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  • 1 day ago
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    We’re building roads to withstand last century’s climate

    Does it make sense to build something that will almost certainly end up wrecked before its useful lifetime is over? In most contexts, the answer is clearly "no," since doing so is a waste of money and resources. But lots of people seem to have a blind spot when it comes to planning ahead for climate change. North Carolina, for example, went through a protracted debate over whether it should allow people to build on sites that were likely to be under water.

  • 3 days ago
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    Chicago Records 500th Homicide for 2017: Report

    Chicago has reached a bloody milestone amid a particularly deadly weekend that saw at least 10 people killed and 31 others wounded in shootings across the city. The weekend killings lifted the city to more than 500 homicides for the year so far, according to data from the Chicago Tribune. Chicago police said as of Sunday evening, 490 homicides had been reported for the year, but the department's statistics don't include killings on area expressways, police-involved shootings, self-defe...

  • 3 days ago
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    With iPhone 8, Apple's Silicon Gap widens as the new A11 Bionic obliterates top chips from Qualcomm, Samsung & Huawei

    Official benchmarks posted by Geekbench show that Apple's A11 Bionic delivers a huge jump in performance over last year's A10 Fusion used in iPhone 7, with scores that are not just far beyond other mobile ARM competitors' latest chips, but higher than the base Intel Kaby Lake Core i5 processor Apple uses in its 13 inch MacBook Pro.

  • 5 days ago
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    Should a case be filed on the CEO who tagged bitcoin as fraud and bought the dip?

    There have been so many controversies this week on the bitcoin space, and the viral jamie dimon`s comment on bitcoin as a "fraud" .

  • 6 days ago
    Current Event zritic

    Cassini's Saturn Mission Goes Out In A Blaze Of Glory

    The NASA probe that's spent the past 13 years making countless discoveries about the ringed planet and its moons was taken out of orbit and sent plunging into Saturn's atmosphere.

  • 10 days ago
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    Conflict leaves 30 Taliban fighters dead in E. Afghanistan

    Up to 30 Taliban fighters were killed and three soldiers injured in a clash took place between the government forces and militants loyal to the Taliban, in eastern Afghan province of Nuristan, a senior provincial official said Monday. The incident took place early Monday morning, in the restive Barg-e-Matal district of the province, where as many as 30 insurgents were killed and three security personnel injured, said Hafiz Abdul Qayum, the provincial governor, adding that the conflict continues.

  • 10 days ago
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    Huge boost for renewables as offshore windfarm costs fall to record low

    The government is under pressure to reconsider its commitment to a new generation of nuclear power stations after the cost of state support for offshore windfarms reached a record low yesterday. Experts said green energy had reached a tipping point in the UK after two windfarms secured a guaranteed price for their power of £57.50 per megawatt hour from the government. The subsidised price is far below the £92.50 awarded last year to Britain’s first new nuclear power site in a generation, Hin...

  • 10 days ago
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    Lawbreakers Player Count Drops Below 50 on Steam

    We all knew that Cliff Bleszinski’s controversial comments would hurt Lawbreakers but it looks like nothing stops this game from a crash landing right now. As we already reported, the game got below 500 concurrent players just a month after launch, largely thanks to Cliff Bleszinski’s negative comments on Twitter where he stated that you should play Overwatch if you love getting one shotted in games. Now, the game that should have been Overwatch’s competition is going down, and it seems th...

  • 13 days ago
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    ‘There will be casualties.’ Ahead of Irma, some Florida trailer park residents will stay.

    During a devastating storm like Hurricane Irma, no one is more vulnerable than the residents of South Florida’s aluminum-and-plywood mobile home parks. Many are old and poor. Some don’t have cars. They should all have one mission: To get out. But not everyone can.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Video/Audio zritic

    DACA, explained

    Protection from deportation and the chance to work have been life-changing for DACA recipients. But if Congress and the White House can’t agree on a bill to protect them within a six-month timeframe, those protections will disappear.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    North Korea openly threatens EMP attack for the first time, changing the game

    The news Sunday morning that North Korea had launched what appeared to be its sixth nuclear test and most powerful one to date is troubling enough. But a statement from the rogue regime took things to a whole new level. The North said it had tested an H-bomb that was “a multi-functional thermonuclear nuke with great destructive power which can be detonated at high altitudes for super-powerful EMP (electromagnetic pulse) attack according to strategic goals.”

