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  • 17 hours ago
    Current Event TNY

    BlackRock begins exploration of bitcoin

    BlackRock has set up a working group to investigate ways the world’s largest asset manager can take advantage of the fast-growing cryptocurrency market despite its chief executive lambasting the bitcoin sector. The $6.3tn investment powerhouse has created a team from different parts of the business to investigate cryptocurrencies and their underlying infrastructure, blockchain, according to two people familiar with the matter.

  • 1 day ago
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    If you're not careful this force feedback mod 'will almost rip the controller out of your hands'

    Maybe you have a new 4K TV for gaming and a nice surround sound system too, but it still feels like there's something missing? You'll notice it the next time you get blown up in a shooter, or crash into a wall in a racer - despite your immaculate setup everywhere else, there just isn't enough rumble. Sure, you could crank up the bass until your whole home shakes, but why not take the direct approach and wire an industrial-strength motor into your controller?

  • 1 day ago
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    Teen Covered In Severe Burns After Tangle With 'Plant From Hell'

    A Virginia teen could take up to two years to recover fully from severe burns he got from an encounter with a dangerous invasive plant this week. Alex Childress, 17, was doing landscaping work near Fredericksburg when he chopped down a large weed, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports. When doing so, the plant brushed against his face and arm. Unbeknownst to Alex, the plant was giant hogweed, a weed sometimes called the “plant from hell.”

  • 4 days ago
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    Citi Field vendor chokes and dies after Mets game

    A Citi Field vendor fatally choked while eating at the Queens stadium following the Mets’ loss to the Phillies Tuesday night, police said. Hussnain Shah, 30, lost consciousness around 10:30 p.m.

  • 5 days ago
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    Nearly 1,000 Paintings & Drawings by Vincent van Gogh Now Digitized and Put Online

    Every artist explores dimensions of space and place, orienting themselves and their works in the world, and orienting their audiences. Then there are artists like Vincent van Gogh, who make space and place a primary subject.

  • 7 days ago
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    United Airlines Flight Sim Will Let You Punch Passengers and Kill Pets

    United hasn't been in the news much, lately, so they're developing a game to remind everyone what a wonderful company they are. Ever wish you could cancel a bunch of flights at the last minute with no explanation? Well that dream is about to come true with the United Airlines We Can Do Whatever We Want Because We're the Cheapest Options so You're Going to Book With Us Anyway flight sim. The current price for the game is $49.99, but as it gets closer to release that price will...

  • 7 days ago
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    Philippines president Duterte says he will quit if someone can prove God exists

    Rodrigo Duterte sparked outrage in his largely Roman Catholic country by saying that if just one Christian told him truthfully that they had been to heaven and had a conversation with God, he would quit. He also attacked the Catholic Church for collecting funds from members, accusing it of using donations to "maintain the palaces and the luxurious things that the rest of humanity do not have".

  • 7 days ago
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    France says "war has already started" between U.S. and Europe over trade

    Europe will stand “united” against President Donald Trump’s trade policies, the French government said on Sunday, adding that the “the [trade] war has already started.” French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said European governments will retaliate against any additional tariffs from Washington in a unified front, as Trump visits the continent to negotiate with leaders and attend a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit in Brussels.

  • 7 days ago
    Current Event TNY

    Brexit Secretary David Davis resigns

    Brexit Secretary David Davis has resigned from the UK government. His departure comes days after Theresa May secured the cabinet's backing for her Brexit plan despite claims from critics that it was "soft". Mr Davis was appointed to the post in 2016 and was responsible for negotiating the UK's EU withdrawal. Junior minister Steven Baker quit shortly after Mr Davis - as Mrs May prepares to face MPs and peers later.

  • 7 days ago
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    Earth's "First Contact" May be Ghost Signals from Long-Vanished ET Civilizations

    The human species has been transmitting radio waves for only about 80 years, so our radio waves cover less than 0.001 percent of the Milky Way. Electromagnetic signals (blue circles shown below) from alien civilizations will continue traveling through the Milky Way even after the aliens are gone. The appearance of a doughnut hole represents when a civilization dies out.

  • 8 days ago
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    'Huge step': Tourist industry wakes up to reef's climate risks

    Tourist operators on the Great Barrier Reef are shifting their stance on climate change, with the peak industry body opposing Adani's "mega coal mine", and acknowledging fossil fuel use has to be phased out. In an unprecedented declaration, a year in the making, the Association of Marine Park Tourism Operators (AMPTO) and Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) called on "all our political leaders...to fight for the future of our reef".

  • 8 days ago
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    Netflix’s Content Budget for 2018 Balloons to $13 Billion — Report

    When Netflix announced its third-quarter earnings in mid-October, the streaming service predicted it would spend between $7 billion and $8 billion on content in 2018. Now that the year’s half over, those figures require an update: The Economist, citing data from a Goldman Sachs assessment, reports that Netflix will actually spent $12 billion to $13 billion on its films and shows during that span. According to the magazine, Netflix’s annual budget tops what every other studio and network...

