpillars mimic bird alarm calls to defend themselves.
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Facing Brexit, U.K. Makes Science Deal with U.S.The $88 million agreement is part of efforts by the UK government to increase transatlantic collaboration as the country prepares to leave the European Union.
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Take a Number: The HPV Vaccine Gains Ground Among U.S. TeenagersSixty percent of adolescents received the vaccine in 2016. A decade ago, less than 30 percent did.
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11 Superhero Costumes That Deserve to Be Seen in Live-Action Image: Marvel/Disney. We’re inundated with comic book movies and TV shows these days. But for a decade now, we’ve been in the age of the “practical” hero look. And that was fine in the beginning, when everyone was worried about getting regular people to take this genre seriously. But we are far past that point now, and there are some things we demand to see. Image: DC 1) Discowing This is where I
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The Ultimate, Indisputable Ranking of Planets in the Solar System Recently, my colleagues at Deadspin posted a ranking of the planets. But it was mostly incorrect. After extensively researching and writing about our solar neighborhood, I feel I’m fairly qualified to take a stab at ranking these bad boys once and for all. Here is the one true ranking of planets in our solar system, which has perhaps only been previously uttered under the influence of rosé. 8. Me
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I Helped Create Facebook's Ad Machine. Here's How I'd Fix ItFacebook finally laid out some changes to its ad platform. But a former employee who helped build it shares his own ideas on how to fix the Russia problem.
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Details About Lenovo's Mysterious 25th Anniversary ThinkPad Leak For fans of Lenovo’s (and before that IBM’s) no-nonsense business systems, 2017 marks a momentous occasion as it’s the 25th anniversary of the ThinkPad line. And for quite a while, rumors were floating around that Lenovo was going to make a special throwback ThinkPad to celebrate the date, to the point that Lenovo later came out and confirmed it was happening. However, despite that admission, Len
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This $82 Gadget Is a Backup Camera and a Dual Lens Dash Cam Auto-Vox Dash Cam and Rear View Camera , $82 with code WXTEHSFD You don’t need to buy a new car to get a backup camera (which is life-changing, by the way), you just need $82 , and a few minutes to run the wires. This model attaches to your license plate, and runs to a special rear view mirror that attaches in front of your existing mirror. Oh, about that mirror ...it has a dash cam built into it
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James Comey's Rough Reception at Howard University This story was updated on September 23, 2017 at 9:54 p.m. The start of the school year can be tough for anyone, even if you’re the 56-year-old former director of the FBI. While James Comey has found himself at the center of the country’s major political controversy this year, on Friday he was the object of protest for reasons that had nothing to do with Russia, Michael Flynn, or Donald Trump. On
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Next Up, Tesla Will Take on 7-Eleven Photo: Getty Back in 2013, the sky was the limit for Tesla, and Elon Musk was promising a low-cost 90-second battery swap at charging stations in the future. Since then, reality has set in, and those plans seem to be on hold . What’s the next best solution for those long charging times? Maybe put your feet up and microwave a burrito. Earlier this week at FSTEC , the restaurant industry’s annual f
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World's Largest Aircraft Starts Engine TestsFor the first time, the private spaceflight company Stratolaunch tested all six of the engines on a colossal airplane with the largest wingspan of any aircraft in the world.
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Yes, You Really Can Use a Nokia Phone as a Vibrator All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo There are three things in life that I love: Sex toys, technology, and repurposing stuff in my home so that I can someday achieve my goal of breaking Etsy and/or Pinterest with my doubtlessly charming Brooklyn-based craft projects. That, my friends, is exactly why I decided to throw caution to the wind and stick my old Nokia 3310 into my vagina. In the interest of fu
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3% of High-School Seniors Have Used K2 or Spice in the Past MonthIt may look like weed, and it may be smoked like weed. But synthetic cannabinoids — a category of drugs, some of which are legal — can be far more dangerous than natural marijuana.
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Transparent Tackles Israel-Palestine, and Other Boundary Issues Transparent is the rare TV show held up as a symbol of the Obama era to return in 2017 without piling on references to Donald Trump. But the fourth season of the soulful Amazon dramedy about a Los Angeles family whose onetime patriarch transitions genders at age 68 could, if you wanted, be read as one long subtweet of wall builders. It’s a 10-episode riff on the concept of borders, with a riskier
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How Milo Yiannopoulos's Berkeley 'Free Speech Week' Fell Apart At first, conservative agitator Milo Yiannopoulos’s Free Speech Week in Berkeley, California, seemed like it might be a major event. Four straight days of provocative events on campus featuring right-wing luminaries, culminating with appearances by conservative writer Ann Coulter and former Trump White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, and all in the heart of one of the most symbolically reson
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NASA'S OSIRIS-REx spacecraft slingshots past EarthNASA's asteroid sample return spacecraft successfully used Earth's gravity on Friday to slingshot itself on a path toward the asteroid Bennu, for a rendezvous next August.
