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TiVo gave its unannounced Edge DVR to a customer

TiVo might be competing with Google's Pixel 4 for the worst-kept tech secret of 2019. When Community Forum member Coold8 complained about particularly thorny technical problems …

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VIDEO: Tree Scientist Inspires Next Generation … Through Barbie

Nalini Nadkarni was one of the first people to study the canopy — the part of trees just above the forest floor to the top branches. Her discoveries have helped shape our understanding of forests. (Image credit: NPR)

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The Press Is Embracing False Equivalence—Again

If you’ve paid any attention to press retrospectives on the 2016 election, you’ve seen the term false equivalence . It refers to the mismatch between a long-standing procedural instinct of the press and the current realities of the Era of Trump. Under normal circumstances, the press’s strong preference is for procedural balance. The program’s supporters say this , its critics say that , so we’ll

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Brains are the last frontier of privacy

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Senaste femårsperioden varmaste som uppmätts

Världen halkar efter i arbetet med att motverka den globala uppvärmningen, enligt en ny FN-rapport. De senaste fem åren väntas bli de varmaste som hittills uppmätts.

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Who’s Speaking at the U.N. Climate Summit? Several Champions of Coal

Countries that continue to push coal will take the podium Monday at the United Nations Climate Action Summit.

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The best diving gear for beginners

Gear up and get underwater with this starter kit. (Brian Klutch/) Oceans cover roughly 70 percent of the planet, and that water teems with life. Exploring this other world requires special equipment. You can rent the big stuff like an air tank, regulator, and dive computer, but you'll want a few essentials in your personal kit. Suit up with these items, and you'll be ready to dive into the deep o

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Five-year period ending 2019 set to be hottest on record

A damning new UN report published Sunday said the world is falling badly behind in the race to avert climate disaster because of runaway warming, with the five-year period ending 2019 set to be the hottest ever.

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Swiss hold high-altitude wake for lost glacier

Dozens of people dressed in black went on a "funeral march" up a steep Swiss mountainside on Sunday to mark the disappearance of an Alpine glacier amid growing global alarm over climate change.

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Why Simone de Beauvoir didn’t believe in being ‘a strong woman’

In The Second Sex (1949), Simone de Beauvoir argued that women were at a disadvantage in a society where they grew up under 'a multiplicity of incompatible myths' about women. Instead of being encouraged to dream their own dreams and pursue meaningful projects for their lives, Beauvoir argued that the 'myths' proposed to women, whether in literature or history, science or psychoanalysis, encourag

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Why the Fourth Industrial Revolution could spell more jobs – not fewer

Ever since Homo erectus carved a piece of stone into a tool, the welfare of humanity has been on the increase. This technological breakthrough led first to the hand axe, and eventually to the iPhone. We have found it convenient to organize the most dramatic period of change between these two inventions – beginning roughly in the year 1760 – into four industrial revolutions. As each revolution unf

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Emmys 2019: how to watch the awards ceremony online

Kevin Winter/Getty Images The 71st annual Emmy Awards ceremony is tonight at 8PM ET (5PM PT). If you want to watch the talent pack into the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA, …

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Ping-Pong for Introverts

Or should that be Ping-Pong for narcissists? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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China's 600 kph maglev train: Key components unveiled

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Physicists invent a new way to search for dark matter using lasers

Physicists from the University of Tokyo plan to use lasers to discover axions. Axions are theoretical particles that may be components of dark matter. Dark matter is a mysterious substance that may compose up to 27% of the universe. None Japanese physicists propose modifications to existing equipment that could allow them to pinpoint axions , hypothetical particles that may be components of dark

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Citizen Science Around the World

Join the global movement. Citizen science provides many ways to explore topics you are curious or concerned about, from anywhere in the world. Find a project near you using the SciStarter Project Finder. Enable the “near me” feature to find local projects in need of your help. Below, we highlight projects and outcomes from every continent. Cheers!The SciStarter Team Citizen Science in North Americ

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Forget Area 51

There are way more important planetary concerns to direct your attention to — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Climate change: Impacts 'accelerating' as leaders gather for UN talks

A snapshot of the latest science, published as politicians gather in New York, says climate change is speeding up.

