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Incident on SpaceX pad could delay its first manned flight

A mysterious but apparently serious incident occurred Saturday in Cape Canaveral, Florida involving the SpaceX capsule intended to carry American astronauts into space late this year, the private company and NASA announced.

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The Last Kennedy

FALL RIVER , Mass.—Four new members of the House were hanging out at a bar back at the end of 2012, after a long day of new-member orientation at Harvard’s Kennedy School: Joe Kennedy of Massachusetts, Beto O’Rourke of Texas, Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, and Eric Swalwell of California. A woman approached the table, and caught O’Rourke’s eye. “She’s like, ‘Are you who I think you are?’ And I thought,

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Spørg Fagfolket: Hvad er stenene i pyramiderne lavet af?

En læser vil gerne vide, hvordan pyramiderne er skruet sammen – materialer og metoder. Amerikansk professor, der har studeret pyramiderne i 17 år, fortæller, hvad viden og formodninger er.

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7 fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Sites

UNESCO World Heritage Sites are locations of high value to humanity, either for their cultural, historical, or natural significance. Some are even designated as World Heritage Sites because humans don't go there at all, while others have felt the effects of too much human influence. These 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites each represent an overlooked or at-risk facet of humanity's collective cultural

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4 ways we can cut emissions from plastic

Researchers have determined how much plastic contributes to climate change, and what it would take to curb these emissions. From campaigns against microplastics to news of the great Pacific garbage patch, public awareness is growing about the outsized effect plastic has on the world’s oceans. However, its effect on the air is far less obvious. Plastic production, use, and disposal all emit prodig

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Why haven’t we evolved a solution to aging?

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Extensive flooding in eastern Canada forces evacuations

Flooding in eastern Canada forced the evacuation of 1,200 people while more than 600 troops have been deployed in response, authorities said Sunday.

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Starwatch: the Lyrids put on their annual show

The Lyrid meteor shower reaches its peak. They are the oldest recorded meteors – first written about in ancient China over 2,500 years ago The Lyrid meteor shower reaches its peak on the night of 22 April. The chart shows the view looking east at midnight. This is the oldest recorded meteor shower, with records that describe it dating back more than 2,500 years to ancient China. The meteors, also

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Hospitals Stand to Lose Billions Under ‘Medicare for All’

Private insurance pays hospitals much more than the federal government does for patient care. If Medicare for all means Medicare rates, expect an industry backlash.

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Computational propaganda: Why data extraction allows massive manipulation // Interview with a privacy expert

Recently I interviewed Marta Peirano. She's a Spanish journalist who is an expert on surveillance and privacy. I had a really interesting interview and I just want it to share it with you. We talk about why tech companies are using encryption for their own benefit, the real conversation around algorithms and how we're being fought over by two countries (China and USA with 5G technology). All lead

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Sri Lanka, citing 'false news reports,' blocks social media after attacks

Sri Lanka placed a nationwide block on social media sites after more than 200 people died in multiple attacks on Sunday. The government, in taking the drastic step, cited "false news reports" …

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A Horrific Flashback in Sri Lanka

When Sri Lanka’s brutal civil war ended in an equally brutal fashion a decade ago, there was hope that the island nation could leave its past behind. The Easter Sunday bombings, the first attacks of this scale since the war, are a reminder of how fragile the peace the nation achieved really is. The attacks on churches and hotels, which killed more than 200 people, came at a crucial juncture: The

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What You Must Understand About Solar Power

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Waking

Sometimes, in shadowy first light, it even looks like a horse, there at the end of the bed like an implement or furniture, no horn at the center of its forehead, no wings, only the right number of legs, and an outline sleek with dew. Then, long face to face, it looms above your breathing, the separation of the eyes and its own deep breathing meant to wake you—the animal standing there at bedside,

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Fighting litter with crows

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BYD is going from buses to exotic supercars — all EVs – Autoblog

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I'm not sure if you can handle this haha

You're not part of the illuminati. The government is tricking you. How much control do you have? I say this with no slither of doubt! If everyone were to band together, no matter what the skin colour. No matter what the belief. We can gain control over what happens. We do not need to be friends. We do not need to stick together after. But we can regain control. submitted by /u/AidanBM2 [link] [co

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2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming Digest #16

Story of the Week… Editorial of the Week… El Niño/La Niña Update… Toon of the Week… Quote of the Week… Graphic of the Week… SkS in the News… Coming Soon on SkS… Poster of the Week… SkS Week in Review… Story of the Week… Satellite confirms key NASA temperature data: The planet is warming — and fast New evidence suggests one of the most important climate change data sets is ge

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Sri Lanka Blocks Facebook, WhatsApp After Easter Bombings Leave Hundreds Dead

After at least 207 people were killed and over four hundred more were reported wounded after a series of bombs went off at Easter services in Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan government has moved to …

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What is Mars Playing At?

