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  • 37 minutes ago
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    Siblings savage congressman in attack ad

    Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar, a Republican from the party's most conservative wing, is standing for re-election in November. Fearing for the future, his siblings have thrown their weight behind their choice of candidate in a powerful new TV advert. The striking part? It's not their brother. Nope - six of Mr Gosar's siblings have spoken out to endorse his rival, Democrat David Brill.

  • 1 hour ago
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    China hospital ship docks in Venezuela

    A Chinese hospital ship has docked in Venezuela, where for the next week it will provide free health care to local patients. Venezuela's Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino López, went to the port of La Guaira to welcome the Chinese crew. He said that the Peace Ark's visit was agreed by President Nicolás Maduro during a visit to Beijing last week. Venezuela agreed at the time to increase its exports of oil to China, which is one of its main creditors.

  • 22 hours ago
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    Shelter's new approach reunites dog with owner

    A new program at the Kent County Animal Shelter is working to save more dogs from being put down, using Facebook to place them in good homes. It's already working. A man who lost his dog on the other side of the state was able to find her though one of the posts. "I wish she could talk so she could tell us what happened," owner Arthur Watson said. "Me, my mom, my dad, we are just sitting here going, 'How?'"

  • 23 hours ago
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    Facebook stops staff helping politicians

    Facebook will no longer send employees to work at the offices of political campaigns during elections, the company has announced. The social network used to offer dedicated staff to political campaigns to help them develop their online advertising campaigns. Donald Trump's digital director for the 2016 presidential election has said Facebook's assistance helped him win.

  • 1 day ago
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    Internet regulator considered for UK

    The UK government is considering "all options", including a regulator, as part of new legislation governing the internet. It has previously said it will publish a White Paper in the coming months, laying out its proposals. According to Buzzfeed News, the White Paper will propose a regulatory body similar to Ofcom, which regulates broadcasters and telecoms companies. The government told the BBC it would publish the White Paper this winter. But a spokesman for the department for Digital,...

  • 1 day ago
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    HBO Renews ‘The Deuce’ for Third and Final Season

    Co-creator David Simon had previously stated he wanted three installments of the show in three different time periods of New York.

  • 2 days ago
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    Kenyan girls forced into sex in exchange for sanitary products

    Girls in Kenya are forced to have in sex in exchange for sanitary products due to the prevalence of period poverty and the shame, stigma and public health misinformation which surrounds menstruation. New exclusive research by Unicef found 65 per cent of females in the Kibera slum – an area of the capital of Nairobi which is the largest urban slum in Africa – had traded sex for sanitary pads. The humanitarian charity found 10 per cent of young adolescent girls admitted to having transactional...

  • 2 days ago
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    Amazon reportedly planning 3,000 cashier-less Go stores by 2021

    Amazon plans to open as many as 3,000 of its cashier-less Amazon Go convenience stores by the year 2021, according to a report from Bloomberg today. That would be Amazon’s most aggressive move in the brick-and-mortar space since its purchase of Whole Foods in 2016. It would also significantly alter the company’s potential offline retail success as it moves to compete with grocery stores brands like Kroger, convenience and liquor stores like CVS and 7-Eleven, and big-box retailers like Walmar...

  • 2 days ago
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    German triathlete banned from Japanese buffet restaurant after gobbling up 100 plates of sushi

    A German triathlete has been banned from dining at a sushi buffet restaurant in the south-eastern city of Landshut, after he gobbled up 100 plates of food. Mr Jaroslav Bobrowski, 30, follows a special diet where he fasts for 20 hours at a stretch before eating till he is full, reported German news website The Local last Friday (Sept 14).

  • 3 days ago
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    Self-Creating Neural Networks That Explain Themselves

    On the hardware side, the next frontier for deep learning innovation will be in getting the performance, efficiency, and accuracy needed for inference at scale. But the newest battleground in software will be further optimization of neural networks—everything from quantization to pruning and beyond.

  • 3 days ago
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    iPhone XS LTE speeds up to 266 percent faster than iPhone X, early test reveals

    As we head towards the release of the iPhone XS, the first speed tests are teasing what we can expect when it comes to LTE speeds across the major carriers. According to results from SpeedSmart.net, iPhone XS and XS Max will boast quite the improvement from last year's iPhone X. Of the three major carriers — AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile — AT&T looks to be the fastest with average download speeds of 72.24Mbps. That figure compares to average recorded iPhone X speeds of 27.67Mbps.

  • 4 days ago
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    The Latest: Koreas agree to seek to co-host 2032 Olympics

    A joint statement says the two Koreas agreed to establish buffer zones along their land and sea borders to reduce military tensions and prevent accidental clashes. The statement signed by the countries’ defense chiefs also says the Koreas agreed to withdraw 11 guard posts from the Demilitarized Zone by December with the aim of removing them eventually.

