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World's largest species of fish has to survive longs periods of starvation

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 06:55
Ocean scientists employed a simple tool, developed at the University of Tokyo in Japan, to discover the feeding patterns, migrations, and conservation needs of the threatened species.
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Astronauts more likely to get sick from superbugs that stay resistant for hundreds of generations

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 06:54
Astronauts may be more likely to get ill from antibiotic-resistant bugs in space than they normally would on earth, research from the University of Houston has suggested.
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For Nervous Californians, Fire-Proofing Is a New Obsession

Wired - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 06:00
In wildfire-prone cities and towns, increasingly worried residents are banding together to prevent future disasters.
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A 'Fortnite' Vulnerability Exposed Accounts to Takeover

Wired - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 06:00
Epic Games has since patched the attack, which would have allowed attackers to view account info, listen in on in-game conversations, and more.
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8 Best Travel Coffee Mugs (2019): Insulated, Steel, Thermal

Wired - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 06:00
From classics like Zojirushii, Yeti, and Stanley to new mugs from OtterBox and Snow Peak, I tried a ton of travel tumblers this winter. These are the best.
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Hi-tech ski helmet that allows skiers to video call friends on trial

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 05:46
Former Israeli Air Force pilot Alon Getz helped design the new cutting-edge technology as part of his start-up company RideOn. It is being trialed in Austria.
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Spring arrived in November as mild weather with insects active and flowers blooming ahead of time

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 05:35
A mild November and December saw Spring arrive months ahead of time in the UK, with Christmas Day butterflies and Boxing Day bumblebees as well as plants in bloom.
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Russia loses control of its only space telescope

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 05:33
Russian specialists lost connection with the Spektr-R satellite telescope last Friday but the craft, which was launched from Kazakhstan in 2011, is still transmitting data.
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A Poker-Playing Robot Goes to Work for the Pentagon

Wired - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 05:00
A bot trained to beat poker stars could offer strategic lessons to generals simulating a future war.
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A Floating Glass Bead Could Help Physicists Probe the Unknown

Wired - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 05:00
New tabletop sensors could be sensitive enough to glimpse gravitational waves and even dark matter particles.
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The Millions Silicon Valley Spends on Security for Execs

Wired - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 04:00
Facebook told investors it expects to spend $10 million annually on security for CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
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As the Government Shutdown Drags on, Security Risks Intensify

Wired - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 04:00
From potential nation state hacks to a brain drain, the shutdown has done nothing good for cybersecurity.
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Porny Presidential Fanfic Isn't Just Kinky—It's Political

Wired - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 04:00
You probably won’t enjoy reading about President Trump getting it on with Mike Pence (or Putin, or Shrek), but you’re not really supposed to.
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Alexa is DOWN: Users complain Amazon smart assistant is ignoring them

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 02:27
Amazon's Alexa smart assistant has been down for users in the UK, US and Europe since early this morning, according to hundreds of reports from frustrated customers.
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YouTube warns against Bird Box-style prank videos risky memes rage

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 02:27
The California-based company have already forbid content containing dangerous activities but have revealed new policies following a series of dangerous activities posted online.
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All fossil fuels must be BANNED within 40 years to keep global warming beneath safe levels

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 02:17
Experts from the University of Leeds used a climate model to determine what would happen to global temperature rise if CO² emissions were phased out from the end of 2018.
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Alien-looking ice disk spinning in river stuns Maine city of Westbrook

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 02:13
The naturally occurring 100-yard diameter disk of ice formed over the weekend in Westbrook, Maine on the Presumpscot River, drawing curious onlookers to investigate the strange sight.
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A zebra's black and white stripes help it avoid painful bites from blood-sucking horseflies

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 01:58
Many indigenous tribes in Africa, Australia and Papua New Guinea have took inspiration from the zebras and use bodypaint to avoid horsefly bites.
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Bracing for a Hazy Robo-Future, Ford and VW Join Forces

Wired - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 17:10
By joining forces, the major automakers have each diversified their self-driving portfolios.
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10 Years Later, Retrace the 'Miracle on the Hudson' Flight

Wired - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 16:58
On the anniversary of the remarkable crash landing, remember just how quickly it all happened.
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