Elusive methane in the atmosphere of Mars gets even more elusive — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The behavioral factors that give TurboTax pricing power

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AI for eCommerce and Marketing

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As We Democratize Biology, We Must Avoid Biologizing Democracy

Technology is rapidly being demonetized and democratized, and that includes biotechnology . Almost anyone can now access and apply powerful biotech tools like genetic testing for a broad range of purposes. In addition, recent scientific insights have shown that the predictive power of genomics is even greater then we previously thought, and this means we have some difficult considerations to make

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A Survivalist Goes Missing in the Jungle | Naked and Afraid

All-Star survivalists Jake Nodar and Melissa Miller take on a punishing Florida swamp teeming with poisonous snakes and aggressive alligators. When Melissa becomes disoriented local authorities are called in to conduct an all-out search. Stream Full Episodes of Naked and Afraid: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/naked-and-afraid/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us o

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It's official: English is a genuinely weird language

Linguists analysed 239 languages and found English to be among the strangest. Adam Schembri from the UK's University of Birmingham reports.

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Scientists discover how to trap mysterious dark matter

Scientists working on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) devised a method for trapping dark matter particles. Dark matter is estimated to take up 26.8% of all matter in the Universe. The researchers will be able to try their approach in 2021, when the LHC goes back online. None After finding one mysterious particle – the Higgs Boson – scientists working with the Large Hadron Collider are looking to

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The fastest animal for its body size probably isn't what you'd expect

Animals Cheetahs may be fast, but that's just because they're big. Mites and rabbits both score higher spots on the speed ranking when you take body size into account. But they're still not the top dogs, so to speak.

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Scientists figure out how to trap dark matter

Scientists working on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) devised a method for trapping dark matter particles. Dark matter is estimated to take up 26.8% of all matter in the Universe. The researchers will be able to try their approach in 2021, when the LHC goes back online. None After finding one mysterious particle – the Higgs Boson – scientists working with the Large Hadron Collider are looking to

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Amazon’s Delivery Drivers Now Required To Take Selfies

In an effort to reduce fraud, Amazon is now having its delivery drivers take selfies. The company will then use facial recognition to verify the drivers’ identities to ensure that they …

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Tesla gets restraining order against alleged short seller

Electric carmaker claims man repeatedly harassed its employees in CaliforniaTesla has been granted a temporary restraining order against an alleged short seller, preventing him from approaching …

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Art After Sexual Assault

Few things are more excruciating for a writer than confronting the words written by her younger self. Her tone is bound to seem stilted, her thoughts alien or insignificant. Did I really think that? she wonders, aghast. Worse yet: Did I really commit it to paper? Ensure that my words would come back to shame me in the future? As Jane Austen well knew, the real pleasure in reading one’s “ Juvenili

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How Is Decaf Coffee Made?

Getting caffeine out of coffee is an intensive process.

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8 Archaeological Sites That Jesus May have Visited

Here's a look at some of the more interesting places the historical Jesus may have set foot in, and what he was doing there.

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The Mueller Report Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

Also, 'Game of Thrones' is back, y'all!

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Punny SUVs at the NY Auto Show and More Car News This Week

Genesis shows off an electric two-seater it may never build, Elon Musk takes a step toward a really big tunnel, and Uber gets another $1 billion investment.

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Words matter. They change our interior world.

As a stand-up comedian, Pete Holmes knows how words can manipulate audiences — for good and bad. Words aren't just words. They stich together our social fabric, helping establish and maintain relationships. Holmes has a clever linguistic exercise meant to bring you closer to the people around you. Comedy Sex God List Price: $27.99 New From: $18.29 in Stock

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Is the Internet hollowing out the middle class?

