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NASA scientists map Mars's global wind patterns for the first time

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 14:56
Researchers from the University of Maryland Baltimore measured the atmosphere for two days per month over the course of two years from 2016 to 2018.
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Why Ring Doorbells Perfectly Exemplify the IoT Security Crisis

Wired - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 13:21
A new wave of reports about the home surveillance cameras getting hijacked by creeps is painfully familiar.
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Hacks of Ring security cameras are linked to podcast where hosts break into devices on-air

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 13:14
NulledCast has been involved in a number of hacks on the Amazon-owned Ring security cameras in which hackers commandeer the device's microphone to harass victims on the other side.
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Greta Thunberg Blasts ‘Creative PR’ in Her Climate Speech

Wired - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 12:51
In her latest talk at a major climate change conference, the Swedish activist accused politicians and big business of misleading the public.
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Revolt\! Scientists Say They're Sick of Quantum Computing's Hype

Wired - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 12:16
A Twitter account called Quantum Bullshit Detector reflects some researchers' angst about overhyped claims and other troubling trends.
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Facebook is WATCHING you shop at physical stores in order to show relevant ads on its site

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 12:07
Facebook has partnered with retailers to gather customer data to find user profiles on the site and target them with specific advertisements. However, there is a quick process to opt-out.
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Turkey acquires new military drone with a machine gun mount that can fire bursts of 15 bullets

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 11:39
Turkey will be the first customer for a new military drone with a machine gun mount that can fire single shots or 15-round bursts and carry a total of 200 rounds. It also has laser targeting for accuracy.
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Thousands of artifacts discovered at a 12,500-year-old site in Connecticut

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 11:31
Archaeologists found 15,000 artifacts and living areas in an ancient site that dates back 12,500 years. Located in Connecticut, it was home to southern New England's earliest inhabitants.
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'Highly-efficient feeding strategy' helped blue whales become biggest animal ever

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 11:00
US-based researchers tracked both baleen and teethed whales around the world's oceans and tracked how they feed. They found baleen whales are highly-efficient.
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Anti-Vape Laws Could Do More Harm Than Good

Wired - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 11:00
Banning vaping just might drive teens to the black market—and send adult smokers back to their cancer sticks.
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The War on Polio Just Entered Its Most Dangerous Phase

Wired - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 10:27
Though victory is close, the eradication campaign is on some very fragile ground. 
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Archaeologists reveal first ever physical remains of Egyptian head cones

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 10:17
Archaeologists have revealed the first ever discovery of ancient Egyptian head cones, which were found in graves in the ancient city of Amarna.
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Google rolling out mobile 'Interpreter Mode' that helps translate 44 languages in real-time

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 09:56
The aptly dubbed Google Interpreter will be available on any mobile device capable of running Google Assistant and can be activated by users by summoning the assistant with one's voice.
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Scientists create a map of the land underneath Antarctica's ice sheet

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 09:52
Glaciologists at the University of California, Irvine have been able to reveal the contours of the land beneath the Antarctic ice in the hope of better predicting areas more susceptible to melting.
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Water ice deposits found less than an INCH below the surface on Mars

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 09:51
Surface particles scraped up by NASA's Phoenix lander and analysis of craters from orbit have spotted the frozen water just one inch (2.5cm) below the surface.
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Thousands of 'penis-fish' washed ashore a California beach

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 09:47
Thousands of 'penis-fish' were found on a California beach after a strong storm ripped through the area and pulled them from their underwater homes - leaving them exposed to predators.
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iPhone shipments to China fall 35 percent even as the country's smartphone market continues to grow 

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 09:33
iPhone shipments to China fell by 35 percent in November, the second straight month of double-digit declines in the country compared to the same periods the previous year, likely due to tariffs.
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Humans are genetically hardwired to only live for 38 YEARS

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 09:23
Scientists at Australia's national science agency used genetic markers of different vertebrates to identify the lifespans of living and extinct animals, including humans.
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The Tale of WeWork Is Being Made Into a TV Show

Wired - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 09:00
*Succession* star Nicholas Braun, aka Cousin Greg, is set to star as WeWork’s founder Adam Neumann. 
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A Kung Fu Master’s Leap Breaks the Internet—but Not Physics

Wired - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 07:00
A viral video appears to show a man jumping off water. What’s really going on here?
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