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Your guide to riding a bike again

Maybe don't immediately head out on the crowded streets of a big city; ease into it first. (Javier de la Maza via Unsplash/) We could all stand to ride bikes a lot more. As a longtime city person and life-long pedestrian, I hadn’t thought about pedaling in years. In fact, the last time I got up on two wheels, it was a long, huffing, embarrassing struggle through the New England countryside that l

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The Symmetry and Chaos of the World's Megacities

Architectural photographer Ryan Koopmans spent the past decade shooting hi-res photographs of the world's biggest cities. The results are mind-blowing.

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Knives Made of Frozen Feces Are Kinda Crappy

Anthropologists have disproved the urban legend once and for all.

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When my husband died, mushroom foraging helped me out of the dark

After losing all sense of hope and home, hunting in woodland with other mushroomers got me through my grief I was a bright-eyed 18-year-old, just one month into an international study exchange in Stavanger in Norway when I met Eiolf. I stood next to him at a party and we spent the whole night talking. It helped that he was one of the few Norwegian students I met who could actually point to my hom

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Animals, science, behaviour and ethics

Stephen Fleischfresser explores an important emerging topic for society.

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Microbe battles contaminants

A bacterium from the wetlands shows promise against persistent pollutant.

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Learning to read may enhance brain’s visual responses

Study contradicts claims that acquiring literacy impinges on cognitive territory. Biplab Das reports.

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What happens when magnetic north and true north align?

Paul Wilkes, from Australia’s CSIRO, has been inspired by a rare event.

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Science history: Otto Yulyevich Schmidt, hero of Russia

He was a man of many talents, and many awards. Jeff Glorfeld reports.

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Driverless and Electric, or Car-Free? The Cities Cutting Out Cars, and Why

It’s common consensus in the tech industry that the days of cars as we know them—powered by gas, driven by humans, and individually owned by all who want and can afford one—are numbered. Imminent is the age of autonomous, electric, and shared transportation, and we’re continuously taking small steps towards making it a reality. Self-driving software is getting better at avoiding accidents. Batter

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Galaxy caught ejecting gas

Telescopes capture stellar feedback in action.

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Spørg Fagfolket: Får man nemmere varmen, hvis man spiser is, når man fryser?

En læser tænker, at det må være en god idé at spise noget koldt, når det er koldt, og noget varmt, når det er varmt. Begge aktiverer kroppens modreaktion yderligere. Professor fra KU fortæller om kroppens varmeregnskab.

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Trump’s Emissions Fight, Amazon’s EVs, and Other Car News This Week

Plus: A GM strike and a post-petroleum running shoe.

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Kodak Smile Classic Review: The Best Zink Instant Camera

Kodak's latest instant camera offers bigger, better prints with its eye-catching camera-printer combo.

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Russia Says It Will Keep Source of Hole (and Air Leak) on Soyuz Secret— But NASA Wants to Know: Report

Amid reports that the Russians will keep the cause of an air leak at the International Space Station secret, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has promised to speak personally with the head of Roscosmos.

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Monster smackdown: Vote to rank the fiercest movie beasts ever – CNET

With Halloween around the corner, we want to know which movie monsters you think would win in a fight.

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The First of the ‘Yale Women’

In April 1969, five months after Yale University announced it was becoming coeducational, its first female undergrads got stuck with a nickname they would never quite shake . The university announced in late 1968 that it would accept women as undergraduate students starting the next academic year , and the following spring, The New York Times Magazine published a feature by a Yale student about t

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Ahead Of Climate Summit, 2 Views From Cities In Canada And India

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with two U.N. Climate Change Summit attendees: Lisa Helps and Minal Pathak. The summit begins Monday.

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It's Safe to Follow the Vaccine Schedule for Babies. Here's Why.

