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The best cheeses to eat if you're lactose intolerant

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Even if you are lactose intolerant, certain cheese types are safe to eat. We spoke with Michael Tunick, who is a research chemist with the US Department of Agriculture and author of the book “The Science of Cheese,” to learn about how you can find your best options. Check out more fascinating facts about cheese here. Read more: http://www.techinsider.io/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/techinsiderTWITTER: https://twitter.com/businessinsiderINSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/businessins…TUMBLR: http://businessinsider.tumblr.com/

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NASA has selected a mission to study the cosmic matter between stars

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Plan to serve alcohol at state park’s new visitors center on Sound Avenue infuriates town officials

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The Hallock State Park visitors center on Sound Avenue will sell alcoholic beverages and visitors will be able to drink them on-site, according to a document released last week by the state parks department. The patio and picnic area adjacent to the visitors center will be designated by the state parks department to allow alcohol consumption, the document says. The state parks department said it prefers the “Taste-NY” concession to be operated by the holder of a farm winery, brewery or cidery license. But “there may be multiple liquor licensing options available to an interested party and all proposals are encouraged,” according to the document, a formal request for proposals issued by the state agency March 16. “A farm winery …

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Analysis: The outsider dealmaker faltering in White House

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In this March 21, 2017 photo, President Donald Trump listens to a speaker in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, during a signing ceremony for a bill to increase NASA’s budget. Trump campaigned as an outsider, celebrating his lack of political experience by selling himself as a dealmaker willing to buck Republican orthodoxy and his own party’s leadership. He alone would reshape Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (Credit: AP) (AP) — Donald Trump campaigned as an outsider — celebrating his lack of political experience by selling himself as a dealmaker willing to buck Republican orthodoxy and his own party’s leadership. He alone would reshape Washington. He’s tried governing the same way. His actions are …

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Suffolk County Historical Society plans ‘Kids’ Week,’ April 12 -14

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 The Suffolk County Historical Society has designed some fun kid-themed ways for young visitors to enjoy the museum. All the museum signage will have been temporarily re-interpreted for school-age children to be able to understand it better. There will be touch table educational stations for lots of hands-on experiences. A “historical play room” will be set up for children to relive what life in the olden days was really like for young-uns. They’ll be able to dress up in colonial garb, play with toys, crafts and games that children years ago amused themselves with. There will be a scavenger hunt with prizes for those finding the most artifacts on the list. Cookies and juice will be served. Admission for children …

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Rumor: Call of Duty to return to World War II

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Call of Duty is apparently returning to the familiar battleground of World War II in 2017, according to a leak. The move comes after a disappointing outcome for the science fiction version of the game, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, which pushed boundaries but didn’t sell as well as previous versions of the annual title. The leak was first reported in a video on TheFamilyVideoGamers, a YouTube channel which said the details were emailed by an anonymous source. [embedded content] Activision has said that the game is returning to its traditional roots. But beyond that, it hasn’t revealed anything. This year, Sledgehammer Games, the maker of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, is up for creating the next installment of Call …

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The fictional NASA in Life is run by a bunch of psychopaths and idiots

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Belarus opposition protest: Several dozen detained at unauthorized ‘Freedom Day’ rally in Minsk

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Dozens of protesters have been detained following an unauthorized opposition protest, dubbed ‘Freedom Day,’ in Belarus’ capital, Minsk.About 500 people attempted to reach the gathering point – the Belarus Academy of Sciences – but were blocked by police. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/86za COURTESY: RT’s RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE – FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tv RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnewsFollow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_comFollow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rtFollow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RTListen to us on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rttv RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.

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The creative spirit behind the disturbing What Remains of Edith Finch

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Ian Dallas, creative director at game studio Giant Sparrow, has a knack for describing his games in a way that makes you want to play them. His company’s next title is What Remains of Edith Finch, a video game that is a collection of stories about 13 people on their last day of living. I saw a preview this week of this haunting tale, which is a melancholy title that is more like a ghost story than horror. I could be tough for Santa Monica, Calif.-based Giant Sparrow and its publisher Annapurna Interactive to get people to try such a game, which is disturbing. Please check out our GamesBeat Summit 2017 event coming May 1-2 on the inspiration between science fiction, tech, and games. …

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Roam free: A history of open-world gaming

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reader comments 0 Share this story Open-world video games bear the impossible promise—offering compelling, enjoyable open-endedness and freedom within the constraints of what is, by necessity of the medium, an extremely limited set of possible actions. These games provide a list of (predominantly violent) verbs that’s minuscule in comparison to the options you would face in identical real-life situations. Yet, we can’t get enough of them. In spite of their many obvious failings or limitations, we’ve been losing ourselves within open worlds for some 30-odd years. Today, nearly every big release is set in an open world. We delight in their unspoken possibility and shrug at their quirks. Those quirks, by the way, are not merely a consequence of current technology. The …

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When is the best time to eat a banana?

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Nassau Art Museum Honors Halston, Once America’s Fashion Superstar

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To his family, he was Roy Halston Frowick, but to millions of high-minded followers of fashion he was simply known as Halston, a name that stood for style and taste. Now, for the first time, this distinctive American fashion designer gets his due as the Nassau County Museum of Art turns over its entire gallery space for the most comprehensive retrospective of his works ever assembled in one place outside of a fashion runway. Focusing on his life and art, “Halston Style” is “one of the most ambitious projects the Museum has ever undertaken,” said Karl E. Willers, director of the Nassau County Museum of Art. This “celebration of Halston and his achievements in fashion,” as Willers describes it, includes …

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Adam Savage on his live science show, cosplay, and ‘promoting the joy in making things’

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Space Photos of the Week: Codependent Spiral Galaxies Dunno Who They Are Anymore

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Few things in the solar system capture the imagination quite like the rings of Saturn. Countless pieces of ice and rock orbit the system’s second-largest planet, and the Cassini probe sent back a beautiful closeup taken from just 70,000 miles away. Peering further into the cosmos, the Hubble Space Telescope snapped an amazing photograph of the Whirlpool Galaxy, flecked with blue and spinning like a Frisbee through the Horologium, or pendulum clock, constellation 50 million miles away. Look closely and you can see the spiral arms reaching out from the galaxy’s core. The Hubble also captured a supermassive black hole with the mass of 1 billion suns some 8 billion light-years away. Astronomers suspect the black hole was ejected from …