  • 8 days ago
    Current Event TNY

    Elon Musk making “kid-sized submarine” to rescue teens in Thailand cave

    Elon Musk tweeted on Saturday that a team of SpaceX engineers is hours away from completing work on a "tiny kid-sized submarine" that could be used to extract 12 teenagers and preteens who are stranded with their soccer coach in a flooded cave in Thailand. Musk has had a team of engineers working on the problem for the last couple of days and has been keeping the world updated on the work via Twitter.

  • 9 days ago
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    Donald Trump’s new tariffs are disastrous for synthesizer manufacturers

    It’s easy to overlook Donald Trump’s new tariffs amidst the caterwauling din that is our 24-hour news cycle, but Harley Davidson isn’t the only business to be impacted by the president’s tax battles. Moog Music, the company behind the iconic Moog synthesizer, may also have to take its business overseas, resulting in massive layoffs. Moog sent out an e-mail to customers this warning customers that an impending 25% import tax on Chinese circuit boards and associated components will “imme...

  • 9 days ago
    Analysis TNY

    Splitting water for fuel while removing CO₂ from the air

    The longer we wait to take serious action on climate change, the more necessary it becomes to remove some of the CO2 we've already put in the air. In fact, the scenarios in the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report in which warming was limited to 2°C relied heavily on CO2 removal. Adoption of the necessary technology still seems too far off, given the current lack of market incentives and supporting policies. The technique seen as most likely to scale up involves gro...

  • 9 days ago
    Current Event TNY

    Thai boys 'can walk but can't dive yet'

    The 12 boys and their football coach trapped in waterlogged caves in Thailand will not be rescued overnight as they "cannot dive", officials say. The boys have been trapped for nearly two weeks in a chamber in the Tham Luang cave complex. They ventured in while the cave was dry but were caught out by a sudden deluge of rain, which flooded the system. Earlier, a former Thai navy diver died on his way out of the caves after delivering air tanks to those trapped.

  • 10 days ago
    Comment TNY

    I'd take that bet

  • 10 days ago
    Current Event TNY

    Richard Spencer learns about strong borders, barred from European travel

    Richard Spencer, like the rest of his white supremacist cohort, has long advocated the expulsion of unwanted migrants. He now knows precisely what that feels like. This week, in a development first flagged by HOPE not hate, a British anti-racism organization, Spencer learned that he would be unable to travel to Sweden to take part in a conference for young white supremacists. As Spencer’s pal Christoffer Dulny, another white supremacist member of the so-called “alt-right” movement...

  • 10 days ago
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    Gareon Conley sues woman who accused him of rape

    Just before last year’s NFL draft, Gareon Conley was accused of raping a woman in a hotel room. Conley ultimately was not charged, but a year later the woman brought a lawsuit against Conley. Now Conley is suing her as well. Conley filed a lawsuit saying she made false statements, damaged his reputation, hurt his draft stock and cost him multiple endorsement deals, according to TMZ.

  • 10 days ago
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    Giant 'Trump Baby' balloon approved to fly

    Plans to fly a giant inflatable figure depicting Donald Trump as a baby over London during the US president's visit have been approved. Mr Trump is due to meet Theresa May at 10 Downing Street on 13 July. Campaigners raised almost £18,000 for the helium-filled six-metre high figure, which they said reflects Mr Trump's character as an "angry baby with a fragile ego and tiny hands".

  • 11 days ago
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    Sweden to reach its 2030 renewable energy target this year

    Swedish utilities and power generators have already installed so many wind turbines that the Nordic nation is on course to reach its 2030 renewable energy target late this year. By December, Sweden will have 3,681 wind turbines installed, lobby group Swedish Wind Energy Association estimates. Together with second-half investment decisions, this will be more than enough capacity to meet a target to add 18 terawatt-hours of new, renewable energy output by the end of next decade. Some new plants wi...

  • 11 days ago
    Current Event TNY

    The woman who climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty to protest migrant family separations is in police custody

    A woman who climbed up to the robes of the Statue of Liberty to protest the separation of migrant families was taken into custody after a standoff with police on the Fourth of July. Authorities had tried to talk the woman down but she refused to leave. For nearly two hours, she crossed the base of the statue, at times sitting in the folds of the statue's dress and under Lady Liberty's sandal. Finally, officers with ropes and climbing gear reached her. They put a harness and ropes on he...

  • 11 days ago
    Analysis TNY

    When Sports Betting Is Legal, the Value of Game Data Soars

    Should the gambling industry be required to use league-approved “official data”? Britain’s data collection experience provides a preview of the battles to come in the United States.

  • 12 days ago
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    Top Poland judge vows to defy 'purge'

    The head of Poland's Supreme Court has vowed to defy a controversial new law forcing her and dozens of senior judges to retire early. Chief Justice Prof Malgorzata Gersdorf has been told she must step down at midnight in line with new legislation. But a spokesman for the Supreme Court said she would go to work as normal on Wednesday. Prof Gersdorf earlier branded the reforms, which require judges to retire at 65 instead of 70, a "purge".

  • 12 days ago
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    'No risks' to be taken to free Thai boys

    Rescuers will take no risks in freeing the 12 boys and their football coach trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand, an official said. They have received their first food and medical treatment in 10 days. Seven divers, including a doctor and a nurse, joined the group inside the caves in the north of the country after they were discovered alive on Monday. Rescuers are now considering how best to bring the group to safety.