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  • 2 days ago
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    Facebook is making another attempt to win back teens

    Facebook is making yet another attempt to win back teens to its platform — this time, with memes, TechCrunch reported Friday. Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch it is privately testing a hub for memes on its platform, called LOL. Facebook said a small number of U.S. users are testing the app, which replaces its Watch section for videos in the app. Facebook told TechCrunch it does not have plans to roll out LOL in Watch and is still determining whether it will become a feature in Facebook's ...

  • 3 days ago
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    Freddie Mercury, Elton John and Rod Stewart wanted to form a supergroup

    When Freddie Mercury made his final on-camera appearance in the music video for “These Are the Days of Our Lives” in 1991, AIDS had left him gaunt and frail. The Queen frontman could barely walk because of open wounds on his foot, part of which would later be amputated. But as Austrian filmmaker Rudi Dolezal, who shot the video, recalls, he still insisted on doing his job.

  • 3 days ago
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    Hydrogen Cells Best Batteries in Hour-Long Drone Test Flight

    An under-development drone powered by a hydrogen fuel cell beat its hour-long flying time target in recent testing, staying aloft for over 70 minutes with a 5 kg payload. Dubbed Project Rachel, the British drone is a collaboration between engineering firm Productiv, UAS videography company BATCAM and fuel cell provider Intelligent Energy, with support from Innovate U.K., a group set up with British government money to stimulate growth by providing grants to business ventures with new ideas.

  • 5 days ago
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    To Take Down Fossil Fuels, We Must Abandon Capitalism

    Dahr Jamail, staff writer at Truthout, has been writing about the global emergency of climate change for nearly a decade. In his new book, The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Destruction, which is being released today, Jamail shares his firsthand accounts of returning to beloved spaces in the natural world. He observes the drastic ways in which they’ve been destroyed due to humanity’s relentless burning of fossil fuels, and mourns over how many of them ...

  • 6 days ago
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    Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger Announce Engagement

    The couple is tying the knot after a whirlwind romance that began last June. After a whirlwind romance, Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger are engaged to be married. Pratt, 39, revealed that Schwarzenegger, 29, accepted his proposal on his Instagram. "Sweet Katherine, so happy you said yes! I’m thrilled to be marrying you. Proud to live boldly in faith with you. Here we go!," Pratt wrote, captioning a picture of the couple kissing.

  • 6 days ago
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    The Rise of the Swiss Army Gadget

    A router that's also a speaker. A mirror that’s also a lamp. A picture frame that charges your smartphone. Welcome to the hybrid gadget revolution! It’s a little bit Swiss Army knife, a little bit Island of Doctor Moreau. Convergences have long been a staple of progress, from multitools to kitchen implements to every other As Seen on TV striver. Surely some medieval archer fashioned a backscratcher out of a bow. But over the past year or two, the combinations have come more quickly and ...

  • 13 days ago
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    Fascinating pics reveal London Victorian street sellers and chimney sweeps

    THESE are the remarkable photographs of the Victorian street sellers in Greenwich, London - who peddled everything from shrimp to the old clothes of smallpox victims. Taken between 1884 and 1887, the photographs reveal the working adults and children who took to the streets of London to sell their goods to middle class Victorians.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Missing girl taken in car theft found

    A 17-month-old girl taken during a car theft has been found safe and well. Maria Tudorica was taken in Nine Acres Close, Newham, east London, at 16:37 GMT. Scotland Yard tweeted just before 20:00 that she had been found less than a mile away in the Ruskin Avenue area. Maria was in the front passenger seat of a black Audi A5 when her father met an unknown man with a view to selling the car - but the thief jumped in and drove away.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Artificial intelligence turns brain activity into speech

    For many people who are paralyzed and unable to speak, signals of what they'd like to say hide in their brains. No one has been able to decipher those signals directly. But three research teams recently made progress in turning data from electrodes surgically placed on the brain into computer-generated speech.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Serbia starts 2019 off right by outlawing fur farms

    Animal advocates around the globe rejoice as Serbia starts off the new year by effectively banning fur farms after a 10-year phase-out. The enforcement of the ban is the successful result of a decade-long decisive and persistent struggle by citizens, experts and animal rights activist during which fur industry lobby groups consistently put pressure to reverse the ban.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    The Relentlessness of Modern Parenting

    Parenthood in the United States has become much more demanding than it used to be. Over just a couple of generations, parents have greatly increased the amount of time, attention and money they put into raising children. Mothers who juggle jobs outside the home spend just as much time tending their children as stay-at-home mothers did in the 1970s.

