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Wildebeest! Okapi! Giraffe! Ibex! Come Peruse Their Genomes

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 14:00
The Ruminant Genome Project just released the DNA of 44 species of the multi-stomached, headgear-bearing animals, revealing a host of biological curiosities.
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Physicists Hack the Uncertainty Principle to See an Ion Wiggle

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 14:00
Heisenberg's famous principle can't be violated, but it can be gamed. A new study shows a way to measure particles with far more precision than before.
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The Power, and Limits, of Artificial Intelligence

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 12:00
AI is very good at certain specific tasks. But we're still a long way from intelligence that switches tasks as easily as a person.
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Subscriptions Are About to Swallow Gaming

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 11:23
UPlay Plus, EA Access, Origin Access, Xbox Game Pass, PlayStation Now, Nintendo Switch Online, Discord Nitro. Help.
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'Avengers: Endgame' Is Getting Re-Released With Some 'Surprises'

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 10:08
Also, Pixar's new movie sounds pretty deep.
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Facebook Unleashes Software to Make Programming Robots Easy

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 10:00
PyRobot could simplify the way researchers program their machines, and could even make it easier for non-robotics types to jump into the field.
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Under Trump, Cybersecurity Has Waned

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 09:00
Opinion: Congress has abdicated its role in preventing and punishing cyberattacks. The Cyber Solarium Commission is our best defense.
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The Big Business of ASMR Apps, Videos, and Gadgets

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 09:00
ASMR videos and apps feature soft sounds and quiet whispers that help you relax. But they're also a path to serious revenue.
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Brim 8-Cup Pour-Over Coffee Maker Review: Barista-Style Brew Without All the Effort

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 08:00
An automatic coffee machine that gives you a barista-style brew.
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Disney's New *Lion King* Is the VR-Fueled Future of Cinema

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 06:00
Director Jon Favreau shot the remake of the animated classic inside virtual reality. He doesn't know what to call the result, but it looks like a real movie.
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Google's Troubles Encroach on Alphabet's Shareholder Meeting

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 20:31
Shareholders proposed 14 resolutions, from Google's conduct in China to conditions for Google workers. Cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin didn't attend.
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Tesla Arcade Let’s You Play a Videogame Right in Your Car

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 19:57
Tesla gives drivers access to games they can play on the center screen, including Beach Buggy Racing 2. The car has to be in park, however.
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Lawmakers Express Privacy Concerns About Facebook’s Libra

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 19:03
Officials in Europe and the US worry about user privacy and how Facebook will handle data stemming from its cryptocurrency.
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Korean Cars Are Officially the Best, a Blood-Powered Robot, and More News

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 18:34
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
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The English Rose, in All Its Frankensteined Glory

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 16:36
A rose is a rose is a rose—just not to the English.
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Facebook’s Libra Reveals Silicon Valley’s Naked Ambition

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 16:09
Cloaked in the guise of making the world a better place, the cryptocurrency project is really another attempt to go big or go home.
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Cold War Spy Photos Show How Fast Himalaya Glaciers Are Melting

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 13:59
By turning declassified images into a 3D model of the Himalayas, scientists found that the mountain's glaciers are melting twice as fast as before 2000.
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JD Power Says Korean Cars Beat US and Europe in Quality

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 13:05
New car owners report fewer problems than in past years. But infotainment systems are proving troublesome.
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This Robot Fish Powers Itself With Fake Blood

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 13:00
A new robot lionfish uses a rudimentary vasculature and “blood” to both energize itself and hydraulically power its fins.
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Stop Meme-ing Taylor Swift

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 11:25
No matter what you feel about "You Need to Calm Down," you're probably playing directly into her hands.
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