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Puerto Ricans still don’t have reliable drinking water, and fears of contamination are growing

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It’s been almost a month since Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico, killing at least 48 people, but citizens on the island are still coming to grips with the scale of the devastation. William Brangham speaks with David Begnaud of CBS News about new concerns of contamination and disease due to the island’s lack of drinking water, medical facilities and a backlog of supplies in San Juan.... Read More
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Storm Ophelia was so unusual, it was literally off the charts

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Over the weekend, post-tropical cyclone Ophelia hit an unusual place, Ireland — so unusual that a graphic depicting the storm’s high-speed winds was abruptly cut off. That's because so few tropical cyclones travel so far northeast that the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) doesn't include the area in its wind forecast graphics. Ophelia started out in the North Atlantic as a tropical cyclone that gathered strength as it traveled northeast, briefly becom... Read More
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‘Sim baby’ lives as LIU Post opens care simulator

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Championing an “experiential approach to educating the next generation of healthcare professionals,” Long Island University has raised the curtain on the Inter-Professional Learning Institute Simulation Laboratory. The LIU Post School of Health Professions and Nursing hosted a special ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 14 to officially open the state-of-the-art healthcare simulation lab, designed to promote collaborations b... Read More
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Behind the scenes of the Smithsonian’s Apollo 11 mission tour

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Published on Oct 17, 2017National Air and Space Museum object conservator Lisa Young gives PBS NewsHour an inside look at artifacts in Smithsonian’s “Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission” tour. Category License Standard YouTube License No Close... Read More
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Scientists discovered new genes that make humans intelligent

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If you aced your SATs, you can thank at least a few of your genes. Scientist analyzed the DNA of 78,308 people. They discovered a link between intelligence and 52 specific genes.The better individuals did in broad intelligence tests, the more frequently these genes appeared. But researchers aren't sure what the correlations mean because they don't know exactly what each gene does Four of them control cell development. Three others control activities inside neurons. But it isn't clear how the others could make you smart. Scientists want to experiment with brain cells to find out. One method would take cells from people of differing intelligence and have those cells create neuron clusters.By study... Read More
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Women’s reproductive organs are teeming with microorganisms

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Women's reproductive organs are home to plenty of microorganisms, and identifying them may help us improve women's health. Scientists have long known that the vagina is home to trillions of bacteria, but much less is known about the community of organisms inhabiting the rest of women’s reproductive tracts — from the uterus to the ovaries. In a study published today in Nature Communications, researchers in China identified the microorganisms found in six parts of the reproductive tracts of 110 women. The research can help scientists figure out what microbes and bacteria are found in healthy women, and which on... Read More
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Employee survey finds high harassment rates at the National Park Service

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A September Work Environment Survey at the National Park Service found that 38.7 percent of respondents had experienced some form of harassment in the past year, among which gender harassment was the most prevalent. This data represents the absolute lowest estimate of employees who believe that they were harassed or assaulted while working for the National Park Service, as approximately half of the employee population did not return usable or any questionnaires... Read More
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Fate of JSTARS recap to stay secret until FY19 budget release, says No. 2 Air Force civilian

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WASHINGTON — By the end of October, the U.S. Air Force will have made a decision on the future of the JSTARS recapitalization — namely, whether the service should cancel the program and replace it with an interim capability comprised of existing technology. However, the service’s No. 2 civilian said outsiders will have to wait until the fiscal 2019 budget is released to find out what will happen. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein have not yet made a final call on whether to c... Read More
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Obama’s Visit to New Jersey Caps Tour of Democrats Supporting Murphy

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“Here’s the deal, that mandate is going to fall on the governors,” Mr. Biden told voters. “You saw when he walked out of the Paris accord. It was the governors led by Jerry Brown and others – it was the mayors who said we are not going to go back.”Former Vice President Al Gore echoed that sentiment when he showed up in New Jersey last weekend to support Mr. Murphy.“If you want to create the jobs of the future, if you want a governor and a f... Read More
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Middle-earth: Shadow of War postmortem — Monolith’s Michael de Plater explains it all

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War is one of the biggest games of the fall, and it made a big splash when it debuted on October 10 on consoles and PC. To Tolkien geeks, this is all we have. Peter Jackson isn’t making any more movies. So we played our hearts out. I played all 63 missions in the campaign and saw both of the endings that the game includes.... Read More
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Democrats accuse EPA’s Pruitt of misusing taxpayer funds

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Top-ranking Congressional Democrats are calling on a federal watchdog to review whether Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt broke the law by making a video for a private group opposing an Obama-era clean-water rule. Pruitt flew to Colorado for an August event organized by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, an industry trade association representing cattle producers. While at the ranch, Pruitt recorded a video urging the group’s members to file comments supporting the repeal of EPA’s... Read More
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Ring Discovered Around Dwarf Planet in Solar System

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Published on Oct 17, 2017Astronomers announced Oct. 10 they discovered a ring circling a dwarf planet beyond Neptune called Haumea, opening the possibility that more celestial bodies in our solar system also have rings. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Bigelow Aerospace wants to put an inflatable space habitat in orbit around the Moon

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Bigelow Aerospace, a company devoted to manufacturing inflatable space habitats, says it’s planning to put one of its modules into orbit around the Moon within the next five years. The module going to lunar space will be the B330, Bigelow’s design concept for a standalone habitat that can function autonomously as a commercial space station. The plan is for the B330 to serve as something of a lunar depot, where private companies can test out new technologies, or where astronauts can stay to undergo training for deep ... Read More
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New device claims to stimulate brain for depression treatment