  • 1 month ago
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    Virtual reality therapy shows promise in the treatment of nightmares

    A specialized virtual reality treatment may be able to reduce the frequency and intensity of nightmares, according to a pilot study published in the journal Dreaming. “Current treatments for nightmares required too much time or taking a drug that essentially knocked you out for awhile, so we needed a treatment that was short, non-toxic and effective,” said study author Patrick McNamara of the Boston University School of Medicine.

  • 1 month ago
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    Phoebe Waller-Bridge is a Powerhouse on the Rise

    With ‘Fleabag’ and ‘Killing Eve,’ the writer-actor-producer has emerged as one of television’s most distinctive voices—and she’s looking forward to her next act.

  • 1 month ago
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    MLB Agreement Will Let Cuban Players Sign Contracts Without Defecting

    Major League Baseball, its players’ association and the Cuban Baseball Federation reached an agreement that will allow players from the island nation to sign big league contracts without defecting, an effort to eliminate the dangerous trafficking that had gone on for decades. The agreement, which runs through Oct. 31, 2021, allows Cubans to sign under rules similar to those for players under contract to clubs in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.

  • 1 month ago
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    Public School Students Say Christianity Is Being Forced on Them

    During health class, students at Airline High, a public school in Bossier Parish, Louisiana, read Bible passages, and their teacher asks them to identify their favorite verses. Airline students told me they are taught creationism as science and pressured into attending Fellowship of Christian Athletes club meetings. During gym class, girls are warned against contraception by a “born again virgin” from the local crisis pregnancy center, a Christian anti-abortion, anti-birth control, anti-prem...

  • 1 month ago
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    A raped migrant teen asked Trump officials for an abortion. She got counseling with Bible verses and coloring.

    Officials working for the Trump administration took a 16-year-old immigrant who wanted an abortion to a religiously affiliated anti-abortion facility for counseling about her pregnancy. There, she was provided with “appropriate drawings to color and with Bible verses,” according to a government email reviewed by VICE News.

  • 1 month ago
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    Renowned Global Investor Predicts Fall Of US Dollar And Bets On Chinese Market

    Jim Rogers, author of “A Bull in China: Investing Profitably in the World’s Greatest Market” and a renowned investor who co-founded the first global investment fund with George Soros in 1973, has made numerous extraordinary predictions about trade market in the past, including the fall of the US dollar. He last predicted the crash of U.S. real estate in 2006 before the subprime crisis happened in 2007. As a pioneer of investment in China’s shares in the 90’s, Rogers has an extensive un...

  • 1 month ago
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    Saturn and Its Moons Have Water Just Like Earth's — Except for Phoebe

    Although we weren’t here to observe the birth of our own solar system, astronomers have developed a relatively informed picture of how it likely happened, based on observations of our present-day home and the infant planets forming around other stars. But every so often, something throws a wrench in our theories, and that may have just happened — researchers have discovered interesting new properties of Saturn and its moons that contradict our current models for how the solar system formed.

  • 1 month ago
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    Google and Amazon could be working on Apple AirPods competitors, according to a well-respected analyst

    Apple's wireless earbuds, AirPods, may soon be getting a few new rivals, according to a note from TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Both Amazon and Google could soon be Apple's competitors in the wireless ear device market, Kuo predicted in a December 4 note seen by Business Insider. "We believe that AirPods' success has drawn Google and Amazon's attention and these two companies will launch AirPod-alike products in [the second half of 2019]," Kuo wr...