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Study finds no-tillage not sufficient alone to prevent water pollution from nitrateA new IUPUI study funded by the US Department of Agriculture answers a long-debated agricultural question: whether no-tillage alone is sufficient to prevent water pollution from nitrate. The answer is no.
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Researchers describe mechanism that underlies age-associated bone lossA major health problem in older people is age-associated osteoporosis -- the thinning of bone and the loss of bone density that increases the risk of fractures. Researchers have now detailed an underlying mechanism leading to that osteoporosis. When this mechanism malfunctions, progenitor cells stop creating bone-producing cells, and instead create fat cells. Knowledge of this mechanism can provid
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UTA study finds public-private partnerships key to making telemedicine sustainableRadhaKanta Mahapatra, a professor in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management in the UTA College of Business, conducted the study, A Collaborative Approach to Creating ICT-based Sustainable Development, which was published as part of the Americas Conference on Information Systems' proceedings earlier this year. ICT is Information and Communication Technology. Former Odisha C
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Wasp Bite Gives Man a Heart AttackA wasp bite turned into a major medical problem for a 45-year-old British man.
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Five rad and random kitchen items I found this week Gadgets The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 24. Five rad and random kitchen things I found this week. The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 24.
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Theresa May's Case for a Two-Year Transition Period After Brexit Theresa May reaffirmed her belief that “no deal is better than a bad deal” when it comes to Brexit, but added that she would like to try for one anyway—even if it means going beyond the March 2019 deadline. In a highly anticipated speech in Florence Friday, the British prime minister called for establishing a two-year “implementation period” after the U.K. formally leaves the EU, during which tim
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What Would a Hydrogen Bomb Do to the Pacific Ocean? The latest fiery exchange between the United States and North Korea has produced a new kind of threat. On Tuesday, during his speech at the United Nations, President Trump said his government would “totally destroy North Korea” if necessary to defend the United States or its allies. On Friday, Kim Jong Un responded, saying North Korea “will consider with seriousness exercising of a corresponding,
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Baltimore Built an App to Map Opioid Overdoses in Real TimeOpioid overdoses proliferate, like a disease. A new app lets health and law-enforcement officials anticipate their spread.
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Facebook Settles Shareholder Lawsuit Out of Court Just Days Before Trial This Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg was expected to testify in court for the second time this year. His testimony might have helped determine if he and his company had breached their fiduciary duty to minority shareholders. But according to the Delaware Court of Chancery, the case has been canceled and settled out of court. The court was informed at approximately 2:30pm today. The nature of the case pe
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Telling children they’re smart could tempt them to cheatKids who were praised for being smart were more likely to cheat, two studies suggest.
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iFixit’s iPhone 8 teardown finds a smaller battery and lots of glue Enlarge (credit: iFixit ) There’s a new iPhone out in the wild, which means there’s a new teardown from iFixit showing everything that’s going on inside Apple’s latest handset. The popular repair site wrapped up its breakdown of the iPhone 8 on Friday, finding that the 8’s internals, unsurprisingly, look a good deal like those of last year’s iPhone 7 . There are some small changes—more adhesive s
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Nyko Is Mercifully Making the Wireless SNES Controller That Nintendo Refuses to Nintendo can claim that sticking with wired controllers makes its SNES Classic Edition a more authentic retro gaming experience, but in reality it’s probably just a cost-saving measure. Wrangling controller cables isn’t a part of your childhood worth reliving, however, so Nyko once again has mercifully bestowed gamers with an affordable wireless alternative . The $20 Super Miniboss for the SNES C
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Two Group A Streptococcus genes linked to 'flesh-eating' bacterial infectionsGroup A Streptococcus bacteria cause illnesses ranging from mild nuisances like strep throat to life-threatening conditions such as flesh-eating disease, also known as necrotizing fasciitis. Life-threatening infections occur when the bacteria spread underneath the surface of the skin or throat and invade the underlying soft tissue. Researchers have found two group A Streptococcus genes involved in
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Twitter bots for good: USC ISI study reveals how information spreads on social mediaTwitter bots have earned a bad reputation -- but not all bots are bad, suggests a new study co-authored by Emilio Ferrara, a USC Information Sciences Institute computer scientist and a research assistant professor at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering's Department of Computer Science with a team from the Technical University of Denmark.