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Meet the Woman Who Can See With Her Ears

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The last thing twenty-one-year-old Pat Fletcher saw before the explosion was the chemical-filled steel tank beside her suddenly ballooning outward. With alarm she realized the plastic hose in her hand had grown unusually hot. Then the world flashed blindingly bright and turned a brilliant blue, the color of the flames engulfing her body. When she awoke, Pat thought she might be dreaming. The world around her was featureless and dark, as though she were lost in a gray, smoky fog. The sedatives and painkillers had something to do with it, as did the fact that her face was swathed in thick bandages. But soon a solemn doctor arrived at her bedside. And Pat learned there was something more. She had …

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Astronauts complete spacewalk to retrofit space station

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(Reuters) – Two spacewalking astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station on Friday for a 6-1/2-hour spacewalk, the first of three to prepare the orbiting laboratory for future commercial space taxis and to tackle maintenance chores, NASA TV showed. U.S. station commander Shane Kimbrough, 49, and French flight engineer Thomas Pesquet, 39, floated outside the station’s airlock as the $100 billion complex soared 250 miles (402 km) above Earth. Kimbrough, making his fifth spacewalk, first upgraded a computer relay box on the station’s central beam, then worked on a docking system for new spaceships in development by Boeing and Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX. The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration is making the retrofits in the hope that private …

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Australian art show held on beach

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“Sculpture by the sea” is an art exhibition with a difference.The artworks are displayed not in a museum, but on the beach. David Handley, the founding director, explains how he came up with the idea several years ago of holding the show on Perth beach in Western Australia. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe– Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish– Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera– Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

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Dangerous storms are threatening southern and central U.S.

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Damaging wind gusts, torrential rain and even isolated tornadoes are all possible in the southern and central U.S. over the next several days. Chief Meteorologist Scott Padgett from CBS Dallas station joins CBSN with the latest. Subscribe to the “CBSN” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch “CBSN” live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow “CBSN” on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike “CBSN” on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites …

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Debate renewed over economic benefits of Keystone pipeline

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Map shows the proposed Keystone XL pipeline route; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm; (Credit: AP) (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling his administration’s approval of the Keystone XL pipeline a new era for American energy policy. As expected, the State Department reversed a decision by the Obama administration and favored energy development over environmentalists’ objections to the pipeline, which will carry thick Canadian crude oil to Nebraska, where it can flow on to refineries… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in More on this topic

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Google’s Calico partners with new biotech firm to develop anti-aging and cancer drugs

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The Google-funded startup Calico, as with many of the tech-originating firms foraying into the life sciences, has a lofty goal: to tackle the spectrum of “aging-related” diseases, which encompasses everything from Parkinson’s to Alzheimer’s to cancer. While the outfit is notoriously cagey about its work, it’s certainly not shy about striking up partnerships. The latest one came on Thursday afternoon, when the biotech C4 Therapeutics announced a five-year research collaboration with Calico to develop drugs for “diseases of aging,” including cancer. There’s not a whole lot in the way of details. The firms will “leverage C4T’s expertise and capabilities in targeted protein degradation to jointly discover and advance small molecule protein degraders as therapeutic agents to remove certain disease-causing proteins,” …

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California air regulators vote to keep tough fuel standards

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(AP) — California air regulators voted Friday to keep the state’s tough vehicle emissions standards through 2025. The state Air Resources Board voted unanimously at a meeting in Riverside to continue with the standards for 2022 to 2025 after reaching a conclusion similar to one by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the Obama administration. More recently, however, President… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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It’s Hard Out Here For a Pigeon

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The first scene in “Cities,” the final episode of Planet Earth II, looks like a chase scene out of a James Bond movie. But instead of Daniel Craig, you’ve got a bunch of fighting langurs battling high above the city of Jodhpur, India. The music thumps, the camera soars, and if you watch on a big enough screen, it feels like you’re leaping from rooftops alongside them. “Cities” represents a new sort of endeavor for the Planet Earth team. Their latest study of animals looks at how cities change and shape animals, how animals survive (or don’t) in urban environments, and how humans can improve the relationship. It’s thrilling and touching, and features a surprising amount of turtle gore. We continue our ongoing coverage of this wonderful series, we …

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Frank Ocean Is Making “Radio Pop,” at Last

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We now know what Frank Ocean sounds like on the radio; what’s more exciting is the idea of what the radio might sound like with Frank Ocean.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY MICHAEL MAYREN On a frigid night last month, three groups of friends took turns knocking through twangy covers of the usual suspects: The-Dream, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, the Cardigans. There was no stage, just a d.j. booth and a microphone, and song choice grew paramount. The courteous tried to entertain the mostly empty room, and muted competition grew between our cluster of regulars seated at the bar, a pair of young women in leather pants sitting in an alcove, and a few nondescript strangers at far tables. As nerves eased, the numbers got wilier. …

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Postscript: Trisha Brown

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The dancer and choreographer Trisha Brown died this week at the age of eighty.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY JACK MITCHELL / GETTY It is hard to imagine a body as mercurial as Trisha Brown’s—an organism so given to falling and rising, pinging and ponging, fairy-legged darting—being subject to death. But the beloved choreographer did die, at the age of eighty, on March 18th. This was not unexpected. She had suffered several small strokes, and in 2013 she had to leave her company. She couldn’t remember her work well enough to rehearse it. Brown was born and raised in Aberdeen, Washington. After graduating from Mills College, in Oakland, she found her way to New York, where, in a great bustle of activity, she and …

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LIRR Third Track supporters, detractors highlight differences

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As the LIRR Expansion project gains new support in western Nassau County, its detractors say the project would hurt Floral Park, Garden City and New Hyde Park. Proposed in January 2016 by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the project would create a third track along 9.8 miles of the Long Island Railroad’s main line between Floral Park and Hicksville. It would also eliminate seven at-grade crossings, increasing safety. The project is expected to create jobs, and improve service reliability, its supporters say. On Friday, supporters met in Westbury with the village’s Mayor Peter Cavallaro and officials from other villages and towns. Also on Friday, opponents met in New Hyde Park, to discuss their objections to the project. “For the first time in the …

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Hate to Break It to Steve Mnuchin, But AI’s Already Taking Jobs

