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  • 6 days ago
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    Arizona Legislature won't defend law limiting police filming

    The Republican leaders of the Arizona Legislature will not try to defend a new law limiting up-close filming of police that has been blocked by a federal judge, a decision that essentially ends the fight over the contentious proposal.

  • 12 days ago
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    TSMC to mass produce chips on upgraded version of 3nm process in 2023

    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest contract chipmaker, plans to roll out chips made on an upgraded version of its sophisticated 3 nanometer process in 2023.

  • 13 days ago
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    Psychology experts urge social media giants to increase transparency around algorithms to protect users’ mental health

    In a new article published in the journal Body Image, a team of psychology researchers outline a mountain of evidence linking social media use to body image issues. The researchers describe how algorithms may be intensifying this link and urge social media corporations to take action.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    What Prey Haters Fail to Grasp About the Original Predator Movie

    It must be gratifying for filmmakers to know that the Monday after Prey’s premiere on Hulu (and Disney+ in Europe), many were debating whether the Predator prequel should’ve been released in theaters. The quality is certainly good enough with the film generally impressing most critics as demonstrated by its 92 percent “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. A majority of viewers also seem pleased if social media chatter is to be believed.

  • 1 month ago
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    A Planetary Challenge on an Unprecedented Scale

    Before our very eyes, life is changing irreversibly on our planet. According to our best scientific estimates, only 4% of the Earth’s collective mammalian biomass now belongs to species living in the wild. The remaining 96% either belongs to humans or our livestock. Countless species have disappeared in the last decades, and we know that more will follow.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event lexi6

    Having rich childhood friends is linked to a higher salary as an adult

    A study of Facebook friend networks has shown that people from low-income households are more like to grow up to make a higher salary if they had wealthier friends as children. Children who grow up in low-income households but who make friends that come from higher-income homes are more likely to have higher salaries in adulthood than those who have fewer such friends.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event lexi6

    Hulu Is Refusing to Run Democrat Midterm Ads About Abortion Rights and Gun Control

    Following an outcry, Disney announced Wednesday that they will allow political ads to run on their streaming service Hulu in the lead-up to the midterm elections. “After a thorough review of ad policies across its linear networks and streaming platforms over the last few months, Disney is now aligning Hulu’s political advertising policies to be consistent with the company’s general entertainment and sports cable networks and ESPN+,” Disney said in a statement released Wednesday (via Variety).

  • 2 months ago
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    A 17-minute flight? The super-rich who have ‘absolute disregard for the planet’

    Kylie Jenner has faced a torrent of criticism for her decision to take her private jet on a flight that lasted just 17 minutes. But the practice of taking brief journeys on luxury aircraft appears to be common among the rich and famous despite mounting concerns over the climate crisis.

  • 2 months ago
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    R. Kelly Sues Brooklyn Prison for Placing Him on Suicide Watch After 30-Year Sentence

    Lawyers for R. Kelly have filed a lawsuit against a Brooklyn prison for placing the convicted sex trafficker on suicide watch days after he was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Placing high-profile inmates on suicide watch prior to or after sentencing is often standard practice: Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell was similarly placed on suicide watch “without justification” at the same prison before her sentencing this past week.

  • 3 months ago
    Current Event lexi6

    Meta Is Killing Off Consumer Versions of the Portal Video-Calling and Streaming Device

    Facebook once called its Portal family of devices, first introduced in 2018, “the future of video calling” — and spent big on ad campaigns pushing the products. Now the social media giant, since renamed Meta Platforms, is switching gears: The company will no longer produce consumer versions of the Portal and instead will focus on business applications, Variety has confirmed.

  • 3 months ago
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    Scientists discover viruses that secretly rule the world's oceans

    Thousands of unknown viruses identified recently in the world's seas may have a significant impact on ecosystems, according to experts, in part through "reprogramming" the hosts they infect. The latest study, which was published in the journal Science on Thursday (June 9), focuses on viruses that include RNA, a molecular cousin of DNA. In human illness, RNA viruses abound; coronaviruses and influenza viruses, for example, are both RNA-based. Scientists are just now learning about ...

  • 3 months ago
    Current Event lexi6

    Box Office: ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Scores $86 Million in Massive Second Weekend

    In its second weekend of release, Tom Cruise’s all-American action film collected a sensational $86 million from 4,751 North American theaters. Those returns rank among the top 10 highest-grossing second weekends in domestic box office history. They also push “Top Gun: Maverick” to $291 million in North America, enough to overtake 2005’s “War of the Worlds” ($243 million) as Cruise’s highest-grossing film ever at the domestic box office.

  • 3 months ago
    Current Event lexi6

    Nanostructured fibers can impersonate human muscles

    Mimicking the human body, specifically the actuators that control muscle movement, is of immense interest around the globe. In recent years, it has led to many innovations to improve robotics, prosthetic limbs and more, but creating these actuators typically involves complex processes, with expensive and hard-to-find materials.

  • 3 months ago
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    ESA conducts first tests of exoplanet hunter Plato in space-like conditions

    The ESA is working on a new exoplanet hunter mission called Plato, to be launched in 2026. Astronomers expect to discover Earth-sized planets within the habitable zone thanks to Plato's ability to spot smaller planets in larger orbits than current telescopes. SRON Netherlands Institute of Space Research is contributing to the project by testing Plato's cameras in a custom built space simulator. SRON researchers have finished testing the prototype, and all features function as expected....