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So, Whose Netflix Are You Stealing and How? Image: Netflix.com It’s time to cleanse ourselves and confess all the subscriptions services we’re not paying for. First off: There’s nothing wrong with using someone else’s login—morally, anyway—although it probably breaks some Terms of Service agreements. But in this economy of stagnant wages and longer hours, it’s the modern equivalent of clipping coupons. Friends agree to join a cell phone ca
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John McCain Saves Obamacare Once Again Updated on September 22 at 3:28 p.m. ET For the second time this year, Senator John McCain appears to have preserved the signature domestic achievement of the man who once kept him from the presidency. The Arizona Republican on Friday announced that he could not “in good conscience” support the latest GOP proposal to substantially repeal the Affordable Care Act , all but certainly dooming the eff
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Photos of the Week: 9/16–9/22 Unbelievable wreckage left across the Caribbean by massive hurricanes, an epic refugee crisis in Bangladesh, huge protests in St. Louis, Manila, and Barcelona, and the aftermath of a terrible earthquake in Mexico City that is being met with an enormous volunteer effort.
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This AI reads the news to keep tabs on US police shootingsThere’s no central government database on police-related shootings in the US, but now a machine-learning system is helping record details by scanning the news
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New technique spots warning signs of extreme eventsEngineers at MIT have devised a framework for identifying key patterns that precede an extreme event. The framework can be applied to a wide range of complicated, multidimensional systems to pick out the warning signs that are most likely to occur in the real world.
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Most Accurate CRISPR Gene Editing YetA tweaked Cas9 nuclease reduces off-target effects to levels below that of previous versions of the enzyme.
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Possible good news about climate change leads to confused coverage Enlarge (credit: Takver / Flickr ) In The Guardian , the headline was “Ambitious 1.5C Paris climate target is still possible, new analysis shows.” But over at Breitbart, readers were told that “Climate Alarmists Finally Admit ‘We Were Wrong About Global Warming.’” Other headlines spanned pretty much the entire range between these two. The grist for the mill was a new study published in Nature Geo
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Taser Wants to Turn Smartphone Users Into a Citizen Snitch Network [Updated] Photo: Getty On Thursday, The Intercept published a leaked survey in which body camera manufacturer Axon (the company formerly known as Taser) discussed a new software platform permitting citizens to submit their own photo and video evidence to its private cloud storage property, Evidence.com. While the purpose of the survey was reportedly to gather naming ideas from law enforcement officials, th
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Fall Offers a Slew of Brain-Themed Events in NYC Summer is officially over and we’re gearing up for a busy–and brainy–fall in New York City. There are a lot of public events coming up that we wanted to highlight. First up, our neuroscientist friends at braiNY are headed to CAVEAT on September 29 for a neuroscience-themed happy hour . With promises to teach you “science-based party tricks from experts that will make you the coolest kid at the pa
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Is It Unethical To Pose as an Alt-Righter? The hidden-camera videos released this week by Patrik Hermansson show creepy people at their creepiest. White supremacists spoke to Hermansson, a 25-year-old Swede who first approached them a year ago, as if he were one of their own. To them, he presented an irresistible recruitment target: a real Aryan, with impeccable pigmentary credentials, studying white supremacists for a master’s project. T
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The Genomic Revolution Reaches the City Crime Lab Lisa Ziegert disappeared from the gift shop where she worked on April 15, 1992, and her body was found four days later. From then until this past Monday, her murder remained unsolved. Then on Monday, the local district attorney’s office in Massachusetts announced the arrest of a 48-year-old man for Ziegert’s death. Among the clues that led police to him was a computer-generated “mug shot” based o
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New technique spots warning signs of extreme eventsMany extreme events—from a rogue wave that rises up from calm waters, to an instability inside a gas turbine, to the sudden extinction of a previously hardy wildlife species—seem to occur without warning. It's often impossible to predict when such bursts of instability will strike, particularly in systems with a complex and ever-changing mix of players and pieces.
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From galaxies far far away!In a paper to be published in Science on 22 September, the Pierre Auger Collaboration reports observational evidence demonstrating that cosmic rays with energies a million times greater than that of the protons accelerated in the Large Hadron Collider come from much further away than from our own Galaxy.
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After Srinivas Kuchibhotla’s Murder, His Widow Battles DeportationHow one tech worker's story illuminates the plight of H-1B holders.
