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Laughing at Quibi Is Way More Fun Than Watching Quibi

Wired - Wed, 07/15/2020 - 09:54
The schadenfreude of seeing the company stumble is the kind of relief people need right now.
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Rising sea levels will spark 'extraordinary' US coastal flooding

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 07/15/2020 - 09:10
NOAA warns rising sea levels will bring high tides up to two feet above the daily average in the US. The group projects that by 2021 flooding frequency could rise to an average of six days per year.
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Hopes build over UK Covid vaccine as Oxford drug trials work

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 07/15/2020 - 08:58
The team of scientists in Oxford have already said they are '80 per cent' confident they can have a jab available by September with more good news expected this week.
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Scientists end the 'century-long' search for microbe that eats metal

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 07/15/2020 - 08:44
US microbiologists discovered bacteria that feed on manganese and use the metal as their source of calories.
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White dwarf hurtling across the Milky Way at 560,000mph after 'partial supernova'

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 07/15/2020 - 08:00
Astronomers from the University of Warwick used observations from the Hubble Space Telescope to find out what sent the white dwarf on its journey.
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Space to be a battleground in future wars, says Ben Wallace

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 07/15/2020 - 07:15
In a speech on air and space power in the 'age of constant competition' Ben Wallace said China and Russia were already developing space-based weapons.
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Zoom unveils $600 video conferencing device for home workers 

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 07/15/2020 - 07:13
The US firm is taking advantage of a huge boom in users of its video-conferencing software during the coronavirus pandemic with its first ever physical product.
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Increase in 'invasive' species as a result of human activity could lead to global biodiversity loss

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 07/15/2020 - 06:47
An international team of experts led from Austria collated data from 36 specialists in biological invasions to identify key causes and likely impacts on future biodiversity.
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New hope for rare British horse breed after scientists breed a filly whose sex was selected in a lab

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 07/15/2020 - 06:02
Only 72 Suffolk Punch mare presently remain in the United Kingdom - and less than 300 across the entire globe - meaning every filly born is vital to their survival.
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Microsoft Courts New Customers on the Farm: Cows

Wired - Wed, 07/15/2020 - 06:00
The software company reveals a partnership with dairy cooperative Land O'Lakes that will equip cows with sensors and other gear to improve yields.
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An Ethics Guide for Tech Gets Rewritten With Workers in Mind

Wired - Wed, 07/15/2020 - 06:00
The Ethical Explorer Pack is designed to help Silicon Valley's rank and file—not just CEOs—steer products away from harmful directions.
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A fifth of Britons use emojis when messaging a love interest 

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 07/15/2020 - 05:56
Uswitch surveyed 2,000 Britons ranging in age from 16-year-olds to pensioners and found women are more likely to use emojis in a conversation than men.
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‘DDoS-For-Hire’ Is Fueling a New Wave of Attacks

Wired - Wed, 07/15/2020 - 05:00
Turf wars are heating up over the routers that fuel distributed denial of service attacks—and cybermercenaries are running rampant.
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Amazon Fire HD 8 and 8 Plus Review: Unrivaled Value

Wired - Wed, 07/15/2020 - 05:00
The company's no-frills tablets keep improving. The latest 8-inch models are great entry-level devices that won't break the bank.
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Don't Talk About Covid-19’s ‘Waves’—This Isn’t the Spanish Flu

Wired - Wed, 07/15/2020 - 05:00
It’s not useful to think about coronavirus coming in synchronized surges. This is a long, lingering epidemic that is only just getting started.
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How Afrofuturism Can Help the World Mend

Wired - Wed, 07/15/2020 - 05:00
In a year that's broken the world and shattered reality, imagining Black futures can help plot a pathway to recovery.
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Spotify launches two new trending podcast charts 

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 07/15/2020 - 04:23
The 'Trending' and 'Top' Podcasts charts respectively showcase the biggest-moving and most popular podcasts, based on a user's region.
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A New Map Shows the Inescapable Creep of Surveillance

Wired - Wed, 07/15/2020 - 04:00
The Atlas of Surveillance shows which tech law enforcement agencies across the country have acquired. It's a sobering look at the present-day panopticon.
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Will the Hydrogen Revolution Start in a Garbage Dump?

Wired - Wed, 07/15/2020 - 04:00
American companies are racing to commercialize technologies that can turn almost any kind of waste into clean hydrogen fuel.
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Llamas—Yes, Llamas—Could Help Us Fight Covid-19

Wired - Wed, 07/15/2020 - 04:00
These creatures have evolved special "nanobodies" that may have an edge over human antibodies when it comes to developing a new treatment.
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