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The Latest Covid Party Story Gets a Twist

Wired - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 04:00
Like any urban legend, this one changes slightly with each telling.
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Could Trump Win the War on Huawei—and Is TikTok Next?

Wired - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 04:00
In a plot twist, the administration’s assault on the Chinese telecom giant is gaining traction. At heart, the US has an interest in its own electronic surveillance capabilities.
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The Equity-Diversity-Inclusion Industrial Complex Gets a Makeover

Wired - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 04:00
Companies and universities have long relied on seminars to reduce racism, despite lackluster results. Maybe institution leaders can salvage the format.
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'Godzilla' dust plume sweeps across the Atlantic, ESA imagery shows

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 03:29
Over a period of less than a month, the plume has reached the Caribbean, South America and the US from its initial spot in the Sahara Desert.
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Great White shark named Helen attacks and drowns a 32-foot humpback whale

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 02:57
Video taken from a drone off the coast of South Africa shows the 13-foot long shark called Helen hunting the whale which was around 33ft and in ill health.
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Phytoplankton populations in the Arctic have INCREASED 57% in the last two decades 

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 18:09
Decades of receding sea ice in the Arctic have brought about an unexpected increase in the region's phytoplankton population, growing 57% between 1998 and 2018 according to Stanford.
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Roadside verges become perfect home for bees in lockdown due to lack of cutting

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 16:04
Academics from the Penryn campus of the University of Exeter conducted a review of more than 140 studies to see what factors most helped roadside verges support wildlife.
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DNC and RNC warn staffers against using TikTok over privacy concerns and ties to China

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 15:50
The Democratic National Committee warned staffers as well as committee and state parties against using the app over privacy concerns and connections to the Chinese government.
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Are you a victim of 'batterygate?' Users with older iPhones may be eligible for a $25 settlement

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 15:25
Apple is paying users who were victims of the iPhone 'batterygate.' The tech giant agreed to pay a $500 million settlement for slowing down older models and users with the devices receive $25.
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LinkedIn sued after Apple's iOS 14 beta catches the app reading users' clipboards without permission

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 15:25
LinkedIn's iOS app was one of more than 50 exposed by a beta version of Apple's iOS 14 which notifies users when their clipboards are being copied and asks users for permission.
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'The Old Guard' Director Gina Prince-Bythewood on Avoiding 'Sexy Catfights'

Wired - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 15:10
The woman at the helm of of Netflix's new action flick talked to WIRED about comics, diversity in Hollywood, and centering women, especially women of color, in a genre so dominated by white men.
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Real covidiots! People who refuse to wear a mask have lower cognitive ability, new study shows

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 14:52
A study reveals why some people are 'covidiots'. Researchers found people who chose not to social distance or wear a mask have a lower working memory capacity, which determines intelligence.
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan has augmented reality windshield

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 14:26
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class will come equipped with a futuristic new augmented reality windshield when it's released in September, featuring animated GPS directions and more.
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Researchers worry bees are facing a pandemic fueled by fungal infection passed via flower petals

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 14:19
While humans continue to struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic, some scientists worry that bees are quietly dealing with a pandemic of their own driven by a fungus called nosema.
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Researchers invent robotic hand that can untangle cords and cables and eventually even fold clothes

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 14:15
In a demonstration, the robotic hands were able to perform a range of tasks that are usually extremely difficult for robots, including detangling wires, plugging in USB cables, and more.
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NHS care means middle-aged in England healthier than in US

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 14:03
Experts from University College London and the University of Michigan studied health data on nearly 18,700 people aged 55-64 in England and the States.
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Damaged human lungs can 'mend' if hooked up to living PIG

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 14:02
A host of scientists in the US channelled their inner Frankenstein and connected human lungs to a sedated pig to see if it would improve the condition of damaged organs.
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Moon 85m years younger than thought, was home to magma ocean

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 13:24
Experts agree the moon was once covered with an ocean of magma, but for who long remains uncertain - until now. Astronomers found the hot liquid was active for 200 million years.
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Giant condors can travel over 100 miles without flapping wings

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 12:42
UK biologists deployed logging devices on the Andean condor (Vultur gryphus), the heaviest known soaring bird, to show how it flies with limited flapping.
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20% kids have 'secret online friends' despite parents 'spying'

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 11:11
A survey of 1,007 parents and 1,000 children by research firm Censuswide revealed that a third of children have created secret social media accounts to avoid parental scrutiny.
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