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  • 2 days ago
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    SoftBank looks to form a 'strategic alliance' between Arm and Samsung

    SoftBank Group Corp founder and CEO Masayoshi Son said on Thursday he plans to meet with Samsung Electronics to discuss a potential "strategic alliance" between the South Korean tech giant and chip designer Arm.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Most Americans see Trump's MAGA as threat to democracy: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    Days after Democratic President Joe Biden gave a fiery speech attacking former President Donald Trump and his Republican allies as an extremist threat, a Reuters/Ipsos poll completed on Wednesday found a majority of Americans believe Trump's movement is undermining democracy.

  • 1 month ago
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    Patton Oswalt: ‘I Don’t Think Cancel Culture Is Real’ — Interview

    Patton Oswalt has several modes: There’s the affable, warts-and-all comedian who has been performing onstage for decades, the comedic performer with dramatic chops known for everything from “Ratatouille” to “Young Adult,” and a comic book junkie who reads as much as he writes for the form.

  • 1 month ago
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    Blinken: China should not hold global concerns 'hostage'

    U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Saturday that China should not hold hostage talks on important global matters such as the climate crisis, after Beijing cut off contacts with Washington in retaliation for U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan earlier this week.

  • 1 month ago
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    A Large Object Landed on His Sheep Farm. It Came From Space.

    Mick Miners was herding sheep on a four-wheeler last week when he stumbled upon a pointy black object that looked more than 9 feet tall. It reminded him of either a burned tree or a piece of farm machinery. “Pretty frightening, actually,” Miners, 48, said by phone on Thursday from his roughly 5,000-acre property in a remote corner of southeastern Australia.

  • 2 months ago
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    George Orwell’s 1940 Review of Mein Kampf

    “It is a sign of the speed at which events are moving that Hurst and Blackett’s unexpurgated edition of Mein Kampf, published only a year ago, is edited from a pro-Hitler angle. The obvious intention of the translator’s preface and notes is to tone down the book’s ferocity and present Hitler in as kindly a light as possible. For at that date Hitler was still respectable. He had crushed the German labour movement, and for that the property-owning classes were willing to forgive him almost...

  • 2 months ago
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    The M2 MacBook Air has a heat problem according to reviewers

    Apple’s new MacBook Air with the M2 chip goes on sale today. It represents a new era for the MacBook, with incredible battery life and awesome graphics, but reviewers all agree the machine suffers from overheating. Tech journalists and YouTube reviewers who got their hands on the new M2 MacBook Air voiced concerns about the overheating machine.

  • 2 months ago
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    This 100-Year-Old Vegan Athlete is Still Running

    To the average viewer, this year’s Wimbledon Finals matchup was nothing shocking, with two distinctly different players vying for the Cup, but the two finalists share one unique characteristic: They both follow vegan diets. Defying claims that plant-based diets lack for protein or hinder athletic performance, vegan athletes worldwide have proved otherwise...

  • 2 months ago
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    Earth-like planets in dead star 'cosmic graveyards' get stranger

    The first world found orbiting a pulsar is rarer than previously believed, deepening the mystery of how planets survive around violent dead stars.

  • 2 months ago
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    ‘Nowhere is free from noise’: deep-sea mining threat to marine mammals

    Noise pollution from proposed deep-sea mining could radiate through the ocean for hundreds of kilometres, scientists predict, creating a “cylinder of sound” from the surface to the sea bed.

  • 2 months ago
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    The Future of Leather: How Pineapple Leaves, Cacti, and Mycelium Are Revolutionizing the Industry

    Leather is everywhere – in our shoes, our purses and luggage, our winter jackets and stylish furniture – but its effect is seen globally. To create the leather for our clothing, homewares, and other purposes, billions of cows are slaughtered each year. The livestock sector – which produces both food products and leather – is the biggest use of agricultural land worldwide. Grazing land and farmed feed crops for cattle result in deforestation, eliminating vital carbon sinks, destroying eco...

  • 3 months ago
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    Better Call Saul boss almost scrapped last season

    Better Call Saul boss Peter Gould has revealed that he almost scrapped the final season of the show following star Bob Odenkirk’s health scare in 2021. Odenkirk suffered a heart attack after collapsing on set while filming the final season in 2021. His condition remained publicly unclear for the 24 hours that followed.

  • 3 months ago
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    Jurassic World: Dominion proves that the once-beloved franchise is ready for extinction

    After three decades and six Jurassic Park movies, audiences have been treated to all kinds of adventures—good, bad, brisk, repetitive, you name it. Until Jurassic World: Dominion, I would never have expected one that’s utterly boring. Back in 2015, Jurassic World asked the question: What would happen if dinosaurs became so commonplace that they were no longer exciting? Dominion answers by making even the most unique dinosaur encounters so routine and uninspiring that even the people involved...

  • 3 months ago
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    James Webb Space Telescope hit by tiny meteoroid

    A tiny rock fragment has hit the new James Webb Space Telescope's main mirror. The damage inflicted by the dust-sized micrometeoroid is producing a noticeable effect in the observatory's data but is not expected to limit the mission's overall performance. James Webb was launched in December to succeed the revolutionary - but now ageing - Hubble Space Telescope.

  • 3 months ago
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    There’s no healthy economy (or planet) without healthy forests

    Forests are among the world’s best bets for carbon capture. But according to this year’s State of the World’s Forests report from the United Nations, forests are also the foundation of green and equitable economies, sustainable resource management, and biodiversity preservation and are generally key to a brighter future.

  • 3 months ago
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    The Milky Way may have two supermassive black holes

    Measurements of stars orbiting our galaxy's core suggest our 4-million-solar-mass black hole, Sagittarius A*, may have another supermassive companion lurking nearby.