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Skeleton of the extinct Dodo bird was auctioned and sold for $622,000

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 05:25
Composed of bones of various dodo specimens found on the bird's past home of Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean, the skeleton being sold at Christie's London was assembled in the 19th century.
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Grilling Over Charcoal Is Objectively, Scientifically Better Than Grilling Over Gas

Wired - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 05:00
Cooking on a gas grill is more convenient than cooking with charcoal. It’s also a lot less special.
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Grilling Over Gas Is Objectively, Scientifically Better Than Grilling Over Charcoal

Wired - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 05:00
A gas grill rules. But the real debate should be whether charcoal is necessary at all...
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Chinese pre-schools are using robots to take daily health checks of children

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 04:55
More than 2,000 pre-schools in China use robots which take photos of children's hands to spot signs of illness and slow the spread of illnesses, but experts in the UK are sceptical.
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Airbnb and New York City Reach a Truce on Home-Sharing Data

Wired - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 04:00
Airbnb agreed to turn over information on 17,000 residences, so city officials can look for signs of illegal short-term rentals.
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Hiking or Camping? Take the Bus to the Trail This Summer

Wired - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 04:00
Transit agencies and nonprofits are teaming up to expand access to parks and recreation areas.
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Netflix's 'Rim of the World' Shows Where Sci-Fi Is Headed

Wired - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 04:00
One good thing about the streaming wars? The return of '80s-style adventure flicks.
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How the EU’s Far Right Will Boost Google, Facebook, and Amazon

Wired - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 04:00
Trump’s former campaign guru said he would unite Europe’s nationalists and show them how to fight Big Tech. Instead, they’ve dismissed Bannon, embraced Big Tech—and are poised to expand their ranks in Parliament.
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Oldest meteorite collection on Earth is discovered in a desert

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 03:28
The team of scientists, from France's Aix-Marseille Université, made the extraordinary discovery - comprising of 388 samples - in South America's Atacama Desert.
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Are YOU a kinesthetic or auditory learner?

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 03:01
Whether you're studying for an exam or revising for a presentation, this quiz from Tutor House promises to reveal the best learning method to maximise the information you retain.
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Samsung developing algorithm that only needs one picture to create a fake video

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 16:58
As if the world of deep-faked pictures and video wasn't scary enough, researchers from Samsung's AI center in Moscow have demonstrated an algorithm that can fabricate videos using only one image.
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The Danger in Assange’s Charges, a Memory Experiment, and More News

Wired - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 16:32
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
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The terrifying moment a robot dog pulls a 3-ton AIRPLANE with ease across more than 30 feet

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 16:30
A surprising new video shows off just how advanced robo-dogs have become, as the 'HyQReal' can be seen dragging an airplane that weighs a whopping 3 tons across the Geneva Airport in Italy.
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Young male crickets have more sex but are LESS attractive than their older peers, study reveals

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 16:20
University of Exeter scientists studied insects to see if age affected their appeal - and found younger males have a harder time enticing females back to their  burrows.
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Did Leonardo da Vinci have ADHD?

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 16:19
Psychiatrist Professor Marco Catani, of Kings College London, reviewed extensive tales and anecdotes about his life and behaviour before he made his conclusion.
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Ever wonder what you'd look like as a dog? Bizarre new AI can transform subjects into other SPECIES

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 16:04
In a demonstration a new algorithm developed by Nvidia -- a project that is aptly dubbed 'Petswap' -- shows how an AI can take the concept of an animal and extrapolate to envision other animals.
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The Julian Assange Espionage Act Charges Target Press Freedom

Wired - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 15:40
By invoking the Espionage Act against Julian Assange, the Justice Department will effectively put national security journalism on trial.
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More Data on Content Moderation Won't Silence Facebook’s Critics

Wired - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 14:09
Facebook’s latest report lays out the sheer scale of its battle against fake accounts, spam, and other abuses.
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Engineer accused of falsifying inspection reports for SpaceX rocket parts

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 13:16
James Smalley, an engineer at Upstate NY-based machining firm PMI Industries, is accused of falsifying at least 38 inspection reports for parts used by Elon Musk's rocket company.
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Self-Driving Startup Aurora Buys Speed-Sensing Lidar Company

Wired - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 12:00
Aurora is buying Blackmore, whose “Doppler lidar” system can determine how far away an object it, and its speed.
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