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CGTN’s Phil Lavelle explores a new wearable by Flow Neuroscience that says it can stimulate the brain to aid in treating depression.Music: Ambiment - The Ambient by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license. (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)Source: ... Read More
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911 calls from Florida nursing home released

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Florida officials have released recordings of increasingly desperate 911 calls from the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, where 14 elderly residents died after Hurricane Irma knocked out air conditioning.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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Boeing’s new Phantom Works head to come from Aurora

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WASHINGTON — Boeing’s advanced technology division, known as Phantom Works, is getting new leadership from Aurora Flight Sciences, the innovative maker of drones and automation tech that Boeing plans to buy. Mark Cherry, currently Aurora’s president and chief operating officer, will take the reins of Phantom Works from Darryl Davis, who ran the group for 10 years and recently moved into a “company-wide program management role,” Boeing announced Tuesday . ... Read More
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Google Maps now lets you explore more than a dozen planets and moons

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Using half a million images taken by spacecrafts including the Cassini probe, Google Maps added over a dozen distant planets and moons to its repertoire yesterday. By zooming out of Earth and into other moons like Enceladus, Saturn’s sixth largest moon which is thought to have water underneath its crust, you can re-create the journeys of Cassini and other s... Read More
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Innovation on the production line: A business case [Commentary]

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Innovation and manufacturing are diametrically opposed. Innovation is about creating something unique and different from scratch, a process that is by nature not necessarily refined or economical, or designed to be done within the limits and constraints of an existing production line. Manufacturing on the other hand is driven by tight margins and costs, with the ability to repeatedly produce the same quality product at high volumes. There is a need for this dynamic tension between innovation and manufacturing to drive the best val... Read More
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New 911 calls underscore devastation at Florida nursing home

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Published on Oct 17, 2017A relative of one of the 14 victims tells ABC News the tragedy is "heartbreaking" and "unfathomable" as newly released 911 calls capture the unfolding crisis at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills during Hurricane Irma. Category License Standard YouTube License... Read More
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Torch 3D raises $3.5 million for AR and VR prototyping platform

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Torch 3D has raised $3.5 million to build its augmented and virtual reality prototyping platform. The idea, which came from a couple of Magic Leap alumni, is to make it fast and easy for teams to build, share, and iterate on 3D concepts. Portland, Oregon-based Torch 3D wants to make it possible for any designer to develop and design in 3D for immersive VR environments almost instantly, with no prior knowledge of game or software development. And it wants to enable those teams to iterate on prototypes across teams, on any platform or device, in real time. The VR Fund and Silicon Valley Data Capital led the investment round. Additional investo... Read More
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Microsoft joins the VR battle with Windows Mixed Reality today

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Microsoft is launching its own answer to virtual reality today, taking on HTC and Oculus in the process. Windows Mixed Reality will be available in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and headsets are now available to buy. Here’s everything you need to know about Windows Mixed Reality. While Microsoft has picked the “Mixed Reality” naming for its initial headsets, they’re only capable of virtual reality experiences right now. Microsoft’s range of headsets are similar to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, and many manufacturers are selling bundles that include touch controllers. The main difference between the Vive / Rift and Windows Mixed Reality is that the headsets do not require separate sensors.... Read More
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When gun buyers have to wait for their guns, fewer people die from firearms

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Making gun buyers wait a few days before receiving a newly purchased firearm could keep 910 people across the US from being killed with a gun each year, a new study says. The research supports enacting a nationwide waiting period between buying and receiving a gun; in the states that already do this, guns appear to be killing fewer people. The recent mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 59 people is a wrenching reminder that every year, roughly 33,000 people in the US are kil... Read More
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Scientists Use Machine Learning to Reveal Chemical Reactions in Real Time

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A joint Stony Brook-BNL research team has found a way to capture the details of chemistry’s elaborate choreography as it happens. Anatoly Frenkel (standing) with co-authors (l to r) Deyu Lu, Yuewei Lin, and Janis Timoshenko. (Photo: BNL) Led by Anatoly Frenkel, a professor in Stony Brook University’s Materials Science and Chemical Engineering Department who has a joint appointment with ... Read More
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Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 ships on November 16: 13.5-inch for $1,499 and 15-inch for $2,499

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Microsoft today unveiled the Surface Book 2, available for the first time in two sizes: a 13.5-inch, like its predecessors, starting at $1,499 and a new 15-inch, the largest Surface laptop yet, starting at $2,499. Both feature up to 17 hours of battery life, a USB-C port, and the latest 8th-generation Intel Quad-Core processors. Surface Book 2 will be available for preorder on November 9 and starts shipping on November 16. While the 13.5-inch for $1,499 succeeds the original Surface Book laptop released in November 2015, there’s also a 13.5-inch starting at $1,999 that succeeds ... Read More
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Google’s Pixel 2 Smartphone Is a Powerful Extravagance

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Now comes the Pixel 2. After testing the gadget for nearly a week, I found I prefer it to the iPhone — though this is mostly because I have always carried Android phones. Android is what I’m used to, and all my digital data is stored with Google, even though my daughters think I’m silly for not buying an iPhone.Compared with other Android devices, the Pixel 2 XL, the model I tested and the larger of the two versions of the device, was also a big improvement. I own a Samsung Galaxy S7, widely considered the best Android phone on the marke... Read More
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Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 has more power and a new 15-inch size

