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St. Louis 'Rally Cat' missing after appearance at Cardinals game

1 week ago from UPI

The St. Louis Cardinals said a kitten that ran onto the field, spurring their comeback win on Wednesday has gone missing.

LEGO gets new CEO for second time in 8 months

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Toy-maker LEGO named a new CEO Thursday for the second time in eight months, the company announced.

Court rules against phone owners in Samsung Galaxy Note 7 suit

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A South Korean court ruled in favor Samsung in a class-action suit filed by owners of the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 phone, which was prone to catching fire.

Find out how much privacy you compromise with every click

1 week ago from Physorg

Does clicking on a link or liking a product have an impact on your privacy and your personal information? An EPFL researcher has come up with a way to browse...

Calculating the value of technology start-ups

1 week ago from Physorg

Researchers at Oxford University have developed a novel way of determining the value of new technologies in the information and communications sector, filling a significant gap in existing methods and...

Thousands more possibly tainted eggs found in Britain

1 week ago from CBC: Health

British Food Standards Agency says it's likely that the number of eggs that have come to the UK is closer to 700,000 than the 21,000 officials previously believed had been...

NASA Explores potential of altered realities for space engineering and science

1 week ago from Physorg

Virtual and augmented reality are transforming the multi-billion-dollar gaming industry. A team of NASA technologists now is investigating how this immersive technology could profit agency engineers and scientists, particularly in...

Facebook rolls out video shows, in new challenge

1 week ago from Physorg

Facebook is rolling out a new video service offering professionally produced shows in a challenge to rivals such as YouTube, and potentially to streaming providers like Netflix.

Double-decker bus crashes into London shop; 10 hurt

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A double-decker bus crashed into a shop in south London on Thursday, injuring several people, authorities said.

Nearly 1.5 million college students to use free textbooks this school year

1 week ago from Physorg

Nearly 1.5 million U.S. college students are expected to save an estimated $145 million in the 2017-18 academic year by using free textbooks from OpenStax, the Rice University-based publisher of...

Beyond Trump—why power companies should be investing now in carbon-free electricity

1 week ago from Physorg

When utility executives make decisions about building new power plants, a lot rides on their choices. Depending on their size and type, new generating facilities cost hundreds of millions or...

Food officials: 700K pesticide-contaminated eggs sent to Britain

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British officials said Thursday 700,000 eggs contaminated with the pesticide Fipronil have probably already been eaten -- far more than previously thought.

Consumers Reports pulls Microsoft laptop recommendation

1 week ago from Physorg

Consumer Reports is pulling its recommendation of four Microsoft laptops after one of its surveys found that users were complaining about problems with the devices.

Tracing secondhand opinions across social networks

1 week ago from Physorg

Tracking the Twitter updates of a random sample of 300,000 active users over the course of a month reveals that this particular corner of social media and social networking is...

New research could show how legendary musicians would play modern music

1 week ago from Physorg

New research could reveal how Jimi Hendrix would have played an Ed Sheeran song or how Ray Charles would have performed Lady Gaga tracks.

Computer 'anthropologists' study global fashion

1 week ago from Physorg

Each day billions of photographs are uploaded to photo-sharing services and social media platforms, and Cornell computer science researchers are figuring out ways to analyze this visual treasure trove through...

A role for algae to combat future food scarcity

1 week ago from Physorg

Borrowing from Al Gore, it may be an "inconvenient truth" but the world is facing two massive global challenges – food and energy security.

Electric vehicles to eat into global oil demand by 6 million barrels

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An increased consumer use of electric vehicles means global oil demand could shrink by at least 6 million barrels, a report from Wood Mackenzie found.

VR cricket game uses motion capture technology for full immersive experience

1 week ago from Physorg

With the cricket season in full swing, cricket fans can try out their batting skills at home with a virtual reality game developed by Stickee Studios in collaboration with researchers...

WWII-era bomb found at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant

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Japanese authorities said a worker found what appears to be an undetonated World War II-era bomb on the premises of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Access to abortion pill in Sask. unclear

1 week ago from CBC: Health

CBC News looked into how available Mifegymiso, known as the abortion pill, is in the province since shipments of the product began arriving in early 2017.

Richard Dawkins Offers Advice for Donald Trump, and Other Wisdom

1 week ago from Scientific American

The biologist and atheist, whose latest book was released this week, talks about the reliability of science, artificial intelligence, religion and the president -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Stephen Colbert books Anthony Scaramucci for Monday's 'Late Show'

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Stephen Colbert‏ announced via Twitter that Anthony Scaramucci will appear on Monday's edition of "The Late Show" on CBS.

OMV posts production, but weak financials

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Austrian energy company OMV said it planned to spend less as the price of oil levels out, but boasted of production gains from Libya and offshore Norway.

Free-speech debate swirls as officials block on social media

1 week ago from Physorg

An emerging debate about whether elected officials violate people's free speech rights by blocking them on social media is spreading across the U.S. as groups sue or warn politicians to...

End of an era as typewriting tests phased out in India

1 week ago from Physorg

The unmistakable chatter of typewriters outside courthouses and government offices will soon fall silent in India's financial capital Mumbai as stenography colleges on Friday hold their final manual exams.

On This Day: 'Son of Sam' serial killer David Berkowitz arrested

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On August 10, 1977, 24-year-old postal employee David Berkowitz was arrested and charged with being serial killer "Son of Sam."

DNA Sequencing Tools Lack Robust Protections Against Cybersecurity Risks

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

A new study analyzing the security hygiene of common, open-source DNA processing programs finds evidence of poor computer security practices used throughout the field. In a scientific first, the UW...