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China set to impose regulations on gene-editing following controversial trial with human embryos

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 09:28
According to a report in Nature, a draft of new code in the country's civil law explicitly lists human genes and embryos as protected personal rights for the first time ever.
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Some Facebook users don't have the option to turn off facial recognition technology, study finds

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 09:15
Consumer Reports examined a set of accounts and found that a significant number didn't have the ability to toggle off Face Recognition, a feature that automatically users in tagged photos.
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Baby tiger sharks eat SONGBIRDS like sparrows and doves in order to survive 

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 09:01
They are known to eat almost anything they can, including dolphins, sea turtles and even humans. A team at Mississippi State University has now added sparrows and doves to this extensive list.
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EE network is back online after crashing across the UK

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 08:42
The British network provider's issues have now been resolved. EE said: ' 'some customers experienced intermittent problems making calls on 4G' but these are now fixed.
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Facebook 'is helping select companies to use your data and target ads based on your credit score'

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 07:37
According to writer Sam Biddle, the Intercept spoke with an anonymous source at US-based Facebook who produced confidential documents detailing the data sharing.
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The Basic Physics of the Kilogram's Fancy New Definition

Wired - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 07:00
The kilogram is now based on energy changes in the quantum world rather than a physical object. Here's how that works.
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A Stunning Quest to Photograph Australia's 10 Deserts

Wired - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 07:00
Six down. Four to go.
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Cannabis may have originated 15,000 feet above sea level on the Tibetan Plateau 28million years ago

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 06:58
Scientists from the US and UK have analysed pollen fossils that trace the oldest cannabis plants back 28 million years ago on the Tibetan Plateau around Qinghai Lake 10,700ft above sea level
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Life was EASIER when humans hunted for food

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 06:00
Scientists from the University of Cambridge studied ten Agta groups in the Philippines and found hunter-gatherers spend 20 hours a week getting food, 10 hours more than hunter-gatherers.
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Cannondale Treadwell 2019: Price, Details, Release Date

Wired - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 06:00
The Treadwell is a simple, inexpensive bike for getting around. And it has a sensor built into the wheel that lets you log (and study) all of your rides.
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Build your own best friend! Students design $3,000 kit robo-dog that can jump, flip and dance

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 05:40
Students from Stanford University's Student Robotics club have created a robot dog that can backflip and even dance. Its creators have also put all the plans for making the robot yourself online.
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Vizio P-Series Quantum TV Review (2019): The Best for Less

Wired - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 05:00
Vizio's almost-top-end 4K TV is a dazzling testament to the power of quantum dots in a LCD display. Our full review of the 65-inch and 75-inch models.
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NASA finds water and 'organic molecules' on 'farthest world ever explored' Ultima Thule 

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 04:22
Researchers at the Southwest Research Institute in Texas found the traces and said they are 'very different from most icy objects explored previously by spacecraft'.
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Mouse that lived three million years ago is the oldest animal ever found that was RED

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 04:08
A team of scientists from Manchester University have found chemical traces of red pigment in a mouse that lived millions of years ago, the first time this was detected in an ancient fossil.
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Can Tech 'Objectively' Assess Pain?

Wired - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 04:00
Some combination of data and machinery may finally provide an objective marker of pain—but beware of bias.
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The Unseen Victims of the Opioid Crisis Are Starting to Rebel

Wired - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 04:00
The push to end opioid abuse has ended up hurting the people who use the drugs legitimately. Now those chronic pain patients are starting a movement of their own.
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The USPS Tests Out Self-Driving Trucks for Hauling Mail

Wired - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 03:00
In a two-week test, startup TuSimple will transport mail for the US Postal Service between Phoenix and Dallas.
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Abortion Bans Create a Public Health Nightmare

Wired - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 03:00
Making abortion mostly illegal will kick off an unintentional, vast experiment in public health—one where the outcomes are sick or dying women and children.
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GM's Big Upgrade, ‘Game of Thrones’' Unsatisfying End, and More News

Wired - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 16:50
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
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James Holzhauer's 'Jeopardy!' Greatness, in Charts

Wired - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 16:35
How good is 'Jeopardy!' champ James Holzhauer? You have to see it to believe it.
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