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A spec bump and a size bump for a laptop should be the easiest story in the world to tell. For example: Microsoft's Surface Book 2 has new processors, new graphics cards, slightly tweaked designs, and is now also available with a new 15-inch screen. Simple. But for Panos Panay, the head of Microsoft's Surface division, nailing that story is a struggle. He can enthuse about the intricacies of the updated hardware design of this powerful machine, which is designed with a snake-like hinge that allows you to remove the screen and use it as a tablet. He will tell you about its upgraded, eighth-generation quad-core Intel processors, Nvidia graphics cards, and improved ba... Read More
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*Soonish*: The Future Is Weird and Scary and Also Hilarious

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Twenty years ago, WIRED made a bold prediction: Cable modems are on the way out. "Things are looking bad for the cable industry: Careful study has shown that nearly the entire cable network would need to be replaced to make it suitable for two-way data traffic, and satellite services have been stealing away cable's television customers at an intolerable rate." Fast-forward to 2017 and ... cable modems are everywhere. Hey, points for journalistic confidence. Listen, predicting the future is thankless and hard and often ill-advised. But if we didn't look forward, we'd never make progress. To that end, the dynamic duo of scientist Kelly Weinersmith and cartoonist Zach Weinersmith are today releasing th... Read More
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Microsoft Surface Book 2 Puts Desktop Brains in a Laptop Body

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Last time Microsoft released a Surface, it was the Surface Laptop, the mainstream computer in its lineup. For years, Microsoft has tried to introduce new categories into the PC market, with the Surface Pro, a tablet that's also a laptop, and a Surface Book, a laptop that's also a tablet. (They're more different t... Read More
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Does Long Island Have What Amazon Wants?

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An Amazon warehouse in 2015. (Photo by Scott Lewis). In 1994, Jeff Bezos left his Wall Street job and moved to Seattle, launching a retail startup that abandoned brick and mortar in favor of electronic sales. Bezos named the disruption Amazon, after a dictionary search revealed the Amazon River was the biggest on the planet. Bezos envisioned making his new store the biggest in the world. Famously, he has succeeded. Amazon passed Wal-Mart two years ago as the world’s biggest retailer by market value. Today it ranks among the largest companies in the world. More even than its neighbor Microsoft, Amazon has established Seattle as a fulcrum of economic activity. Bezos now inte... Read More
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LendingHome Announces Infusion of Over $450 Million

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Company Surpasses $100 Million Mark in Monthly Loan Volume Introduces Fund to Buy More Than $1 Billion in Loans Over Two Years SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 17, 2017– LendingHome – the largest, fastest-growing mortgage marketplace lender – today announced $457 million in capital, which includes both permanent equity and the launch of LendingHome Opportunity Fund II. LendingHome ... Read More
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In an open letter to Jeff Bezos, civic groups call for a more transparent Amazon HQ2 selection

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While mayors and governors are clamoring to show their citizens that they’re willing to fight tooth and nail to secure Amazon’s HQ2, some groups are asking local politicians to pump the breaks. On Tuesday morning, 73 civic groups from 21 states and around the country released an open letter called “Our HQ2 Wishlist” to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The letter calls for a more transparent negotiation process between Amazon and the prospective HQ2 cities, and for Amazon to commit to a laundry list of demands that signe... Read More
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Oxitec’s Zika-Fighting Mosquitoes Are the EPA’s Problem Now

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It took a decade for British biotech firm Oxitec to program a self-destruct switch into mosquitoes. Perfecting that genetic technology, timed to kill the insects before they could spread diseases like Zika and dengue fever, was supposed to be the hard part. But getting the modified mosquitoes cleared to battle ... Read More
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Wikipedia’s Fate Shows How the Web Endangers Knowledge

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Wikipedia, one of the last remaining pillars of the open and decentralized web, is in existential crisis. This has nothing to do with money. A couple of years ago, the site launched a panicky fundraising campaign, but ironically thanks to Donald Trump, Wikipedia has never been as wealthy or well-organized. American liberals, worried that Trump’s rise threatened the country’s foundational Enlightenment ideals, kicked in a significant flow of funds that has stabilized the nonprofit’s balance sheet. That happy news masks a more concerning problem—a ... Read More
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Academy board members on Weinstein expulsion: ‘Right choice’

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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences board members Kathleen Kennedy and Laura Dern explain Weinstein expulsion; plans for 'zero tolerance.' (Oct. 17)Subscribe for more Arts and Entertainment News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet fast, accurate coverage of every arts and entertainment story making headlines worldwide, from festivals and premieres to births, deaths, scandals and arrests, plus celebrity reactions to news events.... Read More
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Virtual Therapists Help Veterans Open Up About PTSD

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When US troops return home from a tour of duty, each person finds their own way to resume their daily lives. But they also, every one, complete a written survey called the Post-Deployment Health Assessment. It’s designed to evaluate service members’ psychiatric health and ferret out symptoms of conditions like depression and post-traumatic stress, so common among veterans. But the survey, designed to give the military insight into the mental health of its personnel, can wind up distorting it. Thing is, the PDHA isn’t anonymous, and the results go on service members’ records—which can deter them from opening up. Ano... Read More
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DJI opens drone arena in Tokyo for enthusiasts to test their flying skills

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Drone giant DJI has opened a new arena in Japan for hobbyists and more hardcore enthusiasts to test their flying skills in a fully equipped space. The DJI Arena in Tokyo is the second such facility after the company opened one in South Korea last August. While the arena sports a retail store and technical support staff, the new DJI hub is designed to enable anyone to fly their machines in a completely safe environment with nets and a customizable circuit for practicing loops and rolls. ... Read More
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Google Maps will remove the mini cupcake calorie counter from its iOS apps