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Make Your Walls Pop With $10 Prints from Pop Chart Lab Select Pop Chart Lab Prints , $10 with code 5PRINTS410 Update: They’re back ! Grab The Genealogy of Wine , The Cocktail Chart of Film & Literature , Splendid Structures of New York City , The Chart of Famous Eyewear , and A Plotting of Fiction Genres for just $10 each with the code 5PRINTS410. If your spring cleaning doesn’t involve revamping your home goods, what are you even doing? Add some
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Stronger Is a Profound, Oscar-Worthy Gem Jeff Bauman’s life story is a devastating and inspiring tale of loss and triumph over adversity: His legs were amputated above the knee after he was wounded in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, but with the aid of prosthetics, he learned to walk again. The fear I had going into Stronger , the film about Bauman’s recovery starring Jake Gyllenhaal, was that it would cram this genuinely wrenching ma
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How Campus Sexual Assault Became So Politicized On Friday, the Department of Education officially revoked the Obama administration’s guidance on college sexual assault, offering interim guidelines on how universities should handle the issue. Democratic Senator Patty Murray said in a statement the decision could send sexual assault survivors “back into the shadows.” When DeVos gestured at these upcoming plans in a speech earlier this month, man
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Some Vegetarian Dinosaurs Cheated By Snacking on Seafood Digging for fossilized dino poop: CU Boulder associate professor Karen Chin at work. (Image: University of Colorado) Large plant-eating dinosaurs are typically thought of as strict vegetarians, but an analysis of fossilized dino poop from the Cretaceous Period suggests some of these creatures also feasted on crustaceans. The study, published this week in Scientific Reports , suggests these occasi
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Solar panel maker wins trade commission finding, tariff decision to go to Trump Enlarge / An employee inspects photovoltaic cells following electrical contact soldering during manufacture at Solarworld AG in Freiberg, Germany, in July 2016. (credit: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg via Getty Images ) On Friday, the International Trade Commission (ITC) sided with bankrupt solar panel manufacturer Suniva , voting 4-0 that cheap imported solar panels and modules have harmed domestic pan
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Aaron Hernandez Had 'Severe' Form of Brain Disease: What Is CTE?Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez had a severe form of the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) when he died earlier this year, a new analysis of his brain shows.
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Antibiotics and biocidal cleaners may spread multidrug resistance in MRSAAntibiotic use on people or pets, and use of biocidal cleaning products such as bleach, are associated with multidrug resistance in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the home. This contamination of the home environment may contribute to reinfection of both humans and animals with MRSA, and to subsequent failure of treatment. The research is published Sept. 22 in Applied and Env
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I Love Nearly Every Single Thing About This Gigantic Gaming Laptop All images: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo When companies continually try to shoehorn features like curved displays or modular add-ons into devices where they don’t necessarily belong, I often find myself wondering why they’re working so hard to include features of such dubious value. But perhaps the best example of this are all the manufacturers trying to install mechanical keyboards on gaming laptops.
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Two-colour pixels let you draw pair of images in the same spacePixels created with pinholes in aluminium can change colour under different light, which may be useful for fighting forgeries and for storing data
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Guest Blog: Addressing Mystic Seg Grenades from @Nseraf Here are player @Nseraf’s suggestions for dealing with seg grenades in Mystic cells. Please note that our developers are currently working on a fix for this problem, and we may soon have new instructions for you wrt seg grenades. However, for the moment, please read up on these tips for helping you to most efficiently deal with the headache of seg grenades. Types of seg(mentation) Gren(ade): Visi
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What Is a ‘Dotard’? Kim Jong-Un Gives Trump a Language LessonIf there's one good thing that came out of President Trump and Kim Jong-Un's back-and-forth, it's this.
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Scientists Resolve Mysterious Violation to Einstein's Relativity Image: Robert Couse-Baker /Flickr Even if you don’t know much physics, you probably know one of its core tenets: an object at rest stays at rest, and an object in motion stays in motion. In fact, in a vacuum where there’s literally nothing to slow things down, things don’t prefer being at rest or in motion. This plays out in real life all the time—when you’re sitting in the bathroom on a plane, f
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Verizon backtracks—but only slightly—in plan to kick customers off network Enlarge (credit: Verizon ) Verizon Wireless is giving a reprieve to some rural customers who are scheduled to be booted off their service plans, but only in cases when customers have no other options for cellular service. Verizon recently notified 8,500 customers in 13 states that they will be disconnected on October 17 because they used roaming data on another network. But these customers weren'
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High-Energy Cosmic Rays Come from Outside Our GalaxyGiant observatory announces long-awaited result -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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'Hijacking' Cells: Scientists Aim to Create More Powerful Cell Building BlocksComponents of cells known as organelles helped kick-start complex life on Earth hundreds of millions of years ago. And now, researchers are trying to invent "designer organelles" that can give cells new capabilities.
