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Amy Reed, Doctor Who Fought a Risky Medical Procedure, Dies at 44

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/24/us/amy-reed-died-cancer-patient-who-fought-morcellation-procedure.html Dr. Reed and her husband turned a personal calamity into a crusade to spare other women from the medical pr...

Jacque Fresco, Futurist Who Envisioned a Society Without Money, Dies at 101

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/24/us/jacque-fresco-futurist-who-envisioned-a-society-without-money-dies-at-101.html A self-taught industrial designer, Mr. Fresco promoted an alternative society where resources wo...

Those Are Some Ticked-off Raccoons | Bandit Patrol

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How Demands of Female Birds Changed the DNA of a Species

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/24/science/darwin-finches-beaks-video.html Researchers found the minimal changes in DNA that have produced nine different species of southern capuchino seedeaters. Scien...

Feather Fancy

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https://www.nytimes.com/video/science/100000005122187/feather-fancy.html The likes and dislikes of females produced a lot of different looking species of southern capuchino seedeaters. Science{video}

Rare Gene Mutations Inspire New Heart Drugs

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/24/health/heart-drugs-gene-mutations.html Some people carry gene mutations that leave them nearly impervious to heart attacks. Learning how these mutations work has led to a novel e...

Angry Over Zillow’s Home Prices? A Prize Is Offered for Improving Them

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/24/upshot/angry-over-zillows-home-prices-a-prize-is-offered-for-improving-them.html The overall accuracy of Zillow’s estimates has gotten better, and it’s now announcing a $ 1 mill...

Neil Armstrong’s Moon Bag Could Fetch $4 Million at Auction

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/24/us/neil-armstrong-moon-bag.html The bag, which contains traces of priceless moon dust, has been on a wild ride for the half-century since it came back on the Apollo 11. ...

Sean Hannity, a Murder and Why Fake News Endures

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/24/business/media/seth-rich-fox-news-sean-hannity.html As the case of the Seth Rich murder shows, uncorroborated stories will spread as long as some people want to tell them, and ot...

3 Moonshiners Nearly Caught! | Moonshiners

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqvBZ9jweHo Discovery UK{video}

Growing Bone in Space

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ht9zTT4qPeI NASA Johnson{video}

Tesla workers were seriously hurt more than twice as often as industry average

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https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/24/tesla-factory-workers-injuries-higher-than-industry-average Report detailing analysis of injury logs from factory in Fremont, California, for past several years g...

See How These Adoptable Cats Bring An Autistic Woman Out Of Her Shell

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NASA: Dream. Innovate. Build. Discover.

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How Breath of the Wild propelled Nintendo Switch to success against the odds

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https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/24/nintendo-switch-legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-wild The Japanese company’s console was quirky, expensive, and short on games – but with the Legend of Zelda sequel ...

See What It Takes to Move a 1,100-Ton Stone Tomb | National Geographic

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How Was King Tut’s Tomb Protected From Grave Robbers? | Unearthed

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Fitness trackers out of step when measuring calories, research shows

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https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/24/fitness-trackers-out-of-step-when-measuring-calories-research-shows Compared with gold-standard laboratory measurements, scientists found devices poor at tracking...

Here’s What You Missed on Episode 5 | Genius

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjcke3glWPk National Geographic{video}

Daily Report: From Lean to Fat Start-Ups

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/24/technology/daily-report-from-lean-to-fat-start-ups.html Silicon Valley, which once favored enterprises that didn’t require much capital, is flush with cash, and entrepreneurs are...

Leave It To This “Badass Chick” To Catch A Snake For Dinner | Naked and Afraid

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7aYmXRxgxA Discovery{video}

China censored Google’s AlphaGo match against world’s best Go player

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https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/24/china-censored-googles-alphago-match-against-worlds-best-go-player Government barred broadcasters and online publishers from livestreaming game that saw China’s K...