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Google will cut a criticized feature from its iOS Maps app that tracks and estimates how many calories a user burns while walking a particular path, reports TechCrunch. A Google spokesperson told the publication the removal is "based on strong user feedback" and starting from tonight, the calorie feature will be removed from the app. The feature was in testing for the last week or so. The app tallied calories in confectionary units: one mini cupcake equalling 110 calories. Google would estimate how many calorie... Read More
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Today in History for October 18th

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Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressHighlights of this day in history: Inventor Thomas Edison dies; Three scientists share Nobel prize for DNA work; Anthrax scare hits CBS in New York; Two U.S. athletes suspended for Mexico City Olympics protest; Rock star Chuck Berry born. (Oct. 18)Highlights of the day in history - a retrospective view on political events, historic battles, and life changing decisions. More: ... Read More
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Astronomers pinpoint neutron star collision

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Astronomers at Ligo Observatory in Louisiana have located the neutron star collision that prompted the discovery of gravitational waves. Those waves earned the lab the Nobel Prize in Physics. A member of that history making team, Duncan Brown, joins CBSN from Syracuse to discuss the importance of these discoveries.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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The Evil Within 2 review — a survival horror game without enough horror

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While The Evil Within 2 doesn’t reinvent the survival-horror wheel, it’s a fairly enjoyable experience. Tango Gameworks developed it and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim publisher Bethesda is distributing it. It picks up three years after the events of 2014’s The Evil Within and plunges (now retired) detective Sebastian Castellanos into yet another virtual nightmare. This time, he’s searching for his daughter Lily, who was kidnapped and installed as the core. As in the first game, STEM is the culprit. It’s a system that connects thousands of people’s minds using a core mind (in this case, Lily) to host them. While hooked up to STEM, everyone can live in a simulated town called Union, which is supposed to be a kind of subur... Read More
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Alphabet’s Project Wing will send burrito drones to individual homes in Australia

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Project Wing, the drone delivery initiative of Google-owner Alphabet’s X lab, has partnered with two Australia businesses to further test its technology. In a new blog post published today on Medium, project co-lead James Ryan Burgess detailed the division’s recent progress toward bringing drone delivery to the masses, which has involved working with selected testers in a number of specialized markets. Last year, Wing launched a pilot program with the University of Virginia thanks to a Federal Aviation Autho... Read More
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AI can revolutionize HR, but deploy with care

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Artificial intelligence is transforming HR. We’ve already seen a marked rise in the number of HR tools applying machine learning and artificial intelligence to “people problems” in the workplace. As organizations embrace continuous change and greater decentralization, those who put that technology to good use are the ones who will win. High risk, high reward At their core, AI and machine learning are just tools. And like any tool, they can do both good and harm. If you use or configure them unwisely, they have the potential to damage your processes or culture. This is a sign... Read More
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How WebVR is reinvigorating the fine arts

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Visiting museums, playing the piano, painting portraits and watching the ballet: activities that conjure up images of yore. Perhaps scenes of Maggie Smith and Helena Bonham Carter traipsing through the Tuscan countryside in “A Room with a View” may spring to mind. Interestingly, what these pastimes have in common is that despite their low-tech origins, they lend themselves very well to the WebVR treatment. According to a study from the PEW Research Center conducted earlier this year, 88 percent of Americans use the internet... Read More
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How WebVR is reinvigorating the fine arts

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Visiting museums, playing the piano, painting portraits and watching the ballet: activities that conjure up images of yore. Perhaps scenes of Maggie Smith and Helena Bonham Carter traipsing through the Tuscan countryside in “A Room with a View” may spring to mind. Interestingly, what these pastimes have in common is that despite their low-tech origins, they lend themselves very well to the WebVR treatment. According to a study from the PEW Research Center conducted earlier this year, 88 percent of Americans use the internet... Read More
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Florida Man Awarded $37,500 After Cops Mistake Glazed Doughnut Crumbs For Meth

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Enlarge this image A Krispy Kreme doughnut was to blame for a white substance that led to an Orlando man being jailed on drug charges. Results from roadside drug test kits conducted by law enforcement officers can be unreliable. Joe Raedle/Getty Images ... Read More
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At Least 3 Deaths Reported as Storm Ophelia Batters Ireland

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The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia battered Ireland on Oct. 16, killing three people and knocking out power to 360,000.Detected Closed Captioning: At Least Three Deaths In 360,000 Power Outages Have Been Blamed On Storm ophelia Which Has Been Sweeping Its Way Across Ireland Officially Classified As a Post-tropical Cyclone Lophelia Has Been Lashing The Region With Wind Gusts between 120 And 150 Km/h It's Been Described As The Strongest Storm To Hit the Region In Decades On Monday October 16th Ireland's National Meteorological service Warned Quote There Is A Danger To Life And Property Transit Services Were Cancelled For The Rest Of The Day And Schools Are Closed Through Tuesday The Ominous Skies Documented Throughou... Read More
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AI innovation could cause an ethical conundrum for organized religion

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Over the past decade or so, artificial intelligence has gone from being a plot point in movies to being a very real part of millions of lives. Think about it. Every time you interact with Siri, Alexa, or a chatbot on Facebook Messenger, you’re interacting with AI. And AI is advancing at a very rapid pace, driven by widespread internet access and rapid adoption of modern technology. Do you have an AI strategy — or hoping to get one? Check out ... Read More
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Harvey Weinstein Case Highlights Pitfalls Of Workplace Harassment Claims

