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Utah teen launches Teal, a versatile backpack drone

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 20 min ago

The 18-year-old founder of Teal, a drone company launched Wednesday, wants his multi-use drone to become as ubiquitous and flexible as the smartphone.  

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Can verified Twitter accounts help curb hate speech?

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 20 min ago

Twitter announced Tuesday it would expand its verified accounts, and permanently ban controversial figure Milo Yiannopoulos, hours after actress Leslie Jones became the high-profile target of online hate speech. 

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Leslie Jones harassment: Does Twitter have a problem?

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 20 min ago

The co-star of 'Ghostbusters' implied she would no longer use her Twitter account following the online abuse she received Monday. 

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How Google became a champion for government transparency

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 20 min ago

Google has released its latest transparency report, continuing what the search giant views as a crusade for government accountability and privacy.

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Mercedes-Benz debuts its self-driving bus

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 20 min ago

A Mercedes-Benz self-driving bus navigated 12 miles of traffic to connect Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport with the nearby town of Haarlem.

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Is Russia developing a hypersonic space bomber?

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 20 min ago

Unconfirmed reports suggest that Russia has developed a next-generation stealth bomber that can attack from space.

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A shift to iTunes Match model: Is Apple Music about to improve?

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 20 min ago

Apple Music's matching feature will now use audio fingerprinting rather than metadata, potentially resolving one of the service's biggest problems.

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Turkey ruling, opposition parties rally together after coup

Reuters - 3 hours 34 min ago
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of supporters of Turkey's ruling and main opposition parties, usually bitter foes, rallied together on Sunday in support of democracy following a failed military coup as President Tayyip Erdogan tightens his grip on the country.
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Russia escapes IOC blanket ban for Rio Olympics

Reuters - 3 hours 36 min ago
(Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has rejected clarion calls for Russia to banned from next month's Rio Olympics over the nation's doping record, offering athletes a lifeline by ruling that decisions on individual competitors will be left to the international sports federations.
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Latest results in the hunt for dark matter | Life & Physics

The Guardian - 3 hours 43 min ago

The Earth is adrift in a sea of mystery particles, which we would like to see. The LUX experiment, our most sensitive eye, has just reported back. What have we learned?

We know that billions of unseen particles pass through us every moment. We are bathed in neutrinos from the Sun, and in low-energy photons left over from the Big Bang. Both types of particle are vital ingredients in our understanding of physics and the universe, and both have been measured – eventually – by highly specialised detectors.

But there’s more. Or at least we think there is. The way galaxies move, and the way light bends as it travels to us across space from far distant clusters, indicate that there is more material there than we can see. We call it “dark matter”, though as Lisa Randall says in her recent book, it might better be called “transparent matter”, since apart from the slight bending caused by gravity, light passes right through it.

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What Kind of Rock Would You Be?

Scientific American - 4 hours 20 min ago
A bit ago, I had my En Tequila Es Verdad readers ask some simple geology questions, and they delivered! This is the first in a long series of reader-inspired posts exploring the lighter side of...

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Maturing oyster recovery projects bring calls for money

AP News - 4 hours 22 min ago
LITTLE EGG HARBOR, N.J. (AP) -- Oysters were once so abundant in New Jersey that vacationers would clamber off trains, wade into the water and pluck handfuls to roast for dinner. Their colonies piled so high that boats would sometimes run aground on them, and they were incorporated into navigation maps. Even earlier, Native American tribes would have oyster feasts on the banks of coastal inlets....
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Democratic party chair to lose convention role in wake of e-mail leak: CNN

Reuters - 4 hours 28 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz will no longer preside over the party's convention this week after a leak of Democratic party emails appeared to show efforts to actively discredit Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' campaign, CNN reported Sunday.
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West Coast style weather strikes Northeastern US

AP News - 4 hours 33 min ago
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- At Lavoie's Farm in New Hampshire, beans and corn haven't broken through the ground yet and fields of strawberries are stunted....
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Los Angeles-area wildfire spreads, motorist found dead

Reuters - 4 hours 40 min ago
(Reuters) - A huge wildfire in the Los Angeles area spread another 2,000 acres overnight and appeared to have killed a motorist whose remains were found in a charred vehicle in the fire's path, officials said on Sunday.
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Solar-powered plane begins last leg of record voyage

CBS - 4 hours 46 min ago
The Solar Impulse 2 left Cairo for Dubai early Sunday on the final leg of its globe-circling adventure that began in March 2015
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Munich gunman fixated on mass killing, had no Islamist ties

Reuters - 4 hours 47 min ago
MUNICH (Reuters) - A German-Iranian teenager who shot dead nine people in Munich was a deranged lone gunman obsessed with mass killings who drew no inspiration from Islamist militancy, police said on Saturday.
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Global deal on cutting greenhouse gases could be reached this year

CBC - 5 hours 7 min ago

A global agreement on cutting the use of hydrofluorocarbons — potent greenhouse gases used in aerosols, refrigerants and air conditioning — seems within grasp, delegates said on Sunday after 10 days of talks on climate change in Vienna.

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ASEAN deadlocked on South China Sea, Cambodia blocks statement

Reuters - 5 hours 46 min ago
VIENTIANE (Reuters) - Southeast Asian nations failed to agree on maritime disputes in the South China Sea on Sunday after Cambodia blocked any mention to an international court ruling against Beijing in their statement, diplomats said.
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Stem cell trial suggests damaged heart tissue could be regenerated

The Guardian - 6 hours 30 min ago

Small-scale study that injected stem cells into patients’ hearts during surgery offers hope to those with cardiac disease

People suffering from heart disease have been offered hope by a new study that suggests damaged tissue could be regenerated through a stem cell treatment injected into the heart during surgery.

The small-scale study, published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research, followed 11 patients who during bypass surgery had stem cells injected into their hearts near the site of tissue scars caused by heart attacks.

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