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Today, in 2017, the president’s top economic advisor said he had no worries about robots putting people out of work. “In terms of artificial intelligence taking over the jobs, I think we’re so far away from that that it’s not even on my radar screen,” Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told an audience in Washington. “I think it’s 50 or 100 more years.” Great! That’s a relief! President Trump can go back to horsing around on his big rig confident in the knowledge self-driving trucks won’t replace millions of drivers in a few years. Except Mnuchin’s wrong. Like super-wrong. Artificial intelligence is not only coming for jobs, the jobs it’s coming for are the precious few left over after old-school automation …

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Saruhan Hatipoglu discusses AIIB membership expansion

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More countries in the Americas see the investment power of the AIIB for infrastructure projects. For more insight on this exponential growth, CGTN’s Elaine Reyes spoke with Saruhan Hatipoglu, the CEO of BERI, the Business Environment Risk Intelligence group, and a CGTN Global Economics Analyst.

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Ice-spraying balloons are the latest climate idea because we are running out of climate ideas

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Google Assistant can now tell you when your groceries expire

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Roughly 15 new services have been added to Google Assistant this week including actions for IMDB movie ratings and others that tell you when the food in your fridge will expire and hear Jaden Smith quotes. Actions are like voice-only apps for Google Assistant, like skills are for Alexa and Cortana. Among the most noteworthy new actions is Chefling. You can already ask Google Assistant to add grocery items to a Google Keep shopping list, but Chefling does a few specific things for grocery shopping and keeping track of what’s in your kitchen. By sharing your grocery list with Chefling, the Google Home action or app can tell you when food in your fridge is likely to expire or suggest recipes based on ingredients in your kitchen. With the …

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Charter promises Trump a broadband push, but no extra Internet connections

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Enlarge / President Donald Trump and Charter CEO Tom Rutledge. White House reader comments 3 Share this story Charter CEO Tom Rutledge met with President Donald Trump today, and he made a splashy promise to “invest $25 billion in broadband infrastructure and technology in the next four years.” But Charter, the second biggest US cable company after Comcast, was already planning broadband expansions during the Obama administration. When Charter purchased Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks 10 months ago, it agreed to a merger condition requiring it to bring 60Mbps download speeds to an additional two million customer locations. The spending Charter promised Trump today won’t guarantee broadband access for any additional customers beyond what the company already committed to during the …

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Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new parking spot

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This still image taken from live video provided by NASA shows astronaut Shane Kimbrough, right, works on the International Space Station during a space walk on Friday, March 24, 2017. Kimbrough and France’s Thomas Pesquet emerged early from the orbiting complex, then went their separate ways to accomplish as much as possible 250 miles up. Their main job involves disconnecting an old docking port. This port needs to be moved in order to make room for a docking device compatible with future commercial crew capsules. (NASA via AP) (Credit: AP) (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts prepped the International Space Station on Friday for a new parking spot reserved for commercial crew capsules. The 250-mile-high complex already has one docking port in …

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Trump OKs Keystone pipeline, calling it 'great day' for jobs

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TransCanada CEO Russell K. Girling speaks to President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017, during an announcement on the approval of a permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the $8 billion project. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (Credit: AP) (AP) — President Donald Trump greenlighted the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, declaring it a “great day for American jobs” and siding with energy advocates over environmental groups in a heated debate over climate change. The presidential permit comes nearly a decade after Calgary-based TransCanada applied to build the $8 billion pipeline, which will snake from Canada through… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time …

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No. 201: Saving Shea, eschewing beef and offshore wind makes waves

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TG it’s Friday: Happy March 24 everybody, on which Elvis became Pvt. 53310761, Pink Floyd released “Dark Side of the Moon” and the Exxon Valdez ran aground. “Dark Side” remained on the Billboard 200 album chart for 927 weeks. That’s almost eight years. Second longest Billboard 200 album: Johnny Mathis’ greatest hits, at 490 weeks. Number of times Pink Floyd and Johnny Mathis have been mentioned in the same newsletter: This would be it. But first this: America’s changing diet has led to a 10 percent per-capita decrease in food-related carbon gases, or the equivalent of the annual tailpipe pollution of 57 million automobiles. (There are currently 253 million cars on U.S. roads.) Most prominent among the dietary changes was a 19 …

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Raw: Astronauts Prep ISS for New Parking Spot

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Spacewalking astronauts prepped the International Space Station on Friday for a new parking spot reserved for commercial crew capsules. (March 24) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats.AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information.Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and …

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Debrief: Circular thoughts with James Hayward

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When last we Debriefed Applied DNA Sciences CEO James Hayward, the Stony Brook-based supply-chain, anti-counterfeiting, anti-theft and product-authentication company was forming a promising partnership with a national law-enforcement/security training organization and inching a toe into the Scandinavian auto theft prevention-and-recovery market. This week, as the biotech partners with textile manufacturer Loftex Home to launch the hot new CertainT platform, Hayward reports big gains in those maturing verticals and progress by Applied DNA’s all-star advisory board – two big parts of a master plan to reverse a string of subpar quarterly financials. The doctor’s orders: Major-league roster: We have brought on Bob Catell from KeySpan and National Grid, and Mehmood Khan from PepsiCo., and most recently Ray Kelly. Their experience really goes beyond …

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NASSAU DEMOCRATS VOTE AGAINST FUNDING FOR VITAL NITROGEN REMOVAL EQUIPMENT

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Nassau County Legislators Denise Ford and Steve Rhoads are calling upon Democrat Legislators to stop their attempt to block County efforts to clean up our environment.  In a shocking disconnect with elected officials and environmental organizations throughout New York State, the Democratic minority on the Rules Committee of the Nassau County Legislature Monday voted against two public works contracts aimed at cleaning up our air and waterways. The Democrat legislators voted “no” on a contract to provide $19 million in Aeration Tank process modifications at the Bay Park Sewer Treatment Plant. These modifications, which would be 100% reimbursed by FEMA upon completion, are needed to replace and upgrade nitrogen removal equipment damaged during Superstorm Sandy.  Excess nitrogen being discharged into Reynolds …

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GamesBeat weekly roundup: Mass Effect: Andromeda’s tired face, and Brian Fargo’s retirement