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Enlarge this image Most employers have policies on reporting sexual harassment, and human resource officials are required to investigate those claims. But those filing the complaints can face obstacles, experts say. Shannon Fagan/Getty Images hide caption toggle ca... Read More
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IndieCade 2017: going behind the scenes

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The 10th annual IndieCade Festival was earlier this month, and as in previous years, it celebrated innovation and creativity in independent games. One of the things that sets it apart is the way it’s modeled after film festivals. IndieCade is an event that celebrates the technical and artistic merits of games as a medium and also its cultural significance. “We’re talking about looking at a medium and saying, this is artistry. That’s our focus and our primary focus,” said Stephanie Barish, chief executive officer and founder of IndieCade, in an interview with GamesBeat. “That’s where, when we look at these games and talk about innovation — what we’re really talking about is looking for people who are adept with th... Read More
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Impending doom? Skies over London turn murky orange as Storm Ophelia hits British Isles

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London's skies were coloured in hues of murky orange, as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia slammed into the British Isles, killing at least three people in Ireland. Although Ophelia has been downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone, Ireland's National Emergency Coordination Group on Severe Weather warned that the storm is still ‘unprecedented, with serious life-threatening conditions.’ READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8pxsRT LIVE ... Read More
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President Trump takes questions with Sen. McConnell

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President Trump held a rare press conference at the White House Monday following a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Mr. Trump told reporters he and McConnell are "closer than ever before" and discussed topics like the border wall and his administration's response to the recent hurricanes. See the full press conference.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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With another strong quarter, Netflix’s share price hits all-time high

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Netflix has had a run of strong earnings over the last year, driven by better-than-expected subscriber gains and relatively consistent profit. Investors like what they see, and the company’s stock has steadily climbed, closing today at an all-time high of $202 a share. But the company has also been forced to borrow large sums to cover the ever-growing costs of its original content. The company continued its streak this past quarter, besting analyst expectations in terms of revenue and subscriber growth. The company reported $2.99 billion in... Read More
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Microsoft’s new tree houses are office spaces in the woods

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Microsoft's Redmond headquarters recently unveiled its latest perk: tree houses. The campus is surrounded by 500 acres of woods, so Microsoft added some beautiful massive tree houses for employees to work at. Following is the text of the video: Microsoft has created tree house offices for their employees. Microsoft's Pacific Northwest HQ is in Redmond, Washington surrounded by 500 acres of woods. The perfect spot for giant treehouses. To create its new meeting space it recruited Pete Nelson of "Treehouse Masters." Treehouse #1 has a skylight and a "gingerbread-house feel." The highest structure is called the Crow's Nest. The third lounge space will open later in 2017. There's Wi-Fi and electricity. It... Read More
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Trump: Puerto Rico was already in ‘very poor shape’

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Published on Oct 16, 2017During a Rose Garden press conference, President Trump claimed Puerto Rico was already in "very poor shape" before Hurricane Maria made landfall. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: As... Read More
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A hurricane in Ireland!? They may become more common

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The Irish are dealing with the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia. Hurricanes and tropical storms are a rare occurrence in Europe, but experts say they may become more common as a result of warmer ocean waters.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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After Hurricane Power Outages, Looking To Alaska’s Microgrids For A Better Way

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Enlarge this image Seafood processors like Ocean Beauty are some of the largest energy consumers in Kodiak, Alaska, which has generated more than 99 percent of its electricity from renewable sources since 2014. Here, the Ocean Beauty seafood plant. Eric Keto/Alaska's Energ... Read More
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Army wants constant PNT capability for troops without GPS

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In the quest to provide positioning, navigation and timing to troops deprived of GPS, Army planners are developing an open-architecture system of plug-and-play sensors that could deliver such a capability. GPS has become an integral part of how the Army operates. But it is increasingly the target of adversaries seeking to deny navigational capabilities. The potential PNT solution would use modular hardware and software on a tactical ... Read More
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The search for painless Internet privacy gets another boost with InvizBox 2

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Enlarge / Privacy comes in black or white, depending on your tastes.InvizBox InvizBox, a small Irish company focused on building Wi-Fi routers with built-in Internet privacy, has successfully crowdfunded the next generation of its eponymous privacy platform. The InvizBox 2 and InvizBox 2 Pro are more than an evolution from the team's original product, which was an ... Read More
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The Army is developing navigation tech to help the GPS-denied soldier

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As the Army has grown increasingly reliant on GPS, that system has increasingly become the target of enemy intervention. GPS can fail due to turbulent weather, bad communications links or enemy attack. The Army is concerned about how troops on patrol can continue to function without GPS, and it is pursuing a range of initiatives to bolster wayfinding for those cut off from the usual means of guidance. One effort involves the developm... Read More
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Portugal and Spain hit by deadly wildfires fueled by Hurricane Ophelia

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At least 27 people have been killed in wildfires ravaging parts of Portugal. Blazes which broke out across the border in Spain have also claimed three lives. A state of emergency has been declared as firefighters continue to battle the flames which have been worsened by Hurricane Ophelia. Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull reports. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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As U.S. Confronts Internet’s Disruptions, China Feels Vindicated

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At the same time, China anticipated many of the questions now flummoxing governments ranging from the United States to Germany to Indonesia. Where the Russians have succeeded in turning the internet into a political weapon, China has created an effective shield.In fact, when it comes to technology, China has prospered. It has a ... Read More
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Neutron star collision is mind-blowing even for astronomers

