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Will a robot take your job? New London exhibit traces their evolution.

Christian Science Monitor - 1 hour 17 min ago

The exhibit at the Museum of Science looks at lifelike technology through the ages, from a 16th-century clockwork monk to the Terminator.

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Facebook expands Safety Check to help users help one another

Christian Science Monitor - 1 hour 17 min ago

Facebook's new Community Help tool is designed to make it easy for users to offer both friends and strangers assistance in the wake of a disaster.

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Tech firms take stand against travel ban, risking backlash (+video)

Christian Science Monitor - 1 hour 17 min ago

About 58 percent of the engineers and other high-skill employees in Silicon Valley were born outside the U.S., according to an industry trade group.

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Vizio to pay millions in FTC settlement for spying on customers

Christian Science Monitor - 1 hour 17 min ago

TV manufacturer Vizio and a subsidiary will pay $2.2 million to settle claims that the two companies secretly tracked consumers' viewing habits and sold the information to marketing companies, according to New Jersey officials.

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Apple's new 'spaceship' campus a fitting tribute to Steve Jobs's obsessions

Christian Science Monitor - 1 hour 17 min ago

The construction of Apple's sprawling new headquarters is far behind schedule, thanks in part to Apple's characteristic obsession with minimalism and attention to detail.

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Twitter takes further steps to crack down on hate speech

Christian Science Monitor - 1 hour 17 min ago

The company announced Tuesday that it has begun taking new measures to crack down on abusive speech, including preventing people who have been banned from creating new accounts and removing certain tweets from search results.

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Pence in Brussels, seeking 'deeper' ties with EU

Reuters - 2 hours 3 min ago
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told senior European Union officials in Brussels on Monday that the Trump administration was looking at ways to "deepen our relationship" with the EU.
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U.S. serviceman dies in 'non-combat related incident' in Iraq, says coalition

Reuters - 2 hours 9 min ago
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A U.S. serviceman died on Monday in a non-combat related incident outside the Iraqi city of Ramadi, west of Baghdad, the U.S.-led coalition said.
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Unilever shares tumble 8 percent after Kraft ditches bid

Reuters - 2 hours 10 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Shares in Anglo-Dutch consumer goods group Unilever dropped 8 percent on Monday after U.S. rival Kraft Heinz Co abruptly ditched its surprise $143 billion merger proposal.
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Trump's defense chief, in Iraq, says: We're not here for your oil

Reuters - 2 hours 35 min ago
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military is not in Iraq "to seize anybody's oil", Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said, distancing himself from remarks by President Donald Trump before arriving on an unannounced visit to Baghdad on Monday.
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Iraqi forces battle their way toward Mosul airport

Reuters - 3 hours 8 min ago
SOUTH OF MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces fought Islamic State fighters on Monday to clear the way to Mosul's airport, on the second day of a ground offensive on the jihadists' remaining stronghold in the western side of the city.
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Washington prepares to bring North Koreans to U.S. for talks: report

Reuters - 4 hours 35 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Preparations are under way to bring senior North Korean officials to the United States for talks with former U.S. officials, the first such meeting in more than five years, The Washington Post reported on Sunday.
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SpaceX rocket launches

CBS - February 19, 2017 - 11:38pm
An unmanned rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station launched successfully Sunday. Tony Dokoupil has more.
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SpaceX launches space station cargo ship

CBS - February 19, 2017 - 11:30pm
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket took off from NASA's historic pad 39A Sunday, successfully boosting a cargo ship into orbit for a flight to the space station
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Moth gift: Winner of an eBay auction thanks his mother by naming a new species after her

Eureka Alert - February 19, 2017 - 11:00pm
(Pensoft Publishers) Winner of an eBay auction Steve Mix received the opportunity to pick the name for a new species of satiny-white winged moth collected from the white gypsum dunes of the White Sands National Monument, New Mexico. A fan of butterflies and moths himself, he chose to honor his supportive and encouraging mother Delinda Mix, so the moth is now formally listed under the species name delindae. It is described in the open access journal ZooKeys.
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Child obesity '35-40 percent' inherited from parents, study finds

Eureka Alert - February 19, 2017 - 11:00pm
(University of Sussex) Around 35-40 percent of a child's BMI -- how fat or thin they are -- is inherited from their parents, a new study has found.
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Only one-third of parents think they are doing a good job helping kids eat healthy

Eureka Alert - February 19, 2017 - 11:00pm
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) If you know healthy eating is important for your kids but you also feel like it's easier said than done, you're not alone.
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AAAS chief puts weight behind protest march

BBC - February 19, 2017 - 10:50pm
April's pro-science Washington rally has the full backing of the world's largest scientific membership organisation.
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Amazon to create over 5,000 jobs in Britain in 2017

Reuters - February 19, 2017 - 10:11pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Online retailer Amazon is set to create more than 5,000 jobs in Britain this year, the company said on Monday, boosting its investment in the country once more even as it prepares to leave the European Union.
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Ice-locked ship to drift over North Pole

BBC - February 19, 2017 - 7:33pm
German research vessel Polarstern is set for a remarkable year-long expedition in the Arctic.
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