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The Fight Between Hollywood Writers and Their Agents Isn’t New

In the summer of 1962, MCA Inc.—the giant Hollywood talent agency so dominant in its field that industry insiders called it The Octopus—acquired a majority stake in Decca Records and Universal Pictures, giving it control of a full-fledged movie studio and a major recording company. For the better part of a decade, MCA had already been the country’s largest creator of television programming. The a

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Nobody Uses Dental Dams

The students have survived watching their teacher demonstrate how to put a condom on a “wooden penis model.” They’ve been assigned homework to find examples of contraception use in sex scenes in movies or TV shows. But before they go, they have one final lesson, one last barrier method for their teacher to sheepishly explain: the dental dam, a latex sheet used as a barrier during oral sex. Accord

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A Blazing Hot Coal Seam Shows How Microbes Can Spring to Life

A decades-long fire in Pennsylvania revealed some unexpected twists in how microbes survive in harsh environments.

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AI Could Predict Death. But What If the Algorithm Is Biased?

Opinion: Researchers are studying how artificial intelligence could predict risks of premature death. But the health care industry needs to consider another risk: unconscious bias in AI.

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Former Astronaut On Watching For Life-Destroying Objects From Space

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to former astronaut Ed Lu, who co-founded a planetary defense nonprofit, about a meteor that exploded with the energy of 10 atomic bombs over the Bering Sea.

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Google’s Earth Day 2019 Doodle Celebrates Nature’s Diversity

It features animals like the wandering albatross, which has the widest wingspan of any living bird

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Hackers Can Tell What Netflix 'Bandersnatch' Choices You Make

Researchers have shown that even though Netflix encrypts its traffic, hackers can figure out your interactive movie choices.

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How to Watch 'Game of Thrones' Online

From HBO Now to Hulu to good ol' fashioned cable, you've got no shortage of ways to get your Winterfell fix.

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A motorcycle-compatible bionic arm that lets the disabled ride motorbikes

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Luckily for the Trumps, Some Laws Are Hard to Break

Campaign-finance law may be one of the few areas of the law where ignorance is bliss. In Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s February 2018 indictment of Russian operatives, he stated that Russians talked to unwitting individuals associated with Donald Trump’s campaign . The open question over the past year was whether there was any intentional conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russians—for i

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China Isn’t Cheating on Trade

N ews reports suggest that in the coming weeks, the United States and China will sign an agreement that repeals the tariffs the two nations have been levying on each other’s goods for the past nine months . If past behavior is any guide, Donald Trump will call it the greatest deal ever, and global markets will breathe a sigh of relief . But the deal will likely constitute only a modest pause in W

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A Supreme Court Case That Will Affect Every Aspect of National Life

The outcome in New York v. Department of Commerce , which the Supreme Court will hear on April 23, will affect virtually every aspect of our national life, from the right to vote to the balance of power in Congress and the Electoral College to the scope of federal educational, health, and welfare programs. At issue is whether next year’s federal census form can include a question asking whether e

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From the Archives: ‘Exodus,’ a Poem by Adrienne Rich

Adrienne Rich began and concluded her relationship with Atlantic readers by writing about endings. She was just 23 years old when the magazine first published one of her poems: “Annotation for an Epitaph,” an elegy for a lost sinner. Seven more pieces of her work were printed in The Atlantic over the next seven years as she began her life as a wife and mother. In the following decades, both the s

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When anxiety happens as early as preschool, treatments can help

Researchers are seeking ways to break the link between preschool worries and adult anxiety.

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The Lyrids Meteor Shower Will Peak in Night Skies

It can light up night skies from dusk to dawn, and if you’re lucky you might be able to see it.

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Bakteriejagt: Aalborg-forskere går i kongelige fodspor i nyt projekt

En ny kortlægning af alt det, vi ikke kan se i den danske natur er inspireret af Flora Danica.

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Publisher Releases First Textbook Written Entirely by an Algorithm

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Huge dinosaur may have stood on its toes with fleshy pads for balance

Rhoetosaurus brownie lived 170 million years ago. Despite the dinosaur weighing 24 tonnes it may have stood on its tiptoes with fleshy pads for balance

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The UK’s latest list of most hacked passwords is as bad as you’d think

Names, soccer players, musicians and fictional characters make up some of the worst passwords of the year, according to the U.K. government’s National Cyber Security Center. But nothing …

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Fighting litter with crows

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Her er den selvflyvende jetmotorcykel – eller er den?

