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  • 1 day ago
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    Trump officially nominates climate-denying conservative talk radio host as USDA’s top scientist

    Sam Clovis, a former Trump campaign adviser and one-time conservative talk radio host, has no background in the hard sciences, nor any policy experience with food or agriculture. Still, that did not stop President Donald Trump from officially nominating Clovis to the position of the United States Department of Agriculture’s undersecretary of research, education, and economics, the agency’s top science position.

  • 1 day ago
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    Pixel, Pixel XL and Moto Z discontinued at Rogers and Fido

    The 32GB Black Pixel, 32GB/128GB Silver Pixel, and black Moto Z have been discontinued at Fido and Rogers, according to MobileSyrup’s sources. Given the Pixel has almost hit its one-year anniversary and with rumours swirling about the well-received smartphone’s successor, it makes sense for Canadian carriers to begin phasing out the Google-manufactured device. The Pixel XL is tipped to feature a squeezable frame (similar to the HTC U11), an always-on display, and the ability for its screen t...

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    Video of beating shared on social media leads to Saudi prince arrest

    A Saudi prince has been arrested on the orders of Saudi King Salman bin Abdelaziz after videos were circulated on social media which appeared to show the prince beating several people. According to the state-run Al-Ikhbariya TV's Twitter account @alekhbariyatv, the arrest order for Prince Saud bin Abdulaziz bin Musaed bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was issued to deter any similar violations, and the prince was arrested by Riyadh police.

  • 2 days ago
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    Apple has started blogging to draw attention to its AI work

    After years of near-silence, Apple is slowly starting to make a bit of noise about its work on artificial intelligence. Last December the iPhone maker shared its first public research paper on the topic; this June it announced new tools to speed up machine learning on the iPhone; and today it started blogging. Sort of.

  • 2 days ago
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    Legal pot sales begin in Uruguay under landmark 2013 law

    Marijuana is going on sale at 16 pharmacies in Uruguay, the final step in applying a 2013 law that made the South American nation the first to legalize a pot market covering the entire chain from plants to purchase. Authorities say nearly 5,000 people have registered as consumers allowing them to buy marijuana when sales start Wednesday. About two-thirds live in the capital, Montevideo.

  • 2 days ago
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    Labour joins 9/11 survivors in demanding Theresa May release suppressed Saudi Arabia terrorism report

    Britain’s Labour Party has thrown its weight behind demands from US 9/11 survivors for Prime Minister Theresa May to release a suppressed report into the extent of Saudi Arabia’s financing of Islamic extremism within the UK. The report was commissioned by David Cameron as part of a political deal to obtain political support for a parliamentary vote on UK airstrikes on Syria.

  • 3 days ago
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    PornHub's traffic drops by 5 per cent during Game of Thrones season 7 premiere

    PornHub's website traffic dropped by 4.5 per cent in the United States during the Game of Thrones season seven premier. The site's statisticians looked at the traffic across the US and found it was down by 4.5 per cent during the airing compared to an average Sunday evening. The x-rated site said: 'That’s a considerable change in visitors as Sunday night is one of the most popular times for people to visit PornHub.'

  • 3 days ago
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    How to recover deleted files from USB (USB data recovery)

    USB data recovery guide: A USB flash drive stores all of its data in the memory which is similar to a hard drive. The operating system can fetch all this data when required to be accessed or used. There can also be various issues that may turn your all USB drive data inaccessible. Like, if the drive is unmounted improperly from the USB port then it can lead to the data corruption. Another cause for the stores’ data corruption can also be any type of invalid data in the (MBR) Master Boot Record...

  • 4 days ago
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    IBM unveils new mainframe capable of running more than 12 billion encrypted transactions a day

    IBM has launched a new mainframe system capable of running more than 12 billion encrypted transactions per day, in a bid to wade further into the financial cybersecurity market. The mainframe, called IBM Z, seeks to address cyberattacks which have compromised financial data. It also aims to help firms automate financial regulatory compliance, in line with confidentiality and data protection laws.

  • 5 days ago
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    Boy with autism 'astonished' at appeal response

    A boy with autism celebrated his 11th birthday with cards sent from all over the world after his mum made an appeal on social media. Lisa Jackson from Southsea, asked people to send a card to her son Ben because no-one came to a previous birthday party. Dedicated trolleys were set up at Portsmouth sorting office to handle the tens of thousands of cards

  • 5 days ago
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    British government ponders life sentences for acid attacks

    The British government is set to launch a review on tougher sentencing for perpetrators of acid attacks after Home Secretary Amber Rudd said those found guilty should "feel the full force of the law." Rudd announced the move in the aftermath of the latest acid attack to hit the streets in London, in which five men were attacked over a 70-minute period on Thursday.