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Coyotes vs Roadrunners: Roadrunners win! In a classic cartoonish fashion, the Coyotes just couldn’t quite catch up to those pesky Roadrunners! Beep Beep, Roadrunners are still on top… at least for now! Thanks to all who participated! Leaderboard
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Algae on river flowing into Lake Erie prompts warningHealth officials in Ohio are telling children, pregnant women and people with certain medical conditions not to swim in the river that flows through Toledo because of an algae outbreak.
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Not home? Walmart wants to walk in and stock your fridgeWould you be OK with letting a stranger into your house for the sake of convenience?
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London ouster of Uber not justified: US commerce chiefThe decision by London transport authorities to oust US ride-hailing firm Uber is "not really justified," US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Friday.
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Russia firm unveils 'surveillance-proof' smartphoneFor Russians who fear that someone may be eavesdropping on their phone conversations, leading IT entrepreneur Natalya Kaspersky says she has a solution.
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NASA's asteroid chaser swings by Earth on way to space rockNASA's asteroid-chasing spacecraft swung by Earth on Friday on its way to a space rock.
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Before You Watch Inhumans, Here's All the Crazy Shit Happening to Them in the Comics Image: Marvel Comics. Next week, the Inhumans take their first big step into the world of TV when Inhumans arrives on ABC. We’ve told you about the origins of Marvel’s weird mutants in the past, but what are they up to in the comics right now? If you’re looking to dive in before Inhumans arrives, this is what you need to know. A Huge Cloud of Terrigen Mists Came and Awoke Tons of New Inhumans Oka
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FTC serves health-app maker massive slice of humble pie—and $1.5M bill (credit: JLS Photography - Alaska ) The Pact app was supposed to help users meet weekly goals for exercising and eating veggies. Users that succeeded were promised cash rewards, while those who broke their health “pact” paid penalties. But according to the Federal Trade Commission, it was the app maker that saw diet and exercise results—it feasted on users’ bank accounts and made a run for it whe
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Enormous dinosaur poops show that even herbivores ate shellfish Science Plus a heaping portion of decayed wood for fiber. Everyone cheats on their diets—dinosaurs were no exception. And there's one delicacy that paleontologists didn't know until now: crustaceans.
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Dentistry study pinpoints role of proteins that produce pearlsPearls are among nature's most beautiful creations, and have been treasured for countless centuries. Beneath one's iridescent surface lies a tough and resilient structure made of intricately arranged tiles of calcium carbonate organized by a crew of proteins that guide its formation and repair.
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Fires in Australia pop up in places already burnedFires that span across the Northern Territory and Western Australia appear to have broken out in areas that have already been burned in previous fires. Areas that sport "burn scars", those areas that are a darker, almost red-brown color, are surrounded by fires that are anywhere from a few hours old to 7 days old. The areas that are seven days old can be attributed to fires that spread but areas t
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Enhancing the sensing capabilities of diamonds with quantum propertiesPure diamond consists of carbon atoms in a perfect crystal lattice. But remove a few carbons and swap some others for nitrogen, and you get a diamond with special quantum-sensing properties. These properties are useful for quantum information applications and sensing magnetic fields, and as a platform for probing the mysteries of quantum physics.
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NASA tracking Hurricane Maria on Bahamas approachNASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a look at Maria's temperatures to find the strongest sides of the storm, while NOAA's GOES satellite revealed the extent of the storm in a visible image as it moved toward the Bahamas.
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NASA's Terra satellite sees a very stubborn post-Tropical Cyclone JoseJose continues to bring tropical storm conditions to southern New England although the storm has become post-tropical. NASA's Terra satellite caught a view of the storm sitting almost stationary about 100 miles from Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.
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First large scale study of cocaine users leads to breakthrough in drug testingScientists from the University of Surrey have developed a rapid and highly sensitive fingerprint test that can take just seconds to confirm whether someone has used cocaine.
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Fires in Australia pop up in places already burnedFires that span across the Northern Territory and Western Australia appear to have broken out in areas that have already been burned in previous fires.
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Emergency contraception not as accessible as it should be, says CU Anschutz studyEfforts to remove barriers to accessing emergency contraception (EC) scored victories in 2013, when the US Food and Drug Administration removed age restrictions on over-the-counter sales of the levonogestrel drug Plan B.