Virksomheden Jetpack Aviation lancerede for flere uger siden en jetmotorcykel, som oven i købet skulle kunne styre sig selv. Meeeen – der er langt endnu til mål .

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Could smartphones be docked to a TV to turn them into desktop computers? ..Similar to a Nintendo switch

Is it possible in the next ten years that you can use your iPhone as a normal smartphone and then if you want you dock it into a tv and the OS changes into a powerful and powered iMac and then all you would need is an external wireless keyboard/trackpad I don’t think the peak of smartphones will take us to the foldable era, there needs to be something more or else what’s the point of advancing. T

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Australia orders urgent review after spate of dingo attacks

Australia on Sunday ordered a urgent review into the management of dingoes on a popular tourist island after a spate of attacks by the wild dogs this year.

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The ethical gold rush: Gilded age for guilt-free jewellery

Forget how many carats—how ethical is your gold? As high-end consumers demand to know the origin of their treasures, some jewellers are ensuring they use responsibly sourced, eco-friendly or recycled gold.

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Australia orders urgent review after spate of dingo attacks

Australia on Sunday ordered a urgent review into the management of dingoes on a popular tourist island after a spate of attacks by the wild dogs this year.

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Doctor-services firm says private data of patients exposed

Nationwide physician-staffing company EmCare says a breach exposed personal data for about 31,000 patients, including in some cases their Social Security numbers and clinical information.

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What would a post silicone world look like?

The age of silicone is coming to an end. This will not be the end of technology, far from it, something else will take its place. Before silicone became synonymous with tech, iron and steel were king, and before that came steam and the steam engine. So it's safe to assume that something will overtake silicone as the driver of future technology. The guy in the following link describes the current

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SpaceX capsule suffers 'anomaly' during tests in Florida

There are plans to launch a manned mission to the International Space Station later this year.

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Meteornedslag afslører tonsvis af vand på Månen

Data fra meteornedslag på Månen i 2013 og 2014 viser vand i Månens undergrund.

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The revival of pigs’ brains inspires hopes – and fears | Kenan Malik

Scientists at Yale may not have found an answer to eternal life but they have advanced the frontiers of neuroscience A team of neuroscientists at Yale School of Medicine, led by Nenad Sestan, last week reported that they had managed to revive brains from pigs that had been decapitated in an abattoir four hours earlier. Well, “revive” in the sense of getting certain neurons to fire. This was no “b

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What would harnessing zero point energy allow us to theoretically do ?

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11 ways we could geoengineer the planet to reverse climate change

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PayPal and GoFundMe cut off donations to militia detaining migrants

Crowdfunding and payment companies are no strangers to cutting off access to organizations that violate their policies, but their latest move could be more contentious than usual. PayPal …

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If AI is truly the next step in evolution then what does that mean for us?

I understand that we’ll be pretty irrelevant, but do we have to die? I get that I should be happy that someone will be around to have a good time, even if it’s not me, but I happen to like living. Do you think we’re likely to coexist with what could possibly be the next stage of evolution? submitted by /u/samiacono1999 [link] [comments]

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With Driverless Cars Running Late, a Startup Tries Remote-Control Trucks

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The Offensive Remark. A fictional story about a fictional news event. Michael Callow

I'm worried about where modern technology and media trends are taking us. I've got a theory about an event that could happen, it's more a culmination of several existing trends than anything explicitly new. For the record, I'm using the fictional prime minister Michael Callow as a subject but it could be any high level political figure. Newsflash: "British Prime Minister Michael Callow makes offe

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Tesla wants to cut size of board from 11 directors to 7

Tesla plans to cut its board of directors from 11 to seven in a move the electric-car maker says will allow the board to act more nimbly and efficiently.

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Jennifer Doudna: We will eat the first Crispr'd food In 5 years

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Tesla wants to cut size of board from 11 directors to 7

Tesla plans to cut its board of directors from 11 to seven in a move the electric-car maker says will allow the board to act more nimbly and efficiently.

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Could datings apps like Tinder be applying facial analysis algorithms to estimate the beauty of its users in order to match profiles accordingly?

In a very unscientific experiment, I created two tinder accounts at the same time on two devices from the same location. The first with photos of me looking “my worst”, at somewhat less flattering angles, and the second with far more attractive, readable angles. Both with similar smiles as an attempt to control for an algorithm favoring smiles—which I have read some research on that concluded smi

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