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Published on Oct 16, 2017This animation from NASA captures the discovery of a truly remarkable cosmic event. Scientists for the first time detected both the ripples in space and time and the light produced and emitted during the collision of two neutron stars. Category License Standard YouTube ... Read More
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5 ways agencies can promote cyber hygiene from within [Commentary]

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With National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) happening this October, we must remind ourselves and others that no one is too cyber sophisticated. Cyberattacks are on the rise. Everyone is susceptible to these attacks. Recent industries affected include education, healthcare, businesses and government. The message is clear – staying safe and secure online is our shared responsibility. It is key for everyone, specifically feder... Read More
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Senate set to approve Callista Gingrich as Vatican envoy

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WASHINGTON — The Republican-led Senate is on track to confirm Callista Gingrich as President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the Vatican. A vote on Gingrich’s nomination to the post is set for Monday evening. Callista Gingrich is the wife of former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich. He’s a close ally of Trump’s. She’s pr... Read More
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Great Neck Comic Andy Kaufman Was The Ultimate Put-on Artist

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Andy Kaufman’s Foreign Man character became the basis for Latka Gravas on the long-running comedy Taxi. The shabbily dressed, wild-eyed man was sitting quietly at a Chock full o’Nuts counter when he suddenly started banging his cup and screaming. Other customers glanced quickly at him and looked away, savvy New Yorkers knowing to avoid eye contact. A few decided it was time to get moving. No big deal. This was 1981 Manhattan. Wackos were an everyday thing. The wacko in this case was Andy Kaufman, a once shy, Jewish kid from Long Island who was then at the top of his stardom, mesmerizing audiences with the oddball characters they loved and the jerks they despised. Kaufman later ... Read More
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Gravitational waves just helped scientists fill in a gap in the periodic table

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Astronomers unlocked one of the universe's best-kept secrets. Since the '50s, scientists have wondered: Where do most of the elements in the periodic table come from?We know that elements like carbon, oxygen, and nitrogen are forged in the hot, dense cores of massive stars. But even stars aren't powerful enough to create heavy elements like silver, gold, and cesium.Turns out, the origin of 2/3 of the periodic table is unconfirmed. Now, a single event has given scientists a vital clue.Astronomers witnessed the collision of two neutron stars in a distant galaxy located 130 million light years from Earth. Neutron stars are ultra-dense stellar remnants. In fact, they're the densest ma... Read More
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The World Once Laughed at North Korean Cyberpower. No More.

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And just as Western analysts once scoffed at the potential of the North’s nuclear program, so did experts dismiss its cyberpotential — only to now acknowledge that hacking is an almost perfect weapon for a Pyongyang that is isolated and has little to lose.The country’s primitive infrastructure is far less vulnerable to cyberretaliation, and North Korean hackers operate outside the country, anyway. Sanctions offer no useful response, since a raft... Read More
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China Seeks Small Stakes in, and More Sway Over, Online Firms

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“As these companies have grown both in size and influence,” he said, “that model is no longer comfortable for the authorities.”The Wall Street Journal, citing anonymous sources, reported this week that Chinese internet regulators have discussed taking 1 percent stakes in Tencent Holdings, maker of the popular WeChat messaging service, and Youku Tudou, a video platform owned by the Alibaba Group, the e-commerce ... Read More
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Breaking Cultures Of Silence On Sexual Harassment

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After the accusations against film industry executive Harvey Weinstein came to light, many more women and men have shared their stories of how sexual harassment and assault have impacted their lives. Weinstein and his alleged victims weren’t the only ones who knew about his inappropriate behavior toward women, which is said to date back decades. How would it have made a difference if those who knew had helped? And with most of the focus on wo... Read More
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Storm Ophelia hits Ireland, prompting first ever severe weather alert for the entire country

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There’s one more event to add this to record-breaking hurricane season: a hurricane has hit Ireland, leading to the first-ever severe weather alert for the entire country. Extratropical Storm Ophelia made landfall over the weekend, killing a woman in her 20s. Ophelia was a ... Read More
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Nobody Thinks About eBay

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“Fill your cart with color,” read several giant billboards standing high above San Francisco’s highways this summer. Down below, in the city’s underground BART stations, loud posters with proclamations like, “Shop like nobody else because you aren’t like anyone else,” covered walls. On television — including during the NBA finals, in which local heroes the Golden State Warriors would ultimately clinch the title — ads featured footage of brown boxes rolling down a warehouse roller conveyer. Text on the screen read, “When did shopping get so beeeeeeeeeeeige?” before flashing dramatic shots of... Read More
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India informs US it’s ready to buy ISTAR aircraft from Raytheon

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NEW DELHI ― India has made an official request to purchase two ISTAR aircraft under a government-to-government deal. The move comes within a month of U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ visit to India. A formal letter of request was sent to the U.S. Defense Department earlier this month expressing intent to procure two intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance aircraft via the Foreign Military Sales program, a Ministry of Defense official said. ... Read More
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Nordstrom puts the hunt for a buyer on hold

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Nordstrom is halting, at least temporarily, the hunt for a buyer, sending shares down sharply at the opening bell Monday. The Nordstrom family told a special committee at the upscale retailer that they may start up the search again after the end of the crucial holiday season. In June, members of the Nordstrom family including co-presidents Blake, Peter and Erik Nordstrom, said they were weighing the acquisition of 70 percent of the department store’s stock that they don’t already own. That could give Nordstrom more flexibility to navigate a rapidly changing retail environment. Department stores sales have been under financial pressure as more people shop online, at off-price retailers, or spend less money overall... Read More
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Weinstein Co., mired in sex scandal, may be up for sale

