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  • 2 days ago
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    Oil spills into Gulf of Mexico after underwater pipe bursts

    Federal authorities are responding to an oil spill off the coast of Louisiana.

  • 2 days ago
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    Tiangong-1: Chinese space station will crash to Earth within months

    Pieces weighing up to 100kg could make it to the surface, says expert, when out-of-control 8.5-tonne laboratory breaks apart in the atmosphere.

  • 9 days ago
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    Marijuana can increase a teenager's risk of psychosis

    Going from an occasional user of marijuana to a weekly or daily user increases an adolescent’s risk of having recurrent psychotic-like experiences by 159%, according to a new Canadian study published today in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. The study also reports effects of marijuana use on cognitive development and shows that the link between marijuana use and psychotic-like experiences is best explained by emerging symptoms of depression.

  • 13 days ago
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    Woman charged $925 for Uber ride

    Would you pay $925 for an Uber ride? One woman turned to the I-Team after she says she was charged almost eight times the regular rate. It was one of her first times using Uber and she said she had no idea that the app was charging what's known as a "surge rate" during peak demand. In this case, that surge was unusually high, adding up to $925.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Palestinians slam US Israel envoy's 'ignorance'

    The US ambassador in Tel Aviv has angered Palestinians with a comment downplaying Israel's 50-year occupation of the West Bank, the second such spat in a month. In a video interview with Israeli news site Walla broadcast in full on Friday, ambassador David Friedman said the Jewish state is "only occupying two percent of the West Bank".

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Why Spend $80 on an SNES Classic When You Can Install Emulators on a Raspberry Pi and Never Shut the Fuck Up About It?

    Nintendo’s highly coveted SNES Classic Mini system comes out today and is certain to be a hot item. A word of advice to gamers who aren’t able to land an SNES Classic: did you know you can just buy a Raspberry Pi and remind people at every opportunity how much fucking better you are for it? You’ve probably seen people on forums sharing their excitement for the $79.99 collectible mini-console, but we both know they’re wrong for wanting a product that’s not a cheap all-in-one computer ru...

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Measles eliminated in the UK for the first time

    The UK has eliminated measles for the first time, global health leaders have said. Elimination of measles or rubella can be verified once a country has sustained "interruption of endemic transmission" for at least 36 months, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Scientists spent a month terrifying guppies to prove that fish have personalities

    Five minutes in the life of a guppy in the terrible spring of 2015: You’re swimming around with your friends in a tank. You’ve been here for days. Food falls from the sky. Everything is fine. Then suddenly, you’re netted up and dropped into an alien world, all alone, just you and the glass. You panic at first, but in time your courage returns and you investigate. Glass wall; glass wall; glass wall; glass wall. A scrap of plastic on the aquarium floor provides the only scant shelter. Hmm …

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Woman dead and teen in custody after horror Melbourne crash

    A woman has been killed and a teenager is in custody after a horror crash left a mini-van sliced open on a Melbourne freeway. Police tried to intercept the allegedy stolen van on the Western Highway just after 2.30pm on Tuesday, but the driver failed to stop. The mini-van then collided with two trucks in Ballan and the female passenger of the allegedly stolen vehicle was killed on impact.

  • 1 month ago
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    St. Catherine University security guard actually shot himself, police say

    A security officer at St. Catherine University in St. Paul who told police that a suspect shot him Tuesday night admitted on Wednesday that he accidentally shot himself, authorities said. The security officer, Brent Patrick Ahlers, 25, of St. Louis Park, was arrested Wednesday. He has been charged with filing a false police report, a misdemeanor, and will likely be released from the Ramsey County jail after being booked and fingerprinted, police said.

  • 1 month ago
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    Nintendo's NES Classic Edition is coming back in 2018

    Despite announcing it was game over for the NES Classic Edition earlier this year, Nintendo now says that due to demand, it plans to ship the product into 2018. Shipment timings are yet to be announced, but this is big news for fans who thought they were going to miss out after the console began disappearing from store shelves. And in responding to fan enthusiasm, more units of the Super NES Classic Edition will ship on its upcoming 29 September launch day in the...

  • 1 month ago
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    Toys"R"Us hosting a midnight launch for the SNES Classic Edition

    For the many of you who struck out on the SNES Classic Edition pre-orders online, the good folks at Toys”R”Us have confirmed via Twitter that the stores will having midnight openings for the SNES Classic on the evening of Thursday, September 28th.

  • 1 month ago
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    TV Weathercasters Are Being Recruited to Convince People Climate Change Is Real

    Weathercasters' on-air reporting about climate change increased over 1,200 percent between 2013 and 2016.

  • 1 month ago
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    These microscopic tubes may one day help turn seawater to drinking water

    Scientists have created tiny carbon nanotubes that can filter water very efficiently, and could one day help turn seawater into drinkable water. The nanotubes work similarly to certain biological proteins used to filter water in living cells, but they’re six times more efficient, according to a study published today in Science. Though the nanotubes weren’t used to desalinate actual seawater, the researchers showed that they can successfully filter water that’s just as salty.

  • 1 month ago
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    900,000 Chinese babies born with birth defects annually

    About 900,000 babies are born in China annually with birth defects, health authorities said on Thursday, calling for increased premarital medical checkups. The incidence of birth defects in 1996 was 87.8 per 10,000 people, but it grew to 149.9 per 10,000 people in 2010 from 120 per 10,000 people in 2003, when China abolished compulsory premarital checkups, according to official data.

  • 1 month ago
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    Elon Musk leads 116 experts calling for outright ban on killer robots

    Some of the world’s leading robotics and artificial intelligence pioneers are calling on the United Nations to ban the development and use of killer robots. Tesla’s Elon Musk and Google’s Mustafa Suleyman are leading a group of 116 specialists from across 26 countries who are calling for the ban on autonomous weapons.