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  • Alarming research finds global warming accelerating sea level rise
    Alarming_research_finds_global_warming_is_accelerating_sea_level_rise 2018-02-13 03:25:52 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are speeding up the already fast pace of sea level rise, new satellite research shows. At the current rate, the world’s oceans on average will be at least 2 feet (61 centimeters) ...
  • Audi, VW and Porsche Develop Joint Electric Car Platform
    To_save_costs_audi__porsche__vw_develop_joint_electric_car_platform 2018-02-10 21:32:51 UTC
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Porsche and Audi, Volkswagen’s main luxury car divisions, plan to develop a joint platform for electric vehicles that will enable them significantly cut down on costs, German newspapers quoted their chief executives as saying...
  • California will block transportation of oil from Trump offshore drilling plan
    California_will_block_the_transportation_of_petroleum_from_trump_offshore_drilling_plan 2018-02-08 07:11:56 UTC
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California will block the transportation through its state of petroleum from new offshore oil rigs, officials told Reuters on Wednesday, a move meant to hobble the Trump administration’s effort to vastly expand drill...
  • Study: Dying Polar Bear Connected to Global Warming
    Dying_polar_bear_is_connected_to_global_warming-_study 2018-02-04 05:42:12 UTC
    Millions have seen the heart-wrenching video of a polar bear clinging to life, its white hair limply covering its thin, bony frame. Shot by Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier of the nonprofit group Sea Legacy, and published on National Geograph...
  • Cape Town’s Critical Water Shortage Disaster Plan “Day Zero”
    Cape_town%e2%80%99s_critical_water_shortages_disaster_plan_%e2%80%9cday_zero%e2%80%9d 2018-01-28 19:46:52 UTC
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s police and military will help secure water collection sites in drought-stricken Cape Town if authorities must turn off most taps on what they call “Day Zero,” a date currently projected to fall in the first half ...
  • Russian agents created significant US election events on Facebook
    Russian_agents_created_significant_us_election_events_on_facebook 2018-01-26 07:00:24 UTC
    WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook said Russian agents created 129 events on the social media network during the 2016 U.S. election campaign, according to testimony to Congress, shedding more light on Russia’s purported disinformation d...
  • Homo sapiens trekked out of Africa far earlier than previously known
    Homo_sapiens_trekked_out_of_africa_far_earlier_than_previously_known 2018-01-25 21:32:55 UTC
    Homo sapiens were wandering out of Africa at least 177,000 years ago — some 60,000 years earlier than previously thought. The new migration date comes after ancient stone tools and part of a fossilised Homo sapiens jaw bone with teeth were disc...
  • Doctors can detect deadliest cancers through blood test
    To_detect_deadliest_cancers_just_by_blood_test 2018-01-21 17:59:46 UTC
    The future isn't far off, according to US researchers: doctors will soon be able to detect cancer and locate tumor cells just by examining one blood sample. But is this new screening method as good as it sounds? <blockquote>Cancer of the ovarie...
  • Twitter intends to notify users exposed to Russian propaganda
    18320_twitter_intends_to_notify_users_exposed_to_russian_propaganda 2018-01-17 21:49:39 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Twitter may notify users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service, a company executive told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday. The social media company is “working to identify and...
  • Bitcoin extended its sharp tumble of the past 24 hours
    Bitcoin_extended_its_sharp_tumble_of_the_past_24_hours 2018-01-17 17:16:08 UTC
    (Reuters) - Bitcoin extended its sharp tumble of the past 24 hours, skidding more than 20 percent on Wednesday in a rapid downturn in fortunes as investors were spooked by fears regulators might clamp down on an asset whose value has skyrocketed i...
  • Immigrants from Africa Boast Higher Education Levels Than Overall U.S. Population
    Immigrants_from_africa_boast_higher_education_levels_than_overall_u.s._population 2018-01-13 10:19:57 UTC
    NEW YORK - Today, New American Economy (NAE) released a report on the contributions of immigrants from Sub-Saharan Africa to the U.S. economy. Between 2010 and 2015, the number of African immigrants in America more than doubled - rising from rough...
  • Supermassive black hole burped out material twice after colliding with nearby galaxy
    Supermassive_black_hole_burped_out_material_twice_after_colliding_with_nearby_galaxy 2018-01-12 20:07:51 UTC
    Using two telescopes, astronomers have found a black hole at the centre of a galaxy 800 million light years away that has spewed material into space not once, but twice. Most galaxies have a supermassive black hole at their centres, which consu...
  • iPhone overuse could hurt children’s developing brains
    Iphone_overuse_could_hurt_children%e2%80%99s_developing_brains 2018-01-09 04:39:42 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc investors are shrugging off concerns raised by two shareholders about kids getting hooked on iPhones, saying that for now a little addiction might not be a bad thing for profits. Hedge fund JANA Partners LLC and t...
