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Space Photos of the Week: Hubbub Over Hubble

Wired - 14 hours 33 min ago
You can’t beat space telescopes for an unencumbered view of the cosmos.
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Alleged 'Snake Oil' Crypto Firm Sues Over Boos at Black Hat

Wired - 14 hours 33 min ago
The paper being presented suggested that the two researchers had a method to quickly find large semiprime numbers and essentially break RSA-2048 and any other semiprime-based encryption.
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Cryptocurrency Mining Employees Expose Nuclear Plant to Internet

Wired - 15 hours 33 min ago
Xbox eavesdropping, email scammers, and more of the week's top security news.
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Nobody’s Watching the Best Giant-Monster Movies

Wired - 15 hours 33 min ago
"Colossal," "A Monster Calls," and "I Kill Giants" are terrific sci-fi films with weird, big themes. They all failed to connect with audiences.
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I Replaced My Oven With a Waffle Maker, and You Should Too

Wired - 16 hours 33 min ago
Dust off that waffle iron and enter a world of cooking that goes way beyond breakfast.
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Honda's New Airbag Catches Your Head to Save Your Brain

Wired - 17 hours 33 min ago
The automaker’s got a brand new bag, and it could reduce the chances of brain injury in some crashes by 75 percent.
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REI Labor Day Sale: 26 Best Outdoor Deals for 2019

Wired - 17 hours 33 min ago
REI's annual Labor Day Sale has kicked off early, with deals on foldable kayaks, cargo bikes, headlamps, socks, and more.
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Fires tearing through the Amazon are  pumping carbon monoxide into the atmosphere

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 15:54
Levels of the pollutant as high as 18,000 feet above Earth's surface have spiked to 160 parts per billion by volume (ppbv) in some regions, with local values expected to be 'significantly higher.'
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YouTube will start removing violent content targeted towards children instead of age-restricting

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 15:18
While it may be odd to think that a platform of YouTube's size hadn't already been moderating 'violent' and 'mature' content directed towards kids, prior, YouTube has only age-restricted access.
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Vaping May Have Killed Someone, Health Officials Say

Wired - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 14:56
An investigation into respiratory illnesses connected to e-cigs by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention turned up the first known death this week.
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Instagram to start serving its users back-to-back ads in stories, 'roughly double' the number of ads

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 14:36
Facebook has reportedly instructed the photo and video-sharing platform to serve users 'roughly double' the amount of ads to bolster revenue. That will include back-to-back ads in users' stories.
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Why the Amazon’s On Fire, a Robocall Fight, and More News

Wired - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 13:55
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
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Amazon Fires and the Horrifying Science of Deforestation

Wired - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 13:50
At the core of Brazil's out-of-control fires in the Amazon is deforestation. Here's how human meddling fundamentally transforms a rainforest.
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Google Photos will now let users search their image collection by TEXT that appeared in a snap

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 13:12
This allows one to search for things like receipts, passwords, or any other interest that displays a searchable text. Google says it could make copying WiFi passwords a lot easier.
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Pepe the Frog Means Something Different in Hong Kong—Right?

Wired - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 12:22
Pepe is popping up all over Hong Kong—on walls, in forums, in sticker packs for apps—as a symbol of resistance against an authoritarian state.
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Twitter Trust and Safety Advisers Say They’re Being Ignored

Wired - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 11:50
Members of Twitter’s safety council say the company is keeping them in the dark and want to talk to CEO Jack Dorsey, in a letter obtained by WIRED.
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World's first solar-powered train line is turned on in Hampshire

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 10:51
Today, a stretch of track near Aldershot was receiving 30kW from the nearby solar farm. Renewable electricity will power signalling and lights on Network Rail's Wessex route.
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Archaeologists are baffled by a 1,000-year-old skeleton used by the Nazis and Soviets as propaganda 

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 10:43
A new study published in the journal Antiquity looked into the remains of the 1,000-year-old skeleton and was unable to shed any light on the skeleton's origins.
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'Pet wolf puppy' gives scientists a unique glimpse into the genetic past

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 10:16
It was found at Tumat, in the Sakha Republic also known as Yakutia, four years ago, the second of two young animals from the same species.
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Plants are going extinct 350 TIMES faster than they have historically, experts warn

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 09:52
An international team of researchers warns areas like Madagascar have exceptional rates of biodiversity at severe risk from human destruction. These are called 'hotspots'.
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