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Welcome to another GamesBeat weekly roundup! This time, Super Mario Run finally come out on Android, Yooka-Laylee’s developers deal with the fallout of a popular YouTuber’s racist remarks, and Red Dead Redemption is coming to PC … as a Grand Theft Auto V mod. Please check out our GamesBeat Summit 2017 event coming May 1-2 on the inspiration between science fiction, tech, and games. Use Deantak code for 20 percent off. Above: Wasteland 3 will be Brian Fargo’s last game. Image Credit: InXile

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Earth’s newest cloud is terrifying

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Self-driving car expert and Project Cars exec to speak at GamesBeat Summit

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Our newest speakers for our upcoming GamesBeat Summit event are Ted Chong, chief commercial officer at Project Cars maker Slightly Mad Studios, and Laszlo Kishonti, CEO of self-driving car software maker AImotive. You could call them the odd couple at our GamesBeat Summit 2017: How games, sci-fi, and tech create real-world magic. GamesBeat Summit 2017 will take place on May 1 and May 2, 2017, at the historic Claremont resort hotel in Berkeley, Calif., just a short distance from San Francisco. You can secure your seat here. Register today and receive 20 percent off current ticket prices. Use the code Deantak. Above: Laszlo Kishonti, CEO of AImotive, shows off the company’s test car in Mountain View, Calif. Image Credit: Dean Takahashi Chong has been at …

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Life review: this space-horror movie is a creepy but familiar cover of Alien

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Groundbreaking for Riverhead rental project

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A groundbreaking for a new $18 million apartment complex in downtown Riverhead is scheduled for next week. The project, called Peconic Crossing, will be developed by Rochester-based Conifer Realty and the Community Development Corporation of Long Island and bring 45 income-restricted apartments in a four-story building at 11 West Main St. The development, which will have one- and two-bedroom apartments will replace the former Long Island Science Center, which has been razed. The new rental housing is designed for working families earning less than 90 percent of Suffolk County’s area median income, which is $76,160 for a family of two. There will also be preferences for artists, as well as persons who had been displaced by Hurricane Sandy, according to …

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Bethesda partners with Alamo Drafthouse to show ‘The Matrix’ and other films that inspired Prey

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Bethesda’s next major release is a science-fiction thriller, and the publisher is using film to reach an appreciative audience. The Alamo Drafthouse chain of movie theaters is kicking off a Bethesda Softworks Presents film series dedicated to the upcoming Prey reboot from developer Arkane Studios. Prey, which debuts May 5 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, tells the story of Morgan, a lone human left on a space station called Talos I. As the subject of experiments, your character awakens to find that they (you can play as a man or a woman) must fight off an alien threat while uncovering what happened while they were asleep. In Prey, you’ll find a lot of familiar sci-fi themes, but Bethesda …

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What the G.O.P. Doesn’t Get About Who Pays for Health Care

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Paul Ryan’s health-care bill is under attack from conservatives who believe that the government shouldn’t force citizens to pay for the health care of others.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY MARK PETERSON / REDUX A few years ago, a relative of mine, an electrician who made a good living laying cable alongside highways, told me that his economic future depended on one thing: his back. He saw what happened to older guys—he meant men in their late thirties—when the pain became unbearable. They either became supervisors or they had to quit. At the time, my relative was about to turn thirty himself, and I remember him saying, “My back is killing me.” I’ve been thinking about that conversation this week, as President Trump has cajoled and …

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Research Suggests a Possible Role for a Storm of “Jumping Genes” in ALS

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Research Suggests a Possible Role for a Storm of “Jumping Genes” in ALS Dr. Josh Dubnau aside a large image of brain cells of the fruit fly displaying transposon activation. Stony Brook, NY – March 24, 2017 – By inserting an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)-linked human gene called TDP-43 into fruit flies, researchers at Stony Brook University and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory discovered a potential role for ‘transposons’ in the disease.  Transposons, which are also called ‘jumping genes’ because they jump from place to place within DNA, are virus-like entities that fill most of the spaces between genes in an organism. The new research demonstrates that these transposons are no longer effectively inhibited, resulting in a storm of jumping genes, …

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Strange Beasts is yet another cautionary tale about augmented reality

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Trump has approved the Keystone XL pipeline, as promised

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Kenyan athletes prepare for World Cross Country championship

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The World Cross Country Championships will take place in the Ugandan capital of Kampala on Sunday. The event takes place in natural environments. It is a race in which Kenyan runners have scooped many awards. Al Jazeera’s Catherine Soi reports from Embu. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe– Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish– Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera– Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

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Tech Bigwigs Know How Addictive Their Products Are. Why Don’t the Rest of Us?

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In late 2010, Steve Jobs told New York Times journalist Nick Bilton that his children had never used the iPad. “We limit how much technology our kids use in the home.” Bilton discovered that other tech giants imposed similar restrictions. Chris Anderson, the former editor of WIRED, enforced strict time limits on every device in his home, “because we have seen the dangers of technology firsthand.” His five children were never allowed to use screens in their bedrooms. Evan Williams, a founder of Blogger, Twitter, and Medium, bought hundreds of books for his two young sons, but refused to give them an iPad. And Lesley Gold, the founder of an analytics company, imposed a strict no-screen-time-during-the-week rule on her kids. …

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Watch astronauts spacewalk today to get the station ready to receive private crew vehicles

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The Journey of NASA’s Smartest Satellite Finally Comes to an End

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NASA’s highly experimental Earth Observing-1 satellite mission was supposed to last just a year. It did that, and then survived 16 more—all the while testing NASA’s riskiest, oddball ideas. It’s been a proving ground for everything from multi- and hyperspectral imagers, to a self-piloting AI. But EO-1 is finally out of fuel, and at the end of the month the craft’s operating team will close up shop. Already out of fuel, EO-1 itself will continue to slowly shuffle off its orbital coil until it burns up in Earth’s atmosphere. Such is the life of an expendable spacecraft. And while that may make EO-1’s team a little misty eyed, funding these high risk, ¯_(ツ)_/¯—reward missions—and letting them thrive or burn up as they …

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Watch Amazon’s Prime Air drone make its first demo delivery in the US

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Selling Cars the Way People Shop for Them

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Today’s shoppers expect a connected retail workflow that starts at their personal digital device and ends in a dealership environment, prepped and ready to meet their needs. They expect the sales team in the showroom to continue the conversation started online and to use technology to do it. Skeptical? Don’t be. Consider that according to Cox Automotive’s 2017 Buyer’s Journey, 60 percent of the time spend shopping for a car is indeed spent on the Internet – and the number of dealerships visited by shopper is down to around two. You get the picture. More time online, fewer dealerships = a consumer that knows what they want. But why does meeting those expectations begin with technology? Because workflow solutions that …

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Are you smarter than a 15-year-old student?