  • Intel's processors: Security risk for computers and phones
    Intel's_processors-_security_risk_for_computers_and_phones 2018-01-04 08:54:39 UTC
    A major design flaw has been found in microprocessors produced by Intel and rivals AMD and ARM. Tech experts say it requires updates to operating systems, which are likely to slow down chip operations. Technology firms sought to play down the s...
  • Apple issues apology for purposely slowed down older iPhones
    Apple_issues_apology_for_purposely_slowed_down_older_iphones 2017-12-29 07:48:52 UTC
    The tech giant has offered a major price cut to replace out-of-warranty batteries that affect iPhone performance. Days before issuing an apology, it acknowledged it purposely slowed down older iPhones to prevent issues. In a posting on its webs...
  • Down 35 percent: Bitcoin tumbled below $13,000
    Jpmorgan's_jamie_dimon_says_bitcoin_%e2%80%9cis_a_fraud%e2%80%9d_and_will_blow_up 2017-12-22 07:47:50 UTC
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Cryptocurrency bitcoin tumbled below $13,000 briefly on the Bitstamp exchange BTC=BTSP on Friday, down roughly 35 percent from its record top near $20,000 set at the start of the week. It was last down 7 percent at $14,499 BTC...
  • The end of US net neutrality is a license to print money
    The_end_of_us_net_neutrality_is_a_license_to_print_money 2017-12-18 06:59:52 UTC
    <blockquote><strong>So far, all data on the internet has had to be transported on an equal footing, above all at the same speed. In the US, that will change. Joerg Brunsmann asks why politicians are making it so cheap for providers.</strong> I ...
  • Highly-skilled foreign workers favor Canada, not the U.S.
    Highly-skilled_foreign_workers_favor_canada__not_u.s 2017-12-18 03:45:11 UTC
    Petra Axolotl knew her chances of getting an H-1B visa were slim. She had an MBA from Wharton and a job offer at Twitter, but luck would decide the Dutch data scientist's fate – and in 2016, it did not fall in her Favor. Axolotl missed out in t...
  • Germany vows to back an "open and free internet" despite end of net neutrality in US
    Germany_vows_to_back_an_open_and_free_internet_despite_end_of_net_neutrality_in_us 2017-12-15 21:32:27 UTC
    Berlin has vowed to back an "open and free internet" following a US decision to repeal net neutrality rules. After US telecoms regulator FCC on Thursday moved to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules, the German Economics Ministry said Friday i...
  • US government rescinds rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet
    Us_government_rescinds_rules_aimed_at_ensuring_a_free_and_open_internet 2017-12-14 19:40:07 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines on Thursday to repeal landmark 2015 rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet, setting up a court fight over a move that could recast the digital land...
  • Paris climate accord: Obama promises US remains on track, thanks to the action of some states
    Paris_climate_accord-_obama_promises__us_remains_on_track__thanks_to_the_action_of_some_states 2017-12-02 20:47:35 UTC
    PARIS (Reuters) - Former President Barack Obama lamented the lack of U.S. leadership in the fight against climate change during a visit to Paris on Saturday, in a veiled rebuke of his Republican successor’s decision to pull out of the Paris climat...
  • Scientists Developed a Living Organism that Incorporates Artificial DNA
    Scientists_developed_a_living_organism_that_incorporates_artificial_dna 2017-11-30 21:31:43 UTC
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - In a major step toward creating artificial life, U.S. researchers have developed a living organism that incorporates both natural and artificial DNA and is capable of creating entirely new, synthetic proteins. The work, publ...
  • The Next GOOGLE Could Come From Europe
    Next_google_could_come_from_europe 2017-11-30 06:38:48 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Europe is making major strides to eliminate barriers that have held back the region from developing tech firms that can compete on the scale of global giants Alphabet Inc’s Google, Amazon.com Inc or Tencent Holdings Inc, a repor...
  • Uber paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach
    Uber_paid_hackers__100_000_to_keep_secret_a_massive_data_breach 2017-11-22 06:25:44 UTC
    (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach last year that exposed the personal information of about 57 million accounts of the ride-service provider, the company said on Tuesday. Discovery of the U.S...
  • UN Climate Summit: US Governors, Mayors and Business Leaders Go to Germany to Show they Care about Saving the Planet
    Un_climate_summit-_us_governors__mayors_and_business_leaders_go_to_germany_to_show_they_care_about_saving_the_planet 2017-11-09 19:52:53 UTC
    BONN/ GEMANY — U.S. governors, mayors and business leaders have come to the UN climate summit in Germany to show they care about saving the planet. They say Trump's climate inaction is a slap in the face to the American people. Following the US...