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  • 3 days ago
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    Secrecy, Self-Dealing, and Greed at the N.R.A.

    This winter, members of the National Rifle Association—elk hunters in Montana, skeet shooters in upstate New York, concealed-carry enthusiasts in Jacksonville—might have noticed a desperate tone in the organization’s fund-raising efforts. In a letter from early March, Wayne LaPierre, the N.R.A.’s top executive, warned that liberal regulators were threatening to destroy the organization.

  • 9 days ago
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    There are officially too many damn video streaming services

    Disney's upcoming video streaming service, Disney+, sounds like a really sweet deal. For $6.99 a month or discounted annual subscription of $69.99, you get access to content from Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic. Subscribers will also get content from Fox, which Disney now owns, starting with the complete series of The Simpsons.

  • 10 days ago
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    MIT says we’re overlooking a near-term solution to diesel trucking emissions

    Transportation is one of the major causes of greenhouse gas emissions in the US, and medium- and heavy-duty trucks account for about a quarter of all transportation-related emissions. At present, semis and other long-haul trucks are mostly diesel-powered, so they emit nitrogen oxides and particulates that aren't just bad for the climate; they're bad for human health as well.

  • 12 days ago
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    NASA wants to develop self-healing spacesuits, Venus landers and spider probes

    Robotic "power beaming" landers on the surface of Venus, micro-probes inspired by spiders, a self-healing spacesuit and mining the lunar poles are all projects NASA has recently greenlit for further development. Though many of the selected projects from the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program seem like they're ripped from the pages of the best science fiction novels (I'm looking at you, Heinlein and Asimov), there is a chance they will be made a reality in the ne...

  • 13 days ago
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    Disney’s Next Big Remake: Itself

    The entertainment giant rose to the top of Hollywood on the strength of its ability to pack movie theaters and theme parks. Now it is betting that to stay on top, it needs to come to you—by launching a new streaming service built around popular franchises, from “Star Wars” to “High School Musical.”

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Texas Bans Chaplains From Execution Chamber Following Supreme Court Decision

    Texas has decided to bar all prison chaplains from its execution chamber after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the state violated an inmate’s rights by denying his request for a Buddhist chaplain to be by his side at the time of his scheduled death. “In response to a recent ruling from the Supreme Court of the United States, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice has made a change to its execution protocol to only allow TDCJ security personnel in the execution chamber,” Jeremy Desel, a depa...

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  • 3 weeks ago
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    Reusable Rocket Landing One Small Step for China’s Space Startups

    LinkSpace has successfully launched a reusable rocket prototype in eastern China’s Shandong province, the private aerospace company told Sixth Tone on Monday. At the launch last Wednesday, the prototype — an 8.1-meter liquid-fueled RLV-T5 — hovered in place for 10 seconds after rising to a height of 20 meters, according to a video LinkSpace sent to Sixth Tone. It then returned to the spot from which it had lifted off: a red circle on a white launch pad.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    66 million-year-old deathbed linked to dinosaur-killing meteor

    The beginning of the end started with violent shaking that raised giant waves in the waters of an inland sea in what is now North Dakota. Then, tiny glass beads began to fall like birdshot from the heavens. The rain of glass was so heavy it may have set fire to much of the vegetation on land. In the water, fish struggled to breathe as the beads clogged their gills.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Valve just surprise revealed its own VR headset called the Valve Index

    Unexpectedly on a Friday night, Valve has surprise launched a teaser site featuring a brand-new virtual reality headset, called the Valve Index, that appears to be a device of its own making and not one in partnership with its longtime VR partner HTC. The teaser site spotted by Ars Technica offers no information other than that the Index’s supposed release date is May 2019.

  • 1 month ago
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    Keto Diet Research May Have a Lopsided Effect, Depending on Your Sex

    The world of dieting is consumed by the low-carbohydrate, high-fat ketogenic diet. But despite the keto diet’s immense popularity, some researchers and dieticians remain concerned about its safety. It’s not just trainer and television personality Jillian Michaels who’s having beef with keto: A new study suggests people should be cautious when adopting the diet — especially women. That’s because males and females may react differently to living on a ketogenic diet, according to research...

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  • 1 month ago
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    Anita Silvers, an Authority on Disability Rights, Dies at 78

    Anita Silvers, a philosophy professor who was a leading voice in the interpretation of the Americans With Disabilities Act, arguing that disability rights should be viewed the same as other civil rights and not as an accommodation or as a social safety net issue, died on March 14 in San Francisco. She was 78. San Francisco State University, where Dr. Silvers taught for half a century, said the cause was pneumonia.

  • 1 month ago
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    Samsung confirms the Galaxy S10 5G release date is April 5

    Samsung has confirmed the Galaxy S10 5G release date today. It was initially supposed to release the device by the end of this month. The release had to be delayed due to ongoing discussions between carrier partners and the South Korean government. The company today confirmed that it will release the first 5G-enabled device on April 5 in South Korea.

  • 1 month ago
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    The seas are saving us from runaway global warming, but for how long?

    Next time you're at the beach, give the ocean a big thanks. For decades, the Earth's oceans have absorbed vast quantities of carbon dioxide that would have remained in the atmosphere. This has prevented the full impact of global warming from taking effect, a new study says. Carbon dioxide, emitted when fossil fuels are burned, is the greenhouse gas scientists say is most responsible for global warming.

  • 1 month ago
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    Facebook’s Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation

    Federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into data deals Facebook struck with some of the world’s largest technology companies, intensifying scrutiny of the social media giant’s business practices as it seeks to rebound from a year of scandal and setbacks.

  • 1 month ago
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    Bill Gates finds an ally in Washington for his idea to tax robots: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    Billionaire Bill Gates and left-wing political wunderkind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez might disagree on how much taxes the rich should pay, but they are on the same page when it comes to robots. Tax them, too.