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Every three years, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) conducts an assessment of education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students in science, reading and mathematics. There are also sections in collaborative problem solving and financial literacy.

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Why do Chinese students have higher test scores than Americans?

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Every three years, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) conducts an assessment of education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students in science, reading and mathematics. There are also sections in collaborative problem solving and financial literacy. CGTN’s Han Peng looked into why test scores tend to be higher in China than the United States.

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What’s Wrong with Me?

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Online, I found a welcoming sick ward of fellow-sufferers, and I started to live there.CreditIllustration by Anna and Elena Balbusso Illness narratives usually have startling beginnings—the fall at the supermarket, the lump discovered in the abdomen, the doctor’s call. Not mine. I got sick the way Hemingway says you go broke: “gradually and then suddenly.” One way to tell the story is to say that I was ill for a long time—at least half a dozen years—before any doctor I saw believed I had a disease. Another is to say that it took hold in 2009, the stressful year after my mother died, when a debilitating fatigue overcame me, my lymph nodes ached for months, and a test suggested that …

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Professor John Mueller talks about London attack

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Published on Mar 23, 2017 For more on the London terror attack, CGTN’s Mike Walter spoke to author John Mueller. He also teaches Political Science at the International Security Studies program at Ohio State University. Category License Standard YouTube License

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Why NASA won't send humans to Venus

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Although Venus is easier to reach than Mars, scientists and space agencies around the world show little interest in exploring the planet. Why is it that they have so much enthusiasm in examining Mars but not our neighboring planet, Venus? Read more: http://www.techinsider.io/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/techinsiderTWITTER: https://twitter.com/businessinsiderINSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/businessins…TUMBLR: http://businessinsider.tumblr.com/

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State Department Set To Certify Keystone XL Pipeline Is In National Interest

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Enlarge this image President Trump signed an executive order on Jan. 24, supporting construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. A U.S. official says the State Department is ready to give its approval. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption toggle caption Evan Vucci/AP The State Department will approve the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, a U.S. official tells NPR. That will set the stage for President Trump to reverse a decision former President Barack Obama made in 2015 to reject the project. Four days after Trump was sworn into office he invited TransCanada to resubmit its application for the pipeline. Trump also directed the State Department to make its national-interest determination within 60 days. That deadline is Monday. A U.S. official tells NPR …

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18-year-old with American-Israeli citizenship arrested in threats against Jewish centers

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An 18-year-old man with dual American-Israeli citizenship was arrested in Israel as a suspect in many of the bomb threats against Jewish centers. The teen has been in custody, but a gag order was lifted on the case Thursday. The arrest came after Israeli law enforcement worked with the FBI and other agencies. The teen lives in Israel. An Israeli National Police spokesman said the teen “is a main suspect behind the numerous amount of threats which were made to different Jewish communities and organizations around the world.” According to an official briefed on the case, the suspect is Jewish and the motive behind the threat is unclear. He was deemed insufficiently mentally stable to be drafted into the Israeli …

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GameStop retail stores saw 13 percent revenue drop in the fourth quarter

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GameStop said that revenues for its fourth quarter ended January 28 dropped 13.6 percent to $3.05 billion, while net income was down 18 percent to $208.7 million. On an adjusted basis, earnings were $243.8 million, down 3 percent from a year ago. Those earnings were below analysts’ expectations. The world’s biggest game retail store operator said that overall video game sales were weak, particularly as the consoles show their age. But non-gaming businesses helped stabilize the company’s financial picture. GameStop’s fourth quarter GAAP net earnings were $208.7 million, or $2.04 per diluted share, compared to net earnings of $247.8 million, or $2.36 per diluted share in the prior-year quarter. Paul Raines, chief executive officer, said in a statement, “GameStop’s transformation continued …

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Google and Howard University launch residency program for black engineers

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Silicon Valley Would Rather Cure Death Than Make Life Worth Living

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Silicon Valley is coming for death. But it’s looking in the wrong place. After disrupting the way we love, communicate, travel, work, and even eat, technologists believe they can solve the ultimate problem. Perennially youthful Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announced last year a $3 billion initiative to obliterate human disease. Among his many crusades, Paypal co-founder and Trump advisor Peter Thiel aims to end mortality. (“Basically, I’m against it,” he has said.) Alphabet has a whole company devoted to curing this most intractable of inconveniences. And they aren’t necessarily crazy to try. Since the 19th century, average life expectancies have risen for everyone (though not at equal rates) thanks to advances in science and technology. …

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A rocket’s launch from French Guiana has been delayed indefinitely due to protests

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Zeldin cosponsors bipartisan legislation to fund Long Island Sound programs

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U.S. Senators from New York and Connecticut together with the co-chairs of the House Long Island Sound Caucus today introduced legislation to continue funding for Long Island Sound water quality and shore restoration programs. The bipartisan, two-house bill, the Long Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act, would combine two complementary water quality and shore restoration program authorizations at their previous authorization levels of $40 million and $25 million per year through 2020, respectively, the legislators said in a joint press release. The legislation provides for additional focus, oversight and coordination of federal activities related to the restoration of Long Island Sound, according to the release. Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley), who co-chairs the House Long Island Sound Caucus with Democratic Connecticut …

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Deadly bat fungus has been found in Texas for the first time

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The End of the Universe as We Know It

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The notion that the world of our experience is an accident of our particular circumstances has become central to modern physics. CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY KENNAN HARVEY / AFLO / ALAMY What if the world around us is just a shadow of reality? Imagine, for example, that you wake up one cold winter morning and look out your window to find that the view is completely obscured by beautiful ice crystals, forming strange patterns on the glass. You might see something like the image above: its beauty is striking at least in part because of the remarkable order at smaller scales lurking within the obvious randomness at larger scales. The ice crystals have grown gorgeous treelike patterns, starting in random directions and …

