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Thousands of scientists issue bleak 'second notice' to humanity
In late 1992, 1,700 scientists from around the world issued a dire “warning to humanity.” They said humans had pushed Earth's ecosystems to their breaking point and were well on the way to ruining the planet. The letter listed environmental impacts ...
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Wine From Prehistoric Georgia With an 8000-Year-Old Vintage
New York Times
The base of a Neolithic jar recovered from a Neolithic site in Georgia. Researchers found wine residue on pottery shards at two Georgian sites going back to 6,000 B.C. Credit Judyta Olszewski. Raise a glass to Georgia, which could now be the birthplace ...
The mythical 'iPhone killer' finally exists
When Apple first launched the original iPhone back in 2007, every rival smartphone maker had the same cavalier response. In a nutshell, they believed iPhone was dead on arrival. A few short years later, the iPhone took over the smartphone business and ...
Google faces antitrust investigation in Missouri
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Missouri's attorney general said Monday his office would investigate whether Alphabet Inc's Google violated the state's consumer protection and antitrust laws. Josh Hawley, a Republican seeking to unseat Democratic ...
Facebook Stories replaces Messenger Day with synced cross-posting
Facebook is cleaning up the redundancy in its Snapchat Stories clones. Today Facebook is killing off the Messenger Day brand and merging the chat app's stories feature with Facebook Stories. Now, just called “Stories,” 24-hour ephemeral posts in either ...
HTC reveals standalone Vive Focus VR headset and cancels Daydream plans
HTC has officially revealed the Vive Focus, its all-in-one VR headset. As previously announced, the Vive Focus runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip and uses inside-out positional tracking. It should be the first standalone six-degrees-of-freedom VR ...
Have you found Face ID on the iPhone X to be an adequate successor to Touch ID? [Poll]
The iPhone X has been available for over a week now, which means users have had the last week to use Face ID, Apple's new biometric technology that replaces Touch ID. Over the last week, have you found Face ID to be an adequate successor to Touch ID ...
Minute-long free flight moves Dream Chaser closer to Florida launch, landing
A mini-shuttle's glide to a California runway landing last weekend previewed planned Kennedy Space Center touchdowns that are possible within three years. Recalling NASA's prototype space shuttle orbiter Enterprise 40 years ago — but with no crew on ...
Boston Dynamics is still making creepy robots under SoftBank
The company released a short video today (Nov. 13) showing off the latest version of SpotMini, the small, vaguely dog-shaped robot it's been working on for a few years. The new version is the most compact yet, with all the sensors the robot uses to ...
DeepHeart AI IDs sleep apnea, hypertension via Apple Watch
Your Apple Watch can tell if you have hypertension or sleep apnea -- with the help of Cardiogram's deep neural network, DeepHeart, that is. The app-maker and the UCSF Health lab have conducted a study proving that wearables can suggest the presence of ...