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WIRED's Top Stories in January: The Diversity War Inside Google

Wired - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 07:00
Plus: "Meltdown" madness, a 787 breaking a speed record, and the Logan Paul-prompted YouTube reckoning.
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Two key Jack the Ripper letters were written by one person

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 06:28
The murderer is thought to have killed at least five young women in Whitechapel, East London, over the course of three months, but was never caught.
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7 True Crime Docs You Should Stream Right Now

Wired - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 06:00
Here are a few things you can watch when you're not watching 'The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story' on FX.
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Now That Tech Runs the World, Let's Retire the Hacker Ideal

Wired - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 05:00
Here’s a remedy amid Big Tech's failures: honest valuations, business ethics, and the application of scientific method unmolested by greed.
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The EPA Website Is 'Still Updating' Climate Change Info

Wired - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 05:00
Internal e-mails show Administrator Scott Pruitt personally ordered science to be scrubbed away.
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Tiger 'seeks out human help' after suffering gum problems

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 04:59
The rare predator - one of only 500 or so Siberian tigers living in their snowy natural habitat in eastern Russia - found a remote house and quietly lay down on the porch.
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How to Design Beacons for Humanity's Afterlife

Wired - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 04:00
A time capsule meant to teach aliens about humans could consist of math, DNA, a bot, or a brain—or something else entirely.
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A Family’s Race to Cure a Daughter’s Genetic Disease

Wired - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 04:00
Personalized medicine promised a cure for rare genetic disorders. Now patients and families themselves are trying to make up for its failures.
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Replika, the Emotional Chatbot, Goes Open-Source

Wired - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 04:00
Software developer Eugenia Kuyda is releasing the code to her Replika chatbot, which can inject emotion into conversations.
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Uber and Lyft Might Not Be Ruining the American City

Wired - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 04:00
New research affirms the relationship between ridehialing services, transit ridership, and congestion
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Researchers teach orca to TALK through her blowhole

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 03:13
Wikie, a 16-year-old female orca in a French marine theme park, is able to copy words such as ‘hello’, ‘bye bye’ and ‘Amy’, as well as count to three. She's able to mimic duration and pitch. 
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Killer whale that can say 'hello' amuses BBC hosts

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 02:25
BBC Breakfast presenters Dan Walker and Louise Minchin were left in fits of giggles this morning as they listened to a whale being taught to mimic human speech.
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California is overdue a major earthquake

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 01:44
Professor Richard Aster from Colorado State University explains the importance of preparing for the worst in order to mitigate the damage of the next 'Big One' if - or when - it strikes.
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Can you catch the flu from your dog?

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 17:32
In the past 45 days, more than 100 canines have tested positive for the dog flu. Although there's no evidence of humans catching the virus, that doesn't mean it can't happen.
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Apple could launch three new Macs in 2018, report claims

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 16:15
Apple could release three new Macs in 2018 that feature custom processors made by the iPhone maker, Bloomberg reported. Apple would launch one Mac desktop and two new MacBooks.
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Sony patents new design for VR motion controllers

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 15:39
Sony has filed a patent for a new motion controller concept and finger-tracking technology. The newly discovered concepts could be used to improve the PlayStation VR's existing motion controllers.
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Cryptocurrency Scams Like Prodeum Are Just Straight-Up Trolling at This Point

Wired - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 15:05
US regulators and Facebook are finally coming for bogus ICOs.
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Lab-bred mosquitoes set to be released in South Miami

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 15:03
The plan led by MosquitoMate is designed to reduce the mosquito populations by using the naturally occurring Wolbachia bacteria to thwart their success in reproducing.
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DOJ, SEC probe Apple over software that slows older phones

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 13:42
The US Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission are requesting information from Apple tied to its secretive battery slowdown tactic.
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Snowstorms may reveal how to make our city streets safer

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 13:04
Experts have studied snowy roads to see what areas are left untouched by cars, a phenomenon called 'sneckdowns.' The sneckdowns can be used to help make streets safer for pedestrians and cars.
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