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The winds of war swirl around off-shore turbines

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By GREGORY ZELLER // As a concept, ocean-based wind-energy harvesting is gaining momentum on Long Island – but don’t expect completely smooth sailing for the increasingly popular form of alternative-energy generation. Although wind farms are rising around the globe and contributing ever-larger percentages of the electricity flowing through international energy grids, the “green” projects often face stiff opposition –  ironically, from environmentalists, and often from commercial fishermen who say the ocean-based platforms disrupt natural breeding grounds and threaten their livelihoods. Several Long Island anglers, for instance, have thrown their lines into a class-action lawsuit against the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Management, aimed at stopping wind-farm developments off the New York and New Jersey coasts. Despite the rough seas, Stony Brook University’s Advanced Energy Research and Technology …

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At AERTC, expansion (maybe) and the winds of war

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By GREGORY ZELLER // There’s an overload at the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center. With demand edging supply and its incubators overflowing, Stony Brook University’s hub of academia, research and commercial energy production is looking to expand. The AERTC’s incubator programs now host eight tenants with next-level energy-efficiency aspirations – and they’d like to welcome more, according to AERTC Chairman Robert Catell, who this week teased the possibility of future constructon. “The good news is, we’re out of space,” Catell told Innovate LI. “The bad news is, we’re out of space.” While those eight tenants are at various points on the commercialization spectrum, most are not extremely close to commercial independence – and certainly, none are especially eager to …

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Shielding MAC addresses from stalkers is hard and Android fails miserably at it

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Enlarge Christiaan Colen reader comments 9 Share this story In early 2015, architects of Google’s Android mobile operating system introduced a new feature that was intended to curtail the real-time tracking of smartphones as their users traversed retail stores, city streets, and just about anywhere else. A recently published research paper found that the measure remains missing on the vast majority of Android phones and is easily defeated on the relatively small number of devices that do support it. Like all Wi-Fi-enabled devices, smartphones are constantly scanning their surroundings for available access points, and with each probe, they send a MAC—short for media access control—address associated with the handset. Throughout most of the history of Wi-Fi, the free exchange of …

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Bright X-rays reveal 3D structure of processors—and defects lurking within

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The Apple A8 die shot as mapped out by Chipworks. Chipworks reader comments 1 Share this story The semiconductor industry is beyond remarkable when it comes to the the complexity and precision of the processes. A modern integrated circuit is not a single layer of circuitry, but many layers, all stacked on top of each other. This is all done through photolithography, where a pattern is imaged on a silicon wafer. Each layer requires a separate image, and all the images have to be aligned. If you take the 14nm number seriously (a nanometer is 1/1,000,000th of a millimeter), then wafers and masks, which are seriously hold-in-two-hands-big, have to be aligned with a precision that is better than the feature size. But, how …

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A community enlists an environmentalist to combat pollution in Guatemala

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Lake Atitlan, in Guatemala’s highlands is considered one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. It’s also the deepest lake in Central America. Hundreds of thousands of tourists flock to visit every year.But, Lake Atitlan is suffering an environmental crisis with increased contamination. A growing population has caused a problem with pollution.One of the twelve towns on its shores, however, is trying to make a difference. San Pedro La Laguna has banned the use of Styrofoam and plastic which has decreased the levels of pollution in the lake.This week’s Game Changer on “Americas Now” is working closely with the town to save it. Meet environmental expert, Juan Alvarado.

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Somebody Just Buy the ISS Already

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Two hundred and twenty miles above Earth flies the International Space Station, a $70 billion1 engineering marvel that no one has any idea what to do with. Short term, sure: astronauts, science, zero-gravity viral videos. Longer term, spending $3 billion to $4 billion annually to keep the ISS running conflicts with NASA’s other ambitions, like visiting Mars. Congress holds NASA’s purse strings, so ultimately the decision lies with that august body. Yesterday, a congressional subcommittee heard four space experts testify on the relative merits of saving vs. scrapping the space station (or at least, the US portion of it). The hearing yielded few new insights. But there’s one simple answer that no one at the meeting really discussed: Sell the ISS to someone …

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Scientists reconstruct medieval man’s face after 700 years — and he looks just like James Bond

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Scientists reconstruct medieval man’s face after 700 years — and he looks just like James Bond – The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem(‘chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c’) === ‘yes’) { d.documentElement.className += ‘ fonts-loaded’; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = [“https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css”]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = ‘all’; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host=”https://volume.vox-cdn.com”;var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.windowLoaded=!1,Chorus.AddScript=function(o,n){var t=document.createElement(“script”);t.async=!0,t.type=”text/javascript”,t.src=o,”function”==typeof n&&(t.onload=n);var e=document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0];return e.parentNode.insertBefore(t,e),t},Chorus.ready=function(o){“loading”!=document.readyState?o():document.addEventListener?document.addEventListener(“DOMContentLoaded”,o):document.attachEvent(“onreadystatechange”,function(){“loading”!=document.readyState&&o()})},Chorus.OnLoad=function(o){if(Chorus.windowLoaded=!0)return void o();var n=window.onload;”function”!=typeof window.onload?window.onload=o:window.onload=function(){n(),o()}},Chorus.OnLoad(function(){Chorus.windowLoaded=!0}); dataLayer = [{“Network”:”theverge”,”Community”:”theverge”,”GA Primary ID”:”UA-26533115-1″,”GA CrossDomains”:”theverge.com”,”Content ID”:”14799621″,”Entry Groups”:”front-page:tldr:science:health”,”Author”:”Alessandra Potenza”,”Last Time Updated”:”2017-03-23 11:35″,”Hour of Update”:”11″,”Publish Date”:”2017-03-23 11:35″,”Hour of Publish”:”11″,”Demand Post”:”no”,”All Chorus Categories”:”theverge:theverge:front-page:tldr:science:health”,”Content Type”:”article”,”chartbeat_domain”:”theverge.com”,”chartbeat_zone”:”172968584/verge”,”chartbeat_authors”:”Alessandra Potenza”,”Logged in Status”:”Logged Out”,”Day of Week”:”thursday”,”Hour of Day”:”11″}]; window._umbel = window._umbel || []; (function() { var d = …

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Why porn PR is rarely about the porn

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A New Approach to Diagnosing Mental Disorders Could Become an Alternative to DSM-5