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The Weinstein Co., mired in a sex scandal, may be putting itself up for sale. The company said Monday that it is getting an immediate cash infusion from Colony Capital and is in negotiations for the potential sale of all or a significant portion of the movie studio responsible for films like “Shakespeare in Love,” and “Gangs of New York.” Co-founder Harvey Weinstein was fired by the company last week following allegations of sexual harassment and assault. The allegations span decades. The fallout has been swift, with Weinstein issuing a lengthy and seemingly tone-deaf apology while losing various honors. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revoked his membership. ... Read More
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Survey: Manufacturing in New York accelerated in October

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Manufacturing activity in New York picked up this month, expanding at the fastest pace in three years. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Monday that its Empire State manufacturing index jumped to 30.2, the highest level since 2014. Any reading above zero points to expansion. Shipments of goods soared more than 11 points to 27.5, the New York Fed said. New orders fell nearly seven points to 18, a reading that still indicates demand is solid. A measure of employment rose, a sign that factories in the state are creating more jobs. Nationwide, manufacturers are benefiting from a healthy global economy and a decline in the dollar’s value, which makes U.S. goods cheaper overseas. Automakers have also ramped up pr... Read More
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The crucial thing the new Wonder Woman movie gets right about the character’s history

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Like most based-on-a-true-story biographical films, Angela Robinson’s Professor Marston and the Wonder Women is only loosely connected to actual events. Psychology professor William Moulton Marston (played by Luke Evans in the film) did create the comic book character Wonder Woman, and he did live in a polyamorous relationship with his wife Elizabeth Marston (Rebecca Hall) and their grad student Olive Byrne (Bella Heathcote). Everything else in the movie, though, is up for grabs. Robinson frames her film around the explicit war against Marston’s life and work. But in spite of complaints about the bondage in the Wonder Woman comics, Marston was never seriously threatened with being fired from th... Read More
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LIGO Detects Fierce Collision of Neutron Stars for the First Time

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But neutron stars are full of stuff, matter packed at the density of Mount Everest in a teacup. When neutron stars slam together, all kinds of things burst out: gamma rays, X-rays, radio waves. Something for everyone who has a window on the sky. Continue reading the main story “Joy for all,” said David Shoemaker, a physicist at the Massachusetts Ins... Read More
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For the first time, astronomers detect gravitational waves from two neutron stars colliding

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Once again, scientists have detected gravitational waves — ripples in the fabric of space and time created by objects moving throughout the Universe. And this time, the celestial signal stems from a never-before-seen event: the merger of two neutron stars. In contrast to past observations of gravitational waves, the event was also detectable by regular light telescopes, giving scientists unprecedented insight into this cosmic collision. This is because all four previous wave detections have come from the mergers of black holes, which are events that don't emit light. But these waves were created from the violent collision of two distant neutron stars, the superdense leftovers of stars after they’ve col... Read More
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Physicists Just Can’t Keep Gravitational Waves a Secret

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Some 130 million years ago, two extremely dense balls of matter collided into each other. These two neutron stars, the city-sized cores of deceased giant stars, spiraled inward and merged to become a giant fireball. In the collision, they generated a sonorous ripple in spacetime known as a gravitational wave. On August 17 this year, that ripple reached Earth. Researchers located at two different observatories—LIGO’s two detectors in Louisiana and Washington—saw the sig... Read More
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LG’s spirited defense of the headphone jack is futile

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I wrote this in my LG V30 review, but it bears repeating and expanding upon: LG has crafted the best-sounding headphone audio in any smartphone yet. The V30’s quad-DAC audio system is a legitimate technological advancement that delivers real joy and a tangible upgrade over every other phone out there. And it doesn’t matter. It pains me to type these searing words of dismissal, but we all have to face the facts. At no point in smartphone history has audio been a meaningful differentiator. HTC tried it with a long series of flagship phones, including the Beats-branded ... Read More
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Huawei’s Mate 10 phones have big screens, small bezels, and AI hardware

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Huawei has announced the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, two new phones that occupy the highest end of its lineup. The Mate 10 phones see the Chinese giant get on board with the skinny-bezel trend of 2017 while leveraging its ability in silicon design to supposedly improve AI-related performance. The main difference between the two phones is in screen size and shape. The Mate 10 features a 5.9-inch 2560 x 1440 LCD while the Mate 10 Pro’s display is a 6-inch 2160 x 1080 OLED; both have thin, symmetrical bezels at the top and bottom. The Pro feels like the smaller phone, however, due to the narrower 18:9 aspect ratio it shares with many of this year’s similarly sized “bezel-less” phones. T... Read More
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Flex your apps muscles with Mobile SDK 1.5 for CA Mobile API Gateway

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The CA Mobile API Gateway (MAG) product team has a mission: to continually push the envelope in creating innovative resources that help developers succeed – while also maintaining the robust security protocols that we’re known for. That’s why we are pleased to announce the release of a new feature set in Mobile SDK version 1.5 that gets us closer to that vision. This includes support for our developer audience’s most requested functionalities: external API calls, multi-threaded API calls, and a dynamic framework iOS SDK. Let’s dig into each of these new capabilities further. Strengthening developers with speed and security Developers can now execute more types of API calls and access a wi... Read More
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Cisco announces updates to Application Centric Infrastructure capabilities