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NYU dentistry study pinpoints role of proteins that produce pearlsWhile it is known that pearls are made of calcium carbonate with an organic matrix core, the role of the proteins modulating the organization of these crystals has, until recently, been unclear. Researchers at NYU Dentistry reported the role of two such proteins that regulate the processes leading up to the formation of pearl.
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UCI scientists identify important aspect of the brain's navigational systemThe ability to successfully navigate in the environment is essential both for animals searching for food or escaping predators, as well as for human urban dwellers. It is something we take for granted, but under the hood, it is supported by still incompletely understood brain networks that continuously calculate our position in the environment. Moreover, the location where certain experience occur
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Discovery of a new genetic syndrome which predisposes the body to cancerA new syndrome caused by biallelic mutations -- those produced in both gene copies inherited from the mother and father -- in the FANCM gene predisposes the body to the appearance of tumors and causes rejection to chemotherapy treatments. Contrary to what scientists believed, the gene does not cause Fanconi anaemia. Researchers recommend modifying the clinical monitoring of patients with these mut
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Enhancing the sensing capabilities of diamonds with quantum propertiesWhen a nitrogen atom is next to the space vacated by a carbon atom, it forms what is called a nitrogen-vacancy center. Now, researchers have shown how they can create more NV centers, which makes sensing magnetic fields easier, using a relatively simple method that can be done in many labs. They describe their results this week in Applied Physics Letters.
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A NASA Spacecraft Will Slingshot Past Earth Today Image: NASA Right now, NASA’s Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security - Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft is hurtling through the void in order to link up with an asteroid named Bennu in 2018. While the intrepid spacecraft still has a way to go until its big rendezvous, today it’ll casually fly by Earth. Unfortunately, it poses no immediate danger to our planet, b
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Infant mummy and Triceratops go through CT scanner Scientists recently put a 2,000-year-old patient into a CT scanner: the mummified remains of a 7-month-old baby boy. Then they did the same with pieces of skull from two teenage Triceratops . By scanning the child mummy, researchers hope to gain insight into the diet, lifestyle, habits, and physiology of people living in Egypt around 2,000 years ago, when the baby was mummified. They also are loo
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The Meaning of Kim Jong Un's Rebuttal to Trump In the last two weeks, tensions with North Korea are approaching an important limit. Pyongyang’s threat to conduct an atmospheric thermonuclear test is perhaps the most provocative action the regime could take, short of mobilizing for an attack. It is too grave to be ignored. To prevent the launch, the Trump administration must evolve beyond the failed policy of its first nine months, issue a cre
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Low screening rates for adolescents diagnosed with PID in the nation's emergency departmentsThe nation's emergency departments had low rates of complying with recommended HIV and syphilis screening for at-risk adolescents, though larger hospitals were more likely to provide such evidence-based care.
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Highest-energy cosmic rays have extragalactic originA 50-year-old debate has at last been settled: the highest-energy cosmic rays do not originate in our own Galaxy but in galaxies located tens or even hundreds of millions of light years away. The evidence comes from the Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina, which has been gathering data since 2004 about these particles that constantly bombard the Earth. The CNRS is the observatory's principal Fre
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First large scale study of cocaine users leads to breakthrough in drug testingScientists from the University of Surrey have developed a rapid and highly sensitive fingerprint test that can take just seconds to confirm whether someone has used cocaine.
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Multi-gene test predicts Alzheimer's better than APOE E4 aloneA new test that combines the effects of more than two dozen genetic variants, most associated by themselves with only a small risk of Alzheimer's disease, does a better job of predicting which cognitively normal older adults will go on to develop Alzheimer's dementia than testing only for the well-known genetic variant APOE E4.
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Mysterious Deep Space Radio Bursts May Be Surprisingly Common Artist’s depiction of a rupturing magnetar—a rotating neutron star with an extremely strong magnetic field. These exotic objects could be the source of the mysterious cosmic bursts observed by scientists. (Image: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/S. Wiessinger) Since their discovery in 2002, scientists have struggled to understand Fast Radio bursts—high-energy pulses that originate from galaxies
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OSIRIS-REx spacecraft zooms by Earth on its way to an asteroidOn its way to collect dust samples from the asteroid Bennu, NASA’S OSIRIS-REx spaceship will slingshot around Earth, passing 17,000 kilometres above Antarctica
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(Legally) Selling Weed While Black As Oakland's legal cannabis industry grows, the biggest players seem to have two things in common: They're white, and they have lots of money. (Image credit: Chelsea Beck)
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Plan to save Great Barrier Reef from encroaching farm pollutionA major project is underway to protect Australia’s Great Barrier Reef from being smothered and poisoned by agricultural runoff
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New Zealand’s iconic kiwi birds may be losing their sightThree Okarito brown kiwis living wild in New Zealand are completely blind but in good physical condition, suggesting the species is evolving to lose its sight
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Big Antarctic iceberg edges out to seaThe near-6,000 sq km block of ice known as A-68 looks finally to be on the move.
