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  • 4 days ago
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    Study: Bias Drops Dramatically For Sexual Orientation And Race — But Not Weight

    New research from Harvard University finds that Americans' unconscious bias on the basis of sexual orientation and race dropped dramatically over a decade. The study in the journal Psychological Science looks at more than 4 million online tests for implicit bias — bias people aren't aware of — taken from 2007 to the end of 2016.

  • 7 days ago
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    Paramount Has Canceled 'Star Trek 4,' And Disney's 'Star Wars' Is To Blame

    To the surprise of absolutely no one paying attention, Paramount/Viacom has discreetly pulled the plug on the fourth chapter in their rebooted Star Trek movie franchise. This tidbit was buried in a Deadline article about the new Game of Thrones prequel spin-off, as the pilot episode is to be helmed by SJ Clarkson. Clarkson was set to direct the sequel to Star Trek Beyond, and her attachment to the HBO fantasy prequel series is tied to Paramount pulling the plug on the...

  • 10 days ago
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    Thai police say they won't deport Saudi woman seeking asylum

    The head of Thailand's immigration police said Monday that an 18-year-old Saudi woman who was stopped in Bangkok as she was trying to travel to Australia for asylum to escape alleged abuse by her family will not be sent anywhere against her wishes. The woman, Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, was allowed to temporarily enter Thailand under the protection of the U.N. refugee agency, which was expected to take at least five to seven days to evaluate her case and claims for asylum status.

  • 11 days ago
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    Nearby galaxy set to collide with Milky Way, say scientists

    As if battered post-Christmas finances, a looming disorderly Brexit and the prospect of a fresh nuclear arms race were not enough to dampen spirits, astronomers have declared that a nearby galaxy will slam into the Milky Way and could knock our solar system far into the cosmic void. The unfortunate discovery was made after scientists ran computer simulations on the movement of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), one of the many satellite galaxies that orbits the Milky Way.

  • 11 days ago
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    Nissan's new 400 bhp engine fits in carry-on luggage

    It’s a common problem: You’re off to Le Mans with your new 400 bhp engine and you discover that it won’t fit in the airplane's overhead compartment. This week, Nissan showed off the answer to this traveler’s nightmare with its ultralight DIG-T R 1.5 liter, three-cylinder petrol engine that is small enough to fit in carry-on luggage and boasts a power-to-weight ratio better than the engine of a Formula 1 racer.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    BioWare founders awarded the Order of Canada for 'revolutionary' impact on videogames

    Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka co-founded BioWare in Edmonton, Alberta, in 1995, shortly after graduating from medical school. Its first game, Shattered Steel, was a modest success, but the second is the one that put it on the map: Baldur's Gate was a major hit that led into an even bigger sequel, other much-loved D&D-based RPGs, two of the best Star Wars games ever, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, and more.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Department Store of the Future: Selling Art Off the Walls and Car Insurance at Checkout

    As traditional department stores have been losing share to discounters, fast-fashion retailers and off-price chains for decades, several upstarts are taking a stab at breathing new life into the model.

  • 1 month ago
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    Hyundai finally gives us a price for the 2019 Kona EV—$29,995

    In October, we finally got a chance to drive the Hyundai Kona EV, a rather wonderful little electric vehicle. Based on the internal combustion-powered Kona, it packs in 64kWh of lithium-ion to give it an EPA range of 258 miles (415km). On top of that, the little Kona EV also sported a rather nifty Smart Regeneration System that uses the car's cruise control radar to maximize energy recuperation when following other cars. The one thing we couldn't tell you back then was how much this EV...

  • 1 month ago
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    Mass shootings since Sandy Hook, in one map

    On December 14, 2012, a gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and killed 20 children, six adults, and himself. Here’s the data behind these tragic events.

  • 1 month ago
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    $100,000 Up For Grabs For Someone Who Can Live Without A Smartphone For 365 Days

    Vitaminwater has announced that it is raising a challenge for smartphone addicts: ditch the gadget for a year and win a whopping $100,000. The staggering amount may sound enticing, but the task itself is harder than it sounds. Vitaminwater is willing to pay anyone who can live without their smartphone for a year, announced via Twitter with a hashtag #NoPhoneForAYear.

  • 1 month ago
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    Facebook Renews ‘Sorry For Your Loss,’ ‘Five Points,’ ‘Huda Boss,’ ‘Sacred Lies’

    Facebook has renewed four original series for second seasons, financing shows that build community and spark conversation on the Watch platform — features that the social network sees as differentiating its video service from rivals. Five Points, Huda Boss, Sacred Lies and Sorry for Your Loss will return to Facebook Watch. These shows, which collectively drew nearly 1.3 million followers, join an increasingly diverse slate of programming that includes Jada Pinkett Smith’s breakout talk show ...

  • 1 month ago
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    Woman gives birth using womb transplanted from dead donor

    A woman in Brazil has successfully given birth after receiving a womb from a dead donor, the first time such a procedure has been successful. While researchers in countries including Sweden and the US have previously succeeded in transplanting wombs from living donors into women who have gone on to give birth, experts said the latest development was a significant advance.

  • 1 month ago
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    Shelter's 'Holiday Sleepover' program helps local dogs find forever homes

    “So many families have great memories of dogs at their holiday get-togethers,” Kaye Dickson, the director of the Franklin County Dog Shelter in Columbus, Ohio, said in a statement. “And plenty of people are looking for some extra companionship at this time of year," Dickson added. "The Holiday Sleepover program will get the dogs out into a new setting for a few days, bring some extra joy to the holidays for some Franklin County families, and help out with adoption in the long run.”

  • 1 month ago
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    In a first, AI robot accuses fellow astronaut of being mean to it

    Humans blaming each other of being rude is too mainstream, as now a robot has blamed people of being mean to it.

  • 1 month ago
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    A Site Enabling Anyone to Buy Bitcoin Using 300 Payment Methods Says the Demand is Growing

    An organization that permits guests to shop for Bitcoin the use of greater than 300 fee strategies has reported enlargement within the collection of transactions being finished the use of US bucks – and says it’s made up our minds to dismantle the problems folks have in incomes and moving their cash freely. Paxful used to be introduced in 2015, and has the function of constructing it easy to shop for cryptocurrency – a boon for individuals who haven’t completed so earlier than.

  • 1 month ago
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    NASA is sending an autonomous helicopter to Mars in 2020

    NASA’s next Mars mission will have a helicopter onboard. The Mars 2020 mission, slated to launch in July 2020, is a rover designed to look for signs of past or present life on the Red Planet. NASA has just announced that another explorer called the Mars Helicopter will be hitching a ride.

  • 1 month ago
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    Minnesota organization donates 10,000 books to help restore demolished Iraqi library

    The generosity of Minnesotans reaches far and wide, now extending all the way to a library in Iraq. This week, thousands of books arrived at the library at the University of Mosul, a shipment organized by the Minneapolis-based Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project (IARP). The library was destroyed when ISIS militants occupied the city in 2014. The library had stood as a cultural and educational epicenter in Iraq until ISIS fighters demolished the building. They methodically destroyed almost ...

  • 1 month ago
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    Using intrinsic motivation to pursue long-term goals

    A recent study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology examined people’s willingness to invest in their goals. The researchers found that people are happy to spend time and money on things when they are seen as directly impacting their end-goals, but less so when it comes to the indirect means of achieving those goals. The reason relates to the difference between extrinsic and intrinsic motivation.