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Apple CEO makes $2 million pledge to fight hate

17 hours ago from Physorg

Apple is donating $2 million to two human rights groups as part of CEO Tim Cook's pledge to help lead the fight against the hate that fueled the violence in...

Promoter apologizes for Ariana Grande concert in South Korea

20 hours ago from UPI

Hyundai Card Co. on Thursday apologized for a "disrespectful" concert performance by American pop singer Ariana Grande in South Korea.

Google protests canceled after alleged threats

1 day ago from CBSNews - Science

Rallies were announced by conspiracy-theory promoter after Google employee wrote highly controversial memo about gender differences

University of Washington students can hack smart devices, track body movement

1 day ago from UPI

University of Washington students have found a way to remotely hack into people's smart devices and track track individual movement, raising privacy concerns.

Amazon's robots: Job destroyers or dance partners?

1 day ago from Physorg

Every day is graduation day at Amazon Robotics. Here's where the more than 100,000 orange robots that glide along the floors of various Amazon warehouses are made and taught their...

Trump disbands manufacturing council

1 day ago from C&EN

Decision follows exodus started by Merck CEO Frazier after Charlottesville violence

'Suits' Season 7 will serve as pilot for Gina Torres spinoff

1 day ago from UPI

USA Network announced that the Season 7 finale of {i:Suits} will also serve as a backdoor pilot for a potential spinoff starring Gina Torres.

DHS to Launch Drone Test and Evaluation Partnership for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

1 day ago from Newswise - Scinews

OPEN PRESS: DHS S&T will officially kick off its partnership with Mississippi for test and evaluation of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) Tuesday, August 22, at the Camp Shelby Joint...

Firefighters free toddler's hand from toy vending machine

1 day ago from UPI

Firefighters were called to a hospital in China to free a toddler whose hand became stuck in the dispenser chute of a small toy vending machine.

Trying to resist the urge to splurge? Ditch the smartphone

1 day ago from Science Daily

You are more likely to indulge in guilty pleasures when shopping online with a touchscreen versus a desktop computer, according to research.

Scottish Parliament under cyberattack, no systems breached

1 day ago from Physorg

Officials at the Scottish Parliament say the legislature's IT systems are under sustained cyberattack but have not been breached.

Woman given lifetime bus pass as 103rd birthday gift

1 day ago from UPI

A frequent bus rider in Florida was given a lifetime bus pass in celebration of her 103rd birthday.

Facebook, Instagram unveil redesigns to improve readability

1 day ago from UPI

Social media platforms Facebook and Instagram have unveiled redesigns aimed to improve readability, ease navigation and unburden users trying to post comments.

Elevated testosterone causes bull market trading

1 day ago from Science Daily

Testosterone directly impacts financial decisions that drive prices up and destabilize markets, research has shown for the first time.

Lockheed Martin to hire 1,000 more workers for F-35 production in Fort Worth

1 day ago from UPI

Lockheed Martin is planning to hire 1,000 workers for F-35 Lightning II fighter production at its plant in Fort Worth, Texas.

High-speed trains + autonomous electric vehicles or HSTs and no AEVs: What will it be?

1 day ago from Science Blog

High-speed trains have been part of the landscape, a fixture, if you will, since 1934, with Pennsylvania Railroad’s (PRR) model GG1 electric locomotive whose top speed was 100 miles per...

In fight for free speech, researchers test anti-censorship tool built into the internet's core

What if the routers and servers that underpin the internet could also double as one big anti-censorship tool?

UW Professor Franziska Roesner Named One of World's Top Innovators Under 35

1 day ago from Newswise - Scinews

MIT Technology Review has named University of Washington professor Franziska Roesner one of 35 "Innovators Under 35" for 2017. Roesner is a faculty member in the Paul G. Allen School...

SLU Chemist Asks 'Could Life Begin in Oil?'

1 day ago from Newswise - Scinews

A $597,380 grant from the National Science Foundation will fund SLU scientist Paul Bracher, Ph.D., and his research team as they study what life might look like on other planets...

Carly Waddell says her pregnancy was 'a great surprise'

1 day ago from UPI

Carly Waddell gushed about her "little miracle" after announcing she's expecting with "Bachelor in Paradise" co-star Evan Bass.

Saab training systems for Estonian Army

1 day ago from UPI

The Estonian Army has ordered additional BT46 gunnery and combat training simulators from Saab for delivery next year.

Smart electrical grids more vulnerable to cyber attacks

1 day ago from Science Daily

Electricity distribution systems in the USA are gradually being modernized and transposed to smart grids, which make use of two-way communication and computer processing. This is making them increasingly vulnerable...

Lady Gaga to attend deposition for Dr. Luke's lawsuit against Kesha

1 day ago from UPI

Lady Gaga will appear for a deposition as part of music producer Dr. Luke's defamation lawsuit against Kesha.

Opioid emergency, climate language and a frozen fruit cake

1 day ago from News @ Nature

The week in science: 11–17 August 2017.Nature 548 264 doi: 10.1038/548264a

Pink to receive MTV's Video Vanguard Award at VMAs

1 day ago from UPI

Pink is set to receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the upcoming 2017 MTV Video Music Awards.

Modelling human psychology

1 day ago from Physorg

A human being's psychological make-up depends on an array of emotional and motivational parameters, such as desire, suffering or the need for security. In addition, it includes spatial and temporal...

The mathematics of golf

1 day ago from Physorg

(—The official Rules of Golf, which are continually being revised and updated as new equipment emerges, have close ties to mathematics. In many cases, math is used to place limitations...

Snake hitches 5,300-mile ride on a pineapple sold at grocery store

1 day ago from UPI

Animal rescuers were summoned to a Scotland home to capture a snake that hitched a 5,300-mile ride from Costa Rica on a pineapple.