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The way poison frogs keep from poisoning themselves is complicatedGaining resistance to one of their own toxins forced some poison dart frogs to make other genetic tweaks, too.
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Friday's Top Deals: Sheet Gold Box, Bluetooth Headphones, iPhone Cases, and More We kick off the weekend with sateen sheet Gold Box , B luetooth headphones , iPhone cases and more! Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Whether you ordered a new iPhone 8 or 8 Plus, or you’re still rocking a phone from the iPhone 7 generation, these discounted Anker cases will keep your handset safe. Anker Wireless Vertical Mouse , $14 with code DEAL
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VW’s California XXL, an amazing camper van that needs to come to the US Volkswagen I was alerted to this rather awesome-looking Volkswagen California XXL camper van by our policy editor and chief Ars van aficionado David Kravets. Based on the VW Crafter, this is a 21st-century descendent of the iconic VW bus ( aka the Bulli/Camper/Kombi/Transporter/Type 2). It's also perhaps the ultimate expression of car camping, short of one of those Russian things that are a spino
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NASA tracking Hurricane Maria on Bahamas approachNASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a look at Maria's temperatures to find the strongest sides of the storm, while NOAA's GOES satellite revealed the extent of the storm in a visible image as it moved toward the Bahamas.
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Families of survivors of ECMO for heart conditions report favorable quality of lifeOne of the few large studies to report long-term outcomes in cardiac patients treated in childhood with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has found overall favorable outcomes among survivors, as reported by families. ECMO provides short-term breathing and heart support for critically ill children while doctors treat the underlying illness.
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NASA's Terra satellite sees a very stubborn post-Tropical Cyclone JoseJose continues to bring tropical storm conditions to southern New England although the storm has become post-tropical. NASA's Terra satellite caught a view of the storm sitting almost stationary about 100 miles from Nantucket Island, Mass.
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Gatorade to Pay $300,000 for Using Usain Bolt Game to Teach Kids Not to Drink Water GIF GIF Source: CSPITV In 2012, Gatorade released Bolt! , a game for the iPhone that used the fastest man alive to inspire kids to try their best, remain dedicated, and always avoid water. Some people found this problematic —including California’s attorney general. On Thursday, The Gatorade Company agreed to pay a $300,000 settlement for promoted misleading and disparaging statements about water.
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Saving One of Western Art’s Most Iconic Paintings For nearly 100 years, he’s been the star attraction in the palatial portrait gallery of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, a turn-of-the-century estate in tony San Marino, California. Today, he lies on a table in a small, chilled room above some administrative offices, surrounded by surgical tools, looking more than ever like a vulnerable boy on the cusp of adolescenc
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Lab notes: DNA editing, dearth of new antibiotics and knowing your mind This week’s top story brings hope for millions of those who are unable to conceive. British scientists have revealed the role of ‘master gene’ in human embryo development . The study marks a first for the UK and could help uncover the cause of recurrent miscarriages and improve fertility treatments. Scientists used Crispr/Cas9 gene-editing tool to make precise cuts in DNA and deactivate a gene ca
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Incredible Footage of a Drone Racing Up a Mountain Had Me Reaching For a Seatbelt GIF Remember the RC toys you had as a kid? The ones you would lose control of when they went out of range 50 feet away? Gabriel Kocher’s custom-built camera drone has a range of almost two miles, allowing him to pilot it to the top of a mountain and capture exhilarating footage along the way. Yesterday’s drone’s eye view of a cargo train might have left you feeling a bit queasy, but this short fi
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Cities and States Are Picking Up Trump's Slack on ClimateA group of states are on track to meet or exceed their share of the Paris accord target -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Mysterious Apocalyptic Message Interrupts TV Broadcasts in California: 'Violent Times Will Come' The mushroom cloud from “Ivy Mike” rises above in the Marshall Islands in 1952. (Photo: AP) Many Californians’ regularly scheduled broadcasts were interrupted Thursday morning with strange emergency messages warning of extraterrestrial invasions and the beginning of Armageddon. The bizarre warnings aired on TVs in the Orange County area, affecting Cox and Spectrum cable users, according to the Or
