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CNN
What scientists hope to learn from the eclipse
CNN
For complete coverage of the Eclipse of the Century go to cnn.com/eclipse. Watch live, in virtual reality, as the eclipse moves coast to coast on August 21st. (CNN) The Eclipse of the Century may also turn into the Science Experiments of the Century ...

Washington Post
The first animals evolved during the absolute worst time on Earth
Washington Post
About 700 million years ago, Earth turned into a snowball. The polar ice sheets expanded until they engulfed the globe. The oceans turned to slush. The vast expanses of ice and snow reflected the sun's light back into space, exacerbating the endless ...

The Verge
iOS 11 has a 'cop button' to temporarily disable Touch ID
The Verge
Apple is adding an easy way to quickly disable Touch ID in iOS 11. A new setting, designed to automate emergency services calls, lets iPhone users tap the power button quickly five times to call 911. This doesn't automatically dial the emergency ...

PEOPLE.com
Man Who Experienced Eye Damage During 1962 Solar Eclipse Gives Warning to Others
PEOPLE.com
A man who damaged his eyes 55 years ago while looking at a partial solar eclipse is warning others about the risks of looking at the sun without protection. In 1962, Lou Tomososki walked home from Marshall High School in Bend, Oregon, with his friend ...

New York Daily News
Daily Drive-Thru: BMW pulls the cover off Z4, 8 Series coupe concepts, Hyundai plans long-range EV SUV and more
New York Daily News
BMW resurrected two classic nameplates and gave them mordern twists at this week's Monterey Car Week in Pebble Beach. (AGNIESZKA DOROSZEWICZ). BY Amanda Silvestri. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Thursday, August 17, 2017, 9:00 PM. At Monterey ...

The Verge
Twitter partners with The Weather Channel to live stream next week's eclipse
The Verge
Twitter has partnered with The Weather Channel to live stream next week's total solar eclipse as the Moon's shadow travels from the West Coast to the East Coast of the United States. The stream will start at 12PM ET on Monday, August 21st, and it will ...

TechCrunch
Tech is not winning the battle against white supremacy
TechCrunch
Content warning: This post contains racial slurs, homophobic language and very graphic depictions of racism and violence. If you were just paying attention to press releases this week it'd be easy to believe that tech companies are winning the war on hate.

NBCNews.com
US digital rights group slams tech firms for barring neo-Nazis
Yahoo News
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A digital rights group based in San Francisco on Thursday criticized several internet companies for removing neo-Nazi groups from servers and services, saying the actions were "dangerous" and threatened free expression ...

PCMag
Sony Rolling Out PS4 System Update 5.0 Beta
PCMag
Heads up, gamers: Sony today started rolling out its next major PS4 system software update, version 5.0, to beta testers. The update is loaded with new features, including a new family management system, 1080p 60fps broadcasting with PS4 Pro, the ...

VentureBeat
July 2017 NPD: Splatoon 2 paints a pretty picture for Nintendo
VentureBeat
Video game spending is up across the board in the U.S. in July. Nintendo drove both software and hardware sales, which grew 19 percent year-over-year to reach $588 million, according to the industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. Consumers spent $277 ...

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