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QAnon Is Trying to Trick Facebook’s Meme AI

Wired - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 12:42
How should Facebook balance transparency about its automated systems with security?
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Your smartphone obsession may be making your dog sad, expert warns

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 12:15
A veterinary surgeon has warned that dogs especially may feel sad when their owners focus most of their attention toward a screen, and may even develop behavioral issues.
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Twitter now allows users to switch between a chronological and algorithmic timeline

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 11:52
The new options should be a welcome update for users who want to see tweets as they're posted in real time vs. the algorithm, which showed popular tweets and tweets from users you follow first.
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Closest galaxies to the Milky Way once had a companion that was EATEN billions of years ago

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 11:32
Two of the closest galaxies to the Milky Way - the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds may have once had a third companion, Australian astronomers believe.
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Solar-powered yacht which can cruise the entire globe without stopping to refuel unveiled

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:46
The electric SolarImpact yacht is longer than a blue whale, and is topped with enough solar panels to cover a full-sized tennis court. It was designed by Zurich firm SolarImpact Yacht AG.
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Solar-powered yacht which can cruise the entire globe without stopping to refuel unveiled

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:46
The electric SolarImpact yacht is longer than a blue whale, and is topped with enough solar panels to cover a full-sized tennis court. It was designed by Zurich firm SolarImpact Yacht AG.
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Google launches new tool that lets parents turn off their teen's phone as part of Family Link update

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:19
Google wants to help families set some 'digital ground rules.' The search giant has added new tools to its Family Link app for teens, including one that lets parents turn off their teen's phone.
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Gorillas form lifelong bonds with other apes that help neighboring groups keep the peace

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:16
A new study on African mountain gorillas has found that their lives are very much influenced by the life-long bonds they form with other members of the group – much like human social interaction.
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The Mirai Botnet Architects Are Now Fighting Crime With the FBI

Wired - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:10
In 2016, three friends created a botnet that nearly broke the internet. Now, they're helping the feds catch cybercriminals of all stripes.
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Pink for a boy, blue for a girl? Gender labels change a child's performance

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 09:59
The study, led by the University of Hong Kong, found that when boys were told they were playing a boys' game they completed it faster (stock image).
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Well-behaved dogs have the happiest owners! Those who are stressed are have ill-behaved pets

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 09:47
Research conducted in Mexico looked at the relationship between owners and their dogs and found stressed owners reacting badly to a dog's misdeeds, causing more bad behaviour (stock).
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How much you save may be influenced by your heritage

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 09:28
Researchers from the London School of Economics and Political Science used long-term data to explore the saving habits of UK migrants, their children and their grandchildren.
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Too much screen time? New phone controls for you and kids

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 09:23
New tools for managing screen time will let you see how often you (and your kids) picked up the phone after bedtime or how long you're really spending on Instagram at work.
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Eccentric Yusaku Maezawa will go into space aboard Elon Musk's rocket

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 08:49
Yusaku Maezawa played in a punk rock band called Switch Style in his early 20s and got his start in business importing CDs and records before creating Japan's largest online shopping mall.
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Facebook under fire for job ads that let companies exclude women, other employment seekers

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 08:42
The claim, filed by the ACLU and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, accuses the company of violating labor and civil rights laws by publishing discriminatory job ads.
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Navigation apps like Waze may NOT be reliable for steering you out of a disaster, experts warn

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 08:16
Google-owned Waze said it's worked with local governments and volunteer map editors to mark closures of thousands of roads across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.
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It's not over until the fat BIRD sings! Scientist finds that musical avians control metabolic rate

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 08:00
Dr Lewis Halsey from the University of Roehampton was watching a small gathering of finches peruse the stocks of his London garden when he wondered why songbirds never appear to be overweight.
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Ceres' vanishing volcanoes: Dwarf planet once had 22 'cryovolcanoes'

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 07:59
Researchers at the University of Arizona used images from Nasa's Dawn Mission to spot the sites of 22 ancient volcanoes that have almost all disappeared.
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It's the Emmy Awards That Need a 'Popular' Category, Not the Oscars

Wired - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 07:46
A lot of great shows came up empty-handed last night; others weren't nominated at all. Here's an idea: Let's celebrate TV we *talk* about.
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Mysterious pulsar 1,630 light-years from Earth is sending infrared radiation across the stars

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 07:16
Astronomers from Penn State university were part of a team that made the finding using Nasa's Hubble Space Telescope, who suggest two possibilities to explain their observations.
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