Parents' fears about vaccine safety may prompt them to eliminate or delay vaccinations, but doing this can jeopardize an infant's health.

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AI Helps Seismologists Predict Earthquakes

Machine learning is bringing seismologists closer to an elusive goal: forecasting quakes well before they strike.

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New York's Plans to Tackle Climate Change May Leave Some Residents Behind

The city is taking action to protect lower Manhattan’s waterfront while low-income residents in other boroughs fend for themselves — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The Anger of Hong Kong’s Youth

HONG KONG—Amid the rainbow of stickers plastered on Joey Siu’s laptop, there are a few bold proclamations of her feelings on current events. Hong Kong is not China , one sticker reads. Another references the ancient Code of Hammurabi, An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth . HK police murder civilians . Siu is the acting external vice president of the student union at the City University of Hong

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Nature Writing That Sees Possibility in Climate Change

In October, the residents of Newtok, Alaska, are expected to begin relocating because of climate change. And it’s not just the people who are moving. The town is packing up everything—including its school and airport —and starting over on higher ground nine miles away. Sitting between two rivers on the state’s southwestern coast, Newtok voted to move in 1996 , but governmental red tape and the pr

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Richard Stallman’s Exit Heralds a New Era in Tech

Accused of minimizing the harms from sexual assault and child sex slavery, the free software icon has been banished. Now begins the hard work of making tech welcoming and inclusive.

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Edward Snowden in His Own Words: Why I Became a Whistle-Blower

Book excerpt: As a systems administrator, the young man who would expose vast, secret US surveillance saw freedom being encroached and decided he had to act.

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The 'Smart Kitchen' Is Very Stupid

Connected cookbooks? Alexa-enabled microwaves? None of this stuff will make you a better home cook.

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The iOS 13 Privacy and Security Features You Should Know

Your iPhone just got a major security upgrade. Here are all the ins and outs.

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Could Venus have been habitable?

Venus may have been a temperate planet hosting liquid water for 2-3 billion years, until a dramatic transformation starting over 700 million years ago resurfaced around 80% of the planet. A study presented today at the EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019 by Michael Way of The Goddard Institute for Space Science gives a new view of Venus's climatic history and may have implications for the habitability of

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Brain Computer Interface –Connect Brain to Internet

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En poetisk fysikfortælling uden lige

PLUS. Jesper Møller Grimstrup har skrevet en formidabel bog om sin ensomme kamp for at finde frem til en samlende teori inden for den moderne fysik.

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Communities search for ways to live with growing fire threat

Unless it's Sunday, Kelly Loew is steering her rusty red Jeep down the same mail route in Shingletown, as she has six days a week for the last seven years. But she delivers less mail these days as California's persistent wildfires drive residents away.

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Facebook Restricts Speech by Popular Demand

This past week, with some fanfare, Facebook announced its own version of the Supreme Court: a 40-member board that will make final decisions about user posts that Facebook has taken down. The announcement came after extended deliberations that have been described as Facebook’s “constitutional convention.” We don’t usually use sweeping terms such as Supreme Court and constitution to describe the o

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Evangelical Has Lost Its Meaning

Once a month or so Tommy Kidd and I get together for lunch at our favorite taco joint. Over the carnitas and barbacoa and guacamole we catch up on how our writing projects are going, and perhaps gossip a bit about what’s happening at Baylor University, where we both work. And more often that not, we end up talking about our complicated relationship with American evangelical Christianity. Because

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Albania inspects quake damages, sees over 100 aftershocks

Many residents in Albania's capital of Tirana and the port city of Durres have not gone back to their homes after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake injured 105 people and damaged hundreds of buildings.

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As global leaders meet, the Amazon rainforest burns

The fires that burned through the Amazon rainforest last month sparked international outcry and offers of help, but as world leaders meet in New York, the planet's largest rainforest remains engulfed in flames.

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Lorena downgraded to tropical storm off northwest Mexico coast

Hurricane Lorena was downgraded to a tropical storm as it swirled in the Gulf of California off northwest Mexico Saturday, after making landfall near the Los Cabos beach resort, the Mexican hurricane monitor said.

