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CryptoHarlem’s Founder Warns Against ‘Digital Stop and Frisk'

Wired - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 13:28
On Day 2 of WIRED’s virtual conference, hacker Matt Mitchell cautions that law enforcement routinely trawls social media to surveil protestors.
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Smoking marijuana during pregnancy increases risk of psychotic-like behaviors in children

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 13:21
A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis found children exposed to pot in utero were more likely to have psychotic-like behavior such as delusions.
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Arlan Hamilton and Katie Rae Say Tech Can Do Well—and Do Good

Wired - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 13:15
At the WIRED25 event, the two investors say traditional venture capital misses opportunities because it is a monoculture.
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Maria Ressa Says Disinformation Is More Insidious Than We Think

Wired - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 13:04
At our virtual conference, the journalist and CEO of Rappler explained how the goal isn't just to spread lies but to blur our sense of true and false.
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More than 200 new emojis approved for next year, including icons that 'reflect the chaos of 2020'

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 12:49
The latest emojis may be able to express the chaos of 2020, as Unicode has approved a mending heart and spiral eyes used to express 'whoa.' The release also includes over 200 skin tone options.
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CEO Sarah Friar Describes How Nextdoor Is Curbing Racism

Wired - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 12:41
The neighborhood-focused social network leans on local human moderators as well as AI, she explained at WIRED's virtual W25 conference.
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Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin is set to break the record for rocket recycling tomorrow

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 12:18
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin is set to launch its reusable New Shepard rocket for the seventh time. The missions would set a new record for rocket recycling, as SpaceX has only flown the Falcon 9 six times.
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Scientists develop a prosthetic hand that is able to restore over 90 per cent of functionality

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 11:22
A team of orthopedists, industrial designers and patients worked with scientists from the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy, on the artificial hand named Hannes.
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Meet Curly, the Curling Robot That Beats the Pros

Wired - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 11:00
Curling is one of the world's most precise sports. An ice-going, stone-throwing robot just mastered it.
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Mini 'wind turbine' can scavenge energy from the breeze and power your phone

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 10:23
The new 'nano-generator', which is made of two plastic strips in a tube, captures and stores wind energy to power electronic devices.
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Disturbing video shows Antarctica emerging from under the ice as temperatures rise

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 09:55
Researchers from the Postdam Institute for Climate Impact Research say the warmer it gets the faster the ice will melt and could lead to a 20ft rise in sea levels.
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The 15 TV Shows You Need to Binge This Fall

Wired - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 09:40
The state of Fall TV is … iffy. Here are a few new shows—and some timeless classics—to help you fill the season.
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Amazing footage shows giant 60-foot robot 'taking the knee' during a test in Yokohama 

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 07:48
The humanoid robot was built as part of a new attraction at Yamashita Pier by engineers at Gundam Factory in the Port of Yokohama.
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Carbon and metal air pollution particles found in the placenta 

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 06:47
Carbon-based particles and metals including silicon, phosphorus and chromium enter the placenta, which is critical to provide nutrients to a growing baby in the womb.
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The Cool Physics of a Supersonic Baseball

Wired - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 06:00
For one thing, let's build a model of air drag and how it affects the ball differently when it's traveling faster and slower than the speed of sound.
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Why Netflix Keeps Canceling Shows After Just 2 Seasons

Wired - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 05:00
Last month, Altered Carbon joined Sense8, The OA, and Luke Cage in getting the ax. Fans protested, but for the streaming service, it's all about data.
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Stainless steel was first made in PERSIA and NOT Sheffield

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 04:55
Archaeologists from UCL found evidence of a steel alloy made with at least one per cent chromium dating back to the 11th century.
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Hands-on dads are 'less likely to suffer baby blues' because they 'feel more competent as parents'

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 04:39
US researchers found greater time spent with the infant during the week was associated with lower paternal depressive symptoms in the first year after birth.
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Elderly people walk 1mph FASTER now than pensioners 30 years ago

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 04:15
Finnish scientists found oldest members of society also have greater leg and grip strength in the modern era as well as improved reaction speed, verbal fluency, reasoning and memory.
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Retrievers and collies are more playful than pugs and Yorkshire terriers

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 02:54
Swedish researchers analysed the behaviour of almost 190,000 dogs of more than 138 breeds to judge their playfulness.
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