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Cities Are Tucking Climate Change Fixes Into New Laws

Wired - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 04:00
Across the country, cities are implementing new housing and transit laws that, oh by the way, lower their emissions of greenhouse gasses.
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As Tech Invades Cycling, Are Bike Activists Selling Out?

Wired - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 04:00
Now in the cycling business, Uber, Lyft, and others are co-opting the experience of longtime safe streets advocates.
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Image of a distressed seal with its head tangled in a plastic bag sparks outrage in Devon 

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 03:18
Outraged residents of Brixham, Devon, have posted furious responses to an image of a seal with a bag around its head and call for a ban on plastic bags if people can't discard them properly.
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One Couple’s Tireless Crusade to Stop a Genetic Killer

Wired - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 03:00
When Sonia Vallabh lost her mother to a rare disease, she and her husband, Eric Minikel, set out to find a cure.
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Virtual Reality’s Latest Use? Diagnosing Mental Illness

Wired - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 03:00
Researchers are turning to VR because it can create realistic scenarios in a controlled setting, potentially making diagnoses more objective.
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Do YOU have 'risk taking' genes? Variations linked to everything from risky sex to driving fast cars

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 22:17
San Diego researchers found genetic variants tend to be associated with risky behaviors, such as speeding, drinking, tobacco and cannabis consumption, and with riskier sexual behaviors.
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Subsidies of up to £1billion given to firms for burning wood in power stations could be axed

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 18:05
Firms across the UK that burn wood pellets currently receive about £1billion a year because, unlike coal, these are considered renewable sources of energy.
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Tiny killer that could wipe out the honeybee: Scientist find mite is eating the insect's ORGANS  

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 17:02
Researchers found the tiny mite, called Varroa destructor, actually eats one of the honey bee's organs.
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The secret of Rembrandt's '3D' paintings finally uncovered

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 16:35
The new experiment on the International Space Station is using use young and old mice flown in space and kept on Earth.
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Ford's Shelby GT500 Is the Most Powerful Mustang Ever

Wired - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 16:28
The latest take on the muscled up Mustang has more than 700 horsepower and might actually corner as well as it sprints.
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Nvidia's 'kitchen manipulator' robot that uses AI to help people keep track of their dirty dishes

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 16:19
Nvidia has debuted its 'kitchen manipulator' robot that uses AI to identify ingredients. The hope is that as the robot gets smarter, it can one day work alongside humans to help cook a meal.
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Is ET trying to phone us... and if he is, shall we call him back?

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 16:10
JOHN NAISH: In the British journal Nature, astronomers revealed how their super-powerful new radio telescope detected millisecond-long pulses of radio waves originating from outside our galaxy.
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How supermassive black holes get so big: Researchers spot unprecedented 'star swallowing frenzy' 

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 15:47
Astronomers have shed new light on the mystery of how supermassive black holes get so big after spotting a dramatic change, an event known as 'star swallowing'.
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The ‘teleportation’ mirror that lets a virtual passenger ride along with you in self-driving cars

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 14:05
At the Consumer Electronics Show, Valeo debuted its Voyage XR technology, which it claims 'brings teleportation to life' by letting a virtual passenger ride alongside you in a self-driving car.
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How to stop tech from tracking your every move: The phone settings YOU need to tweak to stay private

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 13:39
A Stanford University experts say users should 'take ownership' over what they share with these firms as more and more hi-tech privacy issues emerge.
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DNA of wolf declared extinct in wild lives on in Texas...

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 12:44
Researchers say a pack of wild canines found frolicking near the beaches of the Texas Gulf Coast carries a substantial amount of red wolf genes,
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City gardens have become havens for bees driven off farm land by pesticides and lack of flowers

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 12:44
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh have found bees driven out of their natural habitats have found refuge in urban gardens and allotments.
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Antarctica is losing SIX TIMES more ice a year than it was in the 1970s

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 12:00
Scientists believe the constant melting of the ice sheet will see a 'multi-meter sea level rise from Antarctica in the coming centuries'.
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Too much brine? Study highlights growing toxic brine...

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 11:44
Desalination plants around the world are producing enough brine waste to swamp an area the size of Florida with a foot of salty water every year
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The 'Kindle for the blind': British startup reveals $700 Braille e-reader

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 11:41
A British company plans to launch a Braille e-reader for blind people this year that should greatly enhance their reading experience and spare them from lugging around hefty print volumes.
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