  • 3 weeks ago
    Review zritic

    Galaxy S8 Active review: A really rugged, really expensive phone

    The Galaxy S8 Active is the fifth Samsung S phone to bear the Active name, and it's easily the most refined take on the concept yet. Currently, the S8 Active is only available on AT&T, and that's the model we've received for review, but eventually, Samsung has less than subtly implied it will make its way to other carriers here in the US, as well to the unlocked market.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Analysis zritic

    Were the Babylonians better mathematicians than us?

    A small clay tablet that's 3,700 years old may be about to make studying trigonometry much easier, thanks to the work of an Australian mathematician. Daniel Mansfield from University of New South Wales said the palm-sized tablet, covered in rows of tiny numbers in angular cuneiform script, simplifies the study of triangles from using angles and irrational numbers to simple ratios.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event zritic

    Bill Gates and Richard Branson Back Startup That Grows ‘Clean Meat’

    Cargill Inc., one of the largest global agricultural companies, has joined Bill Gates and other business giants to invest in a nascent technology to make meat from self-producing animal cells amid rising consumer demand for protein that’s less reliant on feed, land and water.

  • 1 month ago
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    Uber drivers have made more than $50M in the first month of tipping

    Uber is making additional changes to its driver-side app by allowing drivers to set more destinations and offering "long trip notifications" to tell a driver when a rider is requesting a ride that's 45 minutes or longer. The company will also stop penalizing drivers who turn down trips. Previously, when a driver turned down potential trips, it could affect promotions and account standing.

  • 1 month ago
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    Disney Company is violating privacy protection laws

    California claims the Walt Disney Company violates data protection laws by collecting the personal data of children from 42 of their apps and sharing the data with advertisers without the parent's consent.

  • 1 month ago
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    At least 23 dead, dozens hurt as train derails

    At least 23 people were killed and dozens injured after an express train derailed in north India Saturday, officials said, as rescuers clambered across mangled carriages to pull passengers from the wreckage. Emergency workers and crowds of local people rushed to the site where 14 coaches derailed near Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh state, some 130 kilometres (80 miles) from New Delhi, the latest deadly disaster on the country’s creaking rail network.

  • 1 month ago
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    Nintendo Switch Players Are Using the System Primarily at Home

    According to a recent Twitter survey from Nintendo, most Switch owners prefer to play their system at home versus on-the-go.

  • 1 month ago
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    Midnight Express

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  • 1 month ago
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    'Cuphead' is as wondrous as it is difficult

    Cuphead is a flashback in many ways. It hearkens back to the classical, hand-drawn animation style of the 1930s. And it's reminiscent of 2D, 8-bit-era platformers that were so tough, they wanted to make you throw your controllers against the wall. Those are both reasons I can't wait to play the rest of the game when it finally hits the Xbox One and Windows PCs on September 29th.

  • 1 month ago
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    Breitbart has lost nearly 2,600 advertisers

    Nearly 2,600 advertisers have cut ties with Breitbart News in recent months, according a Twitter account that tracks advertisers for the controversial conservative outlet. Sleeping Giants tweeted Sunday that the number of advertisers who have pulled ads from Breitbart is “climbing towards 2600." The group's Twitter description says it has been working to “stop racists and sexist media by stopping its ad dollars.”

  • 1 month ago
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    Qatar Worried about Safety of Citizens in Saudi Arabia

    Speaking in a visit to Norway, the Qatari FM noted that Saudi authorities had yet to respond to queries from the Qatari Ministry of Islamic Affairs regarding the security of Qatari citizens during Hajj. “The level of tension between the two nations, the language and the tone of the Saudi media spreading hatred against Qatari people represents a great concern for us,” he told a news conference, as reported by Reuters.