Meet Hashtag the Monkey | Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5ZD6YB2foc Nat Geo WILD{video}

Brazilian Uber Rival Raises $100 Million From SoftBank

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/24/business/dealbook/99-brazil-softbank-uber.html The investment in the start-up 99 comes despite recent political turmoil in Brazil. Technology{video}

Nintendo’s share price hits seven-year high as Switch sales soar

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https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/24/nintendo-share-price-switch-sales-games-wii Hybrid between a home console and a handheld machine looks set to be games company’s first big hit since the WiiNinten...

Mapping 50 Years of Melting Ice in Glacier National Park

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https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/05/24/climate/mapping-50-years-of-ice-loss-in-glacier-national-park.html Glacier National Park’s eponymous ice sheets lost more than a third of their area between 1966 and ...

Facebook and YouTube face tough new laws on extremist and explicit video

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https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/24/facebook-youtube-tough-new-laws-extremist-explicit-video-europe In wake of objectionable videos of murders, rapes and assaults, Europe proposes new rules and fine...

Inside the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

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https://www.nytimes.com/video/science/100000004973717/svalbard-seed-vault-flood-norway.html The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a safeguard of the world’s most important crops, flooded after permafrost surrounding the...

The Rise of the Fat Start-Up

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/24/technology/opendoor-start-up-home-sales.html A service called Opendoor, which will buy your house sight unseen, illustrates a new breed of start-up and Silicon Valley’s ever-wide...

Facebook struggles with ‘mission impossible’ to stop online extremism

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https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/may/24/facebook-struggles-with-mission-impossible-to-stop-online-extremism Social media giant faces criticism for doing too little to prevent extremist content as terrorists f...

Unity Technologies, Whose Engine Is Behind Pokémon Go, Agrees to Funding

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/24/business/dealbook/unity-technologies-400-million-funding-round-pokemon.html If a new investment round closes, it could bring Unity, which makes software at the heart of video gam...

Target to Pay $18.5 Million to 47 States in Security Breach Settlement

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/23/business/target-security-breach-settlement.html The agreement, which includes the District of Columbia, ends an investigation into how hackers obtained information about tens of ...

Uber to Repay Millions to Drivers, Who Could Be Owed Far More

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/23/business/economy/uber-drivers-tax.html The company concedes taking tens of millions in excess commissions. A lawsuit alleges improper tax deductions that are costing drivers even...

Cuts to AIDS Treatment Programs Could Cost a Million Lives

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/23/world/africa/cuts-to-aids-treatment-programs-could-cost-a-million-lives.html Researchers said at least one million people would die worldwide if the Trump administration’s propos...

Federal Court Revives Wikimedia’s Challenge to N.S.A. Surveillance

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/23/us/politics/nsa-surveillance-warrantless-wikimedia.html An appeals court ruling on warrantless internet surveillance raises the chances that the Supreme Court could one day scrut...

Uber admits underpaying New York City drivers by millions of dollars

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https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/23/uber-underpaid-drivers-new-york-city Tens of thousands of drivers eligible for a refund after company admits it took too much commission from drivers’ fares for t...

Proposed Rules Would Allow U.S. to Track and Destroy Drones

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/23/us/politics/drone-surveillance-policy.html Citing security threats, the Trump administration has asked Congress to give the federal government sweeping powers regarding drones ov...

Uber driver charged with kidnapping female passenger in Canada

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https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/23/uber-canada-toronto-driver-woman-kidnapping 18-year-old woman in Toronto claims driver refused to allow her to leave the car and attempted to take her to a privat...

Here’s Why You Need Wheelie Bars On Your Drag Racer | Street Outlaws

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Trump Budget Proposes Deep Cuts in Energy Innovation Programs

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/23/climate/trump-budget-energy.html The spending plan also calls for raising billions of dollars by opening up public lands to oil and gas drilling and selling oil from the Strategi...

Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot Discusses NASA’s FY 2018 NASA Budget Request

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Hiding in plain sight: how the ‘alt-right’ is weaponizing irony to spread fascism

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https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/23/alt-right-online-humor-as-a-weapon-facism Experts say the ‘alt-right’ have stormed mainstream consciousness by using ‘humor’ and ambiguity as tactics to wrong-foo...