  • 4 days ago
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    Teen returns purse containing $10K after finding it in the road

    A California high school student is being hailed as a role model for his decision to return a large sum of cash he found on his way home last week. According to Santa Barbara County authorities, 16-year-old Rhami Zeini found a black purse in the roadway and stopped to pick it up. To his surprise, $10,000 in cash was inside. He reportedly went home and discussed the situation with his parents, ultimately deciding to take the property to the sheriff’s office.

  • 5 days ago
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    Both men and women (wrongly) believe women wearing makeup are more interested in casual sex

    A new study suggests that women’s makeup is perceived as a signal of greater interest in casual sex. But the research found evidence that this was actually a “false signal.” The study, which was published in Personality and Individual Differences, examined the relationship between women’s makeup use and sociosexuality.

  • 5 days ago
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    Trump orders declassification of Russia documents, texts

    President Trump has ordered the declassification of documents regarding the U.S. government's surveillance of Trump campaign adviser Carter Page and the investigative activities of senior Justice Department lawyer Bruce Ohr, a move Jonathan Swan reported earlier this month.

  • 5 days ago
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    Shocking video shows pastor beating followers of South Korean cult

    Shocking footage showing a South Korean pastor beating her followers and ordering them to beat one another has emerged as Korean police investigate claims that she ran a cult in Fiji, forcing people to work without pay and endure violent rituals. The footage appears to show violent assaults on members of the South Korean Grace Road Church.

  • 6 days ago
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    Steam Now Allowing 100% Uncensored Adult Games [NSFW]

    Steam is trying to gain back their good faith that they’ve lost from game developers, mainly adult game developers, with a new filter system. And what does this new filter do to help adult video game developers? Well it let’s them post full on nudity in their games on Steam without needing players to go download a 18+ patch. You heard me right! Steam is allowing 100% uncensored H games onto their platform now.

  • 6 days ago
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    Why NASA wants to build a nuclear reactor on the Moon

    Everyone's talking about the Moon. It'll be 50 years this Christmas since Apollo 8 first flew to the Moon – with the crew taking the famous Earthrise photos – and we're close to the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's first moon landing and moonwalk for Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Can we go back? Should we go back? NASA knows we probably have to go back, if only to use the Moon as an off-Earth stepping stone to enable deeper solar system exploration missions, so it's...

  • 7 days ago
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    Lottery raises millions to save French heritage sites

    Two and a half million tickets at €15 a piece were sold for the heritage lottery drawn on Friday, September 14. The €15-20 million collected will subsidise the restoration of 269 endangered French heritage sites. Eighteen sites designated as “iconic” by the minister of culture will receive priority funding. They will receive immediate funding from the Fondation du patrimoine – enough to begin the first stages of construction and restoration. Here are some of the top sites.

  • 7 days ago
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    California to launch its 'own damn satellite' to track greenhouse gases

    California is set to launch a satellite to track greenhouse gases, as former US Secretary of State John Kerry and island nation leaders warned that the world is far off course to avoid the worst effects of rising temperatures. Gov. Jerry Brown announced plans for the satellite on the last day of a climate change summit hosted by San Francisco, in a final rebuke to President Donald Trump’s denial of man-made warming.

  • 8 days ago
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    ‘Master/Slave’ Terminology Was Removed from Python Programming Language

    The terminology has been a point of contention in the tech community for nearly two decades and now it was just removed from one of the most popular programming languages in the world.

  • 8 days ago
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    School apologizes for promo photo manipulated to darken students' skin for "diversity"

    Art school Émile Cohl in Lyon, France formally apologized after students noticed that a group photo on the school's United States promotional web site had been manipulated to make several of the people appear to have dark skin. The manipulated photo is at the very top of this post. Below it is another image, without the alterations, from the same series of snapshots.

  • 8 days ago
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    Acid attack on Shabnam Rani, the girl who took the fight against Halala to Supreme Court

    Triple talaq victim and the woman who took the fight against halala to the Supreme Court, Shabnam Rani has been attacked with acid in UP's Bulandshahr. It is being alleged that the Shabnam's brother-in-law and his friend were the ones who attacked her with acid.

  • 8 days ago
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    Nearly third of Earth’s surface must be protected to prevent mass extinction, warn leading scientists

    Two leading scientists have issued a call for massive swathes of the planet’s land and sea to be protected from human interference in order to avert mass extinction. Current levels of protection “do not even come close to required levels”, they said, urging world leaders to come to a new arrangement by which at least 30 per cent of the planet’s surface is formally protected by 2030. Chief scientist of the National Geographic Society Jonathan Baillie and Chinese Academy of Sciences biolog...

  • 9 days ago
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    There Are No More Small Phones

    On Wednesday, Apple introduced not one but three new phone models to the world: the iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and Xr. They all seem fine. But take note of what Apple took away. As of this week, it no longer sells the iPhone SE. Which in turn means the age of small smartphones has officially come to an end.