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  • 10 days ago
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    Tupac murder: Police close to making arrest, report says

    An arrest is close in the murder of Tupac Shakur, according to a Las Vegas television station. Las Vegas police, meanwhile, say that is not the case. The rapper was killed in his car on a Las Vegas street 21 years ago. Las Vegas police will only say the case is still an active homicide investigation. This potential break comes after a confession in a new documentary on BET in which a former gang member claims he was in the car when Tupac was shot.

  • 12 days ago
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    Don't Look Now but Alphabet's Waymo Could Be Coming to Europe

    Waymo is taking a different approach to launching its self-driving robo-taxi in Europe.

  • 13 days ago
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    The NES turns 30: How it began, worked, and saved an industry

    We're right on the cusp of another generation of game consoles, and whether you're an Xbox One fanperson or a PlayStation 4 zealot you probably know what's coming if you've been through a few of these cycles. The systems will launch in time for the holidays, each will have one or two decent launch titles, there will be perhaps a year or two when the new console and the old console coexist on store shelves, and then the "next generation" becomes the current generatio...

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Five-metre great white shark spotted off Majorca in first confirmed sighting in decades

    A great white shark has been spotted in a marine park in Spain’s Balearic Islands, in the first confirmed sighting of the predator in Spanish waters for more than four decades. The five-metre (16.4 ft) shark was tracked for more than an hour by an international conservation team in the Cabrera Archipelago National Park, a reserve six miles off the southern coast of Majorca.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Mars' 2018 dust storm intensifies

    The martian dust storm that put the Opportunity rover to sleep in early June has by now intensified into a Planet-Encircling Dust Event, or PEDE, that would cover both North America and Russia completely if it were on Earth. Though its current location is nowhere near Opportunity’s, the Curiosity rover (currently studying Gale Crater) captured the growing impacts of the storm in a selfie snapped June 15.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Who is behind the creation of ISIS? Iran thinks it has the answer

    A senior aide to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has claimed that the U.S. was behind the creation of ISIS and other extremist groups in Syria. Speaking to reporters in Tehran, Ali Akbar Velayati also warned that America’s involvement in the country could prove bloody, the official state Fars news agency said.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Germany thwarted biological attack: police

    German authorities confirmed Wednesday that a man arrested last week for possession of toxic substances intended to produce a biological weapon and was plotting an attack. The suspect, a 29-year-old man of Tunisian origin arrested in Cologne last Tuesday, was found to be in possession of a deadly poison known as ricin as well as other bomb-making materials, the national police chief said Wednesday.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Scientists develop 'wonder water' to keep fruits, vegetables fresh for 40 days

    City-based Institute for Plasma Research (IPR) has developed ‘wonder water’ that can kill E. coli, fungus and other microbes. What’s more, once dipped in this water, fruits and veggies like tomatoes and potatoes remain bright and fresh for a good 40 days! IPR scientists have developed the Plasma Activated Water (PAW) system at its Facilitation Centre for Industrial Plasma Technologies (FCIPT) in Gandhinagar.

  • 1 month ago
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    Fox turns ad breaks into dramas in bid to fight ad skipping

    There's little doubt that TV's commercial breaks are on the decline. How do you get people to watch ads in an era of ad-skipping DVRs and commercial-free streaming services like Netflix or Hulu? Fox Networks has an idea: turn ad time into mini dramas you might want to watch. Variety has learned that Fox will will start running Unbreakables, or short, sponsored films that highlight people who've overcome adversities like cancer.

  • 1 month ago
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    The UN's top free speech expert just denounced the new EU copyright plan as a "potential violation of international human rights law"

    David Kaye (previously) is the UN's Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression; he just released a detailed report on the catastrophic free speech implications of Article 13, the EU's proposed copyright rule that would make sites filter everything their users post to check for copyright violations.

  • 1 month ago
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    Elon Musk’s Boring Company approved to build high-speed transit between downtown Chicago and O’Hare Airport

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the selection of Elon Musk’s Boring Company to build and operate a multi-billion dollar rapid transit link between O’Hare International Airport and the city’s downtown. The company plans to transport passengers between O’Hare and Block 37 in the Loop in approximately 12 minutes each way — typically a 40 minute trip via the city’s Blue Line — by utilizing electric vehicles that run through new twin underground tunnels. The project will be funded ...

  • 1 month ago
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    Visiting Jerusalem, Miss Iraq is embraced by Israelis, praised for her bravery

    Iraq’s representative at the 2017 Miss Universe pageant — whose Instagram photo last year with her Israeli counterpart forced her family to flee the Middle Eastern country — was cheered and hugged this week by shoppers at an iconic Jerusalem market during an extraordinary visit to Israel. “It actually felt weird — the people look like my people. And the city looks like Damascus, like Syria, and I’ve been there, so everything seems familiar to me,” Sarah Idan said in a TV item aired...

  • 1 month ago
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    Restaurant owner who says Anthony Bourdain changed their lives donates profits to suicide hotline

    The owner of a New York City restaurant announced Friday that he would donate 100 percent of his business' profits for the day to the National Suicide Hotline following the death of famed chef and TV host Anthony Bourdain. Jason Wang, the son of the founder of Xi'an Famous Foods, tweeted that the move was his way of thanking Bourdain for featuring his family's business on an early episode of "No Reservations," which Wang says caused the restaurant's popularity to bo...

  • 1 month ago
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    Five myths about the refugee crisis

    The refugee crisis that dominated the news in 2015 and 2016 consisted primarily of a sharp rise in the number of people coming to Europe to claim asylum. Arrivals have now dropped, and governments have cracked down on the movement of undocumented migrants within the EU; many thousands are stuck in reception centres or camps in southern Europe, while others try to make new lives in the places they have settled.

  • 1 month ago
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    Connected cars can lie, posing a new threat to smart cities

    New research has uncovered a previously unknown weakness in smart city systems: devices that trust each other. That could lead to some pretty terrible traffic, among other problems.

  • 1 month ago
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    Nearly 4 million UK adults forced to use food banks, figures reveal

    Nearly 4 million adults in the UK have been forced to use food banks due to ”shocking” levels of deprivation, figures have revealed for the first time. An exclusive poll commissioned by The Independent reveals one in 14 Britons has had to use a food bank, with similar numbers also forced to skip meals and borrow money as austerity measures leave them “penniless with nowhere to turn”.

  • 1 month ago
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    Energy groups join together to condemn Trump's plan to subsidize nuclear, coal plants

    “Impending retirements of fuel-secure power facilities are leading to a rapid depletion of a critical part of our nation’s energy mix and impacting the resilience of our power grid,” said White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. “President Trump has directed Secretary of Energy Rick Perry to prepare immediate steps to stop the loss of these resources, and looks forward to his recommendations.”

  • 1 month ago
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    These hedge fund managers made more than $3 million a day last year

    There's an old saying that hedge funds are not so much an investing platform as a compensation plan. If so, they may be the most lucrative compensation plans ever. The annual "Rich List" of top hedge fund earners from Institutional Investor is out and the numbers are so large that they're almost hard to conceive. Four hedge fund managers made more than $1 billion last year. That's $1 billion in annual pay, not net worth. They make today's CEOs look like charity case...