  • 5 days ago
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    McCain’s Surgery Will Delay Senate Votes on Health Care Bill

    The Senate will delay votes on a bill to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, announced Saturday night, because of a new obstacle to winning enough support for one of the Republican Party’s most cherished goals. Mr. McConnell said the Senate would “defer consideration” of the bill...

  • 6 days ago
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    No visitors allowed on Japan's men-only UNESCO island

    The tiny landmass of Okinoshima, where women are banned and male visitors must bathe naked in the sea before visiting its shrine, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site last week. Limited numbers are currently permitted to land on the island in the Sea of Japan (East Sea) -- this year it was 200 -- for a yearly festival that lasts just two hours, but they must adhere to strict rules.

  • 6 days ago
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    Scientists Can Now Clone Thousands of Genes in a Single Reaction

    Things are about to speed up dramatically in genetic research, with scientists developing a new technique that can clone thousands of genes in a single reaction. The new technology, called a LASSO probe, could be used to create libraries of proteins from DNA samples, speeding up the search for new drugs by replacing the tedious methods of gene cloning currently used.

  • 7 days ago
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    Ravens can plan for future as well as 4-year-old children can

    Ravens can plan for future events at least as well as 4-year-old humans and some adult, non-human great apes. The birds did this in tasks they wouldn’t encounter in the wild, so it isn’t an adaptation to an ecological niche, but rather a flexible cognitive ability that evolved independently in birds and hominids, whose lineages diverged about 320 million years ago.

  • 7 days ago
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    'Avengers: Infinity War' Has Wrapped Filming

    Avengers: Infinity War has officially wrapped production, a rep for Marvel Studios confirmed to EW. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo announced the news on social media with a comical photo of Joe lying on the ground out of sheer exhaustion at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta. “One down,” the brothers wrote of what began production on Jan. 23 of this year.

  • 7 days ago
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    India's Supreme Court Seeks Answers as Bitcoin Legalization Focus Turns to Taxation

    While Indian government officials discuss ways to legalize bitcoin for tax purposes, the Supreme Court has given lawmakers four weeks to examine all security issues relating to digital currencies. Bitcoin.com recently reported on the government setting up a task force to evaluate whether to regulate and legalize bitcoin, which is expected to take 6 months.

  • 8 days ago
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    Uber driver, who says he was once paid under $2 per hour, advances labor lawsuit

    A federal judge in North Carolina ruled Wednesday in favor of an Uber driver who is suing the company, paving the way for a possible notable expansion of the lawsuit. In 2016, Michael Hood, an Uber driver, claimed in a proposed class-action lawsuit last year that he has been misclassified as an independent contractor rather than an employee, and as such is consistently being paid below minimum wage after expenses.

  • 8 days ago
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    Grenfell survivor was diagnosed with cyanide poisoning

    At least one survivor of the Grenfell Tower fire was diagnosed with cyanide poisoning, BBC Newsnight has learned. Medical discharge papers show 12-year-old Luana Gomes was treated for the effects of the highly toxic gas, which may have been released by burning of insulation or plastics during the fire. Her sister and mother were also treated for risk of cyanide poisoning.

  • 9 days ago
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    North Koreans in Russia Work ‘Basically in the Situation of Slaves’

    Across Western Europe and the United States, immigrants from poorer countries, whether plumbers from Poland or farmhands from Mexico, have become a lightning rod for economic anxieties over cheap labor. The Russian city of Vladivostok on the Pacific Ocean, however, has eagerly embraced a new icon of border-crushing globalization: the North Korean painter.

  • 9 days ago
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    Malta votes to legalise same-sex marriage by 66-1

    MPs on the predominantly Catholic island of Malta have voted to legalise same-sex marriage.

  • 11 days ago
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    Camping teen awakens to 'crunching sound' as bear bites his head

    A camp staffer at a Christian summer camp in Colorado received medical care after he was made awake early Sunday by a bear chewing on his head. The 19-year-old said that he thought he was dreaming as he heard a "crunching sound," only to wake up in "immense pain" as the black bear attempted to drag him away from the Glacier View Ranch campsite, Colorado Parks & Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill told CNN.

  • 11 days ago
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    Evolution of the LEGO logo

    The red, white, yellow, and black LEGO logo is synonymous with one of the world’s largest toy manufacturers, but it didn’t always look so familiar.

  • 11 days ago
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    Engineer grows ice pyramids to create a sustainable water source in the Himalayas

    Ice, ice baby.

  • 11 days ago
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    This is unlike what generally happens in China. This man is nothing short of a hero.