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  • 3 days ago
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    US paves way to get 'lab meat' on plates

    US authorities on Friday agreed on how to regulate food products cultured from animal cells—paving the way to get so-called "lab meat" on American plates.

  • 4 days ago
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    Jimi Hendrix; A Brother's Story

    More than forty years after his death, Jimi Hendrix—recently named the greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone magazine—continues to inspire fans. Many have written about Hendrix’s life and music, but Jimi Hendrix: A Brother’s Story provides a revealing and unprecedented look at this visionary icon: an intimate biography written by Jimi’s younger brother, Leon.Leon Hendrix takes us back to the days before Jimi’s amazing rise to fame, beginning with their tough childhood in Seattle...

  • 10 days ago
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    Elon Musk wants to dig sewers in your city

    It's not all about speedy transit, Elon Musk also wants to build sewers. At the National League of Cities' City Summit on Thursday, the billionaire said he wants the Boring Company to "do tunneling for like water transport, sewage, electrical," according to Forbes. "We're not going to turn our noses up at sewage tunnels. We're happy to do that too."

  • 2 weeks ago
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    How fungus and sweat could transform Martian exploration

    As a product designer imagines a Martian boot made out of human sweat and fungus, her quest sparks a new question: can biomaterials open the door for a human colony on Mars?

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Resident Evil 2 Producer Confirms The Remake Is Not Linked To OUTBREAK As Ada Wong Won't Wear Her Iconic Dress

    Just like the original Resident Evil 2, the upcoming remake will feature two extended campaigns to provide players with different points of view to the core horror story. The player will have a chance to experience the story from the perspective of Claire Redfield, the younger sister of BSAA operative and former S.T.A.R.S. member Chris Redfield, and Leon Kennedy, a federal agent for the D.S.O.

  • 1 month ago
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    Why Are Japan’s Cherry Blossom Trees Blooming in Fall?

    Each spring, Japan is crowned with a fluttery wreath of pink cherry blossoms, which draw crowds of admirers and inspire many celebrations. But this year, as Laurel Wamsley reports for NPR, the country’s cherry blossoms have made an unexpected second appearance—in the middle of fall. More than 350 people reported seeing the ephemeral flowers this autumn, though it isn’t clear if or to what extent the reports overlap. According to Japanese broadcaster NHK, the blossoms have been sighted in a...

  • 1 month ago
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    Cannabis from yeast: will synthetic pot help grow the industry?

    Much like making craft beer, yeast enzymes can be used to create THC and CBD, the active chemicals found in marijuana. Unlike other modern high growth industries, the pot business doesn’t require a doctorate in science, or even a college degree. Much of the economic hype which surrounds the industry depends on it remaining an agricultural product. But it might not always be that way.

  • 1 month ago
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    The Familiarity Backfire Effect: Why Debunking a Myth Can Make People Believe It

    The familiarity backfire effect is a cognitive bias that causes people to remember a myth as true, after they are shown information which is meant to prove that it’s false.n Since the familiarity backfire effect plays a crucial role in how people respond to refutations of pseudoscientific theories and conspiracies, it’s important to understand it. In the following article, you will learn more about this cognitive bias, understand why people experience it, and see what you can do in order to ...

  • 1 month ago
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    'Complete control': Apple accused of overpricing, restricting device repairs

    Apple often overestimates the cost of repairs to its products and threatens third-party shops who are willing to fix them for a fraction of the price, a CBC News investigation has learned. Customers who enter an Apple Store with a seemingly minor hardware problem, such as a flickering screen, are often faced with a large bill because they are told they need to replace major parts of the device.

  • 1 month ago
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    Julian Assange should be thanked - not smeared - for Wikileaks' service to journalism

    Twelve years ago this month, WikiLeaks began publishing government secrets that the world public might otherwise never have known. What it has revealed about state duplicity, human rights abuses and corruption goes beyond anything published in the world’s “mainstream” media. After over six months of being cut off from outside world, on 14 October Ecuador has partly restored Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s communications with the outside world from its London embassy where the founder ...

  • 1 month ago
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    Checkbooks Ready! US Marshals to Hold $4 Million Bitcoin Auction

    The US Marshals Service has announced an upcoming auction for over $4 million worth of bitcoin seized during various legal proceedings. The sealed bid auction, which is scheduled to take place in November, will offer approximately 660 BTC seized during about 31 federal criminal, civil and administrative cases under the asset forfeiture framework of the Department of Justice.

  • 1 month ago
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    How Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Could Replace Traffic Lights and Shorten Commutes

    A Carnegie Mellon startup aims to manage traffic at intersections by harnessing the radios in tomorrow’s cars

  • 1 month ago
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    Study Points to Possible New Therapy for Hearing Loss

    Researchers have taken an important step toward what may become a new approach to restore the hearing loss. In a new study, out today in the European Journal of Neuroscience, scientists have been able to regrow the sensory hair cells found in the cochlea – a part of the inner ear – that converts sound vibrations into electrical signals and can be permanently lost due to age or noise damage.

  • 1 month ago
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    'There is no God,' says Stephen Hawking in final book

    Twenty-four hours after Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren shocked the political world with a five-minute video (and a mountain of documentation) aimed at putting to bed the controversy over her claims of Native American heritage, it's becoming increasingly clear the strategy amounts to a swing and a miss.

  • 1 month ago
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    Ex-ambassador to Saudi Arabia hits Trump for 'wide-eyed acceptance' of denials about missing journalist

    Former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Robert Jordan on Monday warned President Trump against accepting the Saudi government's denials about the disappearance of a Washington Post columnist. “Let’s remember, this is the same King Salman who told me after 9/11 that the 9/11 attacks were an Israeli plot,” Jordan said. “He said that firmly. Did I believe that? Of course not. I don’t think you can go in with wide-eyed acceptance of anything some of these world leaders say.”

  • 1 month ago
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    Mass German rally against far right

    More than 100,000 people have been marching in the German capital Berlin to protest against xenophobia and the increasing influence of the far right. Rights groups organised the rally, as marchers held placards reading "Indivisible" and "United against racism". The BBC's Jenny Hill in Berlin says even the organisers seemed surprised by the turnout.

  • 1 month ago
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    How parenting affects antisocial behaviors in children

    In a recent study of the parental caregiving environment, psychologist Rebecca Waller found that within identical twin pairs, the child who experienced harsher behavior and less parental warmth was at a greater risk for developing antisocial behaviors.