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A New Approach to Diagnosing Mental Disorders Could Become an Alternative to DSM-5An international consortium develops a new diagnostic system – detailed in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology Dr. Roman Kotov (center) and some members of the HiTOP consortium at a planning meeting in Chicago in 2016. Stony Brook, NY – March 23 2017 – A consortium of psychiatrists and psychologists from universities around the world, co-led by Stony Brook University, University of Minnesota and University of Notre Dame researchers, has proposed a new approach to diagnosing mental disorders. The approach, articulated in a paper published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, is a classification system of a wide range of psychiatric problems based on scientific evidence, illness symptoms and …

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Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak joins $9.5 million investment into ‘robotic digitization’ startup Ripcord

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A new so-called “robotic digitization” company launches to the public today with funding from some notable backers. Tapping robotics, machine vision, and artificial intelligence, Ripcord is striving to create what it calls the “truly paperless workplace,” and today it announced its formal launch alongside $9.5 million in funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), with participation from Apple cofounder Steve Woniak, Lux Capital, and Legend Star. Based in Hayward, California, Ripcord’s machines scan, index, and categorize paper records to make them searchable through companies’ existing systems via the cloud. To initiate the process, companies pack their records into boxes and affix with barcoded labels that contain metadata that’s permanently associated with the records through their transportation into digital form. Upon receipt, Ripcord unboxes the files and passes …

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Inside China’s Almost-Totally-Legal $400M Fishery in Africa

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Yuyang Liu stood aboard a Chinese trawler bobbing off the coast of Guinea-Bissau not long ago, trying with all his might to keep his breakfast down. The tossing of the sea made him woozy, and then there was the fish spilling out of the enormous net the crew hauled in. “It’s very wet. And smells not good. Really. It’s terrible,” he says. “Definitely the smelliest.” The ship, known as Fu Yuan Yu, is one of more than 400 Chinese fishing vessels trawling the coast of West Africa, pulling some three million tons of fish from the sea each year. Few things so clearly represent China’s influence in the region. “If you want to see how China is expanding power in West Africa, …

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Google announces Howard West, a Googleplex residency for recruiting black software engineers

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As technology giants have faced mounting criticism over their lack of diversity, companies from across Silicon Valley and beyond have been releasing so-called “diversity reports” on an annual basis to chart changes in their internal make-up. But a lack of real development has also led some companies to delay subsequent reports as they reevaluate their goals. Google has released diversity reports since 2014, but the first couple of years garnered little in the way of standout progress. And this is why the internet giant is now expanding its relationship with D.C.’s Howard University — a historically black educational institution. Though Google has had a formal recruitment program from Howard for a number of years already, the company has today announced a residency for …

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Plarium and Fox Interactive debut Rio: Match-3 Party mobile game

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Plarium and Fox Interactive are launching new mobile game, Rio: Match-3 Party, for Android and iOS devices. The title combines match-3 puzzle mechanics with the animated bird cartoon world of Rio. Plarium has more than 250 million registered users, and it hopes to add more with the release of the Rio game. Players will explore the jungles of the Amazon and the streets of Rio de Janeiro as they help Blu, Jewel, Nico, Pedro, and the rest of the Rio gang throw the parties in Brazil has ever seen. The title includes 15 hours of fully-voiced interactive character dialogue including Jesse Eisenberg returning as Blu. “Rio combines the signature AAA production values and depth of Plarium’s flagship mobile titles with …

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Astronomers Don’t Point This Telescope—The Telescope Points Them

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The hills of West Texas rise in waves around the Hobby-Eberly Telescope, a powerful instrument encased in a dome that looks like the Epcot ball. Soon, it will become more powerful still: Scientists recently primed the telescope to find evidence of dark energy in the early universe, prying open its eye so it can see and process a wide swath of sky. On April 8, scientists will dedicate the new telescope, capping off the $40 million upgrade and beginning the real work. The dark energy experiment, called Hetdex, isn’t how astronomy has traditionally been done. In the classical model, a lone astronomer goes to a mountaintop and solemnly points a telescope at one predetermined object. But Hetdex won’t look for …

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JC Penney store closings latest sign that ecommerce may finally be devastating brick-and-mortar retail

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This week J.C. Penney released details of its plans to shutter 138 stores out of 1,014 locations, and to cut 5,000 retail jobs. That is part of the ongoing reinvention of a company that seemed to be on the verge of collapse just a few years ago. The company says physical stores remain vital to its business, allowing it to let customers order online and pickup at a store. But what’s clear is that the company, now profitable again, is going to make to with a let less physical locations. And J.C. Penney is not alone. Despite the success of a company like Apple in retail, or the experimental stores of Amazon, the fact remains that physical retail in the …

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NASA developing laser tech for high-speed space internet

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NASA is developing a space-based internet system using laser technology to enable higher data rates for communications between astronauts, spacecraft and Earth. The interplanetary system, named the Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD), encodes data into beams of light which can be transmitted through space. The agency has pegged the new solution as the ‘high-speed internet of the sky.’ A NASA blog post claimed that the data can be transferred at gigabits per second, 10 to 100 times faster than radio-frequency (RF) systems, which have been used for spacecraft communications since the 1950s. The equipment is also considerably smaller and more light-weight than previous solutions. Following a prototype launch in the summer of 2019, the first LCRD system is expected to …

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Mapstr now reminds you when you’re near your favorite places

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French mapping startup Mapstr is continuing its mission to help people organize all their favorite places with an update that alerts users whenever they pass one of their previously bookmarked locations. Founded in 2014 by Sébastien Caron, Mapstr has raised around $1.4 million in investment since its inception, and today’s update comes two months after the company was selected to join Facebook’s inaugural cohort of startups at its new Startup Garage incubator in Paris. Available on the web, iOS, and Android, Mapstr has built a small following of 60,000 monthly active users (MAUs) for an app that lets you bookmark any place around the world, including parks, streets, museums, and any point-of-interest. You can add places manually, through allowing the app to detect your current location, or even through …

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SAP to invest $35 million in early-stage enterprise startups