W.H.O. Elects Ethiopia’s Tedros as First Director General From Africa

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/23/health/tedros-world-health-organization-director-general.html Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia was chosen after two rounds of voting in a closed session of world health min...

Daily Report: AlphaGo Shows How Far Artificial Intelligence Has Come

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/23/technology/alphago-shows-how-far-artificial-intelligence-has-come.html The computer program DeepMind’s AlphaGo has defeated the top-ranked Chinese Go player, Ke Jie, in the first...

How Bilingual Brains Perceive Time Differently

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NASA: Dream. Innovate. Build. Discover.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 iris scanner fooled by German hackers

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https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/23/samsung-galaxy-s8-iris-scanner-german-hackers-biometric-security New phone’s feature has been bypassed less than a month after it was shipped to public, adding fu...

Jeremy’s Been Pulled Into The Water By A Goonch Catfish. Can He Keep It On The Line?

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Water Jets Give These Cutting-Edge Warships Incredible Maneuverability

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Microsoft unveils more powerful Surface Pro with longer battery life

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https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/23/microsoft-surface-pro-windows-tablet-longer-battery-life-shanghai-launch The 2-in-1 Windows tablet hybrid updated with 7th-generation Intel Core processors and ne...

It’s a Leopard Stakeout | Animal Fight Night

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California Engages World, and Fights Washington, on Climate Change

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/23/us/california-engages-world-and-fights-washington-on-climate-change.html The state has been at the leading edge of the resistance to President Trump. But of all the battles, none...

Endangered Baby Bird Rescued and Returned to the Sea | National Geographic

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World’s best Go player flummoxed by Google’s ‘godlike’ AlphaGo AI

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https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/23/alphago-google-ai-beats-ke-jie-china-go Ke Jie, who once boasted he would never be beaten by a computer at the ancient Chinese game, said he had ‘horrible experie...

Kangaroos…in Trees? | Paradise Islands

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Google is killing off Android’s emoji blobs

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https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/23/google-android-emoji-blobs The divisive icons have become a mainstay of Android, but now they’re being retired in favour of more conventional smiley facesThe best...

Amazon steps up battle with Netflix and Sky by adding new UK channels

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https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/may/23/amazon-netflix-sky-uk-itv-eurosport-hayu ITV and Eurosport to be on offer for the first time at extra cost, along with Discovery and reality TV channel HayuAmazon is t...

Apple Settles Legal Dispute With Nokia

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/23/business/apple-nokia-patents.html The iPhone maker has agreed to a new licensing deal with the Finnish telecommunications company, ending a six-month battle over technology paten...

To censor or sanction extreme content? Either way, Facebook can’t win

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https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/may/22/facebook-moderator-guidelines-extreme-content-analysis The release of a cache of training guidelines raises important questions over whether Facebook’s users are comfor...

Need Mood Lighting to Go With Your Music? Ask Alexa. No App Required.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/23/technology/amazon-echo-ikea-smart-homes.html The e-commerce giant Amazon plans to connect its voice-command Echo technology to Ikea’s new line of smart lighting products. ...

More Evidence Points to North Korea in Ransomware Attack

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/22/technology/north-korea-ransomware-attack.html Researchers at the security company Symantec have found more digital clues that offer hints to who was responsible for the global in...

U.S. Forests Shifting With Climate Change

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/22/science/shifting-forests-climate-change.html A warmer, wetter climate is helping push dozens of Eastern U.S. trees to the north and, surprisingly, west, a new study finds. ...

Watch Rare Wild Sheep Run Up Steep Mountainside With Ease | National Geographic

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Do You Get The Impression That Captain Sig Isn’t Quite Ready To Talk About This?

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Kenya’s Struggling Uber Drivers Fear a New Competitor: Uber

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/22/world/africa/uber-kenya-driver-protest.html Drivers say that Uber’s plans to start a discounted service in Nairobi, the capital, will eat further into their already meager earnin...

Baby Owls Learn To Fly | Bandit Patrol

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This Friendly Kitty Loves To Brighten People’s Days During Hospital Visits

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Why Doesn’t Jimbo The 1,400-lb Bear Rip This Man To Shreds?

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