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The Rise and Feel of VR Pornography

Wired - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 03:00
Watching pornography in virtual reality changes the experience dramatically: You feel like you're actually there. That triggers empathy rather than distance.
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The Teens Who Hacked Microsoft's Xbox Empire—And Went Too Far

Wired - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 03:00
Among those involved in David Pokora's so-called Xbox Underground, one would become an informant, one would become a fugitive, and one would end up dead.
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Neanderthals ambushed huge bears before eating them and stealing their caves

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 02:29
Researchers at the University of Ferrara, in Italy studies more than 1,700 prehistoric bear bones and found evidence of cooking as well as bite marks that match Neanderthal teeth.
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Scientists develop an enzyme that destroys the most common plastic

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 17:24
Researchers, led by the University of Portsmouth, have found an enzyme in a Japanese plastic processing plant that eats PET - the common form of plastic used in food and drink packaging.
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The White House Warns on Russian Router Hacking, But Muddles the Message

Wired - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 16:52
By scolding Russia for what looks like typical espionage, the US and UK are blurring red lines in cybersecurity.
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The White House Loses Rob Joyce and Tom Bossert, Its Cybersecurity Brain Trust

Wired - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 15:56
White House cybersecurity coordinator Rob Joyce will follow homeland security advisor Tom Bossert out the door, leaving the Trump administration adrift on cybersecurity policy.
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Police work out drug dealer's fingerprint using a WhatsApp photo

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 15:55
Police found a photo of a drug dealer's hand on a phone they seized. The picture was sent months ago in a WhatsApp chat the police analyzed.
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Netflix gained 7.4 MILLION new subscribers in the last three months

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 15:41
Netflix added 7.4 million new subscribers in the past quarter as the global television giant ramped up profits with its strongest-ever revenue growth since launching its streaming service.
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SpaceX will build its Mars BFR rocket at the city's port, LA mayor confirms

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 15:22
SpaceX has been given the green light to build its BFR (or as Elon Musk calls it, the Big F***ing Rocket) in LA. Mayor Eric Garcetti revealed the plan today during his State of the City speech.
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*Incredibles 2* Asks: What's the Right Way to Solve a Math Problem?

Wired - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 14:41
The new Pixar movie has a trailer that makes you think about how teaching math *really* works.
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Photographs show gorilla cradle and kiss her newborn baby

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 14:04
Astonishing photographs and video from the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.show the first interaction between mother gorilla, Calaya, and her newborn baby, Moke.
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Asteroid skimmed past earth only hours after it was noticed

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 14:03
Asteroid 2018 GE3 passed by earth yesterday getting within 120,000 miles of it. It was detected Saturday night just hours before its came closest to earth.
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Bed Beats app can create custom playlists while you have sex

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 13:48
Bed Beats, which is $1.99 for iOS and Android users, measures the movements on your mattress while you and your partner are having sex and then curates a music selection based on them.
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'Finsta' accounts may help to boost social bonding, researchers say

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 13:30
A Finsta is a ‘fake’ Instagram account often used to show a realer side of life. In a survey of users who had two Instagram accounts, a real one and a secret Finsta, researchers uncovered new insight.
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Woolly mammoths will come to life and SAVE the Arctic, says scientist

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:33
Harvard University scientists are using DNA from a woolly mammoth that has been preserved in Siberian ice for more than 42,000 years.
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TED 2018: Thought-Reading Machines and the Death of Love

Wired - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:25
A new holographic technology promises to replace expensive medical imaging. But it might also blur individual human identities.
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Pentagon funds software that uses smartphone to monitor health

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 10:51
Kryptowire, a cybersecurity firm based in Fairfax, Virginia was awarded a $5.1 million (£3.5 million) contract to create the app (stock image).
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Facebook AI predicts your future and sells this info to advertisers

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 10:50
Leaked documents have revealed that the California-based social network offers advertisers an ability to target users based on how they may think and act in the near future.
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Plans to grow human organs inside ANIMALS to go ahead in Japan

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 10:47
An expert panel, commissioned by Japanese ministers, concluded that allowing the experiments could lead to major scientific breakthroughs.
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Early humans feasted on termite nests as long as 1.8 million years ago

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 10:46
Researchers from Heriot-Watt University and Wayne State University found insects - including termites (pictured) - made up almost 50 per cent of our ancestors' diet 1.8 million years ago.
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