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Runaway bear cub returns to the wild in French Pyrenees

A runaway bear cub that tunneled its way out of an enclosure in southern France but was eventually recaptured after a chase through the countryside has been returned to the wild, local authorities said at the weekend.

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Runaway bear cub returns to the wild in French Pyrenees

A runaway bear cub that tunneled its way out of an enclosure in southern France but was eventually recaptured after a chase through the countryside has been returned to the wild, local authorities said at the weekend.

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Flights cancelled as Typhoon Tapah approaches Japan

Typhoon Tapah approached southwestern Japan Sunday, with heavy rain and strong winds grounding hundreds of regional flights.

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Swiss to hold high-altitude wake for lost glacier

Dozens of people will undertake a "funeral march" up a steep Swiss mountainside on Sunday to mark the disappearance of an Alpine glacier amid growing global alarm over climate change.

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Environmental activists pluck plastic from world's beaches on mass cleanup day

Thousands of volunteers wielding nets and bin bags scoured coasts, parks and riverbanks across the globe Saturday, in a litter-picking drive highlighting the vast quantity of trash dumped worldwide, a day after mass international climate protests.

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Refugees from rising seas: no place to call home

Most refugees fleeing persecution, famine or civil strife dream of one thing: going home some day.

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Organdonationen räddade Beatrice – fick nya lungor från okänd donator

Beatrice Halby, 25, överlevde sin lungsjukdom tack vare ett par nya lungor från en okänd donator. – Det är ett helt nytt liv som har börjat, säger hon.

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Geese, plover … and blast-off: Western Isles spaceport threatens wildlife and tourism, locals fear

North Uist could be home to a new rocket site – but islanders say it would damage important habitats Rocky headlands frame the silvery white sands of Scolpaig Bay on the western coast of North Uist. The spread of machair – a grassland thick with flowers in summer – moorland and rock is much loved by walkers and birdwatchers. It is home to breeding colonies of cormorants and black guillemots as we

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Coca-Cola's plastic secrets | DW Documentary

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Klimaskeptikere bliver smidt ud: Australsk medie lukker profiler

Klimaskeptikere må finde andre steder at lufte deres synspunkter end hos forskningsmediet The Conversation. Tiltaget møder både opbakning og modstand.

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When two people fancy each other their heart rates jump in harmony

In a blind date, couples whose heart rates become synchronised are more likely to be attracted to each other – but physical body language makes no difference

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Are brain implants the future of thinking?

Brain-computer interface technology is moving fast and Silicon Valley is moving in. Will we all soon be typing with our minds? Almost two years ago, Dennis Degray sent an unusual text message to his friend. “You are holding in your hand the very first text message ever sent from the neurons of one mind to the mobile device of another,” he recalls it read. “U just made history.” Degray, 66, has be

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Polarskib fryser fast og driver mod Arktis: Skal give os ny viden om klimaet

Det indefrosne skib giver mulighed for at undersøge havisen gennem et helt år.

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The five: airborne pollutants in our bodies

Fine particulate matter in polluted air enters the body via the lungs and affects our health in a variety of ways This week, scientists announced that they’d found, for the first time, air pollution particles on the foetal side of placental tissue. The discovery may explain the link between increased miscarriages and premature births and exposure to dirty air. Continue reading…

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Nu ska antalet organdonationer i Sverige öka

Svenskarna är de allra mest villiga att donera organ i Europa men ändå råder det brist på organdonatorer i Sverige. Nu har flera sjukhus i Sverige infört en ny donationsform för att öka antalet donatorer, och fler sjukhus kommer att följa efter.

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En person i veckan dör i donationskön

I dag väntar 800 personer i Sverige på att gå igenom en organdonation, och varje vecka dör en person i organdonationskön.

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The Fermi Paradox: Extinction

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Swapping traffic for a workout on Ethiopia's streets

Sunday 22 September is World Car Free Day – but in Ethiopia it happens once a month, in cities across the country.

