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The Universe Is Not a Simulation, but We Can Now Simulate It

Wired - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 04:00
Computer simulations have become so accurate that cosmologists can now use them to study dark matter, supermassive black holes, and other mysteries of the real evolving cosmos.
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Why You Should Slack Off to Get Some Work Done

Wired - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 04:00
One cautionary point: Pro-leisure science does not give permission to trance out on Twitter or graze Netflix endlessly.
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The Theranos Indictments Expose the Soul of Silicon Valley

Wired - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 16:25
Embattled Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes faces 11 counts of wire fraud—but will continue to chair the company's board.
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Never miss an important email again: Google is now using AI to alert you to 'high priority' messages

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 15:30
The iOS version of the Gmail app now uses AI to figure out most important emails. There is also an option to turn off notifications for emails the technology deems unimportant.
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Children play an average of 15 hours of video games a week and parents are concerned about violence

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 15:18
A new study has revealed that children play video games for a shocking nearly 15 hours a week. It also found that 94 percent of parents are concerned about risks playing video games.
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Scientists identify over 100 planets outside of our solar system that may host habitable moons

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 15:04
Using data from the Kepler space telescope, scientists identified 121 planets that orbit within the habitable zone of their star. And, they say each may be host to several potentially habitable moons.
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How spiders can fly: Researchers find they make near-invisible paragliders

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 14:42
German researchers studied crab spiders to understand how the arachnids 'fly'. They make 'paragliders' from dozens of thin silk fibers to catch the wind.
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Gadget Lab Podcast: Why Apple, Google, Microsoft Are Stirring the Software Pot

Wired - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 14:28
This week’s podcast is all about the software that points to the future of our how we'll use our gadgets – even if they infuriate us in the interim.
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Elon Musk reveals incredible video of a Tesla hurtling through a Boring Company tunnel under LA

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 14:15
The Boring Company has shared a new video showing one of its high-speed tunnels. In the brief clip, a Model X SUV can be seen zooming through one of the firm's tunnels on 'electric skates.'
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Scientists reconstruct the now-extinct cow with the face of a BULLDOG that fascinated Charles Darwin

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 14:14
New genetic and anatomical techniques have revealed the bizarre face of cow observed by Charles Darwin 180 years ago in Argentina. The bovine has an unusually short face.
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Protect My Head? Soccer Pros Shrug and Carry On

Wired - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 13:59
New tests find that certain headbands cut risk of head injuries, but officials are reluctant to mandate their use.
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Apple signs Oprah Winfrey to multiyear program deal

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 13:47
Apple Inc has signed a multiyear deal with Oprah Winfrey to create programming as part of the iPhone maker's push into original entertainment, the company said on Friday.
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Apple to favor cheaper new iPhones amid claims it has 'low expectations' for iPhone X followup

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 13:43
Apple will release three new models, two of which will have a higher price point, and another that will be more affordable, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources familiar to the situation.
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NASA's record-breaking spacewoman retires as astronaut after spending 665 days total in space

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 13:30
Peggy Whitson, 58, announced her retirement on her last day on the job. She spent more time off the planet than any American: 665 days in three missions.
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Trump Says He Gave Kim Jong Un His Direct Number. Never Do That.

Wired - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 13:11
If Trump actually followed White House protocol for secure calling, it's probably fine. But what are the odds?
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'Killer hair' sprouting around Hawaii's volcano: Health warning over strands appearing near lava

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:31
Thin glass fibers called Pele's hair are created when gas bubbles within the lava burst at the surface. They look like human hair but have sharp ends and can be dangerous to pick up.
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Google releases its first diversity report since anti-diversity memo spread

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:14
Google published its fifth annual diversity memo and few are happy with the results. From a broad viewpoint, the search giant's workforce is still predominantly male and white.
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Alleged Silk Road Adviser Roger Clark Extradited To the US

Wired - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:07
Roger Clark allegedly served as Ross Ulbricht's Silk Road consigliere. Friday, the feds announced his extradition from Thailand.
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On the New Season of 'Queer Eye,' Learning Goes Both Ways

Wired - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:19
Since the show's original Bravo incarnation, the conversation around gender and sexuality has evolved in fundamental ways—and in new episodes is refreshingly nuanced.
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Massive Apple Maps outage left users unable to search or find directions in the app for hours

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:15
Apple has confirmed that its Maps navigation app isn't working worldwide. Users reported on Friday that they couldn't search locations in the app, or access navigation features.
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