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How a typo made the Amazon cloud go dark for scores of internet users

Christian Science Monitor - March 23, 2017 - 11:00am

The outage was an abrupt reminder that the internet is not as invincible as its near seamless fusion with our lives suggests.

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Google courts young viewers with YouTube TV streaming service (+video)

Christian Science Monitor - March 23, 2017 - 11:00am

The tech giant's new service aims to bridge the gap between the traditional cable and network television offerings and the newer arena of streaming content.

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Can Facebook's new approach help prevent suicides?

Christian Science Monitor - March 23, 2017 - 11:00am

Following a number of widely-publicized suicides on Facebook's new Live feature, the tech giant has expanded its suicide prevention tools. The goal: empower its vast online community to reach out and prevent suicides.

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Twitter beefs up anti-abuse controls. What's changed?

Christian Science Monitor - March 23, 2017 - 11:00am

Twitter unveiled new measures to crack down on abuse and harassment on Wednesday, including a shift to using algorithms to identify users in violation of the rules. 

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INTEGRAL Announcement of Opportunity (AO-15)

ESA - March 23, 2017 - 11:00am
Proposals are solicited for observations with INTEGRAL in response to the Fifteenth Announcement of Opportunity, AO-15, issued 20 February 2017. This AO covers the period January 2018 to December 2018.
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Call for nominations for the JWST user committee (JSTUC)

ESA - March 23, 2017 - 11:00am
STScI has issued a call for expressions of interest from community members who would like to serve as members of the James Webb Space Telescope Users Committee (JSTUC). At least two members of JSTUC will be astronomers from ESA member states. The deadline for receipt of nominations is 14 February 2017.
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ESA Planetary Science Archive gets a new look

ESA - March 23, 2017 - 11:00am
Today, ESA launches a new version of its Planetary Science Archive (PSA) website, the online interface to data from the agency's space science missions that have been exploring planets, moons and other small bodies in the Solar System. With a new design and enhanced search functionalities, the platform now provides a direct and simple access to the scientific data, helping scientists to discover and explore the archive content.
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Next step towards a gravitational-wave observatory in space

ESA - March 23, 2017 - 11:00am
Today, ESA has invited European scientists to propose concepts for the third large mission in its science programme, to study the gravitational Universe.
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The LISA Pathfinder Science Archive is online

ESA - March 23, 2017 - 11:00am
Today, ESA's LISA Pathfinder Science Archive opens its virtual gates to the world. It contains data collected by the satellite during the mission's first few months, covering the nominal operations phase of the LISA Technology Package (LTP) – the European payload on LISA Pathfinder.
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New home sales hit seven-month high; jobless claims rise

Reuters - March 23, 2017 - 10:53am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New U.S. single-family home sales jumped to a seven-month high in February, suggesting the housing market recovery was gaining momentum despite higher prices and rising mortgage rates.
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Top Senate Democrat promises fight to block Trump high court pick

Reuters - March 23, 2017 - 10:50am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. Senate Democrat on Thursday pledged to pursue a procedural hurdle to try to block the confirmation of Republican President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, a move that could provoke a nasty partisan fight.
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UK parliament attacker named as British-born Khalid Masood

Reuters - March 23, 2017 - 10:49am
LONDON (Reuters) - The attacker who killed three people near parliament in London before being shot dead was named on Thursday as British-born Khalid Masood, who was once investigated by MI5 intelligence officers over concerns about violent extremism.
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State Dept to approve Keystone pipeline permit: Politico

Reuters - March 23, 2017 - 10:42am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department will approve by Monday the permit needed to proceed with construction of the Canada-to-United States Keystone XL oil pipeline, a project blocked by former President Barack Obama, according to Politico.
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Russia may be helping supply Taliban insurgents: U.S. general

Reuters - March 23, 2017 - 10:32am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. general in Europe said on Thursday that he had seen Russian influence on Afghan Taliban insurgents growing and raised the possibility that Moscow was helping supply the militants, whose reach is expanding in southern Afghanistan.
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Before Vaquitas Vanish, a Desperate Bid to Save Them

NY Times - March 23, 2017 - 10:19am
No more than 30 vaquitas are left in Mexico’s Gulf of California. Experts propose keeping some in captivity as a last resort.
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Purging the body of 'retired' cells could reverse ageing, study shows

The Guardian - March 23, 2017 - 10:16am

Findings raise possibility that a future therapy that rids the body of senescent cells might protect against the ravages of old age

Purging retired cells from the body has been shown to undo the ravages of old age in a study that raises the prospect of new life-extending treatments .

When mice were treated with a substance designed to sweep away cells that have entered a dormant state due to DNA damage their fur regrew, kidney function improved and they were able to run twice as far as untreated elderly animals.

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Fruit-shaped sensor 'can improve freshness'

BBC - March 23, 2017 - 10:00am
The sensor comes in orange, apple, banana and mango varieties and alerts to cooling problems.
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U.S. House vote looms; Trump struggles to win Obamacare repeal

Reuters - March 23, 2017 - 9:47am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump was to make a final push on Thursday to get the support needed to begin dismantling Obamacare in the House of Representatives but faced signs that enough Republicans might oppose the bill to jeopardize one of his top legislative priorities.
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U.S.-Israeli teen arrested in Israel over bomb threats to Jewish centers

Reuters - March 23, 2017 - 9:46am
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A young Israeli man who also holds U.S. citizenship was arrested in Israel on Thursday on suspicion of making dozens of hoax bomb threats against Jewish community centers in the United States and several other countries.
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Exclusive: U.S. embassies ordered to identify population groups for tougher visa screening

Reuters - March 23, 2017 - 9:17am
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has directed U.S. diplomatic missions to identify "populations warranting increased scrutiny" and toughen screening for visa applicants in those groups, according to diplomatic cables seen by Reuters.
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