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Cisco has announced an update to its industry-leading software-defined networking (SDN) solution, Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI). The update hopes to create a more seamless process for customers adopting intent-based networking for their data centres. With added network automation agility, better container security and simplified management, Cisco hopes that the new developments (ACI 3.0) along with public cloud integration will allow customers to manage a hybrid network over complex data centre and multi-cloud environments. Features of the update include multi-site integration, which enables connection and management of multiple ACI fabrics. Cisco argues that this feature will significantly improve d... Read More
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Lunar Scientists Want to Hitch a Ride on America’s Next Moonshot

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At the beginning of the month, Vice President Mike Pence announced that the US, at long last, will go back to the moon. At least, some day. Pence didn’t give a date, details, or even a ballpark cost during his speech at the opening of the National Space Council. But he did give a morale boost to 200 attendees (a record) at NASA’s Lunar Exploration Advisory Group, which held its annual meeting this week in Columbia, Md. These scientists hope to piggyback onto any future US moonshot so they can answer questions about the origin of the solar system, as well as test the kind... Read More
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New York Today: New York Today: Pressure Is On for the Yankees

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Photo A lousy start for the Bronx Bombers. Credit Troy Taormina/USA Today Sports, via Reuters Good morning on this brisk Monday.After losing the first two games to ... Read More
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Colorado Schools Pay Students to Work With Local Tech Firms

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LONGMONT, Colo. — In one back room at Skyline High School, you can learn all you need to know about St. Vrain Valley School District. It’s there that bins of materials sit next to past projects, exposing the district’s DNA. Boxes holding glue, Popsicle sticks, tape, pipe cleaners, compasses, zip ties and rulers lie nestled inside a 6-foot-high, student-constructed rack. Behind the storage unit sits a rectangular wooden box stuffed with bicycle tires filled with Silly Putty to replicate human intestines. For that biomedical project, students had to create a probe and learn to maneuver it sight unseen from behind a curtain on the box’s opening to procure a sample from the intestine/bike... Read More
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Taking a proactive approach to data centre maintenance

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Cliff Ebsworth, Maintenance Director at Prism Power discusses the business value of establishing a robust maintenance and lifecycle strategy in the data centre The critical power infrastructure in a data centre is the most vital system for ensuring continuity of business operations. It is the backbone of everything that takes place within the facility, from the security and mechanics, to cooling and driving the overall IT systems. When building a new data centre, critical infrastructure must be considered at the early design stages so that maintainability, physical and redundant capability, as well as contin... Read More
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The Danger of President Pence

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On September 14th, the right-wing pundit Ann Coulter, who last year published a book titled “In Trump We Trust,” expressed what a growing number of Americans, including conservatives, have been feeling since the 2016 election. The previous day, President Trump had dined with Democratic leaders at the White House, and had impetuously agreed to a major policy reversal, granting provisional residency to undocumented immigrants who came to America as children. Republican legislators were blindsided. Within hours, Trump disavowed the deal, then reaffirmed it. Coulter tweeted, “At this point, who doesn’t want Trump impeached?” She soon added, “If we’re not ge... Read More
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Welcoming Our New Robot Overlords

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When David Stinson finished high school, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1977, the first thing he did was get a job building houses. After a few years, though, the business slowed. Stinson was then twenty-four, with two children to support. He needed something stable. As he explained over lunch recently, that meant finding a job at one of the two companies in the area that offered secure, blue-collar work. “Either I’ll be working at General Motors or I’ll be working at Steelcase by the end of the year,” he vowed in 1984. A few months later, he got a job at Steelcase, the world’s largest manufacturer of office furniture, and he’s been working at its Grand Rapids metal plant ever s... Read More
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T-Mobile and Sprint plan to announce merger without asset divestitures

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(Reuters) — T-Mobile and Sprint plan to announce a merger agreement without any immediate asset sales, as they seek to preserve as much of their spectrum holdings and cost synergies as they can before regulators ask for concessions, according to people familiar with the matter. While it is common for companies not to unveil divestitures during merger announcements, T-Mobile’s and Sprint’s approach shows that the companies plan to enter what could be challenging negotiations with U.S. antitrust and telecommunications regulators without having made prior concessions. Reuters reported last week that some of the U.S. Justice Department’s antitrust staff were skeptical about the deal, which would combine the thi... Read More
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‘Harvey’ Stirs Climate Debate in Trump Country

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When the people of Jefferson County, Texas, narrowly voted majority Trump last November, climate change rarely came up as an issue. Then they were devastated by Hurricane Harvey. AP Video by Martha Irvine. (Oct. 16)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Only 15 percent of Puerto Rico has power a month after Hurricane Maria made landfall

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Published on Oct 15, 2017Full power may not be restored until Christmas; experts say up to 200,000 Puerto Ricans may leave the island over the next year due to the hurricane's devastating effects and the economy. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Side Street: A Life of Service Ends in Puerto Rico, but Lives On in the Bronx

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The agency — which provided educational services to children and families, supportive housing that allowed mothers in recovery to live with their children, as well as services to older people — emerged when New York City had little interest and even less money to tackle the blight that devastated the South Bronx.Her death comes at another time of crisis and abandonment after the storm flattened the island, reducing trees to skeletal piles ... Read More
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AP Top Stories October 15 P

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Here's the latest for Sunday, October 15th: The fight against the California wildfires turns a corner; Somalia's deadliest attack kills more than 200; Hurricane Ophelia heads toward Ireland; Rescued tigers from Syria make their way to Europe.Stay up to date with daily round ups: http://smarturl.it/APTopStoriesSubscribe for more Breaking News: ... Read More