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The future is here, and it makes me very nervous

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The Rise Of Solar Power

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Stratford vet tries to save orangutan shot 130 times

Paul Ramos was in Borneo to film the work being done to save the orangutan population.

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Strange magnetic pulses that happen at midnight detected on Mars

Scientists reveal preliminary findings from NASA's Insight Lander on Mars. The lander has been on Mars since November 2018. The data includes detection of magnetic pulses, happening at local midnight. None NASA's Insight Lander, a robot designed to study the deep insides of Mars, taking its vital signs, has sent back a wealth of information. Within the preliminary findings is evidence of a strang

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Planet-Wide r/Futurology Meetup to celebrate 14 million+ subscribers!

Vote on your city here to get selected! ​ Thank you for subscribing to r/Futurology . To celebrate 14 million+ subscribers we're planning a meetup in every major city across the globe! A chill evening at your local bar or a walk by the beach, where you can get-together with fellow Futurologists to discuss and debate what the future holds. Get yourself some of those sweet cross-industry connection

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Drones planting forests! Reforestation vs wildfires…drones FTW

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Understanding the Pattern of Technology Evolution

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Libet and Free Will Revisited

One of the best known of all neuroscience studies is the 'free will experiment' conducted by Benjamin Libet and colleagues in 1983. Libet et al. asked volunteers to tap their fingers at will, freely choosing the time of each action. EEG revealed an electrical potential occuring "several hundred milliseconds" before people reported a conscious decision to perform each tap. This "Readiness Potential

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Always Check the Copyright Date: Rocks, Rivers and the Changing Earth

Or how I was reminded that the publication date can be quite deceptive — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Proof-of-Diversity: A Novel Solution for Limitless Blockchain Scalability

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These AI-generated people are coming to kill stock photography

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Podcast Extra: Absurd scientific advice

Nature, Published online: 21 September 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02855-3 Benjamin Thompson talks to XKCD’s Randall Munroe about his new book.

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Bizarre Fossil Mammal Was an Ice Age Tree Hugger

A new analysis finds extinct wombat cousins were heftier and stranger than previously thought — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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iPhone 11 and 11 Pro drop test: We couldn't crack these phones, but we broke the camera – CNET

We put both the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro through a series of drops to see if they would survive. Turns out, they're a lot tougher than we thought.

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Amazon Prime Now Includes Free Game Content Starting With PUBG, Here's The Loot Drop Schedule

Twitch and Amazon have announced that Amazon Prime members will now get free mobile game content along with the Twitch Prime benefits that they have already been receiving for PC and console …

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Climate Protesters and World Leaders: Same Planet, Different Worlds

Friday’s global climate protests put the gap between activists and many of the world leaders preparing to meet in New York City next week into stark focus.

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2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #38

A chronological listing of news articles linked to on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Sep 15 through Sat, Sep 21, 2019 Editor's Pick ‘Four million’ join students in climate marches, building pressure on leaders Organisers said record numbers marched in countries around the world, sending a clear message to politicians meeting in New York Hundreds of thousands

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Why it's dangerous to liken DNA to computer code

The lure of bioengineering is obvious but we should be wary of bugs A few days ago, on my way to a discussion in the exquisite little McCrum theatre, which is hidden away in the centre of Cambridge, I had to pass through the courtyard of the Eagle pub in Bene’t Street. As I did so, I suddenly remembered that this is the hostelry where, on 28 February 1953, Francis Crick, rushing in from the nearb

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How to patch holes in drywall

Wow, uh, looks like you're going to need some help with that one. (Lujia Zhang via Unsplash/) My home recently received a few additional electrical outlets, plus an overhead projector in the living room. As you might have guessed, that work left a few unsightly holes in the walls and ceiling. Luckily, drywall is versatile, so fixing both small and relatively large holes is quick and simple. What

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How to Quit Opioids

Dr. Ellen Hendriksen dives into the history of the epidemic and asks behavior coach Eric Zimmer for his most vital advice on addiction recovery — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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