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Enterprise software giant SAP launched the SAP.iO Fund today to invest tens of millions of dollars in startups that make products that call upon SAP platforms, data, or APIs made by SAP. Starting with an initial investment of $35 million, the fund will invest in dozens of enterprise startups in the coming years. SAP also plans to fund startup accelerators in tech capitals around the world like San Francisco and Berlin. Both the investment fund and accelerator programs will focus on machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), and big data, according to SAP chief strategy officer Deepak Krishnamurthy. SAP.iO Fund will invest in 10-15 companies in its first year, 25-30 the following year and up to 50 in its third …

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Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events March 23 – 29

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Don’t Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie)In a community where silence is often seen as necessary for survival, immigrant activist Angy Rivera joins a generation of Dreamers ready to push for change in the only home she’s ever known—the United States. Q&A with Producer Alexandra Nikolchev to follow screening. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $11-$16. 7:30 p.m. Mar. 23. Grateful OverkillUniting in a tribute concert to the Grateful Dead are these two groups, Reckoning and The Eletrix. Reckoning originated on Long Island in 1990, capturing the spirit and emotion of Grateful Dead songs by creating a new take on classic tracks through innovative techniques and improv. The Electrix channel The Dead with their prowess as a …

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DataRobot raises $54 million to bring machine learning to predictive analytics

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DataRobot, a machine learning platform that helps enterprises build predictive models at speed, has raised $54 million in a Series C funding round led by existing investor New Enterprise Associates (NEA). Founded out of Boston in 2012, the DataRobot platform features hundreds of open-source machine learning algorithms and harnesses best practices and knowledge from “the world’s leading scientists,” enabling users of all skill levels to build predictive models for their companies. Users upload their data, select their target variables, and DataRobot “automates, trains, and evaluates” multiple predictive models. Though it can be used to help data scientists work more quickly and at scale, DataRobot is targeted at anyone within the enterprise who’s looking to tinker with artificial intelligence to see whether it can improve their …

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The Billionaire on a Mission to Save the Planet From Trump

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Tom Steyer isn’t your average California tree hugger. The former hedge fund manager—number 1,121 on Forbes’ wealthiest people list, with $1.61 billion—was once best known for turning $15 million into $30 billion in about two decades. But then he went hiking. Steyer and environmental activist and author Bill McKibben spent a day trudging through the Adirondacks. Not long after, Steyer parted ways with the leadership of his company and his oil and gas investments, began to fight the Keystone XL pipeline, and then reinvented himself as a one-man superfund for climate causes. His organization, NextGen Climate, has spent $170 million over the past four years advocating for policies and politicians that help the environment and advance renewable energy. It’s an uphill battle. …

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The latest data centre developments set to transform the industry

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On a recent visit to Schneider Electric‘s global Innovation and R&D centre in St Louis, Missouri, The Stack heard from Victor Avelar who works as Director and Senior Research Analyst at the company’s Data Centre Science Centre. From innovations in power and cooling to the introduction of AI and analytics, the expert discussed the emerging IT trends that will define the modern data centre. Below, he provides a summary of his current areas of research. Role of the micro data centre Beyond its potential for edge computing, Avelar considers a future data centre model which would see businesses deploy a series of micro data centres in aggregate to form a distributed IT estate, delivering the equivalent capacity of a single …

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Microsoft to license its patents for internet-connected cars to Toyota

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Microsoft has agreed to license its patents for Internet-connected cars to Toyota, its first such deal with an automaker and a signal that it may be willing to partner with others. The tech giant, which announced the deal on Wednesday afternoon, holds a treasure trove of patents that include car operating systems, Wi-Fi, motion sensors, voice recognition, and navigation. Cars are increasingly morphing into computers with wheels, and Microsoft sees the same opportunity that a number of other tech companies do, including Intel, Google, Qualcomm, and NXP. “The connected car represents an enormous opportunity for the auto industry, and at the core it’s a software challenge,” Peggy Johnson, executive vice president of business development at Microsoft, said in a statement …

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Thync Relax Pro relieves your stress, anxious thoughts, and poor sleep

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Thync has created a device that should be popular in the modern age of stress. The Thync Relax Pro purportedly relieves stress, poor sleep, and anxious thoughts. Los Gatos, Calif.-based Thync is announcing the new “neurostimulation” product (a second generation following a 2015 model), which stimulates your brain through an electronic device that you put on your scalp. High stress levels costs the American economy about $300 billion per year. Stress levels have reached unprecedented levels in the U.S., according to a survey in January by the American Psychological Association, which conducts annual stress polls. Above: Thync helps you with your sleep, without drugs. Image Credit: Thync Thync Relax Pro consists of a simple-to-use padded pod that sits only on the back …

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Myanmar dam project raises environmental concerns

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A commission set up by Myanmar’s government is due to report on a controversial dam project that has been suspended for several years. There are fears the Myitsone Dam in northern Kachin State will damage the environment and not actually provide power to the people. Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from Kachin State. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe– Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish– Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera– Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

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Wii U emulator team has huge parts of Zelda: Breath of the Wild working on PC

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Nintendo may now make smartphone games, but it is still only launching its biggest products on its own systems. Of course, that hasn’t stopped the emulation scene from bringing it to PC. Team CEMU, a group of hackers and developers working on a Wii U emulator for PC, has most of the basic functionality of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild up and running. While the CEMU emulator has existed for years, the people responsible for it expected that the new Zelda would need a ton of love before it would really work with the software because of Breath of the Wild’s sheer scale and unprecedented use of the Wii U hardware. But not even a month later, …

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Climate change is killing the Great Barrier Reef

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Coral reefs are more than examples of natural beauty; they harbor fish that feed millions and shield us against storms and floods. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the largest living structure on the planet, is dying. As ocean waters steadily warm, extensive coral destruction continues, part of an unprecedented global crisis. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on what’s at stake.

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Floyd is a startup betting the world needs Heroku for deep learning

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A startup called Floyd has developed a cloud service for deep learning, a trendy type of artificial intelligence that entails training artificial neural networks on data and then getting them to make inferences about new data. Yesterday Floyd’s founders talked about their product onstage at Silicon Valley accelerator Y Combinator’s demo day. Floyd is seeking to build out a marketplace rich with data sets and algorithms. But at its core, it’s a managed service for training neural networks and then running machine-learned models on an ongoing basis. In that sense, it competes with existing machine learning services from public clouds like Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and of course the market-leading Amazon Web Services (AWS), on which Floyd is itself …