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  • 1 day ago
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    The Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Gives the Music Industry a Fighting Chance

    From songwriters to producers to roadies, individuals in the various corners of the music business will be eligible for federal relief under the coronavirus stimulus package passed by the U.S. Senate on Wednesday evening, thanks to music advocates in Washington in the last few days.

  • 3 days ago
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    Valve explains why we still don't have Half-Life 3

    Half-Life: Alyx is out today, it's a great VR game and a great Half-Life game, and perhaps best of all we don't have to stop joking about "Half-Life 3 confirmed!" because neither that nor the semi-sequel-ish Half-Life 2: Episode Three are still nowhere in sight. In an interview with IGN, level designer Dario Casali explained why, after 13 years, a proper Half-Life sequel still hasn't happened.

  • 6 days ago
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    As coronavirus fears soar, Europe moves to ban wasteful "ghost flights"

    If you're reading this article, you probably know that flying is one of the most carbon-intensive actions an individual can take in a given year. Air travel normally accounts for approximately 2.4 percent of the world's carbon pollution. The novel coronavirus, which has temporarily flatlined flying demand worldwide, has the potential to reduce aviation emissions this year.

  • 7 days ago
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    'Nature is taking back Venice': wildlife returns to tourist-free city

    Look down into the waters of the Venice canals today and there is a surprising sight – not just a clear view of the sandy bed, but shoals of tiny fish, scuttling crabs and multicoloured plant-life. “The water is blue and clear,” said Gloria Beggiato, who owns the celebrated Metropole Hotel a few steps from St Mark’s square and has a view over the Venice lagoon. “It is calm like a pond, because there are no more waves caused by motorised boats transporting day-tripper tourists. And of c...

  • 11 days ago
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    TikTok Told Moderators: Suppress Posts by the “Ugly” and Poor

    THE MAKERS OF TIKTOK, the Chinese video-sharing app with hundreds of millions of users around the world, instructed moderators to suppress posts created by users deemed too ugly, poor, or disabled for the platform, according to internal documents obtained by The Intercept. These same documents show moderators were also told to censor political speech in TikTok livestreams, punishing those who harmed “national honor” or broadcast streams about “state organs such as police” with bans from ...

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Greta Thunberg's Online Attackers Reveal a Grim Pattern

    Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is 17 years old, legally a minor. Despite her age, in the past week, numerous actual adults have made her the subject of many forms of online harassment. Some say she ought to be “burnt at the stake”; others have circulated images of a sex doll that resembles Thunberg and purportedly “speaks” using recordings of her voice; still others created and distributed a cartoon that appears to depict the activist being sexually assaulted.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Goodyear's "rechargeable" concept tire extrudes extra tread as needed

    We love a good concept tire here at New Atlas. Incremental improvements aside, the wheel-to-road interface has been more or less stagnant since Goodyear rolled out the first commercial tubeless tire some 66 years ago. Now, the same company has proposed a radically different design with the new age of electric mobility in mind.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    How DuPont may avoid paying to clean up a toxic "forever chemical"

    Cleanups and health care costs tied to the "forever chemicals" known as PFAS could reach into the billions. Has DuPont found a way not to pay?

  • 1 month ago
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    American Horror Story Season 10 Cast: Macaulay Culkin Joins Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and More

    Some big names are returning to American Horror Story for its upcoming tenth chapter, and fans will be screaming. Series creator Ryan Murphy on Wednesday announced the full cast list for his FX drama’s milestone season, which welcomes back Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters, two former Horror Story mainstays that have been M.I.A. as of late. Additionally, Macaulay Culkin is joining the AHS universe for the first time.

  • 1 month ago
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    Bob Iger to step down as Disney CEO, effective immediately

    Bob Chapek, who most recently served as chairman of Disney parks, experiences and products, will assume the role of CEO.

  • 1 month ago
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    The carbon cost of home delivery and how to avoid it

    Delivering online shopping to people's homes is a huge source of greenhouse gas emissions, particularly when deliveries fail and the journey needs to be repeated. Researchers are now re-thinking home deliveries to see if there is a better way of doing things, with ideas including robot couriers, jointly owned parcel lockers and an "Uber' for parcels.

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  • 1 month ago
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    Self-Driving Cars Gain Powerful Ally: The Government

    New federal guidelines make it clear that, while the government will provide oversight, it wants to encourage the development of autonomous vehicles.

  • 1 month ago
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    Meet the woman who made Netflix get rid of its most annoying feature

    Lovers of high-quality feature films and The Witcher rejoiced on Thursday afternoon when Netflix made a huge, unexpected announcement. Finally, viewers can turn off that annoying feature that autoplayed previews when you scrolled through the video streaming platform’s content.

  • 1 month ago
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    'Massive relief': torrential rain douses bushfires across parts of Australia

    Torrential rain in New South Wales has reduced the number of active fires in the state by a third, from more than 60 down to 42, but parts of the east coast now face a new threat from flooding, with Sydney facing one of its wettest three-day periods in years.

  • 1 month ago
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    To Limit Abortions, Kansas Lawmakers Target State Constitution

    After the state Supreme Court ruled that the state constitution protected abortion, Republican lawmakers proposed amending it to give them more leeway to regulate the procedure.