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    Australia scientists find 'spooky' spinning object in Milky Way

    Australian scientists say they have discovered an unknown spinning object in the Milky Way that they claim is unlike anything seen before. The object - first discovered by a university student - has been observed to release a huge burst of radio energy for a full minute every 18 minutes. Objects that pulse energy in the universe are often documented. But researchers say something that turns on for a minute is highly unusual.

  • 3 days ago
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    Meta says its new AI supercomputer will be the world's fastest by mid-2022

    Meta has completed the first phase of a new AI supercomputer. Once the AI Research SuperCluster (RSC) is fully built out later this year, the company believes it will be the fastest AI supercomputer on the planet, capable of "performing at nearly 5 exaflops of mixed precision compute."

  • 6 days ago
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    Biden administration raises minimum wage for U.S. federal employees to $15

    U.S. federal agencies have been directed to raise the minimum wage for government employees to $15 an hour, according to a new guidance from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

  • 6 days ago
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    US labor board says Amazon illegally fired union organizer in New York

    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has determined that Amazon illegally fired former worker Daequan Smith for trying to unionize its warehouses in Staten Island, New York. Smith, who was one of the organizers for the Amazon Labor Union (ALU), was fired in October 2021. The group filed an unfair labor practices complaint with the NLRB after his dismissal, accusing the company of illegal retaliatory firing over Smith's outspoken support for unionization.

  • 9 days ago
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    Men seeking long-term mates are more likely to display photos of children and pets in dating profiles

    A new study published in Evolutionary Psychological Science found that men seeking long-term partners displayed children, dogs, or other pets (known as “dependents”) in their online dating profiles more so than men seeking short-term mates. There were no differences in frequency of displayed dependents between men and women seeking long-term partners.

  • 10 days ago
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    PS5 players look set for a major backwards compatibility update

    PlayStation 3 games have started showing up across the PlayStation 5 store, fuelling speculation that Sony will begin making the games available for consumers across the platform in the near future. As originally spotted by VGC, the PS5 currently supports backward compatibility on PS4 titles, however, only allows access to certain PS3 games via Sony's PlayStation Now service. For the moment, any PS3 games on the PS5 store similarly direct players towards the PlayStation Now version of the g...

  • 12 days ago
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    What to do when you can't sleep, according to experts

    Many of us have experienced sleepless nights at some point in our lives. The impacts of not getting enough sleep are well documented too. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adults who get less than seven hours of sleep per day are more likely to report being obese and physically inactive, and more likely to be smokers, than those who sleep for seven hours or more.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Car Companies Argue That Right-to-Repair Law Is Unconstitutional

    People in Massachusetts overwhelmingly supported new right-to-repair legislation for cars in 2020. Now automotive manufacturers are doing whatever they can to delay and impede the implementation of the new law. The law was supposed to take effect in 2022, but new legislation filed in the Massachusetts Legislature would push that date back to 2025.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Covid loses 90% of ability to infect within 20 minutes in air – study

    Coronavirus loses 90% of its ability to infect us within 20 minutes of becoming airborne – with most of the loss occurring within the first five minutes, the world’s first simulations of how the virus survives in exhaled air suggest. The findings re-emphasise the importance of short-range Covid transmission, with physical distancing and mask-wearing likely to be the most effective means of preventing infection. Ventilation, though still worthwhile, is likely to have a lesser impact.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Renewed for Season 19 at ABC

    ABC has handed out an early season 19 renewal for the Shonda Rhimes-created medical drama after reaching a new deal with leading lady Ellen Pompeo to return. Pompeo joins fellow original stars Chandra Wilson and James Pickens Jr. in coming back for season 19. The latter duo inked multiple-year pacts in May 2021 when TV’s longest-running primetime medical drama was picked up for its 18th season.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Men discuss heartache on Reddit's relationship forum more than women, study finds

    A new study published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships casts doubt on the commonly accepted view that men are less emotionally affected by romantic relationships than women. The research used language analysis algorithms to examine a massive dataset extracted from the website Reddit and found that more men than women were seeking emotional support for dealing with heartache.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Scientists observe a red supergiant going supernova for the first time

    Despite the massive number of stars in the sky, spotting one in the throes of a supernova is still an incredibly rare event. Now, astronomers have captured a red supergiant before, during and after a supernova explosion for the first time, gathering crucial new information about these dramatic events.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    New Law Will Install Kill Switches In All New Cars

    Back in 1998, sci-fi TV series The X-Files aired an episode called “Kill Switch” about an AI gone rogue. Told when the internet was still accessed by most using dial-up modems, it was a fascinating tale of technology run amuck, a message about not handing too much of your life over to the digital world. While it might also seem like a sci-fi tale, soon enough the United States federal government could force automakers to install kill switches authorities can access and use to shut down any n...

  • 3 weeks ago
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    All Hail Keanu Reeves, One of Hollywood’s Very Best Men

    Over the last few years, in the face of the #MeToo movement, many of the male TV and film stars that we grew up adulating have become suspect, to say the least—which makes the ones who don’t seem like living nightmares all the more admirable. Enter Keanu Reeves, who donated 70% of his original earnings from The Matrix to cancer research. What a mensch!

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Republicans Are Moving Rapidly to Cement Minority Rule. Blame the Constitution.

    As we approach the one-year anniversary of the violent assault on the Capitol, the prevailing argument on the left and much of the center is that the Republican Party poses a novel threat to American democracy. This is a flawed assessment, which oversells and understates the danger we face.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    White House announces $1B plan to address increases in meat prices

    The White House on Monday announced plans aimed at addressing rising prices for meat and poultry, including setting aside $1 billion for smaller producers. The Biden administration unveiled its action plan to diversify and strengthen the meat-producing supply chain ahead of a scheduled virtual meeting between President Biden and independent farmers and ranchers.

  • 1 month ago
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    LastPass master passwords may have been compromised

    LastPass members have reported multiple attempted logins using correct master passwords from various locations, but the company says that the recent attacks are a result of shared passwords gleaned from breaches of other services.

  • 1 month ago
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    Russia fines Google, Meta record $125 mn over banned content

    A Moscow court on Friday slapped Google with an unprecedented fine of nearly $100 million, while Meta (formerly Facebook) received a fine of $27 million.