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How a video game might help us build better cities | Karoliina KorppooWith more than half of the world population living in cities, one thing is undeniable: we are an urban species. Part game, part urban planning sketching tool, "Cities: Skylines" encourages people to use their creativity and self-expression to rethink the cities of tomorrow. Designer Karoliina Korppoo takes us on a tour through some extraordinary places users have created, from futuristic fantasy c
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How Graham-Cassidy Would Affect Women The latest health-care bill by Senate Republicans, Graham-Cassidy, is being called the most radical Obamacare-repeal proposal yet. Women are one group that would be most affected by the overhaul . Graham-Cassidy has been deemed “ far-reaching ” because it would end both the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion and its system of tax credits to help people buy personal insurance plans. Instead,
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Giving the Deep State More Leeway to Kill With Drones The Trump administration believes that the targeted-killing policy of its predecessor is too restrictive, and officials intend to give what some call “the administrative state” and others call “the deep state” the ability to use lethal force with less oversight. Expect more secretive killings by the CIA. Former President Barack Obama presided over roughly 10 times as many lethal air strikes as Ge
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Arecibo Observatory Closed by Hurricane MariaThe condition of the world’s second-largest radio telescope remains unclear after being battered by the storm -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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NASA's asteroid-collecting spacecraft will slingshot around Earth today Space It has to pick up an extra boost. OSIRIS-REx is stopping by to pick up an extra boost from Earth’s gravity.
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To Advance Medicine's Future, NIH Tries to Win the Trust of Mistreated CommunitiesThe agency hopes to enroll 1 million people in its precision medicine effort -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Gizmodo

What Will Break First, Your iPhone or Your Wireless Charging Ikea Furniture Image: Ikea Known for innovating by employing technology and features other companies have had in use for years and treating them as Brand Fucking New, Apple is now rolling out wireless charging on its new line of iPhones. Despite hideous initial sales, there’s likely to be a rush to buy up charging stations and Ikea—Sweden’s most famous non-idiot export —is pulling a comfortable, flat-packed cha
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Deadspin Wait, Do The Rams Actually Have An Offense Now? Deadspin Wait, Do The Rams Actually Have An Offense Now? | Jezebel Oh My God, Wendy Williams Was So Freaking Rude to The Bachelorette ’s Rachel and Bryan! | The Root Former White Woman Discusses Her ‘Black Woman’ Transition on Maury | Splinter If This Punk-Rock Democrat Can Win in Texas, Maybe We’re Not Totally Screwed |
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Usher syndrome: Gene therapy restores hearing and balanceScientists from the Institut Pasteur, Inserm, the CNRS, Collège de France, University Pierre et Marie Curie, and University Clermont Auvergne, have recently restored hearing and balance in a mouse model of Usher syndrome type 1G characterized by profound congenital deafness and vestibular disorders caused by severe dysmorphogenesis of the mechanoelectrical transduction apparatus of the inner ear's
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Ingeniøren

Virtual reality er kunstens nye medieSERIE: En lang række førende kunstnere har taget VR til sig. I dag åbner udstillingen ‘CC:LAB . Virtual Reality’ på Copenhagen Contemporary på Papirøen i København. Ingeniøren var en af de første til at prøve det danskproducerede VR-kunstværk Anthropia.
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New on MIT Technology Review

In China, Robot Dentists Are Implanting 3-D Printed Teeth
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Ars Technica

Liveblog: Satya Nadella lays out Microsoft’s vision at Ignite Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. (credit: Microsoft) Liveblog starts in: View Liveblog Microsoft's IT-focused Ignite conference—the one that to many of us is still more familiar as "TechEd"—starts on Monday. In a shake-up from the normal routine for these things, the opening keynote will be a short, one-hour affair, in which Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will present the company's vision for the future
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Ars Technica

Fitbit Ionic review: Meet the $300 fitness-focused smartwatch Video shot by Justin Wolfson (video link) Fitbit has a lot riding on its new $300 Ionic smartwatch. Analyst reports suggest the smartwatch category will continue to grow over the next few years, and Apple and Google already have well-established devices and operating systems. Being one of the top players in the wearables game, Fitbit is unlikely to build a device that runs Android Wear (much less
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New on MIT Technology Review

First Evidence That Offshore Wind Farms Are Changing the OceansWind turbines can